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sinners, they said unto his disciples; How is it that he ́eateth and drinketh with the tax-gatherers and sinners ?' And when Jesus heard, he saith unto them; They that 17 ‘are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick; 'I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.'

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And the disciples of John, and the Pharisees, were fasting; and they come and say unto him, 'Why do the 'disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy dis'ciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them; Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom 'is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom 'with them, they cannot fast. But days will come, when 'the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then 'will they fast in that day. No one seweth a patch of ‘new cloth on an old cloak; else the new taketh its whole'ness from the old, and the rent becometh worse. And 22 'no one putteth new wine into old skins; else the new 'wine bursteth the skins, and the wine is spilled, and the ́skins are marred; but new wine should be put into new 'skins.'

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And it came to pass that he went through the corn 23 fields on the sabbath; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. And the Pharisees said 24 unto him; Behold, why do they on the sabbath that 'which is not lawful?' And he said unto them;‘Have 25 'ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he and they that were with him? how 26 'he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar 'the high priest, and ate the shew bread, which is not 'lawful to eat but for the priests; and gave also to those 'that were with him?' And he said unto them; The 27 'sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath; 'therefore the Son of man is lord also of the sabbath.'

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And Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the lake; and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, 8 and from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumæa, and from beyond the Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, hearing what things he did, came 9 unto him. And he spake to his disciples, that a small boat should wait on him because of the crowd, lest they 10 should throng him. For he had healed many; so that as

many as had plagues pressed upon him to touch him. 11 And the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell before 12 him, and cried, saying; 'Thou art the son of God.' And he straightly charged them that they should not make him known.

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And he goeth up the mountain, and calleth those whom 14 he would; and they went out unto him. And he chose twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might 15 send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons. And Simon he surnamed 17 Peter; and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and them he surnamed Boanerges, that is, Sons 18 of Thunder; and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphæus, 19 and Thaddeus, and Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

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And they went into a house. And the crowd again cometh together, so that they could not even eat bread. 21 And when his friends heard, they went out to lay hold on 22 him; for they said; He is beside himself.' And the scribes that came down from Jerusalem, said; 'He 'hath Beelzebub,' and, By the prince of the demons he 23 'casteth out the demons.' And he called them, and said unto them in parables; How can Satan cast out Satan?

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'itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up 26 against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but 'hath an end. No one can enter into a strong man's 27 'house and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the 'strong man; and then he will plunder his house. Verily 28

'I say unto you, that all sins will be forgiven to the sons

'of men, and the blasphemies wherewith soever they shall 'blaspheme; but he that shall blaspheme against the holy 29 'spirit, hath no forgiveness till the end of the world, but 'is deserving of everlasting judgment.' Because they said; He hath an unclean spirit.

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His mother and his brethren then came, and standing 31 without, sent unto him, calling him. And a crowd sat 32 round him; and they said unto him; 'Behold, thy 'mother, and thy brethren, seek for thee without.' And 33 he answered them, saying; Who is my mother, or my 'brethren?' And looking round on those who sat about 34 him, he saith; 'Behold, my mother and my brethren; 'for whoever shall do the will of God, the same is my 35 'brother, and my sister, and mother.'

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And he began again to teach by the lake's side; and there was gathered unto him a great crowd, so that he entered into the boat, and sat on the lake; and the whole crowd was by the lake on the land. And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his teaching; Hearken; Behold, the sower went out to sow; and it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the road 'side, and the fowls came and ate it And some fell on stony places, where it had not much earth; and it sprang up immediately, because it had no depth of earth; but when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because 'it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among 'thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it 'yielded no fruit. And others fell on good ground, and 'yielded fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, one thirty, and one sixty, and one a hundred.' And he said; 'He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." And when he was alone, they that were about him, with 10 the twelve, asked of him the parable. And he said unto 11 them; To you it is given to know the mystery of the

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'kingdom of God; but to them that are without, all things 12 are done in parables; that seeing they may see and not 'perceive; and hearing they may hear and not understand; lest they should be converted, and their sins should be 13 'forgiven them.' And he saith unto them; Know ye 'not this parable? And how will ye know all the 14 15' parables? The sower soweth the word. And these

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are they by the road side; where the word is sown, and 'when they hear, immediately Satan cometh, and taketh 16 away the word that was sown in their hearts. And 'these are in like wise those sown on stony places; who, 'when they hear the word, receive it immediately with 'gladness; and have no root in themselves, but are short 'lived; afterwards, when tribulation or persecution cometh 18 'because of the word, immediately they stumble. And 'others are those sown among thorns; these are they 'that hear the word; and the cares of the age, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts after other things, ' entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are those sown on good ground; such as hear 'the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, one 21 thirty, one sixty, and one a hundred.' And he said

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unto them; Is a lamp brought to be put under the 'bushel, or under the bed, and not to be set on the lamp22 stand? For there is nothing hid which will not be 'shown; nor was there any thing kept secret, but that it 'should come abroad. If any one hath ears to hear, let 24 him hear.' And he said unto them; "Take heed what 'ye hear; with what measure ye mete, it will be measured 25 to you. For he that hath, to him will be given; and he

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'that hath not, from him will be taken even what he 26 'hath.' And he said; 'So is the kingdom of God, as if 'a man should cast seed upon the ground; and should 'sleep and rise, night and day, and the seed spring up and grow, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth 'forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, then 'the full grain in the ear. And when the fruit is brought 'forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come." And he said; 'Whereunto shall we 'liken the kingdom of God? or in what parable shall we

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'put it? It is like a grain of mustard, which when it is 31 sown on the earth, is less than all the seeds that are on 'the earth; and when it is sown, it cometh up, and 32 'becometh greater than all herbs, and maketh great 'branches, so that the fowls of the air may lodge under 'its shade.' And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, according as they were able to hear it. And without a parable spake he not unto them; and he expounded all things to his disciples apart.

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And on the same day, when it was evening, he saith unto them; 'Let us pass over to the other side.' when they had sent away the crowd they took him as he was in the boat. And there were also with him other boats. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the 37 waves beat into the boat, so that it was now filling. And 38 he was in the stern, asleep on the pillow; and they rouse him, and say unto him; Teacher, carest thou not that 'we perish?' And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea; Peace, be still.' And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto 40 them; 'Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have 'no faith?' And they feared with a great fear, and said 41 one to another; Who then is this, that even the wind 'and the sea obey him?'

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And they came to the other side of the lake, into the country of the Gadarenes. And as he came out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling in the tombs; and no one could bind him even with chains; because he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken; and no one could tame him. And he was always, night and day, in the tombs and on the mountains, crying out and cutting himself with stones. And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshipped him; and cried with a loud voice, and said; What hast thou to do with 'me, Jesus, thou son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.' (For he said unto him; 'Come out of the man, thou unclean 'spirit.') And he asked him; 'What is thy name?'

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