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Christ comforts his apostles. S. Matthew. His testimony of John.

23 But when they persecute at variance against his father, and you in this city, flee ye into ano-the daughter against her mother, ther for verily I say unto you, and the daughter-in-law against Ye shall not have gone over the her mother-in-law. cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or 25 It is enough for the disciple daughter more than me, is not that he be as his master, and the worthy of me.

servant as his lord. If they have 38 And he that taketh not his called the master of the house cross, and followeth after me, is Beelzebub, how much more shall not worthy of me. they call them of his household? 39 He that findeth his life, shall 26 Fear them not, therefore lose it: and he that loseth his life for there is nothing covered, that for my sake shall find it. shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

40 T He that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he that receiveth 27 What I tell you in darkness, me, receiveth him that sent me. that speak ye in light: and what 41 He that receiveth a prophet ye hear in the ear, that preach ye in the name of a prophet, shall reupon the housetops. ceive a prophet's reward; and he 28 And fear not them which that receiveth a righteous man, in kill the body, but are not able to the name of a righteous man, shall kill the soul: but rather fear him receive a righteous man's reward. which is able to destroy both soul 42 And whosoever shall give to and body in hell. drink unto one of these little ones

24 The disciple is not above bis master, nor the servant above his lord.

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29 Are not two sparrows sold a cup of cold water only, in the for a farthing? and one of them name of a disciple, verily I say shall not fall on the ground with- unto you, He shall in no wise lose out your Father. his reward.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.


John sendeth his disciples to Christ.

31 Fear yenot, therefore,

of more value, thar forty ye are AND it came to pass, when


commanding his twelve disciples,

32 Whosoever therefore shall he departed thence, to teach and to confess me before men, him will preach in their cities.

I confess also before my Father 2¶Now when John had heard in which is in heaven. the prison the works of Christ, he 33 But whosoever shall deny sent two of his disciples, me before men, him will I also 3 And said unto him, Art thou deny before my Father which is he that should come, or do we in heaven. look for another?

34 Think not that I am come to 4 Jesus answered and said unto send peace on earth: I came not them, Go and shew John again to send peace, but a sword. those things which ye do hear and 35 For I am come to set a man see :


Chap. xi.


5 The blind receive their sight, ing nor drinking, and they say, and the lame walk; the lepers are He hath a devil. cleansed, and the deaf hear; the 19 The Son of man cáme eating dead are raised up, and the poor and drinking, and they say, Behave the gospel preached to them. hold, a man gluttonous, and a

6 And blessed is be, whoso-wine-bibber, a friend of publicans ever shall not be offended in me. and sinners: but Wisdom is jusAnd as they departed, Jesus tified of her children. began to say unto the multitudes 20 Then began he to upbraid T concerning John, What went ye the cities wherein most of his out into the wilderness to see? A mighty works were done, because reed shaken with the wind? they repented not:

8 But what went ye out for to 21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! see? A man clothed in soft rai-woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if ment? behold, they that wear soft the mighty works which were done clothing are in kings houses. in you, had been done in Tyre

9 But what went ye out for to and Sidon, they would have resee? A prophet? yea, I say unto pented long ago in sackcloth and you, and more than a prophet. ashes.

10 For this is be, of whom it is 22 But I say unto you, It shall written, Behold, I send my mes-be more tolerable for Tyre and senger before thy face, which Sidon, at the day of judgment, shall prepare thy way before thee. than for you.

11 Verily, I say unto you, A- 23 Andthou, Capernaum, which mong them that are born of wo-lart exalted unto heaven, shalt be men, there hath not risen a great-brought down to hell: for if the er than John the Baptist: not-mighty works which have been withstanding, he that is least in done in thee had been done in the kingdom of heaven is greater Sodom, it would have remained than he. until this day.

12 And from the days of John 24 But I say unto you, That it the Baptist, until now, the king-shall be more tolerable for the dom of heaven suffereth violence, land of Sodom, in the day of judgand the violent take it by force. ment, than for thee. 13 For all the prophets and the Jaw prophesied until John.

25 At that time Jésus answer¶ led and said, I thank thee, O Fa14 And if ye will receive it, this ther, Lord of heaven and eartht, is Elias which was for to come. because thou hast hid these things 15 He that hath ears to hear, from the wise and prudent, and let him hear. hast revealed them tinto babes. 26 Even so, Father: for so it. seemed good in thy sight.

16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, 27 All things are delivered unto and calling unto their fellows, me of my Father and no man 17 And saying, We have piped knoweth the Son, but the Father; unto you, and ye have not dan-neither knoweth any man the Fa ced; we have mourned unto you,ther, save the Son, and be to and ye have not lamented. whomsoever the Son will reveal

18 For John came neither ent-him.


The Pharisees reproved. S. Matthew. The withered hand healed.

28 ¶ Come unto me, all ye that ing, Is it lawful to heal on the labour and are heavy laden, and I sabbath-days? that they might will give you rest. accuse him.

29 Take my yoke upon you, 11 And he said unto them, and learn of me; for I am meek What man shall there be among and lowly in heart and ye shall you, that shall have one sheep, find rest unto your souls. and if it fall into a pit on the saband bath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

30 For my yoke is easy, my burden is light.

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12 How much then is a man

Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. better than a sheep? Wherefore it T that time Jesus went on is lawful todo well on the sabbaththe sabbath-day through the days.

corn; and his disciples were an 13 Then saith he to the man, hungered, and began to pluck the Stretch forth thine hand. And he ears of corn, and to eat. stretched it forth; and it was re2 But when the Pharisees saw stored whole, like as the other. it, they said unto him, behold, 14 T Then the Pharisees went thy disciples do that which is not out, and held a council against lawful to do upon the sabbath-day. him, how they might destroy him.

3 But he said unto them, Have 15 But when Jesus knew it, he ye not read what David did when withdrew himself from thence: he was an hungered, and they and great multitudes followed him, that were with him; and he healed them all;

4 How he entered into the house 16 And charged them that they of God, and did eat the shew should not make him known: bread, which was not lawful for 17 That it might be fulfilled him to eat, neither forthem which which was spoken by Esaias the were with him, but only for the prophet, saying, priests?

18 Behold my servant, whom I 5 Or, have ye not read in the have chosen; my beloved, in law, how that, on the sabbath-days, whom my soul is well pleased: I the priests in the temple profane will put my spirit upon him, and the sabbath, and are blameless? he shall shew judgment to the 6 But I say unto you, That in Gentiles.

this place is one greater than the 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; temple. neither shall any man hear his 7 But if ye had known what voice in the streets. this meaneth, I will have mercy, 20 A bruised reed shall he not and not sacrifice, ye would not break, and smoking flax shall he have condemned the guiltless. not quench, tillhe send forth

8 For the Son of man is Lord judgment unto victory. even of the sabbath-day. 21 And in his name shall the 9¶ And when he was departed Gentiles trust. thence, he went into their syna- 22 Then was brought unto gogue: him one possessed with a devil,

10 And, behold, there was a blind and dumb: and he healed man which had his hand wither-him, insomuch that the blind and ed. And they asked him, say-dumb both spake and saw.

Sin against the Holy Ghost. Chap. xii.

Jonas a sign.

23 And all the people were corrupt: for the tree is known by amazed, and said, Is not this the bis fruit. son of David?

34 O generation of vipers! how 24 But when the Pharisees can ye, being evil, speak good heard it, they said, This fellow things? for out of the abundance doth not cast out devils, but by of the heart the mouth speaketh. Beelzebub the prince of the de- 35 A good man, out of the good vils. treasure of the heart, bringeth 25 And Jesus knew their forth good things and an evil thoughts, and said unto them, man, out of the evil treasure, Every kingdom divided against bringeth forth evil things. itself is brought to desolation; and 36 But I say unto you, That every city or house divided against every idle word that men shall itself shall not stand: speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

38 ¶ Then certain of the scribes

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore and of the Pharisees answered, they shall be your judges. saying, Master, we would see a

28 But if I cast out devils by sign from thee. the Spirit of God, then the king- 39 But he answered and said dom of God is come unto you. unto them, An evil and adulter29 Or else, how can one enter ous generation seeketh after a into a strong man's house, and sign; and there shall no sign be spoil his goods, except he first given to it, but the sign of the bind the strong man? and then prophet Jonas: he will spoil his house.

40 For as Jonas was three days

30 He that is not with me is a-and three nights in the whale's gainst me: and he that gather-belly: so shall the Son of man be eth not with me, scattereth a-three days and three nights in the broad. heart of the earth.

31 Wherefore I say unto you, 41 The men of Nineveh shall All manner of sin and blasphemy rise in judgment with this generashall be forgiven unto men: buttion, and shall condemn it: bethe blasphemy against the Holy cause they repented at the preachGhost shall not be forgiven unto ing of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.


32 And whosoever speaketh a 42 The queen of the south word against the Son of man, it shall rise up in the judgment with shall be forgiven him: but who- this generation, and shall condemn soever speaketh against the Holy it: for she came from the utterGhost, it shall not be forgiven most parts of the earth to hear the him, neither in this world, nei- wisdom of Solomon; and, bether in the world to come. hold, a greater than Solomon is

33 Either make the tree good, here. and his fruit good; or else make 43 When the unclean spirit is the tree corrupt, and his fruitigone out of a man, he walketh


The parable

of the sower.

through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

S. Matthew. 4 And, when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way-side, and the 44 Then he saith, I will return fowls came and devoured them into my house from whence came out; and when he is come, 5 Some fell upon stony places, he findeth it empty, swept, and where they had not much earth: garnished. and forthwith they sprung up, be


45 Then goeth he, and taketh cause they had no deepness of with himself seven other spirits earth: more wicked than himself, and 6 And when the sun was up, they enter in and dwell there they were scorched; and, because and the last state of that man is they had no root, they withered worse than the first. Even so away.


shall it be also unto this wicked 7 And some fell among thorns; generation. and the thorns sprung up and 46 ¶ While he yet talked to the choked them: people, behold, his mother and 8 But other fell into good his brethren stood without, de-ground, and brought forth fruit, siring to speak with him, some an hundred-fold, some six47 Then one said unto him, ty-fold, some thirty-fold. Behold, thy mother and thy 9 Who hath ears to hear, let brethren stand without, desiring him hear,

to speak with thee.

10 ¶ And the disciples came, and 48 But he answered and said said unto him, Why speakest unto him that told him, Who is thou unto them in parables? my mother? and who are my 11 He answered and said unto brethren? them, Because it is given unto his you to know the mysteries of the and kingdom of heaven, but to them my it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him 50 For whosoever shall do the shall be given, and he shall have will of my Father which is in more abundance: but whosoever heaven, the same is my brother, hath not, from him shall be taken and sister, and mother. away, even that he hath.



13 Therefore speak I to them Of the sower and the sced, in parables: because they seeing, HE same day went Jesus see not; and hearing, they hear out of the house, and sat by not; neither do they understand. the sea side. 14 And in them is fulfilled the 2 And great multitudes were prophecy of Esaias, which saith, gathered together unto him, so by hearing ye shall hear, and shall that he went into a ship, and sat; not understand; and seeing ye and the whole multitude stood on shall see, and shall not perceive: the shore. 15 For this peoples heart is

3 And he spake many things waxed gross, and their ears are unto them in parables, saying, dull of hearing, and their eyes behold, a sower went forth to they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes,


49 And he stretched forth hand toward his disciples, said, Behold my mother and brethren!

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