The Gospel According to Saint Luke
ORASMUCH as many have taken in
hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which
are most surely believed among us,
1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the
beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
1:3 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,
1:4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those
things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea,
a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and
his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name
1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in
all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was
barren, and they both were now well stricken in
1:8 And it came to pass, that while he executed the
priest's office before God in the order of his course,
1:9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his
lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the
1:10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying
without at the time of incense.
1:11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord
standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
1:12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled,
and fear fell upon him.
1:13 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.
1:14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many
shall rejoice at his birth.
1:15 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.
1:16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to
the Lord their God.
1:17 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.
1:18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I
know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in
1:19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am
Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to
speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
1:20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to
speak, until the day that these things shall be performed,
because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled
in their season.
1:21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marvelled
that he tarried so long in the temple.
1:22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them:
and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for
he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
1:23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of
his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own
1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived,
and hid herself five months, saying,
1:25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days
wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among
1:26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent
from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
1:27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was
Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was
1:28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail,
thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with
thee: blessed art thou among women.
1:29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at
his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this
1:30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for
thou hast found favour with God.
1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and
bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of
the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of
his father David:
1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for
ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
1:34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be,
seeing I know not a man?
1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy
Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall
overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be
born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
1:36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also
conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month
with her, who was called barren.
1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be
it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from
1:39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the
hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;
1:40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and
1:41 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:
1:42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said,
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the
fruit of thy womb.
1:43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of
my Lord should come to me?
1:44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation
sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there
shall be a performance of those things which were told her from
1:46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
1:47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
1:48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his
handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall
call me blessed.
1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;
and holy is his name.
1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from
generation to generation.
1:51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath
scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their
seats, and exalted them of low degree.
1:53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the
rich he hath sent empty away.
1:54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance
of his mercy;
1:55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his
seed for ever.
1:56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and
returned to her own house.
1:57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she should be
delivered; and she brought forth a son.
1:58 And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the
Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with
1:59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they
came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias,
after the name of his father.
1:60 And his mother answered and said, Not so;
but he shall be called John.
1:61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy
kindred that is called by this name.
1:62 And they made signs to his father, how he would
have him called.
1:63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote,
saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
1:64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his
tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
1:65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them:
and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the
hill country of Judaea.
1:66 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.
1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy
Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he
hath visited and redeemed his people,
1:69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in
the house of his servant David;
1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
which have been since the world began:
1:71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from
the hand of all that hate us;
1:72 To perform the mercy promised to our
fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
1:73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
1:74 That he would grant unto us, that we being
delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him
1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the
days of our life.
1:76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the
Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to
prepare his ways;
1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by
the remission of their sins,
1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the
dayspring from on high hath visited us,
1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and
in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way
1:80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and
was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
[ Luke: Chapter 1:
| Verses: 80 | Words: 1583 ]
ND it came to pass in those days,
that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the
world should be taxed.
2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius
was governor of Syria.)
2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own
2:4 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
2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great
2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days
were accomplished that she should be delivered.
2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped
him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because
there was no room for them in the inn.
2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding
in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and
the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were
2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for,
behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be
to all people.
2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall
find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a
2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will toward men.
2:15 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.
2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and
Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known
abroad the saying which was told them concerning this
2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those
things which were told them by the shepherds.
2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart.
2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising
God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was
told unto them.
2:21 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.
2:22 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;
2:23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every
male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the
2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is
said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two
2:25 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.
2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost,
that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's
2:27 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,
2:28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God,
2:29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,
according to thy word:
2:30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
2:31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all
2:32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of
thy people Israel.
2:33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things
which were spoken of him.
2:34 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
2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul
also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
2:36 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 an husband seven years from her virginity;
2:37 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.
2:38 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.
2:39 And when they had performed all things according to
the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own
2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the
feast of the passover.
2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to
Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
2:43 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.
2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the
company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among
their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
2:45 And when they found him not, they turned back again
to Jerusalem, seeking him.
2:46 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.
2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his
understanding and answers.
2:48 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.
2:49 And he said unto them, How is
it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my
2:50 And they understood not the saying which he spake
2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth,
and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these
sayings in her heart.
2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in
favour with God and man.
[ Luke: Chapter 2:
| Verses: 52 | Words: 1094 ]
OW in the fifteenth year of the
reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of
Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother
Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis,
and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word
of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the
3:3 And he came into all the country about Jordan,
preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of
3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias
the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
3:5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and
hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made
straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
3:7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be
baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to
flee from the wrath to come?
3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance,
and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to
our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of
these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
3:9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the
trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit
is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do
3:11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two
coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath
meat, let him do likewise.
3:12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said
unto him, Master, what shall we do?
3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that
which is appointed you.
3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying,
And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no
man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with
3:15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men
mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or
3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I
indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh,
the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall
baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
3:17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will
throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his
garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
3:18 And many other things in his exhortation preached
he unto the people.
3:19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for
Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which
Herod had done,
3:20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in
3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to
pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven
3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like
a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou
art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of
age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was
the son of Heli,
3:24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was
the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi,
which was the son of Janna, which was the son of
3:25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was
the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which
was the son of Esli, which was the son of
3:26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the
son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which
was the son of Joseph, which was the son of
3:27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was
the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel,
which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son
3:28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was
the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam,
which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son
3:29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the
son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which
was the son of Matthat, which was the son of
3:30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was
the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph,
which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of
3:31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the
son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which
was the son of Nathan, which was the son of
3:32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the
son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was
the son of Salmon, which was the son of
3:33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was
the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom,
which was the son of Phares, which was the son of
3:34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the
son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which
was the son of Thara, which was the son of
3:35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was
the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec,
which was the son of Heber, which was the son of
3:36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was
the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem,
which was the son of Noe, which was the son of
3:37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was
the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared,
which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son
3:38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the
son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was
the son of God.
[ Luke: Chapter 3:
| Verses: 38 | Words: 1017 ]
ND Jesus being full of the Holy
Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the
4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those
days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward
4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of
God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying,
It is written, That man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word of God.
4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain,
shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of
4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I
give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto
me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be
4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him,
Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou
shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a
pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son
of God, cast thyself down from hence:
4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge
over thee, to keep thee:
4:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up,
lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou
shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he
departed from him for a season.
4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into
Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the
region round about.
4:15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified
4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought
up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the
sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the
prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the
place where it was written,
4:18 The Spirit of the Lord
is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the
gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight
to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
4:19 To preach the acceptable year
of the Lord.
4:20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again
to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that
were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
4:21 And he began to say unto them,
This day is this scripture fulfilled in your
4:22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the
gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said,
Is not this Joseph's son?
4:23 And he said unto them, Ye
will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself:
whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy
4:24 And he said, Verily, I say
unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
4:25 But I tell you of a truth,
many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the
heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great
famine was throughout all the land;
4:26 But unto none of them was
Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a
woman that was a widow.
4:27 And many lepers were in
Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was
cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard
these things, were filled with wrath,
4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and
led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built,
that they might cast him down headlong.
4:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his
4:31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and
taught them on the sabbath days.
4:32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his
word was with power.
4:33 And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a
spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud
4:34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do
with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to
destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
4:35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when
the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and
hurt him not.
4:36 And they were all amazed, and spake among
themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with
authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they
4:37 And the fame of him went out into every place of
the country round about.
4:38 And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into
Simon's house. And Simon's wife's mother was taken with a great
fever; and they besought him for her.
4:39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and
it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto
4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any
sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid
his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and
saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking
them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he
4:42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a
desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and
stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
4:43 And he said unto them, I must
preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore
am I sent.
4:44 And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.
[ Luke: Chapter 4:
| Verses: 44 | Words: 1021 ]
ND it came to pass, that, as the
people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by
the lake of Gennesaret,
5:2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the
fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their
5:3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was
Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from
the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the
5:4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon,
Launch out into the deep, and let down
your nets for a draught.
5:5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have
toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at
thy word I will let down the net.
5:6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great
multitude of fishes: and their net brake.
5:7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which
were in the other ship, that they should come and help them.
And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to
5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at
Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O
5:9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him,
at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of
Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto
Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou
shalt catch men.
5:11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they
forsook all, and followed him.
5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city,
behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on
his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt,
thou canst make me clean.
5:13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him,
saying, I will: be thou clean. And
immediately the leprosy departed from him.
5:14 And he charged him to tell no
man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy
cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto
5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of
him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be
healed by him of their infirmities.
5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and
5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was
teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law
sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and
Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was
present to heal them.
5:18 And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was
taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him
in, and to lay him before him.
5:19 And when they could not find by what way
they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went
upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with
his couch into the midst before Jesus.
5:20 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him,
Man, thy sins are forgiven
5:21 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason,
saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive
sins, but God alone?
5:22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he
answering said unto them, What reason ye
in your hearts?
5:23 Whether is easier, to say,
Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and
5:24 But that ye may know that the
Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he
said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say
unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine
5:25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up
that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying
5:26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God,
and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things
5:27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a
publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he
said unto him, Follow me.
5:28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
5:29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house:
and there was a great company of publicans and of others that
sat down with them.
5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against
his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans
5:31 And Jesus answering said unto them,
They that are whole need not a physician; but they
that are sick.
5:32 I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance.
5:33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of
John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the
disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?
5:34 And he said unto them, Can ye
make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the
bridegroom is with them?
5:35 But the days will come, when
the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall
they fast in those days.
5:36 And he spake also a parable unto them;
No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old;
if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece
that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the
5:37 And no man putteth new wine
into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and
be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
5:38 But new wine must be put into
new bottles; and both are preserved.
5:39 No man also having drunk old
wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is
[ Luke: Chapter 5:
| Verses: 39 | Words: 949 ]
ND it came to pass on the second
sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields;
and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat,
rubbing them in their hands.
6:2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do
ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?
6:3 And Jesus answering them said,
Have ye not read so much as this, what David did,
when himself was an hungered, and they which were with
6:4 How he went into the house of
God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them
that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the
6:5 And he said unto them, That
the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
6:6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he
entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man
whose right hand was withered.
6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether
he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an
accusation against him.
6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man
which had the withered hand, Rise up, and
stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood
6:9 Then said Jesus unto them, I
will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do
good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy
6:10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto
the man, Stretch forth thy hand.
And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the
6:11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one
with another what they might do to Jesus.
6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out
into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to
6:13 And when it was day, he called unto him his
disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named
6:14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his
brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,
6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of
Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes,
6:16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas
Iscariot, which also was the traitor.
6:17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain,
and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of
people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast
of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of
6:18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and
they were healed.
6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for
there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.
6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and
said, Blessed be ye poor: for
yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21 Blessed are ye that
hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that
weep now: for ye shall laugh.
6:22 Blessed are ye, when men
shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their
company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your
name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and
leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in
heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the
6:24 But woe unto you that are
rich! for ye have received your consolation.
6:25 Woe unto you that are full!
for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall
mourn and weep.
6:26 Woe unto you, when all men
shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false
6:27 But I say unto you which
hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate
6:28 Bless them that curse you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you.
6:29 And unto him that smiteth
thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that
taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat
6:30 Give to every man that asketh
of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them
6:31 And as ye would that men
should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
6:32 For if ye love them which
love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that
6:33 And if ye do good to them
which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do
even the same.
6:34 And if ye lend to them
of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners
also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
6:35 But love ye your enemies, and
do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward
shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest:
for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the
6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as
your Father also is merciful.
6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not
be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive,
and ye shall be forgiven:
6:38 Give, and it shall be given
unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same
measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you
6:39 And he spake a parable unto them,
Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both
fall into the ditch?
6:40 The disciple is not above his
master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his
6:41 And why beholdest thou the
mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam
that is in thine own eye?
6:42 Either how canst thou say to
thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine
eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine
own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine
own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote
that is in thy brother's eye.
6:43 For a good tree bringeth not
forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth
6:44 For every tree is known by
his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a
bramble bush gather they grapes.
6:45 A good man out of the good
treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an
evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth
that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth
6:46 And why call ye me, Lord,
Lord, and do not the things which I say?
6:47 Whosoever cometh to me, and
heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he
6:48 He is like a man which built
an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock:
and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that
house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a
6:49 But he that heareth, and
doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an
house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat
vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house
[ Luke: Chapter 6:
| Verses: 49 | Words: 1229 ]
OW when he had ended all his
sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into
7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto
him, was sick, and ready to die.
7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the
elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal
7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him
instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do
7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a
7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not
far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying
unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that
thou shouldest enter under my roof:
7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come
unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be
7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having
under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to
another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and
he doeth it.
7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him,
and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed
him, I say unto you, I have not found so
great faith, no, not in Israel.
7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house,
found the servant whole that had been sick.
7:11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went
into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with
him, and much people.
7:12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city,
behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his
mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was
7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on
her, and said unto her, Weep
7:14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that
bare him stood still. And he said,
Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak.
And he delivered him to his mother.
7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified
God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and,
That God hath visited his people.
7:17 And this rumor of him went forth throughout all
Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
7:18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these
7:19 And John calling unto him two of his
disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that
should come? or look we for another?
7:20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John
Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should
come? or look we for another?
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their
infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many
that were blind he gave sight.
7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them,
Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen
and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers
are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor
the gospel is preached.
7:23 And blessed is he,
whosoever shall not be offended in me.
7:24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he
began to speak unto the people concerning John,
What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A
reed shaken with the wind?
7:25 But what went ye out for to
see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are
gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings'
7:26 But what went ye out for to
see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a
7:27 This is he, of whom it
is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which
shall prepare thy way before thee.
7:28 For I say unto you, Among
those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet
than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of
God is greater than he.
7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the
publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of
7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel
of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto
then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are
7:32 They are like unto children
sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and
saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have
mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
7:33 For John the Baptist came
neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a
7:34 The Son of man is come eating
and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a
winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
7:35 But wisdom is justified of
all her children.
7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would
eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat
down to meat.
7:37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a
sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the
Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
7:38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping,
and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them
with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed
them with the ointment.
7:39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw
it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he
were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman
this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him,
Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And
he saith, Master, say on.
7:41 There was a certain creditor
which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the
7:42 And when they had nothing to
pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of
them will love him most?
7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he,
to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him,
Thou hast rightly judged.
7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon,
Seest thou this woman? I entered into
thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath
washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs
of her head.
7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but
this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my
7:46 My head with oil thou didst
not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with
7:47 Wherefore I say unto thee,
Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but
to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth
7:48 And he said unto her, Thy
sins are forgiven.
7:49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say
within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy
faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
[ Luke: Chapter 7:
| Verses: 50 | Words: 1209 ]
ND it came to pass afterward,
that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and
shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve
were with him,
8:2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil
spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom
went seven devils,
8:3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and
Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their
8:4 And when much people were gathered together, and
were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable:
8:5 A sower went out to sow his
seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was
trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and
as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it
8:7 And some fell among thorns;
and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8:8 And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when
he had said these things, he cried, He
that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
8:9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this
8:10 And he said, Unto you it is
given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to
others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing
they might not understand.
8:11 Now the parable is this: The
seed is the word of God.
8:12 Those by the way side are
they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word
out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be
8:13 They on the rock are
they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and
these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of
temptation fall away.
8:14 And that which fell among
thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are
choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life,
and bring no fruit to perfection.
8:15 But that on the good ground
are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the
word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with
8:16 No man, when he hath lighted
a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under
a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which
enter in may see the light.
8:17 For nothing is secret, that
shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that
shall not be known and come abroad.
8:18 Take heed therefore how ye
hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever
hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to
8:19 Then came to him his mother and his
brethren, and could not come at him for the press.
8:20 And it was told him by certain which said,
Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see
8:21 And he answered and said unto them,
My mother and my brethren are these which hear the
word of God, and do it.
8:22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went
into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them,
Let us go over unto the other side of the
lake. And they launched forth.
8:23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came
down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with
water, and were in jeopardy.
8:24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying,
Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a
8:25 And he said unto them, Where
is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying
one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth
even the winds and water, and they obey him.
8:26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes,
which is over against Galilee.
8:27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out
of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware
no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the
8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down
before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee,
torment me not.
8:29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come
out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was
kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands,
and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)
8:30 And Jesus asked him, saying,
What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because
many devils were entered into him.
8:31 And they besought him that he would not command
them to go out into the deep.
8:32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding
on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer
them to enter into them. And he suffered them.
8:33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered
into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place
into the lake, and were choked.
8:34 When they that fed them saw what was done,
they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the
8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came
to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were
departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his
right mind: and they were afraid.
8:36 They also which saw it told them by what
means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.
8:37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the
Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for
they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship,
and returned back again.
8:38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed
besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him
8:39 Return to thine own house,
and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And
he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how
great things Jesus had done unto him.
8:40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned,
the people gladly received him: for they were all
waiting for him.
8:41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he
was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet,
and besought him that he would come into his house:
8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of
age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged
8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years,
which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could
be healed of any,
8:44 Came behind him, and touched the border of
his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.
8:45 And Jesus said, Who touched
me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him
said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee,
and sayest thou, Who touched me?
8:46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath
touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of
8:47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she
came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto
him before all the people for what cause she had touched him,
and how she was healed immediately.
8:48 And he said unto her,
Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made
thee whole; go in peace.
8:49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler
of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is
dead; trouble not the Master.
8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him,
saying, Fear not: believe only, and she
shall be made whole.
8:51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man
to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and
the mother of the maiden.
8:52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said,
Weep not; she is not dead, but
8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was
8:54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand,
and called, saying, Maid,
8:55 And her spirit came again, and she arose
straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.
8:56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged
them that they should tell no man what was done.
[ Luke: Chapter 8:
| Verses: 56 | Words: 1431 ]
HEN he called his twelve
disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all
devils, and to cure diseases.
9:2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and
to heal the sick.
9:3 And he said unto them, Take
nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip,
neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats
9:4 And whatsoever house ye enter
into, there abide, and thence depart.
9:5 And whosoever will not receive
you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from
your feet for a testimony against them.
9:6 And they departed, and went through the towns,
preaching the gospel, and healing every where.
9:7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by
him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some,
that John was risen from the dead;
9:8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others,
that one of the old prophets was risen again.
9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is
this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see
9:10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him
all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside
privately into a desert place belonging to the city called
9:11 And the people, when they knew it, followed
him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom
of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
9:12 And when the day began to wear away, then came the
twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they
may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and
get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
9:13 But he said unto them, Give
ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five
loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all
9:14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said
to his disciples, Make them sit down by
fifties in a company.
9:15 And they did so, and made them all sit down.
9:16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes,
and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave
to the disciples to set before the multitude.
9:17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there
was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve
9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his
disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying,
Whom say the people that I am?
9:19 They answering said, John the Baptist; but some
say, Elias; and others say, that one of the old
prophets is risen again.
9:20 He said unto them, But whom
say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of
9:21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded
them to tell no man that thing;
9:22 Saying, The Son of man must
suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief
priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third
9:23 And he said to them all,
If any man will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
9:24 For whosoever will save his
life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my
sake, the same shall save it.
9:25 For what is a man advantaged,
if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast
9:26 For whosoever shall be
ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be
ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his
Father's, and of the holy angels.
9:27 But I tell you of a truth,
there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death,
till they see the kingdom of God.
9:28 And it came to pass about an eight days after these
sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a
mountain to pray.
9:29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance
was altered, and his raiment was white and
9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which
were Moses and Elias:
9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease
which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
9:32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy
with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and
the two men that stood with him.
9:33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him,
Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here:
and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for
Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.
9:34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and
overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the
9:35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying,
This is my beloved Son: hear him.
9:36 And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone.
And they kept it close, and told no man in those days
any of those things which they had seen.
9:37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when
they were come down from the hill, much people met him.
9:38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out,
saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is
mine only child.
9:39 And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly
crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and
bruising him hardly departeth from him.
9:40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and
they could not.
9:41 And Jesus answering said, O
faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with
you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
9:42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him
down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean
spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his
9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of
God. But while they wondered every one at all things which
Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
9:44 Let these sayings sink down
into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the
hands of men.
9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid
from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask
him of that saying.
9:46 Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of
them should be greatest.
9:47 And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart,
took a child, and set him by him,
9:48 And said unto them, Whosoever
shall receive this child in my name receiveth me: and whosoever
shall receive me receiveth him that sent me: for he that is
least among you all, the same shall be great.
9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one
casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he
followeth not with us.
9:50 And Jesus said unto him,
Forbid him not: for he that is not against us
is for us.
9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he
should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to
9:52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went,
and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for
9:53 And they did not receive him, because his face was
as though he would go to Jerusalem.
9:54 And when his disciples James and John saw
this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to
come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said,
Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are
9:56 For the Son of man is not
come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
And they went to another village.
9:57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way,
a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee
whithersoever thou goest.
9:58 And Jesus said unto him,
Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have
nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his
9:59 And he said unto another,
Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first
to go and bury my father.
9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the
dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of
9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee;
but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my
9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No
man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is
fit for the kingdom of God.
[ Luke: Chapter 9:
| Verses: 62 | Words: 1457 ]
FTER these things the Lord
appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before
his face into every city and place, whither he himself would
10:2 Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great, but the labourers
are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that
he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
10:3 Go your ways: behold, I send
you forth as lambs among wolves.
10:4 Carry neither purse, nor
scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way.
10:5 And into whatsoever house ye
enter, first say, Peace be to this house.
10:6 And if the son of peace be
there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to
10:7 And in the same house remain,
eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer
is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
10:8 And into whatsoever city ye
enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before
10:9 And heal the sick that are
therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh
10:10 But into whatsoever city ye
enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the
streets of the same, and say,
10:11 Even the very dust of your
city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you:
notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is
come nigh unto you.
10:12 But I say unto you, that it
shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that
10:13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe
unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in
Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great
while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
10:14 But it shall be more
tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for
10:15 And thou, Capernaum, which
art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.
10:16 He that heareth you heareth
me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that
despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
10:17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying,
Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
10:18 And he said unto them, I
beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
10:19 Behold, I give unto you
power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the
power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt
10:20 Notwithstanding in this
rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said,
I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven
and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and
prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father;
for so it seemed good in thy sight.
10:22 All things are delivered to
me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the
Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to
whom the Son will reveal him.
10:23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and
said privately, Blessed are the
eyes which see the things that ye see:
10:24 For I tell you, that many
prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye
see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things
which ye hear, and have not heard them.
10:25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and
tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal
10:26 He said unto him, What is
written in the law? how readest thou?
10:27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all
thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as
10:28 And he said unto him, Thou
hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto
Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
10:30 And Jesus answering said, A
certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and
fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and
wounded him, and departed, leaving him half
10:31 And by chance there came
down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed
by on the other side.
10:32 And likewise a Levite, when
he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed
by on the other side.
10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as
he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had
compassion on him,
10:34 And went to him, and
bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on
his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of
10:35 And on the morrow when he
departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the
host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou
spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
10:36 Which now of these three,
thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the
10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then
said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou
10:38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered
into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha
received him into her house.
10:39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat
at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.
10:40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and
came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister
hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help
10:41 And Jesus answered and said unto her,
Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about
10:42 But one thing is needful:
and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken
away from her.
[ Luke: Chapter 10:
| Verses: 42 | Words: 992 ]
ND it came to pass, that, as he
was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his
disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also
taught his disciples.
11:2 And he said unto them, When
ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy
name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in
11:3 Give us day by day our daily
11:4 And forgive us our sins; for
we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us
not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
11:5 And he said unto them, Which
of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight,
and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
11:6 For a friend of mine in his
journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before
11:7 And he from within shall
answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my
children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give
11:8 I say unto you, Though he
will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet
because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as
11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and
it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
shall be opened unto you.
11:10 For every one that asketh
receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that
knocketh it shall be opened.
11:11 If a son shall ask bread of
any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if
he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a
11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg,
will he offer him a scorpion?
11:13 If ye then, being evil, know
how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall
your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that
11:14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb.
And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb
spake; and the people wondered.
11:15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils
through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
11:16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a
sign from heaven.
11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them,
Every kingdom divided against itself is
brought to desolation; and a house divided against a
11:18 If Satan also be divided
against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say
that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
11:19 And if I by Beelzebub cast
out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out?
therefore shall they be your judges.
11:20 But if I with the finger of
God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon
11:21 When a strong man armed
keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
11:22 But when a stronger than he
shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all
his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his
11:23 He that is not with me is
against me: and he that gathereth not with me
11:24 When the unclean spirit is
gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest;
and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence
I came out.
11:25 And when he cometh, he
findeth it swept and garnished.
11:26 Then goeth he, and taketh
to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and
they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of
that man is worse than the first.
11:27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a
certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto
him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps
which thou hast sucked.
11:28 But he said, Yea rather,
blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep
11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together,
he began to say, This is an evil
generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given
it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
11:30 For as Jonas was a sign unto
the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this
11:31 The queen of the south shall
rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and
condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than
Solomon is here.
11:32 The men of Nineve shall rise
up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it:
for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a
greater than Jonas is here.
11:33 No man, when he hath lighted
a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a
bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see
11:34 The light of the body is the
eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is
full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also
is full of darkness.
11:35 Take heed therefore that the
light which is in thee be not darkness.
11:36 If thy whole body therefore
be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall
be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth
give thee light.
11:37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him
to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
11:38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled
that he had not first washed before dinner.
11:39 And the Lord said unto him,
Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup
and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and
11:40 Ye fools, did not he
that made that which is without make that which is within
11:41 But rather give alms of such
things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto
11:42 But woe unto you, Pharisees!
for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass
over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done,
and not to leave the other undone.
11:43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for
ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in
11:44 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not,
and the men that walk over them are not aware of
11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto
him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.
11:46 And he said, Woe unto you
also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous
to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one
of your fingers.
11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build
the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed
11:48 Truly ye bear witness that
ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed
them, and ye build their sepulchres.
11:49 Therefore also said the
wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and
some of them they shall slay and persecute:
11:50 That the blood of all the
prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may
be required of this generation;
11:51 From the blood of Abel unto
the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and
the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this
11:52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for
ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in
yourselves, and them that were entering in ye
11:53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes
and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to
provoke him to speak of many things:
11:54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch
something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
[ Luke: Chapter 11:
| Verses: 54 | Words: 1331 ]
N the mean time, when there were
gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch
that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his
disciples first of all, Beware ye of the
leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
12:2 For there is nothing covered,
that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be
12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have
spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which
ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon
12:4 And I say unto you my
friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after
that have no more that they can do.
12:5 But I will forewarn you whom
ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power
to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
12:6 Are not five sparrows sold
for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before
12:7 But even the very hairs of
your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more
value than many sparrows.
12:8 Also I say unto you,
Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man
also confess before the angels of God:
12:9 But he that denieth me before
men shall be denied before the angels of God.
12:10 And whosoever shall speak a
word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto
him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be
12:11 And when they bring you unto
the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take
ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye
12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall
teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
12:13 And one of the company said unto him, Master,
speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with
12:14 And he said unto him, Man,
who made me a judge or a divider over you?
12:15 And he said unto them, Take
heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth
not in the abundance of the things which he
12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying,
The ground of a certain rich man brought
12:17 And he thought within
himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where
to bestow my fruits?
12:18 And he said, This will I do:
I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I
bestow all my fruits and my goods.
12:19 And I will say to my soul,
Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine
ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
12:20 But God said unto him,
Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of
thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast
12:21 So is he that layeth
up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
12:22 And he said unto his disciples,
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your
life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall
12:23 The life is more than meat,
and the body is more than raiment.
12:24 Consider the ravens: for
they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor
barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than
12:25 And which of you with taking
thought can add to his stature one cubit?
12:26 If ye then be not able to do
that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the
12:27 Consider the lilies how they
grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you,
that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of
12:28 If then God so clothe the
grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into
the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of
12:29 And seek not ye what ye
shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful
12:30 For all these things do the
nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that
ye have need of these things.
12:31 But rather seek ye the
kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto
12:32 Fear not, little flock; for
it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the
12:33 Sell that ye have, and give
alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in
the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth,
neither moth corrupteth.
12:34 For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.
12:35 Let your loins be girded
about, and your lights burning;
12:36 And ye yourselves like unto
men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the
wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto
12:37 Blessed are those
servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching:
verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make
them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve
12:38 And if he shall come in the
second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them
so, blessed are those servants.
12:39 And this know, that if the
goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come,
he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be
12:40 Be ye therefore ready also:
for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think
12:41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this
parable unto us, or even to all?
12:42 And the Lord said, Who then
is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall
make ruler over his household, to give them their
portion of meat in due season?
12:43 Blessed is that
servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so
12:44 Of a truth I say unto you,
that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
12:45 But and if that servant say
in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to
beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to
12:46 The lord of that servant
will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at
an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and
will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
12:47 And that servant, which knew
his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did
according to his will, shall be beaten with many
12:48 But he that knew not, and
did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few
stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall
be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him
they will ask the more.
12:49 I am come to send fire on
the earth; and what will I, if it be already
12:50 But I have a baptism to be
baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be
12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to
give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather
12:52 For from henceforth there
shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two
12:53 The father shall be divided
against the son, and the son against the father; the mother
against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the
mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in
law against her mother in law.
12:54 And he said also to the people,
When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway
ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
12:55 And when ye see the
south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to
12:56 Ye hypocrites, ye can
discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it
that ye do not discern this time?
12:57 Yea, and why even of
yourselves judge ye not what is right?
12:58 When thou goest with thine
adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way,
give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he
hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the
officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.
12:59 I tell thee, thou shalt not
depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last
[ Luke: Chapter 12:
| Verses: 59 | Words: 1407 ]
HERE were present at that season
some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had
mingled with their sacrifices.
13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them,
Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above
all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such
13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except
ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom
the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they
were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except
ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
13:6 He spake also this parable; A
certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and
he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.
13:7 Then said he unto the dresser
of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit
on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it
13:8 And he answering said unto
him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about
it, and dung it:
13:9 And if it bear fruit,
well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut
13:10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on
13:11 And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit
of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could
in no wise lift up herself.
13:12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to
him, and said unto her, Woman, thou
art loosed from thine infirmity.
13:13 And he laid his hands on her: and
immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with
indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day,
and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought
to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the
13:15 The Lord then answered him, and said,
Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on
the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and
lead him away to watering?
13:16 And ought not this woman,
being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these
eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath
13:17 And when he had said these things, all his
adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all
the glorious things that were done by him.
13:18 Then said he, Unto what is
the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble
13:19 It is like a grain of
mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and
it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air
lodged in the branches of it.
13:20 And again he said, Whereunto
shall I liken the kingdom of God?
13:21 It is like leaven, which a
woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole
13:22 And he went through the cities and villages,
teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that
be saved? And he said unto them,
13:24 Strive to enter in at the
strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in,
and shall not be able.
13:25 When once the master of the
house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to
stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord,
open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you
not whence ye are:
13:26 Then shall ye begin to say,
We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught
in our streets.
13:27 But he shall say, I tell
you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye
workers of iniquity.
13:28 There shall be weeping and
gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and
Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you
yourselves thrust out.
13:29 And they shall come from the
east, and from the west, and from the north, and
from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of
13:30 And, behold, there are last
which shall be first, and there are first which shall be
13:31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees,
saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will
13:32 And he said unto them, Go
ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do
cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be
13:33 Nevertheless I must walk to
day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot
be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem,
which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto
thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as
a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and
ye would not!
13:35 Behold, your house is left
unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see
me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed
is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
[ Luke: Chapter 13:
| Verses: 35 | Words: 864 ]
ND it came to pass, as he went
into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on
the sabbath day, that they watched him.
14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him
which had the dropsy.
14:3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and
Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal
on the sabbath day?
14:4 And they held their peace. And he took him,
and healed him, and let him go;
14:5 And answered them, saying,
Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a
pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath
14:6 And they could not answer him again to these
14:7 And he put forth a parable to those which were
bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms;
saying unto them,
14:8 When thou art bidden of any
man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest
a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
14:9 And he that bade thee and him
come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with
shame to take the lowest room.
14:10 But when thou art bidden, go
and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee
cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt
thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with
14:11 For whosoever exalteth
himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be
14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him,
When thou makest a dinner or a supper,
call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen,
nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again,
and a recompence be made thee.
14:13 But when thou makest a
feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the
14:14 And thou shalt be blessed;
for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed
at the resurrection of the just.
14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him
heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that
shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
14:16 Then said he unto him, A
certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
14:17 And sent his servant at
supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all
things are now ready.
14:18 And they all with one
consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I
have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it:
I pray thee have me excused.
14:19 And another said, I have
bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee
have me excused.
14:20 And another said, I have
married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
14:21 So that servant came, and
shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house
being angry said to his servant, go out quickly into the
streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor,
and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
14:23 And the lord said unto the
servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel
them to come in, that my house may be filled.
14:24 For I say unto you, That
none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my
14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he
turned, and said unto them,
14:26 If any man come to
me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and
children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life
also, he cannot be my disciple.
14:27 And whosoever doth not bear
his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
14:28 For which of you, intending
to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the
cost, whether he have sufficient to finish
14:29 Lest haply, after he hath
laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all
that behold it begin to mock him,
14:30 Saying, This man began to
build, and was not able to finish.
14:31 Or what king, going to make
war against another king, sitteth not down first, and
consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him
that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
14:32 Or else, while the other is
yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth
conditions of peace.
14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be
of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my
14:34 Salt is good: but if
the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be
14:35 It is neither fit for the
land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He
that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
[ Luke: Chapter 14:
| Verses: 35 | Words: 795 ]
HEN drew near unto him all the
publicans and sinners for to hear him.
15:2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
15:3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
15:4 What man of you, having an
hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the
ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is
lost, until he find it?
15:5 And when he hath found
it, he layeth it on his shoulders,
15:6 And when he cometh home, he
calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto
them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was
15:7 I say unto you, that likewise
joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more
than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no
15:8 Either what woman having ten
pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a
candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find
15:9 And when she hath found
it, she calleth her friends and her
neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found
the piece which I had lost.
15:10 Likewise, I say unto you,
there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one
sinner that repenteth.
15:11 And he said, A certain man
had two sons:
15:12 And the younger of them said
to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that
falleth to me. And he divided unto them his
15:13 And not many days after the
younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a
far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous
15:14 And when he had spent all,
there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in
15:15 And he went and joined
himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his
fields to feed swine.
15:16 And he would fain have
filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no
man gave unto him.
15:17 And when he came to himself,
he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread
enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
15:18 I will arise and go to my
father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against
heaven, and before thee,
15:19 And am no more worthy to be
called thy son: make me as one of thy hired
15:20 And he arose, and came to
his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw
him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and
15:21 And the son said unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am
no more worthy to be called thy son.
15:22 But the father said to his
servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him;
and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his
15:23 And bring hither the fatted
calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be
15:24 For this my son was dead,
and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began
to be merry.
15:25 Now his elder son was in the
field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard
music and dancing.
15:26 And he called one of the
servants, and asked what these things meant.
15:27 And he said unto him, Thy
brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf,
because he hath received him safe and sound.
15:28 And he was angry, and would
not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated
15:29 And he answering said to
his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee,
neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet
thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my
15:30 But as soon as this thy son
was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou
hast killed for him the fatted calf.
15:31 And he said unto him, Son,
thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.
15:32 It was meet that we should
make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is
alive again; and was lost, and is found.
[ Luke: Chapter 15:
| Verses: 32 | Words: 725 ]
ND he said also unto his
disciples, There was a certain rich man,
which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he
had wasted his goods.
16:2 And he called him, and said
unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account
of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer
16:3 Then the steward said within
himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the
stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
16:4 I am resolved what to do,
that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me
into their houses.
16:5 So he called every one of his
lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How
much owest thou unto my lord?
16:6 And he said, An hundred
measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit
down quickly, and write fifty.
16:7 Then said he to another, And
how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat.
And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write
16:8 And the lord commended the
unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of
this world are in their generation wiser than the children of
16:9 And I say unto you, Make to
yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when
ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting
16:10 He that is faithful in that
which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust
in the least is unjust also in much.
16:11 If therefore ye have not
been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to
your trust the true riches?
16:12 And if ye have not been
faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you
that which is your own?
16:13 No servant can serve two
masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other;
or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye
cannot serve God and mammon.
16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard
all these things: and they derided him.
16:15 And he said unto them, Ye
are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth
your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is
abomination in the sight of God.
16:16 The law and the prophets
were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is
preached, and every man presseth into it.
16:17 And it is easier for heaven
and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to
16:18 Whosoever putteth away his
wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever
marrieth her that is put away from her husband
16:19 There was a certain rich
man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared
sumptuously every day:
16:20 And there was a certain
beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of
16:21 And desiring to be fed with
the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the
dogs came and licked his sores.
16:22 And it came to pass, that
the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's
bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
16:23 And in hell he lift up his
eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and
Lazarus in his bosom.
16:24 And he cried and said,
Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may
dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I
am tormented in this flame.
16:25 But Abraham said, Son,
remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things,
and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and
thou art tormented.
16:26 And beside all this, between
us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which
would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to
us, that would come from thence.
16:27 Then he said, I pray thee
therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's
16:28 For I have five brethren;
that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this
place of torment.
16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They
have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
16:30 And he said, Nay, father
Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will
16:31 And he said unto him, If
they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be
persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
[ Luke: Chapter 16:
| Verses: 31 | Words: 752 ]
HEN said he unto the disciples,
It is impossible but that offences will
come: but woe unto him, through whom they
17:2 It were better for him that a
millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea,
than that he should offend one of these little ones.
17:3 Take heed to yourselves: If
thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he
repent, forgive him.
17:4 And if he trespass against
thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again
to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
17:5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our
17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had
faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this
sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou
planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
17:7 But which of you, having a
servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by,
when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to
17:8 And will not rather say unto
him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and
serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou
shalt eat and drink?
17:9 Doth he thank that servant
because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow
17:10 So likewise ye, when ye
shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say,
We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our
duty to do.
17:11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that
he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there
met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
17:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said,
Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
17:14 And when he saw them, he said unto them,
Go shew yourselves unto the
priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they
17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed,
turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet,
giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17:17 And Jesus answering said,
Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the
17:18 There are not found that
returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
17:19 And he said unto him, Arise,
go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when
the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said,
The kingdom of God cometh not with
17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo
here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within
17:22 And he said unto the disciples,
The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one
of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see
17:23 And they shall say to you,
See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow
17:24 For as the lightning, that
lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth
unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son
of man be in his day.
17:25 But first must he suffer
many things, and be rejected of this generation.
17:26 And as it was in the days of
Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of
17:27 They did eat, they drank,
they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and
destroyed them all.
17:28 Likewise also as it was in
the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they
sold, they planted, they builded;
17:29 But the same day that Lot
went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and
destroyed them all.
17:30 Even thus shall it be in the
day when the Son of man is revealed.
17:31 In that day, he which shall
be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not
come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him
likewise not return back.
17:32 Remember Lot's
17:33 Whosoever shall seek to save
his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall
17:34 I tell you, in that night
there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be
taken, and the other shall be left.
17:35 Two women shall be
grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other
17:36 Two men shall be in
the field; the one shall be taken, and the other
17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord?
And he said unto them, Wheresoever the
body is, thither will the eagles be gathered
[ Luke: Chapter 17:
| Verses: 37 | Words: 809 ]
ND he spake a parable unto them
to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to
18:2 Saying, There was in a city a
judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
18:3 And there was a widow in that
city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine
18:4 And he would not for a while:
but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God,
nor regard man;
18:5 Yet because this widow
troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming
she weary me.
18:6 And the Lord said, Hear what
the unjust judge saith.
18:7 And shall not God avenge his
own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear
long with them?
18:8 I tell you that he will
avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh,
shall he find faith on the earth?
18:9 And he spake this parable unto certain which
trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised
18:10 Two men went up into the
temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a
18:11 The Pharisee stood and
prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as
other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even
as this publican.
18:12 I fast twice in the week, I
give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing
afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto
heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to
me a sinner.
18:14 I tell you, this man went
down to his house justified rather than the other: for
every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that
humbleth himself shall be exalted.
18:15 And they brought unto him also infants, that he
would touch them: but when his disciples saw it,
they rebuked them.
18:16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said,
Suffer little children to come unto me,
and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of
18:17 Verily I say unto you,
Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little
child shall in no wise enter therein.
18:18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why
callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that
18:20 Thou knowest the
commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not
steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy
18:21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth
18:22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto
him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all
that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt
have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
18:23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for
he was very rich.
18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he
said, How hardly shall they that have
riches enter into the kingdom of God!
18:25 For it is easier for a camel
to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into
the kingdom of God.
18:26 And they that heard it said, Who then can
18:27 And he said, The things
which are impossible with men are possible with God.
18:28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and
18:29 And he said unto them,
Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left
house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the
kingdom of God's sake,
18:30 Who shall not receive
manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come
18:31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said
unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem,
and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the
Son of man shall be accomplished.
18:32 For he shall be delivered
unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully
entreated, and spitted on:
18:33 And they shall scourge
him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall
18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this
saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which
18:35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto
Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what
18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth
18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of
David, have mercy on me.
18:39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he
should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more,
Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
18:40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought
unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
18:41 Saying, What wilt thou that
I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may
receive my sight.
18:42 And Jesus said unto him,
Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved
18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and
followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw
it, gave praise unto God.
[ Luke: Chapter 18:
| Verses: 43 | Words: 868 ]
ND Jesus entered and
passed through Jericho.
19:2 And, behold, there was a man named
Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was
19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could
not for the press, because he was little of stature.
19:4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore
tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and
saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus,
make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy
19:6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him
19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured,
saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a
19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord;
Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I
have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I
restore him fourfold.
19:9 And Jesus said unto him, This
day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a
son of Abraham.
19:10 For the Son of man is come
to seek and to save that which was lost.
19:11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake
a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they
thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.
19:12 He said therefore, A certain
nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a
kingdom, and to return.
19:13 And he called his ten
servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them,
Occupy till I come.
19:14 But his citizens hated him,
and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this
man to reign over us.
19:15 And it came to pass, that
when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he
commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had
given the money, that he might know how much every man had
gained by trading.
19:16 Then came the first, saying,
Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
19:17 And he said unto him, Well,
thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very
little, have thou authority over ten cities.
19:18 And the second came, saying,
Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19:19 And he said likewise to him,
Be thou also over five cities.
19:20 And another came, saying,
Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid
up in a napkin:
19:21 For I feared thee, because
thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not
down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
19:22 And he saith unto him, Out
of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked
servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that
I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
19:23 Wherefore then gavest not
thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have
required mine own with usury?
19:24 And he said unto them that
stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him
that hath ten pounds.
19:25 (And they said unto him,
Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
19:26 For I say unto you, That
unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that
hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from
19:27 But those mine enemies,
which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither,
and slay them before me.
19:28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before,
ascending up to Jerusalem.
19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to
Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of
Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30 Saying, Go ye into the
village over against you; in the which at your entering
ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose
him, and bring him hither.
19:31 And if any man ask you, Why
do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the
Lord hath need of him.
19:32 And they that were sent went their way, and found
even as he had said unto them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners
thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
19:34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
19:35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their
garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the
19:37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent
of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples
began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the
mighty works that they had seen;
19:38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in
the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the
19:39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude
said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
19:40 And he answered and said unto them,
I tell you that, if these should hold their peace,
the stones would immediately cry out.
19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and
wept over it,
19:42 Saying, If thou hadst known,
even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which
belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine
19:43 For the days shall come upon
thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and
compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
19:44 And shall lay thee even with
the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not
leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not
the time of thy visitation.
19:45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out
them that sold therein, and them that bought;
19:46 Saying unto them, It is
written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a
den of thieves.
19:47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief
priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to
19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the
people were very attentive to hear him.
[ Luke: Chapter 19:
| Verses: 48 | Words: 1047 ]
ND it came to pass, that
on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple,
and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came
upon him with the elders,
20:2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what
authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee
20:3 And he answered and said unto them,
I will also ask you one thing; and answer
20:4 The baptism of John, was it
from heaven, or of men?
20:5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we
shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him
20:6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will
stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
20:7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence
20:8 And Jesus said unto them,
Neither tell I you by what authority I do these
20:9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable;
A certain man planted a vineyard, and let
it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long
20:10 And at the season he sent a
servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the
fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent
him away empty.
20:11 And again he sent another
servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him
shamefully, and sent him away empty.
20:12 And again he sent a third:
and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
20:13 Then said the lord of the
vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may
be they will reverence him when they see him.
20:14 But when the husbandmen saw
him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir:
come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be
20:15 So they cast him out of the
vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord
of the vineyard do unto them?
20:16 He shall come and destroy
these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others.
And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
20:17 And he beheld them, and said,
What is this then that is written, The stone which
the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the
20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon
that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it
will grind him to powder.
20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same
hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people:
for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against
20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies,
which should feign themselves just men, that they might take
hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the
power and authority of the governor.
20:21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that
thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the
person of any, but teachest the way of God truly:
20:22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar,
20:23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto
them, Why tempt ye me?
20:24 Shew me a penny. Whose image
and superscription hath it? They answered and said,
20:25 And he said unto them,
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be
Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's.
20:26 And they could not take hold of his words before
the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their
20:27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees,
which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked
20:28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's
brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that
his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his
20:29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first
took a wife, and died without children.
20:30 And the second took her to wife, and he died
20:31 And the third took her; and in like manner the
seven also: and they left no children, and died.
20:32 Last of all the woman died also.
20:33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them
is she? for seven had her to wife.
20:34 And Jesus answering said unto them,
The children of this world marry, and are given in
20:35 But they which shall be
accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection
from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in
20:36 Neither can they die any
more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children
of God, being the children of the resurrection.
20:37 Now that the dead are
raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of
20:38 For he is not a God of the
dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
20:39 Then certain of the scribes answering said,
Master, thou hast well said.
20:40 And after that they durst not ask him any
question at all.
20:41 And he said unto them, How
say they that Christ is David's son?
20:42 And David himself saith in
the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my
20:43 Till I make thine enemies
20:44 David therefore calleth him
Lord, how is he then his son?
20:45 Then in the audience of all the people he said
unto his disciples,
20:46 Beware of the scribes, which
desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the
markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief
room at feasts;
20:47 Which devour widows' houses,
and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive
[ Luke: Chapter 20:
| Verses: 47 | Words: 954 ]
ND he looked up, and saw the rich
men casting their gifts into the treasury.
21:2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in
thither two mites.
21:3 And he said, Of a truth I say
unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they
21:4 For all these have of their
abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her
penury hath cast in all the living that she had.
21:5 And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned
with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
21:6 As for these things
which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall
not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown
21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall
these things be? and what sign will there be when these
things shall come to pass?
21:8 And he said, Take heed that
ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I
am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not
therefore after them.
21:9 But when ye shall hear of
wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must
first come to pass; but the end is not by and
21:10 Then said he unto them,
Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
21:11 And great earthquakes shall
be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful
sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
21:12 But before all these, they
shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you,
delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons,
being brought before kings and rulers for my name's
21:13 And it shall turn to you for
21:14 Settle it therefore
in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall
21:15 For I will give you a mouth
and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to
gainsay nor resist.
21:16 And ye shall be betrayed
both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and
some of you shall they cause to be put to
21:17 And ye shall be hated of all
men for my name's sake.
21:18 But there shall not an hair
of your head perish.
21:19 In your patience possess ye
21:20 And when ye shall see
Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation
thereof is nigh.
21:21 Then let them which are in
Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the
midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the
countries enter thereinto.
21:22 For these be the days of
vengeance, that all things which are written may be
21:23 But woe unto them that are
with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for
there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this
21:24 And they shall fall by the
edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all
nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles,
until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
21:25 And there shall be signs in
the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth
distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves
21:26 Men's hearts failing them
for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming
on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be
21:27 And then shall they see the
Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great
21:28 And when these things begin
to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your
redemption draweth nigh.
21:29 And he spake to them a parable;
Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
21:30 When they now shoot forth,
ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at
21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see
these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is
nigh at hand.
21:32 Verily I say unto you, This
generation shall not pass away, till all be
21:33 Heaven and earth shall pass
away: but my words shall not pass away.
21:34 And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.
21:35 For as a snare shall it come
on all them that dwell on the face of the whole
21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray
always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these
things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of
21:37 And in the day time he was teaching in the temple;
and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called
the mount of Olives.
21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to
him in the temple, for to hear him.
[ Luke: Chapter 21:
| Verses: 38 | Words: 820 ]
OW the feast of unleavened bread
drew nigh, which is called the Passover.
22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they
might kill him; for they feared the people.
22:3 Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot,
being of the number of the twelve.
22:4 And he went his way, and communed with the chief
priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.
22:5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him
22:6 And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray
him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the
passover must be killed.
22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying,
Go and prepare us the passover, that we may
22:9 And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we
22:10 And he said unto them,
Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there
shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him
into the house where he entereth in.
22:11 And ye shall say unto the
goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the
guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my
22:12 And he shall shew you a
large upper room furnished: there make ready.
22:13 And they went, and found as he had said unto them:
and they made ready the passover.
22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the
twelve apostles with him.
22:15 And he said unto them, With
desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I
22:16 For I say unto you, I will
not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom
22:17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said,
Take this, and divide it among
22:18 For I say unto you, I will
not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God
22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake
it, and gave unto them, saying,
This is my body which is given for you: this do in
remembrance of me.
22:20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying,
This cup is the new testament in
my blood, which is shed for you.
22:21 But, behold, the hand of him
that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
22:22 And truly the Son of man
goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he
22:23 And they began to inquire among themselves, which
of them it was that should do this thing.
22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of
them should be accounted the greatest.
22:25 And he said unto them, The
kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they
that exercise authority upon them are called
22:26 But ye shall not
be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as
the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth
22:27 For whether is
greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is
not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that
22:28 Ye are they which have
continued with me in my temptations.
22:29 And I appoint unto you a
kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;
22:30 That ye may eat and drink at
my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
22:31 And the Lord said, Simon,
Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he
may sift you as wheat:
22:32 But I have prayed for thee,
that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted,
strengthen thy brethren.
22:33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with
thee, both into prison, and to death.
22:34 And he said, I tell thee,
Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt
thrice deny that thou knowest me.
22:35 And he said unto them, When
I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any
thing? And they said, Nothing.
22:36 Then said he unto them, But
now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise
his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his
garment, and buy one.
22:37 For I say unto you, that
this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was
reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me
have an end.
22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here are two
swords. And he said unto them, It is
22:39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the
mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.
22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them,
Pray that ye enter not into
22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's
cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be
willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but
thine, be done.
22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,
22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly:
and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down
to the ground.
22:45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to
his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
22:46 And said unto them, Why
sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into
22:47 And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he
that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and
drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
22:48 But Jesus said unto him,
Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a
22:49 When they which were about him saw what would
follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the
22:50 And one of them smote the servant of the high
priest, and cut off his right ear.
22:51 And Jesus answered and said,
Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear,
and healed him.
22:52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and
captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him,
Be ye come out, as against a thief, with
swords and staves?
22:53 When I was daily with you in
the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is
your hour, and the power of darkness.
22:54 Then took they him, and led him, and
brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed
22:55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of
the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among
22:56 But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the
fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was
also with him.
22:57 And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him
22:58 And after a little while another saw him, and
said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
22:59 And about the space of one hour after another
confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow
also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
22:60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest.
And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And
Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto
him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
22:62 And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.
22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote
22:64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him
on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that
22:65 And many other things blasphemously spake they
22:66 And as soon as it was day, the elders of the
people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and
led him into their council, saying,
22:67 Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto
them, If I tell you, ye will not
22:68 And if I also ask
you, ye will not answer me, nor let me
22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of
man sit on the right hand of the power of God.
22:70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God?
And he said unto them, Ye say that I
22:71 And they said, What need we any further witness?
for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.
[ Luke: Chapter 22:
| Verses: 71 | Words: 1396 ]
ND the whole multitude of them
arose, and led him unto Pilate.
23:2 And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this
fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give
tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.
23:3 And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of
the Jews? And he answered him and said,
Thou sayest it.
23:4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to
the people, I find no fault in this man.
23:5 And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth
up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from
Galilee to this place.
23:6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the
man were a Galilaean.
23:7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto
Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also
was at Jerusalem at that time.
23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad:
for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because
he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some
miracle done by him.
23:9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he
answered him nothing.
23:10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and
vehemently accused him.
23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought,
and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and
sent him again to Pilate.
23:12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made
friends together: for before they were at enmity between
23:13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief
priests and the rulers and the people,
23:14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me,
as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having
examined him before you, have found no fault in this man
touching those things whereof ye accuse him:
23:15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo,
nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
23:16 I will therefore chastise him, and release
23:17 (For of necessity he must release one unto them at
23:18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with
this man, and release unto us Barabbas:
23:19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and
for murder, was cast into prison.)
23:20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake
again to them.
23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him,
23:22 And he said unto them the third time, Why, what
evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I
will therefore chastise him, and let him go.
23:23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring
that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the
chief priests prevailed.
23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they
23:25 And he released unto them him that for sedition
and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he
delivered Jesus to their will.
23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one
Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they
laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.
23:27 And there followed him a great company of people,
and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.
23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said,
Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for
yourselves, and for your children.
23:29 For, behold, the days are
coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the
barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never
23:30 Then shall they begin to say
to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover
23:31 For if they do these things
in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
23:32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led
with him to be put to death.
23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is
called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors,
one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
23:34 Then said Jesus, Father,
forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they
parted his raiment, and cast lots.
23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers
also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let
him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.
23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him,
and offering him vinegar,
23:37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save
23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in
letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF
23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged
railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and
23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost
not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same
23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due
reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
23:42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when
thou comest into thy kingdom.
23:43 And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me
23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a
darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the
temple was rent in the midst.
23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he
said, Father, into thy hands I commend my
spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he
glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.
23:48 And all the people that came together to that
sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their
breasts, and returned.
23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that
followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these
23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph,
a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:
23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and
deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews:
who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.
23:52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the
body of Jesus.
23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and
laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never
man before was laid.
23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath
23:55 And the women also, which came with him from
Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his
body was laid.
23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and
ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the
[ Luke: Chapter 23:
| Verses: 56 | Words: 1117 ]
OW upon the first day of
the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the
sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and
certain others with them.
24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the
24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the
24:4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed
thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining
24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down
their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek
ye the living among the dead?
24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake
unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the
hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise
24:8 And they remembered his words,
24:9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these
things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.
24:10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the
mother of James, and other women that were with
them, which told these things unto the apostles.
24:11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and
they believed them not.
24:12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and
stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves,
and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to
24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a
village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about
24:14 And they talked together of all these things which
24:15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed
together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went
24:16 But their eyes were holden that they should not
24:17 And he said unto them, What
manner of communications are these that ye have one to
another, as ye walk, and are sad?
24:18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas,
answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem,
and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in
24:19 And he said unto them, What
things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of
Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before
God and all the people:
24:20 And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered
him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
24:21 But we trusted that it had been he which should
have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third
day since these things were done.
24:22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us
astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
24:23 And when they found not his body, they came,
saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said
that he was alive.
24:24 And certain of them which were with us went to the
sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said:
but him they saw not.
24:25 Then he said unto them, O
fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have
24:26 Ought not Christ to have
suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he
expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning
24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they
went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us:
for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went
in to tarry with them.
24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them,
he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to
24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and
he vanished out of their sight.
24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart
burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while
he opened to us the scriptures?
24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to
Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them
that were with them,
24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath
appeared to Simon.
24:35 And they told what things were done in the
way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the
midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace
be unto you.
24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and
supposed that they had seen a spirit.
24:38 And he said unto them, Why
are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your
24:39 Behold my hands and my feet,
that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not
flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
24:40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them
his hands and his feet.
24:41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and
wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here
24:42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and
of an honeycomb.
24:43 And he took it, and did eat before
24:44 And he said unto them, These
are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet
with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written
in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in
the psalms, concerning me.
24:45 Then opened he their understanding, that they
might understand the scriptures,
24:46 And said unto them, Thus it
is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise
from the dead the third day:
24:47 And that repentance and
remission of sins should be preached in his name among all
nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
24:48 And ye are witnesses of
24:49 And, behold, I send the
promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of
Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on
24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he
lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was
parted from them, and carried up to heaven.
24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem
with great joy;
24:53 And were continually in the temple, praising and
blessing God. Amen.