by Sister Michele
disciple of Jesus of Nazareth
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|FROM THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
| Therefore pray
Our father in the
Let your name be holy,
 Your kingdom come
Your will come to pass
as in heaven, so also on earth.
 Give us
today our bread for the day
 And forgive us our
As we forgive
 And do not lead us into the test,
but rescue us from [the] wicked [one].
 For if you allow men their shortcomings, your
heavenly father will also allow you [yours].
 And if
you do not allow men [theirs], neither will your father allow [you] your
| So he said to them: When you pray, be saying:
your name be holy
Your kingdom come
 Be giving
to us each day bread for the day
 And forgive us
For we also forgive all [those having] come short towards us.
And lead us not into [the] test.
And having stepped into the boat, he crossed over and came to his own
 And behold they were bringing to him [a] paralytic lying on [a]
bed. And Jesus having seen their belief he said to the paralytic: Be
taking courage, child, your sins are forgiven you.
 And behold some of
the scribes said among themselves: This [man] slanders [God].
Jesus having known their thoughts said: For what reason do you think
wicked [things] in your hearts?
For which is easier, to say: Your sins
are forgiven, or to say: Be rising and be walking?
 But that you may see that the son
of man has authority on the earth to be forgiving sins—then he
says to the paralytic: Be rising, carry your bed and be going to your
 And having arisen, he departed to his own house.
having seen [this], the crowd was afraid and glorified God who gave
such authority to men.
| And having entered again into Capernaum during the
day it was heard that he is home.
 And many were
gathered so as no longer to be having space for holding [any] not even at the
door, and he was speaking the word to them.
[some] come bearing to him [a] paralytic being carried by four.
 And not being able to bring [him] to him because of the crowd they
unroofed the roof where he was, and having dug [it] out they lower the stretcher
on which the paralytic was lying sick.
 And Jesus
having seen their belief he says to the paralytic: Child, your sins are
 But some of the scribes were there sitting
and reasoning in their hearts: What does this [one] speak in this manner?
 [God] slanderer! Who is able to be forgiving sins
except one: God?
And immediately Jesus having known
in his spirit they are reasoning in this manner among themselves, he says to
them: Why do you reason these [things] in your hearts?
 What is easier to say to the paralytic: Your sins are forgiven, or to
say: Rise and take up your stretcher and be walking?
 But in order that you may know that the son of man has authority to
be forgiving sins upon the land—he says to the paralytic:
 To you I say, Arise, take up your stretcher and be departing to your
 And he was raised and immediately having
taken up the stretcher he went out in front of all so that all were amazed and
were glorifying God saying that: We never saw [anything] like this!
| And it came to pass in one of the days the also was
teaching, and there were seated Pharisees and law-teachers who were come from
every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem. And power of the Lord was to
him to heal.
 And behold men having brought upon [a]
bed [a] paralytic man, and they were seeking to bring him in and place him
 And not having found by what way they
may bring him in through the crowd, having gone up upon the roof they let him
down through the clay with the bed into the midst before Jesus.
 And seeing their belief he said: Man, your sins
have been forgiven you.
 And the scribes and the
Pharisees began to be reasoning saying: Who is this who speaks [God]-slander?
Who is able to forgive sins except God only?
Jesus having known their reasonings, answering he said to them: Why do you
reason in your hearts?
 What is easier, to say: Your
sins have been forgiven you, or to say: Be rising and be walking?
But in order that you may know that the son of man has authority
upon the land to forgive sins—he said to the paralytic: I say to you: Be rising
and having taken your bed be going to your house.
 And immediately having stood up before them, having taken [that]
upon which he laid, he departed to his house glorifying God.
 And astonishment seized all, and they were glorifying God, and were
filled with fear saying that: We have seen wonderful [things] today.
| Because of this I say to you, every sin and slander
will be forgiven men, but the slander of the spirit will not be forgiven.
 And whoever should say [a] word against the son of
man, it will be forgiven him. But whoever should say [a word] against the Holy
Spirit, it will not be forgiven him neither in this age nor in the one to come.
 Then Peter having come he said to him: Lord, how
often will my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Until seven?
 Jesus says to him: I do not say to you until seven,
but until seventy times seven.
 Because of this the kingdom of the heavens is like to [a] man [who
is] king, who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
 So when he
began to be settling [them], there was brought to him [a] debtor of [a]
 And not having [them] to pay, the lord ordered him
to be sold and his wife and his children and all that he has for
 The slave therefore falling down knelt before him saying:
Be patient with me, and I will pay all to you.
 And the lord having
compassion on this slave loosed him, and allowed him the loan.
when that slave went out he found one of his fellow-slaves, which owed
him [a] hundred denari, and laying hold he was choking him saying: Pay
what you owe!
 Falling down therefore his fellow-slave knelt before
him saying: Be patient with me and I will pay you.
 But he did not
wish to, but having departed, threw him into prison until he pay the
 His fellow-slaves therefore seeing what came to pass were
greatly troubled, and having come, reported to their lord all that came
 Then when his lord called him he said to him: Wicked
slave, all this debt I allowed you because you called upon me.
Mustn't you also have mercy on your fellow-slave as I also had mercy on
 And having been angered, his lord gave him over to the
torturer until he pay all his debt to him.
 Thus also your heavenly
father will do to you, if you do not forgive each of your brothers from
 Be paying heed to
yourselves. If your brother sin, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him.
 And if seven times during the day he sin against you
and seven times he return to you saying: I repent, forgive him.
| Truly I say to you that all will be forgiven by the
son of man, sins and slanders, whatsoever they slander.
 But whoever slanders against the Holy Spirit does not have
forgiveness to eternity, but is guilty of eternal sin.
 For they were saying that he has [an] unclean spirit.
| And everyone who will say word against the son of man, it will be forgiven him.
But [whoever] slanders against the Holy Spirit it will not be forgiven him.
 And when he came to
be alone, those around him with the twelve were asking him with regard to the parables.
And he was saying to them: To you the mystery of the kingdom of
God has been given, to those outside all things come in parables,
Looking they look and may not see
And hearing they hear and may
Lest ever they turn around and he forgive them.
| And whenever you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against
anyone, in order that your father in the heavens forgive you.
if you do not forgive, neither will your father in the heavens forgive
| And be not judging, and
you will not be judged. And be not condemning, and you will not be
condemned. Be releasing,
and you will be released.
 Be giving, and it will be given you, good measure
pressed shaken [down] overflowing they will give into your lap. For with what measure you
measure it will be measured in return to you.
note: be releasinig i.e. "setting
note: be released i.e. "set
 Now one of the Pharisees was asking him
that he eat with him. And having entered into the house of the Pharisee he sat
 And behold there was in the city [a]
certain sinner woman, and having known that he dined in the house of the
Pharisee, having brought [an] alabaster flask of perfume
 and having stood behind by his feet weeping, with the tears she
began to rain upon his feet, and with the hairs of her head she was wiping
[them] off, and was kissing his feet and anointing [them] with perfume.
 Now when the Pharisee who invited him saw he said
in himself saying: If this [one] was [a] prophet, he would have known who and
what sort of woman who handles him, that she is [a] sinner.
 And answering Jesus said to him: Simon, I have something to say to
you. But he [said]: Teacher, speak, tell.
were two who owed something to [a] moneylender. The [one] owed five hundred
denarii, the other fifty.
 They not having [it] he
gave them both grace. Who of them therefore will agape-love him more?
 Answering, Simon said: I assume that to whom he
gave the greater grace. So he said to him: You have answered rightly.
 And having turned to the woman he said to Simon: Do
you see this woman? I entered into your house, [and] water for me upon [my] feet
is not given; but she with tears rained upon my feet and with her hair wiped
 You have not given me [a] kiss, but she
from when I came in was not ceasing to be kissing my feet.
 You have not anointed my head with oil, but she with perfume has
anointed my feet,
 for the sake of which, I say to
you, her many sins are forgiven, because she agape-loved much. For to whom is
forgiven little, agape-loves little.
 So he said to
her: Your sins are forgiven.
 And those dining with
him began to be saying among themselves: Who is this, who also forgives sins?
 But he said to the woman: Your faith has saved you.
Be going in peace.
| Now they were also bringing two other criminals
with him to be taken away.
 And when they came to
the place called Cranion, here they crucified him and the evil-doers, one on the
right and one on the left.  But
Jesus was saying: Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.
 So he said to them: these [are] my words that I spoke to you while
yet being with you, because it is necessary all the [things] written in
the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms concerning me be
 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
 And he said to them that: It is likewise written that the Christ
suffer and arise from [the] dead on the third day,
 and [that]
repentance for forgiveness of sins be preached upon his name to all the
nations—beginning from Jerusalem.
 You [are] witnesses of these
| Jesus therefore said to them
again: Peace to you. Just as the father sent me, I also send you.
 And having
said this, he breathed on [them] and says to them: Receive [the] Holy Spirit.
 Whose sins you forgive, they have been forgiven to
them; whose you retain, they have been retained.
Note: Matthew 26:28 is not included here. Our reason for not including it can be found here.
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