The Gospel of Matthew

#christianity #matthew #the_bible #the_gospels

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Chapters in Matthew:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Total verses: 1071

The Gospel of Matthew is a later copy of the Gospel of Mark, using 92% of its text. It is anonymous1 and it wasn't until about 150CE that the author "Matthew" was assigned2. It was written after the fall of the Jewish temple in 70CE, in Syria, and almost definitely written before 100CE. It went through several versions, probably edited by different authors, until it reached its final form by the 3rd century. The first two chapters, the birth of Jesus and the genealogy, were not found in the early versions.

Matthew not written by an eye-witness of Jesus. We know this because it is a copy of Mark. No eye witness of such an important person would have needed, or wanted, to simply copy someone-else's memories about him. It is written in Greek and not in the native tongues of anyone who met and followed Jesus, and it was written too late to reasonably be the memóires of an eye-witness.

Matthew specifically set out to correct many mistakes in Mark's gospel, especially regarding comments on Jewish customs and practices. Matthew was also written in order to debate some theological points, and had Jesus comment on those arguments, even though the disagreements hadn't arisen until after the supposed time of Jesus. Therefore, the gospel gives away the fact that it more of a theological argument than an historical account.


1. When Was Matthew Written? 3

#christianity #Germany #Syria

Because the Gospel of Matthew is a copy of Mark (re-using 92% of its text and correcting some errors) we know it was written afterwards4. Matthew and Luke also share precise wording in several areas that does not occur in Mark, and historians are sure that a common source document was used for all of them. They call it "Q" after the German word for "source".

It was written after the fall of the Jewish temple in 70CE, in Syria, probably at around the same time as the Gospel of Luke was written (as they were unaware of each other's writings)4, and almost definitely written before 100CE.

There are theological elements to the text that give away the fact that it was written after Christianity had already developed. Not only that, but it was written in order to promote a particular kind of Christianity. Professor Bart Ehrman points this out in relation to the verses where Jesus debates about the longevity of Old Testament laws. He says:

Think not that I came to abolish the law...

Matthew 5:17-19

But no-one thought that. All Hebrew law was consistent in saying that the Old Testament laws will prevail for all time. St Paul's messages about spreading the religion to gentiles, and sweeping away all the awkward and time-consuming Jewish customs, resulted in a debate over the status of the old laws. During that debate, the opinion arose that Jesus had come to abolish the old laws. But when the Gospel of Matthew was written this debate had already started, and the clumsy author invents this part of Jesus' speech in order to make his particular theological point.

It is not hard to recognize here a polemical shot across the Pauline bow. The saying presupposes that there are Christians who hold the opinion that "Jesus came to abolish the Torah and the Prophets." The wording implies a particular interpretation of the redemptive mission of Jesus, what he 'came' to do on earth;

"Incredible Shrinking Son of Man: How Reliable Is the Gospel Tradition?" by Robert M. Price (2003)5

2. Problems in Matthew

Matthew believed Jesus was a great man, divine, and also the Messiah. He set out in his writings to prove that Jesus was all of these things. He went through the Old Testament searching for any passage that he could apply as a prophecy of Jesus' divine nature. In many cases he found a text, and because he did not know Jesus, felt free to invent details in order to make the Old Testament text he was reading appear as a prophecy.

Here are some of the famous cases that can be used as proof of his untrustworthy tactics and furtive imagination:

  1. There Was No Virgin Birth
  2. The Guiding Star
  3. King Herod's Infant Genocide
  4. The Prophecy of the Two Donkeys
  5. The Crucifixion

2.1. There Was No Virgin Birth

#virgin_birth

The Prophecy of the Virgin Birth appears in Matthew 1:22-23. Matthew wrote this seventy years after Jesus Christ was born (35-40 years after he died). Up until that point no other text mentions Jesus' virgin birth. He quotes Isaiah 7:14 which was written 700 years before Jesus was born - thus claiming it was a sign, a prediction of the messiah's virgin birth.

But there is a serious problem. Matthew states that, due to prophecy, it is true that Jesus was a male line descendant of King David, and presents a genealogy at the beginning of his gospel tracing Jesus' lineage through Joseph. Matthew, apparently, like Luke and Paul and the rest of the early Christians, did not believe in a virgin birth. There are two theories that explain how this contradiction occurred. (1) A Septuagint mistranslation of the word "virgin" instead of "young woman" caused the discrepancy. The original prophecy is not that someone called Immanuel will be born of a virgin, but merely that someone called Immanuel will be born. In the original context of the story, this makes a lot of sense. (2) Matthew, writing for a Roman gentile audience in Greek, included popular myths surrounding sons of gods, who in Roman mythology were frequently said to be born of virgins. In either case, it is clear that Matthew's prophecy of a virgin birth was a mistake, and modern Bible's actually include a footnote in Matthew pointing out that the virgin birth is a Septuagint mistranslation.

2.1.1. Matthew did not write that the virgin birth was prophesized nor fulfilled

The text in Matthew reads: "All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" --which means, 'God with us.'".

As it happens, the ancient Greek translators of the Septuagint and similar translations made an ancient error. They translated the Hebrew word "almah" into the Greek "parthenos", which usually means a "virgin." "Almah" appears 9 other times in the Hebrew Scriptures; in each case it means "young woman" - a female who might have been a virgin or might have been sexually active. When the Hebrew scriptures referred to a virgin (and they do over 50 times) they always used the Hebrew word "betulah." So, Isaiah was referring to a young woman becoming pregnant (a rather ordinary event) and not to a woman having conceived while still remaining a virgin (a miracle). During the Christian era, the passage has become so famous that many modern translators find it difficult to conform to the Hebrew original. Many duplicate the error of those ancient Greek translations.

The story in Isaiah 7:14 is unrelated to the birth of Jesus. 6 It describes a siege of Jerusalem by the Assyrians about 715 BCE. The child that was born to the young woman at the time was a sign from God that the siege would be lifted and that Jerusalem would continue as before.

"Timing, location & prophecy of Jesus' birth" by OCRT

If the quote is examined in context, it is easy to see that the young woman of the prophecy was Isaiah's own wife or concubine, and it was the birth of her son, or the promise of it, that was being offered to King Ahaz as a sign that God would protect his kingdom from its enemies.

Text from "No Holy Night" by M. R. Gates (1997)

This means that the original text only prophesizes that "A young woman will be with child and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel". As pointed out above the Biblical text makes perfect sense in the context of the story, it was never meant to be taken out of context, nor mistranslated in part to read "of a virgin". This would explain why Matthew states that Joseph, of the line of David, was Jesus' father and that this fulfils the Old Testament requirement that the saviour would be born of the lineage of King David. It is only as a result of the early 6th century CE Septuagint mistranslation that we think Matthew believed simultaneously that Jesus was born of a virgin, and that Joseph was his father.-->

OCRT list several modern bibles that correctly translate the term as "young woman", and some that mistranslate it as "virgin", and some who cleverly avoid the problem by saying a "virgin will conceive", therefore leaving it unclear.

2.1.2. Other Christians and Previous Christians Did Not Believe in the Virgin Birth

Bullet points from Virgin Birth Summary by the OCRT

The apostle Paul makes no reference to the virginal conception by the mother of Jesus when speaking of Jesus' origins and divinity. His epistles were written during the 50's A.D. and predate all of the four gospels. Although Paul never met Jesus (who died about 30 A.D.), he personally did know James, the brother of Jesus. Yet despite this eye-witness link to Jesus, Paul apparently knows nothing of the virgin birth, for he states only that Jesus was "born of a woman" (Galatians 4:4) and was "descended from David, according to the flesh" (Romans 1:3), thereby implying a normal birth.

www.religioustolerance.org/xmas_lib.htm

2.1.3. Matthew Included a Roman Myth in the Jesus story

Thus it can be seen that nowhere in the Old Testament is a prophecy that the messiah will be born of a virgin. In fact, virgins nowhere give birth in the Old Testament. The following text explains why Matthew would have included and supported text on a virgin birth even if the original prophecy did not read as such.

Matthew would have been aware of all the Roman myths, being a Syrian. In Roman (pagan) myths there are many virgin births of great heroes and mythical characters, eg Herakles, Romulus and many others. For Matthew it would be unthinkable that the Messiah would not be born of a virgin along with these other great heroes. Matthew was writing for a gentile, Roman audience, in Greek, and he would have also known that his readers also would assume that Jesus, if at all divine, was born of a virgin.

In a fashion typical of Matthew worked, and of the way Roman mythology as a whole worked, Matthew included a virgin birth in Jesus' historical life in order to add credence to his story. He then looked through the Old Testament, and either in haste or dishonesty, appropriated some relevant-sounding text from Isaiah.

It is only a later Greek mistranslation that makes Matthew say "called Immanuel, born of a virgin", rather than "of a young woman". This saves Matthew from an accusation of deception, but no matter which of these two theories we accept, we see that there was never a virgin birth.

2.2. The Guiding Star

One of Matthew's plotlines is the three visitors from the East who visit the newborn Jesus. They say that a star came up in the East, however no other people in the story appear to notice this. It must have been a relatively unnoticeable event, a fairly faint star, only noticed by people who study the stars. The three visitors are called "Star Readers" in Matthew 2:1. However no other astrologers across the world at that time document this phenomenon. It appears Matthew made it up.

2.3. Matthew 21:1-7 - The Prophecy of the 2 Donkeys

Mark wrote that Jesus rode triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey. Luke and John both stuck to this. Matthew was in the habit of "correcting" Mark's errors and on this point of Jesus' riding into Jerusalem, Matthew felt he should have been riding on two donkeys at the same time.

On all three times Matthew mentions this part (Matthew 21:1-7) he says the same thing, so it was not a transcription error. Why does Matthew alter the text in such a bizarre way? It seems he misread Zechariah 9:9: "mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey". We have already seen from Matthew's misinterpretation of the difference between the Hebrew word "Almah" and "Betulah" that he has a poor understanding of Hebrew. This passage also was misunderstood by Matthew.

In Hebrew an emphasis is expressed by the doubling of a word or a phrase, like "and David's enemies were dead, and yes, very dead," so the original phrase does not mean two animals at all (as is also clearly shown by Jewish comments on the passage).

Once again Matthew changed the meaning of the text to reflect what he thought it should say in order to make a prophecy come true, a conscious act of fraud in order to make the text fits his own personal opinion of the facts.

2.4. Matthew 2:16-18 - King Herod: The Killing of Every Male Baby

#herod

Chapter two of Matthew tells us of King Herod's anger at the three wise men and then of the killing of every child. Surely, the slaughter of every male child (Matthew 2:16-18) in Bethlehem, Ramah, and the surrounding area would have got mentioned in many places, such as Josephus' detailed accounts of the times, in fact it would likely cause the downfall of such an immoral, monstrous leader who issued such orders! Incidentally, the other 'great' leader in the Bible to issue such orders was Moses (Numbers 31:17-18, Joshua 6:21-24), killing all the women/young/old in a city on two separate occasions.

Many other myths, including more ancient Roman ones, had an event where all the male children were killed, and the famous Romulus and Remus story is (once again) a good, famous example. The story of Moses also contains a period of time when all Jewish male children are being killed by the King of the time, when Moses escapes in a basket pushed down a river by his mother. The princess who picked him out of the water called him Moses, which means "picked out".

2.5. The End of the World is Imminent

#teotwawki

Jesus in the Christian Bible proclaimed many times that the world was about to end: judgement was about to come and he specifically said that this would happen in the same generation that he first appeared in. Obviously, there has been a delay. St Paul taught the same message, preaching the urgent admission of sins, because of the imminent end. The rest of the New Testament, especially the Book of Revelations, provides many more cryptic clues about when this will occur. This is what has spurred the endless stream of historical proclamations by studious Christians that the end is near. Matthew 24:27-44 is a lengthy commentary on when the Son of Man comes to end the world, but various hints and comments are scattered throughout the rest of New Testament.Some of the relevant comments in Matthew are:

2.6. The Crucifixion6

#christianity #crucifixion #judaism

Matthew contributed some very unlikely events to the Biblical account of the crucifixion and resurrection. For example, the Guards on the Tomb, the empty Tomb, the Angel, the Earthquake and the 3 hours darkness at Jesus' death are all very likely to be wrong. Matthew exaggerates elements when copying Mark to the point of making it up, for example the young-boy who at Jesus' tomb becomes a radiant angel who scares off the guards (Matthew 28). These side-stories, although not essential to the idea of the resurrection, reinforce the feeling that Matthew was writing anything he could to make Jesus out to have existed, whether such things were true or not. This glorification and artistic license with his primary sources introduces many errors of logic into the story. I quote at length from "2g. Was the Tomb Guarded?" by Richard Carrier:

Doesn't the fact that the tomb was guarded make escape unlikely, even if Jesus survived? Although one gospel accuses the Jews of making up the theft story, it is only that same gospel, after all, which mentions a guard on the tomb, and the authors have the same motive to make that up as the Jews would have had to make up the theft story: by inventing guards on the tomb the authors create a rhetorical means of putting the theft story into question, especially for the majority of converts who did not live in Palestine. And it is most suspicious that the other gospel accounts omit any mention of a guard, even when Mary visits the tomb (compare Matthew 28:1-15 with Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12, and John 20:1-9), and also do not mention the theft story--this claim is not even reported in Acts, where a lot of hostile Jewish attacks on the church are recorded, yet somehow this one fails to be mentioned. Neither Peter nor Paul mention either fact, either, even though their letters predate the gospels by decades. Worse, Matthew's account involves reporting privileged conversations between priests and Pilate, and then secret ones between priests and guards that no Christian could have known about (27.62-65, 28.11-15). This is always a very suspicious sign of fiction. Such a story could very easily be a Christian invention. They had the motive to make it up, to answer the objections of later skeptics (just like the Thomas story in John), and the story looks like an invention, because it narrates events that could not be known by the author.

How would this story develop? If a doubter had claimed that the Christians "could have" stolen the body, and someone overheard this charge and, in the manner of all rumours which get altered in transmission, thought that they heard the body was stolen and then accused the Christians of theft, the Christians could have responded that "the Jews said that, to thwart us" (as Matthew says, "this story is spread around among Jews to the present day," 28.15). This would be quite plausible, since the story does portray the Jews as having a motive to torpedo the cause. One can easily imagine the skeptics answering back that if the Jews really feared theft, they would have guarded the tomb. This skeptical charge would then inspire the addition of guards, which would also require a story of bribery to explain why there are no guards around who could vouch for the resurrection, as well as the invention of an earthquake and angelic intervention to explain why the guards would not interfere with Mary, since, now that he has placed guards on the scene, Matthew has to invent some bizarre reason for their cowering before a woman, a strange story appearing in no other accounts of Mary's visit to the tomb.

It seems, then, that a lie is getting larger and more implausible, in a desperate attempt to make it more plausible, a fate that has befallen many a tall story. [...]

An additional reason to reject Matthew's story is that it contradicts all other accounts and is illogical: if the tomb was sealed until the angel came and moved the stone before the women and the guards, how did Jesus leave the tomb undetected? Did he teleport? For he wasn't in the tomb: it was already empty. Even if he want to imagine that he did teleport, all the other Gospels record that the stone had already been moved when the women arrived (Mark 16:4, Luke 24:2, John 20:1). Thus, Matthew's account is contradicted three times, even by an earlier source (Mark), and does not make a lot of sense. That is further ground for rejecting it: for Matthew alone must have the angel open the tomb when the women are present in order to silence the guards that he alone has put there.

"2g. Was the Tomb Guarded?" by Richard Carrier

Matthew appears to have included, as part of Jesus' history, the same story that accompanies many other myths in history. That of the darkening of the sun when an important person dies. I now quote Kersey Graves' essay "The Aphanasia":

MATTHEW tells us (xxvii. 31) that when Christ was crucified, there was darkness all over the land for three hours, and "the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent, and many of the saints came out of their graves."

Here we have a series of events spoken of so strange, so unusual and so extraordinary that, had they occurred, they must have attracted the attention of the whole world -- especially the amazing scene of the sun's withdrawing his light and ceasing to shine, and thereby causing an almost total darkness near the middle of the day. And yet no writer of that age or country, or any other age or country, mentions the circumstance but Matthew. A phenomenon so terrible and so serious in its effects as literally to unhinge the planets and partially disorganize the universe must have excited the alarm and amazement of the whole world, and caused a serious disturbance in the affairs of nations. And yet strange, superlatively strange, not one of the numerous historians of that age makes the slightest allusion to such an astounding event.

"The Aphanasia, or Darkness at the Crucifixion" by Kersey Graves

Matthew included this story (just like he included many others) because he assumed that because Jesus was Christ that all the stories surrounding other Christs would be true of Jesus also. This would be a natural assumption, just like today we assume a banker wears a suit and a tie to work.

Graves continues to partially list major myths of the time that included such a darkening of the sun: The ancient pagan demigod Senerus, the Indian God Chrishna, the Egyptian Osiris, Prometheus, Romulus, even Caesar and Alexander the Great.

If we removed from Matthew all the stories about Jesus that were to be found to be part of Roman popular culture about sons-of-gods, then, we find that there is very little left! Some people theorize that all stories about Jesus are copies of other stories because Jesus himself never existed!

3. The 28 chapters of Matthew (1071 verses)

Matthew chapter 1 (25 verses) - Ancestors of Jesus Christ listed; Mary pregnant by Holy Spirit; Angel appears to Joseph; Joseph marries Mary; Jesus is born7

KJVYLTNotes
1The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.A roll of the birth of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham.

Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38 both list long family genealogies in order to prove that Jesus was descended from David via Joseph, however, the authors appear to have actually made the details up. Luke's genealogy is completely different to Matthew's, giving 43 generations of sons from David to Joseph (in contrast to Matthew's 28) and using an entirely different set of names. It was tradition only to list family members that are thought important... but surely they would have at least picked one in common? The lists are a very tedious read and are dubious historically, which makes me wonder if 1 Timothy 1:4 was a warning against them! 1 Timothy 1:4 says: "nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies, that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith" (Young's Literal Translation).

See: "The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical" by Vexen Crabtree (2014).

Matthew 1:1-17: See The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 4.1. King David and Joseph

Matthew 1:1 is referenced on The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 4.1. King David and Joseph

Matthew 1:1-17 is referenced on The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 4.2. The Genealogies Are Mythological

Matthew 1:1 is referenced on 1st Century Christian Ebionites: The Original Christians?: 2.3. Adoptionism

Some comments on Matthew 1:1 are on Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity

Matthew 1:1-17 is discussed on Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity: 1. Jesus Becoming God

Matthew 1:1: Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity: 1. Jesus Becoming God

Matthew 1:1-17 is mentioned on The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 4.0. Luke chapter 3 (38 verses) - John came from the wilderness preaching repentance. Jesus was baptised. He was son of David, son of Abraham, son of Adam, son of God.

Matthew 1:1: See Gnosticism (1st-7th Century): The Birth of Christianity: 3.2. Adoptionism (The True God Adopted Jesus)

Matthew 1:22-23 comments: The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 2. The Virgin Birth

Matthew 1:22-23 is referenced on The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 2. Contradictions and Mistakes

Matthew 1:22-23 commented on above: 2.1. There Was No Virgin Birth

2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren,
3And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;and Judah begat Pharez and Zarah of Tamar, and Pharez begat Hezron, and Hezron begat Ram,
4And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;and Ram begat Amminadab, and Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
5And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;and Salmon begat Boaz of Rahab, and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse,
6And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king begat Solomon, of her `who had been' Uriah's,
7And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;and Solomon begat Rehoboam, and Rehoboam begat Abijah, and Abijah begat Asa,
8And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;and Asa begat Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Uzziah,
9And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;and Uzziah begat Jotham, and Jotham begat Ahaz, and Ahaz begat Hezekiah,
10And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;and Hezekiah begat Manasseh, and Manasseh begat Amon, and Amon begat Josiah,
11And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:and Josiah begat Jeconiah and his brethren, at the Babylonian removal.
12And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;And after the Babylonian removal, Jeconiah begat Shealtiel, and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel,
13And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;and Zerubbabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor,
14And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;and Azor begat Sadok, and Sadok begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud,
15And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;and Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob,
16And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was begotten Jesus, who is named Christ.
17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.All the generations, therefore, from Abraham unto David `are' fourteen generations, and from David unto the Babylonian removal fourteen generations, and from the Babylonian removal unto the Christ, fourteen generations.
18Now 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.And of Jesus Christ, the birth was thus: For his mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before their coming together she was found to have conceived from the Holy Spirit,
19Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.and Joseph her husband being righteous, and not willing to make her an example, did wish privately to send her away.
20But 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 on his thinking of these things, lo, a messenger of the Lord in a dream appeared to him, saying, `Joseph, son of David, thou mayest not fear to receive Mary thy wife, for that which in her was begotten `is' of the Holy Spirit,
21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins.'
22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,And all this hath come to pass, that it may be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying,
23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.`Lo, the virgin shall conceive, and she shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,' which is, being interpreted `With us `he is' God.'
24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:And Joseph, having risen from the sleep, did as the messenger of the Lord directed him, and received his wife,
25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.and did not know her till she brought forth her son -- the first-born, and he called his name Jesus.

Matthew chapter 2 (23 verses) - Wise men worship Jesus; Herod tries to kill Jesus; Jesus family flees to Egypt & later returns to Nazareth to live when safe7

KJVYLTNotes
1Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,And Jesus having been born in Beth-Lehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, lo, mages from the east came to Jerusalem,

Matthew 2:1 appears on The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 5. The Guiding Star

Matthew 2:1 commented on above: 3. The Guiding Star

For more on Matthew 2:16-17 see The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 6. King Herod: The Killing of Every Male Baby

Matthew 2:16 is referenced on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 3.8. Matthew's Nativity Story

Matthew 2:16-18 commentary above: 5. Matthew 2:16-18 - King Herod: The Killing of Every Male Baby

2Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.saying, `Where is he who was born king of the Jews? for we saw his star in the east, and we came to bow to him.'
3When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.And Herod the king having heard, was stirred, and all Jerusalem with him,
4And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.and having gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he was inquiring from them where the Christ is born.
5And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,And they said to him, `In Beth-Lehem of Judea, for thus it hath been written through the prophet,
6And 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.And thou, Beth-Lehem, the land of Judah, thou art by no means the least among the leaders of Judah, for out of thee shall come one leading, who shall feed My people Israel.'
7Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.Then Herod, privately having called the mages, did inquire exactly from them the time of the appearing star,
8And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.and having sent them to Beth-Lehem, he said, `Having gone -- inquire ye exactly for the child, and whenever ye may have found, bring me back word, that I also having come may bow to him.'
9When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.And they, having heard the king, departed, and lo, the star, that they did see in the east, did go before them, till, having come, it stood over where the child was.
10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.And having seen the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy,
11And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.and having come to the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and having fallen down they bowed to him, and having opened their treasures, they presented to him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh,
12And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.and having been divinely warned in a dream not to turn back unto Herod, through another way they withdrew to their own region.
13And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.And on their having withdrawn, lo, a messenger of the Lord doth appear in a dream to Joseph, saying, `Having risen, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and be thou there till I may speak to thee, for Herod is about to seek the child to destroy him.'
14When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:And he, having risen, took the child and his mother by night, and withdrew to Egypt,
15And 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 he was there till the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, `Out of Egypt I did call My Son.'
16Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.Then Herod, having seen that he was deceived by the mages, was very wroth, and having sent forth, he slew all the male children in Beth-Lehem, and in all its borders, from two years and under, according to the time that he inquired exactly from the mages.
17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
18In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.`A voice in Ramah was heard -- lamentation and weeping and much mourning -- Rachel weeping `for' her children, and she would not be comforted because they are not.'
19But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,And Herod having died, lo, a messenger of the Lord in a dream doth appear to Joseph in Egypt,
20Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.saying, `Having risen, take the child and his mother, and be going to the land of Israel, for they have died -- those seeking the life of the child.'
21And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.And he, having risen, took the child and his mother, and came to the land of Israel,
22But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:and having heard that Archelaus doth reign over Judea instead of Herod his father, he was afraid to go thither, and having been divinely warned in a dream, he withdrew to the parts of Galilee,
23And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.and coming, he dwelt in a city named Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophets, that `A Nazarene he shall be called.'

Matthew chapter 3 (17 verses) - John the Baptist preaches repentance in Judea & baptises in Jordan; John baptises Jesus; Spirit descends; His Father speaks7

KJVYLTNotes
1In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,And in those days cometh John the Baptist, proclaiming in the wilderness of Judea,

Matthew 3:3 is referenced on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 3:16 is mentioned on Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity: 1. Jesus Becoming God

For more on Matthew 3:16 see Docetism: Early Christianity of the 1st to 7th Century

2And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.and saying, `Reform, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens,'
3For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.for this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, `A voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye His paths.'
4And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.And this John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a girdle of skin round his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and honey of the field.
5Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,Then were going forth unto him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about the Jordan,
6And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.and they were baptized in the Jordan by him, confessing their sins.
7But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?And having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming about his baptism, he said to them, `Brood of vipers! who did shew you to flee from the coming wrath?
8Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:bear, therefore, fruits worthy of the reformation,
9And 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 do not think to say in yourselves, A father we have -- Abraham, for I say to you, that God is able out of these stones to raise children to Abraham,
10And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.and now also, the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree therefore not bearing good fruit is hewn down, and to fire is cast.
11I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:`I indeed do baptize you with water to reformation, but he who after me is coming is mightier than I, of whom I am not worthy to bear the sandals, he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,
12Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.whose fan `is' in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor, and will gather his wheat to the storehouse, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.'
13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.Then cometh Jesus from Galilee upon the Jordan, unto John to be baptized by him,
14But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?but John was forbidding him, saying, `I have need by thee to be baptized -- and thou dost come unto me!'
15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.But Jesus answering said to him, `Suffer now, for thus it is becoming to us to fulfill all righteousness,' then he doth suffer him.
16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:And having been baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water, and lo, opened to him were the heavens, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him,
17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, `This is My Son -- the Beloved, in whom I did delight.'

Matthew chapter 4 (25 verses) - Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. He called Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him. He preached and healed the sick.8

KJVYLTNotes
1Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.Then Jesus was led up to the wilderness by the Spirit, to be tempted by the Devil,

Matthew 4:1-11 is referenced on Arian Christianity (the Father is Greater than the Son): A Precursor to Modern Christianity: 5. Biblical References

Some comments on Matthew 4:1-11 are on Experiences of God are Illusions, Derived from Malfunctioning Psychological Processes: 2. Hallucinations and Fasting

Matthew 4:1-11: See The False and Conflicting Experiences of Mankind: How Other Peoples' Experience Contradict Our Own Beliefs: 5.1. Hallucinations

Matthew 4:1-11 appears on Hallucinations, Sensory Deprivation and Fasting: The Physiological Causes of Religious and Mystical Experiences

Matthew 4:1-11 is mentioned on Hallucinations, Sensory Deprivation and Fasting: The Physiological Causes of Religious and Mystical Experiences: 4. Fasting, Sensory Deprivation and Religion

Matthew 4:1-11: See What Causes Religion and Superstitions?: 3.4. Hallucinations, Fasting and Sensory Deprivation

2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he did hunger.
3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.And the Tempter having come to him said, `If Son thou art of God -- speak that these stones may become loaves.'
4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.But he answering said, `It hath been written, Not upon bread alone doth man live, but upon every word coming forth from the mouth of God.'
5Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,Then doth the Devil take him to the `holy' city, and doth set him on the pinnacle of the temple,
6And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.and saith to him, `If Son thou art of God -- cast thyself down, for it hath been written, that, His messengers He shall charge concerning thee, and on hands they shall bear thee up, that thou mayest not dash on a stone thy foot.'
7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.Jesus said to him again, `It hath been written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'
8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;Again doth the Devil take him to a very high mount, and doth shew to him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them,
9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.and saith to him, `All these to thee I will give, if falling down thou mayest bow to me.'
10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.Then saith Jesus to him, `Go -- Adversary, for it hath been written, The Lord thy God thou shalt bow to, and Him only thou shalt serve.'
11Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.Then doth the Devil leave him, and lo, messengers came and were ministering to him.
12Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;And Jesus having heard that John was delivered up, did withdraw to Galilee,
13And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:and having left Nazareth, having come, he dwelt at Capernaum that is by the sea, in the borders of Zebulun and Naphtalim,
14That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
15The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;`Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations! --
16The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.the people that is sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to those sitting in a region and shadow of death -- light arose to them.'
17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.From that time began Jesus to proclaim and to say, `Reform ye, for come nigh hath the reign of the heavens.'
18And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon named Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a drag into the sea -- for they were fishers --
19And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.and he saith to them, `Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men,'
20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.and they, immediately, having left the nets, did follow him.
21And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.And having advanced thence, he saw other two brothers, James of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, refitting their nets, and he called them,
22And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.and they, immediately, having left the boat and their father, did follow him.
23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.And Jesus was going about all Galilee teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the reign, and healing every disease, and every malady among the people,
24And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.and his fame went forth to all Syria, and they brought to him all having ailments, pressed with manifold sicknesses and pains, and demoniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics, and he healed them.
25And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.And there followed him many multitudes from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and beyond the Jordan.

Matthew chapter 5 (48 verses) - Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart. I have come to fulfil the law. Whoever is angry will be judged. I say, love your enemies."8

KJVYLTNotes
1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:And having seen the multitudes, he went up to the mount, and he having sat down, his disciples came to him,

Matthew 5:17-19: The Old Testament Versus the New Testament: Do Christians Still Have to Observe OT Law?: 1. The Old Testament Versus the New Testament: Do Christians Still Have to Observe OT Law?

Matthew 5:17-19: Biblical Dress Codes: God's Laws on Clothes: 3. All Laws of the Bible Must be Followed, Both Old and New

Some comments on Matthew 5:17-19 are on God's Methods of Communication: Universal Truth Versus Hebrew and Arabic: 8.2. Does the New Testament Represent a New Revelation Which Overrides the Jewish Scriptures?

Matthew 5:17-19 commentary above: 1. When Was Matthew Written?

Matthew 5:18-19: SAB: Are the laws of the Old Testament still binding? Some Bible Verses Say Yes, Others Say No

Matthew 5:18 comments: God's Methods of Communication: Universal Truth Versus Hebrew and Arabic: 8.1. Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahái

Matthew 5:18 comments: The Bahá'í Faith: 3.1. Another Religion Claiming that its Prophet is the Latest from God

For more on Matthew 5:28 see Religious Clothing and Symbols in Secular Democracies: 7.1. Blaming Women for Male Lust and Male Lack of Self Control

Matthew 5:39 comments: Satanism and Violence: 3.2. Christianity

Matthew 5:45 is referenced on Monotheism and Free Will: God, Determinism and Fate: 4.1. Christianity

Matthew 5:45 is discussed on The Illusion of Choice: Free Will and Determinism: 7.3. Free Will in the Christian Bible

Matthew 5:45: Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 2.1. No Free Will

For more on Matthew 5:45 see Biblical Christianity Denies Free Will

Matthew 5:45: Biblical Christianity Denies Free Will: 1.4. Misc. Biblical Text

2And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,and having opened his mouth, he was teaching them, saying:
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.`Happy the poor in spirit -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.`Happy the mourning -- because they shall be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.`Happy the meek -- because they shall inherit the land.
6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.`Happy those hungering and thirsting for righteousness -- because they shall be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.`Happy the kind -- because they shall find kindness.
8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.`Happy the clean in heart -- because they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.`Happy the peacemakers -- because they shall be called Sons of God.
10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.`Happy those persecuted for righteousness' sake -- because theirs is the reign of the heavens.
11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.`Happy are ye whenever they may reproach you, and may persecute, and may say any evil thing against you falsely for my sake --
12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.rejoice ye and be glad, because your reward `is' great in the heavens, for thus did they persecute the prophets who were before you.
13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.`Ye are the salt of the land, but if the salt may lose savour, in what shall it be salted? for nothing is it good henceforth, except to be cast without, and to be trodden down by men.
14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.`Ye are the light of the world, a city set upon a mount is not able to be hid;
15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.nor do they light a lamp, and put it under the measure, but on the lamp-stand, and it shineth to all those in the house;
16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.so let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and may glorify your Father who `is' in the heavens.
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.`Do not suppose that I came to throw down the law or the prophets -- I did not come to throw down, but to fulfill;
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.for, verily I say to you, till that the heaven and the earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle may not pass away from the law, till that all may come to pass.
19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.`Whoever therefore may loose one of these commands -- the least -- and may teach men so, least he shall be called in the reign of the heavens, but whoever may do and may teach `them', he shall be called great in the reign of the heavens.
20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.`For I say to you, that if your righteousness may not abound above that of the scribes and Pharisees, ye may not enter to the reign of the heavens.
21Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:`Ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not kill, and whoever may kill shall be in danger of the judgment;
22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.but I -- I say to you, that every one who is angry at his brother without cause, shall be in danger of the judgment, and whoever may say to his brother, Empty fellow! shall be in danger of the sanhedrim, and whoever may say, Rebel! shall be in danger of the gehenna of the fire.
23Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;`If, therefore, thou mayest bring thy gift to the altar, and there mayest remember that thy brother hath anything against thee,
24Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.leave there thy gift before the altar, and go -- first be reconciled to thy brother, and then having come bring thy gift.
25Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.`Be agreeing with thy opponent quickly, while thou art in the way with him, that the opponent may not deliver thee to the judge, and the judge may deliver thee to the officer, and to prison thou mayest be cast,
26Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.verily I say to thee, thou mayest not come forth thence till that thou mayest pay the last farthing.
27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:`Ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not commit adultery;
28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.but I -- I say to you, that every one who is looking on a woman to desire her, did already commit adultery with her in his heart.
29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.`But, if thy right eye doth cause thee to stumble, pluck it out and cast from thee, for it is good to thee that one of thy members may perish, and not thy whole body be cast to gehenna.
30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.`And, if thy right hand doth cause thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast from thee, for it is good to thee that one of thy members may perish, and not thy whole body be cast to gehenna.
31It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:`And it was said, That whoever may put away his wife, let him give to her a writing of divorce;
32But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.but I -- I say to you, that whoever may put away his wife, save for the matter of whoredom, doth make her to commit adultery; and whoever may marry her who hath been put away doth commit adultery.
33Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:`Again, ye heard that it was said to the ancients: Thou shalt not swear falsely, but thou shalt pay to the Lord thine oaths;
34But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:but I -- I say to you, not to swear at all; neither by the heaven, because it is the throne of God,
35Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.nor by the earth, because it is His footstool, nor by Jerusalem, because it is a city of a great king,
36Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.nor by thy head mayest thou swear, because thou art not able one hair to make white or black;
37But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.but let your word be, Yes, Yes, No, No, and that which is more than these is of the evil.
38Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:`Ye heard that it was said: Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth;
39But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.but I -- I say to you, not to resist the evil, but whoever shall slap thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other;
40And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.and whoever is willing to take thee to law, and thy coat to take -- suffer to him also the cloak.
41And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.`And whoever shall impress thee one mile, go with him two,
42Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.to him who is asking of thee be giving, and him who is willing to borrow from thee thou mayest not turn away.
43Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.`Ye heard that it was said: Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and shalt hate thine enemy;
44But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;but I -- I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those cursing you, do good to those hating you, and pray for those accusing you falsely, and persecuting you,
45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.that ye may be sons of your Father in the heavens, because His sun He doth cause to rise on evil and good, and He doth send rain on righteous and unrighteous.
46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?`For, if ye may love those loving you, what reward have ye? do not also the tax-gatherers the same?
47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?and if ye may salute your brethren only, what do ye abundant? do not also the tax-gatherers so?
48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.ye shall therefore be perfect, as your Father who `is' in the heavens is perfect.

Matthew chapter 6 (34 verses) - "Do your good deeds in secret. Pray, 'Father, your kingdom come.' You cannot serve God and money. Do not be anxious about your life."8

KJVYLTNotes
1Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.`Take heed your kindness not to do before men, to be seen by them, and if not -- reward ye have not from your Father who `is' in the heavens;

Matthew 6:1-4: See What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 1. Pray in Private and Secretly, Not In Public

Matthew 6:5-6: See Prayer to God in Christianity and Islam: It is Useless and Satanic!: 4. Prayer in Christianity

Matthew 6:5-6: What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?

Matthew 6:5-6 is mentioned on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 1. Pray in Private and Secretly, Not In Public

Matthew 6:7 is discussed on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 2. Pray a Lot - But Use Not Repetitions

Some comments on Matthew 6:7 are on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 2. Pray a Lot - But Use Not Repetitions

Matthew 6:9-13 is discussed on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 2. Pray a Lot - But Use Not Repetitions

Matthew 6:16-18 is discussed on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 1. Pray in Private and Secretly, Not In Public

2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.whenever, therefore, thou mayest do kindness, thou mayest not sound a trumpet before thee as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may have glory from men; verily I say to you -- they have their reward!
3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:`But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth,
4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.that thy kindness may be in secret, and thy Father who is seeing in secret Himself shall reward thee manifestly.
5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.`And when thou mayest pray, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites, because they love in the synagogues, and in the corners of the broad places -- standing -- to pray, that they may be seen of men; verily I say to you, that they have their reward.
6But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.`But thou, when thou mayest pray, go into thy chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who `is' in secret, and thy Father who is seeing in secret, shall reward thee manifestly.
7But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.`And -- praying -- ye may not use vain repetitions like the nations, for they think that in their much speaking they shall be heard,
8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.be ye not therefore like to them, for your Father doth know those things that ye have need of before your asking him;
9After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.thus therefore pray ye: `Our Father who `art' in the heavens! hallowed be Thy name.
10Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.`Thy reign come: Thy will come to pass, as in heaven also on the earth.
11Give us this day our daily bread.`Our appointed bread give us to-day.
12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.`And forgive us our debts, as also we forgive our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.`And mayest Thou not lead us to temptation, but deliver us from the evil, because Thine is the reign, and the power, and the glory -- to the ages. Amen.
14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:`For, if ye may forgive men their trespasses He also will forgive you -- your Father who `is' in the heavens;
15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.but if ye may not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.`And when ye may fast, be ye not as the hypocrites, of sour countenances, for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear to men fasting; verily I say to you, that they have their reward.
17But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;`But thou, fasting, anoint thy head, and wash thy face,
18That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.that thou mayest not appear to men fasting, but to thy Father who `is' in secret, and thy Father, who is seeing in secret, shall reward thee manifestly.
19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:`Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal,
20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,
21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.for where your treasure is, there will be also your heart.
22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.`The lamp of the body is the eye, if, therefore, thine eye may be perfect, all thy body shall be enlightened,
23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!but if thine eye may be evil, all thy body shall be dark; if, therefore, the light that `is' in thee is darkness -- the darkness, how great!
24No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.`None is able to serve two lords, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to the one, and despise the other; ye are not able to serve God and Mammon.
25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?`Because of this I say to you, be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat, and what ye may drink, nor for your body, what ye may put on. Is not the life more than the nourishment, and the body than the clothing?
26Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?look to the fowls of the heaven, for they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into storehouses, and your heavenly Father doth nourish them; are not ye much better than they?
27Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?`And who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit?
28And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:and about clothing why are ye anxious? consider well the lilies of the field; how do they grow? they do not labour, nor do they spin;
29And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.and I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these.
30Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?`And if the herb of the field, that to-day is, and to-morrow is cast to the furnace, God doth so clothe -- not much more you, O ye of little faith?
31Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?therefore ye may not be anxious, saying, What may we eat? or, What may we drink? or, What may we put round?
32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.for all these do the nations seek for, for your heavenly Father doth know that ye have need of all these;
33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.but seek ye first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these shall be added to you.
34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.Be not therefore anxious for the morrow, for the morrow shall be anxious for its own things; sufficient for the day `is' the evil of it.

Matthew chapter 7 (29 verses) - Jesus teaches Sermon on the Mount: about judging, God's good gifts, narrow way to life, false prophets, wise & foolish men7

KJVYLTNotes
1Judge not, that ye be not judged.`Judge not, that ye may not be judged,

Matthew 7:7-8 appears on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 3. Those With Some Faith Will Have Prayers Come True

Matthew 7:12: See Ethics Of Reciprocity like the Golden Rule and the Wiccan Rede Do Not Work: 4. Adherents of the Golden Rule, by Religion

Matthew 7:18 appears on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 6.1. The Rise of Orthodoxy

2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.for in what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and in what measure ye measure, it shall be measured to you.
3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?`And why dost thou behold the mote that `is' in thy brother's eye, and the beam that `is' in thine own eye dost not consider?
4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?or, how wilt thou say to thy brother, Suffer I may cast out the mote from thine eye, and lo, the beam `is' in thine own eye?
5Thou 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.Hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou shalt see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.`Ye may not give that which is `holy' to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, that they may not trample them among their feet, and having turned -- may rend you.
7Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:`Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;
8For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.for every one who is asking doth receive, and he who is seeking doth find, and to him who is knocking it shall be opened.
9Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?`Or what man is of you, of whom, if his son may ask a loaf -- a stone will he present to him?
10Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?and if a fish he may ask -- a serpent will he present to him?
11If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?if, therefore, ye being evil, have known good gifts to give to your children, how much more shall your Father who `is' in the heavens give good things to those asking him?
12Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.`All things, therefore, whatever ye may will that men may be doing to you, so also do to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
13Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:`Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide `is' the gate, and broad the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in through it;
14Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.how strait `is' the gate, and compressed the way that is leading to the life, and few are those finding it!
15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.`But, take heed of the false prophets, who come unto you in sheep's clothing, and inwardly are ravening wolves.
16Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?From their fruits ye shall know them; do `men' gather from thorns grapes? or from thistles figs?
17Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.so every good tree doth yield good fruits, but the bad tree doth yield evil fruits.
18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits.
19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.Every tree not yielding good fruit is cut down and is cast to fire:
20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.therefore from their fruits ye shall know them.
21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.`Not every one who is saying to me Lord, lord, shall come into the reign of the heavens; but he who is doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens.
22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name cast out demons? and in thy name done many mighty things?
23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.and then I will acknowledge to them, that -- I never knew you, depart from me ye who are working lawlessness.
24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:`Therefore, every one who doth hear of me these words, and doth do them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock;
25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.and the rain did descend, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell not, for it had been founded on the rock.
26And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:`And every one who is hearing of me these words, and is not doing them, shall be likened to a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
27And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.and the rain did descend, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and its fall was great.'
28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:And it came to pass, when Jesus ended these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching,
29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

Matthew chapter 8 (34 verses) - Jesus heals leper, centurion's servant, Peter's mother & other people; Jesus calms sea, casts devils out of two men into pigs7

KJVYLTNotes
1When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.And when he came down from the mount, great multitudes did follow him,

Matthew 8:12 is referenced on Hell in World Religions: 8. Origin of the Christian Hell

Matthew 8:22 appears on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 2. The New Testament God is Also Evil

Matthew 8:22: See The Christian Holy Bible: 2.4. The Imminent End of the World

Matthew 8:22 is discussed on The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 8:22 is referenced on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 5. Jesus and the New Testament

Matthew 8:22 commentary above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 8:28: The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

2And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.and lo, a leper having come, was bowing to him, saying, `Sir, if thou art willing, thou art able to cleanse me;'
3And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.and having stretched forth the hand, Jesus touched him, saying, `I will, be thou cleansed,' and immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.And Jesus saith to him, `See, thou mayest tell no one, but go, thyself shew to the priest, and bring the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony to them.'
5And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,And Jesus having entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion calling upon him,
6And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.and saying, `Sir, my young man hath been laid in the house a paralytic, fearfully afflicted,'
7And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.and Jesus saith to him, `I, having come, will heal him.'
8The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.And the centurion answering said, `Sir, I am not worthy that thou mayest enter under my roof, but only say a word, and my servant shall be healed;
9For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.for I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Be coming, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doth `it'.'
10When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.And Jesus having heard, did wonder, and said to those following, `Verily I say to you, not even in Israel so great faith have I found;
11And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.and I say to you, that many from east and west shall come and recline (at meat) with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the reign of the heavens,
12But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.but the sons of the reign shall be cast forth to the outer darkness -- there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.'
13And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.And Jesus said to the centurion, `Go, and as thou didst believe let it be to thee;' and his young man was healed in that hour.
14And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.And Jesus having come into the house of Peter, saw his mother-in-law laid, and fevered,
15And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.and he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she arose, and was ministering to them.
16When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:And evening having come, they brought to him many demoniacs, and he did cast out the spirits with a word, and did heal all who were ill,
17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, `Himself took our infirmities, and the sicknesses he did bear.'
18Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.And Jesus having seen great multitudes about him, did command to depart to the other side;
19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.and a certain scribe having come, said to him, `Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou mayest go;'
20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.and Jesus saith to him, `The foxes have holes, and the birds of the heaven places of rest, but the Son of Man hath not where he may lay the head.'
21And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.And another of his disciples said to him, `Sir, permit me first to depart and to bury my father;'
22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.and Jesus said to him, `Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'
23And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.And when he entered into the boat his disciples did follow him,
24And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.and lo, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was being covered by the waves, but he was sleeping,
25And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.and his disciples having come to him, awoke him, saying, `Sir, save us; we are perishing.'
26And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.And he saith to them, `Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?' Then having risen, he rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm;
27But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!and the men wondered, saying, `What kind -- is this, that even the wind and the sea do obey him?'
28And 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.And he having come to the other side, to the region of the Gergesenes, there met him two demoniacs, coming forth out of the tombs, very fierce, so that no one was able to pass over by that way,
29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?and lo, they cried out, saying, `What -- to us and to thee, Jesus, Son of God? didst thou come hither, before the time, to afflict us?'
30And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.And there was far off from them a herd of many swine feeding,
31So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.and the demons were calling on him, saying, `If thou dost cast us forth, permit us to go away to the herd of the swine;'
32And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.and he saith to them, `Go.' And having come forth, they went to the herd of the swine, and lo, the whole herd of the swine rushed down the steep, to the sea, and died in the waters,
33And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.and those feeding did flee, and, having gone to the city, they declared all, and the matter of the demoniacs.
34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.And lo, all the city came forth to meet Jesus, and having seen him, they called on `him' that he might depart from their borders.

Matthew chapter 9 (38 verses) - Jesus forgives, heals palsy, bleeding woman, blind men, casts out devils, raises girl to life, refutes accusations & preaches7

KJVYLTNotes
1And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.And having gone to the boat, he passed over, and came to his own city,

Matthew 9:3 is discussed on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 9:27 is discussed on The Birth of Jesus and the Christmas Story: Pagan and Unhistorical: 4.1. King David and Joseph

Matthew 9:27 appears on 1st Century Christian Ebionites: The Original Christians?: 2.3. Adoptionism

Some comments on Matthew 9:27 are on Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity

For more on Matthew 9:27 see Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity: 1. Jesus Becoming God

Matthew 9:27 is referenced on Gnosticism (1st-7th Century): The Birth of Christianity: 3.2. Adoptionism (The True God Adopted Jesus)

2And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.and lo, they were bringing to him a paralytic, laid upon a couch, and Jesus having seen their faith, said to the paralytic, `Be of good courage, child, thy sins have been forgiven thee.'
3And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.And lo, certain of the scribes said within themselves, `This one doth speak evil.'
4And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?And Jesus, having known their thoughts, said, `Why think ye evil in your hearts?
5For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?for which is easier? to say, The sins have been forgiven to thee; or to say, Rise, and walk?
6But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.`But, that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power upon the earth to forgive sins -- (then saith he to the paralytic) -- having risen, take up thy couch, and go to thy house.'
7And he arose, and departed to his house.And he, having risen, went to his house,
8But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.and the multitudes having seen, wondered, and glorified God, who did give such power to men.
9And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.And Jesus passing by thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, named Matthew, and saith to him, `Be following me,' and he, having risen, did follow him.
10And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.And it came to pass, he reclining (at meat) in the house, that lo, many tax-gatherers and sinners having come, were lying (at meat) with Jesus and his disciples,
11And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?and the Pharisees having seen, said to his disciples, `Wherefore with the tax-gatherers and sinners doth your teacher eat?'
12But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.And Jesus having heard, said to them, `They who are whole have no need of a physician, but they who are ill;
13But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.but having gone, learn ye what is, Kindness I will, and not sacrifice, for I did not come to call righteous men, but sinners, to reformation.'
14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?Then come to him do the disciples of John, saying, `Wherefore do we and the Pharisees fast much, and thy disciples fast not?'
15And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.And Jesus said to them, `Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? but days shall come when the bridegroom may be taken from them, and then they shall fast.
16No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.`And no one doth put a patch of undressed cloth on an old garment, for its filling up doth take from the garment, and a worse rent is made.
17Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.`Nor do they put new wine into old skins, and if not -- the skins burst, and the wine doth run out, and the skins are destroyed, but they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.'
18While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.While he is speaking these things to them, lo, a ruler having come, was bowing to him, saying that `My daughter just now died, but, having come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.'
19And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.And Jesus having risen, did follow him, also his disciples,
20And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:and lo, a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, having come to him behind, did touch the fringe of his garments,
21For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.for she said within herself, `If only I may touch his garment, I shall be saved.'
22But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.And Jesus having turned about, and having seen her, said, `Be of good courage, daughter, thy faith hath saved thee,' and the woman was saved from that hour.
23And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,And Jesus having come to the house of the ruler, and having seen the minstrels and the multitude making tumult,
24He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.he saith to them, `Withdraw, for the damsel did not die, but doth sleep,' and they were deriding him;
25But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.but, when the multitude was put forth, having gone in, he took hold of her hand, and the damsel arose,
26And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.and the fame of this went forth to all the land.
27And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.And Jesus passing on thence, two blind men followed him, calling and saying, `Deal kindly with us, Son of David.'
28And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.And he having come to the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus saith to them, `Believe ye that I am able to do this?' They say to him, `Yes, sir.'
29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.Then touched he their eyes, saying, `According to your faith let it be to you,'
30And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.and their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, `See, let no one know;'
31But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.but they, having gone forth, did spread his fame in all that land.
32As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.And as they are coming forth, lo, they brought to him a man dumb, a demoniac,
33And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.and the demon having been cast out, the dumb spake, and the multitude did wonder, saying that `It was never so seen in Israel:'
34But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.but the Pharisees said, `By the ruler of the demons he doth cast out the demons.'
35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.And Jesus was going up and down all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the reign, and healing every sickness and every malady among the people.
36But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.And having seen the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, that they were faint and cast aside, as sheep not having a shepherd,
37Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;then saith he to his disciples, `The harvest indeed `is' abundant, but the workmen few;
38Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.beseech ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may put forth workmen to His harvest.'

Matthew chapter 10 (42 verses) - Jesus sent out the twelve to proclaim the kingdom. "You will be hated for my name, but do not fear. Whoever receives you receives me."8

KJVYLTNotes
1And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.And having called to him his twelve disciples, he gave to them power over unclean spirits, so as to be casting them out, and to be healing every sickness, and every malady.

Matthew 10:9-10 is referenced on The Gospel of Mark: 5. The Contradictions, Absurdities and Confused Stories of Mark

Some comments on Matthew 10:23 are on The Christian Holy Bible: 2.4. The Imminent End of the World

Matthew 10:23 is mentioned on The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 10:23 commented on above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 10:28 is discussed on Hell in World Religions: 8. Origin of the Christian Hell

Matthew 10:28 is referenced on What Do Religions Say About Souls?: 2.3. Christianity: No Souls, Only Physical Resurrection

Matthew 10:28 is referenced on What Do Religions Say About Souls?: 2.3. Christianity: No Souls, Only Physical Resurrection

Some comments on Matthew 10:30 are on Is Omniscience Possible? Does God Know Everything?: 1. Is God All-Knowing in the Bible and Qur'an?

Matthew 10:30 is discussed on Is Omniscience Possible? Does God Know Everything?: 4.1. Christianity: Times in the Bible When God Doesn't Know All, and Tests People to Find Things Out

Matthew 10:30 appears on Can God Lie? Is God Always Truthful in the Christian Bible?: 1. Verses from the Bible in More Detail

For more on Matthew 10:34-37 see Marriage: Its Diversity and Character: 9.2. Christian Divorce Rates

Matthew 10:34-37: See Proverbs Chapter 6: 3.0. Proverbs 6:16-19 - God Detests 7 Things

Matthew 10:34-37 is referenced on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 3. Rebellious and Stubborn Sons

Matthew 10:34-37 is discussed on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 2. The New Testament God is Also Evil

Matthew 10:34 is mentioned on Is the Christian God Evil? Evidence from Scripture and Nature: 5.1. Violence and Murder Endorsed in the Christian Bible

Some comments on Matthew 10:34 are on Religion, Violence, Crime and Mass Suicide: 5.3. Christianity

Matthew 10:34 is discussed on The Causes of Fundamentalism, Intolerance and Extremism in World Religions, and Some Solutions: 5.3. Judaism and Christianity: The Basis for Intolerance in the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament

Matthew 10:34-37: See The Causes of Fundamentalism, Intolerance and Extremism in World Religions, and Some Solutions: 5.4. Christianity: The Basis for Intolerance in the New Testament

Matthew 10:34-37 is mentioned on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 4. Rebellious and Stubborn Sons

Matthew 10:34-37 is discussed on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 5. Jesus and the New Testament

Matthew 10:34 is referenced on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 5.1. Violence and Murder Endorsed in the Christian Bible

2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;And of the twelve apostles the names are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James of Alpheus, and Lebbeus who was surnamed Thaddeus;
4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.Simon the Cananite, and Judas Iscariot, who did also deliver him up.
5These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:These twelve did Jesus send forth, having given command to them, saying, `To the way of the nations go not away, and into a city of the Samaritans go not in,
6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.and be going rather unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.`And, going on, proclaim saying that, the reign of the heavens hath come nigh;
8Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.infirm ones be healing, lepers be cleansing, dead be raising, demons be casting out -- freely ye did receive, freely give.
9Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,`Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles,
10Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.nor scrip for the way, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staff -- for the workman is worthy of his nourishment.
11And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.`And into whatever city or village ye may enter, inquire ye who in it is worthy, and there abide, till ye may go forth.
12And when ye come into an house, salute it.And coming to the house salute it,
13And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.and if indeed the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; and if it be not worthy, let your peace turn back to you.
14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.`And whoever may not receive you nor hear your words, coming forth from that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet,
15Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.
16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.`Lo, I do send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves, be ye therefore wise as the serpents, and simple as the doves.
17But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;And, take ye heed of men, for they will give you up to sanhedrims, and in their synagogues they will scourge you,
18And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.and before governors and kings ye shall be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.
19But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.`And whenever they may deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye may speak, for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak;
20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.for ye are not the speakers, but the Spirit of your Father that is speaking in you.
21And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.`And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and father child, and children shall rise up against parents, and shall put them to death,
22And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.and ye shall be hated by all because of my name, but he who hath endured to the end, he shall be saved.
23But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.`And whenever they may persecute you in this city, flee to the other, for verily I say to you, ye may not have completed the cities of Israel till the Son of Man may come.
24The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.`A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his lord;
25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?sufficient to the disciple that he may be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord; if the master of the house they did call Beelzeboul, how much more those of his household?
26Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.`Ye may not, therefore, fear them, for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known;
27What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.that which I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light, and that which you hear at the ear, proclaim on the house-tops.
28And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.`And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna.
29Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.`Are not two sparrows sold for an assar? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father;
30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.and of you -- even the hairs of the head are all numbered;
31Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.be not therefore afraid, than many sparrows ye are better.
32Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.`Every one, therefore, who shall confess in me before men, I also will confess in him before my Father who is in the heavens;
33But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.and whoever shall deny me before men, I also will deny him before my Father who is in the heavens.
34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.`Ye may not suppose that I came to put peace on the earth; I did not come to put peace, but a sword;
35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.for I came to set a man at variance against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law,
36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.and the enemies of a man are those of his household.
37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.`He who is loving father or mother above me, is not worthy of me, and he who is loving son or daughter above me, is not worthy of me,
38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.and whoever doth not receive his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.
39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.`He who found his life shall lose it, and he who lost his life for my sake shall find it.
40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.`He who is receiving you doth receive me, and he who is receiving me doth receive Him who sent me,
41He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.he who is receiving a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward, and he who is receiving a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward,
42And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.and whoever may give to drink to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he may not lose his reward.'

Matthew chapter 11 (30 verses) - John's disciples question Jesus; Jesus talks about John the Baptist, rebukes cities, invites people to Himself to find rest7

KJVYLTNotes
1And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.And it came to pass, when Jesus ended directing his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
2Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,And John having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, having sent two of his disciples,
3And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?said to him, `Art thou He who is coming, or for another do we look?'
4Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:And Jesus answering said to them, `Having gone, declare to John the things that ye hear and see,
5The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.blind receive sight, and lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and deaf hear, dead are raised, and poor have good news proclaimed,
6And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.and happy is he who may not be stumbled in me.'
7And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?And as they are going, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, `What went ye out to the wilderness to view? -- a reed shaken by the wind?
8But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.`But what went ye out to see? -- a man clothed in soft garments? lo, those wearing the soft things are in the kings' houses.
9But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.`But what went ye out to see? -- a prophet? yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet,
10For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.for this is he of whom it hath been written, Lo, I do send My messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
11Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.Verily I say to you, there hath not risen, among those born of women, a greater than John the Baptist, but he who is least in the reign of the heavens is greater than he.
12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.`And, from the days of John the Baptist till now, the reign of the heavens doth suffer violence, and violent men do take it by force,
13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.for all the prophets and the law till John did prophesy,
14And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.and if ye are willing to receive `it', he is Elijah who was about to come;
15He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.he who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.
16But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,`And to what shall I liken this generation? it is like little children in market-places, sitting and calling to their comrades,
17And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.and saying, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance, we lamented to you, and ye did not smite the breast.
18For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.`For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a demon;
19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners, and wisdom was justified of her children.'
20Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:Then began he to reproach the cities in which were done most of his mighty works, because they did not reform.
21Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.`Wo to thee, Chorazin! wo to thee, Bethsaida! because, if in Tyre and Sidon had been done the mighty works that were done in you, long ago in sackcloth and ashes they had reformed;
22But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.but I say to you, to Tyre and Sidon it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than for you.
23And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.`And thou, Capernaum, which unto the heaven wast exalted, unto hades shalt be brought down, because if in Sodom had been done the mighty works that were done in thee, it had remained unto this day;
24But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.but I say to you, to the land of Sodom it shall be more tolerable in a day of judgment than to thee.'
25At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.At that time Jesus answering said, `I do confess to Thee, Father, Lord of the heavens and of the earth, that thou didst hide these things from wise and understanding ones, and didst reveal them to babes.
26Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.Yes, Father, because so it was good pleasure before Thee.
27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.`All things were delivered to me by my Father, and none doth know the Son, except the Father, nor doth any know the Father, except the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal `Him'.
28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.`Come unto me, all ye labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest,
29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.take up my yoke upon you, and learn from me, because I am meek and humble in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls,
30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.for my yoke `is' easy, and my burden is light.'

Matthew chapter 12 (50 verses) - The Pharisees opposed Jesus when he healed on the Sabbath. He said, "A tree is known by its fruit. The sign of Jonah will be given."8

KJVYLTNotes
1At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.At that time did Jesus go on the sabbaths through the corn, and his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck ears, and to eat,

Matthew 12:1-8 is mentioned on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

For more on Matthew 12:5 see The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Some comments on Matthew 12:11 are on Universalism: If there is a Good God, Everyone Must Go to Heaven: 8. Christian Arguments for Universalism

Matthew 12:11: Proverbs Chapter 6: 3.0. Proverbs 6:12-15 - Troublemakers and villains will be destroyed by God, with no chance for redemption

Matthew 12:11 is mentioned on Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 1. Scripture Sometimes Presents a Universal Salvation for All, and Sometimes Only a Select Salvation for Some

Matthew 12:11 comments: Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 3. Parable of the Lost Sheep

2But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.and the Pharisees having seen, said to him, `Lo, thy disciples do that which it is not lawful to do on a sabbath.'
3But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;And he said to them, `Did ye not read what David did, when he was hungry, himself and those with him --
4How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?how he went into the house of God, and the loaves of the presentation did eat, which it is not lawful to him to eat, nor to those with him, except to the priests alone?
5Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?`Or did ye not read in the Law, that on the sabbaths the priests in the temple do profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
6But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.and I say to you, that a greater than the temple is here;
7But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.and if ye had known what is: Kindness I will, and not sacrifice -- ye had not condemned the blameless,
8For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.for the son of man is lord even of the sabbath.'
9And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:And having departed thence, he went to their synagogue,
10And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.and lo, there was a man having the hand withered, and they questioned him, saying, `Is it lawful to heal on the sabbaths?' that they might accuse him.
11And 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?And he said to them, `What man shall be of you, who shall have one sheep, and if this may fall on the sabbaths into a ditch, will not lay hold on it and raise `it'?
12How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.How much better, therefore, is a man than a sheep? -- so that it is lawful on the sabbaths to do good.'
13Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.Then saith he to the man, `Stretch forth thy hand,' and he stretched `it' forth, and it was restored whole as the other.
14Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.And the Pharisees having gone forth, held a consultation against him, how they might destroy him,
15But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;and Jesus having known, withdrew thence, and there followed him great multitudes, and he healed them all,
16And charged them that they should not make him known:and did charge them that they might not make him manifest,
17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,
18Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.`Lo, My servant, whom I did choose, My beloved, in whom My soul did delight, I will put My Spirit upon him, and judgment to the nations he shall declare,
19He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.he shall not strive nor cry, nor shall any hear in the broad places his voice,
20A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.a bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, till he may put forth judgment to victory,
21And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.and in his name shall nations hope.'
22Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.Then was brought to him a demoniac, blind and dumb, and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.
23And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, `Is this the Son of David?'
24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.but the Pharisees having heard, said, `This one doth not cast out demons, except by Beelzeboul, ruler of the demons.'
25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said to them, `Every kingdom having been divided against itself is desolated, and no city or house having been divided against itself, doth stand,
26And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?and if the Adversary doth cast out the Adversary, against himself he was divided, how then doth his kingdom stand?
27And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.`And if I, by Beelzeboul, do cast out the demons, your sons -- by whom do they cast out? because of this they -- they shall be your judges.
28But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.`But if I, by the Spirit of God, do cast out the demons, then come already unto you did the reign of God.
29Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.`Or how is one able to go into the house of the strong man, and to plunder his goods, if first he may not bind the strong man? and then his house he will plunder.
30He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.`He who is not with me is against me, and he who is not gathering with me, doth scatter.
31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.Because of this I say to you, all sin and evil speaking shall be forgiven to men, but the evil speaking of the Spirit shall not be forgiven to men.
32And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.And whoever may speak a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven to him, but whoever may speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is coming.
33Either 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.`Either make the tree good, and its fruit good, or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad, for from the fruit is the tree known.
34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.`Brood of vipers! how are ye able to speak good things -- being evil? for out of the abundance of the heart doth the mouth speak.
35A 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.The good man out of the good treasure of the heart doth put forth the good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure doth put forth evil things.
36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.`And I say to you, that every idle word that men may speak, they shall give for it a reckoning in a day of judgment;
37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.for from thy words thou shalt be declared righteous, and from thy words thou shalt be declared unrighteous.'
38Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.Then answered certain of the scribes and Pharisees, saying, `Teacher, we will to see a sign from thee.'
39But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:And he answering said to them, `A generation, evil and adulterous, doth seek a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet;
40For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.for, as Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights, so shall the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
41The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.`Men of Nineveh shall stand up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for they reformed at the proclamation of Jonah, and lo, a greater than Jonah here!
42The 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.`A queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and lo, a greater than Solomon here!
43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.`And, when the unclean spirit may go forth from the man, it doth walk through dry places seeking rest, and doth not find;
44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.then it saith, I will turn back to my house whence I came forth; and having come, it findeth `it' unoccupied, swept, and adorned:
45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.then doth it go, and take with itself seven other spirits more evil than itself, and having gone in they dwell there, and the last of that man doth become worse than the first; so shall it be also to this evil generation.'
46While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.And while he was yet speaking to the multitudes, lo, his mother and brethren had stood without, seeking to speak to him,
47Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.and one said to him, `Lo, thy mother and thy brethren do stand without, seeking to speak to thee.'
48But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?And he answering said to him who spake to him, `Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?'
49And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!And having stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, he said, `Lo, my mother and my brethren!
50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.for whoever may do the will of my Father who is in the heavens, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.'

Matthew chapter 13 (58 verses) - Jesus gave a parable about a sower. He told the disciples, "Seeing they do not see." He said, "The kingdom is like hidden treasure."8

KJVYLTNotes
1The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.And in that day Jesus, having gone forth from the house, was sitting by the sea,

Matthew 13:55 is referenced on The Gospel of Mark: 5. The Contradictions, Absurdities and Confused Stories of Mark

2And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.and gathered together unto him were many multitudes, so that he having gone into the boat did sit down, and all the multitude on the beach did stand,
3And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;and he spake to them many things in similes, saying: `Lo, the sower went forth to sow,
4And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:and in his sowing, some indeed fell by the way, and the fowls did come and devour them,
5Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:and others fell upon the rocky places, where they had not much earth, and immediately they sprang forth, through not having depth of earth,
6And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.and the sun having risen they were scorched, and through not having root, they withered,
7And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:and others fell upon the thorns, and the thorns did come up and choke them,
8But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.and others fell upon the good ground, and were giving fruit, some indeed a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty.
9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.He who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.'
10And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?And the disciples having come near, said to him, `Wherefore in similes dost thou speak to them?'
11He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.And he answering said to them that -- `To you it hath been given to know the secrets of the reign of the heavens, and to these it hath not been given,
12For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.for whoever hath, it shall be given to him, and he shall have overabundance, and whoever hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
13Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.`Because of this, in similes do I speak to them, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor understand,
14And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:and fulfilled on them is the prophecy of Isaiah, that saith, With hearing ye shall hear, and ye shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and ye shall not perceive,
15For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.for made gross was the heart of this people, and with the ears they heard heavily, and their eyes they did close, lest they might see with the eyes, and with the ears might hear, and with the heart understand, and turn back, and I might heal them.
16But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.`And happy are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear,
17For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.for verily I say to you, that many prophets and righteous men did desire to see that which ye look on, and they did not see, and to hear that which ye hear, and they did not hear.
18Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.`Ye, therefore, hear ye the simile of the sower:
19When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.Every one hearing the word of the reign, and not understanding -- the evil one doth come, and doth catch that which hath been sown in his heart; this is that sown by the way.
20But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;`And that sown on the rocky places, this is he who is hearing the word, and immediately with joy is receiving it,
21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.and he hath not root in himself, but is temporary, and persecution or tribulation having happened because of the word, immediately he is stumbled.
22He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.`And that sown toward the thorns, this is he who is hearing the word, and the anxiety of this age, and the deceitfulness of the riches, do choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
23But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.`And that sown on the good ground: this is he who is hearing the word, and is understanding, who indeed doth bear fruit, and doth make, some indeed a hundredfold, and some sixty, and some thirty.'
24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:Another simile he set before them, saying: `The reign of the heavens was likened to a man sowing good seed in his field,
25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.and, while men are sleeping, his enemy came and sowed darnel in the midst of the wheat, and went away,
26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.and when the herb sprang up, and yielded fruit, then appeared also the darnel.
27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?`And the servants of the householder, having come near, said to him, Sir, good seed didst thou not sow in thy field? whence then hath it the darnel?
28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?And he saith to them, A man, an enemy, did this; and the servants said to him, Wilt thou, then, `that' having gone away we may gather it up?
29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.`And he said, No, lest -- gathering up the darnel -- ye root up with it the wheat,
30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.suffer both to grow together till the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the darnel, and bind it in bundles, to burn it, and the wheat gather up into my storehouse.'
31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:Another simile he set before them, saying: `The reign of the heavens is like to a grain of mustard, which a man having taken, did sow in his field,
32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.which less, indeed, is than all the seeds, but when it may be grown, is greatest of the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven do come and rest in its branches.'
33Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.Another simile spake he to them: `The reign of the heavens is like to leaven, which a woman having taken, hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.'
34All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:All these things spake Jesus in similes to the multitudes, and without a simile he was not speaking to them,
35That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying, `I will open in similes my mouth, I will utter things having been hidden from the foundation of the world.'
36Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.Then having let away the multitudes, Jesus came to the house, and his disciples came near to him, saying, `Explain to us the simile of the darnel of the field.'
37He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;And he answering said to them, `He who is sowing the good seed is the Son of Man,
38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;and the field is the world, and the good seed, these are the sons of the reign, and the darnel are the sons of the evil one,
39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is a full end of the age, and the reapers are messengers.
40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.`As, then, the darnel is gathered up, and is burned with fire, so shall it be in the full end of this age,
41The 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;the Son of Man shall send forth his messengers, and they shall gather up out of his kingdom all the stumbling-blocks, and those doing the unlawlessness,
42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.and shall cast them to the furnace of the fire; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.
43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.`Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the reign of their Father. He who is having ears to hear -- let him hear.
44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.`Again, the reign of the heavens is like to treasure hid in the field, which a man having found did hide, and from his joy goeth, and all, as much as he hath, he selleth, and buyeth that field.
45Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:`Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a merchant, seeking goodly pearls,
46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.who having found one pearl of great price, having gone away, hath sold all, as much as he had, and bought it.
47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:`Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a net that was cast into the sea, and did gather together of every kind,
48Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.which, when it was filled, having drawn up again upon the beach, and having sat down, they gathered the good into vessels, and the bad they did cast out,
49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,so shall it be in the full end of the age, the messengers shall come forth and separate the evil out of the midst of the righteous,
50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.and shall cast them to the furnace of the fire, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.'
51Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.Jesus saith to them, `Did ye understand all these?' They say to him, `Yes, sir.'
52Then 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.And he said to them, `Because of this every scribe having been discipled in regard to the reign of the heavens, is like to a man, a householder, who doth bring forth out of his treasure things new and old.'
53And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these similes, he removed thence,
54And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?and having come to his own country, he was teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and were saying, `Whence to this one this wisdom and the mighty works?
55Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary, and his brethren James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?and his sisters -- are they not all with us? whence, then, to this one all these?'
57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.and they were stumbled at him. And Jesus said to them, `A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, and in his own house:'
58And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.and he did not there many mighty works, because of their unbelief.

Matthew chapter 14 (36 verses) - John the Baptist beheaded; Jesus feeds 5000 people; Jesus & Peter walk on water; Jesus heals many in Gennesaret7

KJVYLTNotes
1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,At that time did Herod the tetrarch hear the fame of Jesus,

Matthew 14:1: The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 14:9: The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

2And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.and said to his servants, `This is John the Baptist, he did rise from the dead, and because of this the mighty energies are working in him.'
3For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.For Herod having laid hold on John, did bind him, and did put him in prison, because of Herodias his brother Philip's wife,
4For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.for John was saying to him, `It is not lawful to thee to have her,'
5And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.and, willing to kill him, he feared the multitude, because as a prophet they were holding him.
6But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.But the birthday of Herod being kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in the midst, and did please Herod,
7Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.whereupon with an oath he professed to give her whatever she might ask.
8And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.And she having been instigated by her mother -- `Give me (says she) here upon a plate the head of John the Baptist;
9And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.and the king was grieved, but because of the oaths and of those reclining with him, he commanded `it' to be given;
10And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.and having sent, he beheaded John in the prison,
11And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.and his head was brought upon a plate, and was given to the damsel, and she brought `it' nigh to her mother.
12And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.And his disciples having come, took up the body, and buried it, and having come, they told Jesus,
13When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.and Jesus having heard, withdrew thence in a boat to a desolate place by himself, and the multitudes having heard did follow him on land from the cities.
14And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.And Jesus having come forth, saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion upon them, and did heal their infirm;
15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.and evening having come, his disciples came to him, saying, `The place is desolate, and the hour hath now past, let away the multitudes that, having gone to the villages, they may buy to themselves food.'
16But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.And Jesus said to them, `They have no need to go away -- give ye them to eat.'
17And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.And they say to him, `We have not here except five loaves, and two fishes.'
18He said, Bring them hither to me.And he said, `Bring ye them to me hither.'
19And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.And having commanded the multitudes to recline upon the grass, and having taken the five loaves and the two fishes, having looked up to the heaven, he did bless, and having broken, he gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes,
20And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.and they did all eat, and were filled, and they took up what was over of the broken pieces twelve hand-baskets full;
21And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.and those eating were about five thousand men, apart from women and children.
22And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.And immediately Jesus constrained his disciples to go into the boat, and to go before him to the other side, till he might let away the multitudes;
23And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.and having let away the multitudes, he went up to the mountain by himself to pray, and evening having come, he was there alone,
24But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.and the boat was now in the midst of the sea, distressed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
25And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went away to them, walking upon the sea,
26And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.and the disciples having seen him walking upon the sea, were troubled saying -- `It is an apparition,' and from the fear they cried out;
27But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.and immediately Jesus spake to them, saying, `Be of good courage, I am `he', be not afraid.'
28And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.And Peter answering him said, `Sir, if it is thou, bid me come to thee upon the waters;'
29And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.and he said, `Come;' and having gone down from the boat, Peter walked upon the waters to come unto Jesus,
30But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.but seeing the wind vehement, he was afraid, and having begun to sink, he cried out, saying, `Sir, save me.'
31And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?And immediately Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, laid hold of him, and saith to him, `Little faith! for what didst thou waver?'
32And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.and they having gone to the boat the wind lulled,
33Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.and those in the boat having come, did bow to him, saying, `Truly -- God's Son art thou.'
34And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.And having passed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret,
35And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;and having recognized him, the men of that place sent forth to all that region round about, and they brought to him all who were ill,
36And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.and were calling on him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment, and as many as did touch were saved.

Matthew chapter 15 (39 verses) - Jesus challenged the Pharisees about tradition. He healed a Canaanite woman's daughter. He taught on the mountain and fed 4,000 men.8

KJVYLTNotes
1Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,Then come unto Jesus do they from Jerusalem -- scribes and Pharisees -- saying,

Matthew 15:4 is referenced on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 15:20 appears on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 15:32-37 is referenced on The Mystical Number 7: 2. In the Bible (Judaism and Christianity)

2Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.`Wherefore do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they do not wash their hands when they may eat bread.'
3But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?And he answering said to them, `Wherefore also do ye transgress the command of God because of your tradition?
4For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.for God did command, saying, Honour thy father and mother; and, He who is speaking evil of father or mother -- let him die the death;
5But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;but ye say, Whoever may say to father or mother, An offering `is' whatever thou mayest be profited by me; --
6And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.and he may not honour his father or his mother, and ye did set aside the command of God because of your tradition.
7Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,`Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying,
8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.This people doth draw nigh to Me with their mouth, and with the lips it doth honour Me, but their heart is far off from Me;
9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.and in vain do they worship Me, teaching teachings -- commands of men.'
10And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:And having called near the multitude, he said to them, `Hear and understand:
11Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.not that which is coming into the mouth doth defile the man, but that which is coming forth from the mouth, this defileth the man.'
12Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?Then his disciples having come near, said to him, `Hast thou known that the Pharisees, having heard the word, were stumbled?'
13But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.And he answering said, `Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant shall be rooted up;
14Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.let them alone, guides they are -- blind of blind; and if blind may guide blind, both into a ditch shall fall.'
15Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.And Peter answering said to him, `Explain to us this simile.'
16And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?And Jesus said, `Are ye also yet without understanding?
17Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?do ye not understand that all that is going into the mouth doth pass into the belly, and into the drain is cast forth?
18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.but the things coming forth from the mouth from the heart do come forth, and these defile the man;
19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:for out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, whoredoms, thefts, false witnessings, evil speakings:
20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.these are the things defiling the man; but to eat with unwashen hands doth not defile the man.'
21Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.And Jesus having come forth thence, withdrew to the parts of Tyre and Sidon,
22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.and lo, a woman, a Canaanitess, from those borders having come forth, did call to him, saying, `Deal kindly with me, Sir -- Son of David; my daughter is miserably demonized.'
23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.And he did not answer her a word; and his disciples having come to him, were asking him, saying -- `Let her away, because she crieth after us;'
24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.and he answering said, `I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.'
25Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.And having come, she was bowing to him, saying, `Sir, help me;'
26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.and he answering said, `It is not good to take the children's bread, and to cast to the little dogs.'
27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.And she said, `Yes, sir, for even the little dogs do eat of the crumbs that are falling from their lords' table;'
28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.then answering, Jesus said to her, `O woman, great `is' thy faith, let it be to thee as thou wilt;' and her daughter was healed from that hour.
29And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.And Jesus having passed thence, came nigh unto the sea of Galilee, and having gone up to the mountain, he was sitting there,
30And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:and there came to him great multitudes, having with them lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and they did cast them at the feet of Jesus, and he healed them,
31Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.so that the multitudes did wonder, seeing dumb ones speaking, maimed whole, lame walking, and blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
32Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.And Jesus having called near his disciples, said, `I have compassion upon the multitude, because now three days they continue with me, and they have not what they may eat; and to let them away fasting I will not, lest they faint in the way.'
33And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?And his disciples say to him, `Whence to us, in a wilderness, so many loaves, as to fill so great a multitude?'
34And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.And Jesus saith to them, `How many loaves have ye?' and they said, `Seven, and a few little fishes.'
35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.And he commanded the multitudes to sit down upon the ground,
36And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.and having taken the seven loaves and the fishes, having given thanks, he did break, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.And they did all eat, and were filled, and they took up what was over of the broken pieces seven baskets full,
38And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.and those eating were four thousand men, apart from women and children.
39And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.And having let away the multitudes, he went into the boat, and did come to the borders of Magdala.

Matthew chapter 16 (28 verses) - Peter said, "You are the Christ." Jesus told them that he must be killed and be raised. He said, "Take up your cross and follow me."8

KJVYLTNotes
1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.And the Pharisees and Sadducees having come, tempting, did question him, to shew to them a sign from the heaven,

Matthew 16:16 is mentioned on Jesus Did Not Exist: 2.3. Other Religions of the Era Placed Local Gods and Heroes at the Center of Common Stories

Matthew 16:17-20 is referenced on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Some comments on Matthew 16:18 are on Hell in World Religions: 3. Sheol (Hebrew)

Matthew 16:23 is discussed on Prayer to God in Christianity and Islam: It is Useless and Satanic!: 2. Praying is Against God's Will

Matthew 16:23 comments: God Does Not Need Prayer, Prophets, Souls, Evangelists Nor Religion: 1.3. Praying for Others: But God Already Knows What is Best

Matthew 16:28 is referenced on The Christian Holy Bible: 2.4. The Imminent End of the World

Matthew 16:28: See The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 16:28 commented on above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

2He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.and he answering said to them, `Evening having come, ye say, Fair weather, for the heaven is red,
3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?and at morning, Foul weather to-day, for the heaven is red -- gloomy; hypocrites, the face of the heavens indeed ye do know to discern, but the signs of the times ye are not able!
4A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.`A generation evil and adulterous doth seek a sign, and a sign shall not be given to it, except the sign of Jonah the prophet;' and having left them he went away.
5And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.And his disciples having come to the other side, forgot to take loaves,
6Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.and Jesus said to them, `Beware, and take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees;'
7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.and they were reasoning in themselves, saying, `Because we took no loaves.'
8Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?And Jesus having known, said to them, `Why reason ye in yourselves, ye of little faith, because ye took no loaves?
9Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?do ye not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many hand-baskets ye took up?
10Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
11How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?how do ye not understand that I did not speak to you of bread -- to take heed of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?'
12Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.Then they understood that he did not say to take heed of the leaven of the bread, but of the teaching, of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?And Jesus, having come to the parts of Cesarea Philippi, was asking his disciples, saying, `Who do men say me to be -- the Son of Man?'
14And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.and they said, `Some, John the Baptist, and others, Elijah, and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.'
15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?He saith to them, `And ye -- who do ye say me to be?'
16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.and Simon Peter answering said, `Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.'
17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.And Jesus answering said to him, `Happy art thou, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal `it' to thee, but my Father who is in the heavens.
18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.`And I also say to thee, that thou art a rock, and upon this rock I will build my assembly, and gates of Hades shall not prevail against it;
19And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.and I will give to thee the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever thou mayest bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever thou mayest loose upon the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.'
20Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.Then did he charge his disciples that they may say to no one that he is Jesus the Christ.
21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.From that time began Jesus to shew to his disciples that it is necessary for him to go away to Jerusalem, and to suffer many things from the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and to be put to death, and the third day to rise.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.And having taken him aside, Peter began to rebuke him, saying, `Be kind to thyself, sir; this shall not be to thee;'
23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.and he having turned, said to Peter, `Get thee behind me, adversary! thou art a stumbling-block to me, for thou dost not mind the things of God, but the things of men.'
24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.Then said Jesus to his disciples, `If any one doth will to come after me, let him disown himself, and take up his cross, and follow me,
25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.for whoever may will to save his life, shall lose it, and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it,
26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?for what is a man profited if he may gain the whole world, but of his life suffer loss? or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life?
27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.`For, the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father, with his messengers, and then he will reward each, according to his work.
28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.Verily I say to you, there are certain of those standing here who shall not taste of death till they may see the Son of Man coming in his reign.'

Matthew chapter 17 (27 verses) - Jesus transfigured, teaches about Elijah, heals demon-possessed boy, foretells His death; Peter pays tax with money from fish7

KJVYLTNotes
1And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John his brother, and doth bring them up to a high mount by themselves,

Matthew 17:3 is discussed on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 17:6 is referenced on SAB: And they fell on their faces. A recurring phrase found throughout the Bible.

For more on Matthew 17:20 see Prayer to God in Christianity and Islam: It is Useless and Satanic!: 4. Prayer in Christianity

Matthew 17:20 is mentioned on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?

Matthew 17:20 comments: What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 3. Those With Some Faith Will Have Prayers Come True

2And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.and he was transfigured before them, and his face shone as the sun, and his garments did become white as the light,
3And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.and lo, appear to them did Moses and Elijah, talking together with him.
4Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.And Peter answering said to Jesus, `Sir, it is good to us to be here; if thou wilt, we may make here three booths -- for thee one, and for Moses one, and one for Elijah.'
5While 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.While he is yet speaking, lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and lo, a voice out of the cloud, saying, `This is My Son, -- the Beloved, in whom I did delight; hear him.'
6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.And the disciples having heard, did fall upon their face, and were exceedingly afraid,
7And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.and Jesus having come near, touched them, and said, `Rise, be not afraid,'
8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.and having lifted up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only.
9And 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.And as they are coming down from the mount, Jesus charged them, saying, `Say to no one the vision, till the Son of Man out of the dead may rise.'
10And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?And his disciples questioned him, saying, `Why then do the scribes say that Elijah it behoveth to come first?'
11And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.And Jesus answering said to them, `Elijah doth indeed come first, and shall restore all things,
12But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.and I say to you -- Elijah did already come, and they did not know him, but did with him whatever they would, so also the Son of Man is about to suffer by them.'
13Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.Then understood the disciples that concerning John the Baptist he spake to them.
14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,And when they came unto the multitude, there came to him a man, kneeling down to him,
15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.and saying, `Sir, deal kindly with my son, for he is lunatic, and doth suffer miserably, for often he doth fall into the fire, and often into the water,
16And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.and I brought him near to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.'
17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.And Jesus answering said, `O generation, unstedfast and perverse, till when shall I be with you? till when shall I bear you? bring him to me hither;'
18And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.and Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out of him, and the lad was healed from that hour.
19Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?Then the disciples having come to Jesus by himself, said, `Wherefore were we not able to cast him out?'
20And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.And Jesus said to them, `Through your want of faith; for verily I say to you, if ye may have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mount, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible to you,
21Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.and this kind doth not go forth except in prayer and fasting.'
22And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:And while they are living in Galilee, Jesus said to them, `The Son of Man is about to be delivered up to the hands of men,
23And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise,' and they were exceeding sorry.
24And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?And they having come to Capernaum, those receiving the didrachms came near to Peter, and said, `Your teacher -- doth he not pay the didrachms?' He saith, `Yes.'
25He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?And when he came into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying, `What thinkest thou, Simon? the kings of the earth -- from whom do they receive custom or poll-tax? from their sons or from the strangers?'
26Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.Peter saith to him, `From the strangers.' Jesus said to him, `Then are the sons free;
27Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.but, that we may not cause them to stumble, having gone to the sea, cast a hook, and the fish that hath come up first take thou up, and having opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater, that having taken, give to them for me and thee.'

Matthew chapter 18 (35 verses) - Jesus teaches humility, receiving children, removing what offends, finding the lost, forgiveness, the unforgiving servant7

KJVYLTNotes
1At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?At that hour came the disciples near to Jesus, saying, `Who, now, is greater in the reign of the heavens?'

Matthew 18:3-4 appears on Infanticide and Heaven: Killing Babies for God: 4. The Problem of Evil

Matthew 18:11-14: Universalism: If there is a Good God, Everyone Must Go to Heaven: 8. Christian Arguments for Universalism

Matthew 18:11-14 is mentioned on Proverbs Chapter 6: 3.0. Proverbs 6:12-15 - Troublemakers and villains will be destroyed by God, with no chance for redemption

Matthew 18:11-14 appears on Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 1. Scripture Sometimes Presents a Universal Salvation for All, and Sometimes Only a Select Salvation for Some

Matthew 18:11-14 appears on Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 3. Parable of the Lost Sheep

Matthew 18:19-20 is discussed on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 3. Those With Some Faith Will Have Prayers Come True

Some comments on Matthew 18:21-22 are on The Mystical Number 7: 2. In the Bible (Judaism and Christianity)

Matthew 18:25 comments: Traditional Religions and Abolition of the Slave Trade: 6.5. The New Testament

Matthew 18:25: See Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 5. Jesus and the New Testament

2And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,And Jesus having called near a child, did set him in the midst of them,
3And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.and said, `Verily I say to you, if ye may not be turned and become as the children, ye may not enter into the reign of the heavens;
4Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.whoever then may humble himself as this child, he is the greater in the reign of the heavens.
5And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.`And he who may receive one such child in my name, doth receive me,
6But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.and whoever may cause to stumble one of those little ones who are believing in me, it is better for him that a weighty millstone may be hanged upon his neck, and he may be sunk in the depth of the sea.
7Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!`Wo to the world from the stumbling-blocks! for there is a necessity for the stumbling-blocks to come, but wo to that man through whom the stumbling-block doth come!
8Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.`And if thy hand or thy foot doth cause thee to stumble, cut them off and cast from thee; it is good for thee to enter into the life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast to the fire the age-during.
9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.`And if thine eye doth cause thee to stumble, pluck it out and cast from thee; it is good for thee one-eyed to enter into the life, rather than having two eyes to be cast to the gehenna of the fire.
10Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.`Beware! -- ye may not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their messengers in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens,
11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.for the Son of Man did come to save the lost.
12How 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?`What think ye? if a man may have an hundred sheep, and there may go astray one of them, doth he not -- having left the ninety-nine, having gone on the mountains -- seek that which is gone astray?
13And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.and if it may come to pass that he doth find it, verily I say to you, that he doth rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray;
14Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.so it is not will in presence of your Father who is in the heavens, that one of these little ones may perish.
15Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.`And if thy brother may sin against thee, go and show him his fault between thee and him alone, if he may hear thee, thou didst gain thy brother;
16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.and if he may not hear, take with thee yet one or two, that by the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may stand.
17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.`And if he may not hear them, say `it' to the assembly, and if also the assembly he may not hear, let him be to thee as the heathen man and the tax-gatherer.
18Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.`Verily I say to you, Whatever things ye may bind upon the earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever things ye may loose on the earth shall be having been loosed in the heavens.
19Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.`Again, I say to you, that, if two of you may agree on the earth concerning anything, whatever they may ask -- it shall be done to them from my Father who is in the heavens,
20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.for where there are two or three gathered together -- to my name, there am I in the midst of them.'
21Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?Then Peter having come near to him, said, `Sir, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him -- till seven times?'
22Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.Jesus saith to him, `I do not say to thee till seven times, but till seventy times seven.
23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.`Because of this was the reign of the heavens likened to a man, a king, who did will to take reckoning with his servants,
24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.and he having begun to take account, there was brought near to him one debtor of a myriad of talents,
25But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.and he having nothing to pay, his lord did command him to be sold, and his wife, and the children, and all, whatever he had, and payment to be made.
26The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.The servant then, having fallen down, was bowing to him, saying, Sir, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all;
27Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.and the lord of that servant having been moved with compassion did release him, and the debt he forgave him.
28But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.`And, that servant having come forth, found one of his fellow-servants who was owing him an hundred denaries, and having laid hold, he took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that which thou owest.
29And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.His fellow-servant then, having fallen down at his feet, was calling on him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all;
30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.and he would not, but having gone away, he cast him into prison, till he might pay that which was owing.
31So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.`And his fellow-servants having seen the things that were done, were grieved exceedingly, and having come, shewed fully to their lord all the things that were done;
32Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:then having called him, his lord saith to him, Evil servant! all that debt I did forgive thee, seeing thou didst call upon me,
33Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?did it not behove also thee to have dealt kindly with thy fellow-servant, as I also dealt kindly with thee?
34And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.`And having been wroth, his lord delivered him to the inquisitors, till he might pay all that was owing to him;
35So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.so also my heavenly Father will do to you, if ye may not forgive each one his brother from your hearts their trespasses.'

Matthew chapter 19 (30 verses) - Jesus was asked about divorce. He said, "Do not separate what God has joined." He told a rich man, "Sell everything and follow me."8

KJVYLTNotes
1And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;And it came to pass, when Jesus finished these words, he removed from Galilee, and did come to the borders of Judea, beyond the Jordan,

Matthew 19:4-5 appears on Christian Mythology: Adam and Eve, and the Serpent, in the Garden of Eden

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Matthew 19:17 is referenced on God and Goodness: Can a Perfectly Good God Exist? Is God Love?: 1. Verses in the Bible Say that God is Good (although they're contradicted by other verses)

Matthew 19:17 appears on Arian Christianity (the Father is Greater than the Son): A Precursor to Modern Christianity: 5. Biblical References

Matthew 19:18-20 is mentioned on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 19:26 is discussed on Is God All-Powerful? Can God or Anything Truly Be Omnipotent?: 4. Is God All-Powerful According to the Christian Bible and Qur'an?

Matthew 19:30 is referenced on Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 3. Parable of the Lost Sheep

2And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.
3The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?And the Pharisees came near to him, tempting him, and saying to him, `Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?'
4And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,And he answering said to them, `Did ye not read, that He who made `them', from the beginning a male and a female made them,
5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh?
6Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.so that they are no more two, but one flesh; what therefore God did join together, let no man put asunder.'
7They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?They say to him, `Why then did Moses command to give a roll of divorce, and to put her away?'
8He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.He saith to them -- `Moses for your stiffness of heart did suffer you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it hath not been so.
9And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.`And I say to you, that, whoever may put away his wife, if not for whoredom, and may marry another, doth commit adultery; and he who did marry her that hath been put away, doth commit adultery.'
10His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.His disciples say to him, `If the case of the man with the woman is so, it is not good to marry.'
11But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.And he said to them, `All do not receive this word, but those to whom it hath been given;
12For 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.for there are eunuchs who from the mother's womb were so born; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs who kept themselves eunuchs because of the reign of the heavens: he who is able to receive `it' -- let him receive.'
13Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.Then were brought near to him children that he might put hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them.
14But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.But Jesus said, `Suffer the children, and forbid them not, to come unto me, for of such is the reign of the heavens;'
15And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.and having laid on them `his' hands, he departed thence.
16And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?And lo, one having come near, said to him, `Good teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have life age-during?'
17And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.And he said to him, `Why me dost thou call good? no one `is' good except One -- God; but if thou dost will to enter into the life, keep the commands.'
18He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,He saith to him, `What kind?' And Jesus said, `Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness,
19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.honour thy father and mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'
20The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?The young man saith to him, `All these did I keep from my youth; what yet do I lack?'
21Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.Jesus said to him, `If thou dost will to be perfect, go away, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'
22But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.And the young man, having heard the word, went away sorrowful, for he had many possessions;
23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.and Jesus said to his disciples, `Verily I say to you, that hardly shall a rich man enter into the reign of the heavens;
24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.and again I say to you, it is easier for a camel through the eye of a needle to go, than for a rich man to enter into the reign of God.'
25When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?And his disciples having heard, were amazed exceedingly, saying, `Who, then, is able to be saved?'
26But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.And Jesus having earnestly beheld, said to them, `With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'
27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?Then Peter answering said to him, `Lo, we did leave all, and follow thee, what then shall we have?'
28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.And Jesus said to them, `Verily I say to you, that ye who did follow me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man may sit upon a throne of his glory, shall sit -- ye also -- upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel;
29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.and every one who left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or fields, for my name's sake, an hundredfold shall receive, and life age-during shall inherit;
30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.and many first shall be last, and last first.

Matthew chapter 20 (34 verses) - Parable of the laborers; Jesus fortells his death; James & John's request; Son of man came to serve; Jesus heals 2 blind men7

KJVYLTNotes
1For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.`For the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a householder, who went forth with the morning to hire workmen for his vineyard,

Matthew 20:1-16 comments: Universalism: If there is a Good God, Everyone Must Go to Heaven: 8. Christian Arguments for Universalism

Matthew 20:1-16 comments: Universalism: If there is a Good God, Everyone Must Go to Heaven: 8. Christian Arguments for Universalism

Matthew 20:1-16 is mentioned on Proverbs Chapter 6: 3.0. Proverbs 6:12-15 - Troublemakers and villains will be destroyed by God, with no chance for redemption

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Matthew 20:1-16 is mentioned on Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 1. Scripture Sometimes Presents a Universal Salvation for All, and Sometimes Only a Select Salvation for Some

Matthew 20:1-16 comments: Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 2. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers

Matthew 20:1-16: Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 2. The Parable of the Vineyard Workers

Matthew 20:1-6 comments: Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 5.3. Promoting Laziness and Sin (Matthew 20:1-6)

For more on Matthew 20:29-34 see The Gospel of Mark: 5. The Contradictions, Absurdities and Confused Stories of Mark

2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.and having agreed with the workmen for a denary a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,`And having gone forth about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market-place idle,
4And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.and to these he said, Go ye -- also ye -- to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous I will give you;
5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.and they went away. `Again, having gone forth about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did in like manner.
6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?And about the eleventh hour, having gone forth, he found others standing idle, and saith to them, Why here have ye stood all the day idle?
7They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.they say to him, Because no one did hire us; he saith to them, Go ye -- ye also -- to the vineyard, and whatever may be righteous ye shall receive.
8So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.`And evening having come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the workmen, and pay them the reward, having begun from the last -- unto the first.
9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.And they of about the eleventh hour having come, did receive each a denary.
10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.`And the first having come, did suppose that they shall receive more, and they received, they also, each a denary,
11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,and having received `it', they were murmuring against the householder, saying,
12Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.that These, the last, wrought one hour, and thou didst make them equal to us, who were bearing the burden of the day -- and the heat.
13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?`And he answering said to one of them, Comrade, I do no unrighteousness to thee; for a denary didst not thou agree with me?
14Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.take that which is thine, and go; and I will to give to this, the last, also as to thee;
15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?is it not lawful to me to do what I will in mine own? is thine eye evil because I am good?
16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.So the last shall be first, and the first last, for many are called, and few chosen.'
17And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples by themselves in the way, and said to them,
18Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,`Lo, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man shall be delivered to the chief priests and scribes,
19And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the nations to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify, and the third day he will rise again.'
20Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.Then came near to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, bowing and asking something from him,
21And 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 said to her, `What wilt thou?' She saith to him, `Say, that they may sit -- these my two sons -- one on thy right hand, and one on the left, in thy reign.'
22But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.And Jesus answering said, `Ye have not known what ye ask for yourselves; are ye able to drink of the cup that I am about to drink? and with the baptism that I am baptized with, to be baptized?' They say to him, `We are able.'
23And 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 he saith to them, `Of my cup indeed ye shall drink, and with the baptism that I am baptized with ye shall be baptized; but to sit on my right hand and on my left is not mine to give, but -- to those for whom it hath been prepared by my father.'
24And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.And the ten having heard, were much displeased with the two brothers,
25But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.and Jesus having called them near, said, `Ye have known that the rulers of the nations do exercise lordship over them, and those great do exercise authority over them,
26But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;but not so shall it be among you, but whoever may will among you to become great, let him be your ministrant;
27And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:and whoever may will among you to be first, let him be your servant;
28Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.even as the Son of Man did not come to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.'
29And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.And they going forth from Jericho, there followed him a great multitude,
30And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.and lo, two blind men sitting by the way, having heard that Jesus doth pass by, cried, saying, `Deal kindly with us, sir -- Son of David.'
31And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.And the multitude charged them that they might be silent, and they cried out the more, saying, `Deal kindly with us sir -- Son of David.'
32And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?And having stood, Jesus called them, and said, `What will ye `that' I may do to you?'
33They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.they say to him, `Sir, that our eyes may be opened;'
34So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.and having been moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Matthew chapter 21 (46 verses) - Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. He healed and taught in the temple. "A man sent his son to his tenants, but they killed him."8

KJVYLTNotes
1And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, unto the mount of the Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples,

Matthew 21:1-7 commentary above: 4. Matthew 21:1-7 - The Prophecy of the 2 Donkeys

Matthew 21:9: The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 21:12: The Gospel of Mark: 5. The Contradictions, Absurdities and Confused Stories of Mark

Matthew 21:21-22 comments: What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 3. Those With Some Faith Will Have Prayers Come True

2Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.saying to them, `Go on to the village over-against you, and immediately ye shall find an ass bound, and a colt with her -- having loosed, bring ye to me;
3And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.and if any one may say anything to you, ye shall say, that the lord hath need of them, and immediately he will send them.'
4All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,And all this came to pass, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken through the prophet, saying,
5Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.`Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Lo, thy king doth come to thee, meek, and mounted on an ass, and a colt, a foal of a beast of burden.'
6And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,And the disciples having gone and having done as Jesus commanded them,
7And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.brought the ass and the colt, and did put on them their garments, and set `him' upon them;
8And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.and the very great multitude spread their own garments in the way, and others were cutting branches from the trees, and were strewing in the way,
9And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.and the multitudes who were going before, and who were following, were crying, saying, `Hosanna to the Son of David, blessed is he who is coming in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.'
10And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?And he having entered into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, `Who is this?'
11And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.And the multitudes said, `This is Jesus the prophet, who `is' from Nazareth of Galilee.'
12And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and did cast forth all those selling and buying in the temple, and the tables of the money-changers he overturned, and the seats of those selling the doves,
13And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.and he saith to them, `It hath been written, My house a house of prayer shall be called, but ye did make it a den of robbers.'
14And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.And there came to him blind and lame men in the temple, and he healed them,
15And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,and the chief priests and the scribes having seen the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, `Hosanna to the Son of David,' were much displeased;
16And 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 they said to him, `Hearest thou what these say?' And Jesus saith to them, `Yes, did ye never read, that, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings Thou didst prepare praise?'
17And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.And having left them, he went forth out of the city to Bethany, and did lodge there,
18Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.and in the morning turning back to the city, he hungered,
19And 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.and having seen a certain fig-tree on the way, he came to it, and found nothing in it except leaves only, and he saith to it, `No more from thee may fruit be -- to the age;' and forthwith the fig-tree withered.
20And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!And the disciples having seen, did wonder, saying, `How did the fig-tree forthwith wither?'
21Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.And Jesus answering said to them, `Verily I say to you, If ye may have faith, and may not doubt, not only this of the fig-tree shall ye do, but even if to this mount ye may say, Be lifted up and be cast into the sea, it shall come to pass;
22And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.and all -- as much as ye may ask in the prayer, believing, ye shall receive.'
23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?And he having come to the temple, there came to him when teaching the chief priests and the elders of the people, saying, `By what authority dost thou do these things? and who gave thee this authority?'
24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.And Jesus answering said to them, `I will ask you -- I also -- one word, which if ye may tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things;
25The 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?the baptism of John, whence was it? -- from heaven, or from men?' And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, `If we should say, From heaven; he will say to us, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?
26But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.and if we should say, From men, we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.'
27And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.And answering Jesus they said, `We have not known.' He said to them -- he also -- `Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
28But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.`And what think ye? A man had two children, and having come to the first, he said, Child, go, to-day be working in my vineyard.'
29He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.And he answering said, `I will not,' but at last, having repented, he went.
30And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.`And having come to the second, he said in the same manner, and he answering said, I `go', sir, and went not;
31Whether 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.which of the two did the will of the father?' They say to him, `The first.' Jesus saith to them, `Verily I say to you, that the tax-gatherers and the harlots do go before you into the reign of God,
32For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.for John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye did not believe him, and the tax-gatherers and the harlots did believe him, and ye, having seen, repented not at last -- to believe him.
33Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:`Hear ye another simile: There was a certain man, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and did put a hedge round it, and digged in it a wine-press, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad.
34And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.`And when the season of the fruits came nigh, he sent his servants unto the husbandmen, to receive the fruits of it,
35And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.and the husbandmen having taken his servants, one they scourged, and one they killed, and one they stoned.
36Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.`Again he sent other servants more than the first, and they did to them in the same manner.
37But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.`And at last he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son;
38But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.and the husbandmen having seen the son, said among themselves, This is the heir, come, we may kill him, and may possess his inheritance;
39And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.and having taken him, they cast `him' out of the vineyard, and killed him;
40When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?whenever therefore the lord of the vineyard may come, what will he do to these husbandmen?'
41They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.They say to him, `Evil men -- he will evilly destroy them, and the vineyard will give out to other husbandmen, who will give back to him the fruits in their seasons.'
42Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?Jesus saith to them, `Did ye never read in the Writings, A stone that the builders disallowed, it became head of a corner; from the Lord hath this come to pass, and it is wonderful in our eyes.
43Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.`Because of this I say to you, that the reign of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth its fruit;
44And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.and he who is falling on this stone shall be broken, and on whomsoever it may fall it will crush him to pieces.'
45And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.And the chief priests and the Pharisees having heard his similes, knew that of them he speaketh,
46But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.and seeking to lay hold on him, they feared the multitudes, seeing they were holding him as a prophet.

Matthew chapter 22 (46 verses) - Jesus said, "The kingdom is like a wedding." The Pharisees questioned him about the law. He said, "Love God and love your neighbour."8

KJVYLTNotes
1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,And Jesus answering, again spake to them in similes, saying,

Matthew 22:21 is mentioned on Types of Christianity in History: Who Were the First Christians?: 5. The Evolution of Religions: The Bad Boys Survive at the Expense of the Nice

Matthew 22:21 is referenced on Christian Adoptionism and the Baptism of Jesus Christ: Centuries of Belief Before the Trinity: 5. What Happened to the Adoptionists?

Matthew 22:21 is mentioned on Christian Moral Theory and Morality in Action: Biblical Morals and Social Disaster: 6.1. The Rise of Orthodoxy

Matthew 22:23-30 is referenced on Marriage: Its Diversity and Character: 4.4. Christianity and Marriage

Some comments on Matthew 22:36-40 are on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

2The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,`The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,
3And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.and he sent forth his servants to call those having been called to the marriage-feasts, and they were not willing to come.
4Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.`Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Say to those who have been called: Lo, my dinner I prepared, my oxen and the fatlings have been killed, and all things `are' ready, come ye to the marriage-feasts;
5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:and they, having disregarded `it', went away, the one to his own field, and the other to his merchandise;
6And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, did insult and slay `them'.
7But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.`And the king having heard, was wroth, and having sent forth his soldiers, he destroyed those murderers, and their city he set on fire;
8Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.then saith he to his servants, The marriage-feast indeed is ready, and those called were not worthy,
9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.be going, then, on to the cross-ways, and as many as ye may find, call ye to the marriage-feasts.
10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.`And those servants, having gone forth to the ways, did gather all, as many as they found, both bad and good, and the marriage-feast apartment was filled with those reclining.
11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:`And the king having come in to view those reclining, saw there a man not clothed with clothing of the marriage-feast,
12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.and he saith to him, Comrade, how didst thou come in hither, not having clothing of the marriage-feast? and he was speechless.
13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.`Then said the king to the ministrants, Having bound his feet and hands, take him up and cast forth to the outer darkness, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth;
14For many are called, but few are chosen.for many are called, and few chosen.'
15Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.Then the Pharisees having gone, took counsel how they might ensnare him in words,
16And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.and they send to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, `Teacher, we have known that thou art true, and the way of God in truth thou dost teach, and thou art not caring for any one, for thou dost not look to the face of men;
17Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?'
18But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?And Jesus having known their wickedness, said, `Why me do ye tempt, hypocrites?
19Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.show me the tribute-coin?' and they brought to him a denary;
20And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?and he saith to them, `Whose `is' this image and the inscription?'
21They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.they say to him, `Caesar's;' then saith he to them, `Render therefore the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;'
22When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.and having heard they wondered, and having left him they went away.
23The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,In that day there came near to him Sadducees, who are saying there is not a rising again, and they questioned him, saying,
24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.`Teacher, Moses said, If any one may die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and shall raise up seed to his brother.
25Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:`And there were with us seven brothers, and the first having married did die, and not having seed, he left his wife to his brother;
26Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.in like manner also the second, and the third, unto the seventh,
27And last of all the woman died also.and last of all died also the woman;
28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.therefore in the rising again, of which of the seven shall she be wife -- for all had her?'
29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.And Jesus answering said to them, `Ye go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God;
30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.for in the rising again they do not marry, nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven.
31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,`And concerning the rising again of the dead, did ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,
32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a God of dead men, but of living.'
33And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.And having heard, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching;
34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.and the Pharisees, having heard that he did silence the Sadducees, were gathered together unto him;
35Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,and one of them, a lawyer, did question, tempting him, and saying,
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?`Teacher, which `is' the great command in the Law?'
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.And Jesus said to him, `Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding --
38This is the first and great commandment.this is a first and great command;
39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.and the second `is' like to it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself;
40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.on these -- the two commands -- all the law and the prophets do hang.'
41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,And the Pharisees having been gathered together, Jesus did question them,
42Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.saying, `What do ye think concerning the Christ? of whom is he son?' They say to him, `Of David.'
43He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,He saith to them, `How then doth David in the Spirit call him lord, saying,
44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand, till I may make thine enemies thy footstool?
45If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?If then David doth call him lord, how is he his son?'
46And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.And no one was able to answer him a word, nor durst any from that day question him any more.

Matthew chapter 23 (39 verses) - Jesus speaks against scribes & Pharisees, hypocrisy, pride, fanaticism, rejecting prophets; Jesus desire to gather His people7

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1Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,Then Jesus spake to the multitudes, and to his disciples,
2Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:saying, `On the seat of Moses sat down the scribes and the Pharisees;
3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.all, then, as much as they may say to you to observe, observe and do, but according to their works do not, for they say, and do not;
4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.for they bind together burdens heavy and grievous to be borne, and lay upon the shoulders of men, but with their finger they will not move them.
5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,`And all their works they do to be seen by men, and they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the fringes of their garments,
6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,they love also the chief couches in the supper, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.and the salutations in the market-places, and to be called by men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.`And ye -- ye may not be called Rabbi, for one is your director -- the Christ, and all ye are brethren;
9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.and ye may not call `any' your father on the earth, for one is your Father, who is in the heavens,
10Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.nor may ye be called directors, for one is your director -- the Christ.
11But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.And the greater of you shall be your ministrant,
12And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.and whoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled, and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.
13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut up the reign of the heavens before men, for ye do not go in, nor those going in do ye suffer to enter.
14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye eat up the houses of the widows, and for a pretence make long prayers, because of this ye shall receive more abundant judgment.
15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye go round the sea and the dry land to make one proselyte, and whenever it may happen -- ye make him a son of gehenna twofold more than yourselves.
16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!`Wo to you, blind guides, who are saying, Whoever may swear by the sanctuary, it is nothing, but whoever may swear by the gold of the sanctuary -- is debtor!
17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?Fools and blind! for which `is' greater, the gold, or the sanctuary that is sanctifying the gold?
18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.`And, whoever may swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever may swear by the gift that is upon it -- is debtor!
19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?Fools and blind! for which `is' greater, the gift, or the altar that is sanctifying the gift?
20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.`He therefore who did swear by the altar, doth swear by it, and by all things on it;
21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.and he who did swear by the sanctuary, doth swear by it, and by Him who is dwelling in it;
22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.and he who did swear by the heaven, doth swear by the throne of God, and by Him who is sitting upon it.
23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye give tithe of the mint, and the dill, and the cumin, and did neglect the weightier things of the Law -- the judgment, and the kindness, and the faith; these it behoved `you' to do, and those not to neglect.
24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.`Blind guides! who are straining out the gnat, and the camel are swallowing.
25Woe 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.`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye make clean the outside of the cup and the plate, and within they are full of rapine and incontinence.
26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.`Blind Pharisee! cleanse first the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside of them also may become clean.
27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye are like to whitewashed sepulchres, which outwardly indeed do appear beautiful, and within are full of bones of dead men, and of all uncleanness;
28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.so also ye outwardly indeed do appear to men righteous, and within ye are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,`Wo to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and adorn the tombs of the righteous,
30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.So that ye testify to yourselves, that ye are sons of them who did murder the prophets;
32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.and ye -- ye fill up the measure of your fathers.
33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?`Serpents! brood of vipers! how may ye escape from the judgment of the gehenna?
34Wherefore, 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:`Because of this, lo, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes, and of them ye will kill and crucify, and of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and will pursue from city to city;
35That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.that on you may come all the righteous blood being poured out on the earth from the blood of Abel the righteous, unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar:
36Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.verily I say to you, all these things shall come upon this generation.
37O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!`Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that art killing the prophets, and stoning those sent unto thee, how often did I will to gather thy children together, as a hen doth gather her own chickens under the wings, and ye did not will.
38Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.Lo, left desolate to you is your house;
39For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.for I say to you, ye may not see me henceforth, till ye may say, Blessed `is' he who is coming in the name of the Lord.'

Matthew chapter 24 (51 verses) - Jesus predicts Jerusalem's destruction & His own return, signs before these events, warnings against false teachings; be ready7

KJVYLTNotes
1And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.And having gone forth, Jesus departed from the temple, and his disciples came near to show him the buildings of the temple,

Some comments on Matthew 24:20 are on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Matthew 24:27-44 is referenced on The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 24:27 is discussed on The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 24:27-44 commented on above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 24:27 commentary above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 24:29 is referenced on The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 24:29 commented on above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 24:30-31 commentary above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 24:32-39 is referenced on The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 24:32-39 commentary above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 24:34-35: The Christian Holy Bible: 2.4. The Imminent End of the World

For more on Matthew 24:34-35 see The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 24:34-35 commented on above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

Matthew 24:35 is mentioned on The Old Testament Versus the New Testament: Do Christians Still Have to Observe OT Law?: 1. The Old Testament Versus the New Testament: Do Christians Still Have to Observe OT Law?

Matthew 24:35 is discussed on Biblical Dress Codes: God's Laws on Clothes: 3. All Laws of the Bible Must be Followed, Both Old and New

Matthew 24:35 is mentioned on God's Methods of Communication: Universal Truth Versus Hebrew and Arabic: 8.2. Does the New Testament Represent a New Revelation Which Overrides the Jewish Scriptures?

Some comments on Matthew 24:36 are on Arian Christianity (the Father is Greater than the Son): A Precursor to Modern Christianity: 5. Biblical References

Matthew 24:40-41 comments: The End of the World is Nigh! The Dangers of Apocalyptism and End-Times Beliefs: 8.1. The Imminent End of the World in the Christian Bible

Matthew 24:40-41 is referenced on Christianity v. Astronomy: The Earth Orbits the Sun!: 5.1. Christian Arguments Against Astronomy

Matthew 24:40-41 commentary above: 6. The End of the World is Imminent

2And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.and Jesus said to them, `Do ye not see all these? verily I say to you, There may not be left here a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown down.'
3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, `Tell us, when shall these be? and what `is' the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?'
4And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.And Jesus answering said to them, `Take heed that no one may lead you astray,
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.for many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ, and they shall lead many astray,
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.and ye shall begin to hear of wars, and reports of wars; see, be not troubled, for it behoveth all `these' to come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.`For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places;
8All these are the beginning of sorrows.and all these `are' the beginning of sorrows;
9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.then they shall deliver you up to tribulation, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated by all the nations because of my name;
10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.and then shall many be stumbled, and they shall deliver up one another, and shall hate one another.
11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.`And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray;
12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.and because of the abounding of the lawlessness, the love of the many shall become cold;
13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.but he who did endure to the end, he shall be saved;
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.and this good news of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world, for a testimony to all the nations; and then shall the end arrive.
15When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)`Whenever, therefore, ye may see the abomination of the desolation, that was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (whoever is reading let him observe)
16Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:then those in Judea -- let them flee to the mounts;
17Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:he on the house-top -- let him not come down to take up any thing out of his house;
18Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.and he in the field -- let him not turn back to take his garments.
19And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!`And wo to those with child, and to those giving suck in those days;
20But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:and pray ye that your flight may not be in winter, nor on a sabbath;
21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.for there shall be then great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world till now, no, nor may be.
22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.And if those days were not shortened, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the chosen, shall those days be shortened.
23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.`Then if any one may say to you, Lo, here `is' the Christ! or here! ye may not believe;
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.for there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and they shall give great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, also the chosen.
25Behold, I have told you before.Lo, I did tell you beforehand.
26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.`If therefore they may say to you, Lo, in the wilderness he is, ye may not go forth; lo, in the inner chambers, ye may not believe;
27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.for as the lightning doth come forth from the east, and doth appear unto the west, so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;
28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.for wherever the carcase may be, there shall the eagles be gathered together.
29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:`And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken;
30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.and then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in the heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth smite the breast, and they shall see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of the heaven, with power and much glory;
31And 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.and he shall send his messengers with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens unto the ends thereof.
32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:`And from the fig-tree learn ye the simile: When already its branch may have become tender, and the leaves it may put forth, ye know that summer `is' nigh,
33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.so also ye, when ye may see all these, ye know that it is nigh -- at the doors.
34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.Verily I say to you, this generation may not pass away till all these may come to pass.
35Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.`And concerning that day and the hour no one hath known -- not even the messengers of the heavens -- except my Father only;
37But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.and as the days of Noah -- so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man;
38For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,for as they were, in the days before the flood, eating, and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, till the day Noah entered into the ark,
39And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.and they did not know till the flood came and took all away; so shall be also the presence of the Son of Man.
40Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.Then two men shall be in the field, the one is received, and the one is left;
41Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.two women shall be grinding in the mill, one is received, and one is left.
42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.`Watch ye therefore, because ye have not known in what hour your Lord doth come;
43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.and this know, that if the master of the house had known in what watch the thief doth come, he had watched, and not suffered his house to be broken through;
44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.because of this also ye, become ye ready, because in what hour ye do not think, the Son of Man doth come.
45Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?`Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord did set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season?
46Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.Happy that servant, whom his lord, having come, shall find doing so;
47Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.verily I say to you, that over all his substance he will set him.
48But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;`And, if that evil servant may say in his heart, My Lord doth delay to come,
49And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;and may begin to beat the fellow-servants, and to eat and to drink with the drunken,
50The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,the lord of that servant will arrive in a day when he doth not expect, and in an hour of which he doth not know,
51And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.and will cut him off, and his portion with the hypocrites will appoint; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.

Matthew chapter 25 (46 verses) - "The kingdom is like virgins awaiting the bridegroom. A man entrusted talents to his servants. The Son of Man will judge the nations."8

KJVYLTNotes
1Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.`Then shall the reign of the heavens be likened to ten virgins, who, having taken their lamps, went forth to meet the bridegroom;

Adam Clarke in his commentaries explains this parable as referring chiefly to spiritual gifts and the religious life. He makes the Lord of Hosts the bridegroom, the judgment day the wedding feast, the foolish virgins the sinners whose hearts were cold and dead, devoid of all spiritual graces, and unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven, The wise virgins were the saints who were ready for translation, or for the bridal procession. They followed to the wedding feast; and when the chosen had entered "the door was shut."

"The Woman's Bible"
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1898)9

For more on Matthew 25:1-12 see Universalism: If there is a Good God, Everyone Must Go to Heaven: 8. Christian Arguments for Universalism

Matthew 25:1-12 is discussed on Proverbs Chapter 6: 3.0. Proverbs 6:12-15 - Troublemakers and villains will be destroyed by God, with no chance for redemption

Matthew 25:1-12 is referenced on Christian Universalism in Matthew and Luke: Parables of the Vineyard Workers and the Lost Sheep: 1. Scripture Sometimes Presents a Universal Salvation for All, and Sometimes Only a Select Salvation for Some

Matthew 25:31: See Hell in World Religions: 8. Origin of the Christian Hell

For more on Matthew 25:33 see The Left Hand Path: 3.2. Christianity and Islam

2And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.and five of them were prudent, and five foolish;
3They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:they who were foolish having taken their lamps, did not take with themselves oil;
4But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.and the prudent took oil in their vessels, with their lamps.
5While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.`And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping,
6And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.and in the middle of the night a cry was made, Lo, the bridegroom doth come; go ye forth to meet him.
7Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.`Then rose all those virgins, and trimmed their lamps,
8And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.and the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your oil, because our lamps are going out;
9But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.and the prudent answered, saying -- Lest there may not be sufficient for us and you, go ye rather unto those selling, and buy for yourselves.
10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.`And while they are going away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those ready went in with him to the marriage-feasts, and the door was shut;
11Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.and afterwards come also do the rest of the virgins, saying, Sir, sir, open to us;
12But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.and he answering said, Verily I say to you, I have not known you.
13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.`Watch therefore, for ye have not known the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man doth come.
14For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.`For -- as a man going abroad did call his own servants, and did deliver to them his substance,
15And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.and to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each according to his several ability, went abroad immediately.
16Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.`And he who did receive the five talents, having gone, wrought with them, and made other five talents;
17And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.in like manner also he who `received' the two, he gained, also he, other two;
18But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.and he who did receive the one, having gone away, digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
19After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.`And after a long time cometh the lord of those servants, and taketh reckoning with them;
20And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.and he who did receive the five talents having come, brought other five talents, saying, `Sir, five talents thou didst deliver to me; lo, other five talents did I gain besides them.
21His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.`And his lord said to him, Well done, servant, good and faithful, over a few things thou wast faithful, over many things I will set thee; enter into the joy of thy lord.
22He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.`And he who also did receive the two talents having come, said, Sir, two talents thou didst deliver to me; lo, other two talents I did gain besides them.
23His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.`His lord said to him, Well done, servant, good and faithful, over a few things thou wast faithful, over many things I will set thee; enter into the joy of thy lord.
24Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:`And he also who hath received the one talent having come, said, Sir, I knew thee, that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering from whence thou didst not scatter;
25And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.and having been afraid, having gone away, I hid thy talent in the earth; lo, thou hast thine own!
26His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:`And his lord answering said to him, Evil servant, and slothful, thou hadst known that I reap where I did not sow, and I gather whence I did not scatter!
27Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.it behoved thee then to put my money to the money-lenders, and having come I had received mine own with increase.
28Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.`Take therefore from him the talent, and give to him having the ten talents,
29For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.for to every one having shall be given, and he shall have overabundance, and from him who is not having, even that which he hath shall be taken from him;
30And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.and the unprofitable servant cast ye forth to the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.
31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:`And whenever the Son of Man may come in his glory, and all the holy messengers with him, then he shall sit upon a throne of his glory;
32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:and gathered together before him shall be all the nations, and he shall separate them from one another, as the shepherd doth separate the sheep from the goats,
33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.and he shall set the sheep indeed on his right hand, and the goats on the left.
34Then 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:`Then shall the king say to those on his right hand, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, inherit the reign that hath been prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
35For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:for I did hunger, and ye gave me to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye received me;
36Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.naked, and ye put around me; I was infirm, and ye looked after me; in prison I was, and ye came unto me.
37Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?`Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungering, and we nourished? or thirsting, and we gave to drink?
38When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?and when did we see thee a stranger, and we received? or naked, and we put around?
39Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?and when did we see thee infirm, or in prison, and we came unto thee?
40And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.`And the king answering, shall say to them, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did `it' to one of these my brethren -- the least -- to me ye did `it'.
41Then 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:Then shall he say also to those on the left hand, Go ye from me, the cursed, to the fire, the age-during, that hath been prepared for the Devil and his messengers;
42For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:for I did hunger, and ye gave me not to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me not to drink;
43I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.a stranger I was, and ye did not receive me; naked, and ye put not around me; infirm, and in prison, and ye did not look after me.
44Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?`Then shall they answer, they also, saying, Lord, when did we see thee hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or infirm, or in prison, and we did not minister to thee?
45Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.`Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did `it' not to one of these, the least, ye did `it' not to me.
46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.And these shall go away to punishment age-during, but the righteous to life age-during.'

Matthew chapter 26 (75 verses) - Jesus took Passover with his disciples. He prayed in agony in Gethsemane. Judas betrayed Jesus to the chief priests. Peter denied him.8

KJVYLTNotes
1And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,And it came to pass, when Jesus finished all these words, he said to his disciples,

Matthew 26:17: See The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

Some comments on Matthew 26:18 are on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

For more on Matthew 26:39 see SAB: And they fell on their faces. A recurring phrase found throughout the Bible.

Matthew 26:39 appears on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 1. Pray in Private and Secretly, Not In Public

Matthew 26:42: What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 1. Pray in Private and Secretly, Not In Public

Matthew 26:44 is mentioned on What Does the Christian Bible say About Prayer? How Should Christians Pray?: 1. Pray in Private and Secretly, Not In Public

2Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.`Ye have known that after two days the passover cometh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to be crucified.'
3Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, to the court of the chief priest who was called Caiaphas;
4And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill `him',
5But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.and they said, `Not in the feast, that there may not be a tumult among the people.'
6Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,And Jesus having been in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,
7There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.there came to him a woman having an alabaster box of ointment, very precious, and she poured on his head as he is reclining (at meat).
8But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?And having seen `it', his disciples were much displeased, saying, `To what purpose `is' this waste?
9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.for this ointment could have been sold for much, and given to the poor.'
10When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.And Jesus having known, said to them, `Why do ye give trouble to the woman? for a good work she wrought for me;
11For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.for the poor always ye have with you, and me ye have not always;
12For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.for she having put this ointment on my body -- for my burial she did `it'.
13Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.Verily I say to you, Wherever this good news may be proclaimed in the whole world, what this `one' did shall also be spoken of -- for a memorial of her.'
14Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said,
15And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.`What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?' and they weighed out to him thirty silverlings,
16And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.
17Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?And on the first `day' of the unleavened food came the disciples near to Jesus, saying to him, `Where wilt thou `that' we may prepare for thee to eat the passover?'
18And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.and he said, `Go away to the city, unto such a one, and say to him, The Teacher saith, My time is nigh; near thee I keep the passover, with my disciples;'
19And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.and the disciples did as Jesus appointed them, and prepared the passover.
20Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.And evening having come, he was reclining (at meat) with the twelve,
21And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.and while they are eating, he said, `Verily I say to you, that one of you shall deliver me up.'
22And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?And being grieved exceedingly, they began to say to him, each of them, `Is it I, Sir?'
23And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.And he answering said, `He who did dip with me the hand in the dish, he will deliver me up;
24The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.the Son of Man doth indeed go, as it hath been written concerning him, but wo to that man through whom the Son of Man is delivered up! good it were for him if that man had not been born.'
25Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.And Judas -- he who delivered him up -- answering said, `Is it I, Rabbi?' He saith to him, `Thou hast said.'
26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.And while they were eating, Jesus having taken the bread, and having blessed, did brake, and was giving to the disciples, and said, `Take, eat, this is my body;'
27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;and having taken the cup, and having given thanks, he gave to them, saying, `Drink ye of it -- all;
28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.for this is my blood of the new covenant, that for many is being poured out -- to remission of sins;
29But 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.and I say to you, that I may not drink henceforth on this produce of the vine, till that day when I may drink it with you new in the reign of my Father.'
30And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.And having sung a hymn, they went forth to the mount of the Olives;
31Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.then saith Jesus to them, `All ye shall be stumbled at me this night; for it hath been written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad;
32But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.but, after my having risen, I will go before you to Galilee.'
33Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.And Peter answering said to him, `Even if all shall be stumbled at thee, I will never be stumbled.'
34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.'
35Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.Peter saith to him, `Even if it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee;' in like manner also said all the disciples.
36Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.Then come with them doth Jesus to a place called Gethsemane, and he saith to the disciples, `Sit ye here, till having gone away, I shall pray yonder.'
37And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.And having taken Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful, and to be very heavy;
38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.then saith he to them, `Exceedingly sorrowful is my soul -- unto death; abide ye here, and watch with me.'
39And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.And having gone forward a little, he fell on his face, praying, and saying, `My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou.'
40And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them sleeping, and he saith to Peter, `So! ye were not able one hour to watch with me!
41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.watch, and pray, that ye may not enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is forward, but the flesh weak.'
42He 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.Again, a second time, having gone away, he prayed, saying, `My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from me except I drink it, Thy will be done;'
43And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.and having come, he findeth them again sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
44And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.And having left them, having gone away again, he prayed a third time, saying the same word;
45Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.then cometh he unto his disciples, and saith to them, `Sleep on henceforth, and rest! lo, the hour hath come nigh, and the Son of Man is delivered up to the hands of sinners.
46Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.Rise, let us go; lo, he hath come nigh who is delivering me up.'
47And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.And while he is yet speaking, lo, Judas, one of the twelve did come, and with him a great multitude, with swords and sticks, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.And he who did deliver him up did give them a sign, saying, `Whomsoever I will kiss, it is he: lay hold on him;'
49And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.and immediately, having come to Jesus, he said, `Hail, Rabbi,' and kissed him;
50And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.and Jesus said to him, `Comrade, for what art thou present?' Then having come near, they laid hands on Jesus, and took hold on him.
51And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.And lo, one of those with Jesus, having stretched forth the hand, drew his sword, and having struck the servant of the chief priest, he took off his ear.
52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.Then saith Jesus to him, `Turn back thy sword to its place; for all who did take the sword, by the sword shall perish;
53Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?dost thou think that I am not able now to call upon my Father, and He will place beside me more than twelve legions of messengers?
54But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?how then may the Writings be fulfilled, that thus it behoveth to happen?'
55In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, `As against a robber ye did come forth, with swords and sticks, to take me! daily with you I was sitting teaching in the temple, and ye did not lay hold on me;
56But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.but all this hath come to pass, that the Writings of the prophets may be fulfilled;' then all the disciples, having left him, fled.
57And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.And those laying hold on Jesus led `him' away unto Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and the elders were gathered together,
58But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.and Peter was following him afar off, unto the court of the chief priest, and having gone in within, he was sitting with the officers, to see the end.
59Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;And the chief priests, and the elders, and all the council, were seeking false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death,
60But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,and they did not find; and many false witnesses having come near, they did not find; and at last two false witnesses having come near,
61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.said, `This one said, I am able to throw down the sanctuary of God, and after three days to build it.'
62And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?And the chief priest having stood up, said to him, `Nothing thou dost answer! what do these witness against thee?
63But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.and Jesus was silent. And the chief priest answering said to him, `I adjure thee, by the living God, that thou mayest say to us, if thou art the Christ -- the Son of God.'
64Jesus 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.Jesus saith to him, `Thou hast said; nevertheless I say to you, hereafter ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the power, and coming upon the clouds, of the heaven.'
65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.Then the chief priest rent his garments, saying, -- `He hath spoken evil; what need have we yet of witnesses? lo, now ye heard his evil speaking;
66What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.what think ye?' and they answering said, `He is worthy of death.'
67Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,Then did they spit in his face and buffet him, and others did slap,
68Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?saying, `Declare to us, O Christ, who he is that struck thee?'
69Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.And Peter without was sitting in the court, and there came near to him a certain maid, saying, `And thou wast with Jesus of Galilee!'
70But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.And he denied before all, saying, `I have not known what thou sayest.'
71And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.And he having gone forth to the porch, another female saw him, and saith to those there, `And this one was with Jesus of Nazareth;'
72And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.and again did he deny with an oath -- `I have not known the man.'
73And 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 after a little those standing near having come, said to Peter, `Truly thou also art of them, for even thy speech doth make thee manifest.'
74Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.Then began he to anathematise, and to swear -- `I have not known the man;' and immediately did a cock crow,
75And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.and Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, he having said to him -- `Before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me;' and having gone without, he did weep bitterly.

Matthew chapter 27 (66 verses) - Judas hangs himself; Barabbas released; Jesus questioned by Pilate, abused by soldiers, crucified on cross, dies, laid in tomb7

KJVYLTNotes
1When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:And morning having come, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, so as to put him to death;

Matthew 27:5-6 is mentioned on Acts - The Acts of the Apostles: 4. Other Contradictions Against the Rest of the Bible

Matthew 27:5 is referenced on Acts - The Acts of the Apostles: 5.0. Acts chapter 1 (26 verses)

Some comments on Matthew 27:24 are on Anti-Semitism: 2000 Years of Christian Love: 8. Biblical Reasons for Christian Anti-Semitism

Matthew 27:25 is referenced on Anti-Semitism: 2000 Years of Christian Love: 8. Biblical Reasons for Christian Anti-Semitism

Matthew 27:31-32 is referenced on The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 2. Approaching Golgotha: Who Carried the Cross?

Matthew 27:33-34 is mentioned on The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 6. At Golgotha: Does Jesus Drink Wine, Vinegar, or Nothing?

Matthew 27:37 is discussed on The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 3. Approaching Golgotha: What Was Inscribed on the Cross?

For more on Matthew 27:38 see The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 5. At Golgotha: Who Was There?

Matthew 27:38-44 is referenced on The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 5. At Golgotha: Who Was There?

For more on Matthew 27:45 see The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 8. At Jesus' Death

For more on Matthew 27:45 see The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 3.3. The Death

Matthew 27:46 is mentioned on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

For more on Matthew 27:46 see The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 7. At Golgotha: Jesus' Last Words

For more on Matthew 27:46 see The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 3.2. On the Cross

Matthew 27:51-53: See The Crucifixion Facade: 3. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Contradict Each Other

Matthew 27:51-54 is mentioned on The Crucifixion Facade: 4. Historical Evidence for the Events of the Crucifixion

Matthew 27:51-53 is referenced on The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions

For more on Matthew 27:51-53 see The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 8. At Jesus' Death

Some comments on Matthew 27:54 are on The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 8. At Jesus' Death

Matthew 27:54 is discussed on The Gospel According to Saint Luke: 3.3. The Death

Matthew 27:55: See The Crucifixion in the Bible's Gospels: Differences and Contradictions: 5. At Golgotha: Who Was There?

Some comments on Matthew 27:57-62 are on The Gospel of Mark: 3. Mark was Not a Jew and had No Jewish Contacts

2And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.and having bound him, they did lead away, and delivered him up to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,Then Judas -- he who delivered him up -- having seen that he was condemned, having repented, brought back the thirty silverlings to the chief priests, and to the elders, saying,
4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.`I did sin, having delivered up innocent blood;' and they said, `What -- to us? thou shalt see!'
5And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.and having cast down the silverlings in the sanctuary, he departed, and having gone away, he did strangle himself.
6And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.And the chief priests having taken the silverlings, said, `It is not lawful to put them to the treasury, seeing it is the price of blood;'
7And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.and having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter, for the burial of strangers;
8Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.therefore was that field called, `Field of blood,' unto this day.
9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;Then was fulfilled that spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, `And I took the thirty silverlings, the price of him who hath been priced, whom they of the sons of Israel did price,
10And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.and gave them for the field of the potter, as the Lord did appoint to me.'
11And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor did question him, saying, `Art thou the king of the Jews!' And Jesus said to him, `Thou sayest.'
12And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.And in his being accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not answer any thing,
13Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?then saith Pilate to him, `Dost thou not hear how many things they witness against thee?'
14And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.And he did not answer him, not even to one word, so that the governor did wonder greatly.
15Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.And at the feast the governor had been accustomed to release one to the multitude, a prisoner, whom they willed,
16And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.and they had then a noted prisoner, called Barabbas,
17Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?they therefore having been gathered together, Pilate said to them, `Whom will ye I shall release to you? Barabbas or Jesus who is called Christ?'
18For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.for he had known that because of envy they had delivered him up.
19When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.And as he is sitting on the tribunal, his wife sent unto him, saying, `Nothing -- to thee and to that righteous one, for many things did I suffer to-day in a dream because of him.'
20But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.And the chief priests and the elders did persuade the multitudes that they might ask for themselves Barabbas, and might destroy Jesus;
21The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.and the governor answering said to them, `Which of the two will ye `that' I shall release to you?' And they said, `Barabbas.'
22Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.Pilate saith to them, `What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?' They all say to him, `Let be crucified!'
23And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.And the governor said, `Why, what evil did he?' and they were crying out the more, saying, `Let be crucified.'
24When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.And Pilate having seen that it profiteth nothing, but rather a tumult is made, having taken water, he did wash the hands before the multitude, saying, `I am innocent from the blood of this righteous one; ye -- ye shall see;'
25Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.and all the people answering said, `His blood `is' upon us, and upon our children!'
26Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.Then did he release to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered `him' up that he may be crucified;
27Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.then the soldiers of the governor having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, did gather to him all the band;
28And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.and having unclothed him, they put around him a crimson cloak,
29And 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!and having plaited him a crown out of thorns they put `it' on his head, and a reed in his right hand, and having kneeled before him, they were mocking him, saying, `Hail, the king of the Jews.'
30And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.And having spit on him, they took the reed, and were smiting on his head;
31And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.and when they had mocked him, they took off from him the cloak, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify `him'.
32And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.And coming forth, they found a man, a Cyrenian, by name Simon: him they impressed that he might bear his cross;
33And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,and having come to a place called Golgotha, that is called Place of a Skull,
34They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.they gave him to drink vinegar mixed with gall, and having tasted, he would not drink.
35And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting a lot, that it might be fulfilled that was spoken by the prophet, `They divided my garments to themselves, and over my vesture they cast a lot;'
36And sitting down they watched him there;and sitting down, they were watching him there,
37And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.and they put up over his head, his accusation written, `This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.'
38Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.Then crucified with him are two robbers, one on the right hand, and one on the left,
39And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,and those passing by were speaking evil of him, wagging their heads,
40And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.and saying, `Thou that art throwing down the sanctuary, and in three days building `it', save thyself; if Son thou art of God, come down from the cross.'
41Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,And in like manner also the chief priests mocking, with the scribes and elders, said,
42He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.`Others he saved; himself he is not able to save! If he be King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe him;
43He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.he hath trusted on God, let Him now deliver him, if He wish him, because he said -- Son of God I am;'
44The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.with the same also the robbers, who were crucified with him, were reproaching him.
45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.And from the sixth hour darkness came over all the land unto the ninth hour,
46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?and about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a great voice, saying, `Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is, `My God, my God, why didst Thou forsake me?'
47Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.And certain of those standing there having heard, said -- `Elijah he doth call;'
48And 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 immediately, one of them having run, and having taken a spunge, having filled `it' with vinegar, and having put `it' on a reed, was giving him to drink,
49The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.but the rest said, `Let alone, let us see if Elijah doth come -- about to save him.'
50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.And Jesus having again cried with a great voice, yielded the spirit;
51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;and lo, the vail of the sanctuary was rent in two from top unto bottom, and the earth did quake, and the rocks were rent,
52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose,
53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.and having come forth out of the tombs after his rising, they went into the holy city, and appeared to many.
54Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.And the centurion, and those with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were exceedingly afraid, saying, `Truly this was God's Son.'
55And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:And there were there many women beholding from afar, who did follow Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him,
56Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:And evening having come, there came a rich man, from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was discipled to Jesus,
58He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.he having gone near to Pilate, asked for himself the body of Jesus; then Pilate commanded the body to be given back.
59And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,And having taken the body, Joseph wrapped it in clean linen,
60And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.and laid it in his new tomb, that he hewed in the rock, and having rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, he went away;
61And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.and there were there Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over-against the sepulchre.
62Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,And on the morrow that is after the preparation, were gathered together the chief priests, and the Pharisees, unto Pilate,
63Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.saying, `Sir, we have remembered that that deceiver said while yet living, After three days I do rise;
64Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.command, then, the sepulchre to be made secure till the third day, lest his disciples, having come by night, may steal him away, and may say to the people, He rose from the dead, and the last deceit shall be worse than the first.'
65Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.And Pilate said to them, `Ye have a watch, go away, make secure -- as ye have known;'
66So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.and they, having gone, did make the sepulchre secure, having sealed the stone, together with the watch.

Matthew chapter 28 (20 verses) - The women went to the tomb. An angel said, "He has risen!" Jesus met them. He came to the eleven and said, "Go and make disciples."8

KJVYLTNotes
1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.And on the eve of the sabbaths, at the dawn, toward the first of the sabbaths, came Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre,

Matthew 28:1-15 commented on above: 7. The Crucifixion

2And, 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 lo, there came a great earthquake, for a messenger of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, having come, did roll away the stone from the door, and was sitting upon it,
3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:and his countenance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow,
4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.and from the fear of him did the keepers shake, and they became as dead men.
5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.And the messenger answering said to the women, `Fear not ye, for I have known that Jesus, who hath been crucified, ye seek;
6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.he is not here, for he rose, as he said; come, see the place where the Lord was lying;
7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.and having gone quickly, say ye to his disciples, that he rose from the dead; and lo, he doth go before you to Galilee, there ye shall see him; lo, I have told you.'
8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.And having gone forth quickly from the tomb, with fear and great joy, they ran to tell to his disciples;
9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.and as they were going to tell to his disciples, then lo, Jesus met them, saying, `Hail!' and they having come near, laid hold of his feet, and did bow to him.
10Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.Then saith Jesus to them, `Fear ye not, go away, tell to my brethren that they may go away to Galilee, and there they shall see me.'
11Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.And while they are going on, lo, certain of the watch having come to the city, told to the chief priests all the things that happened,
12And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,and having been gathered together with the elders, counsel also having taken, they gave much money to the soldiers,
13Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.saying, `Say ye, that his disciples having come by night, stole him -- we being asleep;
14And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.and if this be heard by the governor, we will persuade him, and you keep free from anxiety.'
15So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.And they, having received the money, did as they were taught, and this account was spread abroad among Jews till this day.
16Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.And the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mount where Jesus appointed them,
17And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.and having seen him, they bowed to him, but some did waver.
18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.And having come near, Jesus spake to them, saying, `Given to me was all authority in heaven and on earth;
19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them -- to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'

By Vexen Crabtree 2011 May 2310
(Last Modified: 2016 Nov 13)
Second edition 2011 May 2311
Originally published 1999 Dec 22
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  1. Ehrman (2011) p225.^
  2. Ehrman (2011) p228. Added to this page on 2014 Mar 04.^
  3. Added to this page on 2016 Nov 13.^
  4. Ehrman (2011) p248.^
  5. Price (2003) 'digital Added to this page on 2016 May 12.^
  6. Added to this page on 2002 Oct 08.^
  7. www.biblesummary.info was host to a daily Twitter tweet from its author, each of which summarizes a chapter from the Bible. Accessed 2014 Feb.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  8. "Brad Warden Chapter Summaries" (not dated) accessed 2013 May 26.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  9. Stanton (1898) p304.^
  10. 2011 May 23: Rewrote opening paragraphs and added the section on dating of Matthew.^
  11. 2011 May 23: Rewrote opening paragraphs and added section The End of the World is Imminent.^
  12. 2003 April 06. Text on virgin birth completely rewritten.

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