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smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgement unto victory.
And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. · O generation of vipers ! how can ye, being evil, speak good things ? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. .
A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.
But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement. ..
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.
And the multitude sat about him; and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren.
. For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
CHAPTER XLVI. Jesus goes out to the sea of Galilee, and delivers
the parabolical Sermon. The sower, &c. The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat 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.
And when inuch people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable.
And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
Hearken : Behold, there went out a sower to sow :
And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did
yield fruit that sprang up and increased, and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables ?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance : but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Therefore speak I to them in parables : because they seeing, see not; and hearing, they hear not; neither do they understand.
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, · and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not preceive.
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed : lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.
For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see