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PART V.

THE TRANSACTIONS OF TWELVE MONTHS, FROM THE BEGIN

NING OF THE THIRD PASSOVER.

66. The Pharisees rebuked for breaking the

commandment of God by the traditions of

men.

Mk. 7.

THEN came together unto him the Pharisees, A. D. 32. 1

and certain of the scribes, which came from Je2 rusalem. And when they saw some of his dis

ciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with 3 unwashen, hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their

hands ? oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the
4 elders. And when they come from the market,

except they : wash, they eat not. And many
other things there be, which they have received

to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen
5 vessels, and of 4 tables. Then the Pharisees and

scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat 6 bread with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, “ Well hath Esaias prophesied “ of you hypocrites, as it is written, “This peo- * Is. 29.13. “ple honoureth me with their lips, but their 7 “ heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do

they worship me, teaching for doctrines the 8“ commandments of men. For laying aside the

“ commandment of God, ye hold the tradition “ of men, as the washing of pots and cups : and 9“ many other such like things ye do.” And he

said unto them, “ Full well ye reject the com- b Ex.20.12.

“ mandment of God, that ye may keep your own Ex.21.19. 10“ tradition. For Moses said, "Honour thy father Lev. 20. 9. “ and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father 20.

by pouring a little water on them. C. 3 by dipping them. C. 4 beds. c.

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The Pharisees reproved.

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or mother, let him die the death: but ye say, Mk. 7.
“ If a man shall say to his father or mother, It 11
“ is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever
“ thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be

free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought 12
“ for his father or his mother; making the word 13
“ of God of none effect through your tradition,
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which ye have delivered : and many such like
things do ye.”

And when he had called all the people unto 14
him, he said unto them, “Hearken unto me
“ every one of you, and understand: There is 15

nothing from without a man, that entering
“ into him can defile him: but the things which
“come out of him, those are they that defile
“ the man. If any man have ears to hear, let 16
6 him hear.” And when he was entered into 17
the house from the people, his disciples said M". 15
unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees 12

were 3 offended, after they heard this saying ? a 1 Cor. 3. But he answered and said, “d Every 4 plant, which 13 12, &c.

my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall
• Is. 9. 16. “ be rooted up. Let them alone: € they be blind 14

“ leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead
“ the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Then 15
answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto
uz this parable. And Jesus said, “Are ye also 16

yet without understanding? Do ye not per- Mk. 7. “ ceive, that whatsoever thing from without 18

entereth into the man, it cannot defile him ;
“ because it entereth not into his heart, but 19
“ into the belly, and goeth out into the draught,

purging all meats ?" And he said, “That which 20

cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. Gen. 6. 5. 6 f For from within, out of the heart of men, 21

proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications,

murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, de- 22 “ ceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy,

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scandalized. C.
5 reasonings. D. envy. calumny. arrogance.

plantation. D.

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The Canaanite's daughter healed.

91 Mk.7.23 “ pride, foolishness: all these evil things come A. D. 32. M". 15. “ from within, and defile the man: but to eat 20

“ with unwashen hands defileth not a man."

67. He healeth the daughter of a Syrophenician

Woman.

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Mk. 17.

AND from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into

an house, and would have no man know it: but 25 he could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose

young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of 26 him, and came and fell at his feet: the woman

was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and

she besought him that he would cast forth the M". 15. devil out of her daughter. But he answered her

23 not a word. And his disciples came and be

sought him, saying, Send her away; for she

24 crieth after us. But he answered and said, “Let Mk.7.27 “ the children first be filled : for it is not meet

“ to take the children's bread, and to cast it M". 15.“ unto the dogs.” And she said, Truth, Lord :

27 yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from
28 their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and

said unto her, “O woman, great is thy faith :
“ be it unto thee even as thou wilt.” And her
daughter was made whole from that very hour.

68. He restoreth a man to hearing and speech. Mk. 7,

And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre 31

and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee,

through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. 32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf,

and had an impediment in his speech ; and they 33 beseech him to put his hand upon him. And

he took him aside from the multitude, and put

his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touch34 ed his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he

sighed, and saith unto him, “ Ephphatha,” that 35 is, Be opened. “And straightway his ears were · Is.35.5,6.

opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed,

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Christ feedeth four thousand.

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4. 43.

A. D. 32. and he spake plain. And he charged them that Mk. 7.

they should tell no man: but the more he 36
charged them, so much the more a great deal
they published it; and were beyond measure 37
astonished, saying, He hath done all things well:
he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb
to speak.
69. Christ feedeth the people miraculously.

Mk. 8.
In those days the multitude being very great,
and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his dis-
ciples unto him, and saith unto them, “I have M". 15.
“compassion on the multitude, because they 32
“ continue with me now three days, and have

nothing to eat: and I will not send them

“ away fasting, lest they faint in the way: for Mk. 8. 3 a 2 Kings “ divers of them came from far.” a And his dis- M". 15.

ciples say unto him, Whence should we have 33
so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so
great a multitude? And Jesus saith unto them, 34
“How many loaves have ye?” And they said,
Seven, and a few little fishes. And he com-35
manded the multitude to sit down on the

ground. And he took the seven loaves and the 36 1 Sam. 9. fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and

gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the
multitude. And they did all eat, and were 37
filled: and they took up of the broken meat
that was left seven 2 baskets full. And they that 38
did eat were four thousand men, beside women
and children. And he sent away the multi- 39
tude, and took ship, and came into the coasts
of Magdala and Dalmanutha.

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70. The Pharisees and Sadducees again seek a

sign from heaven. MW. 16.

THE Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, A. D. 32. and tempting desired him that he would shewa 1 Cor. 1. 2 them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, “ When it is evening, ye say,

It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3“ And in the morning, It will be foul weather to “ day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye

hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; “ but can ye not discern the signs of the times? “ A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh “ after a sign; and there shall no sign be given “ unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.” 71. The disciples are warned against the leaven

of the Pharisees and Sadducees. MW. 16.

And he left them, and departed. And when 4, 5

his disciples were come to the other side, they Mk.8.14 had forgotten to take bread, neither had they M". 16. in the ship with them more than one loaf. Then

6 Jesus said unto them, “Take heed and beware

“ of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the SadMk. 8.“ ducees.” And they reasoned among them

16 selves, saying, It is because we have no bread.
17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them,

“Why reason ye, because ye have no bread?

“ perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have 18“ ye your heart yet hardened? having eyes, see

ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and 19 “ do ye not remember? when I brake the five

“ loaves among five thousand, how many baskets

“ full of fragments took ye up?" They say unto 20 him, Twelve. “And when the seven among four

“ thousand, how many ? baskets full of frag

“ ments took ye up?" And they said, Seven. 21 And he said unto them, “How is it that

ye

do MW. 16.“ not understand that I spake it not to you

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