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be forgiven to men: 32 and cause they repented at the whosoever speaketh a word preaching of Jonah ; and, beagainst the Son of man, it will hold a greater than Jonah is be forgiven him; but whoso- here. 42 The queen of the ever speaketh against the holy south will arise in the Judgment spirit, it will not be forgiven together with this generation, him, neither in this nor in the and will condemn it: for she coming age. 33 Either make came from the ends of the earth the tree good, and its fruit good; to hear the wisdom of Solomon; or make the tree corrupt, and and, behold, a greater than Soits fruit corrupt: for the tree lomon is here. is known by the fruit.

43 “ Now when the impure 34 “ Ye brood of vipers, how spirit is gone out of a man, he can ye, being evil, speak good passeth through dry places, things ? for out of the abun- seeking rest; and findeth none. dance of the heart the mouth 44 Then he saith, I will return speaketh. 35 A good man out into my house whence I came of his good treasure bringeth out:' and when he is come, he forth good things : and an evil findeth it empty, swept, and set out of his evil treasure in order.

45 Then he goeth, bringeth forth evil things. 36 and taketh with him seven But I tell you, that every idle other spirits more evil than word which men shall speak, himself, and they enter in, and they shall give account of in a dwell there : and the last state day of judgment. 37 For by of that man becometh worse thy words thou shalt be justi. than the first. Thus will it be fied, and by thy words thou also to this evil generation." shalt be condemned.”

46 NOW while he discoursed 38 Then some of the Scribes to the people, behold, his moand of the Pharisees interposed, ther and his bretlıren stood saying, "Master, we desire to without, desiring to speak with see a sign from thee.” 39 But him. 47 Then one said to him, he answering said to them, “ Behold thy mother and thy “ An evil and adulterous gene- brethren stand without desirration seeketh after a sign ; and ing to speak with thee.” 48 a sign shall not be given it, But he answering said to him except the sign of the prophet that told him, “ Who is my moJonah. 40 For as Jonah was ther? and who are my breththree days and three nights in ren ?" 49 And stretching forth the bowels of the fish, so will his hand towards his disciples, the Son of man be three days he said, “Behold my mother and three nights in the heart of and my brethren! 50 For whothe earth. 41 The men of Nic soever 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 condemnit: be CH. XIII. 1 NOW the same

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 Hocked 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 ing, “ Behold a sower went out they see not with their eyes, nor to sow: 4 and as he sowed, hear with their ears, nor undersome seeds fell by the way-side, stand with their heart, nor are and the birds came and de- converted, that I should heal voured them. 5 And some fell them.' 16 But happy are your on rocky places, where they eyes, for they see; and your had not much earth : and im- ears for they hear. 17 For vemediately they sprang up, be- rily I tell you, that many procause they had no depth of phets and righteous men have earth; but when the sun was desired to see the things which risen, they were scorched; and ye behold, and have not seen because they had not root, they them; and to hear the things withered. 7 And some fell which ye hear, and have not among thorns; and the thorns heard them. grew up, and choked them. 8 18 “Hear ye therefore the But others fell on good ground, parable of the sower. 19 When and yielded fruit, some a hun- any one heareth the doctrine of dred-fold, and some sixty, and the reign, and considereth it

some thirty. 9 He that hath not, the evil one cometh, and * ears to hear, let him hear." snatcheth away that which was

10 And the disciples coming sown in his heart. This is he near, said to him, “Why speak- who received seed by the wayest thou to them in parables ?" side. 20 And he who received - 11 And he answering said to seed on rocky places, is he that them, “ To you it is given to heareth the word, and immeknow the mysteries of the reign diately receiveth it with joy; 21 3 [of heaven;] but to them it is yet hath not root in himself, : not given. 12 For whosoever but endureth a short time: and

hath improved, to him shall be when affliction or persecution given, and he shall abound : ariseth because of the word, he but whosoever hath not improv. instantly relapseth. 22 And ed, from him shall be taken he who received seed among away even that which he hath. thorns, is he that heareth the · 13 I therefore speak to them word; and the anxious care of in parables, because seeing, they this age and the deceitfulness see not; and hearing, they hear of riches, choke the word, and not, nor understand. 14 And it becometh unfruitful. 23 But in them is fulfilled the prophecy he who received seed on the

good ground, is he that heareth | is the greatest of herbs, and bethe word, and considereth it; cometh a tree; so that the who likewise beareth fruit, and birds of the air come and lodge bringeth forth, some a hundred in its branches." fold, and some sixty, and some 33 He spake to them anothirty.'

ther parable : “ The kingdom 24 He put forth to them ano- of heaven is like leaven, which ther parable, saying, “The a woman took and mixed with kingdom of heaven is like a three measures of meal, till the man who sowed good seed in whole was leavened.” his field : 25 but while men 34 All these things Jesus slept, his enemy came and sow spake to the multitudes in paraed darnel among the wheat, and bles; and without a parable he went away.

26 But when the did not speak to them : 35 thus blade sprang up, and brought was fulfilled the word spoken forth fruit, then appeared also by the prophet, saying, "I will the darnel. 27 So the servants open my mouth in parables; I of the householder came and will utter things, which have said to him, “Sir, didst not thou been kept secret from the founsow good seed in thy field ? dation of the world.” whence then hath it darnel? 36 THEN [Jesus sent away 28 And he said to them, “An the multitude, and went into a envious man hath done this.' house: and his disciples came Then the servants said to him, to him, saying, “ Explain to us “Wilt thou therefore that we the parable of the darnel of the go and gather them up?' 29 But field; 37 And he answering he said, “No; lest while ye ga- said to them, "He who soweth ther up the darnel, ye root up the good seed is the Son of the wheat with them. 30 Let man : and the field is the world: both grow together until the and the good seed are the sons harvest; and in the time of the of the kingdom: and the darnel harvest, I will say to the rea are the sons of the evil one : and pers, Gather

up first the dar- | 29 the enemy that sowed them nel, and bind them [into] bun- is the impostor * : and the dles to be burnt: but gather harvest is the end of the age: the wheat into


and the reapers are the angels. 31 He gave them another 40 As therefore the darnel are parable, saying, “ The king- gathered up, and burnt in the dom of heaven is like a grain fire; so will it be in the end of of mustard-seed, which a man [this] age : 41 the Son of man took and sowed in his field : 32 will send forth his angels, and which indeed is the least of all they will gather out of his kingseeds: but, when it is grown, it dom all the causes of offence,

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* The principle of evil personified. “ Sons of the evil one” are wicked men. Such in the Old Testament are called sons of Belial, or worthlessness : i. e. worthless men. 1 Sam. ji. 12; 1 Kings xxi. 10. See 2 Cor. vi. 15. Mark iv. 15, note.

and the workers of iniquity; 42 when Jesus had ended these paand will cast them into a fur- rables, he departed thence. nace of fire : there will be weep 54 And being come into his ing and gnashing of teeth. 43 own country, he taught them Then will the righteous shine in their synagogue; so that forth as the sun, in the king. they were amazed, and said, dom of their Father. He that “Whence hath this man this hath ears to hear, let him hear. wisdom, and these mighty

44 " Again, the kingdom of works? 55 Is not this the carheaven is like treasure hidden penter's son ? is not his moin a field; which when a man ther called Mary? and his brebath found, he keepeth it se. thren, James, and Joses, and cret, and for joy thereof goeth Simon, and Judas ? 56 and are and selleth all that he hath, and not all his sisters with us? buyeth that field.

Whence therefore hath this 45 “ Again, the kingdom of man all these things?” 57 And heaven is like a merchant- they were confounded at him. man, seeking goodly pearls : But Jesus said to them, “A 46 who, having found one very prophet is not without honour, costly pearl, went and sold all except in his own country, and all that he had and bought it. in his own house." 58 And

47 " Again, the kingdom of he did not many mighty works heaven is like a net cast into there, because of their unbelief. the sea, that inclosed fishes of CH. XIV. 1 AT that time every kind : 48 which, when it Herod the tetrarch heard of was filled, they drew to shore, the fame of Jesus; 2 and said and sat down, and gathered the to his servants, “This is John good into vessels, but cast the the Baptist; he is risen from bad

away. 49 So will it be in the dead; and therefore mighthe end of the age: the angels ty works are wrought by him.” will come forth, and separate 3 (For Herod had apprehended the wicked from among the John, and bound him, and put righteous, 50 and will cast them him in prison, because of Heinto a furnace of fire : there will rodias, his brother Philip's be weeping, and gnashing of wife. ' 4 For John had said to teeth.” 51 (Jesus said to them,] him “ It is not lawful for thee


these to have her." 5 And when he things ?" They answered him, would have put him to death, "Yes (Master].” 52 Then he he feared the multitude, besaid to them, 5 Therefore eve cause they accounted him as a ry scribe, instructed in the prophet. '6 But when Herod's reign of heaven, is like a house-birthday was kept, the daughholder, who bringeth forth, outter of Herodias danced before of his store-house, things new them and pleased Herod. 7 and old."

Upon which he promised with 53 And it came to pass that, an oath to give her whatever

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she should ask. 8 And she, to the multitudes. 20 And they having been before instructed all ate, and were filled : and by her mother, said, “Give me they took up the remainder of here the head of John the Bap- the fragments, twelve panniers tist in a basin." 9 And the full. 21 And those that had king was sorry; yet, because of eaten were about five thousand his oaths, and of his guests, he men, besides women and chilcommanded it to be given ; 10 dren. and sent and beheaded John in 22 And immediately he comthe prison. 11 And his head pelled the disciples to get into was brought in a basin, and giv- a ship, and go before him to en to the damsel : 12 and she the other side, until he sent away brought it to her mother. And the multitudes. 22 And havhis disciples came and took up ing sent the multitudes away, the body, and buried it: and he retired by himself to a mounwent and told Jesus). 13 And tain to pray: and in the evenwhen Jesus heard of it, he with-ing, he was yet there, alone. 24 drew from thence by ship into But the ship was now in the a desert place privately: and midst of the sea, tossed by the when the people heard of it, waves : for the wind was conthey followed him by land from trary. 25 And in the fourth the cities.

watch of the night, he went to 14 AND [Jesus] went out, and them, walking on the sea. 26 saw a great multitude, and was And the disciples seeing him moved with compassion to- walking on the sea, they were wards them, and cured their troubled, saying, “ It is an apsick. 15 And in the evening, parition :" and they cried out his disciples came to him, say- through fear. 27 But Jesus iming, “ This is a desert place, mediately spake to them, sayand the day is now advanced; ing, “ Take courage : it is I; send the multitude away, that be not afraid.” 28 And Peter they may go into the villages and answering him, said, “ Master, buy themselves food.” 16 But Je- if it be thou, bid me come to sus said to them, “ They need thee on the water.” 29 And he not go: give ye them to eat.” said, “Come.” Then Peter went 17 And they said to him, “ We down out of the ship, and walked have here but five loaves, and on the water, that he might go two fishes.” 18 And he said, to Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind “ Bring them hither to me." strong, he was afraid ; and be

19 And commanding the mul- ginning to sink, he cried out, titudes to place themselves on saying, “ Master, save me.” 31 the grass, he took the five loaves, And Jesus immediately stretchand the two fishes, and looking ed forth his hand, and took hold up to heaven, he blessed God, and of him, and said to him, “O brake, and gave the loaves to thou of little faith, wherefore his disciples; and the disciples didst thou doubt ?" 32 And on

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