And he said unto the disciples, 'It is impossible for the
stumbling blocks not to come, but wo to him through whom they come;
it is more profitable to him if a weighty millstone is put
round about his neck, and he hath been cast into the sea, than that he may
cause one of these little ones to stumble.
'Take heed to yourselves, and, if thy brother may sin in
regard to thee, rebuke him, and if he may reform, forgive him,
and if seven times in the day he may sin against thee, and
seven times in the day may turn back to thee, saying, I reform; thou shalt
And the apostles said to the Lord, 'Add to us faith;'
and the Lord said, 'If ye had faith as a grain of mustard,
ye would have said to this sycamine, Be uprooted, and be planted in the sea,
and it would have obeyed you.
'But, who is he of you -- having a servant ploughing or
feeding -- who, to him having come in out of the field, will say, Having come
near, recline at meat?
but will not rather say to him, Prepare what I may
sup, and having girded thyself about, minister to me, till I eat and drink, and
after these things thou shalt eat and drink?
Hath he favour to that servant because he did the things
directed? I think not.
'So also ye, when ye may have done all the things directed
you, say -- We are unprofitable servants, because that which we owed to do --
we have done.'
And it came to pass, in his going on to Jerusalem, that he
passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee,
and he entering into a certain village, there met him ten
leprous men, who stood afar off,
and they lifted up the voice, saying, 'Jesus, master, deal
kindly with us;'
and having seen them, he said to them, 'Having gone
on, shew yourselves to the priests;' and it came to pass, in their going, they
and one of them having seen that he was healed did turn
back, with a loud voice glorifying God,
and he fell upon his face at his feet, giving thanks
to him, and he was a Samaritan.
And Jesus answering said, 'Were not the ten cleansed, and
the nine -- where?
There were not found who did turn back to give glory to God,
except this alien;'
and he said to him, 'Having risen, be going on, thy faith
hath saved thee.'
And having been questioned by the Pharisees, when the reign
of God doth come, he answered them, and said, 'The reign of God doth not come
nor shall they say, Lo, here; or lo, there; for lo, the
reign of God is within you.'
And he said unto his disciples, 'Days will come, when ye
shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and ye shall not behold it;
and they shall say to you, Lo, here; or lo, there; ye may
not go away, nor follow;
for as the lightning that is lightening out of the one part
under heaven, to the other part under heaven doth shine, so shall be also the
Son of Man in his day;
and first it behoveth him to suffer many things, and to be
rejected by this generation.
'And, as it came to pass in the days of Noah, so shall it be
also in the days of the Son of Man;
they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying,
they were given in marriage, till the day that Noah entered into the ark, and
the deluge came, and destroyed all;
in like manner also, as it came to pass in the days of Lot;
they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they
were planting, they were building;
and on the day Lot went forth from Sodom, He rained fire and
brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all.
'According to these things it shall be, in the day the Son
of Man is revealed;
in that day, he who shall be on the house top, and his
vessels in the house, let him not come down to take them away; and he in the
field, in like manner, let him not turn backward;
remember the wife of Lot.
Whoever may seek to save his life, shall lose it; and
whoever may lose it, shall preserve it.
'I say to you, In that night, there shall be two men on one
couch, the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left;
two women shall be grinding at the same place together, the
one shall be taken, and the other shall be left;
two men shall be in the field, the one shall be taken, and
the other left.'
And they answering say to him, 'Where, sir?' and he said to
them, 'Where the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'