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Of blasphemy against CHAPTER XII.
the Holy Ghost. somuch that the blind and dumb of the evil treasure bringeth forth both spake and saw.
evil things. 23 And all the people were amazed, 36 But I
every and said, Is not this the son of idle word that men shall speak, they David ?
shall give account thereof in the day 24 But when the Pharisees heard of judgment. it, they said, This fellow doth not 37 For by thy words thou shalt be cast out devils, but by Beelzebub justified, and by thy words thou the prince of the devils.
shalt be condemned. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, 38 T Then certain of the scribes and said unto them, Every kingdom and of the Pharisees answered, saydivided against itself is brought to ing, Master, we would see a sign desolation; and every city or house from thee. divided against itself shall not stand: 39 But he answered and said unto
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he them, An evil and adulterous geneis divided against himself; how ration seeketh after a sign; and shall then his kingdom stand ? there shall no sign be given to it,
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out but the sign of the prophet Jonas : devils, by whom do
children 40 For as Jonas was three days cast them out ? therefore they shall and three nights in the whale's be your judges.
belly: so shall the Son of man be 28 But if I cast out devils by the three days and three nights in the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of heart of the earth. God is come unto you.
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise 29 Or else how can one enter into in judgment with this generation, a strong man's house, and spoil his and shall condemn it: because they goods, except he first bind the strong repented at the preaching of Jonas; man ? and then he will spoil his and, behold, a greater than Jonas is house.
here. 30 He that is not with me is a- 42 The queen of the south shall gainst me; and he that gathereth rise up in the judgment with this not with me scattereth abroad. generation, and shall condemn it: 31 4 Wherefore I say unto you, for she came from the uttermost All manner of sin and blasphemy parts of the earth to hear the wisshall be forgiven unto men: but the dom of Solomon; and, behold, a blasphemy against the Holy Ghost greater than Solomon is here. shall not be forgiven unto men.
43 When the unclean spirit is gone 32 And whosoever speaketh a out of a man, he walketh through word against the Son of man, it dry places, seeking rest, and findeth shall be forgiven him: but whoso none. ever speaketh against the Holy 44 Then he saith, I will return inGhost, it shall not be forgiven him, to my house from whence I came neither in this world, neither in the out; and when he is come, he findworld to come.
eth it empty, swept, and garnished. 33 Either make the tree good, and 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with his fruit good; or else make the himself seven other spirits more tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt : wicked than himself, and they enfor the tree is known by his fruit. ter in and dwell there: and the
34 O generation of vipers, how can last state of that man is worse than ye, being evil, speak good things ? the first. Even so shall it be also for out of the abundance of the heart unto this wicked generation. the mouth speaketh.
46 While he yet talked to the 35 A good man out of the good people, behold, his mother and his treasure of the heart bringeth forth brethren stood without, desiring to good things: and an evil man out speak with him.
Paruble of the sower
and the seed.
47 Then one said unto him, Be- to know the mysteries of the kinghold, thy mother and thy brethren dom of heaven, but to them it is not stand without, desiring to speak given. with thee.
12 For whosoever hath, to him 48 But he answered and said unto shall be given, and he shall have him that told him, Who is my mo- more abundance: but whosoever ther? and who are my brethren ? hath not, from him shall be taken
49 And he stretched forth his hand away even that he hath. toward his disciples, and said, Be- 13 Therefore speak I to them in hold my mother and my brethren! parables : because they seeing see
50 For whosoever shall do the will not; and hearing they hear not, of my Father which is in heaven, neither do they understand. the same is my brother, and sister, 14 And in them is fulfilled the and mother.
prophecy of Esaias, which saith,
By hearing ye shall hear, and shali CHAPTER XIII.
not understand; and seeing ye shall 3 The parable of the sower and the seed : 18
see, and shall not perceive: the exposition of it. 24 The parable of the tares, 31 of the
mustard seed, 33 of the leaven, 44 of the hidden treasure, 45 of the pearl, 41
15 For this people's heart is waxed of the drawnet cast into the sea : 53 and how gross, and their ears are dull of hearChrist is contemned of his own countrymen. ing, and their eyes they have closed; THE same day went Jesus out lest at any time they should see with
and should understand with their 2 And great multitudes were ga- heart, and should be converted, and thered together unto him, so that I should heal them. he went into a ship, and sat ; and 16 But blessed are your eyes, for the whole multitude stood on the they see: and your ears, for they shore.
hear. 3 And he spake many things unto 17 For verily I say unto you, That them in parables, saying, Behold, a many prophets and righteous men sower went forth to sow;
have desired to see those things 4 And when he sowed, some seeds which ye see, and have not seen fell by the way side, and the fowls them; and to hear those things came and devoured them up: which ye hear, and have not heard
5 Some fell upon stony places, them. where they had not much earth: 18 (Hear ye therefore the parable and forthwith they sprung up, be- of the sower. cause they had no deepness of earth: 19 When any one heareth the
6 And when the sun was up, they word of the kingdom, and underwere scorched; and because they standeth it not, then cometh the had no root, they withered away. wicked one, and catcheth away that
7 And some fell among thorns; which was sown in his heart. This and the thorns sprung up, and is he which received seed by the choked them :
8 But other fell into good ground, 20 But he that received the seed and brought forth fruit, some an into stony places, the same is he hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some that heareth the word, and anon thirtyfold.
with joy receiveth it; 9. Who hath ears to hear, let him 21 Yet hath he not root in himself, hear.
but dureth for a while: for when 10 And the disciples came, and tribulation or persecution ariseth said unto him, Why speakest thou because of the word, by and by he unto them in parables ?
is offended. 11 He answered and said unto 22 He also that received seed athem, Because it is given unto you | mong the thorns is he that heareth
Parable of the tures, CHAPTER XIII.
and its exposition. the word; and the care of this world, unto the multitude in parables; and and the deceitfulness of riches, without a parable spake he not unto choke the word, and he becometh them: unfruitful.
35 That it might be fulfilled which 23 But he that received seed into was spoken by the prophet, saying, the good ground is he that heareth I will open my mouth in parables ; the word, and understandeth it; I will utter things which have been which also beareth fruit, and bring- kept secret from the foundation of eth forth, some an hundredfold, the world, some sixty, some thirty.
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude 24 | Another parable put he forth away, and went into the house : and unto them, saying, The kingdom of his disciples came unto him, saying, heaven is likened unto a man which Declare unto us the parable of the sowed good seed in his field : tares of the field.
25 But while men slept, his enemy 37 He answered and said unto came and sowed tares among the them, He that soweth the good seed wheat, and went his way.
is the Son of man; 26 But when the blade was sprung 38 The field is the world ; the good up, and brought forth fruit, then seed are the children of the kingappeared the tares also.
dom; but the tares are the children 27 So the servants of the hous- of the wicked one; holder came and said unto him, 39 The enemy that sowed them is Sir, didst not thou sow good seed the devil; the harvest is the end of in thy field ? from whence then the world; and the reapers are the hath it tares ?
angels. 28 He said unto them, An enemy 40 As therefore the tares are gahath done this. The servants said thered and burned in the fire; so unto him, Wilt thou then that we shall it be in the end of this world. go and gather them up ?
41 The Son of man shall send forth 29 But he said, Nay; lest while his angels, and they shall gather out ye gather up the tares, ye root up of his kingdom all things that offend, also the wheat with them.
and them which do iniquity; 30 Let both grow together until the 42 And shall cast them into a furharvest: and in the time of harvest nace of fire: there shall be wailing I will say to the reapers, Gather ye and gnashing of teeth. together first the tares, and bind 43 Then shall the righteous shine them in bundles to burn them: but forth as the sun in the kingdom of gather the wheat into my barn. their Father. Who hath ears to 31 | Another parable put he forth hear, let him hear. unto them, saying, The kingdom of 44 9 Again, the kingdom of heaheaven is like to a grain of mustard ven is like unto treasure hid in a seed, which a man took, and sowed field; the which when a man hath in his field :
found, he hideth, and for joy there32 Which indeed is the least of of goeth and selleth all that he hath, all seeds: but when it is grown, it and buyeth that field. is the greatest among herbs, and 45 | Again, the kingdom of heabecometh a tree, so that the birds ven is like unto a merchant man, of the air come and lodge in the seeking goodly pearls : branches thereof.
46 Who, when he had found one 33 | Another parable spake he un- pearl of great price, went and sold to them; The kingdom of heaven all that he had, and bought it. is like unto leaven, which a woman 47 | Again, the kingdom of heatook, and hid in three measures of ven is like unto a net, that was cast meal, till the whole was leavened. into the sea, and gathered of every 34 All these things spake Jesus / kind :
St. MATTHEW. John Baptist beheaded. 48 Which, when it was full, they works do shew forth themselves in drew to shore, and sat down, and him. gathered the good into vessels, but 3 | For Herod had laid hold on cast the bad away.
John, and bound him, and put him 49 So shall it be at the end of the in prison for Herodias' sake, his world: the angels shall come forth, brother Philip's wife. and sever the wicked from among 4 For John said unto him, It is the just,
not lawful for thee to have her. 50 And shall cast them into the 5 And when he would have put furnace of fire: there shall be wail- him to death, he feared the multiing and gnashing of teeth. tude, because they counted him as
51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye a prophet. understood all these things ? They 6 But when Herod's birthday was say unto him, Yea, Lord,
kept, the daughter of Herodias 52 Then said he unto them, There- danced before them, and pleased fore every scribe which is instructed Herod. unto the kingdom of heaven is like 7 Whereupon he promised with unto a man that is an housholder, an oath to give her whatsoever she which bringeth forth out of his trea- would ask. sure things new and old.
8 And she, being before instructed 53 |_And it came to pass, that of her mother, said, Give me here when Jesus had finished these para- John Baptist's head in a charger. bles, he departed thence.
9 And the king was sorry: never54 And when he was come into theless for the oath's sake, and them his own country, he taught them which sat with him at meat, he comin their synagogue, insomuch that manded it to be given her. they were astonished, and said, 10 And he sent, and beheaded Whence hath this man this wis- John in the prison. dom, and these mighty works? 11 And his head was brought in 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? a charger, and given to the damsel : is not his mother called Mary ? and and she brought it to her mother. his brethren, James, and Joses, and 12 And his disciples came, and Simon, and Judas ?
took up the body, and buried it, 56 And his sisters, are they not all and went and told Jesus. with us? Whence then hath this 13 | When Jesus heard of it, he man all these things ?
departed thence by ship into a de57 And they were offended in him. sert place apart: and when the peoBut Jesus said unto them, A prophet ple had heard thereof, they followed is not without honour, save in his him on foot out of the cities. own country, and in his own house. 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw
58 And he did not many mighty a great multitude, and was moved works there because of their un with compassion toward them, and belief.
he healed their sick.
15 | And when it was evening, CHAPTER XIV.
his disciples came to him, saying, 1 Herods opinion of Christ. 3 Wherefore John
Baptist was beheaded. 13"Jesus de- This is a desert place, and the time partet into a desert place : 15 where he is now past; send the multitude feedeth fire thousand men with five loaves and two fishes : 22 he walketh on the sea to away, that they may go into the his : , healeth the sick by the touch of the "hemed villages, and buy themselves vic
tuals. T that time Herod the tetrarch 16 But Jesus said unto them, They
need not depart; give yethem to eat. 2 And said unto his servants, This 17 And they say unto him, We is John the Baptist; he is risen from have here but five loaves, and two the dead; and therefore mighty | fishes.
Christ feedeth five thousund. CHAPTER XV. He reproveth the scribes, &c. 18 He said, Bring them hither to 33 Then they that were in the ship
came and worshipped him, saying, 19 And he commanded the multi- Of a truth thou art the Son of God. tude to sit down on the grass, and 34 9 And when they were gone took the five loaves, and the two over, they came into the land of fishes, and looking up to heaven, Gennesaret. he blessed, and brake, and gave
the 35 And when the men of that loaves to his disciples, and the dis- place had knowledge of him, they ciples to the multitude.
sent out into all that country round 20 And they did all eat, and were about, and brought unto him all that filled : and they took up of the frag- were diseased; ments that remained twelve baskets 36 And besought him that they full.
might only touch the hem of his 21 And they that had eaten were garment: and as many as touched about five thousand men, beside were made perfectly whole. women and children. 22. And straightway Jesus con
CHAPTER XV. strained his disciples to get into a
3 Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for
transgressing God's commandments through ship, and to go before him unto the their own traditions : 11 teacheth how that other side, while he sent the multi
which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a man. 21 He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan, 30 and other great mul
titudes : 32 and with seven loaves and a few 23 And when he had sent the mul
little fishes feedeth four thousand men, beside titudes away, he went up into a women and children. mountain apart to pray: and when THEN came to Jesus scribes the evening was come, he was there and Pharisees, which were of alone.
Jerusalem, saying, 24 But the ship was now in the 2 Why do thy disciples transgress midst of the sea, tossed with waves: the tradition of the elders ? for they for the wind was contrary
wash not their hands when they eat 25 And in the fourth watch of the bread. night Jesus went unto them, walk- 3 But he answered and said unto ing on the sea.
them, Why do ye also transgress 26 And when the disciples saw the commandment of God by your him walking on the sea, they were tra ition ? troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and 4 For God commanded, saying, they cried out for fear.
Honour thy father and mother : 27 But straightway Jesus spake and, He that curseth father or mounto them, saying, Be of good cheer; ther, let him die the death. it is I; be not afraid.
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say 28 And Peter answered him and to his father or his mother, It is a said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come gift, by whatsoever thou mightest unto thee on the water.
be profited by me; 29 And he said, Come. And when 6 And honour not his father or his Peter was come down out ofthe ship, mother, he shall be free. Thus have he walked on the water to goto Jesus. ye made the commandment of God
30 But when he saw the wind of none effect by your tradition. boisterous, he was afraid; and be- 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias ginning to sink, he cried, saying, prophesy of you, saying, Lord, save me.
8 This people draweth nigh unto 31 And immediately Jesus stretch- me with their mouth, and honoureth ed forth his hand, and caught him, me with their lips; but their heart and said unto him, O thou of little is far from me. faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ? 9 But in vain they do worship 32 And when they were come into me, teaching for doctrines the comthe ship, the wind ceased.
mandments of men.