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into the swine; and, behold, the whole herd rushed down the steep into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 And the herdsmen fled, and went away into the city, and told every thing, and what had befallen the 34 possessed with devils. And, behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they besought that he would depart from their borders.

1 IX. AND he entered into the ship, and passed over, 2 and came to his own city. And, behold, they brought to him one that was palsied, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: 3 Child, be of good cheer; thy sins are forgiven. And,

behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, 4 This man blasphemes. And Jesus knowing their

thoughts said: Wherefore think ye evil in your 5 hearts? For which is easier, to say: Thy sins are 6 forgiven; or to say: Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins, (then says he to the palsied man) Arise, take up thy bed, and go to thy 7 house. And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 And when the multitudes saw it, they feared, and glorified God, who had given such power to men.


And as Jesus passed on from thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom; and he says to him: Follow me. 10 and followed him. And it came to

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clined at table in the house, behold, many publicans

and sinners came and reclined at table with Jesus and his disciples. And the Pharisees, seeing it, said 11 to his disciples: Why does your teacher eat with the publicans and the sinners? And Jesus hearing 12 it, said: They that are whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go, and learn what this 13 means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice; for I came not to call righteous men, but sinners.

Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: 14 Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said to them: Can 15 the sons of the bridechamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then shall they fast. And no one puts a piece of 16 unfulled cloth on an old garment; for that which fills it up takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. Nor do they put new wine into old skins; 17 else the skins burst, and the wine runs out, and the skins are destroyed. But they put new wine into new skins, and both are preserved together.

While he was speaking these things to them, be- 18 hold, there came a ruler, and bowed down to him, saying: My daughter has just now died; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she will live. And 19 Jesus arose and was following him, and his disciples. And behold, a woman, having a flow of blood twelve 20 years, came behind, and touched the fringe of his garment. For she said within herself, If I may but 21

22 touch his garment, I shall be made whole. And Jesus, turning and seeing her, said: Daughter, be

of good cheer; thy faith has made thee whole. And 23 the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the crowd making a noise, he 24 said: Give place; for the maiden is not dead, but 25 sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But

when the crowd was put forth, he went in, and took 26 hold of her hand, and the maiden arose. And this report went abroad into all that land.


And as Jesus passed on from thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying: Have mercy 28 on us, Son of David. And when he had come into the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus says to them: Believe ye that I am able to do this? 29 They say to him: Yea, Lord. Then touched he

their eyes, saying: According to your faith be it 30 done to you. And their eyes were opened. And

Jesus sternly charged them, saying: Take heed, let 31 no one know it. But they, going out, spread abroad his fame in all that country.


And as they were going out, behold, they brought 33 to him a man dumb, possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake. And the multitudes marvelled, saying: It was never so 34 seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said: He casts out the devils through the prince of the devils.

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, 35 teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every infirmity. And seeing the multi- 36 tudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harrassed, and scattered, as sheep having no shepherd. Then says he to his disciples: 37 The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he 38 will send forth laborers into his harvest.

X. AND calling to him his twelve disciples, he gave 1 them power over unclean spirits, so as to cast them out, and to heal every sickness and every infirmity.

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; 2 first Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and 3 Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus surnamed Thaddeus; Simon the Can- 4 anite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and charged them, 5 saying: Go not into the way to the Gentiles, and into a city of Samaritans enter not. But go 6 rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And 7 as ye go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is

V. 4. Cananite, (as some suppose) = Zelotes.

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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.


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.

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