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and began to argue with him, seeking of him 12 a sign in heaven, tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say unto you, that there shall no sign be 13 given to this generation. And he left them, and entering into the ship again, departed to the other side.
Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them 15 more than one loaf. And he charged them,* saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, 17. It is because we have no bread. And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your 18 hearts yet hardened? Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not 19 remember? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, 20 Twelve. And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?
22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they
bring a blind man unto him, and besought 23 him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town;
* Then he gave them this caution.
and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men like. 25 walking trees. After that, he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clear26 ly. And he sent him away to his house,
saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to 27 any in the town. And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Cæsarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I 28 am? And they answered, John the Baptist : but some say, Elias; and others, One of the 29 prophets. And he saith unto them, But who
say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and 30 saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. And he
charged them that they should tell no man 31 of him. And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after 32 three days rise again. And he spake that
saying openly. And Peter took him, and be33 gan to rebuke him. And when he had turned about, and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou relishest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.†
And when he had called the people unto
* Then Christ or Messiah, and Son of God, are synonymous. See Matt. xvi. 16.
Thy ideas and affections are not spiritual, but worldly
him, with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake 36 and the gospel's, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the 37 whole world, and lose his own soul? Or
what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels.
1 AND he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.*
And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves : 3 and he was transfigured before them. And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white 4 them. And there appeared unto them Elijah, with Moses and they were talking with Je
Refering to the miraculous gifts conferred on the apostles after his resurrection.
And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one 6 for Moses, and one for Elijah. For he knew not what to say, for they were sore afraid. 7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. 8 And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus 9 only with themselves. And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen till the Son of man were risen from 10 the dead. And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
And they asked him, saying, Why do the 12 scribes say that Elijah must first come? And he answered and said unto them, Elijah verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must 13 suffer many things, and be set at nought.* But I say unto you, that Elijah is indeed come, and they have done unto him whatsoever they chose, as it is written of him.
And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes 15 questioning with them. And immediately all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him, saluted him.
He refers to John the Baptist, who came in the spirit: of Elijah.
16 And he asked the scribes, What question ye 17 with them? And one of the multitude an
swered and said, Master, I have brought unto 18 thee my son who hath a dumb spirit :* And. wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him; and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away; and I spake to thy disciples, that they should cast him out, and they could 19 not. He answered him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto
And they brought him unto him; and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed, 21 foaming. And he asked his father, How long
is it ago since this came unto him? And he 22 said, Of a child. And oft-times it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him but if thou canst do any thing, have 23 compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said
unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are 24 possible to him that believeth. And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine 25 unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foult spirit, saying unto them, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, 26 and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him :
* That is, is dumb. The child appears to have been dumb and subject to fits.
+ Unclean or evil.