THE BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - BOOK 48
THE BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - BOOK 48
THE HOLY BIBLE
Translated from the Latin Vulgate
Diligently Compared with the Hebrew Greek
and Other Editions in Divers Languages
THE OLD TESTAMENT
First Published by the English College at Douay
A.D. 1609 & 1610
THE NEW TESTAMENT
First Published by the English College at Rheims
The Whole Revised and Diligently Compared with
the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO ST. MARK
St. Mark the disciple and interpreter of St. Peter (saith St. Jerome)
according to what he heard from Peter himself wrote at Rome a brief
Gospel at the request of the Brethren about ten years after our lord's
Ascension; which when Peter had heard he approved of it and with his
authority published it to the church to be read. Baronius and others say
that the original was written in Latin: but the more general opinion is
that the Evangelist wrote it in Greek.
Mark Chapter 1
The preaching of John the Baptist. Christ is baptized by him. He calls
his disciples and works many miracles.
1:1. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
1:2. As it is written in Isaias the prophet: Behold I send my angel
before thy face who shall prepare the way before thee.
1:3. A voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the
Lord; make straight his paths.
1:4. John was in the desert baptizing and preaching the baptism of
penance unto remission of sins.
1:5. And there went out to him all the country of Judea and all they of
Jerusalem and were baptized by him in the river of Jordan confessing
1:6. And John was clothed camel's hair and a leathern girdle about his
loins: and he ate locusts and wild honey.
1:7. And he preached saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I
the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.
1:8. I have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the
1:9. And it came to pass in those days Jesus came from Nazareth of
Galilee and was baptized by John in Jordan.
1:10. And forthwith coming up out of the water he saw the heavens open
and the Spirit as a dove descending and remaining on him.
1:11. And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son; in
thee I am well pleased.
1:12. And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert.
1:13. And he was in the desert forty days and forty nights and was
tempted by Satan. And he was with beasts: and the angels ministered to
1:14. And after that John was delivered up Jesus came in Galilee
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God
1:15. And saying: The time is accomplished and the kingdom of God is at
hand. Repent and believe the gospel:
1:16. And passing by the sea of Galilee he saw Simon and Andrew his
brother casting nets into the sea for they were fishermen.
1:17. And Jesus said to them: Come after me; and I will make you to
become fishers of men.
1:18. And immediately leaving their nets they followed him.
1:19. And going on from thence a little farther he saw James the son of
Zebedee and John his brother who also were mending their nets in the
1:20. And forthwith he called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in
the ship with his hired men they followed him.
1:21. And they entered into Capharnaum: and forthwith upon the sabbath
days going into the synagogue he taught them.
1:22. And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them
as one having power and not as the scribes.
1:23. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and
he cried out
1:24. Saying: What have we to do with thee Jesus of Nazareth? Art thou
come to destroy us? I know who thou art the Holy One of God.
1:25. And Jesus threatened him saying: Speak no more and go out of the
1:26. And the unclean spirit tearing him and crying out with a loud
voice went out of him.
1:27. And they were all amazed insomuch that they questioned among
themselves saying: What thing is this? What is this new doctrine? For
with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits: and they obey him.
1:28. And the fame of him was spread forthwith into all the country of
1:29. And immediately going out of the synagogue they came into the
house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
1:30. And Simon's wife's mother lay in a fit of a fever: and forthwith
they tell him of her.
1:31. And coming to her he lifted her up taking her by the hand; and
immediately the fever left her and she ministered unto them.
1:32. And when it was evening after sunset they brought to him all
that were ill and that were possessed with devils.
1:33. And all the city was gathered together at the door.
1:34. And he healed many that were troubled with divers diseases. And
he cast out many devils: and he suffered them not to speak because they
1:35. And rising very early going out he went into a desert place: and
there he prayed.
1:36. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.
1:37. And when they had found him they said to him: All seek for thee.
1:38. And he saith to them: Let us go into the neighbouring towns and
cities that I may preach there also; for to this purpose am I come.
1:39. And he was preaching in their synagogues and in all Galilee and
casting out devils.
1:40. And there came a leper to him beseeching him and kneeling down
said to him: If thou wilt thou canst make me clean.
1:41. And Jesus having compassion on him stretched forth his hand and
touching him saith to him: I will. Be thou made clean.
1:42. And when he had spoken immediately the leprosy departed from him:
and he was made clean.
1:43. And he strictly charged him and forthwith sent him away.
1:44. And he saith to him: See thou tell no one; but go shew thyself to
the high priest and offer for thy cleansing the things that Moses
commanded for a testimony to them.
1:45. But he being gone out began to publish and to blaze abroad the
word: so that he could not openly go into the city but was without in
desert places. And they flocked to him from all sides.
Mark Chapter 2
Christ heals the sick of the palsy. He calls Matthew and excuses his
2:1. And again he entered into Capharnaum after some days.
2:2. And it was heard that he was in the house. And many came together
so that there was no room: no not even at the door. And he spoke to
them the word.
2:3. And they came to him bringing one sick of the palsy who was
carried by four.
2:4. And when they could not offer him unto him for the multitude they
uncovered the roof where he was: and opening it they let down the bed
wherein the man sick of the palsy lay.
2:5. And when Jesus had seen their faith he saith to the sick of the
palsy: Son thy sins are forgiven thee.
2:6. And there were some of the scribes sitting there and thinking in
2:7. Why doth this man speak thus? He blasphemeth. Who can forgive sins
but God only?
2:8. Which Jesus presently knowing in his spirit that they so thought
within themselves saith to them: Why think you these things in your
2:9. Which is easier to say to the sick of the palsy: Thy sins are
forgiven thee; or to say: Arise take up thy bed and walk?
2:10. But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to
forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy):
2:11. I say to thee: Arise. Take up thy bed and go into thy house.
2:12. And immediately he arose and taking up his bed went his way in
the sight of all: so that all wondered and glorified God saying: We
never saw the like.
2:13. And he went forth again to the sea side: and all the multitude
came to him. And he taught them.
2:14. And when he was passing by he saw Levi the son of Alpheus
sitting at the receipt of custom; and he saith to him: Follow me. And
rising up he followed him.
2:15. And it came to pass as he sat at meat in his house many Publicans
and sinners sat down together with Jesus and his disciples. For they
with Jesus who also followed him. For they were many who also followed
2:16. And the scribes and the Pharisees seeing that he ate with
publicans and sinners said to his disciples: Why doth your master eat
and drink with publicans and sinners?
2:17. Jesus hearing this saith to them: They that are well have no need
of a physician but they that are sick. For I came not to call the just
2:18. And the disciples of John and the Pharisees used to fast. And
they come and say to him: Why do the disciples of John and of the
Pharisees fast; but thy disciples do not fast?
2:19. And Jesus saith to them: Can the children of the marriage fast as
long as the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom
with them they cannot fast.
2:20. But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away
from them: and then they shall fast in those days.
2:21. No man seweth a piece of raw cloth to an old garment: otherwise
the new piecing taketh away from the old and there is made a greater
2:22. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: otherwise the wine
will burst the bottles and both the wine will be spilled and the
bottles will be lost. But new wine must be put into new bottles.
2:23. And it came to pass again as the Lord walked through the corn
fields on the sabbath that his disciples began to go forward and to
pluck the ears of corn.
2:24. And the Pharisees said to him: Behold why do they on the sabbath
day that which is not lawful?
2:25. And he said to them: Have you never read what David did when he
had need and was hungry himself and they that were with him?
2:26. How he went into the house of God under Abiathar the high priest
and did eat the loaves of proposition which was not lawful to eat but
for the priests and gave to them who were with him?
2:27. And he said to them: The sabbath was made for man and not man for
2:28. Therefore the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath also.
Mark Chapter 3
Christ heals the withered hand. He chooses the twelve. He confutes the
blasphemy of the Pharisees.
3:1. And he entered again into the synagogue: and there was a man there
who had a withered hand.
3:2. And they watched him whether he would heal on the sabbath days
that they might accuse him.
3:3. And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Stand up in the
3:4. And he saith to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days
or to do evil? To save life or to destroy? But they held their peace.
3:5. And looking round about on them with anger being grieved for the
blindness of their hearts he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand.
And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored unto him.
3:6. And the Pharisees going out immediately made a consultation with
the Herodians against him how they might destroy him.
3:7. But Jesus retired with his disciples to the sea; and a great
multitude followed him from Galilee and Judea
3:8. And from Jerusalem and from Idumea and from beyond the Jordan. And
they about Tyre and Sidon a great multitude hearing the things which
he did came to him.
3:9. And he spoke to his disciples that a small ship should wait on him
because of the multitude lest they should throng him.
3:10. For he healed many so that they pressed upon him for to touch
him as many as had evils.
3:11. And the unclean spirits when they saw him fell down before him:
and they cried saying:
3:12. Thou art the Son of God. And he strictly charged them that they
should not make him known.
3:13. And going up into a mountain he called unto him whom he would
himself: and they came to him.
3:14. And he made that twelve should be with him and that he might send
them to preach.
3:15. And he gave them power to heal sicknesses and to cast out devils.
3:16. And to Simon he gave the name Peter:
3:17. And James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James; and
he named them Boanerges which is The sons of thunder.
3:18. And Andrew and Philip and Bartholomew and Matthew and Thomas and
James of Alpheus and Thaddeus and Simon the Cananean:
3:19. And Judas Iscariot who also betrayed him.
3:20. And they come to a house and the multitude cometh together again
so that they could not so much as eat bread.
3:21. And when his friends had heard of it they went out to lay hold on
him. For they said: He is become mad.
3:22. And the scribes who were come down from Jerusalem said: He hath
Beelzebub and by the prince of devils he casteth out devils.
3:23. And after he had called them together he said to them in
parables: How can Satan cast out Satan?
3:24. And if a kingdom be divided against itself that kingdom cannot
3:25. And if a house be divided against itself that house cannot stand.
3:26. And if Satan be risen up against himself he is divided and
cannot stand but hath an end.
3:27. No man can enter into the house of a strong man and rob him of his
goods unless he first bind the strong man and then shall he plunder
3:28. Amen I say to you that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of
men and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme:
3:29. But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost shall never
have forgiveness but shall be guilty of an everlasting sin.
3:30. Because they said: He hath an unclean spirit.
3:31. And his mother and his brethren came; and standing without sent
unto him calling him.
3:32. And the multitude sat about him; and they say to him: Behold thy
mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
3:33. And answering them he said: Who is my mother and my brethren?
3:34. And looking round about on them who sat about him he saith:
Behold my mother and my brethren.
3:35. For whosoever shall do the will of God he is my brother and my
sister and mother.
Mark Chapter 4
The parable of the sower. Christ stills the tempest at sea.
4:1. And again he began to teach by the sea side; and a great multitude
was gathered together unto him so that he went up into a ship and sat
in the sea: and all the multitude was upon the land by the sea side.
4:2. And he taught them many things in parables and said unto them in
4:3. Hear ye: Behold the sower went out to sow.
4:4. And whilst he sowed some fell by the way side and the birds of
the air came and ate it up.
4:5. And other some fell upon stony ground where it had not much earth;
and it shot up immediately because it had no depth of earth.
4:6. And when the sun was risen it was scorched; and because it had no
root it withered away.
4:7. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it
and it yielded no fruit.
4:8. And some fell upon good ground; and brought forth fruit that grew
up and increased and yielded one thirty another sixty and another a
4:9. And he said: He that hath ears to hear let him hear.
4:10. And when he was alone the twelve that were with him asked him the
4:11. And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the
kingdom of God: but to them that are without all things are done in
4:12. 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.
That seeing they may see etc... in punishment of their wilfully
shutting their eyes (St. Matt. 13. 15) God justly withdrew those
lights and graces which otherwise he would have given them for their
4:13. And he saith to them: Are you ignorant of this parable? and how
shall you know all parables?
4:14. He that soweth soweth the word.