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thorns, denoteth those who 30 He said also, "Whereunto hear the word; 19 and the may we liken the kingdom of anxious cares of the age, and God? or with what comparison the deceitfulness of riches, and may we compare it? 31 It is like the desire of other things en- a grain of mustard-seed, which, tering in, choke the word; and when it is sown in the ground, it becometh unfruitful. 20 And is less than all the seeds that the good ground on which some are in the ground. 32 But when grains yielded thirty, some six-it is sown, it shooteth up, and becometh the greatest of all herbs, and spreadeth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air can lodge under its shadow."
ty, and some a hundred fold, denoteth those who hear the word, and retain it, and produce the fruit thereof."
33 And in [many] such pa
21 He said also to them, Is a lamp brought to be put under a measure, or un-rables he spake the word to der a couch? and not to be them, as they were capable of set on a light-stand? 22 For hearing it. 34 But without a there is no secret which is not parable he told them nothing: to be made manifest; nor was and in private he explained all any thing hidden, but that things to his disciples. it should be made public. 23 If any one have ears to hear, let him hear."
35 NOW on that day, the evening being come, he said to them, "Let us pass over to the other side." 36 And having dismissed the multitude, they took him, as he was, into the vessel. And there were with him other small vessels also. 37 And a great storm of wind arose: and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now filled with water. 38 And he was in the stern, asleep on a pillow and they awoke him, saying, "Teacher, carest thou not that we perish?" 39 Then arising, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still." And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said to them, "Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have not faith ?” 41 And they feared greatly, and said one to another, "Who is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
24 He said also to them, "Consider what ye hear: with what measure ye deal out, it shall be measured to you. 25 For whosoever hath improved, to him shall be given and whosoever hath not improved, from him shall be taken, even that which he hath."
26 He said also, "So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27 and should sleep by night, and rise by day; and the seed should spring up and grow, he knoweth not how. 28 (For the earth bringeth forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, then the full corn in the ear.) 29 But when the grain appeareth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come."
CH. V. 1 THEN they passed over to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And as he went out of the ship, immediately, there met him, out of the tombs, a man with an impure spirit,* 3 who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man was able to bind him, not even with chains; 4 for he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken: nor was any man able to tame him. 5 And he was always, night and day, in the tombs, and in the mountains, crying out, and cutting himself with stones. 6 But seeing Jesus afar off, he ran and did him obeisance; 7 and cried qut with a loud voice, and said, "What hast thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the most high God? I adjure thee, by God, that thou torment me not." 8 (For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of the man, thou impure spirit.")
9 Then he asked him, "What is thy name?" And he replied "My name is Legion; for we are many." 10 And he besought him greatly, that he would not send them away, out of the country. 11 Now a [great] herd of swine was feeding there, [toward the mountain.] 12 And [the demons] besought him, saying, "Send us into the swine, that we may en
ter into them." 13 And immediately [Jesus] gave them leave. And the impure spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place, into the sea, ([now they were] about two thousand,) and were drowned in the sea. 14 And those who kept them fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And the people went out to see what had been done. 15 And they came to Jesus; and saw the demoniac, [who had the legion,] sitting, [and] clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 16 And those who saw it, told them how it had befallen the demoniac; and also concerning the swine. 17 And they began to entreat him to depart out of their borders.
18 And on his entering into the ship, he who had been possessed, besought Jesus that he might be with him: 19 yet he suffered him not; but said to him "Go home to thy friends, and tell them what great things the Lord hath done for thee, and that he hath had pity on thee." 20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him: and all were amazed.
21 AND Jesus having again passed over, in the ship, to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him, while he was on the shore. 22 And, [lo!]
This man was raving mad, and imagined himself possessed by a legion of demons, whose organ he was compelled to be. When healed, he is said, ver. 15, to be in his right mind; which implies that his disorder was insanity. See Farmer on Dem. p. 100.
there came one of the rulers of the synagogue, [named Jairus;] and seeing him, he fell down at his feet, 23 and besought him greatly, saying, "My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray that thou wouldst come and put thine hands on her, that she may be cured, and she will live." 24 And he went
30 And Jesus immediately knew, in himself, the power which had proceeded from him, and turning about in the crowd, said, "Who touched my
"Daughter, thy faith hath restored thee: go in peace, and be freed from thy disease."
35 While he yet spake, messengers came from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, "Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Teacher, any further ?" 36 But Jesus, hearing this message delivered, [imme
tude followed him, and crowded upon him.
25 And a [certain] woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, 26 who had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all she had, and was in no degree relieved, but, on the contrary, had become worse, 27 having heard of Jesus, came in the crowd, behind him, and touched his mantle. 28 (For she said, "If I may but touch his clothes, I shall be healed.") 29 And immediately, the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she knew, in her body, that she was cured of that disease.
with him; and a great multi-diately] said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Be not afraid; only believe." 37 And he suffered no one to follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. 38 And having come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and perceiving a tumult, and the people weeping and wailing immoderately, 39 he said to them as he entered, "Why do ye weep and make a tumult? the child is not dead, but sleepeth." 40 And they derided him. But having sent them all out, he took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with him, and entered in where the child was.
41 And having taken the child by the hand, he said to her, "Talitha cumi ;" which is, being interpreted, " Damsel," (I say
ples said to him, "Thou seest
clothes?" 31 And his disci-to thee) "arise." 42 And immediately, the damsel arose and walked for she was twelve years old. And they were exceedingly astonished. 43 And he charged them, strietly, that no one should know it; and ordered something to be given her to eat.
CH. VI. 1 AND he went out thence, and came to his own country, accompanied by his dis
ciples 2And it being the sabbath, he began to teach in the synagogue and many hearing, were astonished, saying "Whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which hath been given to him? and how is it, that such miracles are wrought by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary; and the brother of James, and of Joses, and of Judah, and of Simon? and are not his sisters here with us ?" And they were confounded* at him.
7 AND he went through the neighbouring villages, teaching. And having called to him the twelve, he began to send them forth, by two and two; and gave them power over impure spirits; 8 and commanded them, that they should take nothing for their journey, except only, a staff; no bag, no bread, no money in their girdle; 9 but to be shod with sandals: and not to put on two coats.
part from that place. 11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart from that place, shake off the dust under your feet, for a testimony against them." 12And having departed, they preached to the people, that they should reform: 13 and they cast out many demons, and also cured many that were sick, anointing them with oil.
4 But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his own house." 5 And he could do no miracle there, except curing a few sick, by laying his hands upon them. 6" It is [John] whom I beheadAnd he wondered at their un-ed: he is risen from the dead." belief. 17 For this Herod had sent and seized John, and had bound him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married. 18 For John had said to Herod, "It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife." 19 Herodias therefore, was greatly incensed against him, and would have killed him; but could not. 20 For Herod respected John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man, and protected him; and having heard him, did many things, and heard him with pleasure.
10 And he said to them, "In what place soever ye enter into a house, there remain, till ye de
14 AND King Herod heard of him, (for his name had become famous,) and said, "John the Baptist is risen from the dead; and, therefore, miracles are wrought by him." 15 Others said, "He is Elijah." And others said, "He is a prophet, or as one of the prophets."
16 But Herod hearing it, said,
Gr. "scandalized." Thomson, 66 stumbled." Wakefield, "revolted." Scarlett, offence," &c. q. d. "they were prejudiced against him." The Greek word σxardarı?w, is from oxavdanov, which signifies, "properly, that piece of wood in mouse trap, or pit for wild beasts, which, being trodden upon by them, makes them fall into the trap or pit." In the N. T. these words are used only figuratively. See Parkhurst.
21 And a fit day having arri
desert place, and rest a short ved, when Herod, on his birth-time :" for many were coming and going, and they had not leisure even to eat. 32 And they returned to a solitary place, by ship, privately. 33 But many saw them departing, and knew him; and they ran by land out of all the cities, and came thither.
day, made a supper for his great men, and commanders, and chiefs of Galilee; 22 and the daughter of this Herodias having entered in, and danced, and pleased Herod and his guests; the king said to the damsel, "Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee." 23 And he sware unto her, "Whatsoever thou shalt ask [of me,] I will give it thee, to the half of my kingdom." 24 And she went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask ?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist." 25
with haste, to the king, she asked, saying, "I will that thou straightway give me, in a basin, the head of John the Baptist."
34 And Jesus went out of the ship, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. 35 And the day being now far spent, his disciples came to him, saying, And coming in [immediately]"This is a desert place, and the day is now far spent. 36 Send them away, that they may go into the country and villages round about, and buy for themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat." 37 But he answering, said to them, "Give ye them to eat." And they said to him, "Shall we go and give two hundred denarii for his head to be brought: accord-bread, and give them to eat?" ingly, he went and beheaded him 38 Then he said to them, in the prison, 28 and brought "How many loaves have ye? his head in a basin, and gave it go [and] see." And having asto the damsel: and the damsel certained, they said, “Five, and gave it to her mother. 29 And two fishes." 39 And he comhis disciples hearing of this, manded them to make all the came and took up his corpse, multitude place themselves in and laid it in a tomb. divisions, upon the green grass.
26 And the king was much grieved; yet, because of his oaths, and of his guests, he would not reject her. 27 And immediately, the king sent an executioner, and commanded
bled themselves together a round Jesus; and told him all things, [both] what they had done, and what they had taught. 31 And he said to them, "Come ye yourselves, privately, to a
30 Now the apostles assem-40 And they placed themselves in rows; by hundreds and by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, blessed God, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples that