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The Pharisees reproved

concerning the sabbath. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Chap. xi. and did eat the shew-bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that, on the sabbath-days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath-day.

9 And when he was departed thonce, he went into their synagogue:

31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

10 And behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, say- 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-days?ing evil, speak good things? for out of the that they might accuse him. abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, will Le not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath-days.

13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy bim.

35 A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall 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.

38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a fol-sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes lowed him, and he healed them all;

16 And charged them, that they should not make him known:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judg my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased:ment with this generation, and shall condemn I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall it because they repented at the preaching of shew judgment to the Gentiles. Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and Amoking flax shall be not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. 22 Then was brought unto him one posBessed with a devil, blind and dumb; and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and gar but]nished.

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said. This fellow doth not cast out devils, by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand!

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself. and they enter in and dwell there: and the ast state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked gene ration.

46 While he yet talked to the people, be bold, his mother and his brethren stood with out, desiring to speak with him.

47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desi ring to speak with thee.

48 But he answered and said unto him that told nim, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

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

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Parable of the somer.

ST. MATTHEW.

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50 For whosoever shall do the will of my dureth for a while; for when tribulation or Father which is in heaven, the same is my persecution ariseth because of the word, by brother, and sister, and mother. and by he is offended.

CHAP. XIII.

22 He also that received seed among the

Of the sower and the seed; with other para-thorns is he that heareth the word; and the bles. 12 Why Christ taught in parables. 53 care of this world, and the deceitfulness of Christ contemned by his countrymen. riches, choke the word, and he becometh unTand sat by the sea-side. HE same day went Jesus out of the house, fruitful.

2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, aying, Behold, a sower went forth to

BOW:

4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up.

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up and choked them.

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Beause it is given unto you to know the mystevies of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and ne shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak. I to them in parables because they seeing, see not; and hearing they hear not; neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shali see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they ahould see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desire to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the

Bower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the! Lingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places the same is he that heareth the word, and soon with joy receiveth it:

31 Yet hath he not root in himself, but

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundred-fold, some sixty, some thirty.

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24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto nim, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the réapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to ourn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the bird of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof

33 Another parable spake he unto them! The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

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35 That it might be fulfilled which spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweta the good seed is the Son of

man:

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the are; so shall it be in the oud of this world.

Herod's opinion of Christ.

Chap. xiv.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who bath ears to hear, let him hear.

44 Again: The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again: The kingdom of heaven is like Into a merchant-man seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Christ walketh on the se

6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.

8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

10. And he sent and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

12 And his disciples came and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

47 Again: The kingdom of heaven is like 13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed anto a net, that was cast into the sea, and ga-thence by a ship into a desert place apart thered of every kind: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of Bre: there shall be wailing and gnashing of Seeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion to ward them, and he healed their sick.

15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals:

16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every #cribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of 18 He said, Bring them hither to me. heaven, is like unto a man that is an house- 19 And he coinmanded the multitude to sit holder, which bringeth forth out of his trea-down on the grass, and took the five loaves, sure things new and old.

53 And it came to pass. that when Je us had finished these parables, he departed Chence.

54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were as onished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty worke?

55 is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the mul

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us?titudes away. Whence then hath this man all these things? 23 And when he had sent the multitudes 57 And they were offended in him. But away, he went up into a mountain apart to Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not with pray and when the evening was come, he out honour, save in his own country, and in was there alone. bis own house.

68 And he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

CHAP. XIV.

Herod's opinion of Christ. 3 John Baptist beheaded. 15 Five thousand fed.

A the fame of Jesus,

T that time Herod the tetrarch heard of

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Je sus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not

2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist: he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth them-afraid. selves in him.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, 3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' cake, his brother Philip's wife

4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted as a prophes

water.

29 And he said, Come And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, be was afraid; and beginning to sink, ho cried Isaying, Lord, save ma

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God's commandments,

ST. MATTHEW.

and men's traditions. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth but to eat with unwashen bands defileth not a Ais hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt!

32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

34 T And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;

36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

CHAP. XV.

2 God's commandments, and man's traditions. 10 What defileth a man.

THEN came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

man.

21 T Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.

22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their mas

ters' table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her,

2 Why do thy lisciples transgress the tradi-O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee tion of the elders? for they wash not their even as thou wilt. And her daughter was hands when they cat bread. made whole from that very hour.

3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father, or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

3! Insomuch that the multitude wondered, 6 And honour not his father or his mother, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maim he shall be free. Thus have ye made the com-ed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the mandment of God of none effect by your tra- blind to see: and they glorified the God of dition. Israel.

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 T And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

1 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this deâleth a man.

12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended after they heard this saying?

13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

32 T Then Jesus called his disciples unte him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left, seven baskets full.

38 And they that did eat were four thou sand men, besides women and children.

39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala. CHAP. XVI.

17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly,[4 and is cast out into the draught?

18 Bat those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20 These are the things which defile a map.

The sign of Jonas. 6 The leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 21 Christ foresheweth his death.

THE Pharisees also and the Sadducees came, Tand Pharisees a de andd him that he would shew then a sign from heaven.

2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: the sky is red

The sign of Jonas,

Chap. xvB

Christ's transfiguration

18 And in the morning, ft mu be fou, weather to-day for the sky is red and lowering. Ove it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake 25 For whosoever will save his life shall loss hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the shall find it. sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. - 6 ¶ Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye

among yourselves, because ye have brought no

bread?

26 For what is a man profited, if he shall or what shall a man give in exchange for his gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? soul?

27 For the Son of man shall come in the shall reward every man according to his glory of his Father with his angels; and then he works.

standing here which shall not taste of death,
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some
till they see the Son of man coming in his king-
dom.
CHAP. XVII.

1 The transfiguration of Christ, 14 He healeth
the lunatic.

AND after six days Jesus taketh Peter,

James, and John his brother, and bringeth

9 Lo ye not yet understand, neither remem-them up into an high mountain apart, ber the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

2 And was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was

10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thou-white as the light. sand, and how many baskets ye took up?

11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

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13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked nis disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

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15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon-Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter: and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And 1 will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20 Then charged he his disciples, that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

Moses and Elias, talking with him.
3 And behold, there appeared unto them

Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt,
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus,
for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
let us make here three tabernacles; one
Elias...

5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright out of the cloud, which said, This is my be cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice loved Son, in whom 1 am well pleased; hear ye him.

on their face, and were sore afraid.
6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell

7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.

9 And as they came down from the mountain, no man, until the Son of man be risen again Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to from the dead.

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10 And his disciples asked him, saying, come? Why then say the scribes that Elias must first

Elias truly shall first come, and restore all 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them. things.

already, and they knew him not, but have done
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come
unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise
shall also the Son of man suffer of them,

spake unto them of John the Baptist,
13 Then the disciples understood that he

14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneel

21 From that time forth began Jesus to snewing down to him, and saying, unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elder and chief priests, and scribes, and be killel, and be raised again the third day

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence untó me for thou savourest not the things that be of God but those that be of ment

Then said Jesus unto his disciples. If was will come after ne, let him deny him id take up his cross, and follow me.

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