CALL OF LEVI
THE TAX COLLECTORS AND SINNERS
 Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
 Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
 Give us this day our daily bread;
 And forgive us our debts,
As we also have forgiven our debtors;
 And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father also will forgive you;
 but if you do not forgive men their trespasses,
neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
 And he said to them, When you pray, say:
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
 Give us each day our daily bread;
 and forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive every one who is indebted to us;
and lead us not into temptation.
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting
at the tax office; and he said to him, Follow me.
And he rose and followed him.
 And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors
and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples.
 And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples,
"Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
 But when he heard it, he said, Those
who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
 Go and learn
what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not
to call the righteous, but sinners.
 He went out again beside the sea;
and all the crowd gathered about him, and he taught them.
 And as he passed on, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus
sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, Follow me. And he rose and followed him.
 And as he sat at table in his house, many tax collectors and
sinners were sitting with Jesus and his disciples; for there were many
who followed him.
 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that
he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples,
"Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
 And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, Those who are well have no need of a physician, but
those who are sick;
I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
 After this he went out, and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting
at the tax office; and he said to him, Follow me.
 And he left everything, and rose and followed him.
 And Levi made him a great feast in his house; and there
was a large company of tax collectors and others sitting at table with
 And the Pharisees and their scribes murmured against
his disciples, saying,
"Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?"
 And Jesus answered them, Those who
are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick;
 I have not come to call
the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 For if you love those who love
you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray
for those who persecute you,
 so that you may be sons of your Father who
is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and
sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
 If you love those who love you, what credit
is that to you? For even sinners love
those who love them.
 And if you do good to those who do good to
you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners
do the same.
 And if you lend to those from whom you hope
to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners
lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend,
expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will
be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the selfish.
 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
ABOUT JOHN THE BAPTIST
WITH THE OINTMENT
 But to what shall
I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the market places
and calling to their playmates,
 We piped to you, and you did not dance;
we wailed, and you did not mourn.'
 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and
they say, `He has a demon';
 the Son of man came eating and drinking, and
they say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and
sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified
by her deeds.
 To what then shall
I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?
 They are like children sitting
in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you
did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.'
 For John the Baptist has
come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.'
 The Son of man has come eating
and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of
tax collectors and sinners!'
 Yet wisdom is justified by
all her children.
AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT
 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat
with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house, and took his place at table.
 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
 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, Teacher?"
 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 judged rightly.
 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.
 Therefore I tell
you, every sin and blasphemy will be
forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
 And whoever says a word against the Son
of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will
not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
 Truly, I say to
you, all sins will be forgiven the sons
of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;
 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin --
 for they had said, "He has an unclean spirit."
 And every one who
speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes
against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
THE LOST SHEEP AND THE
 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.
 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man receives
sinners and eats with them."
 So he told them this parable:
 What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he
has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and
go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?
 And when he has found it, he
lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
 And when he comes home, he
calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, `Rejoice with
me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.'
 Just so, I tell you, there
will be more joy in heaven over one sinner
who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
 "Or what woman, having ten
silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the
house and seek diligently until she finds it?
 And when she has found it,
she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, `Rejoice with me, for
I have found the coin which I had lost.'
 Just so, I tell you, there
is joy before the angels of God over one sinner
DOES IT PROFIT?
he said, "There was a man who had two sons;
 and the younger of them said
to his father, `Father, give me the share of property that falls to me.'
And he divided his living between them.
 Not many days later, the
younger son gathered all he had and took his journey into a far country,
and there he squandered his property in loose living.
 And when he had spent everything,
a great famine arose in that country, and he began to be in want.
 So he went and joined himself
to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to
 And he would gladly have
fed on the pods that the swine ate; and no one gave him anything.
 But when he came to himself
he said, `How many of my father's hired servants have bread enough and to
spare, but I perish here with hunger!
 I will arise and go to my
father, and I will say to him, "Father, I have sinned
against heaven and before you;
 I am no longer worthy to
be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants."'
 And he arose and came to
his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had
compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.
 And the son said to him,
`Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy
to be called your son.'
 But the father said to his
servants, `Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring
on his hand, and shoes on his feet;
 and bring the fatted calf
and kill it, and let us eat and make merry;
 for this my son was dead,
and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.' And they began to make merry.
 "Now his elder son was in
the field; and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.
 And he called one of the
servants and asked what this meant.
 And he said to him, `Your
brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has
received him safe and sound.'
 But he was angry and refused
to go in. His father came out and entreated him,
 but he answered his father,
`Lo, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command;
yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends.
 But when this son of yours
came, who has devoured your living with harlots, you killed for him the
 And he said to him, `Son,
you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.
 It was fitting to make merry
and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost,
and is found.'
OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the
whole world and forfeits his life?
Or what shall a man give in return for his life?
 For the Son of man is to come with his angels
in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he
 For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole
world and forfeit his life?
 For what can a man give in return for his life?
 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words
in this adulterous and sinful generation,
of him will the Son of man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of
his Father with the holy angels.
 For what does it profit a man if he gains the
whole world and loses or forfeits himself?
 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words,
of him will the Son of man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the
glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
APPEARANCE OF THE RISEN CHRIST
 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke
it, and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat;
this is my body.
 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them,
saying, Drink of it, all of you;
 for this is my blood of the covenant, which
is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
 I tell you I shall not drink again of this fruit
of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
 And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it,
and gave it to them, and said, Take; this is my body.
 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them,
and they all drank of it.
 And he said to them, This is my blood of the
covenant, which is poured out for many.
 Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again
of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom
 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave
it to them, saying, This is my body which is given
for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves;
 And likewise
the cup after supper, saying, This cup which is poured out for you
is the new covenant in my blood
 for I tell you that from now on I shall not
drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.
 As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them.
 But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw
 And he said to them, Why are you troubled, and
why do questionings rise in your hearts?
 See my hands and my feet,
that it is I myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit has not flesh and bones
as you see that I have."
 And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to
them, Have you anything here to eat?
 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
 and he took it and ate before them.
 Then he said to them, These are my words which
I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about
me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.
 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,
 and said to them, Thus it is written, that the
Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead,
 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations,
beginning from Jerusalem.
 You are witnesses of these things.
 And behold, I send the promise of my Father
upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on
IN THE FOURTH GOSPEL
 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsem'ane, and he said
to his disciples, Sit here, while I go yonder and
 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zeb'edee, he began to
be sorrowful and troubled.
 Then he said to them, My soul is very sorrowful,
even to death; remain here, and watch with me.
 And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed,
My Father, if it be possible, let this
cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.
 And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said
to Peter, So, could you not watch with me one hour?
 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation;
the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
 Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, thy will
 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
 So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time,
saying the same words.
 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the
hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at
 And they went to a place which was called Gethsem'ane; and he said
to his disciples, Sit here, while I pray.
 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly
distressed and troubled.
 And he said to them, My soul is very sorrowful,
even to death; remain here, and watch.
 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that,
if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.
 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible
to thee; remove this cup from me; yet not what I will, but what thou wilt.
 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour?
 Watch and pray that you may
not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is
 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words.
 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very
heavy; and they did not know what to answer him.
 And he came the third time, and said to them, Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough;
the hour has come; the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at
 And when he came to the place he said to them, Pray that you may not enter into temptation.
 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and
 Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup
from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them
sleeping for sorrow,
 and he said to them, Why do you sleep? Rise
and pray that you may not enter into temptation.
 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called
Beth-za'tha, which has five porticoes.
 In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed.
 One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years.
 When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time,
he said to him, Do you want to be healed?
 The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool
when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before
 Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your pallet,
 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked.
Now that day was the sabbath.
 So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is
not lawful for you to carry your pallet."
 But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, `Take up your
pallet, and walk.'"
 They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, `Take up your pallet,
 Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus
had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.
 Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, See, you are well! Sin
no more, that nothing worse befall you.
 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
 Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came
to him, and he sat down and taught them.
 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in
adultery, and placing her in the midst
 they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of
 Now in the law Moses commanded us to stone such. What do you say about
 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring
against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, Let him who is without sin
among you be the first to throw a stone at her.
 And once more he bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground.
 But when they heard it, they went away, one by one, beginning with the
eldest, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him.
 Jesus looked up and said to her, Woman, where
are they? Has no one condemned you?
 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, Neither
do I condemn you; go, and do not sin again.
 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light
of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the
light of life.
 The Pharisees then said to him, "You are bearing witness to yourself;
your testimony is not true."
 Jesus answered, Even if I do bear witness to
myself, my testimony is true, for I know whence I have come and whither I
am going, but you do not know whence I come or whither I am going.
 You judge according to the flesh, I judge no
 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true,
for it is not I alone that judge, but I and he who sent me.
 In your law it is written that the testimony
of two men is true;
 I bear witness to myself, and the Father who
sent me bears witness to me.
 They said to him therefore, "Where is your Father?" Jesus answered,
You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew
me, you would know my Father also.
 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but
no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
 Again he said to them, I go away, and you will
seek me and die in your sin; where I am
going, you cannot come.
 Then said the Jews, "Will he kill himself, since he says, `Where I
am going, you cannot come'?"
 He said to them, You are from below, I am from
above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
 I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless
you believe that I am he.
 They said to him, "Who are you?" Jesus said to them, Even what I have told you from the beginning.
 I have much to say about you and much to judge;
but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from
 They did not understand that he spoke to them of the Father.
 So Jesus said, When you have lifted up the Son
of man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority
but speak thus as the Father taught me.
 And he who sent me is with me; he has not left
me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.
 As he spoke thus, many believed in him.
 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples,
 and you will know the truth, and the truth will
make you free.
 They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been
in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, `You will be made free'?"
 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you,
every one who commits sin is a slave to
 The slave does not continue in the house for
ever; the son continues for ever.
 So if the Son makes you free, you will be free
 I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet
you seek to kill me, because my word finds no place in you.
 I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and
you do what you have heard from your father.
 They answered him, "Abraham is our father." Jesus said to them, If you were Abraham's children, you would do what Abraham
 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told
you the truth which I heard from God; this is not what Abraham did.
 You do what your father did. They said
to him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God."
 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father,
you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of
my own accord, but he sent me.
 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because
you cannot bear to hear my word.
 You are of your father the devil, and your will
is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because
there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature,
for he is a liar and the father of lies.
 But, because I tell the truth, you do not believe
 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe
 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from his birth.
 And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents,
that he was born blind?"
 Jesus answered, It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of
God might be made manifest in him.
 We must work the works of him who sent me, while
it is day; night comes, when no one can work.
 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of
 As he said this, he spat on the ground and made clay of the spittle
and anointed the man's eyes with the clay,
 saying to him, Go, wash in the pool of Silo'am"
(which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.
 The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar, said, "Is
not this the man who used to sit and beg?"
 Some said, "It is he"; others said, "No, but he is like him." He said,
"I am the man."
 They said to him, "Then how were your eyes opened?"
 He answered, "The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and
said to me, `Go to Silo'am and wash'; so I went and washed and received my
 They said to him, "Where is he?" He said, "I do not know."
 They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.
 Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the clay and opened his eyes.
 The Pharisees again asked him how he had received his sight. And he
said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."
 Some of the Pharisees said, "This man is not from God, for he does
not keep the sabbath." But others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do
such signs?" There was a division among them.
 So they again said to the blind man, "What do you say about him, since
he has opened your eyes?" He said, "He is a prophet."
 The Jews did not believe that he had been blind and had received his
sight, until they called the parents of the man who had received his sight,
 and asked them, "Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How
then does he now see?"
 His parents answered, "We know that this is our son, and that he was
 but how he now sees we do not know, nor do we know who opened his eyes.
Ask him; he is of age, he will speak for himself."
 His parents said this because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had
already agreed that if any one should confess him to be Christ, he was to
be put out of the synagogue.
 Therefore his parents said, "He is of age, ask him."
 So for the second time they called the man who had been blind, and
said to him, "Give God the praise; we know that this man is a sinner."
 He answered, "Whether he is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I know,
that though I was blind, now I see."
 They said to him, "What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?"
 He answered them, "I have told you already, and you would not listen.
Why do you want to hear it again? Do you too want to become his disciples?"
 And they reviled him, saying, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples
 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not
know where he comes from."
 The man answered, "Why, this is a marvel! You do not know where he
comes from, and yet he opened my eyes.
 We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if any one is a worshiper
of God and does his will, God listens to him.
 Never since the world began has it been heard that any one opened the
eyes of a man born blind.
 If this man were not from God, he could do nothing."
 They answered him, "You were born in utter sin, and would you teach
us?" And they cast him out.
 Jesus heard that they had cast him out, and having found him he said,
Do you believe in the Son of man?
 He answered, "And who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"
 Jesus said to him, You have seen him, and it
is he who speaks to you.
 He said, "Lord, I believe"; and he worshiped him.
 Jesus said, For judgment I came into this world,
that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.
 Some of the Pharisees near him heard this, and they said to him, "Are
we also blind?"
 Jesus said to them,"If you were blind, you would
have no guilt; but now that you say, `We
see,' your guilt remains.
 This I command you, to love one
 If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated
If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because
you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore
the world hates you.
 Remember the word that I said to
you, `A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted
me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep
But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do
not know him who sent me.
If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their
He who hates me hates my Father also.
 If I had not done among them the
works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
It is to fulfil the word that is written in their law, `They hated me without a cause.'
But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he
will bear witness to me;
and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the
 But I have said these things
to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you of them.
I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you
 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none
of you asks me, `Where are you going?'
 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow
has filled your hearts.
 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your
advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not
come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
 And when he comes, he will convince the world
concerning sin and righteousness
 concerning sin,
because they do not believe in me;
 concerning righteousness, because I go to the
Father, and you will see me no more;
 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this
world is judged.
 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns
and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold the man!"
 When the chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, "Crucify
him, crucify him!" Pilate said to them, "Take him yourselves and crucify
him, for I find no crime in him."
 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by that law he ought to die,
because he has made himself the Son of God."
 When Pilate heard these words, he was the more afraid;
 he entered the praetorium again and said to Jesus, "Where are you from?"
But Jesus gave no answer.
 Pilate therefore said to him, "You will not speak to me? Do you not
know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?"
 Jesus answered him, You would have no power over
me unless it had been given you from above; therefore he who delivered me
to you has the greater sin.
 On the evening of that day, the first day of
the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, Peace
be with you.
 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then
the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
 Jesus said to them again, Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.
 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit.
 If you forgive the sins
of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins
of any, they are retained.