THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

16:1¤ And there came to him the Pharisees and Sadducees tempting: and they asked him to shew them a sign from heaven.

16:2But he answered and said to them: When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.

16:3And in the morning: To day there will be a storm, for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to discern the face of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the times?

16:4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. And he left them, and went away.

16:5And when his disciples were come over the water, they had forgotten to take bread.

16:6Who said to them: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

16:7But they thought within themselves, saying: Because we have taken no bread.

16:8And Jesus knowing it, said: Why do you think within yourselves, O ye of little faith, for that you have no bread?

16:9Do you not yet understand, neither do you remember the five loaves among five thousand men, and how many baskets you took up?

16:10Nor the seven loaves, among four thousand men, and how many baskets you took up?

16:11Why do you not understand that it was not concerning bread I said to you: Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?

16:12Then they understood that he said not that they should beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

16:13And Jesus came into the quarters of Cesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of man is?

16:14But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

16:15Jesus saith to them: But whom do you say that I am?

16:16Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.

16:17And Jesus answering said to him: Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jona: because flesh and blood hath not revealed it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven.

16:18And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

16:19And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.

16:20Then he commanded his disciples, that they should tell no one that he was Jesus the Christ.

16:21From that time Jesus began to shew to his disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the ancients and scribes and chief priests, and be put to death, and the third day rise again.

16:22And Peter taking him, began to rebuke him, saying: Lord, be it far from thee, this shall not be unto thee.

16:23Who turning, said to Peter: Go behind me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou savourest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.

16:24Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

16:25For he that will save his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

16:26For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?

16:27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels: and then will he render to every man according to his works.

16:28Amen I say to you, there are some of them that stand here, that shall not taste death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

17:1¤ And after six days Jesus taketh unto him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart:

17:2And he was transfigured before them. And his face did shine as the sun: and his garments became white as snow.

17:3And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with him.

17:4And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

17:5And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.

17:6And the disciples hearing fell upon their face, and were very much afraid.

17:7And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them: Arise, and fear not.

17:8And they lifting up their eyes, saw no one, but only Jesus.

17:9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead.

17:10And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elias must come first?

17:11But he answering, said to them: Elias indeed shall come, and restore all things.

17:12But I say to you, that Elias is already come, and they knew him not, But have done unto him whatsoever they had a mind. So also the Son of man shall suffer from them.

17:13Then the disciples understood, that he had spoken to them of John the Baptist.

17:14And when he was come to the multitude, there came to him a man falling down on his knees before him saying:

17:15Lord, have pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, and suffereth much: for he falleth often into the fire, and often into the water.

17:16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.

17:17Then Jesus answered and said: O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to me.

17:18And Jesus rebuked him, and the devil went out of him, and the child was cured from that hour.

17:19Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, and said: Why could not we cast him out?

17:20Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain: Remove from hence hither, and it shall remove: and nothing shall be impossible to you.

17:21But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting.

17:22And when they abode together in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:

17:23And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again. And they were troubled exceedingly.

17:24And when they were come to Capharnaum, they that received the didrachmas, came to Peter, and said to him: Doth not your master pay the didrachma?

17:25He said: Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying: What is thy opinion, Simon? The kings of the earth, of whom do they receive tribute or custom, of their own children, or of strangers?

17:26And he said: Of strangers. Jesus said to him: Then the children are free.

17:27But that we may not scandalize them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook: and that fish which shall first come up, take: and when thou hast opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater: take that, and give it to them for me and thee.

18:1¤ At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who, thinkest thou, is the greater in the kingdom of heaven?

18:2And Jesus, calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them.

18:3And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

18:4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.

18:5And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me.

18:6But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.

18:7Woe to the world because of scandals. For it must needs be that scandals come: but nevertheless woe to that man by whom the scandal cometh.

18:8And if thy hand, or thy foot, scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee to go into life maimed or lame, than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.

18:9And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee. It is better for thee having one eye to enter into life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

18:10See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.

18:11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

18:12What think you? If a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray: doth he not leave the ninety-nine in the mountains, and goeth to seek that which is gone astray?

18:13And if it so be that he find it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth more for that, than for the ninety-nine that went not astray.

18:14Even so it is not the will of your Father, who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

18:15But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother.

18:16And if he will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more: that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may stand.

18:17And if he will not hear them: tell the church. And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican.

18:18Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in heaven.

18:19Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent upon earth, concerning anything whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done to them by my Father who is in heaven.

18:20For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

18:21Then came Peter unto him and said: Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

18:22Jesus saith to him: I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times.

18:23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants.

18:24And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents.

18:25And as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

18:26But that servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18:27And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go and forgave him the debt.

18:28But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow-servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest.

18:29And his fellow-servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

18:30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid the debt.

18:31Now his fellow servants seeing what was done, were very much grieved, and they came, and told their lord all that was done.

18:32Then his lord called him: and said to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me:

18:33Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant, even as I had compassion on thee?

18:34And his lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt.

18:35So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

19:1¤ And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these words, he departed from Galilee and came into the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan.

19:2And great multitudes followed him: and he healed them there.

19:3And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, saying: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

19:4Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he who made man from the beginning, made them male and female?

19:5And he said: For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.

19:6Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.

19:7They say to him: Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away?

19:8He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hardness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

19:9And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.

19:10His disciples say unto him: If the case of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry.

19:11Who said to them: All men take not this word, but they to whom it is given.

19:12For there are eunuchs, who were born so from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, who were made so by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He that can take, let him take it.

19:13Then were little children presented to him, that he should impose hands upon them and pray. And the disciples rebuked them.

19:14But Jesus said to them: Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such.

19:15And when he had imposed hands upon them, he departed from thence.

19:16And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting?

19:17Who said to him: Why askest thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

19:18He said to him: Which? And Jesus said: Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness.

19:19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

19:20The young man saith to him: All these have I kept from my youth, what is yet wanting to me?

19:21Jesus saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

19:22And when the young man had heard this word, he went away sad: for he had great possessions.

19:23Then Jesus said to his disciples: Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

19:24And again I say to you: It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

19:25And when they had heard this, the disciples wondered very much, saying: Who then can be saved?

19:26And Jesus beholding, said to them: With men this is impossible: but with God all things are possible.

19:27Then Peter answering, said to him: Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what therefore shall we have?

19:28And Jesus said to them: Amen I say to you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the seat of his majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

19:29And every one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting.

19:30And many that are first, shall be last: and the last shall be first.



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