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Divers parables.

Chap. xiii.

The reward of the righteous. 24 Another parable put he forth 40 As therefore the tares are gathered unto them, saying, The kingdom of and burned in the fire; lo shall it be in heaven is likened unto a man which the end of this world. sowed good feed in his field :

41 The Son of man fhall send forth 25 But while men Nept, his enemy his angels, and they shall gather out of came and lowed tares among the wheat, his kingdom all things that offend, and and went his way.

them which do iniquity; 26 But when the blade was sprung up, 42 And thall cast them into a furnace and brought forth fruit, then appeared of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashthe tares also.

ing of teeth. 27 So the servants of the housholder 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth came and said unto him, Sir, didst not as the fun in the kingdom of their Father. thou fow good feed in thy field ? from Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. whence then hath it tares?

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath unto treasure hid in a field ; the which done this. The servants said unto him, when a man hath found, he hideth, and Wilt thou then that we go and gather for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that them up?

he hath, and buyeth that field. 29 But he said, Nay; left while ye 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is gather up the tares, ye root up also the like unto a merchantman, seeking goodly wheat with them.

pearls : 30 Let both grow together until the 46 Who, when he had found one pearl harvest: and in the time of harvest I will of great price, went and sold all that he say to the reapers, Gather ye together had, and bought it. first the tares, and bind them in bundles 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to burn them : but gather the wheat unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and into my barn.

gathered of every kind : 31 1 Another parable put he forth unto 48 Which, when it was full, they them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is drew to fhore, and sat down, and gålike to a grain of mustard seed, which a thered the good into vesels, but cast the man took, and fowed in his field :

32 Which indeed is the least of all 49 So Mall it be at the end of the feeds: but when it is grown, it is the world: the angels Mall come forth, and greatest among herbs, and becometh a sever the wicked from among the just, tree, so that the birds of the air come 50 And shall cast them into the furnace and lodge in the branches thereof. of fire: there shall be wailing and gnash

33 Another parable spake he unto ing of teeth. them ; The kingdom of heaven is like 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye unto leaven, which a woman took, and understood all these things? They say hid in three measures of meal, till the unto him, Yea, Lord. whole was leavened.

52 Then said he unto them, There34 1 All these things spake Jesus unto fore every scribe which is instructed unto the multitude in parables; and wit] ut the kingdom of heaven is unto a a parable spake he not unto them: man that is an housholder, which bring

35 That it might be fulfilled which eth forth out of his treasure things new was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will and old. open my mouth in parables ; I will utter 53 And it came to pass, that when things which have been kept secret from Jesus had finished these parables, he dethe foundation of the world.

parted thence. 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, 54 And when he was come into his and went into the house: and his disciples own country, he taught them in their sycame unto him, saying, Declare unto usnagogue, insomuch that they were astothe parable of the tares of the field. nished, and said, Whence hath this man

37 he answered and said unto them, this wisdom, and these mighty works? He that soweth the good feed is the Son 55 Is not this the carpenter's fon? Is

not his mother called Mary ? and his 38 The field is the world; the good brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, seed are the children of the kingdom ; and Judas? but the tares are the children of the 56 And his sisters, are they not all wicked one ;

with us? Whence then hath this man all 39 The enemy that sowed them is the these things? devil; the harvest is the end of the world; 57 And they were offended in him. and the reapers are the angels.

But Jesus said unto them, A prophet

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A Tohike face Herodetus, etrarch heard Children and men, beside women and

John Baptist beheaded. S. MATTHEW. Christ walketh on the sea. is not without honour, save in his own five loaves, and the two fishes, and lookcountry, and in his own house.

ing up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, 58 And he did not many mighty works and gave the loaves to his disciples, and there because of their unbeliet.

the disciples to the multitude. CHAP. XIV.

20 and they did all eat, and were i Hercd's opinion of Christ. 13 The mi- filled: and they took up of the fragments

racle of the five loaves, 22 of walking that remained twelve baskets full. on the sea.

21 And they that had eaten were about of the fame of Jesus,

children. 2 And said unto his servants, This is 22 9 And straightway Jesus constrained John the Baptist; he is risen from the his difciples to get into a thip, and to go dead ; and therefore mighty works do before him into the other side, while he thew forth themselves in him.

sent the multitudes away. ; For Herod had laid hold on John, 23 And when he had fent the multiand bound him, and put him in prison for tudes away, he went up into a mountain Herodias' fake, his brother Philip's wife. apart to pray: and when the evening

4 For John said unto him, It is not was come, he was there alone. lawful for thee have her.

24 But the ship was now in the midst 5 And when he would have put him to of the sea, toiled with waves: for the death, he feared the multitude, because wind was contrary. ibey counted him as a prophet.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night 6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, Jesus went unto them, walking on the lea. the daughter of Herodias danced before 26 And when the difciples saw him them, and pleased Herod.

walking on the fea, they were troubled, 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out to give her whatsoever she would ask. for fear.

8 And Me, being before instructed of 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto her mother, faid, Give me here John them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is l'; Baptift's head in a charger.

be not afraid. 9 And the king was sorry: neverthe 28 And Peter answered him and said, less for the oath's sake, and them which Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto fat with him at meat, he commanded it thee on the water. to be given her.

29 And he said, Come. And when 10 And he sent, and beheaded John Peter was come down out of the ship, in the prison.

he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 11 And his head was brought in a 30 But when he faw the wind boister. charger, and given to the damsel : and ous, he was afraid; and beginning to she brought it to her mother.

fink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 12 And his disciples came, and took 31 And immediately Jesus stretched up the body, and buried it, and went forth his hand, and caught him, and said and told Jesus.

unto him, O thou of little faith, where13 | When Jesus heard of it, he de- fore didst thou doubt? parted thence by ship into a desert place 32 And when they were come into the apart : and when the people had heard thip, the wind ceased. thereof, they followed him on foot out 33 Then they that were in the ship of the cities.

came and worshipped him, saying, Of a 14 And Jesus went forth, and faw a truth thou art the Son of God. great multitude, and was moved with 34 And when they were gone over, compassion toward them, and he healed they came into the land of Gennesaret. their fick.

35 And when the men of that place 15 And when it was evening, his disci- had knowledge of him, they sent out into ples came to him, saying, This is a desert all that country round about, and brought place, and the time is now paft ; send the unto him all that were diseased; multitude away, that they may go into 36 And befought him that they might the villages, and buy themselves victuals. only touch the hem of his garment: and

16 But jesus fait unto them, They as many as touched were made perfectly need not depart; give ye them to eat. whole. 17 And they say unto him, We have

CHAP. XV. here but five loaves and two fishes. I God's commandments, and men's tradi.

18 He said, Bring them hither to me. tions. 10. What defileth a man. 19 And he commanded the multitude THEN came to Jesus scribes and Phari.

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Chap. XV:

Christ's miracles. 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the Lord, thoa son of David; my daughter tradition of the elders? for they wash notis grievously vexed with a devil. their hands when they eat bread.

23 But he answered her not a word. 3 But he answered and said unto them, And his disciples came and befought Why do ye also transgress the command- him, saying, Send her away; for the ment of God by your tradition ?

crieth after ús. 4 For God commanded, saying, Ho 24 But he answered and said, I am nour thy father and mother; and, He not sent but unto the lost sheep of the that curseth father or mother, let him house of Israel. die the death.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his laying, Lord, help me. father or his mother, It is a gift, by what 26 But he answered and said, It is not soever thou mightest be profited by me; meet to take the children's bread, and to

6 And honour not his father or his mo-cast it to dogs. ther, he shall be free. Thus have ye made 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the the commandment of God of none effect dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from by your tradition:

their master's table. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Efaias pro 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto phesy of you, saying,

her, O woman, great is tliy faith : be it 8. This people draweth nigh unto me unto thee even as thou wilt. And with their mouth, and honoureth me with her daughter was made whole from their lips; but their heart is far from me. that very hour.

9 But in vain they do worship me, 29 And 'Jesus departed from thence; teaching for doctrines the commandments and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee 3 of men.

and went up into à mountain, and fat 10 s And he called the multitude, and down there. said unto them, Hear, and understand : 30 And great multitudes came unto

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth him, having with them those that were defileth a man; but that which cometh lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many out of the mouth, this defileth a man. others, and cast them down at Jesus'

12 Then came his disciples, and said| feet; and he healed them : unto him, Knowest thou that the Pha 31 Insomuch that the multitude wonia risees were offended, after they heard this dered, when they saw the dumb to speak; saying?

the maimed to be whole, the lame to 13 But he answered and said, Every walk, and the blind to see, and they gloplant, which my heavenly Father hath rified the God of Israel. not planted, thall be rooted up.

32 s Then Jesus called his disciples 14 Let them alone : they be blind lead- unto him, and said, I have compaflion ers of the blind. And if the blind lead on the multitude, because they continue the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. with me now three days, and have

15 Then answered Peter and said unto nothing to eat: and I will not send them him, Declare unto us this parable. away fasting, left they faint in the way.

16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet 33 And liis disciples say unto him without understanding?

Whence should we have so much bread 17 Do not ye yet understand, that in the wilderness, as to fill so great a whatsoever entereth in at the mouth multitude? goeth into the belly, and is cast out into 34 And Jefus faitli unto them, Hai the draught?

many loaves have ye? And they said, 18 But those things ithich proceed out Seven, and a few little fishes. of the mouth come forth from the heart; 35 And he commanded the multitude and they defile the man.

to fit down on the ground. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil 36 And he took the severi loaves and thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornica- the fifhes, and gave thanks, and brake tions, thefts, false witness, blafphemies: them, and gave to his disciples, and the

20 These are the things which defile a disciples the multitude. man: but to eat with unwashen hands 37. And they did all eat; and were defileth not a man.

filled: and tliey took up of the broken 21 ? Then Jesus went thence, and meat that was left leven baskets fullo departed into the coasts of Tyre and 38 And they that did eat were fout Sidon.

thousand men, belde womenàrid childrena 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan 39 And he sent away the multitude, came out of the saine coaits, and cried and took thip, and came into the coasts unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, of Magdala.

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The sign of Jonas.

S. MATTHEW. Chrif foreheaveth his death. CHAP. XVI.

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou 1 The sign of yonas. 5 The leaven of the art Peter, and upon this rock I will build

Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 21 Chrif my church ; and the gates of hell shall foresheweth his death.

not prevail against it. THE Pharisees also with the Sadducees 19 And I will give unto thee the keys

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he would thew them a sign from heaven. thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound

2 He answered and faid unto them, in heaven : and whatsoever thou shalt When it is evening, ye say, it will be fair loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. weather: for the fky is red.

20 Then charged he his disciples that 3. And in the morning, It will be foul they should tell no man that he was Jesus weather to day: for the sky is red and the Christ. lowring. O je hypocrites, ye can discerni 21 f From that time forth began Jesus the face of the sky; but can ye not discern to shew unto his disciples, how that he the signs of the times ?

must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many A wicked and adulterous generation things of the elders and chief priests and fceketh after a fign ; and there shall no cribes, and be killed, and be raised again sign be given unto it, but the sign of the the third day. prophet Jonas. And he left them, and 22 Then Peter took him, and began depar ed.

to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from 5 F And when his disciples were come thee, Lord: this Mall not be unto thee. to the other side, they had forgotten to 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, take bread.

Get thee behind me, Satan : thou art an 6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take offence unto me: for thou favourest not heed and heware of the leaven of the the things that be of God, but those that Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

be of men. 7 And they reasoned among them 24 Then said Jesus unto his difciples, felves, saying, it is because we have taken If any man will come after me, let him no bread.

deny himself, and take up his cross, and 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said follow me. unto them, O ye of little faith, why rea 25 For whosoever will save his life fon ye among yourselves, because ye Thall lose it: and whosoever will lofe his have brought no bread ?

life for my fake shall find it. 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither 26 For what is a man profited, if he remember the five loaves of the five thou- mall gain the whole world, and lose his sand, and how many baskets ye took up?own foul: or what shall a man give in

10 Neither the seven loaves of the four exchange for his soul? thousand, and how many baskets ye took 27 For the Son of man shall come in up?

the glory of his Father with his angels; 11 How is it that ye do not understand and then be shall reward every man acthat I spake it not to you concerning cording to his works. bread, that ye ihould beware of the leaven 28 Verily I say unto you, There be of the Pharisees and of thie Sadducees? some standing here, which shall not taste

12 Then understood they how that he of death, till they see the Son of man bade them not beware of the leaven of coming in his kingdom. bread, but of the doctrine of the Phari

C H AP. XVII. fees and of the Sadducees.

I The transfiguration of Christ. 14 He beal13 | When Jefus came into the coasts eth a lunatick, 22 foretelleth his own of Cefarea Philippi, he asked his disci. passion, 24 and payeth tribute. ples, saying, Whom do men say that I ND after fix days Jesustaketh Peter, the Son of man am ?

14 And they faid, Some say that thou bringeth them up into an high mountain art John the Baptist : some, Elias; and apart, others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 2 And was transfigured before them :

15 He faith unto them, But whom say and his face did shine as the sun, and his ye that I am ?

raiment was white as the light. 16 And Simon Peter answered and 3 And, behold, there appeared upto faid, Thou art ihe Christ, the Son of the them Mofes and Elias talking with him. living God.

4 Then answered Peter and faid unto 17° And Jesus answered and said unto Jefus, Lord, it is good for us to be here : him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for if thou wilt, let us make here three ta. flesh and blood hath not revealed it uuto bernacles; one for thee, and one for thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Mofes, and one for Elias.

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The transfiguration of Chrift:

Chap. xviii. He teacheth to be hunible. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright| Capernaum, they that received tribute cloud overshadowed them: and bebold a money came to Péter, and said, Doth not voice out of the cloud, which faid, This your master pay tribute ? is my beloved Son, in whom I am well 25 He faith, Yes. And when he was pleafed ; hear ye him.

come into the house, Jesus prevented 6 And when the disciples heard it, they him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? fell on their face, and were sore afraid. of whom do the kings of the earth take

7 And Jesus came and touched them, custom or tribute ? of their own children, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. or of strangers ?

& And when they had lifted up their 26 Peter faith unto him, Of strangers. eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. Jesus faith unto him, Then are the chil

9 And as they came down from the dren free. mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, 27 Notwitstanding, left we hould Tell the vision to no man, until the Son offend them, go thou to the sea, and of man be risen again from the dead. cast an hook, and take up the fish that

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, first cometh up; and when thou hast Why then say the scribes that Elias must opened his mouth, thou fhalt find a first come?

piece of money : that take, and give 11 And Jesus answered and said unto unto them for me and thee. them, Elias truly shall first come, and

CHAP. XVIII. restore all things.

1 Christ teacheth to be humble. 7 Touching 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is offences, 21 and forgiving one another. come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they

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1 unto Jesus, saying, Who is the Jifted. Likewise Mall also the Son of man greatest in the kingdom of heaven? suffer of them.

2 And Jesus called a little child unto 13 Then the disciples understood that him, and set him in the midst of them, he spake unto them of John the Baptist. 3 And said, Verily I say unto you,

14 | And when they were come to the Except ye be converted, and become as multitude, there came to him a certain little children, ye shall not enter into the man, kneeling down to him, and saying, kingdom of heaven.

15 Lord, have mercy on my son : for 4. Whosoever therefore shall humble he is lunatick, and fore vexed: for oft. himself as this little child, the same is times he falleth into the fire, and oft into greatest in the kingdom of heaven. the water.

s And whofo shall receive one such 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, little child in my name receiveth me. and they could not cure him.

6 But whoso 'shall offend one of these 17. Then Jesus answered and said, o little ones which believe in me, it were faithless and perverfe generation, how better for him that a milstone were hanglong shall I be with you ? how lorig thall ed about his neck, and that he were I fufřer yon, bring him hither to me. drowned in the depth of the sea.

18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and 7 1 Woc unto the world because of he departed out of him: and the child offences! for it must needs be that ofc was cured from that very hour.

fences come ; but woe to that man by 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus whom the offence cometh ! apart, and said, Why could not we cast 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot him out ?

offend thee, cut them off, and caft them 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because from thee : it is better for thee to enter of your unbelief: for verily I say unto in life halt or maimed, rather than liaryou, If ye have faith as a grain of mul- ing two hands or two feet to be cast into tard seed, ye shall say unto this moun- everlasting fire. tain, Remove hence to yonder place;' 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck and it shall remove; and nothing thall be it out, and call it from thee: it is better impoflible unto you.

for thee to enter into life with one eye, 21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out rather than having two eyes to be cast but by prayer and fasting.

into hell fire. 22 † And while they abode in Galilee, 10 Take heed that ye despise not one Jesus said unto then, The Son of nan 'of these little ones; for I lay unto you, ihall be betrayed into the hands of men : That in heaven their angels do always

23. And they shall kill him, and the 'behold the face of my Father which is third day he shall be railed again. And in heaven. they were exceeding sorry.

Lil For the Son of man is come to save 24 1 And when they were come to that which was loft.

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