|From the Synoptic Gospels
|Do Not Worry
| Because of this I say to you,
be not concerning yourself about your psyche-life: what you shall eat, nor with what you will
clothe your body. Is not your psyche-life
more than food and your body [more] than clothing?
 Behold the birds of the heavens: that they do not sow, nor reap, nor
gather into barns, and your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not more
significant than they?
 And which of you by concern
is able to add to his height one cubit?
 And why do you concern yourself about clothing?
Learn from the lilies of the field [how they] grow: They neither toil nor spin.
 Yet I say to you that Solomon in all his glory was
not adorned as one of these.
 Now if God thus
clothes the grass of the field which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the
oven, how much more you, O little-faiths?
be not concerned saying: What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What
shall we wear?
 For the nations strive after all these [things]. For your
heavenly father knows that you need all these [things].
 Be seeking first the kingdom and its justice, and all these [things]
will be added to you.
 Therefore be not concerned
with tomorrow, for tomorrow will be concerned with itself. Enough for the day is
its [own] evil.
| But he said to his
disciples: Because of this I say to you: Be not being anxious for your
psyche-life, what you shall eat, nor for
your body what you shall wear.
 For the
psyche-life is more than food and the body
[more] than clothing.
 Consider the ravens that
neither sow nor reap, to whom is neither store nor granary, and God feeds them.
How much more are you worth than the birds.
 But who
among you being anxious is able upon his stature to add [a] cubit?
If therefore you are incapable of the least, why are you anxious
concerning the rest?
 Consider the lily, which
neither spins nor weaves, yet I say to you even Solomon in all his glory was not
clothed as one of these.
 So if God thus clothes the
grass being in the field today and in the furnace being thrown tomorrow, how
much more you, O little-faiths?
 And you be not
seeking what you shall eat and what you shall drink, and be not being anxious.
 For all these do the nations of the world seek. But
your father knows that you need these [things].
 Rather be seeking his kingdom, and all these [things] will be added.
| Therefore do not fear
them, for nothing is covered that will not be uncovered, and [nothing] secret
that will not be known.
 What I say to you in
darkness, you speak in the light, and what you hear in your ear, proclaim in the
 And do not fear those killing the body but
unable to kill the psyche-life, but fear rather the [one] able to destroy
both body and psyche-life in Gehenna.
 Are not two sparrows sold for [a] penny? And one of them will not
fall on the ground without
 But the very hairs of your head are
 Therefore do not fear; you are worth
more than many sparrows.
 Therefore everyone who will profess me before men, I also will
profess him before my father in the heavens.
 But whoever will deny
me before men, I also will deny him before my father in the heavens.
Following Jesus & His Call to Discipleship
||Luke 9 and 14
| Do not think that I
came to bring peace on the land. I did not come to bring peace but [a] sword.
 For I came to set [a] man against his father and
[a] daughter against her mother, and [a] wife against her in-laws.
And [a] man's enemies will be of his own house.
 The [one] philia-loving father or mother more
than me is not worthy of me, and the [one] philia-loving son or daughter more
than me is not worthy of me.
 And whoever does not
receive his cross and
follow after me is not worthy of me.
 The [one]
finding his psyche-life shall lose it, and the [one] losing his psyche-life because of me will find it.
| And calling upon the crowd
with his disciples he said to them: If anyone would come after me, let him
renounce himself and take
up his cross, and be following me.
 For whoever
would save his psyche-life
will lose it, but whoever
loses his psyche-life because of me and the gospel will save it.
 For what does it profit [a] man to gain the whole world and
forfeit his psyche-life?
 For what will
[a] man give in exchange for his psyche-life?
 For whoever is
ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the son of
man will also be ashamed of him, when he come in the glory of his father with the holy angels.
 And he was saying to
them: If anyone wish to be coming after me, let1 him renounce himself and take his cross and be following me.
 For whoever wishes to save his psyche-life will lose it, but whoever loses his psyche-life because of me, this [one] will save it.
 For what does it profit [a] man having gained the
whole world but having lost or forfeited himself?
 For whoever is ashamed of me and [my] words, of this one will the
son of man be ashamed, when he comes in his glory and [the glory] of his father
and of the holy angels.
 But truly I say to you,
There are some having stood here who will not taste of death until they
see the kingdom of God.
 But [a] great crowd was
going with him, and turning he said to them:
anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children
and brothers and sisters, yet even his own psyche-life, is not able to be my disciple.
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me is not able
to be my disciple.
 For who among you wishing to
build [a] tower does not first having sat reckon the cost, if he has [enough]
 In order that when he having placed
[the] foundation and not being able to complete [it] all those beholding begin
to be mocking him,
 saying that: This man began to
be building and was not able to complete [it].
what king when he proceeds to another king to engage in battle does not having
sat first resolve if he is able in ten thousand to meet the [one] coming upon
him with twenty thousand?
 But if not, while being
afar off having sent [an] ambassador he asks
the [terms] for peace
 Likewise therefore
everyone among you who does not take leave of all his possessions is
not able to be my disciple.
 Good therefore [is] the salt. But if the
salt become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
 Neither for
[the] ground nor for the dung heap is it fit, they throw it out. The [one] having
ears to be hearing, let him be hearing.
In that opportune-time Jesus answered saying: I confess to you, O
father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these [things]
from the wise and intelligent, and have revealed these [things] to the
 Yes, O father, for thus [your] purpose came to pass before
 Everything has been delivered to me by my father, and no one
knows the son except the father, nor does anyone know the father except
the son and [the one] to whom the son intends to reveal [him].
 Come to me all [you who are] exhausted and heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.
 Take my yoke upon
you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will
find rest for your psyche-lives.
 For my yoke is
kind and my burden is light.
First Prediction of Jesus's Death and Resurrection
From then on Jesus began to explain to the disciples that he must
depart into Jerusalem and suffer many [things] from the elders and
chief priests and scribes and be killed and rise on the third day.
And Peter taking him aside began to be rebuking him saying: Mercy to
you, Lord! This will not be for you!
 But Jesus turning said to Peter: Withdraw behind
me, Satan. You tempt me because you do not think on the [things] of God
but of men.
 Then Jesus said to his disciples: Whoever wishes to come
after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his psyche-life will lose it, and
whoever loses his psyche-life because of me will find it.
For how will [a] man be profited if he should gain the whole
world and forfeit his own
psyche-life? Or what will [a] man give in
exchange for his psyche-life?
 For the son of man will come in the glory of his father with his angels,
and then he will render
to each according to his doings.
 Truly I say to you
that there are some standing here who will not taste of death until they
see the son of man coming in his kingdom.
A Request for James and John
| Then the
mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons kneeling before [him]
and asking something from
 So he said to her: What do you wish? She says
to him: Say that these my two sons shall sit one on your right and one on your
left in your kingdom.
 But Jesus answering said: You
do not know what you ask. Are you able to
drink the cup that I am about to be drinking? They say to him: We are able.
 He says to them: Indeed you will drink my cup, but
to sit on my right and my left, this is not mine to give, but [is] to be given
to those for whom it is prepared by my father.
 And when the [other] ten heard, they were
indignant concerning the two brothers.
 But Jesus
having called them said: You know that the rulers of the nations Lord it over
them, and they exercise great authority over them.
 It will not be
thus among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you, he will be your
 And whoever wishes to be first among you,
he will be your slave,
 Just as the son of man did
not come to be served, but to serve and to give his psyche-life [as] ransom for many.
| And James and
John the sons of Zebedee came to him saying: Teacher, we would that whatever we
ask [of you], you do for
 So he said to them: What do you want me to do
 And they said to him: Give to us that one
on your right and one on you left may sit in your glory.
 But Jesus said to them: You do not know what you ask.
Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized in the
baptism with which I am baptized?
 And they said to him: We are able.
But Jesus said to them: The cup that I drink you will drink, and the
baptism with which I am baptized you will be baptized.
 But to sit on
my right or my left is not mine to give, but [is] for whom it has been
 And when the ten heard they began to be indignant concerning
James and John.
 And calling upon them Jesus says to them: You know
that the [ones] accounted to be ruling the nations lord it over them
and the great of them tyrannize them.
 It is not thus among you,
but whoever would become great among you, he will be your servant,
and whoever would among you be first, he will be slave of all.
even the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give
his psyche-life [a] ransom for many.
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they
were gathered together,
 And one of them, [an] expert on the Law,
testing him asked,
 Teacher, what sort of commandment [is] great in
 So he said to him: You will agape-love the Lord your God
in all your heart and in all your psyche-life and in all your mind.
 This is the great and first commandment.
 The second is like it:
You will agape-love your neighbor as yourself.
 In these two
commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
| And one of the
scribes having come to [him] who heard them debating, having seen that he
answered them well, asked him: What sort of commandment [is] first of all?
 Jesus answered that: Here is the first:
Be hearing, Israel, [the] Lord your God is one Lord,
and you will agape-love your God from all your heart, and all
your psyche-life, and
all your mind, and all your strength.
This [is the] first commandment.
 The second [is]
like [it, namely] thus:
You will agape-love your neighbor as yourself.
is no other commandment greater than these.
 And the scribe said to
him: Very good, teacher, in truth have you said that he is one and
there is no other beside him.
 And to be agape-loving him from all
your strength, and to be agape-loving your neighbor as yourself is
greater than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.
 And Jesus, having
seen that he answered thoughtfully, said to him: You are not far from
the kingdom of God.
| Then Jesus comes with them to
the place being called Gethsemane, and he says to the disciples: Sit here while
having departed from here I pray.
 And taking Peter
and the two sons of Zebedee he began to be pained and anguishing.
Then he says to them: My psyche-life is deeply pained to death. Remain here and be
watching with me.
 And going forth [a] small ways he
fell on his face praying and saying: My father, if it is possible, let this cup
pass from me. Nevertheless not as I will but as you will.
 And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to
Peter: Do you thus have not the strength to watch with me one hour?
 Be watching and praying, that you not enter into
temptation, for the spirit is ready, but the flesh is weak.
 Again having gone
forth he prayed saying: My father, if it is not possible for this cup to pass
away except I drink it, let your will come to pass.
[43 And when he came he again found them sleeping, for their eyes were
 And having left them again having
gone forth he prayed the third time saying again the same words.
Then he comes to the disciples and says to them: Be sleeping now
on, and be taking rest. Behold the hour is at hand and the son of man is
delivered up into the hands of sinners.
 Be arising,
let us be going, Behold the [one] delivering me up is at hand.
And they come to the region of which the name is Gethsemane, and he
says to his disciples, Sit here while I pray.
 and he took Peter and
James and John with him, and he began to be distressed and troubled,
and he says to them: My psyche-life is grieved until death; Remain
here and be watching.
 And having gone ahead [a] little he was
falling upon the ground, and was praying that if it is possible may
the hour pass from him,
 and he was saying: Daddy, father, all is
possible to you, Take this cup from me; But not what I want, but what
 And he comes and finds them sleeping, and he says to
Peter: Simon, do you sleep? Are you not strong [enough] to watch one
 Be watching and be praying, in order that you not come into
[a] test, for the spirit is willing, but the flesh is feeble.
again departing he was praying saying the same word.
 And again
coming he found them sleeping, for their eyes were weighed down, and
they did not know what to answer him.
 And he comes the third time
and says to them: Be then sleeping now and be resting, it is enough,
the hour has come, behold the son of man is delivered up into the hands
 Be arising, Let us go, behold the [one] delivering me up
has drawn nigh.
| And he came in again
into [the] synagogue, and [a] man was there having [a] withered hand.
 And they were watching him closely if on the Sabbaths
he will heal him, in order that they may accuse him.
 And he says to the man having the withered hand: Rise to the middle.
 And he says to them: Is it permissible on the
Sabbaths to do [a] good [thing] or to do evil, to save [a] psyche-life or to kill? But they keep
 And having looked around at them with anger,
being grieved concerning the hardness of their hearts, he says to the man: Be
stretching out the hand. And he stretched [it] out and his hand was restored.
 And straightway the Pharisees having gone out with
the Herodians were giving counsel against him, how they may destroy him.
Now it came to pass on another Sabbath he entered into the synagogue
and was teaching; and [a] man was there and his right hand was
 And the scribes and the Pharisees were watching him closely
if on the Sabbath he heals, in order that they may find [something] to
accuse of him.
 But he had known their reasonings, but he said to the
man having the withered hand: Be rising and stand in the middle. And
having arisen he stood.
 So Jesus said to them: I ask you if it is
allowed on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save [a]
psyche-life or to destroy [it]?
 And looking around at them all, he
said to him: Be stretching out your hand. So he did [so], and his hand
 But they were filled with fury, and were discussing
among themselves what they might do with Jesus.
The Parable of the Rich Landowner
But one out of the crowd said to him: Teacher, tell my brother to
divide with me the inheritance.
 But he said to him: Man, who
appointed me judge or divider over you?
 But he said to him: Be
watching and be guarding from all greed, for not in the abundance of
anything is your zoe-life, beyond what is sufficient for it.
 So he
spoke to them [a] parable saying: [a] certain rich man's life yielded
 And he was reasoning in himself saying: What will I do, for I
do not have anywhere I may gather my fruit?
 And he said: This will I
do: I will tear down the storehouse and will build [a] greater, and I
will gather there all my grain and all my good [things],
 and I will
say in my psyche-life: Psyche-Life, you have many good [things] laid up to many
years. Be resting, be eating, be drinking, be being glad.
 But God said to him: Fool, this night your psyche-life is demanded back from you. But what you have
gathered, for whom will
 Thus is the [one] gathering for himself
and not being rich to God.
|The Coming of the Son of Man
| But he said to his disciples: The days will come when you will
lust to see one of the days of the son of man and you will not see.
And they will say to you: Behold [he is] there, behold here. Do not go
out nor pursue.
 For just as the lightning when it flashes shines
from that under heaven to that under heaven, thus will the son of man
in his day.
 But first it is necessary he suffer and be rejected by
 And just as it came to pass in the days of Noah,
thus will it be in the days of the son of man.
 They were eating,
were drinking, were marrying, were being given in marriage, until which
day Noah entered the ark, and the cataclysm came and all perished.
Likewise just as it came to pass in the days of Lot. They were eating,
were drinking, were buying, were selling, were planting, were building;
 but in the day Lot departed from Sodom, fire and brimstone rained
from heaven and all perished.
According to such [things] will it be in the day
the son of man is revealed.
In that day, whoever will be on the roof and his property in the house,
let him not come down to take it. And the
[one] in the field likewise let him not return to
the [things] behind.
 Remember Lot's wife.
 But whoever seeks to save his psyche-life will lose it, and whoever loses
[it] will make it zoe-alive.
 I say to you, in this night two
will be in one bed—the one will be received, the other will be left.
There will be two grinding together—the one will be received, the
other will be left.
 [There will be] two in [the] field—one will be received, and the other left.
 And answering they say to him: Where Lord?
But he said to them: Where the body [is], there also will the
vultures be gathered.
| Then he was saying
to them: Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,
 and there will be great earthquakes and in various
places pestilences and famines, and [a] fearful [thing] will be [a] great sign
 But before these [things] they will
lay their hands on you and persecute [you], delivering you up to the synagogues
and prisons, being brought before kings and governors on account of my name.
 It will prove to be to [a] witness for you.
 Place therefore in your hearts not to prepare to
 For I will give to you mouth and
wisdom, which all those opposing will be unable to resist or to contradict.
 But you will be delivered up by parents and
brothers and relatives and friends, and [some] will be killed among you,
 and you will be hated by all because of my name.
 And [a] hair on your head they will not
 In your endurance will you acquire your
|From the Fourth Gospel
|Jesus as the Good Shepherd
 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd
appoints his psyche-life
in behalf of the sheep.
 But the hired-hand also not
being shepherd, of whom the sheep are not his own, he sees the wolf coming and
leaves the sheep and flees—and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]—
 [he flees] because he is [a] hired-hand and the
sheep are not [a] concern to him.
 I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine
 just as the father knows me, and I know
the father, and I lay down my psyche-life
in behalf of the sheep.
 And I have other sheep that
are not of this sheep-pen, and I must lead [these], and they will hear my voice,
and they will become one flock, one shepherd.
 Because of this the father agape-loves me, because I lay down my
psyche-life, in order that I again receive
 No one takes it from me, but I dedicate it
myself. I have authority to dedicate it, and I have authority to again receive
it; this commandment I received from my father.
 Now there were some Greeks going up in order that they
worship in the festival.
 So these came to Phillip
from Bethsaida of Galilee, and they were asking him saying: Lord, we want to see Jesus.
 Phillip comes and tells Andrew; Andrew comes—and
Phillip, and they tell Jesus.
 So Jesus answers them
saying: The hour is come that the son of man be glorified.
 Truly truly I say to you, unless [a] grain of wheat having fallen
into the earth die, it remains alone, but if it die, it bears much fruit.
 The [one] philia-loving his psyche-life will lose it, and the [one] hating
his psyche-life in this world will guard
it to zoe-life eternal.
 If anyone be serving me, he must be following me, and where
I am, there also will be the [one] serving me. If anyone be serving me, the
father will honor him.
 Now my psyche-life is troubled, and what should I say? Father,
save me from this hour? But because of this I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name. [a] voice therefore came from heaven:
I have glorified [it] and will again glorify [it].
 The crowd therefore having stood and having heard were saying:
Thunder came to pass, others were saying: [An] angel has spoken to him.
 Jesus answered and said: This voice did not come to
pass because of me but because [of you].
 Now is the
judgment of this world. Now will the ruler of this world be thrown out.
 And if I be lifted up from the earth, I will pull everyone to myself.
 But he was saying this signifying by what sort of
death he was [about] to be dying.
The Prediction of Peter's Denial
therefore he went out, Jesus says: Now is the son of man glorified, and God is
glorified in him.
 [If God is glorified in him] God will also glorify him in
himself, and immediately will he glorify him.
 Children, yet [a] little [while] am I with you. You will seek me,
and just as I said to the Jews that where I go you are not able to come, I also
say to you now.
 [A] new commandment I give to you, that you be
agape-loving one another; just as I agape-loved you, be agape-loving one
 By this all will know that you are my
disciples, if you have agape-love for one another.
 Simon Peter says to him: Lord, where do you go?
Jesus answered: Where I go you are not now able to follow, but you follow later.
 Peter says to him: Lord, why am I not able to
follow you now? I will give my psyche-life in your behalf.
 Jesus answered: You will give your psyche-life in my behalf? Truly truly I say to you, the
rooster will not crow until you deny me thrice.
The Vine and the Branches
| I am the true vine,
and my father is the vinedresser.
 Every branch in me
not bearing fruit he takes away, and every [branch] bearing fruit, he prunes it in order that it bear
 Already are you clean because of the word
that I have spoken to you.
 Dwell in me, and I in you.
Just as the branch is not able to be bearing fruit from itself if it does not
dwell in the vine, thus you neither if you do not dwell in me.
 I am the vine, you are the branches. The [one] dwelling in me and
I in him, this [one] bears much fruit, because apart from me you are
able to be doing nothing.
 If anyone be not dwelling in me, he was
thrown out like the branch and was withered, and they gather them and
throw [them] into the fire and it is burned.
 If you dwell in me and
my words dwell in you, ask whatever you want, and it will come to pass
 In this was my father glorified, that you be bearing much
fruit and become my disciples.
 Just as the father agape-loved me, I also
agape-loved you. Dwell in my agape-love.
 If you
keep my commandments you will dwell in my agape-love, just as I have kept my
father's commandments and I dwell in [his] agape-love.
 This have I spoken to you that my joy be in you and you joy be made
 This is my commandment: that you be
agape-loving one another, just as I agape-loved you.
 Greater agape-love no one has than this, that he lay down his
psyche-life in his
 You are my philia-beloved,
if you are doing what I command you.
 No longer do I
say you [are] slaves, because the slave does not know what his lord does; but I
have called you philia-beloved, because everything that I heard from my father I
made known to you.
 You did not choose me, but I
chose you, and dedicated
you that you be going and be bearing fruit and your fruit be remaining, in order that whatever you
ask the father in my name he give you.
 These [things] I command you, in order that you be
agape-loving one another.