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swered and said unto her, “ Martha, Martha, thou art 42 anxious, and troubled about many things, and there is

need of one thing only * : but Mary hath chosen the good

part, which shall not be taken from her." CH. XI. And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a

certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said

unto him, “ Master, teach us to pray, as John also 2 taught his disciples." And he said unto them, “ When

ye pray, say, O Fathert, sanctified be thy name. Thy 3 kingdom come t. Give us, day by day, the food sufficient 4 for us. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive

erery one who trespasseth against us. And bring us not 5 into temptation tt.'” And he said unto them, “ Which of

you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, 6 and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a

friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have 7 nothing to set before him :' and he from within shall

answer and say, “ Trouble me not : the door is now shut,

and my children and I are in bed; I cannot rise and give 8 thee?' I say unto you, Even if he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet, because of his impor

tunity, he will rise and give him as many loaves as he 9 needeth. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be

given you ; seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall 10 be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth;

and every one that seeketh, findeth ; and to him that 11 knocketh, it shall be opened. Now if a son shall ask

bread from any of you that is a father, will he give him 12 a stone ? or if he shall ask a fish, will he for a fish give

him a serpent ? or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him 13 a scorpion ? If ye therefore, being evil, know how to

• See Bishop Pearce : q.d. “ there is need of one dish only for me to eat of.” Some good copies read, " there is need only of few, or even of one." See Griesbach. But there is one thing which is necessary : and, etc, N. t Our Father, N. and R. T. who art in heaven, R. T.

Thy will be done as in heaven, so in earth. R. T. * But deliver us from evil. R. T.

give good gifts unto your children; how much more will your heavenly Father give the holy spirit to those that

ask him ?” 14 And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb.

And it came to pass when the demon was gone out, that 15 the dumb spake : and the multitudes wondered. But

some of them said, “ He casteth out demons through 16 Beelzebub, prince of the demons." (And others trying 17 him, sought of him a sign from heaven.) But he, know

ing their thoughts, said unto them, “ Every kingdom

divided against itself, is brought to desolation ; and a 18 house divided against a house, falleth. If Satan also be

divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand ? 19 because ye say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub. But

if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your

sons cast them out? Wherefore they shall be your judges. 20 But if I by the finger of God cast out demons, then the

kingdom of God is come unto you. 21 “ When a strong man armed guardeth his habitation, 22 his goods are in peace : but when a stronger than he

shall come upon him and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour in which he trusted, and divideth his

spoils. 23 “ He that is not with me, is against me : and he that

gathereth not with me, scattereth. 24 “ When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he pass

eth through dry places, seeking rest; and, finding none,

he saith, I will return to mine house whence I came 25 out.' And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and set 26 in order. Then he goeth and taketh to him seven other

spirits more evil than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there : and the last state of that man becometh

worse than the first *.” 27 And it came to pass as he spake these things, that a

• A relapse into vice, like a relapse into insapity, renders the case more hopeless than before.

certain woman of the multitude lifted up her voice, and

said unto him, “ Happy is the womb which bare thee, and 28 the breasts which thou hast sucked.” But he said, “ Yea,

rather, happy are they that hear the word of God and

keep it." 29 Avd when the multitudes were gathered together about

him, he began to say, “ This is an evil generation : it

seeketh after a sign ; and a sign shall not be given it, ex30 cept the sign of Jonah*. For as Jonah was a sign to the

Ninevites, so will the Son of man also be to this genera31 tion. The queen of the south will rise in the judge

ment together with the men of this generation, and will condemn them: for she came from the ends of the

earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon ; and, behold, a 32 greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh will

rise up in the judgement together with this generation, and will condemn it: for they repented at the preaching

of Jonah ; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 33 “ Now no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, putteth

it in a secret place, or under a measure, but on a stand; 34 that those who come in may see the light. The lamp

of the body is thine eye ; when therefore thine eye is

clear, thy whole body also is enlightened; but when 35 thine eye is dim, thy body also is in darkness. Take heed

therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. 36 If thy whole body therefore be enlightened, having no

part dark, the whole will be enlightened, as when a lamp

enlighteneth thee by its brightness." 37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to

dine with him : and he went in, and placed himself at 38 meat. And when the Pharisee saw it, he wondered that 39 Jesus had not first washed his hands before dinner. Then

the Lord said unto him, “ Now ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and of the dish ; but the inside of 40 you is full of rapine and maliciousness. Ye inconsi

* of the prophet Jonah, R. T. and N.

derate, did not he who made the outside, make the inside 41 also ? But rather give in alms the things which ye have* ; 42 and, behold, all things are clean unto you. But alas for

you, Pharisees! for ye pay tithe of mint and rue and every herb, and pass over justice and the love of God: now

these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other 43 undone. Alas for you, Pharisees ! for ye love the chief

seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the market44 places. Alas for yout! for ye are as graves which ap

pear not, and the men that walk over them know it not." 45 Then one of the teachers of the law answered, and saith

unto him, “ Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us 46 also.” And he said, “ Alas for you, teachers of the law

also ! because ye lade men with burthens hard to be

borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burthens with one 47 of your fingers. Alas for you ! because ye build the se

pulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Ye therefore bear witness that ye consent not to the deedst

of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build 49 (their) sepulchres. Wherefore also the wisdom of God

hath said, 'I will send unto them prophets and apostles ; 50 and some of them they will kill, and persecute others : so

that the blood of all the prophets which hath been shed

from the foundation of the world, will be required from 51 this generation : from the blood of Abel to the blood of

Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the tem

ple :' yes, I say unto you, it will be required from this 52 generation. Alas for you, teachers of the law! for ye

have taken away the key of knowledge : ye yourselves have not entered in, and those that were entering in ye

have hindered.” 53 And while he said these things unto them, the scribes

and the Pharisees began to be greatly incensed, and to

* give alms according to your ability, W. #scribes and Pharisees, bypocrites, R. T.

consent to, R. T. Sve Newcorne's Dote.

54 provoke him to speak of many things; laying wait for

him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth,

[that they might accuse him.] Ch. XI. At which time, when many thousands of the mul

titude were gathered together, so that they trode upon one another, he began to say unto his disciples, “ First of all, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is 2 hypocrisy. But there is nothing covered, which shall

not be revealed; or hidden, which shall not be known. 3. Whatsoever things therefore ye have said in darkness,

shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed upon

the house-tops. 4 “ And I say unto you, my friends, Fear not those who

kill the body, and afterward have no more which they 5 can do. But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear

him that, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into 6 hell ; yes, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five spar

rows sold for two pence? and yet not one of them is for7 gotten before God: but eren the hairs of your head are

all numbered. Fear not therefore : ye are of more value

than many sparrows. & “ I say also unto you, Whosoever shall confess me be

fore men, him the Son of man also will confess before the 9 angels of God. But he who denieth me before men, shall 10 be denied in the presence of the angels of God. And

whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him ; but unto him who blasphemeth

against the holy spirit it will not be forgiven. 11 « And when ye are brought to synagogues, and to

principalities and powers, take no anxious thought how

or what ye shall speak in defence, or what ye shall say : 12 for the holy spirit shall teach you in that hour what ye

ought to say.” 13 And one of the multitude said unto him, “ Master, speak to my brother, that he divide our inheritance with me."

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