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Blasphemy of the Holy Ghost. 8. MATTHEW. Christ showeth who is his mother, [.

16 And charged them that they should not cause they repented at the preaching of Jonas; make him known:

and behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the by Esaias the prophet, saying,

judgment with this generation, and shall cor 18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen ; denin it: for she came from the uttermost parts my beloved, in whoin my soul is well pleased : of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; I will put my Spirit upon hiin, and he shall and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. shew judgment to the Gentiles.

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall man, he walketh through dry places, seeking any man hear his voice in the streets.

rest, and findeth none. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send from whence I came out; and when he is come, forth judgtuent unto victory.

The findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with hiniself se

29 41 Then was brought unto him one possessed ven other spirits more wicked than himself, and with a devil, blind and dumb; and he healed they enter in and dwell there: and the last state him, insomuch that the bliud and dumb both of that man is worse than the first. Even so spake and saw.

shall it be also into this wicked generation. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, 46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, Is not this the son of David ?

'This mother and his brethren stood without, de 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, siring to speak with him. Thuis felion dotlı not cast out devils, but by 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

and thy brethren stand without, desiring to 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said speak with thee. unto them, Every kingdom divided against) 48 But he answered and said unto him that told itself, is brought to desolation, and every city lim, Who is iny mother? and who are my bre or house divided against itself, shall not stand. threr?

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his against himself; how shall then his kingdom disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my stand ?

bretliren! 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, byl 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Pa whom do your children cast them out ? there-ther which is in heaven, the game is my brother, fore they shall be your judges.

and sister, and another." 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God,

CHAP. XIII. then the kingdom of God is comie unto you.

of the soioer and the seed. 29 Or else, how can oue enter into a strong IE same day went Jesus out of the honse, nian's house, and spoil his goods, excepi lie 1 and sat by the sea-side. first bind the strong inan ? and then he will 2 And great nultitudes were gathered together spoil his house.

Junto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; 30 He that is not with me, is against me; and and the whole multitude stood on the shore. he that gathereth not with me, scattereth 3 And lie spake niany things into them in para abroad.

bles, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner or 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: way-side, and the fowls came and devoured but the blaspheiny against the Holy Ghost thein up: shall not be forgiven unto men.

| 5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against not much earth: and forth with they sprung u the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but because they had no deepness of earth: wliosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorchshall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, ed; and because they had no root, they wilherjieither in the roorld to conie.

ed away. 33 Eitlier make the tree good, and his fruit 7 And some fell ainong thorns; and the thorns good; or else Inake the tree corrupt, and his fruitsprung up, and choked them: corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. 8 But other fell into good ground, and orought

34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, evil, speak good things ? for out of the abun-some thirty-fold. dance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. 1 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

35 A good mau, out of the good treasure of the 10 And the disciples carie, ani said unto him, heart, bräugetlı forth good things: and all evil Why speakest thout into theni in parables ? man, 'out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil 11 lle answered and said unto them, Because it things.

is given unto you to know the mysteries of the 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. that men shall speak, they shall give account) 12 For whosoever hath, to bim shall be given, thereot' in the day of judgnient.

land he shall have more abundance: but whoso37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and ever hath not, from himn shall be taken away by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

even that he hath. . 38 17 Then certain of the scribes and of the 13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: bePharisees answered, saying, Master, we would cause they seeing, see not; and hearing, they see a sign from thee.

hear not; neither do they understand. 39 But he answered and said to them, An evil 14 And in thein is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaand adulterous generation seeketh after a sigr, ias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and and there shall no sign be given to it, but the shall not understand ; and seeing ye shall see, sim of the prophet Jonas.

and shall not perceive: 20 For as Jonas was three days and three nights 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and in the whole's belly: su shall the Son of man be their ears are clull or curing, and weir eyes they three days and three nights in the heart of the have closed ; !cst at any time they should see earth.

win their eyes, and hear with their ears, and 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgmen: shouki understand with their heart, anul sliould with this generation, and shall condcuin it: bebe converted, ard I should heal then.

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Parables of the lares, and mustard-seed. CHAP. XIV. of the hidden treasure, and pearl

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and the barvest is the end of the world ; and the your ears, for they hear.

reapers are the angels. 17 For, verily, I say unto yon, That many pro-1 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and phets and righteous men have desired to see burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of those things which ye see, and have not seen this world. them ; and to hear those things which ye hear,1 41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and have not heard them.

and they shall gather out of his kingdom all 18 1 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

19 When any one heareth the word of the king- 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of tire: dom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the there shall he wailing and gnashing of teeth. wicked one, and catcheth away that which was 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sown in his heart. This is hie which received sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath seed by the way-side.

ears to hear, let him hear. 20 But he that received the seed into stony 44 1 Again, The kingdom of heaven is like places, the same is he that hcareth the word, junto treasure hid in a tiell: the which when a and anon with joy receiveth it;

man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thercot 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth goeth and selteth all that he haili, and buyeth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution that field. ariseth because of the word, by and by lie is of- 45 Again, The kingdom of heaven is like untended.

Ito a merchant-man seeking goodly pearls: 22 He also that received seed among the thorns 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great is he that heareth the word ; and the care of this price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the 47 1 Again. The kingdom of heaven is like word, and he becometh unfruitful.

junto a net, that was cast into the sea, and ga23 But he that received seed into the good thered of every kind: ground is he that heareth the word, and under- 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, standeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bring- and sat down, and gathered the good into ves eth forth, some a hundred-fold, some sixty, sonie sels, but cast the bad away. thirty.

| 49 'So shall it be at the end of the world : the 24 * Another parable purt he forth unto them, angels shall coine furth, and sever the wicked saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto from among the just, a man which sowed good seed in his field : ! 50 And shall cast them into the furnace or fires

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and all these things? They say unto him, Yea, l.ord. brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares 52 Then said he unto thein, Therefore every also.

scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of 27 So the servants of the houseliolder came and heaven, is like unto a man that is a householder, said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed which bringeth forth out of his treasure things in thy field ? fronu whence then hath it tares? new and old.

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done 53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had Lluis. The servants said unto bini, Wilt thou finished these parables, he departed thence. then that we go and gather them up ?

54 And when he was come into his own coun29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up try, he taught them in their synagogue, insoibe tares, ye root up also the wheat with theni. ninch that they were astonished, and said,

30 Let both grow together until the harvest : Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these
and in the time or harvest I will say to the reap-mighty works?
ers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind 55 is not this the carpenter's son ? is not his
them in bundles to burn them: but gather the niother called Mary ? and his brethren, James,
wheat into my barn.

and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
31 1 Another parable put he forth unto them, 56 And his sisters, are they not all with us ?
saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain Whence then hath this man all these things?
of mustard secd, which a man took, and sowed 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus
in his field:

said unto thein, A prophet is not without honour, 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but save in his own couniry, and in his own house. when it is grown, it is the greatest anong herbs, 58 And he did no: many miglity works there, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air because of their unbelief. come and lodge in the branches thereof.

CHAP. XIV. 33 1 Another parable spake he unto them; The

Herod's opinion of Christ. kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a A T that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the woman took, and hid in three ineasures of meal, A fame of Jesus, till the whole was leavened.

1 2 And said unto his servants, This is John the 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multi-Baptist ; he is risen from the dead; and therelude in parables; and without a parable spake tore mighty works do shew forth themselves in he not unto them:

him.
35 That it might be fulfilled wbich was spoken) 31 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound-
by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in him, and put him in prison (or Herodias' sake,
parables; I will utter things which have been his brother Philip's wife.
kept secret from the foundation of the world. | 4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and thee to have lier.
went into the house: and his disciples came un- 5 And when he would have put him to death,
to him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of be feared the multitude, because they counted
the tares of the field.

biin as a propliet.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that 6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the
soweth the good seed is the son of man; daughter of Herodias dauced before them, and

38 The field is the world ; the good sced are pleased Ilerod.
the children of the kingdom; but the ares are 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give
the children of the wicked one;

her whatsoever she would ask.
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil: 8 Aud she, being before instructed of her 10-

The miracle of the fue loades. S. MATTHEW.

What defletá o mar. ther, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in

CHAP. XV. a charger.

God's commandments. 9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the THEN came to Jesuis scribes and Pharisceg. onth's sake, and them which sat with him at which were or Jerusalem, saying, meat, he commanded it to be given her.

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition 10 And he sent, and beheailed Jolin in the prison. of the elders? for they wash not their hauds J1 And his head was brought in a charger, and when they eat bread. given to the damsel : and she brought it to her 3 But he answered and said unto them, Why inotlier.

do ye also transgress the commandment of God 12 And his disciples came, and took up the by your tradition ? body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. 14 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy la

131 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence ther and mother: and, lle that curseth father or by ship into a desert place apart: and when the mother, let him die the death. people had heard thereof, they followed him on 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall sny to his father foot out of the cities.

or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thout 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great mul- mightest be profited by me; tilude, and was moved with compassion toward 6 And honour not his father or his mother, he Urem, and he healed their sick.

shall be free. Thus have ye made the conuniyld15 And when it was evening, his disciples ment of God of none effect by your tradition. came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of the time is now past ; send the multitude away, you, saying, that they may go into the villages, aud buy theni- 8 This people draweth nigh into me with their selves victuals.

niouth, and honoureth me with their lijs; but 16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not their heart is far from nie. depart; give ye them to eat.

9 Bit in vain they do worship me, teaching for 17 And they say unto him, We have here but doctrines the counniandments of men. five loaves, and two fishes.

10 ? And he called the multitude, and said 19 lle said, Bring them hither to me.

unto them, lear, and understand: 19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth deon the grass, and took the five loaves, and the fileth a nan; but that which cometh out of the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, mouth, this defileth a man. and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, 12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, and the disciples to the multitude.

Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended 20 And they did all eat, and were filled : and after they heard this saying ? they took up of the fragments that remained 13 But he answered and said, Every plant, twelve baskets full.

which my heavenly Father hath not planted, 21 And they that had eaten were about five shall be rooted up. thousand men, besides women and children. 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of

22 | And straigbtway Jesus constrained his the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him shall fall into the ditch unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes 15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, away.

Declare unto us this parable. 23 And wlien he had sent the multitudes away, 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without anhe went up into a mountain apart to pray: and derstanding ? when the evening was come, he was there alone. 17. Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, entereth ju at the mouth goeth into the belly, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary, and is cast out into the drauglit ?

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus 13 But those things which proceed out of the went into them, walking on the sea.

inouth come forth from the heart; and they de 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on file the man. the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, and they cried out for fear.

murders, adultcries, fornications, thefts, false 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, say-witness, blasphemnies : ing, Be of good cheer; it is l; be not afraid. 20 These are the things which defile a man: but

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, is to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a inan. it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 21 1 Then Jesus went thence, and departed

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. come down out of the ship, he walked on the 29 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out water, to go to Jesus.

of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he llave mercy on nie, O Lord, thou son of David; was afraid ; and beginning to sink, he cricd, my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. saying, Lord, save me.

| 23 But he answered her not a word. And his 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his disciples caine and besought him, saying, Send hand, and caught him, and said unto him, Olher away; for she crieth after us. thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ?! 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but

32 And when they were come into the ship unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. the wind ceased.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, say33 Then they that were in the ship came and ing, Lord, help me. worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the 26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to Son of God.

take the children's bread aud to cast it to dogs. 34 And when they were gone over, theyl 27 And she said, Truth, Lord : yet the dogs eat caine into the land of Gennesaret.

of the cruinbs which fall from their masters'table. 35 And when the men of that place had know-128 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O ledge of him, they sent out into all that country, woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even round about, and brought unto him all that werel as thou wiit. And her daughter was made diseased;

whole froin that very hour. 36 And besought him that they might only) 29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came touch the hem of his garment: and as many as nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into touched were made perfectly whole.

la mountain, and sal dawii there

Christ feedeth the multitude. CHAP. XVI, XVII.

He foreskeweth his death 30 And great multitudes came unto him, hav-|Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona : for flesh and ing with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, blood hath not revealed it unto thee, bat my maimed, and many others, and cast them down father which is in heaven. at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

| 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art 31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, Peter, and upon this rock I will build my when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to against it. see : and they glorified the God of Israel. | 19 And I will give into thee the keys of the

32 1 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt and said, I have compassion on the multitude, bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and because they continue with me now three days, whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be and have nothing to eat: and I will not send loosed in heaven. them away fasting, lest they saint in the way. I 20 Then charged he his disciples that they

33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence shonld tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. should we have so much bread in the wilder-21 ! From that time forth began Jesus to shew ness, as to fill so great a multitude ?

Junto his disciples, how that he must go unto 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a land chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, few little fishies.

and be raised again the third day. 35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down 22 Tiien 'eter took him, and began to rebuke on the ground.

hin, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this 36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, sliall not be unto thee and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. behind me, Satan ; thou art an offence unto

37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and me: for thou savourest not the things that be they took up of the broken meat that was left of God, but those that be of men. seven baskets full.

| 24 | Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any 38 And they that did eat were four thousand man will come after me, let him deny himseli, men, besides women and children.

and take up his cross, and follow me. 39 And he sent away the multitude, and took 25 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose ship. and came into the coasts of Magdala. it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, CHAP. XVI.

shall find it. The sign of Jonas.

26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain THE Pharisees also and the Sadducees came the whole world, and lose his own soul? or

I and, tempting, desired him that he would what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? shew them a sign from heaven.

| 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory 2 He answered and said unto them, When it of his father, with his angels; and then he shall is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for reward every man according to his works. the sky is red.

28 Verily I say unto you, There be some stand3 And in the morning, I will be foul weather ing here, which shall not taste of death, till they 10-day: for the sky is red and lowering. O y see the Son of man coming in his kingdoin. hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky;

CRAP. XVII. but can ye not discern the signs of the times ?

The transfiguration of Christ. 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh A NDafter six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James. after a sign; and there shall no sign be given A and John his brother, and bringeth them unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And up into a high mountain apart, he left them, and departed.

| 2 And was transfigured before them: and his 5 And when his disciples were come to the face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was other side, they had forgotten to take brcad. white as the light. 69 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed 3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and and Elias talking with him. of the Sadducees.

4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, 7 And they reasoned among themselves, say- Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, ing. It is because we have taken no brend let us niake here three tabernacles; one for thee,

8 Which wlien Jesus perceived, he said untoland one for Moscs, and one for Elias. them, O yc of little faith, why reason ye among| 5 Wliile he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud yourselves, because ye have brought no bread ? overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of

9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, the five loaves of the five thousand, and how in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him. many baskets ye took up?

6 And when the disciples heard it, they tell on 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thou- their face, and were sore afraid. sand, and how many baskets ye took up? 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said,

11 How is it that ye do not understand that IjArise, and be not afraid. spake it not to you concerning bread, that yel 8 And when they had listed up their eyes, they should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees saw no man, save Jesus only. and of the Sadducees?

| 9 And as they came down from the mountain, 12 Then understood they how that he bade them Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doc- no man, until the Son of man be risen again urine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. from the dead.

131 When Jesus came into the coasts of Cesa- 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why rea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who then say the scribes, that Elias must first come? do men say that I, the Son of man, am ? 11 And Jesus answered and said unto them,

14 And they said, Some say that thon art John Elias truly shall first conie, and restore all things: the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come nl. or one of the prophets.

[ready, and they knew him not, but liave done 15 He saith unto theni, But who say ye that I am ? unto him whatsoever they listed: likewise shall 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou also the Son of man suffer of them. art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

13 Then the disciples understood that he spake 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, unto them of John the Baptist.

7 And they rece we have taken noeb said unto and one cone yer spake, behold, a broice out of ing. It is belien Jesus per why reason ye bread ? overs

erceived, ben sve among 5 White wed them: and,

said unto the hands of inen:sche third day he wilkitsoever?

Christ payeth tribute.

8. MATTHEW.

of forgiving one another 14 And when they were come to the multi-little ones: for I say unto yoni, That in heaven tude, there came to him a certain man kneeling their angels do always behold the face of my down to him, and saying,

Father which is in heaven. 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is luna-| 11 For the Son of man is come to save that tic, and sore vexed, for oft-times he falleth into which was lost. Une fire, and oft into the watcr.

12 flow think ye? If a man have a hundred 16 And I brought hiin to thy disciples, and they sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth lie could not cure him.

not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless mountains, and seeketh that which isgone astray? and perverse generation, how long shall I be 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto with yon ? how long shall I suffer you ? Bring you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the hin hither to me.

ninety and nine which went not astray. 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he de- 14 Even so it is not the will of your Father oarted out of him: and the child was cured from which is in heaven, that one of these little ones that very hour.

should perish. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and 15 9 Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass said, Why could not we cast him out ?

against thee, go and tell him his fault between 20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou unbelief: for verily I say unto you, Ir ye have hast gained thy brother. Mithas a grain of mustard seed, ye shall sily 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with into this mountain, Remove hence to yonder thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall or three witnesses every word may be established. be in possible unto you.

| 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, teli A Howbeit, this kind goeth not out, but by it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear prayer and fasting.

the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen '22' And while they abode in Galilec, Jcsuis man and a publican. said unto them, The Son of man shall be be- 18 Verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall

bind on earth, shal: be bound in heaven: and 23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he wiritsoever ye shall loose on earth, shall be shall be raised again. And they were exceed-loused in heaven. ing sorry.

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you And when they were come to Capernaum, shall agree on earth, as touching any thing that they that received tribute-money, came to Peter, they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my and said, Doth not your Master pay tribute ? Father which is in heaven.

25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come 20 For where two or three are gathered togeinto the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, ther in my namic, there am I in the inidst of them. What thinkest thou, Simon ? or whom do the 21 Tlien came Peter to him, and said, Lord, kings of the earth take custom or tribute ? of how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I their own children, or of strangers ?

forgive hum? till seven times ? 26 Peter saith unto him, or strangers. Jesus 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Unsaith unto him, Then are the children free. til seven times: but, Until seventy times sevell.

27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them,l 23 11 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likengo thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up ed into a certain king which would take account the fish that first cometh up: and when thou of his servants. hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was of money: that take, and give unto them for brought unto him which owed hini ten thousand me and thee.

talents. CHAP. XVIII.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord Christ teacheth to be humble.

conimanded him to he suid, and his wife and chilAT the same time came the disciples unto dren, and all that he had, and payment to be made. A Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the 26 The servant therefore fell down, and workingdom of heaven?

slipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and nie, and I will pay thee all. set him in the midst of them,

| 27 Then the lord of that servant was moved 3 And said, Verily, I say unto you, Except ye with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave be converted, and beconie as little children, ye him the debt. shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 28 But the same servant went out, and found one

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself of his fellow-servants, which owed him a hunas this little child, the same is greatest in the dred pence: and he laid hands on him, and tork kingdom of leaven.

hin the throat, saying, lay me that thou owest. 5 And whoso shall receive one such little child 29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, in my name, receiveth me.

and besought him, saying, llave patience with 6 But, whoso shall offend one of these little me, and I will pay thee all. ones which believe in me, it were better for him 30 And he would not: but went and cast him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, into prison, till he should pay the debt. and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 31 So when his fellow-servants saw what was

7 Wo unto the world because of offences ! done, they were very sorry, azud came and told for it inust needs be that offences come; but wolunto their lord all that was done. to that man by whoin the offence coineth! | 32 Then his lord, after that he had called him,

8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot offend said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thce, cut them off, and cast them from thee; itthee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: is better for thee to enter into life halt or maim- 33 Shouldest not thou a!so have had compassion ed, rather than having two hands or two fect, on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? to be cast into everlasting fire.

1 34 Aud his lord was wrotli, and delivered liim 9 And if thine eye otrend thee, pluck it out, to the torinevtors, till he should pay all that was

a cast it from thee: it is better for thee toldue unto him. wtor into life with one eye, rather than having) 35 So likewise shall iny heavenly Father do two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire

Talso unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not 10 Take heed that ve despise not one of theselevery one his brother their trespasses.

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