Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
.2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses'
. .3 All therefore whatsoever they bid
you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for
they say, and do not accordingly.
. .4 For
they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's
shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their
. .5 But all their works they do
for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and lengthen
the fringes of their garments,
. .6 And love
the place of honour at feasts, and the chief seats in the
. .7 And greetings in the
markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi.
.8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, and all ye
. .9 And call no man your
father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in
. .10 Neither be ye called masters:
for one is your Master, even Christ.
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
. .12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be
humbled; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,
hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men:
. .14 For ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer
ye them that are entering to go in.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and
land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more
the child of hell than yourselves.
. .16 Woe
unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple,
it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is
. .17 Ye fools and blind: for
whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the
. .18 And, Whosoever shall swear by
the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon
it, he is bound thereby.
. .19 Ye blind men:
for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the
. .20 Whoso therefore shall swear by
the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
. .21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth
by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
.22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of
God, and by him that sitteth thereon.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint
and dill and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law,
justice, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, without leaving
the other undone.
. .24 Ye blind guides,
which strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.
.25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make
clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full
of extortion and excess.
. .26 Thou blind
Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the
outside of them may be clean also.
. .27 Woe
unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited
sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of
dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
.28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within
ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the
tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the
. .30 And say, If we had been in
the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the
blood of the prophets.
. .31 Wherefore ye be
witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed
. .32 Fill ye up then the
measure of your fathers.
. .33 Ye serpents,
ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the condemnation of hell?
And Jesus sat opposite the treasury, and
beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were
rich cast in much.
. .35 And there came a
certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a
. .36 And he called unto him his
disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor
widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the
. .37 For all they did cast in of
their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even
all her living.
And Jesus went out, and departed
from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the
buildings of the temple.
. .39 And Jesus
said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There
shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown
. .40 Then let them which be in Judaea
flee into the mountains:
. .41 Let him which
is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his
. .42 Neither let him which is in the
field return back to take his cloak.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those
. .44 But pray ye that your flight be
not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
.45 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
. .46 Immediately after the tribulation of those days
shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the
stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be
Now learn a parable from the fig tree; When
its branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is
. .48 So likewise ye, when ye shall
see all these things, know that he is near, even at the doors.
. .49 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, not
the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
. .50 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the
coming of the Son of man be.
. .51 For as in
the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the
. .52 And knew not until the flood
came, and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of man
. .53 Then shall two be in the field;
the one shall be taken, and the other left.
.54 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be
taken, and the other left.
Watch therefore: for ye know not what day
your Lord doth come.
. .56 But know this,
that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would
come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be
. .57 Therefore be ye also
. .58 Who then is a faithful and wise
servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them
their meat in due season?
. .59 Blessed is
that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
. .60 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him
ruler over all his goods.
. .61 But and if
that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his
. .62 And shall begin to smite his
fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
. .63 The lord of that servant shall come in a day
when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware
. .64 And shall cut him asunder, and
appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.