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Mark – Chapter 8

  1. In those days when there was a very great company, and had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him, and said unto them:
  2. I have compassion on this people, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:
  3. And if I should send them away fasting to their own houses, they should faint by the way. For divers of them came from far.
  4. And his disciples answered him, Where should a man have bread here in the wilderness to satisfy these?
  5. And he asked them: How many loaves have ye? They said: Seven.
  6. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, gave thanks, brake, and gave to his disciples, to set before them. And they did set them before the people.
  7. And they had a few small fishes. And he blessed them, and commanded them also to be set before them.
  8. And they ate, and were sufficed: And they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
  9. And they that ate were in number about four thousand. And he sent them away.
  10. And anon he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.
  11. And the Pharisees came forth, and began to dispute with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, and tempting him.
  12. And he sighed in his spirit, and said: Why doth this generation seek a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.
  13. And he left them, and went into the ship again, and departed over the water.
  14. And they had forgotten to take bread with them, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.
  15. And he charged them, saying. Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.
  16. And they reasoned among themselves, saying: We have no bread.
  17. And when Jesus knew that, he said unto them: Why take ye thought, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your hearts yet blinded?
  18. Have ye eyes, and see not? and have ye ears, and hear not? do ye not remember?
  19. When I brake five loaves among five thousand: how many baskets full of broken meat took ye up? They said unto him, Twelve.
  20. When I brake seven among four thousand: how many baskets of the leavings of broken meat took ye up? They said, Seven.
  21. And he said unto them: How is it that ye understand not?
  22. And he came to Bethsaida, and they brought a blind man unto him, and desired him to touch him.
  23. And he caught the blind by the hand, and led him out of the town, and spat in his eyes, and put his hands upon him, and asked him whether he saw ought.
  24. And he looked up, and said: I see the men: For I see them walk, as they were trees.
  25. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him see. And he was restored to his sight, and saw every man clearly.
  26. And he sent him home to his house, saying: Neither go into the town, nor tell it any in the town.
  27. And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns that belong to the city called Caesarea Philippi. And by the way he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that I am?
  28. And they answered: Some say that thou art John Baptist: some say, Elias: and some, One of the prophets.
  29. And he said unto them: But whom say ye that I am? Peter answered and said unto him: Thou art very Christ.
  30. And he charged them that they should tell no man of it.
  31. And he began to teach them, how that the Son of man must suffer many things, and should be reproved of the elders, and of the high priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days arise again.
  32. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him aside, and began to chide him.
  33. Then he turned about and looked on his disciples, and rebuked Peter, saying: Go after me, Satan. For thou savorest not the things of God, but the things of men.
  34. And he called the people unto him, with his disciples also, and said unto them: Whosoever will follow me, let him forsake himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
  35. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it. But whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
  36. What shall it profit a man, if he should win all the world, and lose his own soul?
  37. Or else what shall a man give, to redeem his soul again?
  38. Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words, among this adulterous and sinful generation: of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.


Mark – Chapter 9

  1. And he said unto them: Verily I say unto you: There be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
  2. And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up into an high mountain out of the way alone, and he was transfigured before them.
  3. And his raiment did shine, and was made very white, even as snow: so white as no fuller can make upon the earth.
  4. And there appeared unto them Elias with Moses: and they talked with Jesus.
  5. And Peter answered and said to Jesus: Master, here is good being for us, let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, one for Moses, and one for Elias.
  6. And yet he wist not what he said: for they were afraid.
  7. And there was a cloud that shadowed them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my dear Son, hear him.
  8. And suddenly, they looked round about them, and saw no man more, than Jesus only with them.
  9. And as they came down from the hill, he charged them, that they should tell no man what they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from death again.
  10. And they kept that saying with them, and demanded one of another, what that rising from death again should mean?
  11. And they asked him, saying: Why then say the scribes, That Elias must first come?
  12. He answered and said unto them: Elias verily shall first come, and restore all things. And also the Son of man as it is written, shall suffer many things, and shall be set at nought.
  13. Moreover I say unto you, That Elias is come, and they have done unto him whatsoever pleased them, as it is written of him.
  14. And he came to his disciples, and saw much people about them, and the scribes disputing with them.
  15. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were amazed, and ran to him and saluted him.
  16. And he said unto the scribes: What dispute ye with them?
  17. And one of the company answered and said: Master, I have brought my son unto thee, which hath a dumb spirit.
  18. And whensoever he taketh him, he teareth him, and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away. And I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out, and they could not.
  19. He answered him, and said: O generation without faith, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
  20. And they brought him unto him. And as soon as the spirit saw him, he tare him. And he fell down on the ground, wallowing and foaming.
  21. And he asked his father: How long is it ago, since this hath happened him? And he said, Of a child:
  22. And ofttimes casteth him into the fire, and also into the water, to destroy him. But if thou canst do anything, have mercy on us, and help us.
  23. And Jesus said unto him: Yea, if thou couldest believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
  24. And straightway the father of the child cried with tears, saying: Lord, I believe, help mine unbelief.
  25. When Jesus saw that the people came running together unto him, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him: Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
  26. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out: And he was one that had been dead, insomuch that many said, He is dead.
  27. But Jesus caught his hand, and lift him up: and he rose.
  28. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him secretly: Why could not we cast him out?
  29. And he said unto them: This kind can by no other means come forth, but by prayer and fasting.
  30. And they departed thence, and took their journey through Galilee, and he would not that any man should have known it.
  31. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them: The Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him, and after that he is killed, he shall arise again the third day.
  32. But they wist not what that saying meant, and were afraid to ask him.
  33. And he came to Capernaum. And when he was come to house, he asked them: What was it that ye disputed between you by the way?
  34. And they held their peace: for by the way they reasoned among themselves, who should be the chiefest.
  35. And he sat down, and called the twelve unto him, and said to them: If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant unto all.
  36. And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them, and took him in his arms, and said unto them,
  37. Whosoever receive any such a child in my name, receiveth me. And whosoever receiveth me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me.
  38. John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, which followeth not us, and we forbade him, because he followeth us not.
  39. But Jesus said, Forbid him not. For there is no man that shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
  40. Whosoever is not against you, is on your part.
  41. And whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink for my name’s sake, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, He shall not lose his reward.
  42. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea:
  43. Wherefore if thy hand offend thee, cut him off. It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands go into hell, into fire that never shall be quenched,
  44. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire never goeth out.
  45. Likewise if thy foot offend thee, cut him off. For it is better for thee to go halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into fire that never shall be quenched:
  46. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire never goeth out.
  47. Even so if thine eye offend thee, pluck him out. It is better for thee to go into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hellfire:
  48. Where their worm dieth not, and the fire never goeth out.
  49. Every man therefore shall be salted with fire: and every sacrifice shall be seasoned with salt.
  50. Salt is good. But if the salt be unsavory: what shall ye salt therewith? See that ye have salt in yourselves: and have peace among yourselves, one with another.


Mark – Chapter 10

  1. And he rose from thence, and went into the coasts of Jewry through the region that is beyond Jordan. And the people resorted unto him afresh: and, as he was wont, he taught them again.
  2. And the Pharisees came, and asked him a question: Whether it were lawful for a man to put away his wife: to prove him.
  3. And he answered and said unto them: What did Moses bid you do?
  4. And they said: Moses suffered to write a testimonial of divorcement, and to put her away.
  5. And Jesus answered and said unto them: For the hardness of your hearts he wrote this precept unto you.
  6. But at the first creation God made them man and woman.
  7. And for this thing’s sake shall man leave his father and mother, and bide by his wife,
  8. And they twain shall be one flesh. So then are they now not twain, but one flesh.
  9. Therefore what God hath coupled, let not man separate.
  10. And in the house his disciples asked him again of that matter.
  11. And he said unto them: Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, breaketh wedlock to her-ward.
  12. And if a woman forsake her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
  13. And they brought children to him, that he should touch them. And his disciples rebuked those that brought them.
  14. When Jesus saw that, he was displeased, and said to them: Suffer the children to come unto me, and forbid them not. For of such is the kingdom of God.
  15. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, he shall not enter therein.
  16. And he took them up in his arms, and put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
  17. And when he was come into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him: Good Master, what shall I do, that I may inherit eternal life?
  18. Jesus said to him: Why callest thou me good? there is no man good but one, which is, God.
  19. Thou knowest the commandments: Break not matrimony: Kill not: Steal not: Bear not false witness: Defraud no man: Honor thy father and mother.
  20. He answered and said to him: Master, all these I have observed from my youth.
  21. Jesus beheld him and had a favor to him, and said unto him: One thing is lacking unto thee. Go and sell all that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come, and follow me, and take up thy cross.
  22. But he was discomforted with that saying, and went away mourning, for he had great possessions.
  23. And Jesus looked round about, and said unto his disciples: What an hard thing is it for them that have riches, to enter into the kingdom of God.
  24. And his disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said unto them: Children, how hard is it for them, that trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God.
  25. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of an needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
  26. And they were astonished out of measure, saying between themselves: Who then can be saved?
  27. Jesus looked upon them, and said: With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
  28. And Peter began to say unto him: Lo, we have forsaken all, and have followed thee.
  29. Jesus answered and said: Verily I say unto you, There is no man that forsaketh house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,
  30. Which shall not receive an hundredfold now in this life: houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands with persecutions: and in the world to come, eternal life.
  31. Many that are first, shall be last: and the last, first.
  32. And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem. And Jesus went before them: and they were amazed, and as they followed, were afraid. And Jesus took the twelve again, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him.
  33. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the high priests, and unto the scribes: and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
  34. And they shall mock him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and kill him. And the third day he shall rise again.
  35. And then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came unto him, saying: Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we desire.
  36. He said unto them: What would ye I should do unto you?
  37. They said to him: Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
  38. But Jesus said unto them: Ye wot not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and be baptized in the baptism that I shall be baptized in?
  39. And they said unto him: That we can. Jesus said unto them: Ye shall drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and be baptized with the baptism that I shall be baptized in:
  40. But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give, but to them for whom it is prepared.
  41. And when the ten heard that, they began to disdain at James and John.
  42. But Jesus called them unto him, and said to them: Ye know that they which seem to bear rule among the Gentiles, reign as lords over them; and they that be great among them exercise authority over them.
  43. So shall it not be among you, but whosoever of you will be great among you, shall be your minister.
  44. And whosoever will be chief, shall be servant unto all.
  45. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto; but to minister, and to give his life for the redemption of many.
  46. And they came to Jericho, and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people: Barthimeus, the son of Thimeus which was blind, sat by the highway’s side begging.
  47. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry, and to say: Jesus, the Son of David, have mercy on me.
  48. And many rebuked him, that he should hold his peace. But he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
  49. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind, saying unto him: Be of good comfort: rise, he called thee.
  50. And he threw away his cloak, and rose, and came to Jesus.
  51. And Jesus answered and said unto him: What wilt thou that I do unto thee? The blind said unto him: Master, that I might see.
  52. Jesus said unto him: Go thy way, thy faith hath saved thee. And by and by he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.


Mark – Chapter 11

  1. And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, besides mount Olivet, he sent forth two of his disciples,
  2. And said unto them: Go your ways into the town that is over against you. And as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt bound, whereon never man sat: loose him, and bring him.
  3. And if any man say unto you: Why do ye so? say that the Lord hath need of him: and straightway he will send him hither.
  4. And they went their way, and found a colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met, and they loosed him.
  5. And divers of them that stood there, said unto them: What do ye, loosing the colt?
  6. And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded them. And they let them go.
  7. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him: and he sat upon him.
  8. And many spread their garments in the way. Other cut down branches of the trees, and strawed them in the way.
  9. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying: Hosanna: Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
  10. Blessed be the kingdom that cometh in the name of him that is Lord of our father David. Hosanna in the highest.
  11. And the Lord entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple. And when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
  12. And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered,
  13. And spied a fig tree afar off having leaves, and went to see whether he might find anything thereon. But when he came thereto, he found nothing but leaves: for the time of figs was not yet.
  14. And Jesus answered and said to it: Never man eat fruit of thee hereafter while the world standeth. And his disciples heard it.
  15. And they came to Jerusalem. And Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out the sellers and buyers in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the stools of them that sold doves:
  16. And would not suffer that any man carried a vessel through the temple.
  17. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written: My house shall be called the house of prayer unto all nations? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
  18. And the scribes and high priests heard it, and sought how to destroy him. For they feared him, because all the people marveled at his doctrine.
  19. And when even was come, he went out of the city.
  20. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up by the roots.
  21. And Peter remembered, and said unto him: Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
  22. And Jesus answered and said unto them: Have confidence in God.
  23. Verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain: Take away thyself, and cast thyself into the sea, and shall not waver in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, whatsoever he saith, shall be done to him.
  24. Therefore I say unto you, Whatsoever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye shall have it, and it shall be done unto you.
  25. And when ye stand and pray, forgive, if ye have anything against any man, that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
  26. But and ye will not forgive men their trespasses, no more shall your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:15)
  27. And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he walked in the temple, there came to him the high priests, and the scribes, and the elders,
  28. And said unto him: By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?
  29. Jesus answered and said unto them: I will also ask of you a certain thing: and answer ye me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
  30. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.
  31. And they thought in themselves, saying: If we shall say, From heaven: he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
  32. But if we shall say, Of men: then fear we the people. for all men counted John, that he was a very prophet.
  33. And they answered and said unto Jesus: We cannot tell. And Jesus answered and said unto them: Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.


Mark – Chapter 12

  1. And he began to speak unto them in similitudes. A certain man planted a vineyard, and compassed it with an hedge, and ordained a winepress, and built a tower in it. And let it out to hire unto husbandmen, and went into a strange country.
  2. And when the time was come, he sent to the tenants a servant, that he might receive of the tenants of the fruit of the vineyard.
  3. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him again empty.
  4. And moreover he sent unto them another servant, and at him they cast stones, and brake his head, and sent him again all to reviled.
  5. And again he sent another, and him they killed: and many other, beating some, and killing some.
  6. Yet had he one son, whom he loved tenderly, him also he sent at the last unto them, saying: They will fear my son.
  7. But the tenants said amongst themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
  8. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
  9. What shall then the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants, and let out the vineyard to other.
  10. Have ye not read this scripture? The stone which the builders did refuse, is made the chief stone in the corner:
  11. This was done of the Lord, and is marvelous in our eyes.
  12. And they went about to take him, but they feared the people. For they perceived that he spake that similitude against them. And they left him, and went their way.
  13. And they sent unto him certain of the Pharisees with Herod’s servants, to take him in his words.
  14. And as soon as they were come, they said unto him: Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou considerest not the degree of men, but teachest the way of God truly: Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar, or not?
  15. Ought we to give, or ought we not to give? He understood their simulation, and said unto them: Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.
  16. And they brought. And he said unto them: Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s.
  17. And Jesus answered and said unto them: Then give to Caesar that which belongeth to Caesar: and to God, that which pertaineth to God. And they marveled at him.
  18. Then came the Sadducees unto him, which say, There is no resurrection. And they asked him, saying:
  19. Master, Moses wrote unto us if any man’s brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children: that then his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
  20. There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and when he died left no seed behind him.
  21. And the second took her, and died: neither left any seed. And the third likewise.
  22. And seven had her, and left no seed behind them. Last of all the wife died also.
  23. In the resurrection then, when they shall rise again, whose wife shall she be of them? for seven had her to wife.
  24. Jesus answered and said unto them: Are ye not therefore deceived, and understand not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
  25. For when they shall rise again from death, they neither marry, nor are married: but are as the angels which are in heaven.
  26. As touching the dead, that they shall rise again: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying: I am the God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
  27. He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. ye are therefore greatly deceived.
  28. And there came one of the scribes, that had heard them disputing together, and perceived that he had answered them well, and asked him: Which is the first of all the commandments?
  29. Jesus answered him: The first of all the commandments is: Hear, Israel: The Lord God is one Lord.
  30. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. this is the first commandment.
  31. And the second is like unto this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
  32. And the scribe said unto him: Well, Master, thou hast said the truth, that there is one God, and that there is none but he.
  33. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the mind, and with all the soul, and with all the strength: and to love a man’s neighbor as himself, is a greater thing than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.
  34. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him: Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
  35. And Jesus answered and said, teaching in the temple: How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
  36. For David himself inspired with the Holy Ghost, said: The LORD said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
  37. Then David himself calleth him Lord: and by what means is he then his son? And much people heard him gladly.
  38. And he said unto them in his doctrine: Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing: and love salutations in the marketplaces,
  39. And the chief seats in the synagogues, and to sit in the uppermost rooms at feasts,
  40. And devour widows’ houses, and that under color of long praying. these shall receive greater damnation.
  41. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people put money into the treasury. and many that were rich cast in much.
  42. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
  43. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them: Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury.
  44. For they all did cast in of their superfluity: but she of her poverty, did cast in all that she had, even all her living.