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Concerning false prophets. S. MATTHEW. Christ casts out devils

13 9 Enter ye in at the strait gate; for 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself Jeaneth to destruction, and many there be to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses which go in thereat:

commanded, for a testimony on to them. 14 Because, strait is the gate, and nar- 5 | And when Jesus was entered into row is the way, which leadeth unto life, Capernaum, there came unto him a centuand few there be that find it.

rion, beseeching him, 15 | Beware of false prophets, which 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at come to you in sbeep's clothing, but in- home sick of the palsy, grievously torwardly they are ravening wolves. lmented.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits: 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of and heal him. thistles?

8 The centurion answered and said, 17 Even so every good tree bringeth Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth come under my roof: but speak the word forth evil fruit.

only, and my servant shall be healed. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil 9 For I am a man under authority, fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth having soldiers under me: and I say to good fruit.

this man, Go, and he goeth; and to ano19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good ther, Come, and he cometh; and to my fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, know them.

and said to them that followed, Verily i 21 | Not every one that saith unto me say unto you, I have not found so great Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdoin faith, no, not in Israel. of heaven; but he that doeth the will of 11 And I say unto you, That many shall my Father which is in heaven.

come from the east and west, and shall sit 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? in the kingdom of heaven: and in thy name have cast out devils? and 12 But the children of the kingdom shail in thy name done many wonderful works? be cast out into outer darkness: there shall

23 And then will I profess unto them, I be weeping and gnashing of teeth. never knew you: depart from me, ye that| 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, work iniquity.

Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so 24 Therefore,whosoeverheareth these be it done unto thee. And his servant was sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will healed in the self-same hour. liken him unto a wise man, which built his 14 | And when Jesus was come into bouse upon a rock:

Peter's house, be saw his wife's mother 25 And the rain descended, and the laid, and sick of a fever. floods came, and the winds blew, and beat 15 And he touched her hand, and the upon that house; and it fell not: for it was fever left her: and she arose, and minisfounded upon a rock.

tered unto them. 26 And every one that heareth these say- 16 | When the even was come, they ings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be brought unto him inany that were possesslikened unto a foolish man, which built his ed with devils: and he cast out the spirits house upon the sand:

with his word, and healed all that were sick; 27 And the rain descended, and the 17 That it might be fulfilled which was floods came, and the winds blew, and beat spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, upon that house; and it fell: and great was Himself took our infirmities, and bare our the fall of it.

sicknesses. 28 And it came to pass when Jesus had 18 Now when Jesus saw great multiended these sayings, the people were tudes about him, he gave commandment astonished at his doctrine.

sto depart unto the other side. 29 For he taught them as one having 19° And a certain scribe came, and said authority, and not as the scribes.

unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithCHAP. VIII.

ersoever thou goest. W HEN he was come down from the 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes

V mountain, great multitudes follow- have holes, and the birds of the air have ed bim.

nests; but the Son of man bath not where 2 And behold, there came a leper and to lay his head. worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou 21 And another of his disciples said wilt, thou canst make me clean. Junto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and bury my father. touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. and let the dead bury their dead.

Christ stilleth the tempest. CHAP. IX.

"le calls Matthew. 23 | And when he was entered into al 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. ship, his disciples followed him.

8 But when the inultitude saw it, they 24 And behold, there arose a great tem- marvelled, and glorified God, which had pest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was given such power unto men. covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 9 | And as Jesus passed forth from

25 And his disciples came to him, and thence, he saw a man named Matthew, awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we sitting at the receipt of custom: and he perish.

saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye and followed him. fearful, Oye of little faith? Then he arose, 10 | And it came to pass, as Jesus sat and rebuked the winds and the sea; and at meat in the house, behold, many publithere was a great calm.

cans and sinners came and sat down with 27 But the men marvelled, saying, him and his disciples. What manner of man is this, that even the 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they winds and the sea obey him!

said unto his disciples, Why eateth your 28 | And when he was come to the Master with publicans and sinners? other side, into the country of the Gergel 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said senes, there met him two possessed with unto them, They that be whole need not devils, coming out of the tombs, exceed- a physician, but they that are sick. ing fierce, so that no man might pass by '13 But go ye and learn what ihat meanthat way.

Jeth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, for I am not come to call the righteous, but What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou sinners to repentance. Son of God? art thou come bither to tor- 14 | Then came to him the disciples of ment us before the time?

John, saying, Why do we and the Phari30 And there was a good way off from sees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? them a herd of many swine, feeding. 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the

31 So the devils besought him, saying, children of the bride-chamber mourn, as If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away long as the bridegroom is with them? but into the herd of swine.

the days will come, when the bridegroom 32 And he said unto them, Go. And shall be taken from them, and then shall when they were come out, they went into they fast. the herd of swine: and behold, the whole 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth herd of swine ran violently down a steep unto an old garment: for that which is put place into the sea, and perished in the in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, waters.

and the rent is made worse. 33 And they that kept them, fled, and 17 Neither do men put new wine into went their ways into the city, and told old bottles: else the bottles break, and every thing; and what was befallen to the the wine runneth out, and the bottles possessed of the devils.

perish: but they put new wine into new 34 And behold, the whole city came bottles, and both are preserved. out to meet Jesus: and when they saw 18 Í While he spake these things unto him, they besought him that he would de-them, behold, there came a certain ruler, part out of their coasts.

and worshipped him, saying, My daughter CHAP. IX.

is even now dead: but come and lay thy AND he entered into a ship, and passed band upon her, and she shall live. n over, and came into his own city. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him,

2 And behold, they brought to him a and so did his disciples. man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and 20 T (And behold, a woman which was Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick diseased with an issue of blood twelve of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy years, came behind him, and touched the sins be forgiven thee.

hem of his garment. 3 And behold, certain of the scribes said 21 For she said within herself, If I may within themselves, This man blasphemeth. but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, 22 But Jesus turned him about, and said, Wherefore think ye evil in your when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of hearts?

good comfort: thy faith hath made thee 5 For whether is easier to say, Thy whole. And the woman was made whole sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and from that hour.). walk?

1 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's 6 But that ye may know that the Son of house, and saw the minstrels and the peo. man hath power on earth to forgive sins, ple making a noise, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)1 24 He said unto them, Give place: for Arise, take up thv bed, and go unto thy the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And bouse.

Athey laughed him to scorn.

The diseased are cured. S. MATTHEW. The apostles sent to preach.

25 But when the people were put forth, 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the he went in, and took her by the hand, and house of Israel. the maid arose.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The 26 And the fame hereof went abroad kingdom of bearen is at hand. into all that land.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise 27 | And when Jesus departed thence, the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have two blind men followed him, crying, and received, freely give. saying, Thou son of David, have mercy 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor on us.

brass in your purses ; 28 And when he was come into the 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither house, the blind men came to him : and Je-two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: sus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am for the workman is worthy of his meat.) able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, 11 And into whatsoever city or town ve Lord.

shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, and there abide till ye go thence. According to your faith, be it unto you. 12 And when ye come into a bouse,

30 And their eyes were opened ; and salute it. Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See 13 And if the house be worthy, let your that no man know it.

peace come upon it: but if it be pot 31 But they, when they were departed, worthy, let your peace return to you. spread abroad his fame in all that country. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you,

* 32 | As they went out, behold, they nor hear your words, when ye depart out brought to him a dumb man possessed with of that house, or city, shake off the dust a devil.

of your feet. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the 15 Verily, I say unto you, It shall be dumb spake : and the multitudes marvel-more tolerable for the land of Sodom and led, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than

34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth for that city. out devils, through the prince of the 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep devils.

in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore 35 And Jesus went about all the cities wise as serpents, and harmless as dores. and villages, teaching in their synagogues, 17 But beware of men : for they will and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, deliver you up to the councils, and they and healing every sickness, and every dis-will scourge you in their synagogues. ease among the people.

18 And ye shall be brought before go36 | But when he saw the multitudes, vernors and kings for my sake, for a testihe was moved with compassion on them, mony against them and the Geniiles. because they fainted, and were scattered 19 But when they deliver you up, take abroad, as sheep baving no shepherd. no thought how or what ye shall speak,

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The for it shall be given you in that same hour harvest truly is plenteous, but the labour-what ye shall speak. ers are few.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the Spirit of yourFather which speaketh in you. harvest, that he will send forth labourers 21 And the brother shall deliver up the into his harvest.

brother to death, and the father the child : CHAP. X.

and the children shall rise up against their AND when he had called unto him his parents, and cause them to be put to death, Fl twelve disciples, he gave them power 22 And ye shall be bated of all men for against unclean spirits, to cast them out, my name's sake: but he that endureth to and to heal all manner of sickness, and all the end shall be saved. manner of disease.

123 But when they persecute you in this Now the names of the twelve apostles city, flee ye into another : for verily I say are these ; The first, Simon, who is called unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come. son of Zebelee, and John his brother; 24 The disciple is not above his masier,

3 Philip, and Bartholomew ; Thomas, nor the servant above his lord. and Matthew the publican ; James the soul 25 It is enough for the disciple that he of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname be as his master, and the servant as his was Thaddeus;

Word: if they have called the master of the 4 Sinion the Canaanite, and Judas Is- house Beelzebub, how much more shall cariot, who also betrayed him.

they call them of his household? 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and 26 Fear them not therefore : for there commanded them, saying, Go not into the is nothing covered, that shall not be reway of the Gentiles, and into any city of vealed ; and bid, that shall not be known, the Samaritans enter ye not.

| 27 What I tell you in darkness, that

Christ comforts them:

CHAP. XI. His testimony concerning John. speak ye in light : and what ye hear in the the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops. and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up,

28 And fear not them which kill the and the poor have the gospel preached to body, but are not able to kill the soul : them. but rather fear him which is able to de- 6 And blessed is he whosoever shall not stroy both soul and body in hell.

be offended in me. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a far- 7 | And as they departed, Jesus began thing? and one of them shall not fall on to say unto the multitudes concerning John, the ground without your Father.

What went ye out into the wilderness to 30 Bu: the very hairs of your head are see? A reed shaken with the wind ? all numbered.

8 But what went ye out for to see ? A 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they more value than many sparrows.

that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess! 9 But what went ye out for to see ? A me before men, him will I confess also be- prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more fore my Father which is in heaven. than a prophet.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before 10 For this is he of whom it is written, men, him wiil I also deny before my Fa- Bebold, I send my messenger before thy ther which is in heaver.

face, which shall prepare thy way before 34 Think not that I am come to send thee. peace on earth; I came not to send peace, 11 Verily, I say unto you, Among them but a sword.

Tthat are born of women, there hath not 35 For I am come to set a man at vari-risen a greater than John the Baptist : ance against his father, and the daughter notwithstanding, he that is least in the against her mother, and the daughter-in- kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. Jaw against her mother-in-law.

12 And froin the days of John the Bap. 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his tist, until now, the kingdom of heaven sufown household.

| fereth violence, and the violent take it by 37 He that loveth father or mother more force. than me, is not worthy of me: and he that 13 For all the prophets and the law proloveth son or daughter more than me, is phesied until John. not worthy of me.

14 And if ye will receive it, this is 38 And be that taketh not his cross, and Elias which was for to come. followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 15 He that bath ears to hear, let him

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: hear. and be that loseth his life for my sake, 16 | But whereunto shall I liken this shall find it.

generation ? It is like unto children sitting 40 | He that receiveth you, receiveth in the markets, and calling unto their felme; and he that receiveth me, receiveth lows, him that sent me.

17 And saying, We have piped unto 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the you, and ye have not danced; We have name of a prophet, shall receive a pro- mourned unto you, and ye have not laphet's reward; and he that receiveth a mented. righteous man in the name of a righteous 18 For John came neither eating nor man, shall receive a righteous man's re- drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. ward.

I 19 The Son of man came eating and 42 And whosoever shall give to drink drinking, and they say, Behold, a man unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of water only, in the name of a disciple, publicans and sinners. But Wisdom is verily, I say unto you, he shall in no wise justified of her children. lose his reward..

| 20 | Then began he to upbraid the ci- CHAP. XI.

ties wherein most of his mighty works AND it came to pass when Jesus had were done, because they repented not. I made an end of commanding his 21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto twelve disciples, he departed thence to thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works teach and to preach in their cities. which were done in you had been done in

2 Now when John had heard in the pri-Tyre and Sidon, they would have repentson the works of Christ, he sent two of his ed long ago in sackcloth and ashes. disciples,

122 But I say unto you, It shall be more 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of should come, or do we look for another ? judgment, than for you.

4 Jesus answered and said unto them, 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art Go and shew John again those things'exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought wbich ye do hear and see :

down to hell: for if the mighty works 5 The blind receive their sight, and which have been done in thee, had been Corn plucked on the Sabbath. S. MATTHEW. The Pharisees reproved. done in Sodom, it would have remained a sheap? wherefore it is lawful to do well until this day.

on the sabbath-days. 24 But I say unto you, That it shall be 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; the day of judgment than for thee. and it was restored whole, like as the other.

25 | At that time Jesus answered and 14 | Then the Pharisees went out, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of held a council against him, how they might heaven and earth, because thou hast hiddestroy him. these things from the wise and prudent, 15 But when Jesus knew it, he with. and hast revealed them unto babes. |drew bimself from thence: and great mul.

26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed titudes followed him, and he healed them good in thy sight.

Talll. 27 All things are delivered unto me of 16 Ard charged them that they shouid my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, not make him known: but the Father ; neither knoweth any man 17 That it might be fulfilled which was the Father, save the Son, and he to whom-spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, soever the Son will reveal him.

118 Behold my servant, whom I have 28 | Come unto me, all ye that labour, chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is and are heavy laden, and I will give you well pleased : I will put my Spirit upon rest.

Thim, and he shall shew judgment to the 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn Gentiles. of me : for I am meek and lowly in heart;l 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither and ye shall find rest unto your souls. shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden 20 A bruised reed shall he not break is light.

and smoking flax shall he not quench, till CHAP. XII.

he send forth judgment unto victory. AT that time Jesus went on the sab-l 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles A bath-day through the corn, and his trust. disciples were a hungered, and began to 22 T Then was brought unto him one pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. possessed with a devil, blind and dumb;

2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they and be healed him, insomuch that the said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do blind and dumb both spake and saw. that which is not lawful to do upon the 23 And all the people were amazed, and sabbath-day.

said, Is not this the son of David ! 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they read what David did when he was a hun- said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, gered, and they that were with him; but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

4 How he entered into the house of God, 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and and did eat the shew-bread, which was said unto them, Every kingdom divided not lawful for him to eat, neither for them against itself, is brought to desolation; which were with him, but only for the and every city or house divided against priests?

itself, shall not stand. 5 Or have ye not read in the law how 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is that on the sabbath-days the priests in the divided against himself; how shall then temple profane the sabbath, and are his kingdom stand? blameless?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out de6 But I say unto you, that in this place vils, by whom do your children cast them is one greater than the temple.

lout? therefore they sball be your judges. 7 But if ye had known what this mean- 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit eth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, of God, then the kingdom of God is come ye would not have condemned the guiltless. unto you.

8 For the Son of man is Lord even of 29° Or else, how can one enter into a the sabbath-day.

strong man's house, and spoil his goods, 9 And when he was departed thence, he except he first bind the strong man? and went into their synagogue.

then he will spoil his house. 10 TAnd behold, there was a man which 30 He that is not with me, is against me; had his hand withered. And they asked and he that gathereth not with me, scathim, saying, Is it lawful to beal on the sab- tereth abroad. bath-days? that they might accuse him. | 31 | Wherefore I say unto you, All man

11 And he said unto them, What maniner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven shall there be among you, that shall have unto men: but the blasphemy against the one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, 32 And whosoever speaketh a word and lift it out?

against the Son of man, it shall be for12 How much then is a man better than given him: but whosoever speaketh

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