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Christ's charge to his disciples. S. MATTHEW.
He comforts them. able to do this? They said unto him, Yea! 12 And when ye come into an house, Lord.
salute it. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, 13 And if the house be worthy, let your According to your faith, be it unto you. peace come upon it: but if it be not wor
30 And their eyes were opened; and thy, let your peace return to you. Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, that no man know it.
nor hear your words, when ye depart out 31 But they, when they were departed, of that house, or city, shake off the dust of spread abroad his fame in all that country. your feet.
32 As they went out, behold, they 15 Verily, I say unto you, It shall be brought to him a dumb man possessed with more tolerable for the land of Sodom and a devil.
Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than 33 And when the devil was cast out, the for that city, dumb spake: and the multitudes marvel- 16 I Behold, I send vou forth as sheep led, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore
34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. devils, through the prince of the devils. 17 But beware of men: for they will
35 And Jesus went about all the cities deliver you up to the councils, and they and villages, teaching in their synagogues, will scourge you in their synagogues. and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, 18 And ye shall be brought before goand healing every sickness, and every dis- vernors and kings for my sake, for a testiease among the people.
mony against them and the Gentiles. 36 [ But when he saw the multitudes, 19 But when ther deliver you up, take he was moved with compassion on them, no thought how or what ye shall speak, because they fainted, and were scattered for it shall be given you in that same hour abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. what ye shall speak.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers Spirit of your Father which speaketh in are few.
you. 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the 21 And the brother shall deliver up the harvest, that he will send forth labourers in-brother to death, and the father the child: to his harvest.
and the children shall rise up against their CHAP. X.
parents, and cause them to be put to death. A ND when he had called unto him his 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for
twelve disciples, he gave them power my name's sake: but he that endureth to against unclean spirits, to cast them out, the end shall be saved. and to heal all manner of sickness, and all 23 But when they persecute you in this manner of disease.
city, flee ye into another: for verily I say 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the are these; The first, Simon, who is called cities of Israel till the Son of man be come. Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the 24 The disciple is not above his master, son of Zebedee, and John his brother; nor the servant above his lord.
3 Philip, and Bartholomew: Thomas, 25 It is enough for the disciple that he and Matthew the publican; James the son be as his master, and the servant as his of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname lord: if they have called the master of the was Thaddeus;
house Beelzebub, how much more shall 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Is- they call them of his household ? cariot, who also betrayed him.
I 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; commanded them, saying, Go not into the and hid, that shall not be known. way of the Gentiles, and into any city of 27 What I tell you in darkness, that the Samaritans enter ye not.
speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops. house of Israel.
L 28 And fear not them which kill the 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The body, but are not able to kill the soul: but kingdom of heaven is at hand.
rather fear him which is able to destroy 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise both soul and body in hell. the dead, cast out devils : freely ye have 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farreceived, freely give.
thing? and one of them shall not fall on 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor the ground without your Father. brass in your purses ;
| 30 But the very hairs of your head are 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither all numbered. two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: 31 Fear ve not therefore, ye are of more (for the workman is worthy of his meat.) value than many sparrows.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ve 32 Whosoever therefore shall confessu shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy ; and before men, him will I confess also belore there abide till ye go thence.
my Father which is in heaven.
John sends to Christ.
CHAP. XI. . Christ's testimony of John. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before face, which shall prepare thy way before men, him will I also deny before my Father thee. which is in heaven.
| 11 Verily, I say unto you, Among them 34 Think not that I am come to send that are born of women, there hath not peace on earth; I came not to send peace, risen a greater than John the Baptist : notbut a sword.
withstanding he that is least in the king35 For I am come to set a man at vari- dom of heaven, is greater than he, ance against his father, and the daughter 2 And from the days of John the Bapagainst her mother, and the daughter-in-tist, until now, the kingdom of heaven suflaw against her mother-in-law.
fereth violence, and the violent take it by 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his force. own household.
13 For all the prophets and the law pro37 He that loveth father or mother more phesied until John. than me, is not worthy of me: and he that 14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias loveth son or daughter more than me, is not which was for to come. worthy of me.
15 He that hath cars to hear, let him 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and hear. followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 16 ( But whereunto shall I liken this
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: generation? It is like unto children sitting and he that loseth his life for my sake, in the markets, and calling unto their felshall find it.
lows, 40 1 He that receiveth you, receiveth17 And saying, We have piped unto me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth you, and ye have not danced; We have him that sent me.
mourned unto you, and ye have not la41 He that receiveth a prophet in the mented. name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's 18 For John came neither eating nor reward; and he that receiveth a righteous drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. man in the name of a righteous man, shall 19 The Son of man came eating and receive a righteous man's reward.
drinking, and they say, Behold, a man 42 And whosoever shall give to drink gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold publicans and sinners. But Wisdom is water only, in the name of a disciple, verily, ljustified of her children. I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose 20 ( Then began he to upbraid the cities his reward.
wherein most of his mighty works were | CHAP. XI.
|done, because they repented not. AND it came to pass when Jesus had 21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto A made an end of commanding his thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works twelve disciples, he departed thence to which were done in you had been done in teach and to preach in their cities.
Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented 2 1 Now when John had heard in the long ago in sackcloth and ashes. prison the works of Christ, he sent two of 22 But I say unto you, It shall be more his disciples,
tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that judgment, than for you. should come, or do we look for another? 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art ex
4 Jesus answered and said unto them, alted unto heaven, shalt be brought down Go and shew John again those things to hell: for if the mighty works which which ye do hear and see:
have been done in thee, had been done in 5 The blind receive their sight, and the Sodom, it would have remained until this lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and day. the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, 24 But I say unto you, That it shall be and the poor have the gospel preached to more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the them.
day of judgment than for thee. 6 And blessed is he whosoever shall not 25 T'At that time Jesus answered and be offended in me.
said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of 7 1 And as they departed, Jesus began heaven and earth, because thou hast hid to say unto the multitudes concerning John, these things from the wise and prudent, What went ye out into the wilderness to and hast revealed them unto babes. see? A reed shaken with the wind ?
26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good 8 But what went ve out for to see? A in thy sight. man clothed in soit raiment ? Behold, 27 All things are delivered unto me of they that wear soft clothing are in kings' my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, houses.
but the Father; neither knoweth any man 9 But what went ve out for to see ? A the Father, save the Son, and he to whomprophet? yea, I say unto you, and more soever the Son will reveal him. ihan a prophet.
| 28 | Come unto me, all ye that labour, 10 For this is he of whom it is written, and are heavy laden, and I will give you Behold, I send my messenger before thy'rest.
The Pharisees reprored. S. MATTHEW. The unfaithful rebuked.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and smoking Hax shall he not quench, till and ye shall find rest unto your souls. The send forth judgment unto victory.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles is light.
trust. CHAP. XII.
22 ! Then was brought unto him one AT that time Jesus went on the sab- possessed with a devil, blind and dumb; A bath-day through the corn, and his and he healed him, insomuch that the disciples were an hungered, and began to blind and dumb both spake and saw. pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
23 And the people were amazed, and 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said, Is not this the son of David ? said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do 24 4 But when the Pharisees heard it. that which is not lawful to do upon the they said, This fellovo doth not cast out sabbath-day.
devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not devils. read what David did when he was an 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and liungered, and they that were with him; said unto them, Every kingdom divided
4 Ilow he entered into the house of God, against itself, is brought to desolation, and and did cat the show-bread, which was not every city or house divided against itself, lawful for him to eat, neither for them shall not stand. which were with him, but only for the 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, be is dipriests?
vided against himself; how shall then his 5 Or have ye not read in the law how kingdom stand ? that on the sabbath-days the priests in the 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, temple profane the sabbath, and are blame- by whom do your children cast them out? less ?
therefore they shall be your judges. 6 But I say unto you, That in this place 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit is one greater than the temple.
of God, then the kingdom of God is come 7 But if ve had known what this mean- unto you. eth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, 29 Or else, how can one enter into a ve would not have condemned the guiltless. strong man's house, and spoil his goods,
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of except he first bind the strong man? and the sabbath-day.
| then he will spoil his house. 9 And when he was departed thence, 30 He that is not with me, is against me; he went into their synagogue.
and he that gathereth not with me, scatter10 And behold, there was a man which eth abroad. had his hand withered. And they asked 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manhim, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sab-ner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven bath-days ? that they might accuse him. unto men: but the blasphemy against the
11 And he said unto them, What man Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. shall there be among you, that shall have 32 And whosoever speaketh a word one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and him : but whosoever speaketh against the lift it out?
Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, 12 How much then is a man better than neither in this world, neither in the world a sheep? wherefore it is lawful to do well to come. on the sabbath-days.
133 Either make the tree good, and his 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and his fruit corrupt : for the tree is known and it was restored whole, like as the other. by his fruit.
14 | Then the Pharisees went out, and 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, held a council against him, how they might being evil, speak good things ? for out of destroy him.
the abundance of the heart, the mouth 15 But when Jesus knew it, be withdrew speaketh. himself from thence: and great multitudes " 35 A good man, out of the good treasure followed him, and he healer them all; lof the heart, bringeth forth good things:
16 And charged them that they should and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, not make him known :
Ibringeth forth evil things. 17 That it might be fulfilled which was 36 But I say unto you, That every idle spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, word that men suall speak, they shall give
18 Behold my servant, whom I have account thereof in the day of judgment. chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justiwell pleased : I will put my Spirit upon fied, and by thy words thou shalt be conlum, and he shall shew judgment to the demned. Gentiles.
138 Then certain of the scribes and of 19 He shall not strive, nur cry; neither the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we shall any man hear his voice in the streets. I would sec a sign from thee.
The parable of the sower, CHAP. XIII. and the exposition thercof.
39 But he answered and said to them, 7 And some fell among thorns; and the An evil and adulterous generation seeketh thorns sprung up, and choked them : after a sign, and there shall no sign be given S But other fell into good ground, and to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas brought forth fruit, some an hundred-fold,
40 For as Jonas was three days and three some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. nights in the whale's belly: so shall the 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Son of man be three days and three nights 10 ( And the disciples came, and said in the heart of the earth.
unto him, Why speakest thou unto them 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in in parables ? judgment with this generation, and shall 11 He answered and said unto them, condemn it: because they repented at the Because it is given unto you to know the preaching of Jonas ; and behold, a greater mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to than Jonas is here.
them it is not given. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be in the judgment with this generation, and given, and he shall have more abundance: shall condemn it: for she came from the but whosoever hath not, from him shall be uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wis taken away even that he hath. dom of Solomon; and behold, a greater 13 Therefore speak I to them in parathan Solomon is here.
bles : because they seeing, see not; and 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out hearing, they hear not, neither do they unof a man, he walketh through dry places, derstand. seeking rest, and findeth none.
7 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy 44 Then he saith, I will return into my of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall house from whence I came out; and when hear, and shall not understand ; and seeing he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and ye shall see, and shall not perceive : garnished.
í 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with him- and their ears are dull of hearing, and self seven other spirits more wicked than their eyes they have closed ; lest at any himself, and they enter in and dwell there. time they should see with their eyes, and and the last state of that man is worse than hear with their ears, and should understand the first. Even so shall it be also unto this with their heart, and should be converted, wicked generation.
and I should heal them. 46 [ While he yet talked to the people, 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they behold, his mother and his brethren stood see : and your ears, for they hear. without, desiring to speak with him.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy prophets and righteous men have desired mother and thy brethren stand without, de- to see those things which ye see, and siring to speak with thee.
Thave not seen them; and to hear those 48 But he answered and said unto him things which ye hear, and have not heard that told him, Who is my mother and them. who are my brethren ?
| 18 | Hear ye therefore the parable of 49 And he stretched forth his hand to- the sower. ward his disciples, and said, Behold my 19 When any one heareth the word of mother and my brethren!
the kingdom, and understandeth it not, 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth Father which is in heaven, the same is my away that which was sown in his heart. brother, and sister, and mother.
This is he which received seed by the CHAP. XIII.
way-side. THE same day went Jesus out of the 20 But he that received the seed into 1 house, and sat by the sea-side. stony-places, the same is he that heareth
2 And great multitudes were gathered the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; together unto him, so that he went into a 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but ship, and sat; and the whole multitude dureth for a while : for when tribulation or stood on the shore.
persecution ariseth because of the word, 3 And he spake many things unto them by and by he is offended. in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went 22 He also that received seed among the forth to sow;
thorns is he that heareth the word ; and 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell the care of this world, and the deceitfulness by the way-side, and the fowls came and of riches choke the word, and he becometh devoured them up :
unfruitful. 5 Some fell upon stony places, where 23 But he that received seed into the they had not much earth: and forthwith good ground is he that heareth the word, they sprung up, because they had no deep- and understandeth it ; which also beareth ness of earth :
fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundred6. And when the sun was up, they were fold, some sixty, some thirty. scorched; and because they had no root, 24 " Another parable put he forth unto they withered away.
theun, saying, The kingdom of heaven is
Sundry other parables. S. MATTHEW. Herod's opinion of Christ. likened unto a man which sowed good seed of fire : there shall be wailing and gnashin his field :
ling of teeth. 25 But while men slept, his enemy came 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth and sowed tares among the wheat, and as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. went his way.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, 44 | Again, The kingdom of heaven is and brought forth fruit, then appeared the like unto treasure hid in a field; the which tares also.
when a man hath found, he hideth, and for 27 So the servants of the householder joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou hath, and buyeth that field. sow good seed in thy field ? from whence 45 | Again, The kingdom of heaven is then hath it tares ?
slike unto a merchant-man seeking goodly 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath pearls : done this. The servants said unto him, 46 Who, when he had found one pearl Wilt thou then that we go and gather them of great price, went and sold all that he
had, and bought it. 29 But he said, Nay ; lest while ye ga- 47 | Again, The kingdom of heaven is ther up the tares, ye root up also the wheat like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, with them.
and gathered of every kind : 30 Let both grow together until the har- 18 Which, when it was full, they drew vest: and in the time of harvest I will to shore, and sat down, and gathered the say to the reapers, Gather ye together first good into vessels, but cast the bad away. the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn 49 So shall it be at the end of the world : them: but gather the wheat into my barn. the angels shall come forth, and sever the
31 | Another parable put he forth unto wicked from among the just, them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is 50 And shall cast them into the furnace like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a of fire; there shall be wailing and guashman took, and sowed in his field :
ling of teeth. 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds : 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye unbut when it is grown, it is the greatest derstood all these things? They say unto among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that him, Yea, Lord. the birds of the air come and lodge in the 52 Then said he unto them, Therefore branches thereof.
levery scribe which is instructed unto the 33 | Another parable spake he unto kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto is an householder, which bringeth forth out leaven, which a woman took, and hid in of his treasure things new and old. three measures of meal, till the whole was 53 | And it came to pass, that when leavened.
. Jesus had finished these parables, he de34 All these things spake Jesus unto the parted thence. multitude in parables; and without a para- 54 And when he was come into his own ble spake he not unto them:
country, he taught them in their synagogue, 35 That it might be fulfilled which was insomuch that they were astonished, and spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, my mouth in parables ; I will utter things and these mighty works? which have been kept secret from the 55 Is not this the carpenter's son ? is not foundation of the world.
his mother called Mary ? and his brethren, 36 | Then Jesus sent the multitude James, and Joses, and Simon, and Juaway, and went into the house : and his das? disciples came unto him, saying, Declare 56 And his sisters, are they not all with unto us the parable of the tares of the field. us? Whence then hath this man all these
37 He answered and said unto them, He things? that soweth the good seed is the Son of 57 And they were offended in him. man;
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not 38 The field is the world; the good seed without honour, save in his own country, are the children of the kingdom; but the and in his own house. tares are the children of the wicked one; 58 And he did not many mighty works
39 The enemy that sowed them is the there, because of their unbelief. devil; the harvest is the end of the world ;
CHAP. XIV. and the reapers are the angels.
TAT that time Herod the Tetrarch heard 40 As therefore the tares are gathered A of the fame of Jesus, and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the 2 And said unto his servants. This is end of this world.
John the Baptist; he is risen from the 41 The Son of man shall send forth his dead; and therefore mighty works do angels, and they shall gather out of his shew forth themselves in him. kingdom all things that offend, and them 3 1 For Herod had laid hold on Jelin, which do iniquity;
and bound him, and put him in prison for 42 And shall cast them into a furnace Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.