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1 No fixed place of residence.

* Or madmen.

3 The madness of the men was miraculously transferred to the swine.

* Probably this was done in punishment of

the Jews keeping swine in contempt of the
law.

6 Hence it is not necessary to suppose that
the man's sins were forgiven in a moral sense.

CHAP.
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roan bath pdw"er £} nfed to him here on earth to forgive sins," (then he saith to the man with the palsy) "Arise, take up thy

7 couch, and go home." So he

8 arose, and went home. But when the multitude saw it, they wondered, and glorified God who had given such power to man.

9 And as Jesus passed on thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the place where custom was paid; and he saith unto him, "Come with me;" and he arose

10 and went with him. And as he was at table in Matthew's house, behold! many publicans, and heathens came and sat down with

11 Jesus and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why eateth your master with publicans and sin

12 ners?" When Jesus heard it, he said unto them, '' They who are well need not a physician, but they

13 who are sick. But so and learn Has. vi. 6. what this meaneth. '1 love mercy

better than sacrifice;' for I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance."

14 Then the disciples of John came Assigns a to him, saying, f* Why do we

ny and the Pharisees fast much, but

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fast,

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coih4 ,whcn the bridegroom shall
depart* from them; and then they

16 will fast. No one putteth a piece of new cloth upon an old garment, for the piece which filleth it up takc,th from the garment, and a

17 worse rent is made. Nor do men put new wine into old a skins; if they do, the skins burst and the wine is spilled, and the skins spoilt;

'He means himself.

* Or leathern bottles.

3 Ruler of a synagogue.

* Called Beelzebub and Sata,n, Matt.

but they put new wine into hew Chap. skins, and both are preserved." iX,

. While he was speaking these IS things to them, behold! there came Is applied a certain 3 ruler and did him obei- f° by a ru

rtr "' i i i . ler to cure

sance, saying, « My daughter is hu daugh. just at the point of death; but ter, come, put thy hand upon her, and she will live." And Jesus arose and 19 followed him with his disciples.

And when Jesus came into the 23 ruler's house, and perceived the wh'ch he minstrels and the people making a does* noise, he saith unto them, "Withdraw; for the damsel is not dead, but asleep." And they derided 25 him. But when the company was sent out, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the damsel arose. And the fame of this went abroad 26 into all that country.

And as Jesus passed on thence, 27 two blind men followed him, cry- *ba two ing out and saying, «« Thou son of blind men* David, have pity on us." And 28 when he was come into an house, the blind men came unto him, and Jesus saith unto them, " Do ye believe that I am able to do this }" They say unto him, " Yes, Master." Then he touched their eyes, saying, "According to your 29 faith be it done unto you." And their eyes were opened. Then 30 Jesus strictly charged them, saying, "See that no man know it." But they went away, and spread 31 abroad his fame in all that country.

And as they were going out, 32 behold! a dumb man, a demoniac, andadumU was brought unto him, and when ??n' the demon was cast out, the dumb ,J spake; and the multitudes were astonished, saying, "It was never seen thus in Israel." But the Pha- 34 risees said, " He casteth out demons by the4 prince of the demons."

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CHAP. And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of his kingdom, and curing every disease, and every in

36 firmity. But when he saw the multitudes, he had compassion on them, because they were scattered abroad and neglected, like sheep

37 without a shepherd. Then he saith to his disciples, "The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the

38 labourers are few: Pray ye therefore the owner of the harvest to furnish labourers for this harvest."

CHAP. And when he had called to him

his twelve disciples, he gave them

Names of power over unclean spirits to cast

Apostles." tnem out'an^ to heal every disease,

2 and every infirmity. Now the names ot the twelve Apostles are these:

1. Simon, called Peter;

2. Andrew, his brother;

3. James, the son of Zebedee;

4. John, his brother;

3 5. Philip;

6. Bartholomew;

7. Thomas;

8. Matthew, the publican;

9. James, the son of Alpheus; 10. 'Lebbeus, surnamed Thad

deus;

4 11. Simon, the s Canaanite.

12. Judas Iscariot, who also delivered Jesus up.

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, Their anrJ commanded them, saying,

"Go not into the way of the Gentiles, nor enter into any of the ci

6 ties of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the bouse of

^ Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, ' The kingdom of heaven is at

8 hand.' Cure the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons: freely ye have received, free

commission.

'Called also Judas, or Jude, the brother of James.

• Called also Zelotes, from his zealous disposition.

ly give. Provide neither gold, nor CHAP, silver, nor brass, in your purses; nor bag for your journey, nor two 10 coats, nor sandals, besides what ye have on, nor staves; for the labourer is worthy of his maintenance.

"And into whatsoever city or 11 town ye enter, enquire what wor- R"!"fo1 thy person there is in it, and remain ^,TMcon" withhimtillyeleavethatplace. And when ye enter into an house, salute 12 the family by wishing it peace. And if the house be worthy, the 13 peace which you wish will come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your 3 peace will return unto you. And whosoever shall not receive 14< you, nor hear your words, when you leave that house, or city, or village, 4 shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, it 15 will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.

'' Behold! I send you forth as 16 sheep amidst wolves, be ye there- Directs fore wise as serpents, and harmless *eaTM how as doves. Beware of your country- ^ men, for they will deliver you up to councils, and scourge you in their synagogues, and ye will be 18 brought before governors and kings, that you may bear your testimony to the truth of the gospel before them, and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, be 19 not anxious how or what ye shall speak. For ye are not in effect the 20 speakers, but the spirit of your Father speaketh in you.

Now the brother will deliver up 21 the brother to death, and the father How h's the child, and children will rise up^onbe against their parents and cause afcused. them to be put to death. And ye 22

3 Your wish for the welfare of that family will return on yourselves.

4 To show that you disclaim all intercourse with them.

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CHAP, will be hated by all men because of my name, but he who endureth

23 to the end will be preserved. But when ye are persecuted in one city, flee into another; for verily I say unto you, ye will not have gone over the cities of Israel till the son of man' come.

24 "A disciple is not above his Persecution teacher, nor a servant above his

master. Suffice it for the disciple to be as his teacher; and the servant as his master. If men have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they

26 so call his family? Nevertheless 'fear them not, for there is nothing

covered which shall not be revealed; and nothing hidden which

27 shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light, and what ye hear in the ear, proclaim upon the house tops.

28 "And fear not them who can Why men kill the body, but are not able to fT««i. C * kill the soul; but rather fear him

who is able to destroy both soul

29 and body in hell. Do not two sparrows sell for three farthings? And yet one of them falleth not to the ground without the will of

30 your Father; and the very hairs of

31 your head are numbered. Fear not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

"Every one who shall confess me before men, I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. "Think not that I came to Sniper- bring peace on earth, I came not christLai- t0 Dring peace, but a3 sword. For g, I came to set a man at variance

with his father, and the daughter

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with her mother, and the daughterin-law with her mother-in-law; and a man's foes will be they of his own family.

He who loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he who loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he who taketh not his4cross and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He who gaineth or seeketh to preserve his life by deserting his duty, shall lose it; and he who loseth his life for my sake shall gain it hereafter.

"He who receiveth you, receiveth me; and he who receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. He who receiveth a teacher in the name of, or because he is a teacher, shall receive a teacher's reward; and he who receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to one of these lowly disciples a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall by no means lose his reward."

And when Jesus had finished these commands to his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in the cities of Galilee. Now when John had heard in prison of the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples to say unto him, "^Artthouhe that was to come, or should we look for another?" Jesus answered and said unto them, "Go tell John what ye see and bear; the blind receive sight, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are'raised, and

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1 To destroy the Jewish state by the arising from human folly and vice. .Romans. 'Is not ready to bear his cross to the

• By preventing a return to life at the re- place of crucifixion, as I shall do. surrection. I 6 Probably John wondered that the Mes

3 This was not the design or tendency, I siah did not rescue his fo.erunner. hut the event or consequence of the gospel, |

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Character •I John,

dieted as

the forerunner of Christ.

the poor have the gospel preached to them. And happy is he who shall not' offend because of me." 1 And as these departed, Jesus said unto the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the desert to see? A reed

8 shaken by the wind? But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in delicate apparel? Behold, those who wear delicate apparel are in

9 the palaces of noblemen. But what went ye out to see? A teacher? yea, I say unto you, and

10 much more than a teacher. For distin- this is he of whom it is written; guished « Behold, I Bend my messenger otheu, by before thy face to prepare thy way being pre- before thee." Verily I say unto you; Among those that have been born of women, there hath not arisen a greater than John the Baptist ; but the least person employed in preachingthc kingdom of heaven

12 is * greater than he. Indeed from the time of John the Baptist's public preaching unto the preseut, the kingdom of heaven continues to be violently opposed, and its violent opposers labour to destroy

13 it. And this is the more wonderful, since the prophets and the

law were your teachers until John,

14 and he, if ye can receive it, is the person meant by the Elijah

15 who was to come. Whoso hath ears to ears, let him hear.

16 "But to what shall I liken this Perverse- generation? It is like children nc" ", the sitting in the street, and calling to

their companions, saying, 'We piped for you, but yc danced not; we began the mournful strain, but ye did not join in the lamentation.' For John came neither 3 eating nor

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drinking, and they say, * He hath a demon.' The son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Behold! a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.' And vet wisdom is vindicated by her children."

Then he began to reprove the cities in which most ojt his mighty works had been done, because they repented not. "Alas for thee Chorazin! alas for thee Bethsaida 1 for if the mighty works which have been done in ^you had been done ia Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for * Tyre and Sidon in the dav of judgment, than for you. And thou Capernaum, which art exalted to the skies by wealth and pride, shalt be brought down to the s grave; for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, that city would have remained to this day. But I say unto thee, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee."

At that time Jesus said, " I give glory to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for showing these things which thou hast permitted to be hidden from men of wisdom, and understanding, to 8 babes: yea, O Father! 1 give glory to thee, because it thus seemeth good in thy sight. All things relating to the salvation of men, were delivered to me by mv Father, and no one acknowledgeth the Son but the 7 Father, nor any the Father, but the s Son, and he

CHAP. XI.

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Impenitent reproved.

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1 By falling off from a belief of the gospel.

* In religions knowledge, in the power of working miracles, and in other spiritual endowments.

'He observed abstinence and austerity.

* For the judgments denounced against these cities, see in the Bible at large, lsarah, chap, xxiii. Jeremiah, chap. xxv.

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and xlvii. and Ezekiel, chap. xxvi. xxvii. and xxviii.

* To a very low and wretched state.

6 Inconsiderable and illiterate, but upright and sincere men.

7 As he did when Jesus was baptized.

* None but Christians entertain just ap« prehensions of God.

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