The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of
and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was
born, who is called Christ.
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;
she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will
save his people from their sins."
but knew her not until she had borne a son; and he called his name
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,
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for
us to fulfil all righteousness." Then he consented.
And when Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and
behold, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending
like a dove, and alighting on him;
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted
by the devil.
Jesus said to him, "Again it is written, `You shall not tempt the Lord
Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! for it is written, `You shall
worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'"
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand."
And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at
And Jesus said to him, "See that you say nothing to any one; but go,
show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded,
for a proof to the people."
When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him,
"Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.
And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have
believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment.
And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying
sick with a fever;
Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over
to the other side.
And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have
nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own
And behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him,
they begged him to leave their neighborhood.
And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when
Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son;
your sins are forgiven."
But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your
As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at
the tax office; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and
And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and
sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
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.
And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples.
Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take heart, daughter; your faith
has made you well." And instantly the woman was made well.
And when Jesus came to the ruler's house, and saw the flute players,
and the crowd making a tumult,
And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying
aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David."
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 their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that
no one knows it."
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their
synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every
disease and every infirmity.
These twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, "Go nowhere among the
Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans,
And when Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went
on from there to teach and preach in their cities.
And Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:
As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning
John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken
by the wind?
At that time Jesus declared, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven
and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
understanding and revealed them to babes;
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the sabbath; his
disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to
Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and
he healed them all,
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.
All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing
to them without a parable.
And when Jesus had finished these parables, he went away from there,
And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not
without honor except in his own country and in his own house."
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus;
And his disciples came and took the body and buried it; and they went
and told Jesus.
Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a
lonely place apart. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on
foot from the towns.
Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat."
He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water
and came to Jesus;
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him,
"O man of little faith, why did you doubt?"
Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
And Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre
Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for
you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.
And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee. And
he went up on the mountain, and sat down there.
Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion
on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days, and have
nothing to eat; and I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they
faint on the way."
And Jesus said to them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven,
and a few small fish."
Jesus said to them, "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and Sadducees."
But Jesus, aware of this, said, "O men of little faith, why do you
discuss among yourselves the fact that you have no bread?
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he
asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?"
And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon BarJona! For flesh and
blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to
Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let
him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his
brother, and led them up a high mountain apart.
And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is well that we are here; if you
wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and
one for Elijah."
But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear."
And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
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 Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I
to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me."
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?"
As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of
man is to be delivered into the hands of men,
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?"
And when he said, "From others," Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times
Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee
and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan;
but Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."
He said to him, "Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, You shall
not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false
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 Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly, I say to you, it will be
hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is
impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the
Son of man shall sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me
will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples
aside, and on the way he said to them,
But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able
to drink the cup that I am to drink?" They said to him, "We are able."
But Jesus called them to him and said, "You know that the rulers of the
Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over
And behold, two blind men sitting by the roadside, when they heard that
Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Have mercy on us, Son of David!"
And Jesus stopped and called them, saying, "What do you want me to do
And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they received
their sight and followed him.
And when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the
Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them;
And the crowds said, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of
And Jesus entered the temple of God and drove out all who sold and
bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the
money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.
and they said to him, "Do you hear what these are saying?" And Jesus
said to them, "Yes; have you never read, `Out of the mouth of babes and
sucklings thou hast brought perfect praise'?"
And Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and
never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree,
but even if you say to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the
sea,' it will be done.
Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you a question; and if you tell
me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these
So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And he said to them, "Neither
will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first."
Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the
harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the scriptures: `The very
stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner;
this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?
And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,
But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you
And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
But Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you know neither the
scriptures nor the power of God.
Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a
Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples,
Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to
point out to him the buildings of the temple.
And Jesus answered them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples,
and took counsel together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill
Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,
But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you trouble the woman?
For she has done a beautiful thing to me.
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 the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the
Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it,
and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is my body."
Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of me this
night; for it is written, `I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of
the flock will be scattered.'
Jesus said to him, "Truly, I say to you, this very night, before the
cock crows, you will deny me three times."
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said
to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go yonder and pray."
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.
And behold, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and
drew his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest, and cut off
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back into its place; for all
who take the sword will perish by the sword.
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.
Then those who had seized Jesus led him to Caiaphas the high priest,
where the scribes and the elders had gathered.
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought false testimony
against Jesus that they might put him to death,
But Jesus was silent. And the high priest said to him, "I adjure you by
the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."
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."
And when he went out to the porch, another maid saw him, and she said
to the bystanders, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth."
And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the cock crows, you
will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly.
When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people
took counsel against Jesus to put him to death;
Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are
you the King of the Jews?" Jesus said, "You have said so."
So when they had gathered, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you want me to
release for you, Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?"
Now the chief priests and the elders persuaded the people to ask for
Barabbas and destroy Jesus.
Pilate said to them, "Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called
Christ?" They all said, "Let him be crucified."
Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus,
delivered him to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and
they gathered the whole battalion before him.
And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is
Jesus the King of the Jews."
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli,
lama sabachthani?" that is, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken
And Jesus cried again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over
Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with
awe, and said, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
There were also many women there, looking on from afar, who had
followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him;
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named
Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.
He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered
it to be given to him.
But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you
seek Jesus who was crucified.
And behold, Jesus met them and said, "Hail!" And they came up and took
hold of his feet and worshiped him.
Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to
go to Galilee, and there they will see me."
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which
Jesus had directed them.
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth
has been given to me.
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by
John in the Jordan.
Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the
gospel of God,
And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you become fishers
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!"
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 when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your
sins are forgiven."
And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus
questioned within themselves, said to them, "Why do you question thus
in your hearts?
And as he sat at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners
were sitting with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many who
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."
And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the
bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them,
they cannot fast.
Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude
from Galilee followed; also from Judea
And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped him;
and crying out with a loud voice, he said, "What have you to do with
me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not
And Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" He replied, "My name is
Legion; for we are many."
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.
And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their neighborhood.
And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus
had done for him; and all men marveled.
And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a
great crowd gathered about him; and he was beside the sea.
She had heard the reports about Jesus, and came up behind him in the
crowd and touched his garment.
And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from him,
immediately turned about in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my
But ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue,
"Do not fear, only believe."
And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his
own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house."
King Herod heard of it; for Jesus' name had become known. Some said,
"John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why these
powers are at work in him."
The apostles returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done
And being aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact
that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your
And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesarea
Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and
led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was
transfigured before them,
And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses; and they were talking to
And Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it is well that we are here; let us
make three booths, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah."
And suddenly looking around they no longer saw any one with them but
And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he said,
And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All things are possible to him who
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."
But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work
in my name will be able soon after to speak evil of me.
But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart he wrote you this
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 said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but 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."
And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will
be for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!"
And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them
again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with
God; for all things are possible with God."
Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or
brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my
sake and for the gospel,
And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was
walking ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed
were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what
was to happen to him,
But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you
able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism
with which I am baptized?"
And they said to him, "We are able." And Jesus said to them, "The cup
that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am
baptized, you will be baptized;
And Jesus called them to him and said to them, "You know that those who
are supposed to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their
great men exercise authority over them.
And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out
and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him." And they called the blind man,
saying to him, "Take heart; rise, he is calling you."
And throwing off his mantle he sprang up and came to Jesus.
And Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" And the
blind man said to him, "Master, let me receive my sight."
And Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you well." And
immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.
And they told them what Jesus had said; and they let them go.
And they brought the colt to Jesus, and threw their garments on it; and
he sat upon it.
And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God.
Jesus said to them, "I will ask you a question; answer me, and I will
tell you by what authority I do these things.
So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them,
"Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."
Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and
to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at him.
Jesus said to them, "Is not this why you are wrong, that you know
neither the scriptures nor the power of God?
Jesus answered, "The first is, `Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the
Lord is one;
And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are
not far from the kingdom of God." And after that no one dared to ask
him any question.
And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say
that the Christ is the son of David?
And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will
not be left here one stone upon another, that will not be thrown down."
And Jesus began to say to them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has done a
beautiful thing to me.
And as they were at table eating, Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, one
of you will betray me, one who is eating with me."
And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away; for it is written, `I
will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.'
And Jesus said to him, "Truly, I say to you, this very night, before
the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times."
And Jesus said to them, "Have you come out as against a robber, with
swords and clubs to capture me?
And they led Jesus to the high priest; and all the chief priests and
the elders and the scribes were assembled.
Now the chief priests and the whole council sought testimony against
Jesus to put him to death; but they found none.
And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, "Have you
no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?"
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 seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, "You
also were with the Nazarene, Jesus."
And immediately the cock crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how
Jesus had said to him, "Before the cock crows twice, you will deny me
three times." And he broke down and wept.
And as soon as it was morning the chief priests, with the elders and
scribes, and the whole council held a consultation; and they bound
Jesus and led him away and delivered him to Pilate.
But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate wondered.
So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas;
and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi,
lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God, my God, why hast thou
And Jesus uttered a loud cry, and breathed his last.
Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also
himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to
Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who
was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they
So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up
into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you
shall call his name Jesus.
And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called
Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
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 when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus
stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it,
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God
Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been
baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened,
Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age,
being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,
And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was
led by the Spirit
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, `Man shall not live by bread
And Jesus answered him, "It is written, `You shall worship the Lord
your God, and him only shall you serve.'"
And Jesus answered him, "It is said, `You shall not tempt the Lord your
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a
report concerning him went out through all the surrounding country.
"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.
But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying,
"Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord."
and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners
with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; henceforth you
will be catching men."
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."
And behold, men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and
they sought to bring him in and lay him before Jesus;
but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up
on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the
midst before Jesus.
When Jesus perceived their questionings, he answered them, "Why do you
question in your hearts?
And Jesus answered them, "Those who are well have no need of a
physician, but those who are sick;
And Jesus said to them, "Can you make wedding guests fast while the
bridegroom is with them?
And Jesus answered, "Have you not read what David did when he was
hungry, he and those who were with him:
And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the sabbath to do
good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?"
But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they
might do to Jesus.
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;
When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the
multitude that followed him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I
found such faith."
And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to
you." And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?"
When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him, and said with
a loud voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High
God? I beseech you, do not torment me."
Jesus then asked him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion"; for
many demons had entered him.
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.
"Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And
he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had
done for him.
Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all
waiting for him.
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,
And Jesus said, "Who was it that touched me?" When all denied it, Peter
said, "Master, the multitudes surround you and press upon you!"
But Jesus said, "Some one touched me; for I perceive that power has
gone forth from me."
But Jesus on hearing this answered him, "Do not fear; only believe, and
she shall be well."
And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, it
is well that we are here; let us make three booths, one for you and one
for Moses and one for Elijah"--not knowing what he said.
And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept
silence and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.
Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long am I to
be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."
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
But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child
and put him by his side,
But Jesus said to him, "Do not forbid him; for he that is not against
you is for you."
And Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have
nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."
Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back
is fit for the kingdom of God."
But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my
Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he
fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed,
leaving him half dead.
He said, "The one who showed mercy on him." And Jesus said to him, "Go
and do likewise."
And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are
freed from your infirmity."
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
And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to
heal on the sabbath, or not?"
and lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us."
and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a
Then said Jesus, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?
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 Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but 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."
Jesus looking at him said, "How hard it is for those who have riches to
enter the kingdom of God!
They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he
came near, he asked him,
And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you
And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the
crowd, because he was small of stature.
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
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since
he also is a son of Abraham.
And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their garments on the colt
they set Jesus upon it.
And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do
And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in
So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the passover for
us, that we may eat it."
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
but Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of man with a
But Jesus said, "No more of this!" And he touched his ear and healed
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?
Now the men who were holding Jesus mocked him and beat him;
When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see
him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign
done by him.
Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus;
He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection
and murder, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their
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
But Jesus turning to them said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep
for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
And they cast lots to divide his garments.
And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, "Father, into thy hands I
commit my spirit!" And having said this he breathed his last.
This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew
near and went with them.
And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning
Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God
and all the people,
As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them.
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of
The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, "What do you
seek?" And they said to him, "Rabbi" (which means Teacher), "where are
He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, "So you are
Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas" (which means Peter).
The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and
said to him, "Follow me."
Philip found Nathana-el, and said to him, "We have found him of whom
Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the
son of Joseph."
Jesus saw Nathana-el coming to him, and said of him, "Behold, an
Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!"
Nathana-el said to him, "How do you know me?" Jesus answered him,
"Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you."
Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig
tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these."
On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the
mother of Jesus was there;
Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples.
When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no
And Jesus said to her, "O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour
has not yet come."
Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up
to the brim.
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and
manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will
raise it up."
When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered
that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word
which Jesus had spoken.
but Jesus did not trust himself to them,
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."
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born
anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of
water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
Jesus answered him, "Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not
After this Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea; there
he remained with them and baptized.
Now when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was
making and baptizing more disciples than John
(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),
Jacob's well was there, and so Jesus, wearied as he was with his
journey, sat down beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.
There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her,
"Give me a drink."
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is
saying to you, `Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he
would have given you living water."
Jesus said to her, "Every one who drinks of this water will thirst
Jesus said to her, "Go, call your husband, and come here."
The woman answered him, "I have no husband." Jesus said to her, "You
are right in saying, `I have no husband';
Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither
on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.
Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am he."
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and
to accomplish his work.
For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own
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
Jesus therefore said to him, "Unless you see signs and wonders you will
Jesus said to him, "Go; your son will live." The man believed the word
that Jesus spoke to him and went his way.
The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, "Your son
will live"; and he himself believed, and all his household.
This was now the second sign that Jesus did when he had come from Judea
After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to
When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time,
he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?"
Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk."
Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had
withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.
Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you
are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you."
The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed
And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the
But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working still, and I am working."
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do
nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for
whatever he does, that the Son does likewise.
After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which
is the Sea of Tiberi-as.
Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with his disciples.
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?"
Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the
place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he
distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as
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.
got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now
dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking
on the sea and drawing near to the boat. They were frightened,
On the next day the people who remained on the other side of the sea
saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not
entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone
So when the people saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples,
they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking
Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you seek me, not
because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.
Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him
whom he has sent."
Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses
who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread
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.
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'?"
Jesus answered them, "Do not murmur among yourselves.
So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the
flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you;
But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said
to them, "Do you take offense at this?
But there are some of you that do not believe." For Jesus knew from the
first who those were that did not believe, and who it was that would
Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?"
Jesus answered them, "Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you
is a devil?"
After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in
Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him.
Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always
About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and
So Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me;
Jesus answered them, "I did one deed, and you all marvel at it.
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.
Jesus then said, "I shall be with you a little longer, and then I go to
him who sent me;
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.
Now this he said about the Spirit, which those who believed in him were
to receive; for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was
not yet glorified.
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring
against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the
eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
Jesus looked up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one
She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you;
go, and do not sin again."
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world; he who
follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
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.
They said to him therefore, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered,
"You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my
They said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, "Even what I have
told you from the beginning.
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will
know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak
thus as the Father taught me.
Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue
in my word, you are truly my disciples,
Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who
commits sin is a slave to sin.
They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, "If
you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham did,
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
Jesus answered, "I have not a demon; but I honor my Father, and you
Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my
Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God.
Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I
So they took up stones to throw at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went
out of the temple.
Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but
that the works of God might be made manifest in him.
He answered, "The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and
said to me, `Go to Siloam and wash'; so I went and washed and received
Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said,
"Do you believe in the Son of man?"
Jesus said to him, "You have seen him, and it is he who speaks to you."
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."
Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but
now that you say, `We see,' your guilt remains.
This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he
was saying to them.
So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the
door of the sheep.
it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of
Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works
that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me;
Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father;
for which of these do you stone me?"
Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, `I said, you are
But when Jesus heard it he said, "This illness is not unto death; it is
for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by means
Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one
walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of
Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant
taking rest in sleep.
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus is dead;
Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the
tomb four days.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while
Mary sat in the house.
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not
Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes
in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
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;
Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and
a stone lay upon it.
Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man,
said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been
dead four days."
Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you would believe you
would see the glory of God?"
So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said,
"Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
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
but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had
He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year
he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation,
Jesus therefore no longer went about openly among the Jews, but went
from there to the country near the wilderness, to a town called
Ephraim; and there he stayed with the disciples.
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.
Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet
of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled
with the fragrance of the ointment.
Jesus said, "Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial.
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.
because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and
believing in Jesus.
The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus
was coming to Jerusalem.
And Jesus found a young ass and sat upon it; as it is written,
His disciples did not understand this at first; but when Jesus was
glorified, then they remembered that this had been written of him and
had been done to him.
So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said
to him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew went with Philip and they told
And Jesus answered them, "The hour has come for the Son of man to be
Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine.
Jesus said to them, "The light is with you for a little longer. Walk
while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks
in the darkness does not know where he goes.
While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become
sons of light."
When Jesus had said this, he departed and hid himself from them.
And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, believes not in
me but in him who sent me.
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,
Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not know now, but afterward
you will understand."
Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him,
"If I do not wash you, you have no part in me."
Jesus said to him, "He who has bathed does not need to wash, except for
his feet, but he is clean all over; and you are clean, but not every
one of you."
When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified,
"Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me."
One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was lying close to the breast
So lying thus, close to the breast of Jesus, he said to him, "Lord, who
Jesus answered, "It is he to whom I shall give this morsel when I have
dipped it." So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the
son of Simon Iscariot.
Then after the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What
you are going to do, do quickly."
Some thought that, because Judas had the money box, Jesus was telling
him, "Buy what we need for the feast"; or, that he should give
something to the poor.
When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified,
and in him God is glorified;
Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, where are you going?" Jesus answered,
"Where I am going you cannot follow me now; but you shall follow
Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I
say to you, the cock will not crow, till you have denied me three times.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one
comes to the Father, but by me.
Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not
know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you
say, `Show us the Father'?
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
Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him; so he said to them, "Is this
what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, `A little
while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will
Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe?
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
And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and
Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.
When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples
across the Kidron valley, where there was a garden, which he and his
Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met
there with his disciples.
Then Jesus, knowing all that was to befall him, came forward and said
to them, "Whom do you seek?"
They answered him, "Jesus of Nazareth." Jesus said to them, "I am he."
Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.
Again he asked them, "Whom do you seek?" And they said, "Jesus of
Jesus answered, "I told you that I am he; so, if you seek me, let these
Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink
the cup which the Father has given me?"
So the band of soldiers and their captain and the officers of the
Jews seized Jesus and bound him.
Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. As this
disciple was known to the high priest, he entered the court of the high
priest along with Jesus,
The high priest then questioned Jesus about his disciples and his
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.
When he had said this, one of the officers standing by struck Jesus
with his hand, saying, "Is that how you answer the high priest?"
Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness to the
wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?"
Then they led Jesus from the house of Caiaphas to the praetorium. It
was early. They themselves did not enter the praetorium, so that they
might not be defiled, but might eat the passover.
This was to fulfil the word which Jesus had spoken to show by what
death he was to die.
Pilate entered the praetorium again and called Jesus, and said to
him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
Jesus answered, "Do you say this of your own accord, or did others say
it to you about me?"
Jesus answered, "My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were
of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over
to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world."
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."
Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.
So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.
Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"
he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are you
from?" But Jesus gave no answer.
Jesus answered him, "You would have no power over me unless it had been
given you from above; therefore he who delivered me to you has the
When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the
judgment seat at a place called The Pavement, and in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the
place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha.
There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side,
and Jesus between them.
Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, "Jesus of
Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
Many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was
crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin,
and in Greek.
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made
four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was
without seam, woven from top to bottom;
So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were his
mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing
near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son!"
After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil
the scripture), "I thirst."
When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished"; and he
bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did
not break his legs.
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
They took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the
spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.
So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, as the tomb was close at
hand, they laid Jesus there.
So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one
whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of
the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had
lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not
know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?"
Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have
carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him
Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew,
"Rabboni!" (which means Teacher).
Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the
Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my
Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
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."
Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent
me, even so I send 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."
Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed
are those who have not seen and yet believe."
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples,
which are not written in this book;
but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.
After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea
of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way.
Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the beach; yet the disciples
did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to them, "Children, have you any fish?" They answered him,
That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When
Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his clothes, for he
was stripped for work, and sprang into the sea.
Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught."
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.
This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples
after he was raised from the dead.
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon,
son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes,
Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?"
Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love
me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I
love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved,
who had lain close to his breast at the supper and had said, "Lord, who
is it that is going to betray you?"
When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about this man?"
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?"
But there are also many other things which Jesus did; were every one
of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not
contain the books that would be written.
In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus
began to do and teach,
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."
All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with
the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
"Brethren, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit
spoke beforehand by the mouth of David, concerning Judas who was guide
to those who arrested Jesus.
So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the
Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested
to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did
through him in your midst, as you yourselves know--
this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and
foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless
This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made
him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."
And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in
the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you
shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
But Peter said, "I have no silver and gold, but I give you what I have;
in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk."
The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers,
glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the
presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.
And his name, by faith in his name, has made this man strong whom you
see and know; and the faith which is through Jesus has given the man
this perfect health in the presence of you all.
and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus
the resurrection from the dead.
be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the
name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised
from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well.
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that
they were uneducated, common men, they wondered; and they recognized
that they had been with Jesus.
So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in
the name of Jesus.
for truly in this city there were gathered together against thy holy
servant Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate,
with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
while thou stretchest out thy hand to heal, and signs and wonders are
performed through the name of thy holy servant Jesus."
And with great power the apostles gave their testimony to the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
The God of our fathers raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a
So they took his advice, and when they had called in the apostles,
they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and
let them go.
And every day in the temple and at home they did not cease teaching and
preaching Jesus as the Christ.
for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this
place, and will change the customs which Moses delivered to us."
But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of
God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God;
And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my
But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the
kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both
men and women.
for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been
baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this scripture he told
him the good news of Jesus.
And he said, "Who are you, Lord?" And he said, "I am Jesus, whom you
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 in the synagogues immediately he proclaimed Jesus, saying, "He is
the Son of God."
But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews
who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.
But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared to
them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at
Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus.
And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make
your bed." And immediately he rose.
You know the word which he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace
by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power;
how he went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the
devil, for God was with him.
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then
they asked him to remain for some days.
If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we
believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand
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.
Of this man's posterity God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus, as
this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it
is written in the second psalm, `Thou art my Son, today I have begotten
But we believe that we shall be saved through the grace of the Lord
Jesus, just as they will."
men who have risked their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And when they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into
Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them;
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 they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you
and your household."
explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer
and to rise from the dead, and saying, "This Jesus, whom I proclaim to
you, is the Christ."
and Jason has received them; and they are all acting against the
decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus."
Some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers met him. And some
said, "What would this babbler say?" Others said, "He seems to be a
preacher of foreign divinities"--because he preached Jesus and the
When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied
with preaching, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in
spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus,
though he knew only the baptism of John.
for he powerfully confuted the Jews in public, showing by the
scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.
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,
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to pronounce the
name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "I
adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches."
But the evil spirit answered them, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but
who are you?"
And this became known to all residents of Ephesus, both Jews and
Greeks; and fear fell upon them all; and the name of the Lord Jesus was
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance to God and of faith
in our Lord Jesus Christ.
But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if
only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from
the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
In all things I have shown you that by so toiling one must help the
weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, `It is more
blessed to give than to receive.'"
Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart?
For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die at Jerusalem
for the name of the Lord Jesus."
And I answered, `Who are you, Lord?' And he said to me, `I am Jesus of
Nazareth whom you are persecuting.'
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.
but they had certain points of dispute with him about their own
superstition and about one Jesus, who was dead, but whom Paul asserted
to be alive.
"I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing
the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
And I said, `Who are you, Lord?' And the Lord said, `I am Jesus whom
you are persecuting.
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
preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ
quite openly and unhindered.
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for
the gospel of God
and designated Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness
by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;
To all God's beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because
your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men
by Christ Jesus.
the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who
believe. For there is no distinction;
they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which
is in Christ Jesus,
it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and
that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.
but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him that
raised from the dead Jesus our Lord,
Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom we have now received our reconciliation.
But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through
one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift
in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.
If, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man,
much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free
gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through
righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into his death?
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I of myself
serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from
the law of sin and death.
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he
who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal
bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you.
who is to condemn? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised
from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes
nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able
to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
because, if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe
in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh,
to gratify its desires.
I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in
itself; but it is unclean for any one who thinks it unclean.
May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in
such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly
service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may
be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to be proud of my work for God.
I appeal to you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love
of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my
Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,
then the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace
of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and
the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the
mystery which was kept secret for long ages
to the only wise God be glory for evermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and
our brother Sosthenes,
To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those sanctified in
Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every
place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which
was given you in Christ Jesus,
so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the
revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his
Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that
you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our
wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption;
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him
For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid, which
is Jesus Christ.
For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many
fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
in the name of the Lord Jesus on the man who has done such a thing.
When you are assembled, and my spirit is present, with the power of our
you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,
that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified,
you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the
Spirit of our God.
yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and
for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all
things and through whom we exist.
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord?
Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the
Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,
Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit
of God ever says "Jesus be cursed!" and no one can say "Jesus is Lord"
except by the Holy Spirit.
I protest, brethren, by my pride in you which I have in Christ Jesus
our Lord, I die every day!
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our
To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are
in the whole of Achaia:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
mercies and God of all comfort,
as you have understood in part, that you can be proud of us as we can
be of you, on the day of the Lord Jesus.
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we preached among you, Silvanus
and Timothy and I, was not Yes and No; but in him it is always Yes.
For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with
ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of
Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
For while we live we are always being given up to death for Jesus'
sake, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus
and bring us with you into his presence.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was
rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you
might become rich.
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.
The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed for ever, knows
that I do not lie.
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith.
Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in
you?--unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Paul an apostle--not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ
and God the Father, who raised him from the dead--
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came
through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
But because of false brethren secretly brought in, who slipped in to
spy out our freedom which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might
bring us into bondage--
yet who know that a man is not justified by works of the law but
through faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus,
in order to be justified by faith in Christ, and not by works of the
law, because by works of the law shall no one be justified.
O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus
Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified?
that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come upon the
Gentiles, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
But the scripture consigned all things to sin, that what was promised
to faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there
is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or
despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any
avail, but faith working through love.
And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its
passions and desires.
But far be it from me to glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus
Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear on my body the marks of
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
To the saints who are also faithful in Christ Jesus:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has
blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly
He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according
to the purpose of his will,
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love toward all the saints,
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give
you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
and raised us up with him, and made us sit with him in the heavenly
places in Christ Jesus,
that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his
grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought
near in the blood of Christ.
built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus
himself being the cornerstone,
For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you
that is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body,
and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in
Christ Jesus our Lord,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations,
for ever and ever. Amen.
assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the
truth is in Jesus.
always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ to God the Father.
Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with love undying.
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the
bishops and deacons:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to
completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of
filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus
Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Yes, and I shall rejoice. For I know that through your prayers and
the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my
so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus,
because of my coming to you again.
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth
and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may
be cheered by news of you.
They all look after their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
For we are the true circumcision, who worship God in spirit, and glory
in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh.
Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of
knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of
all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect; but I
press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in
But our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the
Lord Jesus Christ,
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in
glory in Christ Jesus.
Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our
We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we
pray for you,
because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love
which you have for all the saints,
As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him,
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the
Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
and Jesus who is called Justus. These are the only men of the
circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they
have been a comfort to me.
Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets
you, always remembering you earnestly in his prayers, that you may
stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in
God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of
love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead,
Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ
Jesus which are in Judea; for you suffered the same things from your
own countrymen as they did from the Jews,
who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and
displease God and oppose all men
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus
at his coming? Is it not you?
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our
way to 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.
Finally, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that
as you learned from us how you ought to live and to please God, just as
you are doing, you do so more and more.
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through
Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through
our Lord Jesus Christ,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ
Jesus for you.
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
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in
God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus
is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire,
inflicting vengeance upon those who do not know God and upon those who
do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in
him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling
to meet him, we beg you, brethren,
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
To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the
glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved
us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that you keep away from any brother who is living in idleness and not
in accord with the tradition that you received from us.
Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do
their work in quietness and to earn their own living.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of
Christ Jesus our hope,
To Timothy, my true child in the faith:
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
I thank him who has given me strength for this, Christ Jesus our
Lord, because he judged me faithful by appointing me to his service,
and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love
that are in Christ Jesus.
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;
but I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost,
Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience for an example to those
who were to believe in him for eternal life.
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus,
for those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves
and also great confidence in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
If you put these instructions before the brethren, you will be a good
minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of
the good doctrine which you have followed.
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I
charge you to keep these rules without favor, doing nothing from
If any one teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of
our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching which accords with godliness,
In the presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Christ
Jesus who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good
I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach
until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the
promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus,
To Timothy, my beloved child:
Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not in virtue of our
works but in virtue of his own purpose and the grace which he gave us
in Christ Jesus ages ago,
and now has manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ
Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light
through the gospel.
Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in
the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus;
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as
preached in my gospel,
Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also
may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory.
Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be
and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred
writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to
judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to further the
faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth which accords
To Titus, my true child in a common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God
and Savior Jesus Christ,
which he poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,
Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our beloved fellow worker
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the
Lord Jesus and all the saints,
yet for love's sake I prefer to appeal to you--I, Paul, an ambassador
and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus--
Epaphras, my fellow prisoner in Christ Jesus, sends greetings to you,
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the
angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death,
so that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one.
Therefore, holy brethren, who share in a heavenly call, consider
Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession.
Yet Jesus has been counted worthy of as much more glory than Moses as
the builder of a house has more honor than the house.
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the
heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications,
with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death,
and he was heard for his godly fear.
where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a
high priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
This makes Jesus the surety of a better covenant.
And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the
body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary
by the blood of Jesus,
looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the
joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and
is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled
blood that speaks more graciously than the blood of Abel.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever.
So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people
through his own blood.
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord
Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal
equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you
that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be
glory for ever and ever. Amen.
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve
tribes in the Dispersion: Greeting.
My brethren, show no partiality as you hold the faith of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.
Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To the exiles of the Dispersion in
Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for
obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace
and peace be multiplied to you.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great
mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,
so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which
though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory
and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
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.
and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to
be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God
through Jesus Christ.
Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of
dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience,
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
whoever speaks, as one who utters oracles of God; whoever renders
service, as one who renders it by the strength which God supplies; in
order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To
him belong glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have
obtained a faith of equal standing with ours in the righteousness of
our God and Savior Jesus Christ:
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and
of Jesus our Lord.
For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being
ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
so there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal
kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord
Jesus Christ showed me.
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.
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through
the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled in them and overpowered, the last state has become worse for
them than the first.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you
may have fellowship with us; and our fellowship is with the Father and
with his Son Jesus Christ.
but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship
with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all
My little children, I am writing this to you so that you may not sin;
but if any one does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus
Christ the righteous;
Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the
antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his
Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.
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.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and
he in God.
Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God,
and every one who loves the parent loves the child.
Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is
the Son of God?
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.
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from
Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love.
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.
Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James,
To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus
For admission has been secretly gained by some who long ago were
designated for this condemnation, ungodly persons who pervert the grace
of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus
But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of
our Lord Jesus Christ;
keep yourselves in the love of God; wait for the mercy of our Lord
Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory,
majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and for ever.
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his
servants what must soon take place; and he made it known by sending his
angel to his servant John,
who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus
Christ, even to all that he saw.
and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead,
and the ruler of kings on earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
I John, your brother, who share with you in Jesus the tribulation and
the kingdom and the patient endurance, was on the island called Patmos
on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on
the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God
and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the
commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood
of the martyrs of Jesus.
When I saw her I marveled greatly.
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You
must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brethren who
hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God." For the testimony of Jesus
is the spirit of prophecy.
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
"I Jesus have sent my angel to you with this testimony for the
churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning
He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon."
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints. Amen.