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the disciples vindicated.

The withered hand healed ást: and they come, and say is not lawful to eat, but for the nto him, Why do the disciples priests, and gave also to them f John, and of the Pharisees which were with him? ast, but thy disciples fast not? 27 And he said unto them, 19 And Jesus said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, San the children of the bride- and not man for the sabbath : hamber fast, while the bride- 28 Therefore, the Son of man room is with them? As long as is Lord also of the sabbath. hey have the bridegroom with hem, they cannot fast.

1 Christ healeth the withered hand, 10 and 20 But the days will come,

many other infirmities : 11 rebuketh the un

clean spirits : 13 chooseth his twelve apostles : vhen the bridegroom shall be

22 convinceth the blasphemy of casting out

devils by Beelzebub : 31 and sheweth who aken away from them, and then

are his brother, sister, and mother. hall they fast in those days. AND he entered again into 21 No man also seweth a piece the synagogue; and there of new cloth on an old garment: was a man there which had a Ise the new piece that filled it withered hand. ip,

from the old, 2 And they watched him, ind the rent is made worse.

whether he would heal him on 22 And no man putteth new the sabbath-day; that they vine into old bottles: else the might accuse him. lew wine doth burst the bot- 3 And he saith unto the man les, and the wine is spilled, which had the withered hand, ind the bottles will be marred: Stand forth. out new wine must be put into

4 And he saith unto them, lew bottles.

Is it lawful to do good on the 23 And it came to pass, that sabbath-days, or to do evil ? to he went through the corn-fields save life, or to kill? but they on the sabbath-day; and his held their peace. lisciples began, as they went, 5 And wlien he had looked o pluck the ears of corn.

round about on them with an24. And the Pharisees said ger, being grieved for the hardinto him, Behold, why do they ness of their hearts, he saith unon the sabbath-day that which to the man, Stretch forth thine s not lawful ?

hand. And he stretched it out: 25 And he said unto them, and his hand was restored whole Have ye never read what Da- as the other. rid did when he had need, and 6 And the Pharisees went forth, was an hungered, he and they and straightway took counsel hat were with him?

with the Herodians against him, 26 How he went into the how they might destroy him. house of God, in the days of 7 But Jesus withdrew himAbiathar the high priest, and self with his disciples to the lid eat the shew-bread, which sea: and a great multitude from


The twelve apostles chosen.

The Pharisees confuted. Galilee followed him, and from of Alpheus, and Thaddeus,

and Judea,

Simon the Canaanite, 8 And from Jerusalem, and 19 And Judas Iscariot, which from Idumea, and from beyond also betrayed him: and they Jordan; and they about Tyre went into an house. and Sidon, a great multitude, 20 And the multitude cometh when they had heard what great together again, so that they could things he did, came unto him. not so much as eat bread.

9 And he spake to his disci- 21 And when his friends heard ples, that a small ship should of it, they went out to lay hold wait on him, because of the mul- on him: for they said, He is titude, lest they should throng beside himself. him.

22 And the scribes which 10 For he had healed many; came down from Jerusalem,said, insomuch that they pressed up- | He hath Beelzebub, and by the on him for to touch him, as prince of the devils casteth he many as had plagues.

out devils. 11 And unclean spirits, when 23 And he. called them unto they saw him, fell down before him, and said unto them in him, and cried, saying, Thou parables, How can Satan cast art the Son of God.

out Satan? 12 And he straitly charged 24 And if a kingdom be dithem, that they should not make vided against itself

, that kinghim known.

dom cannot stand. 13 And he goeth up into a 25. And if an house be divided mountain, and calleth unto him against itself, that house cannot whom he would : and they came stand. unto him.

26 And if Satan rise up against 14 And he ordained twelve, himself, and be divided, he canthat they should be with him, not stand, but hath an end. and that he might send them 27 No man can enter into a forth to preach,

strong man's house, and spoil 15 And to have power to heal his goods, except he will first sicknesses, and to cast out devils. bind the strong man; and then

16 And Simon he surnamed he will spoil his house. Peter.

28 Verily, I say unto you, All 17 And James the son of sins shall be forgiven unto the Zebedee, and John the brother sons of men, and blasphemies of James, (and he surnamed wherewith soever they shall them Boanerges, which is, The blaspheme : sons of thunder)

29 But he that shall blaspheme 18 And Andrew, and Philip, against the Holy Ghost hath and Bartholomew, and Matthew, never forgiveness, but is in danand Thomas, and James the son ger of eternal damnation:


The parable of the sower,

and the exposition of it. 30 Because they said, He hath | earth; and immediately it sprang an unclean spirit.

up, because it had no depth of 31 T There came then his earth: brethren and his mother, and

6 But when the sun was up, standing without, sent unto him, it was scorched; and because it calling him.

had no root, it withered away. 32 And the multitude sat about 7 And some fell among thorns, him; and they said unto him, and the thorns grew up, and Behold, thy mother and thy choked it, and it yielded no brethren without seek for thee. | fruit. 33 And he answered them,

8 And other fell on good saying, Who is my mother, or ground, and did yield fruit that my brethren?

sprang up, and increased, and 34 And he looked round about brought forth, some thirty, and on them which sat about him, some sixty,and some an hundred. and said, Behold, my mother 9 And he said unto them, He and my brethren!

that hath ears to hear, let him 35 For whosoever shall do hear. the will of God, the same is

10 And when he was alone, my brother, and my sister, and they that were about him, with mother.

the twelve, asked of him the

parable. 1 The parable of the sower, 14 and the meaning 11 And he said unto them, thereof. 21 We must communicate the light of our knowledge to others. , 26 The parable Unto you it is given to know of the seed growing secretly, 30 and of the the mystery of the kingdom of mustard-seed. 35 Christ stilleth the tempest God: but unto them that are А. ND he began

began again to without all these things are teach by the sea-side : and done in paralles : there was gathered unto him a 12 That seeing they may see, great multitude, so that he en- and not perceive; and hearing tered into a ship, and sat in the they may hear, and not undersea; and the whole multitude stand; lest at any time they was by the sea, on the land. should be converted, and their

2 And he taught them many sins should be forgiven them. things by parables, and said 13 And he said unto them, unto them in his doctrine,

Know ye not this parable ? and 3 Hearken; Behold, there how then will ye know all went out a sower to sow.

4 And it came to pass as he 14 The sower soweth the sowed, some fell by the way- word. side, and the fowls of the air 15 And these are they by came and devoured it up. the way-side, where the word

5 And some fell on stony is sown; but when they have ground, where it had not much heard, Satan cometh immedi


on the sea.

parables ?


Parable of the sower expounded.

Parable of the mustard-seea. ately, and taketh away the word | shall be given: and he that hath that was sown in their hearts. not, from him shall be taken

16 And these are they like even that which he hath. wise which are sown on stony 26 | And he said, So is the ground; who, when they have kingdom of God, as if a man heard the word, immediately should cast seed into the ground; receive it with gladness; 27 And should sleep, and rise

17 And have no root in them- night and day, and the seed selves, and so endure but for a should spring and grow up, he time: afterward, when affliction knoweth not how. or persecution ariseth for the 28 For the earth bringeth forth word's sake, immediately they fruit of herself; first the blade, are offended.

then the ear, after that the full 18 And these are they which corn in the ear. are sown among thorns; such 29 But when the fruit is as hear the word,

brought forth, immediately he 19 And the cares of this putteth in the sickle, because world, and the deceitfulness of the harvest is come. riches, and the lusts of other 30 And he said, Whereunto things entering in, choke the shall we liken the kingdom of word, and it becometh unfruitful. God? or with what comparison

20 And these are they which shall we compare it? are sown on good ground; such 31 It is like a grain of musas hear the word, and receive it, tard-seed, which, when it is sown and bring forth fruit, some thir- in the earth, is less than all the ty-fold, some sixty, and some seeds that be in the earth : an hundred.


32 But when it is sown, it 21 And he said unto them, groweth up, and becometh greatIs a candle brought to be put er than all herbs, and shooteth under a bushel, or under a bed? | out great branches ; so that the and not to be set on a candlestick? fowls of the air may lodge un

22 For there is nothing hid, der the shadow of it which shall not be manifested; 33 And with many such parneither was any thing kept se-ables spake he the word unto cret, but that it should come them, as they were able to hear abroad.

it. 23 If any man have ears to 34 But without a parable spake hear, let him hear.

he not unto them: and when 24 And he said unto them, they were alone, he expounded Take heed what ye hear: With all things to his disciples. what measure ye mete, it shall be 35 And the same day, when measured to you: and unto you the even was come, he saith that hear, shall more be given. unto them, Let us pass over 25 For he that hath, to him I unto the other side.

Christ stilleth a tempest,


and casteth out devils.

36 And when they had sent often bound with fetters and away the multitude, they took chains, and the chains had been him even as he was in the ship. plucked asunder by him, and the And there were also with him fetters broken in pieces: neither other little ships.

could any man tame him. 37 And there arose a great 5 And always, night and day, storm of wind, and the waves he was in the mountains, and in beat into the ship, so that it the tombs, crying, and cutting was now full.

himself with stones. 38 And he was in the hinder 6 But when he saw Jesus afar part of the ship, asleep on a off, he ran and worshipped him, pillow : and they awake him, 7 And cried with a loud voice, and say unto him, Master, carest and said, What have I to do thou not that we perish? with thee, Jesus, thou Son of

39 And he arose, and rebuked the Most High God? I adjure the wind, and said unto the sea, thee by God, that thou torment Peace, be still, And the wind me not. ceased, and there was a great 8 (For he said unto him, Come calm.

out of the man, thou unclean 40 And he said unto them, spirit.) Why are ye so fearful ? how is 9 And he asked him, What is it that ye have no faith? thy name? And he answered,

41 And they feared exceed- saying, My name is Legion : ingly, and said one to another, for we are many. What manner of man is this, 10 And he besought him much that even the wind and the sea that he would not send them obey him?

away out of the country.

11 Now there was there nigh 1 Christ delivering the possessed of the iegion unto the mountains a great herd of devils, 13 they enter into the swine. 25

of swine feeding He healeth the woman of the bloody issue, 35

and raiseth from death Iairus his daughter." | 12 And all the devils besought AND they came over unto him, saying, Send us into the

the other side of the sea, swine, that we may enter into into the country of the Gada-them.

13 And forthwith Jesus gave 2 And when he was come out them leave. And the unclean of the ship, immediately there spirits went out, and entered met him out of the tombs a man into the swine: and the herd with an unclean spirit,

ran violently down a steep place 3 Who had his dwelling into the sea, (they were about among the tombs; and no man two thousand,) and were choked could bind him, no, not with in the sea. chains:

14 And they that fed the 4 Because that he had been swine fled, and told it in the



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