4:1But Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
4:2forty days, tempted of the devil; and in those days he did not eat anything, and when they were finished he hungered.
4:3And the devil said to him, If thou be Son of God, speak to this stone, that it become bread.
4:4And Jesus answered unto him saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
4:5And the devil, leading him up into a high mountain, shewed him all the kingdoms of the habitable world in a moment of time.
4:6And the devil said to him, I will give thee all this power, and their glory; for it is given up to me, and to whomsoever I will I give it.
4:7If therefore *thou* wilt do homage before me, all of it shall be thine.
4:9And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the edge of the temple, and said to him, If thou be Son of God, cast thyself down hence;
4:10for it is written, He shall give charge to his angels concerning thee to keep thee;
4:11and on their hands shall they bear thee, lest in any wise thou strike thy foot against a stone.
4:13And the devil, having completed every temptation, departed from him for a time.
4:14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee; and a rumour went out into the whole surrounding country about him;
4:15and *he* taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
4:16And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up; and he entered, according to his custom, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read.
4:17And the book of the prophet Esaias was given to him; and having unrolled the book he found the place where it was written,
4:18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach glad tidings to the poor; he has sent me to preach to captives deliverance, and to the blind sight, to send forth the crushed delivered,
4:19to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
4:20And having rolled up the book, when he had delivered it up to the attendant, he sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed upon him.
4:21And he began to say to them, To-day this scripture is fulfilled in your ears.
4:22And all bore witness to him, and wondered at the words of grace which were coming out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this the son of Joseph?
4:23And he said to them, Ye will surely say to me this parable, Physician, heal thyself; whatsoever we have heard has taken place in Capernaum do here also in thine own country.
4:24And he said, Verily I say to you, that no prophet is acceptable in his own country.
4:25But of a truth I say to you, There were many widows in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, so that a great famine came upon all the land,
4:26and to none of them was Elias sent but to Sarepta of Sidonia, to a woman that was a widow.
4:27And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian.
4:28And they were all filled with rage in the synagogue, hearing these things;
4:29and rising up they cast him forth out of the city, and led him up to the brow of the mountain upon which their city was built, so that they might throw him down the precipice;
4:30but *he*, passing through the midst of them, went his way,
4:31and descended to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbaths.
4:32And they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with authority.
4:33And there was in the synagogue a man having a spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried with a loud voice,
4:34saying, Eh! what have we to do with thee, Jesus, Nazarene? hast thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
4:35And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out from him. And the demon, having thrown him down into the midst, came out from him without doing him any injury.
4:36And astonishment came upon all, and they spoke to one another, saying, What word is this? for with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.
4:37And a rumour went out into every place of the country round concerning him.
4:38And rising up out of the synagogue, he entered into the house of Simon. But Simon's mother-in-law was suffering under a bad fever; and they asked him for her.
4:39And standing over her, he rebuked the fever, and it left her; and forthwith standing up she served them.
4:40And when the sun went down, all, as many as had persons sick with divers diseases, brought them to him, and having laid his hands on every one of them, he healed them;
4:41and demons also went out from many, crying out and saying, *Thou* art the Son of God. And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ.
4:42And when it was day he went out, and went into a desert place, and the crowds sought after him, and came up to him, and would have kept him back that he should not go from them.
4:43But he said to them, I must needs announce the glad tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also, for for this I have been sent forth.
4:44And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
5:1And it came to pass, as the crowd pressed on him to hear the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret:
5:2and he saw two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen, having come down from them, were washing their nets.
5:3And getting into one of the ships, which was Simon's, he asked him to draw out a little from the land; and he sat down and taught the crowds out of the ship.
5:4But when he ceased speaking, he said to Simon, Draw out into the deep water and let down your nets for a haul.
5:5And Simon answering said to him, Master, having laboured through the whole night we have taken nothing, but at thy word I will let down the net.
5:6And having done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes. And their net broke.
5:7And they beckoned to their partners who were in the other ship to come and help them, and they came, and filled both the ships, so that they were sinking.
5:8But Simon Peter, seeing it, fell at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, Lord.
5:9For astonishment had laid hold on him, and on all those who were with him, at the haul of fishes which they had taken;
5:10and in like manner also on James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; henceforth thou shalt be catching men.
5:11And having run the ships on shore, leaving all they followed him.
5:12And it came to pass as he was in one of the cities, that behold, there was a man full of leprosy, and seeing Jesus, falling upon his face, he besought him saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou art able to cleanse me.
5:13And stretching forth his hand he touched him, saying, I will; be thou cleansed: and immediately the leprosy departed from him.
5:14And he enjoined him to tell no one; but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing as Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.
5:15But the report concerning him was spread abroad still more, and great crowds came together to hear, and to be healed from their infirmities.
5:16And *he* withdrew himself, and was about in the desert places and praying.
5:17And it came to pass on one of the days, that *he* was teaching, and there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every village of Galilee and Judaea and out of Jerusalem; and the Lord's power was there to heal them.
5:18And lo, men bringing upon a couch a man who was paralysed; and they sought to bring him in, and put him before him.
5:19And not finding what way to bring him in, on account of the crowd, going up on the housetop they let him down through the tiles, with his little couch, into the midst before Jesus.
5:20And seeing their faith, he said, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
5:21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason in their minds, saying, Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who is able to forgive sins but God alone?
5:22But Jesus, knowing their reasonings, answering said to them, Why reason ye in your hearts?
5:23which is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?
5:24But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, he said to the paralysed man, I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy little couch and go to thine house.
5:25And immediately standing up before them, having taken up that whereon he was laid, he departed to his house, glorifying God.
5:26And astonishment seized all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to-day.
5:27And after these things he went forth and saw a tax-gatherer, Levi by name, sitting at the receipt of taxes, and said to him, Follow me.
5:28And having left all, rising up, he followed him.
5:29And Levi made a great entertainment for him in his house, and there was a great crowd of tax-gatherers and others who were at table with them.
5:30And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured at his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with tax-gatherers and sinners?
5:31And Jesus answering said to them, They that are in sound health have not need of a physician, but those that are ill.
5:32I am not come to call righteous persons, but sinful ones to repentance.
5:33And they said to him, Why do the disciples of John fast often and make supplications, in like manner those also of the Pharisees, but thine eat and drink?
5:34And he said to them, Can ye make the sons of the bridechamber fast when the bridegroom is with them?
5:35But days will come when also the bridegroom will have been taken away from them; then shall they fast in those days.
5:37And no one puts new wine into old skins, otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be poured out, and the skins will be destroyed;
5:38but new wine is to be put into new skins, and both are preserved.
5:39And no one having drunk old wine straightway wishes for new, for he says, The old is better.
6:1And it came to pass on the second-first sabbath, that he went through cornfields, and his disciples were plucking the ears and eating them, rubbing them in their hands.
6:2But some of the Pharisees said to them, Why do ye what is not lawful to do on the sabbath?
6:3And Jesus answering said to them, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did when he hungered, he and those who were with him,
6:4how he entered into the house of God and took the shewbread and ate, and gave to those also who were with him, which it is not lawful that any eat, unless the priests alone?
6:5And he said to them, The Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also.
6:6And it came to pass on another sabbath also that he entered into the synagogue and taught; and there was a man there, and his right hand was withered.
6:7And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching if he would heal on the sabbath, that they might find something of which to accuse him.
6:8But *he* knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, Get up, and stand in the midst. And having risen up he stood there.
6:9Jesus therefore said to them, I will ask you if it is lawful on the sabbath to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?
6:10And having looked around on them all, he said to him, Stretch out thy hand. And he did so and his hand was restored as the other.
6:11But *they* were filled with madness, and they spoke together among themselves what they should do to Jesus.
6:12And it came to pass in those days that he went out into the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.
6:13And when it was day he called his disciples, and having chosen out twelve from them, whom also he named apostles:
6:14Simon, to whom also he gave the name of Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew,
6:15and Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon who was called Zealot,
6:16and Judas brother of James, and Judas Iscariote, who was also his betrayer;
6:17and having descended with them, he stood on a level place, and a crowd of his disciples, and a great multitude of the people from all Judaea and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;
6:18and those that were beset by unclean spirits were healed.
6:19And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power went out from him and healed all.
6:20And *he*, lifting up his eyes upon his disciples, said, Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21Blessed ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled. Blessed ye that weep now, for ye shall laugh.
6:22Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as wicked, for the Son of man's sake:
6:23rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in the heaven, for after this manner did their fathers act toward the prophets.
6:24But woe to you rich, for ye have received your consolation.
6:25Woe to you that are filled, for ye shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep.
6:26Woe, when all men speak well of you, for after this manner did their fathers to the false prophets.
6:27But to you that hear I say, Love your enemies; do good to those that hate you;
6:28bless those that curse you; pray for those who use you despitefully.
6:29To him that smites thee on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him that would take away thy garment, forbid not thy body-coat also.
6:30To every one that asks of thee, give; and from him that takes away what is thine, ask it not back.
6:31And as ye wish that men should do to you, do *ye* also to them in like manner.
6:32And if ye love those that love you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners love those that love them.
6:33And if ye do good to those that do good to you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners do the same.
6:34And if ye lend to those from whom ye hope to receive, what thank is it to you? for even sinners lend to sinners that they may receive the like.
6:35But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the Highest; for *he* is good to the unthankful and wicked.
6:36Be ye therefore merciful, even as your Father also is merciful.
6:38Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall be given into your bosom: for with the same measure with which ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
6:39And he spoke also a parable to them: Can a blind man lead a blind man? shall not both fall into the ditch?
6:40The disciple is not above his teacher, but every one that is perfected shall be as his teacher.
6:41But why lookest thou on the mote which is in the eye of thy brother, but perceivest not the beam which is in thine own eye?
6:42or how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, allow me, I will cast out the mote that is in thine eye, thyself not seeing the beam that is in thine eye? Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine eye, and then thou shalt see clear to cast out the mote which is in the eye of thy brother.
6:43For there is no good tree which produces corrupt fruit, nor a corrupt tree which produces good fruit;
6:44for every tree is known by its own fruit, for figs are not gathered from thorns, nor grapes vintaged from a bramble.
6:45The good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good; and the wicked man out of the wicked, brings forth what is wicked: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
6:46And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things that I say?
6:47Every one that comes to me, and hears my words and does them, I will shew you to whom he is like.
6:48He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep, and laid a foundation on the rock; but a great rain coming, the stream broke upon that house, and could not shake it, for it had been founded on the rock.
6:49And he that has heard and not done, is like a man who has built a house on the ground without a foundation, on which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the breach of that house was great.