THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

4:1¤ And again he began to teach by the sea side; and a great multitude was gathered together unto him, so that he went up into a ship and sat in the sea: and all the multitude was upon the land by the sea side.

4:2And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in his doctrine:

4:3Hear ye: Behold, the sower went out to sow.

4:4And whilst he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of the air came and ate it up.

4:5And other some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much earth; and it shot up immediately, because it had no depth of earth.

4:6And when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

4:7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

4:8And some fell upon good ground; and brought forth fruit that grew up, and increased and yielded, one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred.

4:9And he said: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

4:10And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the parable.

4:11And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables:

4:12That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

4:13And he saith to them: Are you ignorant of this, parable? and how shall you know all parables?

4:14He that soweth, soweth the word.

4:15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown, and as soon as they have heard, immediately Satan cometh and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.

4:16And these likewise are they that are sown on the stony ground: who when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.

4:17And they have no root in themselves, but are only for a time: and then when tribulation and persecution ariseth for the word they are presently scandalized.

4:18And others there are who are sown among thorns: these are they that hear the word,

4:19And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made fruitless.

4:20And these are they who are sown upon the good ground, who hear the word, and receive it, and yield fruit, the one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred.

4:21And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

4:22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest: neither was it made secret, but that it may come abroad.

4:23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

4:24And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. In what measure you shall mete, it shall be measured to you again, and more shall be given to you.

4:25For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, that also which he hath shall be taken away from him.

4:26And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the earth,

4:27And should sleep, and rise, night and day, and the seed should spring, and grow up whilst he knoweth not.

4:28For the earth of itself bringeth forth fruit, first the blade, then the ear, afterwards the full corn in the ear.

4:29And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

4:30And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what parable shall we compare it?

4:31It is as a grain of mustard seed: which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth:

4:32And when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches, so that the birds of the air may dwell under the shadow thereof.

4:33And with many such parables, he spoke to them the word, according as they were able to hear.

4:34And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he explained all things to his disciples.

4:35And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass over to the other side.

4:36And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in the ship: and there were other ships with him.

4:37And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was filled.

4:38And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: Master, doth, it not concern thee that we perish?

4:39And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm.

4:40And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet?

4:41And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?

5:1¤ And they came over the strait of the sea, into the country of the Gerasens.

5:2And as he went out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the monuments a man with an unclean spirit,

5:3Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him, not even with chains.

5:4For having been often bound with fetters and chains, he had burst the chains, and broken the fetters in pieces, and no one could tame him.

5:5And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the mountains, crying and cutting himself with stones.

5:6And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him.

5:7And crying with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus the Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God that thou torment me not.

5:8For he said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

5:9And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is Legion, for we are many.

5:10And he besought him much, that he would not drive him away out of the country.

5:11And there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine, feeding.

5:12And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.

5:13And Jesus immediately gave them leave. And the unclean spirits going out, entered into the swine: and the herd with great violence was carried headlong into the sea, being about two thousand, and were stifled in the sea.

5:14And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the fields. And they went out to see what was done:

5:15And they came to Jesus, and they see him that was troubled with the devil, sitting, clothed, and well in his wits, and they were afraid.

5:16And they that had seen it, told them, in what manner he had been dealt with who had the devil; and concerning the swine.

5:17And they began to pray him that he would depart from their coasts.

5:18And when he went up into the ship, he that had been troubled with the devil, began to beseech him that he might be with him.

5:19And he admitted him not, but saith to him: Go into thy house to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had mercy on thee.

5:20And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men wondered.

5:21And when Jesus had passed again in the ship over the strait, a great multitude assembled together unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea.

5:22And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue named Jairus: and seeing him, falleth down at his feet.

5:23And he besought him much, saying: My daughter is at the point of death, come, lay thy hand upon her, that she may be safe, and may live.

5:24And he went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they thronged him.

5:25And a woman who was under an issue of blood twelve years,

5:26And had suffered many things from many physicians; and had spent all that she had, and was nothing the better, but rather worse,

5:27When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind him, and touched his garment.

5:28For she said: If I shall touch but his garment, I shall be whole.

5:29And forthwith the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the evil.

5:30And immediately Jesus knowing in himself the virtue that had proceeded from him, turning to the multitude, said: Who hath touched my garments?

5:31And his disciples said to him: Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou who hath touched me?

5:32And he looked about to see her who had done this.

5:33But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

5:34And he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole: go in peace, and be thou whole of thy disease.

5:35While he was yet speaking, some come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying: Thy daughter is dead: why dost thou trouble the master any further?

5:36But Jesus having heard the word that was spoken, saith to the ruler of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe.

5:37And he admitted not any man to follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

5:38And they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he seeth a tumult, and people weeping and wailing much.

5:39And going in, he saith to them: Why make you this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

5:40And they laughed him to scorn. But he having put them all out, taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

5:41And taking the damsel by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise.

5:42And immediately the damsel rose up, and walked: and she was twelve years old: and they were astonished with a great astonishment.

5:43And he charged them strictly that no man should know it: and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

6:1¤ And going out from thence, he went into his own country; and his disciples followed him.

6:2And when the Sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were in admiration at his doctrine, saying: How came this man by all these things? and what wisdom is this that is given to him, and such mighty works as are wrought by his hands?

6:3Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, and Jude, and Simon? are not also his sisters here with us? And they were scandalized in regard of him.

6:4And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred.

6:5And he could not do any miracles there, only that he cured a few that were sick, laying his hands upon them.

6:6And he wondered because of their unbelief, and he went through the villages round about teaching.

6:7And he called the twelve; and began to send them two and two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.

6:8And he commanded them that they should take nothing for the way, but a staff only; no scrip, no bread, nor money in their purse,

6:9But to be shod with sandals, and that they should not put on two coats.

6:10And he said to them: Wheresoever you shall enter into an house, there abide till you depart from that place.

6:11And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you; going forth from thence, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony to them.

6:12And going forth they preached that men should do penance:

6:13And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

6:14And king Herod heard, (for his name was made manifest,) and he said: John the Baptist is risen again from the dead, and therefore mighty works shew forth themselves in him.

6:15And others said: It is Elias. But others said: It is a prophet, as one of the prophets.

6:16Which Herod hearing, said: John whom I beheaded, he is risen again from the dead.

6:17For Herod himself had sent and apprehended John, and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because he had married her.

6:18For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

6:19Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to death and could not.

6:20For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.

6:21And when a convenient day was come, Herod made a supper for his birthday, for the princes, and tribunes, and chief men of Galilee.

6:22And when the daughter of the same Herodias had come in, and had danced, and pleased Herod, and them that were at table with him, the king said to the damsel: Ask of me what thou wilt, and I will give it thee.

6:23And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give thee, though it be the half of my kingdom.

6:24Who when she was gone out, said to her mother, What shall I ask? But she said: The head of John the Baptist.

6:25And when she was come in immediately with haste to the king, she asked, saying: I will that forthwith thou give me in a dish, the head of John the Baptist.

6:26And the king was struck sad. Yet because of his oath, and because of them that were with him at table, he would not displease her:

6:27But sending an executioner, he commanded that his head should be brought in a dish. And he beheaded him in the prison,

6:28And brought his head in a dish: and gave it to the damsel, and the damsel gave it to her mother.

6:29Which his disciples hearing came, and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

6:30And the apostles coming together unto Jesus, related to him all things that they had done and taught.

6:31And he said to them: Come apart into a desert place, and rest a little. For there were many coming and going: and they had not so much as time to eat.

6:32And going up into a ship, they went into a desert place apart.

6:33And they saw them going away, and many knew: and they ran flocking thither on foot from all the cities, and were there before them.

6:34And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had compassion on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.

6:35And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, saying: This is a desert place, and the hour is now past:

6:36Send them away, that going into the next villages and towns, they may buy themselves meat to eat.

6:37And he answering said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said to him: Let us go and buy bread for two hundred pence, and we will give them to eat.

6:38And he saith to them: How many loaves have you? go and see. And when they knew, they say: Five, and two fishes.

6:39And he commanded them that they should make them all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

6:40And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

6:41And when he had taken the five loaves, and the two fishes: looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave to his disciples to set before them: and the two fishes he divided among them all.

6:42And they all did eat, and had their fill.

6:43And they took up the leavings, twelve full baskets of fragments, and of the fishes.

6:44And they that did eat, were five thousand men.

6:45And immediately he obliged his disciples to go up into the ship, that they might go before him over the water to Bethsaida, whilst he dismissed the people.

6:46And when he had dismissed them, he went up to the mountain to pray,

6:47And when it was late, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and himself alone on the land.

6:48And seeing them labouring in rowing, (for the wind was against them,) and about the fourth watch of the night, he cometh to them walking upon the sea, and he would have passed by them.

6:49But they seeing him walking upon the sea, thought it was an apparition, and they cried out.

6:50For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he spoke with them, and said to them: Have a good heart, it is I, fear ye not.

6:51And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased: and they were far more astonished within themselves:

6:52For they understood not concerning the loaves; for their heart was blinded.

6:53And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Genezareth, and set to the shore.

6:54And when they were gone out of the ship, immediately they knew him:

6:55And running through that whole country, they began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

6:56And whithersoever he entered, into towns or into villages or cities, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch but the hem of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.



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