« Matthew 1 »
King James Bible
The Genealogy of Jesus
(Ruth 4:18-22; Luke 3:23-38)
1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 3And
Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; 4And
Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; 5And Salmon
begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; 6And Jesse begat
David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her [that had been the wife] of Urias; 7And
Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 8And Asa begat Josaphat;
and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; 9And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat
Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; 10And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and
Amon begat Josias; 11And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were
carried away to Babylon:
12And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat
Zorobabel; 13And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14And
Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15And Eliud begat Eleazar; and
Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary,
of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17So all the generations from Abraham to David [are] fourteen generations; and from David until
the carrying away into Babylon [are] fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into
Babylon unto Christ [are] fourteen generations.
The Birth of Jesus
(Isaiah 7:10-16; Micah 5:1-6; Luke 2:1-7)
18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to
Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 19Then Joseph her
husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her
away privily. 20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto
him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for
that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou
shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22Now all this was done,
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23Behold, a virgin
shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us. 24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had
bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn
son: and he called his name JESUS.
« Matthew 2 »
King James Bible
The Pilgrimage of the Magi
1Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there
came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for
we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. 3When Herod the king had heard
[these things], he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4And when he had gathered all the
chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be
born. 5And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6And thou Bethlehem, [in] the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of
thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
7Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the
star appeared. 8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young
child; and when ye have found [him], bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went
before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11And when they were come into the house, they saw the
young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened
their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12And being
warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own
country another way.
The Flight to Egypt
13And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream,
saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until
I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15And
was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the
prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Herod Slaughters Infants
16Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent
forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two
years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
18In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel
weeping [for] her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
The Return to Nazareth
(Isaiah 61:1-11; Matthew 13:53-58; Mark 6:1-6; Luke 2:39-40; Luke 4:16-30)
19But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they
are dead which sought the young child's life. 21And he arose, and took the young child and his
mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea
in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God
in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: 23And he came and dwelt in a city called
Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a
« Matthew 3 »
King James Bible
The Mission of John the Baptist
(Isaiah 40:1-5; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-20; John 1:19-28)
1In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2And saying, Repent
ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the
wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
4And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his
meat was locusts and wild honey. 5Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
region round about Jordan, 6And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O
generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bring forth therefore
fruits meet for repentance: 9And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to [our]
father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
10And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not
forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I,
whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire:
12Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the
garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
The Baptism of Jesus
(Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 1:29-34)
13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14But John forbad
him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15And Jesus answering
said unto him, Suffer [it to be so] now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he
suffered him. 16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo,
the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and
lighting upon him: 17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
« Matthew 4 »
King James Bible
The Temptation of Jesus
(Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13)
1Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2And when he
had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3And when the tempter came
to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4But he
answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his
angels charge concerning thee: and in [their] hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou
dash thy foot against a stone.
7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms
of the world, and the glory of them; 9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou
wilt fall down and worship me. 10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11Then the devil
leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Jesus Begins His Ministry
(Isaiah 9:1-7; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 4:14-15)
12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; 13And
leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of
Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet,
15The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, [by] the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee
of the Gentiles;
16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and
shadow of death light is sprung up.
17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
(Matthew 13:47-52; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11; John 1:35-42)
18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his
brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19And he saith unto them, Follow me,
and I will make you fishers of men. 20And they straightway left [their] nets, and followed him.
21And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James [the son] of Zebedee, and John his
brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22And they
immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
Jesus Heals Great Multitudes
23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the
kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were
taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those
which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. 25And there followed him
great multitudes of people from Galilee, and [from] Decapolis, and [from] Jerusalem, and [from]
Judaea, and [from] beyond Jordan.
« Matthew 5 »
King James Bible
The Sermon on the Mount
1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came
unto him: 2And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
(Psalm 1:1-6; Luke 6:20-23)
3Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of
11Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil
against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Salt and Light
13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is
thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15Neither do men light a
candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the
house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your
Father which is in heaven.
Jesus Fulfills the Law
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to
fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise
pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but
whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes
and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Anger and Reconciliation
21Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill
shall be in danger of the judgment: 22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother
without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,
shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
23Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought
against thee; 24Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy
brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in
the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver
thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means
come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28But I say
unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her
already in his heart. 29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is
profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be
cast into hell. 30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is
profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be
cast into hell.
(Deuteronomy 24:1-5; Luke 16:18-18)
31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication,
causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth
33Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself,
but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by
heaven; for it is God's throne: 35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it
is the city of the great King. 36Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make
one hair white or black. 37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is
more than these cometh of evil.
Love Your Enemies
(Leviticus 24:17-23; Luke 6:27-36)
38Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39But I say unto
you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the
other also. 40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have [thy]
cloke also. 41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42Give to him that
asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44But
I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and
pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45That ye may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have
ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more
[than others]? do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which
is in heaven is perfect.
« Matthew 6 »
King James Bible
Instruction about Giving
1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward
of your Father which is in heaven.
2Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do
in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They
have their reward. 3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand
doeth: 4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall
reward thee openly.
The Lord's Prayer
5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in
the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto
you, They have their reward. 6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou
hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall
reward thee openly.
7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be
heard for their much speaking. 8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what
things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the
power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father
forgive your trespasses.
16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their
faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 17But
thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18That thou appear not unto men
to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward
Treasures in Heaven
19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where
thieves break through and steal: 20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21For where your
treasure is, there will your heart be also.
The Lamp of the Body
22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of
light. 23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that
is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!
24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will
hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Do Not Worry
25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink;
nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than
raiment? 26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into
barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27Which of you
by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28And why take ye thought for raiment?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29And yet I say
unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30Wherefore, if God
so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, [shall he] not
much more [clothe] you, O ye of little faith? 31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we
eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32(For after all these things do
the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33But
seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto
34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of
itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.
« Matthew 7 »
King James Bible
Do Not Judge
(Luke 6:37-42; Romans 14:1-12)
1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with
what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3And why beholdest thou the mote that
is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4Or how wilt thou
say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own
eye? 5Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly
to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they
trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Ask, Seek, Knock
7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall
be opened. 9Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good
gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to
them that ask him?
12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for
this is the law and the prophets.
The Narrow Gate
13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to
destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is]
the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
A Tree and its Fruit
(Matthew 12:33-37; Luke 6:43-45)
15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening
wolves. 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18A
good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Wherefore by their
fruits ye shall know them.
21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have
we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many
wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that
The House on the Rock
24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise
man, which built his house upon a rock: 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26And every
one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man,
which built his house upon the sand: 27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
The Authority of Jesus
28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his
doctrine: 29For he taught them as [one] having authority, and not as the scribes.
« Matthew 8 »
King James Bible
The Leper's Prayer
(Leviticus 14:1-32; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-16)
1When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2And, behold, there
came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3And Jesus
put forth [his] hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy
was cleansed. 4And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to
the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
The Centurion's Great Faith
(Luke 7:1-10; John 4:43-54)
5And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7And Jesus
saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy
that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this [man], Go, and he
goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].
10When Jesus heard [it], he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I
have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11And I say unto you, That many shall come from
the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of
heaven. 12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast
believed, [so] be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
Jesus Heals at Peter's House
(Mark 1:29-34; Luke 4:38-41)
14And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he
cast out the spirits with [his] word, and healed all that were sick: 17That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare [our] sicknesses.
The Cost of Following Jesus
(Luke 9:57-62; Luke 14:25-33; John 6:60-65)
18Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the
other side. 19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever
thou goest. 20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air [have]
nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay [his] head. 21And another of his disciples said
unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me;
and let the dead bury their dead.
Jesus Stills the Storm
(Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25)
23And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 24And, behold, there arose a
great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25And his disciples came to [him], and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26And he saith
unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the
sea; and there was a great calm. 27But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and the sea obey him!
Demons Cast into Pigs
(Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39)
28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two
possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by
that way. 29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of
God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30And there was a good way off from
them an herd of many swine feeding. 31So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,
suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. 32And he said unto them, Go. And when they were
come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently
down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33And they that kept them fled, and
went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the
devils. 34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they
besought [him] that he would depart out of their coasts.
« Matthew 9 »
King James Bible
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
(Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26)
1And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
2And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their
faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3And,
behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This [man] blasphemeth. 4And Jesus knowing
their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5For whether is easier, to say, [Thy]
sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6But that ye may know that the Son of man hath
power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and
go unto thine house. 7And he arose, and departed to his house. 8But when the multitudes saw [it],
they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
Jesus Calls Matthew
(Mark 2:13-17; Luke 5:27-32)
9And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of
custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
10And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came
and sat down with him and his disciples. 11And when the Pharisees saw [it], they said unto his
disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? 12But when Jesus heard [that], he
said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13But go ye and
learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Jesus Questioned about Fasting
(Mark 2:18-20; Luke 5:33-35)
14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy
disciples fast not? 15And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as
long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken
from them, and then shall they fast.
The Patches and Wineskins
(Mark 2:21-22; Luke 5:36-39)
16No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up
taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17Neither do men put new wine into old
bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new
wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
The Healing Touch of Jesus
(Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56)
18While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him,
saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
19And Jesus arose, and followed him, and [so did] his disciples.
20And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind
[him], and touched the hem of his garment: 21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his
garment, I shall be whole. 22But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter,
be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that
23And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a
noise, 24He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed
him to scorn. 25But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the
maid arose. 26And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
27And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, [Thou] Son of
David, have mercy on us. 28And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him:
and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30And their eyes were
opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See [that] no man know [it]. 31But they, when
they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
Jesus Heals a Mute Man
(Isaiah 35:1-10; Mark 7:31-37)
32As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33And when
the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen
in Israel. 34But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
The Sheep and the Harvest
35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the
gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted,
and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37Then saith he unto his disciples, The
harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few; 38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the
harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
« Matthew 10 »
King James Bible
The Twelve Apostles
(Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-16)
1And when he had called unto [him] his twelve disciples, he gave them power [against] unclean
spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew
his brother; James [the son] of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas,
and Matthew the publican; James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was
Thaddaeus; 4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
The Ministry of the Twelve
(Mark 6:7-13; Luke 9:1-6)
5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles,
and into [any] city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of
Israel. 7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8Heal the sick, cleanse
the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9Provide neither
gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10Nor scrip for [your] journey, neither two coats, neither
shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11And into whatsoever city or town
ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12And when ye come
into an house, salute it. 13And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not
worthy, let your peace return to you. 14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words,
when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15Verily I say unto you, It
shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that
Comfort in Persecution
(2 Timothy 1:6-12)
16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and
harmless as doves. 17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will
scourge you in their synagogues; 18And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my
sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19But when they deliver you up, take no
thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall
speak. 20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children
shall rise up against [their] parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22And ye shall be hated of
all [men] for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall
not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
24The disciple is not above [his] master, nor the servant above his lord. 25It is enough for the
disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the
house Beelzebub, how much more [shall they call] them of his household?
Fearing God Alone
26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that
shall not be known. 27What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the
ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops. 28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not
able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are
not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your
Father. 30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more
value than many sparrows.
32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which
is in heaven. 33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father
which is in heaven.
The Sword of the Gospel
34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35For I
am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the
daughter in law against her mother in law. 36And a man's foes [shall be] they of his own
Take up Your Cross
(Matthew 16:24-28; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-27)
37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or
daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth
after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for
my sake shall find it.
The Reward of Service
(2 Kings 4:8-17)
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He
that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that
receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold [water] only in the
name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
« Matthew 11 »
King James Bible
1And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he
departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
2Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3And said
unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? 4Jesus answered and said unto
them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: 5The blind receive their
sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and
the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6And blessed is [he], whosoever shall not be offended
Jesus Testifies about John
(Luke 1:5-25; Luke 7:24-35; Luke 16:14-17)
7And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out
into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? 8But what went ye out for to see? A man
clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft [clothing] are in kings' houses. 9But what went
ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10For this is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall
prepare thy way before thee.
11Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than
John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and
the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if ye
will receive [it], this is Elias, which was for to come. 15He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and
calling unto their fellows, 17And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we
have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. 18For John came neither eating nor drinking,
and they say, He hath a devil. 19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a
man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her
Woe to the Unrepentant
20Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they
repented not: 21Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which
were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in
sackcloth and ashes. 22But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day
of judgment, than for you. 23And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be
brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in
Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable
for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
Rest for the Weary
25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because
thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 26Even
so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and
no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and
[he] to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him].
28Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke
upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your
souls. 30For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
« Matthew 12 »
King James Bible
The Lord of the Sabbath
(1 Samuel 21:1-9; Mark 2:23-28; Luke 6:1-5)
1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred,
and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 2But when the Pharisees saw [it], they said unto
him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 3But he said
unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with
him; 4How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for
him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5Or have ye not read in
the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are
blameless? 6But I say unto you, That in this place is [one] greater than the temple. 7But if ye had
known what [this] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the
8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.
Jesus Heals on the Sabbath
(Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11)
9And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: 10And, behold, there was a man
which had [his] hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath
days? that they might accuse him. 11And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you,
that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and
lift [it] out? 12How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on
the sabbath days. 13Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched [it] forth;
and it was restored whole, like as the other. 14Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council
against him, how they might destroy him.
God's Chosen Servant
15But when Jesus knew [it], he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him,
and he healed them all; 16And charged them that they should not make him known: 17That it
might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
18Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put
my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
19He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
20A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth
judgment unto victory.
21And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
A House Divided
(Mark 3:20-27; Luke 11:14-23)
22Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him,
insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23And all the people were amazed, and
said, Is not this the son of David? 24But when the Pharisees heard [it], they said, This [fellow] doth
not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is
brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26And if Satan
cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27And if I by
Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast [them] out? therefore they shall be your
judges. 28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
29Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind
the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
The Unpardonable Sin
31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the
blasphemy [against] the [Holy] Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32And whosoever speaketh a
word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy
Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.
A Tree Recognized by its Fruit
(Matthew 7:15-23; Luke 6:43-45)
33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt:
for the tree is known by [his] fruit. 34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good
things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35A good man out of the good
treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth
forth evil things. 36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give
account thereof in the day of judgment. 37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy
words thou shalt be condemned.
The Sign of Jonah
38Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign
from thee. 39But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after
a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40For as Jonas was
three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three
nights in the heart of the earth. 41The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation,
and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater
than Jonas [is] here. 42The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation,
and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of
Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here.
Return of an Unclean Spirit
43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and
findeth none. 44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is
come, he findeth [it] empty, swept, and garnished. 45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself
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. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
(Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21)
46While he yet talked to the people, behold, [his] mother and his brethren stood without, desiring
to speak with him. 47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without,
desiring to speak with thee. 48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my
mother? and who are my brethren? 49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and
said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is
in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
« Matthew 13 »
King James Bible
The Parable of the Sower
(Mark 4:1-9; Luke 8:4-15)
1The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 2And great multitudes were
gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on
3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 4And
when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up,
because they had no deepness of earth: 6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and
because they had no root, they withered away. 7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns
sprung up, and choked them: 8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an
hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
The Purpose of Jesus' Parables
10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 11He
answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom
of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall
have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not,
neither do they understand.
14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not
understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15For this people's heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they
have closed; lest at any time they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and
should understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16But blessed [are] your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 17For verily I say unto
you, That many prophets and righteous [men] have desired to see [those things] which ye see,
and have not seen [them]; and to hear [those things] which ye hear, and have not heard [them].
The Parable of the Sower Explained
18Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19When any one heareth the word of the kingdom,
and understandeth [it] not, then cometh the wicked [one], and catcheth away that which was sown
in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 20But he that received the seed into
stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 21Yet hath he
not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of
the word, by and by he is offended. 22He also that received seed among the thorns is he that
heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and
he becometh unfruitful. 23But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the
word, and understandeth [it]; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold,
some sixty, some thirty.
The Parable of the Weeds
24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man
which sowed good seed in his field: 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares
among the wheat, and went his way. 26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit,
then appeared the tares also. 27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir,
didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28He said unto them,
An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them
up? 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers,
Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat
into my barn.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
(Mark 4:30-34; Luke 13:18-19)
31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of
mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32Which indeed is the least of all seeds:
but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the
air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
The Parable of the Leaven
(Judges 20:18-23; 2 Samuel 2:12-32; 2 Chronicles 13:4-19; Luke 13:20-21)
33Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman
took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
I will Open My Mouth in Parables
34All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not
35That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in
parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
The Parable of the Weeds Explained
36Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him,
saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37He answered and said unto them,
He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38The field is the world; the good seed are the
children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked [one]; 39The enemy that
sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40As
therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things
that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
The Parables of the Treasure and Pearl
44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath
found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46Who, when
he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
The Parable of the Net
(Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11; John 1:35-42)
47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every
kind: 48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into
vessels, but cast the bad away. 49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come
forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, 50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire:
there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
51Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
52Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe [which is] instructed unto the kingdom of
heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure [things]
new and old.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
(Isaiah 61:1-11; Matthew 2:19-23; Mark 6:1-6; Luke 2:39-40; Luke 4:16-30)
53And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54And
when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they
were astonished, and said, Whence hath this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty works? 55Is
not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses,
and Simon, and Judas? 56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this [man] all
these things? 57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without
honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58And he did not many mighty works there
because of their unbelief.
« Matthew 14 »
King James Bible
The Beheading of John
(Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9)
1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2And said unto his servants, This is
John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves
3For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put [him] in prison for Herodias' sake, his
brother Philip's wife. 4For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. 5And when he
would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
6But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased
Herod. 7Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. 8And she,
being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. 9And
the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he
commanded [it] to be given [her]. 10And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. 11And his
head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought [it] to her mother.
12And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
(Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15)
13When Jesus heard [of it], he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the
people had heard [thereof], they followed him on foot out of the cities. 14And Jesus went forth,
and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their
15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is
now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves
victuals. 16But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 17And they say
unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18He said, Bring them hither to me. 19And
he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two
fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to [his] disciples, and
the disciples to the multitude. 20And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the
fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21And they that had eaten were about five thousand
men, beside women and children.
Jesus Walks on Water
(Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-25)
22And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the
other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he
went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26And when the
disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out
for fear. 27But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29And
he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to
Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried,
saying, Lord, save me. 31And immediately Jesus stretched forth [his] hand, and caught him, and
said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32And when they were come into
the ship, the wind ceased. 33Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of
a truth thou art the Son of God.
Jesus Heals at Gennesaret
34And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35And when the men of
that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto
him all that were diseased; 36And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his
garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
« Matthew 15 »
King James Bible
Tradition and Vain Worship
1Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2Why do thy disciples
transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3But he
answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your
tradition? 4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth
father or mother, let him die the death. 5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to [his] father or [his]
mother, [It is] a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6And honour not his father
or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by
your tradition. 7[Ye] hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their
heart is far from me.
9But in vain they do worship me, teaching [for] doctrines the commandments of men.
What Defiles a Man
10And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11Not that which goeth
into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after
they heard this saying? 13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath
not planted, shall be rooted up. 14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the
blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. 16And Jesus said, Are ye
also yet without understanding? 17Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the
mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18But those things which proceed out
of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. 19For out of the heart proceed
evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20These are
[the things] which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
The Faith of the Canaanite Woman
21Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22And, behold, a
woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O
Lord, [thou] Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23But he answered her not
a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25Then
came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26But he answered and said, It is not meet
to take the children's bread, and to cast [it] to dogs. 27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat
of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O
woman, great [is] thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole
from that very hour.
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
29And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a
mountain, and sat down there. 30And great multitudes came unto him, having with them [those
that were] lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and
he healed them: 31Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the
maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
32Then Jesus called his disciples [unto him], and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because
they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away
fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so
much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34And Jesus saith unto them, How
many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes. 35And he commanded the
multitude to sit down on the ground. 36And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave
thanks, and brake [them], and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37And they
did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken [meat] that was left seven baskets full.
38And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
39And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
« Matthew 16 »
King James Bible
Pharisees and Sadducees Seek a Sign
(Mark 8:11-13; Luke 12:54-56)
1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them
a sign from heaven. 2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, [It will be] fair
weather: for the sky is red. 3And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to day: for the sky is red
and lowring. O [ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not [discern] the
signs of the times? 4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no
sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees
5And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6Then
Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, [It is] because we have taken no bread. 8[Which]
when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves,
because ye have brought no bread? 9Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves
of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10Neither the seven loaves of the four
thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11How is it that ye do not understand that I spake
[it] not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the
Sadducees? 12Then understood they how that he bade [them] not beware of the leaven of bread,
but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Peter's Confession of Christ
(Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-20; John 6:66-71)
13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do
men say that I the Son of man am? 14And they said, Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist:
some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15He saith unto them, But whom say ye
that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood
hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18And I say also unto thee,
That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail
against it. 19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou
shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be
loosed in heaven. 20Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus
Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection
(Mark 8:31-33; Luke 9:21-22)
21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto
Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be
raised again the third day. 22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from
thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. 23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me,
Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those
that be of men.
Take Up Your Cross
(Matthew 10:37-39; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 9:23-27)
24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and
take up his cross, and follow me. 25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will
lose his life for my sake shall find it. 26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of man
shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according
to his works.
28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see
the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
« Matthew 17 »
King James Bible
(Mark 9:1-13; Luke 9:28-36; 2 Peter 1:16-21)
1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an
high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and
his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking
with him. 4Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou
wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5While
he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud,
which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. 6And when the
disciples heard [it], they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7And Jesus came and touched
them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. 8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no
man, save Jesus only.
9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no
man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. 10And his disciples asked him, saying,
Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? 11And Jesus answered and said unto them,
Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. 12But I say unto you, That Elias is come already,
and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son
of man suffer of them. 13Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the
Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon
(Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:37-42; Luke 17:5-10)
14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a [certain] man, kneeling down to
him, and saying, 15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he
falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not
cure him. 17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I
be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. 18And Jesus rebuked the devil;
and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20And Jesus
said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of
mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and
Jesus Again Predicts Death, Resurrection
22And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the
hands of men: 23And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were
The Temple Tax
24And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute [money] came to Peter, and
said, Doth not your master pay tribute? 25He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house,
Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take
custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26Peter saith unto him, Of strangers.
Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. 27Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them,
go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou
hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and
« Matthew 18 »
King James Bible
The Greatest in the Kingdom
(Mark 9:33-37; Luke 9:46-50)
1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of
heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said,
Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into
the kingdom of heaven. 4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is
greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name
receiveth me. 6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better
for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of
Temptations and Trespasses
(Mark 9:42-50; Luke 17:1-4)
7Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that
man by whom the offence cometh!
8Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast [them] from thee: it is better
for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into
everlasting fire. 9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: it is better for
thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
10Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their
angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. 11For the Son of man is come to
save that which was lost.
12How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not
leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that [sheep], than of the
ninety and nine which went not astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in
heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
A Brother who Sins
15Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and
him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16But if he will not hear [thee, then]
take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be
established. 17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell [it] unto the church: but if he neglect to
hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 18Verily I say unto you,
Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on
earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall
ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. 20For where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive
him? till seven times? 22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until
seventy times seven.
23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his
servants. 24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten
thousand talents. 25But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and
his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26The servant therefore fell
down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27Then
the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an
hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took [him] by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou
owest. 29And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with
me, and I will pay thee all. 30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should
pay the debt. 31So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came
and told unto their lord all that was done. 32Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto
him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 33Shouldest
not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34And his
lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every
one his brother their trespasses.
« Matthew 19 »
King James Bible
Jesus' Teaching about Divorce
1And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and
came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 2And great multitudes followed him; and he healed
3The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to
put away his wife for every cause? 4And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that
he which made [them] at the beginning made them male and female, 5And said, For this cause
shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one
flesh? 6Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together,
let not man put asunder. 7They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of
divorcement, and to put her away? 8He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your
hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9And I say unto
you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except [it be] for fornication, and shall marry another,
committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
10His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with [his] wife, it is not good to marry.
11But he said unto them, All [men] cannot receive this saying, save [they] to whom it is given.
12For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother's womb: and there are
some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made
themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive [it], let him
Jesus Blesses the Children
(Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17)
13Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put [his] hands on them, and
pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not,
to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 15And he laid [his] hands on them, and
The Rich Young Man
(Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30)
16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may
have eternal life? 17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is] none good but
one, [that is], God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18He saith unto him,
Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal,
Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19Honour thy father and [thy] mother: and, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself. 20The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth
up: what lack I yet? 21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and
give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me. 22But when
the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into
the kingdom of heaven. 24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye
of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25When his disciples heard [it],
they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26But Jesus beheld [them], and
said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what
shall we have therefore? 28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have
followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also
shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And every one that hath
forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my
name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30But many [that are]
first shall be last; and the last [shall be] first.
« Matthew 20 »
King James Bible
The Parable of the Vineyard Workers
1For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which went out early in the
morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a
penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And he went out about the third hour, and saw
others standing idle in the marketplace, 4And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and
whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5Again he went out about the sixth
and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others
standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7They say unto him,
Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever
is right, [that] shall ye receive.
8So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and
give them [their] hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9And when they came that [were
hired] about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10But when the first came, they
supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
11And when they had received [it], they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12Saying,
These last have wrought [but] one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have
borne the burden and heat of the day. 13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee
no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14Take [that] thine [is], and go thy way: I
will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own?
Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be
called, but few chosen.
Third Prediction of Death, Resurrection
17And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
18Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and
unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, 19And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to
mock, and to scourge, and to crucify [him]: and the third day he shall rise again.
A Mother's Request
20Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping [him], and
desiring a certain thing of him. 21And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant
that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy
kingdom. 22But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup
that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto
him, We are able. 23And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with
the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to
give, but [it shall be given to them] for whom it is prepared of my Father.
24And when the ten heard [it], they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 25But
Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion
over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26But it shall not be so among
you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27And whosoever will be
chief among you, let him be your servant: 28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered
unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Two Blind Men Receive Sight
(Mark 10:46-52; Luke 18:35-43)
29And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30And, behold, two blind men
sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on
us, O Lord, [thou] Son of David. 31And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their
peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, [thou] Son of David. 32And
Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? 33They say unto
him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34So Jesus had compassion [on them], and touched their
eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
« Matthew 21 »
King James Bible
The Triumphal Entry
(Zechariah 9:9-13; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19)
1And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of
Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and
straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose [them], and bring [them] unto me.
3And if any [man] say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway
he will send them. 4All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet,
5Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass,
and a colt the foal of an ass.
6And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7And brought the ass, and the colt,
and put on them their clothes, and they set [him] thereon. 8And a very great multitude spread
their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed [them] in the
9And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of
David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
10And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11And the
multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
(Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48; John 2:12-25)
12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple,
and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, 13And said
unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of
14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 15And when the
chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the
temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, 16And said unto him,
Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the
mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise? 17And he left them, and went out of the
city into Bethany; and he lodged there.
The Barren Fig Tree
(Mark 11:12-14; Mark 11:20-26)
18Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. 19And when he saw a fig tree in
the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit
grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
20And when the disciples saw [it], they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
21Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye
shall not only do this [which is done] to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be
thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. 22And all things, whatsoever ye shall
ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Jesus' Authority Challenged
(Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8)
23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto
him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee
this authority? 24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye
tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John,
whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall
say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? 26But if we shall say, Of
men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. 27And they answered Jesus, and said, We
cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
The Parable of the Two Sons
28But what think ye? A [certain] man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go
work to day in my vineyard. 29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and
went. 30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I [go], sir: and
went not. 31Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus
saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of
God before you. 32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not:
but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen [it], repented not
afterward, that ye might believe him.
The Parable of the Wicked Tenants
(Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-18)
33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it
round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and
went into a far country: 34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the
husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35And the husbandmen took his servants, and
beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36Again, he sent other servants more than the
first: and they did unto them likewise. 37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will
reverence my son. 38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is
the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. 39And they caught him, and cast
[him] out of the vineyard, and slew [him]. 40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what
will he do unto those husbandmen? 41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked
men, and will let out [his] vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in
42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected,
the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our
43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation
bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of
them. 46But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took
him for a prophet.
« Matthew 22 »
King James Bible
The Parable of the Banquet
1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2The kingdom of heaven is
like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3And sent forth his servants to call
them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4Again, he sent forth other
servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and
[my] fatlings [are] killed, and all things [are] ready: come unto the marriage. 5But they made light
of [it], and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6And the remnant took
his servants, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew [them]. 7But when the king heard [thereof],
he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their
city. 8Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not
worthy. 9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found,
both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding
garment: 12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding
garment? And he was speechless. 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot,
and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of
teeth. 14For many are called, but few [are] chosen.
Paying Taxes to Caesar
(Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:19-26)
15Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in [his] talk. 16And they
sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true,
and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any [man]: for thou regardest not the
person of men. 17Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or
not? 18But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, [ye] hypocrites? 19Shew
me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20And he saith unto them, Whose [is]
this image and superscription? 21They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render
therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
22When they had heard [these words], they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
Sadducees Question the Resurrection
(Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40)
23The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked
him, 24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his
wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first,
when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
26Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27And last of all the woman died also.
28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of
God in heaven. 31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was
spoken unto you by God, saying, 32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33And when the multitude heard [this],
they were astonished at his doctrine.
The Greatest Commandment
(Deuteronomy 6:1-19; Mark 12:28-34)
34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered
together. 35Then one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a question], tempting him, and
saying, 36Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law? 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt
love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the
first and great commandment. 39And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Whose Son is the Christ?
(Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44)
41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42Saying, What think ye of
Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, [The Son] of David. 43He saith unto them, How then
doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46And no man was able to answer him a word,
neither durst any [man] from that day forth ask him any more [questions].
« Matthew 23 »
King James Bible
Woes to Scribes and Pharisees
1Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit
in Moses' seat: 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do; but do not
ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be
borne, and lay [them] on men's shoulders; but they [themselves] will not move them with one of
their fingers. 5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their
phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts,
and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men,
Rabbi, Rabbi. 8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, [even] Christ; and all ye are
brethren. 9And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in
heaven. 10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, [even] Christ. 11But he that is
greatest among you shall be your servant. 12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased;
and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven
against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a
pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one
proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
16Woe unto you, [ye] blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing;
but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 17[Ye] fools and blind: for
whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18And, Whosoever shall swear
by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19[Ye]
fools and blind: for whether [is] greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20Whoso
therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21And whoso shall
swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 22And he that shall swear
by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin,
and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to
have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24[Ye] blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and
swallow a camel.
25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of
the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26[Thou] blind Pharisee, cleanse first
that [which is] within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which
indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men's] bones, and of all uncleanness.
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and
29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets,
and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers,
we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be
witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up
then the measure of your fathers. 33[Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape
the damnation of hell?
34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and [some] of them ye
shall kill and crucify; and [some] of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute
[them] from city to city: 35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth,
from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew
between the temple and the altar. 36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this
Lament over Jerusalem
37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto
thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens
under [her] wings, and ye would not! 38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 39For I say
unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name
of the Lord.
« Matthew 24 »
King James Bible
Temple Destruction Foretold
(Mark 13:1-9; Luke 21:5-9)
1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to [him] for to shew
him the buildings of the temple. 2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I
say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us,
when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the
4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear
of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass,
but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and
there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8All these [are] the
beginning of sorrows.
Witnessing to All Nations
(Mark 13:10-13; Luke 21:10-19)
9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations
for my name's sake. 10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall
hate one another. 11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12And because
iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13But he that shall endure unto the end, the
same shall be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a
witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Abomination of Desolation
(Mark 13:14-23; Luke 21:20-24)
15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16Then let them which be in Judaea
flee into the mountains: 17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out
of his house: 18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19And woe unto
them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20But pray ye that your flight
be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was
not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And except those days
should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
shortened. 23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here [is] Christ, or there; believe [it] not.
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25Behold, I have told you
The Return of the Son of Man
(Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28)
26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, [he is] in
the secret chambers; believe [it] not. 27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth
even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 28For wheresoever the carcase
is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not
give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the
earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and
great glory. 31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather
together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The lesson of the Fig Tree
(Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-33)
32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye
know that summer [is] nigh: 33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is
near, [even] at the doors. 34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these
things be fulfilled. 35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Be Ready at Any Hour
(Genesis 6:1-7; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 12:35-48)
36But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38For as in the
days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage,
until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all
away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall
be taken, and the other left. 41Two [women shall be] grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,
and the other left.
42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43But know this, that if the
goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched,
and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such
an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to
give them meat in due season? 46Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall
find so doing. 47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. 48But and if
that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite [his]
fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50The lord of that servant shall come in a
day when he looketh not for [him], and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51And shall cut him
asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
« Matthew 25 »
King James Bible
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went
forth to meet the bridegroom. 2And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish. 3They that
[were] foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4But the wise took oil in their vessels
with their lamps. 5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6And at midnight
there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. 7Then all those
virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for
our lamps are gone out. 9But the wise answered, saying, [Not so]; lest there be not enough for us
and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10And while they went to buy,
the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door
was shut. 11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12But he
answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither
the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
The Parable of the Talents
14For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man travelling into a far country, [who] called his own
servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two,
and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
16Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made [them]
other five talents. 17And likewise he that [had received] two, he also gained other two. 18But he
that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20And so he that
had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto
me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21His lord said unto him, Well
done, [thou] good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee
ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents:
behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23His lord said unto him, Well done, good
and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many
things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an
hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25And I
was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, [there] thou hast [that is] thine.
26His lord answered and said unto him, [Thou] wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I
reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27Thou oughtest therefore to have
put my money to the exchangers, and [then] at my coming I should have received mine own with
usury. 28Take therefore the talent from him, and give [it] unto him which hath ten talents.
29For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath
not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
The Sheep and the Goats
31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit
upon the throne of his glory: 32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats: 33And he shall set the
sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35For I was an hungred, and ye gave
me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36Naked, and
ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37Then shall
the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty,
and gave [thee] drink? 38When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed
[thee]? 39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40And the King shall
answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the
least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
41Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting
fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I
was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye
clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44Then shall they also answer him,
saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in
prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me. 46And these shall go
away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
« Matthew 26 »
King James Bible
The Plot to Kill Jesus
(Mark 14:1-2; Luke 22:1-6; John 11:45-57)
1And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, 2Ye
know that after two days is [the feast of] the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be
3Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the
palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4And consulted that they might take Jesus by
subtilty, and kill [him]. 5But they said, Not on the feast [day], lest there be an uproar among the
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
(Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8)
6Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7There came unto him a
woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat [at
meat]. 8But when his disciples saw [it], they had indignation, saying, To what purpose [is] this
waste? 9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. 10When Jesus
understood [it], he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work
upon me. 11For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. 12For in that she
hath poured this ointment on my body, she did [it] for my burial. 13Verily I say unto you,
Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, [there] shall also this, that this
woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
(Zechariah 11:10-17; Matthew 27:3-10; Mark 14:10-11)
14Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, 15And said [unto
them], What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for
thirty pieces of silver. 16And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.
The Last Supper
(Psalm 41:1-13; Mark 14:12-21; Luke 22:7-13; John 13:18-30)
17Now the first [day] of the [feast of] unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto
him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 18And he said, Go into the city
to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at
thy house with my disciples. 19And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made
ready the passover.
20Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21And as they did eat, he said,
Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22And they were exceeding sorrowful, and
began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23And he answered and said, He that
dippeth [his] hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24The Son of man goeth as it is
written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for
that man if he had not been born. 25Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master,
is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
The Lord's Supper Instituted
(Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:14-23; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34)
26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the
disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave
[it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed
for many for the remission of sins. 29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of
the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
30And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
Jesus Predicts Peter's Denial
(Mark 14:27-31; Luke 22:31-38; John 13:36-38)
31Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I
will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. 32But after I am risen
again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33Peter answered and said unto him, Though all [men] shall
be offended because of thee, [yet] will I never be offended. 34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say
unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35Peter said unto him,
Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane
(Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46)
36Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye
here, while I go and pray yonder. 37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and
began to be sorrowful and very heavy. 38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful,
even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be
possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou [wilt]. 40And he cometh
unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with
me one hour? 41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing,
but the flesh [is] weak.
42He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass
away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 43And he came and found them asleep again: for
their eyes were heavy. 44And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying
the same words. 45Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take
[your] rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
Jesus' Betrayal and Arrest
(Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-14)
47And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with
swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48Now he that betrayed him
gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. 49And forthwith
he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. 50And Jesus said unto him, Friend,
wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
51And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out [his] hand, and drew his sword,
and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear. 52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up
again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
53Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than
twelve legions of angels? 54But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
55In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords
and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
56But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples
forsook him, and fled.
Jesus Before the Sanhedrin
(Isaiah 53:1-8; Mark 14:53-65; John 18:19-24; 1 Peter 2:21-25)
57And they that had laid hold on Jesus led [him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the
scribes and the elders were assembled. 58But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's
palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.
59Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put
him to death; 60But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, [yet] found they none.
At the last came two false witnesses, 61And said, This [fellow] said, I am able to destroy the
temple of God, and to build it in three days. 62And the high priest arose, and said unto him,
Answerest thou nothing? what [is it which] these witness against thee? 63But Jesus held his peace.
And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us
whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I
say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming
in the clouds of heaven.
65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have
we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. 66What think ye? They answered and
said, He is guilty of death.
67Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote [him] with the palms of their
hands, 68Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?
Peter Denies Jesus
(Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:54-62; John 18:15-18)
69Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with
Jesus of Galilee. 70But he denied before [them] all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. 71And
when he was gone out into the porch, another [maid] saw him, and said unto them that were
there, This [fellow] was also with Jesus of Nazareth. 72And again he denied with an oath, I do not
know the man. 73And after a while came unto [him] they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely
thou also art [one] of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. 74Then began he to curse and to
swear, [saying], I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. 75And Peter remembered the
word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went
out, and wept bitterly.
« Matthew 27 »
King James Bible
Jesus Delivered to Pilate
1When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against
Jesus to put him to death: 2And when they had bound him, they led [him] away, and delivered him
to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Judas Hangs Himself
(Zechariah 11:10-17; Matthew 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11)
3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and
brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4Saying, I have sinned in
that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What [is that] to us? see thou [to that].
5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the
treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7And they took counsel, and bought with them the
potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this
day. 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the
thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did
value; 10And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
Jesus Before Pilate
(Luke 23:1-6; John 18:28-40)
11And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of
the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. 12And when he was accused of the chief priests
and elders, he answered nothing. 13Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things
they witness against thee? 14And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor
The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
(Mark 15:6-11; Luke 23:13-25)
15Now at [that] feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they
would. 16And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17Therefore when they were
gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus
which is called Christ? 18For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing
to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and
destroy Jesus. 21The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I
release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 22Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus
which is called Christ? [They] all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23And the governor said, Why,
what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.
Pilate Washes his Hands
24When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but [that] rather a tumult was made, he took
water, and washed [his] hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just
person: see ye [to it]. 25Then answered all the people, and said, His blood [be] on us, and on our
children. 26Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered
[him] to be crucified.
The Soldiers Mock Jesus
(Isaiah 50:4-11; Mark 15:16-20; Luke 22:63-65; John 19:1-15)
27Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the
whole band [of soldiers]. 28And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 29And when they
had platted a crown of thorns, they put [it] upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they
bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 30And they spit upon
him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 31And after that they had mocked him, they
took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify [him].
(Psalm 69:1-36; Mark 15:21-32; Luke 23:26-43; John 19:16-27)
32And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear
33And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, 34They
gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted [thereof], he would not drink.
35And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast
lots. 36And sitting down they watched him there; 37And set up over his head his accusation
written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
39And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, 40And saying, Thou that destroyest
the temple, and buildest [it] in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down
from the cross. 41Likewise also the chief priests mocking [him], with the scribes and elders, said,
42He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down
from the cross, and we will believe him. 43He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will
have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 44The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast
the same in his teeth.
The Death of Jesus
(Psalm 22:1-31; Mark 15:33-41; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-30)
45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46And about
the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My
God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47Some of them that stood there, when they heard
[that], said, This [man] calleth for Elias. 48And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge,
and filled [it] with vinegar, and put [it] on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49The rest said, Let be,
let us see whether Elias will come to save him. 50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice,
yielded up the ghost. 51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the
bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 52And the graves were opened; and many
bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and
went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. 54Now when the centurion, and they that were
with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared
greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
55And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering
unto him: 56Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the
mother of Zebedee's children.
The Burial of Jesus
(Isaiah 53:9-12; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42)
57When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself
was Jesus' disciple: 58He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded
the body to be delivered. 59And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen
cloth, 60And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great
stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. 61And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other
Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
The Guard at the Tomb
62Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came
together unto Pilate, 63Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive,
After three days I will rise again. 64Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the
third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen
from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first. 65Pilate said unto them, Ye have a
watch: go your way, make [it] as sure as ye can. 66So they went, and made the sepulchre sure,
sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
« Matthew 28 »
King James Bible
(Psalm 16:1-11; Psalm 49:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-9)
1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary
Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2And, behold, there was a great earthquake:
for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door, and sat upon it. 3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4And
for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead [men]. 5And the angel answered and
said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not
here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7And go quickly, and tell
his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there
shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his
disciples word. 9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And
they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 10Then said Jesus unto them, Be not
afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
The Report of the Guards
11Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the
chief priests all the things that were done. 12And when they were assembled with the elders, and
had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13Saying, Say ye, His disciples came
by night, and stole him [away] while we slept. 14And if this come to the governor's ears, we will
persuade him, and secure you. 15So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this
saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
The Great Commission
16Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed
them. 17And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and
spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am
with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.