PARABLE OF THE WHEAT AND THE TARES
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and
brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So 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? He
said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto
him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said,
Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat
with them. Let 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.
PARABLE OF THE HIDDEN TREASURE
Again, 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.
PARABLE OF THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman, seeking
goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price,
went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
PARABLE OF THE DRAG NET
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast
into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when it was
full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good
into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end
of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked
from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of
fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
PARABLE OF THE UNMERCIFUL / UNFORGIVING SERVANT
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother
sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith
unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until
seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened
unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which
owed him ten thousand talents. But 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. The servant therefore
fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with
me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was
moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants,
which owed him a hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and
took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his
fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying,
Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would
not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the
debt. So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were
very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
Then 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: shouldest not thou also have had compassion on
thy fellow servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord
was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should
pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly
Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every
one his brother their trespasses.
PARABLE OF THE LABORERS IN THE VINEYARD
For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder,
which went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his
vineyard. And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny
a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about
the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market place,
and said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever
is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went
out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about
the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle,
and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They
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. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith
unto his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire,
beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that
were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a
penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should
have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman
of the house, saying, 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. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend,
I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?
Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last,
even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will
with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good. So the last
shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few
PARABLE OF THE FATHER AND TWO SONS
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to
the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard. He answered
and said, I will not; but afterward he repented, and went. And
he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and
said, I go, sir; and went not. Whether 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. For 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
PARABLE OF THE MARRIAGE OF THE KING'S SON
And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and
said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which
made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call
them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, 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. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one
to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took
his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But
when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth
his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their
city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but
they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into
the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
So 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 when the king came in to see the
guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not
having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then 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. For many are called, but few are chosen.
PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins,
which took their lamps, Lk. 12.35 and went forth to meet the
bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with
them but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And
at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh;
go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed
their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your
oil; for our lamps are gone out. But 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 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. Afterward came
also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he
answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch
therefore; for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the
Son of man cometh.
PARABLE OF THE TALENTS
For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country,
who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.
And 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. Then he that had received the five talents
went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.
But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and
hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants
cometh, and reckoneth with them. And 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. His 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. He 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. His 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. Then he which
had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee
that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and
gathering where thou hast not strewed: and I was afraid, and
went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that
is thine. His 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 strewed: thou oughtest therefore
to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming
I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the
talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
For 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. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into
outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
PARABLE OF THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy
angels with him, Mt. 16.27 then shall he sit upon the throne
of his glory: and 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 he shall set the sheep on his right
hand, but the goats on the left. Then 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:
for I was ahungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and
ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked,
and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison,
and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying,
Lord, when saw we thee ahungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and
gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in?
or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison,
and came unto thee? And 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. Then
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: for I was ahungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was
thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took
me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison,
and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying,
Lord, when saw we thee ahungered, or athirst, or a stranger,
or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then 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. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but
the righteous into life eternal.
PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED
And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or
with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain
of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less
than all the seeds that be in the earth: but when it is sown,
it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth
out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under
the shadow of it.
PARABLE OF THE HOUSEHOLD WATCHING
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass
away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left
his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man
his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore:
for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even,
or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest
coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you
I say unto all, Watch.
THE PARABLE OF THE TWO DEBTORS
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him.
And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she
knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought
an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him
weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe
them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed
them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden
him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he
were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman
this is that toucheth him; for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering
said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he
saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had
two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.
Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered
and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he
said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the
woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered
into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she
hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs
of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman, since the
time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with
oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet
with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are
many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is
forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins
are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say
within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And
he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMITAN
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying,
Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto
him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering
said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy
mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou
hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing
to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem
to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his
raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and
when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise
a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and
passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed,
came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on
him, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed,
he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto
him, Take care of him: and whatsoever thou spendest more, when
I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest
thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? And
he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,
Go, and do thou likewise.
PARABLE OF THE FRIEND AT MIDNIGHT
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 him? 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?
PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain
rich man brought forth plentifully: and he thought within himself,
saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow
my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns,
and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and
my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods
laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be
required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou
hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward God.
PARABLE OF THE WATCHFUL SERVANTS
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and
ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he
will return from the wedding; that, when he cometh and knocketh,
they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants,
whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say
unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down
to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall
come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find
them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the
goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come,
he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be
broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man
cometh at an hour when ye think not.
PARABLE OF THE UNFAITHFUL SERVANT
Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto
us, or even to all? And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful
and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household,
to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is
that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all
that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord
delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants
and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; the lord
of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him,
and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder,
and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that
servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself,
neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many
stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of
stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever
much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men
have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
PARABLE OF THE BARREN FIG TREE
He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted
in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found
none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold,
these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and
find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering
said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall
dig about it, and dung it: and if it bear fruit, well: and if
not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
PARABLE OF THE GREAT SUPPER
And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things,
he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom
of God. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper,
and bade many: and sent his servant at supper time to say to
them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And
they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said
unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go
and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I
have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray
thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife,
and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and showed
his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry
said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes
of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and
the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done
as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said
unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel
them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto
you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of
PARABLE OF THE TOWER AND THE WARRING KING / THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and
said unto them, If any man come to me, and hate not his father,
and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters,
yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot
be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower,
sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have
sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation,
and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock
him, saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth
not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand
to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or
else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage,
and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be
of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
PARABLE OF THE LOST PIECE OF MONEY
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one
piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek
diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she
calleth her friends and her neighbors together, saying, Rejoice
with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise,
I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of
God over one sinner that repenteth.
PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON AND HIS ELDER BROTHER
And he said, A certain man had two sons: and the younger of them
said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that
falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many
days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his
journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with
riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty
famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went
and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent
him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled
his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave
unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired
servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I
perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will
say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before
thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as
one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father.
But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and
had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven,
and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe,
and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his
feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let
us eat, and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive
again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh
to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of
the servants, and asked what these things meant. And he said
unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the
fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And
he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father
out, and entreated him. And he answering said to his father,
Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I
at any time thy commandment; and yet thou never gavest me a kid,
that I might make merry with my friends: but as soon as this
thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots,
thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him,
Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It
was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy
brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.
PARABLE OF THE DISHONEST STEWARD
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich
man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that
he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him,
How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship;
for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then the steward said within
himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the
stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved
what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they
may receive me into their houses. So he called every one of his
lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest
thou unto my lord? And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And
he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write
fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And
he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take
thy bill, and write fourscore. And the lord commended the unjust
steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this
world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon
of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you
into everlasting habitations. He that is faithful in that which
is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the
least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful
in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the
true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is
another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? No
servant 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. And the Pharisees
also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided
him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves
before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly
esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
PARABLE OF THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and
fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: and there was a
certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full
of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from
the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by
the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and
was buried; and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments,
and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he
cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,
that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue;
for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember
that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise
Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf
fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot;
neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then
he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send
him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may
testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let
them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one
went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto
him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they
be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
PARABLE OF THE MASTER AND THE SERVANT
But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle,
will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field,
Go and sit down to meat? and will not rather say unto him, Make
ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till
I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were
commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have
done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable
servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
THE PARABLE OF THE WIDOW AND THE JUDGE
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint; saying, There was in a city
a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying,
Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but
afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor
regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge
her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord
said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night
unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will
avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh,
shall he find faith on the earth?
THE PARABLE OF THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves
that they were righteous, and despised others:
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee,
and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank
thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers,
or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much
as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God
be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather
than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be
abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN POUNDS AND THE SERVANTS
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country
to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds,
and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying,
We will not have this man to reign over us.
And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received
the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto
him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much
every man had gained by trading.
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten
pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because
thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority
over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound
hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou
also over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold,
here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: for
I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up
that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee,
thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man,
taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at
my coming I might have required mine own with usury? And he said
unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it
to him that hath ten pounds. (And they said unto him, Lord, he
hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every one which
hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he
hath shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which
would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay
them before me.
PARABLE OF THE SHEEP AND THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door
into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same
is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door
is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and
the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name,
and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep,
he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know
his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee
from him; for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable
spake Jesus unto them; but they understood not what things they
were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All
that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep
did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have
it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd
giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is a hireling, and
not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf
coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf catcheth
them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because
he is a hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay
down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are
not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear
my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore
doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might
take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of
myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take
it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. There
was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear
ye him? Others said, These are not the words of him that hath
a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was
winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then
came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost
thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works
that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. But ye
believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which
gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck
them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.
PARABLE OF THE TRUE VINE AND THE BRANCHES
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and
every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring
forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of
itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye
abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and
I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me
ye can do nothing.
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is
withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and
they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what
ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall
ye be my disciples.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye
in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as
I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain
in you, and that your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life
for his friends.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not
what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things
that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you,
that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit
should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in
my name, he may give it you.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
PARABLE OF THE HOUSES BUILT ON ROCK AND ON SAND
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock:
and 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 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 the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,
and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the
people were astonished at his doctrine:
for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
PARABLE OF THE LEAVEN FOR BREAD
Another 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.
PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP
Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth
sinners, and eateth with them.
And he spake this parable unto them, saying,
What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of them,
doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go
after that which is lost, until he find it?
And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and
neighbors, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found
my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one
sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons,
which need no repentance.
PARABLE OF THE CANDLE UNDER A BUSHEL
And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a
bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither
was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear. With what measure
ye mete, it shall be measured to you; and unto you that hear
shall more be given.
For he that hath, to him shall be given; and he that hath not,
from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
PARABLES OF NEW CLOTH ON OLD GARMENTS AND NEW WINE INTO OLD
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast:
and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John
and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber
fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have
the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away
from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment; else
the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and
the rent is made worse.
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine
doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles
will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.
PARABLE OF THE SOWER AND THE SEEDS
The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea
And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that
he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold,
a sower went forth to sow;
and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls
came and devoured them up:
some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and
forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they
had no root, they withered away.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked
but other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some
a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
PARABLE OF THE MUSTARD SEED
It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in
the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:
but when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than
all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls
of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.
PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD AND THE HUSBANDMEN
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain
man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went
into a far country for a long time.
And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they
should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen
beat him, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and
entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast
Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send
my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves,
saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance
may be ours.
So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore
shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the
vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written,
The stone which the builders rejected,
the same is become the head of the corner
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on
whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
PARABLE OF THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN / THE YOUNG LEAVES
OF THE FIG TREE
Immediately 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
and 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 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.
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender,
and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that
it is near, even at the doors.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all
these things be fulfilled.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: the LORD make His face
to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the LORD lift
up his countenance upon thee, and give the peace.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside
the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
The Lord [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
the Lord [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked, [even] mine enemies and my foes, came upon me
to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should
encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should
rise against me, in this [will] I [be] confident.
Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because
of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies:
for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe
out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the
goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither me thou envious
against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down
like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord,
and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou
shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall
give thee the desires of thy heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall
bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment
as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because
of the man who bringeth wicked devises to pass. Cease from anger,
and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. For
evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord,
they shall inherit the earth.
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me,
and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit,
out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established
my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise
unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted
within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, [who
is] the health of my countenance, and my God.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and
though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though
the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains
shake with the swelling thereof. Be still, and know that I am
God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in
the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is
Psalms 46:1-3, 10-11
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
He only [is] my rock and my salvation: [he is] my defence;
I shall not be moved. In God [is] my salvation and my glory:
the rock of my strength, [and] my refuge, [is] in God. Trust
in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before
him: God [is] a refuge for us.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night;
nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness;
nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side,
and ten thousand at thy right hand;
but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold
and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge,
even the Most High, thy habitation;
there shall no evil befall thee,
neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands,
lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:
the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver
I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him,
and show him my salvation.
I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me,
[and set me] in a large place. The Lord [is] on my side; I will
not fear: what can man do unto me?
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh
my help. My help [cometh] from the Lord, which made heaven and
earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth
thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither
slumber nor sleep. The Lord [is] thy keeper: the Lord [is] thy
shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all
evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy
going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for
They that trust in the Lord [shall be] as mount Zion, [which]
cannot be removed, [but] abideth for ever. As the mountains [are]
round about Jerusalem, so the Lord [is] round about his people
from henceforth even for ever.
Every word of God [is] pure: he [is] a shield unto them that
put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he
reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, [that] the everlasting
God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth
not, neither is weary? [there is] no searching of his understanding.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew [their] strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and
not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose
hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
and [that] spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not
see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall
not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from
Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children
of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will
gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains
of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall
be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two
kingdoms any more at all: Neither shall they defile themselves
any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things,
nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out
of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will
cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their
God. And David my servant [shall be] king over them; and they
all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments,
and observe my statutes, and do them.
Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and
might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he
removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the
wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth
the deep and secret things: he knoweth what [is] in the darkness,
and the light dwelleth with him.
The Lord [is] good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and
he knoweth them that trust in him.
Therefore 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? Behold 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?
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of
the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, 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
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
upon a rock: And 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.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very
hairs of your head are all numbered.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life
for the sheep.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any [man] pluck them out of my hand. My Father,
which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and no [man] is able
to pluck [them] out of my Father's hand.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit
of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except
ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.
And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to [his]
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things
to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall
be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord.
[Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things,
but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own
conceits. Romans 12:16
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest
he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common
to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be
tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation
also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against
the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness
in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having
done all, to stand.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may
be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,
and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet
shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all,
taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be]
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will
never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon
him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7
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