Gospel according to Mark
Proclaiming: Christ as the "Servant of Man".
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|Accredited to John-Mark; cousin of Barnabas. whom accompanied Apostle Paul on his first mission trip, (Acts 12:25).||
Mark's gospel account of the ministry of Jesus Christ. Jesus's ministry
began at age thirty, ending with His crucifixion approximately three years later.
Over His three year ministry, Jesus healed many. He taught the people of His day,
and spoke in parables of many things, including the kingdom of God and the kingdom
of heaven. Mark's gospel proclaims Jesus Christ as a Servant, written primarily to
the Roman nation.
|approximately 58 AD.|
1The gospel of Jesus Christ; From the very beginning, the good news of the Son of God 2was recorded by Isaiah the prophet; I send my messenger before you to prepare Your way. 3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight, Isaiah 40:3.
4John the Baptist, baptize in the wilderness and preached a message of repentance, for the remission of sins. 5And multitudes of people from Judea and Jerusalem came out where John was at the Jordan river confessing their sins and they were baptized. 6John himself was clothed in camel's hair, tied with a belt and his food was locusts and wild honey. 7And he preached saying; There will come One after me, that is mightier than I am, of whom I am not worthy even to be His slave. 8For I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
9In those days, Jesus also came to John to be baptized in the Jordan. 10And when Jesus had come up out of the water, the heavens opened up and the Spirit descended on Him like a dove. 11Then a voice came from heaven, saying; This is My Son, whom I love and am well pleased.
12Immediately afterwards, the Spirit led him into the wilderness. 13And He was in the wilderness for forty days, with the wild beasts, tempted by Satan. And afterwards the angels ministered to Him. 14Now after John the Baptist had been put into prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.
15Jesus preached the kingdom of God, saying; The time is now and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel.
16As Jesus walked by the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon-Peter and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea, for they were fisherman. 17Calling to them, Jesus said; Come, follow Me and I will make you fishers of men. 18And they left their nets and followed Him. 19When Jesus had gone a bit further, He saw James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee, who were in a boat mending their nets. 20He called to them and they left their father Zebedee, who was in the boat with the hired servants and they followed Jesus. 21Now they went to Capernaum and on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and He taught there. 22And the people were astonished at His teaching, for He spoke as one who had authority and not as the scribes.
23Now there was a man in the synagogue with an unclean spirit. When he saw Jesus, he cried out; 24Saying; let us alone, what have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth, I know who You are, the Holy one of God, have you come to destroy us? 25But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, saying; Be quit and come out of him. 26After the unclean spirit had thrown the man into a convulsion, with a great scream it came out of the man. 27All the people were amassed and they questioned among themselves, as to what new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey Him. 28Jesus's fame then spread nearly overnight, throughout all of Galilee.
29When they had left the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon-Peter, together with Andrew, James and John. 30Now Simon's mother-in-law was sick with a fever and they quickly told Him about her. 31So Jesus came and took her by the hand and immediately the fever left her and she served Him.
32At evening, they brought to Him all that were sick, diseased and those who were demon-possessed. 33For much of the city had gathered at the door. 34And He healed many and cast out the demons, not allowing the demons to speak for they knew Him. 35Early in the morning before day break, Jesus departed to a solitary place to pray. 36But His disciples searched for Him. 37And when they found Him, they said; everyone is looking for You. 38But Jesus said; Let's go into the next town, so I can also preach there, for that is My purpose for coming out. 39And Jesus preached and cast out demons throughout all of Galilee.
40There came a leper to Him, kneeling down and begging, saying; if You will, You can make me clean. 41Jesus moved with compassion, stretched out His hand, touched him and said; I am willing, be clean. 42As soon as He spoke, the leprosy left the man and he was made clean. 43Jesus then charged Him saying; 44Tell no man, but go your way, show yourself to the priest and give an offering as Moses commanded. 45But the man publicized it much, insomuch as Jesus could not openly enter into the city. So Jesus stayed in desert places, but even so, the people still kept coming to Him, from all directions.
1Again He entered into Capernaum and after a few days, it was known that Jesus was there in the house. 2Many people then gathered together, insomuch that the house did not have room to receive them all and He preached the Word to them.
3They brought a paralytic to Him, on a stretcher carried by four men. 4But because of the great crowd they could not bring him through the door. So they uncovered the roof over where Jesus stood and let the bed that the paralytic was lying on down. 5When Jesus saw their faith, (a moral conviction and belief in God), He said to the paralytic; Son, your sins are forgiven you. 6When the scribes who were sitting there heard this, they reasoned in their hearts, 7And questioned why this Man had spoken blasphemy, for only God can forgive sins. 8But when Jesus had perceived this, He said to them; Why do you reason about these things in your heart? 9Which is easier to say to the paralyzed, your sins be forgiven you, or rise up and walk? 10But that you may know the Son of Man has the power on earth to forgive sins, I say to the paralytic. 11Rise up, take your bed and go to your house. 12Immediately the man arose, took his bed and departed before all the people. And all the people were amazed and glorified God, saying, We have never seen anything like this before.
13Again Jesus went along the sea and the multitudes followed Him and He taught them. 14As Jesus passed by, He saw Matthew, the tax collector, sitting at the tax booth. Jesus said to him; Follow Me and Matthew arose and followed Him. 15As Jesus and His disciples were dining at Matthew's house, they also sat with other tax collectors and other less than reputable people, (sinners), who also followed Jesus. 16Now when the scribes and the Pharisees saw Him eating with lesser class people, (tax collectors and sinners), they questioned His disciples as to why He eats with sinners? 17But Jesus heard this and said to them; Those who are well have no need of a physician, but rather they that are sick; I have not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance.
18Now the disciples of John the Baptist and the disciples of the Pharisees were observing a fast and they questioned why Jesus and His disciples did not also do likewise? 19Jesus answered; Do the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is still with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20But the day will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them and in those days they shall then fast.
21No man sews a new (un-shrunken) piece of cloth on an old garment, for the patch will tear away and the tear of the garment will be worse than before. 22Nor does anyone put new wine, (the new covenant) into an old wineskin (the structure of the law), for the wineskin will burst, the wine will be lost and the skin will be ruined, but new wine must go into a new wineskin.
23Now on the coming Sabbath, Jesus and His disciples walked through the grain fields. And His disciples were eating some of the grain. 24When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Jesus; why do Your disciples do what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath day? 25But Jesus replied to them; Have you not read what David did and those with him when they were in need? 26That they went into the house of God and ate the showbread, which is only lawful for the priests to eat, 1st Samuel 21:1-6. 27Therefore, the Sabbath has been made for man and not man for the Sabbath! 28And the Son of Man is Lord also of the Sabbath.
1Jesus entered the synagogue and there was a man with a withered hand. 2Now the Pharisees watched Him closely to see if He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might bring an accusation against Him. 3And Jesus called to the man with the withered hand, saying; Stand here in the midst. 4He then turned and said to the Pharisees; Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil? To save life or to kill? But, they did not answer Him. 5After He had looked at them in anger, being grieved because of the hardness of their hearts. He said to the man; Stretch out your hand and as the man did, his hand was restored whole as the other. 6After seeing this the Pharisees took counsel, with the Herodians, (another religious group), as how they might kill Jesus.
7Jesus then along with His disciples withdrew to the sea coast and multitudes from Galilee and Judea followed Him. 8Along with great multitudes from Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan river and from Tyre and Sidon came to Him when they heard of the great things He was doing. 9Jesus then had His disciples keep a small boat ready for His use, least the crowd should mob Him. 10For He healed many, that all who had afflictions pressed against Him so as to touch Him. 11And when the unclean spirits, saw Him, they fell down before Him and cried out, saying; You are the Son of God! 12But He charged them not to make Himself known.
13Jesus then went up on a mountain and called twelve disciples to Him and each one came to Him. 14And He ordained the twelve, that they should be with Him and that He might send them out to go and preach. 15Having authority and power to heal the sick and able to cast out demons.
16He gave Simon the name of Peter. 17He gave James and John the son of Zebedee, the name: 'Sons of Thunder'. 18He called Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Thaddeus, Simon the Canaanite 19and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
20The multitude then came together, so much so that they did not even have time to eat. 21Now when Jesus' family and close friends heard about all of this, they came to bring Him back home, for they thought He had gone crazy. 22The scribes also said that He has a demon and He is casting out demons by the power of the prince of demons, (Beelzebub).
23So Jesus called the scribes to Himself and speaking in parables, said to them; How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand, 25nor can a house stand if a house is divided against itself. 26And if Satan is divided and comes against himself, he cannot stand, but will surly come to an end. 27A man cannot enter a strong man's house to plunder his goods, without first binding up the strong man. And then he can plunder his house. 28Truly, I say to you, All sins will be forgiven man and the blasphemies that he speaks, 29However the man who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit shall never find forgiveness and is liable to eternal condemnation. 30Because you have accused Him of being connected with evil.
31Because, the Pharisees had said, He has a demon. His mother and brother's stood outside the door and called for Him. 32And the multitude sitting around Him relayed the message to Jesus, that His mother and brothers were seeking Him. 33But Jesus replied, saying; Who is My mother and My brothers? 34And as He looked about the crowd, He said; Here is my mother and my brothers. 35Whoever does the will of God, they are My brothers, sisters and mother.
1Jesus again went by the sea shore and a great multitude gathered. So great was the multitude that He got into a boat and taught from there, while the whole multitude was on the shore facing the sea. 2From there He taught them many things through parables.
3 Behold, a sower went out to sow seed.
9When He had spoken this, He said; He who has ears, (and is willing to hear), let him hear and understand. 10But when He was alone, those who were close to Him along with His twelve disciples came to Him and asked what the parable meant? 11And He said; It has been given to you that you may know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to them who are outside of the kingdom, all these things are done in parables. 12That seeing they may see but not perceive; and hearing they may hear but yet not understand; Least they should turn from their ways and their sins be forgiven them, Isaiah 6:9. 13Then He said to them; If you do not understand this parable, then how will you understand any of the other parables?
14The sower sows the Word of God.
21Is a lamp bought to be put under a bed, No! But, rather to be put on a lampstand. 22For all that is hidden will be made known and all that is kept in secret will be revealed by the light. 23If any man is willing to hear this, let him also understand! 24Take care in what you listen to. For the measure of thought you give such a thing, will be the measure of virtue and knowledge that comes back to you, and even more will be given. 25For he who has, even more will be given to him, but he who has not, even what little he has will be taken away from him.
26The kingdom of God is as a man that plants a field. 27He sleeps by night and rises by day and the seed sprouts and grows, he does not know how. 28For the earth itself brings forth fruit, first the blade then the ear and then the full grain in the ear. 29And when the fruit has come, immediately he puts in the sickle for the harvest has come.
30To what can we liken the kingdom of God and with what parable can it be explained? 31It is as a mustard seed, that is the smallest of all seeds. 32And when it is sown in the earth, it becomes greater than all the other herbs. Having great branches, so that the birds of the air are able to nest in its branches.
33With many such parables Jesus spoke to them, as each was able to comprehend. 34However He only spoke to the people through parables. But, when He was alone, He explained and expounded on all things to His disciples.
35The same day, when evening had come, He said to His disciples, Let us cross over the lake to the other side. 36After Jesus sent away the multitude, the disciples took Him with them in the boat. 37Now when the boat was approximately in the mist of the sea, a great storm of hurricane proportion arose. And the waves were coming over the side of the boat and the boat was taking on water. 38Fearing for their lives, the disciples woke up Jesus, who was sleeping in the stern of the boat. And they said to Him; Teacher, do you not care if we perish? 39So Jesus arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea; Peace, be still! And there was a great calm. 40Then He said to His disciples; Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith, (a moral conviction and belief in God)? 41And they were all filled with great awe and fear, and they questioned among themselves, Who this could be, for even the winds and the sea obey Him?
1When they had come over to the other side, into the country of Gadarenes. 2As soon as Jesus got out of the boat, immediately a man came to Him from out of a tomb, having an unclean spirit. 3The man dwelt among the tombs, for no man could bind him even with chains. 4For when they had bound him in chains and shackles, he pulled apart the chains and had broken the shackles and no one could restrain or tame him. 5Day and night he stayed in the tombs crying out and cutting himself with stones. 6But when he saw Jesus, he ran and worship Him. 7Crying out; What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You not to torment me. 8Jesus said to him; You unclean spirit come out of him. 9Jesus then said to the man; What is your name? And he answered; my name is Legion, for we are many. 10The unclean spirit then begged Jesus, that He would not send them out of that region. 11Now on the hillside a great herd of swine was grazing. 12And all the demons begged that they might be sent into the herd of swine. 13At once, Jesus granted them leave and the unclean spirits entered into the swine. And the entire herd, that numbered about two thousand, ran down a steep slope and drowned themselves in the sea. 14The people who fed the swine, then gave report of what had happened in the city. And others also came out from the city to see what had happened. 15When they saw Jesus and the man that had been demon possessed, now clothed and in his right mind, they were scared. 16And those who had witnessed what had happened told the others of the man who had been demon-possessed and about the pigs. 17The people of that region then began to plead with Jesus to depart from their region. 18And when Jesus had stepped into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might go with Him. 19But Jesus said to the man; Go home to your family, relatives and friends and tell them of the things the Lord has done for you and how He had compassion on you. 20And after Jesus had departed, the man began to proclaim all what Jesus had done for him and all men marvel.
21When they had come over to the other side, a great multitude was there to meet Him, by the shore. 22Now when Jairus a ruler of the synagogue saw Jesus, he fell at His feet. 23And pleaded with Him, saying; My little daughter is at the point of death, please come and lay Your hands on her, that she will be healed and live. 24So Jesus went with him, while still being followed by a very large crowd and as they were walking the crowds kept on thronging Him. At that moment:
25A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years. 26Having spent all that she had and having suffered many things from many physicians, but was no better yet rather grew worse. 27When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him and touched the hem of His garment. 28For she knew in her heart that if she could but touch His clothes, she would be made whole. 29And when she touched Him, immediately she felt in her body that she was healed. 30And Jesus knowing that virtue had gone out of Him. turned about and said; Who touched My clothes? 31But His disciples questioned Him, saying; many people are pressing against You and You say, who touched Me? 32But Jesus kept on looking around to see, the woman who had touched Him. 33The woman then with fear and trembling came and fell at His feet and confessed the complete truth. 34And He said to her; Daughter, your faith, (a moral conviction and belief in God) has made you whole, go in peace and be healed of your infliction.
35As they were speaking, some came to inform Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, that his daughter was dead and not to trouble the Teacher any further. 36As soon as Jesus heard this, He said to Jairus; Do not fear, but keep on believing. 37Jesus then permitted no man to follow Him, except Peter, James and John. 38When Jesus had come to the house, He saw people mourning and wailing. 39And when He had come in, He said to them; Why are you weeping and making all this commotion? For the girl is not dead, but asleep. 40And they laughed at Him. But, when He had put all of them outside the house, Jesus together with her father and mother and the three that were with Him, went to where the girl was lying. 41He took the child by the hand and said to her; Little girl, I say to you arise. 42Immediately the girl rose up and they were astonished, for the girl was about twelve years old. 43Jesus then charged the parents, not to tell anyone and to give her some food to eat.
1Jesus then returned to His home country with His disciples. 2Now on the Sabbath day, He began to teach in the synagogue. And many that heard Him were astonished, wondering where He had acquired all this wisdom and the ability to do these mighty works? 3Saying to themselves; is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary and His brothers, James, Joses, Juda, Simon and sisters are here with us, is He not just like us? And they took offense. 4Jesus replied to their thoughts and said; A prophet is given honor everywhere except in his home country and by his own family. 5There He could do few mighty works, except to lay hands and heal a few of their sick. 6And He marveled at their unbelief and lack of faith in Him. Yet, He still went around their villages teaching and preaching.
7He then sent His twelve disciples out as His representatives, two by two, giving them power over unclean spirits. 8Instructing them, He said; Take nothing for your journey, but a staff only. No bag, no bread no money nor an extra set of clothes. 9Go with sandals on your feet and do not to take two tunics. 10And in whatever place you enter, stay there for your duration. 11Whoever shall not receive you or hear you, shake off the dust from your feet when you depart, as a testimony against them. I tell you, in the day of judgment, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah than for that city.
12The disciples then went out preaching that men should repent, 13As they also cast out many demons, anointed with oil and healed many who were sick.
14When the news of the mighty works Jesus and His disciples were doing reached king Herod. The king thought that this was John the Baptist raised from the dead, because of the mighty powers at work in Him. 15Others said Jesus was Elijah and others said, He is a prophet. 16But Herod still believed it was John, whom he had beheaded. 17For He had put John in prison for the sake of his brother's wife, that he had married. 18Because John had told Herod that it was not right that he should have his brother's wife! 19Therefore the wife was very enraged at John and wished to kill him. 20But Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and a holy man. And Herod kept John under guard in prison and would gladly hear him. 21But when it was Herod's birthday, a feast was prepared for his nobles and high officials and Herod's brother's wife sought her opportunity to have John killed.
22On that day Herod's brother's wife's daughter, danced for Herod and pleased him. So Herod offered the girl whatever, she wished. 23Giving her his sworn oath, that he would give to her whatever, she asked, up to half of his kingdom. 24She immediately consulted with her mother as what to ask for? And she was told to ask for the head of John the Baptist. 25So she came at once back to Herod and said; I wish you to give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter. 26Herod was grieved at this request, but because of the oath he had given her and to save face with his guests, he did not want to refuse her. 27Immediately he sent for an executioner and commanded that John be beheaded in prison. 28When John's head was brought back on a platter and given to the girl, she then gave it to her mother. 29When John's disciples heard about this, they came and took the body and laid it in a tomb.
30As the twelve apostles returned to Jesus, they told Him of all the things they had done and taught. 31And He encouraged them to go to a remote place to rest, for many were still coming to them, insomuch as they had no leisure time even to eat. 32So they departed by boat to a desert place. 33But the people saw them departing and many who knew of Him, ran to the place where they were going and came to Him there.
34When they landed, they saw a great multitude of people and Jesus was moved with compassion. Because the people were like sheep having no shepherd and He taught them many things. 35Now as the day was coming to an end, His disciples said to Him; This is a desert place and the hour is late. 36Send the people away, so they can go into the surrounding towns and buy food, for they have nothing here to eat. 37But Jesus replied; You give them something to eat. The disciples said to Him; shall we go and buy bread for all of them? 38But Jesus asked them; How many loaves of bread do you have, go and see? And they answered and said; Five loaves and two fishes. 39Then Jesus told the disciples to have the people sit down on the grass. 40So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41And when He took the five loaves and the two fishes, He looked up to heaven, blessed the food and broke it and divided up the food among the disciples. 42And all the people ate and were filled. 43After the meal, the disciples gathered up twelve hand baskets full of food fragments. 44And those who ate were about five thousand men.
45Immediately afterwards Jesus insisted that His disciples get into a boat and go to the other side, to the city of Bethsaida, while He sent the people away. 46And when the multitude was sent away, Jesus then departed to a mountain to pray. 47Now when evening had come, the boat the disciples were in was in the mist of the sea and Jesus was alone on the land. 48And Jesus saw them struggling hard, rowing against the wind. Approximately, at 4:00am Jesus came to them walking on the sea and He acted as if He intended to pass by them. 49When they all saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled and believed it to be a ghost and cried out. 50Immediately Jesus said to them; It is I, be of good cheer, do not be afraid. 51Then He stepped into the boat and the winds ceased. And they were greatly amazed beyond measure. 52For they did not comprehend the miracle of the loaves, for their hearts were hardened.
53When they had crossed over they came to the land of Gennesaret. 54And when they came out of the boat immediately the people there recognized Him. 55They ran throughout the whole region, carrying those who were sick in beds to whatever village or city He was in. 56And laid the sick in the streets and begged Him to touch them. And as many as Jesus touched were made whole.
1Then a group of scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem, came to Him. 2And when they saw some of the disciples eating bread with defiled common hands, having not ceremonially cleansed their hands, they found fault. 3For the tradition of the Pharisees and the Jews was to perform a ceremonial washing before they could eat. 4For they do not eat, unless they have washed and they hold to many other ceremonial washing, such as cup, pitchers, bowls and tables. 5So the Pharisees asked Jesus; why don't Your disciples follow the tradition of the elders, for they eat bread with unclean hands? 6Jesus answered them and said; Truly, Isaiah prophesied about you when he wrote; these people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. 7In vain and without profit they worship Me, keeping and holding to the commandments of men., Isaiah 29:13.
8You put aside the commandment of God and hold fast to the tradition of men, the drippings of pots and cups. And many other ceremonial things that you do. 9You actually set aside the commandment of God, to keep your own tradition? 10Moses said, honor your father and mother and he who curses mother or father shall be put to death. 11But you say to them, whatever profit you might have gained through me, is offered as a gift to God. 12Then you no longer do anything for your father or mother. 13By doing so you are making the Word of God of no effect, following the traditions that you do.
14Now when Jesus had called all the people to Himself, He said; Listen to Me all of you and understand! 15Nothing that enters a man from the outside can defile him. But, what comes out of a man, that is what defiles him. 16Whoever is willing to hear Me, let him also understand.
17When Jesus had entered into a house, His disciples asked Him to explain this parable. 18And He said to them; Do you not yet perceive, do you not understand that what enters a man from the outside, cannot defile a man. 19For it does not enter his heart, but into his stomach and then is purged out, thereby rendering all meats pure. 20Rather, what comes out of the heart of a man is what defiles a man. 21From within mans heart come evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, murders, 22theft, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. 23All these evils come from within a man and defile him.
24After this Jesus went to the border of Tyre and Sidon and entered into a house wishing no one to know where He was, but He could not be hidden.
25A woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Jesus and she came and fell down at His feet. 26The woman was a Gentile and she begged Him to cast the demon out of her daughter. 27But Jesus said to her; Let the children of Israel be filled first, for it is not proper to cast the children's bread to the dogs. 28Yet she in turn replied; Yes Lord, but even the dogs under the table eat from the children's crumbs. 29He then said to her; For this saying, go your way, the demon has left your daughter. 30And when she had come to her house, she found the demon had gone out of her daughter. 31Jesus then departed from there and went to the coastal area of Decapolis.
32And they brought to Him a man that was deaf and had a speech impediment and they begged Him to put His hand on him. 33Jesus then took him aside, put His fingers in his ears, spit on the ground and touched his tongue. 34Looking up to heaven, He said; Be opened! 35Immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was loosed and he spoke plainly. 36Jesus then commanded them, to tell no one. But, the more He commanded them, the more they proclaimed it. 37And the multitude was astonished. Saying He does all things well, He makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.
1There was again a great multitude and there was nothing to eat. Jesus then called His disciples and said to them; 2I have compassion on the multitude for they have been with Me three days now and there is nothing left to eat. 3If I send them away hungry, they may faint on the road, for some of them have come a long way. 4But His disciples said to Him; How could anyone provide bread for this many people here in this desolate area? 5Jesus asked them; How many loafs do you have and they answered, seven. 6Then Jesus commanded the people to sit down on the grass. He took the seven loaves, gave thanks and broke them. Giving them to His disciples, to set before all the people. 7They also had a few small fish and blessing them, they were set before the people. 8all the people then ate and were filled. And after the meal, more than seven large baskets of fragments were taken up. 9Now they who had eaten were about four thousand. 10And immediately He entered into a boat with His disciples and came into the region of Dalmanutha.
11They then came to the district of Dalmanutha, there the Pharisees met Him, testing Him and asking Him for a sign from heaven. 12Upon hearing this, He sighed deeply in His spirit and said; Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation. 13And He left them, entering again into the boat and departing for the other side. 14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, for they had only one loaf in the boat with them. 15Jesus then said to them; Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. 16And the disciples reasoned together, that it was because they had brought no bread with them. 17But when Jesus knew their reasoning, He said to them; Why are you reasoning it is because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive and understand, are your hearts still yet hardened? 18Having eyes do you not see and having ears do you not hear and understand. 19Do you not remember the five loaves among the five thousand and how many baskets were taken up? They said to Him twelve. 20Or the seven loafs among the four thousand and how many baskets were taken up? And they said to Him; Seven. 21How is it then that you do not understand?
22When they had come to Bethsaida, a blind man was brought to Him. And the people begged Him to touch the man. 23Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spat on the man's eyes and laid His hands on him. Jesus asked the man; Do you see anything? 24The man looked up and said, I see men walking around as trees. 25Jesus then put His hands again on his eyes and had the man look up and he was restored, seeing everything clearly. 26Then He sent the man away to his house, saying; Do not go back to the town or tell any man in the town about this.
27Jesus then went into the towns of Caesarea Philippi and while on the road He asked His disciples; Who do men say that I am? 28They answered Him; some say You are John the Baptist, while others say You are Elijah, or one of the prophets. 29Jesus then said to them; But, who do you say that I am? Peter spoke, saying; You are the Christ, the Messiah. 30And Jesus charged them to tell no man this.
31Jesus then began to teach the twelve saying; The Son of Man must suffer many things, being rejected by the elders, the chief priests and scribes. They will put Him to death and after three days, He will rise again. 32He spoke of this openly among the twelve, but as He did, Peter took Him aside and rebuked Him. 33But Jesus turned about and said to Peter; Get behind Me, Satan, For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of man.
34When Jesus had called the multitude to Him, along with the twelve, He said to them; Whomever chooses to come after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me. 35For whoever wishes to save his temporal earthly life will actually lose it, but whosoever shall lose this earthly life for My sake and the good news of the gospel shall save his spiritual life. 36For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and looses his own soul? 37For what can a man give as a ransom in return for His soul? 38Therefore, whoever is ashamed of Me, in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man shall also be ashamed of him, when He comes in the glory of His father with the Holy angels.
1Jesus spoke to the twelve and the multitude, saying; Truly, I say, that some of you standing here shall not taste death, until they see the kingdom of God come in its power.
2Six days after this, Jesus took Peter, James and John, up on a high mountain and He was transfigured before them. 3Jesus took on a glowing splendor and His garments became whiter than has ever been seen on earth. 4There appeared to the three disciples, Elijah and Moses and they were talking with Jesus. 5Peter then spoke up, saying; Master, it is good that we are here, let us make three tabernacles, one for You, one for Moses and one for Elijah. 6Peter said this out of fright, for they were greatly afraid and he knew not what to say. 7Right then a cloud overshadowed them and a voice came from it, saying; This is My beloved Son, Hear Him! 8After this, as they look around and they were again alone with Jesus.
9As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them and said; Do not tell any man what you have just seen, until the Son of Man rises from the dead. 10The three kept this among themselves, questioning between themselves what rising from the dead meant. 11Then they asked Him; why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 12Jesus answered them, Elijah truly does come first to restore all things. And it is written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be despised? 13But I tell you, Elijah has already come and they did to him as they desired, which is also written of him.
14When Jesus came to the rest of His disciples, He saw a great crowd and the scribes debating with them. 15As soon as the crowd saw Jesus, they were greatly amazed, for His face yet glowed and they ran to greet Him. 16Jesus then inquired of the scribes, as to their discussion with His disciples. 17And a man within the multitude answered, saying; Teacher, I brought my son, who has a mute spirit. 18Whenever it grabs him, it throws him down and convulses him, then he foams at the mouth and falls into a mindless stupor. I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they were not able to do so.
19Jesus spoke and said; How long shall I bear with this faithless generation? Bring him to Me. 20When the boy saw Jesus, immediately the spirit grabbed him, threw him to the ground and he begin to foam at the mouth. 21Jesus then asked the father; How long has it been since this first came upon him? And he answered; ever since he was a small child. 22And often it will throw him in the fire or water, intending to kill him. But, if You can do anything, have compassion and help us. 23Jesus replied; If I can? All things are possible to him who believes. 24Immediately the father of the child said weeping; Lord, I do believe, help my unbelief.
25And when Jesus noticed the crowd of people come running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit saying to it; Deaf and dumb spirit, I charge you to come out of him and enter into him no more. 26After the spirit had cried out and severely convulsed the boy, it came out of the boy, Leaving him as dead. 27But Jesus took the boy by the hand, lifted him up and the boy arose. 28Now when Jesus and His disciples were alone in a house, His disciples asked Him; why they could not cast out the spirit? 29And Jesus answered; This kind comes out only through prayer and fasting.
30Then they departed from there and passed through Galilee and did not wish to be known. 31For He taught His disciples. Saying to them; The Son of Man is being delivered into the hands of men, they shall kill Him and He shall rise the third day. 32But they did not understand this saying and they were afraid to ask Him.
33When they had come into Capernaum. Jesus asked them; What were you discussing among yourself while on the road? 34But they remained silent. For they had been talking among themselves as who would be the greatest. 35Jesus then sat down and call the twelve to Him, saying; If any man desires to be first, he shall be last and servant to all. 36Then He set a little child in the mist of them and taking the child into His arms, He said to them; 37Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me and he that receives Me, also receives the Father, who sent Me.
38John then spoke, saying; Teacher, we saw one casting out demons in Your name, but he did not follow us, so we forbid him from doing so. 39But Jesus replied; Do not forbid him! Any man who does a miracle in My name, cannot soon afterwards speak evil of Me. 40For he who is not against us is for us. 41Even he who offers a cup of water to you, because you belong to Christ, shall not lose his reward.
42But whosoever offends one of these little ones, that believes in Me, it would have been better for him if he had perished in the sea. 43If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off, for it is better to enter into life maimed, then having two hands and entering into hell. 44where the worm does not die and the fire is never quenched. 45Likewise if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better to enter into life lame than to have two feet and be cast into hell. 46where the worm does not die and the fire is never quenched. 47Or if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be cast into hell fire. 48where the worm does not die and the fire is never quenched.
49Everyone shall be salted with fire. 50Salt is beneficial, but if the salt looses its saltiness, how can you then season a sacrifice with it? Have salt within yourself and live in peace with one another.
1Jesus then left there and came to the coast of Judea by the far side of the Jordan river. There the multitudes came to Him and as He was accustomed, He taught them. 2The Pharisees also came to Him, intending to trap Him, asking; if it is lawful for a man to put away his wife? 3Jesus said to them; What did Moses command you? 4And they said; Moses allowed us to write a certificate of divorce and separate from her.
5But Jesus replied; Because of the hardness of your hearts, he gave you this precept. 6But from creation, God made them male and female, Genesis 1:27. 7For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and permanently be joined to his wife, 8and the two shall no longer be two but one flesh, Genesis 2:24. 9Therefore what God has joined together let no man separate. 10When the disciples were alone with Him, they asked Him about this same matter. 11Jesus replied; Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her. 12And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.
13Now young children were being brought to Him continually, so that He might touch them, but His disciples were rebuking those who were bringing them. 14And when Jesus knew of this, He was indignant and said: Allow the little children to come to Me, for such is the kingdom of God. 15Truly, I tell you; whomever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall by no means enter it. 16And He then took the children up in His arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them.
17As He was leaving that place, a man ran up to Him and knelt down. Asking Him; Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 18Jesus replied; Why do you call Me good? There is only One who is good and that is God. 19You know the commandments, do not commit adultery(7), do not kill(6) or steal(8), do not give false witness, nor defraud others (9), but honor your father and mother(5). 20The man answered; all these things I have kept from my youth. 21Then Jesus, looking at him with love and compassion, said; You lack one thing, sell all you have and give the money to the poor, you will then have treasure in heaven, then come take up your cross and follow Me. 22At hearing this, the man's countenance fell and he went away sad, for he had great possessions.
23Jesus then looked about and said to His disciples; With great difficulty is it for they who have riches and cling to them, to enter into the kingdom of God! 24And His disciples were astonished at His Words, But Jesus spoke again, saying; Children, how hard is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God. 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for they that trust in their own riches to enter into the kingdom of God. 26His disciples were astonished at His Words and said to each other; Who then can be saved? 27Jesus looked at them and said; With men it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
28Peter, replied; We have left all to follow You. 29And Jesus said; Truly, I say to you, whoever has left house, brethren, parents, wife, children or lands for My sake and the Gospels. 30That man shall receive a hundredfold in this current age, houses, brethren, mother, children or lands with persecutions and in the world to come eternal life. 31But many who are first shall be last and the last shall be first.
32As Jesus was leading the way going up to Jerusalem, the disciples were amazed, yet at the same time they were afraid. Jesus again told His twelve of things to come, saying; 33We are going to Jerusalem and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the religious leaders, they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles. 34They will mock Him, whip Him, spit on Him and shall kill Him. And on the third day He shall rise again.
35Then James and John, the two brothers of Zebedee came to Him and requested that He do as they desire. 36And he said to them; What do you wish Me to do for you? 37They said to Him; Grant us that we may sit on Your right and on Your left, when You come into your glorious kingdom. 38But Jesus said to them; You do not know what you ask, are you able to drink from the cup that I drink of and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39They said to Him; Yes, we are able. Jesus answered them and said; You shall indeed drink from the cup I drink from and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with. 40But to sit on My right and on My left is not Mine to give, rather it will be given to those for whom it has been prepared for.
41When the other disciples heard this, they were very indignant with James and John. 42But Jesus called them to Himself and said; You realize that those who govern over nations, exercise lordship and authority over the people. 43But it shall not be among you. Whoever desires to become great among you, shall be your servant. 44And whoever desires to become first, shall be servant of all. 45For, the Son of Man has not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.
46As they passed through Jericho and as they were leaving a great multitude of people followed. And there was a man (blind Bartimaeus), on the road side, begging. 47When he heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by, he began to cry out; Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! 48Many people rebuked him, telling him to be quiet, but he cried out all the more. 49Jesus then stopped walking and called the blind man. 50Then, blind Bartimaeus, throwing aside his white cane, rose up and came to Jesus. 51Jesus then spoke; What shall I do for you? Bartimaeus answered; My Lord, that I may receive my sight. 52Jesus then said to him; Go your way, your faith, (a moral conviction and belief in God), has made you whole. Immediately, he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.
1As they approached Jerusalem, near the mount of Olives. Jesus instructed two of His disciples to; 2Go into the village, there you shall find a colt that has not yet been ridden on, untie it and bring it to Me. 3If anyone questions you, tell them that; the Lord has need of it. 4So they did as instructed, found the colt and untied it. 5As they were untying the colt, they were questioned why they were doing so. 6And they replied as Jesus had instructed them and they were allowed to precede. 7When they had brought the colt to Jesus, they put their outer garments on it and Jesus sat on it. 8As they came into Jerusalem, many people spread their garments on the road, while others scattered leafy branches which they had cut from the fields and they spread them on the road. 9And all the people who surrounded Him cried out for joy, saying; Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest, Psalm 118:26. (The word Hosanna means, save us now).
11As Jesus came into Jerusalem, He entered into the temple and looked around. Seeing that it was now late, He and His disciples went outside the city to Bethany. 12The next day as they came back into the city, Jesus being hungry 13saw a fig tree far off with leaves on it and He expected to find figs on it. But, when He had come to it, He found nothing on it but leaves, for it was not yet the season for figs. 14He said to it; May no man eat of your fruit ever again, forever! And His disciples also heard this.
15When they had come into Jerusalem Jesus went into the temple area, There He drove out those who bought and sold, in the temple and overturned the tables of the money changers, 16nor would He allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple. 17He then taught the people, saying; It is written; My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it into a den of thefts, Isaiah 56:7, Jeremiah 7:11. 18When the scribes and the chief priest heard this, they sought how they might destroy Him, for they feared Him, because all the people were amassed at His doctrine. 19And when evening had come, He again left the city.
20In the morning He and His disciples were coming back into the city, they passed by the fig tree and saw that it was dried up from the roots. 21Peter remembering the previous day when Jesus had cursed it and he commented on this. 22Jesus replied; Always, have faith, (a moral conviction and belief) in God. 23For truly, I tell you, whoever says to this obstacle, be removed and does not waiver in his heart, but believes that it shall come to pass, he shall have whatever he says. 24Therefore, Whatever thing you ask, when you pray, believe that you receive it and you shall have it. 25And when you pray, if you have something against anyone, forgive the matter, so that your Father in Heaven will also forgive you of your trespasses. 26But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.
27As Jesus entered into the temple, the scribes and chief priest came up to Him. 28Asking Him; by what authority do you do these things and who gave you this authority? 29But Jesus replied; I will ask you one question and if you answer Me, I will also answer you. 30The baptism of John the Baptist, was it of heaven or of man? 31They reasoned among themselves that if they said from heaven, He will say; why did you then not believe Him. 32But if we say of men, we fear the people, for they all count John as a prophet. 33So they answered and said; We do not know. Jesus, likewise, said; Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
1Jesus then began to speak to them in parables: A man planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a place for the winepress and built a tower for it. He then leased it out to be worked by hired men and went to a far country. 2At the time of the harvest, he sent his servant to receive some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3But the hire men beat the servants and sent them away empty handed. 4Again he sent another servant, but they wounded him with stones and sent him away in shame and disgrace. 5Again he sent other servants, but they either killed or beat them. 6Last of all he sent his one beloved son, thinking; they will respect my son. 7But the hired men said to themselves, This is the heir, let us kill him and the inheritance shall be ours. 8So they killed the son and cast him out of the vineyard. 9Therefore, what do you think the owner of that vineyard will do, shall he not come and destroy those wicked men? And give the vineyard to others. 10Have you not read the scripture; The stone that the builders have rejected has become the chief cornerstone. 11This was the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes, Psalm 118:22. 12Upon hearing this, the Jewish leaders knew that He had spoken the parable against them and they wished to take hold of Him, but they feared the people.
13The scribes and chief priest then sent others to trap Him in His Words. 14Saying to Him; Teacher, we know that You are sincere and not moved by partiality, teaching the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not? 15Should we pay taxes or not? Jesus knowing their motive for asking the question, said; Why do you test Me? Bring Me a coin that I may see it. 16When they had brought a coin. Jesus said; Whose image and inscription is this? And they said to Him; Caesar's. 17Jesus replied to them; Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's. And they marveled at this.
18Then came the religious group of the Sadducees, (that believes there is no resurrection), to test Him. 19Saying; Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if a married man dies, leaving his wife with no children, his brother should take her for a wife and raise up children for his brother, Deuteronomy 25:5-6. 20Now there were seven brothers, the first brother took her for his wife and died, leaving no children. 21The second brother then took her, he also died, leaving no children. As likewise, so did the third brother, 22all the way to the seventh brother, thus all the brothers had her and they all died, leaving no children. Last of all the woman also died. 23Now in the resurrection, whose wife will she be, since all seven brothers had her as their wife?
24Jesus answered them, saying; You are in error, because you do not know the scriptures, nor the power of God! 25For when they are raised from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like the angels in heaven. 26Now as for the regarding the dead, Have you not read the book of Moses, how through the burning bush, God spoke to Moses, saying; I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob? 27He is the God of the living, not of the dead. Therefore, you are very much in error.
28After hearing this, one of the scribes who also heard the Sadducees' reasoning among themselves and knowing that Jesus answered well, asked Him; Which is the first commandment of all? 29Jesus answered; The first and foremost of all the commandments is, Israel has but one Lord, the God of Israel. 30And you shall love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. This is the first commandment of all. 31And the second is like unto it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There are no other commandments greater than these.
32Upon hearing this, the scribe said to Him; Well said Teacher, You have spoken the truth. For there is but one God and there is no other than He, 33And we are to love God with all our heart, understanding, soul and strength and love our neighbor as one's self, this is better than giving offerings and sacrifices. 34When Jesus saw that the man answered wisely and from his heart. He said; You are not far from the kingdom of God. After that, no man dared to ask Him another question.
35As Jesus taught in the temple, He put forth this question: The scribes say that Christ is the son of David. 36But David himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, said; The Lord said to my Lord, sit at My right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet, Psalm 110. 37Since David himself called him Lord, how then can He be a son of his? And all the common people listened with interest.
38Continuing on He said to them; Beware of the scribes, whom love to parade themselves around in long robes, receiving public acknowledgements in the market places. 39And they take the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at public activities. 40While they take advantage of widows and cover it up through their office. They shall receive a greater condemnation.
41Jesus was sitting near the treasury and watching many people putting their offering in and many who were rich put in much. 42Then a poor widow woman came and dropped in two half pennies, that make one cent. 43Jesus then called His disciples to Himself and said; Truly, I tell you, that this poor widow has given more than all who have given into the treasury. 44For the others have given out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty gave all that she had.
1As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, Teacher, Look at and appreciate this magnificent building with all of its stone work! 2But Jesus answered him and said; Even this great building, there will not be one stone left placed upon another.
3As Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the temple. Peter, James, John and Andrew came to Him in private and said; 4Tell us when these things will be? And what the sign of their fulfillment will be? 5Jesus said to them; Beware, that no man deceives you. 6For many shall come in My name, saying; I am the Christ and shall deceive many. 7You shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, but do not be alarmed, it is necessary that such things take place, however, the end is not yet. 8Nations shall rise against nation, there shall be earthquakes, famines and calamities, this is the beginning of the birth pains. 9But be on guard, for they shall deliver you up and you shall be beaten in their synagogues and brought before rulers and kings for My sake, yet it shall be as a testimony against them. 10For the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11But when they deliver you up, do not be preoccupied in thought for your defense, for whatever words you need to speak will be given to you that hour by the Holy Spirit. For it will not be you who speaks but the Holy Spirit through you. 12And brothers shall betray brothers to the death, fathers against sons and children will rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death. 13And you shall be hated by all men, for My name's sake, but he that endures until the end shall be saved.
14When you see the abomination, that was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the office, where it ought not be, let that person understand and flee to the mountains, Daniel chapter 11. 15Let he that is in the house, not gather anything up. 16Nor he who is in the field turn back for any of his possessions. 17But do have pity on those who are pregnant or those with dependent children, in those days. 18And pray that your flight might not be in winter. 19For in those days there will be great tribulations such as has not even been from the beginning of creation. 20And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved. But, the days have been shortened for the elect's sake. 21So if any man tells you that the Christ is here, don't believe him. 22For false christ's and false prophets will arise and they shall show signs and wonders to lead even the elect astray, if that were possible. 23But be on your guard, Now, I have warned you in advance. 24In those days, after the tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, the moon shall not shine. 25The stars shall drop from the heavens and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26Then the Son of Man shall be seen coming in the clouds with great power and glory. 27He shall then send His angels and gather His elect from the ends of the earth.
28Learn this parable of the fig tree. As soon as its branches become tender and it put forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So when you see these things come to pass, know that it is also near. 30Truly I tell you, this generation shall not pass away, until all these things have been fulfilled. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will not pass away. 32Of that day, no man or angel nor the Son knows of it, only the Father in heaven. 33So be on guard, watch and pray, for you do not know when the time is. 34It is like unto a man going on a journey, who gave his servant's authority and assigned each one their own work, commanding the doorkeeper to keep watch. 35Therefore watch, for you do not know when the master will return, it could be in the evening, at midnight, or in the morning. 36Least he comes and finds you asleep. 37so I say to all of you, watch!
1The Passover Feast was now two days away and the chief priests and scribes were seeking to arrest Jesus, so that they might kill Him. 2However, they did not want to do this during the feast day, least there be a riot among the people.
3As Jesus was in Bethany, reclining at the table eating a meal at the house of Simon the leper. A woman was there with an alabaster jar of very costly, precious and pure perfume. And she came and poured all of it on the head of Jesus. 4Now some who were there were indignant and viewed this as a huge waste. 5Saying this perfume could have been sold for approximately one years working wages and given to the poor, thus they reproved her sharply. 6But Jesus spoke up and said; Let her be and don't trouble her, for she has done a good work, a beautiful and praiseworthy thing to Me. 7For you will always have the poor with you and can do a good work for them whenever you wish to, but you will not always have Me. 8She has done what she could and has anointed My body for My burial. 9Truly, I tell you wherever this gospel is preached, what she has done shall also be spoken of as a memorial to her.
10At this time, Judas Iscariot one of the twelve disciples went to the chief priests in order that he might betray Jesus to them. 11The chief priests welcomed this news and they promised money in return. So from then on, Judas was preoccupied with how he could betray Jesus.
12On the first day of the week of the feast of unleavened bread, when it was customary to kill the Passover lamb, the disciples asked Jesus; where they should prepare the Passover? 13He then sent two of His disciples out, saying; Go into the city, there will be a man with a pitcher of water, follow him. 14The house that he enters, say to the master of that house; The Teacher says, He shall eat of the Passover with His disciples in your guest room. 15He will then show you a large upper room all furnished and prepared, make that place ready for us. 16And his disciples went out and found everything just as Jesus had said.
17When evening came, Jesus came in with the twelve disciples. 18As they ate the Passover Jesus said; Truly, I tell you that one of you who eats with Me, will betray Me. 19This greatly grieved the twelve and one after another asked if it were they? 20Jesus answered; It is the one who dips his bread in the same cup with Me. 21It shall happen to the Son of Man as scripture says, but woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man. It would be better for that man if he had not been born!
22As they ate, Jesus took bread, blessed it and broke it. Then He gave it to them saying; Take eat, this is My body. 23He then took the cup and when He had given thanks for the cup, He gave it to them and they all drank of it. 24And He said; This is My blood of the new covenant, that is shed for many. 25Truly, I tell you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink of it anew in the kingdom of God.
26After they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
27There Jesus spoke, saying; Tonight, all of you shall be offended of Me and stumble, for it is written; I will smite the shepherd and the sheep shall scatter, Zechariah 13:7. 28But after I have risen, I will go before you into Galilee. 29Peter, then spoke and said; even if all be offended, I will not be. 30But, Jesus said to Him; Truly, I say to you, that this day, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times. 31But Peter spoke again more intensely, saying; even if I must die with You, I will not deny You and all the other disciples said, likewise.
32Then they came to a place called Gethsemane and He told His disciples to sit and wait for Him while He prays. 33And taking Peter, James and John with Him, He became deeply troubled and depressed. 34Then He said to them; My soul is exceeding sorrowful even unto death, stay here and keep watch. 35He then went a little further and fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. 36Saying; Father, all things are possible with You, take away this cup from Me; nevertheless, not what I want, but Your will. 37Going back to the three disciples, He found them sleeping. And said to Peter; Are you asleep? Could you not watch with Me for one hour? 38Watch and pray, least you enter into temptation, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. 39Again Jesus went away and prayed, speaking the same Words. 40When He returned, He again found them asleep, for their eyes were heavy and they did not know why or how to answer Him. 41And when He had also returned a third time, He said to them; Are you still sleeping and resting, Enough! The hour has come, for the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42Raise and we shall be going, My betrayer is here.
43Immediately, Judas one of the twelve, came leading a mass of people with swords and clubs, having come from the chief priests, scribes and elders. 44Now Judas had given the crowd a signal, that the One he greets with a kiss, is Jesus. You are then to seize Him and lead Him away safely. 45As soon as Judas came up, he walked up to Jesus, saying; Master and he kissed Him. 46The multitude then laid their hands on Jesus and took Him. 47But one who stood by, (Peter, John 18:10) drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. 48Then Jesus said; Have you come with swords and clubs as you would do so for a thief, to take Me? 49I taught you dally in the temple and you did not take Me, but this has happened so that the scriptures might be fulfilled. 50Then all of His disciples forsook Him and fled. 51Now there was a certain young man, a follower of Jesus, having a linen cloth around his body. And the men within the mob seized him 52and he fled from them naked, (this man is believed to be Mark, who wrote this accounting of the Gospel).
53The crowd then took Jesus to where the high priest and all the chief priests, elders and the scribes were assembled. 54And Peter followed from afar off, even into the courtyard of the high priest and sat there warming himself by the fire with the servants of the high priest. 55Now all the chief priests and their council sought for testimony against Jesus, so as to put Him to death, but none was found. 56For many spoke against Him, however their testimony did not agree. 57Certain men then gave false witness against Him saying; 58We heard Him say, He would destroy this temple, that was made with hands and within three days He would build another one that was not made by hands. 59But, not even with this testimony did any of their testimonies agree. 60The high priest then stood up and spoke to Jesus; Do you have nothing to say, concerning what these men speak against You? 61But Jesus remained silent, answering nothing. Again the high priest said to Him; Are you the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed? 62Jesus replied; I am, and you will all see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven.
63At hearing this, the high priest tore his clothes, (showing his grief) and said; there is no need for further witnesses! 64You have all heard His blasphemy, what do you say? And they all agreed that He was deserving of death. 65Some begin to spit on Him, they put a blindfold on Him and beat Him, saying to Him; Prophesy, as they continued to beat Him.
66Now, as Peter was in the courtyard, there came one of the servant girls of the high priest. 67When she saw Peter warming himself by the fire, she said to him; you were also with Jesus of Nazareth. 68But Peter denied it, saying; I do not know the Man, or understand what you are saying and he then went out onto the porch and a rooster crowed. 69The maidservant saw Peter again and said to those who stood by; This man is one of them. 70Again Peter denied it, disowning Jesus. But, a little while later, the men that stood by Peter begin to say; Surely, you are one of them, for you are a Galilean and your speech gives you away. 71This time Peter began to swear and curse, saying; I know not this Man that you speak of. 72Right then the rooster crowed again for the second time. And Peter recalled the words Jesus had said to him, Before the rooster crows twice you will deny Me three times. And Peter broke down and wept.
1First thing in the morning the chief priests, the elders, the scribes and the whole council came together for a meeting. Afterwards, they bound Jesus and delivered Him up to Pontius Pilate, (the reigning Roman procurator of Judea). 2Pilate asked Jesus, if He was the king of the Jews? And Jesus replied; It is as you say.
3Now the chief priests accused Him of many things, but Jesus did not answer a word. 4Pilate then spoke to Him saying; have you no answer? Hear the many charges they have against You. 5But Jesus remained silent and Pilate marveled at this.
6Now at the feast time, Pilate was accustomed to release a prisoner, whomever the people requested. 7And there happened to be a prisoner named Barabbas, who was a rebellious murderer. 8Then the multitude asked Pilate to do according to their custom. 9So Pilate asked them, shall I release to you, the King of the Jews? 10For Pilate knew that the reason the chief priests had delivered Jesus over to him was out of envy. 11But the chief priest stirred up the people and persuaded them to have Barabbas released. 12Pilate then asked; what shall I do with the Man you call the king of the Jews? 13And they shouted back at him; Crucify Him! 14Pilate asked; of what evil has this Man done? But, they shouted back, all the more; Crucify Him, now!
15Pilate, wishing to appease the people, released Barabbas to them and delivered Jesus to have Him whipped and then to be crucified. 16The the soldiers, then brought Jesus into the palace courtyard and the entire detachment gathered together. 17They dressed Him in a purple robe and placed a crown of thorns around His head. 18Then they began to salute Him as King of the Jews. 19Striking Him on the head with a reed, spitting on Him and bowing their knee to Him, Isaiah 50:6. 20When they had finished mocking Him, they put His own clothes back on Him and led Him out to be crucified.
21On the way to the crucifixion mount, they forced a man passing by, named Simon a Cyrenian, to carry His cross. 22And they brought Him to Golgotha, (meaning: Place of the Skull). 23They then gave Him wine to drink mixed with myrrh, (to temporary deaden the pain,) but Jesus refused to drink it. 24After they crucified Him, the soldiers divided up His garments, casting lots for them, to determine what each man should take, Psalm 22:18. 25It was about 9:00am when they crucified Him. 26And they nailed an inscription over His head that read; THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27Along with Jesus, they also crucified two thefts, one on either side of Him. 28This was to fulfill the scripture that reads; He was numbered with the lawless, Isaiah 53:12. 29Those who passed by blasphemed Him, saying; You who said You could destroy the temple and build it again in three days. 30Save Yourself now and come down from the cross! 31Also the chief priests and the scribes mocked Him saying; He saved others but He cannot save himself. 32Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, so that we can see and believe. And even the thefts who were crucified with Him, reviled Him.
33Now at noon darkness covered the whole land for three hours. 34And at that time Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying; My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? 35At hearing this, some standing by said, He is calling Elijah. 36While one filled a sponge with vinegar, put the sponge on a reed and gave it to Him to drink. But, the others said, Let Him alone, let see if Elijah comes to take Him down. 37Jesus then cried out again with a loud voice and breathed His last.
38Right at that moment the veil in the temple was torn from the top to the bottom. 39When the Roman soldier, standing before Him, saw the way in which He died, he said; Truly, this was the Son of God. 40Also certain women looking on from afar, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, Joses and Salome. 41Whom followed and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, along with many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
42Now when evening had come, because it was the day of the preparation, the day before the Sabbath. 43Joseph of Arimathea, an honorable and respected man among the council, took courage and disregarding the consequences, went to Pilate and requested the body of Jesus. 44Pilate, wondering if Jesus was already dead, called a soldier to find out. 45And being told, He was dead, Pilate marveled at the quickness of the death and gave the body to him. 46Joseph then took Him down from the cross, wrapped Him in fine linen, placed Him in a tomb and rolled a stone over the opening of the tomb. 47And both Mary's, observed where He lay.
1Now when the Sabbath was passed, Both Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, came to the tomb bringing sweet spices to anoint the body with. 2It was the first day of the week, early in the morning when the sun had risen. 3But on their way to the tomb they were wondering, who would roll away the stone in front of the tomb? 4But as they approached the tomb and looked up, they saw that the large stone was already rolled back. 5Entering into the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side and clothed in a long white garment and they were amassed and stuck with terror. 6But he spoke to them, saying; Do not be afraid, you seek Jesus of Nazareth that was crucified, He is not here, He is risen, come see the place where they laid Him. 7Go your way and tell His disciples and Peter, that He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.
8They then went out quickly, in a state of bewilderment and spoke to no one along the way for they were both afraid. 9Jesus that day first appeared to Mary Magdalene, whom He had cast seven demons out of. 10When she had come to His disciples, they were in a state of mourning and weeping. 11And when they heard that Jesus lives and was seen, they did not believe it. 12After this, He appeared to two of them, as they were walking to another country, Luke 24:13-33. 13These two also returned to Jerusalem and told His disciples, but nether did they believe them.
14After this He appeared to the eleven apostles, as they all were eating together and reproved them for their unbelief and hardness of heart. Because they did not believe those who had seen Him. 15And He spoke to them, saying; Go into all lands, preaching the gospel to everybody. 16He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that does not believe shall be damned. 17And these signs shall follow them that believe; they shall cast out demons and speak with new tongues. 18They shall take up serpents, if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.
19After the Lord had spoken these things to them, He was received up into heaven, seated at the right hand of God. 20And they went forth preaching the gospel everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming His Word with signs following.