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that he went into a ship, and the prophecy of Esaias, which
sat; and the whole multitude saith, By hearing ye shall hear,
stood on the shore.
and shall not understand; and
3 And he spake many things seeing ye shall see, and shall
unto them in parables, saying, not perceive:
Behold, a sower went forth to 15 For this people's heart is
waxed gross, and their ears are
4 And when he sowed, some dull of hearing, and their eyes
seeds fell by the way-side, and they have closed; lest at any
the fowls came and devoured time they should see with their
them up:
eyes, and hear with their ears,


5 Some fell upon stony places, and should understand with: where they had not much earth: their heart, and should be conand forthwith they sprung up, verted, and I should heal them. because they had not deepness 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For, verily, I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see

of earth:

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; those things which ye see, and and the thorns sprung up, and have not seen them; and to hear choked them: those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 I Hear ye therefore the

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8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundred-fold, some six- parable of the sower. ty-fold, some thirty-fold.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let the word of the kingdom, and him hear. understandeth it not, then com

10 And the disciples came, eth the wicked one, and catchand said unto him, Why speak-eth away that which was sown est thou unto them in parables? in his heart. This is he which 11 He answered and said un- received seed by the way-side. to them, Because it is given un- 20 But he that received the to you to know the mysteries of seed into stony places, the same the kingdom of heaven, but to is he that heareth the word, and them it is not given. anon with joy receiveth it;

12 For whosoever hath, to 21 Yet hath he not root in him shall be given, and he shall himself, but dureth for a while: have more abundance: but who- for when tribulation or persecusoever hath not, from him shall tion ariseth because of the word, be taken away even that he hath. by and by he is offended.

13 Therefore speak I to them 22 He also that received seed in parables: because they see-among the thorns is he that ing, see not; and hearing, they heareth the word; and the care hear not; neither do they un-of this world, and the deceitfulderstand. ness of riches choke the word, 14 And in them is fulfilled and he becometh unfruitful.

19 When any one heareth

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23. But he that received seed and becometh a tree, so that into the good ground is he that the birds of the air come and heareth the word, and under-flodge in the branches thereof. standeth it; which also beareth 33 Another parable spake fruit, and bringeth forth, some he unto them; The kingdom of a hundred-fold, some sixty, some heaven is like unto leaven, thirty. which a woman took, and hid 24 Another parable put he in three measures of meal, till forth unto them, saying, The the whole was leavened. kingdom of heaven is likened 34 All these things spake unto a man which sowed good Jesus unto the multitude in paseed in his field: rables; and without a parable 25 But while men slept, his spake he not unto them: enemy came and sowed tares 35 That it might be fulfilled among the wheat, and went his which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my


26 But when the blade was mouth in parables; I will utter sprung up, and brought forth things which have been kept fruit, then appeared the tares secret from the foundation of also. the world.

27 So the servants of the 36 Then Jesus sent the mulhouseholder came and said unto titude away, and went into the him, Sir, didst not thou sow house and his disciples came good seed in thy field? from unto him, saying, Declare unto whence then hath it tares? us the parable of the tares of

28 He said unto them, An the field.

enemy hath done this. The 37 He answered and said unservants said unto him, Wilt to them, He that soweth the thou then that we go and gather good seed is the Son of man; them up? 38 The field is the world: 29 But he said, Nay; lest the good seed are the children while ye gather up the tares, ye of the kingdom; but the tares root up also the wheat with them. are the children of the wicked

30 Let both grow together one;

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until the harvest: and in the 39 The enemy that sowed time of harvest I will say to the them is the devil; the harvest reapers, Gather ye together first is the end of the world; and the the tares, and bind them in reapers are the angels. bundles to burn them: but ga40 As therefore the tares ther the wheat into my barn. are gathered and burned in the 31 ¶ Another parable put he fire: so shall it be in the end of forth unto them, saying, The this world. kingdom of heaven is like to a 41 The Son of man shall send grain of mustard-seed, which a forth his angels, and they shall man took, and sowed in his field: gather out of his kingdom all

32 Which indeed is the least things that offend, and them of all seeds: but when it is grown, which do iniquity; it is the greatest among herbs,! 42 And shall cast them into

a furnace of fire: there shall be these parables, he departed wailing and gnashing of teeth. thence.

43 Then shall the righteous 54 And when he was come shine forth as the sun in the into his own country, he taught kingdom of their Father. Who them in their synagogue, insohath ears to hear, let him hear. much that they were astonished,

44 Again, The kingdom of and said, Whence hath this heaven is like unto treasure hid man this wisdom, and these mighin a field; the which when a ty works?

man hath found, he hideth, and 55 Is not this the carpenter's for joy thereof goeth and selleth son? is not his mother called Maall that he hath, and buyeth that ry? and his brethren, James, field. and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

45 ¶ Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman seeking goodly pearls:

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then 46 Who, when he had found hath this man all these things? one pearl of great price, went 57 And they were offended and sold all that he had, and in him. But Jesus said unto bought it. them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

47 1 Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:


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

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into 1 vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wick-of Jesus, ed from among the just,

Herod's opinion of Christ....3 John Baptist

beheaded....15 Five thousand fed, &c.

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AT that time Herod the Teof the fame

2 And said unto his servants,

50 And shall cast them into This is John the Baptist; he is the furnace of fire: there shall risen from the dead; and therebe wailing and gnashing of teeth. fore mighty works do shew 51 Jesus saith unto them, forth themselves in him. Have ye understood all these 3 For Herod had laid hold things! They say unto him, on John, and bound him, and Yea, Lord. put him in prison for Herodias' 52 Then said he unto them, sake, his brother Philip's wife. Therefore every scribe which is 4 For John said unto him, It instructed unto the kingdom of is not lawful for thee to have her. heaven, is like unto a man that 5 And when he would have is a householder, which bring-put him to death, he feared the eth forth out of his treasure multitude, because they countthings new and old. ed him as a prophet.

53 T And it came to pass, 6 But when Herod's birththat when Jesus had finished day was kept, the daughter of


Herodias danced before them, 19 And he commanded the and pleased Herod. multitude to sit down on the 7 Whereupon he promised grass, and took the five loaves, with an oath to give her what- and the two fishes, and looking soever she would ask. 09 up to heaven, he blessed, and


8 And she, being before in- brake, and gave the loaves to structed of her mother, said, his disciples, and the disciples Give me here John Baptist's to the multitude. Hovsad head in a charger. 20 And they did all eat, and 9 And the king was sorry: were filled and they took up nevertheless for the oath's sake, of the fragments that remained and them which sat with him at twelve baskets full. te he meat, he commanded it to be 21 And they that had eaten given her. were about five thousand men, 10 And he sent, and behead- besides women and children. ed John in the prison., 22 And straightway Jesus 11 And his head was brought constrained his disciples to get in a charger, and given to the into a ship, and to go before damsel: and she brought it to him unto the other side, while her mother. he sent the multitudes away.od 12 And his disciples came, 23 And when he had sent and took up the body, and buri- the multitudes away, he went ed it, and went and told Jesus. up into a mountain apart to 13 1 When Jesus heard of it, pray: and when the evening he departed thence by ship into was come, he was there alone. a desert place apart: and when 24 But the ship was now in the people had heard thereof, the midst of the sea, tossed with they followed him on foot out of waves: for the wind was conthe cities. trary.



14 And Jesus went forth, and 25 And in the fourth watch saw a great multitude, and was of the night Jesus went unto moved with compassion toward them, walking on the sea. 766 them, and he healed their sick. 26 And when the disciples 15 1 And when it was eve-saw him walking on the sea, ning, his disciples came to him, they were troubled, saying, It saying, This is a desert place, is a spirit; and they cried out and the time is now past; send for fear. boob the multitude away, that they 27 But straightway Jesus may go into the villages, and spake unto them, saying, Be of buy themselves victuals. good cheer; it is I; be not Su Dine

16 But Jesus said unto them, afraid. AD They need not depart; give ye 28 And Peter answered him them to eat. brA and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid 17 And they say unto him, me come unto thee on the water. We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter when Peter was come down out 18 He said, Bring them hith- of the ship, he walked on the er to mesh stage

water, to go to Jesus.

ow wh

30 But when he saw the ther or mother, let him die the wind boisterous, he was afraid; death. and beginning to sink, he cried, 5 But ye say, Whosoever saying, Lord, save me. shall say to his father or his mo31 And immediately Jesus ther, It is a gift, by whatsoever stretched forth his hand, and thou mightest be profited by caught him, and said unto him, me; O thou of little faith, wherefore 6 And honour not his father didst thou doubt? or his mother, he shall be free. 32 And when they were come Thus have ye made the cominto the ship, the wind ceas-mandment of God of none effect ed. by your tradition.

33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God..

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and 34 And when they were honoureth me with their lips; gone over, they came into the but their heart is far from me. land of Gennesaret. 9 But in vain they do worship. 35 And when the men of me, teaching for doctrines the that place had knowledge of commandments of men.

him, they sent out into all that 10 And he called the mulcountry round about, and titude, and said unto them, Hear, brought unto him all that were and understand:


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11 Not that which goeth into 36 And besought him that the mouth defileth a man; but they might only touch the hem that which cometh out of the of his garment: and as many mouth, this defileth a man. as touched were made perfectly whole.

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


1 Of God's commandments, and men's tra

ditions....10. Christ sheweth what defileth a man....30 He healeth great multitudes, &c.

THEN came to Jesus scribes

and Pharisees, which were be rooted up. of Jerusalem, saying,

14 Let them alone: they be 2 Why do thy disciples trans-blind leaders of the blind. And gress the tradition of the elders? if the blind lead the blind, both for they wash not their hands shall fall into the ditch. when they eat bread.

15 Then answered Peter and

3 But he answered and said said unto him, Declare unto us unto them, Why do ye also this parable. transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at


4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mo

ther: and, He that curseth fa- the mouth goeth into the belly,

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