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Christ comforts his apostles. S. Matthew. His testimony of John.

23 But when they persecute at variance against his father, and you in this city, fee ye into ano-the daughter against her mother, ther: for verily I say unto you, and the daughter-in-law against Ye shall not have gone over the her mother-in-law. cities of Israel, till the Son of man 36 And a man's foes shall be be come.

they of his own household. 24 The disciple is not above

37 He that loveth father or mohis master, nor the servant above ther more than me, is not worthy his lord.

of me: and he that loveth son or 25 It is enough for the disciple daughter more than me, is not that he be as his master, and the worthy of me. servant as his lord. If they have 38 And he that taketh not his called the master of the house cross, and followeth after


is Beelzebub, how much more shall not worthy of me. they call them of his household ? 39 He that findeth his life, shall

26 Fear them not, therefore : lose it: and he that loseth his life for there is nothing covered, that for my sake shall find it. shall not be revealed; and hid, 40 T He that receiveth you, rethat shall not be known.

ceiveth me; and he that receiveth 27 What I tell you in darkness, me, receiveth him that sent me. that speak ye in light: and what 41 He that receiveth a prophet ye hear in the ear, that preach ye in the name of a prophet, shall reupon the housetops.

ceive a prophet's reward; and he 28 And fear not them which that receiveth a righteous man, in kill the body, but are not able to the name of a righteous man, shall kill the soul: but rather fear him receive a righteous man's reward. which is able to destroy both soul 42 And whosoever shall give to and body in hell.

drink unto one of these little ones 29 Are not two sparrows sold a cup of cold water only, in the for a farthing? and one of them name of a disciple, verily I say shall not fall on the ground with unto you, He shall in no wise lose out your Father.

his reward. 30 But the very hairs of your

CHAP. XI. head are all numbered.

John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 31 Fear yenot, therefore, ye are ND it came to pass, when

commanding his twelve disciples, 32 Whosoever therefore shall he departed thence, to teach and to confess me before men, him will preach in their cities. I confess also before my Father 2 T Now when John had heard in which is in heaven.

the prison the works of Christ, he 33 But whosoever shall deny sent two of his disciples, me before men, him will I also 3 And said unto him, Art thou deny before my Father which is he that should come, or do we in heaven.

look for another? 34 Think not that I am come to 4. Jesus answered and said unto send peace on earth : I came not them, Go and shew John again to send peace, but a sword. those things which ye do hear and 35 For I am come to set a '

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Chap, xi.


upbraided 5 The blind receive their sight, ing nor drinking, and they say, and the lame walk; the lepers are He hath a devil. cleansed, and the deaf hear ; the 19 The Son of man cáme eating dead are raised up, and the poor and drinking, and they say, Behave the gospel preached to them. hold, a man gluttonous, and a

6 And blessed is he, whoso-wine-bibbér, a friend of publicans ever shall not be offended in me. and sinners: but Wisdoin is jus

And as they departed, Jesus tified of her children. began to say unto the multitudes. 201 Then began he to upbraid concerning John, What went ye the cities wherein most of his out into the wilderness to see ? A mighty works were done, because reed shaken with the wind ? they repented not :

8 But what went ye out for to 21 Woè unto thee, Chorazin! see? A man clothed in soft rai- woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if ment? behold, they that wear soit the mighty works which were done clothing are in kings houses. in you, had been done in Tyre

9 But what went ye out for to and Sidon, they would have resee ? A prophet ? yea, I say unto pented long ago in sackcloth and you, and more than a prophet. lashes.

10 For this is be, of whom it is 22 But I say unto you, It shall written, Behold, I send my mes-be more tolerable for syre and senger before thy face, which Sidon, at the day of judgment, shall prepare thy way before thee. than for you.

11 Verily, I say unto you, A- 23 And thou, Capernaum, which mong them that are born of wo-art exalted unto heaven, shalt bé men, there hath not risen a great- brought down to hell: for if the er than John the Baptist : not-mighty works which have been withstanding, he that is least in done in thee had been done in the kingdom of heaven is greater Sodom, it would have remained than he.

until this clay. 12 And from the days of John 24 But I say unto you, That it the Baptist, until now, the king- shall be more tolerable for the dom of heaven suffereth violence, land of Sodom, in the day of judgand the violent take it by force. ment, than for thee:

13 For all the prophets and the 25 TAt that time Jésus answerlaw prophesied until John. ed and said, I thank thee, O Fa

14 Andif ye will receive it, this ther, Lord of heaven and earth, is Elias which was for to come. because thou hast hid these things

15 He that hath ears to hear, from the wise and prudent, and let him hear.

hast revealed them tinto babes. 16 T But whereunto shall I lik- 26 Even so, Father : for so it en this generation ? It is like unto seemed good in thy sight. children sitting in the markets, 27 All things are delivered unto and calling unto their fellows,

me of my Father and no mani 17 And saying, We have piped kinoweth the Son, but the Father; unto you, and ye have not dan- neither knoweth any man the Fa ced; we have mourned unto you, ther, save the Son, and he to and ye have not lamented. whomsoever the Son will reveal

18 For John came neither eat-I bim.

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The Pharisees reproved. S. Matthew. The withered hand bealed.

28 9 Come unto me, all ye that/ing, Is it lawful to heal on the labour and are heavy laden, and I sabbath-days ? that they might will give you rest.

accuse him. 29 Take my yoke upon you, 11 And he said unto them, and learn of me, for I am meek What man shall there be among and lowly in heart: and ye shall you, that shall have one sheep, find rest unto your souls. and if it fall into a pit on the sab

30 For my yoke is easy, and bath-day, will he not lay hold on my burden is light.

it, and lift it out ? CHAP. XII.

12 How much then is a man Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.better thana sheep? Wherefore it

T that time Jesus went on is lawful todo well on the sabbath

the sabbaththrough days. corn; and his disciples were an 13 Then saith he to the man, hungered, and began to pluck the Stretch forth thine hand. And he ears of corn, and to eat.

stretched it forth; and it was re2 But when the Pharisees saw stored whole, like as the other. it, they said unto him, behold, 14 | Then the Pharisees went thy disciples do that which is not out, and held a council against lawful to doupon the sabbath-day. him, how they might destroy him.

3 But he said unto them, Have 15 But when Jesus knew it, he ve not read what David did when withdrew himself from thence : he was an hungered, and they and great multitudes followed him, that were with him;

and he healed them all ; 4 How he entered into the house 16 And charged them that they of God, and did eat the shew. should not make him known : bread, which was not lawful for 17 That it might be fulfilled him to eat, neither forthem which which was spoken by Esaias the were with him, but only for the prophet, saying, priests?

18 Behold my servant, whom I 5 Or, have ye not read in the have chosen; my beloved!, in law,how that, on the sabbath-days, whom my soul is well pleased : I the priests in the temple profane will put my spirit upon him, and the sabbath, and are blameless ? he shall shew judgment to the

6 But I say unto you, That in Gentiles. this place is one greater than the 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; temple.

neither shall any man hear his 7 But if ye had known what voice in the streets. this meaneth, I will have mercy,

20 A bruised reed shall he not and not sacrifice, ye would not break, and smoking flax shall ho have condemned the guiltless. not quench, till he send fortir

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

21 And in his name shail the 9 And when he was departed Gentiles trust. thence, he went into their syna- 22 4 Then was bronght unto gogue :

him one possessed with a devil, 10 And, behold, there was a blind and dumb: and he healed man which had his hand wither- him, insomuch that the blind and ed. And they asked him, say-Idumb both spake and saw.


Sin against the Holy Ghost. Chap. xii. Fonas a sign.

23 And all the people were corrupt : for the tree is known by amazed, and said, Is not this the bis fruit. son of David ?

34 O generation of vipers! how 24 But when the Pharisees can ye, being evil, speak good heard it, they said, This fellow things ? for out of the abundance doth not cast out devils, but by of the heart the mouth speaketh. Beelzebub the prince of the de- 35 A good man, outof the good

treasure of the heart, bringeth 25 And Jesus knew their forth good things : and an evil thoughts, and said unto them, man, out of the evil treasure, Every kingdom divided against bringeth forth evil things. itself is brought to desolation; and 36 But I say unto you, That every city or house divided against every idle word that men shall itself shall not stand :

speak, they shall give account 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, thereof in the day of judgment. he is divided against himself; how 37 For by thy words thou shalt shall then his kingdom stand ? be justified, and by thy words

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast thou shalt be condemned. out devils, by whom do your chil- 38 T Then certain of the scribes dren cast them out ? therefore and of the Pharisees answered, they shall be your judges. saying, Master, we would see a

28 But if I cast out devils by sign from thee. the Spirit of God, then the king- 39 But he answered and said dom of God is come unto you. unto them, An evil and adulter

29 Or else, how can one enterous generation seeketh after a into a strong man's house, and sign; and there shall no sign be spoil his goods, except he first given to it, but the sign of the bind the strong man? and then prophet Jonas : he will spoil his house.

40 For as Jonas was three days 30 He that is not with me is a- and three nights in the whale's gainst me: and he that gather- belly : so shall the Son of man be eth not with me, scattereth a-three days and three nights in the broad.

heart of the earth. 31 | Wherefore I say unto you, 41 The men of Nineveh shall All manner of sin and blasphemy rise in judgment with this generashall be forgiven unto men : but tion, and shall condemn it: be. the blasphemy against the Holy cause they repented at the preachGhost shall not be forgiven unto ing of Jonas; and, behold, a men.

greater than Jonas is here. 32 And whosoever speaketh a 42 The queen of the south word against the Son of man, it shall rise up in the judgment with shall be forgiven him : but who- this generation, and shall condemn soever speaketh against the Holy it : for she came from the utterGhost, it shall not be forgiven most parts of the earth to hear the him, neither in this world, nei-wisdom of Solomon; and, bether in the world to come. hold, a greater than Solomon is

33 Either make the tree good, here. and his fruit good; or else make 43 When the unclean spirit is the tree corrupt, and his fruitigone out of a man, he walketh

The parable
S. Mattheir

of the sower. through dry places, seeking rest, 4 And, when he sowed, some and findeth none.

seeds fell by the way-side, and the 4+ Then he saith, I will return fowls came and devoured them into my house from whence Hup : came out; and when he is come, 5 Some fell upon stony places, he findeth it empty, swept, and where they had not much earth : garnished.

and forthwith they sprung up, be45 Then goeth he, and taketh cause they had no deépness of with himself seven other spirits earth; more wicked than himself, and 6 And when the sun was up, they enter in and dwell there : they were scorched; and, because and the last state of that man is they had no root, they withered worse than the first. Even so away. shall it be also unto this wicked 7 And some fell among thorns ; generation.

and the thorns sprung up and 46 While he yet talked to the choked them: people, behold, his mother and 8 But other fell into good his brethren stood without, de- ground, and brought forth fruit, şiring to speak with him, some an hundred-fold, some six

47 Then one said unto him, ty-fold, some thirty-fold. Behold, thy mother and thy 9 Who hath ears to hear, let brethren stand without, desiring him hear, to speak with thee.

10 T Andthe disciples came, and 48 But he answered and said said unto him, Why speakest unto him that told him, Who is thou unto them in parables ? my mother? and who are my 11 He answered and said unto brethren?

them, Because it is given unto 49 And he stretched forth his you to know the mysteries of the hand toward his disciples, and kingdom of heaven, but to them said, Behold my mother and my it is not given. brethren!

12 For whosoever hath, to him 50 For whosoever shall do the shall be given, and he shall have will of my Father which is in more abundance : but whosoever heaven, the same is my brother, hath not, from him shall be taken and sister, and mother. away, even that he hath. CHAP. XIII.

13 Therefore speak I to them Of the sower and the sced. in parables : because they seeing, HE same day went Jesus sce not; and hearing, they hear

out of the house, and sat by not; neither do they understand. the sea side.

14 And in them is fulfilled the 2 And great multitudes were prophecy of Esaias, which saith, gathered together unto him, so By hearing ye shall hear, and shall that he went into a ship, and sat; not understand; and seeing ye and the whole multitude stood on shall see, and shall not perceive : the shore.

15 For this peoples hcart is 3 And he spake many things waxed gross, and their ears are unto them in parables, saying; dull of hearing, and their eyes bchold, a sower went forth to they have closed ; lest at any time Soll ;

they should see with their eyes,


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