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The parable of the

Chap. xiii.

sower expounded. and hear with their ears, and 25 But, while men slept, his should understand with their enemy came and sowed tares ahearts, and should be converted, mong the wheat, and went his and I should heal them.


16 But blessed are your eyes, 26 But when the blade was for they see and your ears, for sprung up, and brought forth they hear. fruit, then appeared the tares also. 17 For verily I say unto you, 27 So the servants of the housThat many prophets and righte-holder came and said unto him, ous men have desired to see those Sir, didst not thou sow good seed things which you see, and have in thy field? from whence then not seen them; and to hear those hath it tares?

18 Hear ye, therefore, the parable of the sower.

things which ye hear, and have| 28 He said unto them, An enenot heard them. my hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 19 When any one heareth the 29 But he said, Nay; lest, while word of the kingdom, and under-ye gather up the tares, ye root up standeth it not, then cometh the also the wheat with them. wicked one, and catcheth away 30 Let both grow together until that which was sown in his heart. the harvest: and in the time of This is he which received seed harvest I will say to the reapers, by the way side, Gather ye together first the tares, 20 But he that received the and bind them in bundles to burn seed into stony places, the same is them: but gather the wheat into he that heareth the word, and my barn. anon with joy receiveth it; 31 T. Another parable put he 21 Yet hath he not root in him-forth unto them, saying, The self, but dureth for a while; for kingdom of heaven is like to a when tribulation or persecution grain of mustard seed, which a ariseth because of the word, by man took, and sowed in his field: and by he is offended. 32 Which indeed is the least of 22 He also that received seed all seeds; but when it is grown, among the thorns, is he that hear- it is the greatest among herbs, and eth the word; and the care of this becometh a tree; so that the birds world, and the deceitfulness of of the air come and lodge in the riches, choke the word, and he branches thereof, becometh unfruitful.

33 Another parable spake he 23 But he that received seed in-unto them: The kingdom of heato the good ground, is he that hear-ven is like unto leaven, which a eth the word and understandeth woman took, and hid in three it; which also beareth fruit, and measures of meal, till the whole bringeth forth, some an hundred-was leavened.

fold, some sixty, some thirty. 34 All these things spake Jesus

24 T Another parable put he unto the multitude in parables; forth unto them, saying, The and without a parable spake he kingdom of heaven is likened un-not unto them:

to a man which sowed good seed 35 That it might be fulfilled in his field: which was spoken by the prophet,


S. Matthew.

parables. saying, I will open my mouth in 47 ¶ Again, the kingdom of parables; I will utter things which heaven is like unto a net, that was have been kept secret from the cast into the sea, and gathered of foundation of the world. every kind :

36 Then Jesus sent the multi- 48 Which, when it was full, tude away, and went into the they drew to shore, and sat down, house and his disciples came and gathered the good into vesunto him, saying, Declare unto sels, but cast the bad away. us the parable of the tares of the 49 So shall it be at the end of field. the world: the angels shall come 37 He answered and said unto forth, and sever the wicked from them, He that soweth the good among the just, seed is the Son of man;

50 And, shall cast them into 38 The field is the world; the the furnace of fire: there shall be good seed are the children of the wailing and gnashing of teeth. kingdom; but the tares are the 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have children of the wicked one; ye understood all these things? 39 The enemy that sowed them They say unto him, Yea, Lord. is the devil; the harvest is the end 52 Then said he unto them, of the world: and the reapers are Therefore every scribe which is the angels. instructed unto the kingdom of

40 As, therefore, the tares are heaven is like unto a man that is gathered and burned in the fire; an householder, which bringeth so shall it be in the end of this forth out of his treasure things world. new and old.

41 The Son of man shall send 53 ¶ And it came to pass, that forth his angels, and they shall when Jesus had finished these gather out of his kingdom all parables, he departed thence. things that offend, and them which 54 And when he was come into do iniquity; his own country, he taught them 42 And shall cast them into a in their synagogue, insomuch furnace of fire: there shall be that they were astonished, and wailing and gnashing of teeth. said, Whence hath this man this

43 Then shall the righteous wisdom, and these mighty works? shine forth as the sun in the king- 55 Is not this the carpenter's dom of their Father. Who hath son? is not his mother called Maears to hear, let him hear. ry? and his brethren, James, and 44 Again, the kingdom of Joses, and Simon, and Judas? heaven is like unto treasure hid in 56 And his sisters, are they not a field; the which when a man all with us? Whence then hath hath found he hideth, and, for joy this man all these things? thereof, goeth and selleth all that 57 And they were offended in he hath, and buyeth that field. him. But Jesus said unto them,

45 Again, the kingdom of A prophet is not without honour, heaven is like unto a merchant-save in his own country, and in man, seeking goodly pearls: his own house.

46 Who, when he had found 58 And he did not many mighone pearl of great price, went and ty works there, because of their sold all that he had, and bought it. Junbelief.

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14 And Jesus went forth, and rarch heard of the fame of saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward 2 And said unto his servants, them, and he healed their sick. This is John the Baptist; he is 15 ¶ And when it was evening, risen from the dead; and there-his disciples came to him, saying, fore mighty works do shew forth This is a desert place, and the themselves in him. time is now past; send the mul3T For Herod had laid hold on titude away, that they may go inJohn, and bound him, and put to the villages, and buy themhim in prison for Herodias' sake, selves victuals. his brother Philip's wife.

4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

Chap. xiv.

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5 And when he would have put 17 And they say unto him, We him to death, he feared the multi- have here but five loaves, and tude, because they counted him two fishes.

as a prophet.

18 He said, Bring them hither

6 But when Herod's birth-day to me. was kept, the daughter of Hero- 19 And he commanded the dias danced before them, and multitude to sit down on the pleased Herod. grass, and took the five loaves, 7 Whereupon he promised with and the two fishes, and, looking an oath to give her whatsoever she up to heaven, he blessed, and would ask. brake, and gave the loaves to his 8 And she, being before in-disciples, and the disciples to the structed of her mother, said, Give multitude. me here John Baptist's head in a 20 And they did all eat, and charger. were filled: and they took up of 9 And the king was sorry the fragments that remained nevertheless for the oath's sake, twelve baskets full. and them which sat with him at 21 And they that had eaten meat, he commanded it to be were about five thousand men, given her. beside women and children.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get in

11 And his head was brought to a ship, and to go before him in a charger, and given to the unto the other side, while he sent damsel: and she brought it to the multitudes away.

her mother.

23 And when he had sent the 12 And his disciples came, and multitudes away, he went up intook up the body, and buried it, to a mountain apart to pray; and and went and told Jesus. when the evening was come, he

13 ¶ When Jesus heard of it, was there alone.

he departed thence by ship into a 24 But the ship was now in the desert place apart: and when the midst of the sea, tossed with people had heard thereof, they waves: for the wind was contrary.

Christ walketh on the sea. S. Matthew. What defileth a man.

25 And in the fourth watch of 2 Why do thy disciples transthe night, Jesus went unto them, gress the tradition of the elders? walking on the sea. for they wash not their hands 26 And when the disciples saw when they eat bread. him walking on the sea, they 3 But he answered and said unto were troubled, saying, It is a them, Why do ye also transgress spirit; and they cried out for fear. the commandment of God by

27 But straightway Jesus spake your tradition?

unto them, saying, Be of good 4 For God commanded, saycheer it is I; be not afraid. ing, Honour thy father and thy

28 And Peter answered him mother: and, he that curseth and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid father or mother, let him die the me come unto thee on the water.death.

29 And he said, Come. And 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall when Peter was come down out say to his father or his mother, It of the ship, he walked on the is a gift, by whatsoever thou water to go to Jesus. mightest be profited by me; 30 But when he saw the wind 6 And honour not his father or boisterous, he was afraid; and, his mother, he shall be free. Thus beginning to sink, he cried, say-have ye made the commandment ing, Lord, save me. of God of none effect by your

31 And immediately Jesus tradition. stretched forth his hand, and 7 Te hypocrites! well did Esaias caught him, and said unto him, prophesy of you, saying,

O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 Then they that were in the 9 But in vain they do worship ship came and worshipped him, me, teaching for doctrines the saying, Of a truth thou art the commandments of men. Son of God.

10 ¶ And he called the multi34 ¶ And, when they were gone tude, and said unto them, Hear, over, they came into the land of and understand: Gennesaret.

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

11 Not that which goeth into 35 And when the men of that the mouth defileth a man; but place had knowledge of him, they that which cometh out of the sent out into all that country mouth, this defileth a man. round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;


12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind,

36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment and as many as touched were made perfectly whole. CHAP. XV.


God's commandments. HEN came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

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The woman of Canaan. Chap. xv. Four thousand fed. both shall fall into the ditch.thy faith! be it unto thee even as 15 Then answered Peter and thou wilt. And her daughter was said unto him, Declare unto us made whole from that very hour. this parable. 29 ¶ And Jesus departed from 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also thence, and came nigh unto the yet without understanding? sea of Galilee; and went up into 17 Do not ye yet understand, a mountain, and sat down there. that whatsoever entereth in at the 30 And great multitudes came mouth goeth into the belly, and is unto him, having with them those cast out into the draught? that were lame, blind, dumb, 18 But those things which pro-maimed, and many others, and ceed out of the mouth come forth cast them down at Jesus' feet, and from the heart; and they defile he healed them:

the man.

31 Insomuch that the multitude 19 For out of the heart proceed wondered, when they saw the evil thoughts, murders, adulte-dumb to speak, the maimed to be ries, fornications, thefts, false whole, the lame to walk, and the witness, blasphemies. blind to see: and they glorified

20 These are the things which the God of Israel. defile a man; but to eat with un- 32 T Then Jesus called his diswashen hands defileth not a man. ciples unto him, and said, I have 21 Then Jesus went thence, compassion on the multitude, beand departed into the coasts of cause they continue with me now Tyre and Sidon. three days, and have nothing to 22 And, behold, a woman of eat: and I will not send them away Canaan came out of the same fasting, lest they faint in the way. coasts, and cried unto him, say- 33 And his disciples say unto ing, Have mercy on me, O Lord, him, Whence should we have so thou son of David; my daughter much bread in the wilderness, as is grievously vexed with a devil. to fill so great a multitude?

23 But he answered her not a 34 And Jesus saith unto them, word. And his disciples came How many loaves have ye? and and besought him, saying, Send they said, Seven, and a few little her away; for she crieth after us. fishes.

24 But he answered and said, I

35 And he commanded the mulam not sent but unto the lost titude to sit down on the ground. sheep of the house of Israel. 36 And he took the seven 25 Then came she and wor-loaves, and the fishes, and gave shipped him, saying, Lord, help thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples 26 But he answered and said, It to the multitude. is not meet to take the childrens' bread, and to cast it to dogs..


37 And they did all eat, and were filled and they took up of the broken meat, that was left,

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs seven baskets full. which fall from their masters' table. 28 Then Jesus answered, and men and children. said unto her, O woman, great is]

38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, besides wo

39 And he sent away the multiD

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