5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret,
5:2 And saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gotten out of them, and were washing their nets.
5:3 And he got into one of the boats, which was Simon's, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people from the boat.
5:4 Now when he finished speaking, he said to Simon, Put out into the deep, and let down your nets for a catch.
5:5 And Simon answered him, Master, we have toiled all night, and have caught nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net.
5:6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fish: and their net began to break.
5:7 And they beckoned to their partners, who were in the other boat, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
5:9 For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the catch of fish which they had taken:
5:10 And so were James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from now on you shall catch men.
5:11 And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything, and followed him.
5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, there came a man full of leprosy; who, seeing Jesus, fell on his face and begged him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.
5:13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
5:14 And he ordered him to tell no man: But go, and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.
5:15 But his fame was spread abroad so much the more: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
5:16 And he withdrew into the wilderness, and prayed.
5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting there, who had come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present for him to heal.
5:18 And, behold, men brought a man on a mat who was paralysed: and they sought to bring him in, and to lay him before him.
5:19 And when they could not find a way to bring him in because of the multitude, they went up on the roof, and let him down through the tiling with his mat into the midst of the crowd in front of Jesus.
5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said to him, Man, your sins are forgiven.
5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
5:22 But Jesus, aware of their thoughts, answered and said to them, Why do you question in your hearts?
5:23 Which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Rise up and walk?
5:24 But that you may know that the Son of man has power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,) I say to you, Arise, and take up your mat, and go to your house.
5:25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his house, glorifying God.
5:26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things today.
5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a tax gatherer, named Levi, sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, Follow me.
5:28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
5:29 And Levi made a great feast in his own house for him: and there was a great company of tax gatherers and of others who were reclining at table with them.
5:30 But the scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do you eat and drink with tax gatherers and sinners?
5:31 And Jesus answered and said to them, Those who are well do not need a physician; but those who are sick.
5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
5:33 And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but yours eat and drink?
5:34 And he said to them, Can you make the wedding guests fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
5:35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast in those days.
5:36 And he also spoke a parable to them; No man puts a piece of a new garment upon an old garment; if he does, then the new garment is torn, and the piece that was taken out of the new garment does not match the old.
5:37 And no man puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does the new wine will burst the skins, and be spilled, and the skins will be ruined.
5:38 But new wine must be put into new skins; then both are preserved.
5:39 And no man having drunk old wine desires the new: for he says, The old is better.
6:1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the grain fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of grain, and ate them, rubbing them in their hands.
6:2 And some of the Pharisees said to them, Why do you do what is not lawful to do on the sabbath?
6:3 And Jesus answered and said to them, Have you not even read what David did, when he was hungry, he and those who were with him;
6:4 How he went into the house of God, and took and ate the showbread, and gave also to those who were with him; although it is not lawful for anyone but the priests to eat of it?
6:5 And he said to them, The Son of man is Lord of the sabbath.
6:6 And it came to pass on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered.
6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, to see if he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find a reason to accuse him.
6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man with the withered hand, Rise up, and stand here. And he arose and stood there.
6:9 Then Jesus said to them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
6:10 And looking around at them all, he said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored.
6:11 And they were filled with rage; and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out to a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
6:13 And when it was day, he called his disciples: and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles;
6:14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot,
6:16 And Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
6:17 And he came down with them, and stood on a level place; and there was the company of his disciples and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
6:18 And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were healed.
6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for power came from him, and healed them all.
6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed are you who are poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21 Blessed are you who hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now: for you shall laugh.
6:22 Blessed are you, when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and insult you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
6:23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward in heaven is great: for their fathers did the same to the prophets.
6:24 But woe to you who are rich! for you have received your comfort.
6:25 Woe to you who are full! for you shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now! for you shall mourn and weep.
6:26 Woe to you, when all men speak well of you! for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
6:27 But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
6:28 Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who abuse you.
6:29 And to him who strikes you on the cheek, offer him the other also; and from him who takes away your coat do not withhold your shirt either.
6:30 Give to every man who asks of you; and from him who takes away what is yours, do not ask for it back.
6:31 And as you would have men do to you, do the same to them.
6:32 For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? for sinners also love those who love them.
6:33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? for sinners also do the same.
6:34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? for sinners also lend to sinners to receive repayment.
6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward shall be great, and you shall be the children of the Most High: for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil.
6:36 Be merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
6:37 Do not judge, and you shall not be judged: do not condemn, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:
6:38 Give, and it shall be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men put in your lap. For the measure you give to others shall be the same measure given back to you.
6:39 And he spoke a parable to them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
6:40 The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one who is fully trained shall be like his teacher.
6:41 And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the beam that is in your own eye?
6:42 Or how can you say to your brother, Brother, let me pull out the speck that is in your eye, when you do not even see the beam that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to pull out the speck that is in your brother's eye.
6:43 For a good tree does not bring forth bad fruit; nor does a bad tree bring forth good fruit.
6:44 For every tree is known by its fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorn bushes, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush.
6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for from the overflow of the heart his mouth speaks.
6:46 And why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and do not do the things which I say?
6:47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me, and hears my words, and does them:
6:48 He is like a man who built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the river beat violently upon that house, but could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
6:49 But he who hears, and does not obey, is like a man who built a house upon the ground without a foundation; and the river beat violently against it, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
7:1 Now when he finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
7:2 And a certain centurion's slave, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.
7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent the elders of the Jews to him, begging him to come and heal his servant.
7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, He is worthy to have you do this for him:
7:5 For he loves our nation, and he has built us a synagogue.
7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble yourself: for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof:
7:7 Nor did I think myself worthy to come to you: but say the word, and my servant shall be healed.
7:8 For I also am a man under authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to one, Go, and he goes, and to another, Come, and he comes, and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.
7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned and said to the people who followed him, I say to you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.
7:10 And those who were sent, returned to the house, and found that the slave [who had been sick] was quite well.
7:11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, as did many people.
7:12 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and many people from the city were with her.
7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, Do not weep.
7:14 And he came and touched the coffin, and those who bore it stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to you, Arise.
7:15 And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him back to his mother.
7:16 And fear came upon them all: and they glorified God, saying, A great prophet is risen up among us; and, God has visited his people.
7:17 And this report of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the surrounding region.
7:18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things.
7:19 And John, calling to him two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Are you he who is to come? or should we look for another?
7:20 When the men had come to him, they said, John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, Are you he who is to come? or should we look for another?
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many people of their diseases and afflictions, and of evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.
7:22 Then Jesus answered and said to them, Go your way, and tell John the things you have seen and heard; how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the gospel is preached to the poor.
7:23 And blessed is he who does not stumble over me.
7:24 And when the messengers of John departed, he began to speak to the people about John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
7:25 But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live luxuriously, are in kings' courts.
7:26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.
7:27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.
7:28 For I say to you, Among those born of women there is none greater than John: but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
7:29 And all the people who heard him, and the tax gatherers, acknowledged the ways of God were just, for they had been baptized with the baptism of John.
7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
7:31 And the Lord said, To what shall I compare the men of this generation? and what are they like?
7:32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We played the pipes for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge for you, and you did not weep.
7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say, He has a devil.
7:34 The Son of man comes eating and drinking; and you say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a drunkard, a friend of tax gatherers and sinners!
7:35 But wisdom is justified by all her children.
7:36 And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and reclined at table.
7:37 And, behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that Jesus was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster vial of perfume,
7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the perfume.
7:39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is who touches him: for she is a sinner.
7:40 And Jesus answered him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he said, Say it, Teacher.
7:41 There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
7:42 And when they were unable to repay, he freely forgave them both. Now, which of them will love him most?
7:43 Simon answered, I suppose the one whom he forgave the most. And he said to him, You have judged correctly.
7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered your house: you gave me no water for my feet, but she has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair.
7:45 You gave me no kiss: but since I came in this woman has not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 You did not anoint my head with oil: but this woman has anointed my feet with perfume.
7:47 Therefore I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but he who is forgiven little, loves little.
7:48 And he said to her, Your sins are forgiven.
7:49 And those who reclined at table with him began to say among themselves, Who is this who even forgives sins?
7:50 And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.