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CHAP. to a mountain to pray, and conti- sake of the son of man. Rejoice CHAP.
Mi nued all night in a house of prayer ye in that day, and leap for joy; Chooses to God. And when it was day, he for behold! your reward shall be 23
en called to him his disciples, and great in heaven: for in like manner Apostles.
chose out of them twelve, whom he did their fathers to the prophets.
“But alas! for you that are rich, 24 14 1. Simon, whom he had also trusting in your riches, for ye are and who named Peter, and
receiving vour consolation. Alas! Otherwise. # 2. Andrew his brother; for you that are filled with excess, 25 3. James, and
for ye shall hunger. Alas! for 4. John;
you that laugh now for the plea5. Philip, and
sure which case and luxury afford, 6. Bartholomew ;
for ye shall mourn and weep. 7. Matthew, and
Alas! for you, when bad men 26 8. Thomas ;
shall speak well of you : for in like 9. James, the son of Alpheus, manner did their fathers to the false ' and
prophers. 10. Simon, called ? Zelotes ; “ But I say unto you my hearers, 27 16 11. Judas, the brother of James, Love your enemies, and to show True temand
that you love them, do good to per 12. Judas Iscariot, the Straitor. those that hate you, bless those that anity. 17 And Jesus went down with them, curse you, and pray for those that 28 Removes and stood in the plain with a num injuriously treat you. Rather 29 cases. ay (16 ber of his disciples, and a great than attempt to right yourself by
multitude of the people from all angry contention or revenge, to
to hear him and to be cured of their der not him who would take away 18 diseases ; and those who were dis- thy cloke from taking away thy
turbed by demons were also cured. coat also. Be disposed to give to 30 19 And the whole multitude sought to every one that asketh of thee, and
touch him ; for power went out of from him who taketh away what is
thine, do not demand it with rage 20 Then he lifted up his eyes to- and violence. And as ye wish men 3 1 Who are wards his disciples, and said, “ Hap to do unto you, do ye even so to "PPY; py are ye, poor in spirit, for your's them. For if ye love them who 32 21 is the kingdom of God. Happy love you, what is your reward ? for
are ye who hunger now for truth even the heathens love those who ' and righteousness, for ye shall be love them. And if ye do good to 33
filled. Happy are ye that weep them who do good to you,
with joy at the reformation you if ye lend to those whom ye 22 shall witness. Happy are ye when expect to return it, what is your
men shall hate you, and separate rewards for even the heathens
? A proscucha, or oratory.
this place, elsewhere he is said not to betray
This word is applied to Judas only in See Matt. v, d.
CHAP. love your enemies, and do good, and the evil man, out of the evil CHAP • VI.
and lend, giving up nothing for treasury of his heart bringeth forth
High God; for he is kind to the eth. And why call ye me, Master, 46 36 unthankfu! and to the wicked. Be Master, and do not the things
ye therefore compassionate as your which I teach. 37 Father also is compassionate. Judge “Every one that cometh to me 47 not, and ye will not be judged; and heareth these words, and doeth Who wise
condemn not, and ye will not be them, I will show you to whom he and who condemned; forgive, and ye will is like. He is like a man who 38 be forgiven; give and there will be built a house, and dug deep, and 48
given unto you good measure, yea laid its foundation on the rock, and measure pressed down and shaken when the flood arose, the stream together, and running over will be beat vehemently against that house, given into your " lap. For the same but could not shake it, for it was measure that ye give, will be given founded on a rock. But he that 49 to you again.”
heareth, and doeth not, is like a 39 He also spake a parable unto man, who built a house upon the Various them, intinating the duty of those ground without a foundation against precepts.
who teach uther's to be well in which the stream beat vehemently,
Will not both fall into a ditch ? these sayings in the ears of the vil. 40 A disciple is not above his teacher, I people, he went into Capernaum. Jesus cures but let every disciple be duly pre- | And the servant of a certain cen- a centu
to rion's ser« 41 pared as his teacher. And why dost turion, who was dear to his master, vant.
thou behold the splinter in thy bro was sick, and ready to die. And 3
ther's eye, and considerest not the | having heard of Jesus, the centu42 beam in thine own eye? Or how rion sent to him some elders of the
canst thou say to thy brother, Jews, beseeching him that he
them ; and when he was now not 43 “Now no good tree beareth bad far from the house, the Centurion
fruit, and no bad tree beareth good sent friends to him, saying unto 44 fruit. Every tree is known by its him, “Sir, trouble not thyself, for
own fruit; for figs are not gather I am not worthy that thou shouldst
ed from thorns, nor the grape from come under my roof; and therefore 7 45 the bramble bush. The good man I did not take upon me to come
out of the good treasury of his unto thiee myself, but speak a word
* By saying what degree of punishment a which might be raised so as to be capable of sinner deserves.
receiving grain. * The forepart of their long flowing dress,
CHAP. For even I who am a man under that was to come ? or should we CHAP.
authority, have soldiers under me, I look for another??" Now, imme. V 8 and I say to this man, “Go,' and diately Jesus cured many of sick-21 he goeth, and to another, ' Come,' nesses, and torments and evil spirits,
and he cometh, and to my servant, | and kindly gave sight to many 9'Do this,' and he doeth it.” Now blind people; and then gave John's 22 when Jesus heard this, he wondered disciples this answer,“ Gö, tell at him, and turning about, said to John what ye have seen, and heard. the multitude that was following The blind receive sight, the lame him, “I say unto you, I have not walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf
found so great faith, no not in hear, the dead are raised up, the 10 Israel.” And the messenger re- poor have the gospel preached unto
turned to the house, and found the them. And happy is he, whoever 23 servant well.
shall not offend because of me.” 11. On the next day, Jesus was go Now, when the messengers of 24. Raises the ing to a city called Nain, and ma- John departed, Jesus began to say Character widow's son Weinsson ny of his disciples, and a great unto the multitudes concerning of John.
multitude, were going with him ; John, “ What went ye out into 12 and as he came nigh the gate of the the desert to see ? a reed shaken by
city, behold! a dead man was car- the wind ? But what went ye out 25
much people of the city was with are richly dressed, and live luxuri-
he took pity on her, and said, went ye out to see ? A prophet ? 14 “ Weep not;" and he went up, | Yea, I say unto you, and much
and touched the bier, for the bear- more than a prophet: For this is 27
ers stopt, and said, “ 2 Young man, he of whom it is written, “Behold! 15 I say unto thee, rise up." And the I send my messenger before thy
dead man sat up and began to face, to prepare thy way before
speak; and Jesus presented him to thee.' For I say unto you, Among 28 16 his mother. And fear seized on all, those that are born of women, there
and they glorified God, saying, is no greater prophet than John the
among us, and God hath kindly dom of God, is greater than he.'
report concerning Jesus went forth therers, that heard him, thankfully
were baptized with John's baptism ;
unto him two of his disciples, and God towards them, not having
should we look for another ?” what now shall I liken the men of Perversity 20 When the men came to him, they this generation ? and what do they of the
said, “ John the Baptist hath sent resemble? They are like children
* The four circumstances here mentioned than the most laboured amplification of art. with so much simplicity, and conciseness, His mention of the youih of the deceased tend to raise compassion more strongly, renders the description still inore pathetic.
resus to eat with'hi Pharisees asked Wher
sanents; anche reclans on bisairs of threaching tools and and cell evil
CHAP. each other, and saying, 'We piped to the woman, he says to Simon, CHAP ".. unto you, but ye danced not, we " Seest thou this woman I came
mourned to you, but ye wept not.' into thy house, and thou gavest me 33 For John the Baptist came neither no water for my feet; but she hath
eating bread, nor drinking wine, wetted them with her tears, and
and ye say, 'He hath a demon,' wiped them with her hair. Thou 45 34 The son of man came eating and gavest me no kiss ; but she, since I
drinking, and ye say, Behold a came in, hath not ceased to kiss my
glutton, and a' drunkard, a friend feet. My head with oil thou didst 46 35 of taxgatherers, and sinners ! And not anoint; but she hath anointed
yet wisdom is vindicated by all her my feet with perfumed ointment.
Wherefore I say unto you, because 47 36 Then one of the Pharisees asked she hath many sins to be forgiven, Jesus Jesus to eat with him; so he went and an entire confidence of for
ated into the Pharisee's house, and took giveness, she loved much ; but that with precious this place at the table. And behold person to whom little is forgiven, ointmeni. a woman of the city, who had been loveth little. Then he saith to her, 48
37 formerly a person of bad charac-" Thy sins are' forgiven." And 49
ter, knowing that he was at table the guests began to say within
alabaster box of perfumed oint- forgiveth sins ?” But he said to 50 38 ments; and stood at his feet be- the woman, “ Thy faith hath saved
hind, as he reclined upon the thee, go in peace.”
places. 39 But when the Pharisee, who had apostles were with him: and certain
invited him, saw this, he said with women, that had been cured of evil 2
Susanna, and several others, and 40 Then Jesus said, “ Simon, I ministered to him of their subHe com- have something to say unto thee.” stance.
e And he saith, “ Master, say it.” Now, as a great multitude as- 4 who did it." There was a certain creditor, | sembled, and inhabitants of many Parable of
41 that had two debtors, one of which cities came together to him, he the sower
owed him five hundred denarii, and spake this parable. A sower 5
not able to pay, he freely forgave he was sowing, some fell by the
said he, will love him most?” foot, and the fowls of the air de-
pose, he to whom most was for-rock, and as soon as it sprang up,
given.” And Jesus said, “ Thou withered away for want of moisture. 44 judgest rightly." Then turning And some fell among thorns, and 7
mends the woman
: Jesus knew the sincerity of her repent-