From that time Jesus began to preach
the gospel of the kingdom of God, and to say,
The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God
is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
And the two disciples that heard John
speak, they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned
and saw them following, and saith unto them,
What seek ye?
They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is
to say, being interpreted, Master,) where
dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and
see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and
abode with him that day: for it was about the
One of the two which heard John
speak and followed him, was Andrew, Simon
Peter's brother. He first findeth his own
brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have
found the Messias (which is being interpreted,
the Christ), and he brought him to Jesus.
And when Jesus beheld him, he said,
Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be
called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a
The day following, Jesus would go
forth into Galilee and findeth Philip, and saith
unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith
unto him, We have found him, of whom
Moses in the law and the prophets did write,
Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
And Nathanael said unto him, Can
there any good thing come out of Nazareth?
Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him,
and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed,
in whom is no guile!
Nathanael saith unto him, Whence
knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said
unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when
thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
Nathanael answered and saith unto
him Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art
the King of Israel.
Jesus answered and said unto him,
Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the
fig tree, believest thou? And he saith unto
him, thou shalt see greater things than these.
Verily verily I say unto you, Hereafter ye
shall see heaven open, and the angels of God
ascending and descending upon the Son of
And after these things, Jesus went
forth from thence, And as he passed by he
saw Levi, a publican, Matthew by name, the
son of Alphaeus, sitting at the receipt of
custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me.
And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
And Levi made him a great feast in his
own house: And it came to pass, that as Jesus
sat at meat in his house, then drew near unto
him a great company of publicans and sinners
for to hear him.
But when their scribes and Pharisees
saw it, they murmured against his disciples
saying, Why do ye drinketh with publicans?
And how is it that your master eateth with
But when Jesus heard that, he said
unto them, They that be whole need not a
physician, but they that are sick: for I am not
come to call the righteous, but sinners to
repentance. For the Son of man is come to
save that which was lost.
And he said, How think ye? What man
of you, having an hundred sheep, and one of
them be gone astray, doth he not leave the
ninety and nine in the wilderness, and goeth
into the mountains and seeketh that which is
lost, until he find it? And when he hath found
it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing
more of that sheep than of the ninety and nine
which went not astray.
And when he cometh home, he calleth
together his friends and neighbours saying
unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found
my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall
be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons
which need no repentance.
Either what woman having ten pieces
of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a
candle and sweep the house, and seek
diligently till she find it?
And when she hath found it, she
calleth her friends and her neighbours
together saying, Rejoice with me; for I have
found the piece which I had lost.
Likewise I say unto you, there is joy in
the presence of the angels of God, over one
sinner that repenteth.
And he spake this parable unto them
saying, A certain man had two sons: And the
younger of them said to his father, Father,
give me the portion of goods that falleth to
me. And he divided unto them his living.
And not many days after, the younger
son gathered all together, and took his journey
into a far country, and there wasted his
substance with riotous living. And when he
had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in
that land; and he began to be in want.
And he went and joined himself to a
citizen of that country; and he sent him into
his fields to feed swine. And he would fain
have filled his belly with the husks that the
swine did eat. And no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself he said,
How many hired servants of my father's have
bread enough and to spare, and I perish with
hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and
will say unto him, Father, I have sinned
against heaven and before thee, and am no
more worthy to be called thy son: make me as
one of thy hired servants.
And he arose, and came to his father.
But when he was yet a great way off, his
father saw him, and had compassion and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the
son said unto him, Father, I have sinned
against heaven and in thy sight, and am no
more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants,
Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him;
and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his
feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill
it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my
son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost,
and isfound. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field:
and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he
heard musick and dancing. And he called one
of the servants, and asked what these things
meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is
come; and thy father hath killed the fatted
calf, because he hath received him safe and
And he was angry, and would not go
in: therefore came his father out and intreated
And he answering said to his father,
Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither
transgressed I at any time thy commandment:
and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I
might make merry with my friends: But as
soon as this thy son was come, which hath
devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast
killed for him the fatted calf.
And he said unto him, Son thou art
ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It
was meet that we should make merry, and be
glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is
alive again; and was lost, and is found.
And the Pharisees also, who were
covetous, heard all these things: and they
And Jesus said unto them, Ye are they
which justify yourselves before men; but God
knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly
esteemed among men, is abomination in the
sight of God.
And the third day there was a marriage
in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus
was there: And both Jesus and his disciples
was called to the marriage.
And there were present at that season
some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose
blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices
slain between the temple and the altar.
And Jesus answering said unto them,
Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners
above all the Galilaeans because they suffered
I tell you nay. But except ye repent, ye
shall all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen upon whom the
tower in Siloam fell, and slew them; Think ye
that they were sinners above all men that
dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you nay. But except
ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Then said he also to him that bade
him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper,
call not thy friends nor thy brethren, neither
thy kinsmen nor thy rich neighbours; lest they
also bid thee again, and a recompence be
But when thou makest a feast, call the
poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind:
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot
recompense thee: for thou shalt be
recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
And he put forth a parable; A certain
man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and
he came and sought fruit thereon, and found
Then said he unto the dresser of his
vineyard, Behold these three years I come
seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none:
cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?
And he answering said unto him,
Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig
about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well:
and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it
He spake also this parable to those
which were bidden, when he marked how
they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto
them. when thou art bidden of any man to a
wedding, sit not down in the highest room;
lest a more honourable man than thou be
bidden of him; And he that bade thee come
and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou
begin with shame to take the lowest room.
But when thou art bidden, go and sit
down in the lowest room; that when he that
bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee,
Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have
worship in the presence of them that sit at
meat with thee.
And when one of them that sat at meat
with him heard these things, he said unto him,
Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the
kingdom of God.
And Jesus answered and spake unto
them again by parables and said, The
kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king,
which made a marriage for his son and bade
Then saith he to his servants, Go ye
therefore, Tell them which are bidden,
Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen
and my fatlings are killed, and all things are
ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of it. And they all
with one consent began to make excuse. The
first said unto him, I have bought a piece of
ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray
thee have me excused. And another said, I
have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to
prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and
therefore I cannot come.
So that servant came, and shewed his
lord these things. Then the master of the
house, being angry, said to his servant, The
wedding is ready, but they which were bidden
were not worthy. Go out quickly into the
streets and lanes of the city, and as many as
ye shall find, bid and bring in hither to the
marriage, For I say unto you, That none of
those men which were bidden shall taste of
So those servants went out into the
highways and gathered together all as many
as they found, both good and bad: the poor
and the maimed, and the halt and the blind.
And so the wedding was furnished with
And the servant said, Lord, it is done
as thou hast commanded, and yet there is
And when the king came in to see the
guests, he saw there a man which had not on a
wedding garment: And he saith unto him,
Friend, how camest thou in hither not having
a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
All these things spake Jesus unto them
in parables. And with many such parables
spake he the word unto them as they were
able to hear it; and without a parable spake he
not unto them: That it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the prophet saying, “I
will open my mouth in parables; I will utter
things which have been kept secret from the
foundation of the world.”
And the disciples came, and said unto
him, Why speakest thou unto them in
And when they were alone he
expounded all things to his disciples saying
unto them, Because it is given unto you to
know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven:
but unto them that are without, all these things
are not given. Therefore speak I to them in
parables: because they seeing, see not; and
hearing, they hear not, neither do they
understand. And in them is fulfilled the
prophecy of Esaias which saith, By hearing ye
shall hear, and shall not understand; and
seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive.
But blessed are your eyes for they see:
and your ears for they hear. For verily I say
unto you, That many prophets and righteous
men have desired to see those things which ye
see, and have not seen them; and to hear those
things which ye hear, and have not heard
And it came to pass, that when Jesus
had finished these parables, they wanted
wine. And the mother of Jesus saith unto him,
They have no wine.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what
have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet
His mother saith unto the servants,
Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And
there were set there six waterpots of stone,
after the manner of the purifying of the Jews,
containing two or three firkins apiece.
Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up
to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out
now, and bear unto the governor of the feast.
And they bare it.
When the ruler of the feast had tasted
the water that was made wine, and knew not
whence it was: (but the servants which drew
the water knew;) the governor of the feast
called the bridegroom, And saith unto him,
Every man at the beginning doth set forth
good wine; and when men have well drunk,
then that which is worse. But thou hast kept
the good wine until now.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus
in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his
glory; and his disciples believed on him.
After this he departed thence, and he
went down to Capernaum, he and his mother,
and his brethren and his disciples: and they
continued there not many days. And he went
out from thence, and came into his own
country; and his disciples follow him.
And he came to Nazareth, into his
own country where he had been brought up:
and as his custom was, he went into the
synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up
for to reed.
And there was delivered unto him the
book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it
was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he hath anointed me to preach
the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal
the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to
the captives, and recovering of sight to the
blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it
again to the minister and sat down. And the
eyes of all them that were in the synagogue
were fastened on him.
And he began to say unto them, This
day, is this scripture fulfilled in your ears
And they said, Is not this the son of
Joseph the carpenter? Is not his mother called
Mary? and his brethren James and Joses, and
Simon and Juda? And his sisters, are they not
all with us? Whence then hath this man all
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is
not without honour, save in his own country
and among his own kin, and in his own house.
But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in
Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven
was shut up three years and six months, when
great famine was throughout all the land; But
unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto
Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that
And many lepers were in Israel in the
time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them
was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
And all they in the synagogue, when
they heard these things, were filled with
wrath. And rose up and thrust him out of the
city, and led him unto the brow of the hill
whereon their city was built, that they might
cast him down headlong. But he, passing
through the midst of them, went his way.
And he said unto them, Ye will surely
say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal
thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in
Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
And leaving Nazareth, he came and
dwelt in Capernaum which is upon the sea
coast, in the borders of Zabulon and
Nephthalim: That it might be fulfilled which
was spoken by Esaias the prophet saying, The
land of Zabulon and the land of Nephthalim
by the way of the sea beyond Jordan, Galilee
of the Gentiles; The people which sat in
darkness saw great light; and to them which
sat in the region and shadow of death, light is
And it came to pass on the second
sabbath after the first, that he went through
the corn fields. And his disciples were an
hungerd, and began as they went to pluck the ears of corn and did eat, rubbing them in their
hands. And when certain of the Pharisees saw
it, they saith unto him, Why do thy disciples
do that which is not lawful to do upon the
And Jesus answering them said, Have
ye not read so much as this, what David did
when himself was an hungerd, and they which
were with him. How he went into the house of
God in the days of Abiathar the high priest,
and did take and eat the shew-bread, and gave
also to them that were with him; which it is
not lawful for him to eat, neither for them
which were with him, but only for the priests
Or have ye not read in the law, how
that on the sabbath days the priests in the
temple profane the sabbath, and are
blameless? But I say unto you, That in this
place is one greater than the temple.
And he said unto them, The sabbath
was made for man, and not man for the
sabbath: For the Son of man is Lord even of
the sabbath day. But if ye had known what
this meaneth, ‘I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the
And when he was departed thence, he
came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and straightway on the sabbath day went into
their synagogue and taught.
And they were astonished at his
doctrine: for his word was with power, and he
taught them as one that had authority, and not
as the scribes.
And there was in their synagogue a
man which had a spirit of an unclean devil,
and cried out with a loud voice Saying, Let us
alone; what have we to do with thee, thou
Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy
us? I know thee, who thou art: the Holy One
And Jesus rebuked him saying, Hold
thy peace, and come out of him.
And when the unclean spirit had torn
him, and thrown him in the midst, he cried
with a loud voice, and came out of him, and
hurt him not.
And they were all amazed, insomuch
that they questioned among themselves
saying, What a word is this! for with power
and authority commandeth he, even the
unclean spirits, and they do obey him. From
whence hath this man these things? and what
wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his
And they were offended in him. And
he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and
healed them. And he marvelled and did not
many mighty works there because of their
unbelief. And he went round about the
And immediately his fame spread
abroad, and he preached in their synagogues
throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.
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