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son or daughter more than me, again those things which ye do is not worthy of me ;

hear and see : 38 And he that taketh not his 5 The blind receive their sight, eross and followeth after me, is and the lame walk ; the lepers not worthy of me ;

are cleansed, and the deaf hear; 39 He that findeth his life, shall the dead are raised up, and the lose it; and he that loseth his poor have the gospel preached life for my sake, shall find it. to them.

40 He that receiveth you, re- 6 And blessed is be, whosoceiveth me; and he that receiv- ever shall not be offended in me. eth me, receiveth him that 7 And, as they departed, Jesus sent me.

began to say unto the multi41 He that receiveth a prophettudes concerning John, What in the name of a prophet, shall went ye out into the wilderness receive a prophet's reward ; and to see? A reed shaken with the he that receiveth a righteous wind ? man in the name of a righteous 8 But what went ye out for to man, shall receive a righteous see? A man clothed in soft raiman's reward.

ment? Behold, they that wear 42 And whosoever shall give soft clothing are in kings' houses. to drink unto one of these little 9 But what went ye out for to ones, a cup of cold water only, see ? A prophet ? yea, I say unin the name of a disciple, verily to you, and more than a proI say unto you, He shall in no phet. wise lose his reward.

10 For this is be, of whom it

is written, Behold, I send my CHAP. XI.

messenger before thy face, which

shall prepare thy way before JOHN SENDETH TO CHRIST.

thee. AND it came to pass, when 11 Verily I say unto you, Jesus had made an end of com- Among them that are born of manding his twelve disciples, women, there hath not risen a he departed thence, to teach and greater than John the Baptist : to preach in their cities. notwithstanding, he that is least

2 Now when John had heard in in the kingdom of heaven, is the prison the works of Christ, greater than he. he sent two of his disciples, 12 And from the days of John

3 And said unto him, Art thou the Baptist until now, the kinghe that should come, or do we dom of heaven suffereth violook for another?

lence, and the violent take it by 4 Jesus answered, and said force. unto them, Go and shew John 13 For all the prophets and

the law prophesied until John. | done in Sodom, it would have

14 And if ye will receive it, this remained until this day. . is Elias, which was for to come. 24. But I say unto you, That it

15 He that hath ears to hear, shall be more tolerable for the let him hear.

land of Sodom, in the day of 16 But whereunto shall I liken judgment, than for thee. this generation? It is like unto 25 At that time Jesus answerchildren sitting in the markets, ed and said, I thank thee, O. and calling unto their fellows, Father, Lord of heaven and

17 And saying, We have piped earth, because thou hast hid unto you, and ye have not dan- these things from the wise and ced; we have mourned unto prudent, and hast revealed them you, and ye have not lamented. unto babes.

18 For John came neither eat- 26 Even so, Father; for so it ing nor drinking, and they say, seemed good in thy sight. He hath a devil.

27 All things are delivered 19 The Son of man came eat. unto me of my

unto me of my Father : and no ing and drinking, and they say, man knoweth the Son, but the Behold, a man gluttonous, and Father ; neither knoweth any a wine-bibber, a friend of pub- man the Father, save the Son, licans and sinners ; but wisdom and he to whomsoever the Son is justified of her children. will reveal bim. 20 Then began he to upbraid

28 Come unto me, all ye

that the cities wherein most of his labour, and are heavy laden, mighty works were done, be. || and I will give you rest. cause they repented not.

29 Take my yoke upon you, 21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! and learn of me; for I am meek woe unto thee, Bethsaida ! for if and lowly in heart ; and ye shall the mighty works which were find rest unto

find rest unto your souls. done in you, had been done in 30 For my yoke is easy, and Tyre and Sidon, they would my burden is light. have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

CHAP. XII. 22 But I say unto you, It shall

BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon, at the day of judgment, than for you.

AT that time Jesus went on 23 And thou, Capernaum, the sabbath-day through the which art exalted unto heaven, corn ; and his disciples were an shalt be brought down to hell : hungered, and began to pluck for if the mighty works which the ears of corn, and to eat. have been done in thee had been 2 But when the Pharisees saw


it, they said unto him, Behold, sabbath-day, will he not lay thy disciples do that which is hold on it, and lift it out? not lawful to do upon the sab- 12 How much then is a man bath-day.

better than a sheep? wherefore 3 But he said unto them, it is lawful to do well on the Have ye not read what David sabbath-days. did when he was an hunger

13 Then saith he to the man, ed, and they that were with Stretch forth thine hand. And him ?

he stretched it forth; and it was 4 How he entered into the restored whole, like as the other. house of God, and did eat the 14 Then the Pharisees went shew-bread, which was not law- out, and held a counsel against ful for him to eat, neither for him, how they might destroy them which were with him, but him. . only for the priests ?

15 But when Jesus knew it, 5 Or have ye not read in the he withdrew himselffrom thence: law, how that on the sabbath- and great multitudes followed days the priests in the temple him, and he healed them all ; profane the sabbath, and are 16 And charged them that they blameless ?

should not make him known; 6 But I say unto you, That in

That in 17 That it might be fulfilled this place is one greater than which was spoken by Esaias the temple.

the prophet, saying, 7 But if ye had known what 18 Behold my servant, whom this meaneth, I will have mercy, I have chosen ; my beloved, in and not sacrifice, ye would not whom my soul is well pleased : have condemned the guiltless. I will put my Spirit upon him,

8 For the Son of man is Lord and he shall shew judgment to even of the sabbath-day.

the Gentiles. 9 And when he was departed 19 He shall not strive, nor thence, he went into their sy- cry; neither shall any man hear nagogue;

his voice in the streets. 10 And, behold, there was a 20 A bruised reed shall he not man which had his hand wither break, and smoking flax shall ed. And they asked him, say- he not quench, till he send forth ing, Is it lawful to heal on the judgment unto victory. sabbath-days ? that they might 21 And in his name shall the accuse him.

Gentiles trust. 11 And he said unto them, 22 Then was brought unto What man shall there be among him one possessed with a devil, you, that shall have one sheep, blind and dumb; and he healed and if it fall into a pit on the him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 32 And whosoever speaketh a

23 And all the people were word against the Son of man, it amazed, and said, Is not this shall be forgiven him : but whothe son of David ?

soever speaketh against the 24 But when the Pharisees || Holy Ghost, it shall not be forheard it, they said, This fellow given him, neither in this world, doth not cast out devils, but by neither in the world to come,

Beelzebub the prince of the 33 Either make the tree good,


and his fruit good; or else make 25 And Jesus knew their the tree corrupt, and his fruit thoughts, and said unto them, corrupt : for the tree is known Every kingdom divided against by his fruit. itself is brought to desolation ; 34 O generation of vipers! and every city or house divided || how can ye, being evil, speak against itself shall not stand : good things ? for out of the

26 And if Satan cast out Sa- abundance of the heart the tan, he is divided, against him- | mouth speaketh. self; how shall then his king- 35 A good man, out of the dom stand ?

good treasure of the heart, bring27 And if I by Beelzebub cast eth forth good things; and an out devils, by whom do your evil man, out of the evil treachildren cast them out? there- sure, bringeth forth evil things. fore they shall be your judges. 36 But I say unto you, That

28 But if I cast out devils every idle word that men shall by the Spirit of God, then the speak, they shall give account kingdom of God is come unto thereof in the day of judgment. you.

37 For by thy words thou shalt 29 Or else how can one enter be justified, and by thy words into a strong man's house, and thou shalt be condemned. spoil his goods, except he first 38 Then certain of the scribes bind the strong man? and then and of the Pharisees answered, he will spoil his house.

saying, Master, we would see a 30 He that is not with me is sign from thee. against me; and he that gather- 39 But he answered and said eth not with me scattereth unto them, An evil and adulterabroad.

ous generation sceketh after a 31 Wherefore I say unto you, | sign; and there shall no sign be All manner of sin and blasphemy given to it, but the sign of the shall be forgiven unto men: but prophet Jonas. the blasphemy against the Holy 40 For as Jonas was three days Ghost shall not be forgiven un- and three nights in the whale's to men.

belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three nights 48 But he answered, and said in the heart of the earth.

unto him that told him, Who is 41 The men of Nineveh shall my mother ? and who are my rise in judgment with this ge- brethren ? neration, and shall condemn it: 49 And he stretched forth his because they repented at the hand toward his disciples, and preaching of Jonas; and, be said, Behold my mother and hold, a greater than Jonas is my brethren! here.

50 For whosoever shall do the 42 The queen of the south will of my Father which is in shall rise up in the judgment heaven, the same is my brother, with this generation, and shall and sister, and mother. condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth

CHAP. XIII. to hear the wisdom of Solomon;

PARABLE OF THE SOWER. and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

THE same day went Jesus 43 When the unclean spirit is out of the house, and sat by the gone out of a man, he walketh sea side. through dry places, seeking 2 And great multitudes were rest, and findeth none.

gathered together unto him, so 44 Then he saith, I will return that he went into a ship and sat; into my house from whence I and the whole multitude stood came out; and, when he is on the shore. come, he findeth it empty, 3 And he spake many things swept, and garnished.

unto them in parables, saying, 45 Then goeth he, and taketh Behold, a sower went forth to with himself seven other spirits sow: more wicked than himself, and 4. And, when he sowed, some they enter in, and dwell there : seeds fell by the way side : and and the last state of that man is the fowls came and devoured worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wick- 5 Some fell upon stony places, ed generation.

where they had not much earth: 46 While he yet talked to the and forthwith they sprung up, people, behold, his mother and because they had no deepness his brethren stood without, de- of earth : siring to speak with him.

6 And when the sun was up, 47 "Then one said unto him, they were scorched; and beBehold, thy mother and thy cause they had not root, they brethren stand without, desir

withered away. ing to speak with thee.

7 And some fell among thorns;

them up.

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