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Christ cures the palsy.

CHAP. IX. He raises Jairus' daughter. and rebuked the winds and the sea; and and sinners carne and sat down with him there was a great calm.

and his disciples. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, What manner of man is this, that even the they said unto his disciples, Why eatwinds and the sea obey him!

leth your Master with publicans and sin28 [ And when he was come to the ners? other side, into the country of the Gerge-l 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said senes, there met him two possessed with unto them, They that be whole need not devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding a physician, but they that are sick. fierce, so that no man might pass by that 13 But go ye and learn what that meanway.

eth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice : 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, for I am not come to call the righteous, but What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou sinners to repentance. Son of God ? art thou come hither to tor- 14 I Then came to him the disciples of ment us before the time?

John, saying, Why do we and the Phari30 And there was a good way off from sees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? them an herd of many swine, feeding. I 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the

31 So the devils besought him, saying, children of the bride-chamber mourn, as If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away long as the bridegroom is with them ? but into the herd of swine.

the days will come, when the bridegroom 32 And he said unto them, Go. And shall be taken from them, and then shall when they were come out, they went into they fast. the herd of swine : and behold, the whole 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth herd of swine ran violently down a steep unto an old garment : for that which is put place into the sea, and perished in the in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, waters.

and the rent is made worse. 33 And they that kept them, fled, and 17 Neither do men put new wine into went their ways into the city, and told old bottles: else the bottles break, and every thing; and what was befallen to the the wine runneth out, and the bottles possessed of the devils.

perish: but they put new wine into new 34 And behold, the whole city came bottles, and both are preserved. out to meet Jesus: and when they saw 18 | While he spake these things unto him, they besought him that he would de-them, behold, there came a certain ruler, part out of their coasts.

and worshipped him, saying, My daughter CHAP. IX.

is even now dead: but come and lay thy AND he entered into a ship, and passed hand upon her, and she shall live. A over, and came into bis own city. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him,

2 And behold, they brought to him a and so did his disciples. man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed : and 20 [ And behold, a woman which was Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the siek diseased with an issue of blood twelve of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy years, came behind him, and touched the sins be forgiven thee.

Them of his garment. 3 And behold, certain of the scribes said 21 For she said within herself, If I may within themselves, This man blasphemeth. but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, 22 But Jesus turned him about, and

hearts?

good comfort: thy faith hath made thee 5 For whether is easier to say, Thy whole. And the woman was made whole sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and from that hour. walk ?

| 23 [ And when Jesus came into the ru6 But that ye may know that the Son of ler's house, and saw the minstrels and the man hath power on earth to forgive sins, people making a noise, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)1 24 He said unto them, Give place: for Arise take up thy bed, and go unto thine the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And house.

they laughed him to scorn. And he arose, and departed to his 25 But when the people were put forth, house.

The went in, and took her by the hand, and 8 But when the multitude saw it, they the maid arose. marvelled, and glorified God, which had 26 And the fame hereof went abroad ingiven such power unto men.

to all that land. 9 | And as Jesus passed forth from 27 1 And when Jesus departed thence, thence, he saw a man named Matthew, two blind men followed him, crying, and sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saying, Thou son of David, have mercy saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, on us. and followed him.

128 And when he was come into the 10 [ And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at house, the blind men came to him : and Jemeat in the house, behold, many publicans / sus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am

Christ's charge to his disciples. S. MATTHEW.

He comforts them. able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, 12 And when ye come into an house, Lord.

salute it. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, 13 And if the house be worthy, let your According to your faith, be it unto you. peace come upon it: but if it be not wor

30 And their eyes were opened; and thy, let your peace return to you. Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, that no man know it.

nor hear your words, when ye depart out 31 But they, when they were departed, of that house, or city, shake off the dust of spread abroad his fame in all that country. your feet.

32 | As they went out, behold, they 15 Verily, I say unto you, It shall be brought to him a durnb man possessed with more tolerable for the land of Sodom and a devil.

Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than 33 And when the devil was cast out, the for that city. dumb spake: and the multitudes marvel- 16 Ç Bebold, I send vou forth as sheep led, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore

34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. devils, through the prince of the devils. 17 But beware of men : for they will

35 And Jesus went about all the cities deliver you up to the councils, and they and villages, teaching in their synagogues, will scourge you in their synagogues. and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, 18 And ye shall be brought before go and healing every sickness, and every dis- vernors and kings for my sake, for a testiease among the people.

mony against them and the Gentiles. 36 9 But when he saw the multitudes, 19 But when they deliver you up, take he was moved with compassion on them, no thought how or what ye shall speak, because they fainted, and were scattered for it shall be given you in that same hour abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. what ve shall speak.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers Spirit of your Father which speaketh in are few.

you. 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the 21. And the brother shall deliver up the harvest, that he will send forth labourers in- brother to death, and the father the child: to his harvest.

and the children shall rise up against their CHIAP. X.

parents, and cause them to be put to death. AND when he had called unto him his 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for A twelve disciples, he gave them power my name's sake: but he that endureth to against unclean spirits, to cast them out, the end shall be saved. and to heal all manner of sickness, and all 23 But when they persecute you in this manner of disease.

city, flee ye into another: for verily I say 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles unto you, Ye shall not have gone.over the are these ; The first, Simon, who is called cities of Israel till the Son of man be come. Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the 24 The disciple is not above his master, son of Zebedee, and John his brother; nor the servant above his lord.

3 Philip, and Bartholomew: Thomas, 25 It is enough for the disciple that he and Matthew the publican; James the son be as his master, and the servant as his of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname lord: if they have called the master of the was Thaddeus;

Thouse Beelzebub, how much more shall 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Is they call them of his household ? cariot, who also betrayed him.

26 Fear them not therefore: for there is 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; commanded them, saying, Go not into the and liid, that shall not be known. way of the Gentiles, and into any city of 27 What I tell you in darkness, that the Samaritans enter ye not.

speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops. house of Israel.

| 28 And fear not them which kill the 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The body, but are not able to kill the soul : but kingdom of heaven is at hand.

rather fear him which is able to destroy 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise both soul and body in hell. the dead, cast out devils : freely ye have 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farreceived, freely give.

Ithing? and one of them shall not fall on 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor the ground without your Father. brass in your purses;

30 But the very hairs of your head are 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither all numbered. two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves : 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more (for the workman is worthy of his meat.) value than many sparrows.

11 And into whatsoever city or town ye 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and before men, him will I confess also before there abide till ye go thence.

my Father which is in heaven.

John sends to Christ.

CHAP. X1. Christ's testimony of John. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before face, which shall prepare thy way before men, him will I also deny before my Father thee. which is in heaven.

11 Verily, I say unto you, Among them 34 Think not that I am come to send that are born of women, there hath not peace on earth; I came not to send peace, risen a greater than John the Baptist : notbut a sword.

withstanding he that is least in the king35 For I am come to set a man at vari-!dom of heaven, is greater than he. ance against his father, and the daughter 12 And from the days of John the Bapagainst her mother, and the daughter-in- tist, until now, the kingdom of heaven suflaw against her mother-in-law.

fereth violence, and the violent take it by 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his force. own household.

| 13 For all the prophets and the law pro37 He that loveth father or mother more phesied until John. than me, is not worthy of me: and he that 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias loveth son or daughter more than me, is not which was for to come. worthy of me.

| 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and hear. followeth after me, is not worthy of me. | 16 | But whereunto shall I liken this

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: generation? It is like unto children sitting and he that loseth his life for my sake, in the markets, and calling unto their felshall find it.

lows, 40 1 He that receiveth you, receiveth 17 And saying, We have piped unto me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth you, and ye have not danced ; We have him that sent me.

mourned unto you, and ye have not la41 He that receiveth a prophet in the mented. name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's 18 For John came neither eating nor reward; and he that receiveth a righteous drinking, and they say, le hath a devil. man in the name of a righteous man, shall 19 The Son of man came eating and receive a righteous man's reward.* drinking, and they say, Behold, a man

42 And whosoever shall give to drink gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold publicans and sinners. But Wisdom is water only, in the name of a disciple, verily, justified of her children. I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose 20 ( Then began he to upbraid the cities his reward.

wherein most of his mighty works were CHAP. XI.

done, because they repented not. AND it came to pass when Jesus had 21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto A made an end of commanding his thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works twelve disciples, he departed thence to wbich were done in you had been done in teach and to preach in their cities.

Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented 2 Now when John had heard in the long ago in sackcloth and ashes. prison the works of Christ, he sent two of 22 But I say unto you, It shall be more his disciples,

tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that judgment, than for you. should come, or do we look for another? 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art ex

4 Jesus answered and said unto them, alted unto heaven, shalt be brought down Go and shew John again those things to hell: for if the mighty works which which ye do hear and sce: *

have been done in thee, had been done in 5 The blind receive their sight, and the Sodom, it would have remained until this lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and day. the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, 24 But I say unto you, That it shall be and the poor have the gospel preached to more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the them.

day of judgment than for thee. 6 And blessed is he whosoever shall not 25 9 At that time Jesus answered and be offended in me.

said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of 7 | And as they departed, Jesus began heaven and earth, because thou hast hid to say unto the multitudes concerning John, these things from the wise and prudent, What went ye out into the wilderness to and hast revealed them unto babes. see ? A reed shaken with the wind ?

26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good 8 But what went ye out for to see ? A in thy sight. man clothed in soft raiment ? Behold, 27 All things are delivered unto me of they that wear soft clothing are in kings' my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, houses.

but the Father; neither knoweth any man 9 But what went ye out for to see? A the Father, save the Son, and he to whomprophet? yea, I say unto you, and more soever the Son will reveal him. than a prophet.

28 | Come unto me, all ye that labour, 10 For this is he of whom it is written, and are heavy laden, and I will give you Behold, I send my messenger before thy'rest.

The Pharisees reproved. S. MATTHEW. The unfaithful rebuked.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn! 20 A bruised reed shall be not break, of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and smoking flax shall he not quench, till and ye shall find rest unto your souls. The send forth judgment unto victory.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles is light.

trust. CHAP. XII.

| 22 | Then was brought unto him one A T that time Jesus went on the sab-possessed with a devil, blind and dumb; A bath-day tbrough the corn, and his and he healed him, insomuch that the disciples were an hungered, and began to blind and dumb both spake and saw. pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

23 And the people were amazed, and 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said, Is not this the son of David ? said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do 24 { But when the Pharisees heard it, that which is not lawful to do upon the they said, This fellow doth not cast out sabbath-day.

devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not devils. read what David did when he was an 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and hungered, and they that were with him; said unto them, Every kingdom divided

4 How he entered into the house of God, against itself, is brought to desolation ; and and did eat the shew-bread, which was not every city or house divided against itself, lawful for him to eat, neither for them shall not stand. which were with him, but only for the 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is dipriests ?

vided against himself; how shall then his 5 Or have ye not read in the law how kingdom stand ? that on the sabbath-days the priests in the 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, temple profane the sabbath, and are blame- by whom do your children cast them out! less ?

therefore they shall be your judges. 6 But I say unto you, That in this place 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit is one greater than the temple,

of God, then the kingdom of God is come 7 But if ye had known what this mean- unto you. eth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, 29 Or else, how can one enter into a ye would not have condemned the guiltless. strong man's house, and spoil his goods,

8 For the Son of man is Lord even of except he first bind the strong man? and the sabbath-day.

then he will spoil his house. 99 And when he was departed thence, 30 He that is not with me, is against me; he went into their synagogue.

and he that gathereth not with me, scatter10 And behold, there was a man which eth abroad. had his hand withered. And they asked 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manhim, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sab-ner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiren bath-days ? that they might accuse him. unto men : but the bļasphemy against the

11 And he said unto them, What man Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. shall there be among you, that shall have 32 And whosoever speaketh a word one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and him: but whosoever speaketh against the lift it out?

Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, 12 How much then is a man better than neither in this world, neither in the world a sheep? wherefore it is lawful to do well to come. on the sabbath-days.

33 Either make the tree good, and his 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known and it was restored whole, like as the other. by his fruit.

14 | Then the Pharisees went out, and! 34 O generation of vipers, how can re, held a council against him, how they might being evil, speak good things? for out of destroy him.

the abundance of the heart, the mouth 15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew speaketh. himself from thence: and great multitudes "35 A good man, out of the good treasure followed him, and he healed them all; of the heart, bringeth forth good things:

16 And charged them that they should and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, not make him known:

bringeth forth evil things. 17 That it might be fulfilled which was 36 But I say unto you, That every idle spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, word that men shall speak, they shall give

18 Behold my servant, whom I have account thereof in the day of judgment. chosen ; my beloved, in whom my soul is 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justiwell pleased : I will put my Spirit upon fied, and by thy words thou shalt be conhim, and he shall shew judgment to the demned. Gentiles.

1 38 ? Then certain of the scribes and of 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we shall any man hear his voice in the streets. I would see a sign from thee.

The parable of the sower, CHAP. XIII. and the exposition thereof. 39 But he answered and said to them,l. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the An evil and adulterous generation seeketh thorns sprung up, and choked them : after a sign, and there shall no sign be given 8 But other fell into good ground, and to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas brought forth fruit, some an hundred-fold,

40 For as Jonas was three days and three some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. nights in the whale's belly : so shall the 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Son of man be three days and three nights 10 [ And the disciples came, and said in the heart of the earth.

unto him, Why speakest thou unto them 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in in parables ? judgment with this generation, and shall 11 He answered and said unto them, condemn it: because they repented at the Because it is given unto you to know the preaching of Jonas ; and behold, a greater mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to than Jonas is here.

them it is not given. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be in the judgment with this generation, and given, and he shall have more abundance : shall condemn it: for she came from the but whosoever hath not, from him shall be uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wis taken away even that he hath. dom of Solomon; and behold, a greater 13 Therefore speak I to them in parathan Solomon is here.

bles : because they seeing, see not; and 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out hearing, they hear not, neither do they unof a man, he walketh through dry places, derstand. seeking rest, and findeth none.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy 44 Then he saith, I will return into my of Esajas, which saith, By hearing ye shall house from whence I came out; and when hear, and shall not understand ; and seeing he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and ye shall see, and shall not perceive : garnished.

[ 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with him and their ears are dull of hearing, and self seven other spirits more wicked than their eyes they have closed ; lest at any himself, and they enter in and dwell there . time they should see with their eyes, and and the last state of that man is worse than hear with their ears, and should understand the first. Even so shall it be also unto this with their heart, and should be converted, wicked generation.

land I should heal them. 46 1 While he yet talked to the people, 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they behold, his mother and his brethren stood see : and your ears, for they hear. without, desiring to speak with him.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy prophets and righteous men have desired mother and thy brethren stand without, de- to see those things which ye see, and siring to speak with thee.

Ihave not seen them; and to hear those 48 But he answered and said unto him things which ye hear, and have not heard that told him, Who is my mother? and them. who are my brethren ?

| 18 | Hear ye therefore the parable of 49 And he stretched forth his hand to-the sower. ward his disciples, and said, Behold my 19 When any one heareth the word of mother and my brethren!

the kingdom, and understandeth it not, 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth Father which is in heaven, the same is my away that which was sown in his heart. brother, and sister, and mother.

| This is he which received seed by the CHAP. XIII.

way-side. THE same day went Jesus out of the 20 But he that received the seed into I house, and sat by the sea-side. stony-places, the same is he that beareth

2 And great multitudes were gathered the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; together unto him, so that he went into al 21 Yet hath he not root" in himself, but ship, and sat; and the whole multitude dureth for a while : for when tribulation or stood on the shore.

persecution ariseth because of the word, 3 And he spake many things unto them by and by he is offended. in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went 922 He also that received seed among the forth to sow;

thorns is he that heareth the word ; and 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell the care of this world, and the deceitfulness by the way-side, and the fowls came and of riches choke the word, and he becometh devoured them up:

unfruitful. 5 Some fell upon stony places, where 23 But he that received seed into the they had not much earth: and forthwith good ground is he that heareth the word, they sprung up, because they had no deep- and understandeth it; which also beareth ness of earth:

fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundred6 And when the sun was up, they were fold, some sixty, some thirty. scorched; and because they had no root, 24 | Another parable put he forth unto they withered away.

Ithem, saying, The kingdom of heaven is

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