Date :  revised January 2007
A Prayer of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will


Revised January 2007*

by disciples of Jesus of Nazareth

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Here are collected all utterances of Jesus that incorporate the New Testament Greek words, ma)rtus (martus), marture(w (martureo), marturi(a (marturia), martu(rion (marturion),  diamartu(romai (diamarturomai), yudomarture)w (psudomartureo), and their forms.

The definitions, as given by Thayer1 are:

ma)rtus             -  a witness, a martyr, one who is a spectator in anything

marture(w      - to be a witness, to bear witness, to give testimony
marturi(a         - testimony

martu(rion       testimony

diamartu(romaito testify earnestly, thoroughly

yudomarture)w- To testify falsely, to bear false witness

The corresponding English word is colored in purple where it occurs in the English text below.

All Words of Jesus are colored in red.

  1. Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, by Joseph H. Thayer
    Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.
    P. O. Box 3473
    Peabody, Massachusetts 01961-3473
    First Printing, June 1996


Cleansing a Leper
Matthew  8 Mark 1 Luke 5
[1] Now when he came down from the mountain, [a] great crowd followed him. 
[2] And behold [a] leper, having come, prostrated himself before him saying: Lord, if you wish [it], you are able to cleanse me.

[40] And [a] leper comes to him calling him and falling down before him saying to him: If you be wishing, you are able to be making me clean.

[12] And it came to pass he was in one of the cities and behold [there was a] man full of leprosy. But seeing Jesus, having fallen on [his] face he begged him saying: Lord, if you wish, you are able to cleanse [me]. 
[3] And stretching out his hand he grasped him saying: I wish [it], be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

[41] And having felt compassion and having stretched out his hand he laid hold [of him] and says to him: I wish [it], be cleansed.
[42] And straightway the leprosy came out from him and he was cleansed.
[43] And having sternly admonished him he sent him away,
[13] And having stretched out his hand he grasped him saying: I wish [it], be cleansed; and straightway the leprosy departed from him. 
[4] And Jesus says to him: See that you speak to no one, but be going [and] show yourself to the priest, and bring the gift prescribed by Moses, for a witness to them. [44] And says to him: Be seeing [that] to no one may you say anything, but be departing, show yourself to the priest and offer concerning your cleansing [that] which Moses prescribed beforehand, for a witness to them. [14] And he ordered him to speak to no one, but: Departing show yourself to the priest, and offer concerning your cleansing just as Moses prescribed, to [a] witness to them.

Sending Out the Twelve Apostles

Matthew 10 Mark 6 Luke 9

[1] And having called to himself his twelve disciples he gave to them authority over unclean spirits so as to be casting them out, and to be healing every disease and every weakness.

[7] And he called upon the twelve, and began to be sending them two by two, and was giving them authority over the unclean spirits. 

[1]But calling together the twelve he gave to them power and authority over all demons and to be healing diseases,

[2] and he sent them to be preaching the kingdom of God and to be healing,

[9] Do not take gold nor silver nor copper coin in your belt 
[10] nor pouch for the road nor two shirts nor sandals nor staves, for the worker [is] worthy of his sustenance. 
[8]And he directed them that they should be taking nothing for the road except [a] staff only, no bread, no knapsack, no copper coin in the girdle,
[9] But having been shod with sandals, not wear two shirts. 

[3] and said to them: Be taking nothing to the way, neither staff, nor knapsack, nor loaf, nor silver, nor to have two tunics.

[11] And in whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain until you leave.  [10] And he was saying to them: Wherever you enter [a] house, there be remaining until you depart from there,  [4] And into whose house you enter, there be remaining and from there be departing. 
[12] And when you enter into the house, greet it kindly. 
[13] And if the house should be worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it should not be worthy, let your peace return to you.
[14] And whoever does not receive you nor hear your words, when you come of that house or city, shake the dust off your feet. 

[15] Truly I say to you, It will be more bearable for [the] land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment than for that city.

[11] And whatever place should not receive you nor hear you, going out from there shake off the dust under you feet as [a] witness to them. [5] And whoever receive you not, departing from that city be shaking off the dust from your feet as [a] witness upon them.
The Persecution of the Disciples
Matthew 10 Mark Luke

[16] Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Become therefore shrewd as foxes and as innocent as doves.

[17] But be giving heed of men, for they will deliver you up to the council, and in their synagogues they will flog you,

[18] and before chiefs and kings you will be brought on account of me, as [a] witness to them and to the nations. 

[19] Now whenever they deliver you up, do not be concerned about how or what you will speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you will say.

[20] For you are not the [ones] speaking, but the spirit of your father who speaks in you. 

[21] For brother will deliver up brother to death and [a] father [his] son, and children will rise up against [their] parents and will cause them to die

[22] And you will be hated by all because of my name, but the [one] having born up to the end, this [one] shall be saved. 

[23] But whenever they persecute you in this city, be fleeing to another, for truly I say to you, you will not complete the cities of Israel until the son of man comes.

What Defiles A Man

Matthew 15 Mark 7 Luke
[10] And calling out to the crowd he said to them: Be hearing and be understanding: 
[11] not what enters into the mouth defiles the man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles the man. 

[12] Then the disciples came to him saying to him: Do you know that when the Pharisees heard the statement they were stumbled? 
[13] But answering he said: Every plant that my heavenly father did not plant will be rooted up. 
[14] Let them be. They are blind guides. But if blind guide blind, both will fall into the pit.
[14] And again having called upon the crowd he says to them: Hear from me, all [of you], and understand. 
[15] There is nothing outside of man entering into him that is able to defile him; But the [things] proceeding out are the [things] defiling the man. 
[16] If anyone has ears to be hearing, let him be hearing.  
[15] But Peter answering said to him: Explain to us the parable. 

[16] But he said: Are you also still without understanding?
[17] And when he entered into the house from the crowd, his disciples asked him [about] the parable.
[18] And he says to them: Are you thus also without understanding? Do you not understand that everything outside entering into the man is not able to defile him? 
[17] Don't you know that everything entering the mouth proceeds into the belly and is expelled into the latrine?
[18] But the [things] coming out of the mouth proceed out of the heart, and these defile the man. 

[19] That it does not enter into the heart but into the belly, and proceeds out into the latrine? Thus he declares all foods clean. 
[20] But he was saying to them that: What comes out of man, this defiles the man. 
[19] For out of the heart proceed wicked reasonings, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witnessings, slanders, 

[20] these are the [things] defiling the man. But to be eating with unwashed hands does not defile the man.
[21] For from inside the heart of men proceed out evil reasonings, fornications, thefts, murders,
[22] adulteries, avarices, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, [an] evil eye, slander, arrogance,

[23] all these wicked [things] from inside proceed out and defile the man.

On Reproving A Brother

Matthew 18 Mark Luke

[15] But if your brother sins, go tell him between you and him only. If he hears you, you have won your brother.

[16] But if he not hear you, take along with you yet one or two, that on [the] mouth of two or three testifiers might stand every word. 

[17] But if he not hear them, speak to the assembly. And if he refuse to hear the assembly, he must be to you as the gentile and the tax-gatherer.

The Rich Young Man

Matthew 19 Mark 10 Luke 18
16 And behold [one] having come to him said: Good teacher, What good [thing] should I do in order that I have eternal zoe-life? 
[17] And when he went out into the road, [one] having run up and having knelt before him asked him, Good teacher, what should I do in order that I may inherit eternal zoe-life? 
[18] And one of the rulers asked him saying: Good teacher, what having done will I inherit eternal zoe-life?
[17] So he said to him: Why do you ask me concerning the good? [Only] one is good. [18] But Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good? No one [is] good except one—God.
[19] But Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good? No one is good except one—God. 
But if you wish to enter into zoe-life, be keeping the commandments. 
[18] He says to him: Which? So Jesus said: Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness
[19] Honor father and mother, and agape-love your neighbor as yourself. 
[19] You know the commandments: Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.  [20] You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not falsely witness, be honoring your father and mother.
[20] The young man says to him: All these have I kept. What do I yet lack? 
[20] But he said to him: Teacher, these [things] have I observed from childhood. 
[21] But he said, All these [things] I have kept since youth.
[21] Jesus said to him: If you wish to be complete, be going, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and Come! Be following me. [21] But Jesus having fixed his gaze on him agape-loved him and said to him: One [thing] you lack. Be going, whatever you have sell and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and Come! Be following me.  [22] But Jesus answering said to him: Yet one [thing] you lack. Sell all as much as you have and distribute [it] to the poor, and you will have treasure in the heavens, and Come! Be following me. 
[22] But when the young man heard this statement he went away troubled, for he was having many possessions. [22] But having been appalled upon this word, he departed being deeply pained, for he was having many possessions. [23] But when he heard these [things] he was become deeply pained, for he was greatly rich.

Condemnation Of The Pharisees

Matthew 23 Mark Luke 11

[46] But he said: And woe also to you lawyers, for you burden men with burdens difficult to carry, and you with one [of your] fingers do not touch these burdens.
[29] Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the graves of the just, 
[30] And you say: If we were in the days of our fathers, we would not have been their partners in the blood of the prophets.
[31] Thus you
witness against yourselves that you are sons of those having murdered the prophets.
[47] Woe to you, that build the graves of the prophets, for your fathers killed them.
[48] Therefore are you
witnesses and you agree with the deeds [of your] fathers, for they killed them, and you build their graves.

The Rich Man And Lazarus

Matthew Mark Luke 16

[19] But a certain man was rich, and he had put on purple garments and fine linen enjoying himself each day splendidly.

[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 ulcerous sores.

[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 this flame.

[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 cross over.

[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 torment. 

[29] But Abraham says: They have Moses and the prophets, let him hear from them. 

[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.

The Time Of Tribulation

Matthew 24 Mark 13 Luke 21
[9A] Then they will give you over to affliction and they will kill you,
-insert Matthew 10 -

[17] But be giving heed of men, for they will deliver you up to the council, and in their synagogues they will flog you, [9] But you be looking to yourselves. For they will deliver you up to the council and you will be beaten in the synagogues  [12] But before these [things] they will lay their hands on you and persecute [you], delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons,  
[18] And before chiefs and kings you will be brought on account of me, and be stood before governors and kings because of me as 
being brought before kings and governors on account of my name. 
as [a] witness to them and to the nations.

[19] Now whenever they deliver you up, do not be concerned about how or what you will speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you will say.

[20] For you are not the [ones] speaking, but the spirit of your father who speaks in you.

[a] witness to them. [13] It will prove to be to [a] witness for you.
   Mark 13:10 inserted below
[19] Now whenever they deliver you up, do not be concerned about how or what you will speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you will say.
[20] For you are not the [ones] speaking, but the spirit of your father who speaks in you.
[11] And whenever they may bring you being delivered up, do not concern yourself beforehand what you will say, but whatever be given to you in that hour, this be speaking; for the [one] speaking is not you but the Holy Spirit.  [14] Place therefore in your hearts not to prepare to defend yourself. 
[15] For I will give to you mouth and wisdom, which all those opposing will be unable to resist or to contradict.

[21] For brother will deliver up brother to death and [a] father [his] son, and children will rise up against [their] parents and will cause them to die.
[22A] And you will be hated by all because of my name, 
-end of insert -

[9B] and you will be hated by all the nations because of my name.

[10] And then many will be stumbled and they will betray each other and will hate each other. 
[11] And many false prophets will rise and will deceive many.
[12] And because lawlessness shall abound, the agape-love of many will grow cold.
[12] And brother will deliver up brother to death and father child, and children will rise up against parents and will kill them. 

[13A] And you will be hated by all because of my name; 
[16] But you will be delivered up by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and [some] will be killed among you, 

[17] And you will be hated by all because of my name.
[18] And [a] hair on your head they will not destroy.
[13] But the [one] having endured to the end, this [one] will be saved.

[Matt 10:22B] but the [one] having born up to the end, this [one] shall be saved.
but the [one] having endured to the end, this [one] will be saved.
[19] In your endurance will you acquire your psyche-lives.
[14] And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as [a] witness to all the nations, and then will the end come. [Matt 13:10] And to all the nations is it first necessary [that] the gospel be preached. 

The Great Commission

Matthew 28 Mark 16 Luke 24
[16] But the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain Jesus designated [to] them. 
[17] And when they saw him they worshipped before [him], but some doubted.
[18] And having come Jesus spoke to them saying: All authority in heaven and on [the] earth has been given me. 
[14] But later he appeared to the eleven themselves being seated at table, and he reproached their unbelief and hardness of heart that they did not believe those having seen him when [he] had risen.
[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.
[19] Having gone therefore, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and the son and the Holy Spirit, 
[20] teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And behold I am with you all the days until the completion of the age.
[15] And he said to them: After [you] go into all the world, herald the good-news to all creation.
[16] The [one who] believes and is baptized shall be saved.
[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 Jerusalem
(Note: the trinitarian phrase in v. 19, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, was added sometime in the early Fourth Century, and is not part of the utterance of the Lord. ej) (Note:The above verses are not part of  the original Gospel of Mark, but are part of the "Longer Ending" that was later tacked on. ej)
[48] You [are] witnesses of these [things].
Acts 1
[6] Indeed therefore, having gathered, they were asking him saying: Lord, do you restore in this time the kingdom to Israel
[7] He said to them, It is not yours to know [the] time or [the] season which the father has established by his own authority,
[8] But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

From the Fourth Gospel

Jesus Instructs Nicodemus

John 3

[7] You should not marvel that I said to you, You must [all] be begotten from above

[8] The wind blows where it wants, and you do not know whence it is coming and where it is going, in this manner is everyone who has been begotten out of the spirit. 

[9] Nicodemos answered and said to him: How are these [things] able to come to pass?

[10] Jesus answered and said to him: You are the teacher of Israel and you do not know these [things]?

[11] Truly truly I say to you that what we have known we speak and what we have seen we testify, and our testimony you [all] do not receive.

[12] If I told the earthly to you [all], and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell the heavenly to you?

The Two Witnesses

John 5

[30] For I am not able to be doing anything from myself; just as I hear do I judge, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the [one] having sent me.

[31] If I witness concerning myself, my witness is not true. 

[32] Another is witness concerning me, and I know that the witness is true that he witnessed concerning me.

[33] You sent to John, and he has witnessed to the truth;

[34] But I do not receive witness by man, but I say these [things] that you be saved. 

[35] That [one] was the burning and shining lamp and you wanted to rejoice for [hour] in his light.

[36] But I have [a] witness greater than John; for the works that the father has given me in order that I complete them, these works themselves which I do witness concerning me that the father has sent me.

[37] And the father having sent me, that [one] has witnessed concerning me. Neither his voice have you ever heard nor his visible-form have you ever seen,

[38] And his word you do not have abiding in you, because he whom that [one] has sent, in this [one] do you not believe.

[39] You search the scriptures, because you suppose in them to be having eternal zoe-life, and these are those witnessing concerning me. 

[40] And you do not want to come to me in order that you have zoe-life

[41] I do not receive glory from men,

[42] But I have known you that you do not have the agape-love of God in yourselves.

[43] I am come in the name of my father, and you do not receive me; if another come in his own name, that [one] you will receive. 

[44] How are you able to believe, receiving glory from each other, and the glory of the only God you do not seek?

[45] Be not supposing that I will accuse you to the father, the [one] accusing you is Moses, in whom you have hoped.

[46] For if you were believing Moses, you would have believed me; for concerning me did that [one] write.

[47] But if you do not believe the writings of that [one], how will you believe in my words?

Jesus And His “Brothers”

John 7

[1] And after these [things] Jesus was walking [about] in Galilee; for he was not wanting to be walking [about] in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him. 

[2] Now it was near the Festival of Tabernacles of the Jews. 

[3] So his brothers said to him: Go across from here and depart to Judea, that your disciples will also observe your works that you do.

[4] For no one does anything in secret and himself seeks to be public. If you do these [things], reveal yourself to the world. 

[5] For not even his brothers were believing in him.

[6] So Jesus says to them: My opportune-time is not yet present, but your opportune-time is always ready.

[7] The world is not able to be hating you, but it hates me, because I witness concerning it that its works are wicked.

[8] Go up to the festival; I do not-yet go up to this festival, because my opportune-time is not yet fulfilled.

[9] But saying these [things] to them he remained in Galilee.

The Father’s Witness

John 8

[13] So the Pharisees said to him: You witness concerning yourself, your witness is not true.

[14] Jesus answered and said to them: And if I witness concerning myself, my witness is true, because I know from where I came and [to] where I depart. But you do not know from where I come or [to] where I depart.

[15] You judge according to the flesh, but I judge no one

[16] But if I judge, my judgment is true, because I am not alone, but [it is] I and the father having sent me.

[17] And in your law it is written that the witness of two men is true. 

[18] I am the [one] witnessing concerning myself, and the father having sent me witnesses concerning me. 

[19] So they were saying to him, Where is your father? Jesus answered: You know neither me nor my father. If you had known me, you would have also known my father. 

[20] These words he spoke in the treasury teaching in the temple. And no one arrested him, because his hour was not yet come.

The “Works” Of Jesus Witness

John 10

[22] The Festival of Dedication then came to pass in Jerusalem. It was winter,

[23] and Jesus was walking in the temple in the porch of Solomon. 

[24] So the Jews encircled him and were saying to him, How long do you hold our psyche-lives [in suspense]? If you are the Christ, tell us openly.

[25] Jesus answered them, I told you and you did not believe. The works that I do in the name of my father, these witness concerning me, 

[26] But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep.


The Witness Of The “Advocate/Spirit of Truth”

John 15

[26] When the advocate comes that I will send to you from beside the father—the spirit of truth that goes out from beside the father—that [one] will testify concerning me;

[27] and you also testify, because you are with me from the beginning.

Jesus Questioned by Annas

John 18

[19] The chief-priest therefore asked Jesus concerning his disciples and his teaching. 

[20] Jesus answered him: I have openly spoken to the world. I always taught in the synagogue and in the temple, where the Jews all gather, and I spoke nothing in secret.

[21] Why do you ask me? Ask those having heard what I spoke to them. Behold these know what I said to them.

[22] But when he spoke these [things] one of the officers standing by gave [a] blow to Jesus saying: Thus do you answer the chief-priest?

[23] Jesus answered him: If I spoke evil-ly, testify concerning the evil. But if well, why do you strike me? 

[24] Annas therefore sent him bound to Caiaphas the chief-priest.

Pilate Questions Jesus

John 18

[33] Pilate therefore went in again into the Praetorium and called Jesus and said to him: Are you the king of the Jews?

[34] Jesus answered: Do you say this from yourself or did others tell you concerning me?

[35] Pilate answered: Am I [a] Jew? Your nation and chief-priests have delivered you up to me. What did you do?

[36] Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my officers would have fought in order that I not be delivered up to the Jews; but now my kingdom is not from here.

[37] Pilate therefore said to him: So are you [a] king? Jesus answered: You say that I am king. I am born for this and am come into the world for this, in order that I witness to the truth. All those being from the truth hear my voice.

[38] Pilate says to him: What is truth?

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