ND it came to
pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from
Galilee, and came into the region of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 And great multitudes followed him.
Pharisees also came unto him, testing him, and saying unto him, Is it
lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause?
And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made
them at the beginning made them male and female,
said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave
to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath
joined together, let not man put asunder.
7 They say unto
him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to
put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the
hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the
beginning it was not so.
9 And I say unto you, Whosoever
shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry
another, committeth adultery.
The disciples say unto him, If the case of the man
be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he
said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so
born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made
eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs
for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him
Then were there brought unto him little children,
that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked
14 But Jesus said, Suffer the little children, and
forbid them not, to come unto me: for to such belongeth the kingdom of
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed
And, behold, one came and said unto him, Master,
what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Wherefore asketh thou me concerning that which is
good? there is none good but one; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus
said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt
not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
20 The young man saith unto him, All these
things have I kept: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto
him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the
poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went
away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say
unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into
the kingdom of God.
25 When the disciples heard it, they
were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that
is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers
for his vineyard.
28 And when he had agreed with the
labourers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
29 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing
idle in the marketplace,
30 And said unto them; Go ye
also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. So they
31 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth
hour, and did likewise.
32 And about the eleventh hour he
went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand
ye here all the day idle?
33 They say unto him, Because
no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard.
34 And when even was come, the lord of the vineyard
saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire,
beginning from the last unto the first.
35 And when they
came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a
36 And when the first came, they supposed that
they should receive more; but they likewise received every man a
37 And when they had received it, they murmured
against the goodman of the house,
38 Saying, These last
have laboured but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which
have borne the burden and heat of the day.
39 But he
answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou
agree with me for a denarius?
40 Take that thine is, and
go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
41 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Or is
thine eye envious, because I give freely?
42 So the last
shall be first, and the first last.
And Jesus entered and passed through
44 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus,
which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
45 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press,
because he was little of stature.
46 And he ran before,
and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that
47 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up,
and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must
abide at thy house.
48 And he made haste, and came down,
and received him joyfully.
49 And when they saw it, they
all murmured, saying, He is gone to be guest with a man that is a
50 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord:
Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken
any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him
51 And Jesus said unto him, This day is
salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of
52 For the Son of man is come to seek and to
save that which was lost.
And as they heard these things, he continued and
spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they
thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
54 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to
receive for himself a kingdom, and then to return.
he called ten of his servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said
unto them, Do business with this till I come.
56 But his
citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not
have this man to reign over us.
57 And it came to pass,
that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded
these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that
he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
58 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds
59 And he said unto him, Well done, thou good
servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou
authority over ten cities.
60 And the second came,
saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
62 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have
kept laid up in a napkin:
63 For I feared thee, because
thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and
reapest that thou didst not sow.
64 And he saith unto
him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou
knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and
reaping that I did not sow:
65 Wherefore then gavest not
thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have received it
66 And he said unto them that stood by,
Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten
67 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten
68 I say unto you, That unto every one which
hath shall more be given; from him that hath not, even that which he hath
shall be taken away.
69 But those mine enemies, which
would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them
70 And when he had thus spoken, he went
before, ascending up to Jerusalem.