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51. And it came about that when the days were near for him to be taken up, his face was turned to go to Jerusalem,

52. And he sent men before: and they came to a small town of Samaria to make ready for him.

53. But they would not have him there, because he was clearly going to Jerusalem.

54. And when his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, Lord, may we send fire from heaven and put an end to them?

55. But turning round he said sharp words to them.

56. And they went to another small town.

57. And when they were on the way, a certain man said to him, I will come after you wherever you go.

58. And Jesus said to him, Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have resting-places, but the Son of man has nowhere to put his head.

59. And he said to another, Come after me. But he said, Lord, let me first go and give the last honours to my father.

60. But he said to him, Let the dead take care of their dead; it is for you to go and give news of the kingdom of God.

61. And another man said, I will come with you, Lord, but first let me say a last good-day to those who are at my house.

62. But Jesus said, No man, having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is good enough for the kingdom of God.

1. Now after these things, the Lord made selection of seventy others and sent them before him, two together, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.

2. And he said to them, There is much grain ready to be cut, but not enough workers: so make prayer to the Lord of the grain-fields that he will send workers to get in the grain.

3. Go on your way: see, I send you out like lambs among wolves.

4. Take no bag for money or for food, and no shoes; say no word to any man on the way.

5. And whenever you go into a house, first say, Peace be to this house.

6. And if a son of peace is there, your peace will be with him: but if not, it will come back to you again.

7. And keep in that same house, taking what food and drink they give you: for the worker has a right to his reward. Do not go from house to house.

8. And into whatever town you go, if they take you in, take whatever food is given to you:

9. And make well those in it who are ill and say to them, The kingdom of God is near to you.

10. But if you go into a town where they will not have you, go out into the streets of it and say,

11. Even the dust of your town, which is on our feet, we put off as a witness against you; but be certain of this, that the kingdom of God is near.

12. I say to you, It will be better in that day for Sodom than for that town.

13. A curse is on you, Chorazin! A curse is on you, Beth-saida! For if such works of power had been done in Tyre and Sidon as have been done in you, they would have been turned from their sins, in days gone by, seated in the dust.

14. But it will be better for Tyre and Sidon, in the day of judging, than for you.

15. And you, Capernaum, were you not lifted up to heaven? you will go down to hell.

16. Whoever gives ear to you, gives ear to me; and whoever is against you, is against me; and whoever is against me, is against him who sent me.

17. And the seventy came back with joy, saying, Lord, even the evil spirits are under our power in your name.

18. And he said, I was watching for Satan, falling from heaven like a star.

19. See, I have given you power to put your feet on snakes and evil beasts, and over all the strength of him who is against you: and nothing will do you damage.

20. Do not be glad, however, because you have power over spirits, but because your names are recorded in heaven.

21. In that same hour he was full of joy in the Holy Spirit and said, I give praise to you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have kept these things secret from the wise and the men of learning, and have made them clear to little children: for so, O Father, it was pleasing in your eyes.

22. All things have been given to me by my Father: and no one has knowledge of the Son, but only the Father: and of the Father, but only the Son, and he to whom the Son will make it clear.

23. And, turning to the disciples, he said privately, Happy are the eyes which see the things you see:

24. For I say to you that numbers of prophets and kings have had a desire to see the things which you see, and have not seen them, and to have knowledge of the things which have come to your ears, and they had it not.

25. And a certain teacher of the law got up and put him to the test, saying, Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?

26. And he said to him, What does the law say, in your reading of it?

27. And he, answering, said, Have love for the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and for your neighbour as for yourself.

28. And he said, You have given the right answer: do this and you will have life.

29. But he, desiring to put himself in the right, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

30. And Jesus, answering him, said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he got into the hands of thieves, who took his clothing and gave him cruel blows, and when they went away, he was half dead.

31. And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he went by on the other side.

32. And in the same way, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, went by on the other side.

33. But a certain man of Samaria, journeying that way, came where he was, and when he saw him, he was moved with pity for him,

34. And came to him and put clean linen round his wounds, with oil and wine; and he put him on his beast and took him to a house and took care of him.

35. And the day after he took two pennies and gave them to the owner of the house and said, Take care of him; and if this money is not enough, when I come again I will give you whatever more is needed.

36. Which of these three men, in your opinion, was neighbour to the man who came into the hands of thieves?

37. And he said, The one who had mercy on him. And Jesus said, Go and do the same.

38. Now, while they were on their way, he came to a certain town; and a woman named Martha took him into her house.

39. And she had a sister, by name Mary, who took her seat at the Lord's feet and gave attention to his words.

40. But Martha had her hands full of the work of the house, and she came to him and said, Lord, is it nothing to you that my sister has let me do all the work? Say to her that she is to give me some help.

41. But the Lord, answering, said to her, Martha, Martha, you are full of care and troubled about such a number of things:

42. Little is needed, or even one thing only: for Mary has taken that good part, which will not be taken away from her.

1. And it came about that he was in prayer in a certain place, and when he came to an end, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, will you give us teaching about prayer, as John did to his disciples?

2. And he said to them, When you say your prayers, say, Father, may your name be kept holy and your kingdom come.

3. Give us every day bread for our needs.

4. May we have forgiveness for our sins, as we make free all those who are in debt to us. And let us not be put to the test.

5. And he said to them, Which of you, having a friend, would go to him in the middle of the night and say to him, Friend, let me have three cakes of bread;

6. Because a friend of mine has come to me on a journey, and I have nothing to put before him;

7. And he, from inside the house, would say in answer, Do not be a trouble to me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; it is not possible for me to get up and give to you?

8. I say to you, Though he will not get up and give to him, because he is his friend, still, if he keeps on making his request, he will get up and give him as much as he has need of.

9. And I say to you, Make requests, and they will be answered; what you are searching for, you will get; when you give the sign, the door will be open to you.

10. For to everyone who makes a request, it will be given; and he who is searching will get his desire; and to him who gives the sign, the door will be open.

11. And which of you, being a father, will give a stone to his son, who makes request for bread? or for a fish, will give him a snake?

12. Or for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

13. If, then, you who are evil are able to give good things to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who make request to him?

14. And he was sending an evil spirit out of a man who was without the power of talking. And it came about that when the spirit had gone the man had the power of talking; and the people were full of wonder.

15. But some of them said, He sends out evil spirits by Beelzebul, the ruler of evil spirits.

16. And others, testing him, were looking for a sign from heaven from him.

17. But he, having knowledge of their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom in which there is division is made waste; and a house in which there is division comes to destruction.

18. If, then, Satan is at war with himself, how will he keep his kingdom? because you say that I send evil spirits out of men by the help of Beelzebul.

19. And if I, by Beelzebul, send out evil spirits, by whose help do your sons send them out? so let them be your judges.

20. But if I, by the finger of God, send out evil spirits, then the kingdom of God has overtaken you.

21. When the strong man armed keeps watch over his house, then his goods are safe:

22. But when one who is stronger makes an attack on him and overcomes him, he takes away his instruments of war, in which he had put his faith, and makes division of his goods.

23. He who is not with me is against me, and he who will not give me help in getting people together is driving them away.

24. The unclean spirit, when he has gone out of a man, goes through dry places, looking for rest; and when he does not get it, he says, I will go back to my house from which I came.

25. And when he comes, he sees that it has been made fair and clean.

26. Then he goes and gets seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they go in, and take their places there: and the last condition of that man is worse than the first.

27. And it came about that when he said these things, a certain woman among the people said in a loud voice, Happy is the body which gave you birth, and the breasts from which you took milk.

28. But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.

29. And when a great number of people came together to him, he said, This generation is an evil generation: it is looking for a sign and no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.

30. For even as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of man be to this generation.

31. The queen of the South will come up on the day of judging and give her decision against the men of this generation: for she came from the ends of the earth to give ear to the wisdom of Solomon; and now something greater than Solomon is here.

32. The men of Nineveh will come up in the day of judging and give their decision against this generation: for they were turned away from their sins at the preaching of Jonah; but now something greater than Jonah is here.

33. No man, when the light has been lighted, puts it in a secret place, or under a vessel, but on its table, so that those who come in may see the light.

34. The light of the body is the eye: when your eye is true, all your body is full of light; but when it is evil, your body is dark.

35. So take care that the light which is in you is not dark.

36. If, then, all your body is light, with no part of it dark, it will be completely full of light, as when a flame with its bright shining gives you light.

37. Now, while he was talking, a Pharisee made a request that he would come to a meal with him; and he went in and took his seat at the meal.

38. And when the Pharisee saw it, he was surprised because he came to the meal without first washing himself.

39. And the Lord said to him, You Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the plate clean; but inside you are thieves and full of evil.

40. O you foolish ones! did not he who made the outside in the same way make the inside?

41. But if you give to the poor such things as you are able, then all things are clean to you.

42. But a curse is on you, Pharisees! for you make men give a tenth of every sort of plant, and give no thought to right and the love of God; but it is right for you to do these things, and not let the others be undone.

43. A curse is on you, Pharisees! for your desires are for the most important seats in the Synagogues and for words of respect said to you in the market-place.

44. A curse is on you! for you are like the resting-places of dead men, which are not seen, and men go walking over them without knowledge of it.

45. And one of the teachers of the law, answering, said to him, Master, in saying this, you give a bad name to us as to them.

46. And he said, A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for while other men are crushed under the weight of the rules you make for them, you yourselves do not put so much as one finger to them.

47. A curse is on you! for you make resting-places for the bodies of the prophets, but your fathers put them to death.

48. So you are witnesses and give approval to the work of your fathers; for they put them to death and you make their last resting-places.

49. For this reason the wisdom of God has said, I will send them prophets and teachers, and to some of them they will give death and cruel pains;

50. So that punishment may come on this generation for the blood of all the prophets which was given from the earliest days;

51. From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who was put to death between the altar and the Temple. Yes, I say to you, It will come on this generation.

52. A curse is on you, teachers of the law! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you did not go in yourselves, and you got in the way of those who were going in.

53. And when he had come out of that place, the scribes and the Pharisees came round him angrily, questioning him about more things;

54. And watching him, for a chance to get something from his words which might be used against him.

1. At that time, when thousands of the people had come together, in such numbers that they were crushing one another, he said first to his disciples, Have nothing to do with the leaven of the Pharisees, which is deceit.

2. But nothing is covered up, which will not come to light, or secret, which will not be made clear.

3. So, whatever you have said in the dark, will come to men's hearing in the light, and what you have said secretly inside the house, will be made public from the house-tops.

4. And I say to you, my friends, Have no fear of those who may put the body to death, and are able to do no more than that.

5. But I will make clear to you of whom you are to be in fear: of him who after death has power to send you to hell; yes, truly I say, Have fear of him.

6. Are not five sparrows given in exchange for two farthings? and God has every one of them in mind.

7. But even the hairs of your head are numbered. Have no fear: you are of more value than a flock of sparrows.

8. And I say to you that to everyone who gives witness to me before men, the Son of man will give witness before the angels of God.

9. But if anyone says before men that he has no knowledge of me, I will say that I have no knowledge of him before the angels of God.

10. And if anyone says a word against the Son of man, he will have forgiveness: but for him who says evil words against the Holy Spirit, there will be no forgiveness.

11. And when they take you before the Synagogues and the authorities and the rulers, take no thought about what answers you will give, or what you will say:

12. For the Holy Spirit will make clear to you in that very hour what to say.

13. And one of the people said to him, Master, give an order to my brother to make division of the heritage with me.

14. But he said, Man, who made me a judge or a maker of decisions for you?

15. And he said to them, Take care to keep yourselves free from the desire for property; for a man's life is not made up of the number of things which he has.

16. And he said to them, in a story, The land of a certain man of great wealth was very fertile:

17. And he said to himself, What is to be done? for I have no place in which to put all my fruit.

18. And he said, This I will do: I will take down my store-houses and make greater ones, and there I will put all my grain and my goods.

19. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have a great amount of goods in store, enough for a number of years; be at rest, take food and wine and be happy.

20. But God said to him, You foolish one, tonight I will take your soul from you, and who then will be the owner of all the things which you have got together?

21. So that is what comes to the man who gets wealth for himself, and has not wealth in the eyes of God.

22. And he said to his disciples, For this reason I say to you, Take no thought for your life, about what food you will take, or for your body, how it may be clothed.

23. Is not life more than food, and the body than its clothing?

24. Give thought to the ravens; they do not put seeds into the earth, or get together grain; they have no store-houses or buildings; and God gives them their food: of how much greater value are you than the birds!

25. And which of you by taking thought is able to make himself any taller?

26. If, then, you are not able to do even that which is least, why are you troubled about the rest?

27. Give thought to the flowers: they do no work, they make no thread; and still I say to you, Even Solomon, in all his glory, was not clothed like one of these.

28. But if God gives such clothing to the grass in the field, which today is living, and tomorrow will be burned in the oven, how much more will he give clothing to you, O men of little faith?

29. And do not give overmuch thought to your food and drink, and let not your mind be full of doubts.

30. For the nations of the world go in search of all these things: but your Father has knowledge that you have need of them.

31. But let your chief care be for his kingdom, and these other things will be given to you in addition.

32. Have no fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

33. Give what property you have in exchange for money, and give the money to the poor; make for yourselves money-bags which will not get old, wealth stored up in heaven which will be yours for ever, where thieves will not come nor worms put it to destruction.

34. For where your wealth is, there will your heart be.

35. Be ready, dressed as for a journey, with your lights burning.

36. And be like men who are looking for their lord, when he comes back from the bride-feast; so that when he comes to the door, it will be open to him quickly.

37. Happy are those servants who are watching when the lord comes; truly I say to you, he will make himself their servant and, placing them at the table, he will come out and give them food.

38. And if he comes in the second division of the night or in the third, and they are watching for him, happy are those servants.

39. But be certain of this, that if the master of the house had had knowledge of the time when the thief was coming, he would have been watching, and would not have let his house be broken into.

40. So be ready: for the Son of man is coming at a time when you are not looking for him.

41. And Peter said to him, Lord, are these words said to us only, or to all men?

42. And the Lord said, Who then is the wise and responsible servant whom his lord will put in control of his family, to give them their food at the right time?

43. Happy is that servant who, when his lord comes, is doing so.

44. Truly I say to you, he will put him in control of all his goods.

45. But if that servant says to himself, My lord is a long time coming; and goes about giving blows to the men-servants and the women-servants, feasting and taking overmuch wine;

46. The lord of that servant will come at a time when he is not looking for him, and at an hour when he is not ready for him, and he will have him cut in two and will give him his part in the fate of those who have no faith;

47. And the servant who had knowledge of his lord's desires and was not ready for him and did not do as he was ordered, will be given a great number of blows;

48. But he who, without knowledge, did things for which punishment is given, will get only a small number of blows. The man to whom much is given, will have to give much; if much is given into his care, of him more will be requested.

49. I came to send a fire on the earth, and it may even now have been lighted.

50. But there is a baptism which I have to undergo; and how am I kept back till it is complete!

51. Is it your opinion that I have come to give peace on earth? I say to you, No, but division:

52. For from this time, a family of five in one house will be on opposite sides, three against two and two against three.

53. They will be at war, the father against his son, and the son against his father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.

54. Then he said to the people, When you see a cloud coming up in the west, straight away you say, There will be rain; and so it is.

55. And when you see a south wind blowing, you say, There will be heat; and so it is.

56. O false ones! the face of the earth and the heaven is clear to you; how is it that the signs of these times are not as clear to you?

57. And why are you, in your hearts, unable to be judges of what is right?

58. For if anyone has a cause at law against you, and you are going with him before the ruler, make an attempt, on the way, to come to an agreement with him, for if you do not, he may take you before the judge and the judge will give you up to the police, and they will put you in prison.

59. I say to you, You will not come out of it till you have made payment to the very last farthing.

1. Now some people who were there at that time, gave him an account of how the blood of some Galilaeans had been mixed by Pilate with their offerings.

2. And he, in answer, said to them, Are you of the opinion that these Galilaeans were worse than all other Galilaeans, because these things were done to them?

3. I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to the same end.

4. Or those eighteen men who were crushed by the fall of the tower of Siloam, were they worse than all the other men living in Jerusalem?

5. I say to you, It is not so: but if your hearts are not changed, you will all come to an end in the same way.

6. And he made up this story for them: A certain man had a fig-tree in his garden, and he came to get fruit from it, and there was no fruit.

7. And he said to the gardener, See, for three years I have been looking for fruit from this tree, and I have not had any: let it be cut down; why is it taking up space?

8. And he said, Lord, let it be for this year, and I will have the earth turned up round it, and put animal waste on it, to make it fertile:

9. And if, after that, it has fruit, it is well; if not, let it be cut down.

10. And he was teaching in one of the Synagogues on the Sabbath.

11. And there was a woman who had had a disease for eighteen years; she was bent, and was not able to make herself straight.

12. And when Jesus saw her, he said to her, Woman, you are made free from your disease.

13. And he put his hands on her, and she was made straight, and gave praise to God.

14. And the ruler of the Synagogue was angry because Jesus had made her well on the Sabbath, and he said to the people, There are six days in which men may do work: so come on those days to be made well, and not on the Sabbath.

15. But the Lord gave him an answer and said, O you false men! do you not, every one of you, on the Sabbath, let loose his ox and his ass and take it to the water?

16. And is it not right for this daughter of Abraham, who has been in the power of Satan for eighteen years, to be made free on the Sabbath?

17. And when he said these things, those who were against him were shamed, and all the people were full of joy because of the great things which were done by him.

18. Then he said, What is the kingdom of God like? what comparison may I make of it?

19. It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and put in his garden, and it became a tree, and the birds of heaven made their resting-places in its branches.

20. And again he said, What is the kingdom of God like?

21. It is like leaven, which a woman put into three measures of meal, and it was all leavened.

22. And he went on his way, through towns and country places, teaching and journeying to Jerusalem.

23. And someone said to him, Lord, will only a small number have salvation? And he said to them,

24. Do your best to go in by the narrow door, for I say to you, A number will make the attempt to go in, but will not be able to do so.

25. When the master of the house has got up, and the door has been shut, and you, still outside, give blows on the door, saying, Lord, let us in; he will make answer and say, I have no knowledge of where you come from.

26. Then you will say, We have taken food and drink with you, and you were teaching in our streets.

27. But he will say, Truly, I have no knowledge of you or where you come from; go away from me, you workers of evil.

28. There will be weeping and cries of sorrow when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves are shut outside.

29. And they will come from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south, and take their places in the kingdom of God.

30. And the last will be first, and the first will be last.

31. At that time, certain Pharisees came to him and said, Go away from this place, because Herod's purpose is to put you to death.

32. And he said, Go and say to that fox, I send out evil spirits and do works of mercy today and tomorrow, and on the third day my work will be complete.

33. But I have to go on my way today and tomorrow and the third day, for it is not right for a prophet to come to his death outside Jerusalem.

34. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, putting to death the prophets, and stoning those who were sent to her! again and again would I have taken your children to myself, as a bird takes her young ones under her wings, but you would not!

35. Now see, your house is waste, and I say to you, You will not see me again till you say, A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord.

1. And it came about that when he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees on the Sabbath, to have a meal, they were watching him.

2. And a certain man was there who had a disease.

3. And Jesus, answering, said to the scribes and Pharisees, Is it right to make people well on the Sabbath or not?

4. But they said nothing. And he made him well and sent him away.

5. And he said to them, Which of you, whose ox or ass has got into a water-hole, will not straight away get him out on the Sabbath?

6. And they had no answer to that question.

7. And he gave teaching in the form of a story to the guests who came to the feast, when he saw how they took the best seats; saying to them,

8. When you get a request to come to a feast, do not take the best seat, for a more important man than you may be coming,

9. And then the giver of the feast will come to you and say, Give your place to this man; and you, with shame, will have to take the lowest seat.

10. But when you come, go and take the lowest seat, so that when the giver of the feast comes, he may say to you, Friend, come up higher; and then you will have honour in the eyes of all the others who are there.

11. For every man who gives himself a high place will be put down, but he who takes a low place will be lifted up.

12. And he said to the master of the house, When you give a feast, do not send for your friends and your brothers and your family or your neighbours who have wealth, for they may give a feast for you, and so you will get a reward.

13. But when you give a feast, send for the poor and the blind and those who are broken in body:

14. And you will have a blessing, because they will not be able to give you any payment, and you will get your reward when the upright come back from the dead.

15. And, hearing these words, one of those who were at table with him said to him, Happy is the man who will be a guest in the kingdom of God.

16. And he said to them, A certain man gave a great feast, and sent word of it to a number of people.

17. And when the time had come, he sent his servants to say to them, Come, for all things are now ready.

18. And they all gave reasons why they were not able to come. The first said to him, I have got a new field, and it is necessary for me to go and see it: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.

19. And another said, I have got some cattle, and I am going to make a test of them: I am full of regret that I am unable to come.

20. And another said, I have been married, and so I am not able to come.

21. And the servant came back and gave his master an account of these things. Then the master of the house was angry and said to the servant, Go out quickly into the streets of the town and get the poor, the blind, and those who are broken in body.

22. And the servant said, Lord, your orders have been done, and still there is room.

23. And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the roads and the fields, and make them come in, so that my house may be full.

24. For I say to you that not one of those who were requested to come will have a taste of my feast.

25. Now a great number of people went with him.

26. And turning round, he said to them, If any man comes to me, and has not hate for his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even for his life, he may not be my disciple.

27. Whoever does not take up his cross and come after me may not be my disciple.

28. For which of you, desiring to put up a tower, does not first give much thought to the price, if he will have enough to make it complete?

29. For fear that if he makes a start and is not able to go on with it to the end, all who see it will be laughing at him,

30. And saying, This man made a start at building and is not able to make it complete.

31. Or what king, going to war with another king, will not first take thought if he will be strong enough, with ten thousand men, to keep off him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

32. Or while the other is still a great distance away, he sends representatives requesting conditions of peace.

33. And so whoever is not ready to give up all he has may not be my disciple.

34. For salt is good, but if the taste goes from it, of what use is it?

35. It is no good for the land or for the place of waste; no one has a use for it. He who has ears, let him give ear.

1. Now all the tax-farmers and sinners came near to give ear to him.

2. And the Pharisees and scribes were angry, saying, This man gives approval to sinners, and takes food with them.

3. And he made a story for them, saying,

4. What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if one of them gets loose and goes away, will not let the ninety-nine be in the waste land by themselves, and go after the wandering one, till he sees where it is?

5. And when he has got it again, he takes it in his arms with joy.

6. And when he gets back to his house, he sends for his neighbours and friends, saying to them, Be glad with me, for I have got back my sheep which had gone away.

7. I say to you that even so there will be more joy in heaven when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing, than for ninety-nine good men, who have no need of a change of heart.

8. Or what woman, having ten bits of silver, if one bit has gone from her hands, will not get a light, and go through her house, searching with care till she sees it?

9. And when she has it again, she gets her friends and neighbours together, saying, Be glad with me, for I have got back the bit of silver which had gone from me.

10. Even so, I say to you, There is joy among the angels of God, when one sinner is turned away from his wrongdoing.

11. And he said, A certain man had two sons:

12. And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me that part of your property which will be mine. And he made division of his goods between them.

13. And not long after, the younger son got together everything which was his and took a journey into a far-away country, and there all his money went in foolish living.

14. And when everything was gone, there was no food to be had in that country, and he was in need.

15. And he went and put himself into the hands of one of the people of that country, and he sent him into his fields to give the pigs their food.

16. And so great was his need that he would have been glad to take the pigs' food, and no one gave him anything.

17. But when he came to his senses, he said, What numbers of my father's servants have bread enough, and more, while I am near to death here through need of food!

18. I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes:

19. I am no longer good enough to be named your son: make me like one of your servants.

20. And he got up and went to his father. But while he was still far away, his father saw him and was moved with pity for him and went quickly and took him in his arms and gave him a kiss.

21. And his son said to him, Father, I have done wrong, against heaven and in your eyes: I am no longer good enough to be named your son.

22. But the father said to his servants, Get out the first robe quickly, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet:

23. And get the fat young ox and put it to death, and let us have a feast, and be glad.

24. For this, my son, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away from me, and has come back. And they were full of joy.

25. Now the older son was in the field: and when he came near the house, the sounds of music and dancing came to his ears.

26. And he sent for one of the servants, questioning him about what it might be.

27. And he said to him, Your brother has come; and your father has had the young ox put to death because he has come back safely.

28. But he was angry and would not go in; and his father came out and made a request to him to come in.

29. But he made answer and said to his father, See, all these years I have been your servant, doing your orders in everything: and you never gave me even a young goat so that I might have a feast with my friends:

30. But when this your son came, who has been wasting your property with bad women, you put to death the fat young ox for him.

31. And he said to him, Son, you are with me at all times, and all I have is yours.

32. But it was right to be glad and to have a feast; for this your brother, who was dead, is living again; he had gone away and has come back.

1. And another time he said to the disciples, There was a certain man of great wealth who had a servant; and it was said to him that this servant was wasting his goods.

2. And he sent for him and said, What is this which is said about you? give me an account of all you have done, for you will no longer be the manager of my property.

3. And the servant said to himself, What am I to do now that my lord takes away my position? I have not enough strength for working in the fields, and I would be shamed if I made requests for money from people in the streets.

4. I have come to a decision what to do, so that when I am put out of my position they will take me into their houses.

5. And sending for every one who was in debt to his lord he said to the first, What is the amount of your debt to my lord?

6. And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said, Take your account straight away and put down fifty.

7. Then he said to another, What is the amount of your debt? And he said, A hundred measures of grain. And he said to him, Take your account and put down eighty.

8. And his lord was pleased with the false servant, because he had been wise; for the sons of this world are wiser in relation to their generation than the sons of light.

9. And I say to you, Make friends for yourselves through the wealth of this life, so that when it comes to an end, you may be taken into the eternal resting-places.

10. He who is true in a little, is true in much; he who is false in small things, is false in great.

11. If, then, you have not been true in your use of the wealth of this life, who will give into your care the true wealth?

12. And if you have not been true in your care of the property of other people, who will give you that which is yours?

13. No man may be a servant to two masters: for he will have hate for the one and love for the other; or he will keep to the one and have no respect for the other. You may not be servants of God and of wealth.

14. And the Pharisees, who had a great love of money, hearing these things, were making sport of him.

15. And he said, You take care to seem right in the eyes of men, but God sees your hearts: and those things which are important in the opinion of men, are evil in the eyes of God.

16. The law and the prophets were till John: but then came the preaching of the kingdom of God, and everyone makes his way into it by force.

17. But heaven and earth will come to an end before the smallest letter of the law may be dropped out.

18. Everyone who puts away his wife and takes another, is a false husband: and he who is married to a woman whose husband has put her away, is no true husband to her.

19. Now there was a certain man of great wealth, who was dressed in fair clothing of purple and delicate linen, and was shining and glad every day.

20. And a certain poor man, named Lazarus, was stretched out at his door, full of wounds,

21. Desiring the broken bits of food which came from the table of the man of wealth; and even the dogs came and put their tongues on his wounds.

22. And in time the poor man came to his end, and angels took him to Abraham's breast. And the man of wealth came to his end, and was put in the earth.

23. And in hell, being in great pain, lifting up his eyes he saw Abraham, far away, and Lazarus on his breast.

24. And he gave a cry and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, so that he may put the end of his finger in water and put it on my tongue, for I am cruelly burning in this flame.

25. But Abraham said, Keep in mind, my son, that when you were living, you had your good things, while Lazarus had evil things: but now, he is comforted and you are in pain.

26. And in addition, there is a deep division fixed between us and you, so that those who might go from here to you are not able to do so, and no one may come from you to us.

27. And he said, Father, it is my request that you will send him to my father's house;

28. For I have five brothers; and let him give them an account of these things, so that they may not come to this place of pain.

29. But Abraham said, They have Moses and the prophets; let them give ear to what they say.

30. And he said, No, father Abraham, but if someone went to them from the dead, their hearts would be changed.

31. And he said to him, If they will not give attention to Moses and the prophets, they will not be moved even if someone comes back from the dead.

1. And he said to his disciples, It is necessary for causes of trouble to come about, but unhappy is he by whom they come.

2. It would be well for him if a great stone was put round his neck and he was dropped into the sea, before he made trouble for any of these little ones.

3. Give attention to yourselves: if your brother does wrong, say a sharp word to him; and if he has sorrow for his sin, let him have forgiveness.

4. And if he does you wrong seven times in a day, and seven times comes to you and says, I have regret for what I have done; let him have forgiveness.

5. And the twelve said to the Lord, Make our faith greater.

6. And the Lord said, If your faith was only as great as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this tree, Be rooted up and planted in the sea; and it would be done.

7. But which of you, having a servant who is ploughing or keeping sheep, will say to him, when he comes in from the field, Come now and be seated and have a meal,

8. Will he not say, Get a meal for me, and make yourself ready and see to my needs till I have had my food and drink; and after that you may have yours?

9. Does he give praise to the servant because he did what was ordered?

10. In the same way, when you have done all the things which are given you to do, say, There is no profit in us, for we have only done what we were ordered to do.

11. And it came about that when they were on the way to Jerusalem he went through Samaria and Galilee.

12. And when he went into a certain small town he came across ten men who were lepers, and they, keeping themselves at a distance,

13. Said, in loud voices, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.

14. And when he saw them he said, Go, and let the priests see you. And, while they were going, they were made clean.

15. And one of them, when he saw that he was clean, turning back, gave praise to God in a loud voice;

16. And, falling down on his face at the feet of Jesus, he gave the credit to him; and he was a man of Samaria.

17. And Jesus said, Were there not ten men who were made clean? where are the nine?

18. Have not any of them come back to give glory to God, but only this one from a strange land?

19. And he said to him, Get up, and go on your way; your faith has made you well.

20. And when the Pharisees put questions to him about when the kingdom of God would come, he gave them an answer and said, The kingdom of God will not come through observation:

21. And men will not say, See, it is here! or, There! for the kingdom of God is among you.

22. And he said to his disciples, The time will come when you will have a great desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, but you will not see it.

23. And if they say to you, See, it is there! or, It is here! do not go away, or go after them.

24. For as in a thunderstorm the bright light is seen from one end of the sky to the other, so will the Son of man be when his time comes.

25. But first, he will have to undergo much and be put on one side by this generation.

26. And as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the day of the Son of man.

27. They were feasting and taking wives and getting married, till the day of the overflowing of the waters, when Noah went into the ark, and they all came to destruction.

28. In the same way, in the days of Lot; they were feasting and trading, they were planting and building;

29. But on the day when Lot went out of Sodom, fire came down from heaven and destruction came on them all.

30. So will it be in the day of the revelation of the Son of man.

31. On that day, if anyone is on the roof of the house, and his goods are in the house, let him not go down to take them away; and let him who is in the field not go back to his house.

32. Keep in mind Lot's wife.

33. If anyone makes an attempt to keep his life, it will be taken from him, but if anyone gives up his life, he will keep it.

34. I say to you, In that night there will be two men sleeping in one bed, and one will be taken away and the other let go.

35. Two women will be crushing grain together; one will be taken away and the other let go.

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37. And they, answering him, said, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body is, there will the eagles come together.

1. And he made a story for them, the point of which was that men were to go on making prayer and not get tired;

2. Saying, There was a judge in a certain town, who had no fear of God or respect for man:

3. And there was a widow in that town, and she kept on coming to him and saying, Give me my right against the man who has done me wrong.

4. And for a time he would not: but later, he said to himself, Though I have no fear of God or respect for man,

5. Because this widow is a trouble to me, I will give her her right; for if not, I will be completely tired out by her frequent coming.

6. And the Lord said, Give ear to the words of the evil judge.

7. And will not God do right in the cause of his saints, whose cries come day and night to his ears, though he is long in doing it?

8. I say to you that he will quickly do right in their cause. But when the Son of man comes, will there be any faith on earth?

9. And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others:

10. Two men went up to the Temple for prayer; one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-farmer.

11. The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer.

12. Twice in the week I go without food; I give a tenth of all I have.

13. The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

14. I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high.

15. And they took their children to him, so that he might put his hands on them: but when the disciples saw it, they said sharp words to them

16. But Jesus sent for them, saying, Let the children come to me, and do not keep them away, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

17. Truly I say to you, Whoever does not put himself under the kingdom of God like a little child, will not come into it at all.

18. And a certain ruler put a question to him, saying, Good Master, what have I to do so that I may have eternal life?

19. And Jesus said to him, Why do you say that I am good? No one is good, but only God.

20. You have knowledge of what the law says: Do not be untrue to your wife, Do not put anyone to death, Do not take what is not yours, Do not give false witness, Give honour to your father and mother.

21. And he said, All these things I have done from the time when I was a boy.

22. And Jesus, hearing it, said to him, One thing you still have need of; get money for your goods, and give it away to the poor, and you will have wealth in heaven; and come after me.

23. But at these words he became very sad, for he had great wealth.

24. And Jesus, looking at him, said, How hard it is for those who have wealth to get into the kingdom of God!

25. It is simpler for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a man who has much money to come into the kingdom of God.

26. And those who were present said, Then who may have salvation?

27. But he said, Things which are not possible with man are possible with God.

28. And Peter said, See, we have given up what is ours to come after you.

29. And he said to them, Truly I say to you, There is no man who has given up house or wife or brothers or father or mother or children, because of the kingdom of God,

30. Who will not get much more in this time, and in the world to come, eternal life.

31. And he took with him the twelve and said to them, Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things which were said by the prophets will be done to the Son of man.

32. For he will be given up to the Gentiles, and will be made sport of and put to shame:

33. And he will be given cruel blows and put to death, and on the third day he will come back to life.

34. But they did not take in the sense of any of these words, and what he said was not clear to them, and their minds were not able to see it.

35. And it came about that when he got near Jericho, a certain blind man was seated by the side of the road, making requests for money from those who went by.

36. And hearing the sound of a great number of people going by, he said, What is this?

37. And they said to him, Jesus of Nazareth is going by.

38. And he said in a loud voice, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

39. And those who were in front made protests and said to him, Be quiet: but he said all the more, O Son of David, have mercy on me.

40. And Jesus, stopping, gave orders that he was to come to him, and when he came near, he said to him,

41. What would you have me do for you? And he said, Lord, that I may be able to see again.

42. And Jesus said, See again: your faith has made you well.

43. And straight away he was able to see, and he went after him, giving glory to God; and all the people when they saw it gave praise to God.

1. And he went into Jericho, and when he was going through it,

2. A man, named Zacchaeus, who was the chief tax-farmer, and a man of wealth,

3. Made an attempt to get a view of Jesus, and was not able to do so, because of the people, for he was a small man.

4. And he went quickly in front of them and got up into a tree to see him, for he was going that way.

5. And when Jesus came to the place, looking up, he said to him, Zacchaeus, be quick and come down, for I am coming to your house today.

6. And he came down quickly, and took him into his house with joy.

7. And when they saw it, they were all angry, saying, He has gone into the house of a sinner.

8. And Zacchaeus, waiting before him, said to the Lord, See, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor, and if I have taken anything from anyone wrongly, I give him back four times as much.

9. And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, for even he is a son of Abraham.

10. For the Son of man came to make search for those who are wandering from the way, and to be their Saviour.

11. And while they were giving ear to these words, he made another story for them, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they were of the opinion that the kingdom of God was coming straight away.

12. So he said, A certain man of high birth went into a far-away country to get a kingdom for himself, and to come back.

13. And he sent for ten of his servants and gave them ten pounds and said to them, Do business with this till I come.

14. But his people had no love for him, and sent representatives after him, saying, We will not have this man for our ruler.

15. And when he came back again, having got his kingdom, he gave orders for those servants to whom he had given the money to come to him, so that he might have an account of what business they had done.

16. And the first came before him, saying, Lord, your pound has made ten pounds.

17. And he said to him, You have done well, O good servant: because you have done well in a small thing you will have authority over ten towns.

18. And another came, saying, Your pound has made five pounds.

19. And he said, You will be ruler over five towns.

20. And another came, saying, Lord, here is your pound, which I put away in a cloth;

21. Because I was in fear of you, for you are a hard man: you take up what you have not put down, and get in grain where you have not put seed.

22. He said to him, By the words of your mouth you will be judged, you bad servant. You had knowledge that I am a hard man, taking up what I have not put down and getting in grain where I have not put seed;

23. Why then did you not put my money in a bank, so that when I came I would get it back with interest?

24. And he said to the others who were near, Take the pound away from him, and give it to the man who has ten.

25. And they say to him, Lord, he has ten pounds.

26. And I say to you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.

27. And as for those who were against me, who would not have me for their ruler, let them come here, and be put to death before me.

Significados: Samaria, Jesus, Abel.

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