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Book 48 Mark
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO ST. MARK
St. Mark, the disciple and interpreter of St. Peter (saith St. Jerome),
Mark Chapter 1
The preaching of John the Baptist. Christ is baptized by him. He calls
1:1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
1:2. As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel
1:3. A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the
1:4. John was in the desert, baptizing and preaching the baptism of
1:5. And there went out to him all the country of Judea and all they of
1:6. And John was clothed camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his
1:7. And he preached, saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I,
1:8. I have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the
1:9. And it came to pass, in those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of
1:10. And forthwith coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens open
1:11. And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in
1:12. And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert.
1:13. And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights, and was
1:14. And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came in Galilee,
1:15. And saying: The time is accomplished and the kingdom of God is at
1:16. And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his
1:17. And Jesus said to them: Come after me; and I will make you to
1:18. And immediately leaving their nets, they followed him.
1:19. And going on from thence a little farther, he saw James the son of
1:20. And forthwith he called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in
1:21. And they entered into Capharnaum: and forthwith upon the sabbath
1:22. And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them
1:23. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and
1:24. Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou
1:25. And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of the
1:26. And the unclean spirit, tearing him and crying out with a loud
1:27. And they were all amazed insomuch that they questioned among
1:28. And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all the country of
1:29. And immediately going out of the synagogue they came into the
1:30. And Simon's wife's mother lay in a fit of a fever: and forthwith
1:31. And coming to her, he lifted her up, taking her by the hand; and
1:32. And when it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all
1:33. And all the city was gathered together at the door.
1:34. And he healed many that were troubled with divers diseases. And
1:35. And rising very early, going out, he went into a desert place: and
1:36. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
1:37. And when they had found him, they said to him: All seek for thee.
1:38. And he saith to them: Let us go into the neighbouring towns and
1:39. And he was preaching in their synagogues and in all Galilee and
1:40. And there came a leper to him, beseeching him and kneeling down,
1:41. And Jesus, having compassion on him, stretched forth his hand and
1:42. And when he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him:
1:43. And he strictly charged him and forthwith sent him away.
1:44. And he saith to him: See thou tell no one; but go, shew thyself to
1:45. But he being gone out, began to publish and to blaze abroad the
Mark Chapter 2
Christ heals the sick of the palsy. He calls Matthew and excuses his
2:1. And again he entered into Capharnaum after some days.
2:2. And it was heard that he was in the house. And many came together,
2:3. And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who was
2:4. And when they could not offer him unto him for the multitude, they
2:5. And when Jesus had seen their faith, he saith to the sick of the
2:6. And there were some of the scribes sitting there and thinking in
2:7. Why doth this man speak thus? He blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins,
2:8. Which Jesus presently knowing in his spirit that they so thought
2:9. Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are
2:10. But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to
2:11. I say to thee: Arise. Take up thy bed and go into thy house.
2:12. And immediately he arose and, taking up his bed, went his way in
2:13. And he went forth again to the sea side: and all the multitude
2:14. And when he was passing by, he saw Levi, the son of Alpheus,
2:15. And it came to pass as he sat at meat in his house, many Publicans
2:16. And the scribes and the Pharisees, seeing that he ate with
2:17. Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They that are well have no need
2:18. And the disciples of John and the Pharisees used to fast. And
2:19. And Jesus saith to them: Can the children of the marriage fast, as
2:20. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away
2:21. No man seweth a piece of raw cloth to an old garment: otherwise
2:22. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the wine
2:23. And it came to pass again, as the Lord walked through the corn
2:24. And the Pharisees said to him: Behold, why do they on the sabbath
2:25. And he said to them: Have you never read what David did when he
2:26. How he went into the house of God, under Abiathar the high priest,
2:27. And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for
2:28. Therefore the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also.
Mark Chapter 3
Christ heals the withered hand. He chooses the twelve. He confutes the
3:1. And he entered again into the synagogue: and there was a man there
3:2. And they watched him whether he would heal on the sabbath days,
3:3. And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Stand up in the
3:4. And he saith to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days,
3:5. And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the
3:6. And the Pharisees going out, immediately made a consultation with
3:7. But Jesus retired with his disciples to the sea; and a great
3:8. And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea and from beyond the Jordan. And
3:9. And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him,
3:10. For he healed many, so that they pressed upon him for to touch
3:11. And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him:
3:12. Thou art the Son of God. And he strictly charged them that they
3:13. And going up into a mountain, he called unto him whom he would
3:14. And he made that twelve should be with him, and that he might send
3:15. And he gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.
3:16. And to Simon he gave the name Peter:
3:17. And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and
3:18. And Andrew and Philip, and Bartholomew and Matthew, and Thomas and
3:19. And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
3:20. And they come to a house, and the multitude cometh together again,
3:21. And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on
3:22. And the scribes who were come down from Jerusalem, said: He hath
3:23. And after he had called them together, he said to them in
3:24. And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot
3:25. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
3:26. And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is divided, and
3:27. No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of his
3:28. Amen I say to you that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of
3:29. But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, shall never
3:30. Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.
3:31. And his mother and his brethren came; and standing without, sent
3:32. And the multitude sat about him; and they say to him: Behold thy
3:33. And answering them, he said: Who is my mother and my brethren?
3:34. And looking round about on them who sat about him, he saith:
3:35. For whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and my
Mark Chapter 4
The parable of the sower. Christ stills the tempest at sea.
4:1. And again he began to teach by the sea side; and a great multitude
4:2. And he taught them many things in parables, and said unto them in
4:3. Hear ye: Behold, the sower went out to sow.
4:4. And whilst he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the birds of
4:5. And other some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much earth;
4:6. And when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no
4:7. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked it,
4:8. And some fell upon good ground; and brought forth fruit that grew
4:9. And he said: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
4:10. And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the
4:11. And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the
4:12. That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may
That seeing they may see, etc... in punishment of their wilfully
4:13. And he saith to them: Are you ignorant of this, parable? and how
4:14. He that soweth, soweth the word.
4:15. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown, and as
4:16. And these likewise are they that are sown on the stony ground: who
4:17. And they have no root in themselves, but are only for a time: and
4:18. And others there are who are sown among thorns: these are they
4:19. And the cares of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and
4:20. And these are they who are sown upon the good ground, who hear the
4:21. And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a
4:22. For there is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest:
4:23. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
4:24. And he said to them: Take heed what you hear. In what measure you
4:25. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not,
4:26. And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast
4:27. And should sleep, and rise, night and day, and the seed should
4:28. For the earth of itself bringeth forth fruit, first the blade,
4:29. And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the
4:30. And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what
4:31. It is as a grain of mustard seed: which when it is sown in the
4:32. And when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all
4:33. And with many such parables, he spoke to them the word, according
4:34. And without parable he did not speak unto them; but apart, he
4:35. And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass
4:36. And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in
4:37. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the
4:38. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow;
4:39. And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be
4:40. And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet?
Mark Chapter 5
Christ casts out a legion of devils: he heals the issue of blood, and
5:1. And they came over the strait of the sea, into the country of the
5:2. And as he went out of the ship, immediately there met him out of
5:3. Who had his dwelling in the tombs, and no man now could bind him,
5:4. For having been often bound with fetters and chains, he had burst
5:5. And he was always day and night in the monuments and in the
5:6. And seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and adored him.
5:7. And crying with a loud voice, he said: What have I to do with thee,
5:8. For he said unto him: Go out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
5:9. And he asked him: What is thy name? And he saith to him: My name is
5:10. And he besought him much, that he would not drive him away out of
5:11. And there was there near the mountain a great herd of swine,
5:12. And the spirits besought him, saying: Send us into the swine, that
5:13. And Jesus immediately gave them leave. And the unclean spirits
5:14. And they that fed them fled, and told it in the city and in the
5:15. And they came to Jesus, and they see him that was troubled with
5:16. And they that had seen it, told them, in what manner he had been
5:17. And they began to pray him that he would depart from their coasts.
5:18. And when he went up into the ship, he that had been troubled with
5:19. And he admitted him not, but saith him: Go into thy house to thy
5:20. And he went his way, and began to publish in Decapolis how great
5:21. And when Jesus had passed again in the ship over the strait, a
5:22. And there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue named Jairus:
5:23. And he besought him much, saying: My daughter is at the point of
5:24. And he went with him, and a great multitude followed him, and they
5:25. And a woman who was under an issue of blood twelve years,
5:26. And had suffered many things from many physicians; and had spent
5:27. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the crowd behind him, and
5:28. For she said: If I shall touch but his garment, I shall be whole.
5:29. And forthwith the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt
5:30. And immediately Jesus knowing in himself the virtue that had
5:31. And his disciples said to him: Thou seest the multitude thronging
5:32. And he looked about to see her who had done this.
5:33. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her,
5:34. And he said to her: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole: go
5:35. While he was yet speaking, some come from the ruler of the
5:36. But Jesus having heard the word that was spoken, saith to the
5:37. And he admitted not any man to follow him, but Peter, and James,
5:38. And they cone to the house of the ruler of the synagogue; and he
5:39. And going in, he saith to them Why make you this ado, and weep?
5:40. And they laughed him to scorn. But he having put them all out,
5:41. And taking the damsel by the hand, he saith to her: Talitha cumi,
5:42. And immediately the damsel rose up, and walked: and she was twelve
5:43. And he charged them strictly that no man should know it: and
Mark Chapter 6
Christ teaches at Nazareth: he sends forth the twelve apostles: he feeds
6:1. And going out from thence, he went into his own country; and his
6:2. And when the Sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue:
6:3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James,
6:4. And Jesus said to them: A prophet is not without honour, but in his
6:5. And he could not do any miracles there, only that he cured a few
He could not... Not for want of power, but because he would not work
6:6. And he wondered because of their unbelief, and he went through the
6:7. And he called the twelve; and began to send them two and two, and
6:8. And he commanded them that they should take nothing for the way,
6:9. But to be shod with sandals, and that they should not put on two
6:10. And he said to them: Wheresoever you shall enter into an house,
6:11. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you; going forth
6:12. And going forth they preached men should do penance:
6:13. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that
6:14. And king Herod heard, (for his name was made manifest,) and he
6:15. And others said: It is Elias. But others said: It is a prophet, as
6:16. Which Herod hearing, said: John whom I beheaded, he is risen again
6:17. For Herod himself had sent and apprehended John, and bound him
6:18. For John said to Herod: It is not lawful for thee to have thy
6:19. Now Herodias laid snares for him: and was desirous to put him to
6:20. For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and
And kept him... That is, from the designs of Herodias; and for fear of
6:21. And when a convenient day was come, Herod made a supper for his
6:22. And when the daughter of the same Herodias had come in, and had
6:23. And he swore to her: Whatsoever thou shalt ask I will give thee,
6:24. Who when she was gone out, said to her mother, What shall I ask?
6:25. And when she was come in immediately with haste to the king, she
6:26. And the king was struck sad. Yet because of his oath, and because
6:27. But sending an executioner, he commanded that his head should be
6:28. And he beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a dish:
6:29. Which his disciples hearing came, and took his body, and laid it
6:30. And the apostles coming together unto Jesus, related to him all
6:31. And he said to them: Come apart into a desert place, and rest a
6:32. And going up into a ship, they went into a desert place apart.
6:33. And they saw them going away, and many knew: and they ran flocking
6:34. And Jesus going out saw a great multitude: and he had compassion
6:35. And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came to him,
6:36. Send them away, that going into the next villages and towns, they
6:37. And he answering said to them: Give you them to eat. And they said
6:38. And he saith to them: How many loaves have you? go and see. And
6:39. And he commanded them that they should make them all sit down by
6:40. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.
6:41. And when he had taken the five loaves, and the two fishes: looking
6:42. And they all did eat, and had their fill.
6:43. And they took up the leavings, twelve full baskets of fragments,
6:44. And they that did eat, were five thousand men.
6:45. And immediately he obliged his disciples to go up into the ship,
6:46. And when he had dismissed them, he went up to the mountain to
6:47. And when it was late, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and
6:48. And seeing them labouring in rowing, (for the wind was against
6:49. But they seeing him walking upon the sea, thought it was an
6:50. For they all saw him, and were troubled bled. And immediately he
6:51. And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind ceased: and
6:52. For they understood not concerning the loaves; for their heart was
6:53. And when they had passed over, they came into the land of
6:54. And when they were gone out of the ship, immediately they knew
6:55. And running through that whole country, they began to carry about
6:56. And whithersoever he entered, into towns or into villages or
Mark Chapter 7
Christ rebukes the Pharisees. He heals the daughter of the woman of
7:1. And there assembled together unto him the Pharisees and some of the
7:2. And when they had seen some of his disciples eat bread with common,
7:3. For the Pharisees and all the Jews eat not without often washing
7:4. And when they come from the market, unless they be washed, they eat
7:5. And the Pharisees and scribes asked him: Why do not thy disciples
7:6. But he answering, said to them: Well did Isaias prophesy of you
7:7. And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of
Doctrines and precepts of men... See the annotations, Matt. 15. 9, 11.
7:8. For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men,
7:9. And he said to them: Well do you make void the commandment of God,
7:10. For Moses said: Honour thy father and thy mother. And He that
7:11. But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother, Corban
7:12. And further you suffer him not to do any thing for his father or
7:13. Making void the word of God by your own tradition, which you have
7:14. And calling again the multitude unto him, he said to them: Hear ye
7:15. There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can
7:16. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
7:17. And when he was come into the house from the multitude, his
7:18. And he saith to them: So are you also without knowledge?
7:19. Because it entereth not into his heart but goeth into his belly
7:20. But he said that the things which come out from a man, they defile
7:21. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
7:22. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil
7:23. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.
7:24. And rising from thence he went into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon:
7:25. For a woman as soon as she heard of him, whose daughter had an
7:26. For the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophenician born. And she
7:27. Who said to her: suffer first the children to be filled: for it is
7:28. But she answered and said to him: Yea, Lord; for the whelps also
7:29. And he said to her: For this saying, go thy way. The devil is gone
7:30. And when she was come into her house, she found the girl lying
7:31. And again going out of the coasts of Tyre, he came by Sidon to the
7:32. And they bring to him one deaf and dumb: and they besought him
7:33. And taking him from the multitude apart, he put his fingers into
7:34. And looking up to heaven, he groaned and said to him: Ephpheta,
7:35. And immediately his ears were opened and the string of his tongue
7:36. And he charged them that they should tell no man. But the more he
7:37. And so much the more did they wonder, saying: He hath done all
Mark Chapter 8
Christ feeds four thousand. He gives sight to a blind man. He foretells
8:1. In those days again, when there was great multitude and they had
8:2. I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been
8:3. And if I shall send them away fasting to their home, they will
8:4. And his disciples answered him: From whence can any one fill them
8:5. And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? Who said: Seven.
8:6. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And taking
8:7. And they had a few little fishes: and he blessed them and commanded
8:8. And they did eat and were filled: and they took up that which was
8:9. And they that had eaten were about four thousand. And he sent them
8:10. And immediately going up into a ship with his disciples, he came
8:11. And the Pharisees came forth and began to question with him,
8:12. And sighing deeply in spirit, he saith: Why doth this generation
8:13. And leaving them, he went up again into the ship and passed to the
8:14. And they forgot to take bread: and they had but one loaf with them
8:15. And he charged them saying: Take heed and beware of the leaven of
8:16. And they reasoned among themselves, saying: Because we have no
8:17. Which Jesus knowing, saith to them: Why do you reason, because you
8:18. Having eyes, see you not? And having ears, hear you not? Neither
8:19. When I broke the five loves among five thousand, how many baskets
8:20. When also the seven loaves among four thousand, how many baskets
8:21. And he said to them: How do you not yet understand?
8:22. And they came to Bethsaida: and they bring to him a blind man. And
8:23. And taking the blind man by the hand, he led him out of the town.
8:24. And looking up, he said: I see men, as it were trees, walking.
8:25. After that again he laid his hands upon his eyes: and he began to
8:26. And he sent him into his house, saying: Go into thy house, and if
8:27. And Jesus went out, and his disciples into the towns of Caesarea
8:28. Who answered him, saying: John the Baptist; but some Elias, and
8:29. Then he saith to them: But whom do you say that I am? Peter
8:30. And he strictly charged them that they should not tell any man of
8:31. And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many
8:32. And he spoke the word openly. And Peter taking him began to rebuke
8:33. Who turning about and seeing his disciples, threatened Peter,
8:34. And calling the multitude together with his disciples, he said to
8:35. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever
8:36. For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world and
8:37. Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul:
8:38. For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, in this
8:39. And he said to them: Amen f say to you that there are some of them
Mark Chapter 9
Christ is transfigured. He casts out the dumb spirit. He teaches
9:1. And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter and James and John,
9:2. And his garments became shining and exceeding white as snow, so as
9:3. And there appeared to them Elias with Moses: and they were talking
9:4. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good for us to be
9:5. For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear.
9:6. And there was a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came out of
9:7. And immediately looking about, they saw no man any more, but Jesus
9:8. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them not to
9:9. And they kept the word to themselves; questioning together what
9:10. And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes
9:11. Who answering, said to then: Elias, when he shall come first,
9:12. But I say to you that Elias also is come (and they have done to
9:13. And coming to his disciples he saw a great multitude about them
9:14. And presently all the people, seeing Jesus, were astonished and
9:15. And he asked them: What do you question about among you?
9:16. And one of the multitude, answering, said: Master, I have brought
9:17. Who, wheresoever he taketh him, dasheth him: and he foameth and
9:18. Who answering them, said: O incredulous generation, how long shall
9:19. And they brought him. And when he had seen him, immediately the
9:20. And he asked his father: How long time is it since this hath
9:21. And oftentimes hath he cast him into the fire and into the waters
9:22. And Jesus saith to him: If thou canst believe, all things are
9:23. And immediately the father of the boy crying out, with tears said:
9:24. And when Jesus saw the multitude running together, he threatened
9:25. And crying out and greatly tearing him, he went our of him. And
9:26. But Jesus taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose.
9:27. And when he was come into the house, his disciples secretly asked
9:28. And he said to them: This kind can go out by nothing, but by
9:29. And departing from thence, they passed through Galilee: and he
9:30. And he taught his disciples and said to them: The Son of man shall
9:31. But they understood not the word: and they were afraid to ask him.
9:32. And they came to Capharnaum. And when they were in the house, he
9:33. But they held their peace, for in the way they had disputed among
9:34. And sitting down, he called the twelve and saith to them: If any
9:35. And taking a child, he set him in the midst of them. Whom when he
9:36. Whosoever shall receive one such child as this in my name
9:37. John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils
9:38. But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a
9:39. For he that is not against you is for you.
9:40. For whosoever shall give you to drink a cup of water in my name,
9:41. And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that
9:42. And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee
9:43. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:44. And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee
9:45. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:46. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out: it is better for
9:47. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not extinguished.
9:48. For every one shall be salted with fire: and every victim shall be
9:49. Salt is good. But if the salt become unsavoury, wherewith will you
Mark Chapter 10
Marriage is not to be dissolved. The danger of riches. The ambition of
10:1. And rising up from thence, he cometh into the coast of Judea
10:2. And the Pharisees coming to him asked him, tempting him: Is it
10:3. But he answering, saith to them: What did Moses command you?
10:4. Who said: Moses permitted to write a bill of divorce and to put
10:5. To whom Jesus answering, said: Because of the hardness of your
10:6. But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and
10:7. For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall
10:8. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not
10:9. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.
10:10. And in the house again his disciples asked him concerning the
10:11. And he saith to them: Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry
10:12. And if the wife shall put away her husband and be married to
10:13. And they brought to him young children, that he might touch them.
10:14. Whom when Jesus saw, he was much displeased and saith to them:
10:15. Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God
10:16. And embracing them and laying his hands upon them, he blessed
10:17. And when he was gone forth into the way, a certain man, running
10:18. And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? None is good but
None is good... Of himself entirely and essentially, but God alone; men
10:19. Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not
10:20. But he answering, said to him: Master, all these things I have
10:21. And Jesus, looking on him, loved him and said to him: One thing
10:22. Who being struck sad at that saying, went away sorrowful: for he
10:23. And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly
10:24. And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again
10:25. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than
10:26. Who wondered the more, saying among themselves: Who then can be
10:27. And Jesus looking on them, saith with men it is impossible; but
10:28. And Peter began to say unto him: Behold, we have left all things
10:29. Jesus answering said: Amen I say to you, there is no man who hath
10:30. Who shall not receive an hundred times as much, now in this time:
10:31. But many that are first shall be last: and the last, first.
10:32. And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went
10:33. Saying: Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be
10:34. And they shall mock him and spit on him and scourge him and kill
10:35. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying:
10:36. But he said to them: What would you that I should do for you?
10:37. And they said: Grant to us that we may sit, one on thy right hand
10:38. And Jesus said to them: You know not what you ask. Can you drink
10:39. But they said to him: We can. And Jesus saith to them: You shall
10:40. But to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to give to
10:41. And the ten, hearing it, began to be much displeased at James and
10:42. But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who
10:43. But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater shall
10:44. And whosoever will be first among you shall be the servant of
10:45. For the Son of man also is not come to be ministered unto: but to
10:46. And they came to Jericho. And as he went out of Jericho with his
10:47. Who when he had heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, began to cry
10:48. And many rebuked him, that he might hold his peace; but he cried
10:49. And Jesus, standing still, commanded him to be called. And they
10:50. Who casting off his garment leaped up and came to him.
10:51. And Jesus answering, said to him: What wilt thou that I should do
10:52. And Jesus saith to him: Go thy way. Thy faith hath made thee
Mark Chapter 11
Christ enters into Jerusalem upon an ass. He curses the barren fig tree
11:1. And when they were drawing near to Jerusalem and to Bethania, at
11:2. And saith to them: Go into the village that is over against you,
11:3. And if any man shall say to you: What are you doing? Say ye that
11:4. And going their way, they found the colt tied before the gate
11:5. And some of them that stood there said to them: What do you
11:6. Who said to them as Jesus had commanded them. And they let him go
11:7. And they brought the colt to Jesus. And they lay their garments on
11:8. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down
11:9. And they that went before and they that followed cried, saying:
11:10. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David that cometh: Hosanna
11:11. And he entered into Jerusalem, into the temple: and having viewed
11:12. And the next day when they came out from Bethania, he was hungry.
11:13. And when he had seen afar off a fig tree having leaves, he came,
11:14. And answering he said to it: May no man hereafter eat fruit of
11:15. And they came to Jerusalem. And when he was entered into the
11:16. And he suffered not that any man should carry a vessel through
11:17. And he taught, saying to them: Is it not written: My house shall
11:18. Which when the chief priests and the scribes had heard, they
11:19. And when evening was come, he went forth out of the city.
11:20. And when they passed by in the morning they saw the fig tree
11:21. And Peter remembering, said to him: Rabbi, behold the fig tree
11:22. And Jesus answering, saith to them: Have the faith of God.
11:23. Amen I say to you that whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be
11:24. Therefore I say unto you, all things, whatsoever you ask when ye
11:25. And when you shall stand to pray, forgive, if you have aught
11:26. But if you will not forgive, neither will your father that is in
11:27. And they come again to Jerusalem. And when he was walking in the
11:28. And they say to him: By what authority dost thou these things?
11:29. And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one word.
11:30. The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? Answer me.
11:31. But they thought with themselves, saying: If we say, From heaven;
11:32. If we say, From men, we fear the people. For all men counted John
11:33. And they answering, say to Jesus: We know not. And Jesus
Mark Chapter 12
The parable of the vineyard and husbandmen. Caesar's right to tribute.
12:1. And he began to speak to them in parables: A certain man planted a
12:2. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant to receive
12:3. Who, having laid hands on him, beat and sent him away empty.
12:4. And again he sent to them another servant: and him they wounded in
12:5. And again he sent another, and him they killed: and many others,
12:6. Therefore, having yet one son, most dear to him, he also sent him
12:7. But the husbandmen said one to another: This is the heir. Come
12:8. And laying hold on him, they killed him and cast him out of the
12:9. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and
12:10. And have you not read this scripture, The stone which the
12:11. By the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes.
12:12. And they sought to lay hands on him: but they feared the people.
12:13. And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians:
12:14. Who coming, say to him: Master, we know that thou art a true
12:15. Who knowing their wiliness, saith to them: Why tempt you me?
12:16. And they brought it him. And he saith to them: Whose is this
12:17. And Jesus answering, said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the
12:18. And there came to him the Sadducees, who say there is no
12:19. Master, Moses wrote unto us that if any man's brother die and
12:20. Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife and died
12:21. And the second took her and died: and neither did he leave any
12:22. And the seven all took her in like manner and did not leave
12:23. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise again, whose
12:24. And Jesus answering, saith to them: Do ye not therefore err,
12:25. For when they shall rise again from the dead, they shall neither
12:26. And as concerning the dead that they rise again have you not read
12:27. He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore
12:28. And there came one of the scribes that had heard them reasoning
12:29. And Jesus answered him: The first commandment of all is, Hear, O
12:30. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and
12:31. And the second is like to it: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
12:32. And the scribe said to him: Well, Master, thou hast said in truth
12:33. And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the
12:34. And Jesus seeing that he had answered wisely, said to him: Thou
12:35. And Jesus answering, said, teaching in the temple: How do the
12:36. For David himself saith by the Holy Ghost: The Lord said to my
12:37. David therefore himself calleth him Lord. And whence is he then
12:38. And he said to them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, who
12:39. And to sit in the first chairs in the synagogues and to have the
12:40. Who devour the houses of widows under the pretence of long
12:41. And Jesus sitting over against the treasury, beheld how the
12:42. And there came a certain poor widow: and she cast in two mites,
12:43. And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say
12:44. For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want
Mark Chapter 13
Christ foretells the destruction of the temple and the signs that shall
13:1. And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples said
13:2. And Jesus answering, said to him: Seest thou all these great
13:3. And as he sat on the mount of Olivet over against the temple,
13:4. Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign
13:5. And Jesus answering, began to say to them: Take heed lest any man
13:6. For many shall come in my name saying, I am he: and they shall
13:7. And when you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, fear ye not.
13:8. For nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom:
13:9. But look to yourselves. For they shall deliver you Up to councils:
13:10. And unto all nations the gospel must first be preached.
13:11. And when they shall lead you and deliver you up, be not
13:12. And the brother shall betray his brother unto death, and the
13:13. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake. But he that
13:14. And when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing
13:15. And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house
13:16. And let him that shall be in the field not turn back to take up
13:17. And woe to them that are with child and that give suck in those
13:18. But pray ye that these things happen not in winter.
13:19. For in those days shall be such tribulations as were not from the
13:20. And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh should be
13:21. And then if any man shall say to you: Lo, here is Christ. Lo, he
13:22. For there will rise up false Christs and false prophets: and they
13:23. Take you heed therefore: behold, I have foretold you all things.
13:24. But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be
13:25. And the stars of heaven shall be falling down and the powers that
13:26. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with
13:27. And then shall he send his angels and shall gather together his
13:28. Now of the fig tree learn ye a parable. When the branch thereof
13:29. So you also when you shall see these things come to pass, know ye
13:30. Amen, I say to you that this generation shall not pass until all
13:31. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my word shall not pass
13:32. But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in
Nor the Son... Not that the Son of God is absolutely ignorant of the day
13:33. Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is.
13:34. Even as a man who, going into a far country, left his house and
13:35. Watch ye therefore (for you know not when the lord of the house
13:36. Lest coming on a sudden, he find you sleeping.
13:37. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch.
Mark Chapter 14
The first part of the history of the passion of Christ.
14:1. Now the feast of the pasch and of the Azymes was after two days:
Azymes... That is, the feast of the unleavened bread.
14:2. But they said: Not on the festival day, lest there should be a
14:3. And when he was in Bethania, in the house of Simon the leper, and
14:4. Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and
14:5. For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred
14:6. But Jesus said: Let her alone. Why do You molest her? She hath
14:7. For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will,
14:8. She hath done what she could: she is come beforehand to anoint my
14:9. Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in
14:10. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests,
14:11. Who hearing it were glad: and they promised him they would give
14:12. Now on the first day of the unleavened bread, when they
14:13. And he sendeth two of his disciples and saith to them: Go ye into
14:14. And whithersoever he shall go in, say to the master of the house,
14:15. And he will shew you a large dining room furnished. And there
14:16. And his disciples went their way and came into the city. And
14:17. And when evening was come, he cometh with the twelve.
14:18. And when they were at table and eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say
14:19. But they began to be sorrowful and to say to him, one by one: Is
14:20. Who saith to them: One of the twelve, who dippeth with me his
14:21. And the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe
14:22. And whilst they were eating, Jesus took bread; and blessing,
14:23. And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them.
14:24. And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which
14:25. Amen I say to you that I will drink no more of the fruit of the
14:26. And when they had sung an hymn, they went forth to the mount of
14:27. And Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard
14:28. But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into
14:29. But Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in
14:30. And Jesus saith to him: Amen I say to thee, to-day, even in this
Crow twice... The cocks crow at two different times of the night; viz.,
14:31. But he spoke the more vehemently: Although I should die together
14:32. And they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his
14:33. And he taketh Peter and James and John with him: and he began to
14:34. And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Stay
14:35. And when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the
14:36. And he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee:
14:37. And he cometh and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter:
14:38. Watch ye: and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit
14:39. And going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.
14:40. And when he returned, he found them again asleep (for their eyes
14:41. And he cometh the third time and saith to them: Sleep ye now and
14:42. Rise up: let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand.
14:43. And while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the
14:44. And he that betrayed him had given them a sign, saying:
14:45. And when he was come, immediately going up to him he saith: Hail,
14:46. But they laid hands on him and held him.
14:47. And one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant
14:48. And Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a
14:49. I was daily with you in the temple teaching: and you did not lay
14:50. Then his disciples, leaving him, all fled away.
14:51. And a certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast
14:52. But he, casting off the linen cloth, fled from them naked.
14:53. And they brought Jesus to the high priest. And all the priests
14:54. And Peter followed him afar off, even into the court of the high
14:55. And the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence
14:56. For many bore false witness against him: and their evidences were
14:57. And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying:
14:58. We heard him say, I Will destroy this temple made with hands and
14:59. And their witness did not agree.
14:60. And the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying:
14:61. But he held his peace and answered nothing. Again the high priest
14:62. And Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man
14:63. Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we
14:64. You have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned
14:65. And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to buffet
14:66. Now when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the
14:67. And when she had seen Peter warming himself looking on him, she
14:68. But he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou
14:69. And again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers
14:70. But he denied again. And after a, while they that stood by said
14:71. But he began o curse and to swear, saying: I know not this man of
14:72. And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the
Mark Chapter 15
The continuation of the history of the passion.
15:1. And straightway in the morning, the chief priests holding a
15:2. And Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he
15:3. And the chief priests accused him in many things.
15:4. And Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing?
15:5. But Jesus still answered nothing: so that Pilate wondered.
15:6. Now on the festival day he was wont to release unto them one of
15:7. And there was one called Barabbas, who was put in prison with some
15:8. And when the multitude was come up, they began to desire that he
15:9. And Pilate answered them and said: Will you that I release to you
15:10. For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up out of
15:11. But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather
15:12. And Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then
15:13. But they again cried out: Crucify him.
15:14. And Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they
15:15. And so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to
15:16. And the soldiers led him away into the court of the palace: and
15:17. And they clothed him with purple: and, platting a crown of
15:18. And they began to salute him: Hail, king of the Jews.
15:19. And they struck his head with a reed: and they did spit on him.
15:20. And after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him
15:21. And they forced one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by coming out of
15:22. And they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being
15:23. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh. But he took
15:24. And crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon
15:25. And it was the third hour: and they crucified him.
The third hour... The ancient account divided the day into four parts,
15:26. And the inscription of his cause was written over: THE KING OF
15:27. And with him they crucify two thieves: the one on his right hand,
15:28. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked
15:29. And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads and
15:30. Save thyself, coming down from the cross.
15:31. In like manner also the chief priests, mocking, said with the
15:32. Let Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that
15:33. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the
15:34. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying:
15:35. And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth
15:36. And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar and putting it
15:37. And Jesus, having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost.
15:38. And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the
15:39. And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying
15:40. And there were also women looking on afar off: among whom was
15:41. Who also when he was in Galilee followed him and ministered to
15:42. And when evening was now come (because it was the Parasceve, that
15:43. Joseph of Arimathea, a noble counsellor, who was also himself
15:44. But Pilate wondered that he should be already dead. And sending
15:45. And when he had understood it by the centurion, he gave the body
15:46. And Joseph, buying fine linen and taking him down, wrapped him up
15:47. And Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of Joseph, beheld where he
Mark Chapter 16
Christ's resurrection and ascension.
16:1. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother
16:2. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they
The sun being now risen... They set out before it was light, to go to
16:3. And they said one to another: Who shall roll us back the stone
16:4. And looking, they saw the stone rolled back. For it was very
16:5. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on
16:6. Who saith to them: Be not affrighted, you seek Jesus of Nazareth,
16:7. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into
16:8. But they going out, fled from the sepulchre: for a trembling and
16:9. But he rising early the first day of the week, appeared first to
16:10. She went and told them that had been with him, who were mourning
16:11. And they hearing that he was alive and had been seen by her, did
16:12. And after that he appeared in another shape to two of them
16:13. And they going told it to the rest: neither did they believe
16:14. At length he appeared to the eleven as they were at table: and he
16:15. And he said to them: Go ye into the whole world and preach the
16:16. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved: but he that
16:17. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they
16:18. They shall take up serpents: and if they shall drink any deadly
16:19. And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up
16:20. But they going forth preached every where: the Lord working
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