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Concerning false prophets.

S. MATTHEW.

Christ casts out devils

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate; for 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself leadeth to destruction, and many there be to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses which go in thereat: commanded, for a testimony unto them. 5 ¶ And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

14 Because, strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at come to you in sheep's clothing, but in-home sick of the palsy, grievously torwardly they are ravening wolves. mented.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits: 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of and heal him. thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

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

10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily Í say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:

12 But the children of the kingdom shail be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.

14 T And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them.

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Not every one that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

16 ¶ When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick;

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine.

18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

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WHEN he was come down from the 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes mountain, great multitudes follow-have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where

ed him.

2 And behold, there came a leper and to lay his head. worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Christ stilleth the tempest.

He calls Matthew.

23 ¶ And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.

7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had

9 And as Jesus passed forth from

24 And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was given such power unto men. covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and thence, he saw a man named Matthew, awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we sitting at the receipt of custom: and he perish. saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose,

26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye and followed him. fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

28 ¶ And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

30 And there was a good way off from them a herd of many swine, feeding.

31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

CHAP. IX.

10 ¶ And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?

12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.

13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

14 ¶ Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall

32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into they fast. the herd of swine: and behold, the whole 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth herd of swine ran violently down a steep unto an old garment: for that which is put place into the sea, and perished in the in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.

waters.

33 And they that kept them, fled, and 17 Neither do men put new wine into went their ways into the city, and told old bottles: else the bottles break, and every thing; and what was befallen to the the wine runneth out, and the bottles possessed of the devils. perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy

CHAP. IX.

AND he entered into a ship, and passed hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

over, and came own

2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and 20 T (And behold, a woman which was Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick diseased with an issue of blood twelve of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy years, came behind him, and touched the sins be forgiven thee. hem of his garment.

3 And behold, certain of the scribes said 21 For she said within herself, If I may within themselves, This man blasphemeth. but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, 22 But Jesus turned him about, and said, Wherefore think ye evil in your when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of hearts? good comfort: thy faith hath made thee 5 For whether is easier to say, Thy whole. And the woman was made whole sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and from that hour.) walk?

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's

6 But that ye may know that the Son of house, and saw the minstrels and the peoman hath power on earth to forgive sins, ple making a noise, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,)| 24 He said unto them, Give place: for Arise, take up the bed, and go unto thy the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And house. they laughed him to scorn.

The diseased are cured.

25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

27 ¶ And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy

S. MATTHEW.

9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses;

10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: (for the workman is worthy of his meat.)

11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till ye go thence.

12 And when ye come into a house, salute it.

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, 32 As they went out, behold, they nor hear your words, when ye depart out brought to him a dumb man possessed with of that house, or city, shake off the dust a devil. of your feet.

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28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Lord.

Yea,

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

The apostles sent to preach.

6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

33 And when the devil was cast out, the 15 Verily, I say unto you, It shall be dumb spake and the multitudes marvel- more tolerable for the land of Sodom and led, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth for that city. out devils, through the prince of the devils.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore 35 And Jesus went about all the cities wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. and villages, teaching in their synagogues, 17 But beware of men: for they will and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, deliver you up to the councils, and they and healing every sickness, and every dis- will scourge you in their synagogues ease among the people.

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered 19 But when they deliver you up, take abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. no thought how or what ye shall speak,

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The for it shall be given you in that same hour harvest truly is plenteous, but the labour-what ye shall speak. ers are few.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

CHAP. X.

AND when he had called unto him his parents, and cause them to be put to death. twelve disciples, he gave them power ye shall be of all men for against unclean spirits, to cast them out, my name's sake: but he that endureth to and to heal all manner of sickness, and all the end shall be saved. manner of disease.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come.

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son 25 It is enough for the disciple that he of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname be as his master, and the servant as his was Thaddeus; lord: if they have called the master of the

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not.

4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Is-house Beelzebub, how much more shall cariot, who also betrayed him. they call them of his household?

26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that

Christ comforts them:

CHAP. XI. His testimony concerning John. speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops. and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, 28 And fear not them which kill the and the poor have the gospel preached to body, but are not able to kill the soul: them. but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

7 ¶ And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of moré value than many sparrows.

8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

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

10 For this is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword.

11 Verily, I say unto you, Among them that are born of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist :

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter notwithstanding, he that is least in the against her mother, and the daughter-in- kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. law against her mother-in-law.

36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist, until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.

38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: hear. and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it.

CHAP. XI.

AND it came to pass when Jesus has
ND it came to pass when Jesus had

16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting

40 He that receiveth you, receiveth in the markets, and calling unto their felme; and he that receiveth me, receiveth lows, him that sent me.

17 And saying, We have piped unto

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the you, and ye have not danced; We have name of a prophet, shall receive a pro- mourned unto you, and ye have not laphet's reward; and he that receiveth a mented.

righteous man in the name of a righteous 18 For John came neither eating nor man, shall receive a righteous man's re-drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. ward. 19 The Son of man came eating and

42 And whosoever shall give to drink drinking, and they say, Behold, a man unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of water only, in the name of a disciple, publicans and sinners. But Wisdom is verily, I say unto you, he shall in no wise justified of her children. lose his reward.

20 T Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.

21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought which ye do hear and see: down to hell for if the mighty works

23 And thou, Capernaum, which art

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twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

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S. MATTHEW. The Pharisees reproved. done in Sodom, it would have remained a sheap? wherefore it is lawful to do well until this day. on the sabbath-days.

24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment than for thee.

13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

14 ¶ Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might

25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid destroy him. these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

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29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

6 But I say unto you, that in this place is one greater than the temple.

7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath-day.

15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.

CHAP. XII.

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through trust. disciples were a hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath-day.

3 But he said unto them, Have ye not 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they read what David did when he was a hun-said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, gered, and they that were with him; but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

4 How he entered into the house of God, 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and and did eat the shew-bread, which was said unto them, Every kingdom divided not lawful for him to eat, neither for them against itself, is brought to desolation; which were with him, but only for the and every city or house divided against priests? itself, shall not stand.

5 Or have ye not read in the law how that on the sabbath-days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.

9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue.

16 Ard charged them that they should not make him known:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21 And in his name shall the Gentiles

22 ¶ Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb; and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

10 ¶ And behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-days? that they might accuse him. 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All man11 And he said unto them, What man ner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven shall there be among you, that shall have unto men: but the blasphemy against the one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, 32 And whosoever speaketh a word and lift it out? against the Son of man, it shall be for12 How much then is a man better than given him: but whosoever speaketh

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