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saw that she was not concealed, she came trembling, and fell down before him, and declared [to him] before all the people for what cause she touched him, and how she was forthwith cured. And he said unto her, “Take courage, daughter; thy faith hath made thee well: go in peace.” And while he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, “Thy daughter is dead: trouble not the Teacher". But when Jesus heard it, he spake to the ruler, saying, “Fear not: only believe, and she shall be made well.” And when he came to the house, he suffered none to enter in, but Peter, and John, and James, and the father and the mother of the child. And all wept, and lamented her: but he said, “Weep not: she is not dead, but sleepeth.” And they derided him; knowing that she was dead. And he sent all out of the house, and took her by the hand, and spake aloud, saying, “ Child, arise.” And her breath f came again, and she forthwith arose: and he commanded that food should be given her. And her parents were amazed: but he charged them that they should tell no man what had been done. ix. Now Jesus called the twelve apostles together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of God, and to cure the sick: and said unto them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor bag, nor money; nor have two vests. And into whatsoever house ye enter, there remain, and thence depart. And whosoever shall not receive you, when ye go from that city shake off the very dust from your feet; for a testimony unto them.” And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching glad tidings and healing every where. Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all which had been

* N. m. Master, N. + N. m. spirit, N.

done [by him]: and he was perplexed, because it was 8 said by some, that John was risen from the dead; and

by some, that Elijah appeared; and by others, that one 9 of the old prophets was risen again. And Herod said,

“ John I have beheaded : but who is this of whom I hear

such things?" And he desired to see Jesus. 10 And the apostles returned, and told Jesus all which

they had done. And he took them, and withdrew pri

vately to a desert place of [a city called] Bethsaida. 11 And when the multitudes knew it, they followed him :

and he received them, and spake to them concerning the

kingdom of God, and restored those that had need of 12 cure. And when the day began to be far spent*, the

Twelve came near, and said unto him, “ Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and coun

try round about, and lodge, and get provision : for we 13 are here in a desert place.” But he said unto them, “Give

ye them food to eat.” And they said, “ We have no more than five loaves and two fishes ; unless we should


and 14 buy food for all this people.” For they were about five

thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Make

them place + themselves on the ground by fifties in a 15 company.”. And they did so; and made them all place 16 themselves. And when he had taken the five loaves and

the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed them,

and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the mul. 17 titude. And all ate, and were filled : and what remain

ed to them of the fragments was taken up, even twelve 18 panniers. And it came to pass as he was a part praying, his disciples were with him : and he asked them, saying,

Who say the multitudes that I am ?" They answered and said, “ John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah;

and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen 20 again.” And he said unto them,

“ But who I say ye


* Or, decline.

+ Or, recline, or lie down, N. m.

* Whom, N.

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that I am "Then Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.” And he strictly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing, saying, “ The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief-priests and scribes, and be killed, and be

raised the third day.” And he said to all, “If any man

desire to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross”, and follow me. For whosoever desireth to save his life, shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, he shall save it. For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose [or forfeit, j himself+ 2 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him the Son of man shall be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in that of his Father, and of the holy angels. But I tell you truly, There are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death till they have seen the kingdom of God.” AND it came to pass about eight days after these words, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up a mountain to pray. And it came to pass that, as he prayed, the appearance of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And, lo, there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elijah : that appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter, and those that were with him, were heavy with sleep; and, when they awoke, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. And it came to pass, as the apostles were parted from him, that Peter said to Jesus, “ Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah :” not knowing what he said. And while he thus spake, a cloud came and overshadowed them: and the disciples feared when those men entered

* daily, R. T. + The words in brackets are probably a marginal gloss. Newcome's note.

35 into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, 36 saying, “This is my beloved Son*: hear ye him.” And

when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence, and told no man in those days any of

the things which they had seen. 37 And it came to pass that, on the next day, when they

were come down from the mountain, a great multitude 38 met him. And, behold, a man of the multitude cried

out, saying, Teacher t, I beseech thee, look upon my 39 son: for he is mine only child. And, behold, a spirit

taketh him, and it suddenly crieth out; and it convulseth

him so that he foameth, and, bruising him, hardly de40 parleth from him 1. And I besought thy disciples to cast 41 it out; but they were not able.” And Jesus answered

and said, “O unbelieving and perverse generation, how

long shall I be with you, and endure you? Bring thy 42 son thither.” And as he was now coming near, the de

mon dashed him on the ground, and at the same time

convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, 43 and cured the child, and delivered him to his father. And all were amazed at the mighty power of God.

But while all wondered at all the things which Jesus 44 did, he said to his disciples, “Let these words sink down

into your ears: for the Son of man is about to be deliver45. ed up into the hands of men.” But they understood not

this matter, and it was hidden from them, so that they did not perceive it: and they feared to ask him of this

matter. 46 And there arose a reasoning among them, which of 47 them should be greatest. And Jesus perceived the

thought of their heart, and took a little child, whom he 48 set by him; and said unto them, “ Whosoever shall re

ceive this little child in my name, receiveth me; and

* Some copies read, “ This is my chosen Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
+ N. m. Master, N.

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whosoever shall receive me, receiveth him who sent me: for he that is least among you all, he shall be great.” Then John spake, and said, “ Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not us.” And Jesus said uuto him, “Forbid him not: for he that is not against you, is for you".” Now it came to pass when the days were fulfilled that he should be received up, that he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem; and sent messengers before him: and they went and entered into a town of the Samaritans, to make ready for him: but they did not receive him, because his face was directed toward + Jerusalem. And when his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said, “Master, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elijah did 2* But he turned, and rebuked them;. And they went to another town. It also came to pass as they were going on the way, that a certain man said to him, “[Sir,J I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.” And Jesus said unto him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have roosts; but the Son of man hath not where to rest his head.” He said also to another, “ Follow me.” But he said, “Sir, suffer me to go first and bury my father.” And [Jesus] said unto him, “Let the dead bury their dead: but come thou ş away after me, and proclaim the kingdom of God.” And another also said, “Sir, I will follow thee; but suffer me first to bid those farewel that are in mine house.”

* “He that is not against us is for us,” R. T. + N. m. that of one going to, N.

# and said, “Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of; for the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.” These words are wanting in the Alex. Vat. Ephr. and in most other MSS. and versions. The Camb, retains the words of the first clause, but omits the rest.

§ See Matt. viii.22, go thou, N.

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* - A.


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