ND as they
went in the way, a certain man said unto him, I will follow thee
whithersoever thou goest.
. .2 And Jesus
said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the
Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
.3 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer
me first to go and bury my father.
Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach
the kingdom of God.
. .5 And another also
said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell,
which are at my house.
. .6 But Jesus said
unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is
fit for the kingdom of God.
And after these things he went forth, and saw
a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto
him, Follow me.
. .8 And he left all, rose
up, and followed him.
. .9 And Levi made him
a great feast in his house: and there was a great company of publicans and
. .10 Many publicans and sinners sat also
together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they
. .11 And when the scribes
which were Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said
unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans
. .12 When Jesus heard it, he
saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but
they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but
. .13 And he spake also a parable
unto them; No man teareth a piece from a new garment and putteth it upon
an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that
was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old.
. .14 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles;
else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles
. .15 But new wine must be put
into new bottles.
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had
finished these parables, he departed thence.
.17 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in
their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath
this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
.18 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary?
and his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?
. .19 And his sisters, are they not all with us?
Whence then hath this man all these things?
.20 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A
prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved
with compassion on them, because they were distressed, and downcast, as
sheep having no shepherd.
. .22 And he
called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and
. .23 And charged them, saying, Go not
into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye
. .24 But go rather to the lost sheep
of the house of Israel.
. .25 Take ye
neither gold, nor silver, nor copper in your purses,
. .26 Nor bag for your journey, neither two coats,
neither shoes, nor yet a staff: for the workman is worthy of his
. .27 And into whatsoever city or town
ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go
. .28 And when ye come into an
house, salute it.
. .29 And if the house be
worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your
peace return to you.
. .30 And whosoever
shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that
house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
.31 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land
of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the
midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as
. .33 But beware of men: for they
will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their
. .34 And ye shall be brought
before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and
. .35 But when they persecute
you in this city, flee ye into another:
.36 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that
shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
. .37 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in
light: and what ye hear whispered in the ear, that proclaim ye upon the
. .38 And fear not them which
kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him
which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
. .39 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and
one of them shall not fall on the ground without the will of your
. .40 But the very hairs of your
head are all numbered.
. .41 Fear ye not
therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
. .42 And they went out, and preached that men should
. .43 And the apostles gathered
themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they
had done, and what they had taught.
After these things Jesus walked in Galilee:
for he would not walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill
. .45 Then came together unto him the
Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.
. .46 And they saw some of his disciples eat bread
with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands.
. .47 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except
they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the
. .48 And when they come from the
market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be,
which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pitchers,
and copper vessels.
. .49 And the Pharisees
and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the
tradition of the elders, but eat bread with defiled hands?
. .50 And when he had called all the people unto him,
he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and
. .51 There is nothing from
without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which
come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
And when he was entered into the house from
the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.
. .53 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without
understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without
entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
.54 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and
goeth out into the waste? (Thus declared he all meats clean.)
. .55 And he said, That which cometh out of the man,
that defileth the man.
. .56 For from
within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications,
thefts, murders, adulteries,
Covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, envy, slander, pride,
. .58 All these evil things
come from within, and defile the man.
And from thence he arose, and went into the region of Tyre and Sidon, and
entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be