Mark Chapter 1

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1-3 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

4-5 John baptized in the wilderness and did preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. And all the land of Judaea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

6-8 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey; And preached, saying, There comes one mightier than I after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

9-11 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens open, and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove: And there came a voice from heaven, saying, You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

12-13 And immediately the spirit drove him into the wilderness. And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.

14-15 Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel.

16-18 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men. And immediately they left their nets and followed him.

19-20 And when he had gone a little farther from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. He immediately called them: they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants and went after him.

21-22 They went to Capernaum, and immediately on the sabbath day, he entered into the synagogue and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine, for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

23-24 And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Did you come to destroy us? I know who thou are, the Holy One of God.

25-28 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. And immediately, his fame spread abroad throughout all the region around Galilee.

29-31 And without delay, they entered Simon and Andrew's house with James and John when they came out of the synagogue. But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and at once they told him of her. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them.

32-34 And at evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were diseased and those who were possessed with demons. And all the city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick of various diseases, cast out many demons, and did not allow the demons to speak because they knew him.

35-37 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed to a solitary place, and there prayed. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. And when they had found him, they said to him, All men are seeking thee.

38 And he said to them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also, for this reason, I have come forth.

39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out demons.

40 And there came a leper to him, imploring him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, If thou will, thou can make me clean.

41-44 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. And he strictly warned him, and at once sent him away, and said to him, See that you say nothing to any man: but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

45 However, he went out and began to proclaim it freely. To spread the matter, insomuch that he could no longer openly enter into the city, but was outside in deserted places: and they came to him from every direction.

Mark Chapter 2

Mark Chapter 2

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1-4 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days, and it was told that he was in the house. And immediately many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as near the door: and he preached the word to them. And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which four others carried. And when they could not come near to him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was. And when they had broken through, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven thee.

6-7 But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, why does this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only?

8-12 And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said to them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, he said to the sick of the palsy, I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go your way into your house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it like this.

13-14 And he went forth again by the seaside, and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said to him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

15-16 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at dinner in his house, many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with tax collectors and sinners, they said to his disciples, How is it that he eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?

17 When Jesus heard it, he said to them, They that are whole have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

18 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast. And they came and said to him, Why do the disciples of John and the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?

19-22 And Jesus said to them, Can the friends of the bridegroom fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shall fast in those days. Also, no man sews a piece of new cloth on an old garment: or else the new piece that filled it up takes away from the old, and the tear is made worse. And no man puts new wine into old bottles; or else the new wine will burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be ruined: but new wine must be put into new bottles.

23-24 And it came to pass, that he went through the cornfields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said to him, Why do they do what is not lawful on the sabbath day?

25-26 And he said to them, Have you never read what David did when he had the need and was hungry, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar, the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and also gave to them which were with him?

27-28 And he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. Therefore the Son of man is also Lord of the sabbath.

Mark Chapter 3

Mark Chapter 3

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1-6 And he entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day, that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, Stand forth. And he said to them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days or do evil? To save a life, or to kill? But they held their peace. And when he had looked around at them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man, Stretch forth your hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And the Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

7-12 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond Jordan; and those from Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came to him. And he spoke to his disciples, that a small ship should be kept for him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he had healed many, insomuch that as many as had plagues pressed upon him to touch him. When they saw him, unclean spirits fell down before him and cried, saying, Thou are the Son of God. And he strictly warned them that they should not make him known.

13-19 And he went up to a mountain, and called to him whom he would: they came to him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have the power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: And Simon, to whom he surnamed Peter; And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he named them Boanerges, which is, Sons of Thunder; And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him: and they went into a house.

20-21 And the multitude came together again so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his friends heard about it, they went out to lay hold on him, for they said, He is out of his mind.

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, He has Beelzebub, and by the prince of the demons he cast out demons.

23-27 And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rises up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but has an end. No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will plunder his house.

28-30 Verily I say to you, All sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may blaspheme; But he who blasphemes against the Holy Ghost shall never have forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. Because they said, He has an unclean spirit.

31-32 Then his brethren and his mother came and standing outside, sent to him, calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said to him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren outside are seeking thee.

33-35 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brothers? And he looked around at them who sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brothers! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother and my sister and my mother.

Mark Chapter 4

Mark Chapter 4

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1-8 And he began again to teach by the seaside. And there was gathered around him a great multitude so that he entered into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. And he taught them many things by parables, and said to them in his teaching, Hearken. Behold, there went out a sower to sow. And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And some fell on stony ground, where it didn't have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up, it was scorched, and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, which yielded no fruit. And others fell on good ground, and it yielded fruit that sprang up and increased and brought forth, some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred.

9 And he said to them, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

10-12 And when he was alone, they who were around him with the twelve asked him about the parable. And he said to them, To you, it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to them that are without, all these things are done in parables, that seeing they may see, and not perceive, and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

13-20 And he said to them, If you do not know this parable, how will you understand any parables? The sower sows the word. And these are they by the wayside, where the word is sown. But when they have heard, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. Likewise, these are they who are sown on stony ground who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when affliction or persecution arises for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts for other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground, such as hear the word, receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundredfold.

21-23 And he said to them, Is a candle brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? For there is nothing hid which shall not be revealed, neither is anything kept secret, but that it should come to light. If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.

24-25 And he said to them, Take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye use, it shall be measured to you; and to you who hear shall more be given. For he that has, to him shall be given: and he that has not, from him shall be taken even that which he has.

26-29 And he said, The kingdom of God is as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow, he knows not how. The earth brings forth the fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, he immediately puts in the sickle because the harvest has come.

30-32 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are on the earth: But when it is sown, it grows up, and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may nest under the shadow of it.

33-34 And with many such parables, he spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable, he did not speak to them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

35-38 And the same day, when the even had come, he said to them, Let us pass over to the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him in the boat as he was. And there were also with him other little boats. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the boat so that it was now full. And he was in the back part of the boat, asleep on a pillow: and they awoke him, and said to him, Master, do you not care that we perish?

39-41 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said to them, Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark Chapter 5

Mark Chapter 5

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1-5 And they came over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he got out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not even with chains, because he had been bound often with shackles and chains, and the chains had been pulled apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces; neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones.

6-7 But when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him, and cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God that you torment me not.

8-10 For he said to him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. And he earnestly begged him that he would not send them away out of the country.

11-13 Now, there was near the mountains a large herd of swine feeding. And all the demons begged him, saying, Send us to the swine, that we may enter them. And immediately, Jesus gave them permission. And the unclean spirits went out and entered into the swine, and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea and drowned, and there were about two thousand that died in the sea.

14-17 They fed the swine, fled, and told it in the city and country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. And they came to Jesus and saw him who had been possessed with demons, and had the legion, sitting, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. And they that saw it told them how it happened to him that was demon-possessed and concerning the swine. And they began to plead with him to depart out of their area.

18-20 And when he came to the boat, he that had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. However, Jesus did not allow him, but said to him, Go home to your friends and tell them how great things the Lord has done for you, and how he has had compassion on you. And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis the great things Jesus had done for him: and everyone marveled.

21-24 And when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, many people gathered to him: and he was near the sea. And, behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, and begged him earnestly, saying, My little daughter lies at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him, and many people followed him and thronged him.

25-28 And a certain woman, who had an issue of blood twelve years, had suffered many things by many physicians, had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard of Jesus, she came in the crowd behind him and touched his garment. For she said If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

29-30 And immediately, the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that power had gone out of him, turned about in the crowd and said, Who touched my clothes?

31 And his disciples said to him, Thou see the multitude thronging thee, and you say, Who touched me?

32-34 And he looked around to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him and told him all the truth. And he said to her, Daughter, thy faith has made thee whole; go in peace and be whole of thy plague.

35 While he was yet speaking, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house who said, Thy daughter is dead: why trouble the Master any further?

36-39 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he said to the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. And he allowed no man to follow him, except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. And he came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue and saw the tumult and those who wept and wailed greatly. And when he came in, he said to them, Why do you make this ado, and weep? The damsel is not dead but sleeps.

40-43 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him and entered in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said to her, Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted, Little girl, I say to thee, arise. And immediately the damsel arose and walked; for she was twelve years of age. And they were astonished and greatly amazed. And he strictly commanded them that no man should know it and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Mark Chapter 6

Mark Chapter 6

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1-3 He went out from there, came to his own country, and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath day came, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From where did this man get these things? And what wisdom is this which is given to him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

4-6 But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folks and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went around the villages, teaching.

7-9 And he called the twelve to him, and began to send them forth two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits; And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, only a staff; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

10-11 And he said to them, In what place soever you enter into a house, abide there until you depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when you depart there, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

12-13 And they went out and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many demons, anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

14 And king Herod heard of him; for his name was spread abroad: and he said, That John the Baptist has risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.

15 Others said That it is Elijah. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.

16-18 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he has risen from the dead. For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. For John had said to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.

19-20 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just and holy man, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

21-23 And when a convenient day came, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said to the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou will, and I will give it thee. And he swore to her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, up to the half of my kingdom.

24 And she went forth, and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

25 And she came in straightway with haste to the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou immediately give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter.

26-29 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in prison, and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse and laid it in a tomb.

30-32 And the apostles gathered themselves together to Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And he said to them, Come ye yourselves apart into a deserted place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no time so much as to eat. And they departed into a deserted place by ship privately.

33-36 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, ran there on foot from all cities, arrived before them, and came together to him. When he came out, he saw many people and was moved with compassion toward them because they were as sheep, not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things. And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him, and said, This is a deserted place, and now the time is far passed: Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.

37 He answered and said to them, Give ye them to eat. And they said to him, Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?

38 He said to them, How many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they knew, they said, Five, and two fishes.

39-44 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and He divided the two fishes among them all. And they all did eat and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fish. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

45-52 And immediately he constrained his disciples to get into the ship and go to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. And when he had sent them away, he departed to a mountain to pray. And when evening came, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them. But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and said to them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. And he went up to them in the ship, and the wind ceased: they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure and wondered. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.

53-56 And when they had passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret and drew to the shore. And when they came out of the ship, they immediately knew him, ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. And wherever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets and begged him that they might touch if it were just the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

Mark Chapter 7

Mark Chapter 7

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1-4 Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to him, which came from Jerusalem. And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, they found fault with unwashed hands. For the Pharisees and all the Jews, except they wash their hands often, eat not, holding the elders' tradition. And when they come from the market, unless they wash, they will not eat. And there are many other things they have received to hold, such as the washing of cups, pots, brazen vessels, and tables.

5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why do thy disciples not walk according to the elders' tradition, but eat bread with unwashed hands?

6-8 He answered and said to them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, These people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men? For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.

9-13 And he said to them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curses father or mother, let him be put to death: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever you might profit by me; he shall be free. And ye no longer allow him to do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things you do.

14-16 And when he had called all the people to him, he said to them, Hearken to me every one of you and understand: There is nothing from outside a man, that enters him that can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man. If any man has ears to hear, let him hear.

17-23 When he had entered a house away from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable. And he said to them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without enters into a man, it cannot defile him; Because it enters not into his heart, but into the belly, and goes out and is eliminated, purging all foods? And he said That which comes out of the man, that defiles the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

24-27 And from there, he arose, went to the borders of Tyre and Sidon, entered into a house, and wanted no man know it: but he could not be hidden. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him and came and fell at his feet: The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter. But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled: it is not good to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs.

28 And she answered and said to him, Yea, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

29 And he said to her, For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter.

30 And when she has come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

31-34 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. And they brought to him one that was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue; And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

35-37 And immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. And he commanded them that they should tell no man: but the more he commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it; And were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.

Mark Chapter 8

Mark Chapter 8

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 8

1-3 In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said to them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat: And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for some of them came from far.

4 And his disciples answered him, How can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

5 And he asked them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven.

6-10 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them, and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fish: and he blessed them, and said to set them also before them. So they did eat, and they were filled: they took up the broken fragments that were left filling seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away. And immediately he entered into a ship with his disciples and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

11-12 And the Pharisees came forth and began to question him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, There shall no sign be given to this generation.

13-15 He left them, and entering into the ship again, departed to the other side. Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.

17-19 And when Jesus knew it, he said to them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? Perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Having eyes, ye see not? And having ears, ye hear not? and do ye not remember? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments ye take up? They say to him, Twelve.

20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments you take up? And they said, Seven.

21 And he said to them, How is it that you do not understand?

22-23 And he came to Bethsaida, and they brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town; when he had spit on his eyes and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw anything.

24 And he looked up and said, I see men as trees, walking.

25-26 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town nor tell it to any in the town.

27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, to the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, Who do men say that I am?

28 And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say Elijah; and others, One of the prophets.

29 And he said to them, But who do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said to him, You are the Christ.

30 And he commanded them that they should tell no man of him.

31-33 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, be rejected by the elders, and of the chief priests, scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him and began to rebuke him. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou are not mindful of the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

34-38 And when he called the people to him with his disciples, he said to them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Therefore, Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

Mark Chapter 9

Mark Chapter 9

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 9

1 And he said to them, Verily I say to you, That some stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.

2-6 And after six days Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John, and lead them up to a high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no launderer on earth can whiten them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, one for Moses, and one for Elijah. For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified.

7-8 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. And suddenly, when they had looked around, they saw no man any more, only Jesus with themselves.

9-10 And as they came down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man has risen from the dead. And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.

11 And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?

12-13 And he answered and told them, Truly Elijah comes first, and restores all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at naught. But I say to you, That Elijah has indeed come, and they have done to him whatsoever they wanted, as it is written of him.

14-16 When he came to his disciples, he saw many about them and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him greeted him. And he asked the scribes, What are you questioning them?

17-18 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought to thee my son, which has a deaf spirit; And wheresoever it takes him, it tears him: and he foams, and gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; but they could not.

19-20 He answered him, and said O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear you? Bring him to me. And they brought him to him: and when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him; and he fell on the ground, foaming at the mouth.

21-22 And he asked his father, How long has this been happening to him? And he said, From childhood. And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou can do anything, have compassion on us, and help us.

23 Jesus said to him, If thou can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

24 And immediately the father of the child cried out in tears, and said, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

25-27 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to it, Thou deaf and dumb spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter into him no more. And the spirit cried, and convulsed him, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

28 And when he came into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could we not cast him out?

29 And he said to them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

30-32 And they departed there and passed through Galilee, and he would not like that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said to them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that, he is killed, he shall rise the third day. But they understood not that saying and were afraid to ask him.

33-37 And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desires to be first, the same shall be last of all and servant of all. And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said to them, Whosoever shall receive one of these children in my name, receives me: and whosoever receives me, receives not me, but him that sent me.

38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name, and he does not follow us: and we forbid him because he does not follow us.

39-41 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our side. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name because you belong to Christ, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

42-48 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone was hanged about his neck, and he was cast into the sea. And if thy hand offends thee, cut it off: thee should enter into life maimed than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched: Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offends thee, cut it off: thee should enter halt into life than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. And if your eye offends you, pluck it out: thee should enter into the kingdom of God with one eye than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.

49-50 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltness, how will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.

Mark Chapter 10

Mark Chapter 10

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 10

1 And he arose from there, and came into the coasts of Judaea by the farther side of Jordan: and the people gathered to him again; and, as he was accustomed, he taught them again.

2 And the Pharisees came to him and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? Tempting him.

3 And he answered and said to them, What did Moses command you?

4 And they said Moses allowed a man to write a bill of divorcement and to put her away.

5-9 And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife, And the two shall be one flesh: so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

10-12 And in the house, his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he said to them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, commits adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband and be married to another, she commits adultery.

13-16 And they brought young children to him that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was greatly displeased and said to them, Allow the little children to come to me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say to you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

17 And when he had gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

18-19 And Jesus said to him, Why thou call me good? There is none good but one, that is, God. Thou know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother.

20 And he answered and said to him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing thou lack: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou has, and give to the poor, and thou shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

22 And he was sad at that saying and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

23-25 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 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.

26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

27 And Jesus looking upon them said, With men, it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

28 Then Peter began to say to him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

29-31 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say to you, no man has left the house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

32-34 And they were on the way going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve and began to tell them what things should happen to him, saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem. The Son of man shall be delivered to the chief priests, and to the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him, saying, Master, we would like that thou should do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

36 And he said to them, What would ye that I should do for you?

37 They said to him, Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

38 But Jesus said to them, Ye know not what ye ask: can you drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?

39-40 And they said to him, We can. And Jesus said to them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of, and with the baptism that I am baptized with shall you be baptized: But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

41-45 When the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and said to them, Ye know that they which are considered to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be a servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

46-47 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

49 And Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying to him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calls thee.

50 And he, casting away his garment, rose and came to Jesus.

51 And Jesus answered and said to him, What will thou that I should do to thee? The blind man said to him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.

52 And Jesus said to him, Go thy way; thy faith has made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.

Mark Chapter 11

Mark Chapter 11

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 11

1-3 And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sent forth two of his disciples. He said to them, Go your way into the village opposite you: and as soon as ye enter into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon man never sat; loose him, and bring him. And if any man says to you, Why you do this? You say that the Lord needs him, and immediately he will send it here.

4-5 And they went their way and found the colt tied by the door in a place where two roads meet, and they loosed it. And some of them that stood there said to them, What are you doing, loosing the colt?

6-11 And they said to them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and cast their garments on it, and he sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and spread them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked around upon all things, and now that evening has come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

12-14 And on the morrow, when they have come from Bethany, he was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if by chance he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the harvest time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said to it, Hereafter, no man shall eat the fruit of thee forever. And his disciples heard it.

15-17 And they came to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast those out that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not allow any man to carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying to them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? But ye have made it a den of thieves.

18-19 And the scribes and chief priests heard it and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him because all the people were astonished at his doctrine. And when even had come, he went out of the city.

20-21 And in the morning, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots as they passed by. And Peter calling to remembrance said to him, Master, behold the fig tree you cursed is withered away.

22-26 And Jesus answering said to them, Have faith in God. For truly I say to you, That whosoever shall say to this mountain, You be removed, and you be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says. Therefore I say to you, What things soever you desire when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them. And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father who is in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father, which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

27-28 And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there came to him the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders, and said to him, By what authority do you do these things? And who gave you this authority to do these things?

29-30 And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? Answer me.

31-33 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, as a prophet indeed. And they answered and said to Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Mark Chapter 12

Mark Chapter 12

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 12

1-8 And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, set a hedge about it, dug a place for the wine fat, built a tower, let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the vineyard's fruit. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent them another servant, and at him, they cast stones, wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. Again, he sent another, and he killed some others, beating some and killing some. Therefore, having yet one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last to them, saying, They will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

9-12 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others. And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner: This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes? And they sought to lay hold on him but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

13-17 And they sent to him certain of the Pharisees and Herodians to catch him in his words. And when they had come, they said to him, Master, we know that thou are true, and care for no man: for thou do not regard the person of men but teach the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it. And they brought it. And he said to them, Whose image and superscription is this? And they said to him, Caesar's. And Jesus answering said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.

18-23 Then the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection, came to him; and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother dies, and leaves his wife behind him, and leaves no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, neither did he leave any seed: and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be? for the seven had her as a wife.

24-27 And Jesus answering said to them, Do ye not, therefore, err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye, therefore, do greatly err.

28 And one of the scribes came and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

29-31 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. There is not another commandment greater than these.

32-33 And the scribe said to him, Well, Master, thou has said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, Thou are not far from the kingdom of God. And after that, no man dared to ask him any question.

35-37 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How is it the scribes say that Christ is David's son? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make your enemies thy footstool. David, therefore, himself called him Lord; and how then is he his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

38-40 And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go around in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

41-44 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, making a quadrans. And he called his disciples to him, and said to them, Verily I say to you, That this poor widow has cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all, they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want casting in all that she had, even all her living.

Mark Chapter 13

Mark Chapter 13

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 13

1 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples' said to him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

2 And Jesus answering said to him, Thou see these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3-4 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5-8 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceives you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must need to be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: There shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

9-13 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues, ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. And the gospel must be preached first among all nations. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that ye speak: for it is not ye that speaks, but the Holy Ghost. Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

14-20 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, let him that read understand, then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains: And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take anything out of his house: And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment. But woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! And pray ye that your flight is not in the winter. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation God created to this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

21-23 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But you take heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.

24-27 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels and gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

28-31 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: So ye in like manner when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

32-37 But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Ye take heed, watch and pray: for you know not when the time is. For the Son of Man is a man taking a far journey, who left his house, gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch ye therefore: for you know not when the master of the house comes, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say to you I say to all, Watch.

Mark Chapter 14

Mark Chapter 14

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 14

1-2 After two days it was the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by trickery, and put him to death. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.

3-5 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon, the leper, as he sat at the table, there came a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment of spikenard; and when she broke the box and poured it on his head. And some had indignation within themselves and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? It might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

6-9 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why you trouble her? She has done good work for me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. She has done what she could: she has come beforehand to anoint my body for the burying. Verily I say to you, Wherever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, what she has done shall also be spoken of as a memorial to her.

10-11 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests to betray him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

12 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the Passover, his disciples said to him, Where do you want us to go and prepare that thou may eat the Passover?

13-15 He sent forth two of his disciples, and said to them, Go ye into the city, and there you shall meet a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him. And wherever he shall go, ye say to the goodman of the house, The Master says, Where is the guest-room, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples? And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.

16 And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found it as he had said to them: and they prepared the Passover.

17-18 And in the evening, he came with the twelve. And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say to you, One of you who eats with me shall betray me.

19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it me?

20-21 He answered and said to them, It is one of the twelve that dips in the dish with me. The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be good for that man if he had never been born.

22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread and blessed, broke it, gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

23-25 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said to them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say to you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives.

27 And Jesus said to them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

28 But after I have risen, I will go before you to Galilee.

29 But Peter said to him, Although all shall be offended, yet I will not.

30 And Jesus said to him, Verily I say to thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shall deny me three times.

31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any way. And they all said likewise.

32-34 And they came to a place named Gethsemane: and he said to his disciples, Ye sit here, while I shall pray. And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be troubled, and to be very distressed; And said to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: ye tarry here and watch.

35-36 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou will.

37-38 He came and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, Simon, you sleeping? Couldn't you watch for one hour? Ye watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.

39-40 And again he went away and prayed, and spoke the same words. And when he returned, he found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy, neither did they know what to answer him.

41-42 And he came the third time, and said to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour has come; behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrays me is at hand.

43-44 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, came and brought with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. And he that betrayed him had given them a signal, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him and lead him away safely.

45 And as soon as he came, he went immediately to him, and said, Rabbi, Rabbi; and kissed him.

46-47 And they laid their hands on him and took him. And one of them stood by, drew a sword, smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.

48-49 And Jesus answered and said to them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye didn't take me: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.

50 And they all forsook him and fled.

51-52 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left the linen cloth and fled from them naked.

53-54 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. And Peter followed him afar off, even to the high priest's palace: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.

55-56 And the chief priests and all the council sought witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none. For many bore false witness against him, but their witness did not agree together.

57-59 And there arose and bore false witnesses against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness agree together.

60-61 And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying Do you answer nothing? What is it that these witnesses testify against thee? But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said to him, Are thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

63-64 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what ye think? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say to him, Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the palms of their hands.

66-67 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there came one of the high priest maids: And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou were also with Jesus of Nazareth.

68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither do I understand what you say. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

69-70 And the maid saw him again and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou are one of them: for thou are a Galilaean, and thy speech agrees.

71 But he began to curse and swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said to him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shall deny me three times. And when he thought about it, he wept.

Mark Chapter 15

Mark Chapter 15

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 15

1-2 And immediately in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, bound Jesus, carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, Are thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said to them, Thou say it.

3-5 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Thou answer nothing? Behold how many things they witness against thee. Yet Jesus answered nothing; so that Pilate marveled.

6-10 Now at that feast he will release to them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude crying aloud began to ask him to do as he has always done for them. But Pilate answered them, saying, Ye will that I release to you the King of the Jews? For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

11-12 But the chief priests moved the people that he should rather release Barabbas to them. And Pilate answered and said again to them, What then do ye want me to do to him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

13 And they cried out again, Crucify him.

14 Then Pilate said to them, Why, what evil has he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

15 And so Pilate, willing to gratify the people, released Barabbas to them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

16-20 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they called together the whole garrison. And they clothed him with purple, and twisted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and spit on him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

21-24 And they compelled one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, Alexander and Rufus's father, to bear his cross. And they brought him to the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.

25-28 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription of his accusation was written above, The King Of The Jews. They crucified two thieves with him, the one on his right hand and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which says, And he was numbered with the transgressors.

29-30 And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying, Aha, thou who destroys the temple, and builds it in three days, save thyself, and come down from the cross.

31-32 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.

33-34 And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why have thou forsaken me?

35-36 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calls Elijah. And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Leave him alone; let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.

37-39 And Jesus cried with a loud voice and gave up the ghost. And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, which stood opposite him, saw that he so cried out and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

40-41 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered to him; and many other women who came up with him to Jerusalem.

42-47 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable counselor, who also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate marveled that he was already dead: and calling the centurion, he asked him whether he had been dead a while. And when he found out from the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulcher which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone against the door of the sepulcher. And Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid.

Mark Chapter 16

Mark Chapter 16

New Testament / Gospel of Mark / Chapter 16

1-5 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came to the sepulcher at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll away the stone from the door of the sepulcher for us? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. And entering into the sepulcher, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were startled.

6-7 And he said to them, Be not afraid: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before you to Galilee: there ye shall see him, as he said to you.

8 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulcher; for they trembled and were amazed: neither did they say anything to anyone; for they were afraid.

9-11 Now when Jesus rose early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.

12-13 After that, he appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went into the country. And they went and told it to the rest: but neither did they believe them either.

14-18 Afterward, he appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had risen. And he said to them, Ye go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out demons, they shall speak with new tongues, they shall take up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it shall not hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19-20 So then after the Lord had spoken to them, he was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Luke Chapter 1

Luke Chapter 1

New Testament / Gospel of Luke / Chapter 1

1-4 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to outlined in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, that you might know the certainty of those things, wherein you have been instructed.

5-7 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of Abia's course: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. And they had no child because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

8-12 And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. And the whole multitude of the people was praying without at the time of incense. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

13-17 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife struck in years.

19-20 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God, and am sent to speak to you and to show you these glad tidings. And, behold, you shall be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because you did not believe my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

21-22 The people waited for Zacharias and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple. And when he came out, he could not speak to them: they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

23-25 And it came to pass, that as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house. And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid five months, saying, Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

26-28 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, you that is highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women.

29-33 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God. And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom, there shall be no end.

34 Then Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35-37 And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, your cousin Elisabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God, nothing shall be impossible.

38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

39-45 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

46-55 And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty has done to me great things, and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the pride in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their seats and exalted them of low degree. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. In remembrance of his mercy, he has helped his servant Israel as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

57-58 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had shown great mercy upon her, and they rejoiced with her.

59-60 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after his father's name. And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.

61-62 And they said to her, There is none of your kindred that is called by this name. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

63-66 He asked for a writing table and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they all marveled. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke and praised God. And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

67-79 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he has visited and redeemed his people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, that he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the Dayspring from on high has visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

80 And the child grew, waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing to Israel.

Luke Chapter 2

Luke Chapter 2

New Testament / Gospel of Luke / Chapter 2

1-3 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4-7 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and lineage of David: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8-12 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13-14 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.

15-20 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste and found Mary, Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

22-24 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord; And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25-32 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just, and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then he took him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now you let your servant depart in peace, according to your word: For mine eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of your people Israel.

33-35 And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

36-38 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

39-40 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

41-48 Now, his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass that after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

49-50 And he said to them, How is it that ye sought me? Did ye not know that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake to them.

51-52 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Luke Chapter 3