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CHAP. XII. The blind healed. would not have condemned | I will 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 f9 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 10 And, behold, there was not break, and smoking, flax a man which had his hand shall he not quench, till he 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, M22 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?
23 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 felm 13Then 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 like 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 him, and he healed himself; how then shall his them all;
kingdom 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? 17That 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 f38 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 & 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 † 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 Solo35 A good 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 takshalt be justified, and by thyleth with himself seven other
bles Wen 4
of the sower. spirits morewicked than him-j places, where they had not self, and they enter in and much earth: and forth with 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 tion.
because they had no root, ( 46 g While he yet talked to they withered away. the people, behold, his mo- 7. And some fell among ther and his brethren stood thorns;and the thorns sprung without, desiring to speak up, and choked them: with him.
8 But other fell into good 47 Then one said unto him, ground, and brought forth Behold, thy mother and thy fruit, some an hundredfold, brethren stand without, de- some sixtyfold, some thirtysiring to speak with thee. fold. t 48 But he answered and 9 Who hath ears to hear, let said unto him that told him, him hear. Who is my mother? and whó f10 And the disciples came, are my brethren?
and said unto him, Why 49 And he stretched forth speakest thou unto them in his hand toward his disciples, parables? and said, Behold my mother t 11 He answered and said and my brethren!
unto them, Because it is given b 50 For whosoever shall do unto you to know the mystethe will of my Father which ries of the kingdom of heais in heaven, the same is my ven, but tothem it is notgiven. brother, and sister, and mo- 12 For whosoever hath, to ther.
him shall be given, and he f CHAP. XIII. shall have more abundance: Thus
VHE same day went Je- but whosoever hath not, from and sat by the sea side. that he hath. f2 And great multitudes t 13 Therefore speak I to were gathered together into 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. i 3 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 which saith, By hearing ye went forth to sow;
shall hear, and shall not un4 And when he sowed, some derstand; and seeing ye shall seeds fell by the way side, and see, and shall not perceive: the fowls came and devoured 15 For this people's heart is
waxed gross, and their ears 5 Some fell upon stony lare dull of hearing, and their
Exposition S. MATTHEW. of the parable.
i 24 Another parable put b 16 But blessed are your he forth unto them, saying, eyes, for they see: and your The kingdom of heaven is ears, for they hear.
likened unto a man which 17 For verily I say unto sowed good seed in his you, That many prophets and field: righteous men have desired 25 But while men slept, his to see those things which ye enemy came and sowed tares see, and have not seen them; among the wheat, and went and to hearthose things which his way. ye hear, and have not heard 26 But when the blade was them.
sprung up, and brought forth 18 ( Hear ye therefore the fiuit, ihen appeared the tares parable of the sower.
also. 19 When any one heareth 27 So the servants of the the word of the kingdom, and householder came and said understandeth it not, then unto him, Sir, didst not thou cometh the wicked one, and sow good seed in thy field? catcheth away that which from whence then hath it was sown in his heart. This tares? is he which received seed by 28 He said unto them, An the way side.
enemy hath done this.
The 20 But he that received the servants said unto him, Wilt seed into stony places; the thou then that we go and ga. same is he that heareth the ther them up? word, and anon with joy re- 29 But he said, Nay; lest ceiveth it;
while ye gather up the tares, 21 Yet hath he not root in ye root up also the wheat himself, but dureth for a with them. while: for when tribulation 130 Let both grow together or persecution ariseth be- until the harvest: and in the cause of the word, by and by time of harvest I will say to he is offended.
the reapers, Gather ye togem22 He also that received ther first the tares, and bind seed among the thorns is he them in bundles to burn that heareth the word; and them: but gather the wheat the care of this world, and the into my barn. deceitfulness of riches choke i 31 9 Another parable put the word, and he becoineth he forth unto them, saying, unfiruitful.
The kingdom of heaven is !! 23 But he that received I like to a grain of mustard
MATTHEW. of the parable. -; lest at seed into the good ground is uld see he that heareth the word, and ed hear understandeth it; which also
should beareth fruit, and bringeth - heart, forth, some an hundredfold, ed, and some sixty, some thirty.
i 24 1 Another parable put
likened unto a man which
sprungup, and brought forth
27 So the servants of the n, and householder came and said
then unto him, Sir, didst not thou
29 But he said, Nay; lest
while ye gather up the tares,
the reapers, Gather ye toge-
The kingdom of heaven is
Divers parables. CHAP. XIII. Hidden treasure, &c.
end of this world.
furnace of fire: there shall be
i 44 4 Again, the kingdom
46 Who, when, he had
38 The field is the world, down, and gathered the good
of the world: the angels shall
40 As therefore the tares shall be wailing and gnash-
the jui.9dt. these