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sat on the right hand of God; 151 20 and they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.



them. And it came to pass while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and 52 carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with 53 great joy; and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.


And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of 31 his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, and that believing ye might have life through his name.


25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.




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And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him; and he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to And behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's 38 house, brought an alabaster-box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him, weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears; and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and 39 kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now, when the Pharisee which had bidden him, saw it, he spake within himself, saying; This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what manner of woman this is 40 that toucheth him; for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him; Simon, I have somewhat to say unto 41 thee. And he saith; Master, say on. There was a certain

creditor, which had two debtors; the one owed five hundred 42 pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore,

43 which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said; I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he 44 said unto him; Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon; Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house; thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped 45 them with her hair. Thou gavest me no kiss; but this woman, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my 46 feet. Mine head with oil thou didst not anoint; but this 47 woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for


she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same 48 loveth little. And he said unto her; Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him, began to say within 50 themselves; Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman; Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.



And it came to pass, that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him; Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them; When ye pray, say; Father, hal3 lowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; give us day by 4 day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us; and lead us not in5 to temptation. And he said unto them; Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, 6 and say unto him; Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey has come to me, and I have 7 nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say; Trouble me not; the door is now shut, and my 8 children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will 9 rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say unto you; Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall 10 find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every

one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; 11 and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a 12 serpent? or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scor13 pion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him. And he went in and sat down to meat. 38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not 39 first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him;

Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and 40 wickedness. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is 41 without, make that which is within also? But rather give

alms of such things as ye have; and behold, all things are clean

42 unto you.


But woe unto you Pharisees, for ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs; and pass over judgment and the love of God. These ought ye to have done, and 43 not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you Pharisees, for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greet44 ings in the markets. Woe unto you, for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not 45 aware of them. Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him; Master, thus saying, thou re46 proachest us also. And he said; Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne; and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your 47 fingers. Woe unto you, for ye build the sepulchres of the 48 prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear wit

ness, that ye allow the deeds of your fathers; for they in49 deed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom of God; I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and perse50 cute; that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this 51 generation; from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple. Verily I say unto you, it shall be required of this gen52 eration. Woe unto you lawyers, for ye have taken away the key of knowledge; ye entered not in yourselves, and 53 them that were entering in ye hindered. And as

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he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak 54 of many things; laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth that they might accuse him. 12 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples; First of all, beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is 2 hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be 3 revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore, whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the house-tops. And I say unto you, my friends; Be not afraid of them that kill the body, 5 and after that, have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear; fear him, which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto


6 you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? and not one of them is forgotten before God. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparAlso I say unto you; Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess be9 fore the angels of God. But he that denieth me before 10 men, shall be denied before the angels of God. And who

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soever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but unto him that blasphemeth against the 11 Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought, how or what thing ye shall answer, or 12 what ye shall say; for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.


And one of the company said unto him; Master, speak 14 to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him; Man, who made me a judge, or a divider 15 over you? And he said unto them; Take heed, and beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in 16 the abundance of the things which he possesseth.


he spake a parable unto them, saying; The ground of a 17 certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought within himself, saying; What shall I do? because I have no 18 room where to bestow my fruits. And he said; This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and 19 there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods; and I will say to my soul; Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for 20 many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him; Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which 21 thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for 22 himself, and is not rich towards God. And he

said unto his disciples; Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, 23 what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat; and 24 the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens, for

they neither sow nor reap; which neither have store-house, nor barn; and God feedeth them. How much more are 25 ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking 26 thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not

able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for 27 the rest? Consider the lilies how they grow; they toil not,

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