1 And on the first day
of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the
spices which they had prepared.
2 And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre.
3 And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
4 And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this,
behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel.
5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their countenance towards the
ground, they said unto them: Why seek you the living with the dead?
6 He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you, when he
was in Galilee,
7 Saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men,
and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
8 And they remembered his words.
13 They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they
have taken away my Lord; and I know not where they have laid him.
14 When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing; and
she knew not that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus saith to her: Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, thinking
it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me
where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus saith to her: Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to
13 And behold, two of
them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem,
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15 And it came to pass, that while they talked and reasoned with
themselves, Jesus himself also drawing near, went with them.
16 But their eyes were held, that they should not know him.
17 And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one with
another as you walk, and are sad?
18 And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to him:
Art thou only a stranger to Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have
been done there in these days?
19 To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus of
Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the
20 And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to
death, and crucified him.
21 But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now
besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.
22 Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it
was light, were at the sepulchre,
23 And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also seen a
vision of angels, who say that he is alive.
24 And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it so as the
women had said, but him they found not.
25 Then he said to them: O foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all
things which the prophets have spoken.
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in
all the scriptures, the things that were concerning him.
28 And they drew night to the town, whither they were going: and he made
as though he would go farther.
29 But they constrained him; saying: Stay with us, because it is towards
evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them.
30 And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread,
and blessed, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he vanished out of
32 And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within us,
whilst he spoke in this way, and opened to us the scriptures?
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them.
Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be
27 Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands; and
bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but
28 Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God.
1 cor 15:3-8
3 For I delivered unto you first of all, which I also received: how that Christ
died for our sins, according to the scriptures:
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according
to the scriptures:
5 And that he was seen by Cephas; and after that by the eleven.
6 Then he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom
many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep.
7 After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles.
8 And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due time.
1 And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together
in one place:
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming,
and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat
upon every one of them:
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak
with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak.
5 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every
nation under heaven.
6 And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were
confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue.
7 And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all
these, that speak, Galileans?
8 And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia,
Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and
strangers of Rome,
11 Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them
speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: What
13 But others mocking, said: These men are full of new wine.
Acts 2.16-18 * Joel 3.1
16 But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel:
17 And it shall come to pass, in the last days, (saith the Lord,) I will
pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream
18 And upon my servants indeed, and upon my handmaids will I pour out in
those days of my spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will shew wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth
beneath: blood and fire, and vapour of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before
the great and manifest day of the Lord come.
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord, shall be saved.
Acts 2: 36 - 41
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know most certainly, that God hath made
both Lord and Christ, this same Jesus, whom you have crucified.
37 Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their
heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men
38 But Peter said to them: Do penance, and be baptized every one of you in
the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins: and you shall receive
the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all that are
far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying:
Save yourselves from this perverse generation.
41 They therefore that received his word, were baptized; and there were
added in that day about three thousand souls.
26 For this my heart
hath been glad, and any tongue hath rejoiced: moreover my flesh also shall rest
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, nor suffer thy Holy One to
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life: thou shalt make me full of
joy with thy countenance.
(Canticle of canticles)
Song of songs 2.4
4 He brought me into the cellar of wine, he set in order charity in me.
Song of songs 2.10-11
10 Behold my beloved speaketh to me: Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my
beautiful one, and come.
11 For winter is now past, the rain is over and gone.
Song of songs 4:7
7 Thou art all fair, O my love, and there is not a spot in thee.
3 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips;
therefore hath God blessed thee for ever
14 All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders,
15 clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the
king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
16 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into
the temple of the king.
17 Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes
over all the earth.
18 They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall
people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
2 The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with
my mouth to generation and generation.
3 And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will
take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be.
16 Let us go therefore with confidence to the throne of grace: that we may
obtain mercy, and find grace in seasonable aid.
2 Timothy 4.8
8 As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the
just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also
that love his coming. Make haste to come to me quickly.
1 Corinthians 13.12
12 We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face. Now I
know I part; but then I shall know even as I am known.
15 I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed:
she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.
16 And lighting up lights they all gathered round about her: and she went up to
a higher place, and commanded silence to be made. And when all had held their
17 Judith said: Praise ye the Lord our God, who hath not forsaken them that hope
18 And by me his handmaid he hath fulfilled his mercy, which he promised to the
house of Israel: and he hath killed the enemy of his people by my hand this
10 And when she was come out to him, they all blessed her with one voice,
saying: Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, thou art the joy of Israel, thou art
the honour of our people:
11 For thou hast done manfully, and thy heart has been strengthened, because
thou hast loved chastity, and after thy husband hast not known any other:
therefore also the hand of the Lord hath strengthened thee, and therefore thou
shalt be blessed for ever.
12 And all the people said: So be it, so be it
1 And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the
moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars:
Ecclesiasticus 24 Read all Chapter
1 Wisdom shall praise her own self, and shall be honoured in God, and shall
glory in the midst of her people,
2 And shall open her mouth in the churches of the most High, and shall glorify
herself in the sight of his power,
3 And in the midst of her own people she shall be exalted, and shall be ad-
mired in the holy assembly.
4 And in the multitude of the elect she shall have praise, and among the blessed
she shall be blessed, saying:
5 I came out of the mouth of the most High, the firstborn before all creatures:
6 I made that in the heavens there should rise light that never faileth, and as
a cloud I covered all the earth:
7 I dwelt in the highest places, and my throne is in a pillar of a cloud.
8 I alone have compassed the circuit of heaven, and have penetrated into the
bottom of the deep, and have walked in the waves of the sea,
9 And have stood in all the earth: and in every people,
10 And in every nation I have had the chief rule:
11 And by my power I have trodden under my feet the hearts of all the high and
low: and in all these I sought rest, and I shall abide in the inheritance of the
12 Then the creator of all things commanded, and said to me: and he that made
me, rested in my tabernacle,
13 And he said to me: Let thy dwelling be in Jacob, and thy inheritance in
Israel, and take root in my elect.
14 From the beginning, and before the world, was I created, and unto the world
to come I shall not cease to be, and in the holy dwelling place I have
ministered before him.
15 And so was I established in Sion, and in the holy city likewise I rested, and
my power was in Jerusalem.
16 And I took root in an honourable people, and in the portion of mg God his
inheritance, and my abode is in the full assembly of saints.
17 I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree on mount Sion.
18 I was exalted like a palm tree in Cades, and as a rose plant in Jericho:
19 As a fair olive tree in the plains, and as a plane tree by the water in the
streets, was I exalted.
20 I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon. and aromatical balm: I yielded a sweet
odour like the best myrrh:
21 And I perfumed my dwelling as storax, and galbanum, and onyx, and aloes, and
as the frankincense not cut, and my odour is as the purest balm.
22 I have stretched out my branches as the turpentine tree, and my branches are
of honour and grace.
23 As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odour: and my flowers are the
fruit of honour and riches.
24 I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy
25 In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and
26 Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits.
27 For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the
28 My memory is unto everlasting generations.
29 They that eat me, shall yet hunger: and they that drink me, shall yet thirst.
30 He that hearkeneth to me, shall not be confounded: and they that work by me,
shall not sin.
31 They that explain me shall have life everlasting.
32 All these things are the book of life, and the covenant of the most High, and
the knowledge of truth.
33 Moses commanded a law in the precepts of justices, and an inheritance to the
house of Jacob, and the promises to Israel.
34 He appointed to David his servant to raise up of him a most mighty king, and
sitting on the throne of glory for ever.
35 Who filleth up wisdom as the Phison, and as the Tigris in the days of the new
36 Who maketh understanding to abound as the Euphrates, who multiplieth it as
the Jordan in the time of harvest.
37 Who sendeth knowledge as the light, and riseth up as Gehon in the time of the
38 Who first hath perfect knowledge of her, and a weaker shall not search her
39 For her thoughts are more vast than the sea, and her counsels more deep than
the great ocean.
40 I, wisdom, have poured out rivers.
41 I, like a brook out of a river of a mighty water; I, like a channel of a
river. and like an aqueduct, came out of paradise.
42 I said: I will water my garden of plants, and I will water abundantly the
fruits of my meadow.
43 And behold my brook became a great river, and my river came near to a sea:
44 For I make doctrine to shine forth to all as the morning light, and I will
declare it afar off.
45 I will penetrate to all the lower parts of the earth, and will behold all
that sleep, and will enlighten all that hope in the Lord.
46 I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and will leave it to them that seek
wisdom, and will not cease to instruct their offspring even to the holy age.
47 See ye that I have not laboured for myself only, but for all that seek out
20 And it was told
him: Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.
21 Who answering, said to them: My mother and my brethren are they who
hear the word of God, and do it.
19 My little children,
of whom I am in labour again, until Christ be formed in you.
20 And I would willingly be present with you now, and change my
voice: because I am ashamed for you.
1 John .3-2
2 Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God; and it hath not yet appeared
what we shall be. We know, that, when he shall appear, we shall be like to him:
because we shall see him as he is.