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Chap. iv.

Parable of the sower,

and the meaning thetoof. house, and spoil huis goods, except he will taketh away the word that was sown in their first bind the strong man; and then he will hearts. spoil his house.

16 And these are they likewise which are 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be sown on stony ground; who, when they have forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies heard the word. immediately receive it with wherewith soever they shall blasphème : gladness;

29 But he that shall blaspheme against the 17 And have no root in themselves, and so Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in endure but for a time, afterward, when afflicdanger of eternal lamnation:

tion or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, 30 Because they said, He hath an unclean immediately they are offended. spirit.

18 And these are they which are sown 31 | There came then his brethren and his among thorns; such as hear the word, mother, and standing without, sent unto him, 19 And the cares of this world, and the calling him.

deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other 32 And the multitude sat about him; and things entering in, choke the word, and it they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and becometh unfruitful. thy brerbren without seek for thee.

20 And these are they, which are sown on 33 And he answered them, saying, Who is good ground; such as hear the word, and my mother, or my brethren?

receive it, and bring forth fruit, sone thirty34 And he looked round about on them fold, some sixty, and some an hundred. which sat about him, and said, Bebold my 21 And he said unto them, Is a candle mother and my brethren!

brought to be put under a bushel, or un35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, der a bed? and not to be set on a candlethe same is my brother, and my sister, and stick ? mother.

22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not CHAP. IV.

be manifested; neither was any thing kept i The parable of the sower: 11 the meaning secret, but that it should come abroad.

thercof 26. Of the seed, growing secretly, 23 17 any man have ears to hear, let hila 30 and of the mustard-seed.


24 And he said unto them, Take heed what side : and there was gathered unto bim ye hear. With what measure ye mete, it a great multitude, so that he entered into a shall be measured to you: and unto you that ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multi- hear shall more be given. tude was by the sea on the land.

25 For he that hath, to him shall be given : 2 Aort he taught them many things by para- and he that hath not, from nim shall be taken bles, and said unto them in his doctrine, even that which he hath.

3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower 26 | And he said, So is the kingdom of to sow.

God, as if a man should cast seed in the 4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some ground; fell by the way-side, and the fowls of the air 27 And should sleep and rise night and day, came and devoured it up.

and the seed should spring and grow up, he 5 And some fell on stony ground, where it knoweth not how. bad not much earth; and immediately it sprang 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herur, because it had no depth of earth.

seil'; ñrst the blade, then the ear, after that 6 But when the sun was up, it was scorch the full cors in the ear. ed, and because it had no root, it withered 29 But when fruit is brought forth, away:

immediately he putteth in the sickle, because 7 And some fell among thorns, and the the harvest is come. thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded 30 | And he said, Whereunto shall we liker bo fruit.

the kingdom of Gol! or with what comparison 18 And other fell on good ground, and did shall we compare it? yiell fruit that sprang up, and increased and 31 It is like a grain of mustard-sced, which, brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, when it is sown in the earth, is less than ali and some an hundred.

the seeds that be in the earth: 9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears 32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and to hear, let him hear.

becometh greater than all fierhe, and shooteth 10 And when he was alone, they that out great bran bes; so that the lowls of the were about him, with the twelve, asked of air may lodge unter the sha low of it him the parable.

33 And with many such parables spake he 11 A. He said unto them, Unto you it is the worü unto them as they were able to given to know the mystery of the kingdom of hear it. God: but unto them that are without, all 34 But without a parable spake he not unto these things are done in parables :

them; and wben they were alone, he exjound12 'That seeing they may see, and not per- ed all things to his disciplesa ceive; and hearing they may hear, and not 35 And the same day, when the even was understand; lest at any time they should be come, he saith unto then, let us pass over converted, and their sin should be forgiven unto the other side. thein.

36 And when they had sent away the multi. 13 And he said unto them, Know ye not tude, they took him even as he was in the this parable! and how then will ye know all ship. And there were also with him other parables ?

little ships. MT The sower soweth the word.

37 And there arose a great storm of wind 15 And these are they by the way-side, and the waves beat into the ship, sehat it was where the word is sown; but, when they now full.

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And to puolish in aud say into him, Master, carest thou not Decapolis how great things Jesus has done for that we perish?

him: and all men di marvel. 39 And be arose, and rebuked the wind, 21 . And when Jesus was passed over and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the again by ship unto the other side, much peowind ceased, and there was a great calm. ple gathered unto him, and he was nigh unto

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so the sea. fearful? how is it that ye have no faith!

22 And behold, there cometh one of the 41. And they reared exceedingly, and said rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and one to another, What manner of man is this, when he saw him, he fell at his feet, that even the wind and the se's obey him! 23 And besought him greatly, saying, My CHAP. ".

httle daughter lieth at the point of death; 1 1 Christ delivereth the possessed of the legion pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her,

of devils : 13 they enter into the swine. that she may be healed, and she shall live. Ahhey came over unto the other side 24 And Jesus went with him; and much

of the sea, into the country of the Gada- people followed him, and thronged him renez.

25 And a certain woman, which hau an issue 2 And when he was come out of the ship, of blood twelve years, immediately there met him out of the tombs 26 And had suffered many things of many å man with an unclean spirit ;

physicians, and had spent all that she had, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and was nothing bettered, but rather grew and no man could bind him, no, not with worse, chains :

27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in 4 Because that he had been often bound the press behind, and touched his garment : with fetters and chains, and the chains had 28 For she said, If may touch but his been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters clothes, I shall be whole. broken in pieces: Deither could any man

29 And straightway the fountain of her blood tame him.

was dried up; and she felt in her body that she 5 And always, night and day, he was in the was healed of that plague. mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cut- 30 And Jebus, iminediately knowing in himting himself with stones :

self that virtue had gone out of him, turned 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran him about in the press, and said, Who touched and worshipped him.

my clothes ? 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, 31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, thou, Who touched me? that thou torment me not.

32 And he looked round about to see her 8 (For he said unto him, Come out of the that had done this thing. man, thou unclean spirit.).

33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, 9 And he asked him, What is thy name? knowing what was done in her, came and And he answered, saying, My name is Legion; fell down before him, and told him all the for we are many.

truth: 10 And he besought him much that he would 34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith pot send them away out of the country. hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be

11 Now there is there, nigh unto the whole of thy plague. mountains, a great nerd of swine feeding. 35 [ While he yet spake, there came from

12 And all the devils hesought him, saying, the ruler of the synagogue's house certain Send us into the swine that we may enter into which said, Thy daughter is dead; why trouthem.

blest thou the Masier any lurther? 13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was And the unclean spirits went out, and entered spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synainto the swine: and the herd ran violently gogue, Be not afraid, only believe. down a steep place into the sea, they were 37 And he suffered no man to follow him, about two thousand,) and were choked in the save Peter, and James, and John the brother gea

of James. 14. And they that fed the swine Aed, and 38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler told it in the ci.y, and in the country. And of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and they went out to see what it was that was them that wept and wailed greatly cone.

39 And when he was come in, he saith unto 15. And they come to Jesus, and see him them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the that was possessed with the devil, and had the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. Jegion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right 40 And they laughed him to scorn. But mind; and they were afraid.

when he had put them all out, he taketh the 16 And they that saw it told them how it father and the mother of the damsel, and thera hefel to him that was possessed with the devil, that were with him, and entei elb in wherd ani also concerning the swine.

the damsel was lying. 17 And they began to pray him to depart 41 And he took the damsel by the hand, out of their coasts.

and said unto her, Talitha cumi: which is 18 And when he was come into the ship, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, he that had been possessed with the devil arise. prayed him that he might be with him.

42 And straightway the damsel arose, and 19 Howbeit Jesus sufered him not; but walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. waith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and And they were astonished with a great astotell them now great things the Lord hath done nishment. for thee and bath bad eompassion on thee. 43 And he charged them . saitly that ng

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Chap. vt

John Baplist beheaded. man should know it; something should be gieod commanded that he was a just man, anu an holy, and observed

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him; and when he heard him, he did many CHAP. VI.

things, and heard him gladly. 1 Christ is contemned of his countrymen, 27 21 And when a convenient day was come, John Baptist beheaded.

that Herod op his birth-day, made a supper ND he weat out from thence, and came to his lords, high captains, and cbief estates of

into bis own country, and his disciples Galilee ; follow him.

22 And when the daughter of the said Hero 2 And when the sabbath-day was come, he dias care in, and danced, and pleased Herod, began to teach in the synagogue: and many and them that sat with him, the king said unto bearing him were astonished, saying, From the damse), Ask of me wbatsoever thou wilt, whence hath this man these things ! aud w bat and I will give it thee. wisdom is this which is given unto him, that 23 Apd he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou even such mighty works are wrought by bis shalt ask me, I will give it thee, unto the ball bands!

of my kingdom. 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, 24 And she went forth, and said unto her the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda mother, What shall I ask? And she said, 'The and Sinon? and are not his sisters here with head of John the Baptist. us? And they were offended at him.

25 And she came in straightway with haste 4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that without honour, but in his own country, and thou give me by and by in a charger the head among his own kin, and in his own house. of John the Baptist.

5 And he could there do no mighty work, 26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet, save that he laid his hands upon a few siek folk for his oath's sake, and for their sakes wbich and healed them.

sat with him, he would not reject her. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbe- 27 And immediately the king sent an exelief. And he went round about the villages cutioner, and commanded his head to be teaching.

brought : and he went and be beaded bim in 71 And he calleth unto him the twelve, the prison ; and began to send them forth by two and 28 Apd brought bis head in a charger, and two; and gave them power over unclean gave it to the damsel : and the damsel gave it spirits ;

to her mother. 8 And commanded them that they should 29 And when his disciples heard of it, they take pothing for their journey, save a staff came and took up bis corpse, and laid it in a only, no scrip, no bread, no money in their tomb. purse:

30 T Apu the apostles gathered themselves 9 But be shod with sandals; and not put od together unto Jesus, aod told him all things, two coats.

both wbat they had done, and what they had 10 And he said unto them, In what place taught. soever ye enter into an house, there abide till 31 And he said unto them, Come ye your ye depart from that place.

selves apart into a desert place, and rest & Il And whosoever shall not receive you, while: for there were many coming and going, por hear you, when ye depart thence, shake and they had no leisure so much as to eat. off the dust under your feet for a testimony 32 And they departed into a desert place by against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall ship privately. be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomor 33 And the people saw them departing, and rah in the day of judgment, than for that many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of city.

all cities, and outwent them, and came to 12 And they went out, and preached that gether unto him. men should repent.

34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much 13 And they cast out many devils, and people, and was moved with compassion toanointed with oil many that were sick, and ward them, because they were as sheep not biealed them.

having a sbepherd : and he began to teach thema 14 And king Herod heard of him: (for his many things. name was spread abroad :) and he said, That 35 And when the day was pow far spent, his John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and disciples came unto him, and said, This is a therefore mighty works do shew forth them- desert place, and now the time is far passed; selves in him.

36 Send them away, that they may go into 15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others the country round about, and into the villages, maid. That it is a prop het, or as one of the pro- and buy themselves bread: for they have nophets.

thing to eat. 16 But when Herod heard thereof he said, It 37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye is John, whom I beheaded : he is risen from them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall the dead.

we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid bread, and give them to eat? hold upon John, and bound him in prison for 38 He saith unto them, How many loaves Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife'; for have ye? go and see. And when they knew, he had married her.

they say, Five, and two fishes. 19 For John had said unto Aerod, It is 39 And he commanded them to make all sit --Bot lawful for thee to have thy brother's down by companies upon the green grass. wile.

40 and they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, - 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against and by fifties. him, and would have killed him; but she could


41 And when he had taken the five loaves Chnst walketh on the sea.

and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven 99 For Herod feared John knowing that Hessed and brake the loaves and or



What defilela a man to his disciples to set before them, and the two teaching for doctrines the commandments of fishes divided he among them all.

men. 42 An they did all eat, and were filled. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God,

43 And they took up twelve baskets full of ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of the fragments, and of the fishes.

pots and cups: and many other such like things 41 And they that did eat of the loaves were ye do. about five thousand men.

9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject 45 And .raightway he constrained his disci- the commandment of God, that ye may keep ples to get into the ship, and to go to the other your own tradition. side before into Bethsaida, while he sent away 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and the people.

thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or 46 And when he has sent them away, he de- mother, let him die the death; parted into a mountain to pray.

!! Bin ye say, If a man shall say to his fa47 - And when even was coine, the ship was ther or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, A in the midst of the sea. and he alone on the zist, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by land.

me; he stall be free. 48 And he saw them toiling in rowing: (for 12 And ye suffer him no more to do aught for the wind was contrary unto them:) and about his father or his mother; the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto 13 Making the word of God of none effect then, walking upon the sea, and would have through your tradition, which ye have deliver. passed by them.

ed: and many such like things do ye. 49 But when they saw him walking upon the 14 9 And when he had called all the people sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me cried out:

every one of you, and understand: 50 (For they all saw him, and were trou- 15 There is nothing from without a man, that bled :) and imineriately he talked with them, entering into him can derile him; but the things and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I ; which come out of him, thoseve they that debe not afraid.

file the man. 51 And he went up unto them into the ship; 16 If any man have ears to hear, let him and the wind ceased and they were sore hear. amazed in themselves beyond measure, and 17 And when he was entered into the house wondered.

from the people, his disciples asked him con52 For they considered not the miracle of the cerning the parable. logves: for their heart was hardened.

18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so with53 And when they had passed over, they out understanding also ? Do ye not perceive, came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to that whatsoever thing from without enteret la the shore.

into the man, it cannot defile him: 54 And where they were come out of the ship, 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but straightway they knew him,

into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, 55 And ran through that whole region round purging all meats? about, and began to carry about in beds those 20 And he said, That which cometh out of that were sick, where they hear? he was. the man, that defileth the man..

56 And whithersoever he entered, into vil. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, lages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, in the streets, and besought him that they murders, might touch if it were but the border of his 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, garment: and as many as touched him were lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, made whole.

foolishness : CHAP. VII.

23 All these evil things come from within, 1 The Pharisees find fau't with his disciples and defile the man. for eating with unwashen hands. 14 Meat 24 | And from thence he arose, and went d filrth not the man.

into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and en.. sees, and rertain of the scribes, which know it, but he could not be híd. came from Jerusalem.

25. For a certain woman whose young daugh2 And when they saw some of his disciples ter had an uaclean spirit, heard of bim, and eat bread with defiled (that is to say, with un- came and fell at his feet; washen hands, they found fault

28 (The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenici3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, es- an by nation;) and she besought him that he cept they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. the tradition of the elders.

27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children 4 And when they come from the market, ex- first be filled : for it is not meet to take the cept they wash they eat not. And many other children's bread, and to cast it unto the dors. things there be which they have received to 28 And she answered and said unto him, Yes bold, as the washing of cups, and pots, and of Lord. yet the dogs under the table eat of the brasen vessels, an itables.

children's crumbs. .5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go Why walk not thy disciples according to the thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. tra lition of the elders, but eat bread with un- 30 And when she was come to her house, hands?

she found the devil gone out, and her daughter answered and said unto them, Well laid upon the bed.

prophesied of you hypocrites, as 31 | And again, departing from the coasta

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Chap. viji.

He giveth a blind man sight. 32 aod they bring unto him one that was fears, hear ye not? and to ye not remember? deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; 19 When I brake the five loaves among five and they beseech him to put his hand upon thousand, how many baskets full of fragments Dim.

cook ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. 33 And he took him aside from the multitude, 20 And when the seven among four thousand, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, how many baskets full of fragments took ye and touched his tongue;.

up? And they said, Seven. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and 21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye waith unto him Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. do not understand?

35 And straightway his ears were opened, 22 1 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they and the string of his tongue was loosed, and te bring a blind man unto him, and besought him spake plain.

to touch him. 36 And he charged them that they should tell 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, no man: but the inore he charged them, so and led him out of the town; and when he had much the more a great deal they published it; spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he

37 And were beyond measure astonished, asked him if he saw aught. saying, He hath done all things weil: he 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men, as maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to trees, walking. speak.

25 After that he put his hands again upon his CHAP. VIII

eyes, and made him look up: and he was re2 Christ feedeth ihe people miraculously, 10 and stored, and saw every man clearly.

refuseth to give a sign to tht Pharisees. 26 And he sent him away to his houst, say. IN 'N those days, the multitude being very ing, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any

great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus in the town. called his disciples unto him, and saith unto 27 | Ane Jesus went out, and his disciples, them,

into the towns of Cesarea Philippi: and by the 2 I have compassiou on the multitude, be- way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, cause they have now been with me three days, Wiom do inen say that I am? and have nothing to eat;

28 And they answered, John the Baptist : 3 And if I send them away fasting to their but some say, Elias; and others, One of the own houses, they will faint by the way: for prophets. divers of them came froin far.

29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye 4 And his disciples answered him, From that I am! And Peter answeretb and saith unto whence can a man satisfy these men with bread him, Thou art the Christ. here in the wilderness?

30 And he charged them that they should tell 5 And he asked them, How many loaves no man of him. bave ye? And they saith, Seven

31 And he began to teach them, that the 6 And he commanded the people to sit down Son of man must sutier many things, and be on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his dis- and scribes, and be killed; and after three days ciples to set before them; and they did set rise again, them before the people.

32 And he spake that saying openly. And 7 And they had a few small fishes: and he Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. blessed, and commanded to set thein also before 33 But when he had turied about, and looked them.

on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get 8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they thee behind me, atan: for thou savourest not took up of the broken meat that was left seven the things that be of God, but the things that be baskets

9 And they that had eaten were about four 34 And when he bad called the people thousand; and he sent them away.

unto him, with his disciples also, he said unto 10 | And straightway he entered into a ship them, Whosoever will come after me, let nim with his disciples, and came into the parts of deny himself, and take up bis cross, and follow Dalmanutha.

me. 11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose to question with him, seeking of him a sign it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my from heaven, tempting him.

sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. * 12 And he sighed Jeeply in his spirit, and 36 For what shall it pro at a man, if he saith, Why doth this generation seek after a shall gain the whole world, and lose his own sign? Verily I say unto you, There shall no soul? sign be given to this generation.

37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for 13 And he left them, and entering into the his soul? ship again, departed to the other side.

38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of 11 1 Now lhe disciples had forgotten to take me and of my words, in this adulterous ani' sinbread, ueither hail they in the ship with them ful generation, of him also shall the Son of mau more than one loaf.

be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his 15 And he eharged them, saying, Take heed, Father, with the holy angels. beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of

CHAP. IX. the leaven of Herod

2 Jesus transfigured: 30 he foretelletk his death 16 And they reasoned among themselves and resurrection, 38 and giveth divers insaying. It is because we have no bread.

structions to his disciples. 17 And when Jesus hnew it, he saith unto ND he said unto them. Verily I say unto them, Why reason ye because ye bave not you, That there be some of them that bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand here, which shall not taste of death till stani? hare ye your heart yet hardened? they have seen the kingdom of God come 18 Having eyes, see ve not? and having with power.

of men,

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