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					                         THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO

                        SAINT LUKE
             CHAPTER 1                       Angel of the Lord, standing at the
 1 Since, indeed, many have                  right of the altar of incense.
attempted to set in order a narrative         12 And upon seeing him, Zech ariah
of the things that have been                 was disturbed, and fear fell over
completed among us,                          him.
 2 just as they have been handed on           13 But the Angel said to him: “Do
to those of us who from the                  not be afraid, Zechariah, for your
beginning saw the same and were              prayer has been heard, and your
ministers of the word,                       wife Elizabeth shall bear a son to
 3 so it seemed good to me also,             you. And you shall call his name
having       diligently      followed        John.
everything from the beginning, to             14 And there will be joy and
write to you, in an orderly manner,          exultation for you, and many will
most excellent Theophilus,                   rejoice in his nativity.
 4 so that you might know the                 15 For he will be great in the sight
truthfulness of those words by               of the Lord, and he will not drink
which you have been instructed.              wine or strong drink, and he w ill be
 5 There was, in the days of Herod,          filled with the Holy Spirit, even
king of Judea, a certain priest              from his mother ‟s womb.
named Zechariah, of the section of            16 And he will convert many of the
Abijah, and his wife was of the              sons of Israel to the Lord their God.
daughters of Aaron, and her name              17 And he will go before him with
was Elizabeth.                               the spirit and power of Elijah, so
 6 Now they were both just before            that he may turn the hearts of the
God, progressing in all of the               fathers to the sons, and the
commandments            and        the       incredulous to the prudence of the
justifications of the Lord without           just, so as to prepare for the Lord a
blame.                                       completed people.”
 7 And they had no child, because             18 And Zechariah said to the
Elizabeth was barren, and they both          Angel: “How may I know this? For I
had become advanced in years.                am elderly, and my wife is advanced
 8 Then it happened that, when he            in years.”
was exercising the priesthood before          19 And in response, the Angel said
God, in the order of his section,            to him: “I am Gabriel, who stands
 9 according to the custom of the            before God, and I have been sent to
priesthood, the lot fell so that he          speak to you, and to proclaim these
would offer incense, entering into           things to you.
the temple of the Lord.                       20 And behold, you will be silent
 10 And the entire multitude of the          and unable to speak, until the day
people was praying outside, at the           on which these things shall be,
hour of incense.                             because you have not believed my
 11 Then there appeared to him an            words, which will be fulfilled in


their time.”                                 eternity.
 21 And the people were waiting for           33 And his kingdom shall have no
Zechariah. And they wondered why             end.”
he was being delayed in the temple.           34 Then Mary said to the Angel,
 22 Then, when he came out, he was           “How shall this be done, since I do
unable to speak to them. And they            not know man?”
realized that he had seen a v ision in        35 And in response, the Angel said
the temple. And he was making                to her: “The Holy Spirit will pass
signs to them, but he remained               over you, and the power of the Most
mute.                                        High will overshadow you. And
 23 And it happened that, after the          because of this also, the Holy One
days of his office were completed,           who will be born of you shall be
he went away to his house.                   called the Son of God.
 24 Then, after those days, his wife          36 And behold, your cousin
Elizabeth conceived, and she hid             Elizabeth has herself also conceived
herself for five months, s aying:            a son, in her old age. And this is the
 25 “For the Lord did this for me, at        sixth month for her who is called
the time when he decided to take             barren.
away my reproach among men.”                  37 For no word will be impossible
 26 Then, in the sixth month, the            with God.”
Angel Gabriel was sent by God, to a           38 Then Mary said: “Behold, I am
city of Galilee named Nazareth,              the handmaid of the Lord. Let it be
 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man           done to me according to your word.”
whose name was Joseph, of the                And the Angel departed from her.
house of David; and the name of the           39 And in those days, Mary, rising
virgin was Mary.                             up, traveled quickly into the hill
 28 And upon entering, the Angel             country, to a city of Judah.
said to her: “Hail, full of grace. The        40 And she entered into the house
Lord is with you. Blessed are you            of Zechariah, and she greeted
among women.”                                Elizabeth.
 29 And when she had heard this,              41 And it happened that, as
she was disturbed by his words, and          Elizabeth heard the greeting of
she considered what kind of                  Mary, the infant leaped in her
greeting this might be.                      womb, and Elizabeth was filled with
 30 And the Angel said to her: “Do           the Holy Spirit.
not be afraid, Mary, for you have             42 And she cried out with a loud
found grace with God.                        voice and said: “Blessed are you
 31 Behold, you shall conceive in            among women, and blessed is the
your womb, and you shall bear a              fruit of your womb.
son, and you shall call his name:             43 And how does this concern me,
JESUS.                                       so that the mother of my Lord would
 32 He will be great, and he will be         come to me?
called the Son of the Most High,              44 For behold, as the voice of your
and the Lord God will give him the           greeting came to my ears, the infant
throne of David his father. And he           in my womb leaped for joy.
will reign in the house of Jacob for          45 And blessed are you who


believed, for the things that were            60 And in response, his mother
spoken to you by the Lord shall be           said: “Not so. Instead, he shall be
accomplished.”                               called John.”
 46 And Mary said: “My soul                   61 And they said to her, “But there
magnifies the Lord.                          is no one among your relatives who
 47 And my spirit leaps for joy in           is called by that name.”
God my Saviour.                               62 Then they made signs to his
 48 For he has looked with favor on          father, as to what he wanted him to
the humility of his handmaid. For            be called.
behold,     from    this   time,   all        63 And requesting a writing tablet,
generations shall call me blessed.           he wrote, saying: “His name is
 49 For he who is great has done             John.” And they all wondered.
great things for me, and holy is his          64 Then, at once, his mouth was
name.                                        opened, and his tongue loosened,
 50 And his mercy is from                    and he spoke, blessing God.
generation to generations for those           65 And fear fell upon all of their
who fear him.                                neighbors. And all these words were
 51 He has accomplished powerful             made known throughout all the hill
deeds with his arm. He has scattered         country of Judea.
the arrogant in t he intentions of            66 And all those who heard it
their heart.                                 stored it up in their heart, saying:
 52 He has deposed the powerful              “What do you think this boy will
from their seat, and he has exalted          be?” And indeed, the hand of the
the humble.                                  Lord was with him.
 53 He has filled the hungry with             67 And his father Zechariah was
good things, and the rich he has sent        filled with the Holy Spirit. And he
away empty.                                  prophesied, saying:
 54 He has taken up his servant               68 “Blessed is the Lord God of
Israel, mindful of his mercy,                Israel. For he has visited and has
 55 just as he spoke to our fathers:         wrought the redemption of his
to Abraham and to his offspring              people.
forever.”                                     69 And he has raised up a horn of
 56 Then Mary stayed with her for            salvation for us, in the house of
about three months. And she                  David his servant,
returned to her own house.                    70 just as he spoke by the mouth of
 57 Now the time for Elizabeth to            his holy Prophets, who are from
give birth arrived, and she brought          ages past:
forth a son.                                  71 salvation from our enemies, and
 58 And her neighbors and rel atives         from the hand of all those who hate
heard that the Lord had magnified            us,
his mercy with her, and so they               72 to accomplish mercy with our
congratulated her.                           fathers, and to call to mind his holy
 59 And it happened that, on the             testament,
eighth    day,   they    arrived    to        73 the oath, which he swore to
circumcise the boy, and they called          Abraham, our father, that he would
him by his father ‟s name, Zechariah.        grant to us,


 74 so that, having been freed from          birth.
the hand of our enemies, we may               7 And she brought forth her
serve him without fear,                      firstborn son. And she wrapped him
 75 in holiness and in justice b efore       in swaddling clothes and laid him in
him, throughout all our days.                a manger, because there was no
 76 And you, child, shall be called          room for them at the inn.
the prophet of the Most High. For             8 And there were shepherds in the
you will go before the face of the           same region, being vigilant and
Lord: to prepare his ways,                   keeping watch in the night over
 77 to give knowledge of salvation           their flock.
to his people for the remission of            9 And behold, an Angel of the Lord
their sins,                                  stood near them, and the brightness
 78 through the heart of the mercy           of God shone around them, and they
of our God, by which, descending             were struck with a great fear.
from on high, he has visited us,              10 And the Angel said to them: “Do
 79 to illuminate those who sit in           not be afraid. For, behold, I
darkness and in the shadow of                proclaim to you a great joy, which
death, and to direct our feet in the         will be for all the people.
way of peace.”                                11 For today a Saviour has been
 80 And the child grew, and he was           born for you in the city of David: he
strengthened in spirit. And he was           is Christ the Lord.
in the wilderness, until the day of           12 And this will be a sign for you:
his manifestation to Israel.                 you will find the infant wrapped in
                                             swaddling clothes and lying in a
            CHAPTER 2                        manger.”
 1 And it happened in those days              13 And suddenly there was with the
that a decree went out from Caesar           Angel a multitude of the celestial
Augustus, so that the whole world            army, praising God and saying,
would be enrolled.                            14 “Glory to God in the highest,
 2 This was the first enrollment; it         and on earth peace to men of good
was made by the ruler of Syria,              will.”
Quirinius.                                    15 And it happened that, wh en the
 3 And all went to be declared, each         Angels had departed from them into
one to his own city.                         heaven, the shepherds said to one
 4 Then Joseph also ascended from            another, “Let us cross over to
Galilee, from the city of Nazareth,          Bethlehem and see this word, which
into Judea, to the city of David,            has happened, which the Lord has
which is called Bethlehem, because           revealed to us.”
he was of the house and family of             16 And they went quickly. And they
David,                                       found Mary and Joseph; and th e
 5 in order to be declared, with             infant was lying in a manger.
Mary his espoused wife, who was               17 Then, upon seeing this, they
with child.                                  understood the word that had been
 6 Then it happened that, while they         spoken to them about this boy.
were    there,   the   days     were          18 And all who heard it were
completed, so that she would give            amazed by this, and by those things


which were told to them by the                 to your word.
shepherds.                                      30 For my eyes have seen your
 19 But Mary kept all these words,             salvation,
pondering them in her heart.                    31 which you have prepared b efore
 20 And the shepherds returned,                the face of all peoples:
glorifying and praising God for all             32 the light of revelation to the
the things that they had heard and             nations and the glory of your people
seen, just as it was told to them.             Israel.”
 21 And after eight days were ended,            33 And his father and mother were
so    that   the    boy     would     be       wondering over these things, which
circumcised, his name was called               were spoken about him.
JESUS, just as he was called by the             34 And Simeon blessed them, and
Angel before he was conceived in               he said to his mother Mary:
the womb.                                      “Behold, this one has been set for
 22 And after the days of her                  the ruin and for the resurrection of
purification       were       fulfilled,       many in Israel, and as a sign which
according to the law of Moses, they            will be contradicted.
brought him to Jerusalem, in order              35 And a sword will pass through
to present him to the Lord,                    your own soul, so that the thoughts
 23 just as it is written in the law of        of many hearts may be revealed.”
the Lord, “For every male opening               36 And there was a prophetess,
the womb shall be called holy to the           Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, from
Lord,”                                         the tribe of Asher. She was very
 24 and in order to offer a sacrifice,         advanced in years, and she had lived
according to what is said in the law           with her husband for seven years
of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves or         from her virginity.
two young pigeons.”                             37 And then she was a widow, even
 25 And behold, there was a man in             to her eighty-fourth year. And
Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon,              without departing from the temple,
and this man was just and God -                she was a servant to fasting and
fearing, awaiting the consol ation of          prayer, night and day.
Israel. And the Holy Spirit was with            38 And entering at the same hour,
him.                                           she confessed to the Lord. And she
 26 And he had received an answer              spoke about him to all who were
from the Holy Spirit: that he would            awaiting the redemption of Israel.
not see his own death before he had             39 And after they had performed all
seen the Christ of the Lord.                   things according to the law of the
 27 And he went with the Spirit to             Lord, they returned to Galilee, to
the temple. And when the child                 their city, Nazareth.
Jesus was brought in by his parents,            40 Now the child grew, and he was
in order to act on his behalf                  strengthened with the fullness of
according to the custom of the law,            wisdom. And the grace of God was
 28 he also took him up, into his              in him.
arms, and he blessed God and said:              41 And his parents went every year
 29 “Now you may dismiss your                  to Jerusalem, at the time of the
servant in peace, O Lord, according            solemnity of Passover.


 42 And when he had become twelve           and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and
years    old,   they    ascended   to       his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea
Jerusalem, according to the custom          and of the region of Trachonitis, and
of the feast day.                           Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
 43 And having completed the days,           2 under the high priests Annas and
when they returned, the boy Jesus           Caiaphas: the word of the Lord
remained in Jerusalem. And his              came to John, the son of Zechariah,
parents did not realize this.               in the wilderness.
 44 But, supposing that he was in            3 And he went into the entire
the company, they went a day‟s              region of the Jordan, preaching a
journey, seeking him among their            baptism of repentance for the
relatives and acquaintances.                remission of sins,
 45 And not finding him, they                4 just as it has been written in the
returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.         book of the sermons of the prophet
 46 And it happened that, after three       Isaiah: “The voice of one crying out
days, they found him in the temple,         in the wilderness: Prepare the way
sitting in the midst of the doctors,        of the Lord. Make straight his paths.
listening to them and que stioning           5 Every valley shall be filled, and
them.                                       every mountain and hill shall be
 47 But all who listened to him were        brought low. And what is crooked
astonished over his prudence and his        shall be made straight. And the
responses.                                  rough paths shall be made into level
 48 And upon seeing him, they               ways.
wondered. And his mother said to             6 And all flesh shall see the
him: “Son, why have you acted this          salvation of God.”
way toward us? Behold, your father           7 Therefore, he said to the crowd
and I were seeking you in sorrow.”          that went out in order to be baptized
 49 And he said to them: “How is it         by him: “You progeny of vipers!
that you were seeking me? For did           Who told you to flee from the
you not know that it is necessary for       approaching wrath?
me to be in these things which are           8 So then, produce fruits worthy of
of my Father?”                              repentance. And do not begin to say,
 50 And they did not understand the         „We have Abraham as our father.‟
word that he spoke to them.                 For I tell you that God has the
 51 And he descended with t hem and         power to raise up sons to Abraham
went to Nazareth. And he was                from these stones.
subordinate to them. And his mother          9 For even now the axe has been
kept all these words in her heart.          placed at the root of the trees.
 52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom,           Therefore, every tree that does not
and in age, and in grace, with God          produce good fruit shall be cut
and men.                                    down and cast into the fire.”
                                             10 And the crowed was questio ning
            CHAPTER 3                       him, saying, “What then should we
 1 Then, in the fifteenth year of the       do?”
reign of Tiberius Caesa r, Pontius           11 But in response, he said to them:
Pilate being procurator of Judea,           “Whoever has two coats, let him


give to those who do not have. And          praying, heaven was opened.
whoever has food, let him act                22 And the Holy Spirit, in a
similarly.”                                 corporal appearance like a dove,
 12 Now the tax collectors also             descended upon him. And a voice
came to be baptized, and they said          came from heaven: “You are my
to him, “Teacher, what should we            beloved Son. In you, I am well
do?”                                        pleased.”
 13 But he said to them, “You                23    And    Jesus   himself   was
should do nothing more than what            beginning to be about thirty years
has been appointed to you.”                 old, being (as it was supposed) the
 14    Then    the    soldiers   also       son of Joseph, who was of Heli, who
questioned him, saying, “And what           was of Matthat,
should we do?” And he said to them:          24 who was of Levi, who was of
“You should strike no one, and you          Melchi, who was of Jannai, who was
should not make false accusations.          of Joseph,
And be content with your pay.”               25 who was of Mattathias, who was
 15 Now all were thinking about             of Amos, who was of Nah um, who
John in their hearts, and the people        was of Esli, who was of Naggai,
were supposing that perhaps he               26 who was of Maath, who was of
might be the Christ.                        Mattathias, who was of Semein, who
 16 John responded by saying to             was of Josech, who was of Joda,
everyone: “Indeed, I baptize you             27 who was of Joanan, who was of
with water. But there will arrive one       Rhesa, who was of Zerubbabel, who
stronger than me, the laces of whose        was of Shealtiel, who was of Neri,
shoes I am not worthy to loosen. He          28 who was of Melchi, who was of
will baptize you in the Holy Spirit,        Addi, who was of Cosam, who was
and with fire.                              of Elmadam, who was of Er,
 17 His winnowing fan is in his              29 who was of Joshua, who was of
hand. And he will purify his                Eliezer, who was of Jorim, who was
threshing floor. And he will gather         of Matthat, who was of Levi,
the wheat into the barn. But the             30 who was of Simeon, who was of
chaff     he    will    burn     with       Judah, who was of Joseph, who was
unquenchable fire.”                         of Jonam, who was of Eliakim,
 18 Indeed, he also proclaimed               31 who was of Melea, who was of
many other things, exhorting the            Menna, who was of Mattatha, who
people.                                     was of Nathan, who was of David,
 19 But Herod the tetrarch, when he          32 who was of Jesse, who was of
was corrected by him concerning             Obed, who was of Boaz, who was of
Herodias, his brother ‟s wife, and          Salmon, who was of Nahshon,
concerning all the evils that Herod          33 who was of Amminadab, who
had done,                                   was of Aram, who was of Hezron,
 20 added this also, above all else:        who was of Perez, who was of
that he confined John to prison.            Judah,
 21 Now it happened that, when all           34 who was of Jacob, who was of
the people were being baptized,             Isaac, who was of Abraham, who
Jesus was baptized; and as he was           was of Terah, who was of Nahor,


 35 who was of Serug, who was of            9 And he brought him to Jerus alem,
Reu, who was of Peleg, who was of          and he set him on the parapet of the
Eber, who was of Shelah,                   temple, and he said to him: “If you
 36 who was of Cainan, who was of          are the Son of God, cast yourself
Arphaxad, who was of Shem, who             down from here.
was Of Noah, who was of Lamech,             10 For it is written that he has
 37 who was of Methuselah, who             given his Angels charge over you,
was of Enoch, who was of Jared,            so that they may guard you,
who was of Mahalalel, who was of            11 and so that they may take you
Cainan,                                    into their hands, lest perhaps you
 38 who was of Enos, who was of            may hurt your foot against a stone. ”
Seth, who was of Adam, who was of           12 And in response, Jesus said to
God.                                       him, “It is said: „You shall not
                                           tempt the Lord your God.‟ ”
             CHAPTER 4                      13 And when all the temptation was
 1 And Jesus, filled with the Holy         completed, the devil withdrew from
Spirit, returned from the Jordan.          him, until a time.
And he was urged by the Spirit into         14 And Jesus returned, in the power
the wilderness                             of the Spirit, into Galilee. And h is
 2 for forty days, and he was tested       fame spread throughout the entire
by the devil. And he ate not hing in       region.
those days. And when they were              15 And he taught in their
completed, he was hungry.                  synagogues, and he was magnified
 3 Then the devil said to him, “If         by everyone.
you are the Son of God, speak to            16 And he went to Nazareth, where
this stone, so that it may be made         he had been raised. And he e ntered
into bread.”                               into the synagogue, according to his
 4 And Jesus answered him, “It is          custom, on the Sabbath day. And h e
written: „Man shall not live by            rose up to read.
bread alone, but by every word of           17 And the book of the prophet
God.‟ ”                                    Isaiah was handed to him. And as he
 5 And the devil led him onto a high       unrolled the book, he found the
mountain, and he showed him all the        place where it was written:
kingdoms of the world in a moment           18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon
of time,                                   me; because of this, he has anointed
 6 and he said to him: “To you, I          me. He has sent me to evangelize
will give all this power, and its          the poor, to heal the contrite of
glory. For they have been handed           heart,
over to me, and I give them to              19 to preach forgiveness to ca ptives
whomever I wish.                           and sight to the blind, to release the
 7 Therefore, if you will worship          broken into forgiveness, to preach
before me, all will be yours.”             the acceptable year of the Lord and
 8 And in response, Jesus said to          the day of retribution.”
him: “It is written: „You shall             20 And when he had rolled up the
worship the Lord your God, and you         book, he returned it to the minister,
shall serve him alone.‟ ”                  and he sat down. And the eyes of


everyone in the synagogue were               Sabbaths.
fixed on him.                                 32 And they were astonished at his
 21 Then he began to say to them,            doctrine, for his word was spoken
“On this day, this scripture has been        with authority.
fulfilled in your hearing.”                   33 And in the synagogue, there was
 22 And everyone gave testimony to           a man who had an unclean d emon,
him. And they wondered at the                and he cried out with a loud voice,
words of grace that proceeded from            34 saying: “Let us alone. What are
his mouth. And they said, “Is this           we to you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have
not the son of Joseph?”                      you come to destroy us? I know you
 23 And he said to them: “Ce rtainly,        who you are: the Holy One of God.”
you will recite to me this sa ying,           35 And Jesus rebuked him, sa ying,
„Physician, heal yourself.‟ The many         “Be silent and depart from him.”
great things that we have heard were         And when the demon had thrown
done in Capernaum, do here also in           him into their midst, he departed
your own country.”                           from him, and he no longer harmed
 24 Then he said: “Amen I say to             him.
you, that no prophet is accepted in           36 And fear fell over them all. And
his own country.                             they     discussed    this    among
 25 In truth, I say to you, there were       themselves, saying: “What is this
many widows in the days of Elijah            word? For with authority and power
in Israel, when the heavens were             he commands the unclean spirits,
closed for three years and six               and they depart.”
months, when a great famine had               37 And his fame spread to every
occurred throughout the entire land.         place in the region.
 26 And to none of these was Elijah           38 Then Jesus, rising up from the
sent, except to Zarephath of Sidon,          synagogue, entered into the house of
to a woman who was a widow.                  Simon. Now Simon‟s mother-in-law
 27 And there were many lepers in            was in the grip of a severe fever.
Israel under the prophet Elisha. And         And they petitioned him on her
none of these was cleansed, except           behalf.
Naaman the Syrian.”                           39 And standing over her, he
 28 And all those in the syn agogue,         commanded the fever, and it left
upon hearing these things, were              her. And promptly rising up, she
filled with anger.                           ministered to them.
 29 And they rose up and drove him            40 Then, when the sun had set, all
beyond the city. And they brought            those who had anyone afflicted with
him all the way to the edge of the           various diseases brought them to
mount, upon which th eir city had            him. Then, laying his hands on each
been built, so that they might               one of them, he cured them.
thrown him down violently.                    41 Now demons departed from
 30 But passing through their midst,         many of them, crying out and
he went away.                                saying, “You are the son of God.”
 31     And     he     descended    to       And rebuking them, he would not
Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And            permit them to speak. For they knew
there he taught them on the                  him to be the Christ.


 42 Then, when it was daytime,                8 But when Simon Peter had seen
going out, he went to a deserted             this, he fell down at the knees of
place. And the crowds sought him,            Jesus, saying, “Depart from me,
and they went all the way to him.            Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
And they detained him, so that he             9 For astonishment had enveloped
would not depart from them.                  him, and all who were with him, at
 43 And he said to them, “I must             the catch of fish that they had taken.
also preach the kingdom of God to             10 Now the same was true of James
other cities, because it was for this        and John, the sons of Zebedee, who
reason that I was sent.”                     were associates of Simon. And Jesus
 44 And he was preaching in the              said to Simon: “Do not be afraid.
synagogues of Galilee.                       From now on, you will be catching
             CHAPTER 5                        11 And having led their boats to
 1 Now it happened that, when the            land, leaving behind everything,
crowds pressed toward him, so that           they followed him.
they might hear the word of God, he           12 And it happened that, while he
was standing beside the lake of              was in a certain city, behold, there
Genesaret.                                   was a man full of leprosy who, upon
 2 And he saw two boats standing             seeing Jesus and falling to his face,
beside the lake. But the fishermen           petitioned him, saying: “Lord, if
had climbed down, and they were              you are willing, you are able to
washing their nets.                          cleanse me.”
 3 And so, climbing into one of the           13 And extending his hand, he
boats, which belonged to Simon, he           touched him, saying: “I am willing.
asked him to draw back a little from         Be cleansed.” And at once, the
the land. And sitting down, he               leprosy departed from him.
taught the crowds from the boat.              14 And he instructed him that he
 4 Then, when he had ceased                  should tell no one, “But go, show
speaking, he said to Simon, “Lead            yourself to the priest, and make the
us into deep water, and release your         offering for your cleansing, just as
nets for a catch.”                           Moses has commanded, as a
 5 And in response, Simon said to            testimony for them.”
him: “Teacher, working throughout             15 Yet word of him traveled around
the night, we caught nothing. But on         all the more. And great crowds came
your word, I will release the net.”          together, so that they migh t listen
 6 And when they had done this,              and be cured by him from their
they enclosed such a copious                 infirmities.
multitude of fish that their net was          16 And he withdrew into the d esert
rupturing.                                   and prayed.
 7 And they signaled to their                 17 And it happened, on a certain
associates, who were in the other            day, that he again sat down,
boat, so that they would come and            teaching. And there were Pharisees
help them. And they came and filled          and doctors of the law sitting
both boats, so that they were nearly         nearby, who had come from ev ery
submerged.                                   town of Galilee and Judea and


Jerusalem. And the power of the                office. And he said to him, “Follow
Lord was present, to heal them.                me.”
 18 And behold, some men were                   28 And leaving behind ever ything,
carrying in the bed of a man who               rising up, he followed him.
was paralyzed. And they sought a                29 And Levi made a great feast for
way to bring him in, and to place              him in his own house. And there
him before him.                                was a large crowd of tax collectors
 19 And not finding a way by which             and others, who were sitting at table
they might bring him in, b ecause of           with them.
the crowd, they climbed up to the               30 But the Pharisees and scribes
roof, and they let him down through            were murmuring, saying to his
the roof tiles with his bed, into their        disciples, “Why do you eat and
midst, in front of Jesus.                      drink with tax collectors and
 20 And when he saw his faith, he              sinners?”
said, “Man, your sins are forg iven             31 And responding, Jesus said to
you.”                                          them: “It is not those who are well
 21 And the scribes and Pharisees              who need a doctor, but those who
began to think, saying: “Who is this,          have maladies.
who is speaking blasphemies? Who                32 I have not come to call the just,
is able to forgive sins, except God            but sinners to repentance.”
alone?”                                         33 But they said to him, “Why do
 22 But when Jesus realized their              the disciples of John fast frequently,
thoughts, responding, he said to               and make supplications, and those
them: “What are you thinking in                of the Pharisees act similarly, while
your hearts?                                   yours eat and drink?”
 23 Which is easier to say: „Your               34 And he said to them: “How can
sins are forgiven you,‟ or to say,             you cause the sons of the groom to
„Rise up and walk?‟                            fast, while the groom is still with
 24 But so that you may know that              them?
the Son of man has authority on                 35 But the days will come when the
earth to forgive sins,” he said to the         groom will be taken away from
paralytic, “I say to you to: Rise up,          them, and then they will fast, in
take up your bed, and go into your             those days.”
house.”                                         36 Then he also made a compar ison
 25 And at once, rising up in their            for them: “For no one sews a patch
sight, he took up the bed on which             from a new garment onto an old
he was lying, and he went away to              garment.     Otherwise,     he   both
his own house, magnifying God.                 disrupts the new one, and the pat ch
 26 And astonishment took hold of              from the new one does not join
everyone, and they were magnif ying            together with the old one.
God. And they were fil led with fear,           37 And no one puts new wine into
saying: “For we have seen mir acles            old wineskins. Otherwise, the new
today.”                                        wine ruptures the wineskins, and it
 27 And after these things, he went            will be poured out, and the
out, and he saw a tax collector                wineskins will be lost.
named Levi, sitting at the customs              38 Instead, the new wine is put into


new wineskins, and both are                   do good, or to do evil? To give
preserved.                                    health to a life, or to destroy it?”
 39 And no one who is drinking the             10 And looking around at ever yone,
old, soon wishes for the new. For he          he said to the man, “Extend your
says, „The old is better.‟ ”                  hand.” And he extended it. And his
                                              hand was restored.
              CHAPTER 6                        11 Then they were filled with
 1 Now it happened that, on the               madness, and they discussed with
second first Sabbath, as he passed            one another, what, in particular,
through the grain field, his disciples        they might do about Jesus.
were separating the ears of grain              12 And it happened that, in those
and eating them, by rubbing them in           days, he went out to a mountain to
their hands.                                  pray. And he was in the prayer of
 2 Then certain Pharisees said to             God throughout the night.
them, “Why are you doing what is               13 And when daylight had a rrived,
not lawful on the Sabbaths?”                  he called his disciples. And he
 3 And responding to them, Jesus              chose twelve out of them (whom he
said: “Have you not read this, what           also named Apostles):
David did when he was hungry, and              14 Simon, whom he surnamed
those who were with him?                      Peter, and Andrew his brother,
 4 How he entered into the house of           James     and     John,   Philip     and
God, and took the bread of the                Bartholomew,
Presence, and ate it, and gave it to           15 Matthew and Thomas, James of
those who were with him, though it            Alphaeus, and Simon who is called
is not lawful for anyone to eat it,           the Zealot,
except the priests alone?”                     16 and Jude of James, and Judas
 5 And he said to them, “For the Son          Iscariot, who was a traitor.
of man is Lord, even of the                    17 And descending with them, he
Sabbath.”                                     stood in a level place with a
 6 And it happened that, on a nother          multitude of his disciples, and a
Sabbath, he entered into the                  copious multitude of people from all
synagogue, and he taught. And there           of Judea and Jerusalem and the
was a man there, and his right hand           seacoast, and Tyre and Sidon,
was withered.                                  18 who had come so that they
 7 And the scribes and Pharisees              might listen to him and be healed of
observed whether he would heal on             their diseases. And those who were
the Sabbath, so that they might               troubled by unclean spirits were
thereby find an accusation against            cured.
him.                                           19 And the entire crowd was tr ying
 8 Yet truly, he knew their thoughts,         to touch him, because power went
and so he said to the man who had             out from him and healed all.
the withered hand, “Rise up and                20 And lifting up his eyes to his
stand in the middle.” And rising up,          disciples, he said: “Blessed are you
he stood still.                               poor, for yours is the kingdom of
 9 Then Jesus said to them: “I ask            God.
you if it is lawful on the Sabbaths to         21 Blessed are you who are hungry


now, for you shall be satisfied.             behave this way.
Blessed are you who are weeping               34 And if you will loan to those
now, for you shall laugh.                    from whom you hope to receive,
 22 Blessed shall you be when men            what credit is due to you? For even
will have hated you, and when they           sinners lend to sinners, in order to
will have separated you and                  receive the same in return.
reproached you, and thrown out                35 So truly, love your enemies. Do
your name as if evil, because of the         good, and lend, hoping for nothing
Son of man.                                  in return. And then your reward will
 23 Be glad in that day and exult.           be great, and you will be sons of the
For behold, your reward is great in          Most High, for he himself is kind to
heaven. For these same things their          the ungrateful and to the wicked.
fathers did to the prophets.                  36 Therefore, be merciful, just as
 24 Yet truly, woe to you who are            your Father is also merciful.
wealthy,    for    you   have    your         37 Do not judge, and you will not
consolation.                                 be judged. Do not condemn, and you
 25 Woe to you who are satisfied,            will not be condemned. Forgive, and
for you will be hungry. Woe to you           you will be forgiven.
who laugh now, for you will mourn             38 Give, and it will be given to
and weep.                                    you: a good measure, pressed down
 26 Woe to you when men will have            and       shaken      together      and
blessed you. For these same things           overflowing, they will place upon
their fathers did to the false               your lap. Certainly, the same
prophets.                                    measure that you use to measure
 27 But I say to you who are                 out, will be used to measure back to
listening: Love your enemies. Do             you again.”
good to those who hate you.                   39 Now he told them another
 28 Bless those who curse you, and           comparison: “How can the blind
pray for those who slander you.              lead the blind? Would they not both
 29 And to him who strikes you on            fall into a pit?
the cheek, offer the other also. And          40 The disciple is not above his
from him who takes away your coat,           teacher. But each one will be
do not withhold even your tunic.             perfected, if he is like his teacher.
 30 But distribute to all who ask of          41 And why do you see the straw
you. And do not ask again of him             that is in your brother ‟s eye, while
who takes away what is yours.                the log that is in your own eye, you
 31 And exactly as you wo uld want           do not consider?
people to treat you, treat them also          42 Or how can you say to your
the same.                                    brother, „Brother, allow me to
 32 And if you love those who love           remove the straw from your eye,‟
you, what credit is due to you? For          while you yourself do not see the
even sinners love those who love             log in your own eye? Hypocrite,
them.                                        first remove the log from your own
 33 And if you will do good to those         eye, and then will you see clearly,
who do good to you, what credit is           so that you may lead out the straw
due to you? Indeed, even sinners             from your brother ‟s eye.


 43 For there is no good tree which          Jesus,     they     petitioned    him
produces bad fruit, nor does an evi l        anxiously, saying to him: “He is
tree produce good fruit.                     worthy that you should provide this
 44 For each and every tree is               to him.
known by its fruit. For they do not           5 For he loves our nation, and he
gather figs from thorns, nor do they         has built a synagogue for us.”
gather the grape from the bramble             6 Then Jesus went with th em. And
bush.                                        when he was now not far from the
 45 A good man, from the good                house, the centurion sent friends to
storehouse of his heart, offers what         him, saying: “Lord, do not trouble
is good. And an evil man, from the           yourself. For I am not worthy that
evil storehouse, offers what is evil.        you should enter under my roof.
For out of the abundance of the               7 Because of this, I also did not
heart, the mouth speaks.                     consider myself worthy to come to
 46 But why do you call me, „Lord,           you. But say the word, and my
Lord,‟ and not do what I say?                servant shall be healed.
 47 Anyone who comes to me, and               8 For I also am a man placed under
listens to my words, and does them:          authority, having soldiers under me.
I will reveal to you what he is like.        And I say to one, „Go,‟ and he goes;
 48 He is like a man building a              and to another, „Come,‟ and he
house, who has dug deep and has              comes; and to my servant, „Do this,‟
laid the foundation upon the rock.           and he does it.”
Then, when the floodwaters came,              9 And upon hearing this, Jesus was
the river was rushing against that           amazed. And        turning     to  the
house, and it was not able to move           multitude following him, he said,
it. For it was founded upon the rock.        “Amen I say to you, not even in
 49 But whoever hears and does not           Israel have I found such great
do: he is like a man building his            faith.”
house upon the soil, without a                10 And those who had been sent,
foundation. The river rushed against         upon returning to the house, found
it, and it soon fell down, and the           that the servant, who had been sick,
ruin of that house was great.”               was now healthy.
                                              11 And it happened afterwards that
            CHAPTER 7                        he went to a city, which is called
 1 And when he had completed all             Nain. And his disciples, and an
his words in the hearing of the              abundant crowd, went with him.
people, he entered Capernaum.                 12 Then, when he had drawn near
 2 Now the servant of a certain              to the gate of the city, behold, a
centurion was dying, due to an               deceased person was being carried
illness. And he was very dear to             out, the only son of his mother, and
him.                                         she was a widow. And a large crowd
 3 And when he had heard about               from the city was with her.
Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to          13 And when the Lord had seen her,
him, petitioning him, so that he             being moved by mercy over her, he
would come and heal his servant.             said to her, “Do not weep.”
 4 And when they had come to                  14 And he drew near and touched


the coffin. Then those who carri ed it        costly apparel and finery are in the
stood still. And he said, “Young              houses of kings.
man, I say to you, arise.”                     26 Then what did you go out to
 15 And the dead youth sat up and             see? A prophet? Certainly, I tell
began to speak. And he gave him to            you, and more than a prophet.
his mother.                                    27 This is he of whom it is wri tten:
 16 Then fear fell over all of them.          “Behold, I send my Angel before
And they magnified God, saying:               your face, who shall prepare your
“For a great prophet has risen up             way before you.”
among us,” and, “For God has                   28 For I say to you, among those
visited his people.”                          born of women, no one is greater
 17 And this word about him went              than the prophet John the Baptist.
out to all of Judea and to the entire         But he who is least in the kingdom
surrounding region.                           of God is greater than he.”
 18 And the disciples of John                  29 And upon hearing this, all the
reported to him concerning all these          people and the tax collectors
things.                                       justified God, by being baptized
 19 And John called two of his                with the baptism of John.
disciples, and he sent them to Jesus,          30 But the Pharisees and the
saying, “Are you he who is to come,           experts in the law despised the
or should we wait for another?”               counsel      of   God     concern ing
 20 But when the men had come to              themselves, by not being baptized
him, they said: “John the Baptist             by him.
has sent us to you, saying: „Are you           31 Then the Lord said: “Ther efore,
he who is to come, or should we               to what shall I compare the men of
wait for another?‟ ”                          this generation? And to what are
 21 Now in that same hour, he cured           they similar?
many of their diseases and wounds              32 They are like children sitting in
and evil spirits; and to many of the          the marketplace, talking with one
blind, he gave sight.                         another, and saying: „We sang to
 22 And responding, he said to                you, and you did not dance. We
them: “Go and report to John what             lamented, and you did not weep.‟
you have heard and seen: that the              33 For John the Baptist came,
blind see, the lame walk, the lepers          neither eating bread nor drinking
are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead         wine, and you say, „He has a
rise again, the poor are evangelized.         demon.‟
 23 And blessed is anyone who has              34 The Son of man came, eating
not taken offense at me.”                     and drinking, and you say, „Behold,
 24 And when the messengers of                a voracious man and a drinker of
John had withdrawn, he began to               wine, a friend of tax collectors and
speak about John to the crowds.               of sinners.‟
“What did you go out to the desert             35 But wisdom is justified by all
to see? A reed shaken by the wind?            her children.”
 25 Then what did you go out to                36     Then     certain    Pharisees
see? A man clothed in soft                    petitioned him, so that they might
garments? Behold, those who are in            eat with him. And he went into the


house of the Pharisee, and he                 46 You did not anoint my head with
reclined at table.                           oil. But she has anointed my feet
 37 And behold, a woman who was              with ointment.
in the city, a sinner, found out that         47 Because of this, I tell you: many
he was reclining at table in the             sins are forgiven her, because she
house of the Pharisee, so she                has loved much. But h e who is
brought an alabaster container of            forgiven less, loves less.”
ointment.                                     48 Then he said to her, “Your sins
 38 And standing behind him, b eside         are forgiven you.”
his feet, she began to wash his feet          49 And those who sat at table with
with tears, and she wiped them with          him began to say within themselves,
the hair of her head, and she kissed         “Who is this, who even fo rgives
his feet, and she anointed them with         sins?”
ointment.                                     50 Then he said to the woman:
 39 Then the Pharisee, who had               “Your faith has brought you
invited him, upon seeing this, spoke         salvation. Go in peace.”
within himself, saying, “This man,
if he were a prophet, would                               CHAPTER 8
certainly know who and what kind              1 And it happened afterwards that
of woman is this, who is touching            he was making a journey through
him: that she is a sinner.”                  the cities and towns, preaching and
 40 And in response, Jesus said to           evangelizing the kingdom of God.
him, “Simon, I have something to             And the twelve were with him,
say to you.” So he said, “Speak,              2 along with certain women who
Teacher.”                                    had been healed of ev il spirits and
 41 “A certain creditor had two              infirmities: Mary, who is called
debtors: one owed five hun dred              Magdalene, from        whom     seven
denarii, and the other fifty.                demons had departed,
 42 And since they did not have the           3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuza,
ability to repay him, he forgave             Herod‟s steward, and Susanna, and
them both. So then, which of them            many other women, who were
loves him more?”                             ministering to him from their
 43 In response, Simon said, “I              resources.
suppose that it is he to whom he              4 Then, when a very numer ous
forgave the most.” And he said to            crowd was gathering together and
him, “You have judged correctly.”            hurrying from the cities to him, he
 44 And turning to the woman, he             spoke using a comparison:
said to Simon: “Do you see this               5 “The sower went out to sow his
woman? I entered into your house.            seed. And as he sowed, some fell
You gave me no water for my feet.            beside the way; and it was trampled
But she has washed my feet with              and the birds of the air devoured it.
tears, and has wiped them with her            6 And some fell upon rock; and
hair.                                        having sprung up, it withered away,
 45 You gave no kiss to me. But she,         because it had no moisture.
from the time that she entered, has           7 And some fell among thorns; and
not ceased to kiss my feet.                  the thorns, rising up with it,


suffocated it.                                not be known and be brought into
 8 And some fell upon good soil;              plain sight.
and having sprung up, it produced              18 Therefore, take care how you
fruit one hundredfold.” As he sa id           listen. For whoever has, it will be
these things, he cried out, “Whoever          given to him; and whoever does not
has ears to hear, let him hear.”              have, even what he thinks he has
 9 Then his disciples questioned him          will be taken away from him.”
as to what this parable might mean.            19 Then his mother and brothers
 10 And he said to them: “To you it           came to him; but they were not able
has been given to know the mystery            to go to him because of the crowd.
of the kingdom of God. But to the              20 And it was reported to him,
rest, it is in parables, so that:             “Your mother and your brothers are
seeing, they may not perceive, and            standing outside, wanting to see
hearing, they may not understand.             you.”
 11 Now the parable is this: The               21 And in response, he said to
seed is the word of God.                      them, “My mother and my brothers
 12 And those beside the way are              are those who hear the word of God
those who hear it, but then the devil         and do it.”
comes and takes the word from the ir           22 Now it happened, on a certain
heart, lest by believing it they may          day, that he climbed into a little
be saved.                                     boat with his disciples. And he said
 13 Now those upon rock are those             to them, “Let us make a crossing
who, when they hear it, accept the            over the lake.” And they embarked.
word with joy, but these have no               23 And as they were sailing, he
roots. So they believe for a time,            slept. And a windstorm descended
but in a time of testing, they fall           over the lake. And they were taking
away.                                         on water and were in danger.
 14 And those which fell amon g                24 Then, drawing near, they
thorns are those who have heard it,           awakened him, saying, “Teacher, we
but as they go along, they are                are perishing.” But as he rose up, he
suffocated by the concerns and                rebuked the wind and the raging
riches and pleasures of this life, and        water, and they ceased. And a
so they do not yield fruit.                   tranquility occurred.
 15 But those which were on good               25 Then he said to them, “Where is
soil are those who, upon hearing the          your faith?” And they, being afraid,
word with a good and noble heart,             were amazed, saying to one another,
retain it, and they bring forth fruit         “Who do you think this is, so that
in patience.                                  he commands both wind and sea,
 16 Now no one, lighting a candle,            and they obey him?”
covers it with a container, or sets it         26 And they sailed to the region of
under a bed. Instead, he places it on         the Gerasenes, which is opposite
a lampstand, so that those who enter          Galilee.
may see the light.                             27 And when he had gone out to the
 17 For there is nothing secret,              land, a certain man met him, who
which will not be made clear, nor is          had now had a demon for a long
there anything hidden, which will             time. And he did not wear clothes,


nor did he stay in a house, but                the region of the Gerasenes pleaded
among the sepulchers.                          with him to depart from them. For
 28 And when he saw Jesus, he fell             they were seized by a great fear.
down before him. And crying out in             Then, climbing into the boat, he
a loud voice, he said: “What is there          went back again.
between me and you, Jesus, Son of               38 And the man from whom the
the Most High God? I beg you not               demons had departed pleaded with
to torture me.”                                him, so that he might be with him.
 29 For he was ordering the u nclean           But Jesus sent him away, saying,
spirit to depart from the man. For on           39 “Return to your house and
many occasions, it would seize him,            explain to them what great things
and he was bound with chains and               God has done for you.” And he
held by fetters. But breaking the              traveled through the entire city,
chains, he was driven by the demon             preaching about the great things that
into deserted places.                          Jesus had done for him.
 30 Then Jesus questioned him,                  40 Now it happened that, when
saying, “What is your name?” And               Jesus had returned, the crowd
he said, “Legion,” because many                received him. For they were all
demons had entered into him.                   waiting for him.
 31 And they petitioned him not to              41 And behold, a man came, whose
order them to go into the abyss.               name was Jairus, and he was a
 32 And in that place, there was a             leader of the synagogue. And he fell
herd of many swine, pasturing on               down at the feet of Jesus, asking
the mountain. And they petitioned              him to enter into his house.
him to permit them to enter int o               42 For he had an only daughter,
them. And he permitted them.                   nearly twelve years old, and she was
 33 Therefore, the demons d eparted            dying. And it happened that, as he
from the man, and they e ntered into           was going there, he was hemmed in
the swine. And the herd rushed                 by the crowd.
violently down a precipice into the             43 And there was a certain woman,
lake, and they were drowned.                   with a flow of blood for twelve
 34 And when those who were                    years, who had paid out all her
pasturing them had seen this, th ey            substance on physicians, and she
fled and reported it in the city and           was unable to be cured by any of
the villages.                                  them.
 35 Then they went out to see what              44 She approached him from
was happening, and they came to                behind, and she touched the hem of
Jesus. And they found the man, from            his garment. And at once the flow of
whom the demons had departed,                  her blood stopped.
sitting at his feet, clothed as well as         45 And Jesus said, “Who is it that
in a sane mind, and they were                  touched me?” But as everyone was
afraid.                                        denying it, Peter, and those who
 36 Then those who had seen this               were with him, said: “Teacher, the
also reported to them how he had               crowd hems you in and presses upon
been healed from the legion.                   you, and yet you say, „Who touched
 37 And the entire multitude from              me?‟ ”


 46 And Jesus said: “Someone has             1 Then calling together the twelve
touched me. For I know that power           Apostles, he gave them power and
has gone out from me.”                      authority over all demons and to
 47 Then the woman, upon seeing             cure diseases.
that she was not hidden, came                2 And he sent them to preach the
forward, trembling, and she fell            kingdom of God and to heal the
down before his feet. And she               infirm.
declared before all the people the           3 And he said to them: “You should
reason that she had touched him,            take nothing for the journey, neither
and how she had been immediately            staff, nor traveling bag, nor bread,
healed.                                     nor money; and you should not have
 48 But he said to her: “Daughter,          two tunics.
your faith has saved you. Go in              4 And into whatever house you
peace.”                                     shall enter, lodge there, and do not
 49 While he was still speaking,            move away from there.
someone came to the ruler of the             5 And whoever will not have
synagogue, saying to him: “Your             received you, upon departing from
daughter is dead. Do not trouble            that city, shake off even the dust on
him.”                                       your feet, as a testimony against
 50 Then Jesus, upon hearing this           them.”
word, replied to the father of the           6 And going forth, they traveled
girl: “Do not be afraid. Only               around,      through    the     towns,
believe, and she will be saved.”            evangelizing and curing everywhere.
 51 And when he had arrived at the           7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard
house, he would not permit an yone          about all the things that were being
to enter with him, except Peter and         done by him, but he doubted,
James and John, and the father and          because it was said
mother of the girl.                          8 by some, “For John has risen
 52 Now all were weeping and                from the dead,” yet truly, by others,
mourning for her. But he said: “Do          “For Elijah has appeared,” and by
not weep. The girl is not dead, but         still others, “For one of the prophets
only sleeping.”                             from of old has risen again.”
 53 And they derided him, kno wing           9 And Herod said: “I beheaded
that she had died.                          John. So then, who is this, about
 54 But he, taking her by the hand,         whom I hear such things?” And he
cried out, saying, “Little girl,            sought to see him.
arise.”                                      10 And when the Apostles r eturned,
 55 And her spirit returned, and she        they explained to him all the things
immediately rose up. And he                 that they had done. And taking them
ordered them to give her something          with him, he withdrew to a deserted
to eat.                                     place apart, which belongs to
 56 And her parents were stupefied.         Bethsaida.
And he instructed them not to tell           11 But when the crowd h ad realized
anyone what had happened.                   this, they followed him. And he
                                            received them and spoke to them
            CHAPTER 9                       about the kingdom of God. And


those who were in need of cures, he           anyone,
healed.                                        22 saying, “For the Son of man
 12 Then the day began to decline.            must suffer many things, and be
And drawing near, the twelve said             rejected by the elders and the
to him: “Dismiss the crowds, so               leaders of the priests and the
that, by going into the surrounding           scribes, and be killed, and on the
towns and villages, they may                  third day rise again.”
separate and find food. For we are             23 Then he said to everyone: “If
here in a deserted place.”                    anyone is willing to come a fter me:
 13 But he said to them, “You give            let him deny himself, and take up
them something to eat.” And they              his cross every day, and follow me.
said, “There is with us no more than           24 For whoever will have saved his
five loaves and two fish, unles s             life, will lose it. Yet whoever will
perhaps we are to go and buy food             have lost his life for my sake, will
for this entire multitude.”                   save it.
 14 Now there were about five                  25 For how does it benefit a man, if
thousand men. So he said to his               he were to gain the wh ole world, yet
disciples, “Have them recline to eat          lose himself, or cause himself harm?
in groups of fifty.”                           26 For whoever will be ashamed of
 15 And they did so. And they                 me and of my words: of him the Son
caused them all to recline to eat.            of man will be ashamed, when he
 16 Then, taking the five loaves and          will have arrived in his majesty and
the two fish, he gazed up to heaven,          that of his Father and of the holy
and he blessed and broke and                  Angels.
distributed them to his disciples, in          27 And yet, I tell you a truth: There
order to set them before the crowd.           are some standing here who shall
 17 And they all ate and were                 not taste death, until they see the
satisfied. And twelve baskets of              kingdom of God.”
fragments were taken up, which                 28 And it happened that, about
were left over from them.                     eight days after these words, he
 18 And it happened that, when he             took Peter and James and John, and
was praying alone, his disciples also         he ascended onto a mountain, so
were with him, and he questioned              that he might pray.
them,     saying:    “Who    do    the         29 And while he was praying, the
multitudes say that I am?”                    appearance of his countenance was
 19 But they answered by saying:              altered, and his vestment became
“John the Baptist. But some say               white and shining.
Elijah. Yet truly, others say that one         30 And behold, two men were
of the prophets from before has               talking with him. And these were
risen again.”                                 Moses and Elijah, appearing in
 20 Then he said to them, “But who            majesty.
do you say that I am?” In r esponse,           31 And they spoke of his departure,
Simon Peter said, “The Christ of              which he would accomplish at
God.”                                         Jerusalem.
 21 But speaking sharply to them, he           32 Yet truly, Peter and those who
instructed them not to tell thi s to          were with him were weighed down


by sleep. And becoming alert, they           the demon threw him down and
saw his majesty and the two men              convulsed him.
who were standing with him.                   43 And Jesus rebuked the unclean
 33 And it happened that, as these           spirit, and he healed the boy, and he
were departing from him, Peter said          restored him to his father.
to Jesus: “Teacher, it is good for us         44 And all were astonished at the
to be here. And so, let us make three        greatness of God. And as everyone
tabernacles: one for you, and one            was wondering over all that he was
for Moses, and one for Elijah.” For          doing, he said to his disciples: “Yo u
he did not know what he was                  must set these words in your hearts.
saying.                                      For it shall be that the Son of man
                                             will be delivered into the hands of
 34 Then, as he was saying these             men.”
things,    a    cloud   came     and          45 But they did not understood this
overshadowed them. And as these              word, and it was concealed from
were entering into the cloud, they           them, so that they did not perceive
were afraid.                                 it. And they were afraid to questio n
 35 And a voice came from the                him about this word.
cloud, saying: “This is my beloved            46 Now an idea entered into them,
son. Listen to him.”                         as to which of them was greater.
 36 And while the voice was being             47 But Jesus, perceiving the
uttered, Jesus was found to be               thoughts of their hearts, took a child
alone. And they were silent and told         and stood him beside him.
no one, in those days, any of these           48 And he said to them: “Whoever
things, which they had seen.                 will receive this child in my name,
 37 But it happened on the                   receives me; and whoever r eceives
following day that, as they were             me, receives him who sent me. For
descending from the mountain, a              whoever is the lesser among you all,
great crowd met him.                         the same is greater.”
 38 And behold, a man from the                49 And responding, John said:
crowd cried out, saying, “Teacher, I         “Teacher, we saw a certain one
beg you, look kindly on my son, for          casting out demons in your name.
he is my only son.                           And we prohibited him, for he does
 39 And behold, a spirit takes hold          not follow with us.”
of him, and he suddenly cries out,            50 And Jesus said to him: “Do not
and it throws him down and                   prohibit him. For whoever is not
convulses him, so that he foams.             against you, is for you.”
And though it tears him apart, it             51 Now it happened that, while the
leaves him only with difficulty.             days of his dissipation were being
 40 And I asked your disciples to            completed, he steadfastly set his
cast him out, and they were unable.”         face to go to Jerusalem.
 41 And in response, Jesus said: “O           52 And he sent messengers before
unfaithful and perverse gener ation!         his face. And going on, they entered
How long will I be with you and              into a city of the Samaritans, to
endure you? Bring your son here.”            prepare for him.
 42 And as he was approaching him,            53 And they would not receive him,


because his face was going toward              3 Go forth. Behold, I send you out
Jerusalem.                                    like lambs among wolves.
 54 And when his disciples, James              4 Do not choose to carry a purse,
and John, had seen this, they said,           nor provisions, nor shoes; and you
“Lord, do you want us to call for             shall greet no one along the way.
fire to descend from heaven and                5 Into whatever house you will
consume them?”                                have entered, first say, „Peace to
 55 And turning, he rebuked them,             this house.‟
saying: “Do you not know of whose              6 And if a son of peace is there,
spirit you are?                               your peace will rest upon him. But
 56 The Son of man came, not to               if not, it will return to you.
destroy lives, but to save them.”              7 And remain in the same house,
And they went into another to wn.             eating and drinking the things that
 57 And it happened that, as they             are with them. For the worker is
were walking along the way,                   worthy of his pay. Do not choose to
someone said to him, “I will follow           pass from house to house.
you, wherever you will go.”                    8 And into whatever city you have
 58 Jesus said to him: “Foxes have            entered and they have received you,
dens, and the birds of the air have           eat what they set before you.
nests. But the Son of man has                  9 And cure the sick who are in that
nowhere to lay his head.”                     place, and proclaim to them, „The
 59 Then he said to another, “Follow          kingdom of God has drawn near to
me.” But he said, “Lord, permit me            you.‟
first to go and bury my father.”               10 But into whatever city you have
 60 And Jesus said to him: “Let the           entered and they have not r eceived
dead bury their dead. But you go              you, going out into its main streets,
and announce the kingdom of God.”             say:
 61 And another said: “I will follow           11 „Even the dust which clings to
you, Lord. But permit me first to             us from your city, we wipe away
explain this to those of my house.”           against you. Yet know this: the
 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who            kingdom of God has drawn near.‟
puts his hand to the plow, and then            12 I say to you, that in that day,
looks back, is fit for the kin gdom of        Sodom will be forgiven more than
God.”                                         that city will be.
                                               13 Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to
            CHAPTER 10                        you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles
 1 Then, after these things, the Lord         that have been wrought in you, had
also designated another seventy-              been wrought in Tyre and Sidon,
two. And he sent them in pairs                they would have repented long ago,
before his face, into every city and          sitting in haircloth and ashes.
place where he was to arrive.                  14 Yet truly, Tyre and Sidon will be
 2 And he said to them: “Certainly            forgiven more in the judgment than
the harvest is great, but the workers         you will be.
are few. Therefore, ask the Lord of            15 And as for you, Capernaum, who
the harvest to send workers into his          would be exalted even up to
harvest.                                      Heaven: you shall be submerged


into Hell.                                    the law rose up, testing him and
 16 Whoever hears you, hears me.              saying, “Teacher, what must I do to
And whoever despises you, despises            possess eternal life?”
me. And whoever despises me,                   26 But he said to him: “What is
despises him who sent me.”                    written in the law? How do you read
 17 Then the seventy-two returned             it?”
with gladness, saying, “Lord, even             27 In response, he said: “You shall
the demons are subject to us, in              love the Lord your God from your
your name.”                                   whole heart, and from your whole
 18 And he said to them: “I was               soul, and from all your strength, and
watching as Satan fell like lightning         from all your mind, and your
from heaven.                                  neighbor as yourself.”
 19 Behold, I have given you                   28 And he said to him: “You have
authority to tread upon serpents and          answered correctly. Do this, and you
scorpions, and upon all the powers            will live.”
of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt           29 But since he wanted to justify
you.                                          himself, he said to Jesus, “And who
 20 Yet truly, do not choose to               is my neighbor?”
rejoice in this, that the spirits are          30 Then Jesus, taking this up, said:
subject to you; but rejoice that your         “A certain man descended from
names are written in heaven.”                 Jerusalem to Jericho, and he
 21 In the same hour, he ex ulted in          happened upon robbers, who now
the Holy Spirit, and he said: “I              also plundered him. And inflicting
confess to you, Father, Lord of               him with wounds, they went away,
heaven and earth, because you have            leaving him behind, half -alive.
hidden these things from the wise              31 And it happened that a certain
and the prudent, and have revealed            priest was descending along the
them to little ones. It is so, Father,        same way. And seeing him, he
because this way was pleasing                 passed by.
before you.                                    32 And similarly a Levite, when he
 22 All things have been deli vered           was near the place, also saw him,
to me by my Father. And no one                and he passed by.
knows who the Son is, except the               33 But a certain Samaritan, b eing
Father, and who the Father is,                on a journey, came near him. And
except the Son, and those to whom             seeing him, he was moved by mercy.
the Son has chosen to reveal him.”             34 And approaching him, he bound
 23 And turning to his disciples, he          up his wounds, pouring oil and wine
said: “Blessed are the eyes that see          on them. And setting him on his
what you see.                                 pack animal, he brought him to an
 24 For I say to you, that many               inn, and he took care of him.
prophets and kings wanted to see               35 And the next day, he took out
the things that you see, and they did         two denarii, and he gave them to the
not see them, and to hear the things          proprietor, and he said: „Take care
that you hear, and they did not hear          of him. And whatever extra you will
them.”                                        have spent, I will repay to you at
 25 And behold, a certain expert in           my return.‟


 36 Which of these three, does it             temptation.”
seem to you, was a neighbor to him             5 And he said to them: “Which of
who fell among the robbers?”                  you will have a friend and will go to
 37 Then he said, “The one who                him in the middle of the night, and
acted with mercy toward him.” And             will say to him: „Friend, lend me
Jesus said to him, “Go, and act               three loaves,
similarly.”                                    6 because a friend of mine has
 38 Now it happened that, while               arrived from a journey to me, and I
they were traveling, he entered into          do not have anything to set before
a certain town. And a certain                 him.‟
woman, named Martha, received                  7 And from within, he would
him into her home.                            answer by saying: „Do not disturb
 39 And she had a sister, named               me. The door is closed now, and my
Mary, who, while sitting beside the           children and I are in bed. I cannot
Lord‟s feet, was listening to his             get up and give it to you.‟
word.                                          8 Yet if he will persevere in
 40 Now Martha was continually                knocking, I tell you that, even
busying herself with serving. And             though he would not get up and give
she stood still and said: “Lord, is it        it to him because he is a friend, yet
not a concern to you that my sister           due to his continued insis tence, he
has left me to serve alone?                   will get up and give him whatever
Therefore, speak to her, s o that she         he needs.
may help me.”                                  9 And so I say to you: Ask, and it
 41 And the Lord responded by                 shall be given to you. Seek, and you
saying to her: “Martha, Martha, you           shall find. Knock, and it shall be
are anxious and troubled over many            opened to you.
things.                                        10    For    everyone   who    asks,
 42 And yet only one thing is                 receives. And whoever seeks, finds.
necessary. Mary has chosen the best           And whoever knocks, it shall be
portion, and it shall not be taken            opened to him.
away from her.”                                11 So then, who among you, if he
                                              asks his father for bread, he would
            CHAPTER 11                        give him a stone? Or if he asks for a
 1 And it happened that, while he             fish, he would give him a serpent,
was in a certain place praying, when          instead of a fish?
he ceased, one of his disciples said           12 Or if he will ask for an egg, he
to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as           would offer to him a scorpion?
John also taught his disciples.”               13 Therefore, if you, being evil,
 2 And he said to them: “When you             know how to give good things to
are praying, say: Father, may your            your sons, how much more will your
name be kept holy. May your                   Father give, from heaven, a spirit of
kingdom come.                                 goodness to those who ask him?”
 3 Give us this day our daily bread.           14 And he was casting out a d emon,
 4 And forgive us our sins, since we          and the man was mute. But when he
also forgive all who are indebted to          had cast out the demon, the mute
us.   And     lead   us    not   into         man spoke, and so the crowds were


amazed.                                       and live there. And so, the end of
 15 But some of them said, “It is by          that man is made worse the
Beelzebub, the leader of demons,              beginning.”
that he casts out demons.”                     27 And it happened that, when he
 16 And others, testing him,                  was saying these things, a certain
required a sign from heaven of him.           woman from the crowd, lifting up
 17 But when he perceived their               her voice, said to him, “Blessed is
thoughts, he said to them: “Every             the womb that bore you and the
kingdom divided against itself will           breasts that nursed you.”
become desolate, and house will fall           28 Then he said, “Yes, but
upon house.                                   moreover: blessed are those who
 18 So then, if Satan is also d ivided        hear the word of God and ke ep it.”
against himself, how will his                  29 Then, as the crowds were
kingdom stand? For you say that it            quickly gathering, he began to say:
is by Beelzebub that I cast out               “This generation is a wicked
demons.                                       generation: it seeks a sign. But no
 19 But if I cast out demons by               sign will be given to it, except the
Beelzebub, by whom do your own                sign of the prophet Jonah.
sons cast them out? Therefore, they            30 For just as Jonah was a sign to
shall be your judges.                         the Ninevites, so al so will the Son
 20 Moreover, if it is by the fi nger         of man be to this generation.
of God that I cast out demons, then            31 The queen of the South will rise
certainly the kingdom of God has              up, at the judgment, with the men of
overtaken you.                                this generation, and she will
 21 When a strong armed man                   condemn them. For she came from
guards his entrance, the things that          the ends of the earth to hear the
he possesses are at peace.                    wisdom of Solomon. And behold,
 22 But if a stronger one,                    more than Solomon is here.
overwhelming him, has defeated                 32 The men of Nineveh will rise
him, he will take away all his                up, at the judgment, with this
weapons, in which he trusted, and             generation, and they will condemn
he will distribute his spoils.                it. For at the preaching of Jonah,
 23 Whoever is not with me, is                they repented. And behold, more
against me. And whoever does not              than Jonah is here.
gather with me, scatters.                      33 No one lights a candle and
 24 When an unclean spirit has                places it in hiding, nor under a
departed from a man, he walks                 bushel     basket,    but    upon   a
through waterless places, seeking             lampstand, so that those who enter
rest. And not finding any, he says: „I        may see the light.
will return to my house, from which            34 Your eye is the light of your
I departed.‟                                  body. If your eye is wholesome,
 25 And when he has arrived, he               your entire body will be filled with
finds it swept clean and decorated.           light. But if it is wicked, then even
 26 Then he goes, and he takes in             your body will be darkened.
seven other spirits with him, more             35 Therefore, take care, lest the
wicked than himself, and they enter           light that is within you become


darkness.                                   experts in the law! For you weigh
 36 So then, if your entire body            men down with burdens which they
becomes filled with light, not              are not able to bear, but you
having any part in darkness, then it        yourselves do not touch the weight
will be entirely light, and, like a         with even one of your fin gers.
shining lamp, it will illuminate             47 Woe to you, who build the
you.”                                       tombs of the prophets, while it is
 37 And as he was speaking, a               your fathers who killed them!
certain Pharisee asked him to eat            48 Clearly, you are testifying that
with him. And going inside, he sat          you consent to the actions of your
down to eat.                                fathers, because even though they
 38 But the Pharisee began to say,          killed them,      you    build their
thinking within himself: “Why               sepulchers.
might it be that he has not washed           49 Because of this also, the wisdom
before eating?”                             of God said: I will send to them
 39 And the Lord said to him: “You          Prophets and Apostles, and some of
Pharisees today clean what is               these they will kill or persecute,
outside the cup and the plate, but           50 so that the blood of all the
what is inside of you is full of            Prophets, which has been shed since
plunder and iniquity.                       the foundation of the world, may be
 40 Fools! Did not he who made              charged against this generation:
what is outside, indeed also make            51 from the blood of Abel, even to
what is inside?                             the blood of Zachariah, who
 41 Yet truly, give what is above as        perished between the altar and the
alms, and behold, all things are            sanctuary. So I say to you: it will be
clean for you.                              required of this generation!
 42 But woe to you, Pharisees! For           52 Woe to you, experts in the law!
you tithe mint and rue and every            For you have taken away the key of
herb, but you ignore judgment and           knowledge. You yourselves do not
the charity of God. But these things        enter, and those who were entering,
you ought to have done, without             you would have prohibited.”
omitting the others.                         53 Then, while he was saying these
 43 Woe to you, Pharisees! For you          things to them, the Pharisees and
love    the    first  seats  in  the        the experts in the law began to
synagogues, and greetings in the            insist strongly that he restrain his
marketplace.                                mouth about many things.
 44 Woe to you! For you are like             54 And waiting to ambush him,
graves that are not noticeable, so          they sought something from his
that men walk over them without             mouth that they might seize upon, in
realizing it.”                              order to accuse him.
 45 Then one of the experts in the
law, in response, said to him,                          CHAPTER 12
“Teacher, in saying these things,            1 Then, as great crowds were
you bring an insult against us as           standing so close that they were
well.”                                      stepping on one another, he began to
 46 So he said: “And woe to you             say to his disciples: “Beware of the


leaven of the Pharisees, which is             12 For the Holy Spirit will teach
hypocrisy.                                   you, in the same hour, what you
 2 For there is nothing covered,             must say.”
which will not be revealed, nor               13 And someone from the crowd
anything hidden, which will not be           said to him, “Teacher, tell my
known.                                       brother to share the inheritance with
 3 For the things that you have              me.”
spoken in darkness will be declared           14 But he said to him, “Man, who
in the light. And what you have s aid        has appointed me as judge or
in the ear in bedrooms will be               arbitrator over you?”
proclaimed from the housetops.                15 So he said to them: “Be cautious
 4 So I say to you, my friends: Do           and wary of all avarice. For a
not be fearful of those who kill the         person‟s life is not found in the
body, and afterwards have no more            abundance of the things that he
that they can do.                            possesses.”
 5 But I will reveal to you whom              16 Then he spoke to them using a
you should fear. Fear him who, afte r        comparison, saying: “The fertile
he will have killed, has the power to        land of a certain wealthy man
cast into Hell. So I say to you: Fear        produced crops.
him.                                          17 And he thought within himself,
 6 Are not five sparrows sold for            saying: „What should I do? For I
two small coins? And yet not one of          have nowhere to gather together my
these is forgotten in the sight of           crops.‟
God.                                          18 And he said: „This is what I will
 7 But even the very hairs of your           do. I will tear down my barns and
head have all been numbered.                 build larger ones. And into these, I
Therefore, do not be afraid. You are         will gather all the things that have
worth more than many sparrows.               been grown for me, as well as my
 8 But I say to you: Everyone who            goods.
will have confessed me before men,            19 And I will say to my soul: Soul,
the Son of man will also confess             you have many goods, stored up for
him before the Angels of God.                many years. Relax, eat, drink, and
 9 But everyone who will have                be cheerful.‟
denied me before men, he will be              20 But God said to him: „Foolish
denied before the Angels of God.             one, this very night they require
 10 And everyone who speaks a                your soul of you. To whom, then,
word against the Son of man, it will         will those things belong, which you
be forgiven of him. But of him who           have prepared?‟
will have blasphemed against the              21 So it is with him who stores up
Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.        for himself, and is not wealthy with
 11 And when they will lead you to           God.”
the synagogues, and to magistrates            22 And he said to his disciples:
and authorities, do not choose to be         “And so I say to you: Do not choose
worried about how or what you will           to be anxious about your life, as to
answer, or about what you might              what you may eat, nor about your
say.                                         body, as to what you will wear.


 23 Life is more than food, and the            let lamps be burning in your hands.
body is more than clothing.                     36 And let you yourselves be like
 24 Consider the ravens. For they              men awaiting their lord, when he
neither sow nor reap; there is no              will return from the wedding; so
storehouse or barn for them. And yet           that, when he arrives and knocks,
God pastures them. How much more               they may open to him promptly.
are you, compared to them?                      37 Blessed are those servants whom
 25 But which of you, by thin king,            the Lord, when he returns, will find
is able to add one cubit to his                being vigilant. Amen I say to you,
stature?                                       that he will gird himself and have
 26 Therefore, if you are not                  them sit down to eat, while he,
capable, in what is so little, why be          continuing on, will minister to
anxious about the rest?                        them.
 27 Consider the lilies, how they               38 And if he will return in the
grow. They neither work nor weave.             second watch, or if in the third
But I say to you, not even Solomon,            watch, and if he will find them to be
in all his glory, was clothed like one         so: then blessed are those servants.
of these.                                       39 But know this: that if the f ather
 28 Therefore, if God so clothes t he          of the family knew at what hour the
grass, which is in the field today             thief would arrive, he would
and thrown into the furnace                    certainly stand watch, and he woul d
tomorrow, how much more you, O                 not permit his house to be broken
little in faith?                               into.
 29 And so, do not choose to inquire            40 You also must be prepared. For
as to what you will eat, or what you           the Son of man will return at an
will drink. And do not choose to be            hour that you will not realize.”
lifted up on high.                              41 Then Peter said to him, “Lord,
 30 For all these things are sought            are you telling this parable to us, or
by the Gentiles of the world. And              also to everyone?”
your Father knows that you have                 42 So the Lord said: “Who do you
need of these things.                          think is the faithful and prudent
 31 Yet truly, seek first the kin gdom         steward, whom his Lord has
of God, and his justice, and all these         appointed over his family, in order
things shall be added to you.                  to give them their measure of wheat
 32 Do not be afraid, little flock; for        in due time?
it has pleased your Father to give              43 Blessed is that servant if, when
you the kingdom.                               his Lord will return, he will find
 33 Sell what you possess, and give            him acting in this manner.
alms. Make for yourselves purses                44 Truly I say to you, that he will
that will not wear out, a treasure             appoint him over all that he
that will not fall short, in heaven,           possesses.
where no thief approaches, and no               45 But if that servant will have said
moth corrupts.                                 in his heart, „My Lord has made a
 34 For where your treasure is, there          delay in his return,‟ and if he has
will your heart be also.                       begun to strike the men and women
 35 Let your waists be girded, and             servants, and to eat and drink, and


to be inebriated,                              55 And when a south wind is
 46 then the Lord of that servant             blowing, you say, „It will be hot.‟
will return on a day which he hoped           And so it is.
not, and at an hour which he knew              56 You hypocrites! You discern the
not. And he will separate him, and            face of the heavens, and of the
he will place his portion with that of        earth, yet how is it that you do not
the unfaithful.                               discern this time?
 47 And that servant, who knew the             57 And why do you not, even
will of his Lord, and who did not             among yourselves, judge what is
prepare and did not act according to          just?
his will, will be beaten many times            58 So, when you are going with
over.                                         your adversary to the ruler, while
 48 Yet he who did not know, and              you are on the way, make an effort
who acted in a way that deserves a            to be freed from him, lest perhaps
beating, will be beaten fewer times.          he may lead you to the judge, and
So then, of all to whom much has              the judge may deliver you to the
been given, much will be required.            officer, and the officer may cast you
And of those to whom much has                 into prison.
been entrusted, even more will be              59 I tell you, you will not d epart
asked.                                        from there, until you have paid the
 49 I have come to cast a fire upon           very last coin.”
the earth. And what should I desire,
except that it may be kindled?                            CHAPTER 13
 50 And I have a baptism, with                 1 And there were present, at that
which I am to be baptized. And how            very time, some who were reporting
I am constrained, even until it may           about the Galileans, whose blood
be accomplished!                              Pilate mixed with their sacrifices.
 51 Do you think that I have come              2 And responding, he said to them:
to give peace to the earth? No, I tell        “Do you think that these Gal ileans
you, but division.                            must have sinned more than all
 52 For from this time on, there will         other    Galileans,    because    they
be five in one house: divided as              suffered so much?
three against two, and as two                  3 No, I tell you. But unless you
against three.                                repent, you will all perish similarly.
 53 A father will be divided against           4 And those eighteen upon whom
a son, and a son against his father; a        the tower of Siloam fell and killed
mother against a daughter and a               them, do you think that they also
daughter against a mother; a                  were greater transgressors than all
mother-in-law against her daughter-           the men living in Jerusalem?
in-law,    and    a   daughter-in-law          5 No, I tell you. But if you do not
against her mother-in-law.”                   repent,    you    will    all   perish
 54 And he also said to the crowds:           similarly.”
“When you see a cloud rising from              6 And he also told this parable: “A
the setting of the sun, immed iately          certain man had a fig tree, which
you say, „A rain cloud is coming.‟            was planted in his vineyard. And he
And so it does.                               came seeking fruit on it, but found


none.                                          17 And as he was saying these
 7 Then he said to the cultivator of          things, all his adversaries were
the vineyard: „Behold, for these              ashamed. And all the people
three years I came seeking fruit on           rejoiced in everything that was
this fig tree, and I have found none.         being done gloriously by him.
Therefore, cut it down. For why                18 And so he said: “To what is the
should it even occupy the land?‟              kingdom of God similar, and to what
 8 But in response, he said to him:           figure shall I compare it?
„Lord, let it be for this year also,           19 It is like a grain of mustard
during which time I will dig around           seed, which a man took and cast
it and add fertilizer.                        into his garden. And it grew, and it
 9 And, indeed, it should bear fruit.         became a great tree, and the birds of
But if not, in the future, you shall          the air rested in its branches.”
cut it down.‟ ”                                20 And again, he said: “To what
 10 Now he was teaching in their              figure shall I compare the kingdom
synagogue on the Sabbaths.                    of God?
 11 And behold, there was a woman              21 It is like leaven, which a woman
who had a spirit of infirmi ty for            took and hid in three measures of
eighteen years. And she was bent              fine wheat flour, until it was
over; and she was unable to look              entirely leavened.”
upwards at all.                                22 And he was traveling through
 12 And when Jesus saw her, he                the cities and towns, teaching and
called her to himself, and he said to         making his way to Jerusalem.
her, “Woman, you are released from             23 And someone said to him,
your infirmity.”                              “Lord, are they few who are saved?”
 13 And he laid his hands upon her,           But he said to them:
and      immediately       she    was          24 “Strive to enter through the
straightened, and she glorified God.          narrow gate. For many, I tell you,
 14 Then, as a result, the ruler of           will seek to enter and not be able.
the synagogue became angry that                25 Then, when the father of the
Jesus had cured on the Sabbath, and           family will have entered and shut
he said to the crowd: “There are six          the door, you will begin to stand
days on which you ought to work.              outside and to knock at the door,
Therefore, come and be cured on               saying, „Lord, open to us.‟ And in
those, and not on the day of the              response, he will say to you, „I do
Sabbath.”                                     not know where you are from.‟
 15 Then the Lord said to him in               26 Then you will begin to say, „We
response: “You hypocrites! Does not           ate and drank in your presence, and
each one of you, on the Sabbath,              you taught in our streets.‟
release his ox or donkey from the              27 And he will say to you: „I do not
stall, and lead it to water?                  know where you are from. Depart
 16 So then, should not this                  from me, all you workers of
daughter of Abraham, wh om Satan              iniquity!‟
has bound for lo these eighteen                28 In that place, there will be
years, be released from this restraint        weeping and gnashing of teeth,
on the day of the Sabbath?”                   when you see Abraham, and Isaac,


and Jacob, and all the prophets, in           the experts in the law and to the
the kingdom of God, yet you                   Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to
yourselves are expelled outside.              cure on the Sabbath?”
 29 And they will arrive from the              4 But they kept silent. Yet truly,
East, and the West, and the North,            taking hold of him, he healed him
and the South; and they will recline          and sent him away.
at table in the kingdom of God.                5 And responding to them, he said,
 30 And behold, those who are last            “Which of you will have a do nkey
will be first, and those who are first        or an ox fall into a pit, and will not
will be last.”                                promptly pull him out, on the day of
 31 On the same day, some of the              the Sabbath?”
Pharisees approached, saying to                6 And they were unable to respond
him: “Depart, and go away from                to him about these things.
here. For Herod wishes to kill you.”           7 Then he also told a parable, to
 32 And he said to them: “Go and              those who were invited, noticing
tell that fox: „Behold, I cast out            how they chose the first seats at the
demons and accomplish healings,               table, saying to them:
today and tomorrow. And on the                 8 “When you are invited to a
third day I reach the end.‟                   wedding, do not sit down in the first
 33 Yet truly, it is necessary for me         place, lest perhaps someone more
to walk today and tomorrow and the            honored than yourself may have
following day. For it does not fall to        been invited by him.
a    prophet    to    perish   beyond          9 And then he who called both you
Jerusalem.                                    and him, approaching, may say to
 34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem! You kill            you, „Give this place to him.‟ And
the prophets, and you stone those             then you would begin, with shame,
who are sent to you. Daily, I wanted          to take the last place.
to gather together your children, in           10 But when you are invited, go, sit
the manner of a bird with her nest            down in the lowest place, so that,
under her wings, but you were not             when he who invited you arrives, he
willing!                                      may say to you, „Friend, go up
 35 Behold, your house will be left           higher.‟ Then you will have glory in
desolate for you. But I say to you,           the sight of those who sit at table
that you shall not see me, until it           together with you.
happens that you say: „Blessed is he           11 For everyone who exalts himself
who has arrived in the name of the            shall be humbled, and whoever
Lord.‟ ”                                      humbles himself shall be exalted.”
                                               12 Then he also said to the one who
             CHAPTER 14                       had invited him: “When you prepare
 1 And it happened that, when Jesus           a lunch or dinner, do not choose to
entered the house of a certain leader         call your friends, or your brothers,
of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to            or your relatives, or your wealthy
eat bread, they were obser ving him.          neighbors, lest perhaps they m ight
 2 And behold, a certain man b efore          then invite you in return and
him was afflicted with edema.                 repayment would made to you.
 3 And responding, Jesus spoke to              13 But when you prepare a feast,


call the poor, the disabled, the lame,         my feast.‟ ”
and the blind.                                  25 Now great crowds traveled with
 14 And you will be blessed b ecause           him. And turning around, he said to
they do not have a way to repay                them:
you. So then, your recompense will              26 “If anyone comes to me, and
be in the resurrection of the just.”           does not hate his father, and mother,
 15 When someone sitting at table              and     wife,   and    children,    and
with him had heard these things, he            brothers, and sisters, and yes, even
said to him, “Blessed is he who will           his own life, he is not able to be my
eat bread in the kingdom of God.”              disciple.
 16 So he said to him: “A certain               27 And whoever does not bear his
man prepared a great feast, and he             cross and come after me, is not able
invited many.                                  to be my disciple.
 17 And he sent his servant, at the             28 For who among you, wanting to
hour of the feast, to tell the i nvited        build a tower, would not first sit
to come; for now everything was                down and determine the costs that
ready.                                         are required, to see if he has the
 18 And at once they all began to              means to complete it?
make excuses. The first said to him:            29 Otherwise, after he will have
„I bought a farm, and I need to go             laid the foundation and not been
out and see it. I ask you to excuse            able to finish it, everyone who sees
me.‟                                           it may begin to mock him,
 19 And another said: „I bought five            30 saying: „This man began to
yoke of oxen, and I am going to                build what he was not able to
examine them. I ask you to excuse              finish.‟
me.‟                                            31 Or, what king, advancing to
 20 And another said, „I have taken            engage in war against another king,
a wife, and therefore I am not able            would not first sit down and
to go.‟                                        consider whether he may be able,
 21 And returning, the servant                 with ten thousand, to meet one who
reported these things to his lord.             comes against him with twenty
Then the father of the family,                 thousand?
becoming angry, said to his servant:            32 If not, then while the other is
„Go out quickly into the streets and           still far away, sending a delegation,
neighborhoods of the city. And lead            he would ask him for terms of
here the poor, and the disabled, and           peace.
the blind, and the lame.‟                       33 Therefore, everyone of you who
 22 And the servant said: „It has              does not renounce all that he
been done, just as yo u ordered, lord,         possesses is not able to be my
and there is still room.‟                      disciple.
 23 And the lord said to the se rvant:          34 Salt is good. But if the salt has
„Go out to the highways and hedges,            lost its flavor, with what will it be
and compel them to enter, so that              seasoned?
my house may be filled.                         35 It is useful neither in soil, nor in
 24 For I tell you, that none of those         manure, so instead, it shall be
men who were invited will taste of             thrown away. Whoever has ears to


hear, let him hear.”                          portion of your estate which would
                                              go to me.‟ And he divided the estate
             CHAPTER 15                       between them.
 1 Now tax collectors and sinners              13 And after not many days, the
were drawing near to him, so that             younger son, gathering it all
they might listen to him.                     together, set out on a long journey
 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes          to a distant region. And there, he
murmured,       saying,   “This    one        dissipated his substance, living in
accepts sinners and eats with them.”          luxury.
 3 And he told this parable to them,           14 And after he had consumed it
saying:                                       all, a great famine occurred in that
 4 “What man among you, who has               region, and he began to be in need.
one hundred sheep, and if he will              15 And he went and attached
have lost one of them, would not              himself to one of the citizens of that
leave the ninety-nine in the desert           region. And he sent him to his farm,
and go after the one whom he had              in order to feed the swine.
lost, until he finds it?                       16 And he wanted to fill his belly
 5 And when he has found it, he               with the scraps that the swine ate.
places it on his shoulders, rejoicing.        But no one would give it to him.
 6 And returning home, he calls                17 And returning to his senses, he
together his friends and neighbors,           said: „How many hired hands in my
saying to them: „Congratulate me!             father ‟s house have abundant bread,
For I have found my sheep, which              while I perish here in famine!
had been lost.‟                                18 I shall rise up and go to my
 7 I say to you, that there will be so        father, and I will say to him: Father,
much more joy in heaven over one              I have sinned against heaven and
sinner repenting, than over the               before you.
ninety-nine just, who do not need to           19 I am not worthy to be called
repent.                                       your son. Make me on e of your
 8 Or what woman, having ten                  hired hands.‟
drachmas, if she will have lost one            20 And rising up, he went to his
drachma, would not light a candle,            father. But while he was still at a
and sweep the house, and diligently           distance, his father saw him, and he
search until she finds it?                    was moved with compassion, and
 9 And when she has found it, she             running to him, he fell upon his
calls together her friends and                neck and kissed him.
neighbors, saying: „Rejoice with               21 And the son said to him:
me! For I have found the drachma,             „Father, I have sinned against
which I had lost.‟                            heaven and before you. Now I am
 10 So I say to you, there will be            not worthy to be called your son.‟
joy before the Angels of God over              22 But the father said to his
even one sinner who is repentant .”           servants: „Quickly! Bring out the
 11 And he said: “A certain man had           best robe, and clothe him with it.
two sons.                                     And put a ring on his hand and
 12 And the younger of them said to           shoes on his feet.
the father, „Father, give me the               23 And bring the fatted calf here,


and kill it. And let us eat and hold a          2 And he called him and said to
feast.                                         him: „What is this that I hear about
 24 For this son of mine was dead,             you? Give an account of your
and has revived; he was lost, and is           stewardship. For you can no longer
found.‟ And they began to feast.               be my steward.‟
 25 But his elder son was in the                3 And the steward said within
field. And when he returned and                himself: „What shall I do? For my
drew near to the house, he he ard              lord is taking the stewardship away
music and dancing.                             from me. I am not strong enough to
 26 And he called one of the                   dig. I am too ashamed to beg.
servants, and he questioned him as              4 I know what I will do so that,
to what these things meant.                    when I have been removed from the
 27 And he said to him: „Your                  stewardship, they may receive me
brother has returned, and your                 into their houses.‟
father has killed the fatted calf,              5 And so, calling together each one
because he has received him safely.‟           of his lord‟s debtors, he said to the
 28 Then he became indignant, and              first, „How much do you owe my
he     was    unwilling     to   enter.        lord?‟
Therefore, his father, going out,               6 So he said, „One hundred jars of
began to plead with him.                       oil.‟ And he said to him, „Take your
 29 And in response, he said to his            invoice, and quickly, sit down and
father: „Behold, I have been ser ving          write fifty.‟
you for so many years. And I have               7 Next, he said to another, „In
never         transgressed        your         truth, how much do you owe?‟ And
commandment. And yet, you have                 he said, „One hundred measures of
never given me even a young goat,              wheat.‟ He said to him, „Take your
so that I might feast with my                  record books, and write eighty.‟
friends.                                        8 And the lord praised the
 30 Yet after this son of yours                iniquitous steward, in that he had
returned, who has devoured his                 acted prudently. For the sons of this
substance with loose women, you                age are more prudent with their
have killed the fatted calf for him.‟          generation than are the sons of
 31 But he said to him: „Son, you              light.
are with me always, and all that I              9 And so I say to you, make friends
have is yours.                                 for    yourself    using   iniquitous
 32 But it was necessary to feast and          mammon, so that, when you will
to rejoice. For this brother of yours          have passed away, they may receive
was dead, and has revived; he was              you into the eternal tabernacles.
lost, and is found.‟ ”                          10 Whoever is faithful in what is
                                               least, is also faithful in what is
            CHAPTER 16                         greater. And whoever is unjust in
 1 And he also said to his disciples:          what is small, is also unjust in what
“A certain man was wealthy, a nd he            is greater.
had a steward of his estate. And this           11 So then, if you have not been
man was accused to him of having               faithful with iniquitous mammon,
dissipated his goods.                          who will trust you with what is


true?                                         died, and he was carried by the
 12 And if you have not been                  Angels into the bosom of Abr aham.
faithful with what belongs to                 Now the wealthy man also died, and
another, who will give you what is            he was entombed in Hell.
yours?                                         23 Then lifting up his eyes, while
 13 No servant is able to serve two           he was in torments, he saw Abraha m
lords. For either he will hate the one        far away, and Lazarus in his bosom.
and love the other, or he will cling           24 And crying out, he said: „F ather
to the one and despise the other.             Abraham, take pity on me and send
You     cannot     serve   God     and        Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip
mammon.”                                      of his finger in water to refresh my
 14 But the Pharisees, who were               tongue. For I am tortured in this
greedy, were listening to all these           fire.‟
things. And they ridiculed him.                25 And Abraham said to him: „Son,
 15 And he said to them: “You are             recall that you received good things
the ones who justify yourselves in            in your life, and in comparison,
the sight of men. But God knows               Lazarus received bad things. But
your hearts. For what is lifted up by         now he is consoled, and truly you
men is an abomination in the sight            are tormented.
of God.                                        26 And besides all this, between us
 16 The law and the prophets were             and you a great chaos has been
until John. Since then, the kingdom           established, so that those who might
of God is being evangelized, and              want to cross from here to you are
everyone acts with violence toward            not able, nor can someone cross
it.                                           from there to here.‟
 17 But it is easier for heaven and            27 And he said: „Then, father, I beg
earth to pass away, than for one dot          you to send him to my father ‟s
of the law to fall away.                      house, for I have five brothers,
 18 Everyone who divorces his wife             28 so that he may testify to them,
and    marries     another    commits         lest they also come into this pl ace
adultery. And whoever marries her             of torments.‟
who has been divorced by her                   29 And Abraham said to him: „They
husband commits adultery.                     have Moses and the prophets. Let
 19 A certain man was wealthy, and            them listen to them.‟
he was clothed in purple and in fine           30 So he said: „No, father
linen. And he feasted splendidly              Abraham. But if someone were to go
every day.                                    to them from the dead, they would
 20 And there was a certain be ggar,          repent.‟
named Lazarus, who lay at his gate,            31 But he said to him: „If they will
covered with sores,                           not listen to Moses and the
 21 wanting to be filled with the             prophets, neither will they believe
crumbs which were falling from the            even if someone has resurrected
wealthy man‟s table. But no one               from the dead.‟ ”
gave it to him. And even the dogs
came and licked his sores.                              CHAPTER 17
 22 Then it happened that the beggar          1 And he said to his disciples: “It is


impossible for scandals not to occur.         12 And as he was entering a ce rtain
But woe to him through whom they             town, ten leprous men met him, and
come!                                        they stood at a distance.
 2 It would be better for him if a            13 And they lifted up their voice,
millstone were placed around his             saying, “Jesus, Teacher, take pity on
neck and he were thrown into the             us.”
sea, than to lead astray one of these         14 And when he saw them, he said,
little ones.                                 “Go, show yourselves to the
 3 Be attentive to yourselves. If            priests.” And it happened that, as
your brother has sinned against you,         they    were    going,    they   were
correct him. And if he has repented,         cleansed.
forgive him.                                  15 And one of them, when he saw
 4 And if he has sinned against you          that he was cleansed, returned,
seven times a day, and seven times a         magnifying God with a loud voice.
day has turned back to you, saying,           16 And he fell face down before his
„I am sorry,‟ then forgive him.”             feet, giving thanks. And this one
 5 And the Apostles said to the              was a Samaritan.
Lord, “Increase our faith.”                   17 And in response, Jesus said:
 6 But the Lord said: “If you have           “Were not ten made clean? And so
faith like a grain of mustar d seed,         where are the nine?
you may say to this mulberry tree,            18 Was no one found who would
„Be uprooted, and be tran splanted           return and give glory to God, except
into the sea.‟ And it would obey             this foreigner?”
you.                                          19 And he said to him: “Rise up, go
 7 But which of you, having a                forth. For your faith has saved you.”
servant plowing or feeding cattle,            20 Then he was questioned by the
would say to him, as he was                  Pharisees: “When does the kin gdom
returning from the field, „Come in           of God arrive?” And in response, he
immediately; sit down to eat,‟               said to them: “The kingdom of God
 8 and would not say to him:                 arrives unobserved.
„Prepare my dinner; gird yourself             21 And so, they will not say,
and minister to me, while I eat and          „Behold, it is here,‟ or „Behold, it is
drink; and after these things, you           there.‟ For behold, the kingdom o f
shall eat and drink?‟                        God is within you.”
 9 Would he be grateful to that               22 And he said to his disciples:
servant,     for  doing    what    he        “The time will come when you will
commanded him to do?                         desire to see one day of the Son of
 10 I think not. So too, when you            man, and you will not see it.
have done all these things that have          23 And they will say to you,
been taught to you, you should say:          „Behold, he is here,‟ and „Behold,
„We are useless servants. We have            he is there.‟ Do not choose to go
done what we should have done.‟ ”            out, and do not follow them.
 11 And it happened that, while he            24 For just as lightning flashes
was traveling to Jerusalem, he               from under heaven and shines to
passed through the midst of Samaria          whatever is under heaven, so also
and Galilee.                                 will the Son of man be in his day.


 25 But first he must suffer many              37 And he said to them, “Wherever
things and be rejected by this                the body will be, in that place also,
generation.                                   the eagles shall be gathered
 26 And just as it happened in the            together.”
days of Noah, so also will it be in
the days of the Son of man.                               CHAPTER 18
 27 They were eating and drin king;            1 Now he also told them a pa rable,
they were taking wives and being              that we should continually pray and
given in marriage, even until the             not cease,
day that Noah entered the ark. And             2 saying: “There was a certain
the flood came and destroyed them             judge in a certain city, who did not
all.                                          fear God and did not respect man.
 28 It shall be similar to what                3 But there was a certain widow in
happened in the days of Lot. They             that city, and she went to him,
were eating and drinking; they were           saying, „Vindicate me from my
buying and selling; they were                 adversary.‟
planting and building.                         4 And he refused to do so for a
 29 Then, on the day that Lot                 long time. But afterwards, he said
departed from Sodom, it rained fire           within himself: „Even thou gh I do
and brimstone from heaven, and it             not fear God, nor respect man,
destroyed them all.                            5 yet because this widow is
 30 According to these things, so             pestering me, I will vindicate her,
shall it be in the day when the Son           lest by returning, she may, in the
of man will be revealed.                      end, wear me out.‟ ”
 31 In that hour, whoever will be on           6 Then the Lord said: “Listen to
the rooftop, with his goods in the            what the unjust judge said.
house, let him not descend to take             7 So then, will not God grant the
them. And whoever will be in the              vindication of his elect, who cry out
field, similarly, let him not turn            to him day and night? Or will he
back.                                         continue to endure them?
 32 Remember Lot‟s wife.                       8 I tell you that he will quickly
 33 Whoever has sought to save his            bring vindication to them. Yet truly,
life, will lose it; and whoever has           when the Son of man returns, do
lost it, will bring it back to life.          you think that he will find faith on
 34 I say to you, in that night, there        earth?”
will be two in one bed. One will be            9 Now about certain persons who
taken up, and the other will be left          consider themselves to be just,
behind.                                       while disdaining others, he told also
 35 Two will be at the grindstone             this parable:
together. One will be taken up, and            10 “Two men ascended to the
the other will be left behind. Two            temple, in order to pray. One was a
will be in the field. One will be             Pharisee, and the other was a tax
taken up, and the other will be left          collector.
behind.”                                       11 Standing, the Pharisee prayed
 36 Responding, they said to him,             within himself in this way: „O God,
“Where, Lord?”                                I give thanks to you that I am not


like the rest of men: robbers, unjust,        heaven. And come, follow me.”
adulterers, even as this tax collector         23 When he heard this, he b ecame
chooses to be.                                very sorrowful. For he was very
 12 I fast twice between Sa bbaths. I         rich.
give tithes from all that I possess.‟          24 Then Jesus, seeing him brought
 13 And the tax collector, standing           to sorrow, said: “How difficult it is
at a distance, was not willing to             for those who have money to enter
even lift up his eyes to heaven. But          into the kingdom of God!
he struck his chest, saying: „O God,           25 For it is easier for a camel to
be merciful to me, a sinner.‟                 pass through the eye of a needle,
 14 I say to you, this one d escended         than for a wealthy man to enter into
to his house justified, but not the           the kingdom of God.”
other. For everyone who exalts                 26 And those who were listening to
himself will be humbled; and                  this said, “Then who is able to be
whoever humbles himself will be               saved?”
exalted.”                                      27 He said to them, “Things that
 15 And they were bringing little             are impossible with me n are
children to him, so that he might             possible with God.”
touch them. And when the disciples             28 And Peter said, “Behold, we
saw this, they rebuked them.                  have left everything, and we have
 16 But Jesus, calling them t ogether,        followed you.”
said: “Allow the children to come to           29 And he said to them: “Amen, I
me, and do not be an obstacle to              say to you, there is no one who has
them. For of such is the kin gdom of          left behind home, or parents, or
God.                                          brothers, or a wife, or children, for
 17 Amen, I say to you, whoever               the sake of the kingdom of God,
will not accept the kingdom of God             30 who will not receive much more
like a child, will not enter into it.”        in this time, and in the age to come
 18 And a certain leader que stioned          eternal life.”
him, saying: “Good teacher, what               31 Then Jesus took the twelve
should I do to possess eternal life?”         aside, and he said to them: “Behold,
 19 Then Jesus said to him: “Why              we are ascending to Jerusalem, and
do you call me good? No one is                everything shall be completed which
good except God alone.                        was written by the prophets about
 20 You know the commandments:                the Son of man.
You shall not kill. You shall not              32 For he will be handed over to
commit adultery. You shall not steal.         the Gentiles, and he will be mocked
You shall not give false testimony.           and scourged and spit upon.
Honor your father and mother.”                 33 And after they have scourged
 21 And he said, “I have kept all             him, they will kill him. And on the
these things from my youth.”                  third day, he will rise again.”
 22 And when Jesus heard this, he              34 But they understood none of
said to him: “One thing is still              these things. For this word was
lacking for you. Sell all the things          concealed from them, and they did
that you have, and give to the poor.          not understand the things that were
And then you will have treasure in            said.


 35 Now it happened that, as he was            place, Jesus looked up and saw him,
approaching Jericho, a certain blind           and he said to him: “Zacchaeus,
man was sitting beside the way,                hurry down. For today, I should
begging.                                       lodge in your house.”
 36 And when he heard th e                      6 And hurrying, he came down, and
multitude passing by, he asked what            he received him joyfully.
this was.                                       7 And when they all saw this, they
 37 And they told him that Jesus of            murmured, saying that he had turned
Nazareth was passing by.                       aside to a sinful man.
 38 And he cried out, saying, “J esus,          8 But Zacchaeus, standing still,
Son of David, take pity on me!”                said to the Lord: “Behold, Lord, one
 39 And those who were passing by              half of my goods I give to the poor.
rebuked him, so that he would be               And if I have cheated anyone in any
silent. Yet truly, he cried out all the        matter, I will repay him fourfold.”
more, “Son of David, take pity on               9 Jesus said to him: “Today,
me!”                                           salvation has come to this house;
 40 Then Jesus, standing still,                because of this, he too is a son of
ordered him to be brought to him.              Abraham.
And when he had drawn near, he                  10 For the Son of man has come to
questioned him,                                seek and to save what had been
 41 saying, “What do you want, that            lost.”
I might do for you?” So he said,                11 As they were listening to these
“Lord, that I may see.”                        things, continuing on, he spoke a
 42 And Jesus said to him: “Look               parable, because he was nearing
around. Your faith has saved you.”             Jerusalem, and because they guessed
 43 And immediately he saw. And he             that the kingdom of God might be
followed him, magnifying God. And              manifested without delay.
all the people, when they saw this,             12 Therefore, he said: “A certain
gave praise to God.                            man of nobility traveled to a far
                                               away region, to receive for himself
            CHAPTER 19                         a kingdom, and to return.
 1 And having entered, he walked                13 And calling his ten servants, he
through Jericho.                               gave them ten pounds, and he said
 2 And behold, there was a man                 to them: „Do business until I
named Zacchaeus. And he was the                return.‟
leader of the tax collectors, and he            14 But his citizens hated him. And
was wealthy.                                   so they sent a delegation after him,
 3 And he sought to see Jesus, to see          saying, „We do not want this one to
who he was. But he was unable to               reign over us.‟
do so, because of the crowd, for he             15 And it happened that he
was small in stature.                          returned,    having    received   the
 4 And running ahead, he climbed               kingdom. And he ordered the
up a sycamore tree, so that he might           servants, to whom he had given the
see him. For he was to pass near               money, to be called so that he would
there.                                         know how much each one had
 5 And when he had arrived at the              earned by doing business.


 16 Now the first approached,                 had drawn near to Bethphage and
saying: „Lord, your one pound has             Bethania, to the mount which is
earned ten pounds.‟                           called Olivet, he sent two of his
 17 And he said to him: „Well done,           disciples,
good servant. Since you have been              30 saying: “Go into the town which
faithful in a small matter, you will          is opposite you. Upon entering it,
hold authority over ten cities.‟              you will find the colt of a donkey,
 18 And the second came, saying:              tied, on which no man has ever sat.
„Lord, your one pound has earned              Untie it, and lead it here.
five pounds.‟                                  31 And if anyone will ask you,
 19 And he said to him, „And so,              „Why are you untying it?‟ you shall
you shall be over five cities.‟               say this to him: „Because the Lord
 20 And another approached, saying:           has requested its service.‟ ”
„Lord, behold your one pound,                  32 And those who were sent went
which I kept stored in a cloth.               out, and they found the colt
 21 For I feared you, because you             standing, just as he told them.
are an austere man. You take up                33 Then, as they were untying the
what you did not lay down, and you            colt, its owners said to them, “Why
reap what you did not sow.‟                   are you untying the colt?”
 22 He said to him: „By your own               34 So they said, “Because the Lord
mouth, do I judge you, O wicked               has need of it.”
servant. You knew that I am an                 35 And they led it to Jesus. And
austere man, taking up what I did             casting their garments on the colt,
not lay down, and reaping what I              they helped Jesus onto it.
did not sow.                                   36 Then, as he was traveling, they
 23 And so, why did you not give              were laying down their garments
my money to the bank, so that, upon           along the way.
my return, I might have withdrawn              37 And when he was now drawing
it with interest?‟                            near to the descent of Mount Olivet,
 24 And he said to the bystanders,            the entire crowd of his disciples
„Take the pound away from him, and            began to praise God joyfully, with a
give it to him who has ten pounds.‟           loud voice, over all the powerful
 25 And they said to him, „Lor d, he          works which they had seen,
has ten pounds.‟                               38 saying: “Blessed is the king who
 26 So then, I say to you, that to all        has arrived in the name of the Lord!
who have, it shall be given, and he           Peace in heaven and glory on high!”
will have in abundance. And from               39 And certain Pharisees within the
him who does not have, even what              crowd said to him, “Teacher, r ebuke
he has will be taken from him.                your disciples.”
 27 „Yet truly, as for those en emies          40 And he said to them, “I tell you,
of mine, who did not want me to               that if these will keep silent, the
reign over them, bring them here,             stones themselves will cry out.”
and put them to death before me.‟ ”            41 And when he drew near, seeing
 28 And having said these things, he          the city, he wept over it, saying:
went ahead, ascending to Jerus alem.           42 “If only you had known, indeed
 29 And it happened that, when he             even in this your day, which things


are for your peace. But now they are         themselves, saying: “If we say,
hidden from your eyes.                       „From heaven,‟ he will say, „Then
 43 For the days will overtake you.          why did you not believe him?‟
And your enemies will encircle you            6 But if we say, „Of men,‟ the
with a valley. And they will                 whole people will stone us. For they
surround you and hem you in on               are certain that John was a prophet.”
every side.                                   7 And so they responded that they
 44 And they will knock you down             did not know where it was from.
to the ground, with your sons who             8 And Jesus said to them, “N either
are in you. And they will not leave          will I tell you by what authority I
stone upon stone within you,                 do these things.”
because you did not recognize the             9 Then he began to tell the pe ople
time of your visitation.”                    this parable: “A man planted a
 45 And entering into the te mple, he        vineyard, and he loaned it to
began to cast out those who sold in          settlers, and he was on a sojourn for
it, and those who bought,                    a long time.
 46 saying to them: “It is written:           10 And in due time, he sent a
„My house is a house of prayer.‟ But         servant to the farmers, so that they
you have made it into a den of               would give to him from the fruit of
robbers.”                                    the vineyard. And they beat him and
 47 And he was teaching in the               drove him away, empty-handed.
temple daily. And the leaders of the          11 And he continued to send
priests, and the scribes, and the            another servant. But beating him
leaders of the people were seeking           and treating him with contempt,
to destroy him.                              they likewise sent him away, empty-
 48 But they could not find what to          handed.
do to him. For all the people were            12 And he continued to send a
listening to him attentively.                third. And wounding him also, they
                                             drove him away.
            CHAPTER 20                        13 Then the lord of the vineyard
 1 And it happened that, on one of           said: „What shall I do? I will send
the days when he was teaching the            my beloved son. Perhaps when they
people in the temple and preaching           have seen him, they will respect
the Gospel, the leaders of the               him.‟
priests, and the scribes, gathered            14 And when the settlers had seen
together with the elders,                    him, they discussed it among
 2 and they spoke to him, saying:            themselves, saying: „This one is the
“Tell us, by what authority do you           heir. Let us kill him, so that the
do these things? Or, who is it that          inheritance will be ours.‟
has given you this authority?”                15 And forcing him outside of the
 3 And in response, Jesus said to            vineyard, they killed him. What,
them: “I will also question you              then, will the lord of the vineyard
about one word. Respond to me:               do to them?”
 4 The baptism of John, was it from           16 “He will come and destroy those
heaven, or of men?”                          settlers, and he will give the
 5 So they discussed it among                vineyard to others.” And upon


hearing this, they said to him, “Let          who     deny     that  there     is a
it not be.”                                   resurrection, approached him. And
 17 Then, gazing at them, he said:            they questioned him,
“Then what does this mean, which is            28 saying: “Teacher, Moses wrote
written: „The stone which the                 for us: If any man‟s brother will
builders have rejected, the same has          have died, having a wife, and if he
become the head of the corner?‟               does not have any children, then his
 18 Everyone who falls on that stone          brother should take her as his wife,
will be shattered. And anyone upon            and he should raise up offspring for
whom it falls will be crushed.”               his brother.
 19 And the leaders of the priests,            29 And so there were seven
and the scribes, were seeking to lay          brothers. And the first took a wife,
hands on him in that same hour, b ut          and he died without sons.
they feared the people. For they               30 And the next one married her,
realized that he had spoken this              and he also died without a son.
parable about them.                            31 And the third married her, and
 20 And being attentive, they sent            similarly all seven, and none of
traitors, who would pretend that              them left behind any offspring, a nd
they were just, so that they might            they each died.
catch him in his words and then                32 Last of all, the woman also died.
hand him over to the power and                 33 In the resurrection, then, whose
authority of the procurator.                  wife will she be? For certainly all
 21 And they questioned him,                  seven had her as a wife.”
saying: “Teacher, we know that you             34 And so, Jesus said to them: “The
speak and teach correctly, and that           children of this age marry and are
you do not consider anyone‟s status,          given in marriage.
but you teach the way of God in                35 Yet truly, those who shall be
truth.                                        held worthy of that age, and of the
 22 Is it lawful for us to pay the            resurrection from the dead, will
tribute to Caesar, or not?”                   neither be married, nor take wives.
 23 But realizing their deceitfulness,         36 For they can no longer die. For
he said to them: “Why do you test             they are equal to the Angels, and
me?                                           they are children of God, since they
 24 Show me a denarius. Whose                 are children of the resu rrection.
image and inscription does it have?”           37 For in truth, the dead do rise
In response, they said to him,                again, as Moses also showed beside
“Caesar ‟s.”                                  the bush, when he called the Lord:
 25 And so, he said to them: “Then            „The God of Abraham, and the God
repay the things that are Ca esar ‟s,         of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.‟
to Caesar, and the things that are             38 And so he is not the God of the
God‟s, to God.”                               dead, but of the living. For all are
 26 And they were not able to                 alive to him.”
contradict his word before the                 39 Then some of the scribes, in
people. And being amazed at his               response, said to him, “Teacher, you
answer, they were silent.                     have spoken well.”
 27 Now some of the Sadducees,                 40 And they no longer dared to


question him about anything.                  which is not thrown down.”
 41 But he said to them: “How can              7 Then they questioned him,
they say that the Christ is the son of        saying: “Teacher, when will these
David?                                        things be? And what will be the sign
 42 Even David himself says, in the           when these things will happen?”
book of Psalms: „The Lord said to              8 And he said: “Be cautious, lest
my Lord, sit at my right hand,                you be seduced. For many will come
 43 until I set your enemies as your          in my name, saying: „For I am he,‟
footstool.‟                                   and, „The time has drawn near.‟ And
 44 Therefore, David calls him                so, do not choose to go after them.
Lord. So how can he be his son?”               9 And when you will have heard of
 45 Now in the hearing of all the             battles and seditions, do not be
people, he said to his discipl es:            terrified. These things must happen
 46 “Be cautious of the scribes, who          first. But the end is not so soon.”
choose to walk in long robes, and              10 Then he said to them: “People
who     love    greetings     in   the        will rise up against people, and
marketplace, and the first chairs in          kingdom against kingdom.
the synagogues, and the first places           11 And there will be great
at table during feasts,                       earthquakes in various places, and
 47 who devour the houses of                  pestilences, and famines, and terrors
widows, feigning long prayers.                from heaven; and there will be great
These will receive the greater                signs.
damnation.”                                    12 But before all these things, they
                                              will lay their hands on you and
             CHAPTER 21                       persecute you, handing you over to
 1 And looking around, he saw the             synagogues      and    into    custody,
wealthy putting their donations into          dragging you before kings and
the offertory.                                governors, because of my name.
 2 Then he also saw a certain                  13 And this will be an opportunity
widow, a pauper, putting in two               for you to give testimony.
small brass coins.                             14 Therefore, set this in your
 3 And he said: “Truly, I say to you ,        hearts: that you should not consider
that this poor widow has put in more          in advance how you might respond.
than all the others.                           15 For I will give to you a mouth
 4 For all these, out of their                and wisdom, which all your
abundance, have added to the gifts            adversaries will not be able to resist
for God. But she, out of what she             or contradict.
needed, has put in all that she had to         16 And you will be handed over by
live on.”                                     your parents, and brothers, and
 5 And when some of them were                 relatives, and friends. And they will
saying, about the temple, that it was         bring about the death of some of
adorned with excellent stones and             you.
gifts, he said,                                17 And you will be hated by all
 6 “These things that you see, the            because of my name.
days will arrive when there will not           18 And yet, not a hair of your head
be left behind stone upon stone,              will perish.


 19 By your patience, you shall                30 When presently they produce
possess your souls.                           fruit from themselves, you know
 20 Then, when you will have seen             that summer is near.
Jerusalem encircled by an army,                31 So you also, when you will have
know then that its desolation has             seen these things happen, know that
drawn near.                                   the kingdom of God is near.
 21 Then let those who are in Jude a           32 Amen I say to you, this lin eage
flee to the mountains, and those who          shall not pass away, until all these
are in its midst withdraw, and those          things happen.
who are in the countryside not enter           33 Heaven and earth shall pass
into it.                                      away. But my words shall not pa ss
 22 For these are the days of                 away.
retribution, so that all things may be         34 But be attentive to you rselves,
fulfilled, which have been written.           lest perhaps your hearts may be
 23 Then woe to those who are                 weighed down by self -indulgence
pregnant or nursing in those days.            and inebriation and the cares of this
For there will be great distress upon         life. And then that day may
the land and great wrath upon this            overwhelm you suddenly.
people.                                        35 For like a snare it will
 24 And they will fall by the edge of         overwhelm all those who sit upon
the sword. And they will be led               the face of the entire earth.
away as captives into all nations.             36 And so, be vigilant, praying at
And Jerusalem will be trampled by             all times, so that you may be held
the Gentiles, until the times of the          worthy to escape from all these
nations are fulfilled.                        things, which are in the future, and
 25 And there will be signs in the            to stand before the Son of man.”
sun and the moon and the stars. And            37 Now in the daytime, he was
there will be, on earth, distress             teaching in the templ e. But truly,
among      the    Gentiles,   out   of        departing in the evening, he lodged
confusion at the roaring of the sea           on the mount that is called Olivet.
and of the waves:                              38 And all the people arrived in the
 26 men withering away out of fear            morning to listen to him in the
and out of apprehension over the              temple.
things that will overwhelm the
whole world. For the powers of the                        CHAPTER 22
heavens will be moved.                         1 Now the days of the Feast of
 27 And then they will see the Son            Unleavened Bread, which is called
of man coming on a cloud, with                Passover, were approaching.
great power and majesty.                       2 And the leaders of the priests,
 28 But when these things begin to            and the scribes, were seeking a way
happen, lift up your heads and look           to execute Jesus. Yet truly, they
around       you,    because      your        were afraid of the people.
redemption draws near.”                        3 Then Satan entered into Judas,
 29 And he told them a comparison:            who was surnamed Iscariot, one of
“Take notice of the fig tree and of           the twelve.
all the trees.                                 4 And he went out and was


speaking with the leaders of the             and share it among yourselves.
priests, and the magistrates, as to           18 For I say to you, that I will not
how he might hand him over to                drink from the fruit of the vine,
them.                                        until the kingdom of God arrives.”
 5 And they were glad, and so they            19 And taking bread, he gave
made an agreement to give him                thanks and broke it and gave it to
money.                                       them, saying: “This is my body,
 6 And he made a promise. And he             which is given for you. Do this as a
was seeking an opportunity to hand           commemoration of me.”
him over, apart from the crowds.              20 Similarly also, he took the
 7 Then the day of Unleavened                chalice, after he had eaten the meal,
Bread arrived, on which it was               saying: “This chalice is the new
necessary to kill the Pascal lamb.           covenant in my blood, which will be
 8 And he sent Peter and John,               shed for you.
saying, “Go out, and prepare the              21 But in truth, behold, the hand of
Passover for us, so that we may              my betrayer is with me at t able.
eat.”                                         22 And indeed, the Son of man
 9 But they said, “Where do you              goes according to what has been
want us to prepare it?”                      determined. And yet, woe to that
 10 And he said to them: “Behold,            man by whom he will be betrayed.”
as you are entering into the city, a          23 And they began to inquire
certain man will meet you, carrying          among themselves, as to which of
a pitcher of water. Follow him to the        them might do this.
house into which he enters.                   24 Now there was also a conte ntion
 11 And you shall say to the f ather         among them, as to which of them
of the household: „The Teacher says          seemed to be the greater.
to you: Where is the guestroom,               25 And he said to them: “The kings
where I may eat the Passover with            of the Gentiles dominate them; and
my disciples?‟                               those who hold authority over them
 12 And he will show you a large             are called beneficent.
cenacle, fully furnished. And so,             26 But it must not be so with you.
prepare it there.”                           Instead, whoever is greater among
 13 And going out, they found it to          you, let him become the lesser. And
be just as he had told them. And             whoever is the leader, let him
they prepared the Passover.                  become the server.
 14 And when the hour had a rrived,           27 For who is greater: he who sits
he sat down at table, and the twelve         at table, or he who serves? Is not he
Apostles with him.                           who sits at table? Yet I am in your
 15 And he said to them: “With               midst as one who serves.
longing have I desired to eat this            28 But you are those who have
Passover with you, before I suffer.          remained with me during my trials.
 16 For I say to you, that from this          29 And I dispose to you, just as my
time, I will not eat it, unti l it is        Father has disposed to me, a
fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”            kingdom,
 17 And having taken the chalice, he          30 so that you may eat and drink at
gave thanks, and he said: “Take this         my table in my kingdom, and so that


you may sit upon thrones, judging            willing, take this chalice away from
the twelve tribes of Israel.”                me. Yet truly, let not my will, but
 31 And the Lord said: “Simon,               yours, be done.”
Simon! Behold, Satan has asked for            43 Then an Angel appeared to him
you, so that he may sift you like            from heaven, strengthening him.
wheat.                                       And being in agony, he prayed more
 32 But I have prayed for you, so            intensely;
that your faith may not fail , and so         44 and so his sweat became like
that you, once converted, may                drops of blood, running down to the
confirm your brothers.”                      ground.
 33 And he said to him, “Lord, I am           45 And when he had risen up from
prepared to go with you, even to             prayer and had gone to his di sciples,
prison and to death.”                        he found them sleeping out of
 34 And he said, “I say to you,              sorrow.
Peter, the rooster will not crow this         46 And he said to them: “Why are
day, until you have three times              you sleeping? Rise up, pray, lest
denied that you know me.” And he             you enter into temptation.”
said to them,                                 47 While he was still speaking,
 35 “When I sent you without money           behold, a crowd arrived. And he
or provisions or shoes, did you lack         who is called Judas, one of the
anything?”                                   twelve, went ahead of them and
 36 And they said, “Nothing.” Then           approached Jesus, in order to kiss
he said to them: “But now, let               him.
whoever has money take it, and                48 And Jesus said to him, “J udas,
likewise with provisions. And                do you betray the Son of man with a
whoever does not have these, let             kiss?”
him sell his coat and buy a sword.            49 Then those who were around
 37 For I say to you, that what has          him, realizing what was about to
been written must still be fu lfilled        happen, said to him: “Lord, shall we
in me: „And he was esteemed with             strike with the sword?”
the wicked.‟ Yet even these things            50 And one of them struck the
about me have an end.”                       servant of the high priest and cut off
 38 So they said, “Lord, behold,             his right ear.
there are two swords here.” But he            51 But in response, Jesus said,
said to them, “It is sufficient.”            “Permit even this.” And when he
 39 And departing, he went out,              had touched his ear, he healed him.
according to his custom, to the               52 Then Jesus said to the leaders of
Mount of Olives. And his disciples           the priests, and the magistrates of
also followed him.                           the temple, and the elders, who had
 40 And when he had arrived at the           come to him: “Have you gone out,
place, he said to them: “Pray, l est         as if against a thief, with swords
you enter into temptation.”                  and clubs?
 41 And he was separated from them            53 When I was with you each day
by about a stone‟s throw. And                in the temple, you did not extend
kneeling down, he prayed,                    your hands against me. But this is
 42 saying: “Father, if you are              your hour and that of the power of


darkness.”                                    elders of the people, and the leaders
 54 And apprehending him, they led            of the priests, and the scribes
him to the house of the high priest.          convened. And they led him into
Yet truly, Peter followed at a                their council, saying, “If you are the
distance.                                     Christ, tell us.”
 55 Now as they were sitting around            67 And he said to them: “If I tell
a fire, which had been ki ndled in the        you, you will not believe me.
middle of the atrium, Peter was in             68 And if I also question you, you
their midst.                                  will not answer me. Neither will you
 56 And when a certain woman                  release me.
servant had seen him sitting in its            69 But from this time, the Son of
light, and had looked at him                  man will be sitting at the right hand
intently, she said, “This one was             of the power of God.”
also with him.”                                70 Then they all said, “So you are
 57 But he denied him by saying,              the Son of God?” And he said. “ You
“Woman, I do not know him.”                   are saying that I am.”
 58 And after a little while, another          71 And they said: “Why do we still
one, seeing him, said, “You also are          require testimony? For we have
one of them.” Yet Peter said, “O              heard it ourselves, from his own
man, I am not.”                               mouth.”
 59 And after the interval of about
one hour had passed, someone else                          CHAPTER 23
affirmed it, saying: “Truly, this one          1 And the entire multitude of them,
also was with him. For he is also a           rising up, led him to Pilate.
Galilean.”                                     2 Then they began to accuse him,
 60 And Peter said: “Man, I do not            saying,    “We     found    this  one
know what you are saying.” And at             subverting      our    nation,    and
once, while he was still speaking,            prohibiting giving tribute to Caesar,
the rooster crowed.                           and saying that he is Christ the
 61 And the Lord turned around and            king.”
looked     at   Peter.   And     Peter         3 And Pilate questioned him,
remembered the word of the Lord               saying: “You are the king of the
that he had said: “For before the             Jews?” But in response, he said:
rooster crows, you will deny me               “You are saying it.”
three times.”                                  4 Then Pilate said to the leaders of
 62 And going out, Peter wept                 the priests and to the crowds, “I
bitterly.                                     find no case against this man.”
 63 And the men who were holding               5   But     they   continued    more
him ridiculed him and beat him.               intensely, saying: “He has stirred up
 64 And they blindfolded him and              the people, teaching throughout all
repeatedly struck his face. And they          of Judea, beginning from Galilee,
questioned him, saying: “Prop hesy!           even to this place.”
Who is it that struck you?”                    6 But Pilate, upon hearing Galilee,
 65 And blaspheming in many other             asked if the man were of Galilee.
ways, they spoke against him.                  7 And when he realized that he was
 66 And when it was daytime, the              under Herod‟s jurisdiction, he sent


him away to Herod, who was                   prison because of a certain sedition
himself also at Jerusalem in those           that occurred in the city and for
days.                                        murder.
 8 Then Herod, upon seeing Jesus,             20 Then Pilate spoke to them again,
was very glad. For he had been               wanting to release Jesus.
wanting to see him for a long time,           21 But they shouted in response,
because he had heard so many                 saying: “Crucify him! Crucify him!”
things about him, and he was hoping           22 Then he said to them a third
to see some kind of sign wrought by          time: “Why? What evil has he done?
him.                                         I find no case against him for death.
 9 Then he questioned him with               Therefore, I will chastise him and
many words. But he gave him no               release him.”
response at all.                              23 But they persisted, with loud
 10 And the leaders of the priests,          voices, in demanding that he be
and the scribes, stood firm in               crucified.    And      their    voices
persistently accusing him.                   increased in intensity.
 11 Then Herod, with his soldiers,            24 And so Pilate issued a jud gment
scorned him. And he ridiculed him,           granting their petition.
clothing him in a white ga rment.             25 Then he released for them t he
And he sent him back to P ilate.             one who had been cast into prison
 12 And Herod and Pilate became              for murder and sedition, whom they
friends on that day. For previousl y         were requesting. Yet truly, Jesus he
they were enemies to one another.            handed over to their will.
 13 And Pilate, calling together the          26 And as they were leading him
leaders of the priests, and the              away, they apprehended a certain
magistrates, and the people,                 one, Simon of Cyrene, as he was
 14 said to them: “You have brought          returning from the countryside. And
before me this man, as one who               they imposed the cross on him to
disturbs the people. And behold,             carry after Jesus.
having questioned him be fore you, I          27 Then a great crowd of people
find no case against this man, in            followed him, with women who
those things about which you accuse          were mourning and lamenting him.
him.                                          28 But Jesus, turning to them, said:
 15 And neither did Herod. For I             “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not
sent you all to him, and behold,             weep over me. Instead, weep over
nothing deserving of death was               yourselves and over your children.
recorded about him.                           29 For behold, the days will a rrive
 16 Therefore, I will chastise him           in which they will say, „Blessed are
and release him.”                            the barren, and the wombs that have
 17 Now he was required to r elease          not borne, and the breasts that have
one person for them on the feast             not nursed.‟
day.                                          30 Then they will begin to say to
 18 But the entire crowd exclaimed           the mountains, „Fall ov er us,‟ and to
together, saying: “Take this one, and        the hills, „Cover us.‟
release to us Barabbas!”                      31 For if they do these things with
 19 Now he had been cast into                green wood, what will be done with


the dry?”                                      with me in Paradise.”
 32 Now they also led out two other             44 Now it was nearly the sixth
criminals with him, in order to                hour, and a darkness occurred over
execute them.                                  the entire earth, until the ninth hour.
 33 And when they arrived at the                45 And the sun was obscured. And
place that is called Cal vary, they            the veil of the temple was torn down
crucified him there, with the                  the middle.
robbers, one to the right and the               46 And Jesus, crying out with a
other to the left.                             loud voice, said: “Father, into your
 34 Then Jesus said, “Father, fo rgive         hands I commend my spirit.” And
them. For they know not what they              upon saying this, he expired.
do.” And truly, dividing his                    47 Now, the centurion, seeing what
garments, they cast lots.                      had    happened,     glorified    God,
 35 And people were standing near,             saying, “Truly, this man was the
watching. And the leaders among                Just One.”
them derided him, saying: “He                   48 And the entire crowd of those
saved others. Let him save hi mself,           who came together to see this
if this one is the Christ, the elect of        spectacle also saw what had
God.”                                          happened,      and    they    returned,
 36 And the soldiers also ridiculed            striking their breasts.
him, approaching him and o ffering              49 Now all those who knew him,
him vinegar,                                   and the women who had followed
 37 and saying, “If you are the k ing          him from Galilee, were standing at a
of the Jews, save yourself.”                   distance, watching these things.
 38 Now there was also an                       50 And behold, there was a man
inscription written over him in                named      Joseph,     who     was    a
letters of Greek, and Latin, and               councilman, a good and just man,
Hebrew: THIS IS THE KING OF                     51 (for he had not consented to
THE JEWS.                                      their decision or th eir actions). He
 39 And one of those robbers who               was from Arimathea, a city of
were hanging blasphemed him,                   Judea. And he was himself also
saying, “If you are the Christ, save           anticipating the kingdom of God.
yourself and us.”                               52 This man approached Pilate and
 40 But the other responded by                 petitioned for the body of Jesus.
rebuking him, saying: “Do you have              53 And taking him down, he
no fear of God, since you are under            wrapped him in a fine linen cloth,
the same condemnation?                         and he placed him in a tomb hewn
 41 And indeed, it is just for us. For         from rock, in which no one had ever
we are receiving what our deeds                been placed.
deserve. But truly, this one has done           54 And it was the day of
nothing wrong.”                                Preparation, and the Sabbath was
 42 And he said to Jesus, “Lord,               drawing near.
remember me when you come into                  55 Now the women who had come
your kingdom.”                                 with    him     from     Galilee,    by
 43 And Jesus said to him, “Amen I             following, saw the tomb and the
say to you, this day you shall be              manner in which his body was


placed.                                      tomb. And stooping down, he saw
 56 And upon returning, they                 the linen cloths positioned alone,
prepared    aromatic    spices    and        and he went away wondering to
ointments. But on the Sabbath,               himself about what had happened.
indeed, they rested, according to the         13 And behold, two of them went
commandment.                                 out, on the same day, to a town
                                             named Emmaus, which was the
             CHAPTER 24                      distance of sixty stadia from
 1 Then, on the first Sabbath, at            Jerusalem.
very first light, they went to the            14 And they spoke to one a nother
tomb, carrying the aromatic s pices          about all of these things that had
that they had prepared.                      occurred.
 2 And they found the stone rolled            15 And it happened that, while they
back from the tomb.                          were speculating and questio ning
 3 And upon entering, they did not           within themselves, Jesus himself,
find the body of the Lord Jesus.             drawing near, traveled with them.
 4 And it happened that, while their          16 But their eyes were restrained,
minds were still confused about              so that they would not re cognize
this, behold, two men stood beside           him.
them, in shining apparel.                     17 And he said to them, “What are
 5 Then, since they were afraid and          these    words,   which     you    are
were turning their faces toward the          discussing with one another, as you
ground, these two said to them:              walk and are sad?”
“Why do you seek the living with              18 And one of them, whose name
the dead?                                    was Cleopas, responded by sa ying
 6 He is not here, for he has risen.         to him, “Are you the only one
Recall how he spoke to you, when             visiting Jerusalem who does not
he was still in Galilee,                     know the things that have happened
 7 saying: „For the Son of man must          there in these days?”
be delivered into the hands of sinful         19 And he said to them, “What
men, and be crucified, and on the            things?” And they said, “About
third day rise again.‟ ”                     Jesus of Nazareth, who was a noble
 8 And they called to mind his               prophet, powerful in works and in
words.                                       words, before God and a ll the
 9 And returning from the tomb,              people.
they reported all these things to the         20 And how our high priests and
eleven, and to all the others.               leaders handed him over to be
 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene,               condemned to death. And they
and Joanna, and Mary of James, and           crucified him.
the other women who were with                 21 But we were hoping that he
them, who told these things to the           would be the Redeemer of Israel.
Apostles.                                    And now, on top of all this, today is
 11 But these words seemed to them           the third day since these things h ave
a delusion. And so they did not              happened.
believe them.                                 22 Then, too, certain women from
 12 But Peter, rising up, ran to the         among us terrified us. For before


daytime, they were at the tomb,                34 saying: “In truth, the Lord has
 23 and, having not found his body,           risen, and he has appeared to
they returned, saying that they had           Simon.”
even seen a vision of Angels, who              35 And they explained the things
said that he is alive.                        that were done on the way, and how
 24 And some of us went out to the            they had recognized him at the
tomb. And they found it just as the           breaking of the bread.
women had said. But truly, they did            36 Then, while they were talking
not find him.”                                about these things, Jesus stood in
 25 And he said to them: “How                 their midst, And he said to them:
foolish and reluctant in heart you            “Peace be with you. It is I. Do not
are, to believe everything that has           be afraid.”
been spoken by the Prophets!                   37 Yet truly, they were very
 26 Was not the Christ required to            disturbed and terrified, supposing
suffer these things, and so enter into        that they saw a spirit.
his glory?”                                    38 And he said to them: “Why are
 27 And beginning from Moses and              you disturbed, and why do these
all the Prophets, he interpreted for          thoughts rise up in your hearts?
them, in all the Scriptures, the               39 See my hands and feet, that it is
things that were about him.                   I myself. Look and touch. For a
 28 And they drew near to the town            spirit does not have flesh and bones,
were they were going. And he                  as you see that I have.”
conducted himself so as to go on               40 And when he had said this, he
further.                                      showed them his hands and feet.
 29 But they were insistent with               41 Then, while they were still in
him, saying, “Remain with us,                 disbelief and in wonder out of joy,
because it is toward evening and              he said, “Do you have anything here
now daylight is declining.” And so            to eat?”
he entered with them.                          42 And they offered him a piece of
 30 And it happened that, while he            roasted fish and a honeycomb.
was at table with them, he took                43 And when he had eaten these in
bread, and he blessed and broke it,           their sight, taking up what was left,
and he extended it to them.                   he gave it to them.
 31 And their eyes were opened, and            44 And he said to them: “These are
they recognized him. And he                   the words that I spoke to you when I
vanished from their eyes.                     was still with you, because all
 32 And they said to one another,             things must be fulfilled which are
“Was not our heart burning within             written in the law of Moses, and in
us, while he was speaking on th e             the Prophets, and in the Psalms
way, and when he opened the                   about me.”
Scriptures to us?”                             45 Then he opened their mind, so
 33 And rising up at that same hour,          that they might understand the
they returned to Jerusalem. And               Scriptures.
they found the eleven gathered                 46 And he said to them: “For so it
together, and those who were with             is written, and so it was necessary,
them,                                         for the Christ to suffer and to rise


up from the dead on the third day,
 47 and, in his name, for repentance
and the remission of sins to be
preached, among all the nations,
beginning at Jerusalem.
 48 And you are witnesses of these
 49 And I am sending the Promise of
my Father upon you. But you must
stay in the city, until such time as
you are clothed with power from on
 50 Then he led them out as far as
Bethania. And lifting up his hands,
he blessed them.
 51 And it happened that, while he
was blessing them, he withdrew
from them, and he was carried up
into heaven.
 52 And worshiping, they r eturned
to Jerusalem with great joy.
 53 And they were always in the
temple, praising and blessing God.


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