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Christ's miracles.

CHAP. XVI.

The sign of Jonas. 753 not sent but unto the lost sheep of the l 3 And in the morning, It will be foul house of Israel.

weather to-day : for the sky is red and 25 Then came she and worshipped lowering. () ye hypocrites, ye can dis-, him, saying, Lord, help me.

cern the face of the sky ; but can ye not 26 But he answered and said, It is not discern the signs of the times? meet to take the children's bread, and to 4 A wicked and adulterous generation cast it to dogs.

seeketh after a sign ; and there shall no 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet sign be given unto it, but the sign of the the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall prophet Jonas. And he left them, and from their master's table.

departed. 28 Then Jesus answered and said unto 5 And when his disciples were come her, () woman, great is thy faith : be it to the other side, they had forgotten to unto thee even as thou wilt. And her take bread. daughter was made whole from that very 6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take hour.

heed and beware of the leaven of the 29 And Jesus departed from thence, Pharisees and of the Sadducees. and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee ; 7 And they reasoned among themand went up into a mountain, and sat | selves, saying, It is because we have down there.

taken no bread. 30 And great multitudes came unto 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said him, having with them those that were unto them, Oye of little faith, why realame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many son ye among yourselves, because ye have others, and cast them down at Jesus' || brought no bread ? feet ; and he healed them:

9 Do ye not yet understand, neither re31. Insomuch that the multitude won- | member the five loaves of the five thoudered, when they saw the dumb to speak, Il sand, and how many baskets ye took up? the maimed to be whole, the lame to 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four walk, and the blind to see : and they glo- thousand, and how many baskets ye took rified the God of Israel.

up? 32 1 Then Jesus called his disciples 11 How is it that ye do not understand unto him, and said, I have compassion on that I spake it not to you concerning the multitude, because they continue with bread, that ye should beware of the leaven me now three days, and have nothing to of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? eat: and will not send them away fast- | 12 Then understood tliey how that he ing, lest they faint in the way.

| bade them not beware of the leaven of 33 And his disciples say unto him, bread, but of the doctrine of the PhariWhence should we have so much bread sees and of the Sadducees. in the wilderness, as to fill so great a mul 13 | When Jesus came into the coasts titude?

of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disci34 And Jesus saith unto them, How ples, saying, Whom do men say that I many loaves have ye? And they said, I the Son of man am ? Seven, and a few little fishes.

14 And they said, Some say that thou "-35 And he commanded the multitude Il art John the Baptist : some Elias ; and to sit down on the ground.

others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 36 And he took the seven loaves and 15 He saith unto them, But whom say the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake ye that I am? * them, and gave to his disciples, and the 16 And Simon Peter answered and disciples to the multitude.

said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the 37. And they did all eat, and were fill- | living God. ed: and they took up of the broken meat 17 And Jesus answered and said unto that was left seven baskets full.

him, Blessed art thou, Simon-Barjona: for 38 And they that did eat were four | flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thousand men, beside women and children. thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

S9 And he sent away the multitude, 18 And I say also unto thee, that thou and took ship, and came into the coasts | art Peter, and upon this rock I will build of Magdala.

my church : and the gates of hell shall CHAP. XVI.

not prevail against it. 1 The sign of Jonas. 6 The leaven of the 19 And I will give unto thee the keys

Pharisees, and of the Sadducees. 21 of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever Christ foresheweth his death.

thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound THEPharisees also and the Sadducees in heaven ; and whatsoever thou shalt

I came, and, tempting, desired him that loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. he would shew them a sign from heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples that

2 He answered and said unto them, they should tell no man that he was Jesus When it is evening, ye say, It will be the Christ. fair weather : for the sky is red.

21 | From that time forth began Je

754 Christ foresheweth his death. ST. MATTHEW. He healeth a lunatick. sus to shew unto his disciples, how that, Why then say the scribes, that Elias must he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer first come? many things of the elders and chief priests, 11 And Jesus answered and said unto and scribes, and be killed, and be raised them, Elias truly shall first come, and reagain the third day.

store all things : 22 Then Peter took him, and began 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from come alrcady, and they knew him not, thee, LORD : this shall not be unto thee. but have done unto him whatsoever they

23 But he turned, and said unto Pe listed : likewise shall also the Son of man ter, Get thee behind me, Satan ; thou suffer of them. art an offence unto me: for thou savour 13 Then the disciples understood that est not the things, that be of God, but he spake unto them of John the Baptist. those that be of men.

14 | And when they were come to the 24 9 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, | multitude, there came to him a certain If any man will come after me, let him man kneeling down to him, and saying, deny himself, and take up his cross, and 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for follow me.

he is lunatick, and sore vexed ; for oft25 For whosoever will save his life, times he falleth into the fire, and oft into shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his | the water. life for my sake, shall find it.

16 And I brought him to thy disci26 For what is a man profited, if he ples, and they could not cure him. shall gain the whole world, and lose his 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O own soul? or what shall a man give in ex || faithless and perverse generation, how change for his soul?

inng shall I be with you ? how long shall 27 For the Son of man shall come in | I suffer you ? bring him bither to me. the glory of his Father, with his angels ; 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and and then he shall reward every man ac- ll he departed out of him ; and the child cording to his works.

was cured from that very hour. 28 Verily I say unto you, There be | 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus some standing here, which shall not taste apart, and said, Why could not we cast of death, till they see the Son of man him out ? coming in his kingdom.

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because CHẤP, XVII.

of your unbelief: for verily I say unto 1 The transfiguration of Christ. 14 He vou, If ve have faith as a grain of mus.

healeth a lunarick, 22 foretelleth his tard-seed, ye shall say unto this mounoson passion, 24 and pareth tribute. tain, Remove hence to yonder place, A ND after six days, Jesus taketh Pe- and it shall remove ; and nothing shall m ter, James, and John his brother, be impossible unto you. and bringeth them up into an high moun 21 Howbeit, this kind goeth not out, tain apart,

out by prayer and fasting. 2 And was transfigured before them : || 22 | And while they abode in Galilee, and his face did shine as the sun, and his Jesus said unto them, The Son of man raiment was white as the light.

shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 3 And behold, there appeared unto

23 And they shall kill him, and the

23 And they shall ki them Moses and Elias talking with him. I third day he shall be raised again : And

4 Then answered Peter, and said unto | they were exceeding sorry. Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: | 24 | And when they were come to if thou wilt, let us make here three tab. | Capernaum, they that received tributeernacles; one for thee, and one for Mo- || money, came to Peter, and said, Doth not ses, and one for Elias.

your Master pay tribute ? 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was cloud overshadowed them : and behold, come into the house, Jesus prevented a voice out of the cloud, which said, This | him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon ? is my beloved Son, in whom I am well of whom do the kings of the earth take pleased : hear ye him.

custom or tribute ? of their own children, 6 And when the disciples heard it, they or of strangers ? fell on their face, and were sore afraid.' | 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers.

7 And Jesus came and touched them, Jesus saith unto him, Then are the chiland said, Arise, and be not afraid. li dren free.

.8 And when they had lifted up their 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should ofeyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. || fend them, go thou to the sea, and cast

9 And as they came down from the an hook, and take up the fish that first mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, I cometh up: and when thou hast opened Tell the vision to no man, until the Son his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of of man be risen again from the dead. money : that take, and give unto them

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Il for me and thee.

Christ teacheth to be humble. CHAP. xvill. Of forgiving one another. 755 CHAP. XVIII.

to hear the church, let him be unto thee 1 Christ teacheth to be humble. 7 Touching as an heathen man and a publican.

offences, 21 and forgiving one another. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever A T the same time came the disciples ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in h unto Jesus, saying, Who is the heaven : and whatsoever ye shall loose greatest in the kingdom of heaven? on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.

2 And Jesus called a little child unto 19 Again I say unto you, That if two him, and set him in the midst of them, of you shall agree on earth, as touching

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, any thing that they shall ask, it shall be Except ye be converted, and become as done for them of my Father which is in little children, ye shall not enter into the heaven. kingdom of heaven.

20 For where two or three are gath4 Whosoever therefore shall humble l ered together in my name, there am I in himself as this little child, the same is the midst of them. greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

21 1 Then came Peter to him, and said, 5 And whoso shall receive one such || Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against little child in my name, receiveth me. me, and I forgive him ? till seven times ?

6 But whoso shall offend one of these 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unlittle ones which believe in me, it were to thee, until seven times : but, Until better for him that a millstone were hang seventy times seven. ed about his neck, and that he were 23 | Therefore is the kingdom of heavdrowned in the depth of the sea.

en likened unto a certain king which : 7f Woe unto the world because of would take account of his servants. offences ! for it must needs be that of 24. And when he had begun to reckon, fences come; but woe to that man by one was brought unto him which owed whom the offence cometh !

him ten thousand talents. 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot 25 But forasmuch as he had not to offend thee, cut them off, and cast them pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, from thee : it is better for thee to enter and his wife and children, and all that into life halt or maimed, rather than || he had, and payment to be made. having two hands or two feet, to be cast | 26 The servant therefore fell down, and into everlasting fire.

worshipped him, saying, Lord, have pa9 And if thine eye cffend thee, pluck | tience with me, and I will pay thee all. it out, and cast it from thee : it is better 27 Then the lord of that servant was for thee to enter into life with one eye, | moved with compassion, and loosed him, rather than having two eyes, to be cast | into hell-fire.

28 But the same servant went out, and . 10 Take heed that ye despise not one found one of his fellow-servants, which of these little ones : for I say unto you, owed him an hundred pence : and he that in heaven their angels do always laid hands on him, and took him by the behold the face of my Facher which is throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. in heaven.

29 And his fellow-servant fell down 11 For the Son of man is come to save || at his feet, and besought him, saying, that which was lost.

Have patience with me, and I will pay 12 How think ye? if a man have an | thee all. hundred sheep, and one of them be gone 30 And he would not : but went and astray, doth he not leave the ninety and | cast him into prison, till he should pay nine, and goeth into the mountains, and the debt. seeketh that which is gone astray ?

S1 So when his fellow-servants saw 13 And if so be that he find it, verily what was done, they were very sorry, I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that || and came and told unto their lord all sheep, than of the ninety and nine which that was done. . went not astray.

32 Then his lord, after that he had - 14 Even so it is not the will of your called him, said unto him, O thou wicked Father which is in heaven, that one of servant, I forgave thee all that debt, bethese little ones should perish.

cause thou desiredst me: 15 Moreover, if thy brother shall tres- 33 Shouldest not thou also have had pass against thee, go and tell him his fault compassion on thy fellow-servant, even between thee and him alone : if he shall | as I had pity on thee? hear thec, thou hast gained thy brother. | 34 And his lord was wroth, and deliv

16 But if he will not hear thee, then ered him to the tormentors, till he should take with thee one or two more, that in pay all that was due unto him. the mouth of two or three witnesses ev-ill 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Faery word may be established.

ther do also unto you, if ye from your 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, hearts forgive not every one his brother tell it unto the church : but if he neglect their trespasses

756 Christ healeth the sick. ST. MATTHEW. How to obtain eternal life. CHAP. XIX.

one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter 2 Christ healeth the sick, 3 answereth into life, keep the commandments.

the Pharisees touching divorcement, 18 He saith unto him, Which Jesus 16 and sheweth how to attain ever | said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt lasting life.

not commit adultery, Thou shalt not AND it came to pass, that when Jesus steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, A had finished these sayings, he de- || 19 Honour thy father and thy mothparted from Galilee, and came into the er : and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan :

as thyself. 2 And great multitudes followed him, || 20' The young man saith unto him, All and he healed them there.

these things have I kept from my youth 3 1 The Pharisees also came unto him, ll up : what lack I yet?" tempting him, and saying unto him, Is "21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be it lawful for a man to put away his wife perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and for every cause?

give to the poor, and thou shalt have 4 And he answered and said unto them, |treasure in heaven: and come and folHave ye not read, that he which made i low me. them at the beginning, made them malc 22 But when the young man heard and female,

that saying, he went away sorrowful : 5 And said, For this cause shalla man for he liad great possessions. leave father and mother, and shall cleave 23 ( Then said Jesus unto his disciples, to his wife : and tliey twain shall be one | Verily I say unto you, that a rich man flesh

shall hardly enter into the kingdom of 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, heaven. but one flesh. What therefore God hath 24 And again I say unto you, It is joined together, let not man put asunder. easier for a camel to go through the eye

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses of a needle, than for a rich man to enter then command to give a writing of di- into the kingdom of God. vorcement, and to put her away?

25 When his disciples heard it, they 8 He saith into them, Moses, because were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who of the hardness of your hearts, suffered then can be saved ? you to put away your wives : but from 26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unthe beginning it was not so.

ll to them, With men this is impossible, 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall but with God all things are possible. put away his wife, except it be for for- 27 | Then answered Peter, and said nication, and shall marry another, com- unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, mitteth adultery: and whoso harrieth her and followed thee; what shall we have which is put away, doth commit adultery. I therefore ? - 10 1 His disciples say unto him, If the l 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I case of the man be so with his wife, it is say unto you, that ye which have follownot good to marry.

ed me in the regeneration, when the Son 11 But he said unto them, All men of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, cannot receive this saying, save they to ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judge whom it is given.

ing the twelve tribes of Israel. 12 For there are some eunuchs, which 29 And every one that hath forsaken were so born from their mother's womb: | houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, and there are some eunuchs, which were or mother, or wife, or children, or lands made eunuchs of men : and there be | for my name's sake, shall receive an hureunuchs, which have made themselves dred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. 30 But many that are first shall be He that is able to receive it, let him re- last, and the last shall be first. ceive it.

CHAP. XX. 13 Then were there brought unto | 1 of the labourers in the vineyard. 20 him little children, that he should put his Christ teacheth his disciples to be lowly. hands on them, and pray : and the disci- 1 TOR the kingdom of heaven is like unples rebuked them.

I to a man that is an householder, 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, which went out early in the morning to and forbid them not to come unto me: hire labourers into his vineyard. for of such is the kingdom of heaven. I 2 And when he had agreed with the

15 And he laid his hands on them, and labourers for a penny a day, he sent them departed thence.

| into his vineyard. 16 | And behold, one came and said 3 And he went out about the third unto him, Good master, what good thing is hour, and saw others standing idle in the shall I do that I may have eternal life | market-place,

17 And he said unto him, Why callest 4 And said unto them, Go ye also into thou me good there is none good but the vineyard; and what ever is right, I Of the labourers in the vineyard. CHAP. XXI. Christ rideth to Jerusalem. 757 will give you. And they went their way. || with the baptism that I am baptized

5 Again he went out about the sixth with : but to sit on my right hand, and and ninth hour, and did likewise

on my left, is not mine to give, but it 6 And about the eleventh hour he went shall be given to them for whom it is out, and found others standing idle, and prepared of my Father. saith unto them, Why stand ye here all 24 And when the ten heard it, they the day idle?

were moved with indignation against the • 7 They say unto him, Because no man two brethren. hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and ve also into the vineyard; and whatso said, Ye know that, the princes of the ever is riglit, thai shall ye receive. Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

8 So when even was come, the lord of and they that are great exercise authority the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call upon them. the labourers, and give them their hire, 26 But it shall not be so among you : beginning from the last unto the first ll but whosoever will be great among you,

9 And when they came that were hir- || let him be your minister; ed about the eleventh hour, they re 27 And whosoever will be chief among ceived every man a penny. .

you, let him be your servant: . 10 But when the first came, they sup- 28 Even as the Son of man came not posed that they should have received to be ministered unto, but to minister, more; and they likewise received every and to give his life a ransomn for many. man a penny.

29 And as they departed from Jeri11 And when they had received it, cho, a great multitude followed him. they murmured against the good-man of 30 T And behold, two bliud men sitting the house,

by the way-side, when they heard that 12 Saying, These last have wrought but Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have one hour, and thou hast made them equal mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. unto us, which have borne the burden Il 31 And the multitude rebuked them, and heat of the day,

because they should hold their peace : 13 But he answered one of them, and but they cried the more, saying, Have said, Friend, I do thee no wrong : didst | mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David, not thou agree with me for a penny? 1 32 And Jesus stood still, and called

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way:1 them, and said, What will ye that I shall will give unto this last, even as unto thee. i do unto you?

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what it 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our I will with mine own? is thine eye evil eyes may be opened. because I am good?

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, 16 So the last shall be first, and the first i and touched their eyes : and immediatelast: for many be called, but few chosen. ly their eyes received sight, and they

17 [ And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, !| followed him. took the twelve disciples apart in the

CHAP. XXI. way, and said unto them,

| 1 Christ rideth into Jerusalem uponan ass, 18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; 12 and casteth out the buyers and sellers. and the Son of man shall be betrayed un- | AND when they drew Digii unto Jeto the chief priests, and unto the scribes, rusalem, and were. conie to Bethand they shall condemn him to death, Il phage, unto the mount of Olives, then

19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles sent Jesus two disciples, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify |

12 Saying unto them, Go into the village him ; and the third day he shall rise again. | over against you, and straightway ye shall

20 Then came to him the mother of | find an ass tied, and a colt with her : Zebedce's children, with her sons, wor loose them, and bring them unto me. shipping him, and desiring a certain thing 3 And if any man say aught unto you, of him.

ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; 21 And he said unto her, What wilt and straightway he will send them. thou? She saith unto him," Grant that 4 All this was done, that it might be these my two sons may sit, the one on || fulfilled which was spoken by the prophthy right hand, and the other on the left |et, saving, in thy kingdom.

5 Tell ve the daughter of Sion, Be22 But Jesus answered and said, Yehold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, know not whai ye ask. Are ye able to | and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the drink of the cup that I shall drink of, | foal of an ass. and to be baptized with the baptism that 6 And the disciples went, and did as I am baptized with? They say unto | Jesus commanded them, him, We are able.

7 And brought the ass and the colt, 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall and put on them their clothes, and they drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized ll set him thereon,

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