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of his disciples sent them to Jesus, ther eating bread nor drinking saying, Art thou he that should wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. come? or look we for another? The Son of man is come eating When the men were come unto and drinking; and ye say, Behim, they said, John Baptist hath hold a gluttonous man, and a sent us unto thee, saying, Art winebibber, a friend of publicans thou he that should come? or look and sinners ! But wisdom is juswe for another? And in that same tified of all her children. And one hour he cured many of their in- of the Pharisees desired him that firmities and plagues, and of evil he would eat with him. And he spirits; and unto many that were went into the Pharisee's house, blind he gave sight. Then Jesus and sat down to meat. And, beanswering said unto them, Go hold, a woman in the city, which your way, and tell John what was a sinner, when she knew that things ye have seen and heard; Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's how that the blind see, the lame house, brought an alabaster box walk, the lepers are cleansed, the of ointment, and stood at his feet deaf hear, the dead are raised, to behind him weeping, and began the poor the gospel is preached. to wash his feet with tears, and And blessed is he, whosoever shall did wipe them with the hairs of not be offended in me. And when her head, and kissed his feet, and the messengers of John were de- anointed them with the ointment. parted, he began to speak unto Now when the Pharisee which the people concerning John, What had bidden him saw it, he spake went ye out into the wilderness within himself, saying, This man, for to see? A reed shaken with if he were a prophet, would have the wind? But what went ye out
known who and what manner of for to see ? A man clothed in soft woman this is that toucheth him : raiment? Behold, they which are
for she is a sinner. And Jesus angorgeously apparelled, and live swering said unto him, Simon, I delicately, are in kings' courts. have somewhat to say unto thee. But what went ye out for to see? And he saith, Master, say, on. A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, There was a certain creditor which and much more than a prophet. had two debtors: the one owed This is he, of whom it is written, five hundred pence, and the other Behold, I send my messenger be- fifty. And when they had nothing fore thy face, which shall prepare to pay, he frankly forgave them thy way before thee. For I say both. Tell me therefore, which of unto you, Among those that are them will love him most? Simon born of women there is not a answered and said, I suppose that
I greater prophet than John the he, to whom he forgave most. And Baptist: but he that is least in he said unto him, Thou hast rightthe kingdom of God is greater ly judged. And he turned to the than he. And all the people that woman, and said unto Simon, heard him, and the publicans, Seest thou this woman? I entered justified God, being baptized with into thine house, thou gavest me the baptism of John. But the no water for my feet: but she Pharisees and lawyers rejected hath washed my feet with tears, the counsel of God against them- and wiped them with the hairs of selves, being not baptized of him. her head. Thou gavest me no And the Lord said, Whereunto kiss : but this woman since the then shall I like the men of this time I came in hath not ceased generation ? and to what are they to kiss my feet. My head with oil like? They are like unto children thou didst not anoint: but this sitting in the marketplace, and woman hath anointed my feet calling one to another, and saying, with ointment. Wherefore I say We have piped unto you, and ye unto thee, Her sins, which are have not danced; we have mourn- many, are forgiven; for she loved ed to you, and ye have not wept. much: but to whom little is forFor John the Baptist came nei- | given, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are and in time of temptation fall aforgiven. And they that sat at way. And that which fell among meat with him began to say with- thorns are they, which, when they in themselves, Who is this that have heard, go forth, and are forgiveth sins also ? And he said choked with cares and riches and to the woman, Thy faith hath pleasures of this life, and bring saved thee; go in peace.
no fruit to perfection. But that CHAP. VIII.
on the good ground are they, which
in an honest and good heart, havFeb. 25, June 25, Oct. 22.
ing heard the word, keep it, and AND it came to pass afterward, bring forth fruit with patience. that
No man, when he hath lighted every city and village, preaching a candle, covereth it with a vesand shewing the glad tidings of sel, or putteth it under a bed; the kingdom of God: and the but setteth it on a candlestick, twelve were with him, and cer. that they which enter in may see tain women, which had been the light. For nothing is secret, healed of evil spirits and infirmi. that shall not be made manifest; ties, Mary called Magdalene, out neither any thing hid, that shali of whom went seven devils, and not be known and come abroad. Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's Take heed therefore how ye hear: steward, and Susanna, and many for whosoever hath, to him shall others, which ministered unto him be given; and whosoever hath of their substance. And when not, from him shall be taken even much people were gathered to- that which he seemeth to have. gether, and were come to him Then came to him his mother and out of every city, he spake by a his brethren, and could not come parable: A sower went out to sow at him for the press. And it was his seed: and as he sowed, some told him by certain which said, fell by the way side; and it was Thy mother and thy brethren trodden down, and the fowls of stand without, desiring to see the air devoured it. And some fell thee. And he answered and said upon a rock; and as soon as it unto them, My mother and my was sprung up, it withered away, brethren are these which hear the because it lacked moisture. And word of God, and do it. Now it some fell among thorns; and the came to pass on a certain day, thorns sprang up with it, and that he went into a ship with his choked it. And other fell on good disciples: and he said unto them, ground, and sprang up, and bare Let us go over unto the other side fruit an hundredfold. And when of the lake. And they launched he had said these things, he cried, forth. But as they sailed he fell He that hath ears to hear, let asleep: and there came down a him hear. And his disciples asked storm of wind on the lake; and him, saying, What might this pa- they were filled with water, and rable be? And he said, Unto you were in jeopardy. And they came it is given to know the mysteries to him, and awoke him, saying, of the kingdom of God: but to Master, master, we perish. Then others in parables; that seeing he arose, and rebuked the wind they might not see, and hearing and the raging of the water : and they might not understand. Now they ceased, and there was a calm. the parable is this: The seed is And he said unto them, Where is the word of God. Those by the your faith? And they being afraid way side are they that hear; then wondered, saying one to another, cometh the devil, and taketh a- What manner of man is this ! for way the word out of their hearts, he commandeth even the winds lest they should believe and be and water, and they obey him. saved. They on the rock are they, And they arrived at the country which, when they hear, receive of the Gadarenes, which is over athe word with joy; and these have gainst Galilee. And when he went no root, which for a while believe, forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which great things Jesus had done unto had devils long time, and ware him. And it came to pass, that, no clothes, neither abode in any when Jesus was returned, the house, but in the tombs. When people gladly received him: for he saw Jesus, he cried out, and they were all waiting for him. fell down before him, and with a And, behold, there came a man loud voice said, What have I to named Jairus, and he was a ruler do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of of the synagogue: and he fell God most high? I beseech thee, down at Jesus' feet, and besought torment me not. (For he had com- him that he would come into manded the unclean spirit to come his house : for he had one only out of the man. For oftentimes daughter, about twelve years of it had caught him: and he was age, and she lay a dying. But kept bound with chains and in as he went the people thronged fetters; and he brake the bands, him. And a woman having an and was driven of the devil into issue of blood twelve years, which the wilderness.) And Jesus asked had spent all her living upon him, saying, What is thy name? physicians, neither could be heal. And he said, Legion: because ed of any, came behind him, and many devils were entered into him. touched the border of his gar. And they besought him that he ment: and immediately her issue would not command them to go of blood stanched. And Jesus out into the deep. And there said, Who touched me? When was there an herd of many swine all denied, Peter and they that feeding on the mountain : and were with 'him said, Master, the they besought him that he would multitude throng thee and press suffer them to enter into them. thee, and sayest thou, Who touchAnd he suffered them. Then went ed me? And Jesus said, Somethe devils out of the man, and body hath touched me : for I entered into the swine: and the perceive that virtue is gone out herd ran violently down a steep of me. And when the woman saw place into the lake, and were that she was not hid, she came choked. When they that fed them trembling, and falling down besaw what was done, they fled, fore him, she declared unto him and went and told it in the city before all the people for what and in the country. Then they
cause she had touched him, and went out to see what was done : how she was healed immediately. and came to Jesus, and found And he said unto her, Daughter, the man, out of whom the devils be of good comfort : thy faith were departed, sitting at the feet hath made thee whole; go in of Jesus, clothed, and in his right peace. While he yet spake,
there mind: and they were afraid. They cometh one from the ruler of the also which saw it told them by synagogue's house, saying to him, what means he that was pos- Thy daughter is dead; trouble sessed of the devils was healed. not the Master. But when Jesus Then the whole multitude of the heard it, he answered him, say: country of the Gadarenes round ing, Fear not: believe only, and about besought him to depart she shall be made whole. And from them; for they were taken when he came into the house, he with great fear: and he went up suffered no man to go in, save into the ship, and returned back Peter, and James, and John, and again. Now the man out of whom the father and the mother of the the devils were departed besought maiden. And all wept, and behim that he might be with him: wailed her : but he said, Weep but Jesus sent him away, say- not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. ing, Return to thine own house, And they laughed him to scorn, and shew how great things God knowing that she was dead. And hath done unto thee. And he he put them all out, and took went his way, and published her by the hand, and called, saythroughout the whole city how ing, Maid, arise. And her spirit
came again, and she arose straight- | five loaves and two fishes; exway: and he commanded to give cept we should go and buy meat her meat. And her parents were for all this people. For they were astonished: but he charged them about five thousand men. And that they should tell no man what he said to his disciples, Make was done.
them sit down by fifties in a comCHAP. IX.
pany. And they did so, and made
them all sit down. Then he took Feb. 26, June 26, Oct. 23.
the five loaves and the two fishes, TIEN be called his twelve and looking up to heaven, he
disciples together, and gave blessed them, and brake, and them power and authority over all gave to the disciples to set before devils, and to cure diseases. And the multitude. And they did eat, he sent them to preach the king- and were all filled: and there was dom of God, and to heal the sick. taken up of fragments that reAnd he said unto them, Take mained to them twelve baskets. nothing for your journey, neither And it came to pass, as he was staves, nor scrip, neither bread, alone praying, his disciples were neither money; neither have two with him: and he asked them, coats apiece. And whatsoever saying, Whom say the people that house ye enter into, there abide, I am? They answering said, John and thence depart. And whoso- the Baptist; but some say, Elias; ever will not receive you, when and others say, that one of the ye go out of that city, shake off old prophets is risen again. He the very dust from your feet for a said unto them, But whom say testimony against them. And they ye that I am ? Peter answering departed, and went through the said, The Christ of God. And he towns, preaching the gospel, and straitly charged them, and comhealing every where. Now Herod manded them to tell no man that the tetrarch heard of all that was thing; saying, The Son of man done by him: and he was per- must suffer many things, and be plexed, because that it was said rejected of the elders and chief of some, that John was risen from priests and scribes, and be slain, the dead; and of some, that Elias and be raised the third day. And had appeared; and of others, that he said to them all, If any man one of the old prophets was risen will come after me, let him deny again. And Herod said, John himself, and take up his cross have I beheaded : but who is this, daily, and follow me. For whoof whom I hear such things ? And soever will save his life shall lose he desired to see him. And the it: but whosoever will lose his apostles, when they were return- life for my sake, the same shall ed, told him all that they had save it. For what is a man addone. And he took them, and vantaged, if he gain the whole went aside privately into a desert world, and lose himself, or be place belonging to the city called cast away? For whosoever shall Bethsaida. And the people, when be ashamed of me and of my they knew it, followed him : and words, of him shall the Son of he received them, and spake unto man be ashamed, when he shall them of the kingdom of God, and come in his own glory, and in his healed them that had need of Father's, and of the holy angels. healing. And when the day be- But I tell you of a truth, there gan to wear away, then came the be some standing here, which twelve, and said unto him, Send shall not taste of death, till they the multitude away, that they see the kingdom of God. And it may go into the towns and coun- came to pass about an eight days try round about, and lodge, and after these sayings, he took Peter get victuals : for we are here in and John and James, and went a desert place. But he said unto up into a mountain to pray. And them, Give ye them to eat. And as he prayed, the fashion of his they said, We have no more but countenance was altered, and his
raiment roas white and glistering. But they understood not this say. And, behold, there talked with ing, and it was hid from them, him two men, which were Moses that they perceived it not: and and Elias: who appeared in glory, they feared to ask him of that and spake of his decease which saying. Then there arose a reahe should accomplish at Jerusa- soning among them, which of lem. But Peter and they that were them should be greatest. And with him were heavy with sleep: Jesus, perceiving the thought of and when they were awake, they their heart, took a child, and set saw his glory, and the two men him by him, and said unto them, that stood with him. And it came Whosoever shall receive this child to pass, as they departed from in my name receiveth me: and him, Peter said unto Jesus, Mas- whosoever shall receive me receiv. ter, it is good for us to be here: eth him that sent me: for he that and let us make three taberna- is least among you all, the same cles; one for thee, and one for shall be great. And John answerMoses, and one for Elias: not ed and said, Master, we saw one knowing what he said. While he casting out devils in thy name; thus spake, there came a cloud, and we forbad him, because he and overshadowed them: and they followeth not with us. And Jesus feared as they entered into the said unto him, Forbid him not: cloud. And there came a voice for he that is not against us is for out of the cloud, saying, This is us. And it came to pass, when my beloved Son: hear him. And the time was come that he should when the voice was past, Jesus be received up, he stedfastly set was found alone. And they kept his face to go to Jerusalem, and it close, and told no man in those sent messengers before his face : days any of those things which and they went, and entered into a they had seen. And it came to village of the Samaritans, to make pass, that on the next day, when ready for him. And they did not they were come down from the receive him, because his face was hill, much people met him. And, as though he would go to Jeru. behold, a man of the company
salem. And when his disciples cried out, saying, Master, I be- James and John saw this, they seech thee, look upon my son: said, Lord, wilt thou that we for he is mine only child. And, command fire to come down from lo, a spirit taketh him, and he heaven, and consume them, even suddenly crieth out; and it tear- as Elias did? But he turned, and eth him that he foameth again, rebuked them, and said, Ye know and bruising him hardly depart- not what manner of spirit ye are eth from him. And I besought of. For the Son of man is not thy disciples to cast him out; and come to destroy men's lives, but they could not. And Jesus an- to save them. And they went to swering said, O faithless and per- another village. And it came to verse generation, how long shall pass, that, as they went in the I be with you, and suffer you? way, a certain man said unto Bring thy son hither. And as he him, Lord, I will follow thee was yet a coming, the devil threw whithersoever thou goest. And hiin down, and tare him. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, holes, and birds of the air have and healed the child, and deli- nests; but the Son of man hath vered him again to his father. not where to lay his head. And And they were all amazed at the he said unto another, Follow me. mighty power of God. But while But he said, Lord, suffer me first they wondered every one at all to go and bury my father. Jesus things which Jesus did, he said said unto him, Let the dead bury unto his disciples, Let these say- their dead: but go thou and ings sink down into your ears: preach the kingdom of God. And for the Son of man shall be de- another also said, Lord, I will livered into the hands of men. follow thee; but let me first go