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under a measure, or under a couch? and not to be set on 22 a stand? For there is nothing hidden, which is not to be

manifested; nor hath any thing been kept secret, but 23 that it should come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear."

24 He said also unto them, "Take heed concerning what ye hear with what measure ye deal out, it shall be mea25 sured to you*. For whosoever hath much, to him shall be given and whosoever hath little, from him shall be taken even that which he hath."


He said also, "So is the kingdom of God, as if a 27 man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep and rise, night and day; and the seed should spring and 28 grow up, he knoweth not how. ([For] the earth bring

eth forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, 29 then the full corn in the ear.) But when the grain appeareth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come."


He said also, "Whereunto may we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison may we compare it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which, when it is sown in the ground, is less than all the seeds that are in the 32 ground. But when it is sown, it shooteth up, and becometh the greatest of all herbs, and spreadeth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air can lodge under its shadow."


And in many such parables he spake the word unto 34 them, as they were capable of hearing it. But without a parable he spake not unto them: and in private he explained all things to his disciples.


Now on that day, when the evening was come, he saith unto them, "Let us pass over to the other side of 36 the lake." And when they had sent away the multitude, they take him, even as he was, into a ship. And there

* The received text adds, “and to you that hear shall more be given."


37 were with him other ships also. And a great storm of wind riseth and the waves beat into the ship, so that it 38 was now filled with water. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow and they awake him, and say unto him, "Teacher*, carest thou not that we 39 perish?" And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Be silent, be still." And the wind ceased, 40 and there was a great calm. And he said unto them,

"Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have not 41 faith?" And they feared greatly, and said one to another,

"Who is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?" CH. V. And they came to the other side of the lake, into the 2 country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out

of the ship, immediately there met him out of the sepul3 chres a man with an unclean spirit †, who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man was able to bind him, 4 not even with chains: for he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken: nor was any man able to 5 tame him. And he was always, night and day, in the tombs, and in the mountains, crying out, and cutting 6 himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus at a distance, 7 he ran and did him obeisance; and cried out 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, 8 that thou torment me not." (For Jesus had said unto 9 him, "Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.") Then

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Jesus asked him, "What is thy name?" And he saith unto 10 Jesus, "My name is Legion; for we are many." And he

besought Jesus much, that he would not send them away 11 out of the country. Now a [great] herd of swine was 12 feeding there, toward the mountain. And the demons besought him, saying, "Send us into the swine, that we

* Master, N.

+ This man was raving mad, and imagined himself possessed by a legion of demons, whose organ he was compelled to be. When healed, he is said, ver. 15, to be in his right mind; which implies that his disorder was insanity. See Farmer on Dem. p. 100.

13 may enter into them." And [immediately Jesus] gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, ([now they were] about two 14 thousand,) and were drowned in the lake. And those who kept the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And the people went out to see what had been 15 done. And they come to Jesus; and see him, who before had the demons*, sitting, and clothed, and in his right 16 mind and they were afraid. And those who saw it told

them how it had befallen him that had the demons; and 17 also concerning the swine. And they began to entreat 18 Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. And when Jesus had gone into the ship, he who before had the 19 demons, besought Jesus that he might be with him. Yet Jesus suffered him not; but saith unto him, "Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath 20 done unto thee, and that he hath had pity on thee." And


he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done unto him and all men wondered.

And when Jesus had again passed over in the ship to the other side, a great multitude gathered together unto 22 him and he was near the lake. And, behold, there

cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus ; 23 and when he saw Jesus, he falleth down at his feet, and besought him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: 1 pray that thou wouldst come and put thine hands on her, that she may be cured, and 24 she will live." And Jesus went with him; and a great 25 multitude followed him, and thronged him. And a [cer26 tain] woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, and

that had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was in no wise relieved,

✦ The received text adds, " and had the Legion." This clause was probably a marginal note: it is omitted in the Cambridge manuscript.

27 but rather became worse, when she had heard of Jesus,

came in the crowd behind him, and touched his garment. 28 For she said, "If I may touch but his garments, I shall 29 be well." And immediately the fountain of her blood

was dried up; and she knew in her body that she was 30 cured of that disease. And Jesus immediately knew in himself the power which had gone out of him, and turned about in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my 31 garments?" And his disciples said unto him, "Thou

seest the multitude thronging thee; and sayest thou, 32 Who touched me?" And he looked round about, to 33 see her that had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the 34 truth. And he said unto her, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee well go in peace, and be freed from thy dis35 ease." While he yet spake, messengers come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, "Thy daughter is dead why troublest thou the Teacher any further?" 36 But when Jesus heard the words which were spoken, he

saith [immediately] to the ruler of the synagogue, "Be 37 not afraid; only believe." And he suffered no one to

follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother 38 of James. Then he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and perceiveth a disturbance; and those 39 who wept and wailed greatly. And when he had enter

ed in, he saith unto them, "Why make ye a disturbance, 40 and weep? the child is not dead, but sleepeth." And they derided him but when he had sent them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with him, and entereth in where the child was. 41 And when he had taken the child by the hand, he saith

unto her, "Talitha cumi;" which is, being interpreted, 42 “Damsel,” (I say unto thee)" arise." And immediately the damsel arose, and walked for she was of the age of

*N. m. Master, N. t.

twelve years. And they were amazed with great amaze43 ment. And he charged them strictly that no man should

know it; and commanded that food should be given her. CH. VI. And he went out thence, and came to Nazareth, his 2 own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many, as they heard him, were amazed, saying, "Whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which hath been given to him; and whence 3 are such mighty works wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary; and the brother of James, and of Joses, and of Judah, and of Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?" And he was unto them 4 a cause of offending. But Jesus said unto them, "A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house." 5 And he would not do any mighty work there, except that he put his hands upon a few sick, and cured them. 6 And he wondered because of their unbelief.


And he went round about the towns, teaching. And he calleth unto him the Twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean 8 spirits; and commanded them that they should take no

thing for their journey, except a staff only; no bag, no 9 food, no money in their purse; but to be shod with san10 dals: "and put ye not on two coats." And he said unto

them, "In what place soever ye enter into an house, 11 there remain till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart from that place shake off the dust under your feet, 12 for a testimony unto themt." And they went out, and 13 preached that men should repent: and they cast out many

* N. m. could, N. t. Symonds, p. 127.

+ The received text adds, "Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement than for that city." These words are omitted in the Vat. Eph. and Camb. MSS., and were probably a marginal addition from Matt. x. 15.

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