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The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way-side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word 16 that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise that are sown on stony ground: who when they have heard the word, imme17 diately receive it with gladness: But have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time afterward when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they 18 are offended. And these are they who are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 19 and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh 20 unfruitful. And these are they who are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty-fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and 22 not to be set on a candlestick? For there is nothing hidden, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it 23 should come abroad. If any man have ears to 24-hear, let him hear. And he said unto them,
Take heed what ye hear: With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear, shall more be given. 25 For he that hath, to him shall be given; and
* That is, are attentive,
he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.*
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground, 27 and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he know28 eth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, 29 after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison 31 shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the 32 earth. But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. 33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. 34 But without a parable spake he not unto them :
and when they were alone, he expounded all 35 things to his disciples. And the same day,
when the even was come, he saith unto them, 36 Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now
To him who improves shall be given.
38 full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that 39 we perish? And he arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great 40 calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What man can this be, that even the. wind and the sea obey him?
AND they came over unto the other side of the lake, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a 3 man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwellings among the tombs, and no man 4 could bind him, no not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: 5 neither could any man tame him. And always night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself 6 with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, 7 he ran and worshipped him, 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, that thou torment me 8 not. (For he had said unto him, Come out of the
9' man, thou unclean spirit.) And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, 10 My name is Legion; for we are many. And
he besought him much, that he would not 11 send them away out of the country. Now there was there, nigh unto the mountains, a 12 great herd of swine feeding. And all the de
vils besought him, saying, Send us into the 13 swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith 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 sea (they were about two 14 thousand) and were choked in the sea.
they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out 15. to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion,* sitting and clothed, and in his right mind; and they were 16 afraid. And they that saw it, told them how
it befel to him that was possessed with the 17 devil, and also concerning the swine. And
they began to pray him to depart out of their 18 coasts. And when he was come into the ship,
he that had been possessed with the devil 19 prayed him, that he might be with him. Howbeit, Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, 20 and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis
* This is wanting in many manuscripts.
how great things Jesus had done for him and 21 all wondered. And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was 22 nigh unto the sea. And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his 23 feet, and besought him earnestly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her, that. 24 she may be healed; and she shall live.
Jesus went with him; and much people fol25 lowed him, and thronged him. And a cer
tain woman who had an issue of blood twelve 26 years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was not recovering, but rather grew worse, 27 when she had heard of Jesus, came in the 28 crowd behind, and touched his garment. For
she said, if I may touch but his clothes, I 29 shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30 And Jesus immediately, knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the crowd, and said, Who touched 31 my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude throng thee, 32 and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round about, to see her that had done 33 this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the 34 truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy