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Parable of the hidden treasure. S. MATTHEW. Herod's opinion of Christ. heaven is like unto treasure hid , into his own country, he taught in a field; the which when a them in their synagogue, insoman hath found, he hideth, and much that they were astonishfor joy thereof goeth and sell-ed, and said, Whence hath this eth all that he hath, and buyeth man this wisdom, and these that field.

mighty works? 45 Again, the kingdom of 55 Is not this the carpenter's heaven is like unto a merchant- son ? is not his mother called man seeking goodly pearls: Mary? and his brethren, James,

46 Who, when he had found and Joses, and Simon, and Juone pearl of great price, went das? and sold all that he had, and 56 And his sisters, are they bought it.

not all with us? Whence then 47 | Again, the kingdom of hath this man all these things? heaven is like unto a net, that 57 And they were offended in was cast into the sea, and gath- him. But Jesus said unto them, ered of every kind :

A prophet is not without honour, 48 Which, when it was full, save in his own country, and in they drew to shore, and sat down, his own house. and gathered the good into ves- 58 And he did not many sels, but cast the bad away. mighty works there, because of

49 So shall it be at the end of their unbelief. the world: the angels shall come

CHAP. XIV. forth, and sever the wicked from

1 Herod's opinion of Christ. 3 Wherefore John among the just,

Baptist was beheaded.

13 Jesus departeth 50 And shall cast them into into a desert place : 15 where he feedeth five the furnace of fire: there shall

thousand men with five loaves and two fishes :

22 he walketh on the sea to his disciples : 34 be wailing and gnashing of and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by

the touch of the hem of his garment. teeth.

things? They say unto him, Jesus,
Yea, Lord.

2 And said unto his servants, 52 Then said he unto them, This is John the Baptist; he is Therefore every scribe which is risen from the dead; and thereinstructed unto the kingdom of fore mighty works do shew heaven, is like unto a man that forth themselves in him. is an householder, which bring- 3 For Herod had laid hold eth forth out of his treasure on John, and bound him, and things new and old.

put him in prison for Herodias' 53 | And it came to pass, that sake, his brother Philip's wife. when Jesus had finished these 4 For John said unto him, It parables, he departed thence. is not lawful for thee to have 54 And when he was come l her.



to me.

given her.

John Baptist beheaded.

Christ feedeth five thousand. 5 And when he would have the multitude away, that they put him to death, he feared the may go into the villages, and multitude, because they counted buy themselves victuals. him as a prophet.

16 But Jesus said unto them, 6 But when Herod's birth-day They need not depart; give ye was kept, the daughter of He- them to eat. rodias danced before them, and 17 And they say unto him, pleased Herod.

We have here but five loaves, 7. Whereupon he promised and two fishes. with an oath to give her what- 18 He said, Bring them hither soever she would ask.

8 And she, being before in- 19 And he commanded the structed of her mother, said, multitude to sit down on the Give me here John Baptist's grass, and took the five loaves, head in a charger.

and the two fishes, and looking 9 And the king was sorry : up to heaven, he blessed, and nevertheless for the oath's sake, brake, and gave the loaves to and them which sat with him his disciples, and the disciples at meat, he commanded it to be to the multitude.

20 And they did all eat, and 10 And he sent, and beheaded were filled : and they took up John in the prison.

of the fragments that remained 11 And his head was brought twelve baskets full. in a charger, and given to the 21 And they that had eaten damsel: and she brought it to were about five thousand men, her mother.

beside women and children. 12 And his disciples came, 22 | And straightway Jesus and took up the body, and constrained his disciples to get buried it, and went and told into a ship, and to go before Jesus.

him unto the other side, while 13 1 When Jesus heard of it, he sent the multitudes away. he departed thence by ship into 23 And when he had sent the a desert place apart: and when multitudes away, he went up the people had heard thereof, into a mountain apart to pray: they followed him on foot out and when the evening was come, of the cities.

he was there alone. 14 And Jesus went forth, and 24 But the ship was now in saw a great multitude, and was the midst of the sea, tossed moved with compassion toward with waves : for the wind was them, and he healed their sick. contrary.

15 | And when it was even- 25 And in the fourth watch ing, his disciples came to him, of the night Jesus went unto saying, This is a desert place, them, walking on the sea. and the time is now past; send 26 And when the disciples


Christ walketh on the sea.


The Pharisees reproved. saw him walking on the sea,


3 Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for they were troubled, saying, It

transgressing God's commandments through is a spirit; and they cried out their own traditions : 11 teacheth howo tha for fear.

which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a

21 He healeth the daughter of the 27 But straightway Jesus spake woman of Canaan, 30 and other great mul

titudes : 32 and with seven loaves and a few unto them, saying, Be of good

little fishes feedeth four thousand men, beside cheer; it is I; be not afraid. women and children. 28 And Peter answered

him THEN came to Jesus scribes and said, Lord, if it be thou, and Pharisees, which were bid me come unto thee on the of Jerusalem, saying, water,

2 Why do thy disciples trans29 And he said, Come. And gress the tradition of the elders? when Peter was come down out for they wash not their hands of the ship, he walked on the when they eat bread. water, to go to Jesus.

3 But he answered and said 30 But when he saw the wind unto them, Why do ye also boisterous, he was afraid; and transgress the commandment of beginning to sink, he cried, say- God by your tradition? ing, Lord, save me.

4 For God commanded, saying, 31 And immediately Jesus Honour thy father and mother : stretched forth his hand, and and, He that curseth father or caught him, and said unto him, mother, let him die the death. Othou of little faith, where- 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall fore didst thou doubt?

say to his father or his mother, 32 And when they were come It is a gift, by whatsoever thou into the ship, the wind ceased. mightest be profited by me;

33 Then they that were in the 6 And honour not his father ship came and worshipped him, or his mother, he shall be free. saying, Of a truth thou art the Thus have ye made the comSon of God.

mandment of God of none ef34 | And when they were fect by your tradition. gone over, they came into the 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaland of Gennesaret.

ias prophesy of you, saying, 35 And when the men of that 8 This people draweth nigh place had knowledge of him, unto me with their mouth, and they sent out into all that coun- honoureth me with their lips ; try round about, and brought but their heart is far from me. unto him all that were diseas- ) 9 But in vain they do worship ed;

me, teaching for doctrines the 36 And besought him that commandments of men. they might only touch the hem 10 And he called the mulof his garment: and as many titude, and said unto them, as touched were made perfectly Hear, and understand : whole.

11 Not that which goeth into


What defileth a man.

CHAP. XV. The Canaanite's daughter healed. the mouth defileth a man ; but thou son of David; my daughthat which cometh out of the ter is grievously vexed with a mouth, this defileth a man. devil.

12 Then came his disciples, 23 But he answered her not a and said unto him, Knowest word. And his disciples came thou that the Pharisees were and besought him, saying, Send offended after they heard this her away, for she crieth after saying?

13 But he answered and said, 24 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly I am not sent but unto the lost Father hath not planted, shall sheep of the house of Israel. be rooted up .

25 Then came she and wor14 Let them alone : they be shipped him, saying, Lord, help blind leaders of the blind. And me. if the blind lead the blind, both 26 But he answered and said, shall fall into the ditch.

It is not meet to take the chil15 Then answered Peter and dren's bread and to cast it to said unto him, Declare unto us dogs. this parable.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet the dogs eat of the crumbs yet without understanding? which fall from their masters'

17 Do not ye yet understand, table. that whatsoever entereth in at 28 Then Jesus answered and the mouth goeth into the belly, said unto her, O woman, great and is cast out into the draught? | is thy faith : be it unto thee

18 But those things which even as thou wilt. And her proceed out of the mouth come daughter was made whole from forth from the heart; and they that very hour. defile the man.

29 And Jesus departed from 19 For out of the heart proceed thence, and came nigh unto the evil thoughts, murders, adul- sea of Galilee; and went up into teries, fornications, thefts, false a mountain, and sat down there. witness, blasphemies :

30 And great multitudes came 20 These are the things which unto him, having with them defile a man: but to eat with those that werelame, blind, dumb, unwashen hands defileth not a maimed, and many others, and

cast them down at Jesus' feet; 21 T Then Jesus went thence, and he healed them: and departed into the coasts of 31 Insomuch that the multiTyre and Sidon.

tude wondered, when they saw 22 And behold, a woman of the dumb to speak, the maimed Canaan came out of the same to be whole, the lame to walk, coasts, and cried unto him, say- and the blind to see: and they ing, Have mercy on me, O Lord, I glorified the God of Israel.


Christ feedeth the multitude. S. MATTHEW. The Pharisees require a sign.

32 1 Then Jesus called his | ing, desired him that he would disciples unto him, and said, I shew them a sign from heaven have compassion on the multi- 2 He answered and said unto tude, because they continue them, When it is evening, ye with me now three days, and say, It will be fair weather: for have nothing to eat: and I will the sky is red. not send them away fasting, lest 3 And in the morning, It will they faint in the way.

be foul weather to-day : for the 33 And his disciples say unto sky is red and lowering. Oye him, Whence should we have hypocrites, ye can discern the so much bread in the wilder- face of the sky; but can ye not ness, as to fill so great a multi-discern the signs of the times? tude ?

4 A wicked and adulterous 34 And Jesus saith unto them, generation seeketh after a sign; How many loaves have ye? And and there shall no sign be given they said, Seven, and a few lit- unto it, but the sign of the tle fishes.

prophet Jonas. And he left 35 And he commanded the them, and departed. multitude to sit down on the 5 And when his disciples were ground.

come to the other side, they had 36 And he took the seven forgoiten to take bread. loaves and the fishes, and gave

ve 69 Then Jesus said unto thanks, and brake them, and them, Take heed and beware of gave to his disciples, and the the leaven of the Pharisees and disciples to the multitude. of the Sadducees.

37 And they did all eat, and 7 And they reasoned among were filled : and they took up of themselves, saying, It is because the broken meat that was left we have taken no bread. seven baskets full.

8 Which when Jesus perceived, 38 And they that did eat were he said unto them, O ye of little four thousand men, beside wo- faith, why reason ye among men and children.

yourselves, because ye have 39 And he sent away the mul- brought no bread? titude, and took ship, and came 9 Do ye not yet understand, into the coasts of Magdala. neither remember the five loaves

of the five thousand, and how ( The Pharistes require a sign. 6 Jesus warn- many baskets ye took up? elh his disciples of the leaven of the Pharisees 10 Neither the seven loaves

13 The people's opinion one of the four thousand, and how Christ, 16 and Peter's confession of him. 21 Jesus foresheweth his death, 23 reproving many baskets took Peter for dissuading him from it : 24 and admonisheth those that will follow him, to bear

11 How is it that ye do not

understand that I spake it not THE Pharisees also with the to you concerning bread, that

Sadducees came, and, tempt-1 ye should beware of the leaven



up ?

the cross.

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