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and the thoms sprung up, and || .16 But blessed are your eyes, choked them.

for they see ; and your ears, 8 But other fell into good || for they hear. ground, and brought forth fruit, | 17 For verily I say unto you, some an hundred-fold, some That many prophets and righsixty-fold, some thirty-fold. teous men have desired to see

9 Who hath ears to hear, let those things which ye see, and him hear.

have not seen them; and to 10 And the disciples came, and hear those things which ye hear, said unto him, Why speakest and have not heard them. thou unto them in parables ? 18 Hear ye, therefore, the pa

11 He answered, and said unto rable of the sower. them, Because it is given unto 19 When any one heareth the you to know the mysteries of word of the kingdom, and unthe kingdom of heaven, but to derstandeth it not, then cometh them it is not given.

the wicked one, and catcheth 12 For whosoever hath, to him away that which was sown in shall be given, and he shall his heart. This is he which rehave more abundance : but ceived seed by the way side. whosoever hath not, from him 20 But he that received the shall be taken away even that seed into stony places, the same he hath.

is he that heareth the word and 13 Therefore speak I to them anon with joy receiveth it: in parables : because they see 21 Yet hath he not root in ing, see not; and hearing, they himself, but dureth for a while : hear not; neither do they under for when tribulation or persestand.

cution ariseth, because of the 14 And in them is fulfilled the word, by and by he is offend. prophecy of Esaias, which saith, ed. By hearing ye shall hear, and | 22 He also that received seed shall not understand : and see among the thorns, is he that ing ye shall see, and shall not heareth the word ; and the care perceive :

of this world, and the deceitful15 For this people's heart is ness of riches, choke the word, waxed gross, and their ears are and he becometh unfruitful. dull of hearing, and their eyes 23 But be that received seed they have closed : lest at any into the good ground, is he that time they should see with their. heareth the word, and undereyes, and hear with their ears, standeth it; which also beareth and should understand with their fruit, and bringeth forth, some heart, and should be converted, an hundred-fold, some sixty, and I should heal them.

some thirty.

24. Another parable put he |of all seeds : but when it is forth unto them, saying, The | grown, it is the greatest among kingdom of heaven is likened herbs, and becometh a tree; unto a man which sowed good so that the birds of the air seed in his field.

come and lodge in the branches 25 But while men slept, his thereof. enemy came, and sowed tares 33 Another parable spake he among the wheat, and went his | unto them; The kingdom of way.

heaven is like unto leaven, 26 But when the blade was which a woman took, and hid sprung up, and brought forth in three measures of meal, till fruit, then appeared the tares the whole was leavened. also.

| 34 All these things spake 27 So the servants of the Jesus unto the multitude in householder came, and said parables ; and without a paraunto him, Sir, didst not thou ble spake he not unto them : sow good seed in thy field ? 35 That it might be fulfilled from whence then hath it tares? which was spoken by the pro

28 He said unto them, An phet, saying, I will open my enemy hath done this. The mouth in parables; I will utter servants said unto him, Wilt things which have been kept thou then that we go and ga- secret from the foundation of ther them up ?

the world. 29 But he said, Nay; lest, 36 Then Jesus sent the mul." while ye gather up the tares, titude away, and went into the ye root up also the wheat with house; and his disciples came them.

unto him, saying, Declare unto 30 Let both grow together us the parable of the tares of until the harvest: and in the the field. time of harvest, I will say to 37 He answered, and said unto the reapers, Gather ye together them, He that soweth the good first the tares, and bind them seed, is the Son of man; in bundles to burn them ; but 38 The field is the world ; the gather the wheat into my good seed are the children of barn.

the kingdom ; but the tares are 31 Another parable put he the children of the wicked one ; forth unto them, saying, The 39 The enemy that sowed kingdom of heaven is like to a them is the devil; the harvest grain of mustard-seed, which a is the end of the world; and man took and sowed in his | the reapers are the angels. field:

40 As therefore the tares are 32 Which indeed is the least gathered and burned in the fire;

so shall it be in the end of this 50 And shall cast them into world.

the furnace of fire; there shall 41 The Son of man shall send | be wailing and gnashing of forth his angels, and they shall || teeth. gather out of his kingdom all 51 Jesus saith unto them, things that offend, and them Have ye understood all these which do iniquity;

things? They say unto him, 42 And shall cast them into | Yea, Lord. a furnace of fire; there shall 52 Then said he unto them, be wailing and gnashing of Therefore every scribe which teeth.

is instructed unto the kingdom 43 Then shall the righteous of heaven, is like unto a man shine forth as the sun in the that is an householder, which kingdom of their Father. Who bringeth forth out of his treahath ears to hear, let him hear. sure things new and old.

44 Again, the kingdom of 53 And it came to pass, that, heaven is like unto treasure hid when Jesus had finished these in a field; the which when a parables, he departed thence. man hath found he hideth, and, 54 And when he was come for joy thereof, goeth and sell- into his own country, he taught eth all that he hath, and buyeth them in their synagogue, insothat field.

much that they were astonish45 Again, the kingdom of ed, and said, Whence hath this heaven is like unto a merchant- man this wisdom, and these man seeking goodly pearls ; mighty works?

46 Who, when he had found 55 Is not this the carpenter's one pearl of great price, went son ? is not his mother called and sold all that he had, and Mary ? and his brethren, James, bought it.

and Joses, and Simon, and Ju. 47 Again, the kingdom of das? heaven is like unto a net that 56 And his sisters, are they was cast into the sea, and ga- not all with us? whence then thered of every kind :

hath this man all these 48 Which, when it was full, things ? they drew to shore, and sat 57 And they were offended down, and gathered the good in him. But Jesus said unto into vessels, but cast the bad them, A prophet is not without away.

honour, save in his own coun49 So shall it be at the end of try, and in his own house. the world : the angels shall 58 And he did not many mighcome forth, and sever the wick- ty works there, because of their ed from among the just,

ll unbelief. VOL. IV.

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it was full. || 57 And But Jesus

CHAP. XIV.

in a charger, and given to the

damsel : and she brought it to JOHN BAPTIST BEHEADED. her mother.

12 And his disciples came, AT that time Herod the te- and took up the body, and bu. trarch heard of the fame of ried it, and went and told Je. Jesus,

sus. 2 And said unto his servants, | 13 When Jesus heard of it, he This is John the Baptist: he || departed thence by ship into a is risen from the dead: and desert place apart : and when therefore mighty works do the people had heard thereof, shew forth themselves in him. they followed him on foot out

3 For Herod had laid hold on of the cities. John, and bound him, and put 14 And Jesus went forth, and him in prison for Herodias' saw a great multitude, and was sake, his brother Philip's wife. moved with compassion towards · 4 For John said unto him, It them, and he healed their sick. is not lawful for thee to have 15 And when it was evening, her.

his disciples came to him, say5 And when he would have ing. This is a desert place, and put him to death, he feared the the time is now past : send the multitude, because they count- multitude away, that they may ed him as a prophet.

go into the villages, and buy 6 But when Herod's birth- | themselves victuals. day was kept, the daughter of 16 But Jesus said unto them, Herodias. danced before them, They need not depart; give ye and pleased Herod.

them to eat. 7 Whereupon he promised 17 And they said unto him, with an oath to give her what. We have here but five loaves soever she would ask:

and two fishes. 8 And she, (being before in 18 He said, Bring them hi. structed of her mother,) said, || ther to me. Give me here John Baptist's 19 And he, commanded the head in a charger.

multitude to sit down on the 9 And the king was sorry : grass, and took the five loaves nevertheless for the oath's sake, and the two fishes, and looking and them which sat with him at up to heaven, he blessed, and meat, he commanded it to be || brake, and gave the loaves to given ber.

ll his disciples, and the disciples 10 And he sent, and behead to the multitude. ' ed John in the prison.

20 And they did all eat, and 11 And his head was brought were filled : and they took up

of the fragments that remained, stretched forth his hand, and twelve baskets full.

caught him, and said unto him, 21 And they that had eaten, O thou of little faith! wherewere about five thousand men, fore didst thou doubt? besides women and children. || 32 And when they were come

22 And straightway Jesus con into the ship, the wind ceased. strained his disciples to get into 33 Then they that were in the a ship, and to go before him ship came and worshipped him, unto the other side, while he saying, Of a truth thou art the sent the multitudes away. Son of God.

23 And, when he had sent the 34 And when they were gone multitudes away, he went up over, they came into the land into a mountain apart to pray : of Gennesaret. and, when the evening was | 35 And when the men of that come, he was there alone. place' had knowledge of him,.

24 But the ship was now in they sent out into all that counthe midst of the sea, tossed try round about, and brought with waves : for the wind was unto him all that were diseas. contrary.

ed: 25 And in the fourth watch of 36 And besought him that the night, Jesus went unto them they might only touch the hem walking on the sea.

of his garment: and as many 26 And when the disciples as touched were made perfectly saw him walking on the sea, whole. they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit: and they cried out

CHAP. XV. for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake

THE SCRIBES REPROVED. unto them, saying, Be of good THEN came to Jesus scribes cheer: it is I: be not afraid. and Pharisees, which were of

28 And Peter answered him, | Jerusalem, saying, and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid 2 Why do thy disciples transme come unto thee on the water. 1 gress the tradition of the elders?

29 And he said, Come. And for they wash not their hands when Peter was come down out || when they eat bread. of the ship, he walked on the 3 But he answered, and said water, to go to Jesus. . | unto them, Why do ye also

30 But when he saw the wind transgress the commandment of boisterous, he was afraid ; and God by your tradition ? beginning to sink, he cried, || 4 For God commanded, saysaying, Lord, save me.

ing, Honour thy father and mo. 31 And immediately Jesus ther: and, He that curseth fa

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