Bible, Ethician Version
 As it is
written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which
shall prepare thy way before thee.
 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.
 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;
 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.
 And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.
 And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught.
 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.
 And again he
entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the
 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.
 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him?
 And he
entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a
 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea,
 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?
 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
 And he began
again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great
multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole
multitude was by the sea on the land.
 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
 The sower soweth the word.
 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
 And he went
out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
 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.
 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.
 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.
 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.
 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse:
 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.
 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place.
 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
 And they went out, and preached that men should repent.
 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee;
 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.
 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom.
 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.
 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb.
 And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught.
 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
 And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.
 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.
 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
 For from
within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries,
 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
 For what
shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
 And they
brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples
rebuked those that brought them.
 But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
 And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
 And they
come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them
that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the
moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
 And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
 And when even was come, he went out of the city.
 And one of
the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that
he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,
 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
 After two
days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief
priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to
 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.
 And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
 And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely.
 And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed him.
 And they laid their hands on him, and took him.
 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.
 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.
 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.
 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,
 We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.
 But neither so did their witness agree together.
 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?
 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.
 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
 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 a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
 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.
 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
 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.
straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the
elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him
away, and delivered him to Pilate.
 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.
 And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.
 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.
 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.
 Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.
 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.
 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.
 But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?
 For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.
 But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.
 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?
 And they cried out again, Crucify him.
 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.
 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.
 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.
 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull.
 And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.
 And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take.
 And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS.
 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.
 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
 Joseph of Arimathaea, and honourable counseller, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
 And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
 And when the
sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had
bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.
 And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene.
 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.
 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.
 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.
 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.