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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 20 me. 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 immedi

ately 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.

and he was as one dead; insomuch that many 27 said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the 28 hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast 29 him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee, and he would not that any 31 man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him and after he is killed, he shall 32 rise the third day. But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him.


And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house, he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? 34 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should 35 be the greatest. And he sat down and called

the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, 36 and a servant of all. And he took a child and

set him in the midst of them, and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me only, but him that sent me.



And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because

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miracle in my name, that can readily speak 40 evil of me. For he that is not against us, is 41 on our part. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he 42 shall not lose his reward. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into 43 the sea. And if thy hand ensnare thee, cut it off it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands, to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched : 44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is 45 not quenched. And if thy foot cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched. 46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not 47 quenched. And if thine eye cause thee to

offend,pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire: 48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not 49 quenched. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50 Salt is good but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.


1 AND he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judea, by the farther side of Jordan: and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was wont, he taught them again.


And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his 3 wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command 4 you? And they said, Moses suffered to write

a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. 5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For

the hardness of your heart, he wrote you this 6 precept. But from the beginning of the cre

ation, God made them male and female. 7 Therefore shall a man leave his father and 8 mother, and cleave to his wife; and they two

shall be one flesh: so then they are no no e 9 two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath

joined together, let no man put asunder. 10 And in the house his disciples asked him again 11 of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. 12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.


And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples 14 rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and

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