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spirits, m 42 And as soon as he had spoken immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. 43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;

eth he even the unclean and they do obey him. g 28 And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee. f29 And forthwith, when they 44 And saith unto him, See thou were come out of the synagogue, say nothing to any man; but go they entered into the house of Si- thy way, shew thyself to the priest, mon and Andrew, with James and and offer for thy cleansing those John.

30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever; and anon they tell him of her.

m 31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. f32 And at even when the sun did set, they brought unto him all

that were diseased, and them that

were possessed with devils.

things which Moses commanded,
for a testimony unto them.
f 45 But he went out, and began
to publish it much, and to blaze
abroad the matter, insomuch that
Jesus could no more openly enter
into the city, but was without in
desert places: and they came to
him from every quarter.

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CHAP. II.

ND again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; 33 And all the city was gather- and it was noised that he was in ed together at the door.

the house.

m 34 And he healed many that f2 And straightway many were were sick of divers diseases, and gathered together, insomuch that cast out many devils; and suffered there was no room to receive them, not the devils to speak, because no, not so much as about the door: they knew him. and he preached the word unto them.

d 35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

36 And Simon, and they that were with him, followed after him. 37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.

38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

m 39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. o 4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. t* 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

d 40 And there came a leper tot 7 Why doth this man thus speak him, beseeching him, and kneeling blasphemies? who can forgive sins down to him, and saying unto him, but God only? If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

t 41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

f 8 And immediately, when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

9 Whether is it easier to say to

have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be
forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and
take up thy bed, and walk?
*10 But that ye may know that
the Son of man hath power on
earth to forgive sins, (he saith to
the sick of the palsy,)

11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.

20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.

t 21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment. else the new piece that filled it up, take away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

m 12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth o 22 And no man putteth new before them all; insomuch that wine into old bottles: else the new they were all amazed, and glori- wine doth burst the bottles, and fied God, saying, We never saw it the wine is spilled, and the bottles on this fashion. will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles. ƒ 23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn-fields on the sabbath-day; and his disciples began as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

ƒ13 And he went forth again by the sea-side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.

d 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.

c 24 And the Pharisees said unto him,Behold, why do they on the sabbath-day that which is not lawful? 25 And he said unto them, Have

f 15 And it came to pass, that as Jesus sat at meat in his house, ye never read what David did, many publicans and sinners sat when he had need, and was a also together with Jesus and his hungered, he and they that were disciples; for there were many, with him? and they followed him.

16 And when the scribes 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?

t 17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, 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.

26 How he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat, but for the priest, and gave also to them which were with him? t 27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. CHAP. III. f ND he entered again into the synagogue; and there and of the Pharisees, used to fast was a man there which had a and they come, and say unto him, withered hand.

ƒ 18 And the disciples of John, A

Why do the disciples of John, and c 2 And they watched him, whe of the Pharisees fast, but thy dis-ther he would heal him on the sabciples fast not? bath-day; that they might accuse

t19 And Jesus said unto them, him.

Can the children of the bride- 3 And he saith unto the man chamber fast, while the bridegroom which had the withered hand, is with them? As long as they Stand forth.

19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into a house.

4 And he saith unto them, Is it which is, The sons of thunder.) awful to do good on the sabbath- 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and days, or to do evil? to save life, or Bartholomew, and Matthew, and to kill? But they held their peace. Thomas, and James the son of Alm 5 And when he had looked round pheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon about on them with anger, being the Canaanite, grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. f6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

f 20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside

which

f7 But Jesus withdrew himself himself.
with his disciples to the sea: and at 22 ¶ And the scribes
great multitude from Galilee fol-
lowed him, and from Judea,
g 8 And from Jerusalem, and from
Idumea, and from beyond Jordan;
and they about Tyre and Sidon, a
great multitude, when they had
heard what great things he did,
came unto him.

came down from Jerusalem, said,
He hath Beelzebub, and by the
prince of the devils casteth he out
devils.

23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot

9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on stand. him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him.

m 10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

t 11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

12 And he straitly charged them, that they should not make him known.

p 25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

27 No man can enter into a strong man's house and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of t 13 And he goeth up into a moun- men, and blasphemies wherewith tain,and calleth unto him whom he soever they shall blaspheme: would: and they came unto him. t 29 But be that shall blaspheme f 14 And he ordained twelve, that against the Holy Ghost hath never they should be with him, and that forgiveness, but is in danger of he might send them forth to preach, eternal damnation : 15 And to have power to heal 30 Because they said, He hath sicknesses, and to cast out devils. an unclean spirit. n 16 And Simon he surnamed Pe-f31 T There came then his bre

ter.

n 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, (and he surnamed them Boanerges,

thren and his mother, and standing without, sent unto him, calling him. 32 And the multitude sat about him; and they said unto him, Be

hold, thy mother and thy brethren these things are done in parables: without seek for thee. 12 That seeing they may see, 33 And he answered them, say- and not perceive; and hearing ing, Who is my mother, or my they may hear, and not underbrethren? stand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold, my mother and brethren!

my

t 35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

CHAP. IV.

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ND he began again to teach

13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables ?

14 The sower soweth the word. i 15 And these are they by the way-side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan

A by the sea-side, and there cometh immediately, and taketh

was gathered unto him a great away the word that was sown in multitude, so that he entered into their hearts.

a ship, and sat in the sea; and the i 16 And these are they likewise whole multitude was by the sea, which are sown on stony ground; on the land. who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;

2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

i 3 Hearken; Behold, there went

out a sower to sow.

17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are

4 And it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and the fowls of the air came and de- offended. voured it up.

5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth.

6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up. and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up, and increased, and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some a hundred.

i 18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things entering in, choke the word, and it be cometh unfruitful.

d 20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty-fold, some sixty, and some a hundred. d 21 ¶ And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?

22 For there is nothing hid. which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And when he was alone, they that were about him, with the twelve, asked of him the parable. t 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but d 24 And he said unto them, Take unto them that are without, all heed what ye hear: With what

23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.

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measure ye mete, it shall be mea-| sured to you and unto you that hear shall more be given.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow. and they awake him, and say unto 25 For he that hath, to him him, Master, carest thou not that shall be given: and he that hath we perish?

not, from him shall be taken even m 39 And he arose, and rebuked that which he hath.

i 26 T And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still: and the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye

27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should have no faith?

spring and grow up, he knoweth t 41 And they feared exceedingly, not how. and said one to another, What

A 28 For the earth bringeth forth manner of man is this, that even fruit of herself; first the blade, the wind and the sea obey him? then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.

29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. i 30 T And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?

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CHAP. V.

ND they came over unto the other side of the sea,into the country of the Gadarenes. f 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:

t 4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains,

31 It is like a grain of mustardseed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: 32 But when it is sown, it grow-and the chains had been plucked eth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.

33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it.

34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

f35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

f37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, t* 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.

8(For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.)

9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.

10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

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