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apostles chosen. n5 And when he had looked that they should be with him, round about on them with and that he might send them anger, being grieved for the forth to preach, hardness of their hearts, he 15 And to have power to saith unto the man, Stretch heal sicknesses, and to cast forth thine hand, And he out devils: stretched it out: and his n 16 And Simon he surnamhand was restored whole ased Peter; the other.

m 17 And James the son of Zef 6 And the Pharisees went bedee, and John the brother forth, and straightway took of James; and he surnamed counsel with the Herodians them Boanerges, which is, against him, how they might The sons of thunder: destroy him.

18 And Andrew, and Phif 7 But Jesus withdrew him-lip, and Bartholomew, and self with his disciples to the Matthew, and Thomas, and sea: and a great multitude James the son of Alpheus, from Galilee followed him, and Thaddeus, and Simon and from Judea,

the Canaanite, & 8 And from Jerusalem, and 19 And Judas Iscariot, from Idumea, and from be- which also betrayed him: yond Jordan; and they about and they went into an house. Tyre and Sidon, a great s 20 And the multitude commultitude, when they had eth together again, so that heard what great things he they could not so much as eat did, came unto him.

bread. 9 'And he spake to his disci- 21 And when his friends ples, that a small ship should heard of it, they went out to wait on him because of the lay hold on him: for they multitude, lest they should said, He is beside himself. throng him.

t 22 And the scribes which m10 For he had healed many; came down from Jerusalem insomuch that they pressed said, He hath Beelzebub, and upon him for to touch him, as by the prince of the devils many as had plagues. casteth he out devils. t 11 And unclean spirits, 23 And he called them unto when they saw him, fell down him, and said unto them in before him, and cried, saying, parables, How can

Satan 'Thou art the Son of God. cast out Satan?

12 And he straitly charged 24 And if a kingdom be them that they should not divided against itself, that make him known.

kingdom cannot stand. t 13 And he goeth up into a p 25-And if a house be dividmountain, and calleth unto ed against itself, that house him whom he would: and cannot stand. they came unto him.

26 And if Satan rise up f 14 And he ordained twelvelagainst himself, and be diThe parable


of the sower. vided, he cannot stand, but whole multitude was by the hath an end.

sea on the land. 27 No man can enter into a 2 And he taught them strong man's house, and spoil many things by parables, his goods, except he will first and said unto them in his bind the strong, man; and doctrine, then he will spoil his house. i 3 Hearken; Behold, there

28 Verily I say unto you, went out a sower to sow: All sins shall be forgiven un- 4 And it came to pass, as to the sons of men, and blas-he sowed, some fell by the phemies wherewith soever way side, and the fowls of they shall blaspheme: the air came and devoured t 29 But he that shall blas- it up. pheme against the Holy 5 And some fell on stony Ghost hath never forgive-ground, where it had not ness, but is in danger of eter- much earth; and immenal damnation:

diately it sprang up, because 30 Because they said, He it had no depth of earth: hath an unclean spirit. 6 But when the sun was up, f319 There came then his it was scorched; and because brethren and his mother, it had no root, it withered and, standing without, sent away. unto him, calling him. 7 And some fell among

32 And the multitude sat thorns, and the thorns grew about him, and they said un- up, and choked it, and it to him, Behold, thy mother yielded no fruit. and thy brethren without 8 And other fell on good seek for thee.

ground, and did yield fruit 33 And he answered them, that sprang up and increassaying, Who is my mother, ed; and brought forth, some or my brethren?

thirty, and some sixty, and 34 And he looked round some an hundred. about on them which sat 9 And he said unto them, about him, and said, Behold He that hath ears to hear, my mother and my breth- let him hear. ren!

10 And when he was alone, t 35. For whosoever shall do they that were about him the will of God, the same is with the twelve asked of him my brother, and my sister, the parable. and mother.

t 11 And he said unto them, f. CHAP. IV.

Unto you it is given to know A

teach by the sea side: of God: but unto them that and there was gathered unto are without, all these things him a great multitude, so are done in parables: that he entered into a ship, 12 That seeing they may and sat in the sea; and the see, and not perceive; and Parable of the


mustard seed. hearing they may hear, and Is a candle brought to be put not understand; lest at any under a bushel, or under a time they should be convert- bed? and not to be set on a ed, and their sins should be candlestick? forgiven them.

22 For there is nothing

hid 13 And he said unto them, which shall not be manifest. Know ye not this parable? ed; neither was any thing and how then will ye know kept secret, but that it all parables?

should come abroad. 14 | The sower soweth the 23 If any man have ears to word.

hear, let him hear. i 15 And these are they by d 24 And he said unto them, the way side, where the word Take heed what ye hear: is sown, but when they have with what measure ye mete, heard, Satan cometh imme- it shall be measured to you: diately, and taketh away the and unto you that hear shall word that was sown in their more be given. hearts.

25 For he that hath, to him i 16 And these are they like shall be given: and he that wise which are sown on stony hath not, from him shall be ground; who, when they have taken even that which he heard the word, immediately hath. receive it with gladness; i 26 And he said, So is the

17 And have no root in kingdom of God, as if a man themselves, and so endure should cast seed into the but for a time: afterward, ground; when affliction or persecu- 27 And should sleep, and tion ariseth for the word's rise night and day, and the sake, immediately they are seed should spring and grow offended.

up, he knoweth not how. i 18 And these are they which A 28 For the earth bringeth are sown among thorns; such forth fruit of herself; first the as hear the word,

blade, then the ear, after that 19 And the cares of this the full corn in the ear. world, and the deceitfulness 29 But when the fruit is of riches, and the lusts of brought forth, immediately other things entering in, he putteth in the sickle, be choke the word and it be- cause the harvest is come. cometh unfruitful.

i 30 s And he said, Whereund 20 And these are they to shall we liken the kingdom which are sown on good of God, or with what comground; such as hear the parison shall we compare it? word, and receive it, and 31 It is like a grain of musbring forth fruit, some thirty- tard seed, which, when it is fold, some sixty, and some an sown in the earth, is less hundred,

than all the seeds that be in d 21 9 And he said unto them, the earth:

Stilleth the tempest.


Devils cast out. 32 But when it is sown, it wind and the sea obey him? groweth up, and becometh

6 CHAP. V. Teater than alat berhasiland A theory, come over unto shooteth out great ;

side of the so that the fowls of the air into the country of the Gamay lodge under the shadow darenes. of it.

f2 And when he was como 33 And with many such out of the ship, immediately parables spake he the word there met him out of the unto them, as they were able tombs a man with an unto hear it,

clean spirit, 34 But without a parable 3 Who had his dwelling spake he not unto them: and among the tombs; and no when they were alone, he ex-man could bind him, no, not pounded all things to his with chains: disciples.

t 4 Because that he had been f 35 And the same day, when often bound with fetters and the even was come, he saith chains, and the chains had unto them, Let us pass over been plucked asunder by unto the other side.

him, and the fetters broken 36 And when they had sent in pieces: neither could any away, the multitude, they man tame him. took him even as he was in 5 And always, night and the ship. And there were also day, he was in the mounwith him other little ships. tains, and in the tombs, cry. f 37 And there arose a great ing, and cutting himself with storm of wind, and the waves stones, beat into the ship, so that it 6 But when he saw Jesus was now full.

afar off, he ran and worship38 And he was in the hin- ped him, der part of the ship, asleep i*7 And cried with a loud on a pillow: and they awake voice, and said, What have I him, and say unto him, Mas- to do with thee, Jesus, thout ter, carest thou not that we Son of the most high God? I perish?

adjure thee by God, that m39 And he arose and re-thou torment me not. buked the wind, and said un- 8 For he said unto him, to the sea, Peace, be still. Come out of the man, thou And the wind ceased, and unclean spirit. there was a great calm. 9 And he asked him, What

40 And he said unto them, is thy name? And he answerWhy are ye so fearful? how ed, saying, My name is Leis it that ye bave no faith? gión: for we are many.

41 And they feared exceed- 10 And he besought him ingly, and said to much that he would not send another, What manner of them awayout of the country. han is this, that even thel

11 Now there was there


Christ healeth

CHAP. V. the bloody issue. nigh unto the mountains a polis how great things Jesus great herd of swine feeding. had done for him: and all t 12 And all the devils be- men did marvel. sought him, saying, Send us f 21 And when Jesus was into the swine, that we may passed over again by ship enter into them.

unto the other side, much 13 And forth with Jesus people gathered unto him: gave them leave. And the and he was nigh unto the unclean spirits went out, and sea. entered into the swine: and j' 22 And, behold, there comthe herd ran violently down a eth one of the rulers of the steep place into the sea, (they synagogue, Jairus by name; were about two thousand,) and when he saw him, he felí and were choked in the sea. at his feet,

14 And they that fed the d23 And besought him greatswine fled, and told it in the ly, saying, My little daughcity, and in the country. And ter lieth at the point of death: they went out to see what it I pray thee, come and lay thy was that was done.

hands on her, that she may m15 And they come to Jesus, be healed; and she shall live. and see him that was pos- / 24 And Jesus went with sessed with the devil, and him;and much people followhad the legion, sitting, and ed him, and thronged him. clothed, and in his right f 25 And a certain woman, mind: and they were afraid. which had an issue of blood

16 And they that saw it twelve years, told them how it befell tot 26 And had suffered many him that was possessed with things of many physicians, the devil, and also concern- and had spent all that she ing the swine.

had, and was nothing betterc 17 And they began to pray ed, but rather grew worse, him to depart out of their 27 When she had heard of coasts.

Jesus, came in the press f 18 And when he was come behind, and touche his into the ship, he that had garment. been possessed with the deli 28 For she said, If I may vil prayed him that he might touch but his clothes, I shall be with him.

be whole. d 19 Howbeit Jesus suffered m29 And straightway the bim not, but saith unto him, fountain of her blood was Go home to thy friends, and dried up; and she felt in her tell them how great things body that she was healed of the Lord hath done for thee, that plague. and hath' had compassion t 30 And Jesus, immediately on thee.

knowing in himself that virg 20 And he departed, and tue had gone out of him, turnbegan to publish in Deca-led himn about in the press,

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