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                                 The Gospel of the Lord.

   the written account of the life of Jesus Christ, preserved in its original

                                          greek by

   Marcion, son of Philologus, bishop of Sinope. 130 anno domine, Rome

                            version 1.00 ‑ contains five chapters of twenty‑one.


1. In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,

2. [Pontius Pilatus being the Governor of Judaea,] Jesus came down to Capernaum,

a city in Galilee, and was

3. teaching on the sabbath days : and they were astonished at his doctrine :

for his word was in authority.

4. And in the synagogue there was a man which had a spirit of an unclean demon, and

he cried out with a loud

5. voice, Saying, "let us alone ; what have we to do with thee, Jesus? art thou

come to destroy us? I know thee

6. who thou art : the Holy One of God." And Jesus rebuked him, saying ; "Hold thy peace,

and come out of him." And when the demon had thrown him into the midst,

7. he came out of him, having done no hurt. And amazement came upon all, and they spake together

saying to one another, what is this word? For in authority and power he commandeth

the unclean spirits,

8. and they come out. And a rumour of him went out into every place of the country round about,

9. And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into the house of Simon.

And Simon`s mother in law was taken with a great fever : and they besought him for her.

10. And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever : and it left her : and immidately she arose and

ministered unto them.

11. And he came to Nazareth, and went into the

12. synagogue [on the Sabbath day] and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue fastened on


13‑14. And he began to speak to them; and all wondered

15. at the words which proceedeth from his mouth. And he said unto them, " Ye will surely say unto me this

parable, Physician, heal thyself; whatsoever we have

16. heard done at Capernaum, do also here. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah

, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months,

17. when great famine occured throughout all the land: and unto none of them was Elijah sent, but only to Sarepta ,

18. a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel

in the time of Elisha the prophet : and none of them was cleansed, but only

19. Naaman the syrian". And they were all filled with wrath

20. in the synagogue, when they heard these things, and rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him

unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, to cast

21. him down headlong. But he passing through the midst of them went his way.

22. And when the sun was setting, all as many as had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him;

and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

23. And demons also came out of many, crying out, saying, "Thou art Son of God" and he rebuked them

suffered them not to speak; for they knew that he was the Christ.

24. And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought him, and came unto

him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from

25. them. And he said unto them, "I must announce as good tidings the kingdom of God to the other cities also:

for therefore am i sent.

26. And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.


    Now it came to pass, that, as the multitude pressed upn him to hear the word of God, he was standing by


    the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake: but the fdishermen were gone out of them,


    and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the boats, which was Simon`s , and asked

    him to thrust out a litle from land. And he sat down, and


    taught the multitudes out of the boat. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, "Put put into the


    deep, and let down your nets a draught". And Simon answering said unto him, "Master, we have toiled all the night

    , and taken nothing ; but at thy word I will let down


    the net." When they had this done, they inclosed a


    great multitude of fishes: and their nets were breaking. And they beckoned unto their partners

    , in the other boat, that they should come and help them out. And they came, and


    filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus`

    knees, saying,


    "Depart from me; for I am a sinful man , O Lord." For amazement overcame him, and all that were with him, at


    the draught of the fishes which they had taken: which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon,

    "fear not ; from henceforth thou shalt be taking men


    alive." And when they had brought their boats to land, they left all, and followed him.


    And it came to pass, when he was in one of the cities, behold a man full of leprosy:

    who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying ; "Lord, if thou wilt, thou


    canst make me clean." And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying,

    " I will : be thou cleansed" And


    immediately the leprosy departed from the man. And he charged him

    to tell no man; but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses


    commanded, that this may be a testimony to you. But so much the more went there a fame abroad of

    him: and many multitidues came together to hear, and to be healed


    by him for their infirmities. And he himself was withdrawing in the wilderness, praying.


    And it came to pass on one of the days that he was teaching, and there were Pharisees and doctors

    of the law sitting vtm which were come out of every village of Galilee, Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the

    power of the


    Lord was with Him toheal them. And behold, men brought in a bed a man that was

    palsied; and they sought


    to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And not finding by what way they might

    bring him in because of the multitude, they went up to the housetop, and let him down through the tiles

    with his couch into the midst before


    Jesus. And seeing their faith, he said unto him , "Man, thy


    sins are forgiven thee." And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this which

    speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sin, but God alone?


    But Jesus perceiving their reasoning answered and said unto them, "What reasen ye in your hearts?


    Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee ; or


    to say ; Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority upon earth to forgive sins

    (he said unto the palsied man) I say unto thee, Arise


    and take up they couch, and go to thine house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that

    whereon he lay, and departed to his house, glorifying


    God. And amazement took hold on all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, "We have

    seen strange things today".


    And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the place of toll : and he


    said unto him, "Follow me." And he left all, rose up, and


    followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his hourse : and there was a great company of publicans and


    of others that were reclining with them. And their scribes and the Pharisees murmured against his disciples,


    saying, "Why do ye year and drink with publicans and


    sinners?" And Jesus answering said unto them, "They that are whole have no need of a physiciian ; but they


    that are sick. I am not come to call the righteous, but


    sinners to repentance. And they said unto him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers,

    and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and


    drink? And he said unto them, "Can ye make the sons of the bridal chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with


    them? But the days will come; and when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then will they fast in


    those days." And he spake also a parable unto them; "No man putteth a piece of new garment upon an old

    garment; else both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new

    agreeth not with the


    old. And no man puttteth new wine into old wine‑skins, else the new wine will burst the skins; and itself will be


    spilled, and the skins will perish. But new wine must be put into new wine‑skins, and both are preserved.


    No man also having drunk old wine straigtway desireth new ; for he saith, the old is better.


    And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he was going through the corn fields : and his

    disciples plucked the ears of cornm and did eat, rubbing them in


    their hands. And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, "Why do ye that which is not lawful to do


    on the sabbath day?" And Jesus answering them, said, "Have ye not read even this what David did, when

    himself was


    an hungered, and they which were with him ; how they went into the house of God, and did take and eat

    the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him ; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone?"


    And he said unto them, "That the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath"


    And it came to pass also on another Sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught; and there were a


    a man there and his right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would

    heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an


    accusation against him. But he knew their reasonings, and said to the man which had the withered man, "Rise up

    , and stand forth in the midst. And he rose and stood


    forth. Then said Jesus unto them, "I will ask you something; Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good


    or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it?" And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the

    man, "stretch forth thy hand." and he did so : and his hand was


    restored as the other. And they were filled with madness; and commanded one with another what they

    might do to Jesus.


    And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into the mountains to pray, and was passing the whole night


    in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and he chose

    from them twelve.


    whom he also named ; apostles ; Simon (whom was also named Peter), and Andrew his brother, James and

    John, Phillip


    and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son


    of Alphaeas, and Simon whom they called Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James, and Judas

    Iscarioth , which also became a


    traitor. And he came down among them, and stood on a level place, and the multitude of his disciples, and a

    great number of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which

    came to hear


    him, and to be healed of their diseases; and they that were troubled by unclean spirits: and they were healed.


    And the whole multitude sought to touch him : for power went out of him , and healed them all.


    And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:

    "Blessed are ye poor: for your`s is the kingdom of God.


    Blessed are ye that hunger now : for ye shall be filled.

    Blessed are ye that weep now : for ye shall laught.


   Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they

    shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach

    you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man`s


    sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for you : for , behold, your reward is

    great in heaven: for according to


    these things did their fathers unto the prophets. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have consolation


    in full. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye


    shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for according to these things

    did their fathers to the false prophets.


    But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do


    good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you,


    and pray for them which despitefully use you.Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek,

    offer also the other ; and from him that taketh away thy cloke, withhold


    not thy coat also. Give every man that asketh of thee: and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them.


    not again. and as ye would that men should do to you,


    do ye also to them likewise. And if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners

    also love those


    that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners

    also do


    the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also

    lend to


    sinners, to receive equal things.But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again :

    and your reward shall be great , and ye shall be sons of the Highest : for he is kind unto the unthankful and to


    the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is


    merciful. And Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned :



    and ye shall be released : Give, and it shall be given unto you ; good measure, pressed down, and shaken

    together, and running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal

    it shall be measured to you again."


    And he spake a parable unto them, "Can the blind lead


    the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his teacher : but every one that is


    perfect shall be as his teacher. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but perceivest


    not the beam that is in thine won eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull the mote

    that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first

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