THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

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

8:1¤ And when he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him:

8:2And behold a leper came and adored him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

8:3And Jesus stretching forth his hand, touched him, saying: I will, be thou made clean. And forthwith his leprosy was cleansed.

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

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

8:6And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, and is grievously tormented.

8:7And Jesus saith to him: I will come and heal him.

8:8And the centurion, making answer, said: Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.

8:9For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to this, Go, and he goeth, and to another Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

8:10And Jesus hearing this, marvelled; and said to them that followed him. Amen I say to you, I have not found so great faith in Israel.

8:11And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven:

8:12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

8:13And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour.

8:14And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying, and sick of a fever;

8:15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose and ministered to them.

8:16And when evening was come, they brought to him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word: and all that were sick he healed:

8:17That it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet Isaias, saying: He took our infirmities, and bore our diseases.

8:18And Jesus seeing great multitudes about him, gave orders to pass over the water.

8:19And a certain scribe came and said to him: Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou shalt go.

8:20And Jesus saith to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

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

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

8:23And when he entered into the boat, his disciples followed him:

8:24And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep.

8:25And they came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish.

8:26And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up, he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm.

8:27But the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey him?

8:28And when he was come on the other side of the water, into the country of the Gerasens, there met him two that were possessed with devils, coming out of the sepulchres, exceeding fierce, so that none could pass by that way.

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

8:30And there was, not far from them, a herd of many swine feeding.

8:31And the devils besought him, saying: If thou cast us out hence, send us into the herd of swine.

8:32And he said to them: Go. But they going out went into the swine, and behold the whole herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea: and they perished in the waters.

8:33And they that kept them fled: and coming into the city, told every thing, and concerning them that had been possessed by the devils.

8:34And behold the whole city went out to meet Jesus, and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart from their coasts.

9:1¤ And entering into a boat, he passed over the water and came into his own city.

9:2And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven thee.

9:3And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth.

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

9:5Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise, and walk?

9:6But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the man sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house.

9:7And he arose, and went into his house.

9:8And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.

9:9And when Jesus passed on from thence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he arose up and followed him.

9:10And it came to pass as he was sitting at meat in the house, behold many publicans and sinners came, and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.

9:11And the Pharisees seeing it, said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat with publicans and sinners?

9:12But Jesus hearing it, said: They that are in health need not a physician, but they that are ill.

9:13Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners.

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

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

9:16And nobody putteth a piece of raw cloth unto an old garment. For it taketh away the fulness thereof from the garment, and there is made a greater rent.

9:17Neither do they put new wine into old bottles. Otherwise the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish. But new wine they put into new bottles: and both are preserved.

9:18As he was speaking these things unto them, behold a certain ruler came up, and adored him, saying: Lord, my daughter is even now dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

9:19And Jesus rising up followed him, with his disciples.

9:20And behold a woman who was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.

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

9:22But Jesus turning and seeing her, said: Be of good heart, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

9:23And when Jesus was come into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making a rout,

9:24He said: Give place, for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

9:25And when the multitude was put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand. And the maid arose.

9:26And the fame hereof went abroad into all that country.

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

9:28And when he was come to the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus saith to them, Do you believe, that I can do this unto you? They say to him, Yea, Lord.

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

9:30And their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, See that no man know this.

9:31But they going out, spread his fame abroad in all that country.

9:32And when they were gone out, behold they brought him a dumb man, possessed with a devil.

9:33And after the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke, and the multitudes wondered, saying, Never was the like seen in Israel.

9:34But the Pharisees said, By the prince of devils he casteth out devils.

9:35And Jesus went about all the cities and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, and every infirmity.

9:36And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.

9:37Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few.

9:38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.

10:1¤ And having called his twelve disciples together, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of diseases, and all manner of infirmities.

10:2And the names of the twelve Apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother,

10:3James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus,

10:4Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

10:5These twelve Jesus sent: commanding them, saying: Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles, and into the city of the Samaritans enter ye not.

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

10:7And going, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

10:8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils: freely have you received, freely give.

10:9Do not possess gold, nor silver, nor money in your purses:

10:10Nor scrip for your journey, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor a staff; for the workman is worthy of his meat.

10:11And into whatsoever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till you go thence.

10:12And when you come into the house, salute it, saying: Peace be to this house.

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

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

10:15Amen I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

10:16Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.

10:17But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.

10:18And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles:

10:19But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak:

10:20For it is not you that speak, but the spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

10:21The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son; and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death.

10:22And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.

10:23And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come.

10:24The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord.

10:25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the good man of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?

10:26Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known.

10:27That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.

10:28And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell.

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

10:30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

10:31Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows.

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

10:33But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.

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

10:35For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

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

10:37He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.

10:38And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.

10:39He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it.

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

10:41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet: and he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just man, shall receive the reward of a just man.

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, amen I say to you he shall not lose his reward.

11:1¤ And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he passed from thence, to teach and to preach in their cities.

11:2Now when John had heard in prison the works of Christ: sending two of his disciples he said to him:

11:3Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another?

11:4And Jesus making answer said to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen.

11:5The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them.

11:6And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me.

11:7And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the wind?

11:8But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings.

11:9But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet.

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

11:11Amen I say to you, there hath not risen among them that are born of women a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the lesser in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

11:12And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away.

11:13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John:

11:14And if you will receive it, he is Elias that is to come.

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

11:16But whereunto shall I esteem this generation to be like? It is like to children sitting in the market place.

11:17Who crying to their companions say: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have lamented, and you have not mourned.

11:18For John came neither eating nor drinking; and they say: He hath a devil.

11:19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say: Behold a man that is a glutton and a wine drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. And wisdom is justified by her children.

11:20Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance.

11:21Woe to thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida: for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.

11:22But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you.

11:23And thou Capharnaum, shalt thou be exalted up to heaven? thou shalt go down even unto hell. For if in Sodom had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in thee, perhaps it had remained unto this day.

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

11:25At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.

11:26Yea, Father: for so hath it seemed good in thy sight.

11:27All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth the Son but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him.

11:28Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.

11:29Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: And you shall find rest to your souls.

11:30For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.



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