11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
11:2 And he said to them, when you pray, say, Father, Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. [Your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.]
11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
11:4 And forgive our sins; for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; [but deliver us from evil].
11:5 And he said to them, Suppose you have a friend and go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
11:6 For a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.
11:7 And from within he shall answer and say, Do not trouble me: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give you anything.
11:8 I say to you, Though he will not rise and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as much as he needs.
11:9 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
11:10 For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.
11:11 Which of you fathers, if your son asks for [bread, will give him a stone, or if he asks for] a fish, will give him a serpent?
11:12 Or if he asks for an egg, will offer him a scorpion?
11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?
11:14 And he was casting out a devil that was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil had gone out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowd was amazed.
11:15 But some of them said, He casts out devils by Beelzebub, the chief of the devils.
11:16 And others, tempting him, sought from him a sign from heaven.
11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against itself falls.
11:18 If Satan is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? for you say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
11:19 And if I cast out devils by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
11:20 But if I cast out devils by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
11:21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his house, his goods are safe:
11:22 But when one stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he takes from him all his armour in which he trusted, and divides the spoils.
11:23 He who is not with me is against me: and he who does not gather with me scatters.
11:24 When an unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it passes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return to my house from which I came.
11:25 And when it comes, it finds it swept and in order.
11:26 Then it goes, and brings seven other spirits more wicked than itself; and they enter in, and live there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
11:27 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman in the crowd lifted up her voice, and said to him, Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts which you sucked.
11:28 But he said, Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God, and keep it.
11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: it seeks a sign; and no sign shall be given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet.
11:30 For as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so shall the Son of man be to this generation.
11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, one greater than Solomon is here.
11:32 The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, one greater than Jonah is here.
11:33 No man, after lighting a lamp, puts it in a cellar, or under a bushel, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light.
11:34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.
11:35 Take heed, then, that the light which is within you is not darkness.
11:36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, having no dark part in it, it shall be fully illuminated, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.
11:37 And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee begged him to dine with him: and he went in, and reclined at the table.
11:38 And the Pharisee was surprised when he saw that he had not first washed before dinner.
11:39 And the Lord said to him, Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
11:40 You fools, did not he who made the outside also make the inside?
11:41 But rather give what you have within as alms; and, behold, all things are clean for you.
11:42 But woe to you, Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, but neglect justice and the love of God: these you ought to have done, and not left the others undone.
11:43 Woe to you, Pharisees! for you love the best seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the marketplaces.
11:44 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over unaware.
11:45 Then one of the lawyers answered him, Teacher, by saying this you insult us also.
11:46 And he said, Woe to you also, lawyers! for you load men with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.
11:47 Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
11:48 Truly you bear witness that you approve of the deeds of your fathers: for they killed them, and you build their tombs.
11:49 For this reason also the wisdom of God said, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall kill and persecute,
11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
11:51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the temple: truly I say to you, It shall be required of this generation.
11:52 Woe to you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered.
11:53 And as he left, the scribes and Pharisees began to be hostile, and to question him closely on many things:
11:54 Lying in wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
12:1 In the meantime, when a great crowd of people had gathered, so that they trod upon each other, he began to say first to his disciples, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; nor hidden, that shall not be known.
12:3 Therefore, whatever you have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which you have spoken in the ear behind closed doors shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
12:4 And I say to you, my friends, Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
12:5 But I will warn you whom to fear: Fear him, who after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, Fear him.
12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for twopence, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore do not fear: you are of more value than many sparrows.
12:8 And I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
12:9 But he who denies me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
12:10 And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven.
12:11 And when they bring you to the synagogues, and to magistrates, and authorities, take no thought of how you shall defend yourself, or what you shall say:
12:12 For the Holy Spirit shall teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.
12:13 And one of the company said to him, Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.
12:14 And he said to him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
12:15 And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of every form of greed: for a man's life does not consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses.
12:16 And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
12:17 And he thought to himself, What shall I do, because I have no room to store my crops?
12:18 And he said, This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns, and build bigger ones; and there I will store all my grain and goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
12:20 But God said to him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then who shall own those things, which you have prepared?
12:21 So it is with him who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
12:22 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat; or for the body, what you shall put on.
12:23 For life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
12:24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storehouse or barn; yet God feeds them: how much more valuable are you than the birds!
12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his stature?
12:26 If you then are not able to do such a small thing, why are you anxious about the rest?
12:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they do not toil or spin; and yet I say to you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
12:28 If then God so clothes the grass, which is in the field today, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?
12:29 And do not seek what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, and do not be of an anxious mind.
12:30 For the nations of the world seek after all these things: and your Father knows that you have need of them.
12:31 But rather seek the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added to you.
12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
12:33 Sell what you have, and give alms; provide yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure in heaven that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.
12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
12:35 Be dressed and ready, and keep your lamps burning;
12:36 And be like men who wait for their lord to return from the wedding feast; that when he comes and knocks, they may open the door for him immediately.
12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord shall find watching when he comes: truly I say to you, that he shall dress himself to serve, and make them sit down at the table, and will come forth and serve them.
12:38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
12:39 And know this, that if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
12:40 Therefore you be ready also: for the Son of man will come at a hour when you do not expect.
12:41 Then Peter said to him, Lord, are you speaking this parable to us, or to everyone?
12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his servants, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?
12:43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord shall find so doing when he comes.
12:44 Truly I say to you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has.
12:45 But if that servant says in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and begins to beat the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
12:46 The lord of that servant will come on a day when he is not looking for him, and at a hour he is not aware of, and will cut him in pieces, and will assign him a place with the unbelievers.
12:47 And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and did not prepare himself, and did not do his will, shall be beaten with many blows.
12:48 But he who did not know, and committed things worthy of a beating, shall be beaten with few blows. For to whomever much is given, of him shall much be required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask all the more.
12:49 I have come to send fire on the earth; and how I wish it was already kindled.
12:50 But I have a baptism to undergo; and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
12:51 Do you suppose that I have come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:
12:52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house, divided, three against two, and two against three.
12:53 They shall be divided father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
12:54 And he also said to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, immediately you say, A shower is coming; and so it does.
12:55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; and it comes to pass.
12:56 You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?
12:57 And why do you not even judge for yourselves what is right?
12:58 When you go with your adversary to the magistrate, as you are on the way, make every effort to settle with him, lest he drag you before the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and the officer cast you into prison.
12:59 I tell you, you shall not get out of there, until you have paid the very last farthing.
13:1 There were some present at that time who told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
13:2 And Jesus answered, saying to them, Do you suppose these Galilaeans were greater sinners than all the other Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
13:3 I tell you, No: but, unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were more guilty than all the men who lived in Jerusalem?
13:5 I tell you, No: but, unless you repent, you shall all likewise perish.
13:6 Then he spoke this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, and found none.
13:7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and have found none: cut it down; why should it use up the ground?
13:8 And he answered and said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, until I shall dig about it, and put manure on it:
13:9 And if it bears fruit, fine: and if not, then you can cut it down.
13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
13:11 And, behold, there was a woman who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years, and was bowed over, and could not straighten up at all.
13:12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said to her, Woman, you are freed from your sickness.
13:13 And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she straightened up, and glorified God.
13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, said to the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: therefore come during them and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said, You hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the stall, and lead him away to water?
13:16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
13:17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced over all the glorious things he was doing.
13:18 Then he said, What is the kingdom of God like? and to what shall I compare it?
13:19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took, and planted in his garden; and it grew, and became a great tree; and the birds of the air lodged in its branches.
13:20 And again he said, To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?
13:21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.
13:22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and traveling toward Jerusalem.
13:23 Then someone said to him, Lord, will only a few be saved? And he said to them,
13:24 Strive to enter in at the narrow gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
13:25 When once the master of the house has risen up, and has shut the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open up to us; then he shall answer and say to you, I do not know where you are from:
13:26 Then you shall begin to say, We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.
13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from me, all you workers of iniquity.
13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.
13:29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall recline at table in the kingdom of God.
13:30 And, behold, there are some who are last who shall be first, and there are some who are first who shall be last.
13:31 That same hour some of the Pharisees came, saying to him, Get away, and depart from here: for Herod wants to kill you.
13:32 And he said to them, Go tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall complete my course.
13:33 Nevertheless, I must journey on today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem.
13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kills the prophets, and stones those who are sent to you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not allow it!
13:35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate: and truly I say to you, You shall not see me, until the time comes when you shall say, Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man in front of him who had dropsy.
14:3 And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, asking, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
14:4 But they held their peace. And he took hold of him, and healed him, and let him go;
14:5 And answered them, saying, If one of you has a son or an ox fall into a pit on the sabbath day, which of you will not immediately pull him out?
14:6 And they could not answer these things.
14:7 And he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honour; saying to them,
14:8 When you are invited by someone to a wedding, do not sit down at the place of honour; for one more distinguished than you may have been invited;
14:9 And he who invited both of you will come and say to you, Give this man your place; and with shame you will begin to take the lowest place.
14:10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place; that when he who invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then you shall have honour in the presence of those who are at the table with you.
14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.
14:12 Then he said to his host, When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers, your kinsmen, or your rich neighbours; lest they invite you in return, and you are repaid.
14:13 But when you have a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14:14 And you shall be blessed; for they cannot repay you: but you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.
14:15 And when one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
14:16 Then he said to him, A certain man made a great banquet, and invited many:
14:17 And at the banquet time he sent his servant to say to those who were invited, Come; for everything is now ready.
14:18 And they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of land, and I must go and see it: Please excuse me.
14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out: Please excuse me.
14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
14:21 So the servant returned, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the crippled, and the blind, and the lame.
14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it has been done as you have commanded, and yet there is still room.
14:23 And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and along the hedgerows, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
14:24 For I say to you, That none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.
14:25 And great multitudes went with him: and he turned, and said to them,
14:26 If anyone comes to me, and does not hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yea, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
14:27 And whoever does not carry his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has sufficient money to finish it?
14:29 Lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all who behold it will begin to mock him,
14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first, and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
14:32 Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation, and asks terms of peace.
14:33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has, cannot be my disciple.
14:34 Salt is good: but if it has lost its taste, how shall it be made salty again?
14:35 It is fit for neither the land or the manure pile; it is cast out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.