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Christ walketh on the sea. S. Matthew. What defileth a man.

25 And in the fourth watch of 2 Why do thy disciples transthe night, Jesus went unto them, gress the tradition of the elders ? walking on the sea.

for they wash not their hands 26 And when the disciples saw when they eat bread. him walking on the sea, they 3 But he answered and said unto were troubled, saying, It is a them, Why do ye also transgress spirit; and they cried out for fear. the commandment of God by

27 But straightway Jesus spake your tradition ? unto them, saying, Be of good 4 For God commanded, say. cheer : it is I; be not afraid. ing, Honour thy father and thy

28 And Peter answered him mother: and, he that curseth and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid father or mother, let him die the me come unto thee on the water. death.

29 And he said, Come. And 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall when Peter was come down out say to his father or his mother, It of the ship, he walked on the is a gift, by whatsoever thou water to go to Jesus.

mightest be profited by me; 30 But when he saw the wind 6 And honour not his father or boisterous, he was afraid; and, his mother, he shall be free. Thus beginning to sink, he cried, say- have ye made the commandment ing, Lord, save me.

of God of none effect by your 31 And immediately Jesus tradition. stretched forth his hand, and 7 Ye hypocrites ! well did Esaias caught him, and said unto him, prophesy of you, saying, O thou of little faith, wherefore 8 This people draweth nigh undidst thou doubt?

to me with their mouth, and ho32 And when they were come noureth me with their lips; but into the ship, the wind ceased. their heart is far from me.

33 Then they that were in the 9 But in vain they do worship ship came and worshipped him, me, teaching for doctrines the saying, Of a truth thou art the commandments of men. Son of God.

110 | And he called the multi34 | And, when they were gone tude, and said unto them, Hear, over, they came into the land of and understand: Gennesaret.

11 Not that which goeth into 35 And when the men of that the mouth defileth a man; but place had knowledge of him, they that which cometh out of the sent out into all that country mouth, this defileth a man.' round about, and brought unto 12 Then came his disciples, him all that were diseased; and said unto him, Knowest thou

36 And besought him that they that the Pharisees were offended, might only touch the hem of his after they heard this saying ? garment; and as many as touch- 13 But he answered and said, ed were made perfectiy whole. Every plant, which my heavenly

CHAP. XV. Father hath not planted, shall be God's commandments. rooted up. THEN came to Jesus scribes 14 Let them alone : they be

1 and Pharisees, which were blind leaders of the blind. of Jerusalem, saying,

And if the blind lead the blind,

plice had know all throught unto and said Phariseer

The woman of Canaan. Chap. xv. Four thousand fed. both shall fall into the ditch. thy faith! be it unto thee even as

15 Then answered Peter and thou wilt. And her daughter was said unto him, Declare unto us made whole from that very hour. this parable.

| 29 | And Jesus departed from 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also thence, and came nigh unto the yet without understanding ? sea of Galilee; and went up into

17 Do not ye yet understand, a mountain, and sat down there. that whatsoever entereth in at the 30 And great multitudes came mouth goeth into the belly, and is unto him, having with them those cast out into the draught ? \that were lame, blind, dumb,

18 But those things which pro- maimed, and many others, and ceed out of the mouth come forth cast them down at Jesus' feet, and from the heart; and they defile he healed them : the man.

31 Insomuch that the multitude 19 For out of the heart proceed wondered, when they saw the evil thoughts, murders, adulte- dumb to speak, the maimed to be ries, fornications, thefts, false whole, the lame to walk, and the witness, blasphemies.

blind to see: and they glorified 20 These are the things which the God of Israel. defile a man; but to eat with un- 32 1 Then Jesus called his diswashen hands defileth not a man. ciples unto him, and said, I have

21 Then Jesus went thence, compassion on the multitude, beand departed into the coasts of cause they continue with me now Tyre and Sidon. . three days, and have nothing to

22 And, behold, a woman of seat: and I will not send them away Canaan came out of the same fasting, lest they faint in the way. coasts, and cried unto him, say- 33 And his disciples say unto ing, Have mercy on me, O Lord, him, Whence should we have so thou son of David ; my daughter much bread in the wilderness, as is grievously vexed with a devil. Ito fill so great a multitude ?

23 But he answered her not al 34 And Jesus saith unto them, word. And his disciples came How many loaves have ye? and and besought him, saying, Send they said, Seven, and a few little her away; for she crieth after us. fishes.

24 But he answered and said, I 35 Andhecommanded the mulam not sent but unto the lost titude to sit down on the ground. sheep of the house of Israel. 36 And he took the seven

25 Then came she and wor- loaves, and the fishes, and gave shipped him, saying, Lord, help thanks, and brake them, and gave

to his disciples, and the disciples 26 But he answered and said, It to the multitude. is not meet to take the childrens' 37 And they did all eat, and bread, and to cast it to dogs. were filled : and they took up

27 And she said, Truth, Lord : of the broken meat, that was left, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs seven baskets full. which fall from their masters' 38 And they that did eat were table.

four thousand men, besides wo28 Then Jesus answered, and men and children. Salcl unto her, woman, great is 39 And he sent away the multi.

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The Pharisees
S. Matthew.

seek a sign. tude, and took ship, and came should beware of the leaven of the into the coasts of Magdala. Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

CHAP. XVI. .' 12 Then understood they, how · The sign of Jonas. that he bade them not beware of. THE Pharisees also, and the the leaven of bread, but of the

1 Sadducees came, and tempt-doctrine of the Pharisees, and of ing, desired him, that he would the Sadducees.

shew them a sign from heaven. 134 When Jesus came into the - 2 He answered, and said unto coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he them, When it is evening, ye say, lasked his disciples, saying, Whom It will be fair weather; for the sky do men saythat I, the Son of man, is red.

am? . 3 And in the morning, It will 14 And they said, Some say, be foul weather to day; for the that thou art John the Baptist; sky is red and lowering. O ye some, Elias; and others, Jerehypocrites! ye can discern the mias, or one of the prophets... face of the sky ; but can ye not 15. He saith unto them, But discern the signs of the times? whom say ye that I am ?

4 A wicked and adulterous ge- 16 And Simon Peter answered, neration seeketh after a sign; and and said, Thou art the Christ, there shall no sign bé given unto the Son of the living God. it, but the sign of the prophet 17 And Jesus answered, and Jonas. And he left them and de- said unto him, Blessed art thou, parted.

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Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and 15 TAnd when his disciples were blood hath not revealed it unto come to the other side, they had thee, but my Father which is in forgotten to take bread. . heaven. ;

6 Then Jesus said unto them, 18 And I say also unto thee, Take heed, and beware of the lea-/That thou art Peter, and upon ven of the Pharisees, and of the this rock I will build my church; Sadducees.

and the gates of hell shall not And they reasoned among prevail against it. themselves, saying, It is because 19 And I will give unto thee we have taken 110 bread. . the keys of the kingdom of hea

8 Which, when Jesus perceiv- ven : and whatsoever thou shalt ed, he said unto them, O ye of bind on earth, shall be bound in little faith! why reason ye among heaven; and whatscever thou yourselves, because ye have shalt loose on earth, shall beloosbrought no bread?. . ed in heaven.

9 Do ye not yet understand, 20 Then charged he his discineither remember the five loaves ples, that they should tell no mai, of the five thousand, and how that he was Jesus the Christ. many baskets ye took up ?

21 T From that time forth, be10 Neither the seven loaves of gan Jesus to shew unto his discithe four thousand, and how many ples, how that he must go unto baskets ye took up ? *

Jerusalem, and suffer many things 11 How is it that ye do not un- of the elders, and chief priests, derstand, that I spake it not. to and scribes, and be killedi, and you, concerning bread, that yelte raised again the third day,

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Peter reproved. Chap. xvii. The transfiguration.

22 Then Peter took him, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good began to rebuke him,' saying, Be for us to be here : if thou wilt: it far from thee, Lord : this shall let us make here three tabernanot be unto thee. .

cles; one for thee, and one for 23 But he turned, and said unto Moses, and one for Elias. . Peter, Get thee behind me, Sa- 5 While he yet spake, behold, tan: thou art an offence unto me: a bright cloud overshadowed for thou savourest not the things them : and, behold, a voice out of that be of God, but those that be the cloud, which said, This is of men.

(my beloved Son, in whom I am 24 1 Then said Jesus unto his well pleased; hear ye him. disciples, If any man will come 6 And when the disciples heard after me, let him deny himself, it, they fell on their face, and and take up his cross, and follow were sore afraid, me.

17 And Jesus came and touched 25 For whosoever will save his them, and said, Arise, and be life, shall lose it: and whosoever not afraid, will lose his life for my sake, 8 And when they had lifted up shall find it.

Itheir eyes, they saw no man, save 26 For what is a man profited, Jesus only. if he shall gain the whole world. 9 And, as they came down and lose his own soul ? or what from the mountain, Jesus chargshall a man give in exchange for ed them, saying, Tell the vision his soul ?

to no man, until the Son of man 27 For the Son of man shall be risen again from the dead. come in the glory of his Father, 10 And his disciples asked him, with his angels; and then he shall saying, Why then say the scribes, reward every man according to his that Elias must first come? works.

11 And Jesus answered, and 28 Verily I say unto you, said unto them, Elias truly shah There be some standing here first come, and restore all things. which shall not taste of death tilll 12 But I say unto you, that they see the Son of man coming Elias is come already, and they in his kingdom.

knew him not, but have done CHAP. XVII. Junto him whatsoever they listed. The transfiguration of Christ. Likewise, shall also, the Son of AND after six days. Jesus man suffer of them. : A taketh Peter, James, and 13 Then the disciples underJohn his brother, and bringeth stood, that he spake unto them, them up into an high mountain of John the Baptist, apart,

| 149 And, when they were come 12 And was transfigured before to the multitude, there came to them : and his face did shine as him a certain man, kneeling down the sun, and his raiment was to him, and saying, white as the light.

115. Lord, have mercy on my 3 And, behold, there appeared son: for he is lunatick, and sore uinto them, Moses, and Elias, vexed : for oft-times he falleth intalking with him.

to the fire, and oft into the water. . 4 T'hen answered Peter, and 16 An I brought him to thy

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The lunatick bealed. S. Matthew. Humility taught. disciples, and they could not the sea, and cast an hook, and cure him.

take up the fish that first com17 Then Jesus answered and eth up; and, when thou hast said, 0 faithless, and perverse opened his mouth, thou shalt find generation ! how long shall I be a piece of money : that take, with you ? how long shall I suffer and give unto them for me and you ? bring him hither to me, thee.

18 And Jesusrebuked the devil; CHAP. XVIII. and he departed out of him: and Christ teacheth to be humble. the child was cured from that A T the same time came the very hour,

A disciples unto Jesus, say, 19 Then came the disciples to ing, Who is the greatest in the Jesus apart, and said, Why could kingdom of heaven? not we cast him out ? : 2 And Jesus called a little child

20 And Jesus said unto them, unto him, and set him in the midst Because of your unbelief: for of them, verily I say unto you, If ye have 3 And said, Verily I say unto faith, as a grain of mustard-seed, you, Except ye be converted, ye shall say unto this mountain, and become as little children, ye Remove hence to yonder place, shall not enter into the kingdom of and it shall remove; and nothing heaven. shall be impossible unto you. | 4 Whosoever, therefore, shall

21 Howbeit, this kind, goeth not humble himself as this little child, out but by prayer and fasting the same is greatest in the king

22 T And, while they abode in dom of heaven. Galilee, Jesus said unto them, 5 And whoso shall receive one The Son of man shall be betrayed such little child in my name, reinto the hands of men:

ceiveth me, 23 And they shall kill him, and 6 But whoso shall offend one of the third day he shall be raised these little ones which believe in again. And they were exceed- me, it were better for him that a ing sorry.

· milstone were hanged about his 24 | And when they were come neck, and that he were drowned to, Capernaum, they that receiv- in the depth of the sea. ed tribute money came to Peter, 7 Woe unto the world bea and said, Doth not your master cause of offences! for it must pay tribute ?

needs be that offences come; but 25 He saith, Yes, And when woe to that man by whom the he was come into the house, Jesus offence cometh! prevented him, saying, What 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy." thinkęst thou, Simon? of whom foot offend thee, cut them off, do the kings of the earth take cus- and cast them from thee : it is tom or tribute ? of their own chil- better for thee to enter into life dren, or of strangers ?

halt or maimed, rather than hav. 26 Peter saith unto him, Offing two hands, or two feet, to be strangers. Jesus saith unto him, cast into everlasting fire. Then are the children free. 1 9 And if thine eye offend thee,

27 Notwithstanding, lest we pluck it out, and castit from thee: should offend them, go thou tolit is better for thee to enter into

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