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Matt. viii. 8.

CHAPTER VII.

ND when he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was ill, and on the point to die : 3 and having heard of Jesus, he sent to him some elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they entreated him earnestly, saying, He is worthy that thou shouldest grant him this: , 5 for he loveth our nation, and hath himself built for us the synagogue. 6 And Jesus went with them: and when he was already not far from the house, the centurion sent his friends, saying to him, Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not fit that thou shouldest come under my roof: 7 wherefore, neither did I think myself worthy to go to thee: but speak, and at the word my servant will be healed: 8 for even I am a man, though subject to authority, who have soldiers under me; and I say to this one, Go,

and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it : 9 and when Jesus heard these words, he marvelled at him; and turning round, he said to the multitude that followed him, I tell you, I have not found such great faith, even in Israel: 10 and when they that had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. 11 And it came to pass the next day, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples, and a great multitude, went with him : 12 and as he came near to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she a widow ; and a great multitude of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not : 14 and he went to the bier and touched it : and they that bare it stood still ; and he said, Young man, I bid thee, Arise ! 15 and he that was dead sat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. 16 And fear came on all :

and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen amongst us; and, That God hath visited his people: 17 and this report of him went forth through all Judea, and all the country around. 18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things: 19 and John calling to him two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord, saying, Art thou he who was to come? or should we look for another? 20 And when the men came to him, they said, John the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying, Art thou he who was to come? or should we look for another? 21 (in that same hour he cured many of diseases and sufferings, and of evil spirits; and gave sight to many that were blind :) 22 and he answered and said

to them, Go and tell John .

the things that ye have seen
and heard: the blind see, the
lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, the deaf hear, the
dead are raised, the poor
have the gospel preached to
them :
23 and blessed is he, whose
faith in me shall not be shaken.
24 And when the messengers
of John were departed, he
began to say to the multi-
tudes, concerning John, What
went ye out into the wilder-

ness to see ? a reed shaken
by the wind
25 but what went ye out to
see ? a man clothed in soft
raiment' behold, they that
are in gorgeous apparel, and
live delicately, are in kings'
palaces:
26 but, what went ye out to
see a prophet 2 yea, I tell
you, and much more than a
prophet.
27 This is he, of whom it is

written, “Behold, I send my Man...,

“messenger before thy face,
“who shall prepare thy way
“ before thee:”
28 for I tell you, Among
those born of women no one
is greater than John : yet,
he who is the least in the
kingdom of God, is greater
than he
29 (and all the people that
heard him, and the publicans,
who had been baptized with
the baptism of John, justified
God;
30 but the Pharisees, and
the teachers of the law, who
had not been baptized by him,
rejected the counsel of God
against themselves :)
31 and he said, To what then
shall I liken the men of this
generation? and what are they
like 2
32 they are like the children
that sit in the market-place,
and call to one another, and
say, We piped to you, and ye

Matt. xi. 20.

danced not; we mourned to you, and ye wept not: 33 for, John the Baptist came, neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil : 34 the Son of man is come, eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 35 but, wisdom is justified by all her works. 36 And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him : and he went into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down : 37 and, behold, a woman that was in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was sitting at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment; 38 and standing behind him at his feet weeping, she began to sprinkle his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head ; and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 But when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, If this man were a prophet, he would have known who, and what sort of woman, this is that toucheth him : for she is a sinner : 40 and Jesus answered and

said to him, Simon, I have something to say to thee: and he saith, Master, say it : 41 and he said, A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed him five hundred pence, and the other fifty : 42 as they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both : which of them, therefore, will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he will, to whom he forgave most : and he said to him, Thou hast judged rightly. 44 And turning towards the woman, he said to Simon, Thou seest this woman : I came into thy house; thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she hath sprinkled my feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair: 45 thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman, from the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet: 46 thou didst not anoint my head with oil: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment: 47 I tell thee, because her sins, which are many, are forgiven her, that she hath loved much : but he to whom little is forgiven, loveth little: 48 and he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven thee! 49 And they that sat together at table began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins 2

50 and he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

CHAPTER VIII.

AND it came to pass afterward, that he went through every city and village, preaching and publishing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: 2 and the twelve were with him; and certain women also, who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, 3 Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils; and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna; and many others, who ministered to him from their own substance. 4 And as a great multitude was gathered together, even of those who came to him out of each city, he spake to them by a parable: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and were trodden down, and the birds of the air devoured them: 6 and other fell on a rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away, because it had no moisture: 7 and other fell among the thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it:

8 but other fell on the good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold : and when he had said these words, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear! 9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What is this parable? 10 and he said, To you is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand : 11 but, the parable is this: The seed is the word of God: 12 and those by the way side, are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved : 13 and those on the rock, are they who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but these have no root, who for a while believe, but in a time of trial fall away : 14 and that which fell among the thorns, are those who, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection : 15 but, that on the good ground, are they who, when they have heard the word, retain it in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience.

16 No one, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a stand, that they who enter may see the light: 17 for, nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hidden, that shall not be known and come to light. 18 Take heed, therefore, how ye hear: for whoever hath, to him shall be given; and whoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. 19 And his mother and his brethren came to him, and could not come to him on account of the crowd : 20 and it was told him, Thy mother and thy brethren are standing without, desiring to see thee : 21 and he answered and said to them, My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God, and do it. 22 And it came to pass on one of those days, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and said to them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake: and they launched forth. 23 And as they were sailing, he fell asleep: and a storm of wind came down on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in danger:

24 and they went to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we are perishing ! and he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and it became a calm : 25 and he said to them, Where is your faith ? and they were afraid, and wondered, saying one to another, Who then is this! for he ordereth both the winds and the water! 26 And they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is over against Galilee: 27 and when he was landed, a certain man met him, out of the city, who had devils, and for a long time had worn no clothes, nor dwelt in any house, but among the tombs: 28 and seeing Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and said, with a loud voice, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high I beseech thee, torment me not! 29 for he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man: for it had often seized him; and though he had been bound, and kept in chains and fetters; yet he brake the bands, and was driven by the devil into the wilderness: 30 and Jesus asked it, What is thy name 2 and it said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him :

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