Matthew (Author Matthew)

8:1And when he had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him.

8:2And behold, a leper came up to him and did him homage, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou art able to cleanse me.

8:3And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

8:4And Jesus says to him, See thou tell no man, but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift which Moses ordained, for a testimony to them.

8:5And when he had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him,

8:6and saying, Lord, my servant lies paralytic in the house, suffering grievously.

8:7And Jesus says to him, *I* will come and heal him.

8:8And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not fit that thou shouldest enter under my roof; but only speak a word, and my servant shall be healed.

8:9For *I* also am a man under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bondman, Do this, and he does it.

8:10And when Jesus heard it, he wondered, and said to those who followed, Verily I say unto you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith.

8:11But I say unto you, that many shall come from the rising and setting sun, and shall lie down at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens;

8:12but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.

8:13And Jesus said to the centurion, Go, and as thou hast believed, be it to thee. And his servant was healed in that hour.

8:14And when Jesus had come to Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law laid down and in a fever;

8:15and he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose and served him.

8:16And when the evening was come, they brought to him many possessed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were ill;

8:17so that that should be fulfilled which was spoken through Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases.

8:18And Jesus, seeing great crowds around him, commanded to depart to the other side.

8:19And a scribe came up and said to him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou mayest go.

8:20And Jesus says to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven roosting-places; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.

8:21But another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go away and bury my father.

8:22But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

8:23And he went on board ship and his disciples followed him;

8:24and behold, the water became very agitated on the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but *he* slept.

8:25And the disciples came and awoke him, saying, Lord save: we perish.

8:26And he says to them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then, having arisen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

8:27But the men were astonished, saying, What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?

8:28And there met him, when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gergesenes, two possessed by demons, coming out of the tombs, exceeding dangerous, so that no one was able to pass by that way.

8:29And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Son of God? hast thou come here before the time to torment us?

8:30Now there was, a great way off from them, a herd of many swine feeding;

8:31and the demons besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, send us away into the herd of swine.

8:32And he said to them, Go. And they, going out, departed into the herd of swine; and lo, the whole herd of swine rushed down the steep slope into the sea, and died in the waters.

8:33But they that fed them fled, and went away into the city and related everything, and what had happened as to those possessed by demons.

8:34And behold, the whole city went out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they begged him to go away out of their coasts.

9:1And going on board the ship, he passed over and came to his own city.

9:2And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, laid upon a bed; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Be of good courage, child; thy sins are forgiven.

9:3And behold, certain of the scribes said to themselves, This man blasphemes.

9:4And Jesus, seeing their thoughts, said, Why do *ye* think evil things in your hearts?

9:5For which is easier: to say, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Rise up and walk?

9:6But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then he says to the paralytic,) Rise up, take up thy bed and go to thy house.

9:7And he rose up and went to his house.

9:8But the crowds seeing it, were in fear, and glorified God who gave such power to men.

9:9And Jesus, passing on thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, called Matthew, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.

9:10And it came to pass, as he lay at table in the house, that behold, many tax-gatherers and sinners came and lay at table with Jesus and his disciples.

9:11And the Pharisees seeing it, said to his disciples, Why does your teacher eat with tax-gatherers and sinners?

9:12But Jesus hearing it, said, They that are strong have not need of a physician, but those that are ill.

9:13But go and learn what that is -- I will have mercy and not sacrifice; for I have not come to call righteous men but sinners.

9:14Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees often fast, but thy disciples fast not?

9:15And Jesus said to them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will have been taken away from them, and then they will fast.

9:16But no one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment, for its filling up takes from the garment and a worse rent takes place.

9:17Nor do men put new wine into old skins, otherwise the skins burst and the wine is poured out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.

9:18As he spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler coming in did homage to him, saying, My daughter has by this died; but come and lay thy hand upon her and she shall live.

9:19And Jesus rose up and followed him, and so did his disciples.

9:20And behold, a woman, who had had a bloody flux for twelve years, came behind and touched the hem of his garment;

9:21for she said within herself, If I should only touch his garment I shall be healed.

9:22But Jesus turning and seeing her, said, Be of good courage, daughter; thy faith has healed thee. And the woman was healed from that hour.

9:23And when Jesus was come to the house of the ruler, and saw the flute-players and the crowd making a tumult,

9:24he said, Withdraw, for the damsel is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him.

9:25But when the crowd had been put out, he went in and took her hand; and the damsel rose up.

9:26And the fame of it went out into all that land.

9:27And as Jesus passed on thence, two blind men followed him, crying and saying, Have mercy on us, Son of David.

9:28And when he was come to the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them, Do ye believe that I am able to do this? They say to him, Yea, Lord.

9:29Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it unto you.

9:30And their eyes were opened; and Jesus charged them sharply, saying, See, let no man know it.

9:31But they, when they were gone out, spread his name abroad in all that land.

9:32But as these were going out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed by a demon.

9:33And the demon having been cast out, the dumb spake. And the crowds were astonished, saying, It has never been seen thus in Israel.

9:34But the Pharisees said, He casts out the demons through the prince of the demons.

9:35And Jesus went round all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every bodily weakness.

9:36But when he saw the crowds he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed, and cast away as sheep not having a shepherd.

9:37Then saith he to his disciples, The harvest is great and the workmen are few;

9:38supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth workmen unto his harvest.

10:1And having called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, so that they should cast them out, and heal every disease and every bodily weakness.

10:2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

10:3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, who was surnamed Thaddaeus;

10:4Simon the Cananaean, and Judas the Iscariote, who also delivered him up.

10:5These twelve Jesus sent out when he had charged them, saying, Go not off into the way of the nations, and into a city of Samaritans enter ye not;

10:6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

10:7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

10:8Heal the infirm, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons: ye have received gratuitously, give gratuitously.

10:9Do not provide yourselves with gold, or silver, or brass, for your belts,

10:10nor scrip for the way, nor two body coats, nor sandals, nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his nourishment.

10:11But into whatsoever city or village ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain till ye go forth.

10:12And as ye enter into a house salute it.

10:13And if the house indeed be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

10:14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

10:15Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in judgment-day than for that city.

10:16Behold, *I* send you as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore prudent as the serpents, and guileless as the doves.

10:17But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to sanhedrims, and scourge you in their synagogues;

10:18and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

10:19But when they deliver you up, be not careful how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given to you in that hour what ye shall speak.

10:20For *ye* are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.

10:21But brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father child; and children shall rise up against parents and shall put them to death;

10:22and ye shall be hated of all on account of my name. But he that has endured to the end, *he* shall be saved.

10:23But when they persecute you in this city, flee to the other; for verily I say to you, Ye shall not have completed the cities of Israel until the Son of man be come.

10:24The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the bondman above his lord.

10:25It is sufficient for the disciple that he should become as his teacher, and the bondman as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more those of his household?

10:26Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered which shall not be revealed, and secret which shall not be known.

10:27What I say to you in darkness speak in the light, and what ye hear in the ear preach upon the houses.

10:28And be not afraid of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul; but fear rather him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

10:29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father;

10:30but of you even the hairs of the head are all numbered.

10:31Fear not therefore; *ye* are better than many sparrows.

10:32Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, *I* also will confess him before my Father who is in the heavens.

10:33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will *I* also deny before my Father who is in the heavens.

10:34Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword.

10:35For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law;

10:36and they of his household shall be a man's enemies.

10:37He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.

10:38And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.

10:39He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.

10:40He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.

10:41He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.

10:42And whosoever shall give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

11:1And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities.

11:2But John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent by his disciples,

11:3and said to him, Art *thou* the coming one? or are we to wait for another?

11:4And Jesus answering said to them, Go, report to John what ye hear and see.

11:5Blind men see and lame walk; lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear; and dead are raised, and poor have glad tidings preached to them:

11:6and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.

11:7But as they went away, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed moved about by the wind?

11:8But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate raiment? behold, those who wear delicate things are in the houses of kings.

11:9But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet:

11:10this is he of whom it is written, Behold, *I* send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

11:11Verily I say to you, that there is not arisen among the born of women a greater than John the baptist. But he who is a little one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he.

11:12But from the days of John the baptist until now, the kingdom of the heavens is taken by violence, and the violent seize on it.

11:13For all the prophets and the law have prophesied unto John.

11:14And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, who is to come.

11:15He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

11:16But to whom shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the markets, which, calling to their companions,

11:17say, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wailed.

11:18For John has come neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He has a demon.

11:19The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and they say, Behold, a man that is eating and wine-drinking, a friend of tax-gatherers, and of sinners: -- and wisdom has been justified by her children.

11:20Then began he to reproach the cities in which most of his works of power had taken place, because they had not repented.

11:21Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee Bethsaida! for if the works of power which have taken place in you, had taken place in Tyre and Sidon, they had long ago repented in sackcloth and ashes.

11:22But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in judgment-day than for you.

11:23And *thou*, Capernaum, who hast been raised up to heaven, shalt be brought down even to hades. For if the works of power which have taken place in thee, had taken place in Sodom, it had remained until this day.

11:24But I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in judgment-day than for thee.

11:25At that time, Jesus answering said, I praise thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes.

11:26Yea, Father, for thus has it been well-pleasing in thy sight.

11:27All things have been delivered to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son but the Father, nor does any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son may be pleased to reveal him.

11:28Come to me, all ye who labour and are burdened, and *I* will give you rest.

11:29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls;

11:30for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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