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Luke Chapter 19

The words of Our Only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in red.

19:10 "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
19:11 As they were hearing these things, he added and spoke a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately be manifested.
19:12 He said therefore: "a certain nobleman went into a far country, to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.
19:13 And calling his ten servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them: Trade till I come.
19:14 But his citizens hated him and they sent an delegation after him, saying: 'We will not have this man to reign over us.'
19:15 And it came to pass that he returned, having received the kingdom: and he commanded his servants to be called, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading,
19:16 And the first came saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.'
19:17 And he said to him: 'Well done, thou good servant, because thou hast been faithful in a little, thou shalt have power over ten cities.'
19:18 And the second came, saying: 'Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.'
19:19 And he said to him: 'Be thou also over five cities.'
19:20 And another came, saying: ' Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin.
19:21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up what thou didst not lay down: and thou reapest that which thou didst not sow.'
19:22 He saith to him: 'Out of thy own mouth I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up what I laid not down and reaping that which I did not sow.
19:23 And why then didst thou not give my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have exacted it with usury?'
19:24 And he said to them that stood by: 'Take the pound away from him and give it to him that hath ten pounds.'
19:25 And they said to him: 'Lord, he hath ten pounds.'
19:26 But I say to you that to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound: and from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken from him.
19:27 But as for those my enemies, who would not have me reign over them, bring them hither and slay them in my presence."
19:28 And having said these things, he went before, going up to Jerusalem.
19:29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethania, unto the mount called Olivet, he sent two of his disciples,
19:30 Saying: "Go into the town which is over against you, at your entering into which you shall find the colt of an ass tied, on which no man ever hath sitten: loose it and bring it.
19:31 And if any man shall ask you: 'Why are you loosing it?' You shall say thus unto him: Because the Lord hath need of it.' "
19:32 And they that were sent went their way and found the colt standing, as he said unto them.
19:33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said to them: "Why are you loosing it?
19:34 But they said: "Because the Lord has need of it."
19:35 And they brought it to Jesus. And casting their cloaks over the colt, they set Jesus on it.
19:36 And as he went, they spread their cloaks upon the road.
19:37 And when he was drawing near, being now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole company of his disciples began to rejoice and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the miracles that they had seen,
19:38 Saying: "Blessed is he who comes as king, in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"
19:39 And some of the Pharisees, from the crowds, said to him: "Master, rebuke thy disciples."
19:40 He said to them: "I tell you that if these keep silence, the stones will cry out."
19:41 And when he drew near, seeing the city, he wept over it, saying:
19:42 "If thou also hadst known, and that in this thy day, the things that are to thy peace: but now they are hidden from thy eyes.
19:43 For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side,
19:44 And beat thee flat to the ground, and thy children who are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee a stone upon a stone: because thou hast not known the time of thy visitation."
19:45 And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold therein and them that bought.
19:46 Saying to them: "It is written: My house is the house of prayer. But you have made it a den of thieves."
19:47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. And the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people sought to destroy him.
19:48 And they found not what to do to him: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

The Second Epistle of St. Paul to the Thessalonians

The day of the Lord is not to come till the man of sin be revealed. The apostle's teachings are to be observed.

2:1 And we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and of our gathering together unto him:
2:2 That you be not easily moved from your sense nor be terrified, neither by spirit nor by word nor by epistle. as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.

Chap. 2. Ver. 2. Spirit . . . utterance. . . letter indicate three possible sources of their belief that the parousia is imminent. Spirit refers to some falsely claimed revelation, utterance may be a statement of Paul’s which was misunderstood, or wrongly attributed to him, the letter seems to be one forged in Paul’s name.

2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition

Ver. 3. . . The parousia must be preceded by a great apostasy, i.e., a great religious revolt, and the advent of the man of sin, i.e., Antichrist. Son of perdition, one entirely deserving of eternal punishment.

Ver. 3. The day of the Lord will not come. These words have been inserted to complete the sentence, which in the original is elliptical. The expanded reads "Let no man deceive you by any means: for the day of the Lord will not come unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition"

2:4 Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God.

Ver. 4. In the temple, that of Apostate Jerusalem which the full consensus of the Church Fathers declare he will rebuild - i.e. the Temple of Remphan; and in the Apostate shell of the former Christian church, which he perverts to his own worship: as the Freemasons have done to the Vatican.

Ver. 4. Antichrist will be characterized by great impiety and pride. He sits in the temple of God, etc. He will aspire to be treated as God and proclaim that he is really God.

2:5 Remember you not that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2:6 And now you know what restrains him, that he may be revealed in his proper time.

Ver. 6. What restrains him. The Thessalonians knew the obstacle. We also know that it is Jesus Christ.

2:7 For the mystery of iniquity is already at work: only that he who is at present restraining it, does still restrain, until he is gotten out of the way.

Ver. 7. Mystery of iniquity, the evil power of Satan’s threefold prevarication and total Apostasy from God, of which Antichrist is to be the public exponent and champion. He who is at present restraining it. The obstacle is now spoken of as a person. Some point out that Michael the archangel and his heavenly army are obstacles, and this is true, which now prevent the appearance of Antichrist – but the primary obstacle is, as St. Justin Martyr teaches: Jesus Christ Himself; when the great Apostasy is complete, then in effect, Christ is “gotten out of the way.”

2:8 And then that wicked one shall be revealed: whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: him

Ver. 8. When Christ appears in glory, He will inflict defeat and death on Antichrist by a mere word of command.
2:9 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders:

Ver. 9 – 10. By the aid of Satan Antichrist will perform prodigies which men will falsely regard as miracles, and by means of which they will be led to adopt sinful practices.

2:10 And with all wicked deception to those who are perishing. For they have not received the love of truth that they might be saved.
2:11 Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:

Ver. 11. God shall send. . .That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth.
Ver. 11. 'God sends.' God will allow their willful rejection of truth to have its natural results of spiritual blindness, impenitence and damnation. A misleading influence, or, “a delusion.” The operation of error - the Greek reads: "energian planes" or literally the energy of delusion, which is exactly and actually the fallen spirits of the devils and demons conjured by pagan religion, especially by idolatry. NOW, currently, the Assisi delusion of the Apostates, Ratzinger and Wojtyla and many others present with them, is a very real and prime example. To give oneself over to this is to invite utter and complete damnation of oneself by God.
2:12 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.

2:13 But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved of God, for that God hath chosen you firstfruits unto salvation, in sanctification of the spirit and faith of the truth:
Ver. 13. First-fruits, i.e., earliest believers in the gospel. Some manuscripts read: “from the beginning.” That is, God called them from all eternity.
2:14 Whereunto also he hath called you by our gospel, unto the purchasing of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast: and hold the teachings, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle.
Ver. 15. Teachings, i.e., his teachings whether given orally or in writing. Concerning Apostolic teaching – the oral is included in the written at the point we have the whole New Testament complete, i.e. with the completion of St. John’s Gospel.
2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God and our Father, who hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope in grace,

2:17 Exhort your hearts and confirm you in every good work and word.

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St. Irenaeus
St. Irenaeus Against Heresies and the warning against the Antichrist - click on picture

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By Command of God


GO HERE: Traditional Catholic Prayers: Eucharist in house churches Commanded by God. To rise above the concerns of the world to the service of God.

Traditional Catholic Prayers: Office of the Hours for the Week

Go Here: The Return of Christ

And here:
Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord

The Promise of His coming. His commands to prepare and be worthy.

Statement of what is happening in the world in connection with the Second Coming of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Nuzul i Isa and Qiyamah, the Parousia of Jesus Christ Our Lord and His judgement of all men that have ever lived.

Rv:22:7 Behold I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ - MARK 4


The parable of the sower.  Christ stills the tempest at sea.

1 And *he began again to teach by the sea side: and a great multitude was gathered together unto him, so that he went up into a ship, and sat in the sea, and all the multitude was upon the land, by the sea side:
2 And he taught them many things in parables, and said to them in his teaching:
3 Hear ye: Behold a sower went out to sow.
4 And whilst he is sowing, some fell by the way side: and the birds of the air came, and ate it up.
5 And other some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much earth: and it shot up immediately, because it had no depth of earth:
6 And when the sun was risen, it was scorched: and because it had no root, it withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns: and the thorns grew up, and choaked it, and it yielded no fruit.
8 And some fell upon good ground: and brought forth fruit that grew up, and increased, and yielded one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred.
9 And he said: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And when he was alone, the twelve that were with him asked him the parable.
11 And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables:
12 *That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
13 And he saith to them: Know you not this parable? how then shall you know all parables?
14 He that soweth, soweth the word.
15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; and as soon as they have heard, immediately satan cometh and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16 And these likewise are they that are sown on the stony ground: who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy.
17 And they have no root in themselves, but are only for a time: and then when tribulation and persecution arise on account of the word, they are presently scandalized.
18 And others there are that are sown among thorns: these are they that hear the word,
19 And the cares of the world, *and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things entering in, choak the word, and it is made fruitless.
20 And these are they who are sown upon the good ground, who hear the word, and receive it, and yield fruit, the one thirty, another sixty, and another a hundred.
21 *And he said to them: Doth a candle come in to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
22 *For there is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest: neither was it made secret, but that it may come abroad.
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And he said to them: Take heed what you hear: *With what measure you shall mete, it shall be measured to you again, and more shall be given to you.
25 *For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, that also which he hath, shall be taken away from him.
26 And he said: So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the earth,
27 And should sleep, and rise, night and day, and the seed should spring, and grow up whilst he knoweth not.
28 For the earth of itself bringeth forth fruit, first the blade, then the ear, afterwards the full corn in the ear:
29 And when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
30 And he said: To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? or to what parable shall we compare it?
31 *It is as a grain of mustard-seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that are in the earth:
32 And when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches, so that the birds of the air may dwell under the shadow thereof.
33 And with many such parables he spoke to them the word, according as they were able to hear.
34 And without parable he did not speak unto them: but apart, he explained all things to his disciples.
35 And he saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass over to the other side.
36 *And sending away the multitude, they take him even as he was in the ship: and there were other ships with him.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was filled.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake him, and say to him: Master, doth it not concern thee that we perish?
39 And rising up, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace; be still.  And the wind ceased; and there was made a great calm.
40 And he said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet?  And they feared exceedingly, and they said one to another: Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey him?
1:  A.D. 31.; Matt. xiii. 1, 2.; Luke viii. 4.
12:  Isai. vi. 9.; Matt. xiii. 14.; John xii. 40.; Acts xxviii. 26; Rom. xi. 8.
19:  1 Tim. vi. 17.
21:  Matt. v. 15.; Luke viii. 16. and xi. 33.
22:  Matt. x. 26.; Luke viii. 1. 7.
24:  Matt. vii. 2.; Luke vi. 38.
25:  Matt. xiii. 12. and xxv. 29.; Luke viii. 18. and xix. 26.
31:  Matt. xiii. 31.; Luke xiii. 19.
36:  Matt. viii. 23.; Luke viii. 22.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ - MARK 3


Christ heals the withered hand.  He chooses the twelve.  He confutes the blasphemy of the Pharisees.

1 And *he entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had a withered hand.
2 And they watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath-day: that they might accuse him.
3 And he saith to the man who had the withered hand: Stand up in the midst.
4 And he saith to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath-day, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy?  But they held their peace.
5 And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of their hearts, he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand.  And he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored unto him.
6 *And the Pharisees going out immediately, made a consultation with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
7 But Jesus retired with his disciples to the sea; and a great multitude followed him from Galilee and Judea,
8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond the Jordan: and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing the things which he did, came to him.
9 And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him:
10 For he healed many, so that they pressed upon him to touch him, as many as had evils.
11 And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him: and they cried, saying:
12 Thou art the Son of God.  And he strictly charged them that they should not make him known.
13 *And going up into a mountain, he called unto him whom he would himself: and they came to him.
14 And he made that twelve should be with him: and that he might send them to preach.
15 And he gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.
16 And to Simon he gave the name of Peter:
17 And James, the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James; and he named them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:
18 And Andrew and Philip, and Bartholomew and Matthew, and Thomas, and James, of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Cananean:
19 And Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
20 And they come to a house: and the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.
21 And when his friends had heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said: He is become mad.
22 And the Scribes, who were come down from Jerusalem, said: *He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of devils he casteth out devils.
23 And after he had called them together, he said to them in parables: How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan be risen up against himself, he is divided, and cannot stand, but hath an end.
27 No man can enter into the house of a strong man, and rob him of his goods, unless he first bind the strong man, and then shall he plunder his house.
28 *Amen, I say to you, that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme:
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, shall never have forgiveness, but shall be guilty of an everlasting sin.
30 Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.
31 And his mother and his brethren came: and standing without, sent to him, calling him.
32 And the multitude sat about him: and they say to him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren, without, seek for thee.
33 And answering them, he said: Who is my mother and my brethren?
34 And looking round on them who sat about him, he saith: Behold my mother and my brethren.
35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, he is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
1:  A.D. 31.; Matt. xii. 10.; Luke vi. 6.
6:  Matt. xii. 14.
13:  Matt. x. 1.; Luke vi. 13. and ix. 1.
22:  Matt. ix. 34.
28:  Matt. xii. 31.; Luke xii. 10.; 1 John v. 10.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ - MARK 2



Christ heals the sick of the palsy: calls Matthew; and excuses his disciples.

1 And *again he entered into Capharnaum after some days.
2 And it was heard that he was in the house, and many came together, so that there was no room, not even at the door: and he spoke to them the word.
3 *And they came to him, bringing one sick of the palsy, who was carried by four.
4 And when they could not offer him to him for the multitude, they uncovered the roof where he was: and opening it, they let down the bed wherein the man sick of the palsy lay.
5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he saith to the sick of the palsy: Son, thy sins are forgiven thee.
6 And some of the Scribes were sitting there, and thinking in their hearts:
7 Why doth this man speak thus?  He blasphemeth.  *Who can forgive sins, but God only?
8 Which Jesus presently knowing in his spirit, that they so thought within themselves, saith to them: Why think you these things in your hearts?
9 Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say: Arise, take up thy bed, and walk?
10 But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,)
11 I say to thee, Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house.
12 And immediately he arose: and taking up his bed, went his way in the sight of all: so that all wondered, and glorified God, saying: We never saw the like.
13 And he went forth again to the sea side: and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them.
14 *And when he was passing by, he saw Levi, the son of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt of custom; and he saith to him: Follow me.  And rising up, he followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that as he sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat down together with Jesus and his disciples: for they were many, who also followed him.
16 And the Scribes and Pharisees, seeing that he did eat with publicans and sinners, said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
17 *Jesus hearing this, saith to them: They that are well have no need of a physician, but they that are sick: for I came not to call the just, but sinners.
18 Now the disciples of John, and the Pharisees, used to fast:, and they come and say to him: Why do the disciples of John, and of the Pharisees fast; but thy disciples do not fast?
19 And Jesus saith to them: Can the children of the marriage fast, as long as the bridegroom is with them?  As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20 *But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them: and then they shall fast in those days.
21 No man seweth a piece of raw cloth to an old garment: otherwise the new piecing taketh away from the old, and there is made a greater rent.
22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the wine will burst the bottles, and both the wine will be spilled, and the bottles will be lost.  But new wine must be put into new bottles.
23 *And it came to pass again, as the Lord walked through the corn-fields on the sabbath, that his disciples began to go forward and to pluck the ears of corn.
24 And the Pharisees said to him: Behold, why do they on the sabbath-day that which is not lawful?
25 And he said to them: *Have you never read what David did, when he had need, and was hungry, he and they that were with him?
26 How he went into the house of God, under Abiathar, the high priest, and did eat the loaves of proposition, *which it was not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave to them who were with him?
27 And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath.
28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
1:  A.D. 31.
3:  Matt. ix. 1.; Luke v. 18.
7:  Job xiv. 4.; Isai. xliii. 25.
14:  Matt. ix. 9.; Luke v. 27.
17:  1 Tim. i. 15.
20:  Luke v. 35.
23:  Matt. xii. 1.; Luke vi. 1.
25:  1 Kings xxi. 6.
26:  Lev. xxiv. 9.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ - MARK 1

The Gospel of St. Mark



The preaching of John the Baptist.  Christ is baptized by him.  He calls his disciples, and works many miracles.

1 The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
2 As it is written in Isaias, the prophet: *Behold I send my Angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
3 *The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.
4 *John was in the desert baptizing, and preaching the baptism of penance for the remission of sins.
5 *And there went out to him all the country of Judea, and all they of Jerusalem, and were baptized by him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
6 *And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: **and he eat locusts and wild honey, and he preached, saying:
7 *There cometh after me one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
8 *I have baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
9 And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee; and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
10 And forthwith coming up out of he water, he saw the heavens opened, *and the Spirit as a dove descending, and remaining on him.
11 *And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.
12 *And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert.
13 And he was in the desert forty days, and forty nights: and was tempted by Satan, and he was with beasts, and the Angels ministered to him.
14 *And after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God;
15 And saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.
16 *And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew, his brother, casting nets into the sea, (for they were fishermen.)
17 And Jesus said to them: Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
18 And immediately leaving their nets, they followed him.
19 And going on from thence a little farther, he saw James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets;
20 And forthwith he called them.  And having left their father, Zebedee, in the ship, with his hired men, they followed him.
21 *And they enter into Capharnaum: and forthwith on the sabbath-days, going into the synagogue, he taught them.
22 *And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the Scribes.
23 *And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit: and he cried out,
24 Saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us?  I know who thou art, the holy one of God.
25 And Jesus threatened him, saying: Speak no more, and go out of the man.
26 And the unclean spirit tearing him, and crying out with a loud voice, went out of him.
27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? what is this new doctrine? for with power, he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
28 And the fame of him was spread forthwith through all the country of Galilee.
29 *And immediately going out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.
30 And Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever: and forthwith they tell him of her.
31 And approaching lifted her up, taking her by the hand: and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
32 And when it was evening, after sunset, they brought all to him that were diseased, and that were possessed with devils.
33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.
34 And he healed many that were suffering of divers diseases: *and he cast out many devils, and he suffered them not to speak, because they knew him.
35 And rising very early in the morning, going out he went into a desert place: and there he prayed.
36 And Simon, and they that were with him, followed after him.
37 And when they had found him, they said to him: All men seek for thee.
38 And he saith to them: Let us go into the neighbouring towns and cities, that I may preach there also: for to this purpose I am come.
39 And he was preaching in their synagogues, and in all Galilee, and casting out devils.
40 *And there came a leper to him, beseeching him; and kneeling down, said to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
41 And Jesus having compassion on him, stretched forth his hand; and touching him, saith to him: I will.  Be thou made clean.
42 And when he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was made clean.
43 And he strictly charged him, and forthwith sent him away.
44 And he saith to him: See thou tell no man: but go, shew thyself to the high priest, and offer for thy cleansing *the things that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
45 But he being gone out, began to publish and to blaze abroad the word: so that now he could not go openly into the city, but was without in desert places, and they flocked to him from all sides.
2:  Malac. iii. 1.
3:  Isai. xl. 3.; Matt. iii. 3.; Luke iii. 4.; John i. 23.
4:  A.D. 29.
5:  Matt. iii. 5.
6:  Matt. iii. 4. --- ** Lev. xi. 22.
7:  Matt. iii. 11.; Luke iii. 16.; John i. 27.
8:  Acts i. 5. and ii. 4. and xi. 16. and xix. 4.
10:  A.D. 30.
11:  Luke iii. 22.; John i. 32.
12:  Matt. iv. 1.; Luke iv. 1.
14:  A.D. 31.; Matt. iv. 12.; Luke iv. 14.; John iv. 43.
16:  Matt. iv. 18.; Luke v. 2.
21:  Matt. iv. 13.; Luke iv. 31.
22:  Matt. vii. 28.; Luke iv. 32.
23:  Luke iv. 33.
29:  Matt. viii. 14.; Luke iv. 38.
34:  Luke iv. 41.
40:  Matt. viii. 2.; Luke v. 12.
44:  Lev. xiv. 2.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ - MATTHEW 28


The resurrection of Christ.  His commission to his disciples.

1 And *in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
2 And behold there was a great earthquake.  For an Angel of the Lord descended from heaven: and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
3 And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow.
4 And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified:
6 He is not here; for he is risen, as he said.  Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.
7 And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into Galilee: there you shall see him.  Lo, I have foretold it to you.
8 And they went out quickly from the sepulchre, with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.
9 And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail.  But they came up and took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then Jesus said to them: Be not afraid.  Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, there they shall see me.
11 Now when they were departed, behold some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all things that had been done.
12 And they being assembled together with the ancients, having taken counsel, they gave a great sum of money to the soldiers;
13 Saying: Say you, that his disciples came by night, and stole him away when we were asleep.
14 And if the governor shall hear this, we will persuade him, and secure you.
15 So they, taking the money, did as they were taught.  And this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.
16 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And seeing him, they adored: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
19 *Going, therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
1:  A.D. 33.; Mark xvi. 1.; John xx. 1.
19:  Mark xvi. 15.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ - MATTHEW 27


The continuation of the history of the passion of Christ.  His death and burial.

1 And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people held a counsel against Jesus, to put him to death.
2 *And they brought him bound, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate, the governor.
3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the ancients,
4 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.  But they said: What is that to us? look thou to it.
5 And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: *and went and hanged himself with a halter.
6 But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the Corbona, because it is the price of blood.
7 And having consulted together, they bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers.
8 *Wherefore that field was called Haceldama; that is, The field of blood, even to this day.
9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias, the prophet, saying: *And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they prized of the children of Israel.
10 And they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord appointed to me.
11 And Jesus stood before the governor, *and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews?  Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it.
12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing.
13 Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee?
14 And he answered him not to any word; so that the governor wondered exceedingly.
15 Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would.
16 And he had then a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas.
17 They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?
18 For he knew that through envy they had delivered him up.
19 And as he was sitting on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man.  For I have suffered many things this day in a dream on account of him.
20 *But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus away.
21 And the governor answering, said to them: Which will you of the two to be released unto you?  But they said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ?  They all say: Let him be crucified.
23 The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done?  But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
24 And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; having taken water, washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man: look you to it.
25 And all the people answering, said: His blood be upon us, and upon our children.
26 Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to them to be crucified.
27 Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, *gathered together unto him the whole band:
28 And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.
29 *And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand.  And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews.
30 And spitting upon him, they took the reed, and struck his head.
31 And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him.
32 *And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross.
33 *And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary.
34 And they gave him wine to drink, mingled with gall.  And when he had tasted, he would not drink.
35 *And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: **They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.
36 And sitting down they watched him.
37 And they put over his head his cause written: This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.
38 Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
39 And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads,
40 And saying: *Vah, thou who destroyest the temple of God, and in three days dost rebuild it, save thy own self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 In like manner also the chief priests with the Scribes and ancients mocking: said:
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save: *if he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
43 *He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he will have him: for he said: I am the Son of God.
44 And the same thing the thieves also, that were crucified with him, reproached him with.
45 Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over all the earth, until the ninth hour.
46 And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: *Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 And some that stood there and heard, said: This man calleth Elias.
48 And immediately one of them running, took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 And the others said: Stay, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.
50 And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 *And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent.
52 And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose:
53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city and appeared to many.
54 Now the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake and the things that were done, were greatly afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God.
55 And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
56 Among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57 *And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus.
58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.  Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered.
59 And Joseph taking the body wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth,
60 And laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock.  And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument, and went his way.
61 And there was there Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary sitting over-against the sepulchre.
62 And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,
63 Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again.
64 Command, therefore, the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest his disciples come, and steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first.
65 Pilate saith to them: You have a guard: go, guard it as you know.
66 And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, with guards, sealing the stone.
2:  A.D. 33.; Mark xv. 1.; Luke xxiii. 1.; John xviii. 28.
5:  Acts i. 18.
8:  Acts i. 19.
9:  Zach. xi. 12.
11:  Mark xv. 2.; Luke xxiii. 3.; John xviii. 33.
20:  Mark xv. 11.; Luke xxiii. 18.; John xviii. 40.; Acts iii. 14.
27:  Mark xv. 16.; Ps. xxi. 17.
29:  John xix. 2.
32:  Mark xv. 21.; Luke xxii. 26.
33:  Mark xv. 22.; Luke xxiii. 33.; John xix. 17.
35:  Mark xv. 24.; Luke xxiii. 34.; John xix. 23. --- ** Ps. xxi. 19.
40:  John ii. 19.
42:  Wisd. ii. 18.
43:  Ps. xxi. 9.
46:  Ps. xxi. 1.
51:  2 Par. iii. 14.
57:  Mark xv. 42.; Luke xxiii. 50.; John xix. 38.

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Gospel of Jesus Christ - MATTHEW 26


The Jews conspire against Christ.  He is anointed by Mary.  The treason of Judas.  The last supper.  The prayer in the Garden.  The apprehension of our Lord: His treatment in the house of Caiphas.

1 And *it came to pass, when Jesus had ended all these words, he said to his disciples:
2 *You know that after two days shall be the Pasch, and the Son of man shall be delivered up to be crucified.
3 Then were gathered together the chief priests, and ancients of the people, into the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiphas:
4 And they consulted together, that by subtilty they might apprehend Jesus, and put him to death.
5 But they said: Not on the festival day, lest perhaps there should be a tumult among the people.
6 And when Jesus was in Bethania, in the house of Simon, the leper,
7 There came to him a woman having an alabaster-box of precious ointment, *and poured it on his head as he was at table.
8 And the disciples seeing it, had indignation, saying: To what purpose is this waste?
9 For this might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
10 And Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why do you trouble this woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11 For the poor you have always with you: but me you have not always.
12 For she, in pouring this ointment upon my body, hath done it for my burial.
13 Amen, I say to you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, that also which she hath done, shall be told for a memory of her.
14 *Then went one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests:
15 And he said to them: What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you?  But they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
16 And from thenceforth he sought opportunity to betray him.
17 *And on the first day of the azymes, the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Pasch?
18 But Jesus said: Go ye into the city to a certain man, and say to him: The master saith: My time is near at hand, with thee I make the Pasch with my disciples.
19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them, and they prepared the Pasch.
20 *Now when it was evening, he sat down with his twelve disciples.
21 And whilst they were eating, he said: Amen, I say to you, *that one of you is about to betray me.
22 And they being very much troubled, began every one to say: Is it I, Lord?
23 But he answering, said: He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
24 The Son of man indeed goeth, *as it is written of him: but wo to that man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed: It were better for that man if he had not been born.
25 And Judas, that betrayed him, answering, said: Is it I, Rabbi? he saith to him: Thou hast said it.
26 *And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke, and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat: This is my body.
27 And taking the chalice he gave thanks: and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this.
28 For this is my blood of the new testament which shall be shed for many, for the remission of sins.
29 And I say to you: I will not drink from henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day, when I shall drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father.
30 And having sung a hymn, they went out to Mount Olivet.
31 Then Jesus saith to them: *All you shall be scandalized in me this night.  For it is written: **I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be dispersed.
32 *But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
33 And Peter answering, said to him: Though all men shall be scandalized in thee, I will never be scandalized.
34 Jesus said to him: *Amen, I say to thee, that in this night, before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.
35 Peter saith to him: *Though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee.  And in like manner said all the disciples.
36 Then Jesus came with them to a country place, which is called Gethsemani; and he said to his disciples: Sit you here, till I go yonder, and pray.
37 And taking with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to grow sorrowful and to be sad.
38 Then he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful, even unto death: stay you here, and watch with me.
39 And going a little further, he fell upon his face, praying, and saying: My Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.
40 And he cometh to his disciples, and findeth them asleep, and he saith to Peter: What? could you not watch one hour with me?
41 Watch ye and pray that ye enter not into temptation.  The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
42 Again, he went the second time, and prayed, saying: My Father, if this chalice can not pass away, but I must drink it, thy will be done.
43 And he cometh again, and findeth them asleep: for their eyes were heavy.
44 And leaving them, he went away again: and he prayed the third time, saying the same words.
45 Then he cometh to his disciples, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46 Rise, let us go: behold he is at hand that will betray me.
47 *As he yet spoke, behold Judas, one of the twelve came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the ancients of the people.
48 And he that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, hold him fast.
49 And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi.  And he kissed him.
50 And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou come?  Then they came up, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him.
51 And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword; and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear.
52 Then Jesus saith to him: Put up again thy sword into its place.  *For all that take the sword, shall perish by the sword.
53 Thinkest thou that I cannot ask my Father, and he will give me presently, more than twelve legions of Angels?
54 *How then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that so it must be done?
55 In that same hour, Jesus said to the multitude: You are come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs, to apprehend me: I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and you laid not hands on me.
56 Now all this was done, that the *Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.  Then the disciples **all leaving him, fled away.
57 But they holding Jesus, *led him to Caiphas, the high priest, where the Scribes and the ancients were assembled:
58 But Peter followed him afar off, to the high priest's palace.  And going in, he sat with the servants, to see the end.
59 Now the chief priests, and the whole council, sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death:
60 And they found not, though many false witnesses had come in.  And last of all there came two false witnesses,
61 And they said: *This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it.
62 And the high priest rising up, said to him: Answerest thou nothing to the things which these witness against thee?
63 But Jesus held his peace.  And the high priest said to him: I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
64 Jesus saith to him: Thou hast said it. Nevertheless, I say to you, *hereafter you shall see the Son of man, sitting on the right hand of the power of God, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
65 Then the high priests rent his garments, saying: He hath blasphemed; what further need have we of witnesses?  Behold, now you have heard the blasphemy:
66 What think you?  But they answering, said: He is guilty of death.
67 *Then they spat in his face, and buffeted him, and others struck his face with the palms of their hands;
68 Saying: Prophesy unto us, O Christ, who is he that struck thee?
69 *But Peter sat without in the palace: and there came to him a servant-maid, saying: Thou also wast with Jesus, the Galilean.
70 But he denied before them all, saying: I know not what thou sayest.
71 And as he went out of the gate, another maid saw him, and she saith to them that were there: This man also was with Jesus, of Nazareth.
72 And again he denied with an oath:  That I know not the man.
73 And after a little while they that stood by came, and said to Peter: Surely thou also art one of them: for even thy speech doth discover thee.
74 Then he began to curse and to swear that he knew not the man.  And immediately the cock crew.
75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.  And going forth, he wept bitterly.
1:  A.D. 33.
2:  Mark xiv. 1.; Luke xxii. 1.; John xii.
7:  Mark xiv. 3.; John xi. 2. and xii. 3.
14:  Mark xiv. 10.; Luke xxii. 3.
17:  Mark xiv. 12.; Luke xxii. 7.
20:  Mark xiv. 17.; Luke xxii. 14.
21:  John xiii. 21.
24:  Psalm xl. 10.
26:  1 Cor. xi. 24.
31:  Mark xiv. 27.; John xvi. 32. --- ** Zach. xiii. 7.
32:  Mark xiv. 28. and xvi. 7.
34:  Mark xiv. 30.; John xiii. 38.
35:  Mark xiv. 31.; Luke xxii. 33.
47:  Mark xiv. 43.; Luke xxii. 47.; John xviii. 3.
52:  Gen. ix. 6.; Apoc. xiii. 10.
54:  Isai. liii. 10.
56:  Lam. iv. 20. --- ** Mark xiv. 50.
57:  Luke xxii. 54.; John xviii. 24.
61:  John ii. 19.
64:  Supra xvi. 27.; Rom. xiv. 10.; 1 Thes. iv. 15.
67:  Isai. l. 6.; Mark xiv. 65.
69:  Luke xii. 5.; John xviii. 17.