MATTHEW CHAPTER 28

THE BOOK OF MATTHEW

MATTHEW CHAPTER 28 (Chapter 28 verse 1 to 20)


Matthew 28:1

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.


Matthew 28:2

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.


Matthew 28:3

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:


Matthew 28:4

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.


Matthew 28:5

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.


Matthew 28:6

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.


Matthew 28:7

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.


Matthew 28:8

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.


Matthew 28:9

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.


Matthew 28:10

Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.


Matthew 28:11

Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.


Matthew 28:12

And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,


Matthew 28:13

Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.


Matthew 28:14

And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.


Matthew 28:15

So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.


Matthew 28:16

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.


Matthew 28:17

And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.


Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.


Matthew 28:19

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:


Matthew 28:20

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


MATTHEW CHAPTER 27

THE BOOK OF MATTHEW

MATTHEW CHAPTER 27 (Chapter 27 verse 1 to 66)


Matthew 27:1

When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:


Matthew 27:2

And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.


Matthew 27:3

Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,


Matthew 27:4

Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.


Matthew 27:5

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.


Matthew 27:6

And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.


Matthew 27:7

And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.


Matthew 27:8

Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.


Matthew 27:9

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;


Matthew 27:10

And gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.


Matthew 27:11

And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.


Matthew 27:12

And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.


Matthew 27:13

Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?


Matthew 27:14

And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.


Matthew 27:15

Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.


Matthew 27:16

And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.


Matthew 27:17

Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ?


Matthew 27:18

For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.


Matthew 27:19

When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.


Matthew 27:20

But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.


Matthew 27:21

The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.


Matthew 27:22

Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.


Matthew 27:23

And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.


Matthew 27:24

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.


Matthew 27:25

Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.


Matthew 27:26

Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.


Matthew 27:27

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.


Matthew 27:28

And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.


Matthew 27:29

And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!


Matthew 27:30

And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.


Matthew 27:31

And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.


Matthew 27:32

And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.


Matthew 27:33

And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,


Matthew 27:34

They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.


Matthew 27:35

And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.


Matthew 27:36

And sitting down they watched him there;


Matthew 27:37

And set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews.


Matthew 27:38

Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left.


Matthew 27:39

And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads,


Matthew 27:40

And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.


Matthew 27:41

Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,


Matthew 27:42

He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.


Matthew 27:43

He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.


Matthew 27:44

The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.


Matthew 27:45

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.


Matthew 27:46

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?


Matthew 27:47

Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.


Matthew 27:48

And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.


Matthew 27:49

The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.


Matthew 27:50

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.


Matthew 27:51

And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;


Matthew 27:52

And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,


Matthew 27:53

And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.


Matthew 27:54

Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.


Matthew 27:55

And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:


Matthew 27:56

Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.


Matthew 27:57

When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:


Matthew 27:58

He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.


Matthew 27:59

And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,


Matthew 27:60

And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.


Matthew 27:61

And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.


Matthew 27:62

Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,


Matthew 27:63

Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.


Matthew 27:64

Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.


Matthew 27:65

Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.


Matthew 27:66

So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.


MATTHEW CHAPTER 26

THE BOOK OF MATTHEW

MATTHEW CHAPTER 26 (Chapter 26 verse 1 to 75)


Matthew 26:1

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,


Matthew 26:2

Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.


Matthew 26:3

Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,


Matthew 26:4

And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.


Matthew 26:5

But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.


Matthew 26:6

Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,


Matthew 26:7

There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.


Matthew 26:8

But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?


Matthew 26:9

For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.


Matthew 26:10

When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.


Matthew 26:11

For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.


Matthew 26:12

For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.


Matthew 26:13

Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.


Matthew 26:14

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,


Matthew 26:15

And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.


Matthew 26:16

And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.


Matthew 26:17

Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?


Matthew 26:18

And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.


Matthew 26:19

And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.


Matthew 26:20

Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.


Matthew 26:21

And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.


Matthew 26:22

And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?


Matthew 26:23

And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.


Matthew 26:24

The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.


Matthew 26:25

Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.


Matthew 26:26

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.


Matthew 26:27

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;


Matthew 26:28

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.


Matthew 26:29

But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.


Matthew 26:30

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.


Matthew 26:31

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.


Matthew 26:32

But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.


Matthew 26:33

Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.


Matthew 26:34

Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.


Matthew 26:35

Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.


Matthew 26:36

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.


Matthew 26:37

And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.


Matthew 26:38

Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.


Matthew 26:39

And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.


Matthew 26:40

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?


Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.


Matthew 26:42

He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.


Matthew 26:43

And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.


Matthew 26:44

And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.


Matthew 26:45

Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.


Matthew 26:46

Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.


Matthew 26:47

And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.


Matthew 26:48

Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.


Matthew 26:49

And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.


Matthew 26:50

And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus and took him.


Matthew 26:51

And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear.


Matthew 26:52

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.


Matthew 26:53

Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?


Matthew 26:54

But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?


Matthew 26:55

In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.


Matthew 26:56

But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.


Matthew 26:57

And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.


Matthew 26:58

But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.


Matthew 26:59

Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;


Matthew 26:60

But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,


Matthew 26:61

And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.


Matthew 26:62

And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?


Matthew 26:63

But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.


Matthew 26:64

Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.


Matthew 26:65

Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.


Matthew 26:66

What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.


Matthew 26:67

Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,


Matthew 26:68

Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?


Matthew 26:69

Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.


Matthew 26:70

But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.


Matthew 26:71

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.


Matthew 26:72

And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.


Matthew 26:73

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.


Matthew 26:74

Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.


Matthew 26:75

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.