THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD
The entirety of The Gospel of the Lord by Marcion is presented below. The text is based on "The Gospel of the Lord" by James Hamlyn Hill (1891), which made use of the 1823 reconstruction by August Hahn. This current version is further revised by Daniel Mahar to reflect the reconstruction done by Theodor Zahn ("Geschichte des n.t. Kanons", vol.II., 1888), which places in doubt some of the material Hahn and Hill allowed into their versions.
The Arrival of Jesus at Capernaum
1. In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, Jesus descended [out of heaven] into Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching [in the synagogue] on the Sabbath days; And they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was in authority.
2. And in the synagogue there was a man,which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, saying,
3. Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
4. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
5. And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
6. And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
The Synagogue in Nazareth
1. And he came to Nazareth, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
2. And he began to speak to them, and all wondered at the words which proceeded out of his mouth.
3. And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
4. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
5. But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
6. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
7. And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue,
8. And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
9. But he passing through the midst of them went his way.
At the Setting of the Sun
1. Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
2. And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art the Son of God.
3. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak.
4. And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
5. And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
6. And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
The Lake of Gennesaret
1. And it came to pass, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
2. And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land.
And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5. And Simon answering said unto him, Teacher, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.
6. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
7. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.
8. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
10. And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men alive.
11. And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
Healing of the Leper
1. And it came to pass, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
2. And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
3. And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, that this may be a testimony to you.
4. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
5. And he was withdrawing himself into the wilderness, and praying.
Healing of the Palsied
1. And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
2. And, behold, men brought in a bed a man that was palsied: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
3. And not finding what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiles with his couch into the midst before Jesus.
4. And seeing their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
5. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
6. But when Jesus perceiving their reasonings, answered and said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts?
7. Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
8. But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the palsied man), I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.
9. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.
10. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
The Feast of Levi the Publican
1. And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
2. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
3. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
4. But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
5. And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
6. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
7. And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
8. And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
9. But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
The Old and the New
1. And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old garment; otherwise both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
2. And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins; else the new wine will burst the skins, and itself will be spilled, and the skins will perish.
3. But new wine must be put into new wine-skins; and both are preserved.
The Lord of the Sabbath
1. And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.
2. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
3. And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;
4. How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?
5. And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.
6. And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
7. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
8. But he knew their reasonings, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.
9. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
10. And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
11. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.
The Choosing of the Twelve
1. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
2. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 3. Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
4. Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
5. And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also became a traitor.
New Edicts of the New God
1. And he came down among them, and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
2. And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed.
3. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
4. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
5. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
6. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
7. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
8. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
9. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
10. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
11. But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
12. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
13. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
14. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
15. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
16. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
17. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
18. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
19. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
20. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
21. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
22. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
23. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
24. The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
25. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
26. Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
Good Fruit, Evil Fruit
1. For there is no good tree that produceth corrupt fruit; nor corrupt tree that produceth good fruit.
2. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For of thorns they do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
3. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
4. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
5. Everyone that cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
6. He is like a man building house, who digged and went deep, and laid a foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and had no strength to shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
7. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Faith of the Centurion
1. Now when he had ended all his sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
2. And a certain centurion's servant was sick, and going to die; and he was precious to him.
3. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, asking him that he would come and heal his servant.
4. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
5. For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
6. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him,
Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7. Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my boy shall be healed.
8. For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
9. And when Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, not even in Israel I have not found so great faith.
10. And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the sick servant whole.
Dead Corpse Rising
1. And it came to pass the day after, that he was going into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples were going with him, and a great multitude.
2. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and a considerable multitude of the city was with her.
3. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
4. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
5. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
6. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
7. And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
John the Baptist
1. And the disciples of John told him of all these things. And John was scandalized.
2. And John calling unto him a certain two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that cometh? or look we for another?
3. And when the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
4. And in that same hour he cured many of infirmities and plagues and of evil spirits; and unto many blind he gave sight.
5. Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor have good tidings been announced to them.
6. And blessed is he, if he [John] shall not be offended in me.
7. And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the multitudes concerning John. What went ye out into the wilderness to gaze at? A reed shaken with the wind?
8. But what are ye come out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are in gorgeous apparel, and delicacy, are in kings' courts.
9. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
10. This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11. For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women a greater prophet than John the Baptist, there is none: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
12. And all the people, when they heard it, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
13. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God unto themselves, being not baptized of him.
14. And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
15. They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we have mourned to you, and ye did not weep.
16. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a demon.
17. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
18. And wisdom was justified of all her children].
The Alabaster Box
1. And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and reclined to eat.
2. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
3. And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
4. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
5. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on.
6. A certain money-lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
7. And when they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him more?
8. Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave the more. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
9. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house: water for my feet thou gavest not; but she hath wetted my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
10. A kiss thou gavest me not: but she since the time I came in hath not ceased kissing my feet.
11. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 12. For the sake of which I say unto thee, Her sins which are many are forgiven; [for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
13. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.]
14. And they that were reclining with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins ?
15. And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go into peace.
1. And it came to pass afterward, that he made his way through every city and village, preaching and announcing as glad tidings the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him.
2. And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, from whom went seven demons had gone out,
3. And Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their possessions.
Parable of the Sower
1. And when a great multitude were coming together, and they of every city were come to him, he spake by a parable:
2. A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the heaven devoured it.
3. And other fell upon the rock; and when sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
4. And other fell in the midst of the thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
5. And other fell on the good ground, and when sprung up, it produced fruit an hundredfold. And when he said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
6. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
7. And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.
Parable of the Lamp
1. No man, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a lamp-stand, that they which enter in may see the light.
2. For there is no secret thing , that shall not be made manifest; nor hidden, that shall not be known and come into view.
3. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not,
4. even what he seemeth to have shall be taken away .
Thy Mother and Thy Brethren
1. And it was told him by certain [people] which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
2. And he answered and said unto them, [ Who is] My mother and my brethren? My mother and my brethren are these which hear My words, and do [them].
The Storm on the Lake
1. Now it came to pass on one of the days, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
2. But as they sailed he fell asleep. And there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.
3. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Teacher, Teacher, we perish. And he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.
4. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they were frightened and wondered, saying one to another, Who then is this? for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him?
Legion of the Gadarenes
1. And they sailed down to the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.
2. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had demons [a] long time, and wore no cloak, neither abode in a house, but among the tombs.
3. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.
4. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept guarded and bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands asunder, and was driven of the demon into the deserts).
5. And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many demons were entered into him.
6. And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the abyss.
7. And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would allow them to enter into them. And he allowed them.
8. Then went the demons out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake, and were choked.
9. When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
10. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the demons were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
11. They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the demons was saved.
12. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about asked him to depart from them; for they were holden with great fear: and he entered into the ship, and returned back again.
13. Now the man, from whom the demons were departed, besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,
14. Return to thine own house, and recount how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, publishing throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.
Healing of the Woman / Jairus' Daughter
1. And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the multitude welcomed him: for they were all waiting for him.
2. And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house:
3. For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. And as he went the multitudes thronged him.
4. And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,
5. Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
6. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Teacher, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
7. And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceived that power had gone out of me.
8. And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what reason she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
9. And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath saved thee; go into peace.
10. While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Teacher.
11. But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be saved.
12. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.
13. And all were weeping, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
14. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 15. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
16. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded something be given her to eat.
17. And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.]
Twelve Disciples Bestowed Power
1. Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases.
2. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.
3. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.
4. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart.
5. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.
6. And they departed, and went through the villages in order, announcing the glad tidings, and healing every where.
Herod the Tetrarch
1. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
2. And of some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that a prophet, one of the original ones, was risen again.
3. And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.
Feeding of the Five-thousand
1. And the apostles returned, and declared unto him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place of a city called Bethsaida.
2. And the multitudes perceived it, and followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
3. And when the day began to decline, and the twelve came, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and fetch victuals: for we are in a desert place.
4. But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy food for all this people.
5. For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them recline in companies by fifties.
6. And they did so, and made them all recline.
7. And he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake,and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude.
8. And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up that remained to them of fragments twelve baskets.
1. And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
2. They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one some prophet of the original ones is risen again.
3. He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
4. And he straightly reprimanded them, and commanded them to tell none such a thing;
5. Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.
6. And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
7. For whosoever wishes to save his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
8. For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose or forfeit his own self ?
9. For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed. When he shall come in his own glory, and in the glory of his Father's and of the holy angels.
10. But I tell you truly, there be some of those that stand here, which shall by no means taste death, till they see the kingdom of God.
1. And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
2. And [it came to past] as he prayed, the appearance of his countenance was different, and his raiment white, flashing like lightning.
3. And, behold, there stood with him two men, which were Moses and Elias,
4. seen in his glory.
5. Now Peter and they that were with him were weighed down with sleep: but when they were fully awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.
6. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Teacher, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
7. But while he said these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.
8. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
9. And when the voice came, Jesus was found alone. And they were silent, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
Those Dopey Disciples( 1 )
1. And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him.
2. And, behold, a man from the multitude cried out, saying, Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is my only begotten.
3. And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it convulseth him with foam, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.
4. And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.
5. And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
6. And as he was yet a coming, the demon rent him, and convulsed him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and delivered him again to his father.
7. And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. And as they all wondered at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
8. Take ye into your ears these sayings: for the Son of man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.
9. But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them that they should not perceive it : and they feared to ask him about that saying.
Those Dopey Disciples(2 )
1. Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.
2. And Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their heart, took a child, and set it [next to] himself, and said unto them,
3. Whosoever shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
4. And John answered and said, Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we hindered him, because he followeth not with us.
5. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against you is for you.
Those Dopey Disciples(3 )
1. And it came to pass, when the days of his taking up were being fulfilled, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
2. And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, so as to make ready for him.
3. And they did not receive him, because his face was going to Jerusalem.
4. And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and to consume them, even as Elijah did?
5. But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
6. For the Son of man came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.
7. And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
8. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven have lodging places; but the Son of man hath not where he may lay his head.
9. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.
10. Jesus said unto him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
11. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.
12. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Seventy New Disciples Appointed
1. And after these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come.
2. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may send forth labourers into his harvest.
3. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
4. Carry neither purse, nor wallet, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
5. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
6. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
8. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:
9. And heal the sick therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
10. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets thereof, and say,
11. Even the very dust of your city, which clave to us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.
12. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.
13. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the powers had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
14. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you.
15. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven? thou shalt be thrust down unto Hades.
16. He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
17. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us through thy name.
18. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fallen from heaven.
19. Behold, I give unto you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20. Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in the heavens.
21. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, Lord of heaven, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it was well-pleasing before thee.
22. All things were delivered to me by my Father: and no man knoweth who the Father is, but the Son, and who the Son is, but the Father, and he to whomsoever the Son wishes to reveal him.
23. And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see what ye see:
24. For I tell you, that prophets did not see what ye see.
To Inherit Long Life on Earth ~ Luke
1. And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Teacher, doing what shall I obtain life?
2. But he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
3. And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God from all thy heart, and from all thy soul, and from all thy strength, and from all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
4. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
The Good Samaritan
1. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
2. And Jesus answering said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him, and beat him, leaving him just half dead.
3. And by chance there came down a certain priest in that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
4. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and saw him, and passed by on the other side.
5. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came down to him: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
6. And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
7. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two denarii, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
8. Which now of these three, seems to thee to have been a neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?
9. And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Jesus therefore said unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
1. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.
2. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
3. But Martha was distracted about much serving, and came up to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister did leave me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
4. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things:
5. But there is need of one: and Mary chose that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
The Prayer for Holy Spirit
1. And it came to pass whilst he was in a certain place praying to the Father, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Father, let thy Holy Spirit come upon us, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
3. Give us day by day our bread for the coming day.
4. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.
5. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6. Since my friend is come unto me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him?
7. And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
8. I say unto you, even if he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
9. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
11. But of which of you that is a father shall his son ask a loaf he will give him a stone? or a fish, and he instead of a fish will give him a serpent?
12. Or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion?
13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Father from heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
A House Divided
14. And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the demon was gone out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes marveled.
15. But some of them said, He casteth out demons through Beelzebub the chief of the demons.
16. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
17. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
18. And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom be established? because ye say that I cast out demons in Beelzebub.
19. And if I in Beelzebub cast out demons, in whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
20. But if I with the finger of God cast out demons, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
21. When a strong man fully armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace.
22. But when the stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his whole armor wherein he trusted,
and divideth his spoils.
23. He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
24. When the unclean spirit is gone out from the man, he goeth through waterless places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out.
25. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
26. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.]
"The Womb that Bare Thee"
1. And it came to pass, as he said these things, a certain woman out of the multitude lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the breasts which thou didst suck.
2. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear [my word], and keep it.
An Evil Generation
1. And when the multitudes were gathering thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: it seeketh a sign; and there shall no sign be given it.
The Lamp of the Body
1. No man, when he hath lighted a lamp, putteth it into a secret place, neither under the bushel, but on the lampstand, that they which come in may see the light.
2. The lamp of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when it is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
3. Look therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
4. If therefore thy whole body be full of light, having no part dark, it shall be wholly full of light, as when the lamp with its gleam doth give thee light.
1. And as he spake, a certain Pharisee asked him to breakfast with him: and he went in, and lay down.
2. And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed before the breakfast.
3. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inside is full of extortion and wickedness.
4. Foolish ones, did not he that made the outside make the inside also?
5. But give as alms the things in your power; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
6. But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and every herb, and pass over the calling and the love of God: but these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
7. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the first seat in the synagogues, and the greetings in the markets.
8. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk about over them know it not.
9. Then one of the lawyers answering saith unto him, Teacher, saying these things thou reproachest us also.
10. And he said, Woe unto you also, lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
11. Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, but your fathers killed them.
12. Truly ye are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, but ye build their sepulchres.
13. Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye took away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
14. And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press upon him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of more things:
15. Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
The Leaven of the Pharisees / "Fear Him"
1. In the mean time, when there were gathered together tens of thousands of the multitudes, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples, First be ye on your guard against of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2. For there is nothing covered up, that shall not be revealed; and hidden that shall not be known.
3. Wherefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken to the ear in the chambers shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
4. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after this have not power to do anything further.
5. But I will show you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath authority to cast into Gehenna; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
6. But I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess in me before men, in him shall the Son of man also confess before God:
7. But he that denieth me in the sight of men shall be denied in the sight of God.
8. And every one, who shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit it shall not be forgiven.
9. And when they bring you up before the synagogues, and unto the rulers, and authorities, be not anxious how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
10. For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Who Appointed Me a Judge?
1. And one out of the multitude said unto him, Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.
2. And he said unto him, Man, who appointed me a judge or a divider over you?
3. And he said unto them, Take heed, and guard yourselves from covetousness: for not in a man's abundance consisteth his life out of his possessions.
4. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
5. And he reasoned within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where to collect my fruits?
6. And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I collect all my fruits and my goods.
7. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
8. But God said unto him, Foolish one, this night they require thy soul from thee: and the things which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
9. So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Seek Ye the Kingdom of God
1. And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
2. The life is more than the food, and the body than the raiment.
3. Consider the ravens, that they sow not nor reap; which have not storechamber nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much rather do ye excel the birds!
4. And which of you with being anxious can add to his stature one cubit?
5. If ye then be not able to do even a very little thing, why are ye anxious about the rest?
6. Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, nor spin; yet I say unto you, not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these.
7. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
8. And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
9. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: but your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
10. Notwithstanding seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
11. Fear not, little flock; for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom.
12. Sell your possessions, and give alms; make yourselves purses which grow not old, an unfailing treasure in the heavens, where a thief does not come near, nor a moth destroy.
13. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The Faithful and Wise Servant
1. Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;
2. And ye like unto men that wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding-feast; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
3. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to recline to meat, and shall pass by and serve them.
4. And if he shall come in the evening watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
5. And this know, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not have left his house to be broken through.
6. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
7. Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even unto all?
8. And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall set over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season?
9. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
10. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will set him over all his possessions.
11. But if that servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth to come, and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
12. The lord of that servant will come in a day when he expecteth not, and at an hour when he knoweth not, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unfaithful.
13. And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
14. But he that knew not, and did did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Fire on the Earth
1. I came to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
2. But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I constrained till it be accomplished!
3. Think ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
4. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
5. They shall be divided father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother in law against her daughter in law, and daughter in law against her mother in law.
6. And he said also to the multitudes, When ye see the cloud rising up from the west, straightway ye say There cometh a shower; and it cometh to pass.
7. And when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be scorching heat; and it cometh to pass.
8. Ye hypocrites, ye know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it that ye do not interpret this time?
9. Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
10. For as thou goest with thine adversary before the magistrate, on the way give diligence to be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
11. I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last lepton.
Healing on the Sabbath
1. And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath days.
2. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
3. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
4. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
5. And the ruler of the synagogue answered, being vexed, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the multitude, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the day of the sabbath.
6. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
7. And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the day of the sabbath ?
8. And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame: and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Parables of the Mustard Seed and Leaven
1. Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I liken it?
2. It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his own garden; and it grew, and became a great tree; and the birds of the heaven lodged in the branches of it.
3. And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
4. It is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
The Righteous in the Kingdom
1. And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and making a journey unto Jerusalem.
2. Then one said unto him, Lord, are they few that are being saved? And he said unto them,
3. Strive to enter in through the narrow gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
4. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand outside, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
5. Then shall ye begin to say, We did eat and drink in thy presence, and thou didst teach in our streets.
6. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of unrighteousness.
7. There shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see all the righteous in the kingdom of God,
and yourselves thrust out and held back outside.
8. And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they were watching him.
9. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
10. And Jesus answered and spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
11. And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
12. And he answered and said unto them, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a well, and will not straightway pull him up on the day of the sabbath?
13. And they could not answer him again to these things.
14. Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a breakfast or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbors; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
14. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
15. And thou shalt be blessed; for they have no[thing] wherewith to recompense thee: for it shall be recompensed to thee
at the resurrection of the righteous.
16. And when one of them that reclined with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
17. But he said unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
18. And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
19. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
20. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee, hold me excused.
21. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
22. So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being moved said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
23. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou didst command, and yet there is room.
24. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
25. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
1. And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
2. If any man cometh to me, and doth not abandon his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
3. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come behind me, cannot be my disciple.
4. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have the things for completion?
5. Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all that behold it begin to mock him,
6. Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
7. Or what king, when he is going to encounter another king in war, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
8. Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace.
9. So therefore, whosoever he be of you that renounceth not all his possessions, he cannot be my disciple.
Joy in the Presence of God
1. Now all the publicans and sinners were coming near unto him, to hear him.
2. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
3. And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
4. What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
5. And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
6. And when he cometh into the house, he calleth together his friends and neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
7. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in the heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine righteous persons, which have no need of repentance.
8. Either what woman having ten drachmas, if she lose one drachma, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
9. And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the drachma which I had lost.
10. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of God over one sinner that repenteth.
Steward of Unrighteousness/ God and Mammon
1. And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him as wasting his property.
2. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? render the account of thy stewardship; for thou canst not be a steward any longer.
3. Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I have not strength to dig; to beg I am ashamed.
4. I know what I will do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5. And he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
6. And he said, An hundred baths of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bond, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred cors of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bond, and write fourscore.
8. And the lord commended the steward of unrighteousness, because he did wisely: for the sons of this age are unto their own generation wiser beyond the children of the light.
9. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends out of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye leave, they may receive you into eternal habitations.
10. He that is faithful in a very little is faithful in much: and he that is unrighteous in very little is unrighteous also in much.
11. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the real [mammon]?
12. And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another 's, who shall give you that which is mine?
13. No domestic can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14. And the Pharisees also, who were lovers of money, heard all these things: and they sneered at him.
15. And he said unto them, Ye are they which make yourselves righteous in the sight of men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16. The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is announced as good tidings, and every man forceth into it.
17. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, even as the law and the prophets [have passed away], than one tittle of my words to fail.
18. Everyone that putteth away his wife and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and everyone that marrieth one that is put away from a husband committeth adultery.
Lazarus in Abraham's Bosom
1. There was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day:
2. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
3. And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: but even the dogs came and licked his sores.
4. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried.
5. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
6. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am in anguish in this flame.
7. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art in anguish.
8. And besides all these things, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which wish to cross from hence to you may not be able; neither can they from thence pass through to us. 9. But he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
10. For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
11. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
12. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one from the dead went unto them, they will repent.
13. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, not even if one from the dead arose, will they be persuaded.
Occasions of Stumbling
1. Then said he unto the disciples, It is inconceivable but that occasions of stumbling will come:
but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2. It were a gain if he had not been born, or if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.
3. Take heed to yourselves: But if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.
4. And if he trespass against thee seven times in the day, and seven times in the day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
5. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say unto this mulberry tree, Be thou plucked up-rooted, and be thou planted in the sea; and it would have obeyed you.
7. But who is there of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say unto him, when he is come from the field, Come straightway and lie down to meat?
8. And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
9. Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not.
10. So likewise do ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you.
1. And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
2. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
3. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
4. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
5. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
6. And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
7. And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
8. There are not found that returned to give glory to God but this alien? And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was healed, but only Naaman the Syrian.
9. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath saved thee.
Kingdom Cometh Not with Observation
1. And when he was questioned by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
2. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
3. And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.
4. And they shall say to you, Lo here! , or, lo there! go not away, nor follow after them.
5. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
6. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
7. And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
8. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
9. Likewise also as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
10. But in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
11. According to these things shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
12. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return to the things behind.
13. Remember Lot's wife.
14. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
15. I say unto you, in that night there shall be two [men] shall be on one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
16. Two [women] shall be grinding upon the same stone; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
17. Two [men] shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
18. And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
God Will Right His Elect
1. And he spake also a parable unto them on the necessity always to pray, and not to faint; Saying,
2. There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, and regarded not man:
3. And there was a certain widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Right me from my opponent at law.
4. And he would not for a time: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, and regard not man;
5. Yet because this widow gives me trouble, I will right her, lest by her coming to the end she weary me.
6. And the Lord said, Hear what the judge of the unrighteous saith.
7. And shall not God perform the righting of his elect, which cry unto him day and night, though he be long suffering over them?
8. I say unto you that he will perform the righting of them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find the faith on the earth?
Pharisee and Publican/Suffer the Little Children
1. And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and accounted nothing of the rest;
2. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
3. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus: God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this publican.
4. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I get.
5. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be propitiated to me the sinner.
6. I say unto you, this man went down to his house made righteous rather than that one: for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
7. And they were bringing unto him also the infants, that he should touch them: but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
8. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and hinder them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
9. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter into it.
To Inherit Eternal Life
1. And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
2. And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, even God the Father. And he [the ruler]said,
3. I know the commandments - Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
4. All these have I have observed from my youth up.
5. But when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet one thing is lacking for thee: sell all things, as many as thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
6. And when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful: for he was very rich.
7. And when Jesus saw him become exceeding sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
8. For it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
9. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?
10. And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
11. Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
12. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
13. Who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the coming age eternal life.
Blind Man by the Roadside
1. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
2. And when he heard the multitude passing by, he asked what this might be.
3. And they told him, that Jesus passeth by.
4. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
5. And they which went before rebuked him, that he might be silent: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
6. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, saying,
7. What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
8. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
9. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
1. And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2. And, behold, a man called by the name Zacchaeus, and he was a chief publican, and he was rich.
3. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not from the multitude, because he was little of stature.
4. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was going to pass through that way.
5. And when he came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.
6. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to lodge with a man that is a sinner.
8. And Zacchaeus stood still, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore fourfold.
9. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house,
10. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
A Certain Nobleman
1. And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was going to appear immediately.
2. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
3. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade till I come.
4. But his citizens hated him, and sent his embassy after him, saying, We do not wish this man to reign over us.
5. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he gave the money, that he might know what trade every man had accomplished.
6. And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy mina hath wrought ten minas more.
7. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou wast faithful in a very little, be thou holding authority over ten cities.
8. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy mina hath gained five minas.
9. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
10. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy mina, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
11. For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou sowest not.
12. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Knewest thou that I was an austere man,
taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I sowed not ?
13. Wherefore then gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I would have come and exacted it with interest?
14. And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the mina, and give it to him that hath ten minas.
15. And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten minas.
16. For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath
shall be taken away from him.
17. But those mine enemies, that did not wish me to reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
18. And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
19. And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
20. And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
By What Authority?
1. And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and announcing the glad tidings, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders,
2. And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
3. And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one word and tell me:
4. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?
5. And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
6. But if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
7. And they answered, that they knew not whence it was.
8. And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
Tribute to Caesar?
1. And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people.
2. And they watched him, and sent forth spies, feigning themselves to be righteous men, that they might take hold of his speech, in order to deliver him up unto the rule and authority of the governor.
3. And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not a countenance, but of a truth teachest the way of God.
4. Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
5. But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
6. Shew me a denarius. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's.
7. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things of Caesar, and unto God the things of God.
8. And they were not able to take hold of his saying before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
Children of the Resurrection
1. And there came to him certain of the Sadducees, they which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
2. Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, that if any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die childless, that his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
3. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless.
4. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
5. And the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died.
6. Last of all the woman died also.
7. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of them does she become? for the seven had her as a wife.
8. And Jesus answered and said unto them, The sons of this age marry, and are given in marriage:
9. But they whom God accounted worthy of that age, to obtain the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
10. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the sons of God, being the children of the resurrection.
11. Then certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well said.
12. And they did not any longer venture to ask him anything.
Is Christ David's Son?
1 And he said unto them, How say they that the Christ is David's son?
2 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
3 Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet.
4 David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he then his son?
Beware of the Scribes
1. And when all the people were hearing him, he said unto his disciples,
2. Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the markets, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first rooms at feasts;
3. Which eat up the houses of widows, and for a pretext make long prayers: the same shall receive greater condemnation.
A Widow's Two Cents Worth
1. And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury.
2. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two lepta.
3. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:
4. For all these did out of their super-abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she out of her want hath cast in all the living that she had.
The "Little Apocalypse"
1. And as some spake about the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said,
2. As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.
3. And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when then shall these things be? and what shall be the sign, when these things are going to take place?
4. And he said, See that ye be not led astray: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and the time is come near: go ye not therefore after them.
5. And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not immediately.
6. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
7. And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and terrors and great signs shall there be from heaven.
8. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
9. And it shall turn out to you for a testimony.
10. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before how to answer:
11. For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all those opposed to you shall not be able to gainsay nor withstand.
12. And ye shall be delivered up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and they shall put some of you to death.
13. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
14. In your patience possess ye your souls.
15. But when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is come near.
16. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath unto this people.
17. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by nations, until the times of nations be fulfilled.
18. And there shall be signs in sun, and moon, and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and waves roaring;
19. Men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
20. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with great power.
21. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
22. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
23. When they already shoot forth, ye see it, and know your own selves that summer is already near.
24. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is near.
25. Verily I say unto you, The heaven and the earth shall in no wise pass away, till all things be accomplished
26. The heaven and the earth shall pass away: but my words shall in no wise pass away.
27 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come upon you unawares.
28. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of all the earth.
29. Watch ye therefore at every season, praying, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are going to take place.
30. And every day he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and lodged on the mountain that is called Olives.
31. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple to hear him.
Judas Plots with the Religious Leaders
1. Now the feast of unleavened bread was coming near, which is called the Passover.
2. And the chief priests and scribes were seeking how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
3. Then Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve, went away,
4. And communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him up to them.
5. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
6. And he consented, and was seeking opportunity to deliver him up to them
The Last Supper
1. Then the day of unleavened bread came, when the passover must be sacrificed.
2. And he [said] unto Peter and [the rest], Go and make ready that we may eat the passover.
3. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we make ready?
4. And he said unto them, Behold, when ye have entered into the city, a man shall meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whereinto he goeth.
5. And ye shall say unto the master of the house, The Teacher saith unto thee, Where is the lodging, where I may eat the passover with my disciples?
6. And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
7. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
8. And when the hour was come he reclined, and the twelve apostles with him.
9. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
10. And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
11. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
12. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do for my remembrance.
13. And in like manner the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the [new] covenant in my blood, even that which is poured out for you.
14. But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
15. And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it hath been determined: but woe unto that man through whom he is betrayed!
16. And they began to dispute with themselves, which of them it was that was going to do this thing.
17. And there was also a contention among them, which of them is accounted to be greater.
18. And he said unto them, The kings of the nations have lordship over them; and they that have authority over them are called benefactors.
19. But ye shall not be so: but he that is the greater among you, let him be as the younger; and he that leadeth as he that serveth.
20. For whether is greater- he that reclineth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that reclineth? But I am in the midst of you as he that serveth.
21. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.
22. And I appoint unto you even as my Father hath appointed unto me, A kingdom.
Peter's Denial of Jesus Foretold
1. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded you, that he might sift you as wheat:
2. But I entreated for thee, that thy faith may not fail: and once thou hast turned again, establish thy brethren.
3. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
4. And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow at all to-day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
The Mount of Olives
1. And he came out, and went according to his custom to the mountain of Olives, and his disciples also followed him.
2. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray not to enter into temptation.
3. And he was separated from them about a stone's throw, and he kneeled down, and prayed, saying
4. Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
5. And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.
6. And he became in an agony and prayed more earnestly: and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
7. And when he rose up from prayer, he came unto his disciples, and found them sleeping for sorrow,
8. And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation.
Jesus Delivered to the Religious Leaders
1. And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and came near unto Jesus to kiss him.
2. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, with a kiss betrayest thou the Son of man?
3. And Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come against him, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves?
4. When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
1. Then they seized him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter was following afar off.
2. And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them.
3. And a certain maid seeing him as he sat towards the light, looked steadfastly upon him, and said, This man also was with him.
4. But he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
5. And after a little while another, seeing him, said, Thou also art one of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
6. And after a space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
7. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he was yet speaking, the cock crew.
8. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
9. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
Jesus Tortured and Interrogated
1. And the men that held Jesus kept mocking and smiting him.
2. And when they had blindfolded him, they kept striking him on the face, and asking him, saying, Prophesy, who is he that smote thee?
3. And many other things they kept saying, railing against him.
4. And as soon as it was day, the body of elders of the people, and the chief priests and the scribes, was gathered together, and they led him away into their council, saying,
5. If thou art the Christ, tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not at all believe:
6. And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.
7. From henceforth shall the Son of man be seated on the right hand of the power of God.
8. And they all said, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say it, because I am.
9. And they said, What further need have we of testimony? for we ourselves have heard of his mouth.
Jesus Before Pilate and Herod
1. And the whole company arose, and brought him before Pilate.
2. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and destroying the law and the prophets, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and turning away the women and children, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
3. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest.
4. And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, I find no fault in this man.
5. And they were urgent, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, having begun from Galilee to this place.
6. But when Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.
7. And when he knew that he was from Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him up to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.
8. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard many things about him; and was hoping to see some sign done by him.
9. And he questioned him in many words; but he answered him nothing.
10. And the chief priests and the scribes stood vehemently accusing him.
11. And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked him, and arraying him in a gorgeous robe, sent him back to Pilate.
12. And Pilate and Herod became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
Jesus Sentenced to Death
1. And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said unto them,
2. Ye brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I examined him before you, and found no fault in this man of what ye charge against him:
3. No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him.
4. I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
5. (Now he under a necessity to release unto them at every feast one).
6. But they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
7. (one who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, had been cast into prison.)
8. Pilate therefore spake again to them, wishing to release Jesus.
9. But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
10. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
11. But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
12. And Pilate gave sentence that their request should be done.
13. And he released unto them him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they were sking for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.
1. And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, that was coming out of the country, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after Jesus.
2. And there followed him a great company of the people, and of women, who also were bewailing and lamenting him.
3. But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.
4. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that bare not, and the breasts that gave not suck.
5. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.
6. For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
7. And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.
8. And when they were come to the place, which is called the Skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
9. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
10. And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them scoffed at him, saying, Others he saved; let him save himself, if this is Christ, the chosen of God.
11. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying,
12. If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.
13. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
14. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
15. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, because thou art in the same condemnation?
16. And we indeed justly; for we receive things worthy of our deeds: but this man did nothing amiss.
17. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
18. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day thou shalt be with me.
19. And it was about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.
20. And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the sanctuary was rent in the midst.
21. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he expired.
22. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this man was righteous.
23. And all the multitude that came together to this sight, when they beheld the things which were done, returned smiting their breasts.
24. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.
25. And, behold, a man named Joseph, who was a counselor, a good man, and a righteous
26. ( he had not consented to their counsel and deed;) [a man] of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself was looking for the kingdom of God:
27. This man went unto Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
28. And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn in stone, wherein no man had ever yet lain.
29. And it was the day of the preparation, and the sabbath was dawning.
30. And the women also, which had come with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the tomb, and how his body was laid.
31. And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath day they rested according to the commandment.
The Empty Tomb
1. But upon the first [day] of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and some others with them.
2. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
3. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4. And it came to pass, while they were perplexed about it, behold two men stood by them in garments that flashed forth.
5. And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye him that liveth among the dead?
6. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying,
7. The Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8. And they remembered his words,
9. And returned from the tomb, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
10. Now they Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
11. And their statements seemed in their sight as nonsense, and they disbelieved them.
12. But Peter arose, and ran unto the tomb; and stooping down, he seeth the linen bandages laid by themselves, and departed, wondering to himself at that which was come to pass.
The Road to Emmaus
1. And, behold, two of them went that very day to a village called Emmaus, sixty stadia distant from Jerusalem .
2. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
3. And it came to pass, that, while they communed and questioned together , Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
4. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
5. And he said unto them, What words are these that ye exchange with each other, as ye walk, and are sad of countenance?
6. And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem, and not know the things which are come to pass there in these days?
7. And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
8. And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to a sentence of death, and crucified him.
9. But we hoped that it had been he, who is going to redeem Israel: yea, and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things occurred.
10 Yea, and certain women also of our company astonished us, who had been early at the tomb;
11. And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
12. And some of them which were with us went to the tomb, and found it so, even as the women had said: but him they saw not.
13. Then he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that he spake to you.
14. Was it not necessary for the Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
15. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go further.
16. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day has declined. And he went in to abide with them.
17. And it came to pass, as he reclined with them, he took the bread and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
18. And their eyes were opened, and they recognised him; and he became invisible to them.
19. And they said one to another, Was not our heart burning within us, while he talked with us in the way?
20. And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying,
21. The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
22. And they rehearsed the things that happened in the way, and how he became known to them in the breaking of the bread.
1. And as they spake these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
2. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had beheld a phantom.
3. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do reasonings arise in your hearts?
4. Behold my hands and my feet, that I am myself: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
5. And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here anything eatable?
6. And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
7. And he took it, and ate before them.
8. And he said unto them,
9. These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you,
10. that thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead the third day:
11. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations.
TO THE GALATIANS
Marcion's text, as reconstructed by W. C. van Manen Transcribed into English by D. J. Mahar
1 Paul, an apostle, not of men, nor by man, but by Jesus Christ, who raised himself from the dead;
2 And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia.
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
6 I marvel that ye are so quickly changed, from him that called you in the grace unto a different gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8/9 But though we or an angel should announce to you a gospel contrary to what ye have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
15 But when He was pleased, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me unto his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I should announce him among the nations; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Cephas, and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
21 Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia;
22 And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were in Christ.
1 Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also.
2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the nations.
3 But neither Titus who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:
4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.
5 Not for an hour did we yield in subjection, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
6 From those reputed to be something......... whatsoever they were, not to me makes a difference. A person God does not accept. For to me they conferred nothing.
But to the contrary, having seen that I was entrusted the gospel of the uncircumcision, and having perceived the grace that was given me,
9 James and Cephas and John, those reputed to be pillars, the right hands of fellowship they gave to me and Barnabas; that we should go unto the nations, but they unto the circumcision.
11 But when Cephas came unto Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.
12 For before that came James, with the nations he was eating. but when he came, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
13 And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Cephas before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We who are Jews by nature, and not of the Gentiles......
18 For if what I cast-down I build again, I constitute myself a transgressor.
19 For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the God and Christ who loved me and gave himself up for me.
21 I do not frustrate the grace. For if righteousness come by the law, then Christ died for nothing.
1 O senseless Galatians, who hath bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ has been openly portrayed?
2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
4 Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.
5 He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you .........
10/11 Learn that the righteous by faith shall live.
For as many as are under the law are under the curse: that accursed is every one that continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.
11/12 In the law no one is being justified.
13 But the law is not of faith: but the one that does these things shall live in them.
Christ has ransomed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:
as it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree,
14 That we might receive the blessing of the Spirit through faith.
26 For all of you are children of the faith, yet as a man I speak.
3 When we were infants, we were held under the elements of the cosmos.
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son,
5 To ransom them that were under the law, that we might receive sonship.
6 And because ye are sons, he hath sent forth his Spirit into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
8 Since indeed then ye were in bondage to those who not by nature are gods .
9 But now, having known God, or rather being known by God, how do ye turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which again anew ye desire to be in bondage?
10 Days ye observe, and months and times and years and sabbaths, so I suppose, meagre suppers, and fasts and high days.
11 I am afraid of you, lest somehow in vain I have labored unto you.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as ye are: ye have not injured me at all.
13 Ye know how through weakness of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
14 And your temptation which was in my flesh...... ye despised not nor rejected with contempt; but as an angel of God ye received me, even as Christ Jesus.
15 Where then is your blessedness? for I bear witness to you, that, if possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
16 So your enemy have I become, speaking truth to you?
17 They are zealous of you, not rightly, but to exclude you they desire,
18 who..........zealous at all times, and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, of whom I travail again until Christ be formed in you,
20 But I was desiring to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I am perplexed in you.
21 Tell me, ye who under the law desire to be, the law do ye not hear?
22 For as it is written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the bondmaid and one by the freewoman.
23 But he from the bondwoman after the flesh was born; and he from the freewoman was through the promise.
24 Which things are allegorized: for these are two covenants*; one indeed from mount Sinai unto the synagogue of the Jews, according to the law, generates unto bondage;
26 But the other generates above all powers power, lordship, and every name that is named not only in this eon, but also in that to come, which is the mother of us.
31 So then, brethren, not of the bondwoman are we children, but of the free.
* "two covenants" (Gal.4:24) - Zahn (Geschichte des n.t. kanons, vol.II, 1888) proposed "two promises", while Harnack (Marcion, 1925) "two exhibitions", or "revelations" (so rendered by E.Evans, Adversus Marcionem, vol.II). - D.J.M.
1 In the freedom wherewith Christ made us free, stand fast and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
3 But I testify again that a man that is circumcised, a debtor he is to do the whole law.
4 Exempt is he with the brand-mark of bondage. Whosoever in law are justified, from grace ye have fallen.
5 For we of the Spirit by faith await the hope of righteousness.
7 Ye did run well; who hindered you that the truth ye should not obey?
8 This persuasion comes not from him that calls you.
9 A little leaven corrupts the whole loaf.
10 I have confidence in you, that ye will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubles you shall bear the judgment, whoever he is.
11 But I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why yet am I persecuted? then has been abolished the scandal of the cross.
12 I would even that they castrate themselves which throw you into confusion!
13 For you, unto freedom were called, brethren; only use not freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve ye one another.
14 For the whole law in you is fulfilled : Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
15 But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
16 But I say, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall in no wise fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: for these things are opposed to one another: that not whatsoever ye wish, ye should do.
18 But if of the Spirit ye are led, ye are not under law.
19 Now manifest are the works of the flesh, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
20 Idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strifes, jealousies, indignations, contentions, divisions, sects,
21 Envyings, drunkenness, revels, and such like: of which I previously tell you even as also before, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 meekness, self-control: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
25 If we live in the Spirit, in the Spirit we should also walk.
26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But the work of himself let him prove and then unto himself alone shall he have boasting, and not in another.
5 For each shall bear their own burden.
6 But let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teaches.
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that sows unto the flesh from the flesh shall reap corruption; but he that sows unto the Spirit from the Spirit shall reap life eonian.
9 But in well doing we should not lose heart.
10 And as we have opportunity, let us do good, for in due time we shall reap.
11 Ye see how in large letters I have written unto you with mine own hand.
12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised;
13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
17 For the rest let no one give to me troubles: for I bear the marks of Christ in my body.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.
Gospel of the Lord
Epistle To the Galatians (Marcion)
The Gospel of Marcion, called by its adherents the Gospel of the Lord, was a text used by the mid-2nd century Christian teacher Marcion of Sinope to the exclusion of the other gospels. Its reconstructed fragments now appear among the New Testament apocrypha. Marcion's teaching was condemned as heresy in the year 144. So many Catholic Christian apologists wrote treatises against Marcion after his death, in addition to the noted work of Tertullian, that it has been possible to reconstruct almost the whole of Marcion's Gospel of the Lord from their quotations. Marcion, then, is known only through his critics, who considered his doctrines a deviation from orthodox Christianity. There are two possible relationships between Marcion's gospel and the Gospel of Luke; either Marcion revised a previously existing Gospel of Luke to fit his own agenda or else his "Gospel of the Lord" pre-dated the Gospel of Luke as we have it today and was in fact the basis for it. Church Fathers wrote, and the majority of modern scholars agree, that Marcion edited Luke to fit his own theology, Marcionism. The late 2nd -century writer Tertullian noted that Marcion, "expunged [from the Gospel of Luke] all the things that oppose his view... but retained those things that accord with his opinion". According to this view, Marcion eliminated the first two chapters of Luke concerning the nativity, and began his gospel at Capernaum making modifications to the remainder suitable to Marcionism. The differences in the texts below highlight the Marcionite view that, first, Jesus did not follow the Prophets and, second, the earth is evil. In 1881 Charles B. Waite suggested that Marcion's Gospel may have preceded Luke's Gospel. John Knox (not the same as the Scottish reformer John Knox) in Marcion and the New Testament (1942) also defends this hypothesis. In the 2006 book Marcion and Luke-Acts: a defining struggle, Joseph B Tyson makes a case for not only Luke but also Acts being responses to Marcion rather than Marcion's gospel being a rewrite of Luke. Theologian Adolf von Harnack (1851–1930), in agreement with the traditional account of Marcion as revisionist, discussed the reasons for his alterations to Luke. According to Harnack, Marcion believed there could be only one true gospel, all others being fabrications by pro-Jewish elements, determined to sustain worship of Yahweh. Furthermore, he believed that the true gospel was given directly to Paul by Christ himself, but was later corrupted by those same elements who also corrupted the Pauline epistles. Marcion saw the attribution of this gospel to "Luke" as another fabrication. He therefore began what he saw as a restoration of the original gospel as given to Paul.
Marcion deemed Galatians the most important of Paul's epistles. He explained the corruption of the true gospel on the basis of Galatians in which Paul states that false brethren are attempting to turn believers from the gospel. But Marcion removed whatever he judged were interpolations - that is, anything that did not agree with his understanding of what Paul should have written. For example, Galatians 3:16-4:6 was deleted because of its reference to Abraham and its descendants. Marcion placed Galatians first in his canon of epistles - the Apostolikon. Paul-Louis Couchoud is a scholar who argues that Marcion's version of the Epistle of Paul To the Galatians was the original. He compares several passages from the Marcionite scriptures with the equivalent passages from the traditional New Testament, showing evidence that the Marcionite version is the original in each case. There is also a Marcion Reconstruction of Romans. That text is featured below.
MARCION'S EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS
Marcion is the first person known to us who published a fixed collection of what we would call New Testament books. Others may have done so before him; if so, we have no knowledge of them. He rejected the Old Testament totally, as having no relevance or authority for Christians; his collection of documents was therefore designed to be the first New Testament. Omitted sections in Marcion’s Epistle of Paul To the Romans: Romans 1:19-2:1 - Does not contain the reasons for and the results of Gentile guilt and sin. Romans 3:21-4:25 - Does not contain section on righteousness and acceptance by God of both Jew and Gentile based on faith and obedience. Romans 9-11 - All omitted except for 10:1-4 where we see an unbalanced picture of Christ ending all law and 11:33-36. We have a distorted view of Jew & Gentile in God's purpose. Everything after Romans 14:23 is omitted. Omission of foundational faith text of Romans 10:9-10.
1:1 Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the Gospel of God;
1:7 to all who are in Rome, beloved ones of God, called to be saints: grace to you and peace from God our father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ on account of all of you, because your faith is celebrated throughout the whole world.
1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Gospel of his son, that unceasingly I make mention of you,
1:10 always in my prayers, asking if somehow now, sometime I may succeed, by the will of God, in coming to you.
1:11 For I long to see you, that I may share some spiritual gift with you, for you to be strengthened.
1:12 That is that we may be comforted together, among you, through the faith that is in each other, both yours and mine.
1:13 Now I do not want you to remain ignorant brethren, that often I intended to come to you, and was hindered until the present, that I might have some fruit among you too, as also among the other Gentiles.
1:14 I am a debtor both to Greeks, and to barbarians, to both the wise and the simple.
1:15 So then, what is preferable for me is to preach the Gospel to you, the ones in Rome, also.
1:16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to all the faithful, to both Jew and Greek.
1:17 For the righteousness of God is revealed in it, from faith to faith.
1:18 Wrath from heaven is also revealed, upon the irreverence and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth,
2:2 Thus we see that the judgment of God is on the basis of truth.
2:11 For there is no favoritism with God.
2:12 Whoever transgressed without the law shall also perish without the law, and whoever transgressed with the law shall be judged through the law.
2:13 For it's not the hearers of the law that are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who shall be justified,
2:14 For when Gentiles those without the law by nature may do the things of the law, these ones without the law are a law to themselves.
2:15 They show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them, their thoughts accusing or even defending them.
2:16 on the day when God shall judge people's secrets, through Christ, according to my Gospel.
2:17 Yet if you are called a Jew, and rely on the law, and are boasting in God,
2:18 and know God's will, and discern the important things, being taught out of the law,
2:19 if you also have confidence that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those in darkness,
2:20 an instructor of the ignorant, a teacher of babes, having the appearance of knowledge and of the truth of the law,
2:21 the one then teaching another, are you not teaching yourself? The one preaching not to steal, are you stealing?
2:22 The one saying not to be committing adultery; are you committing adultery? The one detesting idols; do you commit sacrilege?
2:23 Who boasts in the law; do you dishonor God through the violation of the law?
2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed because of you, even as it has been written.
2:25 For circumcision is indeed beneficial, if you keep the law; but if you may be a breaker of the law, your circumcision has become uncircumcision.
2:28 For the one merely outwardly appearing to be a Jew is not truly a Jew, nor is true circumcision in outward appearance in the flesh.
2:29 But the one truly a Jew is so inwardly, and true circumcision is of the heart, in the spirit not the letter, whose praise is not from men, but from God.
3:19 Now we know that what the law says, it speaks to those under law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become liable.
3:20 Therefore by the works of the law all flesh will not be justified; for through law comes an acknowledgment of transgression.
5:1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;
5:2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
5:3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
5:4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:
5:5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
5:6 For while we were yet weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
5:7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man. Yet perhaps for a righteous person someone would even dare to die.
5:8 But God commends his own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God’s wrath through him.
5:10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we will be saved by his life.
5:11 Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.
5:12 Therefore as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin; and so death passed to all men, because all sinned.
5:13 For until the law, sin was in the world; but sin is not charged when there is no law.
5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those whose sins were not like Adam’s disobedience, who is a foreshadowing of him who was to come.
5:15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if by the trespass of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God, and the gift by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many.
5:16 The gift is not as through one who sinned: for the judgment came by one to condemnation, but the free gift came of many trespasses to justification.
5:17 For if by the trespass of the one, death reigned through the one; so much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ.
5:18 So then as through one trespass, all men were condemned; even so through one act of righteousness, all men were justified to life.
5:19 For as through the one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous.
5:20 The law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace abounded more exceedingly;
5:21 that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
6:2 May it never be! We who died to sin, how could we live in it any longer?
6:3 Or do you not know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
6:4 We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life.
6:5 For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will also be part of his resurrection;
6:6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin.
6:7 For he who has died has been freed from sin.
6:8 But if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him;
6:9 knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no more has dominion over him!
6:10 For the death that he died, he died to sin one time; but the life that he lives, he lives to God. 6:11 Thus consider yourselves also to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
6:12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
6:13 Neither present your members to sin as instruments of unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God, as alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
6:14 For sin will not have dominion over you. For you are not under law, but under grace.
6:15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be!
6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?
6:17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas you were bond-servants of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching where unto you were delivered.
6:18 Being made free from sin, you became bond-servants of righteousness.
6:19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh, for as you presented your members as servants to uncleanness and to wickedness upon wickedness, even so now present your members as servants to righteousness for sanctification.
6:20 For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.
6:21 What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
6:22 But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life.
6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
7:1 Or do you not know, brothers, for I speak to men who know the law, that the law has dominion over a man for as long as he lives?
7:2 For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband.
7:3 So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man.
7:4 Therefore, my brothers, you also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you would be joined to another, to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit to God.
7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were through the law, worked in our members to bring forth fruit to death.
7:6 But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? May it never be! However, I would not have known sin, except through the law. For I would not have known coveting, unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.”
7:8 But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
7:9 I was alive apart from the law once, but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
7:10 The commandment, which was for life, this I found to be for death;
7:11 for sin, finding occasion through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me. 7:12 Therefore the law indeed is holy, and the commandment holy, and righteous, and good.
7:13 Did then that which is good become death to me? May it never be! But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me through that which is good; that through the commandment sin might become exceeding sinful.
7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin.
7:15 For I do not know what I am doing. For I do not practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do.
7:16 But if what I do not desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good.
7:17 So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me.
7:18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I do not find it doing that which is good.
7:19 For the good which I desire, I do not do; but the evil which I do not desire, that I practice.
7:20 But if what I do not desire, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me.
7:21 I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.
7:22 For I delight in God’s law after the inward man,
7:23 but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members.
7:24 What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death?
7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord! So then with the mind, I myself serve God’s law, but with the flesh, the sin’s law.
8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;
8:4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
8:6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;
8:7 because the mind of the flesh is hostile towards God; for it is not subject to God’s law, neither indeed can it be.
8:8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if it is so that the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if any man does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not his.
8:10 If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
8:11 But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
8:12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
8:13 For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.
8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
8:16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God;
8:17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.
8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us.
8:19 For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
8:20 For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but because of him who subjected it, in hope
8:21 that the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of decay into the liberty of the glory of the children of God.
8:22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now.
8:23 Not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for adoption, the redemption of our body.
8:24 For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees?
8:25 But if we hope for that which we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
8:26 In the same way, the Spirit also helps our weaknesses, for we do not know how to pray as we ought. But the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
8:27 He who searches the hearts knows what is on the Spirit’s mind, because he makes intercession for the saints according to God.
8:28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
8:29 For whom he fore-knew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
8:30 Whom he predestined, those he also called. Whom he called, those he also justified. Whom he justified, those he also glorified.
8:31 What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?
8:33 Who could bring a charge against God’s chosen ones? It is God who justifies.
8:34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, yes rather, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
8:36 Even as it is written, “For your sake we are killed all day long. We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
8:37 No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
8:39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God is for Israel, that they may be saved.
10:2 For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
10:3 For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.
10:4 For Christ is the fulfillment of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.
11:33 Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!
11:34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
11:35 “Or who has first given to him,
and it will be repaid to him again?”
11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever! Amen.
12:1 Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.
12:4 For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members do not have the same function,
12:5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
12:6 Having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, if prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;
12:7 or service, let us give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching;
12:8 or he who exhorts, to his exhorting: he who gives, let him do it with liberality; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good.
12:10 In love of the brothers be tenderly affectionate one to another; in honor preferring one another;
12:11 not lagging in diligence; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12:12 rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer;
12:13 contributing to the needs of the saints; given to hospitality.
12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless, and do not curse.
12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.
12:16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own conceits.
12:17 Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men.
12:18 If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.
12:19 Do not seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.”
12:20 Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
13:1 Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God.
13:2 Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
13:3 For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same,
13:4 for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.
13:5 Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.
13:6 For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, attending continually on this very thing.
13:7 Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.
13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
13:9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not give false testimony,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other commandments there are, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
13:10 Love does not harm a neighbor. Love therefore is the fulfillment of the law.
13:11 Do this, knowing the time, that it is already time for you to awaken out of sleep, for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first believed.
13:12 The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let us therefore throw off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
13:13 Let us walk properly, as in the day; not in reveling and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and lustful acts, and not in strife and jealousy.
13:14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.
14:1 Now accept one who is weak in faith, but not for disputes over opinions.
14:2 One man has faith to eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.
14:3 Do not let him who eats despise him who does not eat. Do not let him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him.
14:4 Who are you who judge another’s servant? To his own lord he stands or falls. Yes, he will be made to stand, for God has power to make him stand.
14:5 One man esteems one day as more important. Another esteems every day alike. Let each man be fully assured in his own mind.
14:6 He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks. He who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks.
14:7 For none of us lives to himself, and none dies to himself.
14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord. Or if we die, we die to the Lord. If therefore we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
14:9 For to this end Christ died, rose, and lived again, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.
14:10 But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
14:11 For it is written, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.’
14:12 So then each one of us will give account of himself to God.
14:13 Therefore let us not judge one another any more, but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block in his brother’s way, or an occasion for falling.
14:14 I know, and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean of itself; except that to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
14:15 Yet if because of food your brother is grieved, you walk no longer in love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died.
14:16 Then do not let your good be slandered,
14:17 for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
14:18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.
14:19 So then, let us follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up.
14:20 Do not overthrow God’s work for food’s sake. All things indeed are clean, however it is evil for that man who creates a stumbling block by eating.
14:21 It is good to not eat meat, drink wine, nor do anything by which your brother stumbles, is offended, or is made weak.
14:22 Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not judge himself in that which he approves.
14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because it is not of faith; and whatever is not of faith is sin.