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Christ justifieth his disciples.

S. MATTHEW. He rarseth Jairus' daughter. he said unto them, They that hind him, and touched the hem de whole need not a physician, of his garment. but they that are sick.

21 For she said within herself, 13 But go ye and learn what If I may but touch his garment, that meaneth, I will have mer- I shall be whole. cy, and not sacrifice : for I am 22 But Jesus turned him not come to call the righteous, about, and when he saw her, but sinners to repentance.

he said, Daughter, be of good 14 T Then came to him the comfort: thy faith hath made disciples of John, saying, Why thee whole. And the woman do we and the Pharisees fast was made whole from that hour.) oft, but thy disciples fast not? 23 And when Jesus came in

15 And Jesus said unto them, to the ruler's house, and saw Can the children of the bride the minstrels and the people machamber mourn, as long as the king a noise, bridegroom is with them? but 24 He said unto them, Give the days will come, when the place: for the maid is not dead, bridegroom shall be taken from but sleepeth. And they laughed them, and then shall they fast.

him to scorn. 16 No man putteth a piece of 25 But when the people were new cloth unto an old garment: put forth, he went in, and took for that which is put in to fill her by the hand, and the maid it up,

taketh from the garment, arose. and the rent is made worse. 26 And the fame hereof went

17 Neither do men put new abroad into all that land. wine into old bottles: else the 27 And when Jesus departbottles break, and the wine run-ed thence, two blind men folneth out, and the bottles per- lowed him, crying, and saying, ish: but they put new wine into Thou son of David, have mercy new bottles, and both are pre- on us. served.

28 And when he was come in18 | While he spake these to the house, the blind men came things unto them, behold, there to him: and Jesus saith unto came a certain ruler, and wor-them, Believe ye that I am able shipped him, saying, My daugh- to do this? They said unto him, ter is even now dead: but come Yea, Lord. and lay thy hand upon her, and 29 Then touched he their eyes, she shall live.

saying, According to your faith, 19 And Jesus arose, and fol- be it unto you. lowed him, and so did his disci- 30 And their eyes were openples:

ed; and Jesus straitly charged 20 (And behold, a woman them, saying, See that no man which was diseased with an issue know it. of blood twelve years, came be- 31 But they, when they were


Christ healeth a dumb man.

He sendeth out his apostles. departed, spread abroad his Simon, who is called Peter, and fame in all that country.

Andrew his brother; James the 32 q As they went out, behold, son of Zebedee, and John his they brought to him a dumb brother; man possessed with a devil. 3 Philip, and Bartholomew ;

33 And when the devil was Thomas, and Matthew the pub cast out, the dumb spake: and lican; James the son of Alpheus, the multitudes marvelled, say- and Lebbeus, whose surname ing, It was never so seen in was Thaddeus; Israel.

4 Simon the Canaanite, and 34 But the Pharisees said, He Judas Iscariot, who also betray. casteth out devils, through the ed him. prince of the devils.

5 These twelve Jesus sent 35 And Jesus went about all forth, and commanded them, the cities and villages, teaching saying, Go not into the way of in their synagogues, and preach- the Gentiles, and into any city ing the gospel of the kingdom, of the Samaritans enter ye not. and healing every sickness, and 6 But go rather to the lost every disease among the people. sheep of the house of Israel. .

36 But when he saw the 7 And as ye go, preach, saymultitudes, he was moved with ing, The kingdom of heaven is compassion on them, because at hand. they fainted, and were scattered 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the abroad, as sheep having no lepers, raise the dead, cast out shepherd.

devils : freely ye have received, 37 Then saith he unto his dis- freely give. ciples, The harvest truly is plen- 9 Provide neither gold, nor silteous, but the labourers are few. ver, nor brass in your purses ;

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord 10 Nor scrip for your journey, of the harvest, that he will send neither two coats, neither shoes, forth labourers into his harvest. nor yet staves : (for the work

man is worthy of his meat.) 1 Christ sendeth out his twelve apostles, en

11 And into whatsoever city abling them with power to do miracles, 5 giveth them their charge, teacheth them, 16 or town ye shall enter, inquire comforteth them against persecutions : 40

who in it is worthy; and there and promiseth a blessing to those that receive

abide till ye go thence. ND when he had called unA

12 And when ye come into an to him his twelve disciples, house, salute it. he gave them power against un- 13 And if the house be worthy, clean spirits, to cast them out, let your peace come upon it: and to heal all manner of sick-but if it be not worthy, let your ness, and all manner of disease. peace return to you.

2 Now the names of the twelve 14 And whosoever shall not reapostles are these; The first, I ceive you, nor hear your words,



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Christ, forewarning his apostles S. MATTHEW. of persecutions, suggesteth when ye depart out of that 24 The disciple is not above house, or city, shake off the dust his master, nor the servant above of your feet .

his lord. 15 Verily, I say unto you, It 25 It is enough for the discishall be more tolerable for the ple that he be as his master, land of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the servant as his lord: if in the day of judgment, than for they have called the master of

the house Beelzebub, how much 16 7 Behold, I send you forth more shall they call them of his as sheep in the midst of wolves : household ? be ye therefore wise as serpents, 26 Fear them not therefore : and harmless as doves.

for there is nothing covered, 17 But beware of men: for that shall not be revealed ; and they will deliver you up to the hid, that shall not be known councils, and they will scourge 27 What I tell you in darkyou in their synagogues. ness, that speak ye in light: and

18 And ye shall be brought what ye hear in the ear, that before governors and kings for preach ye upon the house-tops. my sake, for a testimony against 28 And fear not them which them and the Gentiles.

kill the body, but are not able 19 But when they deliver you to kill the soul: but rather fear up, take no thought how or him which is able to destroy what

ye shall speak, for it shall both soul and body in hell. be given you in that same hour 29 Are not two sparrows sola what ye shall speak.

for a farthing? and one of them 20 For it is not ye that speak, shall not fall on the ground but the Spirit of your Father without your Father. which speaketh in you.

30 But the very hairs of your 21 And the brother shall de-head are all numbered. liver up the brother to death, and 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye the father the child : and the are of more value than many children shall rise up against sparrows. their parents, and cause them to 32 Whosoever therefore shall be put to death

confess me before men, him will 22 And ye shall be hated of I confess also before my Father all men for my name's sake: which is in heaven. but he that endureth to the end 33 But whosoever shall deny shall be saved.

me before men, him will I also 23 But when they persecute deny before my Father which you in this city, fee ye into is in heaven.

I you, Ye shall not have gone to send peace on earth ; I came over the cities of Israel till the not to send peace, but a sword. Son of man be come.

35 For I am come to set a

motives of comfort and constancy. CHAP. XI. Christ's testimony of John. man at variance against his fa- ples, he departed thence to teach ther, and the daughter against and to preach in their cities. her mother, and the daughter-in-. 2 Now when John had heard law against her mother-in-law. in the prison the works of Christ,

36 And a man's foes shall be he sent two of his disciples, they of his own household. 3 And said unto him, Art

37 He that loveth father or thou he that should come, or do mother more than me, is not we look for another? worthy of me: and he that lov- 4 Jesus answered and said eth son or daughter more than unto them, Go and shew John me, is not worthy of me. again those things which ye do

38 And he that taketh not his hear and see : cross, and followeth after me, 5 The blind receive their is not worthy of me.

sight, and the lame walk, the 39 He that findeth his life lepers are cleansed, and the shall lose it: and he that loseth deaf hear, the dead are raised his life for my sake, shall find it. up, and the poor have the gos.

40 T He that receiveth you, re- pel preached to them. ceiveth me; and he that receiveth 6 And blessed is he whosoever me, receiveth him that sent me. shall not be offended in me.

41 He that receiveth a proph- 7 And as they departed, Jesus et in the name of a prophet, began to say unto the multitudes shall receive a prophet's re- concerning John, What went ye ward; and he that receiveth a out into the wilderness to see? righteous man in the name of A reed shaken with the wind? a righteous man, shall receive a 8 But what went ye out for to righteous man's reward.

see ? A man clothed in soft rai42 And whosoever shall give ment? Behold, they that wear to drink unto one of these little soft clothing are in king's houses. ones, a cup of cold water only, in 9 But what went ye out for to the name of a disciple, verily, see? A prophet? yea, I say unto I say unto you, he shall in no you, and more than a prophet . wise lose his reward.

10 For this is he of whom

it is written, Behold, I send 2 John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 7 Christ's my messenger before thy face,

testimony concerning John. 18 The opinion which shall prepare thy way of the people, both concerning John and Christ

. "20 Christ upbraideth the unthanks before thee. fulness and unrepentance of Chorazin, Beth- 11 Verily, I say unto you, saida, and Capernaum: 25 and praising his Father's wisdom in revealing the gospel to the Among them that are born of simple,

women, there hath not risen a feel the burden of their sins.

greater than John the Baptist : ND it came to pass when notwithstanding, he that is least

Jesus had made an end of in the kingdom of heaven, is commanding his twelve disci- greater than he.


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Christ upbraideth the cities S. MATTHEW. of Chorazin, Bethsaida, fc.

12 And from the days of John 23 And thou, Capernaum, the Baptist until now, the king- which art exalted unto heaven, dom of heaven suffereth violence, shalt be brought down to hell : and the violent take it by force. for if the mighty works which

13 For all the prophets and have been done in thee, had the law prophesied until John. been done in Sodom, it would

14 And if ye will receive it, have rentained until this day. this is Elias which was for to 24 But I say unto you, That

it shall be more tolerable for 15 He that hath ears to hear, the land of Sodom, in the day let him hear.

of judgment, than for thee. 16 9 But whereunto shall I 25 At that time Jesus anliken this generation ? It is like swered and said, I thank thee, unto children sitting in the mar- O Father, Lord of heaven and kets, and calling unto their fel- earth, because thou hast hid lows,

these things from the wise and 17 And saying, We have piped prudent, and hast revealed them unto you, and ye have not dan-unto babes. ced; we have mourned unto you, 26 Even so, Father, for so it and ye

have not lamented. seemed good in thy sight. 18 For John came neither 27 All things are delivered eating nor drinking, and they unto me of my Father; and say, He hath a devil.

no man knoweth the Son, but 19 The Son of man came eat- the Father; neither knoweth ing and drinking, and they say, any man the Father, save the Behold, a man gluttonous, and Son, and he to whomsoever the a wine-bibber, a friend of publi- Son will reveal him. cans and sinners. But wisdom 28 Come unto me, all ye is justified of her children. that labour, and are heavy laden,

20 | Then began he to up- and I will give you rest. braid the cities wherein most 29 Take my yoke upon you, of his mighty works were done, and learn of me: for I am meek because they repented not. and lowly in heart; and ye shall

21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! find rest unto your souls. wo unto thee, Bethsaida! for if 30 For

30 For my yoke is easy, and the mighty works which were my burden is light. done in you had been done in

CHAP. XII. Tyre and Sidon, they would

1 Christ reproveth the blindness of the Pharhave repented long ago in sack- isees concerning the breach of the sabbath cloth and ashes.

3 by scriptures, 9 by reason, 13 and by a

miracle. 22 He healeth the man possessed 22 But I say unto you, It shall

31 Blasphemy

against the Holy Ghost shall neder be forbe more tolerable for Tyre and

giden. 36 Account shall be made of idle Sidon at the day of judgment,

words. 38 He rebuketh the unfaithful, who seek after a sign: 49 and sheweth who is his brother, sister, and mother.

that was blind and dumb.

than for you.

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