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Beware of false prophets.
9 Or what man is there of you,
The leper cleansed. that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
whom if his son ask bread, will helprophesied in thy name 2 and in
give him a stone :
thy name have cast out devils :
1o Or if he ask a fish, will he and in thy name done many won
give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know
derful works : 23 And then will I profess unto
how to giye good gifts unto your them, I never knew you; depart
children, how much more shall your Father, which is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him
12 Therefore all things whatso
from me, ye that work iniquity. 24"|Therefore whosoeverheareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house
ever ye would that men should do|upon a rock:
to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the lawandthe prophets.
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds
13 "I Enter ye in at the strait blew, and beat upon that house; gate; for wide is thegate, and broadland it fell not : for it was founded
is the way, that leadeth todestruc
tion, and many there be which
go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate,
upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth
these sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened unto a
and narrow is the way, which foolish man, which built his house leadeth unto life, and few thereupon the Sand:
be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Yeshall know them by their
the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it. 28 Ts And it came to pass, when
fruits. Do men gather grapes of Jesus had ended these sayings,
thorns, or figs of thistles 2 17 Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruitis hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruitsye shall know them. 21 || Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say unto me in
the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. . . 4 And Jesus saith unto him,
27 And the rain descended, and
HEN he was come down
Sce thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. 5"| And when Jesus was enteredinto Capernaum, there cameuntohimacenturion,beseechinghim, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered, and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak, the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10 When Jesus heard it, he marveiled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: 12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour. 14 || And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand,
and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered unto them.
16 s When the even was come,
they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with Zās .* and healed all that were SICK ;
Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
23 || And when he was entered
into a ship, his disciples followed him.
24 And, behold, there arose a
greattempestin the Sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves : but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to
Aim, and awoke him, saying,
26 And he saith unto them,
Why areye fearful? O ye of little faith ! Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the Sea; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marvelled, say.
Christ cureth the palsy.
ing, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the Sea obey him 28 is And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time : 30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said unto them, Go. And, when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. o 33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing; and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. 34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they beSought him that he would depart out of their coasts. CHAP. IX. Matthew the apostle called. \ ND he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed : and Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the
palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the Scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts : 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk : 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such pow€r untO men. 9 || And, as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom ; and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. , 10 || And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came, and sat down with him and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners ? 12 But, when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance. 14"| Then o to him the dis2
The bloody ciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.
16 No man putteth a piece of
new cloth unto an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rentis made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles; else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. 18 "I While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler and worshipped him, saying, My daughteris even now dead : but come, and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus arose, and fol. lowed him, and so did his disciples. 20 T (And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.) 23 T And when Jesuscame into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making
24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid aroSe. 26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. 27 T And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him : and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this 2 They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. 32 TI As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake : and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. 35 And Jesus went aboutall the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people. 36 | But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with com
passion on them, because they
Christ sendeth out his Chap.
fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. 38 fray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. - CHAP. X. . The apostles sent to preach. ND when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to head all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus ; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Juo Iscariot, who also betrayed III]. 5's ThesetwelveJesussentforth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not : 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heavenisathand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses; 19 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the Workman is worthy of his meat.
X. twelve apostles to preach.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha, in the day of judgment, thanforthatcity. 16 || Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye, therefore, wise as serpents, |and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues: 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 2O For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. . . 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.