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13 Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just,

2. And behold they brought to him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And JESUS seeing their faith, said to the mand but sinners. sick of the palsy: Be of good heart, son, thy sins are forgiven


3 And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: He blasphemeth.

4 And JESUS seeing their thoughts, said: Why do you think evil in your hearts?

5 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee: or to say, Arise and walk?

6 But that you may know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then said he to the man sick of the alsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, nd go into thy house.

7 And he arose, and went into ais house.

8 And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.

9 And when JESUS passed on from thence, he saw a man sitting in the custom-house, named Matthew; and he saith. to him: Follow me. And he arose up and followed him.

10 And it came to pass as he was sitting at meat in the house, behold many publicans and sinners came, and sat down with JESUS and his disciples.

a Mark 2. 3. Luke 5. 18.- Mark 2. 14. Luke 5. 27.

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples do not fast!

15 And JESUS said to them: Can the children of the bridegroom mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then they shal' fast.

16 And nobody putteth a piece of raw cloth unto an old garment. For it taketh away the fulness thereof from the garment, and there is made a greater rent.

17 Neither do they put new Otherwine into old bottles. wise the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish. But new wine they put into new bottles: and both are preserved.

18 As he was speaking these things unto them, behold a certain ruler came up, and adored him, saying: Lord, my

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daughter is even now dead; but | them, saying, See that no man come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19 And JESUs rising up followed him, with his disciples. -20 And behold a woman who was troubled with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.

21 For she said within herself: If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be healed.

22 But JESUS turning and seeing her, said: Be of good heart, daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

23 And when JESUS was come into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making a rout,

24 He said: Give place, for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

25 And when the multitude was put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand. And the maid arose.

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that country.

27 And as JESUS passed from thence, there followed him two blind men crying out and saying, Have mercy on us, O Son of David.

28 And when he was come to the house, the blind men came to him. And JESUS saith to them, Do you believe, that I can do this unto you? say to him, Yea, Lord.


29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it done unto you..

30 And their eyes were opened, and JESUSs strictly charged

4 Mark 5, 25. Luke

know this.

31 But they going out, spread his fame abroad in all that country.

32 And when they were gone out, behold they brought him a dumb man, possessed with a devil.

33 And after the devil was cast out, the dumb man spoke, and the multitudes wondered saying, Never was the like seen in Israel.

34 But the Pharisees said, By the prince of devils he casteth out devils.

35 And JESUS went about all the cities and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease, and every infirmity.

36 And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them, because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.

37 Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few.

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth labourers into his harvest.


Christ sends out his truelve apostles, with the power of miracles. The lessons he gives them.

AND having called his twelve

disciples together, he gave rits, to cast them out, and to heal them power over unclean spiall manner of diseases, and all

manner of infirmities.

2 And the names of the twelve Apostles are these: The

b Infra, 12. 22. Luke 11. 14.-c Mark 6. 6. d Luke 10. 2-e Mark 3. 13. Luke 6. 13, and 9. 1.

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first, Simon who is called Peter, I be more tolerable for the land and Andrew his brother.

3 James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew the publican, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus.

4 Simon the Cananean, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5 These twelve JESUS sent: commanding them, saying: Go ye not into the way of the gentiles, and into the cities of the Samaritans enter ye not:

6 But go ye, rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And going preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils freely have you received, freely give.

9 Do not possess gold, nor silver, nor money in your purses. 10 Nor scrip for your journey, nor two coats, nor shoes, nor a staff; for the workman is worthy of his meat.

11 And into whatsoever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there abide till you go thence.

12 And when you come into the house, salute it, saying: Peace be to this house.

13 And if that house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you:

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words: going forth out of that house or city shake off the dust from your feet.

15 Amen I say to you, it shall

a Acts 13. 46. b Mar 6 8. Luke 9. 3. and 10. 4.

of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16 Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents. and simple as doves. 17 But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.

18 And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the gentiles :

19 But when they shall deliver you up, d take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak.

20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.

21 The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son; and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death.

22 And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.

23 And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities. of Israel, till the son of man


24 The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord.

25 It is enough for the dis

c Luke 10.3.-d Luke 12. 11.- Luke 6. 40. John 13. 16, and 15. 20.

CHAP. X. Ver. 16. Simple. That is, harmless, plain, sincere, and with out guile.

ciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the good-man of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?.

26 Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed; nor hid, that shall not be known.

27 That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops.

28 And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear nim that can destroy both soul and body into hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing: and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father..

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows.

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32 Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven.

33 But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven.

34 Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the

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the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

36 And a man's enemies shall be they of his own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth threth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.

38 And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me.

39 He that findeth his life, shall lose it: A and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it.

40 He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive the reward of a prophet; and he that receiveth a just man in the name of a just man, shall receive the reward of a just man.

to drink to one of these little ones 42 And whosoever shall give a cup of cold water ouly in the name of a disciple, amen I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.


John sends his disciples to Christ, mno upbraids the Jews with their incredulity, and coils to him such as are sensible of their burdens.

AND it came to pass: when

JESUS had made an end of commanding his twelve disci

e Mich. 7. 6.-fLuke 14. 26.-g Infra, 16. 24. Mark 8. 34. Luke 14. 27.h Luke 9. 24. and 17. 33. John 12. 25.i Luke 10.16, John 13, 20.-kMark 9.40.

reason of the obstinate resistance that many would make, and of their persecuting all such as should adhere to

ples, he passed from thence, to teach and preach in their cities. 2 Now when John had heard in prison the works of Christ: sending two of nis disciples he said to him:

3 Art thou he that art to come, or look we for another?

4 AndJEsusmakinganswersaid to them: Go and relate to John what you have heard and seen. 5 The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, the poor have the gospel preached to them.

6 And blessed is he that shall not be scandalized in me.

7 d And when they went their way, JESUS began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the wind?

8 But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft garments? Behold they that are clothed in soft garments, are in the houses of kings.

9 But what went you out to see? a prophet? yea I tell you, and more than a prophet.

10 For this is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my Angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

11 Amen I say to you, there hath not risen among them that are born of women a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the lesser in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

a Luke 7. 18.-b Isaias 35. 5. c Isaias 61. 1.-d Luke 7. 24.-e Mal. 3. 1. Mark 1. 2. Luke 7. 27.

CHAP. XI. Ver. 6. Scandalized in me. That is, who shall not take occasion of scandal or offence from my humility, and the disgraceful death of the cross which I shall endure.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdomofheavensufferethviolence, and the violent bear it away.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John: 14 And if you will receive it, he is Elias that is to come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

16 But whereunto shall I esteem this generation to be like? It is like to children sitting in the market-place.

17 Who crying to their companions say: We have piped to you, and you have not danced: we have lamented, and you have not mourned.

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking: and they say: He hath a devil.

19 The son of man came eating and drinking, and they say: Behold a man that is a glutton and a wine-drinker, a friend of And publicans and sinners. wisdom is justified by her chil


20 Then began he to upbraid the cities, wherein were done the most of his miracles, for that they had not done penance.

21 Wo to thee, Corozain, wo to thee, Bethsaida: for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.

22 But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and

fMal. 4. 5.-g Luke 10. 13.

Ver. 12. Suffereth violence, &c. is not to be obtained but by main force, by using violence upon ourselves, by mortification and penance, and re sisting our perverse inclinations.

Ver. 14. He is Elias, &c. Not in person, but in spirit.-Luke 1. 17.

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