1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
1:2 Abraham was the father of Isaac; and Isaac the father of Jacob; and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers;
1:3 And Judah the father of Perez and Zarah by Tamar; and Perez the father of Hezron; and Hezron the father of Ram;
1:4 And Ram the father of Amminadab; and Amminadab the father of Nahshon; and Nahshon the father of Salma;
1:5 And Salma the father of Boaz by Rahab; and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth; and Obed the father of Jesse;
1:6 And Jesse the father of David the king; and David the king the father of Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah;
1:7 And Solomon the father of Rehoboam; and Rehoboam the father of Abijah; and Abijah the father of Asa;
1:8 And Asa the father of Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram; and Joram the father of Azariah;
1:9 And Azariah the father of Jotham; and Jotham the father of Ahaz; and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah;
1:10 And Hezekiah the father of Manasseh; and Manasseh the father of Amon; and Amon the father of Josiah;
1:11 And Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
1:12 And after the exile to Babylon, Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel; and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel;
1:13 And Zerubbabel the father of Abiud; and Abiud the father of Eliakim; and Eliakim the father of Azor;
1:14 And Azor the father of Zadok; and Zadok the father of Achim; and Achim the father of Eliud;
1:15 And Eliud the father of Eleazar; and Eleazar the father of Matthan; and Matthan the father of Jacob;
1:16 And Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, by whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the exile to Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the exile to Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.
1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ happened in this way: When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.
1:19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to disgrace her, decided to divorce her secretly.
1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
1:22 Now all this was done to fulfill that which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,
1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which translated means, God with us.
1:24 Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took her as his wife:
1:25 And kept her a virgin until she had brought forth [her firstborn] son: and he called his name JESUS.
2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men came from the east to Jerusalem,
2:2 Saying, Where is he who has been born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to worship him.
2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
2:5 And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it was written by the prophet,
2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a Governor, who shall rule my people Israel.
2:7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, ascertained from them at what time the star appeared.
2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word, that I may come and worship him also.
2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was.
2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.
2:11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented to him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
2:12 And being warned by God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
2:13 And when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek the child, to destroy him.
2:14 And he arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt:
2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt I have called my son.
2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was exceedingly angry, and sent forth, and killed all the children who were in Bethlehem, and in all the region, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained from the wise men.
2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
2:18 In Rama there was heard a voice, weeping, and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be comforted, because they were no more.
2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel: for those who sought the child's life are dead.
2:21 And he arose, and took the child and his mother, and came to the land of Israel.
2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judaea in the place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there: and, being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside to the regions of Galilee:
2:23 And he came and lived in a city called Nazareth: that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, He shall be called a Nazarene.
3:1 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
3:2 And saying, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, when he said, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3:4 And John had a garment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
3:5 Then Jerusalem, and all Judaea, went out to him, and all the region around the Jordan,
3:6 And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come for baptism, he said to them, You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8 Therefore, bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance:
3:9 And do not think to say to yourselves, We have Abraham as our father: for I say to you, that God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
3:10 And now the axe is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every tree which does not bring forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.
3:11 I baptize you with water for repentance: but he who comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire.
3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will thoroughly clean his threshing floor, and gather his wheat into the barn; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.
3:14 But John tried to prevent him, saying, I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?
3:15 And Jesus answered him, Let it be so now: for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he consented.
3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
3:17 And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
4:2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you are the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
4:5 Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple,
4:6 And said to him, If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning you: and on their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.
4:7 Jesus said to him, Again it is written, You shall not tempt the Lord your God.
4:8 Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
4:9 And said to him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.
4:10 Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.
4:11 Then the devil left him, and, behold, angels came and ministered to him.
4:12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;
4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and lived in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali:
4:14 That what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled,
4:15 The land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
4:16 The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light; and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, a light has sprung up.
4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
4:18 And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen.
4:19 And he said to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
4:20 And they immediately left their nets, and followed him.
4:21 And going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
4:22 And they immediately left the boat and their father, and followed him.
4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of infirmity among the people.
4:24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought to him all sick people who were taken with various diseases and torments, those who were possessed by devils, and those who were epileptic, and paralytics; and he healed them.
4:25 And great multitudes of people followed him from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond the Jordan.
5:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up on the mountain: and when he sat down, his disciples came to him:
5:2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:4 Blessed are those who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.
5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
5:12 Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
5:13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its taste, with what shall it be salted? it is no longer good for anything, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot by men.
5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
5:15 Nor do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand; and it gives light to all who are in the house.
5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
5:17 Do not think that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
5:18 For truly I say to you, Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke, shall by any means pass away from the law, until all is fulfilled.
5:19 Therefore, whoever shall break one of the least commandments, and shall so teach men to do, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:20 For I say to you, That unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall never enter into the kingdom of heaven.
5:21 You have heard that it was said to them of old, You shall not kill; and whoever shall kill shall be subject to judgment:
5:22 But I say to you, That whoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of judgment: and whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whoever shall say, You fool, shall be in danger of the hell of fire.
5:23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you;
5:24 Leave your gift before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
5:25 Come to terms with your adversary quickly, while you are on the way with him; lest your adversary deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
5:26 Truly I say to you, You shall by no means come out of there, until you have paid the last farthing.
5:27 You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery:
5:28 But I say to you, That whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
5:29 And if your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out, and cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, than that your whole body should be cast into hell.
5:30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off, and cast it from you: for it is better for you that one of your members should perish, than that your whole body should be cast into hell.
5:31 It has been said, Whoever shall divorce his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce:
5:32 But I say to you, That whoever shall divorce his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery: and whoever shall marry a woman who has been divorced commits adultery.
5:33 Again, you have heard that it has been said to them of old, You shall not swear falsely, but shall fulfill your oaths to the Lord:
5:34 But I say to you, Do not swear at all; either by heaven; for it is God's throne:
5:35 Or by the earth; for it is his footstool: or by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
5:36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you can not make one hair white or black.
5:37 But let your statements be, Yes for yes; No for no: for whatever is more than these comes from the evil one.
5:38 You have heard that it has been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
5:39 But I say to you, Do not resist evil: but whoever shall strike you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.
5:40 And if any man wants to sue you, and take away your shirt, let him have your coat also.
5:41 And whoever shall compel you to go one mile, go with him two.
5:42 Give to him who asks from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow from you.
5:43 You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy.
5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you;
5:45 That you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? do not even the tax gatherers do the same?
5:47 And if you greet your brethren only, what are you doing more than others? do not even the Gentiles do the same?
5:48 Therefore be perfect, as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.