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The parable of the
sower and the seed be niso unto this wicked generation. gross, and their ears are duil of' hearing,
46 | While he yet talked to the people, and their eyes they have closed ; lest at hehold, his mother and his brethren stood any time they should see with their eyes, without, desiriny to speak with him and hear with their ears, and should
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, understand with their heart, and should thy mother and thy brethren stand be converted, and I should heal them. without, desiring to speak with thee. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they
19 But he answered and said unto him see: and your ears, for they hear. that told him, Who is my mother? and 17 For, verily, I say unto you, That who are iny brethren?
many prophets and righteous men have 49 And he stretched forth his hand to desired to see those things which ye see, warı his disciples, and said, Behold and have not seen them; and to hear my mother and my brethren!
those things which ye hear, and have 50 For whosoever shall do the will of not heard them. my Father which is in heaven, the same 18 | Hear ye therefore the parable of is my brother, and sister, and mother. the sower. CHAP. XIII.
19 When any one heareth the word of of the sower and the seed. the kingdom, and understandeth it not, n e same day went Jesus out of the then cometh the wicked one, and catch
I house, and sat by the sea-side. eth away that which was sown in his
And great multitudes were gathered heart. This is he which received seed together unto him, so that he went into by the way-side. a ship, and sat; and the whole multi- 20 But he that received the seed into tude stood on the shore.
stony places, the same is he that hear 3 And he spake many things unto themeth the word, and anon with joy receiv. in parables, saying, Behold, a sower eth it; went forth to sow;
| 21 Yet hath: he not root in himself, but 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell dureth for a while: for when tribulaby the way-side, and the fowls came and tion or persecution ariseth because of devoured them up:
the word, by and by he is offended. 5 Some fell upon stony places, where 22 He also that received sced among they had not much earth: and forthwith the thorns is he that heareth the word, they sprung up, because they had no and the care of this world, and the de. deepness of earth:
ceitfulness of riches choke the word, 6 And when the sun was up, they were and he becometh unfruitful. scorched ; and because they had no root, 23 But he that received seed into the they withered away.
good ground is he that heareth the worit, 7 And some fell among thorns; and the arid understandeth it; which also bearthorns sprung up, and choked them : eth fruit, and bringeth torth, some a
8 But other tell into good ground, and hundied-fold, some sixty, some thirty. brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, 24 9 Another parable put he forth unto some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. them, saying, The kingdom of heaven 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. is likened unto a man which sowed
10 And the disciples came, and said good seed in his field: unto him, Why speakest thou unto them 25 But while men slept, his enemy. in parables ?
came and sowed tares among the 11 He answered and said unto them, wheat, and went his way. Because it is given unto you to know 26 But when the blade was sprung up, the mysteries of the kingdom of heav. and brought forth fruit, then appeared en, but to them it is not given.
the tares also. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be 27 So the servants of the householder given, and he shall have more abun- came and said unto him, Sir, dinlst not dance: but whosoever hath not, from him thou sow good seed in thy field ? from shall be taken away even that he hath./whence then hath it tares?
13 Therefore speak I to them in para- 25 He said unto them, An enemy hath bles: because they seeing, see not, and done this. The servants said unto him, hearing, they hear not; neither do they Wilt thou then that we go and gather understand.
them up? 14 And in them is fulled the prophecy 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ve of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the shall hear, and shall not understand; wheat with them. and seeing ye shall see, and shall not 30 Let both grow together until the perceive:
harvest : and in the time of harvest I 16 For this people's heart is waxed will say to the reapers, Gather ye to
Sundry other parables. CHAP. XIV. The reward of the
recen garde gether first the tares, and bind them in like unto a net, that was ce bundles to burn them: but yather the sea, and gathered of every kind wheat into my barn
| 48 Which, when it was full,ta. A 31 1 Another parable put he forth un- to shore, and sat down, and gathere. to thein, saying, The kingdom of heaven good into vessels, but cast the bad away is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which 49 So shall it be at the end of the world : a man took, and sowel in his field: the angels shall come forth, ard sever
32 Which indeed is the least of all the wicked from among the just, seeds: but when it is grown, it is the 50 And shall cast them into the furnace greatest among herbs, and becometh a of fire: there shall be wailing and gnash. tree, so that the birds of the air coincing of teeth. and lodge in the branches thereof. | 5l Jesus saith unto them, Have ye un
33 | Another parable spake he into derstood all these things? They say uir them; The kingdom of heaven is like to him, Yea, Lord. unto leaven, which a woman tock, and 52 Then said he unto them, Therefore tid in three measures of meal, till the every scribe which is instructed unto the whole was leavened.
kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man 34 All these things spake Jesus unto that is a householder, which bringeth the multitude in parables; and without forth out of his treasure things new and a parable spake he not unto them: "Told.
35 That it might be fulfilled which was 53 | And it came to pass, that when spoken by the prophet, saying, I will Jesus had finished these parables, he open my mouth in parables; I will utter departed thence. things which have been kept secret from 54 And when he was come into his own the foundation of the world.
country, he taught them in their syna. 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, gogue, insomuch that they were aston. and went into the house: and his dis-ished, and said, Whence hath this man ciples came unto him, saying, Declare this wisdom, and these mighty works: unto us the parable of the lares of the 55 Is not thi the carpenter's son? is field.
not his mother called Mary and his 37 He answered and said unto them, brethren, James, and Joses, and Sinon, He that soweth the good seed is the Son and Judas? of man;
| 56 And his sisters, are they not all 38 The field is the world; the good seed with us? Whence then hath this mar: are the children of the kingdom; but the all these things? lares are the children on the wicked one ; 57 And they were offended in him.
39 The enemy that sowed them is the But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is devil; the harvest is the end of the not without honour, save in his own world; and the reapers are the angels. country, and in his own house
40 As therefore the tares are gathered 58 And he did not many mighty works and burned in the fire; So shall it be in there, because of their unberef. the end of this world.
CHAP. XIV. 41 The Son of man shall send forth | Herod's opinion of Christ. his angels, and they shall gather out of A T that time Herod the Tetrarch heard his kingdom all things that offend, and A of the fame of Jesus, them which do iniquity;
| 2 And said unto his servants, This is 42 And shall cast them into a furnace John the Baptist; he is risen from the o fire: there shall be wailing and gnash dead; and therefore mighty works do ing of teeth.
shew forth them.selves in him. 43 'Then shall the righteous shine forth 3 | For Herod had laid hold on John, &8 the snu in the kingdom of their Fa-land bound bim, and put him in prison ther. Whohath ears to hear, let him hear. for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's
44 L Again, The kingdom of heaven is wife. like unto treasure hid in a field ; thel 4 For John said unto him, It is not which whuna man hath found, he hid-Ilawful for thee to have her. eth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth 5 And when he would have put him all that he hath, and buyeth that field. to death, he feared the multitude, be.
45 S Again, The kingdom of heaven is cause they counted him as a prophet. like unto a merchant-man seeking good. 6 But when Herod's birth-day was ly pearls :
kept, the daughter of Herodias danced 46 Who, when he had found one pearl before them, and pleased Herod. of great price, went and sold all that hel 7 Whereupon he promised with an had, and bought it.
Joath to give her whatsoever she would 47 I Again, The kingdom of heaven is ask.
vess for the oath's sar he commanded"
. And he said, Condit of the ship, he
The po Baptist beheaded. S. MATTHEW. Christ reproveth Peter De rand she, being before instructed of | 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto
404r mother, said, Give me here John them, saying, Be of good cheer ; it is Dubaptist's head in a charger.
I ; be not afraid. v9 And the king was sorry: neverthe- 29 And Peter answered him and said,
less for the oath's sake, and them which Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto sat with him at me:it, he commanded it thee on the water. to be given her.
29 And he said, Come. And when Pe. 10 And he sent, and beheaded John in ter was come down out of the ship, he the prison.
walked on the water, to go to Jesús. 11 And his head was brought in a 30 But when he saw the wind boister charger, and given to the damsel : and ous, he was afraid ; and beginning to she brought it to her mother.
sink, he cried, saying, Lori, save me. 12 And his disciples came, and took up 31 And immediately Jesus stretched he body, and buried it, and went and forth his hand, and caught him, and cold Jesus.
said unto him, Othou of little faith, 13 When Jesus heard of it, he de- wherefore didst thou doubt? parted thence by ship into a desert place! 32 And when they were come into the apart: and when the people had heard ship, the wind ceased. thereof, they followed him on foot out 33 Then they that were in the ship of the cities.
| came and worshipped him, saying, of 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw ala truth thou art the Son of God. great multitude, and was moved with 34 | And when they were gone over. compassion toward them, and he heal they came into the land of Gennesaret. ed their sick.
35 And when the men of that place had 15 1 And when it was evening, liis dis knowledge of him, they sent out into all ciples came to him, saying, This is a that country round about, and brought desert place, and the time is now past; unto him all that were diseased; send the multitude away, that they may 36 And besought him that they might go into the villages, and buy themselves only touch the hem of his garment: and victuals.
as many as touched were made perfect. 16 But Jesus said unto them, Theylly whole. need not depart; give ye them to eat. I
CHAP. XV. 17 And they say unto him, We have
God's commandments. nere but five loaves, and two fishes. THEN came to Jesus scribes and
16 He said, Bring them hither to me. I Pharisees, which were of Jerusa. 19 And he commanded the multitude lem, saying, to sit down on the grass, and took the 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the five loaves, and the two fishes, and tradition of the elders ? for they wash looking up to heaven, he blessed, and not their hands when they cat bread. brake, and gave the loaves to his disci. 3 But he answered and said unto them, ples, and the disciples to the multitude. Why do ye also transgress the com.
20 And they did all eat, and were fill. mandment of God by your tradition? ed: and they took up of the fragments 4 For God commanded, sayiny, Hon. that remained twelve baskets full our thy father and mother: and, He
21 And they that had eaten were about that curseth father or another, let hin five thousand men, besides women and die the death. children.
| 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to 22 | And straightway Jesus constrain-his father or his mother, It is a gift, by ed his disciples to get into a ship, and to whatsoever thou mightest be profited go before him unto the other side, while by me; he sent the multitudes away.
16 And honour not his father or his 23 And when he had sent the multi-mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye tudes away, he went up into a moun- made the commandment of God of none tain apart to pray: and when the even. effect by your tradition. ing was come, he was there alone. 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias pro.
24 But the ship was now in the midst phesy of you, saying, of the sea, tossed with waves : for the! 9 This people draweth nigh unto me wind was contrary.
with their mouth, and honoureth nie 25 And in the fourth watch of the night with their lips; but their heart is far Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. from me.
26 And when the disciples saw him 9 But in vain they do worship me. walking on the sea, they were troubled, teaching for doctrines the cominang. saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out ments of men. tor feur.
1 10 & And he called the multitude, and
What defilelle a man.
CHAP. XVI. Christ feedeth the multitude said unto them, Hear, and understand :(lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many
u Not that which goeth into the mouth others, and cast them down at Jesus' defileth a man; but that which cometh feet; and he healed them: out of the mouth, this defileth a man. | 3i Insomuch that the multitude wol.
12 Then came his disciples, and said Jered, when they saw the dumb to unto him, Knowest thou that the Phari. speak, the maimed to be whole, the Bees were offended after they heard this lame to walk, and the blind to see : and saying?
they glorified the God of Israel. 13 But he answered and said, Every 32 1 Then Jesus called his disciples plant, which may heavenly Father hath unto him, and said, I have compassion not planted, shall be rooted up.
on the multitude, because they continue 14 Let them alone : they be blind lead with me now three days, and have nothers of the blind. And if the blind lead ing to eat: and I will not send them the blind, both sha!) fall into the ditch. away fasting, Jest they faint in the way.
Já Then answered Peter and said un. 33 And his disciples say unto him, to him Declare unto us this parable. Whence should we have so much bread
16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet in the wilderness, as to fill so great & without understanding?
multitude ? 17 Do not ye yet understand, that what 34 And Jesiis saith unto them, Hosv Boever entereth in at the mouth goeth many loaves have ye? And they said, into the belly, and is cast out into the Seven, and a few little fishes. draught?
35 And he commanded the multitude 18 But those things which proceed out to sit down on the ground. of the mouth come forth from the heart ;| 36 And he took the seven Joaves and and they defile the man.
the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake 19 For out of the heart proceed evil them, and gave to his disciples, and the thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornica. I disciples to the multitude. tions, thefts, false witness, blasphemies :/ 37 And they did all eat, and were fill.
20 These are the things which defile a ed: and they took up of the broken man : but to eat with unwashen hands meat that was lell seven baskets full. defileth not a man.
38 And they that did eat were four thou. Then Jesus went thence, and de- sand men, besides women and children. parted into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 39 And he sent away the multitude,
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan and took ship, and came into the coast: came out of the same coasts, and cried of Magdala. unto hiin, saying, Have mercy on me,
CHAP. XVI. O Lord, thou son of David; my daugh
The sign of Jonas. ter is grievously vexed with a devil. THE Pharisees also and the Saddu
23 But he answered her not a word. 1 cees came, and, tempting, desired And his disciples came and besought him that he would shew them a sign him, saying, Send her away; for she from heaven. crieth after us.
2 He answered and said unto them, 24 But he answered and said, I am not When it is evening, ye say, Il will be sent but unto the lost sheep of the house fair weather: for the sky is red. of Israel.
| 3 And in the morning. It will be foul 25 Then came she and worshipped him, weather to-day: for the sky is red and saying, Lord, help me.
| lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can dis. 26 But he answered and said, It is not cern the face of the sky; but can ye nor meet to take the children's bread and to discern the signs of the times ? • cast it to dogs.
4 A wicked and adulterous generation 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the seeketh after a sign; and there shall 110 dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from sign he given unto it, but the sign of the their masters' table.
I prophet Jonas. And he left them, and 29 Then Jesus answered and said untoldeparted. her, O woman, great is thy faith : be it 5 And when his disciples were come unto thee even as thou wilt. And her to the other side, they had forgotten to dyughter was inade whole from that take bread. very hour.
| 6 | Then Jesus said unto them, Take 29 And Jesus departed from thence, heed and beware of the leaven of the and came nigl unto the sea of Galilee; Pharisees and of the Sadducees. and went up into a mountain, and sat 7 And they reasoned among them. down there.
selves, saying, It is because we liave 30 An great multitudes came unto taken no bread. kim, having with them those that were 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said
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Christ foresheweth his death. S MATTHEW. Transfiguration of Christ unto them, Oye of little faith, why rea- 25 For whosoever will save his life. son ye among yourselves, because ye shall lose it: and whosoever will lose tave brought no bread?
his life for my sake, shall find it. 9 Do ve not yet understand, neither re26 For what is a man profited, if he member the live loaves of the five thou shall gain the whole world, and lose his sand, and how many baskets ye took up own soul? or what shall a man give in
10 Neither the seven loaves of the four exchange for his soul? thousand, and how many baskets ye 27 For the Son of man shall come in took up?
I the glory of his father, with his angels; 11 How is it that ye do not understand and then he shall reward every man ac that I spake it not to you concerning cording to his works. bread, that yeshould beware of the leaven 28 Verily I say unto you, There be of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? some standmg here, which shall not
12 Then understood they how that he taste of death, till they see the Son of bade them not beware of the leaven of man coming in his kingdom. bread, but of the doctrine of the Phari.
CHAP. XVII. sees and of the Sadducees.
The transfiguration of Christ. 13 [ When Jesus came into the coasts ND after six days, Jesus taketh Pe. of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disci. ter, James, and John his broth. ples, saying, Who do men say that I, er, and bringeth them up into a high the Son of man, am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou 2 And was transfigured before them: art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and and his face did shine as the sun, and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. his raiment was white as the light.
15 He saith unto them, But who say ye 3 And behold, there appeared unto that I am ?
them Moses and Elias talking with him. 16 And Simon Peter answered and 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: the living God.
if thou wilt, let us make here three ta 17 And Jesus answered and said unto bernacles; one for thee, and one for him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar.jona: Moses, and one for Elias. for flesh and blood hath not revealed 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright it unto thee, but my Father which is in cloud overshadowed them: and behold, heaven.
a voice out of the cloud, which said. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou This is my beloved Son, in whom I am art Peter, and upon this rock I will build well pleased: hear ye him. my church: and the gates of hell shall 6 And when the disciples heard it, they not prevail against it.
fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of 7 And Jesus came and touched them, the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever and said, Arise, and be not afraid. thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound 8 And when they had litted up their in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 9 And as they came down from the
20 Then charged he his disciples that mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, they should tell no man that he was Je-Tell the vision to no inan, until the Son sus the Christ.
of man be risen again from the dead. 21 [ From that time forth began Jesus 10 And his disciples asked.tim, saying, to shew unto his disciples, how that he Why then say the scribes, that Elias must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer must first come? many things of the elders, and chief 11 And Jesus answered and said unto priests, and scribes, and be killed, and them, Elias truly shall first come, and be raised again the third day. I restore all things:
22 Then Peter took him, and began to 12 But I say unto you, That Elias ja rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, come already, and they knew him not, Lord : this shall not be unto thee. but have done unto him whatsoever
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, they listed : likewise shall also the Son Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an of man suffer of them. offence unto me: for thou savourest 13 Then the disciples understood that not the things that be of God, but those he spake unto shem of John the Baptist. that be of men.
14 | And when they were come to the 24 1 Then said Jesus unto his disci. multitude, there came to him a certain ples, If any man will coine after me, man kneeling down to him, and saying, let him deny himself, and take up his 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for cross, and follow me.
The is lunatic, and sore vexed, for oft