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CHAP. XII.

AT that time Jesus went on the sabbath-day through the corn; and his disciples were a hungered, and began 3o pluck the cars of corn, and to eat.

2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath-day.

3 lint he said unto them.Have ye not read what Dav id did when he was a hungered,and they that were with hijn:

-1 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the show-bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with hiin, but only Ibr the priests?

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

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

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

» For the Son of man is Lord even of (he sabbath-day.

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

10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-days? that they might accuse hiin.

H 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 he 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 wed on the sabbath-days.

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

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

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

iO Ami charged them that they should not make him known:

17 That it might be fulfilled which

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18 Behold 1113' servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I wdl put my Spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to die Gentiles.

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

20 A bruised reed shall he notbreak, and smoking llax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21 And in his name shall tlie Gentiles trust.

22 IT Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

2:3 Ami all tLe people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David i 2-1 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said. This fellow doth not cast out devil.*, but 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 stsuid?

27 And if 1 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 tne Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

2'J Or else, how can one enter into:i strong man's house, and spoil his gauds, except he first bind the stroii^ man ? and then he will spoil hishousK. 30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathered! not with me scattered) abroad. :31 Wherefore 1 say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against Uie Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven uuto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, itshall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, itshall not be forgiven him, neither in th.s world, neither in the world to come.

Idle words. CHAP

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

34 0 generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, apeak good tilings? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

35 A good man, out of the gjood treasure of the heart, bringeth Ibrtli good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil tliinga.

.3(5 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.

3S IT Then certain of the scribes and ofthePhar'b3eesanswered,saying,IUaster, we would see a sign from thee.

39 But lie answered j»nd said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seckelh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

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.

41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; anil, behold, a greater than Jonas inhere.

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 walkcth through displaces, seeking rest, and fmdeth none.

4-1 Then he sailh, i will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he i3 come, he fiudetu it empty, swept and garnished.

44 Then gocth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first, Even so pball it be also unto this wicked genci.ilioa

Xtll. Wio are acar to Chrisl.

46 IT While he yet talked to the peo pie, behold, his mother and his breth ren stood without, desiring to speak with. him.

47 Then one 6aid unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

43 But he answered and said unm him that told him, 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 1

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

CHAP. XIIL

THE same day went Jesus out of the bouse, "and sat by the seaside.

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 tilings unto them in parable?, saying, Behold n sower went forth to sow:

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:

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

9 Who bath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 TT And the disci[>Jes came,and said unto him, Why epeakest thou unio them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of hea ven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever bath, to hirn shall be given, and he 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 ihev seeinc, sec not,*

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and hearing, they hear not; neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which sailh, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand • and seeing ye 6hall 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 should see withl their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal tliem.

16 B ut blessed a/v your eyes, for they | see; and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That I raanv prophets and righteous have desired to see those things ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear t/insc things which ye h and have not heard them.

13 "FT Hear ye therefore the parable of 'he sower.

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

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

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed a the thorns is he that heareth the word;I and the care of this world, and the! deceitfulneas of riches, choke the] word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into thi good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth ii;which al*o beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred-fold,some sircfy,some thirty.

2-1 If Another parable put he fortli 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 al60.

Parable of the tares.

27 So the servants of the householder ame and said unto him, Sir, didst nor hou sow good seed in thy field? from vhence then hath it tares?

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

29 But lie said, Nay; lest, while ye gather up the lares, ye root up also the vheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest; and m the time of harvest 1

iay to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 TT Another parable put he fortli unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustardseed, which a man took and sowed in his field:

3-2 Which indeed is the least of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so thai the birds 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 bill in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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

?o That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 1 will open my mouth in parables; 1 will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

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

37 He answered and said unto them, He that sowct.h the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is tlve world; the good eecd arc 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 arc the angels.

40 As therefore the tares arc gathered and burned in the fire; ec

ParaOle of the net. shall it be in the end of this world.

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

-12 And shall cast them into a fur nace 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 hatii ears to hear, let him hear.

•14 IT Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hidetli, and for joy thereof goeth and selletli all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 1T Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant-man seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he hath found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that lie had, and bought it

47 IT Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of even- kind:

43 Which, when it was lull, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but rv.st 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.

£0 And shall :ast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

61 Jesus fiiiil.li unto them, Have ye understood nil these tilings? They say unto him Yea, Lord.

62 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe, tc/iich is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto n man that is a house-holder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new ami oid.

ftf IT And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonish)

and said, Whence hath this an this wisdom., and these mighty works?

65 Is not this the carpenter's son? B not his mother called Mary? and hif brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

XIV. Martyrdom of joniu

56 And his sisters, are they not all 'ith us? Whence then hath tins man

all these things?

57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

And be did not many mighty ks there, because of their unbelief. CHAP. XIV.

heard of the fame of Jej ,

2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist: be is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him.

3 IT For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' 6a)ie, bis brother Philip's •vile.

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

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

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

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

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

0 And the king was sorry: never theless for the oath's sake, and them \'hu h sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John n the prison.

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

12 Ami bis disciples came and took up the body, and buried it, and went

nd tcld Jesus.

13 IT When Jesus heard of it, he de parted thence by ship hito a desert place apart: and when the people 'ad heard thereof^ thfcy followed him on f:>ot out of the cities.

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a ;reat multitude, and was moved with

compassion toward them, andbeueal■d their sick.

15 IT And when \t was evening, Vis disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is mw past: send the multitude away, trial

Jesus walk, on (he Sea. S. MAT Iheymaygo 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 lishes.

18 He said, Bring them hither to me.

19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and, looking up to heaven, he blessed, ami 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 ol" the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

21 And they that had eaten were about live thousand men, besides women and ckiJdren.

22TTAnd straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a shin,and to go before him unto the oilier side, while he sent the multitudes away.

23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there nlone

3-1 But the ship was now in the midst of (he sea, tossed with waves: for the wmd was contrary.

25 And in the fourth watch of th night Jesus went unto them, walking oil" the sea.

2G 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 afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of theship, ho walked on the water.togoto Jesus,

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and, beginning! to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, sav~ me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth hi i hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

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

33 Then they tiiat were in the ship!

THEW. Human traditions vain came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

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

35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out

all that country round about,and brought unto him all that were dis

3H And besoiK-ht him that they might only toucli the hem of his garment: inanv as touched were made perfectly whole.

CHAP. XV.

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

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the traditions of die elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said unto in, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradi

-i For God commanded, saying, Hon our thy lather and mother: and, lit. that curse th lather or mother, let him die the death.

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

6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

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

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but theii neart is fur from me.

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandrneots of men.

10 TT And he called the multitude and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometli out of the mouth, this defileth

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.

1-1 Let Uiem alon-. they be blind

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