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which shall not be manisested: neither was any thing

23 kept secret, but that it should come abroad. If any

24 man have ears to hear, (s) let him hear. And he said unt6 them, Take heed what you hear: with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you (g):

25 and unto you that heaT shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God (h), as

27 if a man could cast seed into the ground, And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how (l').

28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the

29 ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we

31 compare it? It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is less than all

32 the seeds that be in the earth. But when it is sown,, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all Herbs, and shooteth out great branches, so that the fowls of

diligently to observe the intended application, the same may be the more clearly understood, and the more deeply imprinted on the. mind.

(f) See Mat. ix. 15. Mark vii. 16.

(g) This seems to be a proverbial expression, which is applied in a spiritual sense. If you make a good use of religious knowledge, you will, by the grace of God, make a proportionable improvement: if you be negligent, or inattentive, you will lose that portion of knowledge you might have secured to yourselves.

(/i) Small as the state of the gospel was at first, it was daily increasing in a much greater proportion than could have been expected from its beginning. Mat. xiii. 3a. inlu xiii. 18.

(/) As the seed, after being sown, springs up and comes to persection in due season, without any further care os the husbandman.

33 the air may lodge under the shadow of it (I). And with many such parables spake he the word unto

24 them, as they were able to hear it. But without a . parable spake he not unto them (/): and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

35" And the same day when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other fide.

36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship, and there were

37 also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the

38 ship, so that it was jiow full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, afleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest

30. thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still: and the wind ceased, and there was a great

40 calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so

41 searful? how is it that ye have no saith? And they seared exceedingly, and said to one another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

CHAP. V.

1 AND they came over unto the other side of the sea,

2 into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean

3 spirit, Who had bis dwelling among the tombs, and no man could bind him, no not with chains:

4 Because that he had been often bound with setters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the setters broken in pieces: neither

(i) See Mat. xiii. 32. Note.

(/) Suiting his discourses to their capacity and disposition. See Mat. xiii, 11.

5 could

«j could any man tame him. And always night and? day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs,

6 crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus asar offy he ran and worshipped him,

7 And cried with a loud Voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment

# me not. (For he said unto him, Come out of the g man, thou unclean spirit.) And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My 10 name is (a) Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much, that he would not send them 11.away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains, a great herd of swine

12 seeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into

13 them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the (b) swine, and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea (they were about two thou

14 sand) and were choaked in the sea. And they that sed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country: And they went out to see what it was

15 that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, fitting and cloathed, and in his right mind,

16 and they were afraid. And they that saw it, told them how it besell to him that was possessed with the

17 devil, and also concerning the swine. And they began to pray to him (c) to depart out of their coasts.

18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had / been possessed with the devil prayed him that he

19 might be with him. Howbeit, Jesiis suffered him

(a) See Mat. xxvi. $3. Note. i (i) See Mat. viii. 3a. Note.

(c) They were afraid of his power, and did not think themselves t*u, whilst he remained in their country. See Lukt v. 8.

not, not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done

20 for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis, how great things Jesus had done for him: and all

ji men did marvel. And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him, and he was nigh unto the sea.

22 And behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and when he saw him,

23 be sell at his seet, And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death, (d) I pray thee come and lay thy hands on her, that

24 she may be healed, and she shall live. And Jejits went with him, and much people followed him,

25 and thronged him. And a certain woman which

26 had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many (e) physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but ra

27 ther grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came

28 in the press behind, and touched his garment: For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be

29 whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up: and she selt in her body that she was

30 healed of that plague. And Jesus immediately knowing jn himself, that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said,Who touched

31 nay clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou,

32 Who touched me? And he looked round about to

33 see her that had done this thing. But the woman searing and'trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and sell down before him, and told him

34. all the truth. And he said unto her. Daughter, thy

{d) See Mat. ix. 18. Luke v'i\i. 4s.

(e) Had been patient to many physicians, and had spent all that flie had to procure relief, and yet her. .disease was rather increasing.

:• faith saith hath made thee whole (/); go in peace, and be

35 whole of thy plague. While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead, why troubles!:

36 thou the master any further? As soon as Jesus heard the word that' was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter,

38 and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed

39 greatly... And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the dam

40 sel is not dead, but fleepeth .(g). , And they laughed him to scorn: but when he had put them all out, he taketh the sather and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the

41 damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and faith unto her, Talitha cumi, which is, being interpreted, Damsel (I say unto thee) arise.

42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve yelrs: and they were

43 astonished with a great astonishment. And he charged them straitly, that no man should know it;

'. and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

CHAP. VI.'

I A N D he went out from thence, and came into his a **. own country, and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath-day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is

(_/') See Mat. ix. 22. Note.

(#) Her death is but like sleep, from which I shall awaken her.

, * given

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