1 And as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said to them, When ye pray, say, Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come: Thy will be done as in heaven, so on earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
5 And he said to them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves:
6 For a friend of mine on his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him:
7 And he from within shall answer, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed: I cannot rise and give thee?
8 I tell you, though he will not rise and give him,
9 because he is his friend, yet, because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.
11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?
12 Or if he ask a fish, for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion?
13 If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb: and when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake, and the people wondered.
15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils by Beelzebub the prince of the devils:
16 And others tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
17 But he knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falleth.
18 If Satan then be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand?
19 Because ye say, that I cast out devils by Beelzebub. And if I cast out devils by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out?
20 Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God is come upon you.
21 While the strong one armed guardeth his palace, his goods are in peace. But
22 when he that is stronger than him cometh upon him and overcometh him, he taketh from him his compleat armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh thro' dry places, seeking rest: and finding none, he saith, I will return to my house whence I came out.
25 And coming he findeth it swept and garnished.
26 Then goeth he and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and entering in they dwell there; and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first.
27 As he spake these things, a certain woman lifting up her voice out of the multitude said to him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked!
28 But he said, Yea, rather blessed are they, that hear the word of God and keep it.
29 And the multitudes being gathered thick together, he said, This is an evil generation: it seeketh a sign; but no sign shall be given it, save the sign of Jonah.
30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
33 No man having lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they who come in may see the light.
34 The eye is the lamp of the body: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body is full of light, but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore, left the light that is in thee be darkness.
36 If then thy whole body be full of light, not having any part dark, the whole shall be as full of light, as when a lamp enlightens thee with its bright shining.
37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee asked him to dine with him.
38 And he went in and sat down to table. But the Pharisee seeing it, marvelled, that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said to him,
39 Now ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the dish; but your inward part is full of rapine and wickedness.
40 Ye unthinking men, did not he that made the outside, make the inside also?
41 But give what is in them in alms, and behold all things are clean to you.
42 But wo to you, Pharisees; for ye tythe mint and rue and all herbs; and pass by justice and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
43 Wo to you, Pharisees; for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues,
44 and salutations in the markets. Wo to you; for ye are as graves which appear not, and men that walk over them are not aware.
45 And one of the lawyers answering said to him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also.
46 And he said, Wo to you lawyers also; for ye load men with burthens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burthens with one of your fingers.
47 Wo to you; for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets; whom your fathers killed.
48 Truly ye bear witness that ye approve the deeds of your fathers: for whom they killed, ye build their sepulchres.
49 Therefore also the wisdom of God hath said, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will slay, and persecute the rest.
50 So that the blood of all the prophets shed from the foundation of the world, shall be required of this generation.
51 From the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was destroyed between the temple and the altar: verily I say to you, it shall be required of this generation.
52 Woe to you, lawyers; for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye have not entered in yourselves; and them that were entering in, ye have hindered.
53 And as he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began fiercely to fasten upon him, and to urge him to speak of many things,
54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.