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Obedience our Wisdom. CHAP. VIII.
way, that leadeth to destruction, and any lliere be which go in thereat:
14 Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life, and few there be that find i
15 17 Beware of false prophets.which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they arc ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree briDgeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
) 3 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree thatbringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by tbeir fruits yc shall know them.
21 IT Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
2-2 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied :n thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
'23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, yc that work iniquity.
24 IT Therefore, whosoever neareth Hiesesaymgsof mine.and doeth thein, 1 will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
26 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth theni not, shall be likened unto a foolish man,) which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house ; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
25 TTAnd it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. I CHAP. VIII. I VTTTHEN lie was come down from
VY the mountain, gr?at multitudes folk.wed him.
The centurion'1* J'ailX 2 And, behold, there came a leper, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, i.' thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. :j And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gilt that Moses commanded, for a testi < mony unto them.
ft IT And when Jesus was enterpd into\ Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, Lord, my servant Jieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will Icome and heal him.
5 The centurion answered and said, Lord, 1 am not worthy that Uiou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant
hall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he Cometh, aud to my servant, Do this, and ho doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed,
Verily I say unto you,I have not found so great faith, no,not in Israel.
11 And 1 say unto you, That many shall come from tJie east and west,aiid shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out iuto outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believ ^d, so be it done unto thee. And his sen-ant was healed in the sell'-sainobour.
14 IT And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and thti fever led her: and she arose,and min istered unto tbem.
16 IT When the even wa^ come, they brought unto hiiu many that were possessed with devils: and he cast owl the spirits with Aw word, and healed.
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17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaiaa the prophet, eaying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
IB Now, when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other Bide.
19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. , 20 And Jesus eaith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of mun hath not where to la}' his head.
21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, sutTer me first to go and bury in}' father.
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me ; and let the dead bury their dead.
23 TT And when he was entered into a ehip, his disciples followed him.
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves; but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, hnd awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.
26 And lie saith unto thcm,"\Vhv are ye fearful, 0 ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea ; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even /-he winds and the sea obey him!
28 TT And when he was come to the other side, into the.country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no mail might pass by that way.
29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God Part thou come hither to torment us before the time?
30 And there was a good way off from them a herd 0/ many awine feeding.
31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou casiusout, suffer us logo away into the herd of swine.
32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine; and, behold, Che whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the 6ea, and perished in the waters.
33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told
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AND he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on abed; and Jesus, seeingtheir faith, saiduiuo the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3 And, behold, certaiuof the scribes said within themselves, This wi«>» blasphemeth.
4 And Jesus.knowing their thoughts, said, "Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
d For whether is easier to say, Tliy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.
7 And he arose, and departed to Lis house.
8 But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
9 TT And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, silting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
10 TT And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sal down with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples. Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto liiem, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, 1 will have mercy, and not sacrifice: fori am not come to callthc righteous, but sinners to repentance.
14 tf Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and lb? Pharisees fast oil, hut thy disciples last not?
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15 And Jesus said unto them, Can Hie children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made
17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles; else the bottles break, land the wine runneth out,and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
18 IT While he spake these things unto ihem, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay Uiy hand upon hei and she cshall live.
19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
20 TT (And, behold, a woman, which was deceased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
2J For she-said within herself, If I «nay but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about; and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.)
23 TT And when Jesus came into the ruler's bouse, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,
24 He said unto them, Give place; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.
25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by Uie hand, and the maid arose.
26' And the fame hereof went abroad into all tliat laud.
27 U And when Jesus departedthence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus eaiUi unto them,Believe yc that 1 am able to do this? They said unto linn, Yea, Lord.
23 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto ion
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30 And their eyes were opened: and Jesus slraiUy charged them, saykg, See thai no man know it.
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame m all thai country.
3211 As they went out, behold, they irought to him a dumb man possessed vith a devil.
33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes
larvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
34 BuUbe Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
■And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease, among the people.
"61T But when he saw the multitudes, was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, ami were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Thensaith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous,but the labourers are few:
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that We will send forth labour
'to his harvest,
AND when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power agaitist unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal ali manner of sickness, aud all manner of dis
2 Now the names of the twel ve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is culled Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebcdee, and John liia brother;
3Philip,and Bartholomew;Thomas, md Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscarior, who also betrayed hitn.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the. Gentiles, and into anr, city of the Samaritans enter yc not-, 0 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers.
Charge to the Twelve. S. MATTHEW, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely
9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your purses:
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neitheirtwo coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for die workman is worthy of his meat
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go' thence.
12 And when ye come into a house, salute it I
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if h be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
1-1 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake oil" the dust of your feet
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that cits'.
16 IT Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be yel therefore wise as serpents, and liarr less as doves.
17 But beware of men; for they w deliver you up to the councils, ar they will scourge you in their eyn gogues:
18 And yc shall be brought before' governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what yo shallI epeak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for rny name's sake: but he that cnduretJi to the end shaU be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
21 The disciple is not above Aw master nor the sen ant abovr his lord. I
Whom we shoufdjear. 16 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, howmuch more shall they call them of his household?
26 Fearthemnot therefore:fortliere b nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be
27 "What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops.
23 And fear not them winch kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is ab'e to destroy both soul and body in hell.
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fallen theground withoutyourFatluir.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will 1 confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
34 Think riot that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
3o For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daugh ter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
.37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of mc: 'and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.
38 And he that taketh not his cross, and foDowelh after me, is not worthy of roe.
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it
40 IT He that receivetli you, receive! h me; and he that receivetli me, receiveth him that sent me.
■11 He that receivetli a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive tv prophet's reward; and he that receivetli a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righi
Testimony to Jvltu. CHAP. XI. (rut if of not repenting.
42 And whosoever shall give lo drink. 16 IT But whereunto shall I liken this
unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, He shall] in no wise Jose his reward.
AND it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence, to teach and to preach in their cities.
2 Now, when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,
3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
4 Jesus answered and.said unto them, , Go and show John again those tilings which ye do hear and see: |
5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, ami the deaf hear; the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not he offended in me.
7 Y, And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
8 But what went ye out for to see? X man clothed in soft raiment? Benold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.
10 For this is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women, there haUi not risen a greater than John the Baptist; notwithstanding, lie that is J least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
12 And from the days of Jolin the1 • Baptist until now, the kingdom oi*
heaven suft'ereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
11 And if ye will receive it, this is F.lias, which was for to come.
i,r> He that hath ears to hear, let him U,-:ir.
generatioa? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped unto you, arid ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not Lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they eay, He hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners: butWisdom is justified of her children.
20 \i Then begixn he lo upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.
21 Woe unto thee, CJiorazin! woe unto lhee,Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sack cloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Ti'i'e and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven,shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But 1 say unto you, That it shal] be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25 TT At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, 0 Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these tilings from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
2(3 Even eu, Father; forsoitscemcd good in thy sight.
27 All thmgs are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knowelh the Son, but the Father; neither knovveth any man the Father, save the Son, and hi to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
23 T\ Come unto me, all ye that la hour and are heavy laden, and 1 will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and leam of me; for 1 am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest Ditto vour souls.