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763 Jesús is baptized. ST. MARK.

He cureth the sick. . 8 I indeed have baptised you with wa- 1128 And immediately his fame spread ter: but he shall baptize you with the || abroad throughout all the region round Holy Ghost.

about Galilee. 9 And it came to pass in those days, it 29 And forthwith, when they were that Jesus came from Nazareth of Gali- i come out of the synagogue, they entered lee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. into the house of Simon and Andrew,

10 And straightway coming up out of with James and John. the waier, he saw the heavens opened, 30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick and the Spirit like a dove descending up- of a fever; and anon they tell him of her. on him:

31 And he came and took her by the 11 And there came a voice from heav- hand, and lifted her up; and immedien, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, inately the fever left her, and shie ministerwhom I am well pleased

ed unto them. 12 And immediately the spirit driv- 32 And at even, when the sun did eth him into the wilderness.

set, they brought unto him all that were 13 And he was there in the wilderness diseased, and them that were possessed forty days tempted of Satan: and was with devils. with the wild beasts, and the angels 1 33 And all the city was gathered toministered unto him.

gether at the door. 14 Now after that John was put in 1 34 And he healed many that were sick prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preach- of divers diseases, and cast out many ing the gospel of the kingdom of God, devils ; and suffered not the devils to

15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, speak, because they knew him. and the kingdom of God is at hand : re- 35 And in the morning, rising up a great pent ye, and believe the gospel.

while before day, he went out and departo 16 Now as he walked by the sea of ed into a solitary place, and there prayed. Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew his 36 And Simon, and they that were brother, casting a net into the sea : for | with him, followed after him. they were fishers.

37 And when they had found him, 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come they said unto him, All men seek for thee. ye after me, and I will make you to be- 1 38 And he said unto them, Let us go come fishers of men.

into the next towns, that I may preach 18 And straightway they forsook their there also; for therefore came I forth, nets, and followed himn.

39 And he preached in their syna19 And when he had gone a little fur gogues throughout all Galilee, and cast ther tience, he saw Jaines the son of out devils. Zebedee, and John his brother, who al 40 And there came à leper to him, leso were in the ship meriding their nets. seeching him, and kneeling down to hiin,

20 And straightway he called them :) and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou and they left their father Zebedee in the I canst make me clean. sluip with the hired servants, and went 41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, after him.

put forth his hand, and touched him, and 21 And they went into Capernaum ; saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. and straightway on the sabbath-day he 42 And as soon as he had spoken, imentered into the synagogue and tirught. mediately the leprosy departed from

22 And they were astonished at his him, and he was cleansed. doctrine: for he taught them as one that 43 And he stimnitly charged him, and had authority, and not as the scribes. forthwith sent him away;

23. And there was in their synagogue 44 And saith unto him, See thou say a man with an unclean spirit; and he cri- nothing to any man; but go thy way. ed out,

shew thyself to the priest, and offer für 24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we thy cleansing those things which Moses to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? commanded, for a testimony iwto them. art thou come, to destroy us? I know 45 But he went out, and began in pubthee who thou art, ihe Holy One of God.'lish it much, and to blaze abrid the

25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, matter, insomuch that Jesus could no Ilold thy peace, and come out of him, more openly enter into the city, but was

26 And when the unclean spirit had without in desert places : and they came torn him, and cried with a loud voice, to him from every quarter. he came out of him.

| CHAP. II.” 27 And they were all amazed, inso- 3 Christ healeth one sick of the palsu, '14 much that they questioned among them-1 calleil Matihesu, 15 and catech VILA selves, saying, What thing is this? what publicans and siriners. new docirine is this? for with authori- AND again he entered into Cipetnaty commandeh he even the wclean um, after some days; and it was spirits, and they do obey him,

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Chap. 111. The withered hand healed. 769 2 And straightway many were gather- 19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the ed together, insomuch that there was no children of the bride-chamber fast, while room to receive them, no not so much as the bridegroom is with them? As long as about the door: and he preached the they have the bridegroom with them, word unto them,

they cannot fast. . 3 And they come unto him, bringing 20 But the days will come, when the one sick of the palsy, which was borne of bridegroom shall be taken away from them,

and then shall they fast in those days. 4. And when they could not come nigh 21 No man also seweth a piece of new unto him for the press, they uncovered cloth on an old garment: else the new the roof where he was: and when they || piece that filled it up, taketh away from had broken it up, tlicy let down the bed the old, and the rent is made worse. wherein the sick of the palsy lay.

22 And no man putteth new wine into 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said | old bottles, else the new wine doth burst unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and be forgiven thee.

the bottles will be marred; but new wine 6 But there were certain of the scribes must be put into new bottles. sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, 23 And it came to pass, that he went

7 Why doth this man thus speak blas- through the corn-fields on the sabbathphemies? who can forgive sins but God day; and his disciples began, as they only?

went, to pluck the ears of corn. * 8 And immediately, when Jesus per- 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, ceived in his spirit that they so reasoned Behold, why do they on the sabbath-day within themselves, he said unto them, that which is not lawful? Why reason ye these things in your hearts? 25 And he said unto them, Have ye

9 Whether is it easier to say to the never read what David did, when he had sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven need, and was an hungered, he and they thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy | that were with him? bed, and walk?

26 How he went into the house of God, 10 But that ye may know that the Son || in the days of Abiathar the high priest, of man hath power on earth to forgive and did eat the shew-bread, which is not sins, he saith to the sick of the palsy, lawful to eat, but for the priests, and gave

11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up | also to them which were with him? thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. 27 And he said unto them, The sab

12 And immediately he arose, took up | bath was made for man, and not man for the bed, and went forth before them all; the sabbath : insomuch that they were all amazed, and 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord glorified God, saying, We never saw it also of the sabbath. on this fashion.

CHAP. III. 13 And he went forth again by the sea 1 The withered hand healed. 13 The side ; and all the multitude resorted un apostles chosen: 22 The scribes conto him, and he taught them.

futed. 31 Who are Christ's relations. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi A ND he entered again into the synthe son of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt 11 agogue; and there was a man there of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. which had a withered hand. And he arose, and followed him.

2 And they watched him, whether he 15 And it came to pass, that as Jesus would heal him on the sabbath-day; that sat at meat in his house, many publicans they might accuse him. and sinners sat also together with Jesus 3 And he saith unto the man which and his disciples; for there were many, had the withered hand, Stand forth. and they followed him.

4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful 16 And when the scribes and Phari- | to do good on the sabbath-days, or to do sees saw him eat with publicans and sin- evil? to save life, or to kill? but they ners, they said unto his disciples, How is held their peace. it that he eateth and drinketh with pub 15 And when he had looked round licans and sinners

about on them with anger, being grieved 17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto for the hardness of their hearts, he saithi them, They that are whole, have no need unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. of the physician, but they that are sick:1 And he stretched it out : and his hand came not to call the righteous, but sin was restored whole as the other. ners, to repentance.

6 And the Pharisees went forth, and 18 And the disciples of John, and of straightway took counsel with the Hero the Pharisees, used to fast: and they come, dians against him, how they might deand say unto him, Why do the disciples stroy him. of John, and of the Pharisees fast, but thy l 7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples fast not?

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770 The apostles chosen. ST. MARK. The farable of the sower. tude from Galilee followed him, and from the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness,

but is in danger of eternal damnation : 8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idu- 30 Because they said, He hath an unmea, and from beyond Jordan ; and they | clean spirit. about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, 31 There came then his brethren when they had heard what great things and his mother, and standing without, he did, came unto him.

sent unto him, calling him. 9 And he spake to his disciples, that a 32 And the multitude sat about him, and small ship should wait on him, because of they said unto him, Behold, thy mother, the multitude, lest they should throng him. I and thy brethren without seek for thee.

10 For he had healed many ; insomuch ! 33 And he answered them, saying, that they pressed upon him for to touch Who is my mother, or my brethren? him, as many has had plagues.

34 And he looked round about on them 11 And unclean spirits, when they saw which sat about him, and said, Behold, him, fell down before him, and cried, my mother and my brethren! saying, Thou art the Son of God.

35 For whosoever shall do the will of 12 And he straitly charged them, that God, the same is my brother, and my they should not make him known.

sister, and mother. 13 And he goeth up into a mountain.

CHAP. IV. and calleth unto him whom he would : 1The parable of the sower. 14 The meanand they came unto him.

ing thereof. 26 Of the seed growing 14 And he ordained twelve, that they secretly, 30 and of the mustard-seed. should be with him, and that he might AND he began again to teach by the send them forth to preach,

In sea-side: and there was gathered 15 And to have power to heal sickness- il unto him a great multitude, so that he es, and to cast out devils.

entered into a ship, and sat in the sea ; 16 And Simon he surnamed Peter. and the whole multitude was by the sea,

17 And James the son of Zebedee, and on the land. John the brother of James, (and he sur- 2 And he taught them many things by named them Boanerges, which is, The parables, and said unto them in his docsons of thunder)

trine, 18 And Andiew, and Philip, and Bar- 3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a tholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, sower to sow : and James the son of Alpheus, and Thad- 4 And it came to pass as he sowed, deus, and Simon the Canaanite,

some fell by the way-side, and the fowls 19'. And Judas Iscariot, which also be of the air came and devoured it up. trayed him; and they went into an house. 5 And some fell on stony ground,

20 And the multitude cometh together where it had not much earth; and imagain, so that they could not so much as mediately it sprang up, because it had no eat bread.

depth of earth. 21 And when his friends heard of it, ő But when the sun was up, it was they went out to lay hold on him ; for scorched; and because it had no root, it they said, He is beside himself.

withered away. 22 9 And the scribes which came down 7 And some fell among thorns, and the from Jerusalem, said, He hath Beelzebub, I thorns grew up, and choked it, and it and by the prince of the devils casteth he yielded no fruit. out devils.

8 Aud other fell on good ground, and 23 And he called them unto him, and did yield fruit that sprang up, and insaid unto them in parables, How can Sa- creased, and brought forth, some thirty, tan cast out Satan?

and some sixty, and some an hundred." 24 And if a kingdom be divided against 9 And he said unto them, He that hath itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

ears to hear, let him hear. 25 And if a house be divided against 10 And when he was alone, they that itself, that house cannot stand.

were about him, with the twelve, asked 26' And if Satan rise up against him- of him the parable. self, and be divided, he cannot stand, 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it but hath an end.

is given to know the mystery of the king27 No man can enter into a strong dom of God: but unto them that are man's house, and spoil his goods, except withcut, all these things are done in parhe will first bind the strong man; and ables ; then he will spoil his house.

12 That seeing they may see, and not 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall | perceive; and hearing they may hear, be forgiven unto the sons of men, and and not understand ; lest at any time they blasphemies wherewith soever they shall || should be converted, and their sins should blaspheme:

I be forgiven them. 29 But he that shall blaspheme against ! 13 And he said unto them, Know ye

Of the seed growing secretly. CHAP. y. The legion of devils cast out. 771 not this parable and how then will ye 33 And with many such parables spake kuow all parables ?

he the word unto them, as they were a14 The sower soweth the word. ble to hear it.

15 And these are they by the way-side, 34 But without a parable spake he not where the sword is sown ; but when they unto them; and when they were alone, have heard, Satan cometh immediately, || he expounded all things to his disciples. and taketh away the word that was sown | 35 And the same day, when the even in their hearts.

was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass 16 And these are they likewise which over unto the other side. are sown on stony ground ; who, wlien 36 And when they had sent away the they have heard the word, immediately | multitude, they took him even as he was receive it with gladness;

in the ship. And there were also with 17 And have no root in themselves, || him other little ships. and so endure but for a time: afterward, 1 37 And there arose a great storm of when afliction or persecution ariseth for wind, and the waves beat into the ship, the word's sake, immediately they are so that it was now full. offended.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the 18 And these are they which are sownship, asleep on a pillow : and they awake among thorns ; such as hear the word, him, and say unto him, Master, carest

19 And the cares of this world, and the thou not that we perish? deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of 39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, other things entering in, choke the word, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still : and it becometh unfiuitful.

| And the wind ceased, and there was a 20 And these are they which are sown il great calı, on good ground; such as hear the word, 40 And he said unto them, Why are ye and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? thirty-fold, some sixty, and some an hun-1 41 And they feared exceedingly, and dred.

said one to another, What manner of 21 [ And he said unto them, Is a candle man is this, that even the wind and the brought to be put under a bushel, or under sea obey him . a bed and not to be set on a candlestick ? |

CHAP. V. 22 For there is nothing hid, which shall 1 Christ casteth out the legion of devils, not be manifested ; neither was any thing 25 keals the bloody issue, 35 and raiset kept secret, but thatit should come abroad. Jairus's daughter.

23 If any man have cers to hear, let AND they came over unto the other him hear.

F1 side of the sea, into the country of 24 And he said unto them, Take heed | the Gadarenes. what ye hear : With what measure ye 2 And when he was come out of the mete, it shall be measured to you : and ship, immediately there met him out of unto you that hear shall more be given. the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

25 For he that hath, to him shall be 3 Who had his dwelling among the given : and he that hath not, from him tombs; and no man could bind him, no, shall be taken even that which he hath not with chains :

26 [ And he said, So is the kingdom of 4 Because that he had been often bound God, as if a man should cast seed into the with fetters and chains, and the chains ground ;

had been plucked asunder by him, and 27 And should sleep, and rise night and the fetters broken in pieces : neither day, and the seed should spring and grow could any man tame him. up, he knoweth not how.

5 And always, night and day, he was *28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit in the mountains, and in the tombs, cry of herself ; first the blade, then the ear, ing, and cutting himself with stones. after that the full corn in the ear.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, lie 29 But when the fruit is brought forth, I ran and worshipped him, immediately he putteth in the sickle, be 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, cause the harvest is come.

What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou 30 9 And he said, Whereunto shall we Son of the Most High God ? I adjure thee liken the kingdom of God? or with what by God, that thou torment me not. comparison shall we compare it?

8 (For he said unto him, Come out of 31 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, || the man, thou unclean spirit.) which, when it is sown in the earth, is 9 And he asked him, What is thy less than all the seeds that be in the earth. name? And he answered, saying, My

32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, || name is Legion : for we are many. and becometh greater than all herbs, l 10 And he besought nim much that he and shooteth out great branches, so that would not send them away out of the the fowls of the air may lodge under the country. bhadow of it.

I 11 Now there was there nigh unto the 772 Christ heals the bloody issue. ST. MARK. He raises Jairus's daughter. mountains a great herd of swine feeding. ir 31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou

12 And all the devils besought him, || seest the multitude thronging thee, and saying, Send us into the swine, that we | sayest thou, Who touched me? may enter into them.

32 And he looked round about to see 13 And forth with Jesus gave them her that had done this thing. leave. And the unclean spirits went out, il 33 But the woman fearing and tremand entered into the swine : and the herd bling, knowing what was done in her, ran violently down a steep place into the came and fell down before him, and told sea (they were about two thousand) and him all the truth.' were choked in the sea.

34 And he said unto her, Daughter, 14 And they that fed the swine fled, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in and told it in the city, and in the coun- peace, and be whole of thy plague. try. And they went out to see what it 35 While heyet spake, there came from was that was done.

the ruler of the synagogue's house certain 15 And they come to Jesus, and see which said, Thy daughter is dead : why him that was possessed with the devil, and troublest thou the Master any further? had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that in his right mind : and they were afraid. was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the

16 And they that saw it told them how synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. it befel to him that was possessed with the 37 And he suffered no man to follow devil, and also concerning the swine. | him, save Peter, and James, and John the

17 And they began to pray him to de- | brother of James. part out of their coasts.

38 And he cometh to the house of the ru18 And when he was come into the ship, ler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, he that had been possessed with the devil and them that wept and wailed greatly. prayed him that he might be with him. 39 And when he was come in, he saith

19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but unto them, Why make ye this ado, and saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. and tell them how great things the Lord 40 And they laughed him to scorn: but hath done for thee, and hath had com- | when he had put them all out, he taketh passion on thee.

the father and the mother of the damsel, 20 And he departed, and began to pub- and them that were with him, and enterlish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had | eth in where the damsel was lying done for him. And all men did marvel. 41 And he took the damsel by the

21 And when Jesus was passed over hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi : again by ship upto the other side, much | which is, being interpreted, Damsel (I people gathered unto him ; and he was say unto thee) arise. nigh unto the sea.

42 And straightway the dan xl arose, 22 And behold, there cometh one of the and walked ; for she was of the age of rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name ; twelve years. And they were astonished and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, with a great astonishment.

23 And besought him greatly, saying, i 43 And he charged them straitly that My little daughter lieth at the point of no map should know it; and commanded death : I pray thee, come and lay thy that something should be given her to eat. hands on her, that she may be healed;

CHAP. VÌ. . and she shall live.

1 Christ is contemned of his countrymen. 24 And Jesus went with him; and much li 48 He walketh on the sea. people followed him, and thronged him. AND he went out from thence, and

25 And a certain woman which had. A came into his own country; and his an issue of blood twelve years,

disciples follow him. 26 And had suffered many things of 2 And when the sabbath-day was come, many physicians, and had spent all that he began to teach in the synagogue: and she had, and was nothing bettered, but many hearing him were astonished, sayrather grew worse,

ing, From whence hath this man these 27 When she had heard of Jesus, came things? and what wisdom is this which in the press behind, and touched his gar- is given unto him, that even such mighty

works are wrought by his hands? 28 For she said, If I may touch but 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of his clothes, I shall be whole.

Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, 29 And straightway the fountain of her, and of Juda, and Simon ? and are not his blood was dried up; and she felt in her sisters here with us? And they were ofbody that she was healed of that plague. fended at him.

30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in 4. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet himself that virtue had gone out of him, is not without honour, but in his own turned him about in the press, and said, || country, and among bis own kin, and in Who touched my clothes? . This own house.

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