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g Matt.8.14. Mark 1. 29.

h Matt.8.16. Mark 1. 82.

1 Mark 1.34. & 8. 11.

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authority and power he commandeth night, and have taken nothing: neverthe unclean spirits, and they come theless at thy word I will let down the net.


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41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to 3 Or, to say speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

k Mark 1. 25, 34. ver. 34, 35.

that they

knew him to be Christ.

I Mark 1.35.

m Mark L 39.

▲ Matt. 4.18. Mark 1. 16.

42 'And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.

43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent. 44 m And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.


1 Christ teacheth the people out of Peter's ship: 4 in a miraculous taking of fishes, sheweth how he will make him and his partners fishers

of men: 12 cleanseth the leper: 16 prayeth in the wilderness: 18 healeth one sick of the palsy: 27 calleth Matthew the publican: 29 eateth with sinners, as being the physician of souls: 34 foretelleth the fastings and afflictions of the apostles after his ascension: 36 and likeneth fainthearted and weak disciples

to old bottles and worn garments."

AND came
ND it came to pass, that, as the

the word of God, he stood by the
lake of Gennesaret,

2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

4 Now when he had left speaking, John 21.6. he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the

6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes and their net brake.

7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.


c 2 Sam. 6. 9.

8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O 1 Kings 17. Lord.

9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:


10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from a Matt. 4. henceforth thou shalt catch men.

11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.


19. Mark 1. 17.

• Matt. 4. 20. & 19. 27. Mark 1. 18. ch. 18. 28.

Mark 1. 40.

12 ¶ And it came to pass, when Matt. 8. 2. he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

g Matt. 8. 4.

14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for Lev. 14.4, a testimony unto them.


15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of

16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

18 'And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him.

19 And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they

10, 21, 22.

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Matthew is called.


m Matt. 9.3. Mark 2.6,7.

■ Ps. 32. 5. Is. 43. 25.

o Matt. 9.9. Mark 2. 13, 14.

P Matt. 9.10. Mark 2. 15. q ch. 15. 1.

Matt. 9.13. 1 Tim. 1. 15.

■ Matt. 9.14. Mark 2. 18.

t Matt. 9. 16,
Mark 2. 21,



went upon the housetop, and let him
down through the tiling with his
couch into the midst before Jesus.
20 And when he saw their faith,
he said unto him, Man, thy sins are
forgiven thee.

21 m And the scribes and the Phari-
sees began to reason, saying, Who is
this which speaketh blasphemies?
Who can forgive sins, but God

22 But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk?

24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house.

25 And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God.

26 And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.

27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.

28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

29 P And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.

The Pharisees reproved.

unto them; No man putteth a piece
of a new garment upon an old; if
otherwise, then both the new maketh
a rent, and the piece that was taken
out of the new agreeth not with the

37 And no man putteth new wine
into old bottles; else the new wine
will burst the bottles, and be spilled,
and the bottles shall perish.

38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.


1 Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindness
about the observation of the sabbath, by scrip-
ture, reason, and miracle: 13 chooseth
twelve apostles: 17 healeth the diseased: 20
preacheth to his disciples before the people
of blessings and curses: 27 how we must love
our enemies: 46 and join the obedience of
good works to the hearing of the word: lest
in the evil day of temptation we fall like
an house built upon the face of the earth,
without any foundation.


Mark 2.28.

And sabbath after the first,
ND it came to pass on the Matt. 12.1.

that he went through the corn fields;
and his disciples plucked the ears of
corn, and did eat, rubbing them in
their hands.

2 And certain of the Pharisees said
unto them, Why do ye that which is Ex. 20. 10.
not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, • what David did, when himself was 18am.2.6. an hungred, and they which were with him;

4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that 30 But their scribes and Pharisees were with him; which it is not law-d Lev. 24.9. murmured against his disciples, say-ful to eat but for the priests alone? ing, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?

5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.


31 And Jesus answering said unto
them, They that are whole need not 6 And it came to pass also on
a physician; but they that are sick. another sabbath, that he entered into
32I came not to call the righ-the synagogue and taught: and there
teous, but sinners to repentance. was a man whose right hand was


33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?

35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

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36 ¶ And he spake also a parable

7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.

8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth.

9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

• Matt. 12.9.
Mark 3. 1.

See ch. 13.
John 9. 16.

14. & 14. 3.

Christ chooseth his apostles.


? Matt. 14. 23.


10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

13 And when it was day, he 8 Matt. 10.1. called unto him his disciples: & and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;

b John 1. 42.

1 Jude 1.

Mark 3. 7.

14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew,

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon called Zelotes,

16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and Matt. 4.25. the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judæa and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases;

1 Matt. 14. 36.


ch. 8. 46.

18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude 'sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.

20 ¶ And he lifted up his eyes on Matt. 5. 3. his disciples, and said, "Blessed be ye poor: for your's is the kingdom of God.

& 11, 5. Jam. 2. 5.

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21° Blessed are ye that hunger now: shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.


23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is t Acts 7. 51. great in heaven: for tin the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

☐ Amos 6.1. Jam. 5. 1.

x ch. 12. 21.

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24. "But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your

y Matt. 6. 2, consolation. 5, 16.

ch. 16. 25.

☐ Is. 65. 18.

a Prov. 14. 18.


25 Woe unto you that are full! ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn

and weep.

Of loving our enemies.

26 b Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.


27 ¶ But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

28 Bless them that curse you, and dpray for them which despitefully use you.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.

30 & Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.

31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.



b John 15.



John 4. 5.

• Ex. 23. 4. Prov. 25. 21.


Matt 5.44. Rom.12.20.

d ch. 23. 84. Acts 7. 60. e Matt. 5.89.

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35 But 'love ye your enemies, and 1 ver. 27. do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the chil-Matt. 5.45. dren of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37 PJudge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

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b Matt. 12. 35.

c Matt. 12. 34.

d Mal. 1. 6. Matt. 7.21. & 25. 11. ch. 18. 25.

• Matt. 7.24.

43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.

45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.


46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?


47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.


singular faith.

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my


7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.



Gr. this

8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he man cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

11 ¶ And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

1 Christ findeth a greater faith in the centurion 14 And he came and touched the a Gentile, than in any of the Jews: 10 healethbier: and they that bare him stood Or, coffin. his servant being absent: 11 raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain: 19 answereth still. And he said, Young man, I John's messengers with the declaration of his

nion he held of

: 30 inveigheth against


miracles: 24 testute to the people what opi- Say unto thee, Arise.
15 And he that was dead sat up,
and began to speak. And he deliver-
ed him to his mother.

the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won: 36 and sheweth by occasion of Mary Magdalene, how

he is a friend to sinners, not to maintain them

in sins, but to forgive them their sins, upon

their faith and repentance.

NOW when he had ended all his

sayings in the audience of the Matt. 8. 5. people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.

4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:

5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.



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16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That John 19. great prophet is risen up, among 8.17.


us; and, That God hath visited his people.

17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judæa, and throughout all the region round about.


• ch. 1. 68.

18 And the disciples of John Matt. 11.2. shewed him of all these things.

19 ¶ And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou

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ANNO he that should come? or look we for DOMINI another? 31.

g Matt.11.4.

h Is. 35. 5.

i ch. 4. 18.


1 Mal. 3. 1.

m Matt.3.5. ch. 8. 12.

2 Or, frustrated.

21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.

22 & Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, 'to the poor the gospel is preached.

23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.


24 ¶ And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.

26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

27 This is he, of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than


29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, m being baptized with the baptism of John.

30 But the Pharisees and lawyers the counsel of God a2 rejected Acts 20.27.gainst themselves, being not baptized 8 Or, within of him.


• Matt. 11. 16.

P Matt. 3. 4. Mark 1. 6. ch. 1. 15.

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31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.

34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

Christ's feet anointed.

35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

ANNO DOMINI 31. q Matt. 11,

36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with 19. him. And he went into the Pha-Matt. 26.6. risee's house, and sat down to meat.

37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,

38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

Mark 14.8. John 11. 2.

39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, "This man, if he ▪ ch. 15. 2. were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred 2 pence, and the other 2 See Matt. fifty.

42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

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