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CHAP. to a mountain to pray, and conti- sake of the son of man. Rejoice CHAP.

Mi nued all night in a house of prayer ye in that day, and leap for joy; Chooses to God. And when it was day, he for behold! your reward shall be 23

en called to him his disciples, and great in heaven: for in like manner Apostles.

chose out of them twelve, whom he did their fathers to the prophets.
also named Apostles :

“But alas! for you that are rich, 24 14 1. Simon, whom he had also trusting in your riches, for ye are and who named Peter, and

receiving vour consolation. Alas! Otherwise. # 2. Andrew his brother; for you that are filled with excess, 25 3. James, and

for ye shall hunger. Alas! for 4. John;

you that laugh now for the plea5. Philip, and

sure which case and luxury afford, 6. Bartholomew ;

for ye shall mourn and weep. 7. Matthew, and

Alas! for you, when bad men 26 8. Thomas ;

shall speak well of you : for in like 9. James, the son of Alpheus, manner did their fathers to the false ' and

prophers. 10. Simon, called ? Zelotes ; “ But I say unto you my hearers, 27 16 11. Judas, the brother of James, Love your enemies, and to show True temand

that you love them, do good to per 12. Judas Iscariot, the Straitor. those that hate you, bless those that anity. 17 And Jesus went down with them, curse you, and pray for those that 28 Removes and stood in the plain with a num injuriously treat you. Rather 29 cases. ay (16 ber of his disciples, and a great than attempt to right yourself by

multitude of the people from all angry contention or revenge, to
Judea and Jerusalem, and the sea-him who smiteth thee on the one
coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came cheek offer the other also, and hin-

to hear him and to be cured of their der not him who would take away 18 diseases ; and those who were dis- thy cloke from taking away thy

turbed by demons were also cured. coat also. Be disposed to give to 30 19 And the whole multitude sought to every one that asketh of thee, and

touch him ; for power went out of from him who taketh away what is
him, and cured all.

thine, do not demand it with rage 20 Then he lifted up his eyes to- and violence. And as ye wish men 3 1 Who are wards his disciples, and said, “ Hap to do unto you, do ye even so to "PPY; py are ye, poor in spirit, for your's them. For if ye love them who 32 21 is the kingdom of God. Happy love you, what is your reward ? for

are ye who hunger now for truth even the heathens love those who ' and righteousness, for ye shall be love them. And if ye do good to 33

filled. Happy are ye that weep them who do good to you,
now for your own sins and those what is your reward ? for even
of mankind, for ve shall laugh the heathens do the same. And 34

with joy at the reformation you if ye lend to those whom ye 22 shall witness. Happy are ye when expect to return it, what is your

men shall hate you, and separate rewards for even the heathens
you from them, and reproach you, lend to each other, expecting to
and revile you as evil-doers for the receive as much in return. But 85

? A proscucha, or oratory.

this place, elsewhere he is said not to betray
* So called from his being a warm and Jesus, but to deliver him up.
strenuous advocate for the Christian cause. 4 A plain or level part of a mountain,

This word is applied to Judas only in See Matt. v, d.

CHAP. love your enemies, and do good, and the evil man, out of the evil CHAP • VI.

and lend, giving up nothing for treasury of his heart bringeth forth

lost; and your reward will be great, what is evil ; for from the abun-
and ye will be sons of the Most dance of the heart his mouth speak-

High God; for he is kind to the eth. And why call ye me, Master, 46 36 unthankfu! and to the wicked. Be Master, and do not the things

ye therefore compassionate as your which I teach. 37 Father also is compassionate. Judge “Every one that cometh to me 47 not, and ye will not be judged; and heareth these words, and doeth Who wise

condemn not, and ye will not be them, I will show you to whom he and who condemned; forgive, and ye will is like. He is like a man who 38 be forgiven; give and there will be built a house, and dug deep, and 48

given unto you good measure, yea laid its foundation on the rock, and measure pressed down and shaken when the flood arose, the stream together, and running over will be beat vehemently against that house, given into your " lap. For the same but could not shake it, for it was measure that ye give, will be given founded on a rock. But he that 49 to you again.”

heareth, and doeth not, is like a 39 He also spake a parable unto man, who built a house upon the Various them, intinating the duty of those ground without a foundation against precepts.

who teach uther's to be well in which the stream beat vehemently,
structed themselves, and to be and immediately it fell, and the
blameless in their own lives. “Can ruin of that house was great."
a blind man lead a blind man ? Now when Jesus had ended all CHAP.

Will not both fall into a ditch ? these sayings in the ears of the vil. 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, I people, he went into Capernaum. Jesus cures but let every disciple be duly pre- | And the servant of a certain cen- a centu

to rion's ser« 41 pared as his teacher. And why dost turion, who was dear to his master, vant.

thou behold the splinter in thy bro was sick, and ready to die. And 3

ther's eye, and considerest not the | having heard of Jesus, the centu42 beam in thine own eye? Or how rion sent to him some elders of the

canst thou say to thy brother, Jews, beseeching him that he
* Hold ! brother; let me take away would come and recover his ser-
the splinter in thine eye,'whilst thou vant. And when they came to 4
thyself beholdest not the beam in Jesus, they entreated him earnest-
thy own eye. Thou hypocrite ! Ily, saying, “ He is worthy to whom 5
first take away the beam out of thou wilt do this, for he loveth our
thine own eye, and then wilt thou nation, and hath himself built our
see clearly to take away the splinter synagogue.” Then Jesus went with 6
that is in thy brother's eye.

them ; and when he was now not 43 “Now no good tree beareth bad far from the house, the Centurion

fruit, and no bad tree beareth good sent friends to him, saying unto 44 fruit. Every tree is known by its him, “Sir, trouble not thyself, for

own fruit; for figs are not gather I am not worthy that thou shouldst

ed from thorns, nor the grape from come under my roof; and therefore 7 45 the bramble bush. The good man I did not take upon me to come

out of the good treasury of his unto thiee myself, but speak a word
heart, bringeth forth what is good, only, and my servant will be well,

* By saying what degree of punishment a which might be raised so as to be capable of sinner deserves.

receiving grain. * The forepart of their long flowing dress,

CHAP. For even I who am a man under that was to come ? or should we CHAP.

authority, have soldiers under me, I look for another??" Now, imme. V 8 and I say to this man, “Go,' and diately Jesus cured many of sick-21 he goeth, and to another, ' Come,' nesses, and torments and evil spirits,

and he cometh, and to my servant, | and kindly gave sight to many 9'Do this,' and he doeth it.” Now blind people; and then gave John's 22 when Jesus heard this, he wondered disciples this answer,“ Gö, tell at him, and turning about, said to John what ye have seen, and heard. the multitude that was following The blind receive sight, the lame him, “I say unto you, I have not walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf

found so great faith, no not in hear, the dead are raised up, the 10 Israel.” And the messenger re- poor have the gospel preached unto

turned to the house, and found the them. And happy is he, whoever 23 servant well.

shall not offend because of me.” 11. On the next day, Jesus was go Now, when the messengers of 24. Raises the ing to a city called Nain, and ma- John departed, Jesus began to say Character widow's son Weinsson ny of his disciples, and a great unto the multitudes concerning of John.

multitude, were going with him ; John, “ What went ye out into 12 and as he came nigh the gate of the the desert to see ? a reed shaken by

city, behold! a dead man was car- the wind ? But what went ye out 25
ried out, the only son of his mo- to see ? a man clothed in sumptu-
ther, and she was a 'widow, and ous apparel ? Behold! they who

much people of the city was with are richly dressed, and live luxuri-
13 her. And when the Lord saw her, ously, are in palaces. But what 26

he took pity on her, and said, went ye out to see ? A prophet ? 14 “ Weep not;" and he went up, | Yea, I say unto you, and much

and touched the bier, for the bear- more than a prophet: For this is 27

ers stopt, and said, “ 2 Young man, he of whom it is written, “Behold! 15 I say unto thee, rise up." And the I send my messenger before thy

dead man sat up and began to face, to prepare thy way before

speak; and Jesus presented him to thee.' For I say unto you, Among 28 16 his mother. And fear seized on all, those that are born of women, there

and they glorified God, saying, is no greater prophet than John the
“A great prophet is raised up Baptist ; but the least in the king-

among us, and God hath kindly dom of God, is greater than he.'
17 considered his people.” And this And all the people, and the taxga- 29

report concerning Jesus went forth therers, that heard him, thankfully
through all Judca, and all the neigh- received the kindness of God, and
bouring country,

were baptized with John's baptism ;
18 Now the disciples of John told him but the Pharisees, and the teachers 30
cha's of all these things. And John called of the law, rejected this intention of

unto him two of his disciples, and God towards them, not having
sent them to Jesus, saying, “ Art been baptized by John."
thou he that was to come? or Moreover, the Lord said, " To 31

should we look for another ?” what now shall I liken the men of Perversity 20 When the men came to him, they this generation ? and what do they of the

said, “ John the Baptist hath sent resemble? They are like children
us to thee, to say, Art thou hesitting in the streets, and calling to 32


Lessage to

* The four circumstances here mentioned than the most laboured amplification of art. with so much simplicity, and conciseness, His mention of the youih of the deceased tend to raise compassion more strongly, renders the description still inore pathetic.



resus to eat with'hi Pharisees asked Wher

sanents; anche reclans on bisairs of threaching tools and and cell evil

CHAP. each other, and saying, 'We piped to the woman, he says to Simon, CHAP ".. unto you, but ye danced not, we " Seest thou this woman I came

mourned to you, but ye wept not.' into thy house, and thou gavest me 33 For John the Baptist came neither no water for my feet; but she hath

eating bread, nor drinking wine, wetted them with her tears, and

and ye say, 'He hath a demon,' wiped them with her hair. Thou 45 34 The son of man came eating and gavest me no kiss ; but she, since I

drinking, and ye say, Behold a came in, hath not ceased to kiss my

glutton, and a' drunkard, a friend feet. My head with oil thou didst 46 35 of taxgatherers, and sinners ! And not anoint; but she hath anointed

yet wisdom is vindicated by all her my feet with perfumed ointment.

Wherefore I say unto you, because 47 36 Then one of the Pharisees asked she hath many sins to be forgiven, Jesus Jesus to eat with him; so he went and an entire confidence of for

ated into the Pharisee's house, and took giveness, she loved much ; but that with precious this place at the table. And behold person to whom little is forgiven, ointmeni. a woman of the city, who had been loveth little. Then he saith to her, 48

37 formerly a person of bad charac-" Thy sins are' forgiven." And 49

ter, knowing that he was at table the guests began to say within
in the Pharisee's house, brought an themselves, “Who is this that even

alabaster box of perfumed oint- forgiveth sins ?” But he said to 50 38 ments; and stood at his feet be- the woman, “ Thy faith hath saved

hind, as he reclined upon the thee, go in peace.”
couch, shedding tears on his feet, Afterwards, Jesus journeyed CHAP.
and wiping their with the hairs of through every city, and village,
her head, and kissing his feet, and I preaching the gospel of the king- Preaches
anointing them with the ointment. dom of God; and the twelve

places. 39 But when the Pharisee, who had apostles were with him: and certain

invited him, saw this, he said with women, that had been cured of evil 2
in himself, “ If this man were a spirits and infirmities, Mary, called
prophet, he would have known Magdalene, out of whom had gone
who, and what kind of woman this many demons, and Joanna the 3
is that toucheth hin', for she is a wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and
2 sinner.

Susanna, and several others, and 40 Then Jesus said, “ Simon, I ministered to him of their subHe com- have something to say unto thee.” stance.

e And he saith, “ Master, say it.” Now, as a great multitude as- 4 who did it." There was a certain creditor, | sembled, and inhabitants of many Parable of

41 that had two debtors, one of which cities came together to him, he the sower

owed him five hundred denarii, and spake this parable. A sower 5
42 the other fifty. But as they were went forth to sow his seed; and as

not able to pay, he freely forgave he was sowing, some fell by the
them both. Now, which of these, road side, and was trodden under-

said he, will love him most?” foot, and the fowls of the air de-
43 Then Simon answered, “I sup-voured it. And some fell upon a 6

pose, he to whom most was for-rock, and as soon as it sprang up,

given.” And Jesus said, “ Thou withered away for want of moisture. 44 judgest rightly." Then turning And some fell among thorns, and 7




mends the woman


: Jesus knew the sincerity of her repent-
He knew her general character, but not ance,
her repentance, and amendment,

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