Matthew, Chapter 4
1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to
be tempted of the devil.
2. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was
afterward an hungred.
3. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the
Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live
by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth
5. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth
him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6. And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself
down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning
thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time
dash thy foot against a stone.
7. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not
tempt the Lord thy God.
8. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high
mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the
glory of them;
9. And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if
wilt fall down and worship me.
10. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt
11. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and
ministered unto him.
12. Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison,
he departed into Galilee;
13. And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum,
which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and
14. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
15. The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the
way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
16. The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to
them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung
17. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent:
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18. And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two
brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net
into the sea: for they were fishers.
19. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you
fishers of men.
20. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
21. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren,
James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with
Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
22. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and
23. And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing
manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
24. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought
unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and
torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those
which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed
25. And there followed him great multitudes of people from
Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea,
and from beyond Jordan.
Matthew, Chapter 5
1.And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and
when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of
4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the
children of God.
10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness'
sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute
you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my
12. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in
heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for
nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an
cannot be hid.
15. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel,
but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the
16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the
prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one
jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be
19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least
commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least
in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them,
the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall
exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in
case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou
shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the
22. But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his
brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and
whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the
council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of
23. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there
rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
24. Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way;
be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
25. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the
way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the
and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into
26. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out
thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
27. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou
shalt not commit adultery:
28. But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman
to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his
29. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members
perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members
perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31. It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let
him give her a writing of divorcement:
32. But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his
wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit
adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth
33. Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old
time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the
34. But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven;
it is God's throne:
35. Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by
Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
36. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst
not make one hair white or black.
37. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for
whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
38. Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye,
and a tooth for a tooth:
39. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever
shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy
coat, let him have thy cloke also.
41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with
42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would
borrow of thee turn not thou away.
43. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that
curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which
despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in
heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good,
and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
46. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?
do not even the publicans the same?
47. And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than
others? do not even the publicans so?
48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect.
Matthew, Chapter 6
1. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen
of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
2. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a
trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in
the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto
They have their reward.
3. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what
thy right hand doeth:
4. That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which
seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the
corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say
you, They have their reward.
6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and
when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in
and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen
do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much
8. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father
knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
9. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art
in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in
11. Give us this day our daily bread.
12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
14. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly
Father will also forgive you:
15. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will
Father forgive your trespasses.
16. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear
men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
17. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash
18. That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy
Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret,
reward thee openly.
19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and
20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where
neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break
through nor steal:
21. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
22. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be
single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how
is that darkness!
24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the
one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,
what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body,
ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than
26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do
they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth
them. Are ye not much better than they?
27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his
28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies
of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.
30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which
day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more
clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or,
What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow
shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the
the evil thereof.
Matthew, Chapter 7
1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and
with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's
eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the
mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own
eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye
your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet,
turn again and rend you.
7. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread,
will he give him a stone?
10. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto
your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven
give good things to them that ask him?
12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should
do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the
13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and
broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be
which go in thereat:
14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes
of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17. Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a
corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a
corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,
and cast into the fire.
20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter
into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven.
22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and
thy name done many wonderful works?
23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:
depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and
doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
25. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was
founded upon a rock.
26. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and
doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built
house upon the sand:
27. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was
fall of it.
28. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings,
the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29. For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the
Matthew, Chapter 8
1. When he was come down from the mountain, great
multitudes followed him.
2. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him,
saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I
will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy
way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses
commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came
unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6. And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the
palsy, grievously tormented.
7. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy
that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only,
and my servant shall be healed.
9. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me:
and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and
he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that
followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith,
not in Israel.
11. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east
and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in
the kingdom of heaven.
12. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into
outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as
thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was
healed in the selfsame hour.
14. And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his
wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she
arose, and ministered unto them.
16. When the even was come, they brought unto him many
that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with
word, and healed all that were sick:
17. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our
18. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave
commandment to depart unto the other side.
19. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I
will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the
birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to
21. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.
22. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury
23. And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples
24. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea,
insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was
25. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying,
Lord, save us: we perish.
26. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little
faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there
was a great calm.
27. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is
this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
28. And when he was come to the other side into the country
of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming
out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by
29. And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do
with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment
us before the time?
30. And there was a good way off from them an herd of many
31. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out,
suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
32. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come
out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd
swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished
33. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the
city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed
34. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and
when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of
Matthew, Chapter 11
1. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of
commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to
preach in their cities.
2. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of
Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3. And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we
look for another?
4. Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John
again those things which ye do hear and see:
5. The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers
are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the
have the gospel preached to them.
6. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
7. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the
multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to
see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8. But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft
raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
9. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto
you, and more than a prophet.
10. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of
women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist:
notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is
12. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the
kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by
13. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to
15. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16. But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like
children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17. And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not
danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
18. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say,
He hath a devil.
19. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say,
Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans
sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
20. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his
mighty works were done, because they repented not:
21. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if
the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre
and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and
22. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and
Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven,
shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have
been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained
until this day.
24. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the
land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these
from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
26. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no
man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the
Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest.
29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Matthew, Chapter 18
1. At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying,
Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2. And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the
midst of them,
3. And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted,
and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom
4. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little
child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name
6. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which
believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs
be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence
8. Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off,
and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life
maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into
9. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from
thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather
having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for
I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the
of my Father which is in heaven.
11. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
12. How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one
of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and
goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
13. And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he
rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which
14. Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in
heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
15. Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and
tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear
thou hast gained thy brother.
16. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or
two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word
may be established.
17. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the
church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee
an heathen man and a publican.
18. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth
shall be loosed in heaven.
19. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on
earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done
them of my Father which is in heaven.
20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.
21. Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my
brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
22. Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven
times: but, Until seventy times seven.
23. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain
king, which would take account of his servants.
24. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto
him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded
him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had,
payment to be made.
26. The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him,
saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion,
and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28. But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands
on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought
him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till
he should pay the debt.
31. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were
very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him,
O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou
33. Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34. And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the
tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if
ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
Matthew, Chapter 24
1. And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his
disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things?
verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon
another, that shall not be thrown down.
3. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came
unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be?
what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no
man deceive you.
5. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and
shall deceive many.
6. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye
be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the
7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against
kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places.
8. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall
you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one
another, and shall hate one another.
11. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive
12. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall
13. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be
14. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all
the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end
15. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso
readeth, let him understand:)
16. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take
any thing out of his house:
18. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take
19. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that
give suck in those days!
20. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither
on the sabbath day:
21. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since
the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22. And except those days should be shortened, there should
no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be
23. Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or
there; believe it not.
24. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets,
shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were
they shall deceive the very elect.
25. Behold, I have told you before.
26. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe
27. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth
even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be
29. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the
sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the
shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be
30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in
heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they
shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power
and great glory.
31. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a
trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four
from one end of heaven to the other.
32. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is
yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
33. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know
that it is near, even at the doors.
34. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till
these things be fulfilled.
35. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not
36. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37. But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of
the Son of man be.
38. For as in the days that were before the flood they were
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day
that Noe entered into the ark,
39. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all
away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and
the other left.
41. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be
taken, and the other left.
42. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord
43. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had
known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched,
and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think
not the Son of man cometh.
45. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord
hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due
46. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh
shall find so doing.
47. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over
all his goods.
48. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My
delayeth his coming;
49. And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and
drink with the drunken;
50. The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he
looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion
with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Matthew, Chapter 25
1. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten
virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the
2. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil
4. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the
bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for
our lamps are gone out.
9. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not
enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy
10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and
they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door
11. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord,
open to us.
12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know
13. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of man cometh.
14. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a
far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them
15. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to
another one; to every man according to his several ability; and
straightway took his journey.
16. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded
with the same, and made them other five talents.
17. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained
18. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth,
and hid his lord's money.
19. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and
reckoneth with them.
20. And so he that had received five talents came and brought
other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five
behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
22. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord,
thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two
talents beside them.
23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
24. Then he which had received the one talent came and said,
Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou
not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth:
lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and
slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and
gather where I have not strawed:
27. Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the
exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own
28. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him
which hath ten talents.
29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall
have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even
that which he hath.
30. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
31. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the
holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his
32. And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall
separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep
from the goats:
33. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats
on the left.
34. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world:
35. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty,
and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I
was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when
saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee
38. When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked,
and clothed thee?
39. Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto
40. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say
unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of
my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart
from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil
42. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was
thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43. I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye
clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw
we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick,
prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45. Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it
46. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal.