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The Pharisees
S. Matthew.

seek a sign. tude, and took ship, and came should beware of the leaven of the into the coasts of Magdala. Pharisees and of the Sadducees? CHAP. XVI.

12 Then understood they, how The sign of Fonas. that he bade them not beware of THE Pharisees also, and the the leaven of bread, but of the

Sadducees came, and tempt-doctrine of the Pharisees, and of ing, desired him, that he would the Sadducees. shew them a sign from heaven. 13 1 When Jesus came into the

2 Fle answered, and said unto coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he them, When it is evening, ye say, asked his disciples, saying, Whom It will be fair weather; for the sky do men say that I, the Son of man, is red.

3 And in the morning, It will 14 . And they said, Some say be foul weather to day; for the that thou art John the Baptist; sky is red and lowering. O ye some, Elias; and others, Jerehypocrites ! ye can discern the mias, or one of the prophets. face of the sky ; but can ye not 15. He saith unto them, But discern the signs of the times? whom say ye that I am ?

4 A wicked and adulterous ge- 16 And Simon Peter answered, neration seeketh after a sign; and and said, Thou art the Christ, there shall 110 sign be given unto the Son of the living God. it, but the sign of the prophet 17 And Jesus answered, and Jonas. And he left them and de- said unto him, Blessed art thou, parted.

Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and 5 TAnd when his disciples were blood hath not revealed it unto come to the other side, they had thee, but my Father which is in forgotten to take bread.

heaven. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, 18 And I say also unto thee, Take heed, and beware of the lea-That thou art Peter, and upon ven of the Pharisees, and of the this rock I will build my church; Sadducees.

and the gates of hell shall not 7 And they reasoned among prevail against it. themselves, saying, It is because 19 And I will give unto thee we have taken to bread.

the keys of the kingdom of hea8 Which, when Jesus perceiv- ven : and whatsoever thou shalt ed, he said unto them, Oye of bind on earth, shall be bound in little faith! why reason ye among heaven; and whatsoever thou yourselves, because ye have shalt loose on earth, shall be loosbrought no bread ?

led in heaven. 9 Do ye not yet understand, 20 Then charged he his discineither remember the five loaves ples, that they should tell no mai, of the five thousand, and how that he was Jesus the Christ. many baskets ye took up?

21 T From that time forth, be10 Neither the seven loaves of gan Jesus to shew unto his discithe four thousand, and how many ples, how that he must go unto baskets ye took up ?

Jerusalem, and suffer many things 11 How is it that ye do not un-of the elders, and chief priests, derstand, that I spake it not. to and scribes, and be killèci, and your concerning bread, that .velle raised again the third day.

me.

Peter reproved.

Chap. xvii.

The transfiguration. 22 Then Peter took him, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good began to rebuke him, saying, Be for us to be here: if thou wilt, it far from thee, Lord : this shall let us make here three tabernanot be unto thee.

cles; one for thee, and one for 23 But he turned, and said unto Moses, and one for Elias. Peter, Get thee behind me, Sa- 5 While he yet spake, behold, tan : thou art an offence unto me: a bright cloud overshadowed for thou savourest not the things them : and, behold, a voice out of that be of God, but those that be the cloud, which said, This is of men.

my beloved Son, in whom I am 24 1 Then said Jesus unto his well pleased; hear ye him. disciples, If any man will come 6 And when the disciples heard after me, let him deny himself, it, they fell on their face, and and take up his cross, and follow were sore afraid,

7 And Jesus came and touched 25 For whosoever will save his them, and said, Arise, and be life, shall lose it: and whosoever not afraid, will lose his life for my sake, 8 And when they had lifted up shall find it.

their eyes, they saw no man, save 26 For what is a man profited, Jesus only. if he shall gain the whole world, 9 And, as they came down and lose his own soul ? or what from the mountain, Jesus chargshall a man give in exchange fored them, saying, Tell the vision his soul ?

to no man, until the Son of man 27 For the Son of man shall be risen again from the dead. come in the glory of his Father, 10 And his disciples asked him, with his angels; and then he shall saying, Why then say the scribes, reward every man according to his that Elias must first come? works.

11 And Jesus answered, and 28 Verily I say unto you, said unto them, Elias truly shall There be some standing here first come, and restore all things. which shall not taste of death till 12 But I say unto you, that they see the Son of man coming Elias is come already, and they in his kingdom.

knew him not, but have done CHAP. XVII. unto him whatsoever they listed. The transfiguration of Christ. Likewise, shall also, the Son of ND after six days Jesus man suffer of them.

taketh Peter, James, and 13 Then the disciples underJohn his brother, and bringeth stood, that he spake unto them, them up into an "high mountain of John the Baptist, apart,

14 9 And, when they were come 2 And was transfigured before to the multitude, there came to them : and his face did shine as him a certain man, kneeling down the sun, and his raiment was to him, and saying, white as the light.

15. Lord, have mercy on my 3 And, behold, there appeared son: for he is lunatick, and sore into them, Moses and Elias, vexed : for oft-times ne falleth intalking with him.

to the fire, and oft into the water. 4 Then answered Peter, and 16 And I brought him to thy

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The lunatick bealed. S. Matthew. Humility taught. disciples, and they could not the sea, and cast an hook, and curę him.

take up the fish that first com17 Then Jesus answered and eth up; and, when thou hast said, Ofaithless, and perverse opened his mouth, thou shalt find generation ! how long shall I be a piece of money : that take, with you ? how long shall I suffer and give unto them for me and you bring him hither to me. thee.

18 And Jesusrebuked the devil; CHAP. XVIII. and he departed out of him: and Christ teacheth to be humble. the child was cured from that T the same time came the very hour,

disciples unto Jesus, say19 Then came the disciples to ing, Who is the greatest in the Jesus apart, and said, Why could kingdom of heaven? not we cast him out?

2 And Jesus called a little child 20 And Jesus said unto them, unto him, and set him in the midst Because of your unbelief: for of them, verily I say unto you, If ye have 3 And said, Verily I say unto faith, as a grain of mustard-seed, you, Except ye be converted, ye shall say unto this mountain, and become as little children, ye Remove hence to yonder place, shall not enter into the kingdom of and it shall remove; and nothing heaven. shall be impossible unto you, 4 Whosoever, therefore, shall

21 Howbeit, this kind, goeth not humble himself as this little child, out but by prayer and fasting. the same is greatest in the king

22 T And, while they abode in dom of heaven. Galilee, Jesus said unto them, 5 And whoso shall receive one The Son of man shall be betrayed such little child in my name, reinto the hands of men :

ceiveth me. 23 And they shall kill him, and 6 But whoso shall offend one of the third day he shall be raised these little ones which believe in again. And they were exceed- me, it were better for him that a ing sorry.

milstone were hanged about his 24 1 And when they were come neck, and that he were drowned to Capernaum, they that receiv- in the depth of the sea. ed tribute money came to Peter, 7 Woe unto the world bea and said, Doth not your master cause of offences ! for it must

needs be that offences come; but 25 He saith, Yes, And when woe to that man by whom the he was come into the house, Jesus offence cometh! prevented him, saying, What 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thythinkest thou, Simon? of whom foot offend thee, cut them off, do the kings of the earth take cus- and cast them from thee : it is tom or tribute ? of their own chil-Ibetter for thee to enter into life dren, or of strangers ?

halt or maimed, rather than hav. 26 Peter saith unto him, Offing two hands, or two feet, to be strangers. Jesus saith unto him, cast into everlasting fire. Then are the children free.

9 And if thine eye offend thee, 27 Notwithstanding, lest we pluck it out, and castit from thee: should offend them, go thou tolit is better for thee to enter into

pay tribute

Not to despise little ones : Chap. xviii.

How oft to forgive. life with one eye, rather than hav-fof my Father which is in heaven. ing two eyes to be cast into hell 20 For where two or three are fire.

gathered together in my name, 10 Take heed that ye despise there am I in the midst of them. not one of these little ones : for I 21 | Then came Peter to him, say untoyou, That in heaven their and said, Lord, how oft shall my angels do always behold the face brother sin against me, and I forof my Father which is in heaven. give him ? till seven times ? 11 For the Son of man is come

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say to save that which was lost. not unto thee, Until seven times;

12 How think ye? if a man but, until seventy times seven. have an hundred sheep, and one 23 | Therefore is the kingdom of them be gone astray, doth he of heaven likened unto a certain not leave the ninety and nine, and king, which would take account goeth into the mountains, and of his servants. seeketh that which is gone astray? 24 And when he had begun to.

13 And if so be that he find it, reckon, one was brought unto verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth him, which owed him ten thoumore of that sheep, than of the sand talents. ninety and nine which went not 25 But forasmuch as he had not astray.

to pay, his Lord commanded him 14 Even so it is not the will of to be sold, and his wife, and your Father which is in heaven, children, and all that he had, and that one of these little ones should payment to be made. perish.

26 The servant, therefore, fell 15 [ Moreover, if thy brother down, and worshipped him, sayshall trespass against thee, go and ing, Lord, have patience with me, tell him his fault between thee and I will pay thee all. and him alone : if he shall hear 27 Then the Lord of that serthee, thou hast gained thy brother. vant was moved with compassi

16 But if he will not hear thee, on, and loosed him, and forgave then take with thee one or two him the debt. more, that in the mouth of two or 28 But the same servant went three witnesses every word may out, and found one of his fellowbe established.

servants, which owed him an 17 And if he shall neglect to hundred pence: and he laid hands hear them, tell it unto the church: on him, and took him by the but if he neglect to hear the throat, saying, Pay me that thou church, let him be unto thee as owest. en heathen man and a publican. 29 And his fellow-servant fell

18 Verily I say unto you, down at his feet, and besought Whatsoever ye shall bind on him, saying, Have patience with earth, shall be bound in heaven ; me, and I will pay thee all. and whatsoever ye shall loose on 30 And he would not : but earth, shall be loosed in heaven. went and cast him into prison, till

19 Again I say unto you, That he should pay the debt. if two of you shall agree on earth! 31 So when his fellow-servants as touching any thing that they saw what was done, they were shall ask, it shall be done for them very sorry, and came and told Of divorcement. S. Matthew.

How to attain unto their lord all that was done. 8 He saith unto them, Moses,

32 Then his lord, after that he because of the hardness of your had called him, said unto him, O hearts, suffered you to put away thou wicked servant! I forgave your wives : but from the beginthee all that debt, because thou ning it was not so. desiredst me:

9 And I say unto you, Whoso33 Shouldest not thou also have ever shall put away his wife, exhad compassion on thy fellow-cept it be for fornication, and shall servant, even as I had pity on marry another, committeth adulthee?

tery: and whoso marrieth her 34 And his lord was wroth, and which is put away doth commit delivered him to the tormentors, adultery. till he should pay all that was due 10 T His disciples say unto him, unto him.

If the case of the man be so with 35 So likewise shall my heaven- his wife, it is not good to marry. ly Father do also unto you, if ye 11 But he said unto them, All from your hearts forgive not every men cannot receive this saying, one his brother their trespasses. save they to whom it is given. CHAP. XIX.

12 For there are some eunuchs, Christ healeth the sick. which were so born from their ND it came to pass, that, mother's womb; and there are

when Jesus had finished some eunuchs, which were made these sayings, he departed from eunuchs of men ; and there be Galilee, and came into the coasts eunuchs, which have made themof Judea beyond Jordan : selves eunuchs for the kingdom

2 And great multitudes follow- of heaven's sake. He that is able ed him, and he healed them there. to receive it, let him receive it.

31 The Pharisees also came 13 | Then were there brought unto him, tempting him, and unto him little children, that he saying unto him, Is it lawful for should put his hands on them and a man to put away his wife for pray : and the disciples rebuked every cause ?

them. 4 And he answered, and said 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little unto them, Have ye not read, children, and forbid them not, to that he which made them at the come unto me: for of such is the beginning, made them male and kingdom of heaven. female?

15 And he laid his hands on 5 And said, For this cause shall them, and departed thence. a man leave father and mother, 16 | And, behold, one came and shall cleave to his wife; and and said unto him, Good Master, they twain shall be one flesh. what good thing shall I do, that I

6 Wherefore they are no more may have eternal life? twain, but one flesh. What, i7 And he said unto him, Why therefore, God hath joined toge-callest thou me good ? there is ther, let not man put asunder. none good but one, that is, Goil:

7 They say unto him, Why bụt if thou wilt enter into life, did Moses then command to give keep the commandments. a writing of divorcement, and to 18 He saith unto him, Which ? put her away?

Jesus said, Thou shalt do no

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