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ner of sickness, and all manner of disease. And he began to send them forth by two and two; and commanded them, saying, “Go not " into the way of the Gentiles, and into any “ city of the Samaritans enter ye not;' but go “ rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. " And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom “ of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse “ the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils : “ freely ye have received, freely give. Provide “ neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your “ purses, nor scrip' for your journey, neither “ two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for “ the workman is worthy of his meat. And " into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, “ enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide “ till ye go thence. And when ye come into “ an house, salute it. And if the house be “ worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if “ it be not worthy, let your peace return to “ you. And whosoever shall not receive you, “ nor hear your words, when ye depart out of " that house or city, shake off the dust of your “ feet, for a testimony against them. Verily, “ I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable “ for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the “ day of judgment, than for that city,

“ Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the 56 midst of wolves : be ye therefore wise as ser

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“ pents, and harmless as doves. But beware " of men : for they will deliver you up to the $ councils, and they will scourge you in their “ synagogues : and ye shall be brought before “ governors and kings for my sake, for a testi6 mony against them and the Gentiles. But “ when they deliver you up, take no thought “ how or what ye shall speak : for it shall be “ given you in that same 'hour what ye shall “ speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the « Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 66 And the brother shall deliver up the brother « to death, and the father the child : and the “ children shall rise up against their parents, “ and cause them to be put to death. And ye s shall be hated of all men for my name's sake : 66 but he that endureth to the end shall be “ saved. But when they persecute you in this “ city, flee ye into another : for verily I say " unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the “ cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. “ The disciple is not above his master, nor the “ servant above his lord. It is enough for the “ disciple that he be as his master, and the

servant as his lord. If they have called the “ master of the house Beelzebub, how much “ more shall they call them of his houshold ? “ fear them not therefore : for there is nothing “ covered, that shall not be revealed ; and hid, “ that shall not be known. What I tell you in “ darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye “ hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the “ house-tops. And fear not them which kill " the body, but are not able to kill the soul : “ but rather fear him which is able to destroy “ both soul and body in hell. Are not two 6 sparrows sold for a farthing ? and one of them “ shall not fall on the ground without your “ Father. But the very hairs of your head " are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye “ are of more value than many sparrows. Who“ soever therefore shall confess me before men, 6 him will I confess also before my Father 66 which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deo ny me before men, him will I also deny be“ fore my Father which is in heaven. Think 66 not that I am come to send peace on earth : “ I came not to send peace, but a sword. For “ I am come to set a man at variance against “ his father, and the daughter against her mo66 ther, and the daughter in law against her a mother in law. And a man's foes shall be " they of his own houshold. He that loveth “ father or mother more than me is not worthy 66 of me: and he that loveth son or daughter 66 more than me is not worthy of me. And he 66 that taketh not his cross, and followeth after “ me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth “ his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his 66 life for my sake shall find it. .

“ He that receiveth you receiveth me, and " he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent “ me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name 6 of a prophet shall receive a prophet's re“ ward ; and he that receiveth a righteous man “ in the name of a righteous man shall receive 66 a righteous man's reward. And whosoever 66 shall give to drink unto one of these little 46 ones a cup of cold water only in the name of

“ a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in “ no wise lose his reward."

88. Jesus continues his Journey through Galilee.

And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence, to teach and to preach in their cities.

59. The Twelve preach repentance, and work Mi

racles every where.

And they went out, and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them every where.

60. The Death of John the Baptist. Tine. But when Herod's birth-day was A. D. 32. 1

32. kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. And the king was sorry; nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat,

* Herod Antipas, son of Herod the Great.

A large dish.

An oath cannot be lawful where the subject of it is unlawful.

he commanded it to be given her. And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel : and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus,

61. Herod hears of Jesus' fame, and desires to

see him.

Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him ; and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead ; and of some, that Elias had appeared ; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. And Herod said, John have I beheaded : but who is this, of whom I hear such things ? And he desired to see him.

62. The Twelve return.

. And the apostles when they were Place. returned, gathered themselves toge- Capernaum. ther unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And he said unto them, “ Come ye “ yourselves apart into a desert place, and “ rest awhile :” for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

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