STILLING THE STORM
 As he entered Caper'na-um, a
centurion came forward to
him, beseeching him
 and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at
home, in terrible distress."
 And he said to him, "I will come
and heal him."
 But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy
to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant
will be healed.
 For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say
to one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to
my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
 When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said
to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to
you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.
 I tell you, many will come from east
and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
in the kingdom of heaven,
 while the sons of the
kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep
and gnash their teeth."
 And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go;
be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was
healed at that very moment.
 After he had ended all his sayings in
the hearing of the people he entered Caper'na-um.
 Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and
at the point of death.
 When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking
him to come and heal his slave.
 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying,
"He is worthy to have you do this for him,
 for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue."
 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the
house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do
not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my
 therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say
the word, and let my servant be healed.
 For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I
say to one, `Go,' and he goes; and to another, `Come,'
and he comes; and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
 When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to
the multitude that followed him, "I tell you, not
even in Israel have I found such faith."
 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found
the slave well.
THE WOMAN'S FAITH
 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that
the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
 And they went and woke him, saying, "Save, Lord;
we are perishing."
 And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, O
men of little faith?" Then he rose
and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
 And the men marveled, saying, "What sort of man
is this, that even winds and sea obey him?"
 On that day, when evening had come,
he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side."
 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just
as he was. And other boats were with him.
 And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat,
so that the boat was already filling.
 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him
and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?"
 And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea,
"Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased,
there was a great calm.
 He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have
you no faith?"
 And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, "Who then
is this, that even wind and sea obey him?"
 One day he got into a boat with his
disciples, and he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side of
the lake." So they set out,
 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a storm of wind came down
on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in danger.
 And they went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; and they
ceased, and there was a calm.
 He said to them, "Where is your faith?"
And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, "Who
then is this, that he commands even wind and water, and they obey him?"
 And behold, a woman who had suffered from a hemorrhage for
twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment;
 for she said to herself, "If I only touch his garment, I shall
be made well."
 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, "Take
heart, daughter; your faith has made you
well." And instantly the woman was made well
 And there was a woman who had had a
flow of blood for twelve years,
 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all
that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.
 She had heard the reports about Jesus, and came up behind him
in the crowd and touched his garment.
 For she said, "If I touch even his garments, I shall be made
 And immediately the hemorrhage ceased; and she felt in her body
that she was healed of her disease.
 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from
him, immediately turned about in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my garments?"
 And his disciples said to him, "You see the crowd pressing around
you, and yet you say, `Who touched me?'"
 And he looked around to see who had done it.
 But the woman, knowing what had been done to her, came in fear and
trembling and fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.
 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be
healed of your disease."
 And a woman who had had a flow of
blood for twelve years and could not be healed by any one,
 came up behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment;
and immediately her flow of blood ceased.
 And Jesus said, "Who was it that
touched me?" When all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the
surround you and press upon you!"
 But Jesus said, "Some one touched me; for I
perceive that power has gone forth from me."
 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she
came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of
all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been
 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace."
 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed
him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David."
 When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and
Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am
able to do this?" They said to him, "Yes, Lord."
 Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According
to your faith
be it done to you."
 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly charged them, "See that no one knows it."
 But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.
THE WOMAN WITH THE OINTMENT
 One of the Pharisees asked him to
with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house, and took his place at
 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she
learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an
alabaster flask of ointment,
 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his
feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and
kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to
himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what
sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."
 And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I
have something to say to you. And he answered, "What is it,
 A certain creditor had two debtors; one
owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
 When they could not pay, he forgave them
both. Now which of them will love him more?
 Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom he
forgave more." And he said to him,"You have
 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered your house,
you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with
her tears and wiped them with her hair.
 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I
came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.
 You did not anoint my head with oil, but
she has anointed my feet with ointment.
 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven,
for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.
 And he said to her, Your sins are forgiven.
 Then those who were at table with him began to say among
themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?"
 And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.
 And Jesus went away from there and
withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon.
 And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and cried,
"Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely
possessed by a demon."
 But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and
begged him, saying, "Send her away, for she is crying after us."
 He answered, "I was sent only to the lost
sheep of the house of Israel."
 But she came and knelt before him, saying, "Lord, help me."
 And he answered, "It is not fair to take the
children's bread and throw it to the dogs."
 She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall
from their masters' table."
 Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great
is your faith! Be it done for
you as you desire."
And her daughter was healed instantly.
 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and
Sidon. And he entered a house, and would not have any one know it; yet
he could not be hid.
 But immediately a woman, whose little daughter was possessed by an
unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell down at his feet.
 Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoeni'cian by birth. And she
begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
 And he said to her, "Let the children first
be fed, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it
to the dogs."
 But she answered him, "Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the
table eat the children's crumbs."
 And he said to her, "For this saying you
may go your way; the demon has left your daughter."
 And she went home, and found the child lying in bed, and the demon
AND PERVERSE GENERATION
HEALING OF TEN LEPERS
 And when they came to the crowd,
a man came up to him and kneeling before him said,
 "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers
terribly; for often he falls into the fire, and often into the water.
 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him."
 And Jesus answered, "O faithless and
perverse generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to
bear with you? Bring him here to me."
 And Jesus rebuked him,
and the demon came out of him,
and the boy was cured instantly.
 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, "Why could we
not cast it out?"
 He said to them, Because
of your little faith. For truly, I say to
if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this
mountain, `Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will
be impossible to you.
 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about
them, and scribes arguing with them.
 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly
amazed, and ran up to him and greeted him.
 And he asked them, "What are you discussing
 And one of the crowd answered him, "Teacher, I brought my son to
you, for he has a dumb spirit;
 and wherever it seizes him, it dashes him down; and he foams and
grinds his teeth and becomes rigid;
and I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able."
 And he answered them, "O faithless
generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with
you? Bring him
 And they brought the boy to him; and when the spirit saw him,
immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled
about, foaming at the mouth.
 And Jesus asked his father, "How long has he had this?" And he
said, "From childhood.
 And it has often cast him into the fire and into the water, to
destroy him; but if you can do anything, have pity on us and help us."
 And Jesus said to him, "If you can! All
things are possible to him who believes."
 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, "I
believe; help my unbelief!"
 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked
the unclean spirit, saying to it, "You dumb and
deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him, and never enter him again."
 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and
the boy was like a corpse; so that most of them said, "He is dead."
 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.
 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him
privately, "Why could we not cast it out?"
 And he said to them, This
kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.
 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a
great crowd met him.
 And behold, a man from the crowd cried, "Teacher, I beg you to
look upon my son, for he is my only child;
 and behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it
convulses him till he foams, and shatters him, and will hardly leave
 And I begged your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."
 Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse
generation, how long am I to be with you and bear with you? Bring your
 While he was coming, the demon tore him and convulsed him.
But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit,
and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
 And all were astonished at the majesty of God.
 And the Lord said, If you had faith as a
grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, `Be rooted
be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
PARABLE OF THE UNJUST JUDGE
 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Sama'ria and
 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood
at a distance
 and lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on
 When he saw them he said to them, "Go and
show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were
 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back,
praising God with a loud voice;
 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he
was a Samaritan.
 Then said Jesus, "Were not ten cleansed?
Where are the nine?
 Was no one found to return and give praise
to God except this foreigner?"
 And he said to him, "Rise and go your way;
your faith has made you well."
 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to
and not lose heart.
 He said, "In a certain city there was a judge
neither feared God nor regarded man;
 and there was a widow in that city who kept
to him and saying, `Vindicate me against my adversary.'
 For a while he refused; but afterward he
himself, `Though I neither fear God nor regard man,
 yet because this widow bothers me, I will
her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.'"
 And the Lord said, "Hear what the
 And will not God vindicate his elect, who
him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
 I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily.
when the Son of man comes, will he find faith
 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him.
 And behold, two blind men sitting by the roadside,
when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Have mercy on
us, Son of David!"
 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent; but they cried
out the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
 And Jesus stopped and called them,
saying, "What do you want me to do for you?"
 They said to him, "Lord, let our eyes be opened."
 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they
received their sight and followed him.
 And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his
disciples and a great multitude, Bartimae'us, a blind beggar, the son
was sitting by the roadside.
 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry
out and say, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out
all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
 And Jesus stopped and said, "Call him."
And they called the blind man, saying to him, "Take heart; rise, he is
 And throwing off his mantle he sprang up and came to Jesus.
 And Jesus said to him, "What do you want me
to do for you?" And the blind man said to him, "Master, let me
receive my sight."
 And Jesus said to him, "Go your way; your faith has made you well." And
received his sight and followed him on the way.
 As he drew near to Jericho,
a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging;
 and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant.
 They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
 And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
 And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent;
but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
 And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and
when he came near, he asked him,
 "What do you want me to do for you?"
He said, "Lord, let me receive my sight."
 And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight;
your faith has made you well."
 And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying
God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
WOES TO THE
SCRIBES AND PHARISEES
 When the disciples saw it they marveled, saying, "How did the fig
tree wither at once?"
 And Jesus answered them, "Truly, I say to
you, if you have faith and never doubt,
you will not
only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this
`Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will be done.
 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will
receive, if you have faith."
 As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered
away to its roots.
 And Peter remembered and said to him, "Master, look! The fig tree
which you cursed has withered."
 And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God.
 Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this
mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,' and does not doubt in
his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be
done for him.
 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in
prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if
you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in
heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,
for you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the
matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith;
these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and
 But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe
rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you
to have done, without neglecting the others.
IS NO UTTERANCE CONTAINING THIS WORD IN THE FOURTH GOSPEL!
 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to
you, that he might sift you like wheat,
 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned
strengthen your brethren."
 And he said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and
 He said, "I tell you, Peter, the cock will
crow this day, until you three times deny that you know me." .