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Christ healeth the withered hand LUKE,

on the sabbath-day. 37 And no man putteth new 7 And the scribes and Phariwine into old bottles; else the sees watched him, whether he new wine will burst the bottles would heal on the sabbath-day, and be spilled, and the bottles that they might find an accusashall perish.

tion against him. 38 But new wine must be put 8 But he knew their thoughts, into new bottles; and both are and said to the man which had preserved.

the withered hand, Rise up, and 39 No man also having drunk stand forth in the midst. And old wine straightway desireth he arose and stood forth. new: for he saith, The old is 9 Then said Jesus unto them, better.

I will ask you one thing ; Is it CHAP. VI.

lawful on the sabbath-days to do Christ chooseth the Twelve. good, or to do evil? to save life, ND it came to pass on the or to destroy it?

second sabbath after the 10 And looking round about first, that he went through the upon them all, he said unto the corn fields; and his disciples man, Stretch forth thy hand. plucked the ears of corn, and did And he did so: and his hand eat, rubbing them in their hands. was restored whole as the other..

2 And certain of the Phari- 11 And they were filled with sees said unto them, Why do madness; and communed one ye that which is not lawful to with another what they might do on the sabbath-days?

do to Jesus. 3 And Jesus answering them 12 And it came to pass in said, Have ye not read so much those days, that he went out as this, what David did, when into a mountain to pray, and himself was an hungered, and continued all night in prayer they which were with him; to God.

4 How he went into the house 13 And when it was day, he of God, and did take and eat called unto him his disciples: and the shew-bread, and gave also to of them he chose twelve, whom them that were with him; which also he named Apostles; it is not lawful to eat, but for the 14 Simon (whom he also priests alone!

named Peter), and Andrew his 5 And he said unto thein, brother, James and John, Philip That the Son of man is Lord and Bartholomew, also of the sabbath.

15 Matthew and Thomas, 6 And it came to pass also James the son of Alpheus, and on another sabbath, that he Simon called Zelotes, entered into the synagogue and 16 And Judas the brother of taught; and there was a man James, and Judas Iscariot, which whose right hand was withered. also was the traitor.


He pronounceth blessings.

Of loving our enemies. 17 And he came down with men shall speak well of you! for them, and stood in the plain, and so did their fathers to the false the company of his disciples, prophets. and a great multitude of people. 27 But I

27 But I say unto you which out of all Judea and Jerusalem, hear, Love your enemies, do and from the sea coast of Tyre good to them which hate you; and Sidon, which came to hear 28 Bless them that curse you, him, and to be healed of their and pray for them which despitediseases;

fully use you. 18 And they that were vexed 29 And unto him that smiteth with unclean spirits: and they thee on the one cheek offer also were healed.

the other; and him that taketh 19 And the whole multitude away thy cloak forbid not to sought to touch him: for there take thy coat also. went virtue out of him, and 30 Give to every man that healed them all.

asketh of thee; and of him that 20 And he lifted up his eyes on taketh away thy goods ask them his disciples, and said, Blessed not again. be ye poor:


yours is the king- 31 And as ye would that men dom of God.

should do to you, do ye also to 21 Blessed are ye that hunger them likewise. now: for ye shall be filled. 32 For if ye love them which Blessed are ye that weep now: love you, what thank have ye? for ye shall laugh.

for sinners also love those that 22 Blessed are ye

when men love them. shall hate you, and when they 33 And if ye do good to them shall separate you from their which do good to you, what company, and shall reproach you, thank have ye? for sinners also and cast out your name as evil, do even the same. for the Son of man's sake.

34 And if ye lend to them of 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and whom ye hope to receive, what leap for joy: for, behold, your thank have ye? for sinners also reward is great in heaven: for in lend to sinners, to receive as the like manner did their fathers much again. unto the prophets.

35 But love ye your enemies, 24 But woe unto you that are and do good, and lend, hoping rich! for ye have received your for nothing again; and your consolation.

reward shall be great, and ye 25 Woe unto you that are shall be the children of the full! for ye shall hunger. Woe Highest: for he is kind unto unto you that laugh now! for ye the unthankful and to the evil. shall mourn and weep.

36 Be ye therefore merciful, 26 Woe unto you when all as your Father also is merciful.


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Rash judgement reproved.

Of pructising what we profess. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not 45 A good man out of the be judged: condemn not, and ye good treasure of his heart bringshall not be condemned: forgive, eth forth that which is good ; and

shall be forgiven:

and an evil man out of the evil 38 Give, and it shall be given treasure of his heart bringeth unto you: good measure, pressed forth that which is evil: for of down, and shaken together, and the abundance of the heart his running over, shall men give mouth speaketh: into your bosom. For with the

46 And why call ye me, same


ye mete Lord, Lord, and do not the withal, it shall be measured to things which I say? you again.

47 Whosoever cometh to me, 39 And he spake a parable and heareth my sayings, and unto them: Can the blind lead doeth them, I will shew you the blind? shall they not both to whom he is like: fall into the ditch?

48 He is like a man which 40 The disciple is not above built an house, and digged deep, his master: but every one that and laid the foundation on a is perfect shall be as his master. rock; and when the flood arose,

41 And why beholdest thou the stream beat vehemently upon 'the mote that is in thy brother's that house, and could not shake eye, but perceivest not the beam it; for it was founded upon a that is in thiné own eye?

rock. 42 Either how canst thou say 49 But he that heareth, and to thy brother, Brother, let me doeth not, is like a man that pull out the mote that is in without a foundation built an thine eye, when thou thyself house upon the earth: against beholdest not the beam that is which the stream did beat vehein thine own eye? Thou hypo- mently, and immediately it fell; crite! cast out first the beam and the ruin of that house was out of thine own eye, and then great. shalt thou see clearly to pull

CHAP. VII. out the mote that is in thy Christ raiseth the widow's son.

when he had ended all 43

his sayings in the audience not forth corrupt fruit; neither of the people, he entered into doth a corrupt tree bring forth Capernaum. good fruit.

2 And a certain centurion's 44 For every tree is known servant, who was dear unto him, by his own fruit: for of thorns was sick, and ready to die. men do not gather figs, nor 3 And when he heard of of a bramble-bush gather they Jesus, he sent unto him the grapes.

elders of the Jews, beseeching

brother's eye.


The centurion's servant healed.

The widow's son raised. him that he would come and to the gate of the city, behold, heal his servant.

there was a dead man carried 4 And when they came to out, the only son of his mother, Jesus, they besought him in and she was a widow: and stantly, saying, That he was much people of the city was worthy for whom he should do with her. this:

13 And when the Lord saw 5 For he loveth our nation, and her, he had compassion on her, he hath built us a synagogue.

and said unto her, Weep not. 6 Then Jesus went with them. 14 And he came and touched And when he was now not far the bier: and they that bare him from the house, the centurion stood still. And he said, Young sent friends to him, saying unto man, I say unto thee, Arise. him, Lord, trouble not thyself; 15 And he that was dead sat for I am not worthy that thou up, and began to speak. And he shouldest enter under my roof: delivered him to his mother.

7 Wherefore neither thought '16 And there came a fear I myself worthy to come unto on all: and they glorified God, thee: but say in a word, and my saying, That a great prophet is servant shall be healed.

risen up among us; and, That 8 For I also am a man set God hath visited his people. under authority, having under 17 And this rumour of him me soldiers: and I say unto one, went forth throughout all Judea, Go, and he goeth; and to and throughout all the regior

. another, Come, and he cometh; round about. and to my servant, Do this, and 18 And the disciples of he doeth it.

John shewed him of all these 9 When Jesus heard these things. things, he marvelled at him, and 19 And John calling unto turned him about, and said unto him two of his disciples, sent the people that followed him, I them to Jesus, saying, Art thou say unto you, I have not found he that should come? or look so great faith, no, not in Israel. we for another?

10 And they that were sent, 20 When the men were come returning to the house, found unto him, they said, John Bapthe servant whole that had been tist hath sent us unto thee, sick.

saying, Art thou he that should 11 And it came to pass the come? or look we for another? day after that he went into a 21 And in the same hour he city called Nain; and many of cured many of their infirmities his disciples went with him, and plagues, and of evil spirits, and much people.

and unto many that were blind 12 Now when he came nigh he gave sight.


Christ's testimony of John:

He reproveth the people. 22 Then Jesus answering said | lawyers rejected the counsel of unto them, Go your way, and God against themselves, being tell John what things ye have not baptized of him. seen and heard; how that the 31 And the Lord said, Whereolind see, the lame walk, the unto then shall I liken the men lepers are cleansed, the deaf of this generation and to what hear, the dead are raised, to the are they like? poor the gospel is preached. 32 They are like unto children

23 And blessed is he, whoso- sitting in the market-place, and ever shall not be offended in me. calling one to another, and say

24 And when the messengers ing, We have piped unto you, of John were departed, he began and ye have not danced; we to speak unto the people con

have mourned to you, and ye cerning John, What went ye have not wept. out into the wilderness for to 33 For John the Baptist came see? A reed shaken with the neither eating bread nor drinkwind ?

ing wine; and ye say, He hath 25 But what went ye out for

a devil. to see! A man clothed in soft 34 The Son of man is come raiment? Behold, they which eating and drinking; and ye are gorgeously apparelled, and say, Behold a gluttonous man, live delicately, are in kings and a wine-bibber, a friend of courts.

publicans and sinners! 26 But what went ye out for 35 But wisdom is justified of to see? A prophet? Yea, I say all her children. unto you, and much more than 36 And one of the Pharisees a prophet.

desired' hirn that he would eat 27 This is he of whom it with him. And he went into is written, Behold, I send my the Pharisee's house, and sat messenger before thy face, which down to meat. shall prepare thy way before 37 And, behold, a woman in thee.

the city, which was a sinner, 28 For I say unto you, Among when she knew that Jesus sat those that are born of women at meat in the Pharisee's house, there is not a greater prophet brought an alabaster-box of than John the Baptist: but he ointment, that is least in the kingdom of 38 And stood at his feet God is greater than he. behind him weeping, and began

29 And all the people that to wash his feet with tears, and heard him, and the publicans, did wipe them with the hairs of justified God, being baptized her head, and kissed his feet, with the baptism of John. and anointed them with the

30 But the Pharisees and l ointment.

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