Part 44 out of 58
What are these, my lord?
38:006:005 And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four
spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before
the LORD of all the earth.
38:006:006 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north
country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go
forth toward the south country.
38:006:007 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk
to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk
to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro
through the earth.
38:006:008 Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold,
these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit
in the north country.
38:006:009 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
38:006:010 Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and
of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the
same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of
38:006:011 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon
the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;
38:006:012 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts,
saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall
grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the
38:006:013 Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear
the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he
shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace
shall be between them both.
38:006:014 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to
Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in
the temple of the LORD.
38:006:015 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple
of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath
sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will
diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.
38:007:001 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Darius, that
the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of
the ninth month, even in Chisleu;
38:007:002 When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and
Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
38:007:003 And to speak unto the priests which were in the house of the
LORD of hosts, and to the prophets, saying, Should I weep in
the fifth month, separating myself, as I have done these so
38:007:004 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts unto me, saying,
38:007:005 Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests,
saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh
month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me,
even to me?
38:007:006 And when ye did eat, and when ye did drink, did not ye eat for
yourselves, and drink for yourselves?
38:007:007 Should ye not hear the words which the LORD hath cried by the
former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and in
prosperity, and the cities thereof round about her, when men
inhabited the south and the plain?
38:007:008 And the word of the LORD came unto Zechariah, saying,
38:007:009 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true
judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his
38:007:010 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger,
nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his
brother in your heart.
38:007:011 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and
stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
38:007:012 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they
should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts
hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came
a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
38:007:013 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would
not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the LORD
38:007:014 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations
whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them,
that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the
pleasant land desolate.
38:008:001 Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,
38:008:002 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with
great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
38:008:003 Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell
in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a
city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy
38:008:004 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old
women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with
his staff in his hand for very age.
38:008:005 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls
playing in the streets thereof.
38:008:006 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes
of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be
marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.
38:008:007 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people
from the east country, and from the west country;
38:008:008 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of
Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their
God, in truth and in righteousness.
38:008:009 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye
that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the
prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the
house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be
38:008:010 For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire
for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or
came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one
against his neighbour.
38:008:011 But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in
the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
38:008:012 For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her
fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens
shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this
people to possess all these things.
38:008:013 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the
heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save
you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands
38:008:014 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you,
when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of
hosts, and I repented not:
38:008:015 So again have I thought in these days to do well unto
Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not.
38:008:016 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the
truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and
peace in your gates:
38:008:017 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his
neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things
that I hate, saith the LORD.
38:008:018 And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying,
38:008:019 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month,
and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and
the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and
gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and
38:008:020 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that
there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
38:008:021 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying,
Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the
LORD of hosts: I will go also.
38:008:022 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the
LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
38:008:023 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to
pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the
nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a
Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God
is with you.
38:009:001 The burden of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and
Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as
of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD.
38:009:002 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though
it be very wise.
38:009:003 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up
silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
38:009:004 Behold, the LORD will cast her out, and he will smite her
power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.
38:009:005 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and
be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be
ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon
shall not be inhabited.
38:009:006 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the
pride of the Philistines.
38:009:007 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his
abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth,
even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor
in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
38:009:008 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army,
because of him that passeth by, and because of him that
returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more:
for now have I seen with mine eyes.
38:009:009 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and
having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a
colt the foal of an ass.
38:009:010 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse
from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he
shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be
from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of
38:009:011 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent
forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
38:009:012 Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day
do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
38:009:013 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim,
and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece,
and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
38:009:014 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go
forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the
trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
38:009:015 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour,
and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a
noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls,
and as the corners of the altar.
38:009:016 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the
flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a
crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
38:009:017 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty!
corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the
38:010:001 Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the
LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain,
to every one grass in the field.
38:010:002 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a
lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain:
therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled,
because there was no shepherd.
38:010:003 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished
the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the
house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the
38:010:004 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of
him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.
38:010:005 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their
enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they
shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on
horses shall be confounded.
38:010:006 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the
house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them;
for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had
not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear
38:010:007 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their
heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall
see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
38:010:008 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed
them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
38:010:009 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember
me in far countries; and they shall live with their children,
and turn again.
38:010:010 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and
gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the
land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for
38:010:011 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall
smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river
shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria shall be brought down,
and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away.
38:010:012 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up
and down in his name, saith the LORD.
38:011:001 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy
38:011:002 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty
are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the
vintage is come down.
38:011:003 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their
glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for
the pride of Jordan is spoiled.
38:011:004 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
38:011:005 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty:
and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am
rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
38:011:006 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the
LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his
neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they
shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver
38:011:007 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of
the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called
Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
38:011:008 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul
lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
38:011:009 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die;
and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the
rest eat every one the flesh of another.
38:011:010 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I
might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
38:011:011 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock
that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
38:011:012 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and
if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of
38:011:013 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly
price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty
pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of
38:011:014 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might
break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
38:011:015 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments
of a foolish shepherd.
38:011:016 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall
not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young
one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth
still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their
claws in pieces.
38:011:017 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword
shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall
be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly
38:012:001 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD,
which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation
of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
38:012:002 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the
people round about, when they shall be in the siege both
against Judah and against Jerusalem.
38:012:003 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for
all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in
pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered
together against it.
38:012:004 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with
astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine
eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of
the people with blindness.
38:012:005 And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The
inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of
hosts their God.
38:012:006 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth
of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf;
and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right
hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again
in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
38:012:007 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the
glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants
of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
38:012:008 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of
Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall
be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the
angel of the LORD before them.
38:012:009 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to
destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
38:012:010 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of
supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have
pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his
only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is
in bitterness for his firstborn.
38:012:011 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as
the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
38:012:012 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of
the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of
the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
38:012:013 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart;
the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
38:012:014 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their
38:013:001 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of
David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for
38:013:002 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of
hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the
land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will
cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the
38:013:003 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy,
then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto
him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name
of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him
shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
38:013:004 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall
be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied;
neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
38:013:005 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man
taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
38:013:006 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine
hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in
the house of my friends.
38:013:007 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that
is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and
the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon
the little ones.
38:013:008 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the
LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the
third shall be left therein.
38:013:009 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will
refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is
tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I
will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my
38:014:001 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be
divided in the midst of thee.
38:014:002 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and
the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women
ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity,
and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the
38:014:003 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations,
as when he fought in the day of battle.
38:014:004 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,
which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives
shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward
the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of
the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it
toward the south.
38:014:005 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the
valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall
flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days
of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and
all the saints with thee.
38:014:006 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall
not be clear, nor dark:
38:014:007 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not
day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening
time it shall be light.
38:014:008 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out
from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half
of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall
38:014:009 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day
shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
38:014:010 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon
south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited
in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first
gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel
unto the king's winepresses.
38:014:011 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter
destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
38:014:012 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all
the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh
shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their
eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall
consume away in their mouth.
38:014:013 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult
from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold
every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall
rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
38:014:014 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all
the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and
silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
38:014:015 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the
camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in
these tents, as this plague.
38:014:016 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all
the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from
year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to
keep the feast of tabernacles.
38:014:017 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the
families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the
LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
38:014:018 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have
no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will
smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of
38:014:019 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of
all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
38:014:020 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses,
HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house shall
be like the bowls before the altar.
38:014:021 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness
unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come
and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there
shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of
Book 39 Malachi
39:001:001 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
39:001:002 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast
thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD:
yet I loved Jacob,
39:001:003 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage
waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
39:001:004 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return
and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts,
They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call
them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom
the LORD hath indignation for ever.
39:001:005 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be
magnified from the border of Israel.
39:001:006 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then
I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master,
where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests,
that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy
39:001:007 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein
have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD
39:001:008 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and
if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now
unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy
person? saith the LORD of hosts.
39:001:009 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto
us: this hath been by your means: will he regard your persons?
saith the LORD of hosts.
39:001:010 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for
nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I
have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will
I accept an offering at your hand.
39:001:011 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the
same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every
place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure
offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith
the LORD of hosts.
39:001:012 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD
is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is
39:001:013 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have
snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that
which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an
offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
39:001:014 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male,
and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: for
I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is
dreadful among the heathen.
39:002:001 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
39:002:002 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to
give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even
send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I
have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
39:002:003 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your
faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take
you away with it.
39:002:004 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you,
that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
39:002:005 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to
him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before
39:002:006 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found
in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did
turn many away from iniquity.
39:002:007 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should
seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD
39:002:008 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to
stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi,
saith the LORD of hosts.
39:002:009 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before
all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but
have been partial in the law.
39:002:010 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why
do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by
profaning the covenant of our fathers?
39:002:011 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is
committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned
the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the
daughter of a strange god.
39:002:012 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and
the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that
offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
39:002:013 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD
with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that
he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with
good will at your hand.
39:002:014 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness
between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast
dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of
39:002:015 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.
And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore
take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously
against the wife of his youth.
39:002:016 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting
away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the
LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye
deal not treacherously.
39:002:017 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein
have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is
good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or,
Where is the God of judgment?
39:003:001 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way
before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to
his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye
delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
39:003:002 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand
when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like
39:003:003 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he
shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and
silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in
39:003:004 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant
unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
39:003:005 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift
witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and
against false swearers, and against those that oppress the
hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that
turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith
the LORD of hosts.
39:003:006 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob
are not consumed.
39:003:007 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine
ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will
return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein
shall we return?
39:003:008 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein
have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
39:003:009 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this
39:003:010 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be
meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD
of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and
pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough
to receive it.
39:003:011 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall
not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine
cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of
39:003:012 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a
delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts.
39:003:013 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye
say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
39:003:014 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it
that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked
mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
39:003:015 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work
wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even
39:003:016 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and
the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance
was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that
thought upon his name.
39:003:017 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day
when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man
spareth his own son that serveth him.
39:003:018 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and
the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth
39:004:001 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and
all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be
stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the
LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor
39:004:002 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness
arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and
grow up as calves of the stall.
39:004:003 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes
under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this,
saith the LORD of hosts.
39:004:004 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded
unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and
39:004:005 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming
of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
39:004:006 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children,
and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come
and smite the earth with a curse.
Book 40 Matthew
40:001:001 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David,
the son of Abraham.
40:001:002 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat
Judas and his brethren;
40:001:003 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat
Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
40:001:004 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and
Naasson begat Salmon;
40:001:005 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth;
and Obed begat Jesse;
40:001:006 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat
Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
40:001:007 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia
40:001:008 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram
40:001:009 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz
40:001:010 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon
40:001:011 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time
they were carried away to Babylon:
40:001:012 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat
Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
40:001:013 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and
Eliakim begat Azor;
40:001:014 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat
40:001:015 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and
Matthan begat Jacob;
40:001:016 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born
Jesus, who is called Christ.
40:001:017 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen
generations; and from David until the carrying away into
Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away
into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
40:001:018 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his
mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
40:001:019 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to
make her a publick example, was minded to put her away
40:001:020 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the
LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of
David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that
which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
40:001:021 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name
JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
40:001:022 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
40:001:023 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a
son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being
interpreted is, God with us.
40:001:024 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the
Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
40:001:025 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son:
and he called his name JESUS.
40:002:001 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of
Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to
40:002:002 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have
seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
40:002:003 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled,
and all Jerusalem with him.
40:002:004 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of
the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should
40:002:005 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is
written by the prophet,
40:002:006 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least
among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a
Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
40:002:007 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired
of them diligently what time the star appeared.
40:002:008 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search
diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him,
bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
40:002:009 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the
star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it
came and stood over where the young child was.
40:002:010 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great
40:002:011 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young
child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto
him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.
40:002:012 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return
to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
40:002:013 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the
young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou
there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young
child to destroy him.
40:002:014 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by
night, and departed into Egypt:
40:002:015 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be
fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
Out of Egypt have I called my son.
40:002:016 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men,
was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children
that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from
two years old and under, according to the time which he had
diligently enquired of the wise men.
40:002:017 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the
40:002:018 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and
great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not
be comforted, because they are not.
40:002:019 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord
appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
40:002:020 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go
into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the
young child's life.
40:002:021 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and
came into the land of Israel.
40:002:022 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the
room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither:
notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned
aside into the parts of Galilee:
40:002:023 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might
be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be
called a Nazarene.
40:003:001 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the
wilderness of Judaea,
40:003:002 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
40:003:003 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias,
saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
40:003:004 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a
leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and
40:003:005 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the
region round about Jordan,
40:003:006 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.
40:003:007 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to
his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who
hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
40:003:008 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
40:003:009 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones
to raise up children unto Abraham.
40:003:010 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees:
therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is
hewn down, and cast into the fire.
40:003:011 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that
cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not
worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and
40:003:012 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his
floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn
up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
40:003:013 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be
baptized of him.
40:003:014 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of
thee, and comest thou to me?
40:003:015 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for
thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he
40:003:016 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of
the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he
saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting
40:003:017 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in
whom I am well pleased.
40:004:001 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.
40:004:002 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was
afterward an hungred.
40:004:003 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son
of God, command that these stones be made bread.
40:004:004 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the
mouth of God.
40:004:005 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth
him on a pinnacle of the temple,
40:004:006 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself
down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge
concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
40:004:007 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.
40:004:008 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high
mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and
the glory of them;
40:004:009 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou
wilt fall down and worship me.
40:004:010 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only
shalt thou serve.
40:004:011 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and
ministered unto him.
40:004:012 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he
departed into Galilee;
40:004:013 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is
upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
40:004:014 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
40:004:015 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of
the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
40:004:016 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them
which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung
40:004:017 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for
the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
40:004:018 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,
Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into
the sea: for they were fishers.
40:004:019 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers
40:004:020 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
40:004:021 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the
son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee
their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
40:004:022 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and
40:004:023 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among
40:004:024 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto
him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and
torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and
those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and
he healed them.
40:004:025 And there followed him great multitudes of people from
Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from
Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.
40:005:001 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and
when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
40:005:002 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
40:005:003 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of
40:005:004 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
40:005:005 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
40:005:006 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they shall be filled.
40:005:007 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
40:005:008 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
40:005:009 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.
40:005:010 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
40:005:011 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,
and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my
40:005:012 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before
40:005:013 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good
for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot
40:005:014 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.
40:005:015 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but
on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the
40:005:016 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
40:005:017 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
40:005:018 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot
or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be
40:005:019 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the
least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and
teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of
40:005:020 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall
exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye
shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
40:005:021 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt
not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the
40:005:022 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother
without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and
whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger
of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be
in danger of hell fire.
40:005:023 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there
rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
40:005:024 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first
be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy
40:005:025 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way
with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the
judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be
cast into prison.
40:005:026 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out
thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
40:005:027 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt
not commit adultery:
40:005:028 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust
after her hath committed adultery with her already in his
40:005:029 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy
members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be
cast into hell.
40:005:030 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy
members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be
cast into hell.
40:005:031 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him
give her a writing of divorcement:
40:005:032 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife,
saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit
adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced
40:005:033 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old
time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto
the Lord thine oaths:
40:005:034 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for
it is God's throne:
40:005:035 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by
Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
40:005:036 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not
make one hair white or black.
40:005:037 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for
whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
40:005:038 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a
tooth for a tooth:
40:005:039 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever
shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other
40:005:040 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy
coat, let him have thy cloak also.
40:005:041 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him
40:005:042 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow
of thee turn not thou away.
40:005:043 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
40:005:044 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you, and persecute you;
40:005:045 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and
sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
40:005:046 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do
not even the publicans the same?
40:005:047 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than
others? do not even the publicans so?
40:005:048 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect.
40:006:001 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
40:006:002 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the
streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto
you, They have their reward.
40:006:003 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
40:006:004 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth
in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
40:006:005 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in
the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.
Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
40:006:006 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when
thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in
secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee
40:006:007 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:
for they think that they shall be heard for their much
40:006:008 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
40:006:009 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
40:006:010 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in
40:006:011 Give us this day our daily bread.
40:006:012 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
40:006:013 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For
thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
40:006:014 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you:
40:006:015 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.
40:006:016 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may
appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have
40:006:017 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy
40:006:018 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father
which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret,
shall reward thee openly.
40:006:019 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
40:006:020 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither
moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break
through nor steal:
40:006:021 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
40:006:022 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
40:006:023 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness,
how great is that darkness!
40:006:024 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one,
and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
40:006:025 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what
ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body,
what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the
body than raiment?
40:006:026 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they
reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much better than they?
40:006:027 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his
40:006:028 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of
the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
40:006:029 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.
40:006:030 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to
day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much
more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
40:006:031 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What
shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
40:006:032 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
40:006:033 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.
40:006:034 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall
take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.
40:007:001 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
40:007:002 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with
what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
40:007:003 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
40:007:004 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote
out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
40:007:005 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of
thy brother's eye.
40:007:006 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye
your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their
feet, and turn again and rend you.
40:007:007 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
40:007:008 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
40:007:009 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will
he give him a stone?
40:007:010 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
40:007:011 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him?
40:007:012 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to
you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the
40:007:013 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and
broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there
be which go in thereat:
40:007:014 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
40:007:015 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
40:007:016 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles?
40:007:017 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
40:007:018 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
40:007:019 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
40:007:020 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
40:007:021 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into
the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
40:007:022 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils?
and in thy name done many wonderful works?
40:007:023 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart
from me, ye that work iniquity.
40:007:024 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
40:007:025 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was
founded upon a rock.
40:007:026 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his
house upon the sand:
40:007:027 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the
fall of it.
40:007:028 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the
people were astonished at his doctrine:
40:007:029 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
40:008:001 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes
40:008:002 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying,
Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
40:008:003 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will;
be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
40:008:004 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy
way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses
commanded, for a testimony unto them.
40:008:005 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him
a centurion, beseeching him,
40:008:006 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy,
40:008:007 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
40:008:008 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that
thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only,
and my servant shall be healed.
40:008:009 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and
I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and
he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
40:008:010 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that
followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great
faith, no, not in Israel.
40:008:011 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and
west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob,
in the kingdom of heaven.
40:008:012 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
40:008:013 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou
hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was
healed in the selfsame hour.
40:008:014 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's
mother laid, and sick of a fever.
40:008:015 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she
arose, and ministered unto them.
40:008:016 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his
word, and healed all that were sick:
40:008:017 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our
40:008:018 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave
commandment to depart unto the other side.
40:008:019 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will
follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
40:008:020 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds
of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to
lay his head.
40:008:021 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
40:008:022 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury
40:008:023 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed
40:008:024 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch
that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
40:008:025 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord,
save us: we perish.
40:008:026 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little
faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and
there was a great calm.
40:008:027 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and the sea obey him!
40:008:028 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the
Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming
out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass
by that way.
40:008:029 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment
us before the time?
40:008:030 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine
40:008:031 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,
suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
40:008:032 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they
went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of
swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and
perished in the waters.
40:008:033 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the
city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the
possessed of the devils.
40:008:034 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when
they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of
40:009:001 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his
40:009:002 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy,
lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the
sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven
40:009:003 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves,
This man blasphemeth.
40:009:004 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil
in your hearts?
40:009:005 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or
to say, Arise, and walk?
40:009:006 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth
to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)
Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
40:009:007 And he arose, and departed to his house.
40:009:008 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified
God, which had given such power unto men.
40:009:009 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named
Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto
him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
40:009:010 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house,
behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him
and his disciples.
40:009:011 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples,
Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
40:009:012 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be
whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
40:009:013 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and
not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but
sinners to repentance.
40:009:014 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and
the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
40:009:015 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber
mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days
will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and
then shall they fast.
40:009:016 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for
that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment,
and the rent is made worse.
40:009:017 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles
break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but
they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
40:009:018 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a
certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even
now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall
40:009:019 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
40:009:020 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of
blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of
40:009:021 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I
shall be whole.
40:009:022 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said,
Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.
And the woman was made whole from that hour.
40:009:023 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the
minstrels and the people making a noise,
40:009:024 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but
sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
40:009:025 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her
by the hand, and the maid arose.
40:009:026 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
40:009:027 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him,
crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
40:009:028 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to
him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to
do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
40:009:029 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be
it unto you.
40:009:030 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them,
saying, See that no man know it.
40:009:031 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in
all that country.
40:009:032 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man
possessed with a devil.
40:009:033 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the
multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
40:009:034 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the
prince of the devils.
40:009:035 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in
their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and
healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
40:009:036 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion
on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as
sheep having no shepherd.
40:009:037 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers are few;
40:009:038 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send
forth labourers into his harvest.
40:010:001 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave
them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to
heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
40:010:002 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first,
Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the
son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
40:010:003 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican;
James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was
40:010:004 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed
40:010:005 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go
not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the
Samaritans enter ye not:
40:010:006 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
40:010:007 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at
40:010:008 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out
devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
40:010:009 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
40:010:010 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes,
nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
40:010:011 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who
in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
40:010:012 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
40:010:013 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but
if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
40:010:014 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when
ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of
40:010:015 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
40:010:016 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be
ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
40:010:017 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the
councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
40:010:018 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my
sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
40:010:019 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye
shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what
ye shall speak.
40:010:020 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father
which speaketh in you.
40:010:021 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the
father the child: and the children shall rise up against their
parents, and cause them to be put to death.
40:010:022 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he
that endureth to the end shall be saved.
40:010:023 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into
another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone
over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
40:010:024 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above
40:010:025 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and
the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the
house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his
40:010:026 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that
shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
40:010:027 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what
ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
40:010:028 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.
40:010:029 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
40:010:030 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
40:010:031 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many
40:010:032 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I
confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
40:010:033 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny
before my Father which is in heaven.
40:010:034 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to
send peace, but a sword.
40:010:035 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and
the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
against her mother in law.
40:010:036 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
40:010:037 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of
me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not
worthy of me.
40:010:038 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is
not worthy of me.
40:010:039 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his
life for my sake shall find it.
40:010:040 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me
receiveth him that sent me.
40:010:041 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall
receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous
man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous
40:010:042 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little
ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple,
verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
40:011:001 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding
his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to
preach in their cities.
40:011:002 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he
sent two of his disciples,
40:011:003 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look
40:011:004 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again
those things which ye do hear and see:
40:011:005 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers
are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and
the poor have the gospel preached to them.
40:011:006 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
40:011:007 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes
concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see?
A reed shaken with the wind?
40:011:008 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft
raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings'
40:011:009 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto
you, and more than a prophet.
40:011:010 For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before
40:011:011 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there
hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:
notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is
greater than he.
40:011:012 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of
heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
40:011:013 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
40:011:014 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to
40:011:015 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
40:011:016 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto
children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their
40:011:017 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we
have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
40:011:018 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He
hath a devil.
40:011:019 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold
a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and
sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
40:011:020 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty
works were done, because they repented not:
40:011:021 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the
mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre
and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and
40:011:022 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and
Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
40:011:023 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be
brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been
done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained
until this day.
40:011:024 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the
land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
40:011:025 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things
from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
40:011:026 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
40:011:027 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man
knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the
Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal
40:011:028 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.
40:011:029 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
40:011:030 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
40:012:001 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn;