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And Jesus answered and said unto them; Elijah truly 11 'cometh first, and will restore all things; but I say unto 'you, that Elijah came just now, and they knew him not, but did to him whatever they wished. So also is the Son of man to suffer from them." Then the disciples understood that he spake to them of John the Baptist.

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And when they were come to the crowd, a man came to him, kneeling to him, and saying; 'Lord, have pity 15 'on my son; for he is a lunatic, and suffers sadly; for 'ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water; and I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him.' And Jesus answered and said; 'unbelieving and misguided generation, how long shall I 'be with you? How long shall I bear you? Bring him 'hither to me.' And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus apart, and said; 'Why 19 'were not we able to cast it out?' And Jesus said unto them; Because of your unbelief; for verily I say unto 'you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard, ye will 'say to this mountain; Remove there from here, and it 'will be removed; and nothing will be impossible unto 'you. But this kind goeth not out but in prayer and 'fasting.'

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And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them; 22 'The Son of man is about to be betrayed into the hands 'of men, and they will kill him, and on the third day he 'will be raised.' And they were very sorrowful.

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And when they came to Capernaum, those who received the Didrachms [or money for the tribute], came to Peter and said; 'Doth not your teacher pay the Didrachms?' He saith; 'Yes.' And when he came into 25 the house, Jesus spake first, to him, saying; 'What 'thinkest thou, Simon; of whom do the kings of the 'earth take tax or Census? from their own children or 'from strangers?' Peter saith to him; 'From strangers.' 26 Jesus saith to him; Then the children are free. But 27 that we may not wrong these men, go thou to the lake,

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and cast an hook, and take the first fish that cometh up; and on opening its mouth, thou wilt find a Stater [a coin

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'worth two didrachms], take that and give to them for 'me and thee.'

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In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying; 2 'Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' And Jesus calling to him a child, set it in the midst of them, 3 and said; Verily I say unto you, unless ye change, and 'become as children, ye will not enter into the kingdom 'of heaven. Whoever therefore shall humble himself as 'this child, he is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoso shall receive one such child in my name, 'receiveth me. But whoso shall wrong one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that an 'upper millstone were hanged about his neck, and it were sunk in the depth of the sea. Alas for the world 'because of sins; for it must needs be that sins come, but alas for that man through whom the sin cometh. And 'if thy hand or thy foot leadeth thee to sin, cut them off 'and cast them from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands 'or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if 'thine eye leadeth thee to sin, pluck it out and cast it from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the 'Gehenna of fire. Look that ye despise not one of these 'little ones; for I say unto you, that their angels in 'heaven do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that 12 'which is lost. How think ye? If a man have a hundred 'sheep, and one of them be gone astray; doth he not leave 'the ninety and nine on the mountains, and go and seek 13 'the stray one? And if so be that he find it, verily I say 'unto you, he rejoiceth for it more than for the ninety ' and nine which went not astray. Thus it is not the will ' of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost. And if thy brother should sin 'against thee, go, tell him his fault between thee and him 'alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. And if he shall not hear thee, then take with thee one or 'two more, so that in the mouth of two or three witnesses 17 'every word may be established. And if he will not hear

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'them, tell it to the church; and if he will not hear the
'church, let him be to thee as a heathen and a tax-
'gatherer. Verily I say unto you, whatever things ye
'shall bind on earth, will be bound in heaven; and what-
ever ye shall loose on earth, will be loosed in heaven.
Again, I say unto you, that if two of
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'earth about any thing that they shall ask, it will be done
'to them from my Father who is in heaven. For where
'two or three are gathered together in my name, there am
'I in the midst of them.'

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Then Peter coming up to him said; Lord, how often 'shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?' Jesus saith to him; 'I say not to thee, until seven times, but until seventy times seven. There'fore the kingdom of heaven hath been likened to a 'certain king, who wished to settle an account with his 'slaves. And when he had begun to settle, one was 24 'brought to him who owed ten thousand talents [or two 'million pounds]. And as he had not to pay, his lord 25 ' ordered that he should be sold, and his wife and children, 'and all that he had, and payment to be made. The slave therefore falling down worshipped him, saying; 'Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. 'And the lord of that slave had pity, and loosed him, 27 'and forgave him the debt. And the same slave going 28 'out found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a 'hundred Denarii [or eight hundred pence]; and seizing 'him he took him by the throat, saying; If thou owest 'any thing pay me. His fellow slave therefore falling 29 'down besought him, saying; Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but going 30 out, cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. And his fellow slaves seeing what was done were very 31 sorry, and came, and told their lord all that was done. 'Then his lord having called him, said unto him; Thou 'wicked slave, all that debt I forgave to thee when thou 'askedst me; oughtest not thou also to have had pity on 'thy fellow slave, even as I had pity on thee? And his 'lord was wroth, and delivered him to the gaolers, till he should pay all that was owing unto him. So likewise

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'will my heavenly Father do to you, unless ye from your 'hearts each forgive his brother.'

And it came to pass, that when Jesus ended these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the neighbourhood of Judea, beyond the Jordan. And great crowds followed him, and he healed them there. And the Pharisees came unto him, trying him, and saying unto him; Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any 'cause ?' And he answered and said unto them; 'Have 'ye not read, that He that made them, made them from 'the beginning male and female? and said; For this a man shall leave father and mother and cleave to his wife; ' and they two shall become one flesh? Wherefore they What therefore God

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7 hath joined together let not man put asunder.' They say unto him; Why then did Moses command to give 8 'a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?' He saith unto them; 'Moses, because of the hardness of 'your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives; but it was not so from the beginning. And I say unto you, 'whoever shall put away his wife, save for fornication, 'and shall marry another, committeth adultery; and he that marrieth her that is put away committeth adultery.' His disciples say unto him; If the case of the man with 11 'his wife be thus, it is not good to marry.' And he said unto them; All men cannot receive this word, but those 'to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs who 'were born so from their mother's womb; and there are 'some eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and 'there are some eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs 'for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He that is able 'to receive it, let him receive it.'

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Then some little children were brought to him, that he might lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples 14 rebuked them. And Jesus said; 'Suffer the little children, 'and forbid them not to come unto me; for unto such 15 belongeth the kingdom of heaven.' And after laying his 16 hands on them, he departed thence. And behold, one came and said unto him; 'Good teacher, what good shall 17 'I do that I may have everlasting life?' And he said

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unto him; 'Why askest thou me about what is good? 'There is One only that is good. And if thou wishest to ' enter into life, keep the commandments.' He saith unto him; Which?' And Jesus said; Thou shalt do no 'murder; Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou shalt 'not steal; Thou shalt not bear false witness; Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy 'neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him; 'All these have I kept from my youth; what lack I yet?' Jesus said unto him; If thou wishest to be perfect, go, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou wilt 'have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.' And the young man, when he heard that saying, went 22 away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. And Jesus 23 said unto his disciples; Verily I say unto you, a rich

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And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to

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' enter into the kingdom of God.' And when the dis- 25 ciples heard, they were greatly amazed, saying; 'Who 'then can be saved?' And Jesus looking at them, said 26 unto them; With men this is impossible, but with God 'all things are possible.' Then Peter answered and said 27 unto him; 'Behold, we have forsaken all things and have 'followed thee; what therefore shall we have?' Jesus said unto them; Verily I say unto you, that ye 'who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son 'of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also will

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́ sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or 29 ́sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or 'lands, for my name's sake, will receive an hundred fold, and will inherit eternal life. But many that are first 30 will be last, and the last will be first. For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. And * after agreeing with the labourers for a Denarius [or eight 'pence] the day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he 'went out about the third hour, and saw others standing 'idle in the market place; and said unto them; Go ye

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