King James VersionMatthew12


1 At that time Je­sus went on the sab­bath day through the corn; and his dis­ci­ples were an hun­gred, and be­gan to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 2 But when the Phar­isees saw it, they said unto him, Be­hold, thy dis­ci­ples do that which is not law­ful to do upon the sab­bath day. 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hun­gred, and they that were with him; 4 How he en­tered into the house of God, and did eat the shew­bread, which was not law­ful for him to eat, nei­ther for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sab­bath days the priests in the tem­ple pro­fane the sab­bath, and are blame­less? 6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the tem­ple. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mer­cy, and not sac­ri­fice, ye would not have con­demned the guilt­less. 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sab­bath day. 9 And when he was de­part­ed thence, he went into their syn­a­gogue: 10 And, be­hold, there was a man which had his hand with­ered. And they asked him, say­ing, Is it law­ful to heal on the sab­bath days? that they might ac­cuse him. 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sab­bath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man bet­ter than a sheep? Where­fore it is law­ful to do well on the sab­bath days. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was re­stored whole, like as the oth­er. 14 Then the Phar­isees went out, and held a coun­cil against him, how they might de­stroy him. 15 But when Je­sus knew it, he with­drew him­self from thence: and great mul­ti­tudes fol­lowed him, and he healed them all; 16 And charged them that they should not make him known: 17 That it might be ful­filled which was spo­ken by Esa­ias the prophet, say­ing, 18 Be­hold my ser­vant, whom I have cho­sen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spir­it upon him, and he shall shew judg­ment to the Gen­tiles. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; nei­ther shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smok­ing flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judg­ment unto vic­to­ry. 21 And in his name shall the Gen­tiles trust. 22 Then was brought unto him one pos­sessed with a dev­il, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, in­so­much that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the peo­ple were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Phar­isees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out dev­ils, but by Beelze­bub the prince of the dev­ils. 25 And Je­sus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Ev­ery king­dom di­vid­ed against it­self is brought to des­o­la­tion; and ev­ery city or house di­vid­ed against it­self shall not stand: 26 And if Sa­tan cast out Sa­tan, he is di­vid­ed against him­self; how shall then his king­dom stand? 27 And if I by Beelze­bub cast out dev­ils, by whom do your chil­dren cast them out? there­fore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out dev­ils by the Spir­it of God, then the king­dom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one en­ter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, ex­cept he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gath­ereth not with me scat­tereth abroad. 31 Where­fore I say unto you, All man­ner of sin and blas­phe­my shall be for­giv­en unto men: but the blas­phe­my against the Holy Ghost shall not be for­giv­en unto men. 32 And whoso­ev­er speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be for­giv­en him: but whoso­ev­er speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be for­giv­en him, nei­ther in this world, nei­ther in the world to come. 33 Ei­ther make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree cor­rupt, and his fruit cor­rupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. 34 O gen­er­a­tion of vipers, how can ye, be­ing evil, speak good things? for out of the abun­dance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good trea­sure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil trea­sure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That ev­ery idle word that men shall speak, they shall give ac­count there­of in the day of judg­ment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be jus­ti­fied, and by thy words thou shalt be con­demned. 38 Then cer­tain of the scribes and of the Phar­isees an­swered, say­ing, Mas­ter, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he an­swered and said unto them, An evil and adul­ter­ous gen­er­a­tion seeketh af­ter a sign; and there shall no sign be giv­en to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's bel­ly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nin­eveh shall rise in judg­ment with this gen­er­a­tion, and shall con­demn it: be­cause they re­pent­ed at the preach­ing of Jonas; and, be­hold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judg­ment with this gen­er­a­tion, and shall con­demn it: for she came from the ut­ter­most parts of the earth to hear the wis­dom of Solomon; and, be­hold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the un­clean spir­it is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seek­ing rest, and find­eth none. 44 Then he saith, I will re­turn into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he find­eth it emp­ty, swept, and gar­nished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with him­self sev­en oth­er spir­its more wicked than him­self, and they en­ter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked gen­er­a­tion. 46 While he yet talked to the peo­ple, be­hold, his moth­er and his brethren stood with­out, de­sir­ing to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Be­hold, thy moth­er and thy brethren stand with­out, de­sir­ing to speak with thee. 48 But he an­swered and said unto him that told him, Who is my moth­er? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand to­ward his dis­ci­ples, and said, Be­hold my moth­er and my brethren! 50 For whoso­ev­er shall do the will of my Fa­ther which is in heav­en, the same is my broth­er, and sis­ter, and moth­er.