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16 are they which defile a man. If any man have ears to 17 hear, let him hear." And when he was entered into a

house from the multitude, his disciples asked him about 18 that saying. And he saith unto them, "Are ye also thus without understanding? Do ye not perceive that whatsoever thing from without entereth into a man, can19 not defile him? because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly; and goeth out into the vault, cleansing all 20 food." And he said, "That which proceedeth out of a man, that defileth a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornica22 tions, murders, thefts, covetousness, maliciousness, deceit, impurity, an evil eye, evil-speaking, pride, folly. All these ev things come from within, and defile a man."

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And he arose, and departed thence into the confines of Tyre and Sidon; and entered into a house, and was desirous that no man should know it: but he could 25 not be concealed. For a woman, whose young daughter

had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell 26 at his feet; (now the woman was a gentile, a Syrophe

nician by birth ;) and besought him that he would cast 27 the demon out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her,

"Let the children be filled first: for it is not right to take 28 the children's bread, and cast it to the dogs." And she

answered and saith unto him, "True", Sir: and yet the 29 dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs." Then

he said unto her, "For these words, depart: the demon 30 is gone out of thy daughter." And when she was come to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.

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And he departed from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came again to the lake of Galilee, through the bor32 ders of Decapolis. And they bring unto Jesus one that

* Truth, N.

was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and be33 seech Jesus to put his hand upon him. And Jesus took him apart from the multitude, and put his fingers into 34 his ears; and spat, and touched his tongue; and when

he had looked up to heaven, he sighed, and saith to the 35 man, "Ephphatha :" (that is, "Be opened.") And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his 36 tongue was loosed, and he spake plainly. And Jesus charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more abundantly they 37 published it; and were beyond measure amazed, saying, "He doeth all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."

CH. VIII. IN those days the multitude being very great, and

having nothing to eat, Jesus called to him [his] disciples, 2 and saith unto them, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three 3 days, and have nothing to eat. And if I send them hence fasting to their own houses, they will grow faint on the 4 way for some of them come from far." And his disciples answered him, "Whence can any one satisfy these with 5 bread here in the desert ?" And he asked them, "How 6 many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven." And he commanded the multitude to place themselves on the ground and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples to set be7 fore them; and they set them before the multitude. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and com8 manded to set those also before them. So they ate, and were satisfied and the people took up the remains of the 9 fragments, seven baskets. Now those that had eaten were about four thousand and he sent them away.

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10 And immediately he entered into a ship with his dis11 ciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha. And the Pharisees came forth, and began to dispute with him, 12 seeking of him a sign from heaven, trying him. And he

sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, "Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, No 13 sign shall be given to this generation." And he left them, and entered again [into the ship] and departed to the other side.

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Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread; nor had 15 they with them in the ship more than one loaf. And

he charged them, saying, "Take heed and beware of the 16 leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod." And they reasoned among themselves, saying, " It is because 17 we have no bread." And Jesus knew it, and saith unto them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, nor understand? have ye your heart 18 still hardened? Having eyes, see ye not? and having 19 ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? When I

brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many panniers full of fragments took ye up?" They say un20 to him, "Twelve."." And when the seven loaves among the four thousand; how many baskets filled with frag21 ments took ye up?" And they said, "Seven." And he said unto them, "Why do ye not understand?"

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Then he cometh to Bethsaida: and they bring unto 23 him a blind man, and beseech him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town and when he had spitten on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw any thing. 24 And he looked up, and said, "I see men, as trees, walk25 ing." After that Jesus put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw 26 every man clearly. And Jesus sent him away to his house, saying, "Neither go into the town, nor tell any in the town."

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Then Jesus and his disciples departed to the towns of Cesarea, in the dominion of Philip: and on the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, "Who do men 28 say that I am?" And they answered, "John the Baptist :

but some say Elijah: and others, one of the prophets." 29 Then he saith unto them, "But who say ye that I am?" And Peter answered and saith unto him, “Thou 30 art the Christ." And he strictly charged them that they should tell no man concerning* him.

31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief-priests and scribes, and be killed, and within. 32 three days rise again. And he spake those words plainly. Then Peter took him aside, and began to reprove him. 33 But when he had turned about, and looked on his disciples, he reproved Peter, saying, "Get thee behind me, Satant: for thou regardest not the things which are of God, but the things which are of men." 34 And when he had called unto him the multitude and his disciples, he said unto them, "Whosoever desireth to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up 35 his cross, and follow me. For whosoever desireth to save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and that of the gospel, he shall save 36 it. For what will it profit a man, if he shall gain the 37 whole world and forfeit his own life? Or what would For whosoever

38 a man give as a ransomt for his life? shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him the Son of man also shall be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his

Сн. Father, with the holy angels." He said also unto

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them, "Verily I say unto you, There are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power."

And after six days, Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and bringeth them up an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before 3 them; and his garments became shining, very white [as 4 snow;] so as no fuller upon earth can whiten. And

* of him, N.

+ thou adversary, N.

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Elijah and Moses appeared unto them; and were talking 5 with Jesus. Then Peter spake and saith to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for 6 Elijah." For he knew not what to say; for they were 7 much afraid. And a cloud appeared, overshadowing them and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my 8 beloved Son hear ye him." And when they had quickly looked round about, they saw no man any more; but Jesus only with themselves.

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And as they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, until the Son of man rose again 10 from the dead. And they kept the matter with themselves, reasoning one with another, what rising again from 11 the dead could mean. And they asked him, saying, 12 "Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?" And he answered and said unto them, "Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all things;" and sheweth how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, IS and be set at nought. "But I say unto you, both that Elijah is come, and that men have done unto him whatsoever they chose; as it is written of him."

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And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes disputing with them. And immediately all the mul tude, when they 15 beheld him, were greatly astonished; and, running to 16 him, saluted him. And he asked them*, “About what 17 dispute ye among yourselves?" And one of the multi

tude answered and said, "Master, I have brought unto 18 thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit t; and whensoever it seizeth him, it dasheth him on the ground; and he

he asked the scribes," R. T.

The child was subject to epileptic fits, which were supposed to be brought on by the power of demons, that is, the souls of deceased wicked men. See Farmer on. Dem. p. 107.

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