Christ warns us against hypocrisy, the fear of the world and covetousness. He admonishes all to watch.
1 And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Multis autem turbis circumstantibus, ita ut se invicem conculcarent, coepit dicere ad discipulos suos : Attendite a fermento pharisaeorum, quod est hypocrisis.
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known.
Nihil autem opertum est, quod non reveletur : neque absconditum, quod non sciatur.
3 For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.
Quoniam quae in tenebris dixistis, in lumine dicentur : et quod in aurem locuti estis in cubiculis, praedicabitur in tectis.
4 And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
Dico autem vobis amicis meis : Ne terreamini ab his qui occidunt corpus, et post haec non habent amplius quid faciant.
5 But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him.
Ostendam autem vobis quem timeatis : timete eum qui, postquam occiderit, habet potestatem mittere in gehennam : ita dico vobis, hunc timete.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Nonne quinque passeres veneunt dipondio, et unus ex illis non est in oblivione coram Deo?
7 Yea, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows.
sed et capilli capitis vestri omnes numerati sunt. Nolite ergo timere : multis passeribus pluris estis vos.
8 And I say to you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
Dico autem vobis : Omnis quicumque confessus fuerit me coram hominibus, et Filius hominis confitebitur illum coram angelis Dei :
9 But he that shall deny me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God.
qui autem negaverit me coram hominibus, negabitur coram angelis Dei.
10 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven.
Et omnis qui dicit verbum in Filium hominis, remittetur illi : ei autem qui in Spiritum Sanctum blasphemaverit, non remittetur.
11 And when they shall bring you into the synagogues, and to magistrates and powers, be not solicitous how or what you shall answer, or what you shall say;
Cum autem inducent vos in synagogas, et ad magistratus, et potestates, nolite solliciti esse qualiter, aut quid respondeatis, aut quid dicatis.
12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you must say.
Spiritus enim Sanctus docebit vos in ipsa hora quid oporteat vos dicere.
13 And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me.
Ait autem ei quidam de turba : Magister, dic fratri meo ut dividat mecum haereditatem.
14 But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge, or divider, over you?
At ille dixit illi : Homo, quis me constituit judicem, aut divisorem super vos?
15 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.
Dixitque ad illos : Videte, et cavete ab omni avaritia : quia non in abundantia cujusquam vita ejus est ex his quae possidet.
16 And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.
Dixit autem similitudinem ad illos, dicens : Hominis cujusdam divitis uberes fructus ager attulit :
17 And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
et cogitabat intra se dicens : Quid faciam, quia non habeo quo congregam fructus meos?
18 And he said: This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and will build greater; and into them will I gather all things that are grown to me, and my goods.
Et dixit : Hoc faciam : destruam horrea mea, et majora faciam : et illuc congregabo omnia quae nata sunt mihi, et bona mea,
19 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years take thy rest; eat, drink, make good cheer.
et dicam animae meae : Anima, habes multa bona posita in annos plurimos : requiesce, comede, bibe, epulare.
20 But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee: and whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?
Dixit autem illi Deus : Stulte, hac nocte animam tuam repetunt a te : quae autem parasti, cujus erunt?
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.
Sic est qui sibi thesaurizat, et non est in Deum dives.
22 And he said to his disciples: Therefore I say to you, be not solicitous for your life, what you shall eat; nor for your body, what you shall put on.
Dixitque ad discipulos suos : Ideo dico vobis, nolite solliciti esse animae vestrae quid manducetis, neque corpori quid induamini.
23 The life is more than the meat, and the body is more than the raiment.
Anima plus est quam esca, et corpus plus quam vestimentum.
24 Consider the ravens, for they sow not, neither do they reap, neither have they storehouse nor barn, and God feedeth them. How much are you more valuable than they?
Considerate corvos, quia non seminant, neque metunt, quibus non est cellarium, neque horreum, et Deus pascit illos. Quanto magis vos pluris estis illis?
25 And which of you, by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit?
Quis autem vestrum cogitando potest adjicere ad staturam suam cubitum unum?
26 If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing, why are you solicitous for the rest?
Si ergo neque quod minimum est potestis, quid de ceteris solliciti estis?
27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these.
Considerate lilia quomodo crescunt : non laborant, neque nent : dico autem vobis, nec Salomon in omni gloria sua vestiebatur sicut unum ex istis.
28 Now if God clothe in this manner the grass that is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more you, O ye of little faith?
Si autem foenum, quod hodie est in agro, et cras in clibanum mittitur, Deus sic vestit : quanto magis vos pusillae fidei?
29 And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high.
Et vos nolite quaerere quid manducetis, aut quid bibatis : et nolite in sublime tolli :
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But your Father knoweth that you have need of these things.
haec enim omnia gentes mundi quaerunt. Pater autem vester scit quoniam his indigetis.
31 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Verumtamen quaerite primum regnum Dei, et justitiam ejus : et haec omnia adjicientur vobis.
32 Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.
Nolite timere pusillus grex, quia complacuit Patri vestro dare vobis regnum.
33 Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth.
Vendite quae possidetis, et date eleemosynam. Facite vobis sacculos, qui non veterascunt, thesaurum non deficientem in caelis : quo fur non appropriat, neque tinea corrumpit.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Ubi enim thesaurus vester est, ibi et cor vestrum erit.
35 Let your loins be girt, and lamps burning in your hands.
Sint lumbi vestri praecincti, et lucernae ardentes in manibus vestris,
36 And you yourselves like to men who wait for their lord, when he shall return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open to him immediately.
et vos similes hominibus exspectantibus dominum suum quando revertatur a nuptiis : ut, cum venerit et pulsaverit, confestim aperiant ei.
37 Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh, shall find watching. Amen I say to you, that he will gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and passing will minister unto them.
Beati servi illi quos, cum venerit dominus, invenerit vigilantes : amen dico vobis, quod praecinget se, et faciet illos discumbere, et transiens ministrabit illis.
38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
Et si venerit in secunda vigilia, et si in tertia vigilia venerit, et ita invenerit, beati sunt servi illi.
39 But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open.
Hoc autem scitote, quoniam si sciret paterfamilias, qua hora fur veniret, vigilaret utique, et non sineret perfodi domum suam.
40 Be you then also ready: for at what hour you think not, the Son of man will come.
Et vos estote parati : quia qua hora non putatis, Filius hominis veniet.
41 And Peter said to him: Lord, dost thou speak this parable to us, or likewise to all?
Ait autem et Petrus : Domine, ad nos dicis hanc parabolam, an et ad omnes?
42 And the Lord said: Who (thinkest thou) is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?
Dixit autem Dominus : Quis, putas, est fidelis dispensator, et prudens, quem constituit dominus supra familiam suam, ut det illis in tempore tritici mensuram?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom when his lord shall come, he shall find so doing.
Beatus ille servus quem, cum venerit dominus, invenerit ita facientem.
44 Verily I say to you, he will set him over all that he possesseth.
Vere dico vobis, quoniam supra omnia quae possidet, constituet illum.
45 But if that servant shall say in his heart: My lord is long a coming; and shall begin to strike the menservants and maidservants, and to eat and to drink and be drunk:
Quod si dixerit servus ille in corde suo : Moram facit dominus meus venire : et coeperit percutere servos, et ancillas, et edere, et bibere, et inebriari :
46 The lord of that servant will come in the day that he hopeth not, and at the hour that he knoweth not, and shall separate him, and shall appoint him his portion with unbelievers.
veniet dominus servi illius in die qua non sperat, et hora qua nescit, et dividet eum, partemque ejus cum infidelibus ponet.
47 And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Ille autem servus qui cognovit voluntatem domini sui, et non praeparavit, et non facit secundum voluntatem ejus, vapulabit multis :
48 But he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more.
qui autem non cognovit, et fecit digna plagis, vapulabit paucis. Omni autem cui multum datum est, multum quaeretur ab eo : et cui commendaverunt multum, plus petent ab eo.
49 I am come to cast fire on the earth; and what will I, but that it be kindled?
Ignem veni mittere in terram, et quid volo nisi ut accendatur?
50 And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized: and how am I straitened until it be accomplished?
Baptismo autem habeo baptizari : et quomodo coarctor usque dum perficiatur?
51 Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.
Putatis quia pacem veni dare in terram? non, dico vobis, sed separationem :
52 For there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided: three against two, and two against three.
erunt enim ex hoc quinque in domo una divisi, tres in duos, et duo in tres
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against his father, the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother, the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
dividentur : pater in filium, et filius in patrem suum, mater in filiam, et filia in matrem, socrus in nurum suam, et nurus in socrum suam.
54 And he said also to the multitudes: When you see a cloud rising from the west, presently you say: A shower is coming: and so it happeneth:
Dicebat autem et ad turbas : Cum videritis nubem orientem ab occasu, statim dicitis : Nimbus venit : et ita fit.
55 And when ye see the south wind blow, you say: There will be heat: and it cometh to pass.
Et cum austrum flantem, dicitis : Quia aestus erit : et fit.
56 You hypocrites, you know how to discern the face of the heaven and of the earth: but how is it that you do not discern this time?
Hypocritae! faciem caeli et terrae nostis probare : hoc autem tempus quomodo non probatis?
57 And why even of yourselves, do you not judge that which is just?
quid autem et a vobis ipsis non judicatis quod justum est?
58 And when thou goest with thy adversary to the prince, whilst thou art in the way, endeavour to be delivered from him: lest perhaps he draw thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exacter, and the exacter cast thee into prison.
Cum autem vadis cum adversario tuo ad principem, in via da operam liberari ab illo, ne forte trahat te ad judicem, et judex tradat te exactori, et exactor mittat te in carcerem.
59 I say to thee, thou shalt not go out thence, until thou pay the very last mite.
Dico tibi, non exies inde, donec etiam novissimum minutum reddas.