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Christ contemned. are gathered and burned in the the furnace of fire: there shall be fire; so shall it be in the end wailing and gnashing of teeth. of this world.

51 Jesus saith unto them, 41 The Son of man shall Have ye understood all these send forth his angels, and they things? They say unto him, shall gather out of his kingdom Yea, Lord. all things that offend, and 52 Then said he unto them, them which do iniquity; Therefore every scribe which

42 And shall cast them into is instructed unto the kingdom a furnace of fire: there shall be of heaven, is like unto a man wailing and gnashing of teeth. that is an householder, which

43 Then shall the righteous bringeth forth out of his treashine forth as the sun, in the sure things new and old. kingdom of their Father. Who 53 And it came to pass, that hath ears to hear, let him when Jesus had finished these hear.

parables, he departed thence. 44 Again : The kingdom of 54. And when he was come heaven is like unto treasure into his own country, he taught hid in a field; the which when them in their synagogue, insoa man hath found, he hideth, much that they were astonishand for joy thereof goeth and ed, and said, Whence hath this selleth all that he hath, and man this wisdom, and these buyeth that field.

mighty works? 45 Again: The kingdom of 55 Is not this the carpenter's heaven is like unto a merchant- son? Is not his mother called man seeking goodly pearls: Mary? and his brethren, James,

46 Who, when he had andJoses, and Simon, andJudas? found one pearl of great price,

56 And his sisters, are they went and sold all that he had, not all with us? Whence then and bought it.

hath this man all these things? 47 Again: The kingdom of 57 And they were offended heaven is like unto a net, that in him. But Jesus said unto was cast into the sea, and ga- them, A prophet is not without thered of every kind:

honour, save in his own coun48 Which, when it was full, try, and in his own house they drew to shore, and sat

58 And he did not many down, and gathered thegood into mighty works there, because of vessels, but cast the bad away.

their unbelief. 49 So shall it be at the end

CHAP. XIV. of the world: the angels shall Herod's opinion of Christ. come forth, and sever the wicked T that time Herod the tefrom among the just,

trarch 'heard of the fame 50 And shall cast them into l of Jesus;

A Prahat heard of the fame


John Baptist beheaded.

The miracle of the five loures. 2 And said unto his servants, | the people had heard thereof, This is John the Baptist: he is they followed him on foot out of risen from the dead; and there the cities. fore mighty, works do shew 14 | And Jesus went forth, forth themselves in him. and saw a great multitude, and

3 For Herod had laid hold on was moved with compassion toJohn, and bound him, and put ward them, and he healed their him in prison for Herodias'sake, sick. his brother Philip's wife.

15 And when it was evening 4 For John said unto him, It his disciples came to him, sayis not lawful for thee to have her. ing, This is a desert place, and

5 And when he would have. the time is now past; send the put him to death, he feared the multitude away, that they may multitude, because they count- go into the villages, and buy ed him as a prophet.

themselves victuals. 6 But when Herod's birth- 16 But Jesus said unto day was kept, the daughter of them, They need not depart; Herodias danced before them, give ye them to eat. and pleased Herod.

17 And they say unto him, 7 Whereupon he promised .We have here but five loaves, with an oath to give her what- and two fishes. soever she would ask.

18. He said, Bring them 8 And she, being before in-hither to me. structed of her mother, said, 19. And he commanded the Give me here John Baptist's multitude to sit down on the head in a charger.

grass; and took the five loaves 9 And the king was sorry: and the two fishes, and, looking nevertheless, for the oath's sake, up to heaven, he blessed, and and them which sat with him brake; and gave the loaves to at meat, he commanded it to his disciples, and the disciples be given her.

to the multitude. 10 And he sent, and be- 20 And they did all eat, and headed John in the prison. were filled: and they took up

11 And his head was brought of the fragments that remained in a charger, and given to the twelve baskets full. damsel: and she brought it to 21 And they that had eaten her mother.

were about five thousand men, 12 And his disciples came beside women and children. and took up the body, and buried 22 | And straightway Jesus it, and went and told Jesus. constrained his disciples to get

13 When Jesus heard of it, into a ship, and to go before he departed thence by ship into him unto the other side, while a desert place apart: and when he sent the multitudes away.


is a spirit; and they cried out THEN

Christ walketh on the sea.

Men's traditions 23 And when he had sent gone over, they came into the the multitudes away, he went land of Gennesaret. up into a mountain apart to 35 And when the men of pray: and when the evening that place had knowledge of was come, he was there alone. him, they sent out into all

24 But the ship was now in that country round about, and the midst of the sea, tossed brought unto him all that were with waves: for the wind was diseased; contrary.

36 And besought him that 25 And in the fourth watch they might only touch the of the night Jesus went unto hem of his garment: and as them, walking on the sea. many as touched were made

26 And when the disciples perfectly whole. saw him walking on the sea,

CHAP. XV. they were troubled, saying, It God's commandments.

WHEN came to Jesus scribes for fear.

and Pharisees, which were 27 But straightway Jesus of Jerusalem, saying, spake unto them, saying, Be of 2 Why do thy disciples good cheer; it isI; be not afraid. transgress the tradition of the

28 And Peter answered him elders for they wash not their and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid hands when they eat bread. me come unto thee on the water. 3 But he answered and said

29 And he said, Come. And unto them, Why do you also when Peter was come down transgress the commandment of out of the ship, he walked on God by your tradition? the water, to go to Jesus. 4 For God commanded,

30 But when he saw the saying, Honour thy father and wind boisterous, he was afraid; mother; and, He that curseth and beginning to sink, he cried, father or mother, let him die saying, Lord, save me!

the death. 31 And immediately Jesus 5 But ye say, Whosoever stretched forth his hand, and shall say to his father or his caught him, and said unto him, mother, It is a gift

, by whatO thou of little faith, where soever thou mightest be profore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were come 6 And honour not his father into the ship, the wind ceased. or his mother, he shall be free.

33 Then they that were in Thus have ye made the comthe ship came and worshipped mandment of God of none him, saying, Of a truth thou effect by your tradition. art the Son of God.

7 Ye hypocrites! well did 34 | And when they were Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

fited by me;

What defileth a man.

CHAP. XV. The Canaanite's daughter healed. 8 This people draweth nigh 20 These are the things unto me with their mouth, and which defile a man: but to eat honoureth me with their lips; with unwashen hands defileth but their heart is far from me. not a man.

9 But in vain they do wor- 21 Then Jesus wentthence, ship me, teaching for doctrines and departed into the coasts of the commandments of men. Tyre and Sidon.

10 And he called the mul- 22 And, behold, a woman titude, and said unto them, of Canaan came out of the Hear, and understand: same coasts, and cried unto

11 Not that which goeth him, saying, Have mercy on into the mouth defileth a man; me, O Lord, thou son of David ! but that which cometh out of my daughter is grievously vexed the mouth, this defileth a man. with a devil.

12 Then came his disciples, 23 But he answered her not and said unto him, Knowestthou a word. And his disciples thatthe Pharisees were offended, came and besought him, sayafter they heard this saying? ing, Send her away; for she

13 But he answered and said, crieth after us. Every plant which


heavenly 24 But he answered and said, Father hath not planted, shall I am not sent but unto the lost be rooted up.

sheep of the house of Israel. 14 Let them alone: they be 25 Then came she and worblind leaders of the blind. And shipped him, saying, Lord, if the blind lead the blind, help me! both shall fall into the ditch. 26 But he answered and said, It

15 Then answered Peter and is not meet to take the children's said unto him, Declare unto bread, and to cast it to dogs. us this parable.

27 And she said, Truth, 16 And Jesus said, Are ye Lord: yet the dogs eat of the also yet without understanding? crumbs which fall from their .

17 Do not ye yet understand, masters' table. that whatsoever entereth in at 28 Then Jesus answered and the mouth goeth into the belly, said unto her, Owoman, great and is cast out into the draught? is thy faith : be it unto thee

18 But those things which even as thou wilt. And her proceed out of the mouth come daughter was made whole from forth from the heart; and they that very hour. defile the man.

29 And Jesus departed from 19 For out of the heart pro- thence, and came nigh unto the ceed evil thoughts, murders, sea of Galilee; and went up into adulteries, fornications, thefts, a mountain, and sat down false witness, blasphemies: there


Jesus feet; and he healed them: The Sadducees came, and

The multitude fed.

The Jews require a sign. 30 And great multitudes came 39 And he sent away the unto him, having with them multitude, and took ship, and those that were lame, blind, came into the coasts of Magdala. dumb, maimed, maimed, and many

CHAP. XVI. others, and cast them down at

The sign of Jonas. : Jesus' feet; and he healed them: HE Pharisees also with

31 Insomuch that the multi- the tude wondered, when they saw tempting, desired him that he the dumb to speak, the maimed would shew them a sign from to be whole, the lame to walk, heaven. and the blind to see: and they

2 He answered and said unto glorified the God of Israel. them, When it is evening, ye

32 Then Jesus called his dis- say, It will be fair weather ; ciples unto him, and said, I have for the sky is red : compassion on the multitude, 3 And in the morning, It will because they continue with me be foul weather to-day; for the now three days, and have no- sky is red and lowring. Oye thing to eat: and I will not hypocrites! ye can discern the send them away fasting, lest face of the sky; but can ye not they faint in the way.

discern the signs of the times? 33 And his disciples say unto 4 A wicked and adulterous him, Whence should we have generation seeketh after a sign; so much bread in the wilderness, and there shall no sign be given as to fill so great a multitude ? unto it, but the sign of the

pro34 And Jesus saith unto phet Jonas. And he left them, them, How many loaves. have and departed. ye? And they said, Seven, and 5. And when his disciples a few little fishes.

were cométo the other side, they 35 And he commanded the had forgotten to take bread. multitude to sit down on the 6 Then Jesus said unto them, ground.

Take heed, and beware of the 36 And he took the seven leaven of the Pharisees and of loaves and the fishes, and gave the Sadducees. thanks, and brake them, and 7 And they reasoned among gave to his disciples, and the themselves, saying, It is because disciples to the multitude. we have taken no: bread,

37 And they did all eat, and 8 Which when Jesus perwere filled : and they took up ceived, he said unto them; Oye of the broken meat that was of little faith, why reason ye left seven baskets full.

among yourselves, because ye 38 And they that did eat have brought no bread?, were four thousand men, beside 9 Do ye not yet understand, women and children.

neither remember the five loaves

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