And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly things?
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found [it] even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
For neither did his brethren believe in him.
For [there is] no man [that] doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
From that [time] many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life.
[What] and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard [this], said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
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?
He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard [it], they said, God forbid.
So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed [him]. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?
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.
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 him.
And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast [him] out.
And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated [him] shamefully, and sent [him] away empty.
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.
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.
Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things [which belong] unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
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.
And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat:
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
And he said unto them, What manner of communications [are] these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
And it came to pass, that, while they communed [together] and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.
Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:
And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this [fellow] also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.
And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.
And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.
But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.
And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.
Then took they him, and led [him], and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.
And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.
And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.
So that servant came, and shewed 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 Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men.
And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook [his] raiment, and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your own heads; I [am] clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews [that] Jesus [was] Christ.
Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.
One of the servants of the high priest, being [his] kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also [one] of his disciples? He denied [it], and said, I am not.
Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.
Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?
And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so?
Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.
Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.
For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
2 John 1:7
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
1 John 2:23
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [(but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also].
1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
1 Peter 2:8
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
1 Peter 2:7
Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
1 Peter 2:4
To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious,
Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.
2 Timothy 2:12
If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him]: if we deny [him], he also will deny us:
1 Corinthians 1:23
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also [one] of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.
He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.
Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
And because I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me not.
As he spake these words, many believed on him.
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am [he], and [that] I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even [the same] that I said unto you from the beginning.
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am [he], ye shall die in your sins.
Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come.
Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of thyself; thy record is not true.
Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.
But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and [so did] another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.
If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you.
He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
If we let him thus alone, all [men] will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
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.
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner.
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew [them].
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
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 he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
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.
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.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
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.
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.
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.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
But they made light of [it], and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
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.
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out [his] vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
And they caught him, and cast [him] out of the vineyard, and slew [him].
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
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 him.
Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
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:
Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
[He is] near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who [is] mine adversary? let him come near to me.
For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to [him that is] weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
Wherefore, when I came, [was there] no man? when I called, [was there] none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because [there is] no water, and dieth for thirst.
Thus saith the LORD, Where [is] the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors [is it] to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: [yet] surely my judgment [is] with the LORD, and my work with my God.
And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
The stone [which] the builders refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],
Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who [is] he [that] shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass [yourselves] about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks [that] ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought [him] that he would depart out of their coasts.
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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 of it.
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:
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him.
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
But he began to curse and to swear, [saying], I know not this man of whom ye speak.
And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art [one] of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth [thereto].
And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is [one] of them.
But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, [even] in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet [will] not I.
But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee.
And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
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 sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen [doth gather] her brood under [her] wings, and ye would not!
Then goeth he, and taketh [to him] 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.
And when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished.
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.
He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.
But wisdom is justified of all her children.
The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.
And when he was gone out into the porch, another [maid] saw him, and said unto them that were there, This [fellow] was also with Jesus of Nazareth.
But he denied before [them] all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.
Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.
Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Peter answered and said unto him, Though all [men] shall be offended because of thee, [yet] will I never be offended.
But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.
Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
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.
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
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.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
And after a while came unto [him] they that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou also art [one] of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee.
Then began he to curse and to swear, [saying], I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
And they took him, and killed [him], and cast [him] out of the vineyard.
But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded [him] in the head, and sent [him] away shamefully handled.
And they caught [him], and beat him, and sent [him] away empty.
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
And he began to speak unto them by parables. A [certain] man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about [it], and digged [a place for] the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed [them].
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.
And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.