And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him.

And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down to meat.
And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner,

when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment;
And standing behind at his feet, she began to wash his feet, with tears,

and wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke within himself, saying:

This man, if he were a prophet, would know surely who and what manner of woman this is

that toucheth him, that she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering, said to him: Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. But he said: Master, say it.
A certain creditor had two debtors, the one who owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
And whereas they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which therefore of the two loveth him most?
Simon answering, said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said to him: Thou hast judged rightly.
And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon: Dost thou see this woman?

I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet;

but she with tears hath washed my feet, and with her hairs hath wiped them.
Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint; but she with ointment hath anointed my feet.
Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much.

But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less.
And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven thee.
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves: Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
And he said to the woman: Thy faith hath made thee safe, go in peace.

Luke 7:36-50Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)



And behold a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, and saying,

Master, what must I do to possess eternal life?
But he said to him: What is written in the law? how readest thou?
He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart,

and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind:

and thy neighbour as thyself.
And he said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbour?
And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead.
And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by.
In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by.
But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion.
And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
And the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him;

and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee.
Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that fell among the robbers?
But he said: He that shewed mercy to him.

And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.

Luke 10:25-37Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)


The kingdom of heaven is like to an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing in the market place idle.
And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just.
And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did in like manner.
But about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day idle?
They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go you also into my vineyard.
And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward:

Call the labourers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first.
When therefore they were come, that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received every man a penny.
And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,
Saying: These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats.
But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny?
Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee.
Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy eye evil, because I am good?
So shall the last be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.

Matthew 20:1-16Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

 Another parable he proposed unto them, saying:

The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed,

which a man took and sowed in his field.

Which is the least indeed of all seeds;

but when it is grown up, it is greater than all herbs,

and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come,

and dwell in the branches thereof.

Matthew 13:31-32Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

Another parable he spoke to them: The kingdom of heaven is like to leaven,

which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened.
All these things Jesus spoke in parables to the multitudes:

and without parables he did not speak to them.
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

I will open my mouth in parables,

I will utter things hidden from the foundation of the world.

Matthew 13:33-35Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

The sower went out to sow his seed. 
And as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 
And other some fell upon a rock: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. 
And other some fell among thorns, and the thorns growing up with it, choked it. 
And other some fell upon good ground; and being sprung up, yielded fruit a hundredfold. 
Saying these things, he cried out: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 
And his disciples asked him what this parable might be. 
To whom he said: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; 
but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing may not understand. 
Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 
And they by the way side are they that hear; then the devil cometh, 
and taketh the word out of their heart, lest believing they should be saved. 
Now they upon the rock, are they who when they hear, receive the word with joy: 
and these have no roots; for they believe for a while, and in time of temptation, they fall away. 
And that which fell among thorns, are they who have heard, and going their way, 
are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and yield no fruit. 
But that on the good ground, are they who in a good and perfect heart, 
hearing the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit in patience. 

But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and coming to the first, he said:

Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
And he answering, said: I will not. But afterwards, being moved with repentance, he went.
And coming to the other, he said in like manner. And he answering, said: I go, Sir; and he went not.
Which of the two did the father's will? They say to him: The first.

Jesus saith to them: Amen I say to you, that the publicans and the harlots

shall go into the kingdom of God before you.
For John came to you in the way of justice, and you did not believe him.

But the publicans and the harlots believed him:

but you, seeing it, did not even afterwards repent, that you might believe him.

Matthew 21:28-32Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)


Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king,

who would take an account of his servants.
And when he had begun to take the account,

one was brought to him, that owed him ten thousand talents.
And as he had not wherewith to pay it,

his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children and all that he had,

and payment to be made.
But that servant falling down, besought him, saying:

Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go and forgave him the debt.
But when that servant was gone out,

he found one of his fellow servants that owed him an hundred pence:

and laying hold of him, throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest.
And his fellow servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid the debt.
Now his fellow servants seeing what was done, were very much grieved,

and they came and told their lord all that was done.
Then his lord called him; and said to him:

Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me:
Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow servant,

even as I had compassion on thee?
And his lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt.
So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.

Matthew 18:23-35 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)


Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins,

who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride.
And five of them were foolish, and five wise.
But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them:
But the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps.
And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept.
And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him.
Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out.
The wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you,

go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came:

and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.
But at last come also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us.
But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not.
Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.

Matthew 25:1-13Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)



For even as a man going into a far country, called his servants, and delivered to them his goods;
And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one,

to every one according to his proper ability: and immediately he took his journey.
And he that had received the five talents, went his way, and traded with the same, and gained other five.
And in like manner he that had received the two, gained other two.
But he that had received the one, going his way digged into the earth, and hid his lord's money.
But after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them.
And he that had received the five talents coming, brought other five talents, saying:

Lord, thou didst deliver to me five talents, behold I have gained other five over and above.
His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant, because thou hast been faithful over a few things,

I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
And he also that had received the two talents came and said:

Lord, thou deliveredst two talents to me: behold I have gained other two.
His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things,

I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
But he that had received the one talent, came and said: Lord, I know that thou art a hard man;

thou reapest where thou hast not sown, and gatherest where thou hast not strewed.
And being afraid I went and hid thy talent in the earth: behold here thou hast that which is thine.
And his lord answering, said to him: Wicked and slothful servant,

thou knewest that I reap where I sow not, and gather where I have not strewed:
Thou oughtest therefore to have committed my money to the bankers,

and at my coming I should have received my own with usury.
Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him that hath ten talents.
For to every one that hath shall be given, and he shall abound:

but from him that hath not, that also which he seemeth to have shall be taken away.
And the unprofitable servant cast ye out into the exterior darkness.

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 25:14-30Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)



The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in a field.

Which a man having found, hid it, and for joy thereof goeth,

and selleth all that he hath,

and buyeth that field.

Matthew 13:44Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)


And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.
And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes: because they held him as a prophet.
And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying:
The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his son.
And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to the marriage; and they would not come.
Again he sent other servants, saying: Tell them that were invited,

Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my calves and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come ye to the marriage.
But they neglected, and went their own ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise.
And the rest laid hands on his servants, and having treated them contumeliously, put them to death.
But when the king had heard of it, he was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burnt their city.
Then he saith to his servants: The marriage indeed is ready; but they that were invited were not worthy.
Go ye therefore into the highways; and as many as you shall find, call to the marriage.
And his servants going forth into the ways, gathered together all that they found, both bad and good:

and the marriage was filled with guests.
And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment.
And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent.
Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness:

there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 22Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)

He spoke also this parable: A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard,

and he came seeking fruit on it, and found none.
And he said to the dresser of the vineyard:

Behold, for these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none.

Cut it done therefore: why cumbereth it the ground?
But he answering, said to him: Lord, let it alone this year also, until I dig about it, and dung it.
And if happily it bear fruit: but if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

Luke 13:6-9Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)


Another parable he proposed to them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seeds in his field.
But while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way.
And when the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle.
And the servants of the goodman of the house coming said to him: 
Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? whence then hath it cockle?
And he said to them: An enemy hath done this. And the servants said to him: Wilt thou that we go and gather it up?
And he said: No, lest perhaps gathering up the cockle, you root up the wheat also together with it.
Suffer both to grow until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: 
Gather up first the cockle, and bind it into bundles to burn, but the wheat gather ye into my barn.

Then having sent away the multitudes, he came into the house, and his disciples came to him, 
saying: Expound to us the parable of the cockle of the field.
Who made answer and said to them: He that soweth the good seed, is the Son of man.
And the field, is the world. And the good seed are the children of the kingdom. 
And the cockle, are the children of the wicked one.
And the enemy that sowed them, is the devil. But the harvest is the end of the world. 
And the reapers are the angels.
Even as cockle therefore is gathered up, and burnt with fire: so shall it be at the end of the world.
The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity.
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Then shall the just shine as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

And not for them only do I pray, 
but for them also who through their word shall believe in Me; 
That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee; 
that they also may be one in Us; 
that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.


And one of the multitude said to him: Master, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me.
But he said to him: Man, who hath appointed me judge, or divider, over you?
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.
And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits.
And he thought within himself, saying: What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
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.
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.
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?
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.

Luke 12:13-21Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)


Hear ye another parable. There was a man an householder, who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge round about it,

and dug in it a press, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen; and went into a strange country.
And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits thereof.
And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
Again he sent other servants more than the former; and they did to them in like manner.
And last of all he sent to them his son, saying: They will reverence my son.
But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves:

This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance.
And taking him, they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him.
When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those husbandmen?
They say to him: He will bring those evil men to an evil end; and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen,

that shall render him the fruit in due season.
Jesus saith to them: Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected,

the same is become the head of the corner? By the Lord this has been done; and it is wonderful in our eyes.
Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you,

and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof.
And whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.
And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they knew that he spoke of them.

Matthew 21:33-45Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)



But he said to him: A certain man made a great supper, and invited many.
And he sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited,

that they should come, for now all things are ready.
And they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to him:

I have bought a farm, and I must needs go out and see it: I pray thee, hold me excused.
And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to try them: I pray thee, hold me excused.
And another said: I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry,

said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city,

and bring in hither the poor, and the feeble, and the blind, and the lame.
And the servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
And the Lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and hedges,

and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
But I say unto you, that none of those men that were invited, shall taste of my supper.
And there went great multitudes with him. And turning, he said to them:
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children,

and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
And whosoever doth not carry his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
For which of you having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down,

and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish it:
Lest, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him,
Saying: This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down,

and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him?
Or else, whilst the other is yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions of peace.
So likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth, cannot be my disciple.
Salt is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Luke 14:16-34Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)