OW it came to
pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that
all the world should be enrolled.
. .2 (And
this enrollment was the first which was made when Quirinius, was governor
. .3 And all went to be enrolled,
every one into his own city.
. .4 And Joseph
also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto
the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house
and lineage of David,
. .5 To be enrolled
with Mary his betrothed, being then with child.
.6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be delivered.
.7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for
them in the inn.
. .8 And when eight days
were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called
. .9 And when they had performed all
things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to
their own city Nazareth.
. .10 And the child
grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God
was upon him.
And when he was twelve years old, they went
up to Jerusalem, unto the feast according to the custom.
. .12 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they
returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and his parents
knew not of it.
. .13 But they, supposing
him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him
among their kinsfolk and acquaintances.
.14 And when they found him not, they turned back again to
Jerusalem, seeking him.
. .15 And it came to
pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the
midst of the teachers, both hearing them, and asking them
. .16 And all that heard him were
astonished at his understanding and answers.
.17 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said
unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I
have sought thee sorrowing.
. .18 And he
went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto
. .19 And Jesus increased in wisdom
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of
Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being
tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of
Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
. .21 Annas and Caiaphas being the high
. .22 Appeared John the Baptist in
. .23 Now the same John had
his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and
his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round
. .25 And were baptized of him
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto
John, to be baptized of him.
. .27 And Jesus
himself, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of
. .28 After this he went down to
Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and
they continued there a few days.
And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus
went up to Jerusalem.
. .30 And found in the
temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money
. .31 And when he had made a
scourge of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and
the oxen; and poured out the changers' coins, and overthrew their
. .32 And said unto them that sold
doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of
. .33 After these things came
Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with
them, and baptized.
Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast
into prison, he departed into Galilee;
For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in
prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married
. .36 For John had said unto Herod, It
is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
. .37 Therefore Herodias had a grudge against him,
and would have killed him; but she could not:
.38 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and holy,
and protected him; and when he heard him, he was sore perplexed, yet he
heard him gladly.
. .39 And when a
convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his
lords, high captains, and chief men of Galilee;
.40 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced,
she pleased Herod and them that sat with him; and the king said unto the
damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
. .41 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt
ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
. .42 And she went forth, and said unto her mother,
What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
. .43 And she came in immediately with haste unto the
king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me straightway in a charger
the head of John the Baptist.
. .44 And the
king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes
which sat with him, he would not refuse her.
.45 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his
head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
. .46 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it
to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
And they went into Capernaum; and straightway
on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
. .48 And they were astonished at his teaching: for
he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day
through the corn fields; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to
pluck the ears of corn and to eat.
. .50 But
when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do
that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
. .51 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what
David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
. .52 How he entered into the house of God, and did
eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them
which were with him, but only for the priests?
.53 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days
the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless?
And when he was departed thence, he went into
. .55 And, behold, there
was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it
lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
. .56 And he said unto them, What man shall there be
among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the
sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
. .57 How much then is a man of more value than a
sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath days.
. .58 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for
man, and not man for the sabbath.
But the Pharisees went out, and held a
council against him, how they might destroy him.
.60 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and
great multitudes followed him.
And it came to pass in those days, that he
went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to
. .62 And when it was day, he called
unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named
. .63 Simon, (whom he also named
Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and
. .64 Matthew and Thomas, James
the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot,
.65 And Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a
. .66 And he came down with them,
and stood in the plain; and there was a great company of his disciples,
and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from
the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him.