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father, and the daughter against and see: 5 the blind receive her mother, and the daughter-sight, and the lame walk; the in-law against her mother-in-lepers are cleansed, and the deaf law. 36 And a man's enemies hear; the dead are raised, and will be of his own family. 37 to the poor glad tidings are He who loveth father or mo- preached. 6 And happy is he ther more than me, is not wor- who shall not see cause of thy of me and he who loveth offence in me." son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. 38 And he who taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He who gaineth his life, shall lose it: and he who loseth his life on my account shall gain it. 40 He who receiveth you, receiveth me; and he who receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. 41 He who receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he who receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whosoever shall give one of these lowly ones, were it only a cup of cold water to drink, on the account of his being a disciple, verily I tell you, he shall by no means lose his reward."
CH. XI. 1 AND it came to pass that, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.
2 NOW John having heard in prison of the works of Christ, sent two of his disciples, 3 who said to him, "Art thou he that was to come, or do we look for another?" 4 Then Jesus answering said to them, "Go and relate to John what ye hear
7 And as these departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the desert to see? 8 A reed shaken by the wind? But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Lo, those that wear soft raiment are in kings' houses. 9 But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet. 10 For this is he of whom it is written, Behold I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.' 11 Verily I tell you, Among those that are born of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist; but he that is least in the reign of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14 And if ye be willing to receive it, this is Eli| jah who was to come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
16" But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces, and calling to their companions, 17 and saying, 'We
have piped to you, and ye have
to me by my Father: and no not danced; we have mourned one knoweth the Son, but the to you, and ye have not lament- Father; neither knoweth any ed.' 18 For John came nei- one the Father but the Son, and ther eating nor drinking; and he to whom the Son will reveal they say, He hath a demon.' him. 28 Come unto me all ye 19 The Son of man came eat- that are wearied and heavily ing and drinking; and they say, laden; and I will give you rest. 'Behold a glutton and a wine- 29 Take my yoke upon you, bibber, a friend of publicans and and learn from me; for I am sinners.' And yet wisdom is meek and humble in heart: and justified by her children." ye shall find rest to your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
20 Then he began to reprove the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they repented not. 21 Alas for thee, Chorazin! alas for thee, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would
CH. XII. 1 Ar that time, as Jesus was walking on the sabbath through the corn-fields, his disciples being hungry, began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat. 2 But the Pharisees observing this, said to him,
have repented long ago in sack-"Lo, thy disciples are doing cloth and ashes. 22 But I tell what it is not lawful to do on you, It shall be more tolerable the sabbath." 3 But he said to for Tyre and Sidon in a day of them, "Have ye not read what judgment, than for you. 23 David did, when he hungered, And thou Capernaum, which and those with him? 4 how he art exalted to heaven, shalt be entered into the house of God, brought down to hades for if and ate the shew-bread, which the mighty works, which have it was not lawful for him to eat, been done in thee, had been nor for those with him; but done in Sodom, it might have solely for the priests? 5 Or remained until this day. 24 have ye not read in the law, But I tell you, that it shall be that on the sabbaths the priests more tolerable for the land of in the temple profane the sabSodom in a day of judgment, bath, and yet are blameless? 6 than for thee." But I tell you, that one greater than the temple is here. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice,' ye would not have condemned the blameless. 8 For the Son of man is master of the sabbath."
25 At that time Jesus further said, "I adore thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, that having hidden these things from judges and wise men, thou hast revealed them to babes. 26 Yes, Father; for so it hath seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things have been delivered
9 AND passing on thence, he went into their synagogue.
And lo, [there was] a man hav-in his name the nations shall ing a withered hand. And they hope." asked him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?" that they might accuse him. 11 And he said to them, "What man is there, amongst you, who having one sheep, if it fall into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then doth a man excel a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good even on the sabbath." 13 Then said he to the man, "Stretch forth thy hand." And he stretched it forth; and it was restored sound, as the other. 14 Then the Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, how they might destroy him.
22 THEN was brought to him a demoniac, blind and dumb: and he cured him, so that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were astonished, and said, "Is this the son of David?" 24 But the Pharisees hearing them, said, "This man doth not cast out demons, but by Beelzebub prince of the demons."* 25 And Jesus knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself cannot stand. 26 And if the adversary cast out the adversary, he is divided against himself: how then can his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast cut demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? wherefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I by the spirit of God cast out demons, then the reign of God hath overtaken you.
15 But Jesus knowing it withdrew from thence : and great multitudes followed him, and he cured them all; 16 and strictly charged them that they should not make him known: 17 thus was fulfilled the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying, 18" Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall proclaim judgment to the nations. 19 He will not strive, nor cry out; nor will any one hear his voice in the streets. 20 The bruised reed he will not break, and the smoking taper he will not quench, until he send forth judgment to victory. 21 And
29 "How can any one enter into a strong man's house, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? and then he may plunder his house. 30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.
31" Wherefore I assure you, All sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men; but the blas phemy against the spirit will not
* Beelzebub, a heathen god, worshipped at Ekron. 2 Kings i. 2, the chief of possessing demons, or human ghosts: probably the same as Pluto, and a supposed human spirit. He is never called a devil, or represented as a fallen angel. Farmer on Demon. p. 30.
be forgiven to men: 32 and cause they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold a greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south will arise in the Judgment together with this generation, and will condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon ; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
43 "Now when the impure spirit is gone out of a man, he passeth through dry places, seeking rest; and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house whence I came out:' and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and set in order. 45 Then he goeth, and taketh with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man becometh worse than the first. Thus will it be also to this evil generation.”
46 NOW while he discoursed to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47-Then one said to him,
38 THEN Some of the Scribes and of the Pharisees interposed, saying, "Master, we desire to see a sign from thee." 39 But he answering said to them," "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the bowels of the fish, so will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Ni
Behold thy mother and thy brethren stand without desiring to speak with thee." 48 But he answering said to him that told him, "Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?" 49 And stretching forth his hand towards his disciples, he said, "Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my
neveh will stand up in the judg-Father in heaven, he is my ment together with this gene- brother, and sister, and mother." ration, and will condemn it: be- CH. XIII. 1 NOW the same
whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him; but whosoever speaketh against the holy spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this nor in the coming age. 33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by the fruit.
34 "Ye brood of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of his good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I tell you, that every idle word which men shall speak, they shall give account of in a day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justi fied, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."
day Jesus having gone out of of Isaiah, which saith, 'By the house, sat by the sea-side. hearing ye will hear, and will 2 And such great multitudes not understand; and seeing ye flocked about him, that he went will see, and will not perceive. into a ship, and sat: and the 15"For the heart of this people whole multitude stood on the is become gross, and their ears shore. 3 And he spake many are dull of hearing, and their things to them in parables, say-eyes they have closed; so that they see not with their eyes, nor hear with their ears, nor understand with their heart, nor are converted, that I should heal them.' 16 But happy are your eyes, for they see; and your ears for they hear. 17 For verily I tell you, that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see the things which ye behold, and have not seen them; and to hear the things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
ing, "Behold a sower went out to sow: 4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way-side, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 And some fell on rocky places, where they had not much earth and immediately they sprang up, because they had no depth of earth; but when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had not root, they withered. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked them. But others fell on good ground, and yielded fruit, some a hundred-fold, and some sixty, and some thirty. 9 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
10 And the disciples coming near, said to him, "Why speakest thou to them in parables?" 11 And he answering said to them, "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the reign [of heaven; but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath improved, to him shall be given, and he shall abound:
18 "Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 19 When any one heareth the doctrine of the reign, and considereth it not, the evil one cometh, and snatcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 And he who received seed on rocky places, is he that heareth the word, and immediately receiveth it with joy; 21 yet hath not root in himself, but endureth a short time: and when affliction or persecution ariseth because of the word, he
but whosoever hath not improv-instantly relapseth. 22 And he who received seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word; and the anxious care of this age and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 23 But
ed, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. 13 I therefore speak to them in parables, because seeing, they see not; and hearing, they hear not, nor understand. 14 And
in them is fulfilled the prophecy he who received seed on the