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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.


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

39 he followeth not us.

But Jesus said, Forbid him not for there is no man who shall do a 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 salt

ness, 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.

2 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 more 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

said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of 15 such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say

unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter 16 therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.t


And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do 18 that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not

commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Hon20 our thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I 21 observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him, loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and 22 come, take up the cross and follow me. And he was sad at that declaration, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith

* That is, with docility, meekness, and a spirit of obedi


It is not true then, as some imagine, that infants are objects of divine wrath, and fit subjects of eternal punish


That is, perfectly good, but the one God, or one, even God.

unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!* 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of 25 God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter 26 into the kingdom of God.† And they were

astonished out of measure, saying among 27 themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them, saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we 29 have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my sake and the 30 gospel's, but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world. 31 to come eternal life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

* Because there is danger of their being unduly attached to the world. The idea is fully expressed in 24 verse, "How hard is it for them who trust in riches."

†This was a common proverb among the Jews to express the great difficulty of a thing.

The disciples of Christ have in all ages found friends to impart to them of their substance, and to afford them shelter and comfort.

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