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Christ encourageth S. MATTHEW. his disciples, &'c. 1 21 And the brother shall | t 30 But the very hairs of deliver up the brother to your head are all numbered. death, and the father the d 31 Fear ye not therefore, child and the children shall ye are of more value than rise up against their parents, many sparrows. and cause them to be put to d*32 Whosoever therefore death.

shall confess me before men, 22 And ye shall be hated of him will I confess also before all men for my name's sake: my Father which is in heabut he that endureth to the ven. end shall be saved.

33 But whosoever shall ded 23 But when they persecute ny me before men, him will you in this city, flee ye into I also deny before my Father another: for verily I say unto which is in heaven, you, Ye shall not have gone 7 34 Think not that I am over the cities of Israel, till come to send peace on earth: the Son of man be come. I came ne to send peace,

24 The disciple is not above but a sword. his master, nor the servant 35 For I am come to set a above his lord.

man at variance against his 25 It is enough for the dis- father, and the daughter ciple that he be as his master, against her mother, and the and the servant as his lord. daughter in law against her If they have called the mas- mother in law. ter of the house Beelzebub, 36 And a man's foes shall how much more shall they be they of his own household. call them of his household? t 37 He that loveth father or d 26 Fear them not therefore: mother more than me is not for there is nothing covered, worthy of me: and he that that shall not be revealed ; loveth son or daughter more and hid, that shall not be than me is not worthy of me. known.

38 And he that taketh not 27 What I tell you in dark- his cross, and followeth after ness, that speak ye in light: me, is not worthy of me. and what ye hear in the ear, 39 He that findeth his life that preach ye upon the shall lose it: and he that housetops.

loseth his life for my sake d 28 And fear not them which shall find it. kill the body, but are not 40 He that receiveth you able to kill the soul: but ra- receiveth me, and he that ther fear him which is able receiveth me receiveth him to destroy both soul and body that sent me. in hell.

41 He that receiveth a pro29 Are not two sparrows phet in the name of a prosold for a farthing? and one of phet shall receive a prophet's them shall not fall on the reward; and he that receivground without your Father. Seth a righteous man in the

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of John. name of a righteous man 9 But what went ye out for shall receive a righteous to see? A prophet? yea, I man's reward.

say unto you, and more than 0 42 And whosoever shall a prophet. give to drink unto one of a io For this is he of whom these little ones a cup of cold it is written, Behold, I send zvater only in the name of a my messenger before thy disciple, verily I say unto face, which shall prepare you, he shall in no wise lose thy way before thee. his reward.

il Verily I say unto you, f CHAP. XI. Among them that are born

when of women there hath not A Nesit came to pass

Jesus had made an end risen a greater than John the of commanding his twelve Baptist: notwithstanding he disciples, he departed thence that is least in the kingdom to teach and to preach in of heaven is greater than he. their cities.

t1 And from the days of 2 Now when John had John the Baptist until now heard in the prison the works the kingdom of heaven sufof Christ, he sent two of his fereth violence, and the viodisciples,

lent take it by force. 3 And said unto him, Art 13 For all the prophets and thou he that should come, or the law prophesied until do we look for another? John.

4 Jesus answered and said 14 And if ye will receive it, unto them,Go and shew John this is Elias, which was for again those things which ye to come. do hear and see:

15 He that hath ears to hear, m 5 The blind receive their let him hear, sight, and the lame walk, the i 16 | But whereunto shall lepers are cleansed, and the I liken this generation! It is deaf hear, the dead are raised like unto children sitting in ed to them.

fellows, 86 Ånd blessed is he, whosoev- 17 And saying, We have er shall not be offended in me. piped unto you, and ye have

7 And as they departed, not danced; we have mournJesus began to say unto the ed unto you, and ye have not multitudes concerning John, lamented. What went ye out into the 18 For John came neither wilderness to see? A reed eating nor drinking, and shaken with the wind?

they say, He hath a devil. 8 But what went ye out for 19 The Son of man came to see? A man clothed in eating and drinking, and soft raiment? behold, they they say, Behold a man glutthat wear soft clothing'are in tonous, and a winebibber, a kings' bouses.

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The cities upbraided. S. MATTHEW. Pharisees chided. ners. But wisdom is justifi-| d28 Come unto me, all ye ed of her children.

that labour and are heavy 204 Then began he to up- laden, and I will give you braid the cities wherein most rest. of his mighty works were 6 29 Take my yoke upon you, done, because they repented and learn of me; for I am not:

meek and lowly in heart and w21 Woeunto'thee, Chorazin! ye shall find rest unto your woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for souls. if the mighty works, which 30 For my yoke is easy, were done in you, bad been and my burden is light. done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long f CHAP. XII. ago in sackcloth and ashes. 422 But I say unto you, it A Üthat timeJesus went on

the sabbath day through shall be more tolerable for the corn; and his disciples Tyre and Sidon at the day were an hungred, and began of judgment, than for you. to pluck the ears ot' corn, and W23 And thou, Capernaum, to eat. which art exalted unto hea- 2 But when the Pharisees ven, shalt be brought down saw it, they said unto him, to hell: for if the mighty Behold, thy disciples do that works, which have been done which is not lawful to do in thee, had been done in So- upon the sabbath day. dom, it would have remained 3 But he said unto them, until this day.

Have ye not read what David 24 But I say unto you, That did, when he was an hunit shall be more tolerable for gred, and they that were the land of Sodom in the day with him; of judgment, than for thee. 4 How he entered into the t 25 ( At that time Jesus an- house of God, and did eat swered and said, I thank the shewbread, which was thee, O Father, Lord of hea- not lawful for him to eat, yen and earth, because thou neither for them which were hast hid these things from with him, but only for the the wise and prudent, and priests? hast revealed them unto 5 Or have ye not read in the babes.

law, how that on the sabbath 26 Even so, Father: for so days the priests in the temple it seemed good in thy sight. profane the sabbath, and are t 27 All things are delivered blameless? unto me of my Father: and 6 But I say unto you,

That no man knoweth the Son, but in this place is one greater the Father'; neither knoweth than the temple. any man the Father, save 7 But if ye had known what the Son, and he to whomso- this meaneth, I will have el the Son will reveal him, mercy, and not sacrifice, ye Sabbath day.

CHAP. XII. The blind healed. would not have condemned | Iwill put my spirit upon him, the guiltless.

and he shall shew judgment t 8 For the Son of man is to the Gentiles. Lord even of the sabbath day. 19 He shall not strive, nor f 9 And when he was de- cry; neither shall any man parted thence, he went into hear his voice in the streets. their synagogue:

h 20 A bruised reed shall he 109 And, behold, there was not break, and smoking flax a man which had his hand shall he not quench, till be withered. And they asked send forth judgment unto him, saying, Is it lawful to victory. heal on the sabbath days? 21 And in his name shall the that they might accuse him. Gentiles trust.

11 And he said unto them, m221 Then was brought unWhat man shall there be to him one possessed with a among you, that shall have devil, blind, and dumb: and one sheep, and if it fall into he healed him, insomuch that a pit on the sabbath day, the blind and dumb both will he not lay hold on it, and spake and saw. lift it out?

123 And all the people were 12 How much then is a man amazed, and said, is not this better than a sheep? Where the son of David? fore it is lawful to do well on c 24 But when the Pharisees the sabbath days.

heard it, they said, This felm13Then saith he to the man, low doth not cast out devils, Stretch forth thine hand. but by Beelzebub the prince And he stretched it forth; of the devils. and it was restored whole, t 25 And Jesus knew their bike as the other,

thoughts, and said unto f 14 ( Then the Pharisees them, Every kingdom dividwent out, and held a council ed against itself is brought against him, how they might to desolation; and every city destroy him.

or house divided against itself m15 But when Jesus knew it, shall not stand: he withdrew himself from 26 And if Satan cast out thence: and great multitudes Satan, he is divided against followed hin, and he healed himself; how then shall his them all;

kingdomn stand? 16 And charged them that t 27 And if I by Beelzebub they should not make him cast out devils, by whom do known:

your children cast them out? 17 That it might be fulfilled therefore they shall be your which was spoken by Esaias judges. the prophet, saying,

28 But if I cast out devils by a 18Behold myservant,whom the Spirit of God, then the I have chosen; my beloved, in kingdom of God is come unto whom my soul is well pleased: you.

Of blasphemy. S. MATTHEW. Sign of Jonas.

29 Or else how can one en- words thou shalt be conter into a strong man's house, demned. and spoil his goods, except f389 Then certain of the he first bind the strong man? scribes and of the Pharisees and then he will spoil his answered, saying, Master, we house,

would see a sign from thee, 30 He that is not with me 39 But he answered and is against me; and he that said unto them, An evil and gathereth not with me scat- adulterous generation seektereth abroad.

eth after a sign; and there t 31 Wherefore I say unto shall no sign be given to it, you, All manner of sin and but the sign of the prophet blasphemy shall be forgiven Jonas: unto men: but the blasphemy r 40 For as Jonas was three against the Holy Ghost shall days and three nights in the not be forgiven unto men. whale's belly: so shall the t 32 And whosoever speaketh Son of man be three days and a word against the Son of three nights in the heart of man, it shall be forgiven him: the earth. but

whosoever speaketh 841 The men of Nineveh against the Holy Ghost, it shall rise in judgment with shall not be forgiven him, this generation, and shall neither in this world, neither condemn it: because they rein the world to come. pented at the preaching of t 33 Either make the tree Jonas; and, behold, a greater good, and his fruit good; or than Jonas is here. else make the tree corrupt, 'r 42 The queen of the south and his fruit corrupt: for the shall rise up in the judgment tree is known by his fruit. with this generation, and t 340 generation of vipers, shall condemn it: for she how can ye, being evil, speak caine from the uttermost good things? for out of the parts of the earth to hear abundance of the heart the the wisdom of Solomon; and, mouth speaketh.

behold, a greater than Solo35 A good man out of the mon is here. good treasure of the heart ! 43 When the unclean spirit bringeth forth good things: is gone out of a man, he and an evil man out of the walketh through dry places, evil treasure bringeth forth seeking rest, and findeth evil things. t 36 But I say unto you, 44 Then he saith, I will re. That every idle word that turn into my house from men shall speak, they shall whence I came out; and when give account thereof in the he is come, he findeth it day of judgment.

empty, swept,and garnished. 37 For by thy words thou 45 Then goeth he, and takhalt be justified, and by thy leth with himself seven other


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