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The Gospel According to Luke (VII - XII)

Full Text The Gospel According to Luke (VII - XII)

VII.  When he completed all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and about to die. 3And having heard concerning Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him that he would come and heal his servant. 4And they, coming to Jesus, besought him earnestly, saying: He is worthy that thou shouldst do this for him; 5for he loves our nation, and himself built our synagogue.

6And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him: Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof. 7Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee; but say with a word, and my servant will be healed. 8For I am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me, and I say to this one, Go, and he goes, and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it. 9And Jesus hearing these things, marveled at him; and turning said to the multitude that followed him: I say to you, I found not so great faith, even in Israel.

10And they who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

11And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and a great multitude. 12And as he came near to the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a great multitude of the city was with her. 13And seeing her, the Lord had compassion on her, and said to her: Weep not. 14And he came and touched the bier; and they who bore it stood still. And he said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. 15And the dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. 16And fear seized on all; and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet has arisen among us; and, God has visited his people. 17And this report went forth in all Judæa concerning him, and in all the country around.

18And the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19And John calling to him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another? 20And coming to him, the men said: John the Immerser has sent us to thee, saying: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another? 21And in that very hour he cured many, of diseases and plagues, and evil spirits; and on many blind he bestowed sight. 22And answering he said to them: Go, and report to John what ye saw and heard; that the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor good tidings are published. 23And happy is he, whoever shall not be offended at me.

24And when the messengers of John had departed, he began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?

25But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they who are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' palaces.

26But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. 27This is he, of whom it is written:

Behold, I send forth my messenger before thy face,

Who shall prepare thy way before thee.

28For I say to you, among those born of women, no one is a greater prophet than John; but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

29And all the people, hearing it, and the publicans, justified God, having been immersed with John's immersion. 30But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God toward themselves, not having been immersed by him.

31To what then shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? 32They are like to children sitting in the market, and calling to one another, saying: We piped to you, and ye danced not; we sang the lament to you, and ye wept not. 33For John the Immerser has come, neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say: He has a demon. 34The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and ye say: Behold a glutton, and a wine-drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. 35But wisdom was justified on the part of all her children.

36And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee, he reclined at table. 37And, behold, a woman who was a sinner in the city, learning that he is reclining at table in the house of the Pharisee, brought an alabaster box of ointment; 38and standing behind at his feet weeping, began to wet his feet with tears, and wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39And seeing it, the Pharisee who had bidden him spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were a prophet, would know who and what sort of woman this is that touches him; for she is a sinner. 40And Jesus answering said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says: Teacher, say on. 41A certain money-lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denáries41, and the other fifty. 42And they having nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore, tell me, will love him most? 43Simon answering said: I suppose he to whom he forgave most. And he said to him: Thou didst rightly judge. 44And turning to the woman, he said to Simon: Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gayest me no water for my feet; but she has wet my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair. 45Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, from the time I came in, ceased not to kiss my feet. 46My head with oil thou didst not anoint; but she anointed my feet with ointment. 47Wherefore I say to thee, her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little. 48And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven. 49And they who reclined with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that also forgives sins? 50And he said to the woman: Thy faith has saved thee; go in peace.

VIII.  And it came to pass afterward, that he journeyed through every city and village, preaching, and publishing the good news of the kingdom of God; and with him the twelve, 2and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called the Magdalene, from whom had gone out seven demons, 3and Joanna wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to them of their substance.

4And a great multitude coming together, of those also who came to him out of every city, he spoke by a parable: 5The sower went forth to sow his seed. And as he sowed, one fell by the way-side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6And another fell upon the rock; and springing up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 7And another fell among the thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8And another fell into the good ground, and sprang up, and bore fruit a hundredfold.

And saying these things, he cried: He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

9And his disciples asked him, what this parable was. 10And he said: To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

11Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12Those by the way-side are they that hear; after that comes the Devil, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. 13Those on the rock are they who, when they hear, with joy receive the word; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14And that which fell among the thorns, these are they who have heard, and going forth are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15But that in the good ground, these are they who, in an honest and good heart, having heard, hold fast the word, and bring forth fruit with patience.

16No one, having lighted a lamp, covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a lamp-stand, that they who enter in may behold the light. 17For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad. 18Take heed therefore how ye hear. For whoever has, to him shall be given; and whoever has not, even what he seems to have shall be taken from him.

19And his mother and his brothers came to him; and they could not come near him on account of the multitude. 20And it was told him, saying: Thy mother and thy brothers are standing without, desiring to see thee. 21And he answering, said to them: My mother and my brothers are these, who hear and do the word of God.

22And it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples. And he said to them: Let us go over to the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. 23And as they were sailing, he fell asleep. And there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they began to be filled, and were in jeopardy. 24And coming to him, they awoke him, saying: Master, Master, we perish. And he, rising, rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25And he said to them: Where is your faith? And they, fearing, wondered; saying one to another: Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him!

26And they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against Galilee. 27And when he had gone forth upon the land, there met him a certain man out of the city, who had demons a long time, and wore no clothing, and abode not in a house, but in the tombs. 28And seeing Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high God? I beseech thee, do not torment me. 29For he commanded the unclean spirit to come out from the man. For of a long time it had seized him, and he was bound, being secured with chains and fetters; and bursting the bands, he was driven by the demon into the deserts.

30And Jesus asked him, saying: What is thy name? And he said, Legion; because many demons had entered into him. 31And he besought him that he would not command them to go away into the abyss. 32And there was a herd of many swine feeding in the mountain; and they besought him that he would permit them to enter into them. And he permitted them. 33And going out of the man, the demons entered into the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were choked. 34And seeing what was done the herdsmen fled, and reported it in the city and in the country, 35And they went out to see what was done. And they came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 36They also who saw it reported to them how he that was possessed by demons was healed. 37And the whole multitude of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes besought him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear.

And he, entering into the ship, returned. 38And the man, out of whom the demons had gone, besought him that he might be with him. But he sent him away, saying: 39Return into thy house, and relate how great things God did for thee. And he departed, and published through the whole city how great things Jesus did for him.

40And it came to pass, when Jesus returned, that the multitude received him; for they were all waiting for him. 41And, behold, there came a man whose name was Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he besought him that he would come into his house; 42for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. And as he went the multitudes thronged him.

43And a woman having a flow of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any one, 44came up behind, and touched the fringe of his garment; and immediately her flow of blood ceased. 45And Jesus said: Who is it that touched me? And when all denied it, Peter and those with him said: Master, the multitudes throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou: Who is it that touched me? 46And Jesus said: Some one touched me; for I perceived that power has gone out from me.

47And the woman, seeing that she was not concealed, came trembling, and falling down before him, declared before all the people for what cause she touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48And he said to her: Daughter, thy faith has made thee whole; go in peace.

49While he was yet speaking, there comes one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him: Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Teacher. 50But Jesus hearing it, answered him: Fear not; only believe, and she shall be restored.

51And entering into the house, he suffered no one to go in with him, save Peter and James and John, and the father of the maiden, and the mother. 52And all were weeping and bewailing her. And he said: Weep not; she is not dead, but is sleeping. 53And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 54And he, taking hold of her by the hand, called, saying: Maiden, arise. 55And her spirit returned, and she immediately arose; and he commanded that food should be given her. 56And her parents were astonished. But he charged them to tell no one what was done.

IX.  And having called the twelve together, he gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases. 2And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3And he said to them: Take nothing for the journey, neither staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money, nor have two coats apiece. 4And into whatever house ye enter, there abide, and thence depart. 5And whoever will not receive you, when ye go out from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

6And going forth, they went through the villages, publishing the good news, and healing everywhere.

7And Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things that were done. And he was perplexed, because it was said by some: John has risen from the dead; 8and by some: Elijah has appeared; and by others: One of the old prophets has risen again. 9And Herod said: John I beheaded; but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

10And the apostles, returning, related to him all that they did. And taking them with him, he retired privately to a city called Bethsaida. 11And the multitudes, when they knew it, followed him. And receiving them, he spoke to them concerning the kingdom of God, and healed those who had need of healing.

12And the day began to decline. And the twelve came, and said to him: Dismiss the multitude, that they may go into the villages around, and the fields, and lodge, and find food; for here we are in a desert place. 13And he said to them: Do ye give them to eat. And they said: We have not more than five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy food for all this people. 14For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples: Make them lie down in companies of fifty. 15And they did so, and made them all lie down. 16And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven and blessed them, and broke, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17And they ate, and were all filled. And there were taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

18And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, that his disciples were with him; and he asked them, saying: Who do the multitudes say that I am? 19They answering said: John the Immerser; and others, Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen again. 20And he said to them: But who do ye say that I am? Peter answering said: The Christ of God. 21And strictly charging them, he commanded them to say this to no one; 22saying: The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected on the part of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and rise on the third day.

23And he said to all: If any one will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24For whoever will save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it 25For what is a man profited, when he has gained the whole world, and lost or forfeited himself? 26For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his glory, and in that of the Father and of the holy angels. 27And I say to you of a truth, there are some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

28And it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray. 29And it came to pass, while he was praying, that the appearance of his countenance became changed, and his raiment white and glistening. 30And, behold, two men were talking with him, who were Moses and Elijah; 31who appeared in glory, and spoke of his departure, which he was about to fulfill in Jerusalem.

32But Peter and they who were with him were heavy with sleep; and awaking, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. 33And it came to pass, that, as they were departing from him, Peter said to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah; not knowing what he said. 34While he said this, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them; and they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my chosen Son; hear ye him.

36And when the voice had come, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.

37And it came to pass, on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met him. 38And, behold, a man from the multitude cried, saying: Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son; for he is my only child. 39And, behold, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him with foaming, and hardly departs from him, bruising him. 40And I entreated thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.

41And Jesus answering said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring hither thy son. 42And while he was yet coming, the demon threw him down, and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and gave him back to his father. 43And all were amazed at the mighty power of God.

But while all were wondering at all things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples: 44Do ye let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of man will be delivered into the hands of men. 45But they understood not this saying, and it was hidden from them, that they perceived it not; and they feared to ask him concerning that saying.

46And there arose in them the thought46, which of them was greatest. 47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child and placed it by him, 48and said to them: Whoever shall receive this child in my name, receives me; and whoever shall receive me, receives him who sent me; for he that is least among you all, the same is great.

49And John answering said: Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he follows not with us. 50And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not; for he that is not against us is for us.

51And it came to pass, when the days were being completed that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers before his face; and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53And they did not receive him, because his face was directed toward Jerusalem. 54And his disciples, James and John, seeing it, said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, as also Elijah did? 55And he turned, and rebuked them, and said: Ye know not55 of what spirit ye are. 56And they went to another village.

57And as they were going in the way, a certain one said to him: I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58And Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head.

59And he said to another: Follow me. But he said: Lord permit me first to go and bury my father. 60And he said to him: Let the dead bury their own dead; but do thou go and announce the kingdom of God.

61And another also said; I will follow thee, Lord; but first permit me to bid farewell to those in my house. 62And Jesus said to him: No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

X.  After these things the Lord appointed also seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face, into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come. 2And he said to them: The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. 3Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor sandals; and salute no one by the way. 5And into whatever house ye enter, first say: Peace be to this house. 6And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; and if not, it shall return to you. 7And in that house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give7; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 8And into whatever city ye enter and they receive you, eat what is set before you; 9and heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come nigh unto you. 10But into whatever city ye enter and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same, and say: 11Even the dust of your city that cleaves to our feet, we wipe off to you11; yet know this, that the kingdom of God has come nigh. 12I say to you, that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.

13Woe to thee, Chorazin! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment, than for you. 15And thou, Capernaum, that art exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to the underworld.

16He that hears you, hears me; and he that rejects you, rejects me; and he that rejects me, rejects him who sent me.

17And the seventy returned with joy, saying: Lord, even the demons are subjected to us in thy name. 18And he said to them: I beheld Satan fall as lightning from heaven. 19Behold, I have given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. 20But yet, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subjected to you; but rejoice, that your names are written in heaven.

21In that hour he rejoiced in spirit, and said: I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and discerning, and reveal them to babes; yea, O Father, that so it seemed good in thy sight. 22All things were delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whom the Son is pleased to reveal him.

23And turning to the disciples, he said privately: Happy are the eyes that behold what ye are beholding. 24For I say to you, that many prophets and kings desired to see what ye are beholding, and saw not, and to hear what ye are hearing, and heard not.

25And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, saying: Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26He said to him: What is written in the law? How readest thou? 27And he answering said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. 28And he said to him: Thou answeredst rightly. This do, and thou shalt live. 29But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus: Who then is my neighbor?

30And Jesus answering said: A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31And by chance a certain priest was going down that way; and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. 32And in like manner also a Levite, arriving at the place, came and saw, and passed by on the other side.

33And a certain Samaritan, as he was journeying, came where he was, and seeing him had compassion; 34and coming to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two denáries35 and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

36Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor to him that fell among the robbers? 37And he said: He that had mercy on him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou likewise.

38And it came to pass, as they were going, that he entered into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. 39And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the feet of Jesus, and heard his word. 40But Martha was encumbered with much serving; and she came to him, and said: Lord, dost thou not care that my sister left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. 41And Jesus answering said to her: Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things. 42But one thing is needful; and Mary chose the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

XI.  And it came to pass that, as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as also John taught his disciples. 2And he said to them: When ye pray, say; Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. 3Give us day by day our daily bread34And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves forgive every one indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation.

5And he said to them: Who of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him: 6Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him; 7and he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not; the door is already shut, and my children with me are in bed; I can not rise and give thee? 8I say to you, though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs. 9I also say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. 10For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.

11And what father is there among you, of whom if his son ask bread, he will give him a stone; or a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent? 12Or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? 13If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?

14And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the demon was gone out, that the dumb man spoke; and the multitudes wondered. 15But some of them said: He casts out the demons through Beelzebul, the prince of the demons. 16And others, tempting, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls1718And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out the demons through Beelzebul. 19And if I through Beelzebul cast out the demons, through whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 20But if with the finger of God I cast out the demons, then is the kingdom of God come near to you.

21When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his goods are in peace. 22But when a stronger than he shall come upon him and overcome him, he takes away his whole armor, wherein he trusted, and divides his spoils.

23He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

24When the unclean spirit is gone out from the man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and not finding it, he says, I will return into my house whence I came out. 25And coming, he finds it swept and set in order. 26Then he goes, and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.

27And it came to pass, as he was saying these things, that a certain woman lifting up her voice from the multitude, said to him: Happy the womb that bore thee, and breasts which thou didst suck! 28And he said: Yea, rather, Happy they who hear the word of God, and keep it!

29And the multitudes gathering more and more, he began to say: This generation is an evil generation. It seeks a sign; and no sign shall be given it, but the sign of Jonah. 30For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

31A queen of the south will rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and will condemn them; because she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 32Men of Nineveh will rise in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

33No one, having lighted a lamp, puts it in a secret place, or under the bushel, but on the lamp-stand, that they who come in may see the light. 34The lamp of the body is thine eye. When thine eye is single, thy whole body also is light; but when it is evil, thy body also is dark. 35Take heed therefore, lest the light that is in thee is darkness3536If therefore thy whole body is light, having no part dark, it shall be all light as when the lamp, with its bright shining, gives thee light.

37And as he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him and he went in, and reclined at table. 38And the Pharisee, seeing it, wondered that he did not first immerse himself before dinner. 39And the Lord said to him: Now ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of rapacity and wickedness. 40Fools! Did not he, who made the outside, make the inside also? 41But give that which ye have in alms41; and, behold, all things are clean to you.

42But woe to you, Pharisees! because ye pay tithe of mint and rue and every herb, and pass by judgment and the love of God. These ought ye to have done, and not leave those undone.

43Woe to you, Pharisees! because ye love the first seat in the synagogues, and the greetings in the markets.

44Woe to you! because ye are as tombs that appear not, and men walking over them know it not.

45And a certain one of the lawyers answering says to him: Teacher, in saying these things thou reproachest us also. 46And he said: Woe to you lawyers also! because ye load men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.

47Woe to you! because ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48So then ye bear witness to and approve the deeds of your fathers; because they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres4849Therefore also said the wisdom of God: I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will slay and persecute; 50that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation, 51from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the temple. Verily I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.

52Woe to you lawyers! because ye took away the key of knowledge; ye entered not in yourselves, and those who were entering in ye hindered.

53And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things5354lying in wait for him, seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

XII.  In the mean time, the multitude having gathered together in tens of thousands, so that they trod one upon another, he began first to say to his disciples: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, nor hidden, that shall not be known. 3Wherefore, whatever ye said in the darkness, shall be heard in the light; and what ye spoke in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed on the house-tops.

4And I say to you, my friends, be not afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5But I will warn you whom ye shall fear; fear him, who after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, fear him. 6Are not five sparrows sold for two pence? And not one of them is forgotten before God. 7But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; ye are of more value than many sparrows.

8And I say to you: Every one that shall acknowledge me before men, him will the Son of man also acknowledge before the angels of God; 9but he that denied me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. 10And every one that shall speak a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him; but to him that blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven.

11And when they bring you to the synagogues, and magistrates, and authorities, take not thought how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say. 12For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what ye ought to say.

13And a certain one of the multitude said to him: Teacher, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14And he said to him: Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? 15And he said to them: Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; because a man's life consists not in the abundance of his possessions.

16And he spoke a parable to them, saying: The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. 17And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I have not where to store my fruits? 18And he said: This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and will build greater; and there I will store all my fruits and my goods. 19And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry. 20But God said to him: Fool! this night thy soul shall be required of thee; and whose shall those things be, which thou didst provide? 21So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

22And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you, take not thought for the life, what ye shall eat, nor for the body, what ye shall put on. 23The life is more than food, and the body than raiment. 24Consider the ravens, that they sow not nor reap; which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. How much better are ye than the birds! 25And which of you by taking thought can add a cubit to his stature2526If therefore ye can not do even that which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

27Consider the lilies, how they grow; they toil not, nor spin; and I say to you, that even Solomon, in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28And if God so clothes the grass, which to-day is in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, how much more you, ye of little faith? 29And ye, seek not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, and be not of a doubtful mind. 30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; and your Father knows that ye have need of these. 31But seek his kingdom, and these things shall be added to you.

32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell what ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves purses that wax not old, a treasure unfailing in the heavens, where a thief approaches not, nor moth corrupts. 34For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

35Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning; 36and ye like men waiting for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that, when he comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately. 37Happy those servants, whom their lord when he comes shall find watching! Verily I say to you, that he will gird himself, and make them recline at table, and will come forth and serve them. 38And if he shall come in the second watch, or in the third watch, and find it so, happy are those servants. 39And this know, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief is coming, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40Be ye also ready; for at an hour when ye think not, the Son of man comes.

41And Peter said to him: Lord, speakest thou this parable to us, or also to all? 42And the Lord said: Who then is the faithful, the wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the portion of food in due season? 43Happy that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing! 44Of a truth I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all his goods.

45But if that servant say in his heart: My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the men-servants and maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46the lord of that servant will come in a day when he looks not for it, and in an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the faithless.

47And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and prepared not, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; 48but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For to whomsoever much was given, of him much will be required; and to whom they committed much, of him they will require the more.

49I came to send fire upon the earth; and what will I, if it is already kindled4950But I have an immersion to undergo; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! 51Suppose ye that I came to give peace in the earth? I tell you, nay; but only division. 52For from this time forth, five in one house will be divided, three against two, and two against three. 53They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against the daughter, and daughter against the mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against the mother-in-law.

54And he said also to the multitudes: When ye see the cloud rising from the west, straightway ye say: A shower is coming and so it comes to pass. 55And when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say: There will be heat; and it comes to pass. 56Hypocrites! Ye know how to judge of the face of the earth and the sky; but how is it that ye know not how to judge of this time? 57And why even of yourselves do ye not judge what is right? 58For when thou art going with thine adversary to the magistrate, on the way give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he drag thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exactor, and the exactor cast thee into prison. 59I say to thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.