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Legion of devils cast out. S. Mark. 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,

19 Howbeit, Jesus suffered 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, not, but saith unto him, Go home that thou torment me not. to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.

8 (For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.)

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Fairus' 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.

17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

18 And, when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

9 And he asked him, What is 20 And he departed, and began thy name? And he answered, to publish in Decapolis, how great saying, My name is Legion: for things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

we are many.

10 And he besought him much, 21 ¶ And when Jesus was passthat he would not send them away ed over again by ship unto the out of the country. other side, much people gathered 11 Now there was there, nigh unto him; and he was nigh unto unto the mountains, a great herd the sea. of swine feeding.

22 And, behold, there cometh 12 And all the devils besought one of the rulers of the synagogue, him, saying, Send us into the Jairus by name; and, when he swine, that we may enter into saw him, he fell at his feet, them. 23 And besought him greatly, 13 And forthwith Jesus gave saying, My little daughter lieth at them leave. And the unclean the point of death: I pray thee, spirits went out, and entered into come and lay thy hands on her, the swine; and the herd ran vio-that she may be healed, and she lently down a steep place into the shall live.

sea, (they were about two thou- 24 And Jesus went with him; sand) and were choked in the and much people followed him, and thronged him.


14 And they that fed the swine 25 T And a certain woman, fled, and told it in the city, and which had an issue of blood in the country. And they went twelve years, out to see what it was that was 26 And had suffered many done. things of many physicians, and

15 And they come to Jesus, had spent all that she had, and and see him that was possessed was nothing bettered, but rather with the devil, and had the legi-grew worse,

on, sitting, and clothed, and in 27 When she had heard of Jehis right mind: and they were sus, came in the press behind, afraid. ind touched his garment:

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Chap. vi. Christ contemned, &c.

28 For she said, If I may but the mother of the damsel, and touch his clothes, I shall be whole. them that were with him, and 29 And straightway the foun-entereth in where the damsel was tain of her blood was dried up; lying.


and she felt in her body that she 41 And he took the damsel by
was healed of that plague. the hand, and said unto her,
30 And Jesus, immediately Talitha-cumi; which is, being
knowing in himself, that virtue interpreted, Damsel, (I say unto
had gone out of him, turned him thee,) arise.
about in the press, and said, 42 And straightway the dam..
Who touched my clothes? sel arose, and walked; for she
31 And his disciples said unto was of the age of twelve years.
him, Thou seest the multitude And they were astonished with a
thronging thee, and sayest thou, great astonishment.
Who touched me?

43 And he charged them strait-
32 And he looked round about ly that no man should know it;
to see her that had done this thing. and commanded that something
33 But the woman, fearing and should be given her to eat.
trembling, knowing what was
done in her, came, and fell down

Christ walketh on the sea.

before him, and told him all the AND be, aw me into his

thence, and came

34 And he said unto her, own country; and his disciples Daughter, thy faith hath made follow him. thee whole; go in peace, and be 2 And when the sabbath-day whole of thy plague. was come, he began to teach in 35 While he yet spake, there the synagogue: and many hearing came from the ruler of the syna-bim, were astonished, saying, gogue's house certain which said, From whence hath this man these Thy daughter is dead: why trou-things? and what wisdom is this blest thou the Master any further? which is given unto him, that

36 As soon as Jesus heard the even such mighty works are word that was spoken, he saith wrought by his hands? unto the ruler of the synagogue, 3 Is not this the carpenter, the Be not afraid, only believe. son of Mary, the brother of James 37 And he suffered no man to and Joses, and of Juda, and Sifollow him, save Peter, and James, mon? and are not his sisters and John the brother of James. here with us? And they were of

38 And he cometh to the house fended at him.

of the ruler of the synagogue, and 4 But Jesus said unto them, A
seeth the tumult, and them that prophet is not without honour,
wept and wailed greatly.
but in his own country, and
39 And when he was come in, among his own kin, and in his
he saith unto them, Why make own house.
ye this ado, and weep the dam- 5 And he could there do no
sel is not dead, but sleepeth. mighty work, save that he laid

40 And they laughed him to his hands upon a few sick folk,
scorn: but when he had put them and healed them.
all out, he taketh the father and 6 And he marvelled, because


The twelve called. S. Mark. John Baptist beheaded. of their unbelief. And he went,sake, his brother Philip's wife; round about the villages, teaching. for he had married her.

7 ¶ And he calleth unto him the 18 For John had said unto Hetwelve, and began to send them rod, It is not lawful for thee to forth by two and two; and gave have thy brother's wife. them power over unclean spirits: 19 Therefore Herodias had a


8 And commanded them that quarrel against him, and would they should take nothing for their have killed him; but she could journey, save a staff only; no not: scrip, no bread, no money in their 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man, 9 But be shod with sandals; and and an holy, and observed him; not put on two coats. and when he heard him, he did 10 And he said unto them, In many things, and heard him gladwhat place soever ye enter into an ly. house, there abide till ye depart 21 And when a conv convenient day from that place. was come, that Herod, on his 11 And whosoever shall not re-birth-day, made a supper to his ceive you, nor hear you, when lords, high captains, and chief ye depart thence, shake off the estates of Galilee; dust under your feet for a testimo- 22 And when the daughter of ny against them. Verily I say the said Herodias came in, and unto you, It shall be more tolera-danced, and pleased Herod, and ble for Sodom and Gomorrha, in them that sat with him, the king the day of judgment, than for that said unto the damsel, Ásk of me city. whatsoever thou wilt, and I will 12 And they went out, and give it thee. preached that men should repent. 23 And he sware unto her,

13 And they cast out many de-Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, vils, and anointed with oil many I will give it thee, unto the half of that were sick, and healed them. my kingdom.


14 And king Herod heard of 24 And she went forth, and him; (for his name was spread said unto her mother, What shall abroad:) and he said, That I ask? and she said, "The head of John the Baptist was risen from John the Baptist. .the dead, and therefore mighty 25 And she came in straightworks do shew forth themselves way with haste unto the king, and in him. asked, saying, I will that thou 15 Others said, That it is Eli-give me, by and by in a charger, And others said, That it is a the head of John the Baptist. prophet, or as one of the pro- 26 And the king was exceeding phets. Sorry; yet for his oath's sake, 16 ¶ But when Herod heard and for their sakes which sat with thereof, he said, It is John, whom him, he would not reject her. I beheaded: he is risen from the 27 And immediately the king dead. sent an executioner, and com17 For Herod himself had sent manded his head to be brought: forth and laid hold upon John, and and he went and beheaded him in bound him in prison for Herodias' the prison;

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Five thousand fed.

Chap. vi. Christ walketh on the sea.

28 And brought his head in al And when they knew, they said, charger, and gave it to the dam-Five, and two fishes. sel: and the damsel gave it to her 39 And he commanded them to.. mother. make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

29 And when his disciples heard
of it, they came and took up his 40 And they sat down in ranks,
corpse, and laid it in a tomb. by hundreds, and by fifties.
30 T And the apostles gathered 41 And, when he had taken the
themselves together unto Jesus, five loaves and the two fishes, he
and told him all things, both what looked up to heaven, and blessed,
they had done, and what they had and brake the loaves, and gave
them to his disciples to set before
And he said unto them, them; and the two fishes divided
Come ye yourselves apart into a he among them all.
desert place, and rest a while; for 42 And they did all eat, and
there were many coming and go-were filled.

ing, and they had no leisure so 43. And they took up twelve
much as to eat.
baskets full of the fragments, and

32 And they departed into a of the fishes. desert place by ship privately.

44 And they that did eat of the 33 And the people saw them loaves were about five thousand departing, and many knew him, men. and ran afoot thither out of all ci- 45 ¶ And straightway he conties, and outwent them, and came strained his disciples to get into together unto him. the ship, and to go to the other 34 T And, Jesus, when he came side before unto Bethsaida, while out, saw much people, and was he sent away the people. moved with compassion toward 46 And when he had sent them them, because they were as sheep away, he departed into a mounnot having a shepherd: and he tain to pray. began to teach them many things. 47 And when even was come,

35 And when the day was now the ship was in the midst of the far spent, his disciples came unto sea, and he alone on the land. him, and said, This is a desert 48 And he saw them toiling in place, and now the time is far rowing: (for the wind was contrapassed: ry unto them;) and about the 36 Send them away, that they fourth watch of the night he commay go into the country round eth unto them, walking upon the about, and into the villages, and sea, and would have passed by buy themselves bread: for they them, have nothing to eat.

49 But, when they saw him 37 He answered, and said unto walking upon the sea, they supthem, Give ye them to eat. And posed it had been a spirit, and they say unto him, Shall we go cried out: and buy two hundred penny- 50 (For they all saw him, and worth of bread, and give them to were troubled:) And immediateeat? ly he talked with them, and saith 38 He saith unto them, How unto them, Be of good cheer: it many loaves have ye? go and see. is I; be not afraid.

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Mens' traditions.

S. Mark. What defileth a man.

51 And he went up unto them] 5 Then the Pharisees and into the ship; and the wind ceas-scribes asked him, Why walk ed: and they were sore amazed not thy disciples according to the in themselves beyond measure, tradition of the elders, but eat and wondered. bread with unwashen hands?

52 For they considered not the 6 He answered, and said unto miracle of the loaves: for their them, Well hath Esaias propheheart was hardened. sied of you hypocrites, as it is 53 ¶ And when they had passed written, This people honoureth over, they came into the land me with their lips, but their heart of Gennesaret, and drew to the is far from me.


7 Howbeit, in vain do they 54 And, when they were come worship me, teaching for doctout of the ship, straightway they rines the commandments of men. knew him, 8 For laying aside the com55 And ran through that whole mandment of God, ye hold the region round about, and began to tradition of men, as the washing carry about in beds those that of pots and cups and many other were sick, where they heard he such like things ye do.


9 And he said unto them, Full 56 And whithersoever he enter-well ye reject the commandment ed, into villages, or cities, or of God, that ye may keep your country, they laid the sick in the own tradition.

streets, and besought him that 10 For Moses said, Honour thy they might touch, if it were but father and thy mother; and whothe border of his garment: and as so curseth father or mother, let many as touched him were made him die the death:


Meat defileth not.

11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by

HEN came together unto whatsoever thou mightest be prohim the Pharisees, and cer-fited by me; he shall be free. tain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.


12 And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his 2 And when they saw some of mother; his disciples cat bread with defil- 13 Making the word of God of cd (that is to say, with unwash-none effect through your traditien) hands, they found fault. on which ye have delivered: 3 For the Pharisees, and all the and many such like things do Jews, except they wash their 14 And, when he had called hands oft, eat not, holding the all the people unto him, he said tradition of the elders. unto them, Hearken unto me 4 And when they come from every one of you, and underthe market, except they wash, stand;

they eat not. And many other 15 There is nothing from withthings there be, which they have out a man, that entering into him received to hold, as the washing can defile him: but the things of cups, and pots, brasen yes-which come out of him, those are sels, and of tables. they that defile the man.

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