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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 tecth. 25 But while men slept, his enemy came 43 Then shall the righteous shine fortb and sowed tares among the wheat, and as the sun in the kingdom of their Father went huis way.
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, 44 Again, The kingdom of heaven r and brought forth fruit, then appeared the like unto treasure hid in a field; the wbich 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 be 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 ?
like 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 up ?
had, and bought it. 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye ga-l 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 1 Another parable put he forth unto wicked from among the just them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is 50 And shall cast thein into the furnace like to a grain of mustard-seed, which asof fire; there shall be wailing and gnashman took, and sowed in his field :
ling of teeth. 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds : 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ve 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.
every 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 wasi 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 those 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, le 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 sced 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 ; 158 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.
AT that time Herod the Tetrarch heard 40 As therefore the tares are gathered H 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 Ilerod had laid hold on John, which do iniquity;
and bound him, and put him in prison for 42 And shall cast them into a furnacel Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
The miracle of the five loaves. CHAP. XV.
What defiles a man. 4 For John said unto him, It is not law- 25 And in the fourth watch of the night ful for thee to have her.
Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 5 And when he would have put him to 26 And when the disciples saw him death, he feared the multitude, because walking on the sea, they were troubled, they counted him as a prophet.
saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out. 6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, for fear. the daughter of Herodias danced before 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, and pleased Herod.
them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath be not afraid. to give her whatsoever she would ask.
29 And Peter answered him and said, 8 And she, being before instructed of Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee her mother, said, Give me here John on the water. Baptist's head in a charger.
1 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter 9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless was come down out of the ship, he walked for the oath's sake, and them which sat on the water, to go to Jesus. with him at meat, he commanded it to be 30 But when he saw the wind boisgiven her.
terous, he was afraid; and beginning to 10 And he sent, and beheaded John in sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. the prison.
1 31 And immediately Jesus stretched li And his head was brought in a forth his hand, and caught him, and said charger, and given to the damsel; and she unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore brought it to her mother.
didst thou doubt? 12 And his disciples came, and took up 32 And when they were come into the the body, and buried it, and went and told I ship, the wind ceased. Jesus.
33 Then they that were in the ship 13 1 When Jesus heard of it, he depart-came and worshipped him, saying, Of a ed thence by ship into a desert place truth thou art the Son of God, apart; and when the people had heard 34 1 And when they were gone over, thercof, they followed him on foot out of they came into the land of Gennesaret. the cities.
| 35 And when the men of that place had 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a knowledge of him, they sent out into all great multitude, and was moved with com- that country round about, and brought unto passion toward them, and he healed their him all that were diseased; sick.
36 And besought him that they might 15 And when it was evening, his disci- only touch the hem of his garment: and ples came to him, saying, This is a desert as many as touched were made perfectly place, and the time is now past ; send the whole, multitude away, that they may go into the
CHAP. XV. villages, and buy themselves victuals. TIIEN came to Jesus scribes and Pha
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need 1 risees, which were of Jerusulem, not depart; give ye them to eat.
saying, 17 And they say unto him, We have 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the here but five loaves, and two fishes. tradition of the elders ? for they wash not
18 He said, Bring them hither to me. their hands when they eat bread.
19 And he commanded the multitude to 3 But he answered and said unto them, sit down on the grass, and took the five Why do ye also transgress the commandloaves, and the two fishes, and looking up ment of God by your tradition ? to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave 4 For God commanded, saying, Honour the loaves to his disciples, and the disci- thy father and mother: and, He that cursples to the multitude.
eth father or mother, let him die the death. 20 And they did all eat, and were filled : 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his and they took up of the fragments that re- father or his mother, It is a gift, by what. mained twelve baskets full.
Isoever thou mightest be profited by me; 21 And they that had eaten were about 6 And honour not his father or his mofive thousand men, beside women and ther, he shall be free. Thus bave ye made children.
the commandment of God of none effect 22 1 And straightway Jesus constrained by your tradition. his disciples to get into a ship, and to go Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophebefore him unto the other side, while he sy of you, saying, sent the multitudes away.
18 This people draweth nigh unto me 23 And when he had sent the multitudes with their mouth, and honoureth me with away, he went up into a mountain apart to their lips; but their heart is far from me. pray: and when the evening was come, 9 But in vain they do worship me, teachhe was there alone.
ing for doctrines the commandments of 24 But the ship was now in the midst of men. the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind 10 [ And he called the multitude, and was contrary.
Isaid unto them, Hear, and understand:
Christ feeds the multitude. S. MATTHEW. The Pharisecs ask a sign.
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth and the blind to see: and they glorified defileth a man; but that which cometh out the God of Israel. o the mouth, this defileth a man.
I 32 ? Then Jesus called his disciples un12 Then came his disciples, and said to him, and said, I have compassion on the unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees multitude, because they continue with me were offended after they heard this say- now three days, and have nothing to eat: ing?
and I will not send them away fasting, lest 13 But he answered and said, Every they faint in the way. plant, which my heavenly Father hath not 33 And his disciples say unto him, planted, shall be rooted up.
Whence should we have so much bread in * 14 Let them alone: they be blind lead- the wilderness, as to fill so great a multiers of the blind. And if the blind lead the tude? blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
34 And Jesus saith unto them, How 15 Then answered Peter and said unto many loaves have ye? And they said, bim, Declare unto us this parable.
Seven, and a few little fishes. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet with 35 And he commanded the multitude to out understanding ?
sit down on the ground. 17 Do not ye yet understand, that what 36 And he took the seven loaves and the soever entereth in at the mouth goeth into fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, the belly, and is cast out into the draught? and gave to his disciples, and the disciples
18 But those things which proceed out to the multitude. of the mouth, come forth from the heart; 37 And they did all eat, and were filled : and they defile the man.
and they took up of the broken meat that 19 For out of the heart proceed evil was left seven baskets fuil. thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, 38 And they that did eat were four thouthefts, false witness, blasphemies :
sand men, beside women and children. 20 These are the things which defile a 39 And he sent away the multitude, and man: but to eat with unwashen hands took ship, and came into the coasts of defileth not a man.
Magdala. 21 Then Jesus went thence, and de
CHAP. XVI. parted into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. ITAE Pharisees also and the Sadducees
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan 1 came, and, tempting, desired him that came out of the same coasts, and cried he would shew them a sign from hearen. unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, 0 2 He answered and said unto them, Lord, thou son of David ; my daughter is When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair grievously vexed with a devil.
weather : for the sky is red. 23 But he answered her not a word.) 3 And in the morning, It will be foul And his disciples came and besought him, weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowsaying, Send her away; for she crieth after ering. Oye hypocrites, ye can discern us.
the face of the sky; but can ye not discern 24 But he answered and said, I am not the signs of the times ? sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of 4 A wicked and adulterous generation Israel.
seeketh after a sign; and there shall no 25 Then came she and worshipped him, sign be gizen unto it, but the sign of the saying, Lord, help me.
prophet Jonas. And he left them, and 26 But he answered and said, It is not departed. meet to take the children's bread and to 5 & And when his disciples were come cast it to dogs.
to the other side, they had forgotten to take 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the bread. dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from 6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed their master's table.
and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto and of the Sadducees. her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto 7 And they reasoned among themselves, thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter saying, It is because we have taken no was made whole from that very hour. bread.
29 | And Jesus departed from thence, 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and unto them, Oye of little faith, why reason ye went up into a mountain, and sat down among yourselves, because ye have brought there.
no bread? 30 And great multitudes came unto him, 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither rehaving with them those that were lame, member the five loaves of the five thousand, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and how many baskets ye took up! and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he 10 Neither the seren loaves of the four healed them :
thousand, and how many baskets ye took 31 Insomuch that the multitude won- up ? dered, when they saw the dumb to speak, '11 How is it that ye do not understand the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, that I spake it not to you concerning bread,
Christ foreshews his death. CHAP. XVII. Transfiguration of Christ. that ye should beware of the leaven of the
CHAP. XVII. Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
LA ND after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, 12 Then understood they how that he 1 James, and John his brother, and bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, bringeth them up into an high mountain but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of apart, the Sadducees.
12 And was transfigured before them: and 13 | When Jesus came into the coasts his face did shine as the sun, and his raiof Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ment was white as the light. saying, Whom do men say that I the Son 3 And behold, there appeared unto them of man am?
Moses and Elias talking with him. 14 And they said, Some say that thou art 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto John the Baptist : some, Elias; and others, Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
thou wilt, let us make here three taberna15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye cles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and that I am ?
one for Elias. 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a God.
voice out of the cloud, which said, This is 17 And Jesus answered and said unto my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for hear ye him. flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto 6 And when the disciples heard it, they thee, but my father which is in heaven. fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou 7 And Jesus came and touched them. art Peter, and upon this rock I will build and said, Arise, and be not afraid. my church: and the gates of hell shall not 8 And when they had lifted up their prevail against it.
eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. a 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of 9 And as they came down from the the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in the vision to no man, until the Son of man heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on be risen again from the dead. earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
| 10 | And his disciples asked him, say20 Then charged he his disciples that ing, Why then say the scribes, that Elias they should tell no man that he was Jesus must first come ? the Christ.
| 11 And Jesus answered and said unto 21 | From that time forth began Jesus them, Elias truly shall first come, and reto shew unto his disciples, how that he must store all things: go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, come already, and they knew him not, but and be killed, and be raised again the third have done unto him whatsoever they listed : day.
likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of 22 Then Peter took him, and began to them. rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, 13 Then the disciples understood that he Lord : this shall not be unto thee.
spake unto them of John the Baptist. 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, 14 | And when they were come to the Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an of- multitude, there came to him a certain man fence unto me: for thou savourest not the kneeling down to him, and saying, things that be of God, but those that be of 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he men.
is lunatic, and sore vexed, for ofttimes he 24 I Then said Jesus unto his disciples, falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. If any man will come after me, let him deny 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, bimself, and take up his cross, and follow and they could not cure him. me.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O 25 For whosoever will save his life, shall faithless and perverse generation, how long lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for shall I be with you ? how long shall I suffer my sake, shall find it.
you ? Bring him hither to me. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? departed out of him: and the child was or what shall a man give in exchange for cured from that very hour. his soul?
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus 27 For the Son of man shall come in the apart, and said, Why could not we cast glory of his Father, with his angels; and him out? then he shall reward every man according| 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because to his works.
of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, standing here, which shall not taste of death, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove till they see the Son of man coming in his hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; kingdom.
and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Christ warns his disciples. S. MATTHEW. to be humble and harmless.
21 Howbeit; this kind goeth not out, but 12 How think ye? If a man have an by prayer and fasting.
hundred sheep, and one of them be gone 22 | And while they abode in Galilee, astray, doth be not leave the ninety and Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall nine, and goeth into the mountains, and be betrayed into the hands of men: seeketh that which is gone astray?
23 And they shall kill him, and the third 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I day he shall be raised again. And they say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that were exceeding sorry.
sheep, than of the ninety and nine which 24 | And when they were come to Ca- went not astray. pernaum, they that received tribute-money, 14 Even so it is not the will of your Facame to Peter, and said, Doth not your ther which is in heaven, that one of these Master pay tribute ?
little ones should perish. 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was 15 1 Moreover, if thy brother shall trescome into the house, Jesus prevented him, pass against thee, go and tell him his fault saying, What thinkest thou, Sinion? of between thee and him alone: if he shall whom do the kings of the earth take cus- hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. tom or tribute ? of their own children, or of 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take strangers ?
with thee one or two more, that in the mouth 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. of two or three witnesses every word may Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children be established. free.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should of tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to fend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hear the church, let him be unto thee as an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh heathen man and a publican. up: and when thou hast opened his mouth, 18 Verily, I say unto you, Whatsoerer thou shalt find a piece of money : that take, lye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in and give unto them for me and thee. heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on CHAP. XVIII.
earth, shall be loosed in heaven. A T the same time came the disciples 19 Again I say unto you, That if two of A unto Jesus, saying, Who is the great- you shall agree on earth, as touching any est in the kingdom of heaven?
thing that they shall ask, it shall be done 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, for them of my Father which is in heaven. and set him in the midst of them, 120 For where two or three are gathered
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Ex- together in my name, there am I in the cept ye be converted, and become as little midst of them. children, ye shall not enter into the king- 21 1 Then came Peter to him, and said, dom of heaven.
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble him- me, and I forgive him ? till seven times ? self as this little child, the same is greatest 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto in the kingdom of heaven.
thee, Until seven times : but, Until seventy 5 And whoso shall receive one such little times seven. child in my name, receiveth me.
| 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven 6 But whoso shall offend one of these lit- likened unto a certain king which would tle ones which believe in me, it were better take account of his servants. for him that a millstone were hanged about 24 And when he had begun to reckon, his neck, and that he were drowned in the one was brought unto him which owed him depth of the sea.
ten thousand talents. Wo unto the world because of of 25 But forasmuch as he had not to par, fences! for it must needs be that offences his lord commanded him to be sold, and his come; but wo to that man by whom the wife and children, and all that he had, and offence cometh!
payment to be made. 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot of- 26 The servant therefore fell down, and fend thee, cut them off, and cast them from worshipped him, saying, Lord, haré pathee; it is better for thee to enter into life tience with me, and I will pay thee all. halt or maimed, rather than having two 27 Then the lord of that servant was hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting moved with compassion, and loosed him, fire.
and forgave him the debt. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it 28 But the same servant went out, and out, and cast it from thee: it is better for found one of his fellow-servants, which thee to enter into life with one eye, rather owed him an hundred pence: and he laid than having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire. hands on him, and took him by the throat,
10 9 Take heed that ye despise not one saying, Pay me that thou owest. of these little ones : for I say unto you, That 29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his in heaven their angels do always behold the feet, and besought him, saying, Have paface of my Father which is in heaven. tience with me, and I will pay thee all.
11 For the Son of man is come to save 30 And he would not: but went and cast that which was lost.
him into prison, till he should pay the debt.