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Copyright 1901 by Thomas Nelson & Sons
Copyright 1929 by the International Council of Religious Education

Chapter 17

[1]And he said unto his disciples, It is impossible but that occasions of stumbling should come; but woe unto him, through whom they come! [2]It were well for him if a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, rather than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble. [3]Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. [4]And if he sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

[5] And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. [6] And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea; and it would obey you. [7]But who is there of you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say unto him, when he is come in from the field, Come straightway and sit down to meat; [8]and will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? [9]Doth he thank the servant because he did the things that were commanded? [10]Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.

[11]And it came to pass, as they were on their way to Jerusalem, that he was passing along the borders of Samaria and Galilee. [12]And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off: [13]and they lifted up their voices, saying, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. [14]And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go and show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were cleansed. [15]And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God; [16]and he fell upon his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. [17]And Jesus answering said, Were not the ten cleansed? but where are the nine? [18]Were there none found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger? [19]And he said unto him, Arise, and go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

[20] And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: [21]neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you. [22]And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. [23]And they shall say to you, Lo, there! Lo, here! go not away, nor follow after [them]: [24]for as the lightning, when it lighteneth out of the one part under the heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his day. [25]But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this generation. [26]And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. [27]They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. [28]Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; [29]but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: [30]after the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. [31]In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and let him that is in the field likewise not return back. [32]Remember Lot's wife. [33] Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose [his life] shall preserve it. [34]I say unto you, In that night there shall be two men on one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. [35]There shall be two women grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. [36][There shall be two men in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.] [37]And they answering say unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Where the body [is], thither will the eagles also be gathered together.

Chapter 18

[1]And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; [2]saying, There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man: [3]and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. [4]And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; [5]yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming. [6]And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge saith. [7]And shall not God avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and [yet] he is longsuffering over them? [8]I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

[9]And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought: [10]Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. [11]The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. [12]I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I get. [13]But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinner. [14]I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

[15]And they were bringing unto him also their babes, that he should touch them: but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. [16]But Jesus called them unto him, saying, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God. [17]Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein.

[18]And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? [19]And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, [even] God. [20]Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor thy father and mother. [21] And he said, All these things have I observed from my youth up. [22]And when Jesus heard it, he said unto him, One thing thou lackest yet: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. [23]But when he heard these things, he became exceeding sorrowful; for he was very rich. [24]And Jesus seeing him said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! [25]For it is easier for a camel to enter in through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. [26]And they that heard it said, Then who can be saved? [27]But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. [28]And Peter said, Lo, we have left our own, and followed thee. [29]And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or wife, or brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, [30]who shall not receive manifold more in this time, and in the world to come eternal life.

[31]And he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets shall be accomplished unto the Son of man. [32]For he shall be delivered up unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and shamefully treated, and spit upon: [33]and they shall scourge and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again. [34]And they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, and they perceived not the things that were said.

[35]And it came to pass, as he drew nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: [36]and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. [37]And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. [38]And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. [39]And they that went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried out the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. [40]And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, [41]What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. [42]And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight; thy faith hath made thee whole. [43]And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

Chapter 19

[1]And he entered and was passing through Jericho. [2] And behold, a man called by name Zacchaeus; and he was a chief publican, and he was rich. [3]And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the crowd, because he was little of stature. [4]And he ran on before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. [5] And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house. [6]And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. [7]And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a man that is a sinner. [8]And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have wrongfully exacted aught of any man, I restore fourfold. [9]And Jesus said unto him, To-day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. [10]For the Son of man came to seek and to save that which was lost.

[11] And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and [because] they supposed that the kingdom of God was immediately to appear. [12]He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. [13]And he called ten servants of his, and gave them ten pounds, and said unto them, Trade ye [herewith] till I come. [14]But his citizens hated him, and sent an ambassage after him, saying, We will not that this man reign over us. [15]And it came to pass, when he was come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, unto whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. [16]And the first came before him, saying, Lord, thy pound hath made ten pounds more. [17]And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servant: because thou wast found faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. [18]And the second came, saying, Thy pound, Lord, hath made five pounds. [19]And he said unto him also, Be thou also over five cities. [20]And another came, saying, Lord, behold, [here is] thy pound, which I kept laid up in a napkin: [21]for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou layedst not down, and reapest that which thou didst not sow. [22]He saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I am an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow; [23]then wherefore gavest thou not my money into the bank, and I at my coming should have required it with interest? [24]And he said unto them that stood by, Take away from him the pound, and give it unto him that hath the ten pounds. [25]And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds. [26]I say unto you, that unto every one that hath shall be given; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away from him. [27]But these mine enemies, that would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

[28]And when he had thus spoken, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem. [29]And it came to pass, when he drew nigh unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, [30]saying, Go your way into the village over against [you]; in which as ye enter ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man ever yet sat: loose him, and bring him. [31]And if any one ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say, The Lord hath need of him. [32]And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said unto them. [33]And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? [34]And they said, The Lord hath need of him. [35]And they brought him to Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus thereon. [36]And as he went, they spread their garments in the way. [37]And as he was now drawing nigh, [even] at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen; [38]saying, Blessed [is] the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. [39]And some of the Pharisees from the multitude said unto him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples. [40]And he answered and said, I tell you that, if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.

[41]And when he drew nigh, he saw the city and wept over it, [42]saying, If thou hadst known in this day, even thou, the things which belong unto peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. [43]For the days shall come upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast up a bank about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, [44]and shall dash thee to the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

[45]And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold, [46]saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers. [47]And he was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him: [48]and they could not find what they might do; for the people all hung upon him, listening.

Chapter 20

[1]And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders; [2]and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? [3]And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me: [4]The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? [5]And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did ye not believe him? [6]But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. [7]And they answered, that they knew not whence [it was]. [8]And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

[9] And he began to speak unto the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time. [10]And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. [11]And he sent yet another servant: and him also they beat, and handled him shamefully, and sent him away empty. [12]And he sent yet a third: and him also they wounded, and cast him forth. [13]And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him. [14]But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned one with another, saying, This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. [15] And they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do unto them? [16]He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. [17]But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner? [18]Every one that falleth on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust.

[19]And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this parable against them. [20]And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor. [21]And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person [of any], but of a truth teachest the way of God: [22]Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? [23]But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, [24]Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription hath it? And they said, Caesar's. [25]And he said unto them, Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's. [26]And they were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

[27]And there came to him certain of the Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection; [28]and they asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, that if a man's brother die, having a wife, and he be childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. [29]There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless; [30] and the second: [31]and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died. [32]Afterward the woman also died. [33]In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall she be? for the seven had her to wife. [34]And Jesus said unto them, The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage: [35]but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: [36]for neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. [37]But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in [the place concerning] the Bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. [38]Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. [39]And certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well said. [40]For they durst not any more ask him any question. [41]And he said unto them, How say they that the Christ is David's son? [42]For David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, [43]Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. [44]David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he his son?

[45]And in the hearing of all the people he said unto his disciples, [46]Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts; [47]who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.

Chapter 21

[1]And he looked up, and saw the rich men that were casting their gifts into the treasury. [2]And he saw a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. [3]And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than they all: [4]for all these did of their superfluity cast in unto the gifts; but she of her want did cast in all the living that she had.

[5]And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and offerings, he said, [6] As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. [7]And they asked him, saying, Teacher, when therefore shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign when these things are about to come to pass? [8] And he said, Take heed that ye be not led astray: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am [he]; and, The time is at hand: go ye not after them. [9]And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these things must needs come to pass first; but the end is not immediately.

[10]Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; [11]and there shall be great earthquakes, and in divers places famines and pestilences; and there shall be terrors and great signs from heaven. [12]But before all these things, they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for my name's sake. [13]It shall turn out unto you for a testimony. [14] Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate beforehand how to answer: [15]for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to withstand or to gainsay. [16]But ye shall be delivered up even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and [some] of you shall they cause to be put to death. [17]And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. [18]And not a hair of your head shall perish. [19]In your patience ye shall win your souls.

[20]But when ye see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that her desolation is at hand. [21]Then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains; and let them that are in the midst of her depart out; and let not them that are in the country enter therein. [22]For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. [23]Woe unto them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days! for there shall be great distress upon the land, and wrath unto this people. [24]And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led captive into all the nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.

[25]And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows; [26]men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. [27]And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. [28]But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh. [29]And he spake to them a parable: Behold the fig tree, and all the trees: [30]when they now shoot forth, ye see it and know of your own selves that the summer is now nigh. [31]Even so ye also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh. [32]Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all things be accomplished. [33]Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

[34]But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare: [35]for [so] shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth. [36]But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. [37]And every day he was teaching in the temple; and every night he went out, and lodged in the mount that is called Olivet. [38]And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, to hear him.

Chapter 22

[1]Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. [2]And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to death; for they feared the people. [3]And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. [4]And he went away, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him unto them. [5]And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. [6]And he consented, and sought opportunity to deliver him unto them in the absence of the multitude.

[7]And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be sacrificed. [8]And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and make ready for us the passover, that we may eat. [9]And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we make ready? [10]And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house whereinto he goeth. [11]And ye shall say unto the master of the house, The Teacher saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? [12]And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready. [13] And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.

[14]And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the apostles with him. [15]And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: [16]for I say unto you, I shall not eat it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. [17]And he received a cup, and when he had given thanks, he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: [18]for I say unto you, I shall not drink from henceforth of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. [19]And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. [20]And the cup in like manner after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood, [even] that which is poured out for you. [21]But behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. [22]For the Son of man indeed goeth, as it hath been determined: but woe unto that man through whom he is betrayed! [23]And they began to question among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.

[24]And there arose also a contention among them, which of them was accounted to be greatest. [25]And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles have lordship over them; and they that have authority over them are called Benefactors. [26]But ye [shall] not [be] so: but he that is the greater among you, let him become as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. [27]For which is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am in the midst of you as he that serveth. [28] But ye are they that have continued with me in my temptations; [29]and I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me, [30]that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and ye shall sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

[31]Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat: [32]but I made supplication for thee, that thy faith fail not; and do thou, when once thou hast turned again, establish thy brethren. [33]And he said unto him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death. [34]And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, until thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.

[35]And he said unto them, When I sent you forth without purse, and wallet, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing. [36]And he said unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise a wallet; and he that hath none, let him sell his cloak, and buy a sword. [37]For I say unto you, that this which is written must be fulfilled in me, And he was reckoned with transgressors: for that which concerneth me hath fulfilment. [38]And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

[39]And he came out, and went, as his custom was, unto the mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed him. [40]And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. [41]And he was parted from them about a stone's cast; and he kneeled down and prayed, [42]saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. [43]And there appeared unto him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. [44]And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became as it were great drops of blood falling down upon the ground. [45]And when he rose up from his prayer, he came unto the disciples, and found them sleeping for sorrow, [46]and said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.

[47]While he yet spake, behold, a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them; and he drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. [48]But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? [49]And when they that were about him saw what would follow, they said, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? [50]And a certain one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his right ear. [51]But Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye [them] thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. [52]And Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, that were come against him, Are ye come out, as against a robber, with swords and staves? [53]When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched not forth your hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

[54]And they seized him, and led him [away], and brought him into the high priest's house. But Peter followed afar off. [55]And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the court, and had sat down together, Peter sat in the midst of them. [56]And a certain maid seeing him as he sat in the light [of the fire], and looking stedfastly upon him, said, This man also was with him. [57]But he denied, saying, Woman, I know him not. [58]And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou also art [one] of them. But Peter said, Man, I am not. [59] And after the space of about one hour another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this man also was with him; for he is a Galilaean. [60]But Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. [61]And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said unto him, Before the cock crow this day thou shalt deny me thrice. [62] And he went out, and wept bitterly.

[63]And the men that held [Jesus] mocked him, and beat him. [64]And they blindfolded him, and asked him, saying, Prophesy: who is he that struck thee? [65]And many other things spake they against him, reviling him. [66]And as soon as it was day, the assembly of the elders of the people was gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away into their council, saying, [67]If thou art the Christ, tell us. But he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe: [68]and if I ask [you], ye will not answer. [69]But from henceforth shall the Son of man be seated at the right hand of the power of God. [70]And they all said, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. [71]And they said, What further need have we of witness? for we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.

Chapter 23

[1]And the whole company of them rose up, and brought him before Pilate. [2]And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perverting our nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ a king. [3]And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest. [4]And Pilate said unto the chief priests and the multitudes, I find no fault in this man. [5]But they were the more urgent, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judaea, and beginning from Galilee even unto this place. [6]But when Pilate heard it, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean. [7]And when he knew that he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him unto Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem in these days.

[8]Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was of a long time desirous to see him, because he had heard concerning him; and he hoped to see some miracle done by him. [9]And he questioned him in many words; but he answered him nothing. [10]And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. [11]And Herod with his soldiers set him at nought, and mocked him, and arraying him in gorgeous apparel sent him back to Pilate. [12]And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

[13]And Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, [14]and said unto them, Ye brought unto me this man, as one that perverteth the people: and behold, I having examined him before you, found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: [15]no, nor yet Herod: for he sent him back unto us; and behold, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him. [16]I will therefore chastise him, and release him. [17][Now he must needs release unto them at the feast one prisoner.] [18]But they cried out all together, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: -- [19]one who for a certain insurrection made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison. [20]And Pilate spake unto them again, desiring to release Jesus; [21]but they shouted, saying, Crucify, crucify him. [22]And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath this man done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him and release him. [23]But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. And their voices prevailed. [24]And Pilate gave sentence that what they asked for should be done. [25]And he released him that for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they asked for; but Jesus he delivered up to their will.

[26]And when they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to bear it after Jesus. [27]And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who bewailed and lamented him. [28]But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. [29]For behold, the days are coming, in which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts that never gave suck. [30]Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. [31] For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

[32]And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. [33]And when they came unto the place which is called The skull, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left. [34]And Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And parting his garments among them, they cast lots. [35]And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also scoffed at him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, his chosen. [36]And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, offering him vinegar, [37]and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. [38]And there was also a superscription over him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. [39] And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save thyself and us. [40] But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? [41] And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. [42]And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom. [43]And he said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.

[44]And it was now about the sixth hour, and a darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, [45]the sun's light failing: and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. [46]And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the ghost. [47]And when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. [48]And all the multitudes that came together to this sight, when they beheld the things that were done, returned smiting their breasts. [49]And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed with him from Galilee, stood afar off, seeing these things.

[50]And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a councillor, a good and righteous man [51](he had not consented to their counsel and deed), [a man] of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was looking for the kingdom of God: [52]this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. [53]And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where never man had yet lain. [54]And it was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on. [55]And the women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and beheld the tomb, and how his body was laid. [56]And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. And on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

Chapter 24

[1]But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came unto the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. [2]And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. [3]And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. [4]And it came to pass, while they were perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel: [5]and as they were affrighted and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? [6]He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, [7]saying that the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. [8]And they remembered his words, [9]and returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. [10]Now they were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the [mother] of James: and the other women with them told these things unto the apostles. [11]And these words appeared in their sight as idle talk; and they disbelieved them. [12]But Peter arose, and ran unto the tomb; and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths by themselves; and he departed to his home, wondering at that which was come to pass.

[13]And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Jerusalem. [14] And they communed with each other of all these things which had happened. [15]And it came to pass, while they communed and questioned together, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. [16]But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. [17]And he said unto them, What communications are these that ye have one with another, as ye walk? And they stood still, looking sad. [18]And one of them, named Cleopas, answering said unto him, Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things which are come to pass there in these days? [19]And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: [20]and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. [21]But we hoped that it was he who should redeem Israel. Yea and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass. [22]Moreover certain women of our company amazed us, having been early at the tomb; [23]and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. [24]And certain of them that were with us went to the tomb, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. [25]And he said unto them, O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! [26]Behooved it not the Christ to suffer these things, and to enter into his glory? [27]And beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. [28]And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go further. [29]And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them. [30]And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the bread and blessed; and breaking [it] he gave to them. [31]And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight. [32]And they said one to another, Was not our heart burning within us, while he spake to us in the way, while he opened to us the scriptures? [33]And they rose up that very hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, [34]saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. [35]And they rehearsed the things [that happened] in the way, and how he was known of them in the breaking of the bread.

[36]And as they spake these things, he himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you. [37]But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they beheld a spirit. [38] And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do questionings arise in your heart? [39]See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having. [40]And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. [41] And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here anything to eat? [42]And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish. [43]And he took it, and ate before them.

[44]And he said unto them, These are my words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me. [45] Then opened he their mind, that they might understand the scriptures; [46]and he said unto them, Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer, and rise again from the dead the third day; [47]and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name unto all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. [48]Ye are witnesses of these things. [49]And behold, I send forth the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city, until ye be clothed with power from on high.

[50]And he led them out until [they were] over against Bethany: and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. [51]And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. [52]And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: [53]and were continually in the temple, blessing God.