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The Pharisees reproved.

The unfaithful rebuked.

20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

S. MATTHEW. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

22¶ Then was brought unto him one

T that time Jesus went on the sab-possessed with a devil, blind and dumb;

disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

blind and dumb both spake and saw.
23 And the people were amazed, and
said, Is not this the son of David?

24 ¶ But when the Pharisees heard it,

2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the they said, This fellow doth not cast out sabbath-day. devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did when he was an hungered, and they that were with him;

4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shew-bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?

5 Or have ye not read in the law how that on the sabbath-days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath-day.

9 ¶ And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself, shall not stand.

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.

10 And behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manhim, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sab-ner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven bath-days that they might accuse him. unto men: but the blasphemy against the 11 And he said unto them, What man Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. shall there be among you, that shall have 32 And whosoever speaketh a word one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and him: but whosoever speaketh against the lift it out? Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, 12 How much then is a man better than neither in this world, neither in the world a sheep? wherefore it is lawful to do well to come. on the sabbath-days.

33 Either make the tree good, and his 13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known and it was restored whole, like as the other. by his fruit.

14 Then the Pharisees went out, and 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, held a council against him, how they might being evil, speak good things? for out of destroy him. the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

16 And charged them that they should not make him known:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

35 A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

38¶Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

The parable of the sower,

CHAP. XIII. and the exposition thereof. 39 But he answered and said to them,] 7 And some fell among thorns; and the An evil and adulterous generation seeketh thorns sprung up, and choked them: after a sign, and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.

40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them

41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in in parables? judgment with this generation, and shall 11 He answered and said unto them, condemn it because they repented at the Because it is given unto you to know the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to than Jonas is here.

42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing, see not; and hearing, they hear not, neither do they un

43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, derstand. seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with him- and their ears are dull of hearing, and self seven other spirits more wicked than their eyes they have closed; lest at any himself, and they enter in and dwell there. time they should see with their eyes, and and the last state of that man is worse than hear with their ears, and should understand the first. Even so shall it be also unto this with their heart, and should be converted, wicked generation. and I should heal them.

46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy prophets and righteous men have desired mother and thy brethren stand without, de- to see those things which ye see, and siring to speak with thee. have not seen them; and to hear those 48 But he answered and said unto him things which ye hear, and have not heard that told him, Who is my mother? and them. who are my brethren ?

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of 49 And he stretched forth his hand to- the sower. ward his disciples, and said, Behold my 19 When any one heareth the word of mother and my brethren! the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way-side.

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my
Father which is in heaven, the same is my
brother, and sister, and mother.

Thouse, and
HE same day went Jesus out of the

2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

20 But he that received the seed into stony-places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and 4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell the care of this world, and the deceitfulness by the way-side, and the fowls came and of riches choke the word, and he becometh devoured them up:


5 Some fell upon stony places, where 23 But he that received seed into the they had not much earth: and forthwith good ground is he that heareth the word, they sprung up, because they had no deep- and understandeth it; which also beareth ness of earth: fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is

Herod's opinion of Christ. of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Sundry other parables. S. MATTHEW. likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

44 ¶ Again, The kingdom of heaven i like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man nath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant-man seeking goodly

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath pearls: done this. The servants said unto him, 46 Who, when he had found one pearl Wilt thou then that we go and gather them of great price, went and sold all that he up? had, and bought it.

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

47 Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

30 Let both grow together until the har- 48 Which, when it was full, they drew vest and in the time of harvest I will to shore, and sat down, and gathered the say to the reapers, Gather ye together first good into vessels, but cast the bad away. the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn 49 So shall it be at the end of the world: them but gather the wheat into my barn. the angels shall come forth, and sever the 31 ¶ Another parable put he forth unto wicked from among the just, them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is not this the carpenter's son ? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude James, and Joses, and Simon, and Juaway, and went into the house: and his das?

disciples came unto him, saying, Declare 56 And his sisters, are they not all with unto us the parable of the tares of the field. us? Whence then hath this man all these 37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of


38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.


57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

58 And he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief. CHAP. XIV.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered that time Herod the Tetrarch heard

and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace

of the fame of Jesus,

2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

3¶ For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife,

The miracle of the five loaves.

CHAP. XV. 4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

What defiles a man.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out. for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I;

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath be not afraid. to give her whatsoever she would ask.

28 And Peter answered him and said,

8 And she, being before instructed of Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee her mother, said, Give me here John on the water. Baptist's head in a charger.

9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ?

32 And when they were come into the

12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told ship, the wind ceased. Jesus.

i 33 Then they that were in the ship 13 When Jesus heard of it, he depart-came and worshipped him, saying, Of a ed thence by ship into a desert place truth thou art the Son of God.

apart: and when the people had heard 34 And when they were gone over, thereof, they followed him on foot out of they came into the land of Gennesaret. the cities. 35 And when the men of that place had

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a knowledge of him, they sent out into all great multitude, and was moved with com- that country round about, and brought unto passion toward them, and he healed their him all that were diseased; sick. 36 And besought him that they might 15 And when it was evening, his disci- only touch the hem of his garment: and ples came to him, saying, This is a desert as many as touched were made perfectly place, and the time is now past; sead the whole. multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

18 He said, Bring them hither to me. 19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.



HEN came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem,


2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophebefore him unto the other side, while he sy of you, saying, sent the multitudes away.

23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

10 ¶ And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

Christ feeds the multitude.


The Pharisees ask a sign. 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth and the blind to see: and they glorified defileth a man; but that which cometh out the God of Israel. of the mouth, this defileth a man.

32 Then Jesus called his disciples un

12 Then came his disciples, and said to him, and said, I have compassion on the unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees multitude, because they continue with me were offended after they heard this say- now three days, and have nothing to eat: ing? and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in 14 Let them alone: they be blind lead- the wilderness, as to fill so great a multiers of the blind. And if the blind lead the tude? blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

21 ¶ Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after


24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and to -cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled : and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

38 And they that did eat were four thou sand men, beside women and children.

39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.


THE Pharisees also and the Sadducees
came, and, tempting, desired him that
he would shew them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them,
When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair
weather for the sky is red."


3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

29 And Jesus departed from thence, 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye went up into a mountain, and sat down among yourselves, because ye have brought there. no bread!

30 And great multitudes came unto him, 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither rehaving with them those that were lame, member the five loaves of the five thousand, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and how many baskets ye took up? and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four healed them : thousand, and how many baskets ye took

31 Insomuch that the multitude won- up? dered, when they saw the dumb to speak, 11 How is it that ye do not understand the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, that I spake it not to you concerning bread,

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