Biblical Verses Omitted From Roman Catholic
1 through 12 are covered in full in the Mass
Readings at some time during the three year cycle of readings.
13 verses 1-23 have been omitted from the Mass readings.
 And as
he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him:
Master, behold what manner of stones and what buildings are here. 
Jesus answering, said to him: Seest thou all these great buildings?
There shall not be left a stone upon a stone, that shall not be thrown
And as he sat on the mount of Olivet over against the temple, Peter and
James and John and Andrew asked him apart:  Tell
us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all
these things shall begin to be fulfilled?  And
Jesus answering, began to say to them, Take heed lest any man deceive
many shall come in my name, saying, I am he; and they shall deceive
And when you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, fear ye not. For
such things must needs be, but the end is not yet.  For
nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there
shall be earthquakes in divers places, and famines. These things are
the beginning of sorrows.
look to yourselves. For they shall deliver you up to councils, and in
the synagogues you shall be beaten, and you shall stand before
governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony unto them.  And
unto all nations the gospel must first be preached.  And
when they shall lead you and deliver you up, be not thoughtful
beforehand what you shall speak; but whatsoever shall be given you in
that hour, that speak ye. For it is not you that speak, but the Holy
And the brother shall betray his brother unto death, and the father his
son; and children shall rise up against the parents, and shall work
their death. 
And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake. But he that shall
endure unto the end, he shall be saved.
when you shall see the abomination of desolation, standing where it
ought not: he that readeth let him understand: then let them that are
in Judea, flee unto the mountains:  And
let him that is on the housetop, not go down into the house, nor enter
therein to take any thing out of the house:  And
let him that shall be in the field, not turn back to take up his
And woe to them that are with child, and that give suck in those days.
pray ye, that these things happen not in winter.  For
in those days shall be such tribulations, as were not from the
beginning of the creation which God created until now, neither shall
And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh should be saved:
but for the sake of the elect which he hath chosen, he hath shortened
the days. 
then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; lo, he is here:
do not believe.  For
there will rise up false Christs and false prophets, and they shall
shew signs and wonders, to seduce (if it were possible) even the elect.
Take you heed therefore; behold I have foretold you all things.
14 verses 17-21, 27-72 have been omitted from the
when evening was come, he cometh with the twelve.  And
when they were at table and eating, Jesus saith: Amen I say to you, one
of you that eateth with me shall betray me.  But
they began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one by one: Is it I? 
saith to them: One of the twelve, who dippeth with me his hand in the
the Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that
man by whom the Son of man shall be betrayed. It were better for him,
if that man had not been born.
Jesus saith to them: You will all be scandalized in my regard this
night; for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep
shall be dispersed.  But
after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 
Peter saith to him: Although all shall be scandalized in thee, yet not
And Jesus saith to him: Amen I say to thee, today, even in this night,
before the cock crow twice, thou shall deny me thrice.  But
he spoke the more vehemently: Although I should die together with thee,
I will not deny thee. And in like manner also said they all.
they came to a farm called Gethsemani. And he saith to his disciples:
Sit you here, while I pray.  And
he taketh Peter and James and John with him; and he began to fear and
to be heavy. 
And he saith to them: My soul is sorrowful even unto death; stay you
here, and watch.  And
when he was gone forward a little, he fell flat on the ground; and he
prayed, that if it might be, the hour might pass from him.  And
he saith: Abba, Father, all things are possible to thee: remove this
chalice from me; but not what I will, but what thou wilt.  And
he cometh, and findeth them sleeping. And he saith to Peter: Simon,
sleepest thou? couldst thou not watch one hour?  Watch
ye, and pray that you enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak.  And
going away again, he prayed, saying the same words.  And
when he returned, he found them again asleep, (for their eyes were
heavy,) and they knew not what to answer him.  And
he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take
your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of man shall
be betrayed into the hands of sinners.  Rise
up, let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand.
while he was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve:
and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief
priests and the scribes and the ancients.  And
he that betrayed him, had given them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall
kiss, that is he; lay hold on him, and lead him away carefully. 
when he was come, immediately going up to him, he saith: Hail, Rabbi;
and he kissed him.  But
they laid hands on him, and held him.  And
one of them that stood by, drawing a sword, struck a servant of the
chief priest, and cut off his ear.  And
Jesus answering, said to them: Are you come out as to a robber, with
swords and staves to apprehend me?  I was
daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not lay hands on me.
But that the scriptures may be fulfilled.  Then
his disciples leaving him, all fled away.  And a
certain young man followed him, having a linen cloth cast about his
naked body; and they laid hold on him.  But
he, casting off the linen cloth, fled from them naked.
they brought Jesus to the high priest; and all the priests and the
scribes and the ancients assembled together.  And
Peter followed him from afar off, even into the court of the high
priest; and he sat with the servants at the fire, and warmed himself.
the chief priests and all the council sought for evidence against
Jesus, that they might put him to death, and found none.  For
many bore false witness against him, and their evidences were not
And some rising up, bore false witness against him, saying:  We
heard him say, I will destroy this temple made with hands, and within
three days I will build another not made with hands.  And
their witness did not agree.  And
the high priest rising up in the midst, asked Jesus, saying: Answerest
thou nothing to the things that are laid to thy charge by these men?
he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked
him, and said to him: Art thou the Christ the Son of the blessed God?
Jesus said to him: I am. And you shall see the Son of man sitting on
the right hand of the power of God, and coming with the clouds of
Then the high priest rending his garments, saith: What need we any
further witnesses?  You
have heard the blasphemy. What think you? Who all condemned him to be
guilty of death.  And
some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him,
and to say unto him: Prophesy: and the servants struck him with the
palms of their hands.
when Peter was in the court below, there cometh one of the maidservants
of the high priest.  And
when she had seen Peter warming himself, looking on him she saith: Thou
also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.  But
he denied, saying: I neither know nor understand what thou sayest. And
he went forth before the court; and the cock crew.  And
again a maidservant seeing him, began to say to the standers by: This
is one of them.  But
he denied again. And after a while they that stood by said again to
Peter: Surely thou art one of them; for thou art also a Galilean. 
he began to curse and to swear, saying; I know not this man of whom you
And immediately the cock crew again. And Peter remembered the word that
Jesus had said unto him: Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt thrice
deny me. And he began to weep.
15 verses 1-32, 47 have been omitted from the Mass
straightway in the morning, the chief priests holding a consultation
with the ancients and the scribes and the whole council, binding Jesus,
led him away, and delivered him to Pilate.  And
Pilate asked him: Art thou the king of the Jews? But he answering,
saith to him: Thou sayest it.  And the
chief priests accused him in many things.  And
Pilate again asked him, saying: Answerest thou nothing? behold in how
many things they accuse thee.  But
Jesus still answered nothing; so that Pilate wondered.
 Now on
the festival day he was wont to release unto them one of the prisoners,
whomsoever they demanded.  And
there was one called Barabbas, who was put in prison with some
seditious men, who in the sedition had committed murder.  And
when the multitude was come up, they began to desire that he would do,
as he had ever done unto them.  And
Pilate answered them, and said: Will you that I release to you the king
of the Jews? 
For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up out of
the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release
Barabbas to them.  And
Pilate again answering, saith to them: What will you then that I do to
the king of the Jews?  But
they again cried out: Crucify him.  And
Pilate saith to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out
the more: Crucify him.  And
so Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released to them
Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be
the soldiers led him away into the court of the palace, and they called
together the whole band:  And
they clothe him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put
it upon him. 
And they began to salute him: Hail, king of the Jews.  And
they struck his head with a reed: and they did spit on him. And bowing
their knees, they adored him.  And
after they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put
his own garments on him, and they led him out to crucify him.
they forced one Simon a Cyrenian who passed by, coming out of the
country, the father of Alexander and of Rufus, to take up his cross.
they bring him into the place called Golgotha, which being interpreted
is, The place of Calvary.  And
they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he took it not.
crucifying him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon them, what
every man should take.  And
it was the third hour, and they crucified him.  And
the inscription of his cause was written over: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the
other on his left.  And
the scripture was fulfilled, which saith: And with the wicked he was
And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and
saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days
buildest it up again;  Save
thyself, coming down from the cross.  In
like manner also the chief priests mocking, said with the scribes one
to another: He saved others; himself he cannot save.  Let
Christ the king of Israel come down now from the cross, that we may see
and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of Joseph, beheld where he was laid.
16 is covered
in full in the Mass
Readings at some time during the three year cycle of readings.
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