The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ, According to St. Mark (Author John Mark)

11:1¤ And when they were drawing near to Jerusalem and to Bethania, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples,

11:2And saith to them: Go into the village that is over against you, and immediately at your coming in thither, you shall find a colt tied, upon which no man yet hath sat. Loose him and bring him.

11:3And if any man shall say to you: What are you doing? Say ye that the Lord hath need of him. And immediately he will let him come hither.

11:4And going their way, they found the colt tied before the gate without, in the meeting of two ways. And they loose him.

11:5And some of them that stood there said to them: What do you loosing the colt?

11:6Who said to them as Jesus had commanded them. And they let him go with them.

11:7And they brought the colt to Jesus. And they lay their garments on him: and he sat upon him.

11:8And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down boughs from the trees and strewed them in the way.

11:9And they that went before and they that followed cried, saying: Hosanna: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

11:10Blessed be the kingdom of our father David that cometh: Hosanna in the highest.

11:11And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple: and having viewed all things round about, when now the eventide was come, he went out to Bethania with the twelve.

11:12And the next day when they came out from Bethania, he was hungry.

11:13And when he had seen afar off a fig tree having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing on it. And when he was come to it, he found nothing but leaves. For it was not the time for figs.

11:14And answering he said to it: May no man hereafter eat fruit of thee any more for ever! And his disciples heard it.

11:15And they came to Jerusalem. And when he was entered into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple: and over threw the tables of the moneychangers and the chairs of them that sold doves.

11:16And he suffered not that any man should carry a vessel through the temple.

11:17And he taught, saying to them: Is it not written: My house shall be called the house of prayer to all nations, but you have made it a den of thieves.

11:18Which when the chief priests and the scribes had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because the whole multitude was in admiration at his doctrine.

11:19And when evening was come, he went forth out of the city.

11:20And when they passed by in the morning they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

11:21And Peter remembering, said to him: Rabbi, behold the fig tree which thou didst curse is withered away.

11:22And Jesus answering, saith to them: Have the faith of God.

11:23Amen I say to you that whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed and be cast into the sea, and shall not stagger in his heart, but believe that whatsoever he saith shall be done; it shall be done unto him.

11:24Therefore I say unto you, all things, whatsoever you ask when ye pray, believe that you shall receive: and they shall come unto you.

11:25And when you shall stand to pray, forgive, if you have aught against any man: that your Father also, who is in heaven, may forgive you your sins.

11:26But if you will not forgive, neither will your father that is in heaven forgive you your sins.

11:27And they come again to Jerusalem. And when he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests and the scribes and the ancients.

11:28And they say to him: By what authority dost thou these things? And who hath given thee this authority that thou shouldst do these things?

11:29And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one word. And answer you me: and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

11:30The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? Answer me.

11:31But they thought with themselves, saying: If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him?

11:32If we say, From men, we fear the people. For all men counted John that he was a prophet indeed.

11:33And they answering, say to Jesus: We know not. And Jesus answering, saith to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

12:1¤ And he began to speak to them in parables: A certain man planted a vineyard and made a hedge about it and dug a place for the winefat and built a tower and let it to husbandmen: and went into a far country.

12:2And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant to receive of the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

12:3Who, having laid hands on him, beat him and sent him away empty.

12:4And again he sent to them another servant: and him they wounded in the head and used him reproachfully.

12:5And again he sent another, and him they killed: and many others, of whom some they beat, and others they killed.

12:6Therefore, having yet one son, most dear to him, he also sent him unto them last of all, saying: They will reverence my son.

12:7But the husbandmen said one to another: This is the heir. Come let us kill him and the inheritance shall be ours.

12:8And laying hold on him, they killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.

12:9What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others.

12:10And have you not read this scripture, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner:

12:11By the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes.

12:12And they sought to lay hands on him: but they feared the people. For they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they went their way.

12:13And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians: that they should catch him in his words.

12:14Who coming, say to him: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker and carest not for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar?

12:15Or shall we not give it? Who knowing their wiliness, saith to them: Why tempt you me? Bring me a penny that I may see it.

12:16And they brought it him. And he saith to them: Whose is this image and inscription? They say to him, Caesar's.

12:17And Jesus answering, said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

12:18And there came to him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection. And they asked him, saying:

12:19Master, Moses wrote unto us that if any man's brother die and leave his wife behind him and leave no children, his brother should take his wife and raise up seed to his brother.

12:20Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife and died leaving no issue.

12:21And the second took her and died: and neither did he leave any issue. And the third in like manner.

12:22And the seven all took her in like manner and did not leave issue. Last of all the woman also died.

12:23In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise again, whose wife shall she be of them? For the seven had her to wife.

12:24And Jesus answering, saith to them: Do ye not therefore err, because you know not the scriptures nor the power of God?

12:25For when they shall rise again from the dead, they shall neither marry, nor be married, but are as the angels in heaven.

12:26And as concerning the dead that they rise again have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying: I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?

12:27He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore do greatly err.

12:28And there came one of the scribes that had heard them reasoning together, and seeing that he had answered them well, asked him which was the first commandment of all.

12:29And Jesus answered him: The first commandment of all is, Hear, O Israel: the Lord thy God is one God.

12:30And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with thy whole mind and with thy whole strength. This is the first commandment.

12:31And the second is like to it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

12:32And the scribe said to him: Well, Master, thou hast said in truth that there is one God and there is no other besides him.

12:33And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength. And to love one's neighbour as one's self is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices.

12:34And Jesus seeing that he had answered wisely, said to him: Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

12:35And Jesus answering, said, teaching in the temple: How do the scribes say that Christ is the son of David?

12:36For David himself saith by the Holy Ghost: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool.

12:37David therefore himself calleth him Lord. And whence is he then his son? And a great multitude heard him gladly.

12:38And he said to them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes and to be saluted in the marketplace,

12:39And to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues and to have the highest places at suppers:

12:40Who devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long prayer. These shall receive greater judgment.

12:41And Jesus sitting over against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury. And many that were rich cast in much.

12:42And there came a certain poor widow: and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing.

12:43And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast into the treasury.

12:44For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had, even her whole living.

13:1¤ And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him: Master, behold what manner of stones and what buildings are here.

13:2And Jesus answering, said to him: Seest thou all these great buildings? There shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.

13:3And as he sat on the mount of Olivet over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him apart:

13:4Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign when all these things shall begin to be fulfilled?

13:5And Jesus answering, began to say to them: Take heed lest any man deceive you.

13:6For many shall come in my name saying, I am he: and they shall deceive many.

13:7And when you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, fear ye not. For such things must needs be: but the end is not yet.

13:8For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places and famines. These things are the beginning of sorrows.

13:9But look to yourselves. For they shall deliver you Up to councils: and in the synagogues you shall be beaten: and you shall stand before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony unto them.

13:10And unto all nations the gospel must first be preached.

13:11And when they shall lead you and deliver you up, be not thoughtful beforehand what you shall speak: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye. For it is not you that speak, but the Holy Ghost.

13:12And the brother shall betray his brother unto death, and the father his son; and children shall rise up against their parents and shall work their death.

13:13And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake. But he that shall endure unto the end, he shall be saved.

13:14And when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where it ought not (he that readeth let him understand): then let them that are in Judea flee unto the mountains.

13:15And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house nor enter therein to take any thing out of the house.

13:16And let him that shall be in the field not turn back to take up his garment.

13:17And woe to them that are with child and that give suck in those days.

13:18But pray ye that these things happen not in winter.

13:19For in those days shall be such tribulations as were not from the beginning of the creation which God created until now: neither shall be.

13:20And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh should be saved: but, for the sake of the elect which he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.

13:21And then if any man shall say to you: Lo, here is Christ. Lo, he is here: do not believe.

13:22For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets: and they shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were possible) even the elect.

13:23Take you heed therefore: behold, I have foretold you all things.

13:24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light.

13:25And the stars of heaven shall be falling down and the powers that are in heaven shall be moved.

13:26And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory.

13:27And then shall he send his angels and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

13:28Now of the fig tree learn ye a parable. When the branch thereof is now tender and the leaves are come forth, you know that summer is very near.

13:29So you also when you shall see these things come to pass, know ye that it is very nigh, even at the doors.

13:30Amen, I say to you that this generation shall not pass until all these things be done.

13:31Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my word shall not pass away.

13:32But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.

13:33Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is.

13:34Even as a man who, going into a far country, left his house and gave authority to his servants over every work and commanded the porter to watch.

13:35Watch ye therefore (for you know not when the lord of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning):

13:36Lest coming on a sudden, he find you sleeping.

13:37And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch.

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