Matthew 17:14–20:34

14 uAnd when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, xkneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is ylunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and zperverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I asuffer you? bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus bapart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: cfor verily I say unto you, dIf ye have faith as a egrain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto fthis mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. 21 Howbeit this gkind goeth not out but by hprayer and hifasting.

22 kAnd while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, lThe Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 23 And they shall kill him, and llthe third day he shall be raised again. mAnd they were exceeding sorry.

24 nAnd when they were come to Capernaum, they that received ||tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master opay ||tribute? 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus pprevented him, saying, qWhat thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take rcustom or stribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should toffend 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 ufor me and thee.

18 At athe same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye bbe converted, and cbecome as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And dwhoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. eBut whoso shall foffend 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. Woe unto the world because of goffences! hfor it must needs be that offences come; hibut woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! kWherefore if lthy hand or thy foot foffend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or mmaimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if nthine eye foffend 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 ohell fire.

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of pthese little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven qtheir angels do always rbehold the face of smy Father which is in heaven. 11 tFor the Son of man is come to save uthat which was lost. 12 xHow think ye? yif 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? 13 And 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. 14 Even so it is not the will of your sFather which is in heaven, that one of pthese little ones should perish.

15 Moreover zif thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast agained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that bin the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto cthe church: but if he neglect to hear the church, dlet him be unto thee as an eheathen man and a fpublican. 18 Verily I say unto you, gWhatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching hany thing that they shall ask, iit shall be done for them of smy Father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together jin my name, there am I in the midst of them.

21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, khow oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? ltill seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, mUntil seventy times seven. 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would ntake account of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to nreckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand ||talents. 25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be osold, and his wife, and pchildren, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 The servant therefore fell down, and ||worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 But 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. 29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and qbesought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and rtold unto their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou qdesiredst me: 33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. 35 sSo likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

19 *And it came to pass, athat when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from bGalilee, and came cinto the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; dAnd great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man eto put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that fhe which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, gFor this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and hthey twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say unto him, iWhy did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses because of the khardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. lAnd 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. 10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, mit is not good to marry. 11 But he said unto them, nAll men cannot oreceive this saying, psave they to whom qit is given. 12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, rwhich were made eunuchs of men: and sthere be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to oreceive it, let him receive it.

13 tThen were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for uof such is the kingdom of heaven. 15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

16 And, behold, xone came and said unto him, Good yMaster, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but zif thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, aThou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, 19 bHonour thy father and thy mother: and, cThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be dperfect, ego and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and fthou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That ga rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And hagain I say unto you, It is easier for a icamel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? 26 But Jesus kbeheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but lwith God all things are possible.

27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have mforsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have

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