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CHAP.

"No man can serve two masters; VII. for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or at least will hold 25 to one, and neglect the other. Ye cannot serve God and Wealth. Therefore I say unto you, be not anxious for your life what ye must eat, nor for your body what you must put on. Is not life better than food, and the body than rai26 ment? Consider the fowls of the air, they neither sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns; and yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 And which of you, with all his anxiety, can add a single 'cubit to 28 his life? And why are ye anxious about raiment? Consider how the lilies of the field grow; they toil 29 not, neither do they spin; yet I say unto you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one 30 of these. But if God so clothe the grass of the field, which flourisheth to day, and to-morrow is cast into the furnace; will he not much more clothe you, O ye of little 31 faith! Wherefore be not anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or what shall 32 we put on?' (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek) because your heavenly Father knoweth that you have need of all these 33 things; but seek first the kingdom of God, and the righteousness required by him, and all these things 34 shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious about the morrow, for the morrow will have trouble of its own. Sufficient for each day is the trouble thereof.

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"Give not that food which is 6 holy to dogs, nor cast your pearls Discretion before swine, lest the swine trample them under their feet, and the dogs turn about and tear you.

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Ask and it will be given you; 7 seck and ye will find; knock and Reasonit will be opened to you: for every one that asketh receiveth, and he who seeketh, findeth; and to him 8 who knocketh it will be opened. Who among you, if his son ask 9 for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he ask for a fish will give him 10 a serpent ? If then ye who are 11 evil know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him. All things therefore 12 whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them; for to establish this, was one principal object of the law and the prophets.

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"Enter in by the strait gate; 13 for wide is the gate and broad is Road to life the way, which leadeth to destruction, and there are many that enter by it: but how strait is the gate, 14 and how narrow is the way, which leadeth to life; and how few there are that find it!

Judge not, that ye be not judged; for as ye judge, ye will be "Beware of those false teachers 15 Against judged, and the measure that you that come to you in sheep's cloth- Caution give will be given to you again.ing, but inwardly are against false 3 But why dost thou behold the wolves. Ye may know them by teachers.

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CHAP. their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 So every good tree beareth good fruit, but a bad tree beareth bad 18 fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit, nor a bad tree bear 20 good fruit: Wherefore by their fruits ye may know them. 21 "No man for saying, Master, True quali- master,' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but for doing the dom of will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, 22. Have we not taught in thy name, and in thy name cast out demons, and in thy name done many won23 derful works?' But I will then declare unto them, I never knew you depart from me ye workers of iniquity.'

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saying, "Master! if thou wilt, CHAP.
thou canst make me clean;" and VIII.
Jesus stretched out his hand, and 3
touched him, saying, "I will, be
thou clean;" and immediately his
leprosy was cleansed; and Jesus
saith unto him, "See thou tell no
man, but go, show thyself to the
priest, and offer the gift which
Moses appointed for a testimony
unto them."

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And as he went into Capernaum, 5 a Centurion came to him, beseech- a Centari. ing him, and saying, "Sir, my of a palsy, servant lieth at home ill with the palsy, grievously afflicted." Jesus 7 saith unto him," I will come and cure him ;" and the Centurion an- 8 swered, "Sir, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my "Whosoever therefore heareth roof; but speak a word only, and these words of mine, and doeth my servant will be well. For even 9 them, I will liken him unto a wise who am a man under * authority, foolish. man, who built his house upon a have soldiers under myself; and I 25 rock; and the rain descended, and say to one, go, and he goeth: and the floods came, and the winds to another, come, and he cometh, blew, and beat against that house, and to my own servant, do this and but it fell not, for it was founded he doeth it.” When Jesus heard 10 26 on a rock. And whosoever hear-this, he wondered, and said to eth these words of mine, and doeth those about him, "Verily I have them not, may be likened to a fool- not found so great faith, even in ish man, who built his house upon Israel. And I say unto you, many 11 27 the sand; and the rain descended, will come from the east and west, and the floods came, and the and shall be guests with Abraham, winds blew, and beat against that and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kinghouse, and it fell, and the fall of it dom of heaven; but the heirs of 12 was great. the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness, there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Then 13 said Jesus to the Centurion, "Go, and as thou hast believed, be it done unto thee." And his servant was well from that very moment.

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CHAP. VIIL

When Jesus was come down from the mountain, great multiJesus cures tudes followed him, and behold! a leper came, and did him obeisance,

a leper,

1 A bad man cannot heartily recommend true virtue and goodness to others.

Any day or time, in which it shall арpear who are the true disciples of Christ, and who not.

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CHAP. and he took hold of her hand, and the fever left her and she arose 15 and ministered unto him. 16. Now when evening was come, and many many possessed with demons were brought unto him, and he cast out persons. the spirits with a word, and cured all 17 that were sick. Thus was fulfilled Isa. liii. 4. the word of Isaiah, saying, 'He took away our infirmities and removed our sicknesses.'

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Gergesenes, there met him two CHAP. demoniacs, coming out from IX. amongst the tombs, exceedingly Tranfers fierce, so that no man could pass from two that way, and behold! they cried out, saying, "What hast thou to a herd of do with us, Jesus thou Son of God? swine. Art thou come hither to torment us before the time!" Now there was 30 at some distance from them a herd of many swine feeding. And the 31 18 Now when Jesus saw great mul-men supposing themselves to be Jesus cau- titudes about him, he gave orders possessed with demons besought tians some to go to the other side of the lake; him, saying in their name, who wished and a certain scribe came up, and thou cast us out, send us into that disciples. said unto him, "Teacher, I will herd of swine." And he said unto 32 accompany thee whithersoever thou them, "Go," and when they were 20 goest." And Jesus saith unto him, come out, they went into the The foxes have holes, and the swine. And lo! the whole herd of birds of the air have roosts, but the swine ran violently down a steep son of man hath not ' where to rest place into the lake, and * perished in 21 his head." And another, intend- the waters. But they that fed 33 ing to be one of his disciples, said them fled away into the city Ga22 unto him," Master, suffer me first dara, and told every thing, and to go and bury my father;" but Jesus what had happened to the demonisaid unto him, "Come with me, and acs. And lo?! the whole city came 34 let the spiritually dead bury their out to meet Jesus; and when they naturally dead." saw him, they besought him to leave their country.

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And when he was gone into the vessel, his disciples followed him, and behold! a great tempest arose in the lake, so that the vessel was beginning to be covered with the 25 waves; but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him and awoke him, saying, “ Master, save 26 us! we are lost." And he said unto them, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" then he arose and rebuked the wind and the sea, 27 and there was a great calm. And the men wondered, saying, "What kind of man is this, that even the winds, and the sea obey him!"

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other man of a palsy.

Then he went into the vessel, and passed over to his own city, Capernaum. And behold! there was brought unto him a man with a palsy, lying on a couch; and Jesus seeing their faith, said to him that had the palsy : rage, son, thy síns are forgiven thee." And behold! some of the 3 scribes said within themselves "This man speaketh profanely." But Jesus perceived their thoughts, 4 and said, "Why think ye evil in your hearts? For which is easier? to 5 say, 'Thy sins are forgiven thee,' or to say, Arise and walk?' But 6 that ye may know, that the son of

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CHAP man hath power gnted to him but they put new wine into new CHAP. IX. here on earth to forgive sins," skins, and both are preserved." IX. (then he saith to the man with While he was speaking these 18 the palsy)" Arise, take up thy things to them, behold! there came Is applied So he a certain ruler and did him obei- to by a ru 7 couch, and go home." 8 arose, and went home. But when sance, saying, But when sance, saying, "My daughter is his daughthe multitude saw it, they wonder- just at the point of death; but ter, ed, and glorified God who had come, put thy hand upon her, and given such power to man. she will live." And Jesus arose and 19 followed him with his disciples.

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And when Jesus came into the 23 ruler's house, and perceived the which he minstrels and the people making a noise, he saith unto them, "Withdraw; for the damsel is not dead, but asleep." And they derided 25

And as Jesus passed on thence, Calls he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the place where custom was paid; and he saith unto him, "Come with me;" and he arose 10 and went with him. And as he was at table in Matthew's house, behold! many publicans, and hea-him. But when the company was thens came and sat down with sent out, he went in, and took her 11 Jesus and his disciples. When the by the hand, and the damsel arose, Pharisees saw this, they said to his And the fame of this went abroad 26 disciples, "Why eateth your into all that country. master with publicans and sin- And as Jesus passed on thence, 27 12 ners?" When Jesus heard it, he two blind men followed him, cry- and two said unto them," They who are ing out and saying, "Thou son of well need not a physician, but they David, have pity on us." 13 who are sick. But go and learn when he was come into an house, Hos. vi. 6, what this meaneth. 'I love mercy the blind men came unto him, better than sacrifice;' for I came and Jesus saith unto them, "Do not to call righteous men, but sin-ye believe that I am able to do ners to repentance." this?" They say unto him, "Yes,

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Then the disciples of John came Master." Then he touched their Assigns a to him, saying, "Why do we eyes, saying, "According to your 29 reason why and the Pharisees fast much, but faith be it done unto you." And ples did not thy disciples fast not?" And Je-their eyes were opened.

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sus said unto them, "Can the Jesus strictly charged them, saycompanions of the bridegrooming, "See that no man know it." mourn, while the bridegroom is But they went away, and spread 31 with them? But the days will abroad his fame in all that councom4 when the bridegroom shall try. depart from them; and then they 16 will fast. No one putteth a piece of new cloth upon an old garment, for the piece which filleth it up taketh from the garment, and a 17 worse rent is made. Nor do men put new wine into old skins; if they do, the skins burst and the wine is spilled, and the skins spoilt;

1 He means himself.

Or leathern bottles.

3 Ruler of a synagogue.
Called Beelzebub and Satan, Matt. xii.

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And as they were going out, 32 behold! a dumb man, a demoniac, and a dumb was brought unto him, and when man. the demon was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes were astonished, saying, seen thus in Israel.' But the Pha- 34 risees said, "He casteth out demons by the prince of the demons.”

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24, 26. Beelzebub signifies the god of
flies, a name given in contempt to an ima-
ginary god of the Philistines.

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CHAP.

X.

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of his kingdom, and curing every disease, and every in36 firmity. But when he saw the multitudes, he had compassion on them, because they were scattered abroad and neglected, like sheep 37 without a shepherd. Then he saith to his disciples, "The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the 38 labourers are few: Pray ye therefore the owner of the harvest to furnish labourers for this harvest." And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them Names of power over unclean spirits to cast out, and to heal every disease, Apostles. and 2 every infirmity. Now the names of the twelve Apostles are these :

CHAP.

X.

the twelve

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1. Simon, called Peter;
2. Andrew, his brother;
3. James, the son of Zebedee;
4. John, his brother;

5. Philip;

6. Bartholomew;

7. Thomas;

8. Matthew, the publican;
9. James, the son of Alpheus;
10. 'Lebbeus, surnamed Thad-
deus;

11. Simon, the 2 Canaanite.
12. Judas Iscariot, who also
livered Jesus up.

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"And into whatsoever city or 11 town ye enter, enquire what wor- Rules for thy person there is in it, and remain their conwith him till ye leave that place. And when ye enter into an house, salute 12 the family by wishing it peace. And if the house be worthy, the 13 peace which you wish will come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your 3 peace will return unto you. And whosoever shall not receive 14 you, nor hear your words, when you leave that house, or city, or village, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, it 15 will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

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to act.

Behold! I send you forth as 16 sheep amidst wolves, be ye there- Directs fore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Beware of your country- 17 men, for they will deliver you up to councils, and scourge you in their synagogues, and ye will be 18 brought before governors and de-kings, that you may bear your testimony to the truth of the gos5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, pel before them, and the Gentiles. and commanded them, saying, But when they deliver you up, be 19 "Go not into the way of the Gen-not anxious how or what tiles, nor enter into any of the ci6 ties of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of 7 Israel. And as ye go, preach, sayNow the brother will deliver up 21 ing, The kingdom of heaven is at the brother to death, and the father How his 8 hand.' Cure the sick, cleanse the the child, and children will rise up would be lepers, raise the dead, cast out de- against their parents and cause abused. mons: freely ye have received, free-them to be put to death. And ye 22

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Called also Judas, or Jude, the brother of James.

Called also Zelotes, from his zealous disposition.

shall ye speak. For ye are not in effect the 20 speakers, but the spirit of your Father speaketh in you.

3 Your wish for the welfare of that family will return on yourselves.

To show that you disclaim all intercourse with them.

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