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

7:1¤ And there assembled together unto him the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem.

7:2And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with common, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.

7:3For the Pharisees and all the Jews eat not without often washing their hands, holding the tradition of the ancients.

7:4And when they come from the market, unless they be washed, they eat not: and many other things there are that have been delivered to them to observe, the washings of cups and of pots and of brazen vessels and of beds.

7:5And the Pharisees and scribes asked him: Why do not thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the ancients, but they eat bread with common hands?

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

7:7And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men.

7:8For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to these.

7:9And he said to them: Well do you make void the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.

7:10For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother. And He that shall curse father or mother, dying let him die.

7:11But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother, Corban (which is a gift) whatsoever is from me shall profit thee.

7:12And further you suffer him not to do any thing for his father or mother,

7:13Making void the word of God by your own tradition, which you have given forth. And many other such like things you do.

7:14And calling again the multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear ye me all and understand.

7:15There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him. But the things which come from a man, those are they that defile a man.

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

7:17And when he was come into the house from the multitude, his disciples asked him the parable.

7:18And he saith to them: So are you also without knowledge? Understand you not that every thing from without entering into a man cannot defile him:

7:19Because it entereth not into his heart but goeth into the belly and goeth out into the privy, purging all meats?

7:20But he said that: The things which come out from a man, they defile a man.

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

7:22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

7:23All these evil things come from within and defile a man.

7:24And rising from thence he went into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon: and entering into a house, he would that no man should know it. And he could not be hid.

7:25For a woman as soon as she heard of him, whose daughter had an unclean spirit, came in and fell down at his feet.

7:26For the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophenician born. And she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

7:27Who said to her: Suffer first the children to be filled: for it is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.

7:28But she answered and said to him: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also eat under the table of the crumbs of the children.

7:29And he said to her: For this saying, go thy way. The devil is gone out of thy daughter.

7:30And when she was come into her house, she found the girl lying upon the bed and that the devil was gone out.

7:31And again going out of the coasts of Tyre, he came by Sidon to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.

7:32And they bring to him one deaf and dumb: and they besought him that he would lay his hand upon him.

7:33And taking him from the multitude apart, he put his fingers into his ears: and spitting, he touched his tongue.

7:34And looking up to heaven, he groaned and said to him: Ephpheta, which is, Be thou opened.

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

7:36And he charged them that they should tell no man. But the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal did they publish it.

7:37And so much the more did they wonder, saying: He hath done all things well. He hath made both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.

8:1¤ In those days again, when there was a great multitude and they had nothing to eat; calling his disciples together, he saith to them:

8:2I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days and have nothing to eat.

8:3And if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way: for some of them came from afar off.

8:4And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them here with bread in the wilderness?

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

8:6And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And taking the seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke and gave to his disciples for to set before them. And they set them before the people.

8:7And they had a few little fishes: and he blessed them and commanded them to be set before them.

8:8And they did eat and were filled: and they took up that which was left of the fragments, seven baskets.

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

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

8:11And the Pharisees came forth and began to question with him, asking him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

8:12And sighing deeply in spirit, he saith: Why doth this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, a sign shall not be given to this generation.

8:13And leaving them, he went up again into the ship and passed to the other side of the water.

8:14And they forgot to take bread: and they had but one loaf with them in the ship.

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

8:16And they reasoned among themselves, saying: Because we have no bread.

8:17Which Jesus knowing, saith to them: Why do you reason, because you have no bread? Do you not yet know nor understand? Have you still your heart blinded?

8:18Having eyes, see you not? And having ears, hear you not? Neither do you remember?

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

8:20When also the seven loaves among four thousand, how many baskets of fragments took you up? And they say to him: Seven.

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

8:22And they came to Bethsaida: and they bring to him a blind man. And they besought him that he would touch him.

8:23And taking the blind man by the hand, he led him out of the town. And spitting upon his eyes, laying his hands on him, he asked him if he saw any thing.

8:24And looking up, he said: I see men, as it were trees, walking.

8:25After that again he laid his hands upon his eyes: and he began to see and was restored, so that he saw all things clearly.

8:26And he sent him into his house, saying: Go into thy house, and if thou enter into the town, tell nobody.

8:27And Jesus went out, and his disciples into the towns of Caesarea Philippi. And in the way, he asked his disciples, saying to them: Whom do men say that I am?

8:28Who answered him, saying: John the Baptist; but some Elias, and others as one of the prophets.

8:29Then he saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Peter answering said to him: Thou art the Christ.

8:30And he strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of him.

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

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

8:33Who turning about and seeing his disciples, threatened Peter, saying: Go behind me, Satan, because thou savourest not the things that are of God but that are of men.

8:34And calling the multitude together with his disciples, he said to them: If any man will follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

8:35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel shall save it.

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

8:37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul:

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

9:1¤ And he said to them: Amen I say to you that there are some of them that stand here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of God coming in power.

9:2And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter and James and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves, and was transfigured before them.

9:3And his garments became shining and exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller upon earth can make white.

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

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

9:6For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear.

9:7And there was a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my most beloved Son. Hear ye him.

9:8And immediately looking about, they saw no man any more, but Jesus only with them.

9:9And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them not to tell any man what things they had seen, till the Son of man shall be risen again from the dead.

9:10And they kept the word to themselves; questioning together what that should mean, when he shall be risen from the dead.

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

9:12Who answering, said to them: Elias, when he shall come first, shall restore all things; and as it is written of the Son of man that he must suffer many things and be despised.

9:13But I say to you that Elias also is come (and they have done to him whatsoever they would), as it is written of him.

9:14And coming to his disciples he saw a great multitude about them and the scribes disputing with them.

9:15And presently all the people, seeing Jesus, were astonished and struck with fear: and running to him, they saluted him.

9:16And he asked them: What do you question about among you?

9:17And one of the multitude, answering, said: Master, I have brought my son to thee, having a dumb spirit.

9:18Who, wheresoever he taketh him, dasheth him: and he foameth and gnasheth with the teeth and pineth away. And I spoke to thy disciples to cast him out: and they could not.

9:19Who answering them, said: O incredulous generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me.

9:20And they brought him. And when he had seen him, immediately the spirit troubled him and being thrown down upon the ground, he rolled about foaming.

9:21And he asked his father: How long time is it since this hath happened unto him? But he said: From his infancy.

9:22And oftentimes hath he cast him into the fire and into the waters to destroy him. But if thou canst do any thing, help us, having compassion on us.

9:23And Jesus saith to him: If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

9:24And immediately the father of the boy crying out, with tears said: I do believe, Lord. Help my unbelief.

9:25And when Jesus saw the multitude running together, he threatened the unclean spirit, saying to him: Deaf and dumb spirit, I command thee, go out of him and enter not any more into him.

9:26And crying out and greatly tearing him, he went out of him. And he became as dead, so that many said: He is dead.

9:27But Jesus taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose.

9:28And when he was come into the house, his disciples secretly asked him: Why 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 departing from thence, they passed through Galilee: and he would not that any man should know it.

9:31And he taught his disciples and said to them: The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise again the third day.

9:32But they understood not the word: and they were afraid to ask him.

9:33And they came to Capharnaum. And when they were in the house, he asked them: What did you treat of in the way?

9:34But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among themselves, which of them should be the greatest.

9:35And sitting down, he called the twelve and saith to them: If any man desire to be first, he shall be the last of all and be minister of all.

9:36And taking a child, he set him in the midst of them. Whom when he had embraced, he saith to them:

9:37Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in my name receiveth me. And whosoever shall receive me receiveth not me but him that sent me.

9:38John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, who followeth not us: and we forbade him.

9:39But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my name and can soon speak ill of me.

9:40For he that is not against you is for you.

9:41For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in my name, because you belong to Christ: amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

9:42And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me: it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were cast into the sea.

9:43And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life, maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into unquenchable fire:

9:44Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:45And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter lame into life everlasting than having two feet to be cast into the hell of unquenchable fire:

9:46Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:47And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee with one eye to enter into the kingdom of God than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire:

9:48Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

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

9:50Salt is good. But if the salt become unsavoury, wherewith will you season it? Have salt in you: and have peace among you.

10:1¤ And rising up from thence, he cometh into the coast of Judea beyond the Jordan: and the multitude flocked to him again. And as he was accustomed, he taught them again.

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

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

10:4Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and to put her away.

10:5To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your heart, he wrote you that precept.

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 cleave to his wife.

10:8And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh.

10:9What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

10:10And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the same thing.

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

10:12And if the wife shall put away her husband and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

10:13And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them.

10:14Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

10:15Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter into it.

10:16And embracing them and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.

10:17And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man, running up and kneeling before him, asked him: Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting?

10:18And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, that is God.

10:19Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy father and mother.

10:20But he answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have observed from my youth.

10:21And Jesus, looking on him, loved him and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee. Go, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.

10:22Who being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

10:23And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

10:24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God?

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

10:26Who wondered the more, saying among themselves: Who then can be saved?

10:27And Jesus looking on them, saith: With men it is impossible; but not with God. For all things are possible with God.

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

10:29Jesus answering said: Amen I say to you, there is no man who hath left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,

10:30Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting.

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

10:32And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went before them. And they were astonished and following were afraid. And taking again the twelve, he began to tell them the things that should befall him.

10:33Saying: Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes and ancients. And they shall condemn him to death and shall deliver him to the Gentiles.

10:34And they shall mock him and spit on him and scourge him and kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

10:35And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying: Master, we desire that whatsoever we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for us.

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

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

10:38And Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Can you drink of the chalice that I drink of or be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized?

10:39But they said to him: We can. And Jesus saith to them: You shall indeed drink of the chalice that I drink of; and with the baptism wherewith I am baptized you shall be baptized.

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

10:41And the ten, hearing it, began to be much displeased at James and John.

10:42But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who seem to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them: and their princes have power over them.

10:43But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater shall be your minister.

10:44And whosoever will be first among you shall be the servant of all.

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

10:46And they came to Jericho. And as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a very great multitude, Bartimeus the blind man, the son of Timeus, sat by the way side begging.

10:47Who when he had heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, began to cry out and to say: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

10:48And many rebuked him, that he might hold his peace; but he cried a great deal the more: Son of David, have mercy on me.

10:49And Jesus, standing still, commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying to him: Be of better comfort. Arise, he calleth thee.

10:50Who casting off his garment leaped up and came to him.

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

10:52And Jesus saith to him: Go thy way. Thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he saw and followed him in the way.

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