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25 And he said unto them, || And he stretched it out; and Have ye never read what David his hand was restored whole as , .

6 that were with him?

forth, and straightway took 26 How he went into the counsel with the Herodians house of God, in the days of against him, how they might Abiathar the high priest, and destroy him. did eat the shew-bread, which 7 But Jesus withdrew himself is not lawful to eat, but for the with his disciples to the sea: and priests, and gave also to them a great multitude from Galilee which were with him ?

followed him, and from Judea, 27 And he said unto them, 8 And from Jerusalem, and The sabbath was made for man, from Idumea, and from beyond and not man for the sabbath : Jordan; and they about Tyre

28 Therefore the Son of man and Sidon, a great multitude, is Lord also of the sabbath. when they had heard what great

things he did, came unto him: CHAP. III.

9 And he spake to his disciples,

that a small ship should wait on THE APOSTLES CHOSEN.

him, because of the multitude, AND he entered again into lest they should throng him: the synagogue; and there was

10 For he had healed many: å man there which had a wither. insomuch that they pressed upon ed hand.

him for to touch him, as many 2 And they watched him, whe- as had plagues. ther he would heal him on the 11 And unclean spirits, when sabbath-day; that they might they saw him, fell down before accuse hini.

him, and cried, saying, Thou 3 And he saith unto the man art the Son of God. which had the withered hand, 12 And he straightly charged Stand forth.

them, that they should not make 4 And he saith unto them, Is it him known.

13 And he goeth up into a bath-days, or to do evil? to save mountain, and calleth unto him life, or to kill? But they held whom he would: and they came

unto him. 5 And when he had looked 14 And he ordained twelve, that round about on them with anger, they should be with him, and being grieved for the hardness that he might send them forth of their hearts, he saith unto the to preach, man, Stretch forth thine hand. 15 And to have power to heal

lawful to do good on the sab..

their peace.

sicknesses, and to cast out 27 No man can enter into a devils.

strong man's house, and spoil 16 And Simon he surnamed his goods, except he will first Peter;

bind the strong man; and then 17 And James the son of Zebe- he will spoil his house. dee, and John the brother of 28 Verily I say unto you, All James, (and he surnamed them sins shall be forgiven unto the Boanerges, which is, The sons sons of men, and blasphemies of thunder.)

wherewith soever they shall 18 And Andrew, and Philip, blaspheme: and Bartholomew, and Matthew 29 But he that shall blaspheme and Thomas, and James the against the Holy Ghost, hath son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, never forgiveness, but is in danand Simon the Canaanite, ger of eternal damnation;

19 And Judas Iscariot, which 30 Because they said, He hath also betrayed him: and they an unclean spirit. went into an house.

31 There came then his bre20 And the multitude cometh thren and his mother, and, standtogether again, so that they ing without, sent unto him, callcould not so much as eat bread.

ing him. 21 And when his friends heard 32 And the multitude sat of it, they went out to lay hold about him; and they said unto on him: for they said, He is him, Behold, thy mother, and beside himself.

thy brethren without, seek for 22 And the scribes which came thee. down from Jerusalem said, He 33 And he answered them, hath Beelzebub, and by the saying, Who is my mother, or prince of the devils casteth he my brethren? out devils.

34 And he looked round about 23 And he called them unto on them which sat about him, him, and said unto them in para- and said, Behold my mother, bles, How can Satan cast out and my brethren! Satan?

35 For whosoever shall do the 24 And if a kingdom be divided will of God, the same is my against itself, that kingdom can- brother, and my sister, and not stand.

mother. 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot

CHAP. IV. stand. 26 And if Satan rise up against

PARABLE OF THE SOWER. himself, and be divided, he can- AND he began again to teach not stand, but hath an end. by the sea-side: and there was


gathered unto him a great mul- || God: but unto them that are titude, so that he entered into without, all these things are a ship, and sat in the sea : and done in parables; the whole multitude was by the 12 That seeing they may see, sea, on the land.

and not perceive; and hearing 2 And he taught them many they may hear, and not underthings by parables, and said un- stand; lest at any time they to them in his doctrine,

should be converted, and their 3 Hearken; Behold, there sins be forgiven them. went out a sower to sow :

13 And he said unto them, 4 And it came to pass, as he Know ye not this parable? and sowed, some fell by the way how then will ye know all paraside, and the fowls of the air bles? came, and devoured it up.

14 The sower Soweth the 5 And some fell on stony word. ground, where it had not much 15 And these are they by the earth; and immediately it sprang way-side, where the word is up, because it had no depth of sown: but, when they have heard, earth;

Satan cometh immediately, and 6 But when the sun was up, it taketh away the word that was was scorched; and, because it sown in their hearts. had no root, it withered away. 16 And these are they likewise

7 And some fell among thorns, which are sownon stony ground; and the thorns grew up, and who, when they have heard the choked it, and it yielded no word, immediately receive it fruit.

with gladness; 8 And other fell on good 17 And have no root in themground, and did yield fruit that selves, and so endure but for a sprang up, and increased, and time: afterward, when alliction brought forth, some thirty, and or persecution ariseth for the some sixty, and some an hun-word's sake, immediately they dred.

are offended. 9 And he said unto them, He 18 And these are they which that hath ears to hear, let him are sown among thorns; such hear.

as hear the word, 10 And when he was alone, 19 And the cares of this world, they that were about him, with and the deceitfulness of riches, the twelve, asked of him the pa- and the lusts of other things rable.

entering in, choke the word, 11 And he said unto them, and it becometh unfruitful. Unto you it is given to know 20 And these are they which the mystery of the kingdom of are sown on good ground; such




as hear the word, and receive || shall we liken the kingdom of it, and bring forth fruit, some God? or with what comparison thirty-fold, some sixty, and shall we compare it? some an hundred.

31 It is like a grain of mustard21 And he said unto them, Is seed, which, when it is sown in a candle brought to be put the earth, is less than all the under a bushel, or under a bed? | seeds that be in the earth: and not to be set on a candle- 32 But when it is sown, it stick ?

groweth up, and becometh 22 For there is nothing hid, greater than all herbs, and which shall not be manifested; shooteth out great branches: so neither was any thing kept se

that the fowls of the air may cret, but that it should come lodge under the shadow of it. abroad.

33 And with many such para23 If any man have ears to bles spake he the word unto hear, let him hear.

them, as they were able to hear 24 And he saith unto them, || it. Take heed what ye hear : With 34 But without a parable spake what measure ye mete, it shall he not unto them: and when be measured unto you: and they were alone, he expounded unto you that hear, shall more all things to his disciples.

35 And the same day, when 25 For he that hath, to him the even was come, he saith shall be given; and he that hath unto them, Let us pass over not, from him shall be taken unto the other side. even that which he hath.

36 And, when they had sent 26 And he said, So is the away the multitude, they took kingdom of God, as if a man him even as he was in the ship. should cast seed into the ground; || And there were also with him

27 And should sleep, and rise other little ships. night and day, and the seed 37 And there arose a great should spring and grow up, he storm of wind, and the waves knoweth not how.

beat into the ship, so that it 28 For the earth bringeth forth

was now full. fruit of herself; first the blade, 38 And he was in the hinder then the


after that the full part of the ship, asleep on a corn in the ear.

pillow: and they awake him, 29 But when the fruit is and say unto him, Master, brought forth, immediately he carest thou not that we perish ? putteth in the sickle, because 39 And he arose, and rebuked the harvest is come.

the wind; and said unto the 30 And he said, Whereunto sea, Peace, be still. And the

be given.

great calm.

obey him!

wind ceased, and there was a thee by God, that thou torment

me not. 40 And he said unto them, 8 (For he said unto him, Come Why are ye so fearful? how is

out of the man, thou unclean it that ye have no faith? spirit.) 41 And they feared exceeding- 9 And he asked him, What is ly, and said one to another, thy name? And he answered, What manner of man is this, saying, My name is Legion : that even the wind and the sea

for we are many.

10 And he besought him much

that he would not send them CHAP. V.

away out of the country.

11 Now there was there, nigh CHRIST HEALS THE BLOODY

unto the mountains, a great ISSUE.

herd of swine feeding. AND they came over unto 12 And all the devils besought the other side of the sea, into him, saying, Send us into the the country of the Gadarenes. swine, that we may enter into 2 And, when he was come out

them. of the ship, immediately there 13 And forthwith Jesus gave met him out of the tombs, a them leave. And the unclean man with an unclean spirit, spirits went out, and entered

3 Who had his dwelling among into the swine ; and the herd
the tombs; and no man could ran violently down a steep place
bind him, no, not with chains : into the sea, (they were about

4 Because that he had been two thousand) and were chok-
often bound with fetters and ed in the sea,
chains, and the chains had been 14 And they that fed the swine
plucked asunder by him, and fled, and told it in the city,
the fetters broken in pieces; and in the country. And they
neither could any man tame went out to see what it was

that was done.
5 And always, night and day, 15 And they come to Jesus,
he was in the mountains, and in and see him that was possessed
the tombs, crying, and cutting with the devil, and had the le-
himself with stones.

gion, sitting, and clothed, and 6 But when he saw Jesus afar in his right mind : and they off, he ran and worshipped him;

were afraid. 7 And cried with a loud voice, 16 And they that saw it, told and said, What have I to do them how it befel to him that with thee, Jesus, thou Son of was possessed with the devil, the most high God? I adjure and also concerning the swine.

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