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Peter's confession of Christ. CHAP. XVI. Christ foresheweth his death. of the five thousand, and how heaven: and whatsoever thou many baskets ye took up! shalt bind on earth shall be

10 Neither the seven loaves bound in heaven; & whatsoever of the four thousand, and how thou shalt loose on earth shall many baskets ye took up? be loosed in heaven.

11 How is it that ye do not 20 Then charged he his disciunderstand that I spake it not ples, that they should tell no man to you concerning bread, that that he was Jesus the Christ. ye should beware of the leaven 21 From that time forth of the Pharisees and of the began Jesus to shew unto his Sadducees?

disciples, how that he must go 12 Then understood they how unto Jerusalem, and suffer that he bade them not beware of many things of the elders and the leaven of bread, but of the chief priests and scribes, and doctrine of the Pharisees and of be killed, and be raised again the Sadducées.

the third day. 13 I When Jesus came into 22 Then Peter took him, and the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, began to rebuke him, saying, he asked his disciples, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this Whom do men say that I, the shall not be unto thee. Son of man, am?

23 But he turned, and said - 14 And they said, Some say unto Peter, Get thee behind that thou art John the Baptist; me, Satan : thou art an offence some, Elias; and others, Jere- unto me: for thou savourest mias, or one of the prophets. not the things that be of God,

15 He saith unto them, But but those that be of men. whom say ye that I am ?

24 Then said Jesus unto his 16And Simon Peteranswered disciples, If any man will come and said, Thou art Christ, the after me, let him deny himself, Son of the living God

and take up his cross, and fol17 And Jesus answered and low me. said unto him, Blessed art thou, 25 For whosoever will save Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and his life shall lose it; and whoblood hath not revealed it unto soever will lose his life for my thee, but my Father which is sake shall find it. in heaven. :

1 26 For what is a man pro18 And I say also unto thee, I fited, if he shall gain the whole That thou art Peter; and upon world, and lose his own soul? this rock. I will build my church; or what shall a man give in and the gates of hell shall not exchange for his soul ? prevail against it.

- 27 For the Son of man shall 19 And I will give unto thee come in the glory of his Father the keys of the kingdom of with his angels; and then he

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Christ transfigured: MATTHEW, . He healeth a lunatic, shall reward every man accord- | the mountain, Jesus charged ing to his works.

them, saying, Tell the vision to · 28 Verily I say unto you, no man, until the Son of man There be some standing here be risen again from the dead. which shall not taste of death, 10.And his disciples asked till they see the Son of man him, saying, Why then say coming in his kingdom. the scribes that Elias must first 1 CHAP. XVII.

come? The transfiguration of Christ. 11 And Jesus answered and AND after six days Jesus said unto them, Elias truly shall A taketh Peter, James, and first come, and restore all things. John his brother, and bringeth 12 But I say unto you, That them up into an high mountain Elias is come already, and they apart,

knew him not, but have done 2 And was transfigured before unto him whatsoever they listed. them; and his face did shine as Likewise shall also the Son of the sun, and his raiment was man suffer of them. white as the light.

13 Then the disciples under3 And, behold, there ap stood that he spake unto them peared unto them Moses and of John the Baptist. Elias, talking with him.

14 | And when they were 4 Then answered Peter, and come to the multitude, there said unto Jesus, Lord, it is came to him a certain man, good for us to be here: if thou kneeling down to him, and wilt, let us make here three ta- saying, bernacles; one for thee, and one 15 Lord, haye mercy on my for Moses, and one for Elias. son; for he is lunatic, and sore

5 While he yet spake, behold, vexed: for oft-times he falleth a bright cloud, overshadowed into the fire, and oft into the them: and, behold, a voice out water. of the cloud, which said, This 16 And I brought him to is my beloved Son, in whom thy disciples, and they could I am well pleased; hear ye him. not cure him.

6 And when the disciples 17 Then Jesus answered and heard it, they fell on their said, O faithless and perverse face, and were sore afraid. generation ! how long shall

7 And Jesus came and I be with you ? how long shall touched them, and said, Arise, | I suffer you? bring him hither and be not afraid.

to me. 8 And when they had lift 18 And Jesus rebuked the up their eyes, they saw no man, deyil, and he departed out of save Jesus' only.

him: and the child was cured 9 And as theycame down from 1 from that very hour.

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and payeth tribute. CHAP. XVIII. Humility recommended.

19 Then came the disciples of money: that take, and give to Jesus apart, and said, Why | unto them for me and thee. could not we cast him out ?

CHAP. XVIII. 20 And Jesus said unto them, .. Christ teacheth to be humble. Because of your unbelief : for I AT the same time came the verily I say unto you, if ye have disciples unto Jesus, sayfaith as a grain of mustard seed, ing, Who is the greatest in the yeshall say unto this mountain, kingdom of heaven? Remove hence to yonder place; 2 And Jesus called a little and it shall remove; and nothing child unto him, and set him shall be impossible unto you. | in the midst of them,

21 Howbeit this kind goeth 3 And said, Verily I say unto not out, but by prayer and you, Except ye be converted, fasting.

and become as little children, 22 q And while they abode ye shall not enter into the in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, kingdom of heaven. The Son of man shall be betray- 4 Whosoeyer therefore shall ed into the hands of men; humble himself as this little

23 And they shall kill him, child, the same is greatest in and the third day he shall be the kingdom of heaven. raised again. And they were 15 And whoso shall receive exceeding sorry.

one such little child in my 24 And when they were name, receiveth me. come to Capernaum, they that 6 But whoso shall offend one received tribute money came to : of these little ones which believe Peter, and said, Doth not your in me, it were better for him master pay tribute ?

that a millstone were hanged 25 He saith, Yes. And when about his neck, and that hewere he was come into the house, drowned in the depth of the sea. Jesus prevented him, saying, "I Woe unto the world What thinkest thou, Simon? of because of offences! for it must whom do the kings of the earth | needs be that offences come ; take custom or tribute? of their but woe to that man by whom own children, or of strangers? the offence cometh!

26 Peter saith unto him, Of 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or strangers. Jesus saith unto him, thy foot offend thee, cut them Then are the children free. off, and cast them from thee: it

27 Notwithstanding, lest we is better for thee to enter into life should offend them, go thou to halt or maimed, rather than the sea, and cast an hook, and having two hands, or two feet, takeup the fish that first cometh to be cast into everlasting fire. up; and when thou hast opened 9 And if thine eye offend his mouth, thou shalt finda piece thee, pluck it out, and cast it Of avoiding offences, MATTHEW, and forgiving one another. from thee: it is better for thee hear the church, let him be to enter into life with one eye, unto thee as an heathen man rather than having two eyes to and a publican. be cast into hell-fire.

18 Verily I say unto you, 10 Take heed that ye despise Whatsoever ye shall bind on not one of these little ones; for earth shall be bound in heaven; I say unto you, That in heaven and whatsoever ye shall loose on their angels do always behold earth shall be loosed in heaven. the face of my Father which is 19 Again I say unto you, in heaven.

That if two of you shall agree 11 For the Son of man is on earth as touching any thing come to save that which was that they shall ask, it shall be lost.

done for them of my Father 12 How think ye? If a man which is in heaven. have an hundred sheep, and one 20 For where two or three are of them be gone astray, doth he gathered together in my name, not leave the ninety and nine, there am I in the midst of them. and goeth into the mountains, 21 Then came Peterto him, and seeketh that which is gone and said, Lord, how oft shall astray?

my brother sin against me, and 13 And if so be that he find I forgive him? till seven times ? it, verily I say unto you, He 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say rejoiceth more of that sheep, not untothee, Until seven times; than of the ninety and nine but, Until seventy times seven. which went not astray.

23 Therefore is the kingdom 14 Even so, it is not the will of heaven likened unto a certain of your Father which is in hea- king, which would take account ven that one of these little ones of his servants. should perish.

1 24 And when he had begun 15 Moreover, if thy brother to reckon, one was brought shall trespass against thee, go unto him which owed him ten and tell him his fault between thousand talents : . thee and him alone: if he shall 25 But forasmuch as he had hear thee, thou hast gained thy not to pay, his Lord commanded brother.

him to be sold, and his wife and 16 But if he will not hear thee, children, and all that he had, then take with thee one or two and payment to be made. more, that in the mouth of two 26 The servant therefore fell or three witnesses every word down, and worshipped him, saymay be established. :. ing, Lord, have patience with

17 And if he shall neglect to me, and I will pay thee all. hear them, tell it unto the 27 Then the lord of that church: but if he neglect to / servant was moved with com.

The unmerciful servant. CHAP. Xix. Of marriage and divorcement. passion, and loosed him, and these sayings, he departed from forgave him the debt.

Galilee, and came into the 28 But the same servant coasts of Judea beyond Jordan: went out, and found one of his 2 And great multitudes folfellow-servants which owed him lowed him; and he healed an hundred pence; and he laid them there. hands on him, and took him by 3 The Pharisees also came the throat, saying, Pay me that unto him, tempting him, and thou owest.

saying unto him, Is it lawful 29 And his fellow-servant fell for a man to put away his wife down at his feet, and besought for every cause? him, saying, Have patience with 4 And he answered and said me, and I will pay thee all. . unto them, Have ye not read,

30. And he would not; but that he which made them at went and cast him into prison, the beginning, made them male till he should pay the debt. and female;

31 So when his fellow-ser- 5 And said, For this cause shall vants saw what was done, they a man leave father and mother, were very sorry, and came and and shall cleave to his wife; and told unto their lord all that was they twain shall be one flesh? done.

6 Wherefore they are no 32 Then his lord, after that more twain, but one flesh. he had called him, said unto | What therefore God hath joinhim, 0 thou wicked servant, ed together, let not inan put I forgave thee all that debt, asunder. because thou desiredst me: I 7 They say unto him, Why

33 Shouldest not thou also did Moses then command to have had compassion on thy give a writing of divorcement, fellow-servant, even as I had and to put her away? pity on thee?

8 Hesaith unto them, Moses, 34 And his lord was wroth, because of the hardness of your and delivered him to the tor- / hearts, suffered you to put away mentors, 'till he should pay all your wives: but from the bethat was due unto him.

ginning it was not so. 35 So likewise shall my 1 9 And I say unto you, Whoheavenly Father do also unto soever shall put away his wife, you, if ye from your hearts except it be for fornication, and forgive not every one his bro shall marry another, committeth ther their trespasses.

adultery: and whoso marrieth CHAP. XIX.

her which is put away doth Christ answereth the Pharisees. commit adultery. AND it came to pass, that 10 His disciples say unto when Jesus had finished | him, If the case of the man be

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