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is least among you all, the same shall be great. And John answered 49 and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, 50 Forbid him not: for he that is not against us, is for us.

AND it came to pass, when the time was come that he 51 The inhospitality of some Samaritans: should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to (xvii. 11.)

Jerusalem, 'and sent messengers before his face : and 52 they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though 53 he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples James and John saw 54 this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heuven, and consume them, even as Elias did ? But he turned, and re- 55 buked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. 56 And they went to another village.

AND it came to pass, that as they went in the way, a 57 Christ's reply to the scribe and others. certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whith

ersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes 58 have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me 59 first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury 60 their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go 61 bid them farewell which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto 62 him, No man, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

AFTER these things, the Lord appointed other 10 Seventy.

seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city, and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore 2 said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as 3 lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes : and 4 salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first 5 say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your 6 peace shall rest upon it : if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the 7 same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give : for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And 8 into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, 9 The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever city 10 ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, ' Even the very dust of your city which cleaveth on us, 11 we do wipe off against you : notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But I say unto you, That it 12 shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city. Wo 13 unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be 14 more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. And 15 thou, Capernaum! which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you,

16 despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, depiseth him that sent me.

AND the seventy returned again with joy, saying, 17 with joy.

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And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from 18 heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scor. 19 pions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits 20 are subject unto you ; but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, 21 O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes : even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered to 22 me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father : and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed 23 are the eyes which see the things that ye see. For I tell you,

That prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

AND behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted 25 lawyer how he may him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal The payable of the life? He said unto him, What is written in the law ? how 26 good Samaritan. readest thou ? And he answering, said, “ Thou shalt love 27 the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” And 28 he said unto him, Thou hast answered right : this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neigh- 29 bor ? And Jesus answering, said, A certain man went down from Jeru- 30 salem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by 31 chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he 32 was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was, and 33 when he saw him, he had compassion on him, ' and went to him, and 34 bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the 35 morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him: and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these 36 three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves ? ' And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said. Jesus unto 37 him, Go, and do thou likewise.

NOW it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into 38

a certain village : and a certain woman, named Martha, received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which 39 also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered 40 about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered, and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou 41 art careful, and troubled about many things; but one thing is needful ; 42 and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

AND it came to pass, that as he was praying in a cer- -11 disciples to pray. tain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he 2 said unto them, When ye pray, say; Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name: thy kingdom come : thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth ; give us day by day our daily bread: and forgive us 3, 4

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our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us : and lead us not into temptation ; but deliver us from evil. And he said unto 5 them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of 6 mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before hiin? ' And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is 7 now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he 8 is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given 9 you ; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth ; and he that seeketh, findeth ; and 10 to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. If son shall ask bread of any 11 of you that is a father, will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent ? Or, if he shall ask an egg, will he 12 offer him a scorpion ? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good 13. gists unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ?

AND he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. 14 Mait. xii. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the

22. Maik ini. 19. dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of 15 them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 16 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom di- 17 vided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house, falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his 18 kingdom stand ? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them 19 out ? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of 20 God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.' When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 21 but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, 22 he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth 23 not with me scattereth. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a 24 man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he 25 cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh 26 to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. 27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that hare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea, 28 rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. And 29 when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation : they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the 30 Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. The queen 31 of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon : and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this genera- 32 tion, and shall condemn it: for they'repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here, No man, when he hath 33 lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light 34


of the body is the eye; therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee be not 35 darkness. If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part 36 dark, the whole shall be full of light; as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.

AND as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to 37 Christ reproves the Pharisees and Law- dine with him: and he went in and sat down to meat.

And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had 38 not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye 39 Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter ; but your inward part is full of ràvening and wickedness. Ye fools! did not he that 40 made that which is without, make that which is within also ? But rather 41 give alms of such things as ye have ; and behold, all things are clean unto you. But wo unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint, and rue, and 42 all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Wo unto you, 43 Pharisees ! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! 44 for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto 45 him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also. And he said, Wo 46 unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Wo unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your 47 fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness, that ye allow the deeds of 48 your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore also said the wisdom of God, “I will send them prophets and 49 apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute : that the blood 50 of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation ; from the blood of Abel, unto the blood 51 of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple :' verily, I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation. Wo unto you, 52 lawyers ! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge : ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. And as he 53 said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things, 'laying 54 wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

IN the mean time, when there were gathered together 12 ciples against hy- an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they pocrisy.

trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy, For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed ; neither bid, that 2 shall not be known. Therefore, whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, 3 shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the house-tops. And I say unto you, 4 my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no inore that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: 5 Fear him which, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell ; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, 6 and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs 7. of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall con- 8 fess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God. But he that denieth me before men shall be denied be- 9

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fore the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the 10 Son of man, it shall be forgiven him : but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring 11 you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: for the 12 Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak 13 a judge, and cautions the people against

to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.

And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a 14 divider over you? And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware 15 of covetousness : for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, 16 The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: and he 17 thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull 18 down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods : and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods 19 laid up for many years ; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But 20 God said unto him, Thou fool! this night thy soul shall be required of thee : then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided ? So is 21 he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. And 22 he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. • The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 'Consider 23 the ravens : for they neither sow nor reap: which neither have storehouse, nor barn; and God feedeth them. How much more are ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking thought can add to his 25 stature one cubit ? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, 26 why take ye thought for the rest ? Consider the lilies how they grow: 27 they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, That Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothe the 28 grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith ? And seek not ye 29 what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after : and your 30 Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye 31 the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear 32 not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms : .provide yourselves bags 33 which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, 34

there will your heart be also. Let your loins be 35 hortation to watch- girded about, and your lights burning ; and ye yourselves 36

like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that, when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom their lord 37 when he cometh shall find watching : verily, I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in 38 the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this 39 know, that if the good man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also : for the Son of man 40 cometh at an hour when ye think not. Then Peter said unto him, Lord, 41 speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all ? And the Lord said, 42 Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make

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