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generation, and shall condemn it: fowls came and devoured them for she came from the uttermostup: parts of the earth to hear the wis. - 5 Some fell upon stony places, dom of Solomon; and behold, al where they had not much earth. greater than Solomon is here. and forthwith they sprung up, bet 43 When the unclean spirit is cause they had no deepness of gone out of a man, he walketh earth: through dry places, seeking rest, 6 And when the sun was up, and findeth none.

they were scorched; and because 44 Then he saith, I will return they had no root, they withered into my house from whence I came away. out; and when he is come, he find. 7 And some fell among thorns; eth it empty, swept, and garnished. and the thorns sprung up, and

45 Then goeth he, and taketh choked them: with himself seven other spirits 8 But other fell into good ground, more wicked than himself, and and brought forth fruit, some an they enter in and dwell there: and hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some the last state of that man is worse thirty-fold. than the first. Even so shall it be 9 Who hath ears to hear, let also unto this wicked generation. him hear. f 46 1 While he yet talked to the f 10 And the disciples came, and people, behold, his mother and his said unto him, Why speakest thou brethren stood without, desiring to unto them in parables? speak with him.

It 11 He answered and said unto * 47 Then one said unto him, Be-them, Because it is given unto hold, thy mother and thy brethren you to know the mysteries of the stand without, desiring to speak kingdom of heaven, but to them with thee.

it is not given. t 48 But he answered and said 12 For whosoever hath, to him unto him that told him, Who is my shall be given, and he shall have mother and who are my brethren? more abundance: but whosoever

49 And he stretched forth his hath not, from him shall be taken hand toward his disciples, and away even that he hath. said, Behold my mother and my t 13 Therefore speak I to them in brethren!

parables : because they seeing, see 6 50 For whosoever shall do the not ; and hearing, they hear not; will of my Father which is in hea- neither do they understand. ven, the same is my brother, and a 14 And in them is fulfille, the sister, and mother.

prophecy of Esaias, which saith, CHAP. XIII.

By hearing ye shall hear, and shall f THE same day went Jesus not understand; and seeing ye

I out of the house, and sat shall see, and shall not perceive : by the sea-side.

15 For this people's heart is waxf 2 And great multitudes were ed gross, and their ears are dull of gathered together unto him, so hearing, and their eyes they have that he went into a ship, and sat; closed; lest at any time they should and the whole multitude stood on see with their eyes, and hear with the shore.

their ears, and should understand i 3 And he spake many things with their heart, and should be unto them in parables, saying, Be- converted, and I should heal them. hold, a sower went forth to sow; 16 16 But blessed are your eyes, for

4 And when he sowed, some they see: and your ears, for they seeds fell by the way-side, and the hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, hath done this. The servants said That many prophets and righteous unto him, Wilt thou then that we men have desired to see those things go and gather them up ? which ye see, and have not seen 29 But he said, Nay; lest while them; and to hear those things which ye gather up the tares, ye root up ye hear, and have not heard them. also the wheat with them.

18 1 Hear ye therefore the para- A 30 Let both grow together until ble of the sower.

the harvest : and in the time of t 19 When any one heareth the harvest I will say to the reapers, word of the kingdom, and under-Gather ye together first the tares, standeth it not, then cometh the and bind them in bundles to burn wicked one, and catcheth away them: but gather the wheat into that which was sown in his barn. This is he which receiveth seed by i 31 T Another parable put he the way-side.

forth unto them, saying, The king. 20 But he that received the seed dom of heaven is like to a grain of into stony places, the same is he mustard-seed, which a man took, that heareth the word, and anon and sowed in his field : with joy receiveth it;

132 Which indeed is the least of 21 Yet hath he not root in him- all seeds : but when it is grown, it self, but dureth for a while ; for is the greatest among herbs, and when tribulation or persecution becometh a tree, so that the birds ariseth because of the word, by of the air come and lodge in the and by he is offended.

branches thereof. m 22 He also that received seedi 33 | Another parable spake he among the thorns is he that hear- unto them ; The kingdom of hea. eth the word; and the care of this ven is like unto leaven, which a world, and the deceitfulness of woman took, and hid in three riches choke the word, and he be- measures of meal, till the whole cometh unfruitful.

was leavened. d 23 But he that received seed in- 34 All these things spake Jesus to the good ground is he that hear- unto the multitude in parables; and eth the word, and understandeth without a parable spake he not it; which also beareth fruit, and unto them: bringeth forth, some a hundred- a 35 That it might be fulfilled fold, some sixty, some thirty.. which was spoken by the prophet, i 24 T Another parable put he saying, I will open my mouth in forth unto them, saying, The king-parables; I will utter things which dom of heaven is likened unto a have been kept secret from the man which sowed good seed in his foundation of the world.

1$ 36 Then Jesus sent the multi 25 But while men slept, his ene- tude away, and went into the my came and sowed tares among house; and his disciples came unthe wheat, and went his way. to him, saying, Declare unto us

26 But when the blade was the parable of the tares of the field. sprung up, and brought forth fruit, t 37 He answered and said unto then appeared the tares also. them, He that soweth the good

27 So the servants of the house. I seed is the Son of holder came and said unto him, 38 The field is the world; the Sir, didst not thou sow good seed good seed are the children of the in thy field ? from whence then kingdom; but the tares are the hath it tares ?

children of the wicked one ; 28 He said unto them, An enemyl 39 The enemy that sowed them

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18 53 | And it came to pass, that 40 As therefore the tares are ga- when Jesus had finished these pa. thered and burned in the fire: 80 rables, he departed thence. shall it be in the end of this world. 54 And when he was come into t 41 The Son of man shall send his own country, he taught them forth his angels, and they shall ga- in their synagogue, insomuch that ther out of his kingdom all things they were astonished, and said, that offend, and them which do Whence hath this man this wisiniquity;

dom, and these mighty works? 42 And shall cast them into al 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? furnace of fire : there shall be is not his mother called Mary ? and wailing and gnashing of teeth. his brethren, James, and Joses, t 43 Then shall the righteous shine and Simon, and Judas ? forth as the sun in the kingdom of 56 And his sisters, are they not their Father. Who hath ears to all with us? Whence then hath hear, let him hear.

this man all these things ? i 44 [ Again, The kingdom of c 57 And they were offended in heaven is like unto treasure hid in him. But Jesus saith unto them, A à field; the which when a man prophet is not without honour, hath found, he hideth, and for joy save in his own country, and in his thereof goeth and selleth all that own house. he hath, and buyeth that field. p 58 And he did not many mighty ? 45 | Again, The kingdom of works there because of their unheaven is like unto a merchant- belief. man seeking goodly pearls:

CHAP. XIV. 46 Who, when he had found one f A T that time Herod the Te. pearl of great price, went and sold A trarch heard of the fame of all that he had, and bought it. Jesus, i 47 l Again, The kingdom of 2 And said unto his servants, heaven is like unto a net, that was This is John the Baptist ; he is risen cast into the sea, and gathered of from the dead; and therefore every kind :

mighty works do shew forth them. 48 Which, when it was full, selves in him. they drew to shore, and sat down,f 3 For Herod had laid hold on and gathered the good into vessels, John, and bound him, and put him but cast the bad away.

in prison for Herodias' sake, his t 49 So shall it be at the end of brother Philip's wife. the world : the angels shall come 4 For John said unto him, It is forth, and sever the wicked from not lawful for thee to have her. among the just.

| 5 And when he would have put 50 And shall cast them into the him to death, he feared the multifurnace of fire : there shall be tude, because they counted him as wailing and gnashing of teeth. Ja prophet. f 51 Jesus saith unto them, Haye f6 But when Herod's birth-day ye understood all these things ? was kept, the daughter of Herodias They say unto him, Yea, Lord. danced before them, and pleased ¿ 52 Then said he unto them, Herod. Therefore every scribe which is in- p 7 Whereupon he promised with structed unto the kingdom of hea- an oath to give her whatsoever ven, is like unto a man that is a she would ask. nouseholder, which bringeth forth 8 And she, being before instruct. ed of her mother, said, Give me f 22 [ And straightway Jesus conhere John Baptist's head in a strained his disciples to get into a charger.

ship, and to go before him unto the 6 And the king was sorry: never- other side, while he sent the mul. theless for the oath's sake, and titudes away. them which sat with him at meat, ld 23 And when he had sent the he commanded it to be given her. multitudes away, he went up into

f 10 And he sent, and beheaded a mountain apart to prayi and John in the prison.

when the even was come, he 11 And his head was brought in was there alone. a charger, and given to the dam- f 34 But the ship was now in the sel : and she brought it to her midst of the sea, tossed with waves: mother.

for the wind was contrary. 12 And his disciples came, and m 25 And in the fourth watch of took up the body, and buried it, the night Jesus went unto them, and went and told Jesus.

walking on the sea, f 13 F When Jesus heard of it, he 26 And when the disciples saw departed thence by ship into a de- him walking on the sea, they were sert place apart: and when the peo- troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and ple had heard thereof, they follow they cried out for fear. ed him on foot out of the cities. 27 But straightway Jesus spake h 14 And Jesus went forth, and unto them, saying, Be of good saw a great multitude, and was cheer; it is I ; be not afraid. moved with compassion toward f 28 And Peter answered him and them, and he healed their sick. ' said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me f 15 TAnd when it was evening, his come unto thee on the water. disciples came to him, saying, This m 29 And he said, Come. And when is a desert place, and the time is Peter was come down out of the now past; send the multitude away, ship, he walked on the water, to that they may go into the villages, Igo to Jesus. and buy themselves victuals. 130 But when he saw the wind

16 But Jesus said unto them, boisterous, he was afraid ; and be They need not depart: give ye Iginning to sink, he cried, saying, them to eat.

17 And they say unto him, We 31 And immediately Jesus stretchhave here but five loaves, and two ed forth his hand, and caught him, fishes.

and said unto him, O thou of little 18 He said, Bring them hither to faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? me.

| 32 And when they were come d 19 And he commanded the mul- into the ship, the wind ceased. titude to sit down on the grass, and t* 33 Then they that were in the took the five loaves, and the two ship came and worshipped him, fishes, and looking up to heaven, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son he blessed, and brake, and gave of God. the loaves to his disciples, and the f 34 | And when they were gone disciples to the multitude. Tover, they came into the land of m 20 And they did all eat, and were Gennesaret. filled : and they took up of the frag- 35 And when the men of that ments that remained twelve bas- place had knowledge of him, they kets full.

sent out into all that country 21 And they that had eaten were round about, and brought unto about five thousand men, besides him all that were diseased; women and children.

Im 36 And besought him that they

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might only touch the hem of his leaders of the blind. And if the garment: and as many as touched blind lead the blind, both shall fall were made perfectly whole. finto the ditch.

CHAP. XV. If 15 Then answered Peter and fMTHEN came to Jesus scribes said unto him, Declare unto us this

1 and Pharisees, which were parable. af Jerusalem, saying,

116 And Jesus said, Are ye also 2 Why do thy disciples trans- yet without understanding? gress the tradition of the elders?! 17 Do not ye yet understand, for they wash not their hands that whatsoever entereth in at the when they eat bread.

mouth goeth into the belly, and is p 3 But he answered and said unto cast out into the draught? them, Why do ye also transgress 18 But those things which prothe commandment of God by your ceed out of the mouth come forth tradition ?

from the heart; and they defile the 4 For God commanded, saying, man. Honour thy father and mother: t 19 For out of the heart proceed and, he that curseth father or evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, mother, let him die the death. fornications, thefts, false witness,

5 But Ye say, Whosoever shall blasphemies: say to his father or his mother, It is 20 These are the things which a gift, by whatsoever thou might- defile a man: but to eat with usest be profited by me;

washen hands defileth not a man. 6 And honour not his father or f 21 1 Then Jesus went thence, his mother, he shall be free. Thus and departed into the coasts of have ye made the commandment Tyre and Sidon. of God of none effect by your tra• t 22 And behold, a woman of Ca. dition.

naan came out of the same coasts, a 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias and cried unto him, saying, Have prophesy of you, saying, mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of

8 This people draweth nigh unto David; my daughter is greviously me with their mouth, and honour- vexed with a devil. eth me with their lips; but their f 23 But he answered her not a heart is far from me.

word. And his disciples came and 9 But in vain they do worship besought him, saying, Send her me, teaching for doctrines the away: for she crieth after us. commandments of men.

1t 24 But he answered and said, I f 10 1 And he called the multi- am not sent but unto the lost sheep tude, and said unto them, Hear, of the house of Israel. and understand :

t 25 Then came she and worship11 Not that which goeth into the ped him, saying, Lord, help me. mouth defileth a man; but that 26 But he answered and said, It which cometh out of the mouth, is not meet to take the children's this defileth a man.

bread and cast it to dogs. 12 Then came his disciples, and c 27 And she said, Truth, Lord : said unto him, Knowest thou that yet the dogs eat of the crumbs the Pharisees were offended after which fall from their masters' table. they heard this saying?

m 28 Then Jesus answered and said t 13 But he answered and said, unto her, O woman, great is thy Every plant, which my heavenly faith : be it unto thee even as thou Father hath not planted, shall be wilt. And her daughter was made rooted up.

whole from that very hour. 14 Let them alone: they be blind f 29 And Jesus departed from

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