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1 And it came to pass that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."
2 And he said to them: When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. 2 He said to them, "When you pray, say: " 'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.
3 Give us this day our daily bread. 3 Give us each day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins, for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation. 4 Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation. ' "
5 And he said to them: Which of you shall have a friend and shall go to him at midnight and shall say to him: Friend, lend me three loaves, 5 Then he said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread,
6 Because a friend of mine is come off his journey to me and I have not what to set before him. 6 because a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.'
7 And he from within should 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. 7 "Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked, and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.'
8 Yet if he shall continue knocking, I say to you, although 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. 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his friend, yet because of the man's boldness he will get up and give him as much as he needs.
9 And I say to you: Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you. 9 "So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth: and he that seeketh findeth: and to him that knocketh it shall be opened: 10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
11 And which of you, if he ask his father bread, will he give him a stone? Or a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 11 "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead?
12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach him a scorpion? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father from heaven give the good Spirit to them that ask him? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
14 And he was casting out a devil: and the same was dumb. And when he had cast out the devil, the dumb spoke: and the multitudes, were in admiration at it. 14 Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed.
15 But some of them said: He casteth out devils by Beelzebub, the prince of devils. 15 But some of them said, "By Beelzebub, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons."
16 And others tempting, asked of him a sign from heaven. 16 Others tested him by asking for a sign from heaven.
17 But he seeing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself shall be brought to desolation; and house upon house shall fall. 17 Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.
18 And if Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because you say that through Beelzebub I cast out devils. 18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? I say this because you claim that I drive out demons by Beelzebub.
19 Now if I cast out devils by Beelzebub, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore, they shall be your judges. 19 Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges.
20 But if I by the finger of God cast out devils, doubtless the kingdom of God is come upon you. 20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his court, those things are in peace which he possesseth. 21 "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe.
22 But if a stronger than he come upon him and overcome him, he will take away all his armour wherein he trusted and will distribute his spoils. 22 But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up the spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. 23 "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.
24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through places without water, seeking rest: and not finding, he saith: I will return into my house whence I came out. 24 "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.'
25 And when he is come, he findeth it swept and garnished. 25 When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order.
26 Then he goeth and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself: and entering in they dwell there. And the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. 26 Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first."
27 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to him: Blessed is the womb that bore thee and the paps that gave thee suck. 27 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, "Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you."
28 But he said: Yea rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it. 28 He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."
29 And the multitudes running together, he began to say: This generation is a wicked generation. It asketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. 29 As the crowds increased, Jesus said, "This is a wicked generation. It asks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.
30 For as Jonas was a sign to the Ninivites; so shall the Son of man also be to this generation. 30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south shall rise in the judgment with the men of this generation and shall condemn them: because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And behold more than Solomon here. 31 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon's wisdom, and now one greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Ninive shall rise in the judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; Because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas. And behold more than Jonas here. 32 The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here.
33 No man lighteth a candle and putteth it in a hidden place, nor under a bushel: but upon a candlestick, that they that come in may see the light. 33 "No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
34 The light of thy body is thy eye. If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be lightsome: but if it be evil, thy body also will be darksome. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are good, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are bad, your body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. 35 See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.
36 If then thy whole body be lightsome, having no part of darkness: the whole shall be lightsome and, as a bright lamp, shall enlighten thee. 36 Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you."
37 And as he was speaking, a certain Pharisee prayed him that he would dine with him. And he going in, sat down to eat. 37 When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table.
38 And the Pharisee began to say, thinking within himself, why he was not washed before dinner. 38 But the Pharisee, noticing that Jesus did not first wash before the meal, was surprised.
39 And the Lord said to him: Now you, Pharisees, make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter: but your inside is full of rapine and iniquity. 39 Then the Lord said to him, "Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.
40 Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make also that which is within? 40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also?
41 But yet that which remaineth, give alms: and behold, all things are clean unto you. 41 But give what is inside [the dish] to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.
42 But woe to you, Pharisees, because you tithe mint and rue and every herb and pass over judgment and the charity of God. Now these things you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 42 "Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.
43 Woe to you, Pharisees, because you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues and salutations in the marketplace. 43 "Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.
44 Woe to you, because you are as sepulchres that appear not: and men that walk over are not aware. 44 "Woe to you, because you are like unmarked graves, which men walk over without knowing it."
45 And one of the lawyers answering, saith to him: Master, in saying these things, thou reproachest us also. 45 One of the experts in the law answered him, "Teacher, when you say these things, you insult us also."
46 But he said: Woe to you lawyers also, because you load men with burdens which they cannot bear and you yourselves touch not the packs with one of your fingers. 46 Jesus replied, "And you experts in the law, woe to you, because you load people down with burdens they can hardly carry, and you yourselves will not lift one finger to help them.
47 Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them. 47 "Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your forefathers who killed them.
48 Truly you bear witness that you consent to the doings of your fathers. For they indeed killed them: and you build their sepulchres. 48 So you testify that you approve of what your forefathers did; they killed the prophets, and you build their tombs.
49 For this cause also the wisdom of God said: I will send to them prophets and apostles: and some of them they will kill and persecute. 49 Because of this, God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.'
50 That the blood of all the prophets which was shed from the foundation of the world may be required of this generation, 50 Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,
51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, who was slain between the altar and the temple. Yea I say to you: It shall be required of this generation. 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.
52 Woe to you lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves have not entered in: and those that were entering in, you have hindered. 52 "Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those who were entering."
53 And as he was saying these things to them, the Pharisees and the lawyers began violently to urge him and to oppress his mouth about many things, 53 When Jesus left there, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions,
54 Lying in wait for him and seeking to catch something from his mouth, that they might accuse him. 54 waiting to catch him in something he might say.