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MATTHEW ENTERTAINS JESUS.
things to day; 86we never saw it on this fashion.
Luke, v. 27. 90 Mk. ii. 13, 14.
And after these things he went forth 90again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he 89 publican, named Levi ("named also "Matt, ix. 9. Matthew,) the son of Alphæus, sitting Lk. v. 27-29. at the receipt of custom: and he said
unto him, Follow me." And he left all, rose up, and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own
house. And it came to pass, that, as Mk. ii. 15,16. Jesus sat at meat in his house, a great company of publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples for there were many, and they followed him. And when 94their scribes Luke, v. 30. and pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? and they murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 95 When Jesus heard it, he answering said unto them, 95 They that are whole have no
need of the physician, but they that
are sick I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."
Mark ii. 17.
Luke, v. 31.
"And the disciples of John and of the Mark ii. 18,
PARABLE OF THE OLD GARMENT.
pharisees used to fast and they come Luke, v. 33. and say unto him, 98Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make pray
99 Mark, ii. 19. 98but eat and drink?
ers, and likewise the disciples of the pharisees, "but thy disciples fast not, And Jesus said 100Luke v. 34. unto them, Can ye make the children "of the bridechamber fast, while the "bridegroom is with them? as long "as they have the bridegroom with 1Mark, ii. 20." them, they cannot fast. 'But the days will come when the bridegroom 'shall be taken away from them, and "then shall they fast in those days." 2And he spake also a parable unto them; 3" No man also "of new cloth on an
2Luke, v. 36.
3Mark, ii. 21.
seweth a piece old garment; if otherwise, then both the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. And
no man putteth new wine into old "bottles; else the new wine will burst "the bottles, and be spilled, and the "bottles shall perish. But new wine "must be put into new bottles; and "both are preserved. No man also "having drunk old wine straightway "desireth new: for he saith, The old is "better."
From the Miracle at the Pool of Bethesda, in Jerusalem, to the Parables addressed by Jesus to the Multitude, in Galilee.
'AFTER this there was a feast of the John v. 1-47. Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, "made whole ?"
Wilt thou be
JESUS HEALS AN INFIRM MAN.
answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, "Rise, take up thy bed, and "walk." And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed and walked and on the same day was the sabbath.
The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath-day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed and walk. Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, "Behold, thou art made whole: "sin no more, lest a worse thing come "unto thee." The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, "My Father worketh "hitherto, and I work." Therefore the
JESUS DISCOURSES WITH THE JEWS.
Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, "The Son can do nothing of himself, "but what he seeth the Father do for "what things soever he doeth, these "also doeth the Son likewise. For the "Father loveth the Son, and showeth "him all things that himself doeth and "he will show him greater works than 'these, that ye may marvel. For as "the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the "Father judgeth no man, but hath "committed all judgment unto the Son: "that all men should honour the Son,
even as they honour the Father. He "that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that "heareth my word, and believeth on him "that sent me, hath everlasting life, and "shall not come into condemnation; "but is passed from death unto life. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, The "hour is coming, and now is, when the 66 dead shall hear the voice of the Son