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22 Then Jesus answering, | are like children sitting in the said to them, "Go and tell John market-place, and calling one what things ye have seen and to another, and saying, 'We have piped to you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

33 For John the Baptist is come neither eating [bread,] nor drinking [wine;] and ye say, 'He hath a demon.' 34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.' 35 And yet wis dom is justified by [all] her children."

heard; that the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor glad tidings are proclaimed. 23 And happy is he, who shall not see cause of offence in me.”

24 And the messengers of John having departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the desert to see? A reed shaken by the wind? But what went ye out to see? 25 A man clothed in soft raiment? Lo, those that are gorgeously apparelled, and live luxuriously, are in palaces. 26 But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face; who will prepare thy way before thee. 28 For I tell you, Among those that are born of women, there is no greater [prophet] than John [the Baptist] but the least in the reign of God is greater than he.

29" And all the people, and the publicans, that heard him, acknowledged the mercy of God, and were baptized, with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and teachers of the law have rejected the council of God toward them, not having been baptized by him. 31 To what therefore shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? 32 They

36 AND one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. And entering into the Pharisee's house, he placed himself at meat. 37 And, lo, a woman in the city, who had been a sinner, when she knew that he was at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of bal sam, 38 and stood behind, at his feet, weeping, and began to wet his feet with tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the balsam.

39 But the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spake within himself, saying, “This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what kind of woman this is that toucheth him; for she is a sinner." 40 Then Jesus speaking, said to him, "Simon, I have. somewhat to say to thee." And. he said, "Teacher, say it." 41 "There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarii, and

the other fifty. 42 [And,] as they had nothing to pay, he freely forgave them both. [Tell me,] therefore, Which of them will love him most ?" 43 Then Simon answering, said, "I suppose, that he, to whom he freely forgave most." And he said to him "Thou hast judged rightly."

44 And turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house: thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss : but she, since the time she entered in, hath not ceased to kiss

of God: and the twelve were with him; 2 and certain women, that had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities; Mary called Magdalene, out of whom were cast seven demons;† 3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward; and Susanna, and many other women; who ministered to him of their substance.

4 AND when a great multitude assembled, and inhabitants of every city came together unto him, he spake by a parable: 5 "A sower went out to sow his seed: and, as he sowed, some seed fell by the way-side ; and it was trodden under foot, and the fowls of the air devourmy feet. 46 Thou didst noted it. 6 And some fell upon a anoint my head with oil: but rock; and when it grew up, it she hath anointed [my feet] withered away, because it had with balsam. 47 Wherefore I tell not moisture. 7 And some fell thee, Her sins, which are many, amidst thorns; and the thorns are forgiven;* for she hath loved grew up with it, and choked it. much; but he to whom little is 8 And other fell on good forgiven, loveth little.” ground, and grew up, and yielded fruit a hundred-fold." As he said these things, he cried out, " He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."

48 Then he said to her, "Thy sins are forgiven." 49 And those that were at meat with him began to say, within themselves, “Who is this that even forgiveth sins?" 50 And he said to the woman, "Thy faith hath saved thee: go in peace."

9 And his disciples asked him, [saying,] "What may this parable be?" 10 And he said, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the reign of God: but to others I speak in

CH. VIII. 1 AND it came to pass, afterward, that he journey-parables; so that seeing, they ed through every city and vil- see not, and hearing, they underlage, preaching and proclaim-stand not. 11 Now the parable ing the glad tidings of the reign is this: The seed is the word of

The remainder of this verse is omitted in the Camb. manuscript.

+who had been cured of raving insanity. There is no reason to believe that Mary Magdalene had ever been either a gentile, or an immoral person. Lardner, vol. xi. p. 253.

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God. 12 Those by the way-side | stand without, desiring to see are those who hear the word: thee." 21 And he answering, but then the impostor cometh, said to them, "My mother and and taketh away the word out my brethren are those that hear of their hearts, lest they should the word of God, and obey it." believe and be saved. 13 And those on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; yet having no root, are but temporary believers, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they, who, having heard, go forth, and are choked with anxious cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring forth no fruit to perfection. 15 But that, in the good ground, are they, who, having heard the word, retain it in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with per

22 IT also came to pass, on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples, and said to them, "Let us pass over to the other side of the lake." 23 And they launched forth. But as they sailed, he fell asleep and a storm of wind came down on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in danger. 24 And they. came, and awoke him, saying,

Master, master, we perish." Then arising, he rebuked the wind, and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said to them, "Where is your faith ?" And they feared and wondered, saying one to another, "Who is this? for he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him."

26 AND they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 27 And when he had gone forth on land, there met him a certain man of the city, that had demons a long time, and who wore no clothes, nor abode in any house, but in the tombs. 28 And when he saw [Jesus,] he cried out, and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, "What hast thou to do with me, [Jesus] thou son of the most high [God]? I entreat thee, torment me not."

29 (For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. For it had often

severance.

16" Now no one, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a couch; but setteth it on a light-stand, that those who enter in may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden, which shall not be manifest: nor is any thing secret, which shall not be known and come abroad. 18 Take heed therefore how ye hear for whosoever hath improved, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not improved from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have."

19 AND his mother, and his brethren came to him, and could not gain access to him because of the crowd. 20 And it was told him by some, who said, Thy mother and thy brethren

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seized him; and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven by the demon into desert places.)

30 And Jesus asked him, saying "What is thy name?" And he said, "Legion:" (for many demons had entered into him.) 31 And he besought him * that he would not command them to go out into the abyss. 32 Now a herd of many swine was there, feeding on the mountain and they besought him that he would permit them to enter into them. And he permitted them.

38 Now the man, out of whom the demons had departed, entreated Jesus that he might be with him. But [Jesus] sent him away, saying, 39 "Return to thy house, and tell how great things God hath done for thee." And he departed, and published throughout the whole city, what great things Jesus had done for him.

40 AND it came to pass, that when Jesus returned, the people gladly received him for they were all in expectation of him.

41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, who was 33 Then the demons, having a ruler of the synagogue: and quitted the man, entered into he threw himself down at the swine: and the herd ran Jesus's feet, and besought him violently down a steep place that he would come into his into the lake; and were drown-house; 42 for he had an only ed. 34 And the herdsmen see- daughter, about twelve years ing this, fled, and spread the old, and she was dying. But as news in the city, and in the he went, the multitude crowded country. upon him.

43 And a woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, who had consumed all her substance

35 Then the people went out to see what had been done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the de-on physicians, and could not be cured by any, 44 came behind, and touched the tuft of his mantle: and immediately her issue of blood stopped. 45 And Jesus said, "Who touched me?" And all denying, Peter, and those with him, said, Master, the multitudes throng and press thee; [and sayest thou, Who touched me]?" 46 And [Jesus] said, "Some one hath touched me; for I know that my power hath been exerted." 47 And the woman see

mons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 36 And those [also] that had seen it, told them in what manner [the demoniac had been cured.

* And they besought him. Mss.

37 Then the whole multitude" of the country of the Gadarenes, round about, entreated him to leave them; for they were struck with great terror: accordingly he went into the ship, and returned.

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ing that she was not conceal-proclaim the reign of God, and ed, came trembling, and fell to heal the sick: 3 and said to down before him; and declared them, "Take nothing for your [to him], before all the people, journey; neither a staff nor for what cause she touched him, bag, nor bread, nor money; and how she was immediately nor have two coats a-piece. cured. 48 And he said to her, "[Take courage,] daughter; thy faith hath cured thee: go in peace."

49 And while he was yet speaking, there came one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, "Thy daughter is dead: trouble not the Teacher. 50 But Jesus hearing this, spake to him, saying, "Fear not: only believe, and she shall be made well." 51 And coming to the heuse, he suffered no one to enter in, save Peter, and John, and James, and the father and mother of the child.

4 And into whatsoever house ye enter, there remain, and thence depart. 5 And wheresoever they will not receive you, go out from that city, and shake off the very dust from your feet, for a testimony against them." 6 And they departed, and went through the villages, publishing good tidings, and healing every where.

7 NOW Herod, the tetrarch, heard of all that had been done [by him]: and he was perplexed, because it was said by some, that John was risen from the dead; 8 and by some, that Elijah had appeared; and by others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9 And Herod said,

52 And all wept, and lamented her: but he said, " Weep

not: she is not dead, but sleep-"John I have beheaded: but eth." 53 And they derided who is this, of whom I hear him; knowing that she was such things?" And he desired dead. 54 But having made them to see him. all retire, and taking her by the hand, he called aloud, saying, "Child, arise." 55 And her breath came again, and she arose immediately: and he commanded to give her something to eat. 56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no one what had been done.

10 NOW the apostles having returned, told him all that they had done. And taking them, he withdrew privately to a desert place of [a city called] Bethsaida. 11 But when the multitudes knew it, they followed him and having received them, he spake to them concerning the reign of God, and restored those that had need of healing.

CH. IX. NOW Jesus having convened the twelve, gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases. 2 And he commissioned them to

12 Now the day began to decline, and the twelve coming, said to him, "Send the multi

*i. e. to Jairus.

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