Christ reproves the blindness of the Pharisees, and confutes their attributing his miracles to Satan.
1 At that time Jesus went through the corn on the sabbath: and his disciples being hungry, began to pluck the ears, and to eat.
In illo tempore abiit Jesus per sata sabbato : discipuli autem ejus esurientes coeperunt vellere spicas, et manducare.
2 And the Pharisees seeing them, said to him: Behold thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days.
Pharisaei autem videntes, dixerunt ei : Ecce discipuli tui faciunt quod non licet facere sabbatis.
3 But he said to them: Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and they that were with him:
At ille dixit eis : Non legistis quid fecerit David, quando esuriit, et qui cum eo erant :
4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the loaves of proposition, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for them that were with him, but for the priests only?
quomodo intravit in domum Dei, et panes propositionis comedit, quos non licebat ei edere, neque his qui cum eo erant, nisi solis sacerdotibus?
5 Or have ye not read in the law, that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple break the sabbath, and are without blame?
aut non legistis in lege quia sabbatis sacerdotes in templo sabbatum violant, et sine crimine sunt?
6 But I tell you that there is here a greater than the temple.
Dico autem vobis, quia templo major est hic.
7 And if you knew what this meaneth: I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: you would never have condemned the innocent.
Si autem sciretis, quid est : Misericordiam volo, et non sacrificium : numquam condemnassetis innocentes :
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath.
dominus enim est Filius hominis etiam sabbati.
9 And when he had passed from thence, he came into their synagogues.
Et cum inde transisset, venit in synagogam eorum.
10 And behold there was a man who had a withered hand, and they asked him, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
Et ecce homo manum habens aridam, et interrogabant eum, dicentes : Si licet sabbatis curare? ut accusarent eum.
11 But he said to them: What man shall there be among you, that hath one sheep: and if the same fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not take hold on it and lift it up?
Ipse autem dixit illis : Quis erit ex vobis homo, qui habeat ovem unam, et si ceciderit haec sabbatis in foveam, nonne tenebit et levabit eam?
12 How much better is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do a good deed on the sabbath days.
Quanto magis melior est homo ove? itaque licet sabbatis benefacere.
13 Then he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand; and he stretched it forth, and it was restored to health even as the other.
Tunc ait homini : Extende manum tuam. Et extendit, et restituta est sanitati sicut altera.
14 And the Pharisees going out made a consultation against him, how they might destroy him.
Exeuntes autem pharisaei, consilium faciebant adversus eum, quomodo perderent eum.
15 But Jesus knowing it, retired from thence: and many followed him, and he healed them all.
Jesus autem sciens recessit inde : et secuti sunt eum multi, et curavit eos omnes :
16 And he charged them that they should not make him known.
et praecepit eis ne manifestum eum facerent.
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaias the prophet, saying:
Ut adimpleretur quod dictum est per Isaiam prophetam, dicentem :
18 Behold my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom my soul hath been well pleased. I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
Ecce puer meus, quem elegi, dilectus meus, in quo bene complacuit animae meae. Ponam spiritum meum super eum, et judicium gentibus nuntiabit.
19 He shall not contend, nor cry out, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
Non contendet, neque clamabit, neque audiet aliquis in plateis vocem ejus :
20 The bruised reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till he send forth judgment unto victory.
arundinem quassatam non confringet, et linum fumigans non extinguet, donec ejiciat ad victoriam judicium :
21 And in his name the Gentiles shall hope.
et in nomine ejus gentes sperabunt.
22 Then was offered to him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, so that he spoke and saw.
Tunc oblatus est ei daemonium habens, caecus, et mutus, et curavit eum ita ut loqueretur, et videret.
23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and said: Is not this the son of David?
Et stupebant omnes turbae, et dicebant : Numquid hic est filius David?
24 But the Pharisees hearing it, said: This man casteth not out the devils but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
Pharisaei autem audientes, dixerunt : Hic non ejicit daemones nisi in Beelzebub principe daemoniorum.
25 And Jesus knowing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself shall be made desolate: and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.
Jesus autem sciens cogitationes eorum, dixit eis : Omne regnum divisum contra se desolabitur : et omnis civitas vel domus divisa contra se, non stabit.
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: how then shall his kingdom stand?
Et si Satanas Satanam ejicit, adversus se divisus est : quomodo ergo stabit regnum ejus?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.
Et si ego in Beelzebub ejicio daemones, filii vestri in quo ejiciunt? ideo ipsi judices vestri erunt.
28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you.
Si autem ego in Spiritu Dei ejicio daemones, igitur pervenit in vos regnum Dei.
29 Or how can any one enter into the house of the strong, and rifle his goods, unless he first bind the strong? and then he will rifle his house.
Aut quomodo potest quisquam intrare in domum fortis, et vasa ejus diripere, nisi prius alligaverit fortem? et tunc domum illius diripiet.
30 He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.
Qui non est mecum, contra me est; et qui non congregat mihi, spargit.
31 Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.
Ideo dico vobis : Omne peccatum et blasphemia remittetur hominibus, Spiritus autem blasphemia non remittetur.
32 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in the world to come.
Et quicumque dixerit verbum contra Filium hominis, remittetur ei : qui autem dixerit contra Spiritum Sanctum, non remittetur ei, neque in hoc saeculo, neque in futuro.
33 Either make the tree good and its fruit good: or make the tree evil, and its fruit evil. For by the fruit the tree is known.
Aut facite arborem bonam, et fructum ejus bonum : aut facite arborem malam, et fructum ejus malum : siquidem ex fructu arbor agnoscitur.
34 O generation of vipers, how can you speak good things, whereas you are evil? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Progenies viperarum, quomodo potestis bona loqui, cum sitis mali? ex abundantia enim cordis os loquitur.
35 A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Bonus homo de bono thesauro profert bona : et malus homo de malo thesauro profert mala.
36 But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account for it in the day of judgment.
Dico autem vobis quoniam omne verbum otiosum, quod locuti fuerint homines, reddent rationem de eo in die judicii.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Ex verbis enim tuis justificaberis et ex verbis tuis condemnaberis.
38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying: Master we would see a sign from thee.
Tunc responderunt ei quidam de scribis et pharisaeis, dicentes : Magister, volumus a te signum videre.
39 Who answering said to them: An evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign: and a sign shall not be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Qui respondens ait illis : Generatio mala et adultera signum quaerit : et signum non dabitur ei, nisi signum Jonae prophetae.
40 For as Jonas was in the whale's belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.
Sicut enim fuit Jonas in ventre ceti tribus diebus, et tribus noctibus, sic erit Filius hominis in corde terrae tribus diebus et tribus noctibus.
41 The men of Ninive shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they did penance at the preaching of Jonas. And behold a greater than Jonas here.
Viri Ninivitae surgent in judicio cum generatione ista, et condemnabunt eam : quia poenitentiam egerunt in praedicatione Jonae. Et ecce plus quam Jonas hic.
42 The queen of the south shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater than Solomon here.
Regina austri surget in judicio cum generatione ista, et condemnabit eam : quia venit a finibus terrae audire sapientiam Salomonis, et ecce plus quam Salomon hic.
43 And when an unclean spirit is gone out of a man he walketh through dry places seeking rest, and findeth none.
Cum autem immundus spiritus exierit ab homine, ambulat per loca arida, quaerens requiem, et non invenit.
44 Then he saith: I will return into my house from whence I came out. And coming he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
Tunc dicit : Revertar in domum meam, unde exivi. Et veniens invenit eam vacantem, scopis mundatam, et ornatam.
45 Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is made worse than the first. So shall it be also to this wicked generation.
Tunc vadit, et assumit septem alios spiritus secum nequiores se, et intrantes habitant ibi : et fiunt novissima hominis illius pejora prioribus. Sic erit et generationi huic pessimae.
46 As he was yet speaking to the multitudes, behold his mother and his brethren stood without, seeking to speak to him.
Adhuc eo loquente ad turbas, ecce mater ejus et fratres stabant foras, quaerentes loqui ei.
47 And one said unto him: Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without, seeking thee.
Dixit autem ei quidam : Ecce mater tua, et fratres tui foris stant quaerentes te.
48 But he answering him that told him, said: Who is my mother, and who are my brethren?
At ipse respondens dicenti sibi, ait : Quae est mater mea, et qui sunt fratres mei?
49 And stretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he said: Behold my mother and my brethren.
Et extendens manum in discipulos suos, dixit : Ecce mater mea, et fratres mei.
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father, that is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Quicumque enim fecerit voluntatem Patris mei, qui in caelis est, ipse meus frater, et soror, et mater est.