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Christ foretelleth his passion.

16 Then he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all filled; and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets. 18 "| And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him; and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am? 19 They answering, said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias ; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering, said, The Christ of God. 21 And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing, 22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. 23 *| And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it : but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. 25 For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be

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26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here which shall not taste of death till they see the kingdom of God. 28 of And it came to pass, about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter, and John, and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment nas white and glistering. 30 And behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias: 31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. 33 And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto 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 Elias: not knowing what he said. 34 While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35 And there came a voice

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told no man in those days any of those things which they had See Il. 37 "| And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him. 38 And behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee look upon my son : for he is mine only child. 39 And lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it teareth him that he foameth again, and bruising him, hardly departeth from him. 40 And I besought thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not. 41 And Jesus answering, said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you ? Bring thy son hither. 42 And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. 43 *| And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, 44 Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 8


and foresheweth his sufferings.

5 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying. 46 T Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, 48 And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name, receiveth me ; and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth him that sent me : for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great. 49 "| And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name ; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not : for he that is not against us, is for us. 51 *| And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, 52 And sent messengers before his face : and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. 53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from - | 17

Fiery zeal reproved.

heaven, and consume them,
even as Elias did 7
55 But he turned, and re-
buked them, and said, Ye know
not what manner of spirit ye
are of
56 For the Son of man is not
come to destroy men's lives, but
to save them. And they went
to another village.
57 *| And it came to pass,
that as they went in the way,
a certain man said unto him,
Lord, I will follow thee whith-
ersoever thou goest.
58 And Jesus said unto him,
Foxes have holes, and birds of
the air have nests; but the Son
of man hath not where to lay
his head.
59 And he said unto another,
Follow me. But he said, Lord,
suffer me first to go and bury
my father.
60 Jesus said unto him, Let
the dead bury their dead: but
go thou and preach the king-
dom of God.
61 And another also said,
Lord, I will follow thee ; butlet
me first go bid them farewell
which are at home at my house.
62 And Jesus said unto him,
No man having put his hand
to the plough, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God.


1 Christ sendeth out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach : 17 admonisheth them to be humble, and wherein to rejoice : 21 thanketh his Father for his grace : 23 magnifieth the happy estate of his church :, .25 teacheth the lawyer how to attain eternal life, and to take every one for his neighbour that needeth his mercy: 41 reprehendeth Martha, and commendeth Mary her sister.


Christ sendeth out

Ao these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city, and place, whither he himself would come. 2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few : pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give : for the labourer is worthy of his hire, Go not from house to house, 8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. 9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 11 Even the very dust of your city which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you : notthe seventy disciples.

withstanding, be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 12 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. 13 Wo unto thee, Chorazin' wo unto thee, Bethsaida for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 15 And thou, Capernaum,

which art exalted to heaven,

shalt be thrust down to hell. 16 He that heareth you, heareth me ; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me ; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me. 17 *| And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and Scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 21 *|| In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank

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thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. 22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 23 of And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see. 24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them ; and to hear those things whichye hear, and have not heard them. 25 *| And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life 2 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law 7 how readest thou ? 27 And he answering, said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour ! 30 And Jesus answering, said,

A certain man went down from

The good Samaritan.

Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. * 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow, when

he departed, he took out two | & certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto

pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him ; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves 7 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. 38 off Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village : and a certain woman, named Martha, received him into her house.

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him, Lord, teach us to pray, as

John also taught his disciples.

2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. 5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a

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