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THEN came to Jesus scribes and is cast out into the draught:

The scribes and ST. MATTHEW. Pharisees reproved. 35 And when the men of that 14 Let them alone: they be place had knowledge of him, blind leaders of the blind. And they sent out into all that coun: if the blind lead the blind, both try round about, and brought shall fall into the ditch. unto him all that were diseased; 15 Then answered Peter and 36 And besought him that they said unto him, Declare unto us might only touch the hem of this parable. his garment: and as many as 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also touched were made perfectly yet without understanding? whole.

17 Do not ye yet understand, CHAPTER XV.

that whatsoever entereth in at What defileth a man.

the mouth goeth into the belly, Pharisees, which of Jerusalem, saying,

ceed out of the mouth como 2 Why do thy disciples trans- forth from the heart; and they gress the tradition of the eld- defile the man. ers? for they wash not their 19 For out of the heart proceed bands when they eat bread. evil thoughts, murders, adulter3 But he answered and said ies, fornications, thefts, false unto them, Why do ye also witness, blasphemies: trgasgress the commandment 20 These are the things which of God by your tradition? defile a man: but to eat with 4 For God commanded, saying, unwashen hands defileth not a Honour thy father and mother: man. ead, He that curseth father or 21 | Then Jesus went thence, mothér, let him die the death. and departed into the coasts of 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall Tyre and Sidon. say to his father or his mother, 22 And, behold, a woman of It is a gift, by whatsoever thou Canaan came out of the same mightest be profited by me; coasts, and cried unto him, say. 6 And honoux not his father or ing, Have mercy on me, O Lord, his mother, he shall be free. Thus thou Son of David ; my daugh. hiye ye made the command ter is grievously vexed with a ment of Gud of none effect by devil. your tradition.

23 But he answered her not a 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esai- word. And his disciples came as prophesy of you, saying, and besought him, saying, Send

8 This people draweth nigh her away; for she crieth after unto me with their mouth, and us. honoureth me with their lips; 24 But he answered and said, but their heart is far from me. I am not sent but unto the lost

9 But in vain they do worship sheep of the house of Israel. me, teaching for doctrines the 25 Then came she and worcommandments of men.

shipped him, saying, Lord, help 10 And he called the multi- me. tude, and said unto them, Hear, 120 But he answered and said, and understand :

It is not meet to take the chil 11 Not that which goeth into dren's bread, and to cast it to the mouth defileth a man; but dogs. that which cometh out of the 27 And she said, Truth, Lord : mouth, this detileth a man. yet the dogs eat of the crumbs 12 Then came his disciples, and which fall from their masters' said unto him, Knowest thou table. that the Pharisees were offend 28 Then Jesus answered and ed, after they heard this saying ? said unto her, O woman, great

13. But he answered and said, I is thy faith : be it unto thee even Every plant, which my heaven- as thou wilt. And her daughter ty Father hath not planted, shall was made whole from that very be rooted up.

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Four thousand fed. ST. MATTHEW. The sign of Jonas. 29 And Jesus departed from say, It will be fair weather: for thence, and came nigh unto the the sky is red. sea of Galilee; and went up 3 And in the morning, It will into a mountain, and sat down be foul weather to day: for the there.

sky is red and lowering. Oye 30 And great multitudes came hypocrites, ye can discern the unto him, having with them face of the sky; but can ye those that were lame, blind, not discern the signs of the dumb, maimed, and many oth times ? ers, and cast them down at Je 4 A wicked and adulterous sus' feet; and he healed them: generation

seeketh after a sign; 31 Insomuch thatthe multitude and there shall no sign be given wondered, when they saw the unto it, but the sign of the produmb to speak, the maimed to phet Jonas. And he left them, be whole, the lame to walk, and and departed. the blind to see: and they glori- 5 And

when his disciples were fied the God of Israel.

come to the other side, they had 32 Then Jesus called his disci-forgotten to take bread. ples unto him, and said, I have 6 Then Jesus said unto them, compassion on the multitude, Take heed and beware of the because they continue with

me leaven of the Pharisees and of now three days, and have noth- the Sadducees. ing to eat: and I will not send 7 And they reasoned among them away fasting, lest they themselves, saying. It is because faint in the way.

we have taken no bread. 33 And his disciples say unto 8Which when Jesus

perceived, him, Whence should we have he said unto them, Oye of lite so much bread in the wilder- tle faith, why reason ye among ness, as to fill so great a multi- yourselves, because ye have tude?

brought no bread ? 34 And Jesus saith unto them, 9 Do ye not yet understand, How many loaves have ye? neither remember the five loaves And they said, Seven, and a few of the five thousand, and how little fishes.

many baskets ye took up? 35 And he commanded the 10 Neither the seven loaves ot multitude to sit down on the the four thousand, and how maground.

ny baskets ye took up ? 36 And he took the seven loaves 11 How is it that ye do not un and the fishes, and gave thanks, derstand that I spake it not to and brake them, and gave to his you concerning bread, that ye disciples, and the disciples to should beware of the leaven ot the multitude.

the Pharisees and of the Sad37 And they did all eat, and ducees? were filled: and they took up 12 Then understood they how of the broken meat that was that he bade them not beware left seven baskets full.

of the leaven of bread, butof the 38 And they that did eat were doctrine of the Pharisees and four thousand men, beside wo-ot'the Sadducees. men and children.

13 1 When Jesus came into 39 And he sent away the mul- the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, titude, and took ship, and came he asked his disciples, saying, into the coasts of Magdala. Whom do men say that I, the CHAPTER XVI.

Son of man, am? Peter's confession of Christ. 14 And they said, Some say THE Pharisees also with the that thou art John the Baptist;

Sadducees came, and tempt- some, Elias; and others, Jereing desired him that he would mias, or one of the prophets. shew them a sign from heaven. 1ö He saith unto them, But ? He answered and said unto whom say ye that I am ? them, When it is evening, ye 16 And Simon Peter answered

Peter's testimony. ST. MATTHEW The transfiguration. and said, Thou art the Christ, 28 Verily I say unto yon, There the Son of the living God. be some standing here, which 17. And Jesus answered and shall not taste of death, till they said unto him, Blessed artthon, see the Son of man coming in Simon Bar-jona : for flesh and his kingdom. blood hath not revealed it unto

CHAPTER XVII. thee, but my Father which is in The transfiguration of Christ. heaven. 18. And I say also unto thee, AND after six days Jesus tak

, That thou art Peter, and upon his brother, and bringeth them this rock I will build my church; up into a high mountain apart, and the gates of hell shall not 2 And was transfigured before prevail against it.

them: and his face did shine as 19 And I will give unto thee the sun, and his raiment was the keys of the kingdom of white as the light. heaven: and whatsoever thou 3 And, behold, there appeared shalt bind on earth shall be unto them Moses and Elias bound in heaven; and whatso- talking with him. ever thou shalt loose on earth 4 Then answered Peter, and shall be loosed in heaven. said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good

20 Then charged he, his disciples for us to be here: if thou wilt, that they should tell no man let us make here three tabernathat he was Jesus the Christ. cles; one for thee, and one for 21 From that time forth began Moses, and one for Elias. Jesus to shew unto his disci. 5 While he yet spake, behold, ples, how that he must go unto a bright cloud overshadowed Jerusalem, and suffer many them: and behold a voice out of things of the elders and chief the cloud, which said, This is priests and scribes, and be kill. my beloved Son, in whom I am ed, and be raised again the third well pleased; hear ye him. day.

6 And when the disciples

heard 22 Then Peter took him, and it, they fell on their face, and began to rebuķe him, saying, were sore afraid. Be it far from thee, Lord : this 7 And Jesus came and touched shall not be unto thee.

them, and said, Arise, and be 23 But he turned,

and said un- not afraid. to Peter, Get thee behind me, 8 And when they had lifted up Satan: thou art an offence un- their eyes, they saw no man, to me: for thou savourest not save Jesus only. the things that be of God, but 9 And as they came down from those that be of men.

the mountain, Jesus charged 4 Then said Jesus unto his them, saying, Tell the vision to disciples, If any main will come no man, until the Son of man be after me let him deny himself, risen again from the dead. and take up his cross, and follow 10 And his disciples asked him, me.

saying, Why then say the scribes 25 For whosoever will save his that Elias must first come ? life shall lose it: and whosoever 11 And Jesus answered and will lose his life for my sake said unto them, Elias truly shall shall find it.

first come, and restore all things. 26 For what is a man profited, 12 But I say unto you, That Eli. if he shall gain the whole

world, as is come already, and they and lose his own soul? or what knew him not, but have done shall a man give in exchange for unto him whatsoever they listhis soul?

ed. Likewise shall also the Son 27 For the Son of man shall of man suffer of them. come in the glory of his Father 13 Then the disciples underwith his angels; and then he stood that he spake unto them shall reward every man accord- of John the Baptist. ing to his works.

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The lunatic healed. ST. MATTHEW. Concerning offences. come to the multitude, there came up; and when thou hast opened to him a certain man, kneeling his mouth, thou shalt find a piece down to him, and saying, of money: that take, and give

15 Lord, have mercy on my unto them for me and thee. son; for he is lunatic, and sore

CHAPTER XVIII. Vexed : for ofttimes he falleth How to deal with offenders. into the fire, and oft into the A disciples unto Jesus, saying, water. 16 And I brought him to thy Who is the greatest in the kingdisciples, and they could not dom of heaven? cure him.

2 And Jesus called a little child 17 Then Jesus answered and unto him, and set him in the said, O faithless and perverse midst of them, generation, how long shall I be 3 And said, Verily I say unto with you? how long shall I suffer you, Except ye be converted, you? bring him hither to me. and become as little children,

18 And Jesus rebuked the dev-ye shall not enter into the king. il; and he departed out of him: dom of heaven. and the child was cured from 4 Whosoever therefore shall that very hour.

humble himself as this little 19 Then came the disciples to child, the same is greatest in Jesus apart, and said, Why the kingdom of heaven. could not we cast him out? 5 And whoso shall receive one

20 And Jesus said unto them, such little child in my name Because of your unbelief: for receiveth me. verily I say unto you, If ye have 6 But whoso shall offend one faith as a grain of mustard seed, of these little ones which beye shall say unto this mountain, lieve in me, it were better for Remove hence to yonder place; him that a millstone were hangand it shall remove: and nothing ed about his neck, and that he shall be impossible unto you. were drowned in the depth of 21 How best this kind goeth not the sea. out but by prayer and fasting. 7 Woe unto the world because 22 And while they abode in of offences! for it must need Galilee, Jesus said unto them, be that offences come; but woe The Son of man shall be be to that man by whom the of trayed into the hands of men: fence cometh!

23 And they shall kill him, and 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy the third day he shall be raised foot offend thee, cut them off, again. And they were exceed- and cast them from thee: it is ing sorry.

better for thee to enter into life 241 And when they were come halt or maimed, rather than to Capernaum, they that re- having two hands or two feet to ceived tribute money came to be cast into everlasting fire. Peter, and said, Doth not your 9 And if thine eye offend thee, master pay tribute !

pluck it out, and cast it from 25 He saith, Yes. And when he thee: it is better for thee to enwas come into the house, Jesus terinto life withone eye, rather prevented him, saying, What than having two eyes to be cast thinkest thou, Simon? of whom into hell fire. do the kings of the earth take 10 Take heed that ye despise custom or tribute ? of their own not one of these little ones; for children, or of strangers? I say unto you, That in heaven

26 Peter saith unto him, of their angels do always behold strangers. Jesus saith unto him, the face of my Father which is Then

are the children free. in heaven. 27 Notwithstanding, lest we 11 For the Son of man is come should offend them, go thou to to save that which was lost. the sea, and cast a hook, and 12 How think ye? if a man take up the fish that first cometh have a hundred sheep, and one

Forgiveness
ST. MATTHEW.

of trespasses. of them be gone astray, doth he 25 But forasmuch as he had not leave the ninety and nine, not to pay, his lord commandand goeth into the mountains, ed him to be sold, and his wife, and seeketh that which is gone and children, and allthat he had, astray ?

and payment to be made. 13 And if so be that he find it, 26 The servant therefore fell verily, I say unto you, he re- down, and worshipped him, joiceth more of that sheep, than saying, Lord, have patience of the ninety and nine which with me, and I will pay thee all. went not astray.

27 Then the lord of that sery14 Even so it is not the will of ant was moved with compasyour Father which is in heav- sion, and loosed him, and for en, that one of these little ones gave him the debt. should perish.

28 But the same servant went 15 T Moreover if thy brother out, and found one of his fellow shall trespass against thee, go servants, which owed him a and tell him his fault between hundred pence: and he laid thee and him alone: if he shall hands on him, and took him by hear thee, thou hast gained thy the throat, saying, Pay me that brother.

thou owest. 16 But if he will not hear thee, 29 And his fellow servant fell then take with thee one or two down at his feet, and besought more, that in the mouth of two him, saying, Have patience with or three witnesses every word me, and I will pay thee all. may be established.

30 And he would not: but went 17 And if he shall neglect to and cast him into prison, till he hear them, tell it unto the should pay the debt. church: but if he neglect to 31 So when his fellow servants hear the church, let him be un saw what was done, they were to thee as a heathen man and a very sorry, and came and told publican.

unto their lord all that was 18 Verily I say unto you, What-done. soever ye shall bind on earth 32 Then his lord, after that he shall be bound in heaven; and had called him, said unto him, whatsoever ye shall loose on o thou wicked servant, I for earth shall be loosed in heaven. gave thee all that debt, because 19 Again I say unto you, That thou desiredst me: if two of you shall agree on 33 Shouldest not thou also have earth as touching any thing that had compassion on thy fellow they shall ask, it shall be done servant, even as I had pity on for them of my Father which thee? is in heaven.

34 And his lord was wroth, and 20 For where two or three are delivered him to the tormentgathered together in my name, ors, till he should pay all that there am I in the midst of

them. was due unto him. 21 Then came Peter to him, 35 So likewise shall my heavand said, Lord, how oft shall enly Father do also unto you, my brother sin against me, and if ye from your hearts forgive I forgive him? till seven times! not every one his brother their 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say trespasses. potuntothee, Untilseven times:

CHAPTER XIX. but, Until seventy times seven.

The law of divorce. 23. Therefore is the kingdom AN

ND it came to pass, that of

when Jesus had finished tain king, which would take these sayings, he departed from account of his servants.

Galilee, and came into the coasta 24 And when he had begun to of Judea beyond Jordan; reckon, one was brought unto 2 And great multitudes followhim, which owed him ten thou- ed him; and he healed them sand talenta.

there.

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