And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased,
one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed
be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And
lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at
midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before
And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and
my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet
because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that
knocketh it shall be opened.
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?
or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much
more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the
devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.
But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the
And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.
But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against
itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye
say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out?
therefore shall they be your judges.
But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is
come upon you.
When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from
him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places,
seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came
And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.
Then goeth he, and taketh to him 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
And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company
lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the
paps which thou hast sucked.
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep
And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil
generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of
Jonas the prophet.
For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement with the men of this
generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear
the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgement with this generation, and shall
condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than
Jonas is here.
No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under
a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole
body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.
If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall
be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.
And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in,
and sat down to meat.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before
And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup
and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean
But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and
pass over judgement and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave
the other undone.
Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and
greetings in the markets.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear
not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou
reproachest us also.
And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous
to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed
Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed
killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and
some of them they shall slay and persecute:
That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the
world, may be required of this generation;
From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar
and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not
in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge
him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they
might accuse him.