THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Matthew (Author Matthew)

12:1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

12:2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

12:3But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;

12:4How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

12:5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

12:6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

12:7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

12:8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

12:9And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

12:10And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

12:11And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12:12How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

12:13Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

12:14Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

12:15But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

12:16And charged them that they should not make him known:

12:17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

12:18Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

12:19He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

12:20A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

12:21And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

12:22Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

12:23And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

12:24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

12:25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

12:26And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

12:27And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

12:28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

12:29Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

12:30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

12:32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

12:33Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

12:34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

12:35A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

12:36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

12:37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

12:38Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

12:39But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

12:40For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

12:41The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

12:42The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

12:43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

12:44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

12:45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

12:46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

12:47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

12:48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

12:49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

12:50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

13:1The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.

13:2And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

13:3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

13:4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

13:5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

13:6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

13:7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

13:8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

13:9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13:10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

13:11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

13:12For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13:13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

13:14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

13:15For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

13:16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

13:17For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

13:18Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

13:19When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

13:20But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

13:21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

13:22He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

13:23But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

13:24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

13:25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

13:26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

13:27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

13:28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

13:29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

13:30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

13:31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

13:32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

13:33Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

13:34All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

13:35That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

13:36Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

13:37He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

13:38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

13:39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

13:40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

13:41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

13:42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13:43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

13:44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

13:45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

13:46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

13:47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

13:48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

13:49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

13:50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

13:51Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

13:52Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

13:53And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

13:54And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

13:55Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

13:56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

13:57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

13:58And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.

14:1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

14:2And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

14:3For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.

14:4For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

14:5And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

14:6But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

14:7Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.

14:8And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

14:9And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

14:10And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

14:11And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

14:12And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

14:13When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

14:14And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

14:15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

14:16But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

14:17And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

14:18He said, Bring them hither to me.

14:19And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

14:20And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

14:21And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

14:22And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

14:23And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

14:24But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

14:25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

14:26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

14:27But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

14:28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

14:29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

14:30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

14:31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

14:32And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

14:33Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

14:34And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

14:35And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;

14:36And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

15:1Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

15:2Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

15:3But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

15:4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

15:5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

15:6And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

15:7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

15:8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

15:9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

15:10And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

15:11Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

15:12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

15:13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

15:14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

15:15Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

15:16And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

15:17Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

15:18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

15:19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

15:20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

15:21Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

15:22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

15:23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

15:24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

15:25Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

15:26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

15:27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

15:28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

15:29And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

15:30And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

15:31Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

15:32Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

15:33And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

15:34And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

15:35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

15:36And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

15:37And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

15:38And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

15:39And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.



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