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The Pharisees ask a sign.
CHAP. XIII. The paradle of the sower. against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be ward his disciples, and said, Behold my forgiven him, neither in this world, nei- mother and my brethren! ther in the world to come.
50 For whosoever shall do the will of 33 Either make the tree good, and his my Father which is in heaven, the same fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, is my brother, and sister, and mother. and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known
CHAP. XIII. by his fruit.
THE 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye,
THE same day went Jesus out of the
house, and sat by the sea-side. being evil, speak good things? for out of the 2 And great multitudes were gathered abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. together unto him, so that he went into a
35 A good man, out of the good treasure ship, and sat; and the whole multitude of the heart, bringeth forth good things : stood on the shore. and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, 3 And he spake many things unto them bringeth forth evil things.
in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went 36 But I say unto you, That every idle forth to sow; word that men shall speak, they shall give 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell account thereof in the day of judgment. by the way-side, and the fowls came and
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justi- devoured them up: fied, and by thy words thou shalt be con- 5 Some fell upon stony places, where demned.
they had not much earth : and forthwith 38 | Then certain of the scribes and of they sprung up, because they had no deepthe Pharisees answered, saying, Master, ness of earth : we would see a sign from thee.
6 And when the sun was up, they were 39 But he answered and said to them, scorched; and because they had no root, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh they withered away. aftera sign, and there shall no sign be given 7 And some fell among thorns; and the to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. thorns sprung up, and choked them:
40 For as Jonas was three days and 8 But other fell into good ground, and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, the Son of man be three days and three sone sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. nights in the heart of the earth.
9 Who hath ears to bear, let him hear 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in 10 And the disciples came, and said judgment with this generation, and shall unto him, Why speakest thou unto them condemn it: because they repented at the in parables ? preaching of Jonas; and bebold, a greater 11 He answered and said unto them, than Jonas is here.
Because it is given unto you to know the 42 The queen of the south shall rise up mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but in the judgment with this generation, and to them it is not given. shall condemn it: for she came from the 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be uttermost parts of the earth to hear the given, and he shall have more abundance: wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater but whosoever hath not, from him shall than Solomon is here.
be taken away even that he hath. 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out 13 Therefore speak I to them in para. of a man, he walketh through dry places, bles: because they seeing, see not; and seeking rest, and findeth none.
hearing, they hear not; neither do they un44 Tben he saith, I will return into my derstand. house from whence I came out; and when 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall and garnished.
hear, and shall not understand; and see. 45 Tben goeth he, and taketh with him-ing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: self seven other spirits more wicked than 15 For this people's heart is waxed himself, and they enter in and dwell there: gross, and their ears are dull of bearing, and the last state of that man is worse than and their eyes they have closed ; lest at the first. Even so shall it be also unto this any time they should see with their eyes, wicked generation.
and hear with their ears, and should un46 T While he yet talked to the people, derstand with their heart, and should be behold, his mother and his brethren stood converted, and I should heal them. without, desiring to speak with him. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy see : and your ears, for they hear. mother and thy brethren stand without, 17 For,verily,I say unto you, That many desiring to speak with thee.
prophets and righteous men have desired 48 But he answered and said unto him to see those things wbich ye see, and that told him, Who is my mother? and have not seen them; and to hear those who are my brethren?
things which ye hear, and have not heard 49 And he stretched forth bis hand to-them.
Sundry other parables. S. MATTHEW. The reward of the righteous.
18 4 Hear ye therefore the parable of, 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the sower.
the multitude in parables; and without a 19 When any one heareth the word of parable spake he not unto them: the kingdom, and understandeth it not, 35 Tbat it might be fulfilled which was then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open away that which was sown in his heart. my mouth in parables; I will utter things This is be which received seed by the which have been kept secret from the way-side.
foundation of the world. 20 But he that received the seed into 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, stony places, the same is he that heareth and went into the house : and his disciples the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; came unto him, saying, Declare unto us
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but the parable of the tares of the field. dureth for a while: for when tribulation 37 He answered and said unto them, He or persecution ariseth because of the word, that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; by and by he is offended.
38 The field is the world; the good seed 22 He also that received seed among are the children of the kingdom ; but the the thorns is he that heareth the word; and tares are the children of the wicked one; the care of this world, and the deceitful- 39 The enemy that sowed them is the ness of riches choke the word, and he be- devil ; the harvest is the end of the world; cometh unfruitful.
and the reapers are the angels. 23 But he that received seed into the 40 As therefore the tares are gathered good ground is he that heareth the word, and burned in the fire; so sball it be in and understandeth it ; which also beareth the end of this world. fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred- 41 The Son of man shall send forth his fold, some sixty, some thirty.
angels, and they shall gather out of bis 24 | Another parable put he forth unto kingdom all things that offend, and them them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is which do iniquity ; likened unto a man which sowed good 42 And shall cast them into a furnace seed in his field :
of fire: there shall be wailing and gnash25 But while men slept, his enemy came ing of teeth. and sowed tares among the wheat, and 43 Then shall the righteous shine forth went his way.
as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. and brought forth fruit, then appeared the 44 9 Again, The kingdom of heaven is tares also.
like unto treasure bid in a field ; the which 27 So the servants of the householder when a man hath found, he bideth, and for came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thouljoy thereof goeth and selleth all that he sow good seed in thy field?' from whence hath, and buyeth that field. then hath it tares?
45 | Again, The kingdom of heaven is 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath like unto a merchant-man seeking goodly done this. The servants said unto him, pearls : Wilt thou then that we go and gather 46 Who, when he had found one pearl them up?
of great price, went and sold all that he 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye ga-had, and bought it. ther up the tares, ye root up also the wheat 47 q Again, The kingdom of heaven is with them.
like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, 30 Let both grow together until the bar- and gathered of every kind: vest: and in the time of harvest I will say 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to the reapers, Gather ye together first the to shore, and sat down, and gathered the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn good into vessels, but cast the bad away. them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world:
31 1 Another parable put he forth unto the angels shall come forth, and sever the them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is wicked from among the just, like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a 50 And shall cast them into the furnace man took, and sowed in his field : of fire : there shall be wailing and gnash
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: ing of teeth. but when it is grown, it is the greatest 51 Jesus saith unto them, Hare ye unamong herbs, and becometh a tree, so that derstood all these things? They say unto the birds of the air come and lodge in the him, Yea, Lord. branches thereof.
52 Then said he unto them, Therefore 33 | Another parable spake he unto' every scribe which is instructed unto the them; The kingdom of heaven is like kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man unto leaven, which a woman took, and that is a householder, which bringeth forth hid in three measures of meal, till the out of his treasure things new and old. whole was leavened.
53 | And it came to pass, that when
John Baptist beheaded.
CHAP. XIV. The miracle of the five loaves. Jesus had finished these parables, he desert place, and the time is now past ; send parted thence.
the multitude away, that they may go into 54 And when he was come into his own the villages, and buy themselves victuals. country, he taught them in their synagogue, 16 But Jesus said unto them, They need inson uch that they were astonished, and not depart; give ye them to eat. said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, 17 And they say unto him, We have and these mighty works?
here but five loaves, and two fishes. 55 Is not this the carpenter's son ? is not 18 He said, Bring them hither to me. his mother called Mary? and his brethren, 19 And he commanded the multitude to James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? sit down on the grass, and took the five
56 And his sisters, are they not all with loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up us? Whence then hath this man all these to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and
the loaves to his disciples, and the disci57. And they were offended in him. ples to the multitude. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not 20 And they did all eat, and were filled: without honour, save in his own country, and they took up of the fragments that reand in his own house.
inained twelve baskets full. 58 And he did not many mighty works 21 And they that had eaten were about there, because of their unbelief. five thousand men, besides women and CHAP. XIV.
T that time Herod the Tetrarch heard 22 | And straightway Jesus constrained of the fame of Jesas,
his disciples to get into a ship, and to go 2 And said unto his servants, This is before him unto the other side, while he John the Baptist; he is risen from the sent the multitudes away. dead; and therefore mighty works do 23 And when he had sent the multitudes shew forth themselves in him.
away, he went up into a mountain apart to 3 | For Herod had laid hold on John, pray: and when the evening was come, and bound him, and put him in prison for he was there alone. Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. 24 But the ship was now in the midst of
4 For John said unto him, It is not law- the sca, tossed with waves: for the wind ful for thee to have her.
was contrary. 5 And when he would have put him to 25 And in the fourth watch of the night death, he feared the multitude, because Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. they counted him as a prophet.
26 And when the disciples saw him 6 But when Herod’s birth-day was kept, walking on the sea, they were troubled, the daughter of Herodias danced before saying, It is a spirit; and they cried ou them, and pleased Herod.
for fear. 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto to give ber whatsoever she would ask. them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is 1;
8 And she, being before instructed of be not afraid. her mother, said, Give me here John 28 And Peter answered him and said, Baptist's head in a charger.
Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee 9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless on the water. for the oath's sake, and them which sat £9 And he said, Come. And when Peter with him at meat, he commanded it to be was come down out of the sbip, he walked given her.
on the water, to go to Jesus. 10 And he sent, and beheaded John in 30 But when he saw the wind bois. the prison.
terous, he was afraid; and beginning to 11 And his head was brought in a sink, be cried, saying, Lord, save me. charger, and given to the damsel: and she 31 And immediately, Jesus stretched brought it to her mother.
forth his hand, and caught him, and said 12 And his disciples came, and took up unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore the body, and buried it, and went and told didst thou doubt? Jesus.
32 And when they were come into the 13 TWhen Jesus heard of it, he depart- ship, the wind ceased. ed thence by ship into a desert place 33 Then they that were in the ship a part: and when the people had heard came and worshipped him, saying, Of a thereof, they followed him on foot out of truth thou art the Son of God. the cities.
34 | And when they were gone over, 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a they came into the land of Gennesaret. great inultitude, and was moved with com- 35 And when the men of that place had passion toward them, and he healed their knowledge of him, they sent out into all sick.
that country roundabout, and brought unto 15 9 And when it was evening, his dis- him all that were diseased; ciples came to him, saying, This is a dc- 36 And besought him that they might
What defiles a man.
S. MATTHEW. Christ feeds the multitude. only touch the hem of his garment: and assunto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O many as touched were made perfectly Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is whole.
grievously vexed with a devil. CHAP. XV.
23 But he answered her not a word. And THEN came to Jesus scribes and Pha- his disciples came and besought him, say. saying,
24 But he answered and said, I am not 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of tradition of the elders? for they wasb not Israel. their hands when they eat bread. 25 Then came she and worshipped him,
3 But he answered and said unto them, saying, Lord, help me. Why do ye also transgress the command- 26 But he answered and said, It is not ment of God by your tradition? meet to take the children's bread and to
4 For God commanded, saying, Honour cast it to dogs. thy father and mother: and, He that curseth 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: get the father or mother, let him die the death. dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his their masters' table. father or his mother, It is a gist, by what- 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto soever thou mightest he propied by me ; her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unte
6 And honour not his father or bis mo- thee eren as thou wilt. And her daughter ther, he shall be free. Thus have ye made was made whole from that very hour. the coinmandment of God of none effect 29 And Jesus departed from thence, and by your tradition.
came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias pro- up into a mountain, and sat down there. phesy of you, saying,
30 And great multitudes came unto him, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with having with them those that were lame, their mouth, and honou reth me with their blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, Tips ; but their heart is far from me. and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and
9 But in vain they do worship me, teach- he healed them: ing for doctrines the commandments of 31 Insomuch that the multitude wonmen.
dered, when they saw the dumb to speak, 10 | And he called the multitude, and the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, said unto them, Hear, and understand: and the blind to see: and they glorified
11 Not that which goeth into the mouth the God of Israel. defileth a man; but that which cometh out 32 | Then Jesus called his disciples of the mouth, this defileth a man. unto him, and said, I have compassion on
12 Thencame his disciples, and said unto the multitude, because they continue with him, Knowest thou that the l'harisees were me now three days, and have nothing to offended after they heard this saying? eat: and I will not send them away fasting,
13 But he answered and said, Every lest they faint in the way. plant, which my heavenly Father hath not 33 And his disciples say unto him, planted, shall be rooted up.
Whence should we have so much bread in 14 Let them alone: they be blind lead- the wilderness, as to filso great a multitude? ers of the blind, And if the blind lead 34 And Jesus saith unto them, How the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. many loaves have ye? And they said,
15 Then answered Peter and said unto Seven, and a few little fishes. him, Declare unto us this parable.
35 And he commanded the multitude to 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet with-sit down on the ground. out understanding ?
36 And he took the seven loaves and the 17 Do not ye yet understand, that what- fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, soever entereth in at the mouth goeth into and gave to his disciples, and the disciples the belly, and is cast out into the draught? to the multitude.
18 But those things which proceed out 37 And they did all eat, and were filled: of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they took up of the broken meat that and they defile the man.
was left seven baskets full. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil 38 And they that did eat were four thouthoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, sand men, besides women and children. thefts, faise witness, blasphemies:
39 And he sent away the multitude, and 20 These are the things which defile a took ship, and came into the coasts of man: but to eat with unwashen hands Magdala. defileth not a man.
VIDE parted into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. came, and, tempting, desired him that
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan he would shew them a sign from heaven. caine out of the same coasts, and cried 2 He answered and said unto them, 'The danger of false docirines. CHAP. XVII. Transfiguration of Christ. When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair. 21 [ From that time forth began jesus weather: for the sky is red.
to shew unto his disciples, how that he 3 And in the morning, It will be foul must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many weather to-day, for the sky is red and things of the elders and chief priests, and lowering. Oye hypocrites, ye can discern scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the third day. the signs of the times?
22 Then Peter took him, and began to 4 À wicked and adulterous generation rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign Lord : this shall not be unto thee. he given unto it, but the sign of the prophet 23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get Tonas. And he left them, and departed. thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence
5 And when his disciples were come to unto me: for thou savourest not the things the other side, they had forgotten to take that be of God, but those that be of men. bread.
24 | Then said Jesus unto his disciples, 6 T Then Jesus said unto them, Take If any man will come after me, let him heed and beware of the leaven of the deny himself, and take up his cross, and Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
follow me. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, 25 For whosoever will save his life, saying, It is because we have taken no shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his bread.
life for my sake, shall find it. 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said 26 For what is a man profited, if he unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason shall gain the whole world, and lose his ye among yourselves, because ye have own soul? or what shall a man give in exbrought no bread?
change for his soul? 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither re- 27 For the Son of man shall come in the member the five loaves of the five thou- glory of his father, with his angels; and sand, and how many baskets ye took up? then he shall reward every man according
10 Neither the seven loaves of the four to his works. thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 28 Verily I say unto you, There be
11 How is it that ye do not understand some standing here, which shall not taste that I spake it not to you concerning bread, of death, till they see the Son of man that ye should beware of the leaven of the coming in his kingdom. Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
CHẮP. XVII. bade them not beware of the Yeaven be A Dafter six days, Jesus taketh Peter,
James, and John his brother, and bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, and of the Sadducees.
2 And was transfigured before them: 13 | When Jesus came into the coasts and his face did shine as the sun, and his of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, raiment was white as the light. saying, Who do men say that I,the Son 3 And behold, there appeared unto them oi man,am?
Moses and Elias talking with him. 14 And they said, Some say that thou art 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto John the Baptist: some,Elias; and others, Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if Jeremias, or one of the prophets. thou wilt, let us make here three taberna
15 He saith unto them, But who say cles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and ye that I am?
one for Elias. 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a God.
voice out of the cloud, which said, This is 17 And Jesus answered and said unto my beloved Son, in whom I am well him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona : for pleased: hear ye him. fiesh and blood hath not revealed it unto 6 And when the disciples heard it, they thee, but my Father which is in heaven. fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou And Jesus came and touched them, art Peter, and upon this rock I will build and said, Arise, and be not afraid. my church: and the gates of hell shall not 8 And when they had lifted up their prevail against it.
eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of 9 And as they came down from the the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose man be risen again from the dead. on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying,
29 Then charged he bis disciples that Why then say the scribes, that Elias must they should tell no man that he was Jesus first come ? the Christ,
11 And Jesus answered and said unto