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Sin against the Holy Ghost. Chap. xii. Jonas a sign.

23 And all the people were corrupt : for the tree is known by amazed, and said, Is not this thelbis fruit. son of David ?

| 34 O generation of vipers! how 24 But when the Pharisees can ye, being evil, speak good heard it, they said, This fellow things ? for out of the abundance doth not cast out devils, but by of the heart the mouth speaketh. Beelzebub the prince of the de- 35 A good man, outof the good vils.

treasure of the heart, bringeth 25 And Jesus knew their forth good things : and an evil thoughts, and said unto them, man, out of the evil treasure, Every kingdom divided against bringeth forth evil things. itself is brought to desolation; and 36 But I say unto you, That every city or house divided against every idle word that men shall itself shall not stand :

speak, they shall give account 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, thereof in the day of judgment.. he is divided against himself; how 37 For by thy words thou shalt shall then his kingdom stand ? be justified, and by thy words

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast thou shalt be condemned out devils, by whom do your chil-' 38 Then certain of the scribes dren cast them out? therefore and of the Pharisees answered, they shall be your judges. saying, Master, we would see a

28 But if I cast out devils by sign from thee. the Spirit of God, then the king- 39 But he answered and said dom of God is come unto you. unto them, An evil and adulter

29 Or else, how can one' enter ous generation seeketh after a into a strong man's house, and sign; and there shall no sign be spoil his goods, except he first given to it, but the sign of the bind the strong man? and then prophet Jonas : he will spoil his house.

40 For as Jonas was three days 30 He that is not with me is a- and three nights in the whale's gainst me: and he that gather- belly : so shall the Son of man be eth not with me, scattereth a- three days and three nights in the broad.

heart of the earth. 31 T Wherefore I say unto you, 41 The men of Nineveh shall All manner of sin and blasphemy rise in judgment with this generashall be forgiven unto men : but tion, and shall condemn it: be. the blasphemy against the Holy cause they repented at the preachGhost shall not be forgiven unto sing of Jonas; and, behold, a men.

Igreater than Jonas is here, 32 And whosoever speaketh a 42 The queen of the south word against the Son of man, it shall rise up in the judgment with shall be forgiven him : but who- this generation, and shall condemn soever speaketh against the Holyfit : for she came from the utterGhost, it shall not be forgiven most parts of the earth to hear the him, neither in this world, nei- wisdom of Solomon; and, bether in the world to come. hold, a greater than Solomon is

33 Either make the tree good, here. and his fruit good; or else make 43 When the unclean spirit is the tree corrupt, and his fruitigone out of a man, he walketh

The parable
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of the sower. through dry places, seeking rest, 4 And, when he sowed, some and findeth none.

seeds fell by the way-side, and the. 44 Then he saith, I will return fowls came and devoured them into my house from whence Iup : came out; and when he is come, 5 Some fell upon stony places, he findeth it empty, swept, and where they had not much earth : garnished.

and forthwith they sprung up, be.. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh cause they had no deépness of with himself seven other spirits earth; more wicked than himself, and 6 And when the sun was up, they enter in and dwell there : they were scorched; and, because and the last state of that man is they had no root, they withered worse than the first. Even so away. shall it be also unto this wicked 7 And some fell among thorns; gencration."

and the thorns sprung up and 46 1 While he yet talked to the choked them: people, behold, bis mother and 8 But other fell into good his brethren stood without, de- ground, and brought forth fruit, şiring to speak with him, some an hundred-fold, some six

47 Then one said unto him, ty-fold, some thirty-fold. Behold, thy mother and thy 9 Who hath ears to hear, let brethren stand without, desiring him hear, to speak with thee.

T 10 And the disciples came, and 48 But he answered and said said unto him, Why speakest unto him that told him, Who is thou unto them in parables ? my mother? and who are my 11 He answered and said unto brethren?

them, Because it is given unto 49 And he stretched forth his you to know the mysteries of the hanci toward his disciples, and kingdom of heaven, but to them said, Behold my mother and my it is not given. brethren! .

112 For whosoever.hath, to him 50 For whosoever shall do the shati be given, and he shall have will of my Father which is in more abundance : but whosoever heaven, the same is my brother, hath not, from him shall be taken and sister, and mother.

jaway, even that he hath. CHAP. XIII. | 13 Therefore speak I to them Of the sower and the sced, in parables : because they seeing, THE same day went Jesus see not; and hearing, they hear

1 out of the house, and sat by not; neither do they understand. the sea side.

T 14 And in them is fulfilled the 2 And great multitudes were prophecy of Esaias, which saith, gathered together unto him, so by hearing ye shall hear, and shall that he went into a ship, and sat; not understand; and seeing ye and the whole multitude stood on shall see, and shall not perceive: the shore.

1 15 For this peoples heart is 3 And he spake many things waxed gross, and their ears are unto them in parables, saying, Idull of hearing, and their eyes behold, a sover went forth to they have closed ; lest at any time sel;

they should see with their eyes,

The parable of the Chap. xiii. sower expounded. and hear with their ears, and 25 But, while men slept, his should understand with their enemy came and sowed tares a.hearts, and should be converted, mong the wheat, and went his and I should heal them.

way. 16 But blessed are your eyes, 26 But when the blade was for they see : and your ears, for sprung up, and brought forth they hear. .

fruit, then appeared the tares also. 17 For verily I say unto you, 27 So the servants of the housThat many prophets and righte-holder came and said unto him, ous men have desired to see those Sir, didst not thou sow good seed things which you see, and have in thy field ? from whence then not seen them; and to hear those hath it tares ? tbings which ye hear, and have 28 He said unto them, An enenot heard them.

my hath done this. The servants 18 I Hear ye, therefore, the said unto him, Wilt thou then parable of the sower:

that we go and gather them up ? 19 When any one heareth the 29 But he said, Nay; lest, while word of the kingdom, and under- ye gather up the tares, ye root up standeth it not, then cometh the also the wheat with them. wicked one, and catcheth away 30 Let both grow together until that which was sown in his heart. the harvest: and in the time of

This is he which received seed harvest I will say to the reapers, by the way side,

Gather ye together first the tares, 20 But he that received the and bind them in bundles to burn seed into stony places, the same is them : but gather the wheat into he that heareth the word, and my barn. anon with joy receiveth it ;

31 |. Another parable put he 21 Yet hath he not root in him-forth unto them, saying, The self, but dureth for a while ; for kingdom of heaven is like to a when tribulation or persecution grain of mustard seed, which a ariseth because of the word, by man took, and sowed in his field : and by he is offended.

32 Which indeed is the least of 22 He also that received seed all seeds : but when it is grown, among the thorns, is he that hear- it is the greatest among herbs, and eth the word; and the care of this becometh a tree; so that the birds world, and the deceitfulness of of the air come and lodge in the riches, choke the word, and he branches thereof, becometh unfruitful.

33 9 Another parable spake he 23 But he that received seed in- unto them : The kingdom of heato the good ground, is he that hear- ven is like unto leaven, which a eth the word and understandeth woman took, and hid in three it; which also beareth fruit, and measures of meal, till the whole bringeth forth, some an hundred-was leavened. fold, some sixty, some thirty. | 34 All these things spake Jesus

24 | Another parable put he unto the multitude in parables ; forth unto them, saying, The and without a parable spake he kingdom of heaven is likened un-Inot unto them : 0 a man which sowed good seed 35 That it might be fulfilled in his field :

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parables. saying, I will open my mouth iní 47 Again, the kingdom of - parables; I will utter things which heaven is like unto a net, that was have been kept secret from the cast into the sea, and gathered of indation of the world.

every kind : 36 Then Jesus sent the multi-. 48 Which, when it was full, tude away, and went into the they crew to shore, and sat down, house: and his disciples came and gathered the good into yesunto him, saying, Declare unto sels, but cast the bad away. us the parable of the tares of the 49 So shall it be at the end of

the world: the angels shall come 37 He answered and said unto forth, and sever the wicked from them, He that soweth the good among the just, seed is the Son of man;

50 And, shall cast them into 38 The field is the world; the the furnace of fire : there shall be good seed are the children of the wailing and gnashing of teeth. kingdom ; but the tares are the 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have children of the wicked one ; ye understood all these things?

39 The enemy that sowed them. They say unto him, Yea, Lord. is the devil; the harvest is the end 52 Then said he unto them, of the world : and the reapers are Therefore every scribe which is the angels.

linstructed unto the kingdom of 40 As, therefore, the tares are heaven is like unto a man that is gathered and burned in the fire ; an householder, which bringeth so shall it be in the end of this forth out of his treasure things world.

new and old. 41 The Son of man shall send 53 | And it came to pass, that forth his angels, and they shall when Jesus had finished these gather out of his kingdom all parables, he departed thence. things thatofend, and them which 54 And when he was come into do iniquity;

This own country, he taught them 42 And shall cast them into alin their synagogue, insomuch furnace of fire: there shall be that they were astonished, and wailing and gnashing of teeth. said, Whence hath this man this

43 Then shall the righteous wisdom, and these mighty works? shine forth as the sun in the king- 55 Is not this the carpenter's dom of their Father. Who hath son ? is not his mother called Maears to hear, let him hear. Try ? and his brethren, James, and

44 | Again, the kingdom of Joses, and Simon, and Judas? heaven is like unto treasure hid in 56 And his sisters, are they not a field ; the which when a man all with us? Whence then hath hath found he hideth, and, forjoy this man all these things ? thereof, goeth and selleth all that 57 And they were offended in he hath, and buyeth that field. Thim. But Jesus said unto them,

45 | Again, the kingdom of A prophet is not without honour, heaven is like unto a merchant- save in his own country, and in man, seeking goodly pearls: his own house.

46 Who, when he had found 58 And he did not many mighone pearl of great price, went and ty works there, because of their sold all that he had, and bought it.(unbelief.

Yohn Baptist beheaded. Chap. xiv.. Five thousand fed.

CHAP. XXIV. followed him on foot out of the Herod's opinion of Christ. cities. A T that time Herod the Tet- 14 And Jesus went forth, and A rarch heard of the fame of saw a great multitude, and was Jesus,

- moved with compassion toward 2 And said unto his servants, them, and he healed their sick. This is John the Baptist; he is 15 | And when it was evening, risen from the dead; and there- his disciples came to him, saying, fore mighty works do shew forth This is a desert place, and the themselves in him. . . time is now past; send the mul

3 | For Herod had laid hold on titude away, that they may go inJohn, and bound him, and put to the villages, and buy themhim in prison for Herodias' sake, Iselves victuals.

uals. . .

. his brother Philip's wife.... 1 16 But Jesus said unto them,

4 For John said unto him, It is They need not depart; give ye not lawful for thee to have her. them to eat. i

5 And when he would have put 17 And they say unto him, We him to death, he feared the multi- have here but five loaves, and tude, because they counted him two fishes. as a prophet.

18 He said, Bring them hither 6 But when Herod's birth-day to me. was kept, the daughter of Hero- 19 And he commanded the dias danced before them, and multitude to sit down on the pleased Herod.

Igrass, and took the five loaves, 7 Whereupon he promised with and the two fishes, and, looking an oath to give her whatsoever she up to heaven, he blessed, and would ask.

brake, and gave the loaves to his 8 And she, being before in- disciples, and the disciples to the structed of her mother, said, Give muititude. me here John Baptist's head in a 20 And they did all eat, and charger.

were filled : and they took up of 9 And the king was sorry : the fragments that remained nevertheless for the oath's sake, twelve baskets full. and them which sat with him at 21 And they that had eaten meat, he commanded it to be were about five thousand men, given her.

beside women and children. 10 And he sent, and beheaded 22 T And straightway Jesus John in the prison.

constrained his disciples to get in11 And his head was brought to a ship, and to go before him in a charger, and given to the unto the other side, while he sent damsel: and she brought it to the multitudes away. her mother.

23 And when he had sent the 12 And his disciples came, and multitudes away, he went up intook up the body, and buried it, to a mountain apart to pray ; and and went and told Jesus.

when the evening was come, he 13 | When Jesus heard of it, was there alone. he departed thence by ship into al 24 But the ship was now in the desert place apart: and when the midst of the sea, tossed with people had heard thereof, they waves : for the wind was contrary.

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