The Holy Bible

Part 59 out of 74

26:12. For she in pouring this ointment on my body hath done it for my

26:13. Amen I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in
the whole world, that also which she hath done shall be told for a
memory of her.

26:14. Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to
the chief priests.

26:15. And said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him
unto you? But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.

26:16. And from thenceforth he sought opportunity to betray him.

26:17. And on the first day of the Azymes, the disciples came to Jesus,
saying: Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the pasch?

Azymes. . .Feast of the unleavened bread. Pasch. . .The paschal lamb.

26:18. But Jesus said: Go ye into the city to a certain man and say to
him: The master saith, My time is near at hand. With thee I make the
pasch with my disciples.

26:19. And the disciples did as Jesus appointed to them: and they
prepared the pasch.

26:20. But when it was evening, he sat down with his twelve disciples.

26:21. And whilst they were eating, he said: Amen I say to you that one
of you is about to betray me.

26:22. And they being very much troubled began every one to say: Is it
I, Lord?

26:23. But he answering said: He that dippeth his hand with me in the
dish, he shall betray me.

26:24. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him. But woe to
that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for
him, if that man had not been born.

26:25. And Judas that betrayed him answering, said: Is it I, Rabbi? He
saith to him: Thou hast said it.

26:26. And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and
broke and gave to his disciples and said: Take ye and eat. This is my

This is my body. . .He does not say, This is the figure of my body--but
This is my body. (2 Council of Nice, Act. 6.) Neither does he say in
this, or with this is my body; but absolutely, This is my body: which
plainly implies transubstantiation.

26:27. And taking the chalice, he gave thanks and gave to them, saying:
Drink ye all of this.

Drink ye all of this. . .This was spoken to the twelve apostles; who
were the all then present; and they all drank of it, says St. Mark 14.
23. But it no ways follows from these words spoken to the apostles,
that all the faithful are here commanded to drink of the chalice; any
more than that all the faithful are commanded to consecrate, offer and
administer this sacrament; because Christ upon this same occasion, and
at the same time, bid the apostles do so; in these words, St. Luke 22.
19, Do this for a commemoration of me.

26:28. For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed
for many unto remission of sins.

Blood of the new testament. . .As the old testament was dedicated with
the blood of victims, by Moses, in these words: This is the blood of
the testament, etc., Heb. 9. 20; so here is the dedication and
institution of the new testament, in the blood of Christ, here
mystically shed by these words: This is the blood of the new testament,

26:29. And I say to you, I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit
of the vine until that day when I shall drink it with you new in the
kingdom of my Father.

Fruit of the vine. . .These words, by the account of St. Luke 26:22. 18,
were not spoken of the sacramental cup, but of the wine that was drunk
with the paschal lamb. Though the sacramental cup might also be called
the fruit of the vine, because it was consecrated from wine, and
retains the likeness, and all the accidents or qualities of wine.

26:30. And a hymn being said, they went out unto mount Olivet.

26:31. Then Jesus saith to them: All you shall be scandalized in me
this night. For it is written: I will strike the shepherd: and the
sheep of the flock shall be dispersed.

Scandalized in me, etc. . .Forasmuch as my being apprehended shall make
you all run away and forsake me.

26:32. But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into

26:33. And Peter answering, said to him: Although all shall be
scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized.

26:34. Jesus said to him: Amen I say to thee that in this night before
the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.

26:35. Peter saith to him: Yea, though I should die with thee, I will
not deny thee. And in like manner said all the disciples.

26:36. Then Jesus came with them into a country place which is called
Gethsemani. And he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go
yonder and pray.

26:37. And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began
to grow sorrowful and to be sad.

26:38. Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death.
Stay you here and watch with me.

26:39. And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying and
saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me.
Nevertheless, not as I will but as thou wilt.

26:40. And he cometh to his disciples and findeth them asleep. And he
saith to Peter: What? Could you not watch one hour with me?

26:41. Watch ye: and pray that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit
indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

26:42. Again the second time, he went and prayed, saying: My Father, if
this chalice may not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done.

26:43. And he cometh again and findeth them sleeping: for their eyes
were heavy.

26:44. And leaving them, he went again: and he prayed the third time,
saying the selfsame word.

26:45. Then he cometh to his disciples and said to them: Sleep ye now
and take your rest. Behold the hour is at hand: and the Son of man
shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.

26:46. Rise: let us go. Behold he is at hand that will betray me.

26:47. As he yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with
him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief
priests and the ancients of the people.

26:48. And he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I
shall kiss, that is he. Hold him fast.

26:49. And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he
kissed him.

26:50. And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they
came up and laid hands on Jesus and held him.

26:51. And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth
his hand, drew out his sword: and striking the servant of the high
priest, cut off his ear.

26:52. Then Jesus saith to him: Put up again thy sword into its place:
for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

26:53. Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me
presently more than twelve legions of angels?

26:54. How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be

26:55. In that same hour, Jesus said to the multitudes: You are come
out, as it were to a robber, with swords and clubs to apprehend me. I
sat daily with you, teaching in the temple: and you laid not hands on

26:56. Now all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might
be fulfilled. Then the disciples, all leaving him, fled.

26:57. But they holding Jesus led him to Caiphas the high priest, where
the scribes and the ancients were assembled.

26:58. And Peter followed him afar off, even to the court of the high
priest, And going in, he sat with the servants, that he might see the

26:59. And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness
against Jesus, that they might put him to death.

26:60. And they found not, whereas many false witnesses had come in.
And last of all there came two false witnesses:

26:61. And they said: This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of
God and after three days to rebuild it.

26:62. And the high priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou
nothing to the things which these witness against thee?

26:63. But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest said to him: I
adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ
the Son of God.

26:64. Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless I say to
you, hereafter you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand
of the power of God and coming in the clouds of heaven.

26:65. Then the high priest rent his garments, saying: He hath
blasphemed: What further need have we of witnesses? Behold, now you
have heard the blasphemy.

26:66. What think you? But they answering, said: He is guilty of death.

26:67. Then did they spit in his face and buffeted him. And others
struck his face with the palms of their hands,

26:68. Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ. Who is he that struck thee?

26:69. But Peter sat without in the court. And there came to him a
servant maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilean.

26:70. But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what thou

26:71. And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him; and she
saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus of

26:72. And again he denied with an oath: I know not the man.

26:73. And after a little while, they came that stood by and said to
Peter: Surely thou also art one of them. For even thy speech doth
discover thee.

26:74. Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man.
And immediately the cock crew.

26:75. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before
the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept

Matthew Chapter 27

The continuation of the history of the passion of Christ. His death and

27:1. And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of
the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to

27:2. And they brought him bound and delivered him to Pontius Pilate
the governor.

27:3. Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned,
repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the
chief priests and ancients,

27:4. Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said:
What is that to us? Look thou to it.

27:5. And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed
and went and hanged himself with an halter.

27:6. But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It
is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of

Corbona. . .A place in the temple where the people put in their gifts or

27:7. And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the
potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers.

27:8. For this cause that field was called Haceldama, that is, the
field of blood, even to this day.

27:9. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet,
saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him
that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel.

27:10. And they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord
appointed to me.

27:11. And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him,
saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest

27:12. And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he
answered nothing.

27:13. Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great
testimonies they allege against thee?

27:14. And he answered him to never a word, so that the governor
wondered exceedingly.

27:15. Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release
to the people one prisoner, whom they would.

27:16. And he had then a notorious prisoner that was called Barabbas.

27:17. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will
you that I release to You: Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ?

27:18. For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

27:19. And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to
him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have
suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

27:20. But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that
they should ask Barabbas and make Jesus away.

27:21. And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of
the two to be released unto you? But they said: Barabbas.

27:22. Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is
called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.

27:23. The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they
cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.

27:24. And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a
tumult was made, taking water washed his hands before the people,
saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man. Look you to it.

27:25. And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and
upon our children.

27:26. Then he released to them Barabbas: and having scourged Jesus,
delivered him unto them to be crucified.

27:27. Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall,
gathered together unto him the whole band.

27:28. And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.

27:29. And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a
reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked
him, saying: Hail, King of the Jews.

27:30. And spitting upon him, they took the reed and struck his head.

27:31. And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him
and put on him his own garments and led him away to crucify him.

27:32. And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they
forced to take up his cross.

27:33. And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the
place of Calvary.

27:34. And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he
had tasted, he would not drink.

27:35. And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments,
casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my
vesture they cast lots.

27:36. And they sat and watched him.

27:37. And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE

27:38. Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand
and one on the left.

27:39. And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,

27:40. And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in
three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self. If thou be the Son of
God, come down from the cross.

27:41. In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and
ancients, mocking said:

27:42. He saved others: himself he cannot save. If he be the king of
Israel, let him now come down from the cross: and we will believe him.

27:43. He trusted in God: let him now deliver him if he will have him.
For he said: I am the Son of God.

27:44. And the selfsame thing the thieves also that were crucified with
him reproached him with.

27:45. Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over the whole
earth, until the ninth hour.

27:46. And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying:
Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? That is, My God, My God, why hast thou
forsaken me?

27:47. And some that stood there and heard said: This man calleth

27:48. And immediately one of them running took a sponge and filled it
with vinegar and put it on a reed and gave him to drink.

27:49. And the others said: Let be. Let us see whether Elias will come
to deliver him.

27:50. And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

27:51. And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top
even to the bottom: and the earth quaked and the rocks were rent.

27:52. And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that
had slept arose,

27:53. And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into
the holy city and appeared to many.

27:54. Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus,
having seen the earthquake and the things that were done, were sore
afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God.

27:55. And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus
from Galilee, ministering unto him:

27:56. Among whom was Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and
Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

27:57. And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of
Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus.

27:58. He went to Pilate and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate
commanded that the body should be delivered.

27:59. And Joseph taking the body wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth:

27:60. And laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a
rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument and went
his way.

27:61. And there was there Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, sitting
over against the sepulchre.

27:62. And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the
chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,

The day of preparation. . .The eve of the sabbath; so called, because on
that day they prepared all things necessary; not being allowed so much
as to dress their meat on the sabbath day.

27:63. Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while
he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again.

27:64. Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third
day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away and say to the
people: He is risen from the dead. And the last error shall be worse
than the first.

27:65. Pilate saith to them: You have a guard. Go, guard it as you

27:66. And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone
and setting guards.

Matthew Chapter 28

The resurrection of Christ. His commission to his disciples.

28:1. And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see
the sepulchre.

28:2. And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord
descended from heaven and coming rolled back the stone and sat upon it.

28:3. And his countenance was as lightning and his raiment as snow.

28:4. And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror and
became as dead men.

28:5. And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you: for I
know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.

28:6. He is not here. For he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the
place where the Lord was laid.

28:7. And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen. And
behold he will go before you into Galilee. There you shall see him. Lo,
I have foretold it to you.

28:8. And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great
joy, running to tell his disciples.

28:9. And behold, Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up
and took hold of his feet and adored him.

28:10. Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that
they go into Galilee. There they shall see me.

28:11. Who when they were departed, behold, some of the guards came
into the city and told the chief priests all things that had been done.

28:12. And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking
counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers,

28:13. Saying: Say you, His disciples came by night and stole him away
when we were asleep.

28:14. And if the governor shall hear of this, we will persuade him and
secure you.

28:15. So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word
was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.

28:16. And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain
where Jesus had appointed them.

28:17. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.

28:18. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to
me in heaven and in earth.

All power, etc. . .See here the warrant and commission of the apostles
and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He
received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in
virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St.
John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and
instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in
the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for
three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the
consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go
astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ
himself, who is the way, the truth, and the life. St. John 14.

28:19. Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.

28:20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the


St. Mark, the disciple and interpreter of St. Peter (saith St. Jerome),
according to what he heard from Peter himself, wrote at Rome a brief
Gospel at the request of the Brethren, about ten years after our lord's
Ascension; which when Peter had heard, he approved of it and with his
authority published it to the church to be read. Baronius and others
say that the original was written in Latin: but the more general
opinion is that the Evangelist wrote it in Greek.

Mark Chapter 1

The preaching of John the Baptist. Christ is baptized by him. He calls
his disciples and works many miracles.

1:1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

1:2. As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel
before thy face, who shall prepare the way before thee.

1:3. A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the
Lord; make straight his paths.

1:4. John was in the desert, baptizing and preaching the baptism of
penance, unto remission of sins.

1:5. And there went out to him all the country of Judea and all they of
Jerusalem and were baptized by him in the river of Jordan, confessing
their sins.

1:6. And John was clothed camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his
loins: and he ate locusts and wild honey.

1:7. And he preached, saying: There cometh after me one mightier than
I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.

1:8. I have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost.

1:9. And it came to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of
Galilee and was baptized by John in Jordan.

1:10. And forthwith coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens open
and the Spirit as a dove descending and remaining on him.

1:11. And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in
thee I am well pleased.

1:12. And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert.

1:13. And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was
tempted by Satan. And he was with beasts: and the angels ministered to

1:14. And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came in Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,

1:15. And saying: The time is accomplished and the kingdom of God is at
hand. Repent and believe the gospel:

1:16. And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his
brother, casting nets into the sea for they were fishermen.

1:17. And Jesus said to them: Come after me; and I will make you to
become fishers of men.

1:18. And immediately leaving their nets, they followed him.

1:19. And going on from thence a little farther, he saw James the son
of Zebedee and John his brother, who also were mending their nets in
the ship:

1:20. And forthwith he called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in
the ship with his hired men, they followed him.

1:21. And they entered into Capharnaum: and forthwith upon the sabbath
days going into the synagogue, he taught them.

1:22. And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching
them as one having power, and not as the scribes.

1:23. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit;
and he cried out,

1:24. Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou
come to destroy us? I know who thou art, the Holy One of God.

1:25. And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of
the man.

1:26. And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying out with a loud
voice, went out of him.

1:27. And they were all amazed insomuch that they questioned among
themselves, saying: What thing is this? What is this new doctrine? For
with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits: and they obey him.

1:28. And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all the country of

1:29. And immediately going out of the synagogue they came into the
house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

1:30. And Simon's wife's mother lay in a fit of a fever: and forthwith
they tell him of her.

1:31. And coming to her, he lifted her up, taking her by the hand; and
immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

1:32. And when it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all
that were ill and that were possessed with devils.

1:33. And all the city was gathered together at the door.

1:34. And he healed many that were troubled with divers diseases. And
he cast out many devils: and he suffered them not to speak, because
they knew him.

1:35. And rising very early, going out, he went into a desert place:
and there he prayed.

1:36. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.

1:37. And when they had found him, they said to him: All seek for thee.

1:38. And he saith to them: Let us go into the neighbouring towns and
cities, that I may preach there also; for to this purpose am I come.

1:39. And he was preaching in their synagogues and in all Galilee and
casting out devils.

1:40. And there came a leper to him, beseeching him and kneeling down,
said to him: If thou wilt thou canst make me clean.

1:41. And Jesus, having compassion on him, stretched forth his hand and
touching him saith to him: I will. Be thou made clean.

1:42. And when he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from
him: and he was made clean.

1:43. And he strictly charged him and forthwith sent him away.

1:44. And he saith to him: See thou tell no one; but go, shew thyself
to the high priest and offer for thy cleansing the things that Moses
commanded, for a testimony to them.

1:45. But he being gone out, began to publish and to blaze abroad the
word: so that he could not openly go into the city. but was without in
desert places. And they flocked to him from all sides.

Mark Chapter 2

Christ heals the sick of the palsy. He calls Matthew and excuses his

2:1. And again he entered into Capharnaum after some days.

2:2. And it was heard that he was in the house. And many came together,
so that there was no room: no, not even at the door. And he spoke to
them the word.

2:3. And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who was
carried by four.

2:4. And when they could not offer him unto him for the multitude, they
uncovered the roof where he was: and opening it, they let down the bed
wherein the man sick of the palsy lay.

2:5. And when Jesus had seen their faith, he saith to the sick of the
palsy: Son, thy sins are forgiven thee.

2:6. And there were some of the scribes sitting there and thinking in
their hearts:

2:7. Why doth this man speak thus? He blasphemeth. Who can forgive
sins, but God only?

2:8. Which Jesus presently knowing in his spirit that they so thought
within themselves, saith to them: Why think you these things in your

2:9. Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are
forgiven thee; or to say: Arise, take up thy bed and walk?

2:10. But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to
forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy):

2:11. I say to thee: Arise. Take up thy bed and go into thy house.

2:12. And immediately he arose and, taking up his bed, went his way in
the sight of all: so that all wondered and glorified God, saying: We
never saw the like.

2:13. And he went forth again to the sea side: and all the multitude
came to him. And he taught them.

2:14. And when he was passing by, he saw Levi, the son of Alpheus,
sitting at the receipt of custom; and he saith to him: Follow me. And
rising up, he followed him.

2:15. And it came to pass as he sat at meat in his house, many
Publicans and sinners sat down together with Jesus and his disciples.
For they, with Jesus who also followed him. For they were many, who
also followed him.

2:16. And the scribes and the Pharisees, seeing that he ate with
publicans and sinners, said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat
and drink with publicans and sinners?

2:17. Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They that are well have no
need of a physician, but they that are sick. For I came not to call the
just, but sinners.

2:18. And the disciples of John and the Pharisees used to fast. And
they come and say to him: Why do the disciples of John and of the
Pharisees fast; but thy disciples do not fast?

2:19. And Jesus saith to them: Can the children of the marriage fast,
as long as the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the
bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

2:20. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away
from them: and then they shall fast in those days.

2:21. No man seweth a piece of raw cloth to an old garment: otherwise
the new piecing taketh away from the old, and there is made a greater

2:22. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the wine
will burst the bottles, and both the wine will be spilled and the
bottles will be lost. But new wine must be put into new bottles.

2:23. And it came to pass again, as the Lord walked through the corn
fields on the sabbath, that his disciples began to go forward and to
pluck the ears of corn.

2:24. And the Pharisees said to him: Behold, why do they on the sabbath
day that which is not lawful?

2:25. And he said to them: Have you never read what David did when he
had need and was hungry, himself and they that were with him?

2:26. How he went into the house of God, under Abiathar the high
priest, and did eat the loaves of proposition, which was not lawful to
eat but for the priests, and gave to them who were with him?

2:27. And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man
for the sabbath.

2:28. Therefore the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also.

Mark Chapter 3

Christ heals the withered hand. He chooses the twelve. He confutes the
blasphemy of the Pharisees.

3:1. And he entered again into the synagogue: and there was a man there
who had a withered hand.

3:2. And they watched him whether he would heal on the sabbath days,
that they might accuse him.

3:3. And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Stand up in the

3:4. And he saith to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days,
or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy? But they held their peace.

3:5. And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the
blindness of their hearts, he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand.
And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored unto him.

3:6. And the Pharisees going out, immediately made a consultation with
the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

3:7. But Jesus retired with his disciples to the sea; and a great
multitude followed him from Galilee and Judea,

3:8. And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea and from beyond the Jordan.
And they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing the things
which he did, came to him.

3:9. And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on
him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

3:10. For he healed many, so that they pressed upon him for to touch
him, as many as had evils.

3:11. And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him:
and they cried, saying:

3:12. Thou art the Son of God. And he strictly charged them that they
should not make him known.

3:13. And going up into a mountain, he called unto him whom he would
himself: and they came to him.

3:14. And he made that twelve should be with him, and that he might
send them to preach.

3:15. And he gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out

3:16. And to Simon he gave the name Peter:

3:17. And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and
he named them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder.

3:18. And Andrew and Philip, and Bartholomew and Matthew, and Thomas
and James of Alpheus, and Thaddeus and Simon the Cananean:

3:19. And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

3:20. And they come to a house, and the multitude cometh together
again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

3:21. And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold
on him. For they said: He is become mad.

3:22. And the scribes who were come down from Jerusalem, said: He hath
Beelzebub, and by the prince of devils he casteth out devils.

3:23. And after he had called them together, he said to them in
parables: How can Satan cast out Satan?

3:24. And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot

3:25. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot

3:26. And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is divided, and
cannot stand, but hath an end.

3:27. No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of
his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and then shall he
plunder his house.

3:28. Amen I say to you that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons
of men, and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme:

3:29. But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, shall never
have forgiveness, but shall be guilty of an everlasting sin.

3:30. Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.

3:31. And his mother and his brethren came; and standing without, sent
unto him, calling him.

3:32. And the multitude sat about him; and they say to him: Behold thy
mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

3:33. And answering them, he said: Who is my mother and my brethren?

3:34. And looking round about on them who sat about him, he saith:
Behold my mother and my brethren.

3:35. For whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and my
sister, and mother.

Mark Chapter 4

The parable of the sower. Christ stills the tempest at sea.

4:1. And again he began to teach by the sea side; and a great multitude
was gathered together unto him, so that he went up into a ship and sat
in the sea: and all the multitude was upon the land by the sea side.

4:2. And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in
his doctrine:

4:3. Hear ye: Behold, the sower went out to sow.

4:4. And whilst he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of
the air came and ate it up.

4:5. And other some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much
earth; and it shot up immediately, because it had no depth of earth.

4:6. And when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no
root, it withered away.

4:7. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked it,
and it yielded no fruit.

4:8. And some fell upon good ground; and brought forth fruit that grew
up, and increased and yielded, one thirty, another sixty, and another a

4:9. And he said: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

4:10. And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him
the parable.

4:11. And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of
the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done
in parables:

4:12. That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may
hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted,
and their sins should be forgiven them.

That seeing they may see, etc. . .in punishment of their wilfully
shutting their eyes, (St. Matt. 13. 15,) God justly withdrew those
lights and graces, which otherwise he would have given them, for their
effectual conversion.

4:13. And he saith to them: Are you ignorant of this, parable? and how
shall you know all parables?

4:14. He that soweth, soweth the word.

4:15. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown, and
as soon as they have heard, immediately Satan cometh and taketh away
the word that was sown in their hearts.

4:16. And these likewise are they that are sown on the stony ground:
who when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.

4:17. And they have no root in themselves, but are only for a time: and
then when tribulation and persecution ariseth for the word they are
presently scandalized.

4:18. And others there are who are sown among thorns: these are they
that hear the word,

4:19. And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and
the lusts after other things entering in choke the word, and it is made

4:20. And these are they who are sown upon the good ground, who hear
the word, and receive it, and yield fruit, the one thirty, another
sixty, and another a hundred.

4:21. And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a
bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

4:22. For there is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest:
neither was it made secret, but that it may come abroad.

4:23. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

4:24. And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. In what measure you
shall mete, it shall be measured to you again, and more shall be given
to you.

4:25. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not,
that also which he hath shall be taken away from him.

4:26. And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast
seed into the earth,

4:27. And should sleep, and rise, night and day, and the seed should
spring, and grow up whilst he knoweth not.

4:28. For the earth of itself bringeth forth fruit, first the blade,
then the ear, afterwards the full corn in the ear.

4:29. And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in
the sickle, because the harvest is come.

4:30. And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to
what parable shall we compare it?

4:31. It is as a grain of mustard seed: which when it is sown in the
earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth:

4:32. And when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all
herbs, and shooteth out great branches, so that the birds of the air
may dwell under the shadow thereof.

4:33. And with many such parables, he spoke to them the word, according
as they were able to hear.

4:34. And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he
explained all things to his disciples.

4:35. And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass
over to the other side.

4:36. And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in
the ship: and there were other ships with him.

4:37. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into
the ship, so that the ship was filled.

4:38. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a
pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: Master, doth, it not
concern thee that we perish?

4:39. And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace,
be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm.

4:40. And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet?
And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: Who is this
(thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?

Mark Chapter 5

Christ casts out a legion of devils: he heals the issue of blood, and
raises the daughter of Jairus to life.

5:1. And they came over the strait of the sea, into the country of the

5:2. And as he went out of the ship, immediately there met him out of
the monuments a man with an unclean spirit,

5:3. Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him,
not even with chains.

5:4. For having been often bound with fetters and chains, he had burst
the chains, and broken the fetters in pieces, and no one could tame

5:5. And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the
mountains, crying and cutting himself with stones.

5:6. And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him.

5:7. And crying with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with
thee, Jesus the Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God that
thou torment me not.

5:8. For he said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

5:9. And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name
is Legion, for we are many.

5:10. And he besought him much, that he would not drive him away out of
the country.

5:11. And there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine,

5:12. And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the swine,
that we may enter into them.

5:13. And Jesus immediately gave them leave. And the unclean spirits
going out, entered into the swine: and the herd with great violence was
carried headlong into the sea, being about two thousand, were stifled
in the sea.

5:14. And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the
fields. And they went out to see what was done:

5:15. And they came to Jesus, and they see him that was troubled with
the devil, sitting, clothed, and well in his wits, and they were

5:16. And they that had seen it, told them, in what manner he had been
dealt with who had the devil; and concerning the swine.

5:17. And they began to pray him that he would depart from their

5:18. And when he went up into the ship, he that had been troubled with
the devil, began to beseech him that he might be with him.

5:19. And he admitted him not, but saith him: Go into thy house to thy
friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee,
and hath had mercy thee.

5:20. And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great
things Jesus had done for him: and all men wondered.

5:21. And when Jesus had passed again in the ship over the strait, a
great multitude assembled together unto him, and he was nigh unto the

5:22. And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue named Jairus:
and seeing him, falleth down at his feet.

5:23. And he besought him much, saying: My daughter is at the point of
death, come, lay thy hand upon her, that she may be safe, and may live.

5:24. And he went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and
they thronged him.

5:25. And a woman who was under an issue of blood twelve years,

5:26. And had suffered many things from many physicians; and had spent
all that she had, and was nothing the better, but rather worse,

5:27. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind him, and
touched his garment.

5:28. For she said: If I shall touch but his garment, I shall be whole.

5:29. And forthwith the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she
felt in her body that she was healed of the evil.

5:30. And immediately Jesus knowing in himself the virtue that had
proceeded from him, turning to the multitude, said: Who hath touched my

5:31. And his disciples said to him: Thou seest the multitude thronging
thee, and sayest thou who hath touched me?

5:32. And he looked about to see her who had done this.

5:33. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in
her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

5:34. And he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole: go
in peace, and be thou whole of thy disease.

5:35. While he was yet speaking, some come from the ruler of the
synagogue's house, saying: Thy daughter is dead: why dost thou trouble
the master any further?

5:36. But Jesus having heard the word that was spoken, saith to the
ruler of the synagogue: Fear not, only believe.

5:37. And he admitted not any man to follow him, but Peter, and James,
and John the brother of James.

5:38. And they cone to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he
seeth a tumult, and people weeping and wailing much.

5:39. And going in, he saith to them Why make you this ado, and weep?
the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

5:40. And they laughed him to scorn. But he having put them all out,
taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with
him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

5:41. And taking the damsel by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi,
which is, being interpreted: Damsel (I say to thee) arise.

5:42. And immediately the damsel rose up, and walked: and she was
twelve years old: and they were astonished with a great astonishment.

5:43. And he charged them strictly that no man should know it: and
commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Mark Chapter 6

Christ teaches at Nazareth: he sends forth the twelve apostles: he
feeds five thousand with five loaves; and walks upon the sea.

6:1. And going out from thence, he went into his own country; and his
disciples followed him.

6:2. And when the Sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue:
and many hearing him were in admiration at his doctrine, saying: How
came this man by all these things? and what wisdom is this that is
given to him, and such mighty works as are wrought by his hands?

6:3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James,
and Joseph, and Jude, and Simon? are not also his sisters here with us?
And they were scandalized in regard of him.

6:4. And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honour, but in
his own country, and in his own house, and among his own kindred.

6:5. And he could not do any miracles there, only that he cured a few
that were sick, laying his hands upon them.

He could not. . .Not for want of power, but because he would not work
miracles in favour of obstinate and incredulous people, who were
unworthy of such favours.

6:6. And he wondered because of their unbelief, and he went through the
villages round about teaching.

6:7. And he called the twelve; and began to send them two and two, and
gave them power over unclean spirits.

6:8. And he commanded them that they should take nothing for the way,
but a staff only; no scrip, no bread, nor money in their purse,

6:9. But to be shod with sandals, and that they should not put on two

6:10. And he said to them: Wheresoever you shall enter into an house,
there abide till you depart from that place.

6:11. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you; going forth
from thence, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony to them.

6:12. And going forth they preached men should do penance:

6:13. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that
were sick, and healed them.

6:14. And king Herod heard, (for his name was made manifest,) and he
said: John the Baptist is risen again from dead, and therefore mighty
works shew forth themselves in him.

6:15. And others said: It is Elias. But others said: It is a prophet,
as one of the prophets.

6:16. Which Herod hearing, said: John whom I beheaded, he is risen
again from the dead.

6:17. For Herod himself had sent and apprehended John, and bound him
prison for the sake of Herodias the wife of Philip his brother, because
he had married her.

6:18. For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy
brother's wife.

6:19. Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to
death and could not.

6:20. For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and
kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him

And kept him. . .That is, from the designs of Herodias; and for fear of
the people, would not put him to death, though she sought it; and
through her daughter she effected her wish.

6:21. And when a convenient day was come, Herod made a supper for his
birthday, for the princes, and tribunes, and chief men of Galilee.

6:22. And when the daughter of the same Herodias had come in, and had
danced, and pleased Herod, and them that were at table with him, the
king said to the damsel: Ask of me what thou wilt, and I will give it

6:23. And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give thee,
though it be the half of my kingdom.

6:24. Who when she was gone out, said to her mother, What shall I ask?
But her mother said: The head of John the Baptist.

6:25. And when she was come in immediately with haste to the king, she
asked, saying: I will that forthwith thou give me in a dish, the head
of John the Baptist.

6:26. And the king was struck sad. Yet because of his oath, and because
of them that were with him at table, he would not displease her:

6:27. But sending an executioner, he commanded that his head should be
brought in a dish.

6:28. And he beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a
dish: and gave to the damsel, and the damsel gave it her mother.

6:29. Which his disciples hearing came, and took his body, and laid it
in a tomb.

6:30. And the apostles coming together unto Jesus, related to him all
things that they had done and taught.

6:31. And he said to them: Come apart into a desert place, and rest a
little. For there were many coming and going: and they had not so much
as time to eat.

6:32. And going up into a ship, they went into a desert place apart.

6:33. And they saw them going away, and many knew: and they ran
flocking thither foot from all the cities, and were there before them.

6:34. And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had compassion
on them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd, and he began
to teach them many things.

6:35. And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him,
saying: This is a desert place, and the hour is now past:

6:36. Send them away, that going into the next villages and towns, they
may buy themselves meat to eat.

6:37. And he answering said to them: Give you them to eat. And they
said to him: Let us go and buy bread for two hundred pence, and we will
give them to eat.

6:38. And he saith to them: How many loaves have you? go and see. And
when they knew, they say: Five, and two fishes.

6:39. And he commanded them that they should make them all sit down by
companies upon the green grass.

6:40. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

6:41. And when he had taken the five loaves, and the two fishes:
looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke the loaves, and gave to his
disciples to set before them: and the two fishes he divided among them

6:42. And they all did eat, and had their fill.

6:43. And they took up the leavings, twelve full baskets of fragments,
and of the fishes.

6:44. And they that did eat, were five thousand men.

6:45. And immediately he obliged his disciples to go up into the ship,
that they might go before him over the water to Bethsaida, whilst he
dismissed the people.

6:46. And when he had dismissed them, he went up to the mountain to

6:47. And when it was late, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and
himself alone on the land.

6:48. And seeing them labouring in rowing, (for the wind was against
them,) and about the fourth watch of the night, he cometh to them
walking upon the sea, and he would have passed by them.

6:49. But they seeing him walking upon the sea, thought it was an
apparition, and they cried out.

6:50. For they all saw him, and were troubled bled. And immediately he
spoke with them, and said to them: Have a good heart, it is I, fear ye

6:51. And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased: and
they were far more astonished within themselves:

6:52. For they understood not concerning the loaves; for their heart
was blinded.

6:53. And when they had passed over, they came into the land of
Genezareth, and set to the shore.

6:54. And when they were gone out of the ship, immediately they knew

6:55. And running through that whole country, they began to carry about
in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

6:56. And whithersoever he entered, into towns or into villages or
cities, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they
might touch but the hem of his garment: and as many as touched him were
made whole.

Mark Chapter 7

Christ rebukes the Pharisees. He heals the daughter of the woman of
Chanaan; and the man that was deaf and dumb.

7:1. And there assembled together unto him the Pharisees and some of
the scribes, coming from Jerusalem.

7:2. And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with
common, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault.

7:3. For the Pharisees and all the Jews eat not without often washing
their hands, holding the tradition of the ancients.

7:4. And when they come from the market, unless they be washed, they
eat not: and many other things there are that have been delivered to
them to observe, the washings of cups and of pots and of brazen vessels
and of beds.

7:5. And the Pharisees and scribes asked him: Why do not thy disciples
walk according to the tradition of the ancients, but they eat bread
with common hands?

7:6. But he answering, said to them: Well did Isaias prophesy of you
hypocrites, as it is written: This people honoureth me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me.

7:7. And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of

Doctrines and precepts of men. . .See the annotations, Matt. 15. 9, 11.

7:8. For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men,
the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to

7:9. And he said to them: Well do you make void the commandment of God,
that you may keep your own tradition.

7:10. For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother. And He that
shall curse father or mother, dying let him die.

7:11. But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother, Corban
(which is a gift) whatsoever is from me shall profit thee.

7:12. And further you suffer him not to do any thing for his father or

7:13. Making void the word of God by your own tradition, which you have
given forth. And many other such like things you do.

7:14. And calling again the multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear
ye me all and understand.

7:15. There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can
defile him. But the things which come from a man, those are they that
defile a man.

7:16. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

7:17. And when he was come into the house from the multitude, his
disciples asked him the parable.

7:18. And he saith to them: So are you also without knowledge?
Understand you not that every thing from without entering into a man
cannot defile him:

7:19. Because it entereth not into his heart but goeth into his belly
and goeth out into the privy, purging all meats?

7:20. But he said that the things which come out from a man, they
defile a man.

7:21. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
adulteries, fornications, murders,

7:22. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil
eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.

7:23. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.

7:24. And rising from thence he went into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon:
and entering into a house, he would that no man should know it. And he
could not be hid.

7:25. For a woman as soon as she heard of him, whose daughter had an
unclean spirit, came in and fell down at his feet.

7:26. For the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophenician born. And she
besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.

7:27. Who said to her: suffer first the children to be filled: for it
is not good to take the bread of the children and cast it to the dogs.

7:28. But she answered and said to him: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also
eat under the table of the crumbs of the children.

7:29. And he said to her: For this saying, go thy way. The devil is
gone out of thy daughter.

7:30. And when she was come into her house, she found the girl lying
upon the bed and that the devil was gone out.

7:31. And again going out of the coasts of Tyre, he came by Sidon to
the sea of Galilee, through the midst the of the coasts of Decapolis.

7:32. And they bring to him one deaf and dumb: and they besought him
that he would lay his hand upon him.

7:33. And taking him from the multitude apart, he put his fingers into
his ears: and spitting, he touched his tongue.

7:34. And looking up to heaven, he groaned and said to him: Ephpheta,
which is, Be thou opened.

7:35. And immediately his ears were opened and the string of his tongue
was loosed and he spoke right.

7:36. And he charged them that they should tell no man. But the more he
charged them, so much the more a great deal did they publish it.

7:37. And so much the more did they wonder, saying: He hath done all
things well. He hath made both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.

Mark Chapter 8

Christ feeds four thousand. He gives sight to a blind man. He foretells
his passion.

8:1. In those days again, when there was great multitude and they had
nothing to eat; calling his disciples together, he saith to them:

8:2. I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been
with me three days and have nothing to eat.

8:3. And if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will
faint in the way: for some of them came from afar off.

8:4. And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them
here with bread in the wilderness?

8:5. And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven.

8:6. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And taking
the seven loaves, giving thanks, he broke and gave to his disciples for
to set before them. And they set them before the people.

8:7. And they had a few little fishes: and he blessed them and
commanded them to be set before them.

8:8. And they did eat and were filled: and they took up that which was
left of the fragments, seven baskets.

8:9. And they that had eaten were about four thousand. And he sent them

8:10. And immediately going up into a ship with his disciples, he came
into the parts of Dalmanutha.

8:11. And the Pharisees came forth and began to question with him,
asking him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

8:12. And sighing deeply in spirit, he saith: Why doth this generation
seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, a sign shall not be given to this

8:13. And leaving them, he went up again into the ship and passed to
the other side of the water.

8:14. And they forgot to take bread: and they had but one loaf with
them in the ship.

8:15. And he charged them saying: Take heed and beware of the leaven of
the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod.

8:16. And they reasoned among themselves, saying: Because we have no

8:17. Which Jesus knowing, saith to them: Why do you reason, because
you have no bread? Do you not yet know nor understand? Have you still
your heart blinded?

8:18. Having eyes, see you not? And having ears, hear you not? Neither
do you remember?

8:19. When I broke the five loves among five thousand, how many baskets
full of fragments took you up? They say to him: Twelve.

8:20. When also the seven loaves among four thousand, how many baskets
of fragments took you up? And they say to him: Seven.

8:21. And he said to them: How do you not yet understand?

8:22. And they came to Bethsaida: and they bring to him a blind man.
And they besought him that he would touch him.

8:23. And taking the blind man by the hand, he led him out of the town.
And spitting upon his eyes, laying his hands on him, he asked him if he
saw any thing.

8:24. And looking up, he said: I see men, as it were trees, walking.

8:25. After that again he laid his hands upon his eyes: and he began to
see and was restored, so that he saw all things clearly.

8:26. And he sent him into his house, saying: Go into thy house, and if
thou enter into the town, tell nobody.

8:27. And Jesus went out, and his disciples into the towns of Caesarea
Philippi. And in the way, he asked his disciples, saying to them: Whom
do men say that I am?

8:28. Who answered him, saying: John the Baptist; but some Elias, and
others as one of the prophets.

8:29. Then he saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Peter
answering said to him: Thou art the Christ.

8:30. And he strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of

8:31. And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many
things and be rejected by the ancients and by the high priests and the
scribes: and be killed and after three days rise again.

8:32. And he spoke the word openly. And Peter taking him began to
rebuke him.

8:33. Who turning about and seeing his disciples, threatened Peter,
saying: Go behind me, Satan, because thou savourest not the things that
are of God but that are of men.

8:34. And calling the multitude together with his disciples, he said to
them: If any man will follow me, let him deny himself and take up his
cross and follow me.

8:35. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel shall save it.

8:36. For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and
suffer the loss of his soul?

8:37. Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul:

8:38. For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, in this
adulterous and sinful generation: the Son of man also will be ashamed
of him, when he shall come in the glory of his Father with the holy

8:39. And he said to them: Amen f say to you that there are some of
them that stand here who shall not taste death till they see the
kingdom of God coming in power.

Mark Chapter 9

Christ is transfigured. He casts out the dumb spirit. He teaches
humility and to avoid scandal.

9:1. And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter and James and
John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves,
and was transfigured before them.

9:2. And his garments became shining and exceeding white as snow, so as
no fuller upon earth can make white.

9:3. And there appeared to them Elias with Moses: and they were talking
with Jesus.

9:4. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Rabbi, 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.

9:5. For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear.

9:6. And there was a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came out of
the cloud, saying: This is my most beloved Son. Hear ye him.

9:7. And immediately looking about, they saw no man any more, but Jesus
only with them.

9:8. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them not to
tell any man what things they had seen, till the Son of man shall be
risen again from the dead.

9:9. And they kept the word to themselves; questioning together what
that should mean, when he shall be risen from the dead.

9:10. And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes
say that Elias must come first?

9:11. Who answering, said to then: Elias, when he shall come first,
shall restore all things; and as it is written of the Son of man that
he must suffer many things and be despised.

9:12. But I say to you that Elias also is come (and they have done to
him whatsoever they would), as it is written of him.

9:13. And coming to his disciples he saw a great multitude about them
and the scribes disputing with them.

9:14. And presently all the people, seeing Jesus, were astonished and
struck with fear: and running to him, they saluted him.

9:15. And he asked them: What do you question about among you?

9:16. And one of the multitude, answering, said: Master, I have brought
my son to thee, having a dumb spirit.

9:17. Who, wheresoever he taketh him, dasheth him: and he foameth and
gnasheth with the teeth and pineth away. And I spoke to thy disciples
to cast him out: and they could not.

9:18. Who answering them, said: O incredulous generation, how long
shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me.

9:19. And they brought him. And when he had seen him, immediately the
spirit troubled him and being thrown down upon the ground, he rolled
about foaming.

9:20. And he asked his father: How long time is it since this hath
happened unto him? But he sad: From his infancy.

9:21. And oftentimes hath he cast him into the fire and into the waters
to destroy him. But if thou canst do any thing, help us, having
compassion on us.

9:22. And Jesus saith to him: If thou canst believe, all things are
possible to him that believeth.

9:23. And immediately the father of the boy crying out, with tears
said: I do believe, Lord. Help my unbelief.

9:24. And when Jesus saw the multitude running together, he threatened
the unclean spirit, saying to him: Deaf and dumb spirit, I command
thee, go out of him and enter not any more into him.

9:25. And crying out and greatly tearing him, he went our of him. And
he became as dead, so that many said: He is dead.

9:26. But Jesus taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose.

9:27. And when he was come into the house, his disciples secretly asked
him: Why could not we cast him out?

9:28. And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by
prayer and fasting.

9:29. And departing from thence, they passed through Galilee: and he
would not that any man should know it.

9:30. And he taught his disciples and said to them: The Son of man
shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and
after that he is killed, he shall rise again the third day.

9:31. But they understood not the word: and they were afraid to ask

9:32. And they came to Capharnaum. And when they were in the house, he
asked them: What did you treat of in the way?

9:33. But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among
themselves, which of them should be the greatest.

9:34. And sitting down, he called the twelve and saith to them: If any
man desire to be first, he shall be the last of all and be minister of

9:35. And taking a child, he set him in the midst of them. Whom when he
had embraced, he saith to them:

9:36. Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in my name
receiveth me. And whosoever shall receive me receiveth not me but him
that sent me.

9:37. John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils
in thy name, who followeth not us: and we forbade him.

9:38. But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth
a miracle in my name and can soon speak ill of me.

9:39. For he that is not against you is for you.

9:40. For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in my name,
because you belong to Christ: amen I say to you, he shall not lose his

9:41. And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that
believe in me: it were better for him that a millstone were hanged
about his neck and he were cast into the sea.

9:42. And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for
thee to enter into life, maimed, than having two hands to go into hell,
into unquenchable fire:

9:43. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:44. And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for
thee to enter lame into life everlasting than having two feet to be
cast into the hell of unquenchable fire:

9:45. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:46. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out: it is better for
thee with one eye to enter into the kingdom of God than having two eyes
to be cast into the hell of fire:

9:47. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.

9:48. For every one shall be salted with fire: and every victim shall
be salted with salt.

9:49. Salt is good. But if the salt become unsavoury, wherewith will
you season it? Have salt in you: and have peace among you.

Mark Chapter 10

Marriage is not to be dissolved. The danger of riches. The ambition of
the sons of Zebedee. A blind man is restored to his sight.

10:1. And rising up from thence, he cometh into the coast of Judea
beyond the Jordan: and the multitude flocked to him again. And as he
was accustomed, he taught them again.

10:2. And the Pharisees coming to him asked him, tempting him: Is it
lawful for a man to put away his wife?

10:3. But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you?

10:4. Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and to put
her away.

10:5. To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your
heart, he wrote you that precept.

10:6. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and

10:7. For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall
cleave to his wife.

10:8. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not
two, but one flesh.

10:9. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.

10:10. And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the
same thing.

10:11. And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and
marry another committeth adultery against her.

10:12. And if the wife shall put away her husband and be married to
another, she committeth adultery.

10:13. And they brought to him young children, that he might touch
them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them.

10:14. Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them:
Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not: for of
such is the kingdom of God.

10:15. Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of
God as a little child shall not enter into it.

10:16. And embracing them and laying his hands upon them, he blessed

10:17. And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man, running
up and kneeling before him, asked him: Good Master, what shall I do
that I may receive life everlasting?

10:18. And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good
but one, that is God.

None is good. . .Of himself entirely and essentially, but God alone; men
may be good also, but only by participation of God's goodness.

10:19. Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not
kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honour thy
father and mother.

10:20. But he answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have
observed from my youth.

10:21. And Jesus, looking on him, loved him and said to him: One thing
is wanting unto thee. Go, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the
poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.

10:22. Who being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he
had great possessions.

10:23. And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How
hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

10:24. And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again
answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust
in riches to enter into the kingdom of God?

10:25. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

10:26. Who wondered the more, saying among themselves: Who then can be

10:27. And Jesus looking on them, saith with men it is impossible; but
not with God. For all things are possible with God.

10:28. And Peter began to say unto him: Behold, we have left all things
and have followed thee.

10:29. Jesus answering said: Amen I say to you, there is no man who
hath left house or brethren or sisters or father or mother or children
or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,

10:30. Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this
time: houses and brethren and sisters and mothers and children and
lands, with persecutions: and in the world to come life everlasting.

10:31. But many that are first shall be last: and the last, first.

10:32. And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went
before them. And they were astonished and following were afraid. And
taking again the twelve, he began to tell them the things that should
befall him.

10:33. Saying: Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall
be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes and ancients. And
they shall condemn him to death and shall deliver him to the Gentiles.

10:34. And they shall mock him and spit on him and scourge him and kill
him: and the third day he shall rise again.

10:35. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying:
Master, we desire that whatsoever we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for

10:36. But he said to them: What would you that I should do for you?

10:37. And they said: Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right
hand and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.

10:38. And Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Can you drink
of the chalice that I drink of or be baptized with the baptism
wherewith I am baptized?

10:39. But they said to him: We can. And Jesus saith to them: You
shall indeed drink of the chalice that I drink of; and with the baptism
wherewith I am baptized you shall be baptized.

10:40. But to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to give to
you, but to them for whom it is prepared.

10:41. And the ten, hearing it, began to be much displeased at James
and John.

10:42. But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who
seem to rule over the Gentiles lord it over them: and their princes
have power over them.

10:43. But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater shall
be your minister.

10:44. And whosoever will be first among you shall be the servant of

10:45. For the Son of man also is not come to be ministered unto: but
to minister and to give his life a redemption for many.

10:46. And they came to Jericho. And as he went out of Jericho with his
disciples and a very great multitude, Bartimeus the blind man, the son
of Timeus, sat by the way side begging.

10:47. Who when he had heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, began to
cry out and to say: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

10:48. And many rebuked him, that he might hold his peace; but he cried
a great deal the more: Son of David, have mercy on me.

10:49. And Jesus, standing still, commanded him to be called. And they
call the blind man, saying to him: Be of better comfort. Arise, he
calleth thee.

10:50. Who casting off his garment leaped up and came to him.

10:51. And Jesus answering, said to him: What wilt thou that I should
do to thee? And the blind man said to him: Rabboni. That I may see.

10:52. And Jesus saith to him: Go thy way. Thy faith hath made thee
whole. And immediately he saw and followed him in the way.

Mark Chapter 11

Christ enters into Jerusalem upon an ass. He curses the barren fig tree


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