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sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, “ Why doth this

generation seek after a sign ? verily I say unto you; No 13 sign shall be given to this generation.” And he left

them, and entered again [into the ship,] and departed to

the other side. 14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread; nor had 15 they with them in the ship more than one loaf. And

he charged them, saying, “ Take heed and beware of the 16 leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod.” And

they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because 17 we have no bread.” And Jesus knew it, and saith unto

them, “Why reason ye because ye have no bread ? per

ceive ye not yet, nor understand ? bave ye your heart 18 still hardened ? Having eyes, see ye not? and having 19 ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? When I

brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many

panniers full of fragments took ye up?” They say un20 to him, “ Twelve.” “ And when the seven loaves among

the four thousand; how many baskets filled with frag21 ments took ye up?" And they said, “ Seven.”

Seven." And he said unto them, “Why do ye not understand ?” 22 Then he cometh to Bethsaida: and they bring unto 23 him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him. And

he took the blind man by the band, and led him out of the town: and when he had spitten on his eyes, and put

his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw any thing. 24 And he looked up, and said, “I see men, as trees, walk25 ing.” After that Jesus put his hands again upon his

eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw 26 every man clearly. And Jesus sent him away to his

house, saying, “ Neither go into the town, nor tell any

in the town." 27 Then Jesus and his disciples departed to the towns

of Cesarea, in the dominion of Philip: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them,

« Whom do men 28 say that I am ? And they answered, “ John the Baptist :

but some say Elijah: and others, one of the prophets.” 29 Then he saith unto them, “ But whom say ye that I

am ?” And Peter answered and saith unto him, « Thou 30 art the Christ.” And he strictly charged them that they

should tell no man concerning* him. 31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man

must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders

and chief-priests and scribes, and be killed, and within 32 three days rise again. And he spake those words plainly.

Then Peter took him aside, and began to reprove him. 33 But when he had turned about, and looked on his

disciples, he reproved Peter, saying, “Get thee behind me, Satant: for thou regardest not the things

which are of God, but the things which are of men." 34 And when he had called unto him the multitude and

his disciples, he said unto them, “ Whosoever desireth

to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up 35 his cross, and follow me. For whosoever desireth to

save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his

life for my sake and that of the gospel, he shall save 36 it. For what will it profit a man, if he shall gain the 37 whole world and forfeit his own life? Or what would 38 a man give as a ransom I for his life? For whosoever

shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him the Son of man also

shall be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Сн. " Father, with the holy angels.”

He said also unto them, “ Verily I say unto you, There are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.”

And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and bringeth them up an high moun

tain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before 3 them; and his garments became shining, very white [as 4 snow ;] so as no fuller upon earth can whiten. And t thou adversary, N.

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Elijah and Moses appeared unto them; and were talking 5 with Jesus. Then Peter spake and saith 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 6 Elijah.” For he knew not what to say ; for they were 7 much afraid. And a cloud appeared, overshadowing

them ; and a voice came out of the cloud, “ This is my 8 beloved Son : hear ye him.” And when they had quickly

looked round about, they saw no man any more; but Jesus only with themselves.

And as they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no man what

things they had seen, until the Son of man rose again 10 from the dead. And they kept the matter with them

selves, reasoning one with another what rising again from 11 the dead could mean. And they asked him, saying, 12 “ Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?” And

he answered and said unto them, Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all things ;” and how it is written of

the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be 13 set at nought “ But I say unto you, both that Elijah is

come, and that men have done unto him whatsoever they

chose; as it is written of him.” 14 And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great

multitude about them, and the scribes disputing with 15 them. And immediately all the multitude, when they

beheld him, were greatly astonished ; and, running to 16 him, saluted him. And he asked them *, About what 17 dispute ye among yourselves?" And one of the multi

tude answered and said, “ Master, I have brought unto 18 thee my son, who hath a dumb spiritt; and whensoever

it seizeth him, it dasheth him on the ground; and he

*" he asked the scribes,” R. T.

+ The child was subject to epileptic fits, which were supposed to be brought on by the power of demons, that is, the souls of wicked men. See Farmer on Dein.

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foameth, and grindeth [his] teeth, and wasteth away:

and I spake to thy disciples, that they might cast it out; 19 but they could not.” Then Jesus answered them, and

saith, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be

with you ? how long shall I endure you? Bring him un20 to me.” And they brought him unto Jesus : and when

he saw Jesus, immediately the spirit convulsed him; and 21 he fell on the ground, and wallowed, foaming. And

Jesus asked his father, “ How long is it since this hath

befallen him?" And he said, “From his childhood. 22 And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into the wa

ters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, 23 bave compassion on us, and help us.” And Jesus said

unto him, “ If thou canst* ? All things are possible to 24 bim who believeth.” And immediately the father of the

child cried out, and said with tears, “ I believe : help 25 mine unbelief.” Now when Jesus saw that the multi

tude was running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying unto it, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command

thee, Come out of him, and enter no more into him.” 26 And the spirit cried out, and convulsed Chim] much, and

came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many 27 said, “He is dead.”

“ He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand 28 and raised him up; and he arose. And when Jesus was come into an house, his disciples asked him privately,

Why could not we cast him out?” And he said unto them,

“ This kind of demons can come out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.” 30 And they departed thence, and passed through Ga

lilee, and he was unwilling that any man should know 31 it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, “The

Son of man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men; and they will kill him; and, after he is killed, he

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* Or, If thou canst believe, N. The word believe is wanting in the Eph. ani other MSS. See N. m. and Griesbach,

32 will rise again the third day*.” But they understood

not that matter; and were afraid to ask him. 33 And he came to Capernaum: and, beiug in an house,

he asked them, “What was it about which ve disputed 34 among yourselves on the way ?” But they kept silence:

for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who 35 should be greatest. And he sat down, and called the

twelve, and saith unto them, “ If any man desire to be 36 first, he must be last of all, and a servant of all.” And

he took a little child and set him in the midst of them:

and, when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto 37 them, Whosoever shall receive one of such little chil

dren in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall

receive me, receiveth not me, but him who sent me." 38 Then John spake to Jesus, saying, “ Master, we saw

one casting out demons in thy name t, and we forbad 39 him."

But Jesus said, “ Forbid hiin not: for there is none who shall do a mighty work in my name, who 40 can soon speak evil of me. For he that is not against 41 you I is for you. For whosoever shall give you a cup

of water to drink in my name, because ye are Christ's,

verily I say unto you, he shall by no means lose his 42 reward. And whosoever shall cause one of these little

ones, who believe in me, to offend, it is better for him

that a millstone were put about his neck, and that he 43 were cast into the sea. And if thine hand cause thee to

offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter maimed

into life, than, having two hands, to go into hell, [into 44 the unquenchable fire;] where their worm dieth not, 45 and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot cause thee

to offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into

life lame, than having two feet, to be cast into hell, 46 [into the unquenchable fire ;] where their worm dieth 47 not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye

* " after three days,” is the reading of the Vat. Eph. and Camb. MSS.
+ R. T. adds, “ who followeth not us,"

"against us is for us." R.T.

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