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rTiiai dejilcs a man. if art era of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the diich.
15 Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
ifi And Jesus eaid. Are ye also yet without understanding?
17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth gpeth into the belly and is cast out into the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth conic forth from the heart; and they defile the
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphe
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands deliJeth not a man.
'21 TT 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, Uioi'i son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and bes( r= him, saying, Send her away; for she criclh after us.
24 But he answered and said, 1 an wot sent but unto the lost sheep of tin house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to do^s.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
2S Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman,great is thy faith ■ be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
291F And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
00 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that, were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and east them down at Jests' feet, and he healed them;
31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when Un-j' .saw the dumb to
CHAP. XVI. Second miracle loavt*. speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see. 'and they glorified the God of Israel 32 TT Then Jesus called his disciple? unto him, and said, I have ccmpassio.i nultitude, because they con tiuue with me now three days, and have nothing to cat: and I-will not send them away fasting, lest they faint
33 And his disciples say unto him. Whence should we have so luuelz bread in the wilderness, as to fill s<great a multitude? 31 And Jesus sailh unto them, Hnvj nany loaves have ye ? And they said, ?eve'n, and a few little fishes. 3f> And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 3b" And he took the seven loaves and Die fishes, and gave thanks, and brake than, and gave to his disciples, and "he disciples to the multitude. 37 And they did aJl eat, and Wpw Wed; and 1 hey took up of the broken neat that was" Jefr, seven baskets full. 3S And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides women and ■liihlren.
39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into th.t coasts of Magdala.
THE Pharisees also.and the Saddu cees, came, and, tempting, desired him tliat he would show them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them. When it is evening,ye say, It will be fair weather; for the sky is red:
3 And in the morning, ft tall be foul weather to-day; for the sky is red aim lowering. O iie hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but caK yc not discern the signs of the times?
-1 A wicked and adulterous generation sec/vcth after a sign; and there shall no sign he given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonae. And he left (hem, and departed.
5 TT And when his disciples Wfre come to the other side, they had for gotten to take bread. "6Then Jesus eaid unto them, Take
iced, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Saddncees.
7 And they reasoned among them selves, saying, It is because we hrn<= 'alien no bread.
S Which when Jesns perceived he
J>ic its the Son of God. Sr. MATT HJ£ W. said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because yc have brought no bread?
9 Do yc not yet understand, i*eithei remember the five loaves of the live thousand, and how many baskets y took up?
10 Neither the seven loaves, of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye look up?
11 How is it that ;-e do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of tho Pharisees and of| the Saddueees?
12 Then understood they how th he bade them not beware of the lea. cn of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Saddueees.
13 When Jesus came into the coasts! of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his dlvciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son ot man, am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Ehas; and others, Jcremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But who sav ye that I am?
1C And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed if unto thee, but my Father which isj In heaven.
IS And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter; and upon this rock 1 will build my church, and the gates) of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on eartli shall, be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and sutler many things of the ciders, and chiel priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
2-2 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto Usee.!
Value of the SouL 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence trato me: for thou savouuest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. '2 4 TT Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and Ibllow me. 2o For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he shall reward ;ve.-y man according to his works.
28 Verily 1 say unto you, There be some standing here which shall not tnste of death, till they see the Son of man corning in his kingdom.
John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high nountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and "lis raiment was white as the light.
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet snake, behold, a ght cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
6 And when the disciples heard it, hey fell on their face, and were sore
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, Jesus charged them,oaymg. Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
10 H And his disciples, Miuu] hin»;
Danger of tcr.xpiazwns.
saying, Why then say the scribes that \ Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said u thcin, Elias truly shall first come,and restore all things. <
12 But 1 say unto you, That Elias is < come already, and they knew liira 1 not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed: likewise shall alsc die Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood j that he spake unto them of Joh Baptist.
14 If And when they were come to It the multitude, there came to bim a| certain man, kneeling down to him . _,
and saying, 3 And said, Verily 1 say unto you,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for Except ye be converted, and become he is a lunatic, and sore vexed : for oft- as little children, ye shall not enter times he fallcth into the fire, and oft into the kingdom of heaven, into the water. | -4 Whosoever therefore shall humble
26 Peter said unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and
hook, and take up the fish that Jirst corueih up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto Uieni for me and thee.
CHAP. XV11L A T the same time came the dis -TA. ciples unto Jesus, saying, Who ia 'he greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, ruid set him in the midst of them,
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, 0 faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suller you? Bring him hither to Hip.
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them,Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain. Remove hence to yonder' phice, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goelh not out but bv prayer and fasting.
22 IT And, while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said onto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands j of men;
2'J And they shall kill him, and the 'bird clay he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.
21 IT And when they were come to| Capernaum, they that received tn'bute-wwej/ came to Peter, and said. Doth not your Master pay tribute?
2o He saith.Yes. And when he was| come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the esrtli take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?
himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one sucb little child in my name, receivelh me.
6 But whoso shall olfendone of these little cues which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and thai he were arowned in the deptli of tlie
7 1T Wo unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy fool offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or manned, rather than having two hands, or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire.
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is bet ter for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast, into hell-lire.
10 1T Take heed that ye despise noi one of these little ones: forlsayunio you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
U For the Sou of man is come to save that which was lost.
12 How think ye? If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which Is gone astray?
13 And if so be that he find it, verily Christian disciplin
DulV y] forgiveness
I say unto you, he rejoiceth more ofiand found one of his f.-llow servants,
that sheep, than of the ninety and which went not astray. |
14 Even so it is not die will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
15 TT Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee "and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not. hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, thatl in the mouth of two or three witness-1 cs every word may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the ch'urch: but if nc neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man ai>d a publican.
18 Verily I say unto you, "Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you,That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall br: done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or tlirco are gathered together in my name, there am 1 in the midst of them,
21 TT Then came Peter to him, arid said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and 1 forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, 1 say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.
23 1T Therefore is the kingdom of| heaven likened unto a certain king, which would lake account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him which owed him ten thousand talent:
25 But forasmuch as he hud not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be
26 The servant therefore fell down and worshipped hiin, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed h.m, and forgave him the debt
28 But the sam » servant went out,
hich owed him a hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took hi/a by the throat, saying, Fay me that thou owest.
29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and 1 will pay thee all.
30 And he would not; but went and cast him into prison, till he slioulc' pay the debt.
U So when his fellow-servants saw hat was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all hat was done.
32 Then his lord, after (hat he had :alled him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, 1 forgave ihec all thai debt, because thou desiredst me: '<?j Shouldcst not thou ;dso have had impassion on thy fellow-servant, even as 1 had pity on thee? 34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the lormentois, tiil he should pay aU that was due unto him. Mo So likewise shall my heavenh Fatli-er do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
ND it came to pass, that, when had finished these sayings, lie departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jor
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 IT The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saving unto him, Is it. lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 Anil he answered and said unto thern, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female;
6 And said. For this cause shall n man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
ij \V hereforc Ihey are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore Cum hath joined together, let not m;ui put asunder.
7 They say unto him, Why did Mo ses then command lo give a writing of divorcement, find to put herawa_\?
8 He saith unlo them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, f uller
Regard to children. cd you to put away y>
the beginning ii was not so.
9 And lsay unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it he for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso raameth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good toll But he said unto them, AH men
cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.
12 For there are some eunuebs,wbich were so born from their mother' womb; and Lhere are some eunuchs which were made eunuchs of men and there be eunuchs, which have
made themselves eunuchs for the
M But Jesus said, Sutler little chi dren, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
16 IT And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eter-1 nallife? "|
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith u>.ito him, Which ? Jesus said, Thou sha.lt do no murder, Thou nhalt not commit adultery, Thou shall not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and tin/ mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these tilings have I kept from my youth up: what lack I vet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt he perfect, go Abseil that thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shall have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorr for he had great possessions.
pies, Verily I say unto you, That u 'vian shall hardly euter into the lorn of heaven.
\nd again I say unto you, It id r for a camel to go through I he eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. "j When his disciples heard it, they vere exceedingly amaxed, sayings Who then can be saved?
:6 But Jesus beheld litem, and said unto them. With men this is impost ble; but with God all things are pos sible.
27 17 Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily L siy unto ycu, That ye which have followed me in the regeneration, when the Sou of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
20 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30 But many that are first shall be it, and the last shall be first. CHAP. XX.
FOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, .'hich went out early in the morning o hire labourers into his vineyard.
2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a-day, be sent them into his vineyard.
3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle n the market-place,
I And said unto them, Go ye also to the vineyard; and whatsoever is ght I will give you. And they went
5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standhi» idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
7 They say unto him,Because no man hath hired" us. He saith unto then*. Go ye also into the vineyard; aiai whatsoever is right, that shall ye re ceive.