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Sabbath day. would not have condemned the guiltless.

t 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. f9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

10 ¶ And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. 11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

The blind healed.

Iwill put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. h 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

m22 ¶ Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?

c 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the princé

m13Then saith he to the man,
Stretch forth thine hand.
And he stretched it forth; of the devils.
and it was restored whole, t 25 And Jesus knew their
like as the other.

f14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

m15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

16 And charged them that they should not make him


17That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand?

t 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by a 18 Behold my servant, 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.

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29 Or else how can one en- words thou ter into a strong man's house, demned.

Sign of Jonas.

shalt be con

and spoil his goods, except f38 Then certain of the he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh 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 blasphemyr 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 g 41 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 34 O generation of vipers, shall condemn it: for she how can ye, being evil, speak came 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 Solo

35 A good man out of the mon is here. good treasure of the heart t 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 reThat 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 tak shalt be justified, and by thyeth with himself seven other


Parable of the sower. spirits morewicked than him- places, where they had not self, and they enter in and much earth: and forthwith dwell there: and the last state they sprung up, because they of that man is worse than had no deepness of earth: the first. Even so shall it be 6 And when the sun was also unto this wicked genera-up, they were scorched; and


46¶ While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. t 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

because they had no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns;and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:"

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

f10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

t 11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but tothem it is notgiven.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even

that he hath.

f CHAP. XIII. HE same day went JeTHE same of the house, and sat by the sea side. f2 And great multitudes t 13 Therefore speak I to were gathered together unto them in parables: because him, so that he went into a they seeing see not; and hearship, and sat; and the whole ing they hear not, neither do multitude stood on the shore. they understand. i3 And he spake many a 14 And in them is fulfilled things unto them in para- the prophecy of Esaias, bles, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears 5 Some fell upon stony lare dull of hearing, and thei

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of the parable. eyes they have closed; lest at seed into the good ground is any time they should see he that heareth the word, and with their eyes, and hear understandeth it; which also with their ears, and should beareth fruit, and bringeth understand with their heart, forth, some an hundredfold, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

b 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 those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hearthose things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. t 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

m22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

some sixty, some thirty.
i 24 Another parable put
he forth unto them, saying,
The kingdom of heaven is
likened unto a man which
sowed good seed in his

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares


27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and ga. ther them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye toge ther first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is 23 But he that received like to a grain of mustard

CHAP. XIII. Hidden treasure, &c.

Divers parables.
seed, which a man took, and
sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

t41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be i 33 Another parable spake wailing and gnashing ofteeth. he unto them; The kingdom 43 Then shall the righteous of heaven is like unto leaven, shine forth as the sun in the which a woman took, and kingdom of their Father. hid in three measures of Who hath ears to hear, let meal, till the whole was lea-him hear.


i44 Again, the kingdom i 34All these things spake Je-of heaven is like unto treasus unto the multitude in pa- sure hid in a field; the which rables; and without a para- when a man hath found, he ble spake he not unto them: hideth, and for joy thereof a 35 That it might be fulfill- goeth and selleth all that he ed which was spoken by the hath, and buyeth that field. prophet, saying, I will open? 45 Again, the kingdom my mouth in parables; I will of heaven is like unto a merutter things which have been chant man, seeking goodly kept secret from the founda-pearls: tion of the world.

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

46 Who, when, he had f36 Then Jesus sent the found one pearl of great multitude away, and went price, went and sold all that into the house: and his disci- he had, and bought it. ples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. t37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in

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

t 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnash ing of teeth.

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