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20 These are the things that defile the man; but to eat with unwashen hands defiles not the man.


Then Jesus went forth from thence, and withdrew 22 into the parts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan, coming out from those borders, cried to him, saying: Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is grievously possessed 23 with a devil. But he answered her not a word.

And his disciples came and besought him, saying: 24 Dismiss her; because she cries after us. But he an

swered and said: I was not sent except to the lost 25 sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and 26 bowed down to him, saying: Lord, help me. But

he answered and said: It is not good to take the 27 children's bread, and cast it to the dogs. And she

said: Yea, Lord; for the dogs also eat of the crumbs 28 that fall from their master's table. Then Jesus answered and said to her: O woman, great is thy faith; be it done to thee as thou wilt. And her daughter was healed from that hour.


And Jesus departed from thence, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and he went up into the moun30 tain and sat down there. And great multitudes came to him, having with them lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and laid them down at his 31 feet, and he healed them. So that the multitudes

wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

And Jesus having called to him his disciples, said: 32 I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat ; and I will not dismiss them fasting, lest they faint in the way. And his disciples say to him: 33 Whence should we have so many loaves in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus 34 says to them: How many loaves have, ye? And they said: Seven, and a few little fishes. And he 35 commanded the multitudes to lie down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and 36 gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they all ate, 37 and were filled. And they took up of the fragments that remained seven baskets full. And they that 38 ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. And dismissing the multitudes, he entered 39 into the ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

XVI. AND the Pharisees and Sadducees came, 1 and tempting desired him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered and said to them: When it 2 is evening, ye say, Fair weather! for the sky is red. And in the morning, Foul weather to day! for the 3 sky is red and lowering. Ye know how to discern the face of the sky, but can ye not the signs of the times?

An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a 4

sign; and no sign shall be given to it, but the sign of Jonah. And he left them, and departed.

5 And coming to the other side, his disciples forgot to 6 take bread. And Jesus said to them: Take heed,

and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the 7 Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, 8 saying Because we took no bread! And Jesus

knowing it said: O ye of little faith, why reason ye 9 among yourselves, because ye took no bread? Do ye not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took 10 up? Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and 11 how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye

do not understand, that I spake not to you of bread? But, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of 12 the Sadducees! Then understood they, that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 13 When Jesus came into the parts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: Who do men 14 say that the Son of man is? And they said: Some, John the Immerser; and others, Elijah; and others, 15 Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. He says to them: 16 But who do ye say that I am? And Simon Peter an

swered and said: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the 17 living God. And Jesus answered and said to him:


V. 13. In many ancient copies that I the Son of man

Happy art thou, Simon Bar-jonas; for flesh and blood did not reveal it to thee, but my Father who is in heaven. And I also say to thee, that thou art Peter, 18 and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of the underworld shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the 19 kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Then charged he his disciples, that they should 20 tell no one that he is the Christ.

From that time began Jesus to show to his disci- 21 ples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be put to death, and rise the third day.

And Peter taking him aside began to rebuke him, 22 saying: Be it far from thee, Lord; this shall not be to thee. But he turned and said to Peter: Get 23 thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offense to me; for thou thinkest not the things of God but of men.

Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any one will 24 come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever will save his 25 life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, 26

V. 17. Bar-jonas: that is, Son of Jonas

V. 18. Peter: that is, rock

Ib. or, my congregation

V. 23. or, adversary

if he shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? Or what shall a man give as an exchange for his 27 soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he will reward each one according to his works..


Verily I say to you, there are some of those standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.


XVII. AND after six days Jesus takes with him Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brings 2 them up into a high mountain apart. And he was transfigured before them; and his face shone as the sun, and his garments became white as the 3 light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses 4 and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter answer

ing said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here. If thou wilt, let us make here three tents; one for 5 thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. While he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And behold a voice out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well 6 pleased; hear ye him. And the disciples hearing it, 7 fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said: Arise, and be not 8 afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only.

V. 26. or, as a ransom

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