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Herod's opinion of Christ. f51 Jesus saith unto them, tist; he is risen from the dead; Have ye understood all these and therefore mighty works things? They say unto him, do show forth themselves in Yea, Lord. him.

i 52 Then said he unto 3 For Herod had laid hold them, Therefore every scribe on John, and bound him, and which is instructed unto the put him in prison for Herokingdom of heaven is like dias' sake, his brother Phiunto a man that is an house-lip's wife. holder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

f53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

4 For John said unto him,

It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

54 And when he wascomein-f6 But when Herod's birthto his own country, he taught day was kept, the daughter them in their synagogue, of Herodias danced before insomuch that they were as- them, and pleased Herod. tonished, and said, Whence p7 Whereupon he promised hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

e 57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own Country, and in his own house.

p 58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.


f CHAP. XIV. T that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

with an oath to give her
whatsoever she would ask.
8 And she, being before in-
structed of her mother, said,
Give me here John Baptist's
head in a charger

9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake,and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

f10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

11And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

13 ¶ When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: 2 And said unto his ser- and when the people had vants, This is John the Bap-heard thereof, they followed

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him on foot out of the cities. h 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

f15 And when it was evening,his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away,that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

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

17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

18 He said, Bring them hither to me.

five thousand, was come,he was there alone. f24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

m25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried

out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

f28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

m29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the

wind boisterous, he was afraid;and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save

d 19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass,and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and thedisciples to the multitude. m20 And they did all eat, and me. were filled; and they took up of the fragments that re-stretched forth his hand, and mained twelve baskets full. 21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

f22¶ And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

d 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening

31 And immediately Jesus

caught him, and said unto him, 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 ship came and worshipped him, saying, of a truth thou art the Son of God. f34¶ And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.

35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of

God's commandments.S.MATTHEW. Jewish traditions. him, they sent out into all trines the commandments of that country round about, men. and brought unto him all f10 And he called the multhat were diseased; titude, and said unto them, m36 And besought him that Hear, and understand: they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.



came to Jesus

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

12 Then came his disciples, scribes and Pharisees, and said unto him, Knowest which were of Jerusalem, thou that the Pharisees were saying, offended, after they heard 2Whydo thydisciples trans- this saying? gress the tradition of the el-t 13 But he answered and ders? for they wash not their said, Every plant, which my hands when they eat bread. heavenly Father hath not p3 But he answered and planted, shall be rooted up. said unto them, Why do ye 14 Let them alone: they be also transgress the command-blind leaders of theblind. And ment of God by your tradi- if the blind lead the blind, tion?

4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

both shall fall into the ditch. f15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

16And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

6 And honour not his father 18 But those things which or his mother, he shall be free. proceed out of the mouth Thus have ye made the com- come forth from the heart; mandment of God of none and they defile the man. effect by your tradition. t 19 For out of the heart a7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esa-proceed evil thoughts, murias prophesy of you, saying, ders, adulteries, fornications, 8 This people draweth nigh thefts, false witness, blasunto me with their mouth, phemies:

and honoureth me with their

20 These are the things lips; but their heart is far which defile a man: but to from me. eat with unwashen hands de

9 But in vain they do wor-fileth not a man. ship me

CHAP. XVI. The four thousand fed.

A devil cast out.
and departed into the coasts
of Tyre and Sidon.

31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God

t 22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of of Israel. David; my daughter is griev-f32¶ Then Jesus called his ously vexed with a devil. disciples unto him, and said, f23 But he answered her I have compassion on the not a word. And his disciples multitude, because they concame and besought him, say-tinue with me now three ing, Send her away; for she days, and have nothing to crieth after us. eat: and I will not send them. away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

t 24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

t 25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

c 27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 36 And he took the seven m28 Then Jesus answered loaves and the fishes, and and said unto her, O woman, gave thanks, and brake them, great is thy faith: be it unto and gave to his disciples, and thee even as thou wilt. And thedisciples,to the multitude. her daughterwas made whole m37 And they did all eat, and from that very hour. were filled: and they took up f29 AndJesus departed from of the broken meat that was thence, and came nigh unto left seven baskets full. the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

m30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:

38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. f39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship,and came into the coasts of Magdala.


HE Pharisees also with

The Sadducees came, un

The Jews seek a sign. S. MATTHEW.
tempting desired him that he
would shew them a sign from

Peter's confession.

that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

2 He answered and said un-t 12 Then understood they to them, When it is evening, how that he bade them not beye say, It will be fair weather: ware of the leaven of bread, for the sky is red. but of the doctrine of the

3 And in the morning, It Pharisees and of the Sadwill be foul weather to day: ducees.

for the sky is red and low-f13¶ When Jesus came into ring. O ye hypocrites, ye can the coasts of Cesarea Philipdiscern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

t 4 A wicked and adulterous

generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. f5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is becausewe have taken no bread. t 8Which whenJesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves,because ye have brought no bread?

9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand,and how many baskets ye took up?

11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it ot to you concerning bread,

pi,he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? t*16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

t 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. t 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

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