Mark (Author John Mark)

7:1And the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem, are gathered together to him,

7:2and seeing some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, unwashed, hands,

7:3(for the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, do not eat, holding what has been delivered by the ancients;

7:4and on coming from the market-place, unless they are washed, they do not eat; and there are many other things which they have received to hold, the washing of cups and vessels, and brazen utensils, and couches),

7:5then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to what has been delivered by the ancients, but eat the bread with defiled hands?

7:6But he answering said to them, Well did Esaias prophesy concerning you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honour me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me.

7:7But in vain do they worship me, teaching as their teachings commandments of men.

7:8For, leaving the commandment of God, ye hold what is delivered by men to keep -- washings of vessels and cups, and many other such like things ye do.

7:9And he said to them, Well do ye set aside the commandment of God, that ye may observe what is delivered by yourselves to keep.

7:10For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, he who speaks ill of father or mother, let him surely die.

7:11But *ye* say, If a man say to his father or his mother, It is corban (that is, gift), whatsoever thou mightest have profit from me by ...

7:12And ye no longer suffer him to do anything for his father or his mother;

7:13making void the word of God by your traditional teaching which ye have delivered; and many such like things ye do.

7:14And having called again the crowd, he said to them, Hear me, all of you, and understand:

7:15There is nothing from outside a man entering into him which can defile him; but the things which go out from him, those it is which defile the man.

7:16If any one have ears to hear, let him hear.

7:17And when he went indoors from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

7:18And he says to them, Are *ye* also thus unintelligent? Do ye not perceive that all that is outside entering into the man cannot defile him,

7:19because it does not enter into his heart but into his belly, and goes out into the draught, purging all meats?

7:20And he said, That which goes forth out of the man, that defiles the man.

7:21For from within, out of the heart of men, go forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

7:22thefts, covetousness, wickednesses, deceit, licentiousness, a wicked eye, injurious language, haughtiness, folly;

7:23all these wicked things go forth from within and defile the man.

7:24And he rose up and went away thence into the borders of Tyre and Sidon; and having entered into a house he would not have any one know it, and he could not be hid.

7:25But immediately a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him, came and fell at his feet

7:26(and the woman was a Greek, Syrophenician by race), and asked him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.

7:27But Jesus said to her, Suffer the children to be first filled; for it is not right to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

7:28But she answered and says to him, Yea, Lord; for even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

7:29And he said to her, Because of this word, go thy way, the demon is gone out of thy daughter.

7:30And having gone away to her house she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.

7:31And again having left the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.

7:32And they bring to him a deaf man who could not speak right, and they beseech him that he might lay his hand on him.

7:33And having taken him away from the crowd apart, he put his fingers to his ears; and having spit, he touched his tongue;

7:34and looking up to heaven he groaned, and says to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

7:35And immediately his ears were opened, and the band of his tongue was loosed and he spoke right.

7:36And he charged them that they should speak to no one of it. But so much the more *he* charged them, so much the more abundantly *they* proclaimed it;

7:37and they were astonished above measure, saying, He does all things well; he makes both the deaf to hear, and the speechless to speak.

8:1In those days, there being again a great crowd, and they having nothing that they could eat, having called his disciples to him, he says to them,

8:2I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me already three days and they have not anything they can eat,

8:3and if I should dismiss them to their home fasting, they will faint on the way; for some of them are come from far.

8:4And his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to satisfy these with bread here in a desert place?

8:5And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

8:6And he commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground. And having taken the seven loaves, he gave thanks, and broke them and gave them to his disciples, that they might set them before them; and they set them before the crowd.

8:7And they had a few small fishes, and having blessed them, he desired these also to be set before them.

8:8And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up of fragments that remained seven baskets.

8:9And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away.

8:10And immediately going on board ship with his disciples, he came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

8:11And the Pharisees went out and began to dispute against him, seeking from him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

8:12And groaning in his spirit, he says, Why does this generation seek a sign? Verily I say unto you, A sign shall in no wise be given to this generation.

8:13And he left them, and going again on board ship, went away to the other side.

8:14And they forgot to take bread, and save one loaf, they had not any with them in the ship.

8:15And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.

8:16And they reasoned with one another, saying, It is because we have no bread.

8:17And Jesus knowing it, says to them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? Do ye not yet perceive nor understand? Have ye your heart yet hardened?

8:18Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

8:19When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many hand-baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say to him, Twelve.

8:20And when the seven for the four thousand, the filling of how many baskets of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

8:21And he said to them, How do ye not yet understand?

8:22And he comes to Bethsaida; and they bring him a blind man, and beseech him that he might touch him.

8:23And taking hold of the hand of the blind man he led him forth out of the village, and having spit upon his eyes, he laid his hands upon him, and asked him if he beheld anything.

8:24And having looked up, he said, I behold men, for I see them, as trees, walking.

8:25Then he laid his hands again upon his eyes, and he saw distinctly, and was restored and saw all things clearly.

8:26And he sent him to his house, saying, Neither enter into the village, nor tell it to any one in the village.

8:27And Jesus went forth and his disciples, into the villages of Caesarea-Philippi. And by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Who do men say that I am?

8:28And they answered him, saying, John the baptist; and others, Elias; but others, One of the prophets.

8:29And he asked them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am? And Peter answering says to him, *Thou* art the Christ.

8:30And he charged them straitly, in order that they should tell no man about him.

8:31And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and of the chief priests and of the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

8:32And he spoke the thing openly. And Peter, taking him to him, began to rebuke him.

8:33But he, turning round and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Get away behind me, Satan, for thy mind is not on the things that are of God, but on the things that are of men.

8:34And having called the crowd with his disciples, he said to them, Whoever desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me.

8:35For whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's shall save it.

8:36For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?

8:37for what should a man give in exchange for his soul?

8:38For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him shall the Son of man also be ashamed when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

9:1And he said to them, Verily I say unto you, There are some of those standing here that shall not taste death until they shall have seen the kingdom of God come in power.

9:2And after six days Jesus takes with him Peter and James and John, and takes them up on a high mountain by themselves apart. And he was transfigured before them:

9:3and his garments became shining, exceeding white as snow, such as fuller on earth could not whiten them.

9:4And there appeared to them Elias with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.

9:5And Peter answering says to Jesus, Rabbi, it is good that we should be here; and let us make three tabernacles, for thee one, and for Moses one, and for Elias one.

9:6For he knew not what he should say, for they were filled with fear.

9:7And there came a cloud overshadowing them, and there came a voice out of the cloud, *This* is my beloved Son: hear him.

9:8And suddenly having looked around, they no longer saw any one, but Jesus alone with themselves.

9:9And as they descended from the mountain, he charged them that they should relate to no one what they had seen, unless when the Son of man should be risen from among the dead.

9:10And they kept that saying, questioning among themselves, what rising from among the dead was.

9:11And they asked him saying, Why do the scribes say that Elias must first have come?

9:12And he answering said to them, Elias indeed, having first come, restores all things; and how is it written of the Son of man that he must suffer much, and be set at nought:

9:13but I say unto you that Elias also is come, and they have done to him whatever they would, as it is written of him.

9:14And when he came to the disciples he saw a great crowd around them, and scribes disputing against them.

9:15And immediately all the crowd seeing him were amazed, and running to him, saluted him.

9:16And he asked them, What do ye question with them about?

9:17And one out of the crowd answered him, Teacher, I brought to thee my son, who has a dumb spirit;

9:18and wheresoever it seizes him it tears him, and he foams and gnashes his teeth, and he is withering away. And I spoke to thy disciples, that they might cast him out, and they could not.

9:19But he answering them says, O unbelieving generation! how long shall I be with you? how long shall I bear with you? bring him to me.

9:20And they brought him to him. And seeing him the spirit immediately tore him; and falling upon the earth he rolled foaming.

9:21And he asked his father, How long a time is it that it has been like this with him? And he said, From childhood;

9:22and often it has cast him both into fire and into waters that it might destroy him: but if thou couldst do anything, be moved with pity on us, and help us.

9:23And Jesus said to him, The 'if thou couldst' is if thou couldst believe: all things are possible to him that believes.

9:24And immediately the father of the young child crying out said with tears, I believe, help mine unbelief.

9:25But Jesus, seeing that the crowd was running up together, rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, *I* command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.

9:26And having cried out and torn him much, he came out; and he became as if dead, so that the most said, He is dead.

9:27But Jesus, having taken hold of him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose.

9:28And when he was entered into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Wherefore could not *we* cast him out?

9:29And he said to them, This kind can go out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.

9:30And going forth from thence they went through Galilee; and he would not that any one knew it;

9:31for he taught his disciples and said to them, The Son of man is delivered into men's hands, and they shall kill him; and having been killed, after three days he shall rise again.

9:32But they understood not the saying, and feared to ask him.

9:33And he came to Capernaum, and being in the house, he asked them, Of what were ye reasoning by the way?

9:34And they remained silent, for by the way they had been reasoning with one another who was greatest.

9:35And sitting down he called the twelve; and he says to them, If any one would be first, he shall be last of all, and minister of all.

9:36And taking a little child he set it in their midst, and having taken it in his arms he said to them,

9:37Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receives me; and whosoever shall receive me, does not receive me, but him who sent me.

9:38And John answered him saying, Teacher, we saw some one casting out demons in thy name, who does not follow us, and we forbad him, because he does not follow us.

9:39But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no one who shall do a miracle in my name, and be able soon after to speak ill of me;

9:40for he who is not against us is for us.

9:41For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

9:42And whosoever shall be a snare to one of the little ones who believe in me, it were better for him if a millstone were hung about his neck, and he cast into the sea.

9:43And if thy hand serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having thy two hands to go away into hell, into the fire unquenchable;

9:44where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

9:45And if thy foot serve as a snare to thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having thy two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire unquenchable;

9:46where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

9:47And if thine eye serve as a snare to thee, cast it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire,

9:48where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

9:49For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

9:50Salt is good, but if the salt is become saltless, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.

10:1And rising up thence he comes into the coasts of Judaea, and the other side of the Jordan. And again crowds come together to him, and, as he was accustomed, again he taught them.

10:2And Pharisees coming to him asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? (tempting him).

10:3But he answering said to them, What did Moses command you?

10:4And they said, Moses allowed to write a bill of divorce, and to put away.

10:5And Jesus answering said to them, In view of your hard-heartedness he wrote this commandment for you;

10:6but from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

10:7For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united to his wife,

10:8and the two shall be one flesh: so that they are no longer two but one flesh.

10:9What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

10:10And again in the house the disciples asked him concerning this.

10:11And he says to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife and shall marry another, commits adultery against her.

10:12And if a woman put away her husband and shall marry another, she commits adultery.

10:13And they brought little children to him that he might touch them. But the disciples rebuked those that brought them.

10:14But Jesus seeing it, was indignant, and said to them, Suffer the little children to come to me; forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.

10:15Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter into it.

10:16And having taken them in his arms, having laid his hands on them, he blessed them.

10:17And as he went forth into the way, a person ran up to him, and kneeling to him asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

10:18But Jesus said to him, Why callest thou me good? no one is good but one, that is God.

10:19Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honour thy father and mother.

10:20And he answering said to him, Teacher, all these things have I kept from my youth.

10:21And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, One thing lackest thou: go, sell whatever thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross.

10:22But he, sad at the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions.

10:23And Jesus looking around says to his disciples, How difficultly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

10:24And the disciples were amazed at his words. And Jesus again answering says to them, Children, how difficult it is that those who trust in riches should enter into the kingdom of God!

10:25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

10:26And they were exceedingly astonished, saying to one another, And who can be saved?

10:27But Jesus looking on them says, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.

10:28Peter began to say to him, Behold, *we* have left all things and have followed thee.

10:29Jesus answering said, Verily I say to you, There is no one who has left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the gospel,

10:30that shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time: houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the coming age life eternal.

10:31But many first shall be last, and the last first.

10:32And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going on before them; and they were amazed, and were afraid as they followed. And taking the twelve again to him, he began to tell them what was going to happen to him:

10:33Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered up to the chief priests and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him up to the nations:

10:34and they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him; and after three days he shall rise again.

10:35And there come to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying to him, Teacher, we would that whatsoever we may ask thee, thou wouldst do it for us.

10:36And he said to them, What would ye that I should do for you?

10:37And they said to him, Give to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy glory.

10:38And Jesus said to them, Ye do not know what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup which *I* drink, or be baptised with the baptism that *I* am baptised with?

10:39And they said to him, We are able. And Jesus said to them, The cup that *I* drink ye will drink and with the baptism that *I* am baptised with ye will be baptised,

10:40but to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to give, but for those for whom it is prepared.

10:41And the ten having heard of it, began to be indignant about James and John.

10:42But Jesus having called them to him, says to them, Ye know that those who are esteemed to rule over the nations exercise lordship over them; and their great men exercise authority over them;

10:43but it is not thus among you; but whosoever would be great among you, shall be your minister;

10:44and whosoever would be first of you shall be bondman of all.

10:45For also the Son of man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and give his life a ransom for many.

10:46And they come to Jericho, and as he was going out from Jericho, and his disciples and a large crowd, the son of Timaeus, Bartimaeus, the blind man, sat by the wayside begging.

10:47And having heard that it was Jesus the Nazaraean, he began to cry out and to say, O Son of David, Jesus, have mercy on me.

10:48And many rebuked him, that he might be silent; but he cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me.

10:49And Jesus, standing still, desired him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him, Be of good courage, rise up, he calls thee.

10:50And, throwing away his garment, he started up and came to Jesus.

10:51And Jesus answering says to him, What wilt thou that I shall do to thee? And the blind man said to him, Rabboni, that I may see.

10:52And Jesus said to him, Go, thy faith has healed thee. And he saw immediately, and followed him in the way.

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