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Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side of the 19 lake. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, "Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest." 20 And Jesus saith unto him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have roosts: but the Son of man hath 21 not where to rest his head." And another of his disciples said unto him, "Sir, suffer me first to go and bury 22 my father." But Jesus said unto him, "Follow me ; 23 and let the dead bury their dead." And when Jesus 24 had gone into a ship, his disciples followed him. And,

behold, a great tempest rose in the lake, so that the ship 25 was covered with the waves: but he was asleep., And his disciples came near, and awoke him, saying, "Mas26 ter*, save us : we perish." And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea: and there was a 27 great calm. And the men wondered, saying, “ What great man † is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!"




And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two who had demonst, coming out of the sepulchres, very fierce, so that 29 no man could pass along by that way. And, lo, they cried out, saying, "What have we to do with thee, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before 30 the time?" Now there was at some distance from them 31 an herd of many swine feeding. So the demons besought

him, saying, " If thou cast us out, send us into the herd 32 of swine¶." And he said unto them, "Go." And when they were come out, they went into the swineft: and, lo, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place 33 into the lake, and perished in the waters. And those who kept them fled, and went away into the city, and told all

Sir. N.

t two madmen.

I suffer as to go away into, etc. R. T.

+ What kind of man, N.

Jesus, thou Son of God, R. T.

the insanity passed into the swine.

this; and the things concerning those that had the de34 mons. And, lo, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their borders.

CH. IX. AND he went into a ship, and passed over, and came 2 to his own city. And, behold, there was brought to him

a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the sick of the palsy, "Take 3 courage, son; thy sins are forgiven thee." And, behold,

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some of the Scribes said within themselves, "This man 4 blasphemeth." But Jesus perceived their thoughts, and 5 said, "Why think ye evil in your hearts? For which is easier to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee?' or to say, 6 Arise, and walk?' But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins," (then he saith to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, 7 and go to thine house.' And he arose, and departed to . 8 his house. And when the multitudes saw it, they wondered, and glorified God, who had given such power to


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9 And as Jesus passed by from that place, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom; and saith unto him, "Follow me." And Matthew rose up, and followed him.


And it came to pass as Jesus was at meat in the house of Matthew, that, behold, many publicans and sinners came, 11 and placed themselves with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, "Why 12 eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?" But when Jesus heard that, he said [unto them], "Those that are well need not a physician, but those that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I desire pity, and not sacrifice:' for I came not to call righteous men to repentance, but sinners."


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Then the disciples of John come to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but thy disciples fast

15-not?" And Jesus said unto them, "Can the companions of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom 16 shall be taken from them; and then they will fast. Now no man putteth a piece of unwrought cloth upon an old garment for the piece which filleth it up taketh from 17 the garment, and a worse rent is made. Nor do men put new wine into old skins: otherwise, the skins are burst, and the wine is spilled, and the skins will be marred but they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved."

18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there

came a certain ruler and did him obeisance, saying, “ My daughter is by this time dead but come and put thine 19 hand upon her, and she will live." And Jesus arose, and 20 followed him and his disciples also went. (And, behold,

a woman, who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the border of his 21 garment for she said within herself, "If I may but 22 touch his garment, I shall be made well." But when

Jesus turned about and saw her, he said, “ Take courage, daughter; thy faith hath made thee well." And the wo23 man was made well from that hour.) And when Jesus

came into the ruler's house, and perceived the minstrels, 24 and the people making a disturbance, he saith unto them,

"Depart for the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth." And 25 they derided him. But when the multitude were sent out,

he entered in, and took her by the hand, and the damsel 26 arose. And the fame of this went abroad into all that country.

27 And as Jesus passed by from that place, two blind men

followed him, crying out, and saying, "Thou son of 28 David, have pity on us." And when he had entered into an house, the blind men came near to him and Jesus saith unto them, "Believe ye that I am able to do this?" 29 They say unto him, "Yes, Master." Then he touched

their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it unto 30 you." And their eyes were opened: and Jesus strictly 31 commanded them, saying, "See that no man know it." But they went out and spread abroad his fame in all that country.

32 And as they went out, behold, there was brought to 33 him a dumb man who had a demon. And when the demon was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes wondered, saying, "It was never seen thus in Is34 rael." But the Pharisees said, "He casteth out demons by the prince of the demons."



AND Jesus went about all the cities and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of his kingdom, and curing every disease and every malady.

And when he saw the multitudes, he had compassion on them, because they were wearied, and scattered abroad, 37 as sheep having no shepherd. Then he saith to his disciples, "The harvest indeed is plenteous; but the la38 bourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest." CH. X. And when he had called to him his twelve disciples,

he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, 2 and to cure every disease and every malady. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the 3 son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus. and Lebbeus surnamed Thaddeus ; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered Jesus up.

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, "Go NOT into the way of the gentiles, and into 6 any city of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather 7 to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

And as ye go,

preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven draweth near.'

8 Cure the sick, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: ye have 9 received of free bounty, give of free bounty. Provide 10 neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your purses; nor

bag for your journey, nor two vests, nor sandals, nor 11 staves: for the labourer is worthy of his food. And into

whatsoever city or town ye enter, inquire who in it is 12 worthy; and there remain, till ye depart. And when ye 13 enter into an house, salute it. And if the house be

worthy, let your wish of peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your wish of peace return to yourselves. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye go out of that house, or city, shake off the dust 15 of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in a day* of judgement, than for that city.

16 "Behold, I send you forth as sheep amidst wolves: be 17 ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. And beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, 18 and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And ye

will be brought before governors and kings for my sake; 19 for a testimony to them and to the gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no anxious thought how or what ye shall speak: [for it shall be given you at the 20 time what ye shall speak.] For it is not ye who speak, 21 but the spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. Now

the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child; and the children will rise up against 22 their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye will be hated by all men because of my name : but who23 soever endureth to the end, he shall be preserved.


when they persecute you in one city, flee ye into another; and if they persecute you out of this, flee ye into another. For verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have finished † the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come. 24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant

the day, N.

† that is, converted. See Bp. Pearce.

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