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the corn;

He reproveth the Pharisees, CHAP. XII. and healeth the withered hand. labour and are heavy laden, 8 Forthe Son of man is Lord and I will give you rest. even of the sabbath-day.

29 Take my yoke upon you, 9 | And when he was deand learn of me; for I am parted thence, he went into meek and lowly in heart: and their synagogue: ye

shall find rest unto your 10 And, behold, there was souls.

a man which had his hand 30 For my yoke is easy, withered. And they asked and my burden is light. him, saying, Is it lawful to heal CHAP. XII.

on the sabbath-days ? that they Of the Pharisees' blindness.

might accuse him. T that time Jesus went on 11 And he said unto them, the sabbath-day through What man shall there be

and his disciples were among you that shall have one an hungered, and began to pluck sheep, and if it fall into a pit the ears of corn, and to eat. on the sabbath-day, will he

2 But when the Pharisees not lay hold on it, and lift it out? saw it, they said unto him, 12 How much then is a man Behold, thy disciples do that better than a sheep? Wherewhich is not lawful to do upon fore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath-day:

the sabbath-days. 3 But he said unto them, 13 Then saith he to the Have ye not read what David man, Stretch forth thine hand, did when he was an hungered, And he stretched it forth; and and they that were with him; it was restored whole, like as

4 How he entered into the the other. house of God, and did eat the 14 Then the Pharisees went shew-bread, which was not out, and held a council against lawful for him to eat, neither him, how they might destroy for them which were with him, him. but only for the priests ?

15 But when Jesus knew 5 Or have ye not read in the it, he withdrew himself from law, how that on the sabbath- thence: and great multitudes days the priests in the temple followed him, and he healed profane the sabbath, and are them all; blameless?

16 And charged them that 6 But I say unto you, That they should not make him in this place is one greater than known: the temple.

17 That it might be fulfilled 7 But if ye had known what which was spoken by Esaias this meaneth, I'will have mercy, the prophet, saying, * and not sacrifice, ye would not 18 Behold my servant, whom have condemned the guiltless. I have chosen; my beloved, in

Of blasphemy against MATTHEW,

the Holy Ghost. whom my soul is well pleased : 29 Or else, how can one I will put my spirit upon him, enter into a strong man's house, and he shall shew judgement and spoil his goods, except he to the Gentiles.

first bind the strong man? and 19 He shall not strive, nor then he will spoil his house. cry; neither shall any man hear 30 He that is not with me his voice in the streets.

is against me; and he that 20 A bruised reed shall he gathereth not with me scatnot break, and smoking flax tereth abroad. shall he not quench, till he send 31 Wherefore I say unto forth judgement unto victory. you, All manner of sin and

21 And in his name shall blasphemy shall be forgiven the Gentiles trust.

unto men: but the blasphemy 22 Then was brought unto against the Holy Ghost shall him one possessed with a devil, not be forgiven unto men. blind and dumb: and he healed 32 And whosoever speaketh him, insomuch that the blind a word against the Son of man, and dumb both spake and saw. it shall be forgiven him: but

23 And all the people were whosoever speaketh against the amazed, and said, Is not this Holy Ghost, it shall not be forthe son of David ?

given him, neither in this world, 24 But when the Pharisees neither in the world to come. heard it, they said, This fellow 33 Either make the tree good, doth not cast out devils, but by and his fruit good; or else make Beelzebub the prince of the the tree corrupt, and his fruit devils.

corrupt; for the tree is known 25 And Jesus knew their by his fruit. thoughts, and said unto them, 34 O generation of vipers! Every kingdom divided against how can ye, being evil, speak itself is brought to desolation; good things? for out of the and every city or house divișed abundance of the heart the against itself shall not stand: mouth speaketh.

26 And if Satan cast out 35 A good man, out of the Satan, he is divided against good treasure of the heart, himself; how shall then his bringeth forth good things: and kingdom stand?

an evil man, out of the evil trea27 And if I by Beelzebub sure, bringeth forth evil things. cast outdevils, by whom do your 36 But I say unto you, That children cast them out there every idle word that men shall fore they shall be your judges. speak, they shall give account

28 But if I cast out devils by, thereof in the day of judgethe Spirit of God, then the kipg- ment. dom of God is come unto you,

37 For by thy words thou .


The sign of Junas.

CHAP. XIII. Who are Christ's brethren. shalt be justified, and by thy self, and they enter in and words thou shalt be condemned. dwell there: and the last state

38 | Then certain of the of that man is worse than the scribes and of the Pharisees first. Even so shall it be also answered, saying, Master, we unto this wicked generation. would see a sign from thee. 46 | While he yet talked

39 But he answered and said to the people, behold, his mother unto them, An evil and adul- and his brethren stood without, terous generation seeketh after desiring to speak with him. a sign; and there shall no sign 47 Then one said unto him, be given to it, but the sign of Behold, thy mother and thy the prophet Jonas:

brethren stand without, de40 For as Jonas was three siring to speak with thee. days and three nights in the 48 But he answered and said whale's belly; so shall the Son unto him that iold him, Who of man be three days and three is my mother and who are nights in the heart of the earth. my brethren?

41 The men of Nineveh shall 49 And he stretched forth rise in judgement with this his hand toward his disciples, generation, and shall condemn and said, Behold my mother it: because they repented at the and my brethren! preaching of Jonas; and, behold, 50 For whosoever shall do a greater than Jonas is here. the will of my Father which is

42 The queen of the south in heaven, the same is my broshall rise up in the judgement

in the judgement ther, and sister, and mother. with this generation, and shall

CHAP. XIII. condemn it: for she came from Of the sower and the seed. the uttermost parts of the earth THE same day went Jesus to hear the wisdom of Solomon; out of the house, and sat and, behold, a greater than by the sea-side. Solomon is here.

2 And great multitudes were 43. When the unclean spirit gathered together unto him, is gone out of a man, he walk- so that he went into a ship, eth through dry places, seeking and sat; and the whole multirest, and findeth none.

tude stood on the shore. 44 Then he saith, I will 3 And he spake many things return into my house from unto them in parables, saying, whence I came out; and when Behold, a sower went forth to he is come, he findeth it sow: empty, swept, and garnished. 4 And when he sowed, some

45 Then goeth he, and seeds fell by the way side, and taketh with himself seven other the fowls came and devoured spirits more wicked than him-I them up.


your ears, for

Parable of the sower,


and its expositiori. 5 Some fell upon stony places, waxed gross, and their ears are where they had not much earth; dull of hearing, and their eyes and forthwith they sprung up, they have closed; lest at any because they had no deepness time they should see with their of earth:

eyes, and heat with their ears, 6 And when the sun was up, and should understand with they were scorched; and because their heart, and should be conthey had no root, they withered verted, and I should heal them. away,

16 But blessed are your eyes, And some fell among for they see; and thorns; and the thorns sprung they heat. up, and choked them.

17 For verily I say anto 8 But other fell into good you, That many prophets and ground, and brought forth fruit, righteous men have desired to some an hundred-fold, some see those things which ye see, sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. and have not seen them; and

9 Who hath ears to hear, to hear those things which ye let him hear.

hear, and have not heard them. 10 And the disciples came, 18 Hear ye therefore the and said unto him, Why speak- parable of the sower. est thou unto them in parables? 19 When any one heareth

11 He answered and said the word of the kingdom, and unto them, Because it is given understandeth it not, then unto you to know the myste- cometh the wicked one, and ries of the kingdom of heaven, catcheth away that which was but to them it is not given. sown in his heart. This is he

12 For whosoever hath, to which received seed by the him shall be given, and he shall way side. have more abundance: but who- 20 But he that received the soever hath not, from him shall seed into stony places, the be taken away even that he hath. same is he that heareth the word,

13 Therefore speak I to them and anon with joy receiveth it: in parables: because they see- 21 Yet hath he not root in ing, see not; and hearing, they himself, but dureth for a while; hear not; neither do they un- for when tribulation or persecuderstand.

tion ariseth because of the word, 14 And in them is fulfilled by and by he is offended. the prophecy of Esaias, which 22 He also that received seed saith, By hearing ye shall hear, among the thorns is he that and shall not understand; and heareth the word; and the care seeing ye shall see, and shall of this world, and the deceitfulnot.perceive:

ness of riches, choke the word, 15 For this people's heart is and he becometh unfruitful.


Exposition of the

parable of the tares. 23 But he that received seed | grain of mustard-seed, which a into the good ground is he that man took and sowed in his field: heareth the word, and under- 32 Which indeed is the least standeth it; which also beareth of allseeds: but when it is grown, fruit, and bringeth forth, some it is the greatest among herbs, an hundred-fold, some sixty, and becometh a tree, so that some thirty

the birds of the air come and 24 Another parable put he lodge in the branches thereof. forth unto them, saying, The 33 Another parable spake he kingdom of heaven is likened unto them: The kingdom of unto a man which sowed good heaven is like unto leaven, seed in his field:

which a woman took, and hid 25 But while men slept, his in three measures of meal, till enemy came and sowed tares the whole was leavened. among the wheat, and went his 34 All these things spake way.

Jesus unto the multitude in 26 But when the blade was parables; and without a parasprung up, and brought forth ble spake he not unto them: fruit then appeared the tares 35 That it might be fulfilled also.

which was spoken by the pro27 So the servants of the phet, saying, I will open my householder came and said unto mouth in parables; I will utter him, Sir, didst not thou sow things which have been kept good seed in thy field? from secret from the foundation of whence then hath it tares ? the world.

28 He said unto them, An 36 Then Jesus sent the enemy hath done this. The multitude away, and went into servants said unto him, Wilt the house: and his disciples thou then that we go and ga- came unto him, saying, Dether them up?

clare unto us the parable of the 29 But he said, Nay; lesttares of the field. while ye gather up the tares, ye 37 He answered and said root upalso thewheat with them. unto them, He that soweth the

30 Let both grow together good seed is the Son of man: until the harvest: and in the 38 The field is the world: time of harvest I will say to the the good seed are the children reapers, Gather ye together first of the kingdom; but the tares are the tares, and bind them in the children of the wicked one : bundles to burn thern: but 39 The enemy that sowed gather the wheat into my barn. them is the devil: the harvest is

31 Another parable put he the end of the world; and the forth unto them, saying, The reapers are the angels. kingdom of heaven is like to a 40 As therefore the tares


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