Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was
in a furious rage, and he sent and killed all the male children in
Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under,
according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men.
"You have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not
kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.'
"Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall
not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.'
And no one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the
patch tears away from the garment, and a worse tear is made.
Neither is new wine put into old wineskins; if it is, the skins burst,
and the wine is spilled, and the skins are destroyed; but new wine is
put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved."
And he said to them, "Therefore every scribe who has been trained for
the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his
treasure what is new and what is old."
No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; if he does,
the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will
burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but new
wine is for fresh skins."
But others said, "It is Elijah." And others said, "It is a prophet,
like one of the prophets of old."
And Zechariah said to the angel, "How shall I know this? For I am an
old man, and my wife is advanced in years."
And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also
conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called
as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom;
He told them a parable also: "No one tears a piece from a new garment
and puts it upon an old garment; if he does, he will tear the new, and
the piece from the new will not match the old.
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine
will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be
And no one after drinking old wine desires new; for he says, `The old
by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old
prophets had risen.
And they answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Elijah; and
others, that one of the old prophets has risen."
Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses
that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not
fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
Nicodemus said to him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he
enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?"
The Jews then said to him, "You are not yet fifty years old, and have
you seen Abraham?"
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself
and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out
your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not
wish to go."
`And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out
my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
whom heaven must receive until the time for establishing all that God
spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.
For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than
forty years old.
"When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his
brethren, the sons of Israel.
says the Lord, who has made these things known from of old.'
He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was
as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or when he
considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb.
We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful
body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin.
But now we are discharged from the law, dead to that which held us
captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new
life of the Spirit.
Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really
are unleavened. For Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed.
Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the
leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity
But their minds were hardened; for to this day, when they read the old
covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ
is it taken away.
Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has
passed away, behold, the new has come.
Put off your old nature which belongs to your former manner of life and
is corrupt through deceitful lusts,
Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature
with its practices
In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the
they will perish, but thou remainest; they will all grow old like a
But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry which is as much more
excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it
is enacted on better promises.
In speaking of a new covenant he treats the first as obsolete. And what
is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
For by it the men of old received divine approval.
For whoever lacks these things is blind and shortsighted and has
forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old
their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment
which you had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which
you have heard.