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on him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he 10 had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell 11 down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. And he 12 straightly charged them, that they should not make him known.

AND he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto 13 Preparation for the

him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he 14 Mount. Election of ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that Luke vi. 12. Matt. he might send them forth to preach, 'and to have power 15

to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. And Simon he 16 surnamed Peter. And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother 17 of James, (and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder ;) and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, 18 and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Canaanite,' and Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him.

19 AND they went into a house : ' and the multitude com- 20 niac. Conduct of eth together again, so that they could not so much as eat Pharisees. Matt. xii. bread. And when his friends heard of it, they went out 21

2. Luke ix. 14. to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem, said, He hath Beel. 22 zebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. And he 23 called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that king- 24 dom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house 25 cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he 26 cannot stand, but hath an end. No man can enter into a strong man's 27 house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. Verily, I say unto you, All sins shall be 28 forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost 29 hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation : because 30 they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Who, in Christ's eg- THERE came then his brethren and his mother, and stand. 31 lives. Matt. Ali. 46. ing without, sent unto him, calling him. And the multi- 32

tude sat about him; and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. And he answered them, 33 saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren ? And he looked round 34 about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my 35 brother, and my sister, and mother. Parable of the

AND he began again to teach by the sea side: and 4 sower. Matt. xiii. 1. there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he

entered into a ship, and sat in the sea ; and the whole multitude was by the sea, on the land. And he taught them many things 2 by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,' Hearken : Behold, there 3 went out a sower to sow. And it came to pass as he sowed, some fell 4 by the way-side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. And 5 some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth ; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: but when the sun 6 was up, it was scorched ; and because it had no root, it withered away. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and 7 it yielded no fruit. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit 8 that sprang up, and increased, and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundred. And he said unto them, He that hath ears 9 to hear, let him hear!

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Reasons for teaching And when he was alone, they that were about him, with 10 by parables. Matt. the twelve, asked of him the parable. And he said unto 11

them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables : ' that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and 12 hearing they may hear, and not understand ; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. Explanation of the AND he said unto them, Know ye not this parable ? 13 parable of the sower and how then will ye know all parables? The sower 14

soweth the word. And these are they by the way-side, 15 where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And 16 these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; and have no 17 root in themselves, and so endure but for a time : afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns ; such as 18 hear the word, 'and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of 19 riches, and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good 20 ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty-fold, some sixty, and some a hundred.

And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put 21

under a bushel, or under a bed ? and not to be set on a candlestick ? For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested ; 22 neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. If 23 any man have ears to hear, let him hear!

And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear. With what meas- 24 ure ye mete, it shall be measured to you : and unto you that hear, shall . more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given : and he that 25 hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man 26 ing grain. should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and 27 rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself ; first the blade, 28 then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is 29 brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of 30 tard-seed. Matt xiii. God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It 31

is like a grain of mustard-seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth ; but when it is 32 sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

AND with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they 33 were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: 34 and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. Christ crosses the

AND the same day, when the even was come, he saith 35 sea of Galilee, and unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And 36 Matt. viii. 23. Luke when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even

as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves 37 beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part 38 of the ship, asleep on a pillow : and they awake him, and say unto him, Master! .carest thou not that we perish ? And he arose, and rebuked 39

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the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace! be still! and the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so 40 fearful ? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, 41 and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

AND they came over unto the other side of the sea, into 6 the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come 2

out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the 3 tombs ; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains : because that he 4 had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, 5 and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he 6 saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 'and cried with a loud 7 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 8 said unto him, Come out of the mạn, thou unclean spirit.) And he asked 9 him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion : for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send 10 them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the moun- 11 tains a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, 12 saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forth- 13 with Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine : and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand,) and were choked in the sea. And they that sed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. 14 And they went out to see what it was that was done. And they came 15 to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind : and they were afraid. And 16 they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. And they began to pray him to 17 depart out of their coasts. And when he was come into the ship, he that 18 had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy 19 friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee, And he departed, and began to publish 20 in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him. And all men did marvel.

Jairus' daughter, And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto 21 and the infirm wo: the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he ix. 18. Luke viii. 40. was nigh unto the sea. And behold, there cometh one of 22 the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name ; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, and besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter 23 lieth at the point of death : I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed ; and she shall live. And Jesus went with him ; 24 and much people followed him, and thronged him. And a certain 25 woman which had an issue of blood twelve years,' and had suffered many 26 things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,' when she had heard of Jesus, came in 27 the press behind, and touched his garment : for she said, If I may touch 28 but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her 29 blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone 30 out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes ? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude 31

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faith hath made thee whole ; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
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As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he 36 saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. And 37 he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the syna. 38 gogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. And 39 when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to 40

But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. And he took the damsel by the hand, and said 41 unto her, Talitha-cumi! (which is, being interpreted, • Damsel,'-I say unto thee arise.') And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for 42 she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. And he charged them straightly that no man should 43 know it ; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

AND he went out from thence, and came into his own 6 , again ill treated country; and his disciples followed him. And when the 2 there. Matt. xiii. 53. sabbath-day was come, he began to teach in the synathroughout Galilee: gogue : and many hearing him were astonished, saying,

Matt. ix. 35. From whence hath this man these things ? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the 3 brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon ? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. ! But Jesus said. 4 unto them, A prophet is not without honor, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no 5 mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. ' And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round 6 about the villages teaching. Christ commissions AND he called unto him the twelve, and began to 7 the twelve Apostles. Matt. 2. 1. Luke send them forth by two and two ; and gave them power

over unclean spirits ; and commanded them that they 8 should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse : but be shod with sandals ; and not put on two 9 coats. And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into a 10 house, there abide till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall 11 not receive you, nor hear

ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet, for a testimony against them. Verily, I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. And they went out, and preached that men 12 should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil 13 many that were sick, and healed them. Herod's opinion of

AND king Herod heard of him, (for his name was 14 Christ: Matt. xiv. i. spread abroad,) and he said, That John the Baptist was

risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him. "Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, 15 That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. But when Herod heard 16 thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded : he is risen from the dead.

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FOR Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon 17 imprisonment and John, and bound him in prison for Herodias's sake, his Matt. civ. 1. Luke brother Philip's wife : for he had married her. For John 18

had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would 19 have killed him; but she could not : ' for Herod feared John, knowing that 20 he was a just .man and a holy: and observed him : and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. And when a convenient 21 day was come, that Herod on his birth-day made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee. And when the daughter of 22 the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever 23 thou shalt 'ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. | And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask ? And 24 she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway 25 with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me, by and by, in a charger, the head of John the Baptist. And the king was 26 exceeding sorry ; yet, for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an 27 executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison; and brought his head in a charger, and gave 28 it to the damsel : and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his 29 disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb. The Apostles re

AND the apostles gathered theinselves together unto 30 turn, and Jesus re Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, the desert of Beth- and what they had taught. And he said unto them, 31 Luke ix. 10. John Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest.

a while : for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

And they departed into a desert place 32 by ship privately. And the people saw them departing, and many 33 knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him. And Jesus, when he came out, saw niuch

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And when the day was now far spent, his disciples 35 xiv. 15. Luke ix. 12. came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now

John vi. 3. the time is far passed: send them away, that they may go 36 into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread : for they have nothing to eat. He answered and said unto them, 37 Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat? He saith unto them, 38 How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. And he commanded them to make all sit down by 39 companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hun- 40 dreds, and by fifties. And when he had taken the five loaves, and two 41 fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled.' And they took 42 up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that 44 did eat of the loaves, were about five thousand men.

And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into 45 peranto this disciplean the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people. And when he had sent 46

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