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ples: and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles; (Simon whom he had named Peter also, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew ; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes; Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who also was the traitor;) and he came down with them, and stood in the plain; and there was a multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea, and Jerusalem, and the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be cured of their diseases; and those that were vexed by unclean spirits: and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for power went out of him, and cured all. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, “Happy are ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. Happy are ye that hunger now : for ye shall be filled. Happy are ye that weep now : for ye shall laugh. Happy are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach and defame you" for the sake of the Son of man. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward shall be great in heaven: for in like manner did their fathers to the prophets. “But alas for you that are rich for ye receive your consolation. Alas for you that are filled for ye shall hunger. Alas for you that laugh now ! for ye shall mourn and weep. Alas for you, when men shall speak well of you ! for in like manner did their fathers to the false prophets. “But I say unto you that hear; Love your enemies, do good to those that hate you, bless those that curse you, and pray for those that injuriously treat you. To him who smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer the other
* reproach you, and shall set forth your name as evil, N. See Campbell.
also ; and from him who taketh away thy mantle, withhold not thy vest also. And give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away what is thine, ask it not again. And as ye would that men should do unto you, do ye unto them in like manner. “And if ye love those who love you, what thanks have ye 2 for sinners also love those who love them. And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks have ye? for sinners also do the same. And if ye lend to those from whom ye hope to receive, what thanks have ye 2 for sinners also lend to signers, that they may receive an equal return. But love your enemies; and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again", and your reward will be great, and ye will be the sons of the Most High : for he is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil. Beye [therefore] compassionate, as your Father also is compassionate. And judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven : give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall be given into your lap. For with the same measure with which ye deal out, it shall be measured to you again.” He also spake a parable unto them : “Can a blind man lead a blind iran 2 will they not both fall into the ditch “The disciple is not above his teacher+: but every one that is perfected shall be as his teachert. “And why beholdest thou the spli:iter which is in thy brother's eye, but observest not the beam which is in thine own eye? Or how canst thou say to thy brother; Brother, let me take out the splinter which is in thine eye;’ when thou thyself beholdest not the beam which is in thine own eye 2 Thou hypocrite, first take the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou wilt sce clearly to take out the splinter which is in thy brother's eye.
# nowise despairing, Campbell. + N. m. Master, N. t.
“For there is no good tree which bringed forthoorrupt fruit; nor a corrupt tree which bringeth forth
44 good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit:
for from thorns men do not gather figs, nor from a bramble-bush do they cut grapes. A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man, out of the evil streasure] of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart [his] mouth speaketh. “And why call ye me • Lord, Lord *, and do not the things which I say? “Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like. He is like a builder of an house, who digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood rose, the stream dashed vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded on a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man who, without a foundation, built an house upon the ground; against which the stream dashed vehemently, and immediately it fell: and the ruin of that house was great.”
Ch. vii. Now when Jesus had ended all his words in the hear
ing of the people, he entered into Capernaum. And the servant of a certain centurion, who was dear to his master, was sick, and ready to die. And having heard of Jesus, the centurion sent to him some elders of the Jews, to beseech + him that he would come and recover his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they entreated him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to whom thou wilt do this: for he loveth our nation; and himself hath built us our synagogue.” Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him to say : unto him, “Sir, trouble not
* Or, Master, Master. + beseeching, N. + saying, N. See Wakefield and Campbell. In both these instances the original is in the singular number.
thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof. Wherefore neither thought I myself
worthy to come unto thee: but command by word, and
my servant will be cured. For I also, who am a man placed under authority, have soldiers under me; and I say unto this man, “Go,” and he goeth; and to another, ‘Come,” and he cometh; and to my servant, “Do this,” and he doeth it.” And when Jesus heard these words, he wondered at him; and turned, and said to the multitude that followed him, “I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, even in Israel.” And those who were sent, returned to the house, and found the servant well who had been sick. And it came to pass on the day after, that he went into a city called Nain : and [many of] his disciples went with him, and a great multitude. Now as he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and many people of the city were with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, “Weep not.” And he came up and touched the bier; (now they that bare him stood still ;) and said, “Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.” Then he that had been dead sat up, and began to speak. And Jesus delivered him to his mother. And fear seized on all : and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet is risen up among us;” and, “God hath regarded his people.” And this report concerning Jesus went forth through all Judea, and through all the country round about. And the disciples of John told him of all these things. And John called unto him two of his disciples, and sent them to Jesus, saying, “Art thou he that was to come 2 or do we look for another ?” And when the men came to him, they said, “John the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying, ‘Art thou he that was to come 2 or do we look for another?’” (Now in that very hour he had cured
many of diseases, and grievous maladies, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he had given sight.) Then [Jesus] answered and said unto them, “Go and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor glad tidings are preached. And happy is he whosoever shall not offend because of me.” And when the messengers of John were departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, “What went ye out into the desert to behold P A reed shaken by the wind P But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft garments P Lo, those that are gorgeously apparelled, and live luxuriously, are in palaces. But what went ye out to see : A prophet? Yes, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. This is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who will prepare thy way before thee.” For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women, there is no greater [prophet] than John the Baptist: but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. And all the people, and the publicans, that heard him, acknowledged the mercy of God, and were” baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and teachers of the law have rejectedt the counsel of God toward them, not having been baptized by him.; To what therefore shall I liken the men of this generation 2 and to what are they like They are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, ‘We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned unto you, and ye have not wept.' For John the Baptist hath come neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, “He hath a de
* See Symonds, ibid. p. 26, have justified the ways of God, having been, N. t made void, N. t “And the Lord said,” R. T.