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lake, they were troubled, saying; “ It is an apparition :" 27 and they cried out through fear. But Jesus immediately

spake unto them, saying, “ Take courage : it is I; be 28 not afraid.” And Peter answered him and said, “ Master, 29 if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water." And

he said, “Come.” Then Peter went down out of the

ship, and walked on the water, that he might go to 30 Jesus. But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid ; and

when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, “ Master, , 31 save me.” And Jesus immediately stretched forth his

hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, 32 thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ?" And

when they had entered into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then those who were in the ship came and did him

obeisance, saying, “ Truly thou art a son* of God.” 34 And when they had passed over, they came into the 35 land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place

knew him again, they sent into all that country round 36 about, and brought to him all who were diseased; and

these besought him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as many as touched it were perfectly

cured. Ch. xv. TAEN come near to Jesus scribes and Pharisees from 2 Jerusalem, saying, “Why do thy disciples transgress the

tradition of their forefathers ? for they wash not their 3 hands when they eat bread.” But he answered and said unto them,

ye also transgress the commandA ment of God by your tradition? For God commanded,

saying, “Honour thy father and mother :' and, 'He who 5 revileth father or mother, let him surely die.' But ye

say, "Whosoever shall say to his father or mother, It is 6 a gift whereby thou mightest be profited by me; and

shall not honour his father or his mother; it is well.' Thus ye have made the commandment of God of none

Why do

* the son, N.

7 effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well hath Isaiah 8 prophesied of you, saying, “This people honoureth me 9 with their lips* ; but their heart is far from me: but in

vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines which are 10 the commandments of men."" And he called to him the

multitude, and said unto them, “ Hear, and understand. 11 Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth a man:

but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth

a man."

12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, • Know

est thou that the Pharisees were estranged from thee, 13 when they had heard thy discourse ?” But he answered

and said, “Every plant which my heavenly Father hath 14 not planted, shall be rooted up. Regard them not: they

are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the 15 blind, both will fall into the ditch.” Then answered

Peter, and said unto him, “ Explain to us that saying.” 16 And Jesus said, “ Are ye also still without understand17 ing ? do ye not yet perceive that whatsoever entereth into

the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the 18 vault? But those things which proceed out of the mouth 19 come forth from the heart; and they defile a man. For

out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adul

teries, fornications, thefts, false-witness, evil-speaking: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with

unwashen hands defileth not a man." 21 Then Jesus went thence, and withdrew into the parts 22 about Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a Canaanitish wo

man came out of those borders, and cried unto him,

saying, “ Have pity on me, Sir, thou son of David: 23 my daughter is grievously afflicted by a demon.” But

he answered her not a word. And his disciples came

near and besought him, saying, “Send her away, for she 24 crieth after us." Then he answered and said, “ I am not 25 sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then

• This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me, &c. R. T.

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she came, and did him obeisance, saying, Sir, help 26 me.” But he answered and said, “It is not right to take 27 the children's bread, and cast it to dogs.” And she said,

True*, Sir : and yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which 28 fall from their master's table.” Then Jesus answered and

said unto her, Woman, great is thy faith : be it unto thee as thou desirest.” And her daughter was cured from

that hour. 29 And Jesus departed thence, and came near the lake

of Galilee ; and went up a mountain, and sat down there. 30 And great multitudes came near to him, having with

them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and ma

ny others; and laid them down at Jesus's feet: and he 31 cured them: so that the multitudes wondered, when they

perceived that the dumb spake, the maimed were whole, the lame walked, and the blind saw: and they glorified

the God of Israel. 32 Then Jesus called to him his disciples, and said, “I

have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days, and have nothing to eat:

and I am unwilling to send them away fasting, lest they 33 grow faint on the

way." And his disciples say unto him, “ Whence should we have so many loaves in the desert, 34 as to satisfy so great a multitude ?” And Jesus saith unto

them, “How many loaves have ye?” And they said, “Seven; 35 and a few small fishes.” And he commanded the multi36 tudes to place themselves on the ground. And he took

the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and

brake them, and gave to his disciples; and the disciples 37 gave to the multitude. And they all ate, and were sa

tisfied: and they took up that which remained of the 38 fragments, seven baskets full. Now they that ate were 39 four thousand men, besides women and children. And

he sent away the multitudes, and went into a ship, and came into the borders of Magdala.

* Truth, N.

Ch. xvi. Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came near, and,

trying Jesus, desired him to show them a sign from hea2 ven. And he answered and said unto them, " When it

is evening, ye say, 'It will be fair weather: for the sky 3 is red.' And in the morning, ye say, 'It will be stormy

weather to-day*: for the sky is red and lowering.' [Yc

hypocrites !] ye know how to discern the face of the sky; 4 but can ye not discern the signs of the times? An evil and

adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, except the sign of the prophet Jo

nah.” And he left them, and departed. 5 Now when his disciples were come to the other side, 6 they had forgotten to take bread with them. Then Jesus

said unto them, “ Take heed, and beware of the leaven of 7 the Pharisees and Sadducees." And they reasoned among

themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no 8 bread with us." But Jesus knew this, and said unto them,

of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, 9 because ye have taken no bread with you? Do ye not yet

perceive; nor remember the five loaves of the five thou10 sand, and how many panniers ye took up ? nor the seven

loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye 11 took up? How is it tliat ye do not perceive that I did

not say unto you concerning bread, · Beware now of the 12 leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees ?"" Then they

understood that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sad

ducees. 13 Now when Jesus came into the parts of Cesarea in the

dominion of Philip, he asked his disciples, saying, “Whop 14 do mien sáy, that I, the Son of man, am ?”. And they

“Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.” 15 He saith unto them, “ But who f say ye that I am?" 16 Then Simon Peter answered, and said, “ Thou art the

O ye


* this day, N.

+ Whom, N. See Campbell.

17 Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered

and said unto him, “ Happy art thou, Simon, son of Jo

nah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, 18 but my Father that is in heaven. And I also say unto

thee, that thou art Peter, which is, by interpretation, A

rock; and upon this rock I will build my church; and 19 the gates of death shalt not prevail against it. And I

will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound

in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth 20 shall be loosed in heaven.” Then he commanded his dis

ciples to tell no man that he was* the Christ. 21 From that time Jesus began to tell his disciples that

he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the

elders and chief-priests and scribes, and be killed, and 22 be raised on the third day. Then Peter took him aside,

and began to reprove him, saying, “Be it far from thee, 23 Master: this shall by no means befal thee." But he turn

ed, and said to Peter, “ Get thee behind me, Thou ad

versary +: thou art a snare unto me: for thou regardest 24 not the things of God, but the things of men.” Then

Jesus said to his disciples, “ If any man choose to come

after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and 25 follow me. For whosoever desireth to save his life shall

lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake 2Ổ shall gain it. For what is a man profited, if he shall

gain the whole world, and forfeit his own life? or what 27 would a man give in exchange for his life? For the Son

of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his

angels; and then he will render to every man according 28 to his deeds. Verily I say unto you, There are some

standing here who shall not taste of death, till they have

seen the Son of man coming in his kingdom.” Ch. xv11. Now after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter,

and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up

that he was Jesus the Christ. R. T.

* In the original, Satan.

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