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'For men do not gather figs off thorns, nor do they gather grapes off a bramble bush. A good man out of 45 'the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth 'forth evil; for out of the overflow of the heart his mouth speaketh. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not 'the things which I say? Every one that cometh unto 47 me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I will show 'you to whom he is like. He is like a man building a 'house, who dug, and sunk, and laid a foundation on the 'rock; and when there arose a flood, the stream beat 'upon that house, but could not shake it; for it was 'founded on the rock. And he that heareth, and doeth 'not, is like a man building a house on the earth without a foundation; and the stream beat upon it, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.'

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Now when he had ended all his sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum. And a certain centurion's slave, who was valuable to him, was sick and ready to die. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews unto him, asking him to come and heal his slave. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying; 'He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him, for he loveth our nation, and he built us the 'synagogue.' And Jesus went with them. And when he was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him; Lord, trouble not thyself; 'for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my 'roof; wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee; but command by a word, and my servant 'will be healed. For I am a man set under authority, 'having soldiers under me; and I say unto this one; Go; ' and he goeth; and to another; Come, and he cometh; ' and to my slave; Do this; and he doeth.' And Jesus hearing this, marvelled at him; and turning, said to the crowd that followed him; 'I say unto you, I have not found so great faith in Israel.' And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the slave whole that had been sick. And it came to pass on the day after, that he was going 11 into a city called Nain; and there went with him a good

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widow; and with her was a rather great crowd of the city. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had pity on her, and said 14 unto her; 'Weep not.' And he came and touched the

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bier; and the bearers stood still. And he said; 'Young 15 'man, I say unto thee, arise.' And the dead man sat up, and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother. And there came a fear on all; and they glorified God, saying; A great prophet is risen up among us;' and, 17 God hath visited his people.' And this saying about him went forth through all Judea, and through all the neighbourhood.

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And John's disciples told him of all these things. And John calling two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying; Art thou he that was coming, or wait we for ' another?' And when the men were come unto him, they said; John the Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying; 'Art thou he that was coming, or wait we for another?' 21 And in the same hour he cured many of diseases, and of plagues, and of evil spirits, and to many blind persons 22 he gave sight. And Jesus answering said unto them; 'Go, and tell John what ye have seen and heard; that 'the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor good tidings are preached. And blessed is he whoever 'shall not stumble at me.' And when John's messengers were gone, he began to say unto the crowds about John; What went ye out into the desert for to see? A reed 25 shaken by the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those in gorgeous raiment, and delicate living, are in kings' courts. 'But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, say unto you, and more than a prophet. This is he of 'whom it is written; Behold, I send my messenger before 'thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. For I 'say unto you, among those who are born of women there 'is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but the 'least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.' And all

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the people that heard, and the tax-gatherers, justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and teachers of the law rejected the 30 counsel of God within themselves, not having been baptized by him. 'Whereunto then shall I liken the men of 31 'this generation? and to what are they like? They are 32 like unto children sitting in the market-place, and calling

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one to another, and saying; We have piped to you, and 'ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye 'have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say; He hath a ' demon. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; 34 and ye say; Behold, a gluttonous man, and a wine 'bibber, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners. But wis- 35 'dom is justified of all her children.'

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And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. 36 And he went into the Pharisee's house, and lay down to meat. And behold, a woman in the city, who was a 37 sinner, knowing that he was lying at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment; and stand- 38 ing behind by his feet, weeping, she began to wash his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee who had invited him 39 saw it, he spake within himself, saying; "This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what this woman is that toucheth him; for she is a sinner.' And Jesus answering said unto him; 'Simon, I have some'what to say to thee.' And he saith; 'Teacher, say on.' A certain creditor had two debtors; the one owed five 41 'hundred Denarii [or four thousand pence], and the other 'fifty [or four hundred pence]. And as they had nothing 42 to pay, he forgave them both. Say then; which of them will love him most?' And Simon answering said; 'I 43 'suppose he to whom he forgave most.' And he said unto him; Thou hast judged rightly.' And turning 44 to the woman, he said unto Simon; Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house; thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she washed 'tears, and wiped them with her hair.

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And it came to pass afterwards that he went through city and village, preaching and showing the good tidings of the kingdom of God. And with him were the twelve, 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom 3 went seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's deputy, and Susanna, and many other women 4 who ministered unto him out of their substance.

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when a great crowd was come together, and those of the cities had come out unto him, he said in a parable; 'The sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the road side; and it was trodden down, 'and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell 'upon the rock; and when it sprang up it withered away, 7 'because it lacked moisture. And other fell in the midst of thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it and choked 8 it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit a hundred fold.' And as he said this, he

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'temptation fall away. And that which fell among the 14 'thorns are they, who having heard, on going forth, are 'choked by the cares, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bear no fruit. But that on the good ground are they, who in an honest and good heart, having heard the 'word, keep it and bear fruit with patience. No one, 16 'when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, 'or putteth it under a bed, but setteth it on a lamp'stand, that those who enter may see the light. For 'nothing is secret, which will not be made manifest; nor 'hid, that will not be known, and come into sight. Take 'heed therefore how ye hear; for whoever hath, unto him 'will be given; for whoever hath not, from him will be 'taken even what he seemeth to have.'

Then his mother and brethren came towards him, but could not come at him for the crowd. And it was told to him by some who said; 'Thy mother and thy brethren are standing without, wishing to see thee.' And he answered and said unto them; 'My mother and my 'brethren are these, who hear the word of God and do it.'

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And it came to pass on one of the days, that he went 22 into a boat with his disciples; and said unto them; ‘Let 'us go over to the other side of the lake.' And they launched forth. And as they sailed, he fell asleep. And 23 there came a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in danger. And they came and awoke him, saying; Master, Master, we perish.' Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. And 25 he said unto them; 'Where is your faith?' And being afraid they wondered, saying one to another; 'Who then 'is this; for he commandeth the winds and the water, and they obey him?'

And they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which 26 is over against Galilee. And as he landed, there met 27 him a certain man out of the city, who had demons for a long time, and ware no clothes, nor abode in a house, but in the tombs. And when he saw Jesus, he cried out, 28 and fell before him, and with a loud voice said; 'What 'have I to do with thee, Jesus, son of the most high

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