And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her [that had been the wife] of Urias;
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
of being pledged
to come together
But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
he will come out
And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to [our] father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
you will see clearly
Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
he will hand over
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift [it] out?
he will take hold of
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by [his] fruit.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
you will be made just
you will be condemned
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon [is] here.
she will condemn
The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
they will gather
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
they will come out
Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe [which is] instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man [that is] an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure [things] new and old.
having been made a student
But ye say, Whosoever shall say to [his] father or [his] mother, [It is] a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive [it,] let him receive [it. ]
they were born
they were made chamberlains
they made chamberlains
The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but [it shall be given to them] for whom it is prepared of my Father.
And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
Whether of them twain did the will of [his] father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
Then one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a question, ]tempting him, and saying,
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and [some] of them ye shall kill and crucify; and [some] of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute [them] from city to city:
you will put on public display
to community centers
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
they will gather together
And five of them were wise, and five [were] foolish.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
those being spoken well of
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
he will hand over
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
of limitless potential
And after a while came unto [him] they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art [one] of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put [it] upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.
they are put on public display
And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled [it] with vinegar, and put [it] on a reed, and gave him to drink.
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
And there came a voice from heaven, [saying,] Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.
And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.
And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
of community center
And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,
For he said unto him, Come out of the man, [thou] unclean spirit.
And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
And king Herod heard [of him;] (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
they work internally
But when Herod heard [thereof,] he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
they were being astonished
And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, [It is] Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; [he shall be free. ]
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
they pass out
The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter.
And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.
And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.
And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead.
they might give a thorough account
And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, [Thou] dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but [it shall be given to them] for whom it is prepared.
And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed [them] in the way.
And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard [it. ]
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
The baptism of John, was [it] from heaven, or of men? answer me.
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
they were considering
But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all [men] counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.