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14 And if ye will receive it, this 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, have chosen; my beloved, in whom is Blias, which was for to come. they said unto him, Behold, thy my soul is well pleased : I will put

15 He that hath ears to hear, let disciples do that which is not lawful my Spirit upon him, and he shall nim hear. to do upon the sabbath-day.

shew judginent to the Gentiles. 16 But whereunto shall I liken 3 But he said unto them, Have 19 He shall not strive, nor cry. this generation? It is like unto ye not read what David did, when neither shall any man hear his voice children sitting in the markets, and he was an hungered, and they that in the streets. calling unto their fellows, were with him ;

20 A bruised reed shall he not 17 And saying, We have piped 4 How he entered into the house break, and smoking flax shall he not unto you, and ye have not danced ; of God, and did eat the shew- quench, till he send forth judginent we have mourned unto you, and ye bread, which was not lawful for unto victory. have not lamented.

him to eat, neither for theni which 21 And in his name shall the 18 For John came neither eating were with him, but only for the Gentiles trust. nor drinking, and they say, He priests?

22 Then was brought unto him hath a devil.

5 Or have ye not read in the law, one possessed with a devil, blind 19 The Son of man came eating how that on the sabbath-days the and dumb: and he healed him, in. and drinking, and they say, Behold priests in the temple profane the somuch that the blind and dumb a man gluttonous, and a wine- sabbath, and are blameless.

both spake and saw. bibber, a friend of publicans and 6 But I say unto vou, That in this 23 And all the people were amasinners: but Wisdom is justified of place is one greater than the temple. zed, and said, Is not this the son of her children.

7 But if ye had known what ihis David ? 20 Then began he to upbraid meaneth, I will have mercy, and 21 But when the Pharisees heard the cities wherein most of his not sacrifice, ye would not have it, they snid, This fellow doth not mighty works were done, because condemned the guiltless.

cast out devils, but by Beelzebub, they repented not.

8 For the Son of man is Lord the prince of the devils. 21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! even of the sabbath-day.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the 9 And when he was departed and said unto them, Every kingdom mighty works which were done in thence, he went into their syna- divided against itself is brought to you had been done in Tyre and gogue :

desolation ; and every city or house Sidon, they would have repented 10 And, behold, there was a man divided against itself shall not long ago in sackcloth and ashes. which had his hand withered. And stand:

23 But I say unto you, It shall they asked him, saying, Is it lawful 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, be more tolerable for Tyre and to heal the sabbath-days ? that he is divided against himself; how Sidon at the day of judgment, than they might accuse him.

shall then his kingdom stand ? for you.

11 And he said unto them, What 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast 23 And thou, Capernaum, which man shall there be among you that out devils, by whom do your chilart exalted unto heaven, shalt be shall have one sheep, and if it fall dren cast them out therefore they brought down to hell: for if the into a pit on the sabbath-day, will shall be your judges. mighty works, which have been he not lay hold on it, and lift it 28 But if i cast out devils by the done in thee, had been done in out?

Spirit of God, then the kingdom of Sodom, it would have remained 12 How much then is a man bet- God is come unto you. until this day.

ter than a sheep? Wherefore it is 29 Or else how can one enter into 24 But I say unto you, That it lawful to do well on the sabbath- a strong man's house, and spoil shall be more tolerable for the land days.

his goods, except he first bind the of Sodom in the day of judgment,

13 Then saith he to the man, strong man? and then he will spoil than for thee.

Stretch forth thine hand. And he his house. 25 At that time Jesus answered stretched it forth, and it was re- 30 He that is not with me is and said, I thank thee, O Father, stored whole, like as the other. against me; and he that gathereth Lord of heaven and earth, because 14 Then the Pharisees went not with me scattereth abroad. thou hast hid these things from the out, and held a counsel against him, 31 Wherefore I say unto you, wise and prudent, and hast revealed how they might destroy him. All manner of sin and blasphemy them unto babes.

15 But when Jesus knew it, he shall be forgiven unto men: but the 26 Even so, Father; for so it withdrew himself from thence: and blasphemy against the Holy Ghost seemed good in thy sight.

great multitudes followed him, and shall not be forgiven unto men. 27 All things are delivered unto he healed them all;

32 And whosoever speaketh a me of my Father: and no man 16 And charged them that they word against the Son of man, it knoweth the Son, but the Father; should not make him known : shall be forgiven him: but whoso. neither knoweth any man the Fa- 17 That it might be fulfilled which ever speaketh against the Holy ther, save the Son, and he to whom- was spoken by Esaias the prophet, Ghost, it shall not forgiven him, soever the Son will reveal him. saying.

neither in this world, neither in the 28 Come unto me, all ye that 18 Behold my servant, whom I world to come. Tabour and are heavy laden, and I

33 Either make the tree good, will give you rest.

the law, a crime; but the vain tra- and his fruit good; or else make thu 29 Take my yoke upon you, and

ditions which had been introduced, tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt : learn of me; for I am meek and afforded a cloak to real guilt, and for the tree is known by his fruit. lowly in heart: and ye shall find condemned, in its place, the un- 34 O generation of vipers, how rest unto your souls.

pretending observer of simple truth. can ye, being evil, speak good 30 For iny yoke is easy, and my By the instances which our Lord things ? for out of the abundance burden is light.

brings forward, he shews, that the of the heart the mouth speaketh

most devout servants of God had CHAPTER XII.

35 A good man, out of the good interpreted the meaning of the law, treasure of the heart, bringeth fouth А

T that time Jesus went on the respecting the sabbath, in a very good things; and an evil man, out

sabbath-day through the corn; different manner from the Phari- of the evil treasure, bringeth forth and his disciples were an hungered, sees. It is, however, to be always evil things. and began to pluck the ears of corn, carefully observed, that, in all the

36 But I say unto you, That sud to eat.

cases in which he alludes to the every idle word that men shall

Sabbath, and their scrupulous at. speak, they shall give acoouut the gospel, to obtain an entrance tention to minute points, the exam- thereof in the day of judgment. into the kingdom of heaven.-Ver. ples of freedom introduced, are 37 For by thy words thou shalt 21. Chorazin: a small town not referable either to necessity, to the far from Capernaum. Bethsaida: rule of religious worship, and its Ver. 3), 32. Christ came, and now a town on the shore of the sea of requisite preparations, or to the spoke, as a teacher of righteousness, Tiberias, and the residence of demands of charity. None of the - as one whose object it was to Philip, Andrew, and Peter. Tyre instances can be employed to excuse bring men to repentance and salvaand Sidon: cities of Phenicia. - a breach of the law itself, or inat- tion. According to the nature of Ver. 28. It is worthy of remark, tention to established ordinances his offee, in this respect, he might how our Lord here connects his from sloth or levity.--Ver. 3. 1 Sam. be spoken against, and room be left assertion of authority with an invi. xxi. 6.-Ver. 4. Exod. xxv. 30; for pardon; but the Holy Ghost, as tation to the meek and sorrowing: xxix. 31, 33.-Ver. 5. To profane, a lawgiver to the conscience, offer.

Ver. 1. None but a Pharisee could means here, to treat as an ordinary ing light and strength to the soul, have been offended at the conduct day, by what they did in preparing could only be resisted by those who of the disciples on this occasion. It the sacrifices, &c.-Ver. 7. Hosea, looked heaven directly in the face, was not, by the strictest letter of Vh. 6. Ver. 17. Isa. xlii. ). and defied its majesty.

be justified, and by thy words thou 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him Sir, didst not thou sow good seed shalt be condemned. hear.

in thy field ? from whence then 88 Then certain of the scribes 10 And the disciples came, and hath it tares ? and of the Pharisees answered, say. said unto him, Why speakest tbou 28 He said unto thein, An enemy ing, Master, we would see a sign unto them in parables ?

hath done this. The servants said from thee.

11 He answered and said unto unto him, Wilt thou then that we 39 But he answered and said them, Because it is given unto you go and gather them up ? unto them, An evil and adulterous to know the mysteries of the king- 29 But he said, Nay; lest, while generation seeketh after a sign; dom of heaven, but to them it is not ye gather up the tares, ye root up and there shall no sign be given to given.

also the wheat with them. it, but the sign of the prophet 12 For whosoever hath, to him 30 Let both grow together until Jonas.

shall be given, and he shall have the harvest : and in the time of 40 Por as Jonas was three days more abundance; but whosoever harvest I will say to the reapers, and three nights in the whale's hath not, from him shall be taken Gather ye together first the tares, belly, so shall the Son of man be away even that he hath,

and bind then in bundles to burn three days and three nights in the 13 Therefore speak I to them in them ; but gather the wheat into heart of the earth.

parables: because they seeing, see my barn. 41 The men of Nineve shall rise not; and hearing, they hear not; 31 1 Another parable put he in judgment with this generation, neither do they understand.

forth unto them, saying. The king. and shall condemn it: because they 14 And in them is fulfilled the dom of heaven is like to a grain of repented at the preaching of Jonas; prophecy of Esaias, which saith, mustard-seed, which a man took, and, behold, a greater than Jonas By hearing ye shall hear, and shall and sowed in his field: is here.

not understand ; and seeing ye shall 32 Which indeed is the least of 42 The queen of the south shall see, and shall not perceive :

all seeds; but when is grown, it rise up in the judgment with this 15 For this people's heart is wax- is the greatest among herbs, and generation, and shall condemn it: ed gross, and their ears are dull of becometh a tree, so that the birds for she came from the uttermost hearing, and their eyes they have of the air come and lodge in the parts of the earth to hear the wisdom closed; lest at any time they should branches thereof. of Solomon; and, behold, a greater see with their eyes, and hear with 33 Another parable spake he than Solomon is here.

their ears, and should understand unto them; The kingdom of heaven 43 When tbe unclean spirit is with their heart, and should be con- is like unto leaven, which a woman gone out of a man, he walketh verted, and I should heal them. took and hid in three measures of through dry places, seeking rest, 16 But blessed are your eyes, for meal, till the whole was leavened. and findeth none.

they see ; and your ears, for they 34 All these things spake Jesus 44 Then he saith, I will return hear.

unto the multitude in parables ; into my house from whence I came 17 For verily I say unto you, and without a parable spake he not out; and when he is come, he find- That many prophets and righteous unto them: eth ilernpty, swept, and garnished. men have desired to see those things 85 That it might be fulfilled

15 Then goeth he, and taketh which ye see, and have not seen which was spoken by the prophet, with himself seren other spirits them; and to hear those things saying, I will open my mouth in more wicked than himself, and they which ye hear, and have not heard parables; I will utter things which enter in and dwell there : and the them,

have been kept secret from the last state of that man is worse than 18 Hear ye therefore the pa- foundation of the world. the first. Even so shall it be also rable of the sower.

36 | Then Jesus sent the mul. unto this wicked generation.

19 When any one heareth the titude away, and went into the 46 While he yet talked to the word of the kingdom, and under- house; and his disciples came unto people, behold, his mother and his standeth it not, then coineth the him, saying, Declare unto us the brethren stood without, desiring to wicked one, and catcheth away parable of the tares of the field. speak with him.

that which was sown in his heart. 37 He answered and said unto 47 Then one said unto him, Be. This is he which received seed by them, He that soweth the good hold, thy mother and thy brethren the way-side.

seed is the Son of man; stand without, desiring to speak

20 But he that received the seed 38 The field is the world; the with thee.

into stony places, the same is he good seed are the children of the 48 But he answered and said unto that heareth the word, and anon kingdom; but the tares are the him that told him, Who is my mo- with joy receiveth it:

children of the wicked one ; ther ? and who are my brethren ? 21 Yet hath he not root in him. 39 The enemy that sowed them

49 And he stretched forth his hand sell, but dureth for a while ; for is the devil; the harvest is the end coward his disciples, and said, Be- when tribulation or persecution of the world, and the reapers are hold my mother anil my brethren! ariseth because of the word, by and the angels. 50 For whosoever shall do the by he is offended.

10 As therefore the tares are will of my Father which is in hea. 22 He also that received seed gathered and burned in the fire ; so ven, the same is my brother, and among the thorns is he that heareth shall it be in the end of this worla. sister, and mother.

the word; and the care of this world, 41 The Son of Man shall send

and the deceitfulness of riches, forth his angels, and they shall CHAPTER XIII.

choke the word, and he becometh gather out of his kingdom all things The same day went Jesus out of unfruitful.

that offend, and them which do the house, and sat by the ser- 23 But he that received seed iniquity, side.

into the good ground is he that 42 And shall cast them into a 2 And great multitudes were ga- heareth the word, and understand- furnace of fire: there shall be wail. thered together unto him, so that eth it, which also beareth fruit, ing and gnashing of teeth. he went into a ship, and sat ; and and bringeth forth, some an hun- 43 Then shall the righteous shine the whole multitude stood on the dred-fold, some sixty, some thirty. forth as the sun in the kingdom of shore.

24 Another parable put he forth their Father. Who hath ears to 3 And he spake many things unto unto them, saying, The kingdom hear, let him hear. them in parables, saying, Behold,

of heaven is likened unto a man 41 Again, the kingdom of a rower went forth to sow :

which sowed good seed in his field; heaven is like unto treasure hid 4 And when he sowed, some seeds 25 But while men slept, his ene- in a field; the which when a man fell by the way-side, and the fowls my came and sowed tares among hath found, he hideth, and for joy came and devoured them up: the wheat, and went his way, thereof goeth and selleth all that

5 Some fell upon stony places, 86 But when the blade was he hath, and buyeth that field. where they had not much earth; and sprung up, and brought forth fruit, 45 Again, the kingdom of forthwith they sprung up, because then appeared the tares also. heaven is like unto a merchant-man they had no deepness of earth: 27 So the servants of the house. seeking goodly pearls :

6. And when the sun was up, they holder came and said unto him, 46 Who, when he had found one were scorched; and, because they

pearl of great price, went and sold had no root, thes withered away:

Ver. 1 1. Let this inspire a prayer all that he had, and bought it. 7 And some fell among thorns ; for the same gift.- Ver. 12. That and the thorns sprung up, and is, tnore shall be given to him who gross sinfulness.- Ver. 31. This ehoked them :

bath something to shew as the re- parable contains a prophecy re8 But other fell into good ground, sult of his proper employment of the specting the wonderful diffusion of and brought forth fruit, some an talent intrusted to him.-Ver. 13. the gospel.- Ver. 33. This shews hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some This want of comprehension was the kingdom of Christ amid the thirty-fold.

the natural consequence of their world, but separate from it. 361

47 | Again, the kingdom of 13 When Jesus heard nf it, he place had knowledge of him, they heaven is like unto a net, that was departed thence by ship into a de. sent out into all that country round cast into the sea, and gathered of sert place apart and when the about, and brought unto him all every kind:

people had heard thereof, they fol. that were diseased; 48 Which, when it was full, they lowed him on foot out of the cities. 36 And besought him that they drew to shore, and sat down, and 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw might only touch the hem of his gathered the good into vessels, but a great multitude, and was moved garment: and as many as touched cast the bad away.

with compassion toward them, and were made perfectly whole. 49 So shall it be at the end of he healed their sick. the world: the angels shall come 15 And when it was evening,

CHAPTER XV. forth, and sever the wicked from his disciples came to him, saying, Then came to Jesus scribes and among the just,

This is a desert place, and the time Pharisees, which were of Jeru50 And shall cast them into the is now past; send the multitude salem, saying, furnace of fire: there shall be wail. away, that they may go into the vil. 2 Why do thy disciples transgresa ing and guashing of teeth.

lages, and buy themselves victuals. the tradition of the elders ? for they 31 Jesus saith unto them, Have 16 But Jesus said unto them, wash not their hands when they eat ye understood all these things ? They need not depart; give ye bread. They say unto him, Yea, Lord. them to eat.

3 But be answered and said unto 52 Then said he unto them, 17 And they say unto him, We them, Why do ye also transgress Therefore every scribe, which is have here but five loaves, and two the commandment of God by your instructed unto the kingdom of fishes.

tradition ? heaven, is like unto a man that is 18 He said, Bring them hither 4 For God commanded, saying, an householder, which bringeth to me.

Honour thy father and mother: forth out of his treasure things new 19 And he commanded the mol- and, He that curseth father or and old.

titude to sit down on the grass, and mother, let him die the death. 53 And it came to pass, that, took the five loaves, and the two 5 But ye say, whosoever shall when Jesus had finished these pa- fishes, and, looking up to heaven, say to his father or his mother, It 13 rables, he departed thence. he blessed, and brake, and gave the a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest

54 And when he was come into loaves to his disciples, and the be profited by me; his own country, he taught them disciples to the multitude.

6 And honour not his father or in their synagogue, insomuch that 20 And they did all eat, and his mother, he shall be free. Thus they were astonished, and said, were filled: and they took up of the have ye made the commandment Whence hath this man this wisdom, fragments that remained twelve of God of none effect by your and these mighty works? baskets full.

tradition. 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? 31 And they that had eaten were 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias is not his mother called Mary ? and about five thousand men, besides prophesy of you, saying. his brethren, James, and Joses, and women and children.

8 This people draweth nigh unto Simon, and Judas ?

2 And straightway Jesus con- me with their mouth, and honoureth 56 And his sisters, are they not strained his disciples to get into a me with their lips; but their heart all with us? Whence then hath ship, and to go before him unto is far from me. this man all these things ?

the other side, while he sent the 9 But in vain they do worship 57 And they were offended in multitudes away.

me, teaching for doctrines the him. But Jesus said unto them, 23 And when he had sent the commandments of men. A prophet is not without honour, multitudes away, he went up into a Jo And he called the multisare in his own country, and in his mountain apart to pray: and when tude, and said unto them, Hear, own house.

the evening was come, he was there and understand: 58 And he did not many mighty alone.

11 Not that which goeth into works there because of their un- 24 But the ship was now in the the mouth defileth a man; but that belief.

midst of the sea, tossed with waves : which cometh out of the mouth, for the wind was contrary.

this defileth a man. CHAPTER XIV.

25 And in the fourth watch of 12 Then came his disciples, and AT

T that time Herod the tetrarch the night Jesus went unto them, said unto him, Knowest thou that henrd of the fame of Jesus, walking on the sea.

the Pharisees were offended, after 2 And said unto his servants, 26 And when the disciples saw they heard this saying? This is John the Baptist: he is him walking on the sea, they were 13 But he answered and said, risen from the dead; and therefore troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and Every plant, which my heavenly mighty works do shew forth them- they cried out for fear,

Father hath not planted, shall be selves in him.

27 But straightway Jesus spake

rooted up. 9 For Herod had laid hold on unto them, saying, 'Be of good 14 Let them alone : they be blind John, and bound him, and put him cheer: it is 1; be not afraid. leaders of the blind. And if the In prison for Herodias' sake, his 28 And Peter answered him and blind lead the blind, both shall fall bro:her Philip's wife.

said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me into the ditch. 4 For John said unto him, It is come unto thee on the water.

15 Then answered Peter, and not lawful for thee to have her.

29 And he said, Come. And

said unto him, Declare unto us this 5 And when he would have put when Peter was come down out of parable. hiin to death, he feared the multi- the ship, he walked on the water, 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also tude, because they counted him as to go to Jesus.

yet without understanding ? a prophet.

30 But when he saw the wind 17 Do not ye yet understand, 6 But when Herod's birth-day boisterous, he was afraid ; and, that whatsoever entereth in at the

kept, the daughter of Herodias beginning to sink, he crie saying, mouth goeth into the belly, and is danced before them, and pleased Lord, sare me.

cast out into the draught? Herod.

31 And immediately Jesus stretch- 18 But those things which pro 7 Whereupon he promised with ed forth his hand, and caught him, ceed out of the mouth come forth an oath to give her whatsoever she and said unto him, O thou of little from the heart ; and they defile the would ask.

faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? man. 8 And she, being before instructed

32 And when they were come 19 Por out of the heart proceed of her mother, said, Give me here into the ship, the wind ceased. evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, John Baptist's head in a charger. 33 Then they that were in the fornications, thests, false witness,

9 And the king was sorry: never. ship came and worshipped him, blasphemies: theless, for the oath's sake, and saying, of a truth thou art the Son them which sat with him at meat, of God.

Ver. 2. It was thus throughout 1 he commanded it to be given her. 34 And when they were gone the scribes and Pharisees accused 10 And he sent, and beheaded

over, they came into the land of Jesus of transgressing their invenJohn in the prison. Gennesaret.

tions, and Jesus had ever the reply, 11 And his head was brought in 35 And when the men of that that they, by these inventions, a charger, and given to the damsel :

subverted the law itsell.-Ver. 5. and she brought it to her mother. prohibited by the Levitical law. - To avoid relieving their distressed

18 And his disciples came and Ver. 30. Peter is here a warning and parents, these people would pretend took up the body, and buried it, an example: a warning, inasmuch to consecrate their possessions to and went and told Jesus.

as he was too confident of himself; God, and then answer their appeal

an example, because, when his faith by saying, that they dare not waste Ver. 2. The terrible surmise of failed him, he had recourse to what they had determined should an evil conscience. Ver. 4. It was prayer.

be God's-Ver. 7. Isaiah, xxix. 13. 20 These are the things which 2 He answered and said unto 19 And I will give unto thee the defile a man : but to eat with un- them, When it is evening. ye say, keys of the kingdom of heaven: and washen hap is defileth not a man. It roill be fair weather; for the sky whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth 21 Then Jesus went thence, is red:

shall be bound in heaven; and what. and departed into the coasts of 3 And in the morning, It will be soever thou shalt loose on earth shall Tire and Sidon.

foul weather to-day; for the sky is be loosed in heaven. 22 And, behold, a woman of red and lowring. Oye hypocrites, 20 Then charged he his disciples Canaan came out of the same coasts, ye can discern the face of the sky; that they should tell no man that and cried unto him, saying, Have but can ye not discern the signs of he was Jesus the Christ. mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of the times ?

21 From that time forth began David ; my daughter is grievously 4 A wicked and adulterous gene- Jesus to shew unto his disciples, vexed with a devil.

ration seeketh after a sign; und how that he must go unto Jeru23 But he answered her not a there shall no sign be given unto it, salem, and suffer many things of word. And his disciples came and but the sign of the prophet Jonas. the elders, and chief priests, and besought him, saying. Send her And he left them, and departed. scribes, and be killed, and be raised away; for she crieth after us.

5 & And when his disciples were again the third day. 24 But he answered and said, I come to the other side, they had 22 Then Peter took him, and am not sent but unto the lost sheep forgotten to take bread.

began to rebuke him, saying. Be it of the house of Israel.

6 Then Jesus said unto them, far from thee, Lord : this shall not 25 Then came she and worship- Take heed, and beware of the be unto thee. ped him, saying, Lord, help me. learen of the Pharisees and of the 23 But he turned, and said unto 26 But he answered and said, It Sadducees.

Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; is not meet to take the children's 7 And they reasoned among thou art an offence unto me: for bread, and to cast it to dogs.

themselves, saying, It is because thou savourest not the things that 27 And she said, Truth, Lord : we have taken no bread.

be of Ged, out those that be of men. yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which 8 Which when Jesus perceived, 24 Then said Jesus unto his (all from their master's table. he said unto them, o ye of little disciples, 11 any man will come

28 Then Jesus answered and said faith, why reason ye among your. after me, let him deny himself, and unto her, o woman, great is thy selves, because ye have brought no take up his cross, and follow me. faith: be it unto thee even as thou bread ?

25 For whosoever will save his wilt. And her daughter was made 9 Do ye not yet understand, life shall lose it; and whosoever whole from that very hour.

neither remember the five loaves of will lose his life for my sake shall 29 And Jesus departed from the five thousand, and how niany

find it. thence, and came nigh unto the sea baskets ye took up ?

26 For what is a man profited, 1: of Galilee; and went up into a 10 Neither the seven loaves of he shall gain the whole world, and mountain, and sat down there. the four thousand, and how many lose his own soul? or what shall a 30 And great multitudes came baskets ye took up ?

man give in exchange for his soul? unto him, having with them those U How is it that ye do not un- 27 For the Son of man shall come that were lanie, blind, dumb, derstand that I spake it not to you in the glory of his father, with his maimed, and many others, and cast concerning bread, that ye should angels; and then he shall eward them down at Jesus' feet, and he

beware of the leaven of the Pharisees every man aceording to his works. healed them; and of the Sadducees?

28 Verily I say unto you. There 31 Insomuch that the multitude 12 Then understood they how be some standing here which shall wondered, when they saw the dumb

that he bade them not beware of not taste of death, till they see the to speak, the maimed to be whole, the leaven of bread, but of the Son of man coming in his kingdom. the lame to walk, and the blind to doctrine of the Pharisees and of the see : and they glorified the God of Sadducees.

CHAPTER XVII. Israel.

13. When Jesus came into the AND.after six days Jesus taketh 329 Then Jesus called his dis. coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked Peter, James, and John his ciples unto him, and said, I have his disciples, saying, Whom do men brother, and bringeth them up into compassion on the multitude, be- say that I, the Son of man, am? an high mountain apart, cause they continue with me now 14 And they said, Some say that 2 And was transfigured before three days, and have nothing to eat : thou art John the Baptist ; some, them; and his face did shine as the and I will not send them away fast. Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one sun, and his raiment was white as ing, lest they faint in the way. of the prophets.

the light. 33 And his disciples say unto him,

15 He saith unto them, But 3 And, behold, there appeared Whence should we have so much whom say ye that I am ?

unto them Moses and Elias talking bread in the wilderness as to fill so

16 And Simon Peter answered with him. great a multitude ?

and said, Thou art the Christ, the 4 Then answered Peter, and said 34 And Jesus saith unto them, Son of the living God. How many loaves have ye? And 17 And Jesus answered and said stone or rock. The answer which they said, Seren, and a few little unto him, Blessed art tnou, Simon our Lord made to him was made in fishes.

Bar-jona : for fiesh and blood hath reference to the doctrine he had 35 And he commanded the mul- not revealed it unto thee, but my just delivered, and did not indititude to sit down on the ground. Father which is in heaven.

vidually respect Peter any more 36 And he took the seven loaves 18 And I say also unto thee, That than the other apostles, except as he and the fishes, and gave thanks, thou art Peter, and upon this rock I was the first to declare the truth. and brake them, and gave to his will build my church, and the gates Giving the keys of heaven was a disciples, and the disciples to the of hell shall not prevail against it. symbolical expression, signifying multitude.

the authority which the apostles, 37 And they did all eat, and were Ver. 8. There was in this address, by their faith, their righteousness, Alled: and they took up of the an implied rebuke of the over care- and their calling, would have, to broken meat that was lert seven fulness of the disciples, and of the admit such as offered themselves baskets full.

still worldly ideas with which they into communion with the people of 39 And they that did eat were were occupied. They had been God. At a later period, and when four thousand men, beside women instructed to trust entirely to the the other apostles had gained more and children.

mercy of the Almighty, but their knowledge of the truth, he ad. 39 And he sent away the multi- minds were on the watch for every dressed them generally as he here tude, and took ship, and came into occasion to return to their former did Peter. See John xx. 23.-Ver. the coasts of Magdala.

train of thought.-Ver. 13. Cesarea 20. To avoid unnecessary disputes,

Philippi was situated near the or, perhaps, because he wished to CHAPTER XVI.

springs of Jordan, at the foot of proclaim himself at first solely by THE Pharisees also, with the Sad- Mount Paneas. It was formerly his own lips and his own works.

ducees, came, and, tempting, called Lais or Sechem, and next, Ver. 28. A reference to the dedesired him that he would shew Dan. See Judges, xviii. 7-29.- struction of Jerusalem, and to the them a sign from heaven.

Ver. 14. One of the prophets : that advancement of the gospel.

is, returned to earth to announce Ver. 1. St Luike names eight days, -Ver. 26. Christ here used the the coming of the expected Messiah. but St Matthew reckoned only the expression common among the Jews - Ver. 17. The word bar is the six clear intermediate days. The respecting the people of whom the Chaldee for so!).- Ver. 18. To un- mountain, occording to universal woman was one, in the harshness de stand the force of this word, it tradition, was that of Tabor. of the phrase is, therefore, not to must be borne in mind that, in Ver. 3. Moses, as the lowgiver: be attributed to him.

Greek, the name Peter signifies a Elias, as chief of the prophets. 486

ye him,

unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to was come into the house, Jesus ninety and nine which went not be here: if thou wilt, let us make prevented him, saying, What astray. here three tabernacles; one for thinkest thou, Simon ? of whom do 14 Even so it is not the will of thee, and one for Moses, and one the kings of the earth take custom your Father which is in heaven for Elias.

or tribute ? of their own children, that one of these little ones should 5 While he yet spake, behold, a or of strangers ?

perish. bright cloud overshadowed them : 26 Peter saith unto him, or 15 1 Moreover, if thy brother and behold a voice out of the cloud, strangers. Jesus saith unto him, shall trespass against thee, go and which said, This is my beloved Son, Then are the children free.

tell him his fault between thee and in whom I am well pleased; hear 27 Notwithstanding, lest we him alone : if he shall hear thee,

should offend them, go thou to the thou hast gained thy brother. 6 And when the disciples heard sea, and cast an hook, and take up 16 But if he will not hear thee, it, they fell on their face, and were the fish that first cometh up; and then take with thee one or two sore afraid.

when thou hast opened his mouth, more, that in the mouth of two or 7 And Jesus came and touched thou shalt find a piece of money :

three witnesses every word may be them, and said, Arise, and be not that take, and give unto them for established. afraid. me and thee.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear 8 And when they had lifted up

them, tell it unto the church : but their eyes, they saw no man, save

CHAPTER XVIII.

if he neglect to hear the church, Jesus only.

AT

T the same time came the let him be unto thee as an heathen 9 And as they came down from disciples unto Jesus, saying, man and a publican. the mountain, Jesus charged them, Who is the greatest in the kingdom 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsaying, Tell the vision to no man, of heaven?

soever ye shall bind on earth shall until the Son of man be risen again 2 And Jesus called a little child be bound in heaven; and whatsofrom the dead.

unto him, and set him in the midst ever ye shall loose on earth shall be 10 And his disciples asked him, of them,

loosed in heaven. saying, Why then say the scribes 3 And said, Verily I say unto 19 Again I say unto you, That if that Elias must first come ?

you, Except ye be converted, and two of you shall agree on earth as 11 And Jesus answered and said become as little children, ye shall touching any thing that they shall unto them, Elias truly shall first not enter into the kingdom of ask, it shall be done for them of my come, and restore all things. heaven.

Father which is in heaven. 12 But I say unto you, That Elias 4 Whosoever therefore shall 20 For where two or three are is come already, and they knew him humble himself as this little child, gathered together in my name, not, but have done unto him what- the same is greatest in the kingdom

there am I in the midst of them. soever they listed : likewise shall of heaven.

21 | Then came Peter to him, also the Son of man suffer of them. 5 And whoso shall receive one and said, Lord, How oft shall my

13 'Then the disciples understood such little child in my name recei. brother sin against me, and I forthat he spake unto them of John veth me.

give him ? till seven times ? the Baptist.

6 But whoso shall offend one of 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say 14 And when they were come these little ones which believe in not unto thee, Until seven times; to the multitude, there came to me, it were better for him that a but, Until seventy times seven. him a certain man, kneeling down millstone were hanged about his 23 Therefore is the kingdom of to him, and saying,

neck, and that he were drowned in heaven likened unto a certain king, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son ; the depth of the sea.

which would take account of his for he is lunatick, and sore vexel: 7 Woe unto the world because servants. for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, of offences !. for it must needs be 24 And when he had begun to and oft into the water.

that offences come; but woe to that reckon, one was brought unto him 16 And I brought him to thy man by whom the offence cometh ! which owed him ten thousand ta. disciples, and they could not cure 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy lents: him.

foot offend thee, cut them off, and 25 But forasmuch as he had not 17 Then Jesus answered and said, cast them from thee: it is better to pay, his Lord commanded him to O faithless and perverse generation, for thee to enter into life halt or be sold, and his wife and ehildren, how long shall I be with you ? how maimed, rather than having two and all that he had, and payment long shall I suffer you ? Bring him hands, or two feet, to be cast into

to be made. hither to me. everlasting fire.

26 The servant therefore fell 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; 9 And if thine eye offend thee, down, and worshipped him, saying, and he departed out of him: and pluck it out, and cast it from thee: Lord, have patience with me, and the child was cured from that very it is better for thee to enter into life I will pay thee all. hour. with one eye, rather than having

27 Then the Lord of that servant 19 Then came the disciples to two eyes to be cast into hell-fire. was moved with compassion, and Jesus apart, and said, Why could 10 Take heed that ye despise loosed him, and forgave him the not we cast him out?

not one of these little ones : for I debt. 5 And Jesus said unto them, say unto you, That in heaven their 28 But the same servant went Because of sour unbelief: for verily angels do always behold the face of out, and found one of his fellow I say unto you, If ye have faith as a my Father which is in heaven. servants, which owed him an hun. grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say I For the Son of man is come dred pence; and he laid hands on unto this mountain, Remove hence to save that which was lost.

him, and took him by the throat, to yonder place; and it shall re- 12 How think ye? If a man have saying, Pay me that thou owest. move; and nothing shall be impos- an hundred sheep, and one of them 29 And his fellow-servant fell sible unto you.

be gone astray, doth he not leave down at his feet, and besought him, 21 How beit this kind goeth not the ninety and nine, and goeth into saying. Have patience with me, and out but by prayer and fasting. the mountains, and seeketh that I will pay thee all. 22 And while they abode in which is gone astray ?

30 And he would not; but went Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The 13 And if so be that he find it, and cast him into prison, till he Son of man shall be betrayed into verily I say unto you, He rejoiceth should par the debt. the hands of men ; more of that sheep, than of the

31 So when his fellow-serrants 23 And they shall kill him, and

saw what was done, they were very the third day he shall be raised power of Elias. - Ver. 25. The sorry, and came and told unto their again. And they were exceeding tribute was collected for the use of lord all that was done. sorry.

the temple, and Christ, alluding to 82 Then his lord, after that he 21 And when they were come his divinity, says, that God no more had called him, said unto him, o to Capernaum, they that received requires the money from him, than thou wicked servant, I forgave thee tribute-money came to Peter, end earthly kings would demand a tax all that debt, because thou desiredst said. Doth not your Master pay from their children.

me: tribute ?

Ver. J. How often does it occur, 33 Shouldest not thou also have 25 He saith, Yes. And when he that persons busy their minds with had compassion on thy fellow-ser

thinking of what enjoyments they vant, even as I had pity on thee? Ver. 10. The disciples considered shall have in heaven, when, unless 34 And his Lord was wroth, and they might answer the scribes, they undergo a great change, they

delivered him to the tormentors, Elias having thus been seen by will never arrive there. - Ver. 10. them; but Jesus shews that the These lillle ones: the humble in- to set themselves. - Ver. 19. What prophecy was fulfilled by John, who quirers, above whom the apostles, can be expected where there is no came in the spirit and with the by their question, seçmed too eager unity ?-Ver. 34. He was delivered

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