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35 For whosoever shall do the will, of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mo

ther. CHAP. IV. The parable of the sover. he began again to teach by the sea-side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea, on the land. 2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, 3 Hearken; Behold, there went Out a SOWCr to SOW. 4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some felt by the wayside, and, the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. 5 And some sell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: 6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and, because it had no root, it withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up, and increased, and brought forth, soune thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. 9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hcar. 10 || And when he was alone, they that were abouthim, with the twelve, asked of him the parable. 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all too-c things are done in parables:

S. Mark. and interpretation thercos.

12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive ; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lestatany time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. 13 And he said unto them Know ye not this parable : and how then will ye know all parables 2 14 Ti The Sower Soweth the word. 15 And these are they by the way-side, where the wordis sown; but, when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseto for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 And the cares of this world,' and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 20 And these are they which are sown on good ground ; such as hear the word and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. 21 || And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick :

22 For there is nothing hid

Parable of a grain which shall not be manifested; neither was anything kept Secret, but that it should come abroad.

Chap. v.

of mustard-seed. were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. 35 || And the same day, when

23 If any man have ears to the even was come, he saith unto

hear, let him hear.
24. And he saith unto them,
Take heed what ye hear; with

them, Let us pass over unto the
other side.
36 And, when they had sent

what measure ye mete, it shall belaway the multitude, they took measured to you: and unto you!him even as he was in the ship.

that hear shall more be given.

And there were also with him

25 For he that hath, to him!other little ships.

shall be given: and he that hath

37 And there arose a great

not, from him shall be taken evenstorm of wind, and the waves

that which he hath.

beat into the ship, so that it was

26 || And he said, So is the now full.

kingdom of God, as if a man

should cast seed into the ground;

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pil

27 And should sleep, and rise low ; and they awake him, and night and day, and the seed should say unto him, Master, carest spring and grow up, he knowethithou not that we perish :

not how.

39 And he arose, and rebuked

28 For the earth bringeth forth the wind; and said unto the sea, fruit of herself; first, the blade, Peace, be still ; and the wind then the ear, after that the full ceased, and there was a great

corn in the ear.

29 But when the fruitis brought

calm. * -
40 And he said unto them,

forth, iromediately he putteth in Why are ye so fearful; how is it the sickle, because the harvest is that ye have no faith?

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39" And he said, 'Whereuntolly, and said one to another, shall we liken the kingdom of What manner of man is this, that God 2 or with what comparisoneven the wind and the sea obey

shall we compare it :

31 It is like a grain of mustardseed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds

that be in the earth :

him :

A legion of devils cast out.
ND they came over unto the
other side of the sea, into

32 But when it is sown, it the country of the Gadarenes.

groweth up, and becometh great

or than all herbs, and shooteth of the ship, immediately there

2 And when he was come out

out great branches ; so that the met him, out of the tombs, a man fowls of the air may lodge under with an unclean spirit,

the shadow of it.
33 And with many such para-

3 Who had bis dwelling among the tombs; and no man could

bles spake he the word untolbind him, no, not with chains:

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34 But without a parable spake and the chains had been plucked he act unto them; tıd when theyla;under by him, and the scors


Legion of devils cast out. S.

broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5 And always, night and day, , he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones. 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God : I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8 (For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spi

rit.) 9 And he asked him, What is thy name: And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for We are many. 10 And he besought him much, that he would not send them away Cut of the country. 11 Now there was there, nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine feeding. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the SČa. 14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. 15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were

Mark. jairus' daughter

16 And they that saw it, told them how it befel to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. 17And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. 18 And, when he was comeinto the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with #. 19 Howbeit, Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassiOn on thee. 20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis, how great things Jesus had done for him : and all men did marvel. 21 || And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him; and he was nigh unto the sea. 22 And, behold, there cometh. one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and, when he saw him, he fell at his feet, 23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed, and she shall live. 24 And jesus went with him ; and much people followed him, and thronged him. 25, T. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press bchind,


ind touched his garment :


28 For she said, If I may but touch his clothes, Ishall be whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30 . And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself, that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Whotouched my clothes 2 31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 32 And he looked round about to Seeher that had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came, and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. 35 | While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's Aouse certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why trou. blestthouthe Master any further ? 36 As soon as Jesus heard the Word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. 37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. 38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Seeth the tumult, and them that Wept and wailed greatly. 39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep ’ the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. 40 And they laughed him to Scorn: but when he had put them

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the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. 41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha-cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, (I say unto thee,) arise. 42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat. HAP. VI. Christ walketh on the sea. ND he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. 2 And when the sabbath-day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him, were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things 2 and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands : 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon 2' and are not his sisters here with us? And they were of. fended at him. . . 4. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

all out, he taketh the father and

6 And he model, because

The twelve called.

of their unbelief. And he went round aboutthe villages, teaching. 7 || And he calleth unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits: 8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only ; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse ; 9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. 10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enterinto an

house, there abide till ye depart

from that place. 11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dustunder your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha, in the day of judgment, than for that City. 12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent. , 13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. 14 || And king Herod heard of him ; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from , the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. 16 || But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias'

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sake, his brother Philip's wife ; for he had married her. 18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thce to have thy brother’s wife. 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him ; but she could not 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man, and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did ony things, and heard him glady. 21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod, on his birth-day, made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; 22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. 23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shaltask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. 24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? and she said, "The head of John the Baptist. 25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me, by and by in a charger, the head of John the Baptist. 26 And the king was exceeding Sorry ; yet for his oath’s sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison ;

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