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32 salem. But Peter, and they that were with him, were heavy with sleep and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two 33 men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for 34 Elijah not knowing what he said. While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them and they feared as they 35 entered into the cloud. And there came a

voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my 36 beloved Son: hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept this secret, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.


And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, 38 much people met him. And behold one of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee look upon my son: for he is mine only 39 child. And lo, a spirit taketh him, and suddenly he crieth out, and is convulsed and foameth; and bruising him, hardly departeth 40 from him. And I besought thy disciples to 41 cast him out; and they could not. And Jesus answering, said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and 42 suffer you? Bring thy son hither. And as he was coming, the demon threw him down, and he was convulsed. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.


And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said 44 unto his disciples, Let these words sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be 45 delivered into the hands of men. But they understood not, and it was hidden from them, that they perceived it not and they feared to inquire of him as to that declaration.


Then there was a dispute among them, 47 which of them should be greatest.* And Jesus, perceiving the thoughts of their heart, 48 took a child, and set him by him; and said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this child in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth him that sent me : for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.


And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not, for he that is not against us, is for us.


Now when the time was fulfilled, that he should be received up, he resolutely set his 52 face to go to Jerusalem; and sent messengers before him; and as they went, they entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready 53 for him. But they did not receive him, be

cause his object was to go to Jerusalem. 54. And when his disciples, James and John, saw

*The disciples still had worldly and ambitious views.

this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and 55 consume them, even as Elijah did? But he turned and rebuked them, saying, Ye know 56 not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. Then they went to another village.

57 And it came to pass, as they were on the road,

some one said unto him, Lord, I will follow 58 thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus

said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath 59 not where to lay his head. And he said unto

another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer 60 me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them adieu who 62 are at home at my bouse. And Jesus said unto him, No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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AFTER these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before him into every city, and place, 2 whither he himself would go. And he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labor

3 ers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and 5 salute no man by the way. And into whatever house ye enter, first say, Peace to this 6 house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not, it shall turn to 7 you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not 8 from house to house. And into whatever city ye enter, and they receive you, cat such things 9 as are set before you, and heal the sick that are therein; and say unto them, The kingdom 10 of God is come nigh unto you.* But into

whatever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same, and 11 say, Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we wipe off against you: notwithstanding, be ye sure of this, that the king12 dom of God is come nigh unto you. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 13 Wo unto thee, Chorazin; wo unto thee, Bethsaida for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sit14 ting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the

The reign of the Messiah approaches.

† Christ often visited Capernaum, Chorazin and Bethsaida. The people of these cities enjoyed much of his preaching and instructions. Their condemnation must be aggravated in proportion to their abuse of such great privileges.

15 judgment, than for you.

And thou, Caper.

naum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be 16 thrust down to hell. He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me.


And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject 18 unto us through thy name. And he said un

to them, I beheld Satan, as lightning, fall from 19 heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by 20 any means hurt you. Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.


In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,† and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed 22 good in thy sight. me of my Father: the Son is, but the


All things are delivered to and no man knoweth who Father: and who the Fa. ther is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see 24 the things that ye see. For I tell that


The original is hades, the place of the dead, not gee kenna, which is used for the place of torment.

†That is, from men of merely worldly wisdom, who are apt to be self-sufficient and vain.

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