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The Gospel According to Matthew

6:1 Take heed that you do not practice your righteousness before men, to be seen by them: otherwise you have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

6:2 Therefore, when you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have praise from men. Truly I say to you, They have received their reward.

6:3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing:

6:4 That your alms may be in secret: and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you.

6:5 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and at the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have received their reward.

6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret shall reward you.

6:7 But when you pray, do not use meaningless repetition, as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be heard for their many words.

6:8 Therefore, do not be like them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him.

6:9 Therefore, pray in this manner: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

6:10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.

6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: [For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.]

6:14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

6:15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

6:16 Moreover, when you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do: for they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen by men to be fasting. Truly I say to you, They have received their reward.

6:17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face;

6:18 That you may not be seen fasting by men, but by your Father who is in secret: and your Father, who sees in secret, shall reward you [openly].

6:19 Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal:

6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal:

6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

6:22 The light of the body is the eye: therefore, if your eye is sound, your whole body shall be full of light.

6:23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body shall be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

6:25 Therefore I say to you, Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

6:26 Behold the birds of the air: they do not sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

6:27 Which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to the span of his life?

6:28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, nor do they spin:

6:29 And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

6:30 Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith?

6:31 Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed?

6:32 After all these things the Gentiles seek: but your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

6:33 But seek first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.

6:34 Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow shall be anxious for itself. Sufficient for each day are the troubles of its own.

7:1 Judge not, that you may not be judged.

7:2 For in the manner you judge, you shall be judged: and with the measure you use, it shall be measured to you.

7:3 And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not consider the beam that is in your own eye?

7:4 Or how can you say to your brother, Let me pull the speck out of your eye; and, behold, a beam is in your own eye?

7:5 You hypocrite, first remove the beam from your own eye; and then you shall see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

7:6 Do not give that which is holy to dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

7:7 Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:

7:8 For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.

7:9 Or what man is there among you, whom, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?

7:11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him?

7:12 Therefore, all things that you would have men do for you, do for them: for this is the law and the prophets.

7:13 Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there are who enter in by it:

7:14 But small is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few there are who find it.

7:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

7:16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?

7:17 Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a bad tree brings forth bad fruit.

7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bring forth good fruit.

7:19 Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

7:20 Therefore, by their fruits you shall know them.

7:21 Not every one who says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

7:22 Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name cast out devils? and in your name done many miracles?

7:23 And then I will declare to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you who work iniquity.

7:24 Therefore, whoever hears these words of mine, and does them, will be like a wise man, who built his house upon a rock:

7:25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it did not fall: for it was founded upon a rock.

7:26 And every one who hears these words of mine, and does not do them, is like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

7:28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching:

7:29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

8:1 When he had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and knelt before him, saying, Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.

8:3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I am willing; be clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

8:4 And Jesus said to him, See that you tell no man; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

8:5 And when Jesus entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion, begging him,

8:6 Saying, Lord, my servant lies at home paralysed, grievously tormented.

8:7 And Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him.

8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy for you to come under my roof: but just speak the word, and my servant shall be healed.

8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.

8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to those who followed, Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith, no, not even in Israel.

8:11 And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall recline at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

8:12 But the sons of the kingdom shall be cast into the outer darkness: where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

8:13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed, so be it done for you. And his servant was healed that same hour.

8:14 And when Jesus had come into Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever.

8:15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered to them.

8:16 When evening had come, they brought to him many who were possessed by devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all who were sick:

8:17 That what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, He Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.

8:18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave orders to depart to the other side.

8:19 And a certain scribe came, and said to him, Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.

8:20 And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.

8:21 And another of his disciples said to him, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.

8:22 But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their own dead.

8:23 And when he entered into a boat, his disciples followed him.

8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we are perishing.

8:26 And he said to them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

8:27 And the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

8:28 And when he had come to the other side, into the country of the Gadarenes, two men possessed by devils met him, coming out of the tombs, exceedingly fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? have you come here to torment us before the time?

8:30 Now there was, a good way off from them, a herd of many swine feeding.

8:31 So the devils begged him, saying, If you cast us out, send us into the herd of swine.

8:32 And he said to them, Go. And when they came out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep bank into the sea, and perished in the waters.

8:33 And those who kept them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, including what happened to those possessed by the devils.

8:34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they begged him that he would depart out of their region.

9:1 And he entered into a boat, and crossed over, and came to his own city.

9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a paralytic man, lying on a mat: and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic; Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven.

9:3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes.

9:4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Why do you think evil in your hearts?

9:5 For which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and walk?

9:6 But that you may know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins, (then he said to the paralytic,) Arise, take up your mat, and go to your house.

9:7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

9:8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the tax office: and he said to him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

9:10 And it came to pass, as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax gatherers and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

9:11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why does your Teacher eat with tax gatherers and sinners?

9:12 But when Jesus heard that, he said to them, Those who are whole do not need a physician, but those who are sick.

9:13 But go and learn what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

9:14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast [often], but your disciples do not fast?

9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the wedding guests mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then they shall fast.

9:16 No man puts a piece of new cloth on an old garment, for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse.

9:17 Nor do men put new wine into old wineskins: for if they do, the wineskins burst, and the wine runs out, and the wineskins are destroyed: but they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.

9:18 While he spoke these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came, and bowed before him, saying, My daughter has just died: but come and lay your hand upon her, and she shall live.

9:19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

9:20 And, behold, a woman, who had suffered for twelve years with a flow of blood, came up behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:

9:21 For she said to herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be made well.

9:22 But Jesus turned around, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, take heart; your faith has made you well. And the woman was made well from that hour.

9:23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the flute players and the crowd making a noise,

9:24 He said to them, Depart: for the girl is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn.

9:25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

9:26 And the report of this went abroad throughout all that region.

9:27 And when Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, Son of David, have mercy on us.

9:28 And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said to them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord.

9:29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done to you.

9:30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus sternly charged them, saying, See that no man knows of this.

9:31 When they departed, they spread abroad his fame in all that region.

9:32 As they were going away, behold, a dumb man possessed by a devil was brought to him.

9:33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.

9:34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils by the prince of the devils.

9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease.

9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed, and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

9:37 Then he said to his disciples, The harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few;

9:38 Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

10:1 And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of infirmity.

10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;

10:4 Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Do not go among the Gentiles, and do not enter into any city of the Samaritans:

10:6 But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

10:7 And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely you have received, freely give.

10:9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor copper for your purses,

10:10 Nor bag for your journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his food.

10:11 And into whatever city or village you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and abide there until you depart.

10:12 And when you come into a house, greet it.

10:13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

10:14 And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.

10:15 Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.

10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: therefore be as wise as serpents, and as harmless as doves.

10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;

10:18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles.

10:19 But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious about how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given to you in that hour what you shall speak.

10:20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

10:21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

10:22 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he who endures to the end shall be saved.

10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into another: for truly I say to you, You shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, before the Son of man comes.

10:24 The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his master.

10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he is like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household?

10:26 Therefore, do not fear them: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and nothing hidden, that shall not be made known.

10:27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light: and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.

10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? and not one of them shall fall to the ground without your Father's consent.

10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

10:31 Therefore, do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.

10:32 Whoever shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.

10:33 But whoever shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.

10:34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth: I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

10:35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

10:36 And a man's foes shall be those of his own household.

10:37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

10:38 And he who does not take up his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

10:39 He who finds his life shall lose it: and he who loses his life for my sake shall find it.

10:40 He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives him who sent me.

10:41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

10:42 And whoever shall give to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink because he is my disciple, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.