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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 unto 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. All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father: and who the Father 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 you, 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.
many prophets and kings have desired* to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
25 And behold, a certain lawyer† stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall 26 I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering, said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered 29 right this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And 30 who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering, said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, 31 and departed, leaving him half dead. And it was so that a priest went down that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other 32 side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at
the place, came and looked on him, and passed 33 by on the other side. But a certain Samar
itan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil, and wine, and set him on his
*The pious among the Jews had long been expecting the coming of Christ.
That is, a teacher, and expounder of the law of Moses given to the Jews, to regulate both their religious and social conduct.
own beast, and brought him to an inn, and 35 took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, 36 when I come again I will repay thee. Which
now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then Jesus said unto him, Go thou and do likewise.
Now it came to pass, as they went on, that he entered into a certain village; and a woman named Martha, received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat 40 at Jesus' feet, and heard his doctrine. But Martha was occupied in much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? 41 bid her therefore that she help me. And
Jesus answered, and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious, and troubled about 42 many things: But one thing is needful and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
AND it came pass, that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray 2 as John also taught his disciples.
And he said
unto them, When ye pray, say,
who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as 3 in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day 4 our daily bread. And forgive us our sins;
for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but 5 deliver us from evil. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, 6 Friend, lend me three loaves: For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I 7 have nothing to set before him: And he from within shall answer, and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. 8 I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him 9 as many as he needeth. And I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto 10 you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that 11 knocketh, it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you who is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will 12 he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall 13 ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, who are evil, know how to give good . gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it came to pass when the