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5 and Simon answered and said, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing : yet, at thy word, I will let down the net: 6 and when they had done so, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their net brake : 7 and they made signs to their partners in the other ship, to come and help them : and they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink: 8 and when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees; saying, Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man 9 for, amazement came on him, and on all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken : 10 and likewise, on James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. 11 And Jesus said to Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men : 12 and when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him. 13 And it came to pass, when he was in one of the cities, that behold, a man full of leprosy, seeing Jesus, fell on his face and besought him; saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean :
14 and he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean : and immediately the leprosy departed from him : 15 and he charged him to tell no one; but, Go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony to them : 16 but the fame of him spread the more ; and great multitudes came together to hear him, and to be healed of their infirmities: 17 and he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. 18 And it came to pass on one of those days, as he was teaching, and the Pharisees and teachers of the law which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem, were sitting by, that the power of the Lord
was present for him to heal. Mark, vi. 3.
19 And, behold, some men brought, on a bed, a man who was palsied; and they sought how they might bring him in, and lay him before him:
20 and finding no way by which they could bring him in, they let him down with his couch, through the tiling, into the midst, before them all :
21 and when he saw their faith, he said, Man, thy sins be forgiven thee:
Matt. ix. 9. Mark, ii. 14.
22 And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God only? 23 but Jesus, knowing their thoughts, answered and said to them, Why reason ye thus in your hearts? 24 which is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk 2 25 but, that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he said to the palsied man,) I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go to thy house: 26 and he immediately rose up before them, and took up that on which he lay, and went away to his own house, glorifying God: 27 and amazement seized on all; and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to-day ! 28 And after these things, he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of taxes: and he said to him, Follow me! 29 and he left all, rose up, and followed him. 30 And Levi made a great entertainment for him in his house; and there was a great company of publicans, and of others who sat down with them.
31 And their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why eat and drink ye with publicans and sinners ? 32 but Jesus answered and said to them, They that are well, have not need of a physician; but they only that are ill: 33 I came not to call just persons to repentance, but sinners. 34 And they said to him, The disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and
likewise those of the Phari
sees; but thine eat and drink! 35 and he said to them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them 2. 36 but the days will come, when the bridegroom will be taken from them; and then, in those days, they will fast. 37 And he also spake a parable to them ; No one cutteth a piece out of a new garment, and putteth it to an old one; otherwise, he both rendeth the new one, and the piece taken from the new assorteth not with the old : 38 and no one putteth new wine into old bottles; otherwise, the new wine will burst the bottles, and both itself will be spilled, and the bottles will perish ; 39 but, new wine must be put into new bottles:
Matt. xii. 1. Mark, ii. 23.
40 and no one, when he hath drunk old wine, straightway wisheth for new ; for he saith,
The old is best.
AND it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on a sabbath day, and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and eat them; rubbing them in their hands: 2 and some of the Pharisees said, Why do ye that which is not lawful on the sabbath days? 3 and Jesus answered and said to them, Have ye not then read that which David did, when himself hungred, and they that were with him; 4 how he went into the house of God, and took and eat the loaves of the shewbread, and gave them to those that were with him; which it is not lawful for any one to eat, but the priests only 7 5 and he said to them, The Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath. 6 And it came to pass also, on another sabbath, that he went into the synagogue and taught; and a man was there whose right hand was withered: 7 and the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man that had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forward in the midst: and he arose and stood forward: 9 and Jesus said to them, I ask you, Whether it is better on the sabbath days, to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 10 and looking round on them all, he said to the man, Stretch out thy hand: and he did so ; and his hand was restored : 11 and they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they could do to Jesus. 12 And it came to pass, in those days, that he went out to the mountain to pray; and spent the whole night in the prayer-house of God. 13 And when it was day, he called to him his disciples: and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles; namely, 14 Simon, (whom he named also Peter), and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes, 16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas, an Iscariot, who was the traitor. 17 And when he came down with them, he stopped in the plain: 18 and there was a great multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those vexed with unclean spirits, were healed: 19 for, the whole multitude sought to touch him; because power went out from him, and healed them all. 20 And lifting up his eyes towards his disciples, he said, Blessed are ye, beggars; for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye who hunger now ; for ye shall be satisfied. Blessed are ye who weep now : for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake: 23 rejoice in that day, and leap for joy; for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for so did their fathers to the prophets. 24 But, wo to you who are now rich for ye are far from your consolation: 25 Wo to you who are now full ! for ye will hunger: wo to you who laugh now ! for ye will mourn and weep :
26 Wo, when all men speak well of you! for so did they of the false prophets. 27 But I say to you who hear me, Love your enemies; do good to them that hate you : 28 bless them that curse you; pray for them that despitefully use you : 29 and, to him who smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer the other also ; and forbid not him that taketh away thy cloak, to take thy coat also: 30 Give to every one that asketh of thee; and from him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again: 31 and, as ye would that
men should do to you, do ye Matt. vii. 12.
likewise to them. 32 For, if ye love them only that love you, what thanks have ye? for sinners also love those that love them : 33 and if ye do good to them only who do good to you, what thanks have ye? for even sinmers do the same: 34 and if ye give to them from whom ye hope to receive, what thanks have ye? even sinners give to sinners, to receive as much in return : 35 but, love ye your enemies, and do good to them ; and give, not hoping for any thing in return ; and your reward will be great, and ye will be the children of the Highest :
Matt. x. 28.
for he is kind to the unthankful and to the evil: 36 be ye merciful, as your Father is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye will not be judged: condemn not, and ye will not be condemned: forgive, and ye will be forgiven : 38 Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given into your bosom : for, with whatever measure ye measure, it will be measured out to you. 39 And he also spake a parable to them, Can the blind guide the blind? will they not both fall into a ditch? 40 A disciple, is not above his master; but, each shall be perfected, even as his master. 41 And why regardest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 42 or, how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me take out the mote that is in thine eye; when thou thyself regardest not the beam that is in thine own eye 2 43 Thou hypocrite, first take out the beam from thine own eye; and then thou wilt see clearly, to take out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
44 For, there is no good tree that bringeth forth bad fruit; nor, again, a bad tree that bringeth forth good fruit: 45 for every tree is known by its own fruit: for, from thorns they gather not figs, nor from a bramble-bush do they gather grapes. 46 A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good ; and an evil one, out of his evil treasure, bringeth forth that which is evil: for, from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 47 And why call ye me Lord, Lord, yet do not the things which I say? 48 Whoever cometh to me,
and both hearkeneth to my Matt. vii. 21.
words, and doeth them, I will shew you whom he is like:
49 he is like a man who built a house, and digged and went deep, and laid the foundation on the rock: and when the flood came, the stream beat against that house, and could not shake it, because it was well built :
50 but he who heareth them, and doeth them not, is like a man who built a house upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream beat, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.