1And it came to pass , that, ashewasprayingin a certainplace,when he ceased , one of hisdisciplessaiduntohim,Lord,teachus to pray , asJohnalsotaughthisdisciples.2And he said unto them,When ye pray , say , OurFatherwhich art inheaven, Hallowed bethyname.Thykingdomcome . Thywill be done , asinheaven,soinearth.3Giveusday by dayaourdailybread.4Andforgiveusoursins;forwealsoforgive every one that is indebted to us.Andleadusnotintotemptation;butdeliverusfromevil.5And he saiduntothem,Whichofyou shall have a friend,and shall gountohim at midnight,andsay unto him,Friend,lendmethreeloaves;6For a friend of mineinb his journey is cometome,and I havenothingto set beforehim?7And he from within shall answer and say , Troublemenot: the doorisnowshut , andmychildrenarewithmeinbed; I cannotrise and givethee.8I say unto you,Though he willnotrise and givehim,because he ishisfriend,yetbecause of hisimportunity he will rise and givehim as many as he needeth .9And I say unto you,Ask , and it shall be givenyou;seek , and ye shall find ; knock , and it shall be opened unto you.10For every one that askethreceiveth ; and he that seekethfindeth ; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened .11If a son shall askbread of any of you that is a father , will he givehim a stone?or if he ask a fish, will hefor a fishgivehim a serpent?12Orif he shall ask an egg, will he offerchim a scorpion?13Ifyethen,beingevil,know how to givegoodgifts unto yourchildren: how muchmoreshall your heavenlyFathergive the HolySpirit to them that askhim?14And he was casting out a devil,anditwasdumb.And it came to pass , when the devil was gone out , the dumbspake ; and the peoplewondered .
15Butsomeofthemsaid , He casteth outdevilsthroughBeelzebubd the chief of the devils.16Andothers,tempting him, soughtofhim a signfromheaven.17Buthe,knowingtheirthoughts,said unto them,Everykingdomdividedagainstitself is brought to desolation ; and a house divided against a housefalleth .18IfSatanalso be dividedagainsthimself,howshallhiskingdomstand ? because ye say that I cast outdevilsthroughBeelzebub.19AndifIbyBeelzebub cast outdevils,bywhomdoyoursons cast them out ? thereforeshalltheybeyourjudges.20Butif I with the finger of God cast outdevils, no doubt the kingdom of God is comeuponyou.21When a strong manarmedkeepethhispalace,hisgoodsareinpeace:22Butwhen a stronger than he shall come upon him , and overcomehim, he taketh from him all his armourwhereinhetrusted , anddividethhisspoils.23He that isnotwithmeisagainstme:and he that gatherethnotwithmescattereth .24When the uncleanspirit is gone out of a man, he walkeththroughdryplaces,seekingrest;andfindingnone, he saith , I will returnuntomyhousewhence I came out .25And when he cometh , he findeth it sweptandgarnished .26Then goeth he , andtaketh to him sevenotherspirits more wicked than himself;and they enter in , and dwellthere:and the last state of thatmanisworse than the first.27And it came to pass , ashespake these things, a certainwomanof the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him,Blessed is the womb that barethee,and the papswhich thou hast sucked .
28Buthesaid , Yea rather,blessed are they that hear the word of God,andkeepit.29And when the people were gathered thick together , he began to say , Thisis an evilgeneration: they seek a sign;and there shallnosign be givenit,but the sign of Jonas the prophet.30ForasJonaswas a sign unto the Ninevites,soshallalso the Son of manbe to thisgeneration.31The queen of the south shall rise upin the judgmentwith the men of thisgeneration,andcondemnthem:for she camefrom the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;and,behold , a greater thanSolomon is here.32The men of Nineve shall rise upin the judgmentwiththisgeneration,and shall condemnit:for they repentedat the preaching of Jonas;and,behold , a greater thanJonas is here.33Noman, when he hath lighted a candle,putteth it in a secret place,neitherunder a bushel,buton a candlestick,that they which come in may see the light.34The light of the bodyis the eye:thereforewhenthineeyeissingle,thywholebodyalsois full of light;butwhen thine eye isevil,thybodyalso is full of darkness.35Take heedtherefore that the lightwhich is intheebenotdarkness.36Ifthywholebodytherefore be full of light,havingnopartdark, the whole shall be full of light,aswhen the bright shining of a candle doth givetheelight .37Andas he spake , a certainPhariseebesoughthimtodinewithhim:and he went in , and sat down to meat .
38And when the Phariseesaw it, he marvelledthat he hadnotfirstwashedbeforedinner.39And the Lordsaiduntohim,NowdoyePharisees make clean the outside of the cupand the platter;butyour inward part is full of raveningandwickedness.40Ye fools,didnot he that made that which is withoutmake that which is withinalso?41But rathergivealms of such things as ye have ; and,behold , all thingsareclean unto you.42Butwoe unto you,Pharisees!for ye tithemintandrueand all manner of herbs,and pass overjudgmentand the love of God:these ought ye to have done , and not to leave the otherundone .43Woe unto you,Pharisees!for ye love the uppermost seatsin the synagogues,andgreetingsin the markets.44Woe unto you,scribesandPharisees,hypocrites!for ye areasgraveswhich appear not,and the men that walkover them arenot aware of them.45Thenansweredone of the lawyers, and said unto him,Master,thussaying thou reproachestusalso.46And he said , Woe unto youalso, ye lawyers!for ye lademen with burdens grievous to be borne,and ye yourselvestouchnot the burdens with one of yourfingers.47Woe unto you!for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets,andyourfatherskilledthem.48Truly ye bear witnessthat ye allow the deeds of yourfathers:fortheyindeedkilledthem,andyebuildtheirsepulchres.49Thereforealsosaid the wisdom of God, I will sendthemprophetsandapostles,and some ofthem they shall slayandpersecute :50That the blood of all the prophets,which was shedfrom the foundation of the world, may be requiredofthisgeneration;51From the blood of Abelunto the blood of Zacharias,whichperishedbetween the altarand the temple:verily I say unto you, It shall be requiredofthisgeneration.52Woe unto you,lawyers!for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye enterednotinyourselves,and them that were entering in ye hindered .e53And as hesaid these thingsuntothem, the scribesand the Phariseesbegan to urge him vehemently,and to provokehim to speakof many things:54
Laying wait forhim,andseeking to catchsomething out ofhismouth,that they might accusehim.