18:1And he spoke also a parable to them to the purport that they should always pray and not faint,
18:2saying, There was a judge in a city, not fearing God and not respecting man:
18:3and there was a widow in that city, and she came to him, saying, Avenge me of mine adverse party.
18:4And he would not for a time; but afterwards he said within himself, If even I fear not God and respect not man,
18:5at any rate because this widow annoys me I will avenge her, that she may not by perpetually coming completely harass me.
18:6And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge says.
18:7And shall not God at all avenge his elect, who cry to him day and night, and he bears long as to them?
18:8I say unto you that he will avenge them speedily. But when the Son of man comes, shall he indeed find faith on the earth?
18:9And he spoke also to some, who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and made nothing of all the rest of men, this parable:
18:10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer.
18:11The Pharisee, standing, prayed thus to himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer.
18:12I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain.
18:13And the tax-gatherer, standing afar off, would not lift up even his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, O God, have compassion on me, the sinner.
18:14I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than that other. For every one who exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
18:15And they brought to him also infants that he might touch them, but the disciples when they saw it rebuked them.
18:16But Jesus calling them to him said, Suffer little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.
18:17Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
18:18And a certain ruler asked him saying, Good teacher, having done what, shall I inherit eternal life?
18:19But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, God.
18:20Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
18:21And he said, All these things have I kept from my youth.
18:22And when Jesus had heard this, he said to him, One thing is lacking to thee yet: Sell all that thou hast and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens, and come, follow me.
18:23But when he heard this he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.
18:24But when Jesus saw that he became very sorrowful, he said, How difficultly shall those who have riches enter into the kingdom of God;
18:25for it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
18:26And those who heard it said, And who can be saved?
18:27But he said, The things that are impossible with men are possible with God.
18:28And Peter said, Behold, *we* have left all things and have followed thee.
18:29And he said to them, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left home, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
18:30who shall not receive manifold more at this time, and in the coming age life eternal.
18:31And he took the twelve to him and said to them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written of the Son of man by the prophets shall be accomplished;
18:32for he shall be delivered up to the nations, and shall be mocked, and insulted, and spit upon.
18:33And when they have scourged him they will kill him; and on the third day he will rise again.
18:34And they understood nothing of these things. And this word was hidden from them, and they did not know what was said.
18:35And it came to pass when he came into the neighbourhood of Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging.
18:36And when he heard the crowd passing, he inquired what this might be.
18:37And they told him that Jesus the Nazaraean was passing by.
18:38And he called out saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:39And those who were going before rebuked him that he might be silent; but *he* cried out so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.
18:40And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be led to him. And when he drew nigh he asked him
18:41saying, What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And he said, Lord, that I may see.
18:42And Jesus said to him, See: thy faith has healed thee.
18:43And immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people when they saw it gave praise to God.
19:1And he entered and passed through Jericho.
19:2And behold, there was a man by name called Zacchaeus, and he was chief tax-gatherer, and he was rich.
19:3And he sought to see Jesus who he was: and he could not for the crowd, because he was little in stature.
19:4And running on before, he got up into a sycamore that he might see him, for he was going to pass that way.
19:5And when he came up to the place, Jesus looked up and saw him, and said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for to-day I must remain in thy house.
19:6And he made haste and came down, and received him with joy.
19:7And all murmured when they saw it, saying, He has turned in to lodge with a sinful man.
19:8But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I return him fourfold.
19:9And Jesus said to him, To-day salvation is come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham;
19:10for the Son of man has come to seek and to save that which is lost.
19:11But as they were listening to these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem and they thought that the kingdom of God was about to be immediately manifested.
19:12He said therefore, A certain high-born man went to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and return.
19:14But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not that this man should reign over us.
19:15And it came to pass on his arrival back again, having received the kingdom, that he desired these bondmen to whom he gave the money to be called to him, in order that he might know what every one had gained by trading.
19:16And the first came up, saying, My Lord, thy mina has produced ten minas.
19:17And he said to him, Well done, thou good bondman; because thou hast been faithful in that which is least, be thou in authority over ten cities.
19:18And the second came, saying, My Lord, thy mina has made five minas.
19:19And he said also to this one, And *thou*, be over five cities.
19:20And another came, saying, My Lord, lo, there is thy mina, which I have kept laid up in a towel.
19:21For I feared thee because thou art a harsh man: thou takest up what thou hast not laid down, and thou reapest what thou hast not sowed.
19:22He says to him, Out of thy mouth will I judge thee, wicked bondman: thou knewest that *I* am a harsh man, taking up what I have not laid down and reaping what I have not sowed.
19:23And why didst thou not give my money to the bank; and *I* should have received it, at my coming, with interest?
19:24And he said to those that stood by, Take from him the mina and give it to him who has the ten minas.
19:25And they said to him, Lord, he has ten minas.
19:26For I say unto you, that to every one that has shall be given; but from him that has not, that even which he has shall be taken from him.
19:27Moreover those mine enemies, who would not have me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.
19:28And having said these things, he went on before, going up to Jerusalem.
19:29And it came to pass as he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the mountain called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30saying, Go into the village over against you, in which ye will find, on entering it, a colt tied up, on which no child of man ever sat at any time: loose it and lead it here.
19:31And if any one ask you, Why do ye loose it? thus shall ye say to him, Because the Lord has need of it.
19:32And they that were sent, having gone their way, found as he had said to them.
19:33And as they were loosing the colt, its masters said to them, Why loose ye the colt?
19:34And they said, Because the Lord has need of it.
19:35And they led it to Jesus; and having cast their own garments on the colt, they put Jesus on it.
19:36And as he went, they strewed their clothes in the way.
19:37And as he drew near, already at the descent of the mount of Olives, all the multitude of the disciples began, rejoicing, to praise God with a loud voice for all the works of power which they had seen,
19:38saying, Blessed the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
19:39And some of the Pharisees from the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.
19:40And he answering said to them, I say unto you, If these shall be silent, the stones will cry out.
19:41And as he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it,
19:42saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, even at least in this thy day, the things that are for thy peace: but now they are hid from thine eyes;
19:43for days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall make a palisaded mound about thee, and shall close thee around, and keep thee in on every side,
19:44and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children in thee; and shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou knewest not the season of thy visitation.
19:45And entering into the temple, he began to cast out those that sold and bought in it,
19:46saying to them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer, but *ye* have made it a den of robbers.
19:47And he was teaching day by day in the temple: and the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
19:48and did not find what they could do, for all the people hung on him to hear.
20:1And it came to pass on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and announcing the glad tidings, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up,
20:2and spoke to him saying, Tell us by what authority thou doest these things, or who is it who has given thee this authority?
20:3And he answering said to them, *I* also will ask you one thing, and tell me:
20:4The baptism of John, was it of heaven or of men?
20:5And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why have ye not believed him?
20:6but if we should say, Of men, the whole people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.
20:7And they answered, they did not know whence.
20:8And Jesus said to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do these things.
20:9And he began to speak to the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard and let it out to husbandmen, and left the country for a long time.
20:10And in the season he sent to the husbandmen a bondman, that they might give to him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the husbandmen, having beaten him, sent him away empty.
20:11And again he sent another bondman; but they, having beaten him also, and cast insult upon him, sent him away empty.
20:12And again he sent a third; and they, having wounded him also, cast him out.
20:13And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: perhaps when they see him they will respect him.
20:14But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may become ours.
20:15And having cast him forth out of the vineyard, they killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do to them?
20:16He will come and destroy those husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it they said, May it never be!
20:18Every one falling on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.
20:19And the chief priests and the scribes sought the same hour to lay hands on him, and they feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken this parable of them.
20:20And having watched him, they sent out suborned persons, pretending to be just men, that they might take hold of him in his language, so that they might deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor.
20:21And they asked him saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest no man's person, but teachest with truth the way of God:
20:22Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
20:23But perceiving their deceit he said to them, Why do ye tempt me?
20:24Shew me a denarius. Whose image and superscription has it? And answering they said, Caesar's.
20:25And he said to them, Pay therefore what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God.
20:26And they were not able to take hold of him in his expressions before the people, and, wondering at his answer, they were silent.
20:27And some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, coming up to him, demanded of him
20:28saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If any one's brother, who has a wife, die, and he die childless, his brother shall take the wife and raise up seed to his brother.
20:29There were then seven brethren: and the first, having taken a wife, died childless;
20:30and the second took the woman, and *he* died childless;
20:31and the third took her: and in like manner also the seven left no children and died;
20:32and last of all the woman also died.
20:33In the resurrection therefore of which of them does she become wife, for the seven had her as wife?
20:34And Jesus said to them, The sons of this world marry and are given in marriage,
20:35but they who are counted worthy to have part in that world, and the resurrection from among the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
20:36for neither can they die any more, for they are equal to angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
20:38but he is not God of the dead but of the living; for all live for him.
20:39And some of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well spoken.
20:40For they did not dare any more to ask him anything.
20:41And he said to them, How do they say that the Christ is David's son,
20:42and David himself says in the book of Psalms, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand
20:43until I put thine enemies as footstool of thy feet?
20:44David therefore calls him Lord, and how is he his son?
20:45And, as all the people were listening, he said to his disciples,
20:46Beware of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes, and who love salutations in the market-places, and first seats in the synagogues, and first places at suppers;
20:47who devour the houses of widows, and as a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive a severer judgment.
21:1And he looked up and saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury;
21:2but he saw also a certain poor widow casting therein two mites.
21:3And he said, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow has cast in more than all;
21:4for all these out of their abundance have cast into the gifts of God; but she out of her need has cast in all the living which she had.
21:5And as some spoke of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones and consecrated offerings, he said,
21:6As to these things which ye are beholding, days are coming in which there shall not be left stone upon stone which shall not be thrown down.
21:7And they asked him saying, Teacher, when then shall these things be; and what is the sign when these things are going to take place?
21:8And he said, See that ye be not led astray, for many shall come in my name, saying, *I* am he, and the time is drawn nigh: go ye not therefore after them.
21:9And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end is not immediately.
21:10Then he said to them, Nation shall rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom;
21:11there shall be both great earthquakes in different places, and famines and pestilences; and there shall be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
21:12But before all these things they shall lay their hands upon you and persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors on account of my name;
21:13but it shall turn out to you for a testimony.
21:14Settle therefore in your hearts not to meditate beforehand your defence,
21:15for *I* will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your opposers shall not be able to reply to or resist.
21:16But ye will be delivered up even by parents and brethren and relations and friends, and they shall put to death some from among you,
21:17and ye will be hated of all for my name's sake.
21:18And a hair of your head shall in no wise perish.
21:19By your patient endurance gain your souls.
21:20But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed with armies, then know that its desolation is drawn nigh.
21:21Then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains, and those who are in the midst of it depart out, and those who are in the country not enter into it;
21:22for these are days of avenging, that all the things that are written may be accomplished.
21:23But woe to them that are with child and to them who give suck in those days, for there shall be great distress upon the land and wrath upon this people.
21:24And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the nations until the times of the nations be fulfilled.
21:25And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars, and upon the earth distress of nations in perplexity at the roar of the sea and rolling waves,
21:26men ready to die through fear and expectation of what is coming on the habitable earth, for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.
21:27And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
21:28But when these things begin to come to pass, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws nigh.
21:29And he spoke a parable to them: Behold the fig-tree and all the trees;
21:30when they already sprout, ye know of your own selves, on looking at them, that already the summer is near.
21:31So also *ye*, when ye see these things take place, know that the kingdom of God is near.
21:32Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall in no wise pass away until all come to pass.
21:33The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall in no wise pass away.
21:34But take heed to yourselves lest possibly your hearts be laden with surfeiting and drinking and cares of life, and that day come upon you suddenly unawares;
21:35for as a snare shall it come upon all them that dwell upon the face of the whole earth.
21:36Watch therefore, praying at every season, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
21:38and all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple to hear him.