1 Then Jesus was led
into the wilderness by the spirit to be tested by the devil.
2 And having fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards
3 And the [one] testing him having come, he
said to him: If you are [the] son of God, speak in order that these stones
4 But answering he said: It is written:
Not on bread alone does man zoe-live, but [also] on every word proceeding out of
the mouth of God.
1 Now Jesus full of
[the] Holy Spirit returned from the Jordan, and was led in the spirit in the
2 being tested forty days by the devil. And
he ate nothing in those days, and upon completing them he was hungry.
3 Now the devil says to him: If you are [the] son of
God, tell this stone to become bread.
4 And Jesus
answered him: It is written that:
Not upon bread alone will man zoe-live
But upon every word of God.
|5 And when you pray, be not as
the hypocrites. For they philia-love to be praying [when] standing in the
synagogues and in the street corners, in order that they be manifest to men.
Truly I say to you, they have their reward.
6 But you,
when you pray, enter into your closet, and having closed the door, pray to your
father that [is] in secret, and your father who sees in secret will reward you
7 But when you pray, do not babble like the nations, for they suppose that by their wordiness they
will be heard.
8 Be not as they, for your father knows
what needs you have before you ask him.
9 Therefore pray
Our father in the
Let your name be holy,
10 Your kingdom come
Your will come to pass
as in heaven, so also on earth.
11 Give us
today our bread for the day
12 And forgive us our
As we forgive
13 And do not lead us into the test,
but rescue us from [the] wicked [one].
1 And it came to pass
when he was in the place where he prayed, as he stopped, one of his disciples
said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, just as John also taught his disciples.
2 So he said to them: When you pray, be saying:
your name be holy
Your kingdom come
3 Be giving
to us each day bread for the day
4 And forgive us
For we also forgive all [those having] come short towards us.
And lead us not into [the] test.
5 And he said to them: Who among you has [a] friend,
and he proceeds to him during the night and he says to him: Friend, lend me
6 since my friend has come from the road
to me and I do not have anything to set before him.
7 And that [one] from inside answering said: Be not causing trouble for
me, I have already shut the door, and my children are with me in the bed. I am
unable having arisen to give to you.
8 I say to you, if
he will not give to him [the loaves] having arisen because he is his friend,
because of his insistence will he having arisen give whatever he needs.
Asking, Seeking, Knocking
7 Be asking, and it will be given to
you; be seeking, and you will find; be knocking, and it will be opened to you.
8 For everyone asking receives, and [everyone] seeking finds, and
to [everyone] knocking it is opened.
9 Or what man is
among you whose son asks him for bread, he
does not give him [a] stone, [does he]?
10 Or asks for fish, he does not give him [a] snake,
therefore you being wicked
know good gifts to be giving to your children, how much more your father in the
heavens will give good [things] to those asking him.
everything that you wish that men be doing to you, also be doing to them. For this is the law and the prophets.
1 In that opportune-time Jesus went through [a]
corn-field on the Sabbath, and his disciples hungered, and began to be plucking
the ears and eating.
2 But the Pharisees having seen
[this] said to him: Behold your disciples do that which is not allowed to be
doing on the Sabbath.
3 But he said to them: Do you not
know what David did, when he and those with him hungered?
4 How he entered into the house of God and they ate the shew- bread,
which was not allowed for him nor those with him to eat, but only for the
5 Or do you not know in the law that on
the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are blameless?
6 But I say to you that here [is] something2 greater than [the] temple.
7 But if you knew what this is:
I desire mercy and not [a] sacrifice.
you would not have condemned the
8 For the son of man is Lord of the Sabbath.
23 And it came to pass he
in the Sabbaths was passing through the cornfields, and his disciples began to
be making [a] path [while] plucking off ears of corn.
24 And the Pharisees were saying to him: See [here], why do they do on
the Sabbaths what is not permitted?
25 And he says to
them: Have you not read what David did, when he had need, and he himself was
hungry and those with him?
26 How he went into the
house of God in the time of Abiathar [the] high priest and they ate the `Bread
of the Setting Forth' that is not permissible to eat except [for] the priests,
and also gave to those being with him?
27 And he was
saying to them: The Sabbath came into being because of man, and not man because
of the Sabbath,
28 so that the son of man is Lord of
the Sabbath also.
1 Now it came to pass on
the Sabbath he was going through [a] grain field, and his disciples were
plucking and eating the ears of grain rubbing [them] with their hands.
2 But some of the Pharisees said: Why do you do what is
not permitted on the Sabbath?
3 And answering them
Jesus said to them: Have you not read this that David did, when he was hungry
and those being with him?
4 That they entered into the
house of God and taking the loaves of the presence he was eating [it] and gave
to those with him, which it is not allowed to be eating except the priests only?
5 And he was saying to them: The son of man is Lord of
The Feeding of the Five Thousand
13 Now Jesus
having heard, he went out from there in [a] boat to [a] deserted place by
himself. And when the crowd heard they followed him on foot from their cities.
14 And having come out he saw [a] great crowd, and had
compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 Now when
it became evening, the disciples came to him saying: This place is [a] desert
and the hour has already past. Therefore disperse the crowd so having gone into
the towns they may buy themselves bread.
16 But Jesus
said to them: They have no need to be going. You give to them to be eating.
17 But they say to him: We do not have here but five
loaves and two fishes.
18 So he says: Be bringing them
here to me.
19 And having ordered the crowd to lay
back on the grass, taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to
heaven he gave thanks, and having broken [them] he gave to the disciples the
loaves, and disciples [gave] [them] to the crowd.
20 And all ate and were fattened. And they took the surplus of the
fragments, twelve baskets full.
21 And those eating
were about five thousand men apart from women and children.
30 And the
disciples are gathered to Jesus, and they report to him everything, whatsoever
they did and whatsoever they taught.
31 And he says to
them: Come you yourselves, privately to the deserted place and rest [a] little.
For those coming and going were many, and they had no opportunity to be eating.
32 And they departed in the boat to the deserted place
33 And they saw them departing and many
knew [him] and they ran together by land from all the cities and went before
34 And having come out he saw [a] great crowd,
and had compassion on them because they were as sheep not having [a] shepherd,
and he began to be teaching them many [things].
35 And many hours already having come to pass his
disciples having come to him were saying that: This place is deserted and
already the hour [is] great.
36 Disperse them, that
having departed into the surrounding fields and villages they may buy for
themselves something to eat.
37 But answering he said
to them: You yourselves give them to eat. And they say to him: Having gone shall
we buy with two hundred denari loaves, and give to them to eat?
38 But he says to them: How many loaves have you? Go see. And when they
knew they say: Five, and two fish.
39 And he commanded
them to all lie down group by group, upon the green grass.
40 And they reclined group by group, according to [a] hundred and
according to fifty.
41 And taking the five loaves and
two fish, having looked up into heaven he blessed [them] and broke the loaves
and was giving to the disciples that they set them before them, and the two fish
he divided to all.
42 And all ate and were filled,
43 and they took up fragments twelve baskets full, and
of the fish.
44 And those who ate the loaves were five
10 and the apostles having returned related to him what they had done.
And taking them along he withdrew privately to [the] city being called
11 But the crowds having known followed him. And welcoming
them he spoke to them concerning the kingdom of God, and those having
need of healing he healed.
12 Now the day began to be spent, so the
twelve having come said to him: Disperse the crowd, that having
proceeded into the surrounding towns and fields they may rest and find
provisions, for here are we in [a] wilderness.
13 But he said to them:
[you] give to them to eat. But they said: There is not to us more than
five loaves and two fish, unless having gone we buy food for all these
14 For they were [about] five hundred men. So he said to his
disciples: Have them sit in groups of [about] fifty.
15 And thus they
did, and all sat.
16 So having taken the five loaves and the two
fishes, having looked up to heaven he blessed them and broke them, and was
giving [them] to the disciples to set before the crowd.
17 And all ate and were filled. And the surplus of fragments gathered
by them was twelve baskets.
1 After these [things] Jesus came across the sea of Galilee of
2 Now [a] great crowd followed him, because they were seeing
the signs that he did upon the sick.
3 So Jesus went up to the
mountain, and sat there with his disciples.
4 Now it was near the
passover, the festival of the Jews.
5 So Jesus having lifted up his
eyes and having observed that [a] great crowd comes to him, he says to
Phillip: Where may we buy bread in order that they eat?
6 But he was
saying this testing him. For he knew what he was [about] to be doing.
Phillip answered him: Bread from two hundred denarii is not sufficient
for them, in order that each receive [a] little.
8 One of his
disciples, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter, says to him:
9 [A] boy is
here who has five barley bread [loaves] and two small fishes; but what
are these to so many?
10 But Jesus said: Have the people sit. Now there
was much grass in the place. So the men sat whose number [was about]
11 So Jesus took the loaves, and having
blessed [them] distributed [them] to the disciples, and the disciples to those reclining; likewise
also of the small fish as much as they wanted.
when they were filled, he says to his disciples: Gather the excess fragments, in
order that none be lost.
13 So they gathered, and
filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley bread [loaves] that
they had more than enough for those having eaten.
21 And when Jesus
went out from there he withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
And behold [a] Cannanite woman from the region came crying out
saying: Have mercy on me, Lord, son of David, my daughter is evil-ly demon
23 But he did not answer her [a] word. And
his disciples came to him asking him saying: Get rid of her, because she cries
out after us.
24 But answering he said: I was not sent
except to the lost sheep of Israel.
25 But the [one]
who came knelt before him saying: Lord, help me.
26 But answering he said: It is not good to take the children's bread
and to throw it to the dogs.
27 But she said: Yes,
Lord, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs falling from the Lord's table.
28 Then Jesus answering her said: O woman, great is
your faith. Let it [now]
come to pass for you as you wish.
24 Having gone
up from there he departed into the region of Tyre and Sidon. And having entered into [a] house he wished no
one to know, and he was unable to escape notice.
25 But straightway [a] woman having heard concerning him, whose
daughter was having [an] unclean spirit, having come fell before his feet.
26 But the woman was [a] Greek, in the race
Syrophonician, and she asked him that he cast the demon out of her daughter.
27 And he was saying to her: Let the children first be
for it is not good to take the bread of the children and throw [it] to
28 But she answered and says to him: Yes Lord, and the
puppies under the table eat from the children's crumbs.
29 And he said
to her: Because of this word, Be going, the demon is come out [of your]
30 And having departed into her house she found the child
thrown upon the bed and the demon gone out.
The Feeding of the Four Thousand
32 But when Jesus summoned his disciples he said: I have compassion on
the crowd, because already three days they remain with me and do not
have anything to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they
give out in the road.
33 And the disciples said to him: Where in the
desert [is] for us so much bread so as to fill such [a] crowd?
Jesus says to them: How many loaves do you have? And they said: Seven,
and [a] few little fish.
35 And when he instructed the crowd to recline
on the ground,
36 he took the loaves and the fish, and when he gave
thanks he broke [them], and gave [them] to the disciples, and the
disciples [gave] them to the crowds.
37 And they all ate and were
filled and they collected the surplus of the fragments, seven baskets
38 But those eating were four thousand men, apart from women and
39 And when he sent the crowd away he embarked in [a] boat,
and went to the hill country Magadan.
1 In those
days again there was [a] great crowd, and [they] not having anything to eat,
[Jesus] having called his disciples says to them:
have compassion on the crowd, for already three days they remain with me, and
they have not anything they may eat.
3 And if I send
them fasting to their house, they will give out in the road, and some of them
are from afar.
4 And his disciples answered him that:
How will anyone be able to fill them with loaves here in the desert?
5 And he asked1 them: How any loaves have you? And they said:
6 And he instructs the crowd to recline on the
ground; and having taken
the seven loaves, having given thanks he broke and was giving [them] to his
disciples in order that they set [them] before [them], and they set [them]
before the crowd.
7 And they were having [a] few little
fish, and having blessed them he said to be setting these also before [them].
8 And they were eating and were filled, and they took
up [an] abundance of fragments, seven baskets.
The Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees /
The Yeast of the Pharisees and Herod
5 And when the disciples came to the other side they forgot to take
6 And Jesus said to them: Be watching and guarding yourself from
the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
7 And they reasoned among
themselves that: We [may] not take bread.
8 But Jesus knowing [this]
said: Why do you reason among yourselves, [You] little-faiths, that you
[may] not have bread?
9 Do you not yet understand, or have you
forgotten the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you
10 Or the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many baskets
11 How do you not understand that I spoke to you not
concerning bread? Be guarding yourself from the leaven of the Pharisees
12 Then they understood that he did not say to guard
oneself from the leaven of bread, but from the teachings of the
14 And they forgot to take loaves and except one loaf they were not
having [any] with them in the boat.
15 And he was directing them,
saying: See, be looking to the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven
16 And they reasoned with one another that they do not have
17 And having known he says to them: Why do you reason that you
don't have loaves? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? You have
hardened your heart.
18 Having eyes they do not see, and having ears
they do not hear? And do you not remember,
19 when having broken the
five loaves to the five thousands how many baskets full of scraps you
took up? They say to him: Twelve.
20 When the seven to the four
thousand, how many baskets full of scraps did you take up? And they
21 And he was saying to them: Do you not yet understand?
26 He says to him: You said
[it]. Now while they were eating, Jesus having taken bread and having given
thanks [he] broke [it] and having given it to his disciples said: Take, be
eating. This is my body.
And having taken the cup
and having given thanks he gave [it] to them saying: Drink all of it.
28 For this is my blood of the new contract, being poured out
for many for [the] forgiveness of sins.
29 For I say
to you, I will not drink from now on of this the fruit of the vine until
that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my father.
And when they sang [a] hymn they went out to the mount of olives.
22 And while they were
eating, taking bread [and] having blessed [it] he broke and gave [it] to them
and said: Take, this is my body.
23 And taking the cup
[and] having given thanks he gave [it] to them, and they were all drinking of
24 And he said to them: This is my blood of the contract being poured out in
behalf of many.
25 Truly I say to you that I will
NO LONGER drink of the produce of the vine until that day when I drink it
new in the kingdom of God.
26 And having sung they
went out to the mount of olives.
14 And when the hour came to
pass he reclined, and the apostles with him.
15 And he
said to them: With desire have I desired to eat this passover with you before I
16 For I say to you that I will not eat
it until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
having taken [the] cup, having given thanks he said: Take this and divide [it]
18 for I say to you, I will
not drink of the product of the vine from now until the kingdom of God
19 And having taken bread, having given thanks
he broke and gave [it] to them saying: This is my body given in your behalf;
this be doing in my remembrance.
20 And the cup
likewise after dining, saying: This cup [is] the new contract in my blood, being
poured out in your behalf.
Jesus and John the Baptist
|18 And his
disciples reported to John concerning all these [things]. And John having called
upon [a] certain two of his disciples
19 sent [them]
to the Lord saying: Are you the coming [one], or do we expect another?
20 Now having arrived to him the men said: John the
baptist sent us to you saying: Are you the coming [one], or do we expect
21 In that hour he healed many from diseases
and torments and wicked
spirits, and to many blind he graced to be seeing.
22 And answering he said to them: Having gone report to John what you
saw and heard: Blind see, lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear, dead
are raised, poor are preached to,
23 and blessed is he
who is not stumbled in me.
24 Now when the messengers of John had returned he
began to be saying to the crowd concerning John: What did you come out to the
wilderness to behold? [a] reed being shaken by the wind?
25 But what did you come out to see? [a] man dressed in soft garments?
Behold those in splendid and luxurious apparel are in the palaces.
But what did you come out to see? [a] prophet? Yes, I say to you,
and more than [a] prophet.
27 This is he concerning
whom it is written:
Behold I send my messenger before your face
Who will prepare
your way before you.
28 I say to you, none born of women is greater than John, but the
least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 And all the people
having heard and the tax gatherers justified God, having been baptized
in John's baptism.
30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers have set aside
the intention of God in themselves, not having been baptized by him.
31 To what therefore will I liken the men of this
generation, and to what are they like?
32 They are
like children sitting in the market and they call to each other saying:
We piped for you and you did not dance,
We mourned and you did
33 For John the baptist is come not eating loaves
nor drinking wine, and you say: He has [a] demon.
34 The son of man is come eating and drinking, and you say: Behold
[this] man [is a] glutton and [a] wino, friend of tax gatherers and sinners.
35 And wisdom is justified by all her children.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
11 But I say to you, a certain man was having two sons.
12 And the
younger of them said to the father: Father, give to me the portion of
the wealth falling to me. So he divided to them the living.
after not many days having gathered everything the younger son
journeyed to [a] far country, and there he squandered his wealth
14 So when he spent all [a] severe famine came to
pass against that country, and he began to be in need.
15 And having
gone he joined to one of the citizens of that country and he sent him
into his fields to be grazing the pigs.
16 And he was desiring to fill
his belly with pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving
[anything] to him.
17 But coming to himself he said: How many servants
of my father have abundance of bread, but I am perishing here in [a]
18 Having arisen I will go to my father and will say to him:
Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you,
19 no longer am I
worthy to be called your son, make me as one [of your] hired-hands.
And having arisen he came to his own father. But while he was being
distant afar his father saw him and had compassion, and having run fell
upon his neck and kissed him.
21 But the son said to him: Father, I
have sinned against heaven and before you,
22 But the father said to
his slaves: Swiftly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and give
[a] ring for his hand and sandals for his feet,
23 and be bringing the
fatted calf, kill [it], and having eaten let us make merry.
24 For this
my son was dead and is alive again, was lost and is found. And he began
to be making merry.
25 Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came he drew nigh
to the house, he heard music and dance,
26 and calling upon one of the
servants he inquired what this might be.
27 But he said to him that his
brother has arrived, and your father killed the fatted calf, for he had
received him back sound.
28 But he was enraged and did not want to
enter. So his father having come out called upon him.
29 But answering
he said to the father: Behold so many years I am slaving to you and
never transgressed your commandment, and for me you have never given
[a] goat that I may make merry with my friends.
30 But when this your
son who consumed your living with prostitutes came, you killed for him
the fatted calf.
31 But he said to him: Child, you are always with me,
and all mine is yours.
32 But it was necessary to make merry and
rejoice, for this your brother was dead and has returned to zoe-life, and was lost and is found.
Jesus' Discourse About the Bread of Life
25 And having found him on the other side of the sea they said to him,
Rabbi, when did you come [here]?
26 Jesus answered
them and said: Truly truly I say to you, you seek me not because you see signs,
but because you ate of the bread and were filled.
27 Be working not for the perishing food, but for the food abiding to
eternal zoe-life, which
the son of man will give to you; for God the father has sealed this [one].
28 So they said to him: What should we be doing, in
order that we may be working the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said to them: This is the work of God, that you
believe in whom that [one] has sent.
30 So they said
to him: So, what sign do you work, in order that we may see and believe in you?
What do you work?
31 Our fathers ate manna in the
wilderness, just as it is written,
He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 So Jesus said to them: Truly truly I say to you,
Moses did not give you bread from heaven, but my father gives you the true bread
33 For the bread of God is the [one]
coming down from heaven and giving zoe-life to the world.
34 So they said to him: Lord, always give us this bread.
35 Jesus said to them: I am the bread of zoe-life; the [one] coming to me will not
hunger, and the [one] believing in me will not thirst ever.
But I said to you that you have seen me and do not believe.
37 All that the father gives me will come to me, and
the [one] coming to me I will not cast out.
38 For I am come down from heaven not in order that I do my will, but
the will of the [one] having sent me.
39 This is the
will of the [one] having sent me, that of all he has given me I not lose [any] of it, but raise it up
in the last day.
40 For this is the will of my father,
that everyone beholding the son and believing in him have zoe-life eternal, and I will raise him up in the last
41 So the Jews were grumbling concerning him because he said: I am
the bread having come down from heaven,
42 and they were saying: Is
this not Jesus the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How
does he now say that he is come down from heaven?
43 Jesus answered and
said to them: Be not grumbling with each other.
44 No one is able to
come to me except the father having sent me pull him, and I will raise
him up in the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets,
And they will all be taught by God.
Everyone having heard the father and having learned [from him] comes toward
46 Not that anyone has seen the father, except the
[one] being from God, this [one] has seen the father.
47 Truly truly I say to you, the [one] believing has eternal zoe-life.
48 I am the bread
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
50 This is the bread coming down from heaven, in order
that anyone who eat of it also not die.
51 I am the
zoe-living bread having come down out of
heaven. If anyone eat of
this bread, he will zoe-live to eternity.
But the bread that I will give is my flesh in behalf of the zoe-life of the world.
52 So the Jews were arguing with each other saying:
How is this [one] able to give to us his flesh to eat?
53 So Jesus said to them: Truly truly I say to you: unless you eat the
flesh of the son of man and drink his blood you do not have zoe-life in yourselves.
54 The [one] gnawing my flesh and drinking my blood has zoe-life
eternal, and I will raise him up in the last day.
55 For my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink.
The [one] gnawing my flesh and drinking my blood abides in me and
I in him.
57 Just as the zoe-living father sent me and I zoe-live through the father, also the [one]
gnawing me will zoe-live through me.
58 This is the bread having come
down out of heaven, not just as the fathers ate and died. The [one]
gnawing this bread will zoe-live to eternity.
31 In the meanwhile
the disciples were asking
him saying: Rabbi, eat.
32 But he said to them: I have
bread to eat that you do not know.
33 So the disciples
were saying to one another: Did [someone] bring to him [something] to eat?
34 Jesus says to
them: My food is that I do the will of the [one] having sent me and accomplish
35 Are you not saying that there is yet four
months and [then] the harvest comes? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and
behold the fields that they are white already for [the] harvest.
Already the [one] harvesting receives wages and gathers fruit for
eternal zoe-life, so that the [one] sowing
and the [one] harvesting together rejoice.
37 For in
this the word is true that one is the [one] sowing and another [is] the [one]
38 I sent you to be harvesting what you
have not labored [for]; others have labored, and you have entered into their
The Announcement of Jesus' Betrayal
concerning all [of you] do I speak. I know whom I have chosen; but in order that
the scripture be fulfilled:
The [one] gnawing my bread
Lifted up his heel against me .
19 From now [on] I tell you before [it] comes to
pass, in order that when it comes to pass you believe that I am [He].
20 Truly truly I say to you, the [one] receiving whom
I send receives me, and the [one] receiving me receives the [one] having sent