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The efficacy of

a sincere repentanet. 39 Now when the Pharisee thee, her sins, which are many, which had bidden him, saw it, are forgiven; for she loved he spake within himself, saying, much: but to whom little is This man, if he were a prophet, forgiven, the same loveth little. would have known who and 48 And he said unto her, what manner of woman this is Thy sins are forgiven. that toucheth him; for she is 49 And they that sat at meat a sinner.

with him, began to say within 40 And Jesus answering said themselves, Who is this that unto him, Simon, I have some forgiveth sins also ? what to say unto thee. And he 50 And he said to the woman, saith, Master, say on.

Thy faith hath saved thee; go
41 There was a certain credi- in peace.
tor which had two debtors: the

one owed five hundred pence, Parable of the sower.
and the other fifty:

to pass 42 And when they had no- afterward, that he went thing to pay,

he frankly forgave throughout every city and vilthem both. Tell me, therefore, lage, preaching and shewing which of them will love him the glad tidings of the kingdom most?

of. God: and the twelve were 43 Simon answered and said, with him, I suppose that he to whom he 2 And certain women which forgave most. And he said had been healed of evil spirits unto him, Thou hast rightly and infirmities, Mary called judged.

Magdalene, out of whom went 44 And he turned to the seven devils, woman, and said unto Simon, 3 And Joanna the wife of Seest thou this woman? I en- Chuza, Herod's steward, and tered into thine house, thou Susanna, and many others which gavest me no water for my feet: ministered unto him of their but she hath washed my feet substance. with tears, and wiped them with 4 And when much people the hairs of her head.

were gathered together, and 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: were come to him out of every but this woman, since the time city, he spake by a parable: I came in, hath not ceased to 5 A sower went out to sow kiss my feet.

his seed: and as he sowed, some 46 Mine head with oil thou fell by the way-side; and it was didst not anoint: but this wo- trodden down, and the fowls of man hath anointed


feet with the air devoured it. ointment.

6 And some fell


a rock; 47 Wherefore, I say unto and as soon as it was sprung up,

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Parable of the sower.

Who are Christ's relatives. it withered away, because it heard the word, keep it, and lacked moisture.

bring forth fruit with patience. 7 And some fellamong thorns; 16 No man when he hath and the thorns sprang up with lighted a candle, covereth - it it, and choked it.

with a vessel, or putteth it 8 And other fell on good under a bed; but setteth it on ground, and sprang up, and a candlestick, that they which bare fruit an hundred-fold. And enter in may see the light. when he said these things, he 17 For nothing is secret that cried, He that hath ears to hear, shall not be made manifest; let him hear.

neither any thing hid that shall 9 And his disciples asked him, not be known and come abroad. saying, What might this parable 18 Take heed therefore how be?

ye hear: for whosoever hath, to 10 And he said, Unto you it him shall be given; and whosois given to know the mysteries ever hath not, from him shall of the kingdom of God: but to be taken even that which he others in parables; that seeing seemeth to have. they might not see, and hearing 19 Then came to him his they might not understand. mother and his brethren, and

11 Now the parable is this: could not come at him for the The seed is the word of God.

press. 12 Those by the way-side are 20 And it was told him by they that hear; then cometh certain, which said, Thy mother the devil, and taketh away the and thy brethren stand without, word out of their hearts, lest desiring to see thee. they should believe and be 21 And he answered and said saved.

unto them, My mother and my 13 They on the rock are they, brethren are these which hear which, when they hear, receive the word of God, and do it. the word with joy; and these 22 Now it came to pass on have no root, which for a while a certain day, that he went into believe, and in time of tempta- a ship with his disciples: and he

said unto them, Let us go over 14 And that which fell among unto the other side of the lake, thorns are they, which, when And they launched forth. they have heard, go forth, and 23 But as they sailed he fell are choked with cares and riches asleep: and there came down and pleasures of this life, and a storm of wind on the lake; bring no fruit to perfection. and they were filled with water,

15 But that on the good and were in jeopardy. ground are they, which, in an 24 And they came to him, honest and good heart, having and awoke him, saying, Master,

tion fall away.


A legion of devils cast out :

They enter into the swine. master, we perish! Then he rose, herd of many swine feeding on and rebuked the wind and the the mountain; and they besought raging of the water: and they him that he would suffer them ceased, and there was a calm. to enter into them: and he

25 And he said unto them, suffered them. Where is your faith? And they, 33 Then went the devils out being afraid, wondered, saying of the man, and entered into the one to another, What manner of swinę: and the herd ran violently man is this! for he commandeth down a steep place into the lake, even the winds and water, and and were choked. they obey him.

34 When they that fed them 26 Ånd they arrived at the saw what was done, they fled, country of the Gadarenes, which and went and told it in the city is over against Galilee.

and in the country. 27 And when he went forth 35 Then they went out to see to land, there met him out of what was done; and came to the city a certain man which had Jesus, and found the man, out devils long time, and ware no

of whom the devils were declothes, neither abode in any parted, sitting at the feet of house, but in the tombs. Jesus, clothed, and in his right

28 When he saw Jesus, he mind: and they were afraid. cried out, and fell down before 36 They also which saw it him, and with a loud voice said, told them by what means he that What have I to do with thee, was possessed of the devils was Jesus, thou Son of God most healed. high? I beseech thee torment 37 Then the whole multitude me not.

of the country of the Gadarenes 29 (For he had commanded round about besought him to the unclean spirit to come out depart from them; for they were of the man.

For oftentimes it taken with great fear: and he had caught him: and he was went up into the ship, and rekept bound with chains and in turned back again. fetters; and he brake the bands, 38 Now the man out of whom and was driven of the devil into the devils were departed besought the wilderness.)

him that he might be with him: 30 And Jesus asked him, say- but Jesus sent him away, saying, ing, What is thy name? And 39 Return to thine own house, he said, Legion: because many and shew how great things God devils were entered into him. hath done unto thee. And he

31 And they besought him went his way, and published that he would not command throughout the whole city how them to go out into the deep. great things Jesus had done

32 And there was there an unto him.


The issue of blood healed.

Jairus's daughter healed. 40 |And it came to pass, that 49 While he yet spake, there when Jesus was returned, the cometh one from the ruler of people gladly received him: for the synagogue's house, saying they were all-waiting for him. to him, Thy daughter is dead;

41 And, behold, there came trouble not the Master. a man named Jairus, and he 50 But when Jesus heard it, was a ruler of the synagogue: he answered him, saying, Fear and he fell down at Jesus' feet, not: believe only, and she shall and besought him that he would be made whole. come into his house:

51 And when he came into 42 For he hadone only daugh the house, he suffered no man to ter, about twelve years of age, go in, save Peter, and James, and she lay a dying. But as he and John, and the father and went, the people thronged him. the mother of the maiden.

43 And a woman having an 52 And all wept, and bewailed issue of blood twelve years, her: but he said, Weep not; she which had spent all her living is not dead, but sleepeth. upon physicians, neither could 53 And they laughed him to be healed of any,

scorn, knowing that she was dead. 44 Came behind him, and 54 And he put them all out, touched the border of his gar- and took her by tne hand, and ment: and immediately her issue called, saying, Maid, arise. of blood stanched.

55 And her spirit came again, 45 And Jesus said, Who and she arose straightway: and touched me? When all denied, he commanded to give her meat. Peter, and they that were with 56 And her parents were astohim, said, Master, the multitude nished; but he charged them throng thee and press thee, and that they should tell no man sayest thou, Who touched me what was done. 46 And Jesus said, Somebody

CHAP. IX. hath touched me: for 1 perceive

Christ sendeth out his apostles. that virtue is gone out of me.

THEN he called his twelve 47 And when the woman saw disciples together, and gave : that she was not hid, she came them power and authority over trembling, and, falling down be- all devils, and to cure diseases. fore him, she declared unto him 2 And he sent them to preach before all the people for what the kingdom of God, and to cause she had touched him, and heal the sick. how she was healed immediately.

3 And he said unto them, 48 And he said unto her, Take nothing for your journey, Daughter, be of good comfort; neither staves, nor scrip, neither thy faith hath made thee whole: bread, neither money; neither peace.

THEN he called his twelve

have two coats apiece.

go in


ye go out of

The apostles sent forth.

Christ feedeth five thousand 4 And whatsoever house ye may go into the towns and enter into, there abide, and country round about, and lodge, thence depart.

and get victuals: for we are 5 And whosoever will not re- here in a desert place. ceive you, when

13 But he said unto them, that city, shake off the

shake off the very dust Give ye them to eat. And they from your feet, for a testimony said, We have no more but five against them.

loaves and two fishes; except 6 And they departed, and went we should go and buy meat for through the towns, preaching all this people. the gospel, and healing every 14 (For they were about five where.

thousand men.) And he said 7 Now Herod the tetrarch to his disciples, Make them sit heard" of all that was done by down by fifties in a company. him: and he was perplexed, 15 And they did so, and made because that it was said of some them all sit down. that John was risen from the 16 Then he took the five dead;

loaves and the two fishes; and 8 And of some, That Elias looking up to heaven, he blessed had appeared, and of others, them, and brake, and gave to That one of the old prophets the disciples to set before the was risen again.

multitude. 9 And Herod said, John have 17 And they did eat, and I beheaded: but who is this, of were all filled: and there was whom I hear such things? And taken up of fragments that rehe desired to see him.

mained to then twelve baskets. 10 | And the apostles, when 18 And it came to pass, they were returned, told him as he was alone praying, his all that they had done. And disciples were with him: and he took them, and went aside he asked them, saying, Whom privately into a desert place say the people that I am? belonging to the city called 19 They answering said, John Bethsaida.

the Baptist; but some say, Elias; 11 And the people, when they and others say, That one of the · knew it, followed him: and he old prophets' is risen again.

received them, and spake unto 20 He said unto them, But them of the kingdom of God, whom say ye that I am? Peter and healed them that had need answering said, The Christ of of healing

God. 12 And when the day began 21 And he straitly charged to wear away, then came the them, and commanded them to twelve, and said unto him, Send tell no man that thing; the multitude away, that they 22 Saying, the Son of man

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