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16 ¶ When the even was come, they when they were come out, they went brought unto him many that were into the herd of swine; and, behold, possessed with devils; and he cast out the whole herd of swine ran violently the spirits with his word, and healed down a steep place into the sea, and all that were sick; perished in the waters.

33 And they that kept them fled, and went their way into the city, and told every thing; and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

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.

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

18 Now, when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.6

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

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

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." 23 T And when he was entered into a ship his disciples followed him.

24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves; but he was asleep.

25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.

26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye 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, say ing, 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 an herd of many swine feeding

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

32 And he said unto them, Go. And,

Questions. What was a centurion ? How great was the faith of the centurion? v. 9, and note.

6 The other side of the lake.

7 Let the dead, &c. Let those who are dead in trespasses and sins, and are insensible to the concerns of the soul and eternity, employ themselves in burying those, who are really and literally dead."

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And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed; and Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. said within themselves, This man blas3 And, behold, certain of the scribe's phemeth.

4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Wherefore think ye evil in your

hearts?

5 For whether is easier to say, Thy and walk? sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise

But that ye may know that the
Son of man hath power on earth to
forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick
and go unto thine house.
of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed,

house.
7 And he arose, and departed to his

they marvelled, and glorified God, 8 But when the multitude saw it, which had given such power unto

men.

9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man named Matand he saith unto him, Follow me. thew, sitting at the receipt of custom ;1 say-And he arose and followed him.

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

11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eat

1 Receipt of custom, the toll or custom house.

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

you.

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can. 30 And their eyes were opened; the children of the bride-chamber and Jesus straitly charged them, saymourn as long as the bridegroom is ing, See that no man know it. with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.

16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made

32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.

worse.

33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.

17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles ;3 else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the 34 But the Pharisees said, He castbottles perish; but they put new wine eth out devils through the prince of into new bottles, and both are pre-devils. served.

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 on us.

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, Yea, Lord.

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

35 And Jesus went about all the 18 While he spake these things unto cities and villages, teaching, in their them, behold, there came a certain synagogues, and preaching the gospel ruler, and worshipped him, saying, of the kingdom, and healing every My daughter is even now dead; but sickness, and every disease, among the come and lay thy hand upon her, and people. she shall live.

36 But when he saw the multitudes he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples.

20 T (And, behold, a woman, whic was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.

21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment I shall be whole.

22 But Jesus turned him about; and, when he saw her, he said, Daugh ter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman, was made whole from that hour.)

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23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels1 and the people making a noise,

24. He said unto them, Give place; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth And they laughed him to scorn.

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

2 I will have, &c. I will or desire mercy

and not sacrifice.

3 The bottles of the ancients were made of

leather.

4 Monstrels, musicians.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few:

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

Questions. What miracles are mentioned in this chapter?

What is meant by the receipt of custom?
CHAP. X.

The apostles are sent to do miracles,
5 and to preach.
AND when he had called unto him
his twelve disciples, he gave them
power against unclean spirits, to cast
them out, and to heal all manner of
sickness, and all manner of disease.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Si'mon, brother; James the son of Zebedee, who is called Pe'ter, and Andrew his and John his brother;

3 Phil'ip, and Bartholomew; Thom'as, and Mat'thew the publican; James

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the son of Alphe'us, and Leb'beus, and they will scourge you in their whose surname was Thad'deus; synagogues:

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

4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas 18 And ye shall be brought before Iscariot, who also betrayed him. governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

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12 And when ye come into an house, salute2 it.

17 But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the councils,

1 Scrip, a small bag; see 1 Sam. xvii. 40. 2 Salute, to wish health and prosperity; to greet or kiss.

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

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

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it;3 but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to

you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city shake off the dust of your feet.4

26 Fear them not, therefore; for 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be there is nothing covered, that shall more tolerable for the land of Sodom not be revealed; and hid that shall not and Gomorrah in the day of judg-be known.

3 Let your peace, &c. i. e. the blessings of peace and consolation, which you pronounce, shall rest on it.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child; and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

ment than for that city.

27 What I tell you in darkness, that 16 T Behold, I send you forth as speak ye in light; and what ye hear sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye, in the ear, that preach ye upon the therefore, wise as serpents, and harm-housetops. less as doves.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

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.

Sodom and Gomorrah were situated on the borders of the Dead Sea, or, as some suppose, where that sea now is. In the time of Abraham they were notorious for their wickedness, which drew down the judgment of Heaven in their total destruction. See Gen. xix. 24, 25.

6 Council, a court of justice.

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

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

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

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

4 Dust of your feet. The Jews thought there was so peculiar a holiness in the land of Israel, that when they came from a heathen 32 Whosoever, therefore, shall concountry, they stopped at its borders, and wiped fess me before men, him will I confess the dust from their shoes, lest it should pollute also before my Father which is in the Holy Land.

heaven.

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

7 Scourge, to chastise or whip.

8 If they have called (me) the great head of the church Beelzebub, or the prince of evil spirits.

9 In the ear, in secret.

33 But whosoever shall deny me 3 And said unto him, Art thou he before men, him will I also deny be- that should come, or do we look for fore my Father which is in heaven. another?

34 Think not that I am come to send 4 Jesus answered, and said unto peace on earth; I came not to send them, Go, and shew John again those peace, but a sword. things which ye do hear and see:

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her motherin-law.

5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them.

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

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

7 And, as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into

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. the wilderness to see? A reed shaken 38 And he that taketh not his cross10 with the wind? and followeth after me,11 is not worthy of me.

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

40 T He that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward.

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42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose his reward.

Questions. What power was given to the apostles?

What were their names?

Where were Sodom and Gomorrah situated

Who shall be saved? Who is not worthy of being called a disciple of our Lord?

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,3 Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist; notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

16 T But whereunto shall I liken

this generation? It is like unto chil

ing unto their fellows,

CHAP. XI. 2 John sendeth his disciples to Jesus. 7 The testimony of Jesus concerning John. 20 Jesus upbraideth the un-dren sitting in the markets, and callthankfulness and impenitence of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum, 25 and thanketh his Father for revealing the Gospel to the simple. AND it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence, to teach and to preach in their cities.

2 Now, when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

11 And followeth after me. To follow Christ is to imitate his example.

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

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.

15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

1 In prison. John the Baptist was imprisoned, because he objected to the marriage of

17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

10 That taketh not his cross, That will not
endure self-denial, affliction, and persecution, Herod with Herodias, the wife of his brother
for the sake of the Gospel.

Philip; see Matt. xiv. 3, &c. and Mark vi. 17.
2 He that should come. The Messiah or
Saviour.

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath

a devil.

19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend

3 It is written, see Mal. iii. 1.

4 Elias, or Elijah, Mal. iv. 5, 6

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of publicans and sinners; but wisdom is justified of her children.5

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

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21 Wo unto thee, Chora'zin 16 wo unto thee, Bethsai'da 6 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.8

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.

22 But I say unto you, It shall be AT that time Jesus went on the more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at sabbath-day through the corn; and the day of judgment than for you. his disciples were an hungered, and 23 And thou, Caper'naum, which began to pluck the ears of corn, and art exalted unto heaven, shalt be to eat. brought down to hell; for if the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.

27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, savell the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Questions. What evidence did our Lord give to John, that he was the true Messiah? Who did Jesus say John was?

On what cities did Jesus denounce wo?
For what did he thank the Father?
Whom does he invite to come unto him!

CHAP. XII.

Jesus reproveth the blindness of the Pharisees concerning the breach of the sabbath. 31 Of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.

25 T At that time Jesus answered, 4 How he entered into the house and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of God, and did eat the shew-bread, of heaven and earth, because' thou which was not lawful for him to eat, hast hid these things from the wise neither for them which were with and prudent, and hast revealed them him, but only for the priests? unto babes.10

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?

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 condemn

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5 But wisdom, or true religion will always be supported and defended by its friends.

6 Chora'zin and Bethsai'du. Here our Lord opened the eyes of the blind man; and here he preached and performed other miracles. 7 Sackcloth, a coarse cloth worn by the Jews to express mourning.

8 Ashes. To express great humility and grief the Jews sprinkled themselves with

ashes.

9 Wise and prudent, the learned and worldly wise. 10 Babes, the ignorant, but humble and

docile.

11 Save, except.

12 Take my yoke, &c. subject yourselves to the restraints of my religion, its restraints and duties are easy, and the burden it imposes is light.

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 read what David did when he was an hungered, and they that were with

him;

28 Come unto me, all ye that la-ed the guiltless. bour and are heavy laden, and I wil! give you rest.

29 Take my yoke12 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 burden is light.

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8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath-day.

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

11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath-days.

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

1 The Jews' Sabbath-day was our Saturday. It continued from Friday at sunset to Saturday at sunset.

2 I will have &c. I will, or desire.

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