HEN he was come
down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
. .2 And he went round about the villages,
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
.5 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
. .6 Now one of the Pharisees desired him that he
would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to
. .7 And, behold, a woman in the city,
which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's
house, brought an alabaster vial of ointment,
.8 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 kissed
his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
.9 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 that toucheth him: for she is a
. .10 And Jesus answering said unto
him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say
. .11 There was a certain creditor which
had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarii, and the other
. .12 And when they had nothing to
pay, he graciously forgave them both. Which of them, therefore, will love
. .13 Simon answered and said, I
suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast
. .14 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 her tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
. .15 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since
the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
. .16 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but
this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
.17 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing
without, sent unto him, calling him.
And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy
mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
.19 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, and my
. .20 And he looked round about on
them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my
. .21 For whosoever shall do the
will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
. .22 In the mean time, when there were gathered
together a multitude of many thousands of people, insomuch that they trod
one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware
ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
. .23 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be
revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
.24 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard
in the light; and that which ye have whispered in the ear in closets shall
be proclaimed upon the housetops.
. .25 And
I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and
after that have no more that they can do.
.26 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 you,
. .27 Are not five sparrows sold
for two pennies? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God.
. .28 But even the very hairs of your head are all
numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many
. .29 And one of the company said
unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with
. .30 But he said unto him, Man, who
made me a judge or a divider over you?
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of all manner of
covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the
things which he possesseth.
. .32 And he
spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man
brought forth plentifully:
. .33 And he
thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room
where to bestow my fruits?
. .34 And he
said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and
there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
.35 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up
for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
. .36 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night
thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be,
which thou hast provided?
. .37 So is he
that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
. .38 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say
unto you, Be not concerned for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for
your body, what ye shall put on.
. .39 The
life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
. .40 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor
reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and yet God feedeth them: of
how much more value are ye than the fowls!
.41 And which of you with being concerned can add to his stature
. .42 If ye then be not able to
do that thing which is least, why are ye concerned for the rest?
. .43 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil
not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his
glory was not arrayed like one of these.
.44 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field,
and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O
ye of little faith?
. .45And seek not ye
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of a concerned
. .46 For all these things do the
nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need
of these things.
. .47 But rather seek ye
his kingdom; and these things shall be added unto you also.
. .48 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's
good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not
old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief
approacheth, neither moth destroyeth.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
. .51 Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps
. .52 And ye yourselves like unto
men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding feast;
that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him
. .53 Blessed are those
servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say
unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat,
and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and
find them so, blessed are those servants.
.55 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what
hour the thief would come, he would not have suffered his house to be
broken through into.
. .56 Be ye therefore
ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think
. .57 Then Peter said unto him, Lord,
speakest thou this parable unto us, or also unto all?
. .58 And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and
wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give
them their portion of meat in due season?
.59 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall
find so doing.
. .60 Of a truth I say unto
you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
. .61 But and if that servant say in his heart, My
lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and
maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
. .62 The lord of that servant will come in a day
when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will
cut him in sunder.
. .63 And that servant,
which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did
according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
. .64 But he that knew not, and did commit things
worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever
much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have
committed much, of him they will ask the more.
.65 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of
the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it
. .66 And when ye see the south wind
blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
. .67 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the
sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this present
. .68 And why even of yourselves judge
ye not what is right?
. .69 While thou goest
with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give
diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the
judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast
thee into prison.
. .70 I tell thee, thou
shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.