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CHAP. brought unto thee my son, who • hath a dumb spirit, and when it

18 seizeth him, it dasheth him against the ground, and he foameth and grindeth his teeth, and wasteth away; and I spake to thy disciples

19 to cast it out, but they could not." Then Jesus answered: "O faithless generation! how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him to me."

20 And they brought the man unto him; and when he saw Jesus, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground, and

21 rolled himself, foaming. And Jesus asketh his father, " How long hath he been in this way?" And he said

22" From his childhood; and ofttimes it hath cast him both into fire and water to destroy him; but if thou canst do any thing, take

23 pity on us, and help us." Then Jesus said unto him, "I can, if thou canst believe; all things are possible to him who believeth."

24 And immediately the father of the child cried out with tears, " Master, I do believe; help thou the weakness of my faith."

25 But Jesus seeing the people run up together in crowds, rebuked the unclean spirit, sayingunto it," Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and 'go into him

26 no more. Accordingly, after crying out and shaking him much, it came out, and the young man seemed as if he were dead, so that

27 many said, " He is dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him up. And when Jesus

28 was come into a house, his disciples asked him privately, " Why

29 could not we cast him out?" He said unto them, "This kindof/azVA, •which is a necessary qualification for the working of miracles, can

'He assured the father that his son's epilepsy should not return.

• Fasting is put for the effect which it is designed to produce, humility and lowliness

be produced only by praver and CHAP. fasting.? Ix,

And they departed thence; and 30 he was desirous that no one should discover him as they were passing „ along through Galilee; for he was enjoined., teaching his disciples, and telling them that "Thesonofman is about 31 to be delivered up into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and after he hath been killed, he will return to life on the third dav ;'' 32 but they understood not that declaration, and were afraid to ask him. And when he was come to 33 Capernaum, and was in the house, he asked them " What were ye disputing about among yourselves on the road?" But they gave him 34 no answer; for they had been disputing with each other, who would be greatest. And sitting down 3i he called the twelve, and said unto them" If any one desire to be first, let him be last of all, and the servant of all. And taking a 36 little child, he set him in the midst of them, and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, "Whosoever receiveth one 37 like such little children, in my name, he receiveth me ; and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me on^j/,buthimwhosentme."

Then John said unto him, 38 "Master, we saw one casting out Small «er. demons in thy name, and we for- Vlces we'i bade him." But Jesus said, " For- be acceptbidhim not; for there is none who ed, will do a mighty work in my name3 33 and readily speak evil of me; for he 40 that is not against you, and showing it by such conduct as this man's, is for you; and whosoever shall give 41 you a cup of water to drink, in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall by no means lose his reward."

of mind.

3 In promotion of the cause of truth and virtue.

CHAP. « And on the contrary, whosoever shall lead into sin one of these

42 lowly disciples who believe in me, Horrid it were better for him, if a mill.ianf?TM stone were fastened about his neck, :iny into and that he were cast into tnc sea. *",• And if thy hand lead thee to sin,

43 cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into life without this limb, than with two hands to go into hell,

44 where their worm dieth not, and

45 the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot lead thee to sin, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter maimed into life, than with two feet to be

46 cast into hell, where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not

4" quenched. And if thy eye lead thee to sin, pluck it out, for it is better for thee to go into the kingdom of God with one eye, than with two eyes to be cast into hell,

48 where their worm dieth not, and

49 the fire is n it quenched. For every one thus sentenced shall be salted1 with fire, and every one who offers himself a reasonable sacrifice to God shall be salted with the salt of divine assistance and instruction.

50 Salt is good, but if the salt lose its saltness,* with what will ye season it? Have the salt of virtue and knowledge among yourselves, and be at peace with one another."

Chap Jesus arose, and departed thence X. into thebordersof Judea through the . country by the side of the river Jor•bout di- dan: and multitudes come together vorce an- unto him, and according to his cussweied, t0m, he taught them again. Andthe

2 Pharisees came near and tried him with this question " Is it lawful for

3 a man to divorce his wife." But he answered them, " What hath Moses commanded you?" And they said, " Moses suffered us to give a writing of divorcement, and

1i Brought to a state of purity and incorruption.

* There was a kind of rock salt in Judea that sometimes' became quite tasteless. J

to put her away." Jesus answered, CHAP. "For the hardness of your heart he x" wrote you this precept; but in the 5, beginning, at the creation, God 6 made a male and a female, and said, 'For this cause shall a man leave 7 his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife; and the two $ shall be so closely united in the bonds of lore and affection, as to be one flesh.' What therefore God 9 joined together, let no man put asunder." And in an house his 1Q his disciples asked him again concerning the same thing: and he 1 \ saiih unto them, " Whosoever shall put away his wife and marry another, pommitteth adulter)' against her; and if a woman' put 12 away her husband, and be married to another, she committcth adultery."

And same brought little children 13 to him, that he might touch them ; Jesus •,I«: but his disciples rebuked those "j*5chl1" who brought them. Jesus seeing this, was much displeased, and said 14 unto them, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and hinder them not,forofsuch-likeisthekingdomof 15 God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the offer of \he kingdom of God with a frame of mind like that of a little child, he cannot enter therein." And he 16, took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

And as he was going forward 17 along the road, one ran up and The rich knelt before him, and asked him, t'&. "Good master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" 18 But Jesus said unto him: " Why callest thou me good? None is good but one, that is God. Thou 19 knowest the commandments,' Do

"Though the law is silent on divorces of this nature, yet it appears from the history of the Jews that they sometimes occurred.

CMP. not commit adultery,' ' Do 1104 murder,' ' Do not steal,' 'B*ar not false testimony,' ' Defraud not,'

20s. Honour thy father and thy mother." And he answered, " Master, all these things have I kept from

81 my youth." Then Jesus earnestly looked upon him with fondness, and said unto him, " One thing thou 'wantest: go sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor, and thou wilt have treasure in heaven; and come, take the cross, and fol

22 low me." But he was deeply affected at this saying, and went away sorrowful; for he had great

23 possessions.

jwfT °h Then Jesus looking round about, i"! a saith to his disciples, "With what difficulty will they who have riches 21 come* into the kingdom of God!" Now the disciples were wondering at these words, when Jesus said again, " Children, how difficult is it for them that trust in riches to come into the kingdom of God.

25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man who trusts in his riches to come into the kingdom of

26 God." And they were exceedingly amazed, saying among themselves, "What rich man then can be

27 saved?" And Jesus lookingon them saith, "With men it may appear

t impossible/or a rich man not io trust in his riches, but not with God; for with God, and those who love him, all things of this kmd are possible." S8 Upon this, Peter said unto him, -"owe?" Behold, we gave up every thing to go with thee." Jesus^answered, 29 " Verily I say unto you, not one of you hath given uphouse,or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for the

1 To bring thee to the highest human perfection.

* Become open and avowed friends and advocates of the gospel, especially in times of danger.

* The peace and comfort of their own

sake of me and the gospel, who will CHAP, not receive compensation now at x' this time, what is* an hundred-fold 30 more valuable than houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, but with great hardships, and in the world to come everlasting life. But 31 many that are first will be last, and the last first."

Now they were on the road, 32 journeying to Jerusalem; and Je- Jesus again sus went before them, and they J?1*?5"5.

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were followmg m astonishment and resurand fear.4 And he took again the rection. twelve aside, and began to tell them what was speedily to befall him. "Behold we are going up to 33 Jerusalem, and the son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him up to the Gentiles, who will 34 mock him, and scourge him, and spit upon him, and kill him; and on the third day he will return to life."

And James and John, the sons of 35 Zebedee, come to him, and say, Ambition "Master, we wish thee to do for(of Jl"i" us what we shall ask." And he' said unto them, " What is it that 36 ye wish me to do for you?" Then 37 they said unto him, " Grant that one of us may sit on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy glory." But Jesus said unto them, 33 "Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup which I am to drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am to be baptized with?" They said unto him, "We 39 can." Then said Jesus unto them, "Ye will indeed drink of the cup which I am to drink of, and be baptized with the baptism with

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Jesus enters Jerusalem in triumph.

which I am to be baptized; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give,unless to those for whom it is prepared."

And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against James and John ; but Jesus called the twelve to him, and said unto them, " Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles exercise a harsh authority, and their princes lord it over them ; but let it not he so with you; but whosoever wisheth to be greatest among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever wisheth to be first of you, let him become a servant of all. For even the son of man came not so much to be served as to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

And they come to Jericho; and as he was going out of Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimeus was sitting by the road-side, begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, saying, " Jesus, thou son of David, have pity on me." And many charged him to keep silence: but he cried out so much the more, "Thou son of David, have pity on me." Then Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying unto him, M Take courage; arise, he callcth thee." And he threw off his garment, and arose and went to Jesus. And Jesus saith unto him, "What dost thou wish me to do for thee r" Theblind man said unto him, "Master, to give me my sight.'' Then Jesus saith unto him, "Go thy Way; thy faith hath restored thee." And he received his sight immediately, and followed Jesus in the way.

Now as Jesus and his disciples come near to Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, by the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples, saying unto them, "Go into the village over against you,

and as sdofi as ye enter into it ye CHAP, will find a colt tied, on which no man ever sat, loose it and bring it. And if any one say unto 3 you, 'Why do ye this?' say, 'The master hath need of it;' and immediately he will send it hither." ,So they went and found the colt 4 tied by a door without in the open street, and they loose it. And 5 some of those who were standing there said unto them, " What are ye about, loosing the colt?" And 6 they said unto the man as Jesus had commanded: so the men suffered them. And the disciples! brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on it, and set him thereon. And many spread their S garments in the road, and others cut boughs from the trees, and strewed them in the road. And 9 those who went before, and those who followed, cried out, saying, "Save now! blessed be he who cometh in the name of the Lord. lO Blessed be the kingdom of ourFather David, which cometh in the name of the Lord: Save now thou who dwellest in the highest heavens I"

And Jesus went into Jerusalem ; 11 and after looking about upon every The bar» thing, when the evening was now fiE-t'cecome, he went out to Bethany with the twelye. And on the morrow 12 as they went from Bethany, he was hungry; and seeing a fig-tree at a 13 distance with leaves on, he went, if perhaps he might find some fruit upon it, for the season of gathering figs was not yet arrived; but when he was come to it he found nothing but leaves. Then 14 Jesus said unto it, " Let no one eat fruit of thee any more for ever;''' and his disciples heard it.

And they come to Jerusalem; 15 and Jesus went into the temple, and J*sus cle turned out those who were selling tem* and buying in the temple, and 16 overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and suffered no

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tism of John from heaven, or from Chap. men? Answer me." And theyrea- xu' soned among themselves, saying, "If we answer, ' From heaven,' he 31 will say, ' Why then did ye not believe him?' And if we say, 'From 32 men,' we are in danger from the people;" for they all held John to be a prophet indeed. And they 33 answered Jesus, "We cannot tell." And Jesus answered them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Now Jesus began to speak unto CHAP, them in parables. "A man planted a XIt vineyard, and put a fence about it, Parable of and dug a wine-vat, and built a the.lab°ur"

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tower, and let it out. to husband- vineyard. men, and went from home. And 2 at the proper season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, to receive from them,the fruit of the vineyard. But they took him and beat him, 3 and sent him away empty. Again, 4 he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated. And 5 again, he sent another; and him they slew: and of many others, some they beat, and some they slew. Now, having still one son 6 beloved by him, he sent him also last unto them, saying, "2Thev will reverence my son." But those 7 husbandmen said among themselves, "This is the heir, come let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours." So they took him, 8 and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What therefore will 9 the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those husbandmen, and give the vineyard to be occupied by others.

"Have ye not read this scrip- 10 ture, '• The stone which the build- Applied to ers rejected, is become the head of ^ "£"" the corner : this is the Lord's do- jews.

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