Mark by FranckDernoncourt

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									                   THE   GOSPEL   ACCORDING   TO

                  SAINT MARK
           CHAPTER 1                  rived   from   Nazareth   of
 1 The beginning of the               Galilee. And he was ba p-
Gospel of Jesus Christ,               tized by John in the Jor-
the Son of God.                       dan.
 2 As it has been written              10 And immediately, upon
by   the    prophet    Isaiah:        ascending from the water,
“Behold, I send my Angel              he saw the heavens opened
before     your   face,    who        and the Spirit, like a
shall    prepare    your   way        dove, descending, and r e-
before you.                           maining with him.
 3 The voice of one crying             11 And there was a voice
out in the desert: Pre-               from heaven: “You are my
pare the way of the Lord;             beloved Son; in you I am
make straight his paths.”             well pleased.”
 4 John was in the desert,             12 And immediately the
baptizing and preaching a             Spirit prompted him into
baptism of repentance, as             the desert.
a remission of sins.                   13 And he was in the
 5 And there went out to              desert for forty days and
him all the region of Ju-             forty nights. And he was
dea and all those of J e-             tempted by Satan. And he
rusalem,     and   they   were        was with the wild ani-
baptized by him in the                mals, and the Angels mi-
river Jordan, confessing              nistered to him.
their sins.                            14 Then, after John was
 6 And John was clothed               handed over, Jesus went
with   camel‟s      hair   and        into   Galilee,   preaching
with     a    leather     belt        the Gospel of the kingdom
around his waist. And he              of God,
ate locusts and wild h o-              15 and saying: “For the
ney.                                  time has been fulfilled
 7 And he preached, say-              and the kingdom of God
ing:    “A     stronger    one        has   drawn   near.   Repent
comes after me. I am not              and believe in the Gos-
worthy to reach down and              pel.”
loosen the laces of his                16 And passing by the
shoes.                                shore of the Sea of Gali-
 8 I have baptized you                lee, he saw Simon and his
with water. Yet truly, he             brother   Andrew,    casting
will baptize you with the             nets into the sea, for
Holy Spirit.”                         they were fishermen.
 9 And it happened that,               17  And    Jesus   said  to
in those days, Jesus a r-             them, “Come after me, and


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I will make you fishers             “What is this? And what
of men.”                            is this new doctrine? For
 18 And at once abandoning          with    authority    he   co m-
their nets, they followed           mands    even   the    unclean
him.                                spirits,    and   they    obey
 19 And continuing on a             him.”
little ways from there,              28 And his fame went out
he saw James of Zebedee             quickly,    throughout     the
and his brother John, and           entire region of Galilee.
they were mending their              29 And soon after depart-
nets in a boat.                     ing from the synagogue,
 20   And  immediately     he       they went into the house
called them. And leaving            of Simon and Andrew, with
behind their father Z ebe-          James and John.
dee in the boat with his             30 But the mother-in-law
hired   hands,    they  fo l-       of Simon lay ill with a
lowed him.                          fever. And at once they
 21 And they entered into           told him about her.
Capernaum.    And   entering         31 And drawing near to
into      the      synagogue        her, he raised her up,
promptly on the Sabbaths,           taking her by the hand.
he taught them.                     And immediately the fever
 22 And they were asto-             left her, and she minis-
nished over his doctrine.           tered to them.
For he was teaching them             32 Then, when evening ar-
as one who has authority,           rived, after the sun had
and not like the scribes.           set, they brought to him
 23 And in their synago-            all who had malad ies and
gue, there was a man with           those who had demons.
an unclean spirit; and he            33 And the entire city
cried out,                          was gathered together at
 24 saying: “What are we            the door.
to you, Jesus of Naza-               34 And he healed many who
reth? Have you come to              were troubled with var i-
destroy us? I know who              ous    illnesses.     And    he
you are: the Holy One of            cast out many demons, but
God.”                               he would not permit them
 25 And Jesus admonished            to   speak,   because     they
him, saying, “Be silent,            knew him.
and depart from the man.”            35 And rising up very
 26 And the unclean spi-            early, departing, he went
rit, convulsing him and             out to a deserted place,
crying out with a loud              and there he prayed.
voice, departed from him.            36 And Simon, and those
 27 And they were all so            who were with him, fol-
amazed that they inquired           lowed after him.
among themselves, sa ying:           37   And   when    they   had


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found him, they said to                  outside,    in   deserted
him,    “For      everyone      is       places. And they were ga-
seeking you.”                            thered to him from every
 38 And he said to them:                 direction.
“Let    us     go     into    the
neighboring towns and c i-                         CHAPTER 2
ties,     so     that    I    may         1 And after some days, he
preach     there     also.    I n-       again entered into Caper-
deed,    it    was    for   this         naum.
reason that I came.”                      2 And it was heard that
 39 And he was preaching                 he was in the house. And
in their synagogues and                  so   many    gathered     that
throughout all of Gal i-                 there was no room left,
lee, and casting out d e-                not even at the door. And
mons.                                    he   spoke    the    word   to
 40 And a leper came to                  them.
him,    begging       him.    And         3 And they came to him,
kneeling down, he said to                bringing a paralytic, who
him, “If you are willing,                was being carried by four
you are able to cleanse                  men.
me.”                                      4 And when they were not
 41   Then     Jesus,     taking         able to present him to
pity on him, reached out                 him because of the crowd,
his   hand.      And    touching         they uncovered the roof
him, he said to him: “I                  where he was. And opening
am willing. Be cleansed.”                it, they lowered down the
 42 And after he had spo-                stretcher    on    which   the
ken, immediately the le-                 paralytic was lying.
prosy departed from him,                  5 Then, when Jesus had
and he was cleansed.                     seen their faith, he said
 43 And he admonished him,               to the paralytic, “Son,
and he promptly sent him                 your   sins    are    forgiven
away.                                    you.”
 44 And he said to him:                   6 But some of the scribes
“See to it that you tell                 were    sitting      in   that
no one. But go and show                  place    and    thinking    in
yourself       to    the    high         their hearts:
priest,      and    offer     for         7 “Why is this man spea k-
your cleansing that which                ing in this way? He is
Moses    instructed,       as    a       blaspheming. Who can fo r-
testimony for them.”                     give     sins,      but    God
 45 But having departed,                 alone?”
he began to preach and to                 8 At once, Jesus, realiz-
disseminate the word, so                 ing in his spirit that
that   he     was    no   longer         they were thinking this
able to openly enter a                   within    themselves,     said
city, but had to remain                  to   them:   “Why     are  you


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thinking these things in            that he ate with tax col-
your hearts?                        lectors and sinners, said
 9 Which is easier, to say          to   his    disciples,    “Why
to the paralytic, „Your             does your Teacher eat and
sins are forgiven you,‟             drink with tax collectors
or to say, „Rise up, take           and sinners?”
up   your   stretcher,    and        17 Jesus, having heard
walk?‟                              this, said to them: “The
 10 But so that you may             healthy have no need of a
know that the Son of man            doctor,     but    those   who
has authority on earth to           have maladies do. For I
forgive sins,” he said to           came    not    to   call   the
the paralytic:                      just, but sinners.”
 11 “I say to you: Rise              18 And the disciples of
up, take up your stretch-           John, and the Pharisees,
er,   and    go   into   your       were   fasting.     And   they
house.”                             arrived and said to him,
 12 And immediately he got          “Why do the disciples of
up, and lifting up his              John and of the Pharisees
stretcher, he went away             fast, but your disciples
in the sight of them all,           do not fast?”
so   that   they   all   won-        19   And    Jesus   said   to
dered. And they honored             them: “How can the sons
God, by saying, “We have            of the wedding fast while
never seen anything like            the groom is still with
this.”                              them?     During      whatever
 13 And he departed again           time they have the groom
to the sea. And the e n-            with them, they are not
tire crowd came to him,             able to fast.
and he taught them.                  20 But the days will ar-
 14 And as he was passing           rive when the groom will
by, he saw Levi of A l-             be taken away from them,
phaeus,   sitting    at   the       and then they shall fast,
customs   office.    And   he       in those days.
said to him, “Follow me.”            21 No one sews a patch of
And rising up, he fo l-             new   cloth    onto    an  old
lowed him.                          garment.     Otherwise,    the
 15 And it happened that,           new addition pulls away
as he sat at table in his           from   the    old,   and   the
house, many tax collec-             tear becomes worse.
tors and sinners sat at              22 And no one puts new
table together with Jesus           wine into old wineskins.
and   his   disciples.    For       Otherwise, the wine will
those   who    followed   him       burst the wineskins, and
were many.                          the wine will pour out,
 16 And the scribes and             and the wineskins will be
the    Pharisees,      seeing       lost. Instead, new wine


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must   be    put    into  new       hand, “Stand up in the
wineskins.”                         middle.”
 23 And again, while the             4 And he said to them:
Lord was walking through            “Is it lawful to do good
the   ripe   grain    on  the       on the Sabbaths, or to do
Sabbath,    his    disciples,       evil, to give health to a
as they advanced, began             life, or to destroy?” But
to separate the ears of             they remained silent.
grains.                              5 And looking around at
 24 But the Pharisees said          them    with    anger,     being
to him, “Behold, why are            very    saddened      over   the
they doing what is not              blindness         of       their
lawful on the Sabbaths?”            hearts, he said to the
 25 And he said to them:            man, “Extend your hand.”
“Have you never read what           And he extended it, and
David did, when he had              his hand was restored to
need and was hungry, both           him.
he   and   those    who  were        6   Then    the     Pharisees,
with him?                           going     out,     immediately
 26 How he went into the            took counsel with the He-
house of God, under the             rodians against him, as
high priest Abiathar, and           to how they might destroy
ate   the    bread    of  the       him.
Presence,    which    it  was        7 But Jesus withdrew with
not lawful to eat, except           his disciples to the sea.
for the priests, and how            And a great crowd fol-
he gave it to those who             lowed    him    from    Galil ee
were with him?”                     and Judea,
 27 And he said to them:             8 and from Jerusalem, and
“The Sabbath was made for           from    Idumea     and   across
man, and not man for the            the    Jordan.      And    those
Sabbath.                            around    Tyre     and   Sidon,
 28 And so, the Son of man          upon hearing what he was
is Lord, even of the Sab-           doing, came to him in a
bath.”                              great multitude.
                                     9 And he told his dis-
         CHAPTER 3                  ciples that a small boat
 1 And again, he entered            would be useful to him,
into the synagogue. And             because     of    the    crowd,
there was a man there who           lest they press upon him.
had a withered hand.                 10 For he healed so many,
 2 And they observed him,           that as many of them as
to see if he would cure             had wounds would rush to-
on the Sabbaths, so that            ward    him    in     order   to
they might accuse him.              touch him.
 3 And he said to the man            11 And the unclean spi-
who   had   the    withered         rits, when they saw him,


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fell    prostrate      before         22 And the scribes who
him. And they cried out,             had descended from Jeru-
saying,                              salem said, “Because he
 12 “You are the Son of              has   Beelzebub,     and   b e-
God.” And he strongly ad-            cause by the prince of
monished them, lest they             demons does he cast out
make him known.                      demons.”
 13 And ascending onto a              23 And having called them
mountain,    he   called    to       together,    he    spoke     to
himself    those    whom    he       them   in   parables:     “How
willed, and they came to             can Satan cast out Satan?
him.                                  24 For if a kingdom is
 14 And he acted so that             divided    against     itself,
the twelve would be with             that kingdom is not able
him, and so that he might            to stand.
send them out to preach.              25 And if a house is d i-
 15 And he gave them au-             vided     against      itself,
thority to cure infirmi-             that house is not able to
ties, and to cast out de-            stand.
mons:                                 26 And if Satan has risen
 16 and he imposed on Si-            up   against    himself,     he
mon the name Peter;                  would be divided, and he
 17 and also he imposed on           would   not    be   able     to
James   of    Zebedee,     and       stand; instead he reaches
John    the     brother     of       the end.
James,   the     name    „Boa-        27 No one is able to
nerges,‟ that is, „Sons              plunder the goods of a
of Thunder;‟                         strong    man,   having    e n-
 18 and Andrew, and Phi-             tered into the house, un-
lip, and Bartholomew, and            less he first binds the
Matthew, and Thomas, and             strong man, and then he
James   of   Alphaeus,     and       shall plunder his house.
Thaddeus, and Simon the               28 Amen I say to you,
Canaanite,                           that   all   sins    will    be
 19 and Judas Iscariot,              forgiven the sons of men,
who also betrayed him.               and   the   blasphemies      by
 20 And they went to a               which    they     will    have
house, and the crowd g a-            blasphemed.
thered together again, so             29 But he who will have
much so that they were               blasphemed     against     the
not   even    able    to   eat       Holy   Spirit     shall    not
bread.                               have forgiveness in ete r-
 21 And when his own had             nity; instead he shall be
heard of it, they went               guilty of an eternal of-
out to take hold of him.             fense.”
For they said: “Because               30 For they said: “He has
he has gone mad.”                    an unclean spirit.”


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 31 And his mother and               quickly, because it had
brothers     arrived.     And        no depth of soil.
standing     outside,    they         6 And when the sun was
sent to him, calling him.            risen, it was scorched.
 32 And the crowd was sit-           And   because     it   had   no
ting around him. And they            root, it withered away.
said    to   him,   “Behold,          7 And some fell among
your    mother    and    your        thorns.    And    the   thorns
brothers     are    outside,         grew   up   and     suffocated
seeking you.”                        it, and it did not pr o-
 33   And    responding    to        duce fruit.
them, he said, “Who is my             8 And some fell on good
mother and my brothers?”             soil.    And     it    brought
 34 And looking around at            forth fruit that grew up,
those    who   were   sitting        and      increased,         and
all around him, he said:             yielded:     some      thirty,
“Behold, my mother and my            some sixty, and some one
brothers.                            hundred.”
 35 For whoever has done              9 And he said, “Whoever
the will of God, the same            has ears to hear, let him
is   my   brother,   and   my        hear.”
sister and mother.”                   10 And when he was alone,
                                     the twelve, who were with
          CHAPTER 4                  him, questioned him about
 1 And again, he began to            the parable.
teach by the sea. And a               11 And he said to them:
great crowd was gat hered            “To you, it has been giv-
to him, so much so that,             en to know the mystery of
climbing into a boat, he             the kingdom of God. But
was seated on the sea.               to those who are outside,
And the entire crowd was             everything     is    presented
on   the   land    along   the       in parables:
sea.                                  12 „so that, seeing, they
 2 And he taught them many           may see, and not perce-
things in parables, and              ive;   and   hearing,      they
he said to them, in his              may hear, and not under-
doctrine:                            stand; lest at any time
 3 “Listen. Behold, the              they   may   be     converted,
sower went out to sow.               and their sins would be
 4 And while he was sow-             forgiven them.‟ ”
ing, some fell along the              13 And he said to them:
way, and the birds of the            “Do   you   not     understand
air came and ate it.                 this parable? And so, how
 5 Yet truly, others fell            will you understand all
upon stony ground, where             the parables?
it   did    not    have   much        14 He who sows, sows the
soil.    And    it   rose   up       word.


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 15 Now there are those            22 For there is nothing
who are along the way,            hidden that will not be
where the word is sown.           revealed. Neither was a n-
And when they have heard          ything    done    in    secret,
it, Satan quickly comes           except    that    it    may   be
and takes away the word,          made public.
which was sown in their            23 If anyone has ears to
hearts.                           hear, let him hear.”
 16 And similarly, there           24 And he said to them:
are those who were sown           “Consider what you hear.
upon stony ground. These,         With whatever measure you
when they have heard the          have    measured      out,    it
word, immediately accept          shall be measured back to
it with gladness.                 you, and more shall be
 17 But they have no root         added to you.
in   themselves,   and   so        25 For whoever has, to
they are for a limited            him it shall be given.
time. And when next tr i-         And whoever has not, from
bulation and persecution          him   even     what    he    has
arises   because   of   the       shall be taken away.”
word, they quickly fall            26  And    he    said:     “The
away.                             kingdom of God is like
 18 And there are others          this: it is as if a man
who    are    sown    among       were to cast seed on the
thorns. These are those           land.
who hear the word,                 27 And he sleeps and he
 19 but worldly tasks, and        arises,    night     and    day.
the deception of riches,          And the seed germinates
and desires about other           and grows, though he does
things enter in and su f-         not know it.
focate the word, and it            28 For the earth bears
is   effectively    without       fruit readily: first the
fruit.                            plant, then the ear, next
 20 And there are those           the   full    grain     in   the
who are sown upon good            ear.
soil, who hear the word            29 And when the fruit has
and accept it; and these          been produced, immediate-
bear fruit: some thirty,          ly   he    sends      out    the
some sixty, and some one          sickle, because the har v-
hundred.”                         est has arrived.”
 21 And he said to them:           30 And he said: “To what
“Would someone enter with         should    we    compare      the
a lamp in order to place          kingdom    of   God?     Or   to
it under a basket or u n-         what   parable     should     we
der a bed? Would it not           compare it?
be     placed    upon     a        31 It is like a grain of
lampstand?                        mustard seed which, when


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it has been sown in the              great    tranquility    oc-
earth, is less than all              curred.
the seeds which are in                40 And he said to them:
the earth.                           “Why are you afraid? Do
 32 And when it is sown,             you   still  lack   faith?”
it grows up and becomes              And they were struck with
greater    than    all    the        a great fear. And they
plants, and it produces              said to one another, “Who
great branches, so much              do  you   think   this  is,
so that the birds of the             that both wind and sea
air are able to live u n-            obey him?”
der its shadow.”
 33 And with many such pa-                     CHAPTER 5
rables he spoke the word              1 And they went across
to them, as much as they             the strait of the sea in-
were able to hear.                   to the region of the G e-
 34 But he did not speak             rasenes.
to them without a para-               2 And as he was departing
ble. Yet separately, he              from the boat, he was i m-
explained all things to              mediately met, from among
his disciples.                       the tombs, by a man with
 35 And on that day, when            an unclean spirit,
evening had arrived, he               3 who had his dwelling
said   to   them,   “Let    us       place    with    the    tombs;
cross over.”                         neither had anyone been
 36   And   dismissing    the        able to bind him, even
crowd, they brought him,             with chains.
so that he was in one                 4 For having been bound
boat,    and   other    boats        often with shackles and
were with him.                       chains, he had broken the
 37 And a great wind storm           chains    and   smashed    the
occurred, and the waves              shackles; and no one had
broke over the boat, so              been able to tame him.
that the boat was being               5 And he was always, day
filled.                              and    night,     among    the
 38 And he was in the                tombs, or in the moun-
stern of the boat, sleep-            tains,    crying     out   and
ing on a pillow. And they            cutting      himself      with
woke him and said to him,            stones.
“Teacher,    does    it   not         6 And seeing Jesus from
concern you that we are              afar, he ran and adored
perishing?”                          him.
 39 And rising up, he re-             7 And crying out with a
buked the wind, and he               loud    voice,     he    said:
said   to   the   sea:   “S i-       “What am I to you, Jesus,
lence. Be stilled.” And              the Son of the Most High
the wind ceased. And a               God?   I   beseech    you   by


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God, that you not to rment           he had dealt with the man
me.”                                 who had the demon, and
 8 For he said to him,               about the swine.
“Depart from the man, you             17 And they began to pe-
unclean spirit.”                     tition him, so that he
 9 And he questioned him:            would withdraw from their
“What is your name?” And             borders.
he said to him, “My name              18 And as he was climbing
is   Legion,    for   we  are        into the boat, the man
many.”                               who had been troubled by
 10 And he entreated him             the demons began to beg
greatly, so that he would            him, so that he might be
not expel him from the               with him.
region.                               19 And he did not permit
 11 And in that place,               him, but he said to him,
near the mountain, there             “Go to your own people,
was    a   great    herd   of        in your own house, and
swine, feeding.                      announce    to   them   how
 12 And the spirits en-              great are the things that
treated      him,     saying:        Lord has done for you,
“Send us into the swine,             and how he has taken pity
so that we may enter into            on you.”
them.”                                20 And he went away and
 13   And   Jesus    promptly        began to preach in the
gave them permission. And            Ten   Cities,   how   great
the unclean spirits, de-             were the things that J e-
parting, entered into the            sus had done for him. And
swine. And the herd of               everyone wondered.
about two thousand rushed             21 And when Jesus had
down with great force in-            crossed in the boat, over
to the sea, and they were            the strait again, a great
drowned in the sea.                  crowd came together be-
 14 Then those who pas-              fore him. And he was near
tured them fled, and they            the sea.
reported it in the city               22 And one of the rulers
and in the countryside.              of the synagogue, named
And they all went out to             Jairus,   approached.   And
see what was happening.              seeing him, he fell pr o-
 15 And they came to Je-             strate at his feet.
sus. And they saw the man             23 And he beseeched him
who had been troubled by             greatly, saying: “For my
the      demon,      sitting,        daughter is near the end.
clothed and with a sane              Come and lay your hand on
mind,     and    they    were        her, so that she may be
afraid.                              healthy and may live.”
 16 And those who had seen            24 And he went with him.
it explained to them how             And a great crowd fol-


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lowed     him,      and   they        “Daughter, your faith has
pressed upon him.                     saved you. Go in peace,
 25 And there was a woman             and be healed from your
who had a flow of blood               wound.”
for twelve years.                      35 While he was still
 26 And she had endured               speaking,    they    arrived
much from several physi-              from   the  ruler    of   the
cians, and she had spent              synagogue, saying: “Your
everything she owned with             daughter   is    dead.    Why
no benefit at all, but                trouble the Teacher any
instead she became worse.             further?”
 27 Then, when she had                 36   But   Jesus,    having
heard of Jesus, she ap-               heard the word that was
proached       through     the        spoken, said to the ruler
crowd behind him, and she             of the synagogue: “D o not
touched his garment .                 be afraid. You need only
 28 For she said: “Because            believe.”
if I touch even his ga r-              37 And he would not per-
ment, I will be saved.”               mit anyone to follow him,
 29 And immediately, the              except Peter, and James,
source    of    her   bleeding        and John the brother of
was   dried    up,    and  she        James.
sensed in her body that                38 And they went to the
she had been healed from              house of the ruler of the
the wound.                            synagogue. And he saw a
 30 And immediately Jesus,            tumult, and weeping, and
realizing within himself              much wailing.
that power that had gone               39 And entering, he said
out from him, turning to              to   them:  “Why   are    you
the   crowd,      said,   “Who        disturbed    and    weeping?
touched my garments?”                 The girl is not dead, but
 31 And his disciples said            is asleep.”
to him, “You see that the              40 And they derided him.
crowd presses around you,             Yet   truly,   having     put
and   yet    you    say,  „Who        them all out, he took the
touched me?‟ ”                        father and mother of the
 32 And he looked around              girl, and those who were
to see the woman who had              with him, and he e ntered
done this.                            to where the girl was ly-
 33 Yet truly, the woman,             ing.
in   fear    and    trembling,         41 And taking the girl by
knowing what had ha ppened            the hand, he said to her,
within her, went and fell             “Talitha    koumi,”     which
prostrate before him, and             means, “Little girl, (I
she told him the whole                say to you) arise.
truth.                                 42 And immediately the
 34 And he said to her:               young girl rose up and


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walked.    Now   she   was          by laying his hands on
twelve   years  old.   And          them.
they were suddenly struck            6 And he wondered, be-
with   a  great  astonis h-         cause of their unbelief,
ment.                               and he traveled around in
 43 And he instructed them          the villages, teaching.
sternly, so that no one              7   And    he    called   the
would know about it. And            twelve. And he began to
he told them to give her            send them out in twos,
something to eat.                   and he gave them authori-
                                    ty over unclean spirits.
         CHAPTER 6                   8 And he instructed them
 1   And   departing    from        not to take anything for
there, he went away to              the   journey,      except   a
his own country; and his            staff: no traveling bag,
disciples followed him.             no bread, and no money
 2 And when the Sabbath             belt,
arrived,    he   began    to         9 but to wear sandals,
teach in the synagogue.             and not to wear two tu n-
And   many,   upon   hearing        ics.
him, were amazed at his              10 And he said to them:
doctrine, saying: “Where            “Whenever     you   have   en-
did   this   one   get   all        tered into a house, stay
these things?” and, “What           there    until    you   depart
is this wisdom, which has           from that place.
been given to him?” and,             11 And whoever will ne i-
“Such    powerful     deeds,        ther    receive     you,   nor
which are wrought by his            listen to you, as you go
hands!”                             away   from    there,    shake
 3 “Is this not the car-            off the dust from your
penter, the son of Mary,            feet     as    a     testimony
the brother of James, and           against them.”
Joseph, and Jude, and Si-            12 And going out, they
mon? Are not his sisters            were preaching, so that
also here with us?” And             people would repent.
they took great offense              13 And they cast out many
at him.                             demons, and they anointed
 4 And Jesus said to them,          many of the sick with oil
“A prophet is not without           and healed them.
honor, except in his own             14 And king Herod heard
country, and in his own             of it, (for his name had
house, and among his own            become well-known) and he
kindred.”                           said: “John the Ba ptist
 5 And he was not able to           has risen again from the
perform     any     miracles        dead,     and    because    of
there,   except    that   he        this,    miracles     are   at
cured a few of the infirm           work in him.”


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 15 But others were say-             with him, the king said
ing, “Because it is Eli-             to   the     girl,    “Request
jah.” Still others were              from    me     whatever     you
saying, “Because he is a             want, and I will give it
prophet, like one of the             to you.”
prophets.”                            23 And he swore to her,
 16 When Herod had heard             “Anything     that    you   re-
it, he said, “John whom I            quest,    I   will    give   to
beheaded,    the    same  has        you, even up to half my
risen     again    from   the        kingdom.”
dead.”                                24 And when she had gone
 17 For Herod himself had            out,    she    said    to   her
sent to capture John, and            mother, “What shall I re-
had chained him in pri s-            quest?”     But   her   mother
on, because of Herodias,             said, “The head of John
the wife of his brother              the Baptist.”
Philip; for he had mar-               25 And immediately, when
ried her.                            she    had     entered     with
 18 For John was saying to           haste to the king, she
Herod, “It is not lawful             petitioned      him,   saying:
for   you    to   have   your        “I want you to give me at
brother‟s wife.”                     once the head of John the
 19 Now Herodias was de-             Baptist on a platter.”
vising treachery against              26   And    the    king    was
him; and she wanted to               greatly saddened. But be-
kill him, but she was un-            cause of his oath, and
able.                                because of those who were
 20 For Herod was appre-             sitting with him at ta-
hensive of John, knowing             ble, he was not willing
him to be a just and holy            to disappoint her.
man, and so he guarded                27 So, having sent an ex-
him. And he heard that he            ecutioner, he instructed
was    accomplishing     many        that his head be brought
things, and so he li s-              on a platter.
tened to him willingly.               28 And he beheaded him in
 21 And when an opportune            prison,     and   he   brought
time had arrived, Herod              his head on a platter.
held    a   feast     on  his        And he gave it to the
birthday, with the lead-             girl, and the girl gave
ers,   and    the   tribunes,        it her mother.
and the first rulers of               29  When     his    disciples
Galilee.                             heard about it, they came
 22 And when the daughter            and took his body, and
of the same Herodias had             they placed it in a tomb.
entered, and danced, and              30 And the Apostles, r e-
pleased Herod, along with            turning     to    Jesus,    re-
those who were at table              ported to him everything


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that they had done and                    38 And he said to them:
taught.                                  “How many loaves do you
 31 And he said to them,                 have? Go and see.” And
“Go out alone, into a d e-               when they had found out,
serted    place,     and    rest         they said, “Five, and two
for a little while.” For                 fish.”
there were so many who                    39 And he instructed them
were    coming    and    going,          to make them all sit down
that they did not even                   in groups on the green
have time to eat.                        grass.
 32 And climbing into a                   40 And they sat down in
boat, they went away to a                divisions by hundreds and
deserted place alone.                    by fifties.
 33  And     they    saw    them          41 And having received
going away, and many knew                the five loaves and the
about    it.    And    together          two fish, gazing up to
they ran by foot from all                heaven,   he   blessed  and
the cities, and they a r-                broke the bread, and he
rived before them.                       gave it to his disciples
 34 And Jesus, going out,                to set before them. And
saw   a    great    multitude.           the two fish he divided
And he took pity on them,                among them all.
because     they    were    like          42 And they all ate and
sheep without a shepherd,                were satisfied.
and   he    began    to    teach          43 And they brought to-
them many things.                        gether    the    remainder:
 35 And when many hours                  twelve   baskets   full  of
had now passed, his di s-                fragments and of fish.
ciples drew near to him,                  44 Now those who ate were
saying: “This is a de-                   five thousand men.
serted     place,     and    the          45 And without delay he
hour is now late.                        urged   his   disciples  to
 36 Send them away, so                   climb into the boat, so
that    by    going     out    to        that they might precede
nearby       villages        and         him   across   the  sea  to
towns,     they    might     b uy        Bethsaida, while he dis-
provisions for themselves                missed the people.
to eat.”                                  46 And when he had dis-
 37   And    responding,       he        missed them, he went to
said to them, “Give them                 the mountain to pray.
something     to    eat   you r-          47 And when it was late,
selves.” And they said to                the boat was in the midst
him, “Let us go out and                  of the sea, and he was
buy bread for two hu ndred               alone on the land.
denarii, and then we will                 48 And seeing them strug-
give    them    something      to        gling to row, (for the
eat.”                                    wind was against them,)


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and    about    the    fourth         they might touch even the
watch of the night, he                hem of his garment. And
came    to   them,    walking         as many as touched him
upon the sea. And he i n-             were made healthy.
tended to pass by them.
 49 But when they saw him                        CHAPTER 7
walking    upon    the   sea,          1 And the Pharisees and
they thought it was an                some of the scribes, ar-
apparition,      and     they         riving     from    Jerusalem,
cried out.                            gathered together before
 50 For they all saw him,             him.
and they were very dis-                2 And when they had s een
turbed.    And   immediately          certain     ones    from   his
he spoke with them, and               disciples      eating    bread
he   said    to   them:   “Be         with common hands, that
strengthened in faith. It             is, with unwashed hands,
is I. Do not be afraid.”              they disparaged them.
 51 And he climbed into                3 For the Pharisees, and
the boat with them, and               all the Jews, do not eat
the wind ceased. And they             without repeatedly was h-
became    even   more   ast o-        ing their hands, holding
nished within themselves.             to the tradition of the
 52 For they did not un-              elders.
derstand about the bread.              4 And when returning from
For their heart had been              the market, unless they
blinded.                              wash, they do not eat.
 53  And    when   they   had         And there are many other
crossed    over,   they   a r-        things    which    have   been
rived in the land of G e-             handed down to them to
nesaret, and they reached             observe: the washings of
the shore.                            cups, and pitchers, and
 54 And when they had dis-            bronze     containers,     and
embarked from the boat,               beds.
the    people    immediately           5 And so the Pharisees
recognized him.                       and    the    scribes    ques-
 55 And running throughout            tioned him: “Why do your
that entire region, they              disciples     not   walk   a c-
began to carry on beds                cording to the tradition
those who had maladies,               of the elders, but they
to where they heard that              eat    bread    with    common
he would be.                          hands?”
 56 And in whichever place             6 But in response, he
he entered, in towns or               said to them: “So well
villages or cities, they              did Isaiah prophesy about
placed the infirm in the              you hypocrites, just as
main   streets,    and   they         it    has    been     written:
pleaded    with    him   that         „This    people    honors    me


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with    their    lips,   but        able to defile him. But
their heart is far from             the things which procede
me.                                 from   a   man,   these   are
 7 And in vain do they              what pollute a man.
worship me, teaching the             16 Whoever has ears to
doctrines and precepts of           hear, let him hear.”
men.‟                                17 And when he had en-
 8 For abandoning the co m-         tered    into   the   house,
mandment of God, you hold           away from the crowd, his
to the tradition of men,            disciples questioned him
to the washing of pitc h-           about the parable.
ers and cups. And you do             18 And he said to them:
many other things similar           “So, are you also without
to these.”                          prudence? Do you not u n-
 9 And he said to them:             derstand that everything
“You effectively nullify            entering to a man from
the precept of God, so              outside is not able to
that you may observe your           pollute him?
own tradition.                       19 For it does not enter
 10 For Moses said: „Honor          into his heart, but into
your    father    and   your        the gut, and it exits in-
mother,‟    and,    „Whoever        to the sewer, purging all
will have cursed father             foods.”
or mother, let him die a             20 “But,” he said “the
death.‟                             things which go out from
 11 But you say, „If a man          a man, these pollute a
will have said to his f a-          man.
ther or mother: Korban,              21 For from within, from
(which is a gift) whatev-           the heart of men, proceed
er is from me will be to            evil    thoughts,    adulte-
your benefit,‟                      ries, fornications, mu r-
 12 then you do not re-             ders,
lease him to do anything             22 thefts, avarice, wic k-
for his father or mother,           edness,       deceitfulness,
 13 rescinding the word of          homosexuality,     an    evil
God through your tradi-             eye,     blasphemy,     self -
tion,    which    you   have        exaltation, foolishness.
handed down. And you do              23 All these evils pro-
many other similar things           cede from within and pol-
in this way.”                       lute a man.”
 14 And again, calling the           24 And rising up, he went
crowd to him, he said to            from there to the area of
them: “Listen to me, all            Tyre and Sidon. And en-
of you, and understand.             tering into a house, he
 15 There is nothing from           intended no one to know
outside a man which, by             about it, but he was not
entering    into   him,   is        able to remain hidden.


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 25  For   a   woman    whose        ears;   and  spitting,  he
daughter had an unclean              touched his tongue.
spirit, as soon as she                34 And gazing up to hea-
heard about him, entered             ven, he groaned and said
and fell prostrate at his            to    him:    “Ephphatha,”
feet.                                which is, “Be opened.”
 26 For the woman was a               35 And immediately his
Gentile, by birth a Syro -           ears were opened, and the
Phoenician. And she p eti-           impediment of his tongue
tioned him, so that he               was   released,   and   he
would cast the demon from            spoke correctly.
her daughter.                         36 And he instructed them
 27 And he said to her:              not to tell anyone. But
“First allow the sons to             as much as he instructed
have their fill. For it              them, so much more did
is not good to take away             they preach about it.
the bread of the sons and             37 And so much more did
throw it to the dogs.”               they wonder, saying: “He
 28 But she responded by             has done all things well.
saying to him: “Certain-             He has caused both the
ly, Lord. Yet the young              deaf to hear and the mute
dogs also eat, under the             to speak.”
table, from the crumbs of
the children.”                                 CHAPTER 8
 29 And he said to her,               1 In those days, again,
“Because of this saying,             when there was a great
go; the demon has gone               crowd, and they did not
out of your daughter.”               have   anything    to    eat,
 30 And when she had gone            calling together his di s-
to her house, she found              ciples, he said to them:
the   girl   lying   on   the         2 “I have compassion for
bed; and the demon had               the   multitude,    because,
gone away.                           behold, they have perse-
 31 And again, departing             vered   with   me   now   for
from the borders of Tyre,            three days, and they do
he went by way of Sidon              not have anything to eat.
to the sea of Galilee,                3 And if I were to send
through the midst of the             them    away   fasting     to
area of the Ten Cities.              their   home,   they    might
 32 And they brought some-           faint on the way.” For
one who was deaf and mute            some of them came from
to him. And they begged              far away.
him, so that he would lay             4 And his disciples ans-
his hand upon him.                   wered   him,   “From    where
 33 And taking him away              would anyone be able to
from the crowd, he put               obtain enough bread for
his    fingers    into    his        them in the wilderness?”


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 5 And he questioned them,           take bread. And they did
“How many loaves do you              not have any with them in
have?”   And    they    said,        the    boat,     except     one
“Seven.”                             loaf.
 6 And he instructed the              15   And     he    instructed
crowd to sit down to eat             them,   saying:      “Consider
on the ground. And t aking           and beware of the leaven
the seven loaves, giving             of the Pharisees and of
thanks, he broke and gave            the leaven of Herod.”
it to his disciples in                16   And    they    discussed
order   to    place    before        this   with     one   another,
them.   And    they    placed        saying, “For we have no
these before the crowd.              bread.”
 7 And they had a few                 17   And    Jesus,     knowing
small    fish.      And    he        this, said to them: “Why
blessed them, and he o r-            do you consider that it
dered them to be placed              is because you have no
before them.                         bread?    Do   you    not   yet
 8 And they ate and were             know   or    understand?     Do
satisfied. And they took             you still have blindness
up what had been lef tover           in your heart?
from the fragments: seven             18 Having eyes, do you
baskets.                             not see? And having ears,
 9 And those who ate were            do you not hear? Do you
about four thousand. And             not remember,
he dismissed them.                    19 when I broke the five
 10 And promptly climbing            loves     among     the    five
into a boat with his dis-            thousand,        how       many
ciples, he went into the             baskets full of fragments
parts of Dalmanutha.                 you took up?” They said
 11 And the Pharisees went           to him, “Twelve.”
out and began to contend              20 “And when the seven
with   him,   seeking    from        loaves     were    among    the
him a sign from heaven,              four thousand, how many
testing him.                         baskets of fragments did
 12 And sighing deeply in            you take up?” And they
spirit,    he   said:    “Why        said to him, “Seven.”
does this generation seek             21 And he said to them,
a sign? Amen, I say to               “How is it that you do
you, if only a sign will             not yet understand?”
be given to this genera-              22 And they went to Beth-
tion!”                               saida. And they brought a
 13 And sending them away,           blind   man    to    him.   And
he climbed into the boat             they petitioned him, so
again, and he went away              that he would touch him.
across the sea.                       23 And taking the blind
 14 And they forgot to               man by the hand, he led


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him beyond the village.                three days rise again.
And putting spit on his                 32 And he spoke the word
eyes, laying his hands on              openly. And Peter, taking
him, he asked him if he                him aside, began to co r-
could see anything.                    rect him.
 24 And looking up, he                  33 And turning away and
said, “I see men but they              looking at his disciples,
are like walking trees.”               he admonished Peter, sa y-
 25 Next he placed his                 ing, “Get behind me, S a-
hands     again     over    his        tan, for you do not pr e-
eyes,    and   he    began   to        fer the things that are
see. And he was restored,              of God, but the things
so that he could see eve-              that are of men.”
rything clearly.                        34 And calling together
 26 And he sent him to his             the crowd with his dis-
house, saying, “Go into                ciples, he said to them,
your own house, and if                 “If   anyone  chooses   to
you enter into the town,               follow me, let him deny
tell no one.”                          himself, and take up his
 27   And    Jesus    departed         cross, and follow me.
with his disciples into                 35 For whoever will have
the    towns     of   Caesarea         chosen to save his life,
Philippi. And on the way,              will lose it. But wh oever
he   questioned      his   dis-        will have lost his life,
ciples, saying to them,                for my sake and for the
“Who do men say that I                 Gospel, shall save it.
am?”                                    36 For how does it bene-
 28 And they answered him              fit a man, if he gains
by    saying:      “John    the        the whole world, and yet
Baptist,     others    Elijah,         causes harm to his soul?
still others perhaps one                37 Or, what will a man
of the prophets.”                      give in exchange for his
 29 Then he said to them,              soul?
“Yet truly, who do you                  38 For whoever has been
say that I am?” Peter re-              ashamed of me and of my
sponded by saying to him,              words, among this adul-
“You are the Christ.”                  terous and sinful genera-
 30   And     he    admonished         tion, the Son of man also
them, not to tell anyone               will be ashamed of him,
about him.                             when he will arrive in
 31 And he began to teach              the glory of his Father,
them that the Son of man               with the holy Angels.”
must suffer many things,                39 And he said to them,
and be rejected by the                 “Amen I say to you, that
elders, and by the high                there   are   some   among
priests, and the scribes,              those standing here who
and be killed, and after               shall not taste death un-


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                            MARK



til they see the kingdom             what they had seen, until
of God arriving in pow-              after the Son of man will
er.”                                 have risen again from the
                                     dead.
          CHAPTER 9                   9 And they kept the word
 1 And after six days, Je-           to   themselves,      arguing
sus took with him Peter,             about what “after he will
and James, and John; and             have risen from the dead”
he led them separately to            might mean.
a lofty mountain alone;               10 And they questioned
and he was transfigured              him, saying: “Then why do
before them.                         the   Pharisees     and   the
 2 And his vestments be-             scribes say that Elijah
came radiant and excee-              must arrive first?”
dingly white like snow,               11 And in response, he
with such a brilliance as            said   to   them:    “Elijah,
no   fuller   on   earth   is        when    he     will    arrive
able to achieve.                     first, shall restore all
 3 And there appeared to             things. And in the manner
them Elijah with Moses;              that it has been written
and   they   were   speaking         about the Son of man, so
with Jesus.                          must    he     suffer    many
 4 And in response, Peter            things and be condemned.
said to Jesus: “Master,               12 But I say to you, that
it is good for us to be              Elijah also has arrived,
here. And so let us make             (and they have done to
three    tabernacles,    one         him whatever they wanted)
for you, and one for Mos-            just as it has been writ-
es, and one for Elijah.”             ten about him.”
 5 For he did not know                13 And approaching his
what he was saying. For              disciples, he saw a great
they were overwhelmed by             crowd   surrounding     them,
fear.                                and the scribes were a r-
 6 And there was a cloud             guing with them.
overshadowing them. And a             14   And   soon    all   the
voice    came     from   the         people,     seeing     Jesus,
cloud, saying: “This is              were      astonished      and
my most beloved Son. Lis-            struck    with    fear,   and
ten to him.”                         hurrying    to    him,   they
 7 And immediately, loo k-           greeted him.
ing around, they no long-             15   And    he    questioned
er saw anyone, except Je-            them, “What are you ar-
sus alone with them.                 guing about among your-
 8 And as they were des-             selves?”
cending    from   the  mou n-         16 And one from the crowd
tain, he instructed them             responded      by     saying:
not to relate to anyone              “Teacher, I have brought


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                              MARK



to you my son, who has a               he admonished the unclean
mute spirit.                           spirit,    saying    to   him,
 17 And whenever it takes              “Deaf and mute spirit, I
hold of him, it throws                 command you, leave him;
him down, and he foams                 and do not enter into him
and    gnashes     with     his        anymore.”
teeth, and he becomes un-               25 And crying out, and
conscious.     And    I   asked        convulsing     him   greatly,
your   disciples      to   cast        he departed from him. And
him out, and they could                he became like one who is
not.”                                  dead,   so   much    so   that
 18 And answering them, he             many said, “He is dead.”
said: “O unbelieving gen-               26 But Jesus, taking him
eration, how long must I               by the hand, lifted him
be   with   you?    How    long        up. And he arose.
shall I endure you? Bring               27 And when he had en-
him to me.”                            tered into the house, his
 19 And they brought him.              disciples questioned him
And when he had seen him,              privately, “Why were we
immediately      the     spirit        unable to cast him out?”
disturbed him. And having               28 And he said to them,
been     thrown      to     the        “This kind is able to be
ground, he rolled around               expelled by nothing other
foaming.                               than prayer and fasting.”
 20 And he questioned his               29 And setting out from
father,    “How    long     has        there,       they       passed
this   been    happening     to        through Galilee. And he
him?” But he said: “From               intended that no one know
infancy.                               about it.
 21 And often it casts him              30 Then he taught his
into fire or into water,               disciples, and he said to
in order to destroy him.               them, “For the Son of man
But if you are able to do              shall be delivered into
anything,     help     us   and        the   hands    of   men,   and
take pity on us.”                      they will kill him, and
 22 But Jesus said to him,             having    been    killed,   on
“If you are able to b e-               the   third    day   he   will
lieve:    all    things     are        rise again.”
possible to one who be-                 31 But they did not un-
lieves.”                               derstand    the    word.   And
 23 And immediately the                they were afraid to ques-
father of the boy, crying              tion him.
out with tears, said: “I                32 And they went to Ca-
do believe, Lord. Help my              pernaum.    And    when   they
unbelief.”                             were   in   the    house,   he
 24 And when Jesus saw the             questioned      them,    “What
crowd   rushing      together,         did you discuss on the


                                  21
                         MARK



way?”                             stone were placed around
 33 But they were silent.         his   neck    and    he    were
For indeed, on the way,           thrown into the sea.
they had disputed among            42 And if your hand cau s-
themselves as to which of         es you to sin, cut it
them was greater.                 off: it is better for you
 34 And sitting down, he          to enter into life dis-
called the twelve, and he         abled,    than    having    two
said to them, “If an yone         hands to go into Hell,
wants   to  be  first,  he        into    the      unquenchable
shall be the last of all          fire,
and the minister of all.”          43 where their worm does
 35 And taking a child, he        not die, and the fire is
set him in their midst.           not extinguished.
And when he had embraced           44 But if your foot cau s-
him, he said to them:             es you to sin, chop it
 36 “Whoever receives one         off: it is better for you
such child in my name,            to   enter     into    eternal
receives me. And wh oever         life   lame,    than    ha ving
receives me, receives not         two feet to be cast into
me, but him who sent me.”         the Hell of unquenchable
 37 John responded to him         fire,
by saying, “Teacher, we            45 where their worm does
saw someone casting out           not die, and the fire is
demons in your name; he           not extinguished.
does not follow us, and            46 But if your eye causes
so we prohibited him.”            you to sin, pluck it out:
 38 But Jesus said: “Do           it is better for you to
not   prohibit   him.  For        enter into the kingdom of
there is no one who can           God with one eye, than
act   with  virtue  in  my        having    two   eyes    to   be
name and soon speak evil          cast   into    the   Hell    of
about me.                         fire,
 39 For whoever is not             47 where their worm does
against you is for you.           not die, and the fire is
 40 For whoever, in my            not extinguished.
name, will give you a cup          48   For    all    shall    be
of water to drink, be-            salted    with     fire,    and
cause you belong to Ch r-         every    victim     shall    be
ist: Amen I say to you,           salted with salt.
he shall not lose his re-          49 Salt is good: but if
ward.                             the    salt     has     become
 41 And whoever will have         bland, with what w ill you
scandalized one of these          season it? Have salt in
little ones who believe           yourselves,       and      have
in me: it would be better         peace among yourselves.”
for him if a great mill-


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          CHAPTER 10                  er,      commits      adultery
 1 And rising up, he went             against her.
from there into the area               12 And if a wife dis-
of Judea beyond the Jo r-             misses her husband, and
dan. And again, the crowd             is   married     to   another,
came together before him.             she commits adultery.”
And just as he was accus-              13 And they brought to
tomed    to   do,   again   he        him the little children,
taught them.                          so that he might touch
 2 And approaching, the               them. But the disciples
Pharisees questioned him,             admonished       those     who
testing him: “Is it la w-             brought them.
ful for a man to dismiss               14 But when Jesus saw
his wife?”                            this,    he    took   offense,
 3 But in response, he                and he said to them: “Al-
said to them, “What did               low the little ones to
Moses instruct you?”                  come to me, and do not
 4 And they said, “Moses              prohibit     them.    For   of
gave permission to write              such    as    these    is  the
a bill of divorce and to              kingdom of God.
dismiss her.”                          15 Amen I say to you,
 5 But Jesus responded by             whoever will not accept
saying: “It was due to                the kingdom of God like a
the    hardness      of   your        little    child,    will   not
heart that he wrote that              enter into it.”
precept for you.                       16 And embracing them,
 6 But from the beginning             and laying his hands upon
of   creation,      God   made        them, he blessed them.
them male and female.                  17 And when he had de-
 7 Because of this, a man             parted on the way, a cer-
shall    leave    behind   his        tain one, running up and
father and mother, and he             kneeling       before     him,
shall cling to his wife.              asked him, “Good Teacher,
 8 And these two shall be             what shall I do, so that
one   in    flesh.    And  so,        I    may    secure     eternal
they are now, not two,                life?”
but one flesh.                         18 But Jesus said to him,
 9 Therefore, what God has            “Why call me good? No one
joined together, let no               is good except the one
man separate.”                        God.
 10  And     again,    in  the         19 You know the precepts:
house,       his     disciples        “Do not commit adultery.
questioned him about the              Do    not    kill.    Do   not
same thing.                           steal. Do not speak false
 11 And he said to them:              testimony. Do not dece-
“Whoever      dismisses    his        ive.    Honor    your   father
wife, and marries a noth-             and mother.”


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 20 But in response, he               to him, “Behold, we have
said   to    him,   “Teacher,         left all things and have
all these I have observed             followed you.”
from my youth.”                        29   In    response,      Jesus
 21 Then Jesus, gazing at             said: “Amen I say to you,
him, loved him, and he                There is no one who has
said to him: “One thing               left    behind      house,    or
is lacking to you. Go,                brothers, or sisters, or
sell whatever you have,               father,     or    mother,     or
and give to the poor, and             children, or land, for my
then you will have trea-              sake and for the Gospel,
sure in heaven. And come,              30 who will not receive
follow me.”                           one    hundred       times    as
 22   But    he   went    away        much, now in this time:
grieving,      having     been        houses, and brothers, and
greatly saddened by the               sisters, and mothers, and
word.    For   he   had   many        children, and land, with
possessions.                          persecutions, and in the
 23   And    Jesus,   looking         future age eternal life.
around, said to his dis-               31 But many of the first
ciples, “How difficult it             shall be last, and the
is   for   those    who   have        last shall be first.”
riches to enter into the               32 Now they were on the
kingdom of God!”                      way ascending to Jerusa-
 24 And the disciples were            lem. And Jesus went ahead
astonished at his words.              of them, and they were
But     Jesus,      answering         astonished.        And     those
again,     said    to    them:        following         him       were
“Little sons, how diff i-             afraid. And again, taking
cult it is for those who              aside the twelve, he b e-
trust in money to enter               gan to tell them what was
into the kingdom of God!              about to happen to him.
 25 It is easier for a c a-            33 “For behold, we are
mel to pass through the               going    up    to    Jerusalem,
eye of a needle, than for             and the Son of man will
the rich to enter into                be   handed     over    to   the
the kingdom of God.”                  leaders of the priests,
 26 And they wondered even            and to the scribes, and
more, saying among them-              the elders. And they will
selves, “Who, then, can               condemn him to death, and
be saved?”                            they will hand him over
 27 And Jesus, gazing at              to the Gentiles.
them, said: “With men it               34 And they will mock
is   impossible;     but   not        him, and spit on him, and
with God. For with God                scourge him, and put him
all things are possible.”             to   death.      And    on   the
 28 And Peter began to say            third day, he will rise


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again.”                              Gentiles    dominate    them,
 35 And James and John,              and their leaders exer-
the sons of Zebedee, drew            cise authority over them.
near    to   him,    saying,          43 But it is not to be
“Teacher,   we   wish    that        this way among you. In-
whatever we will ask, you            stead, whoever would be-
would do for us.”                    come   greater     shall   be
 36 But he said to them,             your minister;
“What do you want me to               44 and whoever will be
do for you?”                         first among you shall be
 37 And they said, “Grant            the servant of all.
to us that we may sit,                45 So, too, the Son of
one at your right and the            man has not come so that
other at your left, in               they   would   minister    to
your glory.”                         him, but so that he would
 38  But   Jesus    said   to        minister and would give
them: “You do not know               his life as a redem ption
what you are asking. Are             for many.”
you able to drink from                46 And they went to Jeri-
the chalice from which I             cho. And as he was se t-
drink, or to be baptized             ting   out    from    Jericho
with   the    baptism    with        with his disciples and a
which I am to be bap-                very numerous multitude,
tized?”                              Bartimaeus,    the   son   of
 39 But they said to him,            Timaeus, a blind man, sat
“We can.” Then Jesus said            begging beside the way.
to   them:    “Indeed,    you         47 And when he had heard
shall drink from the cha-            that it was Jesus of N a-
lice, from which I drink;            zareth, he began to cry
and you shall be baptized            out and to say, “Jesus,
with   the   baptism,    with        Son of David, take pity
which I am to be bap-                on me.”
tized.                                48 And many admonished
 40  But   to   sit   at   my        him to be quiet. But he
right, or at my left, is             cried out all the more,
not mine to give to you,             “Son of David, take pity
but it is for those for              on me.”
whom   it  has   been    pre-         49 And Jesus, standing
pared.”                              still, instructed him to
 41  And   the   ten,    upon        be    called.    And     they
hearing this, began to be            called   the    blind    man,
indignant    toward    James         saying   to   him:   “Be   at
and John.                            peace. Arise. He is call-
 42  But   Jesus,    calling         ing you.”
them, said to them: “You              50 And casting aside his
know that those who seem             garment, he leapt up and
to be leaders among the              went to him.


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 51 And in response, Jesus          to Jesus. And they placed
said to him, “What do you           their garments on it; and
want, that I should do              he sat upon it.
for you?” And the blind              8 Then many spread their
man said to him, “Master,           garments along the way;
that I may see.”                    but others cut down leafy
 52 Then Jesus said to              branches from trees and
him, “Go, your faith has            scattered      them    on   the
made you whole.” And i m-           way.
mediately he saw, and he             9  And    those     who   went
followed him on the way.            ahead, and those who fol-
                                    lowed, cried out saying:
          CHAPTER 11                “Hosanna! Blessed is he
 1 And as they were ap-             who has arrived in the
proaching    Jerusalem   and        name of the Lord.
Bethania,      toward    the         10 Blessed is the advent
mount of Olives, he sent            of the kingdom of our fa-
two of his disciples,               ther   David.     Hosanna    in
 2 and he said to them:             the highest!”
“Go into the village that            11 And he entered into
is opposite you, and i m-           Jerusalem, into the tem-
mediately    upon   entering        ple.   And     having    looked
there, you will find a              around      at    everything,
colt tied, on which no              since    it    was    now   the
man has yet sat. Release            evening hour, he went out
him and bring him.                  to    Bethania      with    the
 3 And if anyone will say           twelve.
to   you:   „What   are  you         12 And the next day, as
doing?‟ Say that the Lord           they were departing from
has need of him. And he             Bethania, he was hungry.
will immediately send him            13 And when he had seen a
here.”                              fig tree with leaves in
 4 And going out, they              the distance, he went to
found the colt tied be-             it, in case he might find
fore the outer gate, at             something on it. And when
the meeting of two ways.            he had gone to it, he
And they untied him.                found nothing but leaves.
 5 And some of those who            For it was not the season
were standing there said            for figs.
to them, “What are you               14 And in response, he
doing   by   releasing   the        said to it, “From now on
colt?”                              and forever, may no one
 6 And they spoke to them           eat     fruit      from     you
just   as   Jesus   had  in-        again!” And his disciples
structed them. And they             heard this.
permitted them.                      15 And they went to Jeru-
 7 And they led the colt            salem. And when he had


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entered into the temple,          have   hesitated      in   his
he began to cast out the          heart, but will have b e-
sellers and the buyers in         lieved: then whatever he
the temple. And he ove r-         has   said    be   done,    it
turned the tables of the          shall be done for him.
moneychangers    and   the         24 For this reason, I say
chairs of the vendors of          to you, all things what-
doves.                            soever that you ask for
 16 And he would not per-         when     praying:      believe
mit anyone to carry goods         that   you    will     receive
through the temple.               them, and they will hap-
 17 And he taught them,           pen for you.
saying: “Is it not writ-           25 And when you stand to
ten: „For my house shall          pray, if you hold any-
be called the house of            thing     against      anyone,
prayer for all nations?‟          forgive    them,     so   that
But you have made it into         your Father, who is in
a den of robbers.”                heaven, may also forgive
 18 And when the leaders          you your sins.
of the priests, and the            26 But if you will not
scribes, had heard this,          forgive,     neither      will
they sought a means by            your Father, who is in
which they might destroy          heaven, forgive you your
him. For they feared him,         sins.”
because the entire mult i-         27 And they went again to
tude   was   in admiration        Jerusalem.    And    when   he
over his doctrine.                was walking in the tem-
 19 And when evening had          ple, the leaders of the
arrived, he departed from         priests, and the scribes,
the city.                         and the elders approached
 20 And when they passed          him.
by in the morning, they            28 And they said to him:
saw that the fig tree had         “By what authority do you
dried up from the roots.          do these things? And who
 21 And Peter, remember-          has given you this au-
ing, said to him, “Mas-           thority,     so    that    you
ter, behold, the fig tree         would do these things?”
that you cursed has wi-            29 But in response, Jesus
thered.”                          said   to   them:    “I   also
 22 And in response, Jesus        will ask you one word,
said to them: “Have the           and if you answer me, I
faith of God.                     will tell you by what au-
 23 Amen I say to you,            thority     I     do     these
that whoever will say to          things.
this mountain, „Be taken           30 The baptism of John:
up   and   cast  into  the        was   it   from   heaven    or
sea,‟ and who will not            from men? Answer me.”


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 31 But they discussed it               6 Therefore, having still
among themselves, saying:              one   son,   most    dear   to
“If we say, „From hea-                 him, he sent him also to
ven,‟ he will say, „Then               them, at the very end,
why did you not believe                saying,    „For   they    will
him?‟                                  reverence my son.‟
 32 If we say, „From men,‟              7 But the settlers said
we fear the people. For                one to another: „This is
they all hold that John                the heir. Come, let us
was a true prophet.”                   kill him. And then the
 33 And answering, they                inheritance       will      be
said to Jesus, “We do not              ours.‟
know.” And in response,                 8 And apprehending him,
Jesus said to them, “Nei-              they killed him. And they
ther will I tell you by                cast him out of the v i-
what authority I do these              neyard.
things.”                                9 Therefore, what will
                                       the lord of the vineyard
          CHAPTER 12                   do?” “He will come and
 1 And he began to speak               destroy the settlers. And
to them in parables: “A                he will give the vineyard
man dug a vineyard, and                to others.”
surrounded     it    with     a         10 “And so, have you not
hedge, and dug a pit, and              read    this     scripture?:
built   a   tower,    and    he        „The    stone    which     the
loaned it out to farmers,              builders    have   rejected,
and he set out on a long               the same has been made
journey.                               the head of the corner.
 2 And in time, he sent a               11 By the Lord has this
servant to the farmers,                been   done,    and    it   is
in order to receive some               wondrous in our eyes.‟ ”
of the fruit of the v i-                12 And they sought to
neyard from the farmers.               take   hold   of   him,    but
 3 But they, having appre-             they   feared    the    crowd.
hended him, beat him and               For they knew that he had
sent him away empty.                   spoken this parable about
 4  And    again,   he    sent         them. And leaving him be-
another servant to them.               hind, they went away.
And they wounded him on                 13 And they sent some of
the    head,      and     they         the Pharisees and Hero-
treated    him    with    co n-        dians   to   him,    so   that
tempt.                                 they might trap him with
 5  And    again,   he    sent         words.
another,    and    him    they          14 And these, arriving,
killed, and many others:               said to him: “Teacher, we
some they beat, but ot h-              know that you are truth-
ers they killed.                       ful and that you do not


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favor anyone; for you do              her,    and    he   died.    And
not consider the appear-              neither did he leave b e-
ance   of     men,   but   you        hind offspring. And the
teach the way of God in               third acted similarly.
truth. Is it lawful to                 22 And in like manner,
give the tribute to Ca e-             each    of   the    seven    r e-
sar,   or    should   we   not        ceived her and did not
give it?”                             leave    behind     offspring.
 15   And     knowing    their        Last of all, the woman
skill    in    deception,   he        also died.
said to them: “Why do you              23 Therefore, in the re-
test me? Bring me a den a-            surrection,       when      they
rius, so that I may see               will rise again, to which
it.”                                  of them will she be a
 16 And they brought it to            wife?    For    each    of   the
him. And he said to them,             seven had her as wife.”
“Whose image and inscri p-             24 And Jesus responded by
tion is this?” They said              saying to them: “But have
to him, “Caesar‟s.”                   you not gone astray, by
 17 So in response, Jesus             knowing        neither       the
said to them, “Then rend-             scriptures, nor the power
er to Caesar, the things              of God?
that are of Caesar; and                25 For when they will be
to God, the things that               resurrected        from      the
are   of    God.”   And   they        dead, they shall ne ither
wondered over him.                    marry, nor be given in
 18 And the Sadducees, who            marriage,     but    they    are
say there is no resurrec-             like the Angels in hea-
tion, approached him. And             ven.
they questioned him, sa y-             26   But    concerning      the
ing:                                  dead who rise again, have
 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote             you not read in the book
for us that if any man‟s              of Moses, how God spoke
brother     will   have   died        to   him    from    the    bush,
and left behind a wife,               saying: „I am the God of
and not have left behind              Abraham, and the God of
sons, his brother should              Isaac, and the God of J a-
take his wife to himself              cob?‟
and    should      raise    up         27 He is not the God of
offspring for his brot h-             the dead, but of the liv-
er.                                   ing. Therefore, you have
 20 So then, there were               gone far astray.”
seven brothers. And the                28    And     one    of     the
first took a wife, and he             scribes,     who    had    heard
died without leaving be-              them arguing, drew near
hind offspring.                       to him. And seeing that
 21 And the second took               he    had     answered      them


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well, he questioned him                answer: “How is it that
as to which was the first              the scribes say that the
commandment of all.                    Christ is the son of D a-
 29   And   Jesus     answered         vid?
him: “For the first com-                36 For David himself said
mandment of all is this:               in the Holy Spirit: „The
„Listen,    O   Israel.     The        Lord said to my Lord: Sit
Lord your God is one God.              at my right hand, until I
 30 And you shall love the             set your enemies as your
Lord your God from your                footstool.‟
whole    heart,     and    from         37 Therefore, David hi m-
your whole soul, and from              self calls him Lord, and
your whole mind, and from              so   how    can   he  be  his
your whole strength. This              son?” And a great multi-
is   the    first     command-         tude listened to him wil-
ment.‟                                 lingly.
 31 But the second is sim-              38 And he said to them in
ilar to it: „You shall                 his doctrine: “Beware of
love    your    neighbor     as        the scribes, who prefer
yourself.‟     There    is   no        to walk in long r obes and
other commandment greater              to be greeted in the mar-
than these.”                           ketplace,
 32 And the scribe said to              39 and to sit in the
him: Well said, Teacher.               first chairs in the sy n-
You have spoken the truth              agogues, and to have the
that there is one God,                 first seats at feasts,
and there is no other be-               40 who devour the houses
side him;                              of widows under the pr e-
 33 and that he should be              tense    of   long   prayers.
loved     from    the    whole         These shall receive the
heart, and from the whole              more extensive judgment.”
understanding,      and    from         41 And Jesus, sitting op-
the whole soul, and from               posite the offertory box,
the whole strength. And                considered      the  way   in
to love one‟s neighbor as              which     the    crowd   cast
one‟s    self    is    greater         coins into the offertory,
than all holocausts and                and   that     many   of  the
sacrifices.”                           wealthy cast in a great
 34 And Jesus, seeing that             deal.
he had responded wisely,                42 But when one poor wi-
said to him, “You are not              dow had arrived, she put
far from the kingdom of                in two small coins, which
God.” And after that, no               is a quarter.
one    dared    to    question          43 And calling together
him.                                   his disciples, he said to
 35 And while teaching in              them: “Amen I say to you,
the temple, Jesus said in              that this poor widow has


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put   in  more   than  all              end is not so soon.
those who contributed to                 8 For nation will rise up
the offertory.                          against nation, and king-
 44 For they all gave from              dom   over     kingdom,     and
their abundance, yet tr u-              there    shall    be    eart h-
ly,   she  gave  from  her              quakes in various places,
scarcity, even all that                 and   famines.     These    are
she had, her entire liv-                but the beginning of the
ing.”                                   sorrows.
                                         9 But see to yourselves.
           CHAPTER 13                   For they will hand you
 1 And as he was departing              over to councils, and in
from the temple, one of                 the synagogues you will
his    disciples      said    to        be beaten, and you shall
him,     “Teacher,      observe         stand     before    governors
these     fine    stones    and         and kings because of me,
fine structures.”                       as a testimony for them.
 2 And in response, Jesus                10 And the Gospel must
said to him: “Do you see                first be preached to all
all   these    great     buil d-        nations.
ings? There shall not be                 11 And when they have
left    stone    upon    stone,         seized you and handed you
which is not torn down.”                over, do not consider in
 3 And as he sat at the                 advance what to say. But
Mount of Olives, opposite               whatever     will   be   given
the   temple,     Peter,    and         you   in   that    hour,    say
James, and John, and And-               that. For you will not be
rew questioned him pri-                 speaking,     but   the    Holy
vately.                                 Spirit.
 4 “Tell us, when will                   12 Then brother will b e-
these things be, and what               tray   brother     to   death,
will be the sign when all               and the father, a son;
these things will begin                 and children will rise up
to be fulfilled?”                       against their parents and
 5 And Jesus, answering,                will   bring    about    their
began    to   say    to   them:         death.
“See to it that no one                   13 And you will be hated
leads you astray.                       by all for the sake of my
 6 For many will come in                name.    But   whoever     will
my name, saying, „For I                 have persevered unto the
am   he,‟    and    they   will         end,   the    same    will   be
lead many astray.                       saved.
 7 But when you will have                14 Then, when you have
heard of wars and rumors                seen the abomination of
of wars, you should not                 desolation,           standing
be    afraid.      For    these         where it ought not to be,
things must be, but the                 let   the     reader    under-


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stand: then let those who               24 But in those days, af-
are in Judea flee to the               ter that tribulation, the
mountains.                             sun will be darkened, and
 15 And let whoever is on              the moon will not give
the rooftop not descend                her splendor.
to the house, nor enter                 25 And the stars of hea-
so as to take anything                 ven will be falling down ,
from the house.                        and the powers that are
 16 And let whoever may be             in heaven will be moved.
in the field not return                 26 And then they shall
to take his garment.                   see the Son of man arriv-
 17 But woe to those who               ing on the clouds, with
are pregnant or nursing                great power and glory.
in those days.                          27 And then he will send
 18 Truly, pray that these             his   Angels,   and    gather
things may not happen in               together his elect, from
winter.                                the four winds, from the
 19 For those days shall               limits of the earth, to
have such tribulations as              the limits of heaven.
have not been since the                 28 Now from the fig tree
beginning of the creation              discern a parable. When
that   God    founded,     even        its branch becomes tender
until now, and shall not               and the foliage has been
be.                                    formed,   you    know    that
 20 And unless the Lord                summer is very near.
had shortened the days,                 29 So also, when you will
no flesh would be saved.               have   seen   these    things
But, for the sake of the               happen, know that it is
elect, whom he has cho-                very near, even at the
sen, he has shortened the              doors.
days.                                   30 Amen I say to you,
 21 And then, if anyone                that this lineage shall
will have said to you:                 not pass away, until all
„Behold, here is the Chr-              these   things    have   ha p-
ist.    Behold,     in     that        pened.
place.‟    Do   not    believe          31 Heaven and earth shall
it.                                    pass away, but my word
 22 For false Christs and              shall not pass away.
false prophets will rise                32 But concerning that
up, and they will present              day   or    hour,    no   one
signs and wonders, so as               knows, neither the Angels
to   lead   astray,     if   it        in heaven, nor the Son,
were possible, even the                but only the Father.
elect.                                  33 Take heed, be vigi-
 23 Therefore, you must                lant, and pray. For you
take heed. Behold, I have              do not know when the time
foretold all to you.                   may be.


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 34 It is like a man who,           4 But there were some who
setting out on a sojourn,          became   indignant      within
left   behind   his  house,        themselves and who were
and gave his servants au-          saying: “What is the rea-
thority over every work,           son for this waste of the
and instructed the door-           ointment?
keeper to stand watch.              5 For this ointment could
 35 Therefore, be vigi-            have been sold for more
lant, for you do not know          than three hundred dena-
when   the   lord   of  the        rii and been given to the
house may arrive: in the           poor.” And they murmured
evening, or in the middle          against her.
of the night, or at first           6 But Jesus said: “Permit
light, or in the morning.          her. What is the reason
 36  Otherwise,    when  he        that you trouble her? She
will have arrived unex-            has done a good deed for
pectedly, he may find you          me.
sleeping.                           7 For the poor, you have
 37 But what I say to you,         with    you    always.     And
I say to all: Be vig i-            whenever    you   wish,    you
lant.”                             are able to do good to
                                   them. But you do not have
         CHAPTER 14                me always.
 1 Now the feast of Pas-            8 But she has done what
sover and of Unleavened            she could. She has a r-
Bread was two days away.           rived    in     advance     to
And the leaders of the             anoint my body for bur i-
priests, and the scribes,          al.
were seeking a means by             9 Amen I say to you, wh e-
which they might deceit-           rever this Gospel shall
fully seize him and kill           be   preached      throughout
him.                               the   entire     world,    the
 2 But they said, “Not on          things she has done also
the feast day, lest pe r-          shall be told, in memory
haps there may be a tu-            of her.”
mult among the people.”             10 And Judas Iscariot,
 3 And when he was in B e-         one of the twelve, went
thania, in the house of            away, to the leaders of
Simon the leper, and was           the priests, in order to
reclining to eat, a woman          betray him to them.
arrived having an alabas-           11 And they, upon hearing
ter   container  of  oin t-        it, were gladdened. And
ment, of precious spike-           they   promised     him   that
nard. And breaking open            they would give him mo n-
the alabaster container,           ey. And he sought an o p-
she poured it over his             portune means by which he
head.                              might betray him.


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 12 And on the first day             21 And indeed, the Son of
of Unleavened Bread, when           man goes, just as it has
they immolate the Passov-           been written of him. But
er, the disciples said to           woe to that man by whom
him, “Where do you want             the Son of man will be
us to go and prepare for            betrayed.    It    would    be
you to eat the Passover?”           better for that man if he
 13 And he sent two of his          had never been born.”
disciples, and he said to            22 And while eating with
them: “Go into the city.            them, Jesus took bread.
And you will meet a man             And blessing it, he broke
carrying a pitcher of wa-           it and gave it to them,
ter; follow him.                    and he said: “Take. This
 14 And wherever he will            is my body.”
have entered, say to the             23 And having taken the
owner of the house, „The            chalice,    giving    thanks,
Teacher says: Where is my           he gave it to them. And
dining room, where I may            they all drank from it.
eat the Passover with my             24 And he said to them:
disciples?‟                         “This is my blood of the
 15 And he will show you a          new covenant, which shall
large cenacle, fully fur-           be shed for many.
nished.   And   there,   you         25 Amen I say to you,
shall prepare it for us.”           that   I  will    no   longer
 16 And his disciples d e-          drink from this fruit of
parted and went into the            the vine, until that day
city. And they found it             when I will drink it new
just as he had told them.           in the kingdom of God.”
And   they    prepared   the         26  And   having     sung   a
Passover.                           hymn, they went out to
 17  Then,    when   evening        the Mount of Olives.
came, he arrived with the            27  And   Jesus     said   to
twelve.                             them: “You will all fall
 18 And while reclining             away   from    me   in    this
and eating with them at             night. For it has been
table, Jesus said, “Amen            written: „I will strike
I say to you, that one of           the   shepherd,     and    the
you, who eats with me,              sheep will be scattered.‟
will betray me.”                     28 But after I have risen
 19 But they began to be            again, I will go before
sorrowful and to say to             you to Galilee.”
him, one at a time: “Is              29 Then Peter said to
it I?”                              him, “Even if all will
 20 And he said to them:            have   fallen     away    from
“It is one of the twelve,           you, yet I will not.”
who dips his hand with me            30 And Jesus said to him,
in the dish.                        “Amen I say to you, that


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this day, in this night,               39 And going away again,
before    the    rooster   has        he   prayed,   saying     the
uttered its voice twice,              same words.
you will deny me three                 40 And upon returning, he
times.”                               found them sleeping yet
 31 But he spoke further,             again,   (for   their    eyes
“Even if I must die along             were heavy) and they did
with you, I will not deny             not know how to respond
you.” And they all spoke              to him.
similarly also.                        41 And he arrived for the
 32 And they went to a                third time, and he said
country    estate,     by  the        to them: “Sleep now, and
name of Gethsemani. And               take rest. It is enough.
he said to his disciples,             The hour has arrived. Be-
“Sit here, while I pray.”             hold, the Son of man will
 33 And he took Peter, and            be    betrayed   into     the
James, and John with him.             hands of sinners.
And he began to be afraid              42 Rise up, let us go.
and wearied.                          Behold, he who will be-
 34 And he said to them:              tray me is near.”
“My   soul    is    sorrowful,         43 And while he was still
even unto death. Remain               speaking, Judas Iscariot,
here and be vigilant.”                one of the twelve, ar-
 35 And when he had pro-              rived, and with him was a
ceeded on a little ways,              large crowd with swords
he fell prostrate on the              and clubs, sent from the
ground.    And     he   prayed        leaders of the priests,
that, if it were possi-               and the scribes, and the
ble, the hour might pass              elders.
away from him.                         44 Now his betrayer had
 36 And he said: “Abba,               given them a sign, say-
Father,    all    things   are        ing:   “He  whom   I   shall
possible    to     you.   Take        kiss, it is he. Take hold
this chalice from me. Bu t            of him, and lead him away
let it be, not as I will,             cautiously.”
but as you will.”                      45 And when he had ar-
 37 And he went and found             rived, immediately draw-
them   sleeping.      And   he        ing near to him, he said:
said   to   Peter:     “Simon,        “Hail,   Master!”    And   he
are   you   sleeping?     Were        kissed him.
you not able to be vig i-              46 But they laid hands on
lant for one hour?                    him and held him.
 38 Watch and pray, so                 47 Then a certain one of
that you may not enter                those     standing     near,
into temptation. The sp i-            drawing a sword, struck a
rit   indeed     is   willing,        servant    of    the     high
but the flesh is weak.”               priest and cut off his


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ear.                                ness against him, saying:
 48 And in response, Jesus           58 “For we heard him say,
said to them: “Have you             „I will destroy this tem-
set out to apprehend me,            ple, made with hands, and
just as if to a robber,             within three days I will
with swords and clubs?              build another, not made
 49 Daily, I was with you           with hands.‟ ”
in the temple teaching,              59 And their testimony
and you did not take hold           did not agree.
of me. But in this way,              60 And the high priest,
the scriptures are fu l-            rising up in their midst,
filled.”                            questioned Jesus, sa ying,
 50 Then his disciples,             “Do you have nothing to
leaving him behind, all             say   in   answer    to   the
fled away.                          things that are brought
 51 Now a certain young             against    you    by    these
man followed him, having            ones?”
nothing but a fine linen             61 But he was silent and
cloth over himself. And             gave   no   answer.    Again,
they took hold of him.              the   high    priest    ques-
 52 But he, rejecting the           tioned him, and he said
fine linen cloth, escaped           to him, “Are you the Chr-
from them naked.                    ist,   the    Son    of   the
 53 And they led Jesus to           Blessed God?”
the high priest. And all             62 Then Jesus said to
the    priests    and    the        him: “I am. And you shall
scribes   and   the   elders        see the Son of man si t-
came together.                      ting at the right hand of
 54 But Peter followed him          the power of God and a r-
from a distance, even in-           riving with the clouds of
to the court of the high            heaven.”
priest. And he sat wit h             63 Then the high priest,
the servants at the fire            rending    his     garments,
and warmed himself.                 said: “Why do we still
 55 Yet truly, the leaders          require witnesses?
of the priests and the               64 You have heard the
entire    council     sought        blasphemy.    How   does   it
testimony against Jesus,            seem to you?” And they
so that they might deliv-           all   condemned    him,    as
er him to death, and they           guilty unto death.
found none.                          65 And some began to spit
 56 For many spoke false            on him, and to cover his
testimony    against    him,        face and to strike him
but their testimony did             with fists, and to say to
not agree.                          him, “Prophesy.” And the
 57 And certain ones, ris-          servants struck him with
ing up, bore false wit-             the palms their hands.


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 66 And while Peter was in          elders   and    the    scribes
the court below, one of             and the entire council,
the maidservants of the             binding Jesus, they led
high priest arrived.                him   away    and   delivered
 67 And when she had seen           him to Pilate.
Peter    warming    himself,         2 And Pilate questioned
she stared at him, and              him, “You are the king of
she said: “You also were            the   Jews?”    But    in   re-
with Jesus of Nazareth.”            sponse, he said to him,
 68 But he denied it, say-          “You are saying it.”
ing, “I neither know nor             3 And the leaders of the
understand what you say-            priests    accused     him    in
ing.” And he went out-              many things.
side,   in   front   of  the         4 Then Pilate again ques-
court;    and    a   rooster        tioned him, saying: “Do
crowed.                             you   not    have    any    r e-
 69 Then again, when a              sponse? See how greatly
maidservant had seen him,           they accuse you.”
she began to say to the              5 But Jesus continued to
bystanders, “For this is            give no response, so that
one of them.”                       Pilate wondered.
 70   But   he   denied   it         6 Now on the feast day,
again. And after a little           he was accustomed to re-
while, again those stan d-          lease to them one of the
ing near said to Peter:             prisoners, whomever they
“In truth, you are one of           requested.
them. For you, too, are a            7   But   there     was    one
Galilean.”                          called Barabbas, who had
 71 Then he began to curse          committed murder in the
and   to   swear,    saying,        sedition,     who   was    con-
“For I do not know this             fined with those of the
man, about whom you are             sedition.
speaking.”                           8 And when the crowd had
 72 And immediately the             ascended, they began to
rooster crowed again. And           petition him to do as he
Peter remembered the word           always did for them.
that Jesus had said to               9  But    Pilate     answered
him, “Before the rooster            them and said, “Do you
crows twice, you will de-           want me to release to you
ny me three times.” And             the king of the Jews?”
he began to weep.                    10 For he knew that it
                                    was out of envy that the
        CHAPTER 15                  leaders    of   the    priests
 1 And immediately in the           had betrayed him.
morning, after the lead-             11 Then the chief priests
ers of the priests had              incited    the    crowd,      so
taken  counsel  with  the           that he would release Ba-


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rabbas to them instead.               riving from the country-
 12 But Pilate, responding            side, the father of Alex-
again,    said    to     them:        ander and Rufus, to take
“Then what do you want me             up his cross.
to do with the king of                 22   And   they   led    him
the Jews?”                            through    to    the    place
 13 But again they cried              called    Golgotha,     which
out, “Crucify him.”                   means, „the Place of Cal-
 14 Yet truly, Pilate said            vary.‟
to them: “Why? What evil               23 And they gave him wine
has he done?” But they                with myrrh to drink. But
cried out all the more,               he did not accept it.
“Crucify him.”                         24 And while crucifying
 15 Then Pilate, wishing              him,   they    divided    his
to   satisfy    the   people,         garments,     casting    lots
released      Barabbas      to        over   them,   to   see   who
them,   and    he   delivered         would take what.
Jesus,    having     severely          25 Now it was the third
scourged him, to be cr u-             hour. And they crucified
cified.                               him.
 16 Then the soldiers led              26 And the title of his
him away to the court of              case was written as: THE
the praetorium. And they              KING OF THE JEWS.
called together the e n-               27 And with him they cru-
tire cohort.                          cified two robbers: one
 17 And they clothed him              at   his  right,    and   the
with purple. And platting             other at his left.
a crown of thorns, they                28 And the scripture was
placed it on him.                     fulfilled,     which    says:
 18 And they began to sa-             “And with the iniquitous
lute him: “Hail, king of              he was reputed.”
the Jews.”                             29   And   the    passersby
 19 And they struck his               blasphemed    him,    shaking
head   with   a   reed,    and        their heads and saying,
they   spit   on    him.   And        “Ah, you who would de-
kneeling down, they rev e-            stroy the temple of God,
renced him.                           and in three days rebuild
 20 And after they had                it,
mocked him, they stripped              30 save yourself by de s-
him of the purple, and                cending from the cross.”
they clothed him in his                31   And   similarly     the
own   garments.     And   they        leaders of the priests,
led   him   away,    so   that        mocking    him    with    the
they might crucify him.               scribes,    said     to   one
 21 And they compelled a              another: “He saved oth-
certain   passerby,      Simon        ers. He is not able to
the Cyrenian, who was ar-             save himself.


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 32 Let the Christ, the              Mary Magdalene, and Mary
king of Israel, descend              the mother of James the
now from the cross, so               younger    and    of    Joseph,
that we may see and b e-             and Salome,
lieve.”    Those   who   were         41 (and while he was in
crucified with him also              Galilee,      they    followed
insulted him.                        him   and     ministered      to
 33 And when the sixth               him) and many other wom-
hour arrived, a darkness             en,    who     had    ascended
occurred over the entire             along with him to Jerusa-
earth,    until   the   ninth        lem.
hour.                                 42 And when evening had
 34 And at the ninth hour,           now arrived (because it
Jesus cried out with a               was the Preparation Day,
loud      voice,      saying,        which is before the Sa b-
“Eloi, Eloi, lamma saba c-           bath)
thani?” which means, “My              43 there arrived Joseph
God, My God, why have you            of   Arimathea,      a     noble
forsaken me?”                        council member, who him-
 35  And    some   of   those        self   was     also   awaiting
standing near, upon hea r-           the kingdom of God. And
ing this, said, “Behold,             he boldly entered to P i-
he is calling Elijah.”               late and petitioned for
 36 Then one of them, ru n-          the body of Jesus.
ning and filling a sponge             44 But Pilate wondered if
with vinegar, and placing            he had already died. And
it around a reed, gave it            summoning a centurion, he
to him to drink, saying:             questioned      him     as    to
“Wait. Let us see i f Eli-           whether    he    was    already
jah will come to take him            dead.
down.”                                45 And when he had been
 37   Then   Jesus,    having        informed     by   the    centu-
emitted a loud cry, ex-              rion, he gave the body to
pired.                               Joseph.
 38 And the veil of the               46 Then Joseph, having
temple was torn in two,              bought     a     fine      linen
from the top to the bo t-            cloth,    and     taking     him
tom.                                 down, wrapped him in the
 39 Then the centurion who           fine linen and laid him
stood opposite him, see-             in a sepulcher, which was
ing that he had expired              hewn from a rock. And he
while crying out in this             rolled a stone to the en-
way, said: “Truly, this              trance of the tomb.
man was the Son of God.”              47 Now Mary Magdalene and
 40 Now there were also              Mary the mother of Joseph
women    watching    from   a        observed     where     he    was
distance, among whom were            laid.


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                                      they said nothing to any-
          CHAPTER 16                  one.     For     they     were
 1 And when the Sabbath               afraid.
had passed, Mary Magda-                9 But he, rising early on
lene, and Mary the mother             the   first   Sabbath,     a p-
of    James,     and    Salome        peared first to Mary Mag-
bought    aromatic     spices,        dalene, from whom he had
so that when they arrived             cast out seven demons.
they could anoint Jesus.               10 She went and announced
 2 And very early in the              it to those who had been
morning, on the first of              with him, while they were
the Sabbaths, they went               mourning and weeping.
to the tomb, the sun hav-              11 And they, upon hearing
ing now risen.                        that   he   was   alive    and
 3 And they said to one               that he had been seen by
another, “Who will roll               her, did not believe it.
back the stone for us,                 12    But    after      these
away from the entrance of             events, he was shown in
the tomb?”                            another likeness to two
 4 And looking, they saw              of them walking, as they
that the stone was rolled             were   going    out   to   the
back.    For   certainly    it        countryside.
was very large.                        13 And they, returning,
 5 And upon entering the              reported it to the oth-
tomb, they saw a young                ers; neither did they be-
man sitting on the right              lieve them.
side,     covered    with    a         14 Finally, he appeared
white robe, and they were             to the eleven, as they
astonished.                           sat at table. And he r e-
 6 And he said to them,               buked them for their i n-
“Do    not    become    frigh-        credulity and hardness of
tened.    You   are    seeking        heart, because they did
Jesus    of   Nazareth,    the        not believe those who had
Crucified     One.    He   has        seen that he had risen
risen. He is not here.                again.
Behold, the place where                15 And he said to them:
they laid him.                        “Go forth to the whole
 7 But go, tell his dis-              world and preach the Gos-
ciples and Peter that he              pel to every creature.
is going before you into               16 Whoever will have b e-
Galilee. There you shall              lieved and been baptized
see him, just as he told              will be saved. Yet truly,
you.”                                 whoever will not have be-
 8 But they, going out,               lieved will be condemned.
fled from the tomb. For                17 Now these signs will
trembling     and   fear   had        accompany those who be-
overwhelmed       them.    And        lieve. In my name, they


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shall   cast   out  demons.
They will speak in new
languages.
 18 They will take up ser-
pents, and, if they drink
anything deadly, it will
not harm them. They shall
lay their hands upon the
sick, and they will be
well.”
 19 And indeed, the Lord
Jesus, after he had sp o-
ken to them, was taken up
into heaven, and he sits
at the right hand of God.
 20   Then   they,  setting
out, preached everyw here,
with the Lord cooperating
and confirming the word
by     the     accompanying
signs.




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