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nigh unto the sea of Galilee ; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. 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; 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 of Israel.

Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said ; “ I have compassion on the multitude because they continue with me now three days, and they have nothing to eat; and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.”

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

And Jesus saith unto them; “How many loaves have ye?"

And they said ; “ Seven, and a few little fishes."

And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled; and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children. And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

CHAPTER XXI.

Pharisees and Sadducees seek a Sign - Cure of the Blind

Man at Bethsaida - Peter declares his belief that Je-
sus is the Christ - Jesus foretells his sufferings -
The Transfiguration - Cure of a Deaf and Dumb
Child - Jesus pays the Tribute.

Ml.xvi.

The Pharisees also and the Sadducees came, 1-12. and, tempting, desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

He answered and said unto them; “ When it is evening, ye say ; 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.' And in the morning ; 'It will be foul weather to day; for the sky is red and lowering.' O ye hypocrites ! ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 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. And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said unto them; “ Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees."

And they reasoned among themselves, say. ing; It is because we have taken no bread.”

Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them ; “O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread. Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand,

Mark viii 22 -25.

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

ye
took

up? is
do not understand, that I spake it not to you
concerning bread, that ye should beware of
of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sad-
ducees?"

Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

And he cometh to Bethsaida. And they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught. And he looked up, and said ; “I see men, as trees, walking.” After that, he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up; and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his house, saying ;“ Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.”

When Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, “ Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am ?"

And they said ;'" Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets."

He saith unto them; " But who say ye that I am ?"

Mt. xvi. 13-28.

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And Simon Peter answered and said ; “ Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

And Jesus answered and said unto him ; “ Blessed art thou Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my

Father which is in heaven. 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. 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 whatso-. ever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.”

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

From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, -and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying; “ Be it far from thee, Lord; this shall not be unto thee.

But he turned, and said unto Peter; “Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me; for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” Then said Jesus unto his disciples ;

if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For

Matt xvii 1

whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, -13. James, and John his brother; and bringeth

them up into a high mountain apart. And
was transfigured before them, and his face did
shine as the sun; and his raiment was white
as the light. And, behold, there appeared
unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus;
“ Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou
wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one
for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.”
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them; and, behold, a voice out
of the cloud, which said ;“ This is my belov-
ed Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye
him."

And when the disciples heard it, they fell
on their face, and were sore afraid. And Je-
sus came and touched them, and said ; “ Arise,
and be not afraid.” And when they had lifted
up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus

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