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and blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they ate, 17 and were all filled. And there were taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.

And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, that 18 his disciples were with him; and he asked them, saying: Who do the multitude say that I am? They answering said: John the Immerser; and 19 others, Elijah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen again. And he said to them: But 20 who do ye say that I am? Peter answering said: The Christ of God. And strictly charging them, 21 he commanded them to say this to no one; saying: 22 The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected on the part of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and rise on the third day.

And he said to all: If any one will come after 23 me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whoever will save his life 24 shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For what is a man 25 profited, when he has gained the whole world, and lost or forfeited himself? For whoever is ashamed 26 of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his glory, and in that of the Father and of the holy angels. And I 27 tell you of a truth, there are some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.

28 And it came to pass about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and went up into the mountain to pray. 29 And as he prayed, the appearance of his counte

nance became changed, and his raiment white and 30. glistening. And, behold, two men were talking 31 with him, who were Moses and Elijah; who ap peared in glory, and spake of his departure which he should fulfill in Jerusalem.


But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep; and awaking, they saw his glory, 33 and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, that as they were departing from him, Peter said to Jesus: Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah; not knowing what he 34 said. While he said this, there came a cloud, and

overshadowed them; and they feared as they enter35 ed into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my chosen Son; hear ye him.


And when the voice had come, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen. 37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great 38 multitude met him. And, behold, a man from the

multitude cried, saying: Teacher, I beseech thee, 39 look upon my son; for he is my only child. And,

behold, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him with foaming, and hardly departs. from him, bruising him. And I entreated thy dis- 40 ciples to cast him out; and they could not.

And Jesus answering said: O faithless and per- 41 verse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring hither thy son. And while 42

he was yet coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and gave him back to his father. And all were amazed at the mighty power 43 of God.

But while all were wondering at all things which

Jesus did, he said to his disciples: Do ye let these 44 words sink into your ears; for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. But they un- 45 derstood not this saying, and it was hidden from them, that they perceived it not; and they feared to ask him concerning that saying.

And there arose in them the thought, which of 46 them was greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the 47 thought of their heart, took a child and set him by him, and said to them: Whoever shall receive this 48 child in my name receives me; and whoever shall receive me, receives him that sent me; for he that is least among you all, the same is great.

And John answering said: Master, we saw one 49

V. 46. or, there arose a dispute among them

casting out devils in thy name; and we forbade him, 50 because he follows not with us. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not; for he that is not against us is for us.


And it came to pass, when the days were being completed that he should be received up, he stead52 fastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers before his face; and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready 53 for him. And they did not receive him, because his 54 face was directed toward Jerusalem. And his dis

ciples, James and John, seeing it said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from 55 heaven, and consume them, as also Elijah did? And he turned, and rebuked them, and said: Ye know 56 not of what spirit ye are. And they went to another village.


And as they were going in the way, a certain one said to him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou 58 goest. And Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.


And he said to another, Follow me. But he said : Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. 60 And he said to him: Let the dead bury their own dead; but do thou go and announce the kingdom of God.

V. 55. or, Know ye not

And another also said: I will follow thee, Lord; 61 but first permit me to bid farewell to those in my house. And Jesus said to him: No one, having 62 put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.




X. AFTER these things the Lord appointed also 1 seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face, into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come. And he said to them: The 2 harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. Go your ways; 3 behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor sandals; and salute no one by the way. And into whatever house ye enter, first say: Peace be to this house. And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; and if not, it shall return to you. And in that 7 house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And whatever city ye enter 8 and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and 9 heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come nigh unto you. But 10 whatever city ye enter and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same, and say: Even the 11

V. 7. or, as they have

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