1 In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so
that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, Beware of the
leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For there is nothing covered that will not be uncovered, nor hidden that will not be
3 Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what
you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.
4 And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that
have no more that they can do.
5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into Gehenna; yes, I say to you, Fear Him!
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten
7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are
of more value than many sparrows.
8 Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will also confess
him before the angels of God.
9 But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
10 And anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but
to him who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven.
11 Now when they bring you to the synagogues and rulers and authorities, do not worry
about how or what you should answer, or what you should say.
12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.
13 Then one from the crowd said to Him, Teacher, tell my brother to divide the
inheritance with me.
14 But He said to him, Man, who made Me a judge or a divider over you?
15 And He said to them, Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not
consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.
16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: The ground of a certain rich man yielded
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, since I have nowhere to
gather my fruits?
18 So he said, I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger, and there I will
gather all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take
your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But God said to him, Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose
will those things be which you have prepared?
21 So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
22 And He said to His disciples, Therefore I say to you, do not be anxious about your
life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.
23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.
24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. By how much do you surpass birds.
25 And which of you by being anxious is able to add one cubit to his stature?
26 If you then are not able to do even the least, why are you anxious about the rest?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you,
even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown
into the oven, how much more you, you of little faith?
29 And do not seek what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor be agitated.
30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that
you need these things.
31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things will be conveyed to you.
32 Do not fear, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow
old, a treasure in Heaven that does not fail, where a thief does not come near nor moth
34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
35 Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning;
36 and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from
the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately.
37 Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching.
Truly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come
and serve them.
38 And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find
them so, blessed are those servants.
39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would
come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be dug through.
40 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not
41 Then Peter said to Him, Lord, do You speak this parable only to us, or to everyone?
42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will
set over his servants, to give them their portion of food at the right time?
43 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.
44 Truly, I say to you that he will set him over all that he has.
45 But if that servant says in his heart, My master is delaying his coming, and begins to
beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and be drunk,
46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he is not expecting him, and at an
hour he does not know, and will cut him apart and appoint him his portion with the
47 And that servant who knew his master's will, and did not prepare himself or do
according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten
with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to
whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
49 I came to throw fire on the earth, and what will I if it is already kindled.
50 But I have an immersion to be immersed with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished.
51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather
52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against
53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and
daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law
against her mother-in-law.
54 Then He also said to the multitudes, Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the
west, immediately you say, A thunder storm is coming; and so it happens.
55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; and it comes to
56 Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do
not discern this time?
57 Yes, and why, even of yourselves, do you not judge what is right?
58 When you go with your adversary to the ruler, make every effort along the way to
settle with him, lest he drag you to the judge, the judge deliver you to the officer, and the
officer throw you into prison.
59 I tell you, you shall by no means depart from there till you have paid the very last