Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother
Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was
found to be with child of the Holy Spirit;
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod
the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying,
"Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his
star in the East, and have come to worship him."
`And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least
among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will
govern my people Israel.'"
and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for
the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may
come and worship him."
When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star
which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest
over the place where the child was.
In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for
baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee
from the wrath to come?
"I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after
me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will
baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by
John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you,
and do you come to me?"
And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God,
command these stones to become loaves of bread."
Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down
his disciples came to him.
"Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I
have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them.
leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to
your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
Let what you say be simply `Yes' or `No'; anything more than this comes
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but
inwardly are ravenous wolves.
and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat
upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on
and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat
against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it."
When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him;
and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, if
you will, you can make me clean."
As he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him,
And he said to him, "I will come and heal him."
But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come
under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to
one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to my
slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,
And a scribe came up and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you
wherever you go."
And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes,
two demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one
could pass that way.
And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God?
Have you come here to torment us before the time?"
And he said to them, "Go." So they came out and went into the swine;
and behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and
perished in the waters.
And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him,
they begged him to leave their neighborhood.
And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city.
And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and
sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, "Why do we and the
Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"
And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the
bridegroom is with them? The days will come, when the bridegroom is
taken away from them, and then they will fast.
While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt
before him, saying, "My daughter has just died; but come and lay your
hand on her, and she will live."
And behold, a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for twelve years
came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment;
And when Jesus came to the ruler's house, and saw the flute players,
and the crowd making a tumult,
When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to
them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to him,
And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is
not worthy, let your peace return to you.
When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly, I say
to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel, before
the Son of man comes.
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not
come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against
her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and said to him, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for
and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come.
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, `He has a
the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, `Behold, a
glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet
wisdom is justified by her deeds."
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the
kingdom of God has come upon you.
And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but
whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in
this age or in the age to come.
The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with this generation
and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the
wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
Then he says, `I will return to my house from which I came.' And when
he comes he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and
Then the disciples came and said to him, "Why do you speak to them in
When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it,
the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is
what was sown along the path.
but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the
wheat, and went away.
So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also.
And the servants of the householder came and said to him, `Sir, did you
not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?'
it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the
greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air
come and make nests in its branches."
Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples
came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the
So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and
separate the evil from the righteous,
and coming to his own country he taught them in their synagogue, so
that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this
wisdom and these mighty works?
But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced
before the company, and pleased Herod,
And his disciples came and took the body and buried it; and they went
and told Jesus.
When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, "This is a
lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into
the villages and buy food for themselves."
And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by
himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the
And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on
He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water
and came to Jesus;
And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.
Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the
mouth, this defiles a man."
Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the
Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?"
But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this
defiles a man.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication,
theft, false witness, slander.
And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried,
"Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely
possessed by a demon."
But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged
him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us."
But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me."
And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed,
the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put them at his feet,
and he healed them,
And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him
to show them a sign from heaven.
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he
asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?"
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let
him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his
Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.
Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste
death before they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom."
But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear."
And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them,
"Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is raised from the dead."
And the disciples asked him, "Then why do the scribes say that first
Elijah must come?"
He replied, "Elijah does come, and he is to restore all things;
but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not know
him, but did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of man will
suffer at their hands."
And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and kneeling
before him said,
And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we not
cast it out?"
When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the halfshekel tax
went up to Peter and said, "Does not your teacher pay the tax?"
He said, "Yes." And when he came home, Jesus spoke to him first,
saying, "What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take
toll or tribute? From their sons or from others?"
However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook,
and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you
will find a shekel; take that and give it to them for me and for
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
"Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that
temptations come, but woe to the man by whom the temptation comes!
Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother
sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?"
But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow
servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat
he said, `Pay what you owe.'
And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful
to divorce one's wife for any cause?"
but Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."
And behold, one came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must
I do, to have eternal life?"
Jesus said to him, "If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess
and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come,
And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward,
`Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last,
up to the first.'
And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them
received a denarius.
Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each
of them also received a denarius.
Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him, with her
sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something.
even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give
his life as a ransom for many."
And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the
Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
"Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold, your king is coming to you, humble,
and mounted on an ass, and on a colt, the foal of an ass."
And the crowds that went before him and that followed him shouted,
"Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of
the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!"
And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed
And seeing a fig tree by the wayside he went to it, and found nothing
on it but leaves only. And he said to it, "May no fruit ever come from
you again!" And the fig tree withered at once.
And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of
the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what
authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"
For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not
believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and
even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.
But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, `This is the
heir; come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.'
When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to
and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage
feast; but they would not come.
Again he sent other servants, saying, `Tell those who are invited,
Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are
killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.'
"But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man
who had no wedding garment;
The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no
resurrection; and they asked him a question,
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees,
they came together.
that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the
blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of
Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
Truly, I say to you, all this will come upon this generation.
For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, `Blessed is
he who comes in the name of the Lord.'"
Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to
point out to him the buildings of the temple.
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him
privately, saying, "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the
sign of your coming and of the close of the age?"
For many will come in my name, saying, `I am the Christ,' and they will
lead many astray.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole
world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come.
For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west,
so will be the coming of the Son of man.
then will appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven, and then all the
tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming
on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory;
As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so
will be the coming of the Son of man.
Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the
night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have
let his house be broken into.
Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an
hour you do not expect.
Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so
the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect
him and at an hour he does not know,
But at midnight there was a cry, `Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were
ready went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut.
Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, `Lord, lord, open to us.'
Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled
accounts with them.
And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five
talents more, saying, `Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I
have made five talents more.'
And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, `Master, you
delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.'
He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, `Master,
I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and
gathering where you did not winnow;
Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my
coming I should have received what was my own with interest.
"When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him,
then he will sit on his glorious throne.
Then the King will say to those at his right hand, `Come, O blessed of
my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of
I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in
prison and you came to me.'
"You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of
man will be delivered up to be crucified."
a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive
ointment, and she poured it on his head, as he sat at table.
Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus,
saying, "Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the passover?"
And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to
Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour?
And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping
and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man
is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with
him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the
elders of the people.
And he came up to Jesus at once and said, "Hail, Master!" And he kissed
Jesus said to him, "Friend, why are you here?" Then they came up and
laid hands on Jesus and seized him.
At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as against a
robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the
temple teaching, and you did not seize me.
but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward. At last
two came forward
Jesus said to him, "You have said so. But I tell you, hereafter you
will see the Son of man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming
on the clouds of heaven."
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a maid came up to
him, and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean."
After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter,
"Certainly you are also one of them, for your accent betrays you."
When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people
took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;
As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyrene, Simon by name;
this man they compelled to carry his cross.
And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means the place
of a skull),
and saying, "You who would destroy the temple and build it in three
days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the
"He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let
him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.
But the others said, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to
and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the
holy city and appeared to many.
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named
Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.
And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord
descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon
He is not here; for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where
And behold, Jesus met them and said, "Hail!" And they came up and took
hold of his feet and worshiped him.
and said, "Tell people, `His disciples came by night and stole him away
while we were asleep.'
And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep
you out of trouble."
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me.
And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the
thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by
John in the Jordan.
And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens
opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove;
and a voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the
gospel of God,
and he cried out, "What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have
you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."
But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!"
And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice,
came out of him.
And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever
left her; and she served them.
And he said to them, "Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach
there also; for that is why I came out."
And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, "If
you will, you can make me clean."
But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the
news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in
the country; and people came to him from every quarter.
And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, "Those who are well have no
need of a physician, but those who are sick; I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners."
Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came
and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the
Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"
The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and
then they will fast in that day.
And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come here."
and Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from about
Tyre and Sidon a great multitude, hearing all that he did, came to him.
And he went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he
desired; and they came to him.
and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by
Beelzebul, and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons."
And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot
stand, but is coming to an end.
And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they sent
to him and called him.
And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and
And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when
they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is
sown in them.
For there is nothing hid, except to be made manifest; nor is anything
secret, except to come to light.
But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the
harvest has come."
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go
across to the other side."
They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the
And when he had come out of the boat, there met him out of the tombs a
man with an unclean spirit,
For he had said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"
So he gave them leave. And the unclean spirits came out, and entered
the swine; and the herd, numbering about two thousand, rushed down the
steep bank into the sea, and were drowned in the sea.
The herdsmen fled, and told it in the city and in the country. And
people came to see what it was that had happened.
And they came to Jesus, and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and
in his right mind, the man who had had the legion; and they were afraid.
Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and
seeing him, he fell at his feet,
and besought him, saying, "My little daughter is at the point of death.
Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live."
She had heard the reports about Jesus, and came up behind him in the
crowd and touched his garment.
But the woman, knowing what had been done to her, came in fear and
trembling and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.
While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some
who said, "Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?"
When they came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, he saw a
tumult, and people weeping and wailing loudly.
He went away from there and came to his own country; and his
disciples followed him.
But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for
his courtiers and officers and the leading men of Galilee.
For when Herodias' daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and
his guests; and the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you
wish, and I will grant it."
And she came in immediately with haste to the king, and asked, saying,
"I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a
When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body, and laid
it in a tomb.
And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and
rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure
even to eat.
And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, "This is a
lonely place, and the hour is now late;
And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on
And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was
against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them,
walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them,
And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and
moored to the shore.
And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or country, they laid the
sick in the market places, and besought him that they might touch even
the fringe of his garment; and as many as touched it were made well.
Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the
scribes, who had come from Jerusalem,
and when they come from the market place, they do not eat unless they
purify themselves; and there are many other traditions which they
observe, the washing of cups and pots and vessels of bronze.)
there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him;
but the things which come out of a man are what defile him."
And he said, "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.
For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts,
fornication, theft, murder, adultery,
All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man."
But immediately a woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an
unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell down at his feet.
and if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the
way; and some of them have come a long way."
The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a
sign from heaven, to test him.
And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind
man, and begged him to touch him.
And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to
them, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up
his cross and follow me.
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and
sinful generation, of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he
comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
And he said to them, "Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here
who will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has
come with power."
And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This
is my beloved Son; listen to him."
And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no
one what they had seen, until the Son of man should have risen from the
And they asked him, "Why do the scribes say that first Elijah must
And he said to them, "Elijah does come first to restore all things;
and how is it written of the Son of man, that he should suffer many
things and be treated with contempt?
But I tell you that Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they
pleased, as it is written of him."
And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about
them, and scribes arguing with them.
And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the
unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and deaf spirit, I command you,
come out of him, and never enter him again."
And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the
boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead."
And they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked
them, "What were you discussing on the way?"
And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, "Is it lawful
for a man to divorce his wife?"
But when Jesus saw it he was indignant, and said to them, "Let the
children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the
kingdom of God.
And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, "You lack one
thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have
treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and
brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with
persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him, and
said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give
his life as a ransom for many."
And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his
disciples and a great multitude, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son
of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside.
And throwing off his mantle he sprang up and came to Jesus.
And those who went before and those who followed cried out, "Hosanna!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming! Hosanna in
On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he
could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but
leaves, for it was not the season for figs.
And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to
drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he
overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who
And when evening came they went out of the city.
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, `Be taken up and
cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that
what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the
temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him,
When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, to get from them
some of the fruit of the vineyard.
But those tenants said to one another, `This is the heir; come, let us
kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the
tenants, and give the vineyard to others.
And they came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and
care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men, but truly
teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection;
and they asked him a question, saying,
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one
another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which
commandment is the first of all?"
And a poor widow came, and put in two copper coins, which make a penny.
And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him,
"Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!"
Many will come in my name, saying, `I am he!' and they will lead many
And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power
Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come.
Watch therefore--for you do not know when the master of the house will
come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the
lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.
And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he
sat at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure
nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.
And when it was evening he came with the twelve.
And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are
you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?
And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very
heavy; and they did not know what to answer him.
And he came the third time, and said to them, "Are you still sleeping
and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come; the Son of man
is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the
twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief
priests and the scribes and the elders.
And when he came, he went up to him at once, and said, "Master!" And he
And Jesus said to them, "Have you come out as against a robber, with
swords and clubs to capture me?
And Jesus said, "I am; and you will see the Son of man seated at the
right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven."
And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the maids of the high
And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he was wont to
do for them.
And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in
from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross.
save yourself, and come down from the cross!"
Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that
we may see and believe." Those who were crucified with him also reviled
And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole
land until the ninth hour.
And one ran and, filling a sponge full of vinegar, put it on a reed and
gave it to him to drink, saying, "Wait, let us see whether Elijah will
come to take him down."
who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and
also many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that
is, the day before the sabbath,
And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and
astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for
they were afraid.
And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that
these things come to pass, because you did not believe my words, which
will be fulfilled in their time."
And when he came out, he could not speak to them, and they perceived
that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he made signs to them and
And he came to her and said, "Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with
And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the
power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be
born will be called holy, the Son of God.
And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to
For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe
in my womb leaped for joy.
Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth
to a son.
And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they would
have named him Zechariah after his father,
And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked
about through all the hill country of Judea;
And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.
And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you
good news of a great joy which will come to all the people;
And when the time came for their purification according to the law of
Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the
parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the
custom of the law,
And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of
him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to
them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.
in the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to
John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness;
He said therefore to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by
him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to
Tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, "Teacher,
what shall we do?"
John answered them all, "I baptize you with water; but he who is
mightier than I is coming, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy
to untie; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form, as a dove, and a
voice came from heaven, "Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and he went to
the synagogue, as his custom was, on the sabbath day. And he stood up
But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days
of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months,
when there came a great famine over all the land;
"Ah! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to
destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God."
But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!" And
when the demon had thrown him down in the midst, he came out of him,
having done him no harm.
And they were all amazed and said to one another, "What is this word?
For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they
And demons also came out of many, crying, "You are the Son of God!" But
he rebuked them, and would not allow them to speak, because they knew
that he was the Christ.
And when it was day he departed and went into a lonely place. And the
people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving
they beckoned to their partners in the other boat to come and help
them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to
While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy;
and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and besought him, "Lord, if
you will, you can make me clean."
On one of those days, as he was teaching, there were Pharisees and
teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every village of
Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was
with him to heal.
I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and
then they will fast in those days."
But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man who had the withered
hand, "Come and stand here." And he rose and stood there.
And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great
crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea
and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him
and to be healed of their diseases;
And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from him
and healed them all.
Every one who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show
you what he is like:
When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him
to come and heal his slave.
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He
is worthy to have you do this for him,
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the
centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble
yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;
therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let
my servant be healed.
For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say
to one, `Go,' and he goes; and to another, `Come,' and he comes; and to
my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he
said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."
And John, calling to him two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord,
saying, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?"
And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent
us to you, saying, `Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for
For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and
you say, `He has a demon.'
The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a
glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to
kiss my feet.
And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town
came to him, he said in a parable:
The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes
and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe
and be saved.
For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret
that shall not be known and come to light.
Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not
reach him for the crowd.
and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down on the
lake, and they were filling with water, and were in danger.
For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For
many a time it had seized him; he was kept under guard, and bound with
chains and fetters, but he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon
into the desert.)
Then the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd
rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.
Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus,
and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of
Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid.
And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue;
and falling at Jesus' feet he besought him to come to his house,
came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; and
immediately her flow of blood ceased.
And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and
falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why
she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed.
While he was still speaking, a man from the ruler's house came and
said, "Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more."
And when he came to the house, he permitted no one to enter with him,
except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child.
Now the day began to wear away; and the twelve came and said to him,
"Send the crowd away, to go into the villages and country round about,
to lodge and get provisions; for we are here in a lonely place."
And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny
himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of
man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father
and of the holy angels.
As he said this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were
afraid as they entered the cloud.
And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my Son, my Chosen;
listen to him!"
On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great
crowd met him.
While he was coming, the demon tore him and convulsed him. But Jesus
rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to
And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, "Lord, do you
want us to bid fire come down from heaven and consume them?"
After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead
of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was
about to come.
heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near
`Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off
against you; nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come
So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by
on the other side.
But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw
him, he had compassion,
And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the
innkeeper, saying, `Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I
will repay you when I come back.'
And he said to them, "When you pray, say:
"Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the
kingdom of God has come upon you.
"When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through
waterless places seeking rest; and finding none he says, `I will return
to my house from which I came.'
And when he comes he finds it swept and put in order.
The queen of the South will arise at the judgment with the men of this
generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to
hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon
and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the
marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes;
truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table,
and he will come and serve them.
If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them so,
blessed are those servants!
But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief
was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.
You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected
Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so
But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,'
and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and
drink and get drunk,
the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect
him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him
with the unfaithful.
"I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already
Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you,
but rather division;
He also said to the multitudes, "When you see a cloud rising in the
west, you say at once, `A shower is coming'; and so it happens.
And he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his
vineyard; and he came seeking fruit on it and found none.
And he said to the vinedresser, `Lo, these three years I have come
seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down; why
should it use up the ground?'
But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on
the sabbath, said to the people, "There are six days on which work
ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the
When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will
begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, `Lord, open to
us.' He will answer you, `I do not know where you come from.'
But he will say, `I tell you, I do not know where you come from; depart
from me, all you workers of iniquity!'
And men will come from east and west, and from north and south, and sit
at table in the kingdom of God.
At that very hour some Pharisees came, and said to him, "Get away
from here, for Herod wants to kill you."
Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me
until you say, `Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
and he who invited you both will come and say to you, `Give place to
this man,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.
But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when
your host comes he may say to you, `Friend, go up higher'; then you
will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.
and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who
had been invited, `Come; for all is now ready.'
And another said, `I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'
So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the
householder in anger said to his servant, `Go out quickly to the
streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and
blind and lame.'
And the master said to the servant, `Go out to the highways and hedges,
and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.
"If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and
wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life,
he cannot be my disciple.
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my
Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down
first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him
who comes against him with twenty thousand?
And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his
neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep
which was lost.'
But when he came to himself he said, `How many of my father's hired
servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger!
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a
distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced
him and kissed him.
"Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew near to
the house, he heard music and dancing.
And he said to him, `Your brother has come, and your father has killed
the fatted calf, because he has received him safe and sound.'
But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and
But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your living with
harlots, you killed for him the fatted calf!'
who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table;
moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they also come
into this place of torment.'
And he said to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to come;
but woe to him by whom they come!
"Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say
to him when he has come in from the field, `Come at once and sit down
Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he
answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be
And he said to the disciples, "The days are coming when you will
desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and you will not see
They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until
the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed
On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the
house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in
the field not turn back.
and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying,
`Vindicate me against my adversary.'
yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will
wear me out by her continual coming.'"
I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son
of man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and
do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
And when Jesus heard it, he said to him, "One thing you still lack.
Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have
treasure in heaven; and come, follow me."
who will not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come
And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he
came near, he asked him,
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him,
"Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house
So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully.
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since
he also is a son of Abraham.
For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."
Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them,
`Trade with these till I come.'
The first came before him, saying, `Lord, your pound has made ten
And the second came, saying, `Lord, your pound has made five pounds.'
Then another came, saying, `Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid
away in a napkin;
Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I
should have collected it with interest?'
saying, "Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace
in heaven and glory in the highest!"
For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank
about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side,
One day, as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching
the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up
When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, that they should
give him some of the fruit of the vineyard; but the tenants beat him,
and sent him away empty-handed.
He will come and destroy those tenants, and give the vineyard to
others." When they heard this, they said, "God forbid!"
There came to him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no
"As for these things which you see, the days will come when there shall
not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down."
And he said, "Take heed that you are not led astray; for many will come
in my name, saying, `I am he!' and, `The time is at hand!' Do not go
"But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its
desolation has come near.
men fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the
world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and
as soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that
the summer is already near.
"But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with
dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come
upon you suddenly like a snare;
for it will come upon all who dwell upon the face of the whole earth.
And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to
Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the passover lamb had
to be sacrificed.
And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him.
for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink of the fruit of the
vine until the kingdom of God comes."
And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives;
and the disciples followed him.
And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not
enter into temptation."
And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them
sleeping for sorrow,
While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called
Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to
Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and
elders, who had come out against him, "Have you come out as against a
robber, with swords and clubs?
When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered
together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to
their council, and they said,
And as they led him away, they seized one Simon of Cyrene, who was
coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it
For behold, the days are coming when they will say, `Blessed are the
barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never gave
And when they came to the place which is called The Skull, there they
crucified him, and the criminals, one on the right and one on the left.
The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him vinegar,
And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the
tomb, and how his body was laid;
and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even
seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might
believe through him.
He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light.
The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.
He came to his own home, and his own people received him not.
(John bore witness to him, and cried, "This was he of whom I said, `He
who comes after me ranks before me, for he was before me.'")
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus
even he who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
This is he of whom I said, `After me comes a man who ranks before me,
for he was before me.'
I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water,
that he might be revealed to Israel."
He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he was
staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth
Nathana-el said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?"
Philip said to him, "Come and see."
Jesus saw Nathana-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an
Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour
has not yet come."
When the steward of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did
not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the
water knew), the steward of the feast called the bridegroom
This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that
you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you
do, unless God is with him."
The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do
not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one
who is born of the Spirit."
And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and
men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the
light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
But he who does what is true comes to the light, that it may be clearly
seen that his deeds have been wrought in God.
John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was much
water there; and people came and were baptized.
And they came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you
beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is, baptizing, and
all are going to him."
He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth belongs
to the earth, and of the earth he speaks; he who comes from heaven is
So he came to a city of Samaria, called Sychar, near the field that
Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her,
"Give me a drink."
The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst,
nor come here to draw."
Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."
Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither
on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will
worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to
The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called
Christ); when he comes, he will show us all things."
Just then his disciples came. They marveled that he was talking with a
woman, but none said, "What do you wish?" or, "Why are you talking with
"Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the
They went out of the city and were coming to him.
Do you not say, `There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? I
tell you, lift up your eyes, and see how the fields are already white
So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them;
and he stayed there two days.
So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all
that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to
So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water
wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill.
When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and
begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of
The official said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who
sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has
passed from death to life.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the
dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will
Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the
tombs will hear his voice
and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life,
and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment.
yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me; if another
comes in his own name, him you will receive.
How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek
the glory that comes from the only God?
Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was coming to
him, Jesus said to Philip, "How are we to buy bread, so that these
people may eat?"
When the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, "This is
indeed the prophet who is to come into the world!"
Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to
make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now
dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
However, boats from Tiberi-as came near the place where they ate the
bread after the Lord had given thanks.
When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him,
"Rabbi, when did you come here?"
For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives
life to the world."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall
not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.
All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I
will not cast out.
For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will
of him who sent me;
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, "I am the bread which
came down from heaven."
They said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and
mother we know? How does he now say, `I have come down from heaven'?"
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I
will raise him up at the last day.
It is written in the prophets, `And they shall all be taught by God.'
Every one who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of
it and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of
this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for
the life of the world is my flesh."
This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers
ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever."
And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless
it is granted him by the Father."
and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One
Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always
Go to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast, for my
time has not yet fully come."
Yet we know where this man comes from; and when the Christ appears, no
one will know where he comes from."
So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you
know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who
sent me is true, and him you do not know.
I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me."
So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his
hour had not yet come.
you will seek me and you will not find me; where I am you cannot come."
What does he mean by saying, `You will seek me and you will not find
me,' and, `Where I am you cannot come'?"
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and
proclaimed, "If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink.
Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to
come from Galilee?
Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and
comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"
Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came
to him, and he sat down and taught them.
Jesus answered, "Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is
true, for I know whence I have come and whither I am going, but you do
not know whence I come or whither I am going.
These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but
no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
Again he said to them, "I go away, and you will seek me and die in
your sin; where I am going, you cannot come."
Then said the Jews, "Will he kill himself, since he says, `Where I am
going, you cannot come'?"
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I
proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord, but he
We must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day; night
comes, when no one can work.
saying to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So
he went and washed and came back seeing.
We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not
know where he comes from."
The man answered, "Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he
comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.
Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not
see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they
may have life, and have it abundantly.
He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not,
sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf
snatches them and scatters them.
If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture
cannot be broken),
And many came to him; and they said, "John did no sign, but everything
that John said about this man was true."
Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the
tomb four days.
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them
concerning their brother.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while
Mary sat in the house.
She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son
of God, he who is coming into the world."
Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still in the place
where Martha had met him.
Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him, fell at his feet,
saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have
When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also
weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled;
and he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come
Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and
a stone lay upon it.
When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out."
The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his
face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him
Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what
he did, believed in him;
If we let him go on thus, every one will believe in him, and the Romans
will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation."
They were looking for Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in
the temple, "What do you think? That he will not come to the feast?"
Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus
was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.
When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they
came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he
had raised from the dead.
The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus
was coming to Jerusalem.
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying,
"Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the
King of Israel!"
"Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on an
So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said
to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
And Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of man to be
"Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? `Father, save me from
this hour'? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour.
Father, glorify thy name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have
glorified it, and I will glorify it again."
Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine.
I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may
not remain in darkness.
If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him;
for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour
had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his
own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and
that he had come from God and was going to God,
He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him, "Lord, do you wash my
Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me;
and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, `Where I am going you
And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will
take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one
comes to the Father, but by me.
"I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you.
Jesus answered him, "If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my
Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with
You heard me say to you, `I go away, and I will come to you.' If you
loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the
Father is greater than I.
I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is
coming. He has no power over me;
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now
they have no excuse for their sin.
But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father,
even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear
witness to me;
They will put you out of the synagogues; indeed, the hour is coming
when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may
remember that I told you of them.
"I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go
away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but
if I go, I will send him to you.
And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and
righteousness and judgment:
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth;
for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he
will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
When a woman is in travail she has sorrow, because her hour has come;
but when she is delivered of the child, she no longer remembers the
anguish, for joy that a child is born into the world.
"I have said this to you in figures; the hour is coming when I shall
no longer speak to you in figures but tell you plainly of the Father.
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have
believed that I came from the Father.
I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am
leaving the world and going to the Father."
Now we know that you know all things, and need none to question you; by
this we believe that you came from God."
The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered,
every man to his home, and will leave me alone; yet I am not alone, for
the Father is with me.
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven
and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may
for I have given them the words which thou gavest me, and they have
received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have
believed that thou didst send me.
And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am
coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast
given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
But now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world,
that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Then Jesus, knowing all that was to befall him, came forward and said
to them, "Whom do you seek?"
Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world; I have always
taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together; I
have said nothing secretly.
Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that
I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the
world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth
hears my voice."
they came up to him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and struck him
with their hands.
So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.
Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"
So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other
who had been crucified with him;
but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did
not break his legs.
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once
there came out blood and water.
After this Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but
secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away
the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took away
Nicodemus also, who had at first come to him by night, came bringing a
mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds' weight.
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb
early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken
away from the tomb.
Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw
the linen cloths lying,
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors
being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came
and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them
when Jesus came.
Eight days later, his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas
was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among
them, and said, "Peace be with you."
But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of
fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards
Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the
disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord.
Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.
Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what
is that to you? Follow me!"
The saying spread abroad among the brethren that this disciple was not
to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, "If
it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?"
So when they had come together, they asked him, "Lord, will you at
this time restore the kingdom to Israel?"
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and
you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria
and to the end of the earth."
and said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This
Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way
as you saw him go into heaven."
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one
And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind,
and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were
bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before
the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day.
And fear came upon every soul; and many wonders and signs were done
through the apostles.
Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,
that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came
afterwards, also proclaimed these days.
And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain
of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them,
But many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the
men came to about five thousand.
When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. And great fear
came upon all who heard of it.
After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing
what had happened.
Immediately she fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came
in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside
And great fear came upon the whole church, and upon all who heard of
so that they even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them
on beds and pallets, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might
fall on some of them.
And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and
Now the high priest came and those who were with him and called
together the council and all the senate of Israel, and sent to the
prison to have them brought.
But when the officers came, they did not find them in the prison, and
they returned and reported,
Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these
words, they were much perplexed about them, wondering what this would
And some one came and told them, "The men whom you put in prison are
standing in the temple and teaching the people."
For before these days Theudas arose, giving himself out to be
somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him; but he
was slain and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they
came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council,
`But I will judge the nation which they serve,' said God, `and after
that they shall come out and worship me in this place.'
Now there came a famine throughout all Egypt and Canaan, and great
affliction, and our fathers could find no food.
"When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his
brethren, the sons of Israel.
When Moses saw it he wondered at the sight; and as he drew near to
look, the voice of the Lord came,
I have surely seen the ill-treatment of my people that are in Egypt and
heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now
come, I will send you to Egypt.'
Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed
those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom
you have now betrayed and murdered,
For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a
loud voice; and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed.
who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy
And Simon answered, "Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you
have said may come upon me."
And he rose and went. And behold, an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a minister of
the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of all her treasure,
had come to Jerusalem to worship
And he said, "How can I, unless some one guides me?" And he invited
Philip to come up and sit with him.
And as they went along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch
said, "See, here is water! What is to prevent my being baptized?"
And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught
up Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way
But Philip was found at Azotus, and passing on he preached the gospel
to all the towns till he came to Caesarea.
and he has seen a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him
so that he might regain his sight."
So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him
he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road
by which you came, has sent me that you may regain your sight and be
filled with the Holy Spirit."
And all who heard him were amazed, and said, "Is not this the man who
made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called on this name? And he has
come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief
And when he had come to Jerusalem he attempted to join the disciples;
and they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a
Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to
the saints that lived at Lydda.
Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was
there, sent two men to him entreating him, "Please come to us without
So Peter rose and went with them. And when he had come, they took him
to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing
tunics and other garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.
About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of
God coming in and saying to him, "Cornelius."
The next day, as they were on their journey and coming near the city,
Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour.
And there came a voice to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat."
And the voice came to him again a second time, "What God has cleansed,
you must not call common."
And Peter went down to the men and said, "I am the one you are looking
for; what is the reason for your coming?"
And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man,
who is well spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a
holy angel to send for you to come to his house, and to hear what you
have to say."
So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you
sent for me."
So I sent to you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now
therefore we are all here present in the sight of God, to hear all that
you have been commanded by the Lord."
And the believers from among the circumcised who came with Peter were
amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on
"I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision,
something descending, like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four
corners; and it came down to me.
But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming
to Antioch spoke to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
News of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent
Barnabas to Antioch.
When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad; and he exhorted
them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose;
Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the
iron gate leading into the city. It opened to them of its own accord,
and they went out and passed on through one street; and immediately the
angel left him.
And Peter came to himself, and said, "Now I am sure that the Lord has
sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that
the Jewish people were expecting."
And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a maid named Rhoda came
Now when day came, there was no small stir among the soldiers over
what had become of Peter.
Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; and they came
to him in a body, and having persuaded Blastus, the king's chamberlain,
they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king's
country for food.
When they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they came
upon a certain magician, a Jewish false prophet, named BarJesus.
Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in
Pamphylia. And John left them and returned to Jerusalem;
but they passed on from Perga and came to Antioch of Pisidia. And on
the sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.
Before his coming John had preached a baptism of repentance to all the
people of Israel.
And as John was finishing his course, he said, `What do you suppose
that I am? I am not he. No, but after me one is coming, the sandals of
whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'
and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from
Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.
Beware, therefore, lest there come upon you what is said in the
And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their
voices, saying in Lycaonian, "The gods have come down to us in the
likeness of men!"
But Jews came there from Antioch and Iconium; and having persuaded
the people, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing
that he was dead.
Then they passed through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia.
But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brethren,
"Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you
cannot be saved."
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the
apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with
it has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and
send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Come, let us return and
visit the brethren in every city where we proclaimed the word of the
Lord, and see how they are."
And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named
Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father
was a Greek.
And when they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into
Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was
standing beseeching him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help
and on the sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where
we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to
the women who had come together.
And when she was baptized, with her household, she besought us, saying,
"If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and
stay." And she prevailed upon us.
And this she did for many days. But Paul was annoyed, and turned and
said to the spirit, "I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come
out of her." And it came out that very hour.
And the jailer reported the words to Paul, saying, "The magistrates
have sent to let you go; now therefore come out and go in peace."
But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men
who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now
cast us out secretly? No! let them come themselves and take us out."
so they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and asked
them to leave the city.
Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they
came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
And when they could not find them, they dragged Jason and some of the
brethren before the city authorities, crying, "These men who have
turned the world upside down have come here also,
But when the Jews of Thessalonica learned that the word of God was
proclaimed by Paul at Beroea also, they came there too, stirring up
and inciting the crowds.
Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a
command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they
And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, lately come from
Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the
Jews to leave Rome. And he went to see them;
And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there; but he himself went
into the synagogue and argued with the Jews.
Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He
was an eloquent man, well versed in the scriptures.
While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country
and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples.
And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling
the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is,
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on
them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.
so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried away from his body to the
sick, and diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them.
Many also of those who were now believers came, confessing and
divulging their practices.
And a number of those who practiced magic arts brought their books
together and burned them in the sight of all; and they counted the
value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.
And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into
disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may
count for nothing, and that she may even be deposed from her
magnificence, she whom all Asia and the world worship."
Now some cried one thing, some another; for the assembly was in
confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together.
When he had gone through these parts and had given them much
encouragement, he came to Greece.
but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread,
and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven
And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene.
And sailing from there we came the following day opposite Chios; the
next day we touched at Samos; and the day after that we came to
And when they came to him, he said to them:
"You yourselves know how I lived among you all the time from the
first day that I set foot in Asia,
I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you,
not sparing the flock;
And when we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight
course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.
When we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left we sailed
to Syria, and landed at Tyre; for there the ship was to unload its
On the morrow we departed and came to Caesarea; and we entered the
house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed
While we were staying for some days, a prophet named Agabus came down
And coming to us he took Paul's girdle and bound his own feet and
hands, and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, `So shall the Jews at
Jerusalem bind the man who owns this girdle and deliver him into the
hands of the Gentiles.'"
When we had come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
What then is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come.
And as they were trying to kill him, word came to the tribune of the
cohort that all Jerusalem was in confusion.
Then the tribune came up and arrested him, and ordered him to be bound
with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.
And when he came to the steps, he was actually carried by the soldiers
because of the violence of the crowd;
And when I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was
led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus.
came to me, and standing by me said to me, `Brother Saul, receive your
sight.' And in that very hour I received my sight and saw him.
So the tribune came and said to him, "Tell me, are you a Roman
citizen?" And he said, "Yes."
You therefore, along with the council, give notice now to the tribune
to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his
case more exactly. And we are ready to kill him before he comes near."
This man was seized by the Jews, and was about to be killed by them,
when I came upon them with the soldiers and rescued him, having learned
that he was a Roman citizen.
When they came to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor,
they presented Paul also before him.
And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some
elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor
their case against Paul;
Now after some years I came to bring to my nation alms and offerings.
But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of the Way, put them
off, saying, "When Lysias the tribune comes down, I will decide your
After some days Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a Jewess;
and he sent for Paul and heard him speak upon faith in Christ Jesus.
Now when Festus had come into his province, after three days he went
up to Jerusalem from Caesarea.
And when he had come, the Jews who had gone down from Jerusalem stood
about him, bringing against him many serious charges which they could
When therefore they came together here, I made no delay, but on the
next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought
So on the morrow Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and they
entered the audience hall with the military tribunes and the prominent
men of the city. Then by command of Festus Paul was brought in.
To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand
here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the
prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
And when we had sailed across the sea which is off Cilicia and
Pamphylia, we came to Myra in Lycia.
Coasting along it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair
Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.
As they had been long without food, Paul then came forward among them
and said, "Men, you should have listened to me, and should not have set
sail from Crete and incurred this injury and loss.
When the fourteenth night had come, as we were drifting across the
sea of Adria, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were
And fearing that we might run on the rocks, they let out four anchors
from the stern, and prayed for day to come.
Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, when a
viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand.
They waited, expecting him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead; but
when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him,
they changed their minds and said that he was a god.
And when this had taken place, the rest of the people on the island who
had diseases also came and were cured.
And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhegium; and after one
day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli.
There we found brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven
days. And so we came to Rome.
And the brethren there, when they heard of us, came as far as the Forum
of Appius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them Paul thanked
God and took courage.
And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with
the soldier that guarded him.
And they said to him, "We have received no letters from Judea about
you, and none of the brethren coming here has reported or spoken any
evil about you.
When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his
lodging in great numbers. And he expounded the matter to them from
morning till evening, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to
convince them about Jesus both from the law of Moses and from the
And he lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all
who came to him,
asking that somehow by God's will I may now at last succeed in coming
I want you to know, brethren, that I have often intended to come to you
(but thus far have been prevented), in order that I may reap some
harvest among you as well as among the rest of the Gentiles.
And why not do evil that good may come?--as some people slanderously
charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.
For no human being will be justified in his sight by works of the law,
since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit
the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness
Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death
through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned--
Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sins were
not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was
Law came in, to increase the trespass; but where sin increased, grace
abounded all the more,
I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin
revived and I died;
For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and
seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's
So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the
preaching of Christ.
So I ask, have they stumbled so as to fall? By no means! But through
their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel
Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this
mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the
full number of the Gentiles come in,
and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written,
"The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from
and further Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse shall come, he who rises to
rule the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles hope."
This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to
But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and
since I have longed for many years to come to you,
they were pleased to do it, and indeed they are in debt to them, for if
the Gentiles have come to share in their spiritual blessings, they
ought also to be of service to them in material blessings.
and I know that when I come to you I shall come in the fulness of the
blessing of Christ.
so that by God's will I may come to you with joy and be refreshed in
When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the
testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom.
Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord
comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and
will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive
his commendation from God.
Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you.
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not
the talk of these arrogant people but their power.
What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a
spirit of gentleness?
Do not refuse one another except perhaps by agreement for a season,
that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again,
lest Satan tempt you through lack of self-control.
Now these things happened to them as a warning, but they were written
down for our instruction, upon whom the end of the ages has come.
But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when
you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the
Lord's death until he comes.
So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one
if any one is hungry, let him eat at home--lest you come together to be
condemned. About the other things I will give directions when I come.
but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
Now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, how shall I
benefit you unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy
What then, brethren? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a
lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be
done for edification.
For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming
those who belong to Christ.
Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father
after destroying every rule and every authority and power.
Come to your right mind, and sin no more. For some have no knowledge of
God. I say this to your shame.
But some one will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of
body do they come?"
You foolish man! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on
immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: "Death
is swallowed up in victory."
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside
and store it up, as he may prosper, so that contributions need not be
made when I come.
When Timothy comes, see that you put him at ease among you, for he is
doing the work of the Lord, as I am.
As for our brother Apollos, I strongly urged him to visit you with
the other brethren, but it was not at all his will to come now. He will
come when he has opportunity.
I rejoice at the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus,
because they have made up for your absence;
If any one has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord,
Because I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that
you might have a double pleasure;
I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come back to you
from Macedonia and have you send me on my way to Judea.
But I call God to witness against me--it was to spare you that I
refrained from coming to Corinth.
And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from
those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you,
that my joy would be the joy of you all.
When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, a door was
opened for me in the Lord;
Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from
us; our competence is from God,
Now if the dispensation of death, carved in letters on stone, came
with such splendor that the Israelites could not look at Moses' face
because of its brightness, fading as this was,
Indeed, in this case, what once had splendor has come to have no
splendor at all, because of the splendor that surpasses it.
For if what faded away came with splendor, what is permanent must have
much more splendor.
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are
being changed into his likeness from one degree of glory to another;
for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has
passed away, behold, the new has come.
Therefore come out from them, and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch nothing unclean; then I will welcome you,
For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest but we
were afflicted at every turn--fighting without and fear within.
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was
comforted in you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your
zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.
lest if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready,
we be humiliated--to say nothing of you--for being so confident.
For we are not overextending ourselves, as though we did not reach you;
we were the first to come all the way to you with the gospel of Christ.
For if some one comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we
preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you
received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you
accepted, you submit to it readily enough.
And when I was with you and was in want, I did not burden any one, for
my needs were supplied by the brethren who came from Macedonia. So I
refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way.
Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be
a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you; for children ought not
to lay up for their parents, but parents for their children.
For I fear that perhaps I may come and find you not what I wish, and
that you may find me not what you wish; that perhaps there may be
quarreling, jealousy, anger, selfishness, slander, gossip, conceit, and
I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I
may have to mourn over many of those who sinned before and have not
repented of the impurity, immorality, and licentiousness which they
This is the third time I am coming to you. Any charge must be
sustained by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
I warned those who sinned before and all the others, and I warn them
now while absent, as I did when present on my second visit, that if I
come again I will not spare them--
I write this while I am away from you, in order that when I come I may
not have to be severe in my use of the authority which the Lord has
given me for building up and not for tearing down.
For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came
through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
But when Cephas came to Antioch I opposed him to his face, because he
For before certain men came from James, he ate with the Gentiles; but
when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the
that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon the
Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
This is what I mean: the law, which came four hundred and thirty years
afterward, does not annul a covenant previously ratified by God, so as
to make the promise void.
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the
offspring should come to whom the promise had been made; and it was
ordained by angels through an intermediary.
Now before faith came, we were confined under the law, kept under
restraint until faith should be revealed.
So that the law was our custodian until Christ came, that we might be
justified by faith.
But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian;
But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of
woman, born under the law,
but now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God,
how can you turn back again to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits,
whose slaves you want to be once more?
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above
every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which
is to come;
that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his
grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to
those who were near;
Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for
edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these
things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus
Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus,
because of my coming to you again.
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so
that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that
you stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for
the faith of the gospel,
and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself shall come also.
which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit
and growing--so among yourselves, from the day you heard and understood
the grace of God in truth,
and you have come to fulness of life in him, who is the head of all
rule and authority.
These are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs
On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of
Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions--if he comes
to you, receive him),
for our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in
the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we
proved to be among you for your sake.
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead,
Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they may be
saved--so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But God's
wrath has come upon them at last!
because we wanted to come to you--I, Paul, again and again--but Satan
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus
at his coming? Is it not you?
For when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we were to
suffer affliction; just as it has come to pass, and as you know.
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the
good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember
us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you--
so that he may establish your hearts unblamable in holiness before our
God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are
alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede
those who have fallen asleep.
For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a
thief in the night.
When people say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction
will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there
will be no escape.
May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit
and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord
when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be
marveled at in all who have believed, because our testimony to you was
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling
to meet him, we beg you, brethren,
not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by
word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day
of the Lord has come.
Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless
the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the
son of perdition,
And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay
him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and
The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all
power and with pretended signs and wonders,
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus
came into the world to save sinners. And I am the foremost of sinners;
who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these instructions to
you so that,
for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in
every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the
life to come.
Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching,
correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant that
they will repent and come to know the truth,
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but
having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to
suit their own likings,
For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my
departure has come.
Do your best to come to me soon.
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also
the books, and above all the parchments.
Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as
do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brethren.
When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me
at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of
which we are speaking.
For good news came to us just as to them; but the message which they
heard did not benefit them, because it did not meet with faith in the
and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the
age to come,
Indeed, the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the
word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has
been made perfect for ever.
For he finds fault with them when he says: "The days will come, says
the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel
and with the house of Judah;
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that
have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made
with hands, that is, not of this creation)
And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes
For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead
of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same
sacrifices which are continually offered year after year, make perfect
those who draw near.
Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices
and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for
Then I said, `Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God,' as it is written
of me in the roll of the book."
then he added, "Lo, I have come to do thy will." He abolishes the first
in order to establish the second.
"For yet a little while, and the coming one shall come and shall not
By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen,
took heed and constructed an ark for the saving of his household; by
this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness
which comes by faith.
For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire, and
darkness, and gloom, and a tempest,
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the
heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come.
You should understand that our brother Timothy has been released, with
whom I shall see you if he comes soon.
Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy
send you greetings.
Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down
from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due
For if a man with gold rings and in fine clothing comes into your
assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in,
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brethren, this ought
not to be so.
This wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly,
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and
such a town and spend a year there and trade and get gain";
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming
Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord.
Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being
patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain.
You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord
is at hand.
Therefore gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the
grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight
chosen and precious;
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you
to prove you, as though something strange were happening to you.
For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God;
and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey
the gospel of God?
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to
you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were
eyewitnesses of his majesty.
because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by
the Holy Spirit spoke from God.
First of all you must understand this, that scoffers will come in the
last days with scoffing, following their own passions
and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the
fathers fell asleep, all things have continued as they were from the
beginning of creation."
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens
will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved
with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned
waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of
which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will
melt with fire!
Children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist
is coming, so now many antichrists have come; therefore we know that it
is the last hour.
And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we
may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that
Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
and every spirit which does not confess Jesus is not of God. This is
the spirit of antichrist, of which you heard that it was coming, and
now it is in the world already.
This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the
water only but with the water and the blood.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us
understanding, to know him who is true; and we are in him who is true,
in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not
acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the
deceiver and the antichrist.
If any one comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not
receive him into the house or give him any greeting;
Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and
ink, but I hope to come to see you and talk with you face to face, so
that our joy may be complete.
So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, prating against me with
evil words. And not content with that, he refuses himself to welcome
the brethren, and also stops those who want to welcome them and puts
them out of the church.
It was of these also that Enoch in the seventh generation from Adam
prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with his holy myriads,
John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to
come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, every
one who pierced him; and all tribes of the earth will wail on account
of him. Even so. Amen.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, who is and who was
and who is to come, the Almighty.
Remember then from what you have fallen, repent and do the works you
did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from
its place, unless you repent.
"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: `The words of the
first and the last, who died and came to life.
Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with
the sword of my mouth.
only hold fast what you have, until I come.
Remember then what you received and heard; keep that, and repent. If
you will not awake, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at
what hour I will come upon you.
Behold, I will make those of the synagogue of Satan who say that they
are Jews and are not, but lie--behold, I will make them come and bow
down before your feet, and learn that I have loved you.
Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will keep you
from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to try those
who dwell upon the earth.
I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize
He who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God;
never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my
God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes
down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and
opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
After this I looked, and lo, in heaven an open door! And the first
voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up
hither, and I will show you what must take place after this."
And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of
eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing,
"Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to
Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard
one of the four living creatures say, as with a voice of thunder,
When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature
And out came another horse, bright red; its rider was permitted to take
peace from the earth, so that men should slay one another; and he was
given a great sword.
When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say,
"Come!" And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and its rider had a
balance in his hand;
When he opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth
living creature say, "Come!"
for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand before it?"
Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, "Who are these, clothed
in white robes, and whence have they come?"
I said to him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, "These are they who
have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes
and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer; and
he was given much incense to mingle with the prayers of all the saints
upon the golden altar before the throne;
Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given
power like the power of scorpions of the earth;
The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come.
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a
cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and
his legs like pillars of fire.
Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up
hither!" And in the sight of their foes they went up to heaven in a
The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come.
The nations raged, but thy wrath came, and the time for the dead to be
judged, for rewarding thy servants, the prophets and saints, and those
who fear thy name, both small and great, and for destroying the
destroyers of the earth."
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation and the
power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have
come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses
them day and night before our God.
Rejoice then, O heaven and you that dwell therein! But woe to you, O
earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath,
because he knows that his time is short!"
But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its
mouth and swallowed the river which the dragon had poured from his
It works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth
in the sight of men;
and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, for the
hour of his judgment has come; and worship him who made heaven and
earth, the sea and the fountains of water."
And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to
him who sat upon the cloud, "Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour
to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe."
And another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a
Then another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has power
over fire, and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp
sickle, "Put in your sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the
earth, for its grapes are ripe."
Who shall not fear and glorify thy name, O Lord? For thou alone art
holy. All nations shall come and worship thee, for thy judgments have
and out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues,
robed in pure bright linen, and their breasts girded with golden
So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth, and foul
and evil sores came upon the men who bore the mark of the beast and
worshiped its image.
("Lo, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake, keeping his
garments that he may not go naked and be seen exposed!")
The seventh angel poured his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came
out of the temple, from the throne, saying, "It is done!"
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to
me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who is
seated upon many waters,
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from the
bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose
names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of
the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not
and is to come.
they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other
has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain only a little while.
After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great
authority; and the earth was made bright with his splendor.
Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,
"Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you
share in her plagues;
so shall her plagues come in a single day, pestilence and mourning and
famine, and she shall be burned with fire; for mighty is the Lord God
who judges her."
they will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say, "Alas! alas!
thou great city, thou mighty city, Babylon! In one hour has thy
And from the throne came a voice crying, "Praise our God, all you his
servants, you who fear him, small and great."
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of
the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready;
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he
called to all the birds that fly in midheaven, "Come, gather for the
great supper of God,
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the
key of the bottomless pit and a great chain.
Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom judgment
was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for
their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God, and who had not
worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their
foreheads or their hands. They came to life, and reigned with Christ a
The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were
ended. This is the first resurrection.
and will come out to deceive the nations which are at the four corners
of the earth, that is, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their
number is like the sand of the sea.
And they marched up over the broad earth and surrounded the camp of the
saints and the beloved city; but fire came down from heaven and
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from
God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband;
Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the
seven last plagues, and spoke to me, saying, "Come, I will show you the
Bride, the wife of the Lamb."
And in the Spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain, and
showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,
And behold, I am coming soon."
Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.
"Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense, to repay every one
for what he has done.
The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let him who hears say,
"Come." And let him who is thirsty come, let him who desires take the
water of life without price.
He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon."
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!