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they might set before them; and the two fishes he parted among them all. 42 And they all ate, and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve panniers full of the fragments, and of the fishes. 44 Now those that ate of the loaves were five thousand

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45 AND immediately, he compelled his disciples to embark and pass over before, towards Bethsaida, while he dismissed the people. 46 And having dismissed them, he retired to a mountain to pray. 47 And the evening coming, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he was alone, on the land.

48 And he saw them toiling at the oar; for the wind was against them and about the fourth watch of the night, he came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by them. 49 But when they saw him, walking on the sea, they supposed it was an apparition, and cried out. 50 (For they all saw him, and were troubled.) And immediately, he talked with them, and said to them, "Take courage: it is I; be not afraid." 51 And he went up to them, into the ship and the wind ceased and they were [greatly] amazed in themselves [beyond measure] [and wondered.] 52 But they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their hearts were hardened. 53 And passing over, they came to the country of Gennesaret, and brought the ship to land.

54 AND on their coming out of the ship, the people immedi

ately knew him again, 55 and ran through all the country round about, and began to carry about on couches those who were diseased, to every place where they heard he was. 56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market-places, and these besought him that they might touch, if it were but the tuft of his mantle: and whosoever touched him was cured.

CH. VII. 1 THEN the Pharisees, and some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, resorted to him. 2 And they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled (that is, with unwashed) hands. 3 (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, eat not until they have poured a little water on their hands; holding the tradition of the elders. 4 And coming from the market-place, unless they dip their hands in water they eat not. And there are many other things, which they have received to hold, as the dipping of cups, and of pots, and of brazen vessels, and of couches.) 5 Then the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders; but eat bread with defiled hands?"

6 And he answering, said to them. "Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you, hypocrites, as it is written,This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. 7 But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the command

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ments of men.' 8 For laying aside the commandments of God, ye hold the tradition of men; as the dipping of pots and of cups and many other things, similar, ye do." 9 He said also to them, "Well do ye make void the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. 10 For Moses said, 'Honour thy father and thy mother:' and 'He who curseth father or mother, let him surely die.' 11 But ye say, 'If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, (that is, devoted) whatever of mine might profit thee; it is well.' 12 And ye suffer him not thence forth to do aught for his father or his mother; 13 making the word of God of none effect, through your tradition, which ye deliver and many like things ye do."

into the belly; and passeth out into the vault, cleansing all food." 20 And he said. "That which proceedeth out of a man, that defileth a man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, 22 covetousness, maliciousness, deceit, impurity, an evil eye, calumny, pride, folly. 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile a man."

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24 AND arising, he departed from thence, into the confines of Tyre [and Sidon;] and entering into a house, was desirous that no one should know it: but he could not be concealed. 25 For a woman, whose young daughter had an impure spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet; 26 (now the woman was a gentile, à Syrophenician by birth;) and she besought him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter.

14 And when he had called to him all the multitude, he said to them, "Hearken to me, every 27 But Jesus said to her, one of you, and understand. 15"Let the children be filled first: There is nothing from without for it is not right to take the a man which, entering into children's bread, and cast it to him, can defile him but the the dogs." 28 And she answerthings which proceed out of ing, said to him, "True, Sir: him, are they which defile a and yet the dogs, under the taman. 16 If any man have ears ble, eat of the children's to hear, let him hear." crumbs." 29 Then he said to her, "For this answer, go: the demon is gone out of thy daughter." 30 And having returned to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter lying on the bed.

17 And having entered into a house, from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning this saying. 18 And he said to them, "Are ye, also, thus without understanding? Do ye not perceive that whatsoever from without, entereth into a man, cannot defile him? 19 because it entereth not into the heart, but

31 AND he departed from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and came again to the sea of Galilee, through the borders of Decapo

one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech, and entreated him to lay his hand upon him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd, he put his fingers into his ears; and spitting, touched his tongue; 43 and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him "Ephphatha :" (that is, "Be opened.") 35 And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plainly.

lis. 32 And they brought to him, seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples, that they might distritribute; and they distributed to the multitude. 7 And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed God,and commanded them to distribute [those also.] 8 So they ate, and were satisfied: and they took up the remains of the fragments, seven baskets. 9 Now [those that had eaten] were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

36 And he charged them that they should tell no one: but the more he charged them, so much the more abundantly they published it; 37 and were beyond measure astonished, saying, "He doth all things well; | he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."

10 AND immediately entering into a ship, with his disciples, he came into the parts of Dalmanutha. 11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to dispute with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, trying him. 12 And sighing deeply in his spirit, he said, "Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I tell you, No sign shall be given to this generation." 13 And leaving them, he enter ed again [into the ship] and departed to the other side.

CH. VIII. 1 IN those days, the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, he called to him [his] disciples, and said to them, 2"I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days, and have nothing to eat. 3 And if I send them home fasting, their strength will fail them by the way for some of them have come from a great distance."

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14 NOW the disciples had forgotten to take bread; had they with them, in the ship, more than one loaf. 15 And he charged them saying, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod." 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have no bread."

4 And his disciples answered him, "Whence can any one satisfy these with bread here in the desert?" 5 And he asked them, "How many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven."

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17 And Jesus perceiving it, said to them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? per6 And he commanded the mul-ceive ye not yet, nor understand? titude to place themselves on have ye your heart [still] hardthe ground: and he took the ened? 18 Having eyes, see ye

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not? and having ears, hear ye | charged them that they should not? and do ye not remember? tell no one concerning him. 19 When I brake, the five 31 And he began to teach loaves among the five thousand, them, that the Son of man must how many panniers full of frag-suffer many things, and be rements took ye up?" They said to jected by the elders and chiefhim, "Twelve." 20" And when priests and scribes, and be killthe seven loaves among the ed, and within three days rise four thousand; how many bas- from the dead. 32 And he spoke kets filled with fragments took these words so plainly, that Peye up?" And they said, "Seven." ter, taking him aside, reproved 21 And he said to them, "Why him. 33 But he turned about, do ye not understand?" and looking on his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, "Get thee hence, adversary: for thou regardest not the things of God, but the things of men."

22 THEN he came to Bethsaida: and they brought to him a blind man, and besought him to touch him. 23 And taking the blind man by the hand, he led him out of the village: then spitting on his eyes, and putting his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw any thing. 24 And he looking up, said, "I see men, as trees, walking." 25 Then he put his hand again upon his eyes, [and made him look up:] and he was restored, and saw every one distinctly. 26 And Jesus sent him away to his home, saying, "Neither go into the village, nor tell any one in the village."

34 Then calling to him the multitude, with his disciples, he said to them, "Whosoever would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever would save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose [his life] for my sake and that of the gospel, shall save it.

27 THEN Jesus and his disciples departed to the villages of Cesarea, in the dominion of Philip: and on the way, he asked his disciples, saying to them, "Whom do men say that I am?" 28 And they answered, "John the Baptist: but some Elijah: others, one of the prophets." 29 Then he said to them, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Peter answering, said to him, "Thou art the Christ." 30 And he strictly

36 ("For what will it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and forfeit his own life? 37 Or what would a man give as a ransom for his life?) 38 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him, also, the Son of man will be ashamed, when he shall come in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels."

CH. IX. 1 He said, also, to them, " Verily I tell you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death till they have seen the reign of God ushered in with power."

2 AND after six days, Jesus took with him Peter, and James and John, and brought them up a high mountain, privately, by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. 3 And his raiment became shining, very white [as snow;] such as no fuller upon earth can whiten. 4 And Elijah and Moses appeared to them; and were talking

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5 Then Peter speaking, said to Jesus, "Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 6 For he knew not what to say; for they were much afraid. 7 And a cloud appeared, overshadowing them: and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son hear ye him." 8 And instantly looking about, they saw no longer any one, save Jesus only, with themselves.

9 And as they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them, that they should tell no one what things they had seen, till the Son of man should arise from the dead. 10 And they kept the matter to themselves, reasoning one with another, what the rising from the dead could mean. 11 And they asked him, saying, "Why say the scribes that Elijah must first come?" 12 And he answering, said to them, "Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all things :" he shewed also, how it is written of the Son

of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. 13" But I tell you, that indeed Elijah is come, and they have done to him whatsoever they chose; as it is written of him."

14 AND coming to the other disciples, he saw a great crowd about them, and the scribes disputing with them. 15 And immediately, all the multitude, on seeing him, were greatly astonished; and running to him, saluted him. 16 And he asked them, "About what do ye dispute among yourselves?" 17 And one of the multitude answering said, "Master, I have brought to thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit*; 18 and wheresoever it seizeth him, it dasheth him on the ground; and he foameth, and grindeth [his] teeth, and wasteth away: and I spake to thy disciples, that they might cast it out; but they could not." 19 Then Jesus answering [them,] said, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be ith you? how long shall I endure you? Bring him to me."

20 And they brought him to Jesus: and on seeing him, the spirit immediately convulsed him; and falling on the ground, he wallowed, foaming. 21 And Jesus asked his father, "How long is it since this hath befallen him?" And he said, "From his childhood. 22 And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing,

The child was subject to epileptic fits, which were supposed to be brought on by the power of demons, that is, the souls of deceased wicked men. See Farmer on Dem. p. 107.

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