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8 at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils. Freely ye have received, 9 freely give. Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass 10 in your girdles; nor bag for the journey, nor two

coats, nor sandals, nor staff; for the laborer is worthy 11 of his living. And into whatever city or village ye

shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there 12 abide till ye go thence. But when ye come into the 13 house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your

peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let 14 your peace return to you. And whoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye go out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.


Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be therefore wise as serpents, and simple as 17 doves. But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and will scourge you in their 18 synagogues; and also before governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, take not thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given 20 you in that hour what ye shall speak. For it is not

V. 8. Some ancient copies omit raise the dead.

ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you.

And the brother will deliver up the brother to 21 death, and the father the child; and children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye will be hated by all, for my name's 22 sake; but he that has endured to the end, the same shall be saved.

But when they persecute you in this city, flee into 23 the other; for verily I say to you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man


A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a servant 24 above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that 25 he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more them of his household.

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Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing 26 covered that shall not be revealed, and hid that shall not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, 27 that speak ye in the light; and what ye hear in the ear, that preach upon the house-tops. And be not 28 afraid of them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And one 29 of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all 30

31 numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Every one, therefore, who shall acknowledge me

before men, him will I also acknowledge before 33 my Father who is in heaven. But whoever shall `deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven.


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Think not that I came to send peace on the earth; 35 I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man at variance with his father, and a daughter with her mother, and a bride with her 36 mother-in-law; and a man's foes will be they of his household.


He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves son or 38 daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that does not take his cross and follow after me, 39 is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

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40 He that receives you receives me; and he 'that 41 receives me receives him that sent me. He that

receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall 42 receive a righteous man's reward. And whoever

shall give to drink a cup of cold water only to one of these little ones, in the name of a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

XI. AND it came to pass, when Jesus had made 1 an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

Now when John had heard in the prison the 2 works of the Christ, he sent by his disciples, and said to him: Art thou he that cometh, or look we for 3 another?

And Jesus answering said to them: Go and re- 4 port to John what ye hear and see. The blind re- 5 ceive sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good tidings preached to them. And happy 6 is he, whoever shall not be offended at me.

And as these were departing, Jesus began to say 7 to the multitudes concerning John: What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?

But what went ye out to see? A man clothed 8 in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, 9 I say to you, and more than a prophet. For this 10 is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send forth my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I say to you, Among them that 11 are born of women, there has not risen a greater

V. 9. In some ancient copies: But why went ye out? To see a prophet?


than John the Immerser. But he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

And from the days of John the Immerser until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the vio13 lent seize upon it. For all the prophets and the 14 law prophesied until John. And if ye are willing to 15 receive it, he is the Elijah that should come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.


But whereto shall I liken this generation? It is like to children sitting in the markets, who call 17 to their fellows, and say: We piped to you, and ye

danced not; we sang the lament, and ye beat not 18 the breast. For John came neither eating nor drink19 ing, and they say, He has a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a glutton and a wine-drinker, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified on the part of her children.


Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his miracles were done, because they repented not. 21 Woe to thee, Chorazin! woe to thee, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have re22 pented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you.

V. 15. In some ancient copies: He that hath ears, let him hear.

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