15:1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, saying,
15:2 Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.
15:3 But he answered and said to them, Why do you transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour your father and mother: and, He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.
15:5 But you say, Whoever shall say to his father or his mother, Whatever of mine might benefit you is a gift to God;
15:6 Then he is free not to honour his father or his mother. Thus have you made the commandment of God void by your tradition.
15:7 You hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
15:8 This people [draws near to me with their mouths, and] honours me with their lips; but their hearts are far from me.
15:9 But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
15:10 And he called the multitude, and said to them, Hear, and understand:
15:11 Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.
15:12 Then his disciples came, and said to him, Do you know that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant which my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up.
15:14 Let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
15:15 Then Peter answered and said to him, Explain to us this parable.
15:16 And Jesus said, Are you also still without understanding?
15:17 Do you not yet understand, that whatever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is eliminated?
15:18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false witness, slanders:
15:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.
15:21 Then Jesus went from there, and departed to the districts of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of that region, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
15:23 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us.
15:24 But he answered and said, I have been sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
15:25 Then she came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
15:26 But he answered and said, It is not proper to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
15:27 And she said, True, Lord: yet the dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
15:28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it done for you as you wish. And her daughter was made well from that very hour.
15:29 And Jesus departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and went up on a mountain, and sat down there.
15:30 And great multitudes came to him, having with them those who were lame, crippled, blind, dumb, and many others, and put them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them,
15:31 So that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the crippled made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing: and they glorified the God of Israel.
15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples to himself, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint on the way.
15:33 And his disciples said to him, Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill so great a multitude?
15:34 And Jesus said to them, How many loaves do you have? And they said, Seven, and a few little fish.
15:35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
15:36 And he took the seven loaves and the fish, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
15:37 And they all ate, and were filled: and they took up the broken pieces that were left, seven baskets full.
15:38 And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and got into the boat, and came to the region of Magadan.
16:1 The Pharisees and the Sadducees came, and testing him, asked that he would show them a sign from heaven.
16:2 He answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather today: for the sky is red and threatening. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but can you not discern the signs of the times?
16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall be no sign given to it, but the sign of [the prophet] Jonah. And he left them, and departed.
16:5 When they came to the other side of the lake, his disciples found they had forgotten to take bread.
16:6 Then Jesus said to them, Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
16:7 And they discussed among themselves, saying, It is because we brought no bread.
16:8 When Jesus perceived this, he said to them, O you of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have brought no bread?
16:9 Do you not yet understand; do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
16:10 Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
16:11 How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread, but that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
16:12 Then they understood that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
16:13 When Jesus came to the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of man is?
16:14 And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
16:15 He said to them, But who do you say that I am?
16:16 Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
16:17 And Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah: for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.
16:18 And I say also to you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
16:20 Then he charged his disciples that they should tell no man that he was [Jesus] the Christ.
16:21 From that time forth Jesus began to show to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised on the third day.
16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, God forbid it, Lord: this shall not happen to you.
16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan: you are an offence to me: for you are not thinking of the things of God, but of the things of men.
16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
16:25 For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it: and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it.
16:26 For what does it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
16:28 Truly I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, until they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
17:1 And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up a high mountain where they were alone,
17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face shone like the sun, and his clothing was white as the light.
17:3 And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him.
17:4 Then Peter answered, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you wish, let us make three tabernacles here; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
17:5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and a voice out of the cloud said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear him.
17:6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.
17:7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and do not be afraid.
17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only.
17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no one, until the Son of man has risen again from the dead.
17:10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?
17:11 And Jesus answered them, Elijah truly shall come first, and restore all things.
17:12 But I say to you, That Elijah has already come, and they did not know him, but have done to him whatever they pleased. Likewise shall the Son of man suffer at their hands.
17:13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist.
17:14 And when they had come to the multitude, a certain man came to him, kneeling down before him, and saying,
17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is epileptic, and severely vexed: for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.
17:16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not cure him.
17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? bring him here to me.
17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and it departed out of him: and the boy was cured from that very hour.
17:19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said, Why could we not cast it out?
17:20 And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there; and it shall move; and nothing shall be impossible for you.
17:21 [Yet this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.]
17:22 And when they came together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:
17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorry.
17:24 And when they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the tax came to Peter, and said, Does not your teacher pay the tax?
17:25 He said, Yes. And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, What do you think, Simon? from whom do the kings of the earth take customs or tribute? from their own sons, or from strangers?
17:26 Peter said to him, From strangers. Jesus said to him, Then the sons are free.
17:27 But lest we offend them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you have opened its mouth, you shall find a shekel: take that, and give it to them for me and you.
18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
18:2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the midst of them,
18:3 And said, Truly I say to you, Unless you are converted, and become like little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
18:4 Therefore, whoever shall humble himself as this little child, he is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
18:5 And whoever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me.
18:6 But whoever shall cause one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him that a great millstone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depths of the sea.
18:7 Woe to the world because of temptations! for it must be that temptations come; but woe to that man by whom the temptation comes!
18:8 Therefore, if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life maimed or crippled, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into eternal fire.
18:9 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the fire of hell.
18:10 Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I say to you, That in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.
18:11 [For the Son of man has come to save that which was lost.]
18:12 What do you think? if a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains, and seek the one that has gone astray?
18:13 And if he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep, than over the ninety-nine which did not go astray.
18:14 In the same way, it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
18:15 If your brother shall sin against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you, you have gained your brother.
18:16 But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
18:17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he even refuses to hear the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax gatherer.
18:18 Truly I say to you, Whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
18:19 Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth about anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven.
18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
18:21 Then Peter came to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? up to seven times?
18:22 Jesus said to him, I do not say to you, Up to seven times, but, Up to seventy times seven.
18:23 Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
18:24 And when he had begun the settlement, one was brought to him, who owed him ten thousand talents.
18:25 But because he had nothing with which to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
18:26 Therefore the servant fell down, and implored him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
18:27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and released him, and forgave him the debt.
18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred denarii: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe.
18:29 And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and begged him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
18:30 He refused however, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay the debt.
18:31 So when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were very sorry, and came and told their lord all that had happened.
18:32 Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, You wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me:
18:33 Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you?
18:34 And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the torturers, until he should pay all that was due him.
18:35 So shall my heavenly Father also do to each one of you, if you do not forgive your brother [his offences] from your heart.
19:1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the region of Judaea beyond the Jordan;
19:2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
19:3 The Pharisees also came to him, tempting him, and saying to him, Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?
19:4 And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he who made them at the beginning made them male and female,
19:5 And said, For this reason shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cling to his wife: and the two shall be one flesh?
19:6 Therefore they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.
19:7 They said to him, Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?
19:8 He said to them, Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.
19:9 And I say to you, Whoever shall divorce his wife, except for unchastity, and shall marry another, commits adultery, [and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultry].
19:10 His disciples said to him, If this is the case of a man with his wife, it is good not to marry.
19:11 But he said to them, Not all men can receive this saying, only those to whom it is given.
19:12 For there are some eunuchs, who were born so, from their mothers' wombs: and there are some eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to receive it, let him receive it.
19:13 Then little children were brought to him, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: but the disciples rebuked them.
19:14 But Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not forbid them: for to such as these belongs the kingdom of heaven.
19:15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed from there.
19:16 And, behold, one came and said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
19:17 And he said to him, Why do you ask me what is good? there is no one good but One: but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.
19:18 He said to him, Which ones? Jesus said, You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
19:19 Honour your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
19:20 The young man said to him, All these things I have kept from my youth up: what do I still lack?
19:21 Jesus said to him, If you wish to be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
19:22 But when the young man heard that, he went away sorrowful: for he had much property.
19:23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, Truly I say to you, It is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.
19:24 And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
19:25 When his disciples heard this, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
19:26 But Jesus looked at them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
19:27 Then Peter answered and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed you; what then shall we have?
19:28 And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, At the renewal of all things, when the Son of man shall sit upon the throne of his glory, you who have followed me shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
19:29 And every one who has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.
19:30 But many who are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.