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ye go thence.

The apostles sent to preach. ST. MATTHEW,

, Christ comforteth them. into any city of the Samaritans enter 21 And the brother shall deliver up

the brother to death, and the father 6 But go rather to the lost sheep the child: and the children shall rise of the house of Israel.

up against their parents, and cause 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, them to be put to death. The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 22 And ye shall be hated of all

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, men for my name's sake: but he that raise the dead, cast out devils: freely endureth to the end shall be saved. ye have received, freely give.

23 But when they persecute you in 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, this city, flee ye into another: for nor brass in your purses ;

verily I say unto you, Ye shall not 10 Nor scrip for your journey, have gone over the cities of Israel, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor till the Son of man be come. yet staves: for the workman is 24 The disciple is not above his worthy of his meat.

master, nor the servant above his lord. 11 And into whatsoever city or 25 It is enough for the disciple town ye shall enter, inquire who that he be as his master, and the in it is worthy; and there abide till servant as his lord. If they have

called the master of the house Beel. 12 And when ye come into a zebub, how much more shall they call house, salute it.

them of his household ? 13 And if the house be worthy, let 26 Fear them not therefore : for your peace come upon it: but if it there is nothing covered, that shall be not worthy, let your peace re- not be revealed; and hid, that shall turn to you.

not be known. 14 And whosoever shall not receive 27 What I tell you in darkness, you, nor hear your words, when ye that speak ye in light: and what ye depart out of that house or city, shake hear in the ear, that preach ye upon off the dust of your feet.

the housetops. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall 28 And fear not them which kill the be more tolerable for the land of body, but are not able to kill the soul: Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of but rather fear him which is able to judgment, than for that city. destroy both soul and body in hell.

16 | Behold, I send you forth as 29 Are not two sparrows sold for sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye a farthing? and one of them shall therefore wise as serpents, and harm- not fall on the ground without your less as doves.

Father. 17 But beware of men: for they 30 But the very hairs of

your

head will deliver you up to the councils, are all numbered. and they will scourge you in their 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of synagogues;

more value than many sparrows. 18 And ye shall be brought before 32 Whosoever therefore shall congovernors and kings for my sake, fess me before men, him will I confor a testimony against them and the fess also before my Father which is Gentiles.

in heaven. 19 But when they deliver you up,

33 But whosoever shall deny me take no thought how or what ye shall before men, him will I also deny bespeak: for it shall be given you in that fore my Father which is in heaven. same hour what ye shall speak.

34 Think not that I am come to 20 For it is not ye that speak, but send peace on earth: I came not to the Spirit of your Father which send peace, but a sword. speaketh in you.

35 For I am come to set a mar.

say unto

John sendeth to Christ. CHAPTER XI. Christ's testimony of John. at variance against his father, and 5 The blind receive their sight, the daughter against her mother, and the lame walk, the lepers are and the daughter in law against her cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead mother in law.

are raised up, and the poor have the 36 And a man's foes shall be they gospel preached to them. of his own household.

6 And blessed is he, whosoever 37 He that loveth father or mother shall not be offended in me. more than me is not worthy of me: 7 | And as they departed, Jesus and he that loveth son or daughter began to say unto the multitudes more than me is not worthy of me. concerning John, What went ye out

38 And he that taketh not his into the wilderness to see ? A reed cross, and followeth after me, is not shaken with the wind ? worthy of me.

8 But what went ye out for to see? 39 He that findeth his life shall A man clothed in soft raiment ? belose it: and he that loseth his life hold, they that wear soft clothing are for my sake shall find it.

in kings' houses. 40' He that receiveth you re- 9 But what went ye out for to ceiveth me; and he that receiveth see? A prophet? yea,

I me receiveth him that sent me. you, and more than a prophet.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in 10 For this is he, of whom it is the name of a prophet shall receive written, Behold, I send my mesa prophet's reward ; and he that re- senger before thy face, which shall ceiveth a righteous man in the name prepare thy way before thee. of a righteous man shall receive a 11 Verily I say unto you, Among righteous man's reward.

them that are born of women there 42 And whosoever shall give to hath not risen a greater than John drink unto one of these little ones a the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that cup of cold water only in the name is least in the kingdom of heaven is of a disciple, verily I say unto you, greater than he. he shall in no wise lose his reward. 12 And from the days of John the

Baptist until now the kingdom of CHAPTER XI.

heaven suffereth violence, and the 1 John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 7 Christ's testi- violent take it by force. mony concerning John. 18 The opinion of the people, both concerning John and Christ. 20 Christ upbraid

13 For all the prophets and the eth the unthankfulness and impenitence of Chorazin, law prophesied until John. Bethsaida, and Capernaum ; 25 and praising his Father's wisdom in revealing the gospel to the simple, 28

14 And if ye will receive it, this he calleth to him all such as feel the burden of their is Elias, which was for to come.

15 He that hath ears to hear, let ND it came to pass, when Jesus him hear.

had made an end of command- 16 | But whereunto shall I liken ing his twelve disciples, he departed this generation ? It is like unto chil. thence to teach and to preach in dren sitting in the markets, and calltheir cities.

ing unto their fellows, 2 Now when John had heard in 17 And saying, We have piped the prison the works of Christ, he unto you, and ye have not danced; sent two of his disciples,

we have mourned unto you, and ye 3 And said unto him, Art thou he have not lamented. that should come, or do we look for 18 For John came neither eating another?

nor drinking, and they say, He hath 4 Jesus answered and said unto a devil. them, Go and shew John again those 19 The Son of man came eating things which ye do hear and see : and drinking, and they say, Behold

sins.

reason, 13 and

Christ's gracious invitation. ST. MATTHEW, He reproveth the Pharisees. a man gluttonous, and a winebibber,

CHAPTER XII. a friend of publicans and sinners.

1 Christ reproveth the blindness of the Pharisees conBut wisdom is justified of her chil. cerning the breach of the sabbath, 3 by scripture, 9 by dren.

a miracle. 22 He healeth the man

possessed that was blind and dumb. 31 Blasphemy 20 | Then began he to upbraid against the Holy Ghost shall never be forgiven. 36

Account shall be made of idle words. 38 He rebuketh the cities wherein most of his mighty

the unfaithful, who seek after a sign; 49 and sheweth works were done, because they re who is his brother, sister, and mother. pented not:

T that time Jesus went on the 21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe sabbath day through the corn; unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the and his disciples were ahungered, mighty works, which were done in and began to pluck the ears of corn, you, had been done in Tyre and Si. and to eat. don, they would have repented long 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, ago in sackcloth and ashes.

they said unto him, Behold, thy dis22 But I say unto you, It shall be ciples do that which is not lawful to more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon do upon the sabbath day. at the day of judgment, than for 3 But he said unto them, Have ye you.

not read what David did, when he 23 And thou, Capernaum, which was ahungered, and they that were art exalted unto heaven, shalt be with him; brought down to hell: for if the 4 How he entered into the house mighty works, which have been of God, and did eat the shewbread, done in thee, had been done in So which was not lawful for him to eat, dom, it would have remained until neither for them which were with this day.

him, but only for the priests? 24 But I say unto you, That it 5 Or have ye not read in the law, shall be more tolerable for the land how that on the sabbath days the of Sodom in the day of judgment, priests in the temple profane the than for thee.

sabbath, and are blameless ? 25 | At that time Jesus answered 6 But I say unto you, That in this and said, I thank thee, O Father, place is one greater than the temple. Lord of heaven and earth, because 7 But if ye had known what this thou hast hid these things from the meaneth, I will have mercy, and not wise and prudent, and hast revealed sacrifice, ye would not have conthem unto babes.

demned the guiltless. 26 Even so, Father; for so it 8 For the Son of man is Lord seemed good in thy sight.

even of the sabbath day. 27 All things are delivered unto 9 And when he was departed thence, me of my Father : and no man he went into their synagogue : knoweth the Son, but the Father ; 10 And, behold, there was a man neither knoweth any man the Fa which had his hand withered. And ther, save the Son, and he to whom they asked him, saying, Is it lawful soever the Son will reveal him. to heal on the sabbath days ? that

28 s Come unto me, all ye that they might accuse him. labour and are heavy laden, and I 11 And he said unto them, What will give you rest.

man shall there be among you, that 29 Take my yoke upon you, and shall have one sheep, and if it fall learn of me; for I am meek and into a pit on the sabbath day, will lowly in heart : and ye shall find he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? rest unto your souls.

12 How much then is a man better 30 For my yoke is easy, and my than a sheep? Wherefore it is law. burden is light.

ful to do well on the sabbath days.

Of blasphemy against CHAPTER XII.

the Holy Ghost. 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch cast them out? therefore they shall forth thine hand. And he stretched be your judges. it forth ; and it was restored whole, 28 But if I cast out devils by the like as the other.

Spirit of God, then the kingdom of 14 | Then the Pharisees went out, God is come unto you. and held a council against him, how 29 Or else how can one enter into they might destroy him.

a strong man's house, and spoil his 15 But when Jesus knew it, he goods, except he first bind the strong withdrew himself from thence: and man? and then he will spoil his house. great multitudes followed him, and 30 He that is not with me is against he healed them all;

me; and he that gathereth not with 16 And charged them that they me scattereth abroad. should not make him known:

31 | Wherefore I say unto you, 17 That it might be fulfilled which All manner of sin and blasphemy was spoken by Esaias the prophet, shall be forgiven unto men: but the saying,

blasphemy against the Holy Ghost 18 Behold my servant, whom I shall not be forgiven unto men. have chosen; my beloved, in whom 32 And whosoever speaketh a word my soul is well pleased : I will put against the Son of man, it shall be my Spirit upon him, and he shall forgiven him: but whosoever speakshew judgment to the Gentiles. eth against the Holy Ghost, it shall

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; not be forgiven him, neither in this neither shall any man hear his voice world, neither in the world to come. in the streets.

33 Either make the tree good, and 20 A bruised reed shall he not his fruit good; or else make the tree break, and smoking flax shall he not corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for quench, till he send forth judgment the tree is known by his fruit. unto victory.

34 O generation of vipers, how can 21 And in his name shall the Gen- ye, being evil, speak good things? tiles trust.

for out of the abundance of the heart 22 | Then was brought unto him the mouth speaketh. one possessed with a devil, blind, 35 A good man out of the good and dumb: and he healed him, inso- treasure of the heart bringeth forth much that the blind and dumb both good things: and an evil man out of spake and saw.

the evil treasure bringeth forth evil 23 And all the people were amaz- things. ed, and said, Is not this the Son of 36 But I say unto you, That every David ?

idle word that men shall speak, they 24 But when the Pharisees heard shall give account thereof in the day it, they said, This fellow doth not of judgment. cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the 37 For by thy words thou shalt prince of the devils.

be justified, and by thy words thou 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, i shalt be condemned. and said unto them, Every kingdom 38 | Then certain of the scribes divided against itself is brought to and of the Pharisees answered, saydesolation; and every city or house ing, Master, we would see a sign divided against itself shall not stand : | from thee.

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he 39 But he answered and said unto is divided against himself; how shall them, An evil and adulterous genethen his kingdom stand?

ration seeketh after a sign; and 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out there shall no sign be given to it, devils, by whoin do your children but the sign of the prophet Jonas :

The unfaithful rebuked. ST. MATTHEW,

Parable of the sower, 40 For as Jonas was three days and THE same day went Jesus out of three nights in the whale's belly: so the house, and sat by the sea shall the Son of man be three days and side. three nights in the heart of the earth. 2 And great multitudes were ga

41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in thered together unto him, so that he the judgment with this generation, went into a ship, and sat; and the and shall condemn it: because they re- whole multitude stood on the shore. pented at the preaching of Jonas; and, 3 And he spake many things unto behold, a greater than Jonas is here. them in parables, saying, Behold, a

42 The queen of the south shall sower went forth to sow; rise up in the judgment with this 4 And when he sowed, some seeds generation, and shall condemn it: fell by the way side, and the fowls for she came from the uttermost parts came and devoured them up: of the earth to hear the wisdom of 5 Some fell upon stony places, Solomon; and, behold, a greater than where they had not much earth: and Solomon is here.

forth with they sprung up, because 43 When the unclean spirit is gone they had no deepness of earth : out of a man, he walketh through dry 6 And when the sun was up, they places, seeking rest, and findeth none. were scorched; and because they had

44 Then he saith, I will return into no root, they withered away. my house from whence I came out; 7 And some fell among thorns; and and when he is come, he findeth it the thorns sprung up, and choked empty, swept, and garnished.

them : 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with 8 But others fell into good ground, himself seven other spirits more and brought forth fruit, some a hunwicked than himself, and they enter dredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyin and dwell there : and the last state fold. of that man is worse than the first. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him Even so shall it be also unto this hear. wicked generation.

10 And the disciples came, and 46 | While he yet talked to the said unto him, Why speakest thou people, behold, his mother and his unto them in parables ? brethren stood without, desiring to 11 He answered and said unto speak with him.

them, Because it is given unto you 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, to know the mysteries of the kingthy mother and thy brethren stand dom of heaven, but to them it is not without, desiring to speak with thee. given.

48 But he answered and said unto 12 For whosoever hath, to him him that told him, Who is my mo- shall be given, and he shall have ther ? and who are my brethren? more abundance: but whosoever hath

49 And he stretched forth his hand not, from him shall be taken away toward his disciples, and said, Be- even that he hath. hold my mother and my brethren! 13 Therefore speak I to them in

50 For whosoever shall do the will parables: because they seeing see of

ту Father which is in heaven, the not; and hearing they hear not, same is my brother, and sister, and neither do they understand. mother.

14 And in them is fulfilled the CHAPTER XIII.

prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By 1 The parable of the sover, 18 and the exposition of hearing ye shall hear, and shall not it. 24 The parable of the tares, 31 of the mustard understand; and seeing ye shall see,

, seed, 33 of the leaven, 44 of the hidden treasure, 45 of and shall not perceive: the pearl, 47 and of the net cast into the sea. Christ is contemned by his own countrymen.

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