From the Synoptic Gospels
|12 But having heard that
John had been delivered up, he withdrew into Galilee.
13 And having left Nazareth, having come he dwelt in Capernaum by the
sea in the environs of Zebulun and Nephtali,
order that what was said through Isaiah the prophet be fulfilled saying:
15 Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,
Of the nations,
road of the sea,
Across the Jordan, Galilee:
16 The people sitting in darkness saw [a] great
And to those sitting in the land and darkness of death [a] light has
arisen for them.
17 From then on Jesus began preaching and saying:
Be repenting, for the kingdom of the heavens is at hand.
14 And after John was handed over, Jesus came to Galilee preaching the
good news of the kingdom of God,
15 and saying: The
time has been completed
and the kingdom of God is at hand. Be repenting and be believing in the good
Woes on Unrepentant Cities
|20 Then he began to
be reproaching the cities in which had come to pass the most of his miracles,
because they had not repented:
21 Woe to you Chrazin!
Woe to you Bethsaida! Because if the miracles that came to pass in you had come
to pass in Tyre and Sidon, long ago they would have repented in sackcloth and
22 Moreover I say to you, it will be more
bearable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.
And you Capernaum, aren't you exalted to the heavens? You will go
down to Hades; because if
the miracles that came to pass in you had come to pass in Sodom, it would have
remained until this day.
24 Moreover I say to you that
it will be more bearable for [the] land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for
|10 But into whatever
city you enter and they receive you not, going out into the streets of
11 Even the dust having clung to us from your city to [our]
feet do we wipe off to you. Nevertheless this you know, that the
kingdom is at hand.
12 I say to you that it will be more tolerable in
that day for Sodom than that city.
13 Woe to you, Chorazin, woe to you, Bethsaida; for
if in Tyre and Sidon had come to pass the powers that came to pass among you,
long ago having sat in sackcloth and ashes would they have repented.
14 Nevertheless for Tyre and Sidon will it be more
tolerable in the judgment than for you.
15 And you,
Capernaum, Not until heaven is exalted? Until Hades is brought low.
16 The [one] hearing [of you] hears of me, and the
[one] rejecting you rejects me; but the [one] rejecting me rejects the [one]
having sent me.
|38 Then some of the scribes
and Pharisees distinguished themselves to him saying: O teacher, we desire from
you to see [a] sign.
39 But answering them he said to
them: [a] wicked and adulterous generation
seeks [a] sign, and [a] sign will not be given to [it] except the sign of Jonah
40 For just as Jonah was in the belly of
the whale three days and
three nights, thus will the son of man be in the heart of the land three days
and three nights.
41 The men of Ninevah will rise up
in the judgment against this generation and will bring judgment against it,
because they repented in the proclamation of Jonah, and behold here [is] [one]
greater than Jonah.
42 [The] queen of [the] south will
rise in the judgment against this generation and will bring judgment against it,
because she came from the other side of the land to hear the wisdom of Solomon,
and behold here [is] [one] greater than Solomon.
29 Now when the crowds were
gathered even more he began to be saying: This generation is [a] wicked generation, it seeks [a] sign, and [a] sign
will not be given it except the sign of Jonah.
just as Jonah became [a] sign to the Ninevites, thus will also the son of man be
to this pernicious generation. 31 [the] queen of the
south will arise in the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn
them; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and
behold [one] greater than Solomon [is] here. 32 [the]
men of Ninevah will arise in the judgment with this generation and condemn them;
for they repented upon the preaching of Jonah, and behold [one] greater than
Jonah [is] here.
The Parable of the Two Sons
|28 But how does it
seem to you? [a] man had two sons. Coming to the first he said: Son, be going
today, be working in the vineyard.
29 But answering he
says: I will not, but later repenting he went.
Coming to the second he said likewise. And answering he said: I will
Lord, and went not.
31 Which of the two did the will
of his father? They say: The first. Jesus says to them: Truly I say to you that
the tax-collectors and the harlots will precede you into the kingdom of God.
32 For John came to you in the way of justice and you
believed him not, but the tax-collectors and the harlots believed him. But you
when you saw neither repented later that [You] might believe in him.
The Call of Levi; eating with Sinners
after these [things] he went out, and behold [a] tax collector Levi by name
sitting in the tax office, and he said to him: Be following me.
28 And having left all, having stood up, he followed him.
29 And Levi gave [a] great banquet in his house,
and there was [a] great crowd of tax gatherers and others who were with them
30 And the Pharisees and scribes were
murmuring of them to his disciples saying: Why do you eat and drink with tax
gatherers and sinners?
31 And answering Jesus said to
them: The healthy have no need of [the] physician, but those having [it]
32 I am not sent to call [the] just but
sinners to repentance.
1 Now there were at hand some
in that opportune-time
reporting to him concerning the Galileans whose blood Pilate mingled with their
2 And answering he said to them: Do you
suppose that these Galileans were sinners more than all the Galileans because of
these [things] that they suffered?
3 No, I say to you,
but if you do not repent, you will all likewise perish.
4 Or those eighteen upon whom fell the tower in Siloam and killed them,
do you suppose them to have been debtors more than all the men inhabiting
5 No, I say to you, but if you do not
repent, you will all likewise perish.
The Parable of the Lost Sheep and Coin
all the tax gatherers and sinners were drawing nigh to him to be hearing him.
2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were complaining
saying that: This [one] welcomes sinners and eats with them.
3 But he said to them this parable saying:
4 What man among you
having [a] hundred sheep and having lost of them one does not leave the
ninety nine in the wilderness and proceed to the lost until he find it?
5 And when he finds [it] he will place [it] upon his shoulders
6 and having come to his house he calls together his friends
and his neighbors, saying to them: Rejoice with me, for I found my
sheep that [was] lost.
7 I say to you that there will be likewise joy
in heaven over one sinner repenting than over the ninety nine just [ones] who have
no need of repentance.
8 Or [a] certain woman having ten drachmas, if she
lose one drachma, does she not light [a] lamp and sweep the house and seek
diligently until it be found?
9 And having found [it]
she calls together her friends and neighbors saying: Rejoice with me, for I
found the drachma that was lost.
10 Likewise, I say to
you, Joy comes to pass before the angels of God over one sinner repenting.
|19 But a certain man
was rich, and he had put on purple garments and fine linen enjoying himself each
20 But a certain poor [man] by name
Lazarus had been cast to his gate being covered with ulcerous sores.
21 And he was lusting to be filled from that falling
from the table of the rich [one]; but even the dogs coming were licking his
22 Now it came to pass the poor [man] died and was
gathered by the angels to Abraham's lap; but the rich [man] also died and was buried.
23 And in Hades lifting up his eyes, being in torment, he sees
Abraham from afar and Lazarus in his lap,
24 and having called
out he said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus in order that he
dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I suffer torment in
25 But Abraham said: Child, remember that
you received your good [things] in your zoe-life, and likewise Lazarus the evil. But now he is
encouraged, and you suffer torment.
26 And in all
those [things] between you [people] and us [a] great chasm is fixed, so that those
wishing to go down from here to you be not able, nor from there to us may not
27 But he said: I ask you therefore, Father, in order that you may
sent him to my fathers house,
28 for I have five
brothers, that he may warn them, that they also not come to this place of
29 But Abraham says: They have Moses and the
prophets, let him hear
30 But he said: No, father Abraham, but if
someone proceed from [the] dead to them: they would repent.
31 But he said to them: If they do not hear Moses and the prophets,
neither would they be persuaded if someone rise from the dead.
Sin, Forgiveness, Faith, and Service
|1 But he
said to his disciples: It is impossible for stumblings not to come, but woe
through whom they come.
2 It is better for him if [a]
millstone is placed around his neck and he is hurled into the sea, than that he
stumble one of these little [ones].
3 Be paying heed to
yourselves. If your brother sin, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him.
4 And if seven times during the day he sin against you
and seven times he return to you saying: I repent, forgive him.
44 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 fulfilled.
45 Then he
opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
46 And he said to them
that: It is likewise written that the Christ suffer and arise from
[the] dead on the third day,
47 and [that] repentance for forgiveness
of sins be preached upon his name to all the nations—beginning from
48 You [are] witnesses of these [things].
49 And behold I
send out the good news of the father upon you. But you remain in the
city until you are clothed with power from on high.
50 So he led them
out to Bethany, and having lifted up his hands he blessed them.
it came to pass when he was blessing them he withdrew from them.
they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
53 and they were through
everything in the temple blessing God.