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The seed parable. S. Mark. The tempest stitled thirty fold, some sixty, and dom of God? or with what some an hundred.

comparison shall we compare 21 And he said unto them, it ? Is a candle brought to be put 31 It is like a grain of musunder a bushel, or under a bed, tard-seed, which when it is and not to be set on a candle- sown in the earth, is less than stick ?

all the seeds that be in the 22 For there is nothing hid, earth : which shall not be manifested; 32 But when it is sown it neither was any thing kept se- groweth up, and becometh cret, but that it should come greater than all herbs, and abroad.

shooteth out great branches; 23 If any man have ears to so that the fowls of the air hear, let him hear.

may lodge under the shadow 24 And he saith unto them, of it. Take heed what ye hear. With 33 And with


pawhat measure ye mete, a it rables spake he the word unto shall be measured to you; and them, as they were able to hear unto you that hear shall more it. be given.

34 But without a parable 25 For he that hath, to him spake he not unto them; and shall be given; and he that when they were alone he exhath not, from him shall be pounded all things to his distaken even that which he hath. ciples.

26 9 And he said, So is the 35 And the same day, kingdom of God, as if a man

when the even was come, he should cast seed into the saith unto them, Let us pass ground,

over unto the other side. 27 And should sleep and 36 And when they had sent rise night and day, and the seed away the multitude, they took should spring and grow up, he him even as he was in the ship. knoweth not how.

And there were also with him 28 For the earth bringeth other little ships. forth fruit of herself ; first the 37 And there arose a great blade, then the ear, after that storm of wind, and the waves the full corn in the ear. beat into the ship, so that it 29 But when the fruit is

was now full. brought forth, immediately he 38 And he was in the hinder putteth in the siekle, because part of the ship asleep on a the harvest is come.

pillow; and they awake him, 30 9 And he said, Where. and say unto him, Master, anto shall we liken the king- carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose and rebuk. e Mete, measure or gives

ed the wind; and said unto

a great calm.

The legion of devils Chap. v.

enter the swine. the sea, Peace, be still. And Son of the most high God? I the wind ceased, and there was adjure thee by God that thou

torment me not. 40 And he said unto them, 8 (For he said unto him, Why are ye so fearful? how Come out of the man thou wis it that ye have no faith?

clean spirit.) 44 And they feared exceed 9 And he asked him, What ingly, and said one to another, is thy name? And he answerWhat manner of man is this, ed, saying, My name is Lethat even the wind and the sea gion,a for we are many: obey him!

10 And he besought him

much that he would not send CHAP. V.

them away out of the country, 1 Christ delivereth the possess

11 Now there was there, ed of the legion of devils ; 13 nigh unto the mountains, a they enter into the swine. great herd of swine feeding.

AND they came over unto 12 And all the devils be: the other side of the sea, into sought him, saying, Send us the conntry of the Gadarenes. into the swine, that we may

2 And when he was come enter into them, out of the ship, immediately 13 And forthwith Jesus there met him out of the tombs gave them leave. And the una man with an unclean spirit, clean spirits went out, and en:

3 Who had his dwelling a tered into the swine; and the mong the tombss and no man herd ran violently down a steep could bind him, no, not with place into the sea (they were

about two thousand,) and were 4 Because that he had been choked in the sea. often bound with fetters and 14 And they that fed the chains, and the chains had swine fled, and told it in the been plucked asunder by him, city, and in the country. And and the fetters broken in pie- they went out to see what it ces ; neither could any man was that was done. tame him.

15 And they come to Jesus, 6 And always night and day and see him that was possessed he was in the mountains, and with the devil, and had the lein the tombs, crying, and cut- gion, sitting and clothed, and ting himself with stones. in his right mind; and they 6 But when he saw Jesus

were afraid. afar off he ran and worshipped 16 And they that saw it told him,

them how it befel to him that 7 And cried with a loud was possessed with the devil, voice, and said, What have I and also concerning the swings to do with thee, Jesus, thou

a Legion, about 6000,

chains :

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ruler cometh to Jesus. S. Mark. Bloody issue healed. 17 And they began to pray had spent all that she had, and him to depart out of their was nothing bettered, but raeoasts.

ther grew worse, 18 And when he was come 27 When she had heard of into the ship, he that had been Jesus, came in the press c bepossessed with the devil pray- hind, and touched his garment. ed him that he might be with

28 For she said, If I may him.

touch but his clothes I shall 19 Howbeit, Jesus suffered be whole. him not, but saith unto him,

29 And straightway the Go home to thy friends, and fountain of her blood was dritell them how great things the ed up; and she felt in her Lord hath done for thee, and body that she was healed of hath had compassion on thee. that plague. • 20 And he departed and be 30 And Jesus, immediately gan to publish in Decapolis b knowing in himself that virtue how great things Jesus had had gone out of him, turned done for him; and all men did him about in the press, and marvel.

said, Who touched my clothes ! 21 | And when Jesus was 31. And his disciples said passed over again by ship un unto him, Thou seest the multo the other side, much people titude thrunging thee, and saygathered unto him; and he est thou, Who touched me ? was nigh unto the sea.

32 And he looked round 22 And, behold, there com about to see her that had done eth one of the rulers of the sy- this thing. nagogue, Jairus by name; and 33 But the woman, fearing when he saw him, he fell at and trembling, knowing what his feet,

was done in her, came, and fell 23 And besought him great- down before him, and told him ly, saying, My little daughter all the truth. lieth at the point of death; I 34 And he said unto her, pray thee, come and lay thy Daughter, thy faith hath made hands on her, that she may the whole; go in peace, and be healed; and she shall live. be whole of thy plague, 24 And Jesus went with 35 9 While he yet spake,

and much people follow- there came from the ruler of ed him, and thronged him. the synagogue's house certain

25 And a certain woman, which said, Thy daughter is which had an issue of blood dead; why troublest thou the

Master any further ? 26 And had suffered many 36 As soon as Jesus heard things of many physicians, and the word that was spoken, ke

6 Decapolis, a district of 10 cities, 6 Press, crowd.


twelve years,

to scorn.

Jairus' daughter raised. Chap. vi. Christ contemned. saith unto the ruler of the sy. thence, and came into his own nagogue, Be not afraid, only country; and his disciples folbelieve.

low him. 37 And he suffered no man 2 And when the sabbathto follow him, save Peter, and day was come, he began to James, and John the brother teach in the synagogue; and of James.

many hearing him were aston38 And he cometh to the ished, saying, From whence house of the ruler of the syna- hath this man these things ? gogue, and seeth the tumult, and what wisdom is this, which and them that wept and wailed is given unto him, that even greatly

such mightyworks are wrought 39 And when he was come by his hands ? in, he saith unto them, Why 3 Is not this the carpenter, make ye this ado, and weep? the son of Mary, the brother the damsel is not dead but of James, and Joses, and of sleepeth :

Juda, and Simon, and are not 40 And they laughed him his sisters here with us ? And

But, when he had they were offended at him. put them all out, he taketh the 4 But Jesus said unto them, father and the mother of the A prophet is not without hondamsel, and them that were our, but in his own country, with him, and entereth in and among his own kin, and where the damsel was lying.

in his own house. 41 And he took the damsel 5 And he could there do no by the hand, and said unto her, mighty work, a save that he Talithacumi ; which is, being laid his hands upon a few sick interpreted, Damsel, (I say un- folk, and healed them. to thee,) arise.

6 And he marvelled because 42 And straightway the dam- of their unbelief. And he went sel arose, and walked; for she round about the villages, teachwas of the age of twelve years. ing. And they were astonished with And he calleth unto a great. astonishment.

him the twelve, and began to 43 And he charged them send them forth by two and straitly that no man should two; and gave them power know it; and commanded that over unclean spirits ; something should be given her 8 And commanded them

that they should take nothing CHAP, VI.

for their journey, save a staff 1 Christ is contemned of his only; no scrip, b no bread, countrymen. '27 John Bap- no money in their purse : tist beheaded. AND he went out from

a Mighty works, miracles.
b Sprip, a small bag. See r Saxı.

to eat.

xvii. 40.

Divers opinions S. Mark. concerning Christ.

9 But be shod with sandals;c whom I beheaded; he is risen and not put on two coats. from the dead.

10 And he said unto them, 17 For Herod himself had In what place soever ye enter sent forth and laid hold upon into an house, there abide till John, and bound him in prison ye depart from that place. for Herodias' sake, his brother

11 And whosoever shall not Philip's wife; for he had marreceive you, nor hear you, when ried her: ye depart thence, shake off the 18 For John had said unto dust under your feet d for a Herod, It is not lawful for thee testimony against them. Veri- to have thy brother's wife. ly I say unto you, It shall be 19 Therefore Herodias had more tolerable for Sodom and a quarrel against him, and Gomorrah in the day of judg. would have killed him; but ment than for that city. she could not.

12 And they went out, and 20 For Herod feared John, preached that men should re- knowing that he was a just pent.

man, and an holy, and observ. 13 And they cast out many ed him, and when he heard devils, and anointed with oil him he did many things, and . many that were sick, and heal- heard him gladly. ed them.

21. And when a convenient 14. 4 And king Herod heard day was come, that Herod, on of him ; (for his name was his birth day, made a supper spread abroad ;) and he said, to his lords, high captains, and That John the Baptist was chief estates of Galilee ; risen from the dead, and there 22 And when the daughter fore mighty works do shew of the said Herodias came in, forth themselves in him.

and danced, and pleased He15 Others said, that it is rod, and them that sat with Elias. And others said, That him, the king said unto tho it is a prophet, or as one of damsel, Ask of me whatsoever the prophets.

thou wilt, and I will give it 16 But when Herod heard thee. thereof, he said, It is John 23 And he sware unto her,

Whatsoever thou shalt ask of c Sandals were at first only soles, me I will give it thee, unto the fastened to the bottom of the foot half of my kingdom. with thongs or strings; they after 24 And she went forth, and wards were covered so as to form a

said unto her mother, What slipper. Shoes also were sometimes called sandals.

shall I ask? And she said,

The head of John the Baptist. d Dust under your feet. See Matt.

25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king,

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