13:1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, Teacher, see what wonderful stones and buildings!
13:2 Jesus said to him, Do you see these great buildings? there shall not be one stone left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
13:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives across from the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
13:4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be fulfilled?
13:5 And Jesus said to them, Take heed lest any man deceive you:
13:6 For many will come in my name, saying, I am he; and shall deceive many.
13:7 And when you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be troubled: for such things must happen; but the end is not yet.
13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in various places, and there shall be famines [and troubles]: these are the beginnings of birth pains.
13:9 But take heed for yourselves: for they will deliver you up to councils; and you shall be beaten in the synagogues: and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, as a testimony to them.
13:10 And the gospel must first be preached among all nations.
13:11 But when they bring you to trial, do not worry about what you shall say: but whatever is given to you in that hour, speak that: for it is not you who speaks, but the Holy Spirit.
13:12 Now brother will betray brother to death, and a father his son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
13:13 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he who endures to the end shall be saved.
13:14 When you see the abomination of desolation, [spoken of by Daniel the prophet,] standing where it should not be, (let him who reads understand,) then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains:
13:15 And let him who is on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter it to take anything out of his house:
13:16 And let him who is in the field not turn back again for his cloak.
13:17 But woe to those who are with child, and to those who are nursing infants in those days!
13:18 Pray that your flight may not be in the winter.
13:19 For in those days there shall be affliction, such as has not been from the beginning of God's creation to this time, nor ever shall be again.
13:20 And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no one would be saved: but for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.
13:21 And then if any man says to you, Lo, here is the Christ; or, lo, there he is; do not believe him:
13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall arise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
13:23 But take heed: behold, I have told you all things in advance.
13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
13:25 And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
13:26 And then they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
13:27 And then he shall send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the remotest part of the earth to the remotest part of heaven.
13:28 Now learn a parable from the fig tree; When its branch becomes tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near:
13:29 Even so, when you see these things come to pass, know that it is near, even at the door.
13:30 Truly I say to you, that this generation shall not pass away, until all these things have happened.
13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
13:32 But of that day and that hour no man knows, no, not even the angels which are in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
13:33 Take heed, watch and pray: for you do not know when the time will come.
13:34 It is like a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to each man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch.
13:35 Watch therefore: for you do not know when the master of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
13:36 Lest he come suddenly and find you sleeping.
13:37 And what I say to you I say to all, Watch.
14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him secretly, and put him to death.
14:2 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.
14:3 And while he was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he reclined at table, there came a woman having an alabaster vial of perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial, and poured it on his head.
14:4 And some were indignant, and said to themselves, Why was this perfume wasted?
14:5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor. And they reproved her.
14:6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why are you troubling her? she has done a beautiful thing to me.
14:7 For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good: but you will not always have me.
14:8 She has done what she could: she has come beforehand to anoint my body for burial.
14:9 Truly I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, what she has done shall be spoken of in remembrance of her.
14:10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them.
14:11 And when they heard this, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.
14:12 On the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover lamb, his disciples said to him, Where do you want us to go and prepare the passover for you to eat?
14:13 And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, Go into the city, and there you shall meet a man carrying a pitcher of water: follow him.
14:14 And wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, The Teacher says, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?
14:15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready: make preparations for us there.
14:16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found it as he had said to them: and they made the passover ready.
14:17 And in the evening he came with the twelve.
14:18 And as they sat and ate, Jesus said, Truly I say to you, One of you who eats with me shall betray me.
14:19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one, Is it I?
14:20 And he answered them, It is one of the twelve, one who dips with me in the bowl.
14:21 The Son of man shall indeed go, just as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it would be better for that man if he had never been born.
14:22 And as they ate, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave to them, and said, Take, [eat]: this is my body.
14:23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank from it.
14:24 And he said to them, This is my blood of the [new] covenant, which is shed for many.
14:25 Truly I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.
14:26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the mount of Olives.
14:27 And Jesus said to them, All you shall fall away because of me [this night]: for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
14:28 But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
14:29 But Peter said to him, Although all shall fall away, I will not.
14:30 And Jesus said to him, Truly I say to you, That this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you shall deny me three times.
14:31 But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with you, I will not deny you. And they all said the same.
14:32 And they came to a place named Gethsemane: and he said to his disciples, Sit here, while I pray.
14:33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and he began to be filled with horror and deeply troubled;
14:34 And he said to them, My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, to the point of death: stay here, and watch.
14:35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible for you; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what you will.
14:37 And he came, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, are you sleeping? could you not watch for one hour?
14:38 Watch and pray, that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
14:39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spoke the same words.
14:40 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) and they did not know what to answer him.
14:41 And he came the third time, and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? enough, the hour has come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
14:42 Rise up, let us go; behold, he who betrays me is at hand.
14:43 And immediately, while he yet spoke, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
14:44 And he who betrayed him had given them a signal, saying, Whomever I kiss is the one; take him, and lead him away safely.
14:45 And as soon as he came, he went immediately to him, and said, Master, [Master]; and kissed him.
14:46 And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
14:47 And one of those who stood nearby drew a sword, and struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
14:48 And Jesus said to them, Have you come out, as against a thief, with swords and clubs to take me?
14:49 I was with you daily in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
14:50 And they all forsook him, and fled.
14:51 And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth wrapped around his naked body; and they laid hold on him:
14:52 But he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
14:53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes were assembled.
14:54 And Peter followed him from afar, even into the courtyard of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
14:55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for testimony against Jesus to put him to death; but found none.
14:56 For many bore false witness against him, but their testimonies did not agree.
14:57 And some arose, and bore false witness against him, saying,
14:58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.
14:59 But even then their testimonies did not agree.
14:60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, Have you no answer? what is it that these men are testifying against you?
14:61 But he held his peace, and said nothing. Again the high priest asked him, Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?
14:62 And Jesus said, I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
14:63 Then the high priest tore his clothes, and said, Why do we need any further witnesses?
14:64 You have heard the blasphemy: what do you think? And they all condemned him as worthy of death.
14:65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to strike him, and to say to him, Prophesy: and as the guards took him they beat him with their fists.
14:66 And as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the maids of the high priest came:
14:67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him, and said, You also were with Jesus of Nazareth.
14:68 But he denied it, saying, I do not know or understand what you are saying. And he went out into the entryway; [and a cock crowed].
14:69 And the maid saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, This is one of them.
14:70 And he denied it again. And a little later, those who stood nearby again said to Peter, Surely you are one of them: for you are also a Galilaean, [for your speech shows it].
14:71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I do not know this man of whom you speak.
14:72 And the second time the cock crowed. And Peter remembered that Jesus said to him, Before the cock crows twice, you shall deny me three times. And when he remembered this, he wept.
15:1 And immediately in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.
15:2 And Pilate asked him, Are you the King of the Jews? And he said to him, You say so.
15:3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
15:4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Have you no answer to make? behold how many things they testify against you.
15:5 But Jesus made no further answer; so that Pilate was amazed.
15:6 Now at the feast he released to them one prisoner, whomever they requested.
15:7 And there was one named Barabbas, who was in prison with his fellow rebels, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
15:8 And the multitude approached and began asking him to do for them as he usually did.
15:9 Pilate answered them, saying, Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?
15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him out of envy.
15:11 But the chief priests incited the people to have him release Barabbas to them.
15:12 And Pilate answered and said again to them, What then shall I do with him whom you call the King of the Jews?
15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
15:14 Then Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has he done? And they cried out all the louder, Crucify him.
15:15 And so Pilate, wanting to satisfy the people, released Barabbas to them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called the Praetorium; and they called together the whole band of soldiers.
15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and weaved a crown of thorns, and put it on him,
15:18 And began to acclaim him, Hail, King of the Jews!
15:19 And they struck him on the head with a cane, and spat upon him, and bowed their knees in worship to him.
15:20 And when they had mocked him, they took the purple off of him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
15:21 And they compelled Simon, a Cyrenian who was passing by on his way in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
15:22 And they brought him to the place called Golgotha, which means, The place of a skull.
15:23 And they gave him wine to drink mingled with myrrh: but he would not take it.
15:24 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots for them, to decide what each man should take.
15:25 And it was the third hour when they crucified him.
15:26 And the inscription of the accusation against him was written above him, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
15:27 And with him they crucified two thieves; one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
15:28 [And the scripture was fulfilled, which says, And he was numbered with the transgressors.]
15:29 And those who passed by kept abusing him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you who would destroy the temple, and build it in three days,
15:30 Save yourself, and come down from the cross.
15:31 Likewise, the chief priests mocked him among themselves and with the scribes, He saved others; but he cannot save himself.
15:32 Let Christ, the King of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
15:33 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.
15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which means, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
15:35 And some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he is calling Elijah.
15:36 And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, Wait; let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.
15:37 And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and breathed his last.
15:38 And the veil of the temple was torn in two from the top to the bottom.
15:39 And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw how he breathed his last, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
15:40 There were also women looking on from afar: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
15:41 (Who, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him;) and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.
15:42 And when the evening had come, because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the sabbath,
15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honoured member of the council, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus.
15:44 And Pilate wondered if he was dead so soon: and calling the centurion, he asked him if he was already dead.
15:45 And when he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.
15:46 So he bought a fine linen cloth, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a tomb which was cut out of the rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the tomb.
15:47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses watched where he was laid.
16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought sweet spices, that they might go and anoint him.
16:2 And very early in the morning of the first day of the week, they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun.
16:3 And they said to one another, Who shall roll the stone away from the door of the tomb for us?
16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled away.
16:5 And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were amazed.
16:6 And he said to them, Do not be afraid: You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before you into Galilee: there you shall see him, as he told you.
16:8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the tomb; for they were trembling and amazed: and they said nothing to anyone; for they were afraid.
16:10 And she went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
16:11 And they, when they heard that he was alive, and that she had seen him, did not believe.
16:12 After that he appeared in another form to two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.
16:13 And they went and told it to the others, who also did not believe them.
16:14 Afterward, he appeared to the eleven as they sat eating, and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who saw him after he had risen.
16:15 And he said to them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16:16 He who believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he who does not believe shall be condemned.
16:17 And these signs shall follow those who believe; In my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
16:18 They shall pick up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
16:19 So after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
16:20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with accompanying signs.]