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1 To destroy the Jewish state by the arising from human folly and vice. Romans.
4 Is not ready to bear his cross to the
5 Probably John wondered that the Mes-
CHAP, the poor have the gospel preached | drinking, and they say, "He hath a CHAP. XI. .. to them. And happy is he who demon. The son of man came
shall not 'offend because of me." eating and drinking, and they say,
7 And as these departed, Jesus - Behold! a glutton and a wineCharacter said unto the multitudes concern-bibber, a friend of publicans and of John, ing John, " What went ye out sinners.' And yet wisdom is vin
into the desert to see! A reed dicated by her children.”
went ye out to see? A man clothed cities in which most of his mighty Impenitent
teacher ? yea, I say unto you, and been done in you had been done in
10 much more than a teacher. For Tyre and Sidon, they would have distin.. this is he of whom it is written; repented long ago in sackcloth and guished " Behold, I send my messenger ashes. But I say unto you, it shall 29 above others, by before thy face to prepare thy way be more tolerable for * Tyre and being pre- before thee." Verily I say unto Sidon in the day of judgment, dicted as you; Among those that have been than for you. And thou Caper- 23 the fore
er of born of women, there hath not naum, which art exalted to the Christ. arisen a greater than John the Bap- skies by wealth and pride, shalt be
tist; but the least person eni ployed brought down to the s grave; for
in preaching the kingdom of heaven if the mighty works which have
the time of John the Baptist's done in Sodom, that city would
violent opposers labour to destroy in the day of judgment, than for
ful, since the prophets and the At that time Jesus said, “ I give 25
law were your teachers until John, glory to thee, O Father, Lord of Jesus glo14 and he, if ye can receive it, is heaven and earth, for showing her
the person meant by the Elijah these things which thou hast per15 who was to come. Whoso hath | maitted to be hidden from men of
ears to ears, let him hear. I wisdoin, and understanding, to
16 " But to what shall Uiken this babes : yea, O Father! I give 26
piped for you, but ye danced not ; men, were delivered to me by my
ness of th Jews.
I By falling off from a belief of the gospel. and xlvii. and Ezekiel, chap. xxvi. xxvii.
In religions knowledge, in the power of and xxviii. working miracles, and in other spiritual en To a very low and wretched state. dowments.
6 Inconsiderable and illiterate, but upright 3 He observed abstinence and austerity. and sincere men. .4 For the judgments denounced against 7 As he did when Jesus was baptized. these cities, see in the Bible at large, 8 None but Christians entertain just apa Isaiah, chap. xxiii. Jeremiah, chap. xxv. 'prehensions of God.
CHAP. to whom the Son chooses to reveal Now how much better is a man CHAP.
than a sheep? Wherefore it is law28 ". Come unto me, all ye who ful to do good on the sabbath." Invitation labour with your heavy 'burdens, Then saith he to the man, " Stretch 13 o learn of and I will give you rèst. Take my forth thy hand;" and he stretched * 29 yoke upon you and learn of me, for it out, and it was restored to its
I am meek and lowly in heart, and soundness like the other.
ye shall find rest to your souls. Then the Pharisees went out 14 30 For my yoke is easy and my bur- and consulted against Jesus, how Charges den light." they might destroy him ; but Jesus the multi
tudes not CHAP. At that time Jesus went on the knowing it, withdrew thence, and to make
XII. sabbath through the corn-fields, I great multitudes followed him, him known Jesus vin- and his disciples being hungry be- and he cured them all, and charged to others. dicates bis gan to pluck the ears of corn, and them kainst the to eat. "The Pharisees seeing this, Thus was fulfilled the word disciples
not to make him known.
of 17 Pharisees. said unto him, “Behold! thy dis- the prophet Isaiah, saying, “ Be- 18
ciples do that which it is not law- hold my servant whom I have Isa. Xlü. I.
said unto them, “ Have ye not read well pleased; I will put my spirit
his companions were hungry? true religion to the nations. He 19
not read in the law, that on the not quench, until he shall establish
thing greater than the temple is demoniac, was brought unto him, Cures a
dumb mano this meaneth, “I love mercy bet-blind and dumb man both spake ter than sacrifice," ye would not and saw. And all the people were 23 8 have condemned the guiltless. For astonished, and said, " Is this the the son of man is master even of son of David ?" But when the 24 the sabbath."
Pharisees heard it, they said : 9 And he passed on thence, and went " This man could not cast out Cures a into their synagogue. And behold! these demons but through Beelbad.
there was a man with a withered | zebub the prince of the demons.”
the sabbath ?" that they might ac- | kingdom divided against itself must tion of the 11 cuse him. And he said unto be brought to desolation ; and no Pharisees.
them : " What man among you, city or family divided against itself
i Jewish rites and traditions.
offering to God. • Twelve loaves placed on a table in the 3 That is, the Messiah of whom the Jews sanctuary, and shown to or presented as an I were then in expectation.
CHAP. stand? And, if I through Beel- | thy words thou shalt be con- CHAP. zebub cast out demons, by whom demned.”
XII. do your · sons cast them out? Then some of the scribes and 38
They therefore shall be your Pharisees spakė, saying, “ Master, Pharisees 28 judges. But if I by the power we wish to see a * sign from thee." tegur
of God cast out demons, then But he answered, " An evil and 39
is the kingdom of God already ungodly race of men seeketh a sign, 29 come upon you. How can any but no sign shall be given them,
one enter into a strong man's except the sign of the prophet house and plunder his goods ? he Jonah. The men of Nineveh 41 must first bind the strong man, will rise up in the place of judg
and then he may plunder his ment with this generation, and will 30 goods. He that is not with me condemn them, for they repented
is ? against me, and he who gather at the preaching of Jonah, and
eth not with me scattereth abroad. behold something greater than Jo-
other kind of sin and evil speak- south will rise up in the place of
power of God 3 will not be for- a distant part of the earth to hear
against the son of man may be behold! something greater than
be forgiven, either in this age, or gone out of a man, it passeth
make the tree good, and its fruit rest and finding none, it saith : I 44
ception, swept and put in order. 34 “ Ye brood of vipers, how can Then it goeth and taketh with it 45 Upbraids ye who are evil speak good things ? seven other spirits more evil than the Pharl- for out of the abundance of the itself, and they go in and dwell
35 heart the mouth speaketh. A good there : so the last state of that
man out of the good treasury of man becometh worse than the first.
treasury of his heart bringeth forth Now while he was yet speaking 46
bul, to Christ.
by thy words, as well as by thy mother and thy brethren are stand-
1 Your professors of the healing art, how 4 A sign from heaven, Luke xi. 16.
in violence after a transient recovery, so
CHAP. to him that told him, “ Who is, they see not, and hearing they hear CHAP, XIII.
my mother and who are my bre-not, nor understand. And in them, XIII. 49 thren? And he stretched forth is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, 14
his hands towards his disciples and which saith, “ Ye will hear with Isa. vi. 6.
said, “ Behold! my mother and your ears and not understand, and 50 my brethren : for whosoever shall ye will see with your eyes, and not
do the will of my Father who is perceive; for the heart of this 15
ears are dull of hearing, and their CHAP. The same day Jesus went out eyes have they closed, so that
11de of the house, and sat by the side they neither see with their eyes, Parable of of the lake. And great multitudes nor hear with their ears, nor the sower. were gathered together unto him, understand with their heart, nor
so that he went into a vessel and are converted that I should heal
some seeds fell by the way-side, the things which you hear and
and the birds came and devoured see are great and important; for 17 5 them. Some fell on rocky places, verily I say unto you, that many
where they had not much earth, prophets and righteous men have and they sprang up very quickly, desired to see those things which because they had not depth of ye see, and have not seen them, 6 earth ; but when the sun was risen, and to hear the things which ye
they were scorched, and because hear, and have not heard them.
they had no root, withered away. “ Hear ye therefore the parable 18 7 And some fell among thorns, and of the sower. When any one Parable of the thorns grew up and choked heareth the word concerning my the
y explained. 8 them, “But others fell on good kingdom, and considereth it not,
ground, and yielded fruit, some an the evil one cometh, and snatch-
received seed as the ground by the 10 And the disciples came near and way-side did. And he who re-20 Reason said unto him, “Why speakest ceived seed on rocky places, is he that spoke in
as thou to them in parables ?” He heareth the word, and immediately parables to answered, “Unto you it is given receiveth it with joy, yet hath not 21 . the mul. to know the hitherto unknown root in himself, but endureth only litude.
truths of the kingdom of heaven, a short time; for when tribulation 12 but to them it is not given. For or persecution cometh because of
whosoever hath much by improv the word, he immediately falleth
shall have even that which he hath of riches choke the word, and it 13 taken away. I therefore speak to becometh unfruitful. But he who 23
them in parables, because seeing received seed on the good ground,
the worthors who diately cause of
ich he had
1 A bad disposition personified.