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sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, “Why doth this generation seek after a sign 2 verily I say unto you, No sign shall be given to this generation.” And he left them, and entered again [into the ship,) and departed to the other side. Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread; nor had they with them in the ship more than one loaf. And he charged them, saying, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod.” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “It is because we have no bread.” And Jesus knew it, and saith unto them, “Why reason ye because ye have no bread 2 perceive ye not yet, nor understand? have ye your heart still hardened P. Having eyes, see ye not 2 and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember 2 When I brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many panniers full of fragments took ye up 2" They say unto him, “Twelve.” “And when the seven loaves among the four thousand; how many baskets filled with fragments took ye up 2" And they said, “Seven.” And he said unto them, “Why do ye not understand 2" Then he cometh to Bethsaida: and they bring unto him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town: and when he had spitten on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw any thing. And he looked up, and said, “I see men, as trees, walking.” After that Jesus put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up ; and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And Jesus sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell any in the town.” Then Jesus and his disciples departed to the towns of Cesarea, in the dominion of Philip : and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, “Whom do men say that I am 2 And they answered, “John the Baptist:
but some say Elijah : and others, one of the prophets.” Then he saith unto them, “But whom say ye that I am ” And Peter answered and saith unto him, “ Thou art the Christ.” And he strictly charged them that they should tell no man concerning" him. And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief-priests and scribes, and be killed, and within three days rise again. And he spake those words plainly. Then Peter took him aside, and began to reprove him. But when he had turned about, and looked on his disciples, he reproved Peter, saying, “Get thee behind me, Satant : for thou regardest not the things which are of God, but the things which are of men.” And when he had called unto him the multitude and his disciples, he said unto them, “Whosoever desireth to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever desireth to save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and that of the gospel, he shall save it. For what will it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and forfeit his own life 2 Or what would a man give as a ransom ; for his life 2 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him the Son of man also shall be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his
‘Father, with the holy angels.” He said also unto
them, “Verily I say unto you, There are some of those
* of him. N. + thou adversary, N. † Or, in exchange, N.
Elijah and Moses appeared unto them; and were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spake and saith to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three taber
nacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for
Elijah.” For he knew not what to say : for they were much afraid. And a cloud appeared, overshadowing them : and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son: hear ye him.” And when they had quickly looked round about, they saw no man any more; but Jesus only with themselves. And as they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, until the Son of man rose again from the dead. And they kept the matter with themselves, reasoning one with another what rising again from the dead could mean. And they asked him, saying, “Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come 2" And he answered and said unto them, “Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all things;” and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. “But I say unto you, both that Elijah is come, and that men have done unto him whatsoever they chose; as it is written of him.” And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes disputing with them. And immediately all the multitude, when they beheld him, were greatly astonished; and, running to him, saluted him. And he asked them”, “..About what dispute ye among yourselves?” And one of the multitude answered and said, “Master, I have brought unto thee my son, who hath a dumb spiritt; and whensoever it seizeth him, it dasheth him on the ground; and he foameth, and grindeth [his] teeth, and wasteth away: and I spake to thy disciples, that they might cast it out;
* “he asked the scribes,” R. T.
1. The child was subject to epileptic fits, which were supposed to be brought on by the power of demons, that is, the souls of wicked men. See Farmer on Deinp. 107.
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saith, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him unto me.” And they brought him unto Jesus: and when he saw Jesus, immediately the spirit convulsed him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed, foaming. And Jesus asked his father, “How long is it since this hath befallen him P” And he said, “From his childhood. And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.” And Jesus said unto him, “If thou canst” 2 All things are possible to him who believeth.” And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, “I believe: help mine unbelief.” Now when Jesus saw that the multitude was running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying unto it, “ Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, Come out of him, and enter no more into him.” And the spirit cried out, and convulsed [him] much, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him up; and he arose. And when Jesus was come into an house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could not we cast him out?” And he said unto them, “This kind of demons can come out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.” And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee, and he was unwilling that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, “The Son of man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men; and they will kill him; and, after he is killed, he
* Or, If thou canst believe, N. The word believe is wanting in the Eph. and other MSS. See N. m. and Griesbach,
will rise again the third day *.” But they understood not that matter; and were afraid to ask him. And he came to Capernaum: and, being in an house, he asked them, “What was it about which ye disputed among yourselves on the way ?” But they kept silence: for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be greatest. And he sat down, and called the
twelve, and saith unto them, “If any man desire to be
first, he must be last of all, and a servant of all.” And he took a little child and set him in the midst of them: and, when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, “Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him who sent me.” Then John spake to Jesus, saying, “ Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name+, and we forbad him.” But Jesus said, “ Forbid him not : for there is none who shall do a mighty work in my name, who can soon speak evil of me. For he that is not against you f is for you. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall by no means lose his reward. And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones, who believe in me, to offend, it is better for him that a millstone were put about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea. And if thine hand cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter maimed into life, than, having two hands, to go into hell, [into the unquenchable fire;] where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than having two feet, to be cast into hell, [into the unquenchable fire;] where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye
* “after three days,” is the reading of the Vat. Eph. and Camb. MSS.