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hind at his feet weeping, began to wet his feet with tears, and wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

And seeing it, the Pharisee who had bidden him 39 spake within himself, saying: This man, if he were a prophet, would know who and what sort of woman this is that touches him; for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said to him: Simon, I have 40 somewhat to say to thee. And he says: Teacher, say on. A certain money-lender had two debtors. 41 The one owed five hundred denáries, and the other fifty. And they having nothing to pay, he forgave 42 them both. Which of them therefore, tell me, will love him most? Simon answered and said, I sup- 43 pose he to whom he forgave most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged. And turning to the 44 woman, he said to Simon: Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she has wet my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair. Thou 45 gavest me no kiss; but she, from the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet. My head 46 with oil thou didst not anoint; but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say to thee: 47 Her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.

V. 41. Denáry, about 73d. sterling, or 15 cents.

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And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven. And 49 they that reclined with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that also forgives sins? 50 And he said to the woman: Thy faith has saved thee; go in peace.

1 VIII. AND it came to pass afterward, that he journeyed through every city and village, preaching, and publishing the good news of the kingdom of 2 God; and the twelve with him, and certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called the Magdalene, from whom had gone 3 out seven devils, and Joanna wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to them of their substance.

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And a great multitude coming together, of those also who came to him out of every city, he spake by 5 a parable: The sower went forth to sow his seed.

And as he sowed, one fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured 6 it. And another fell upon the rock; and when it had sprung up, it withered away, because it had no 7 moisture. And another fell among the thorns; and 8 the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And another fell into the good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit a hundredfold.

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And when he had said these things, he cried: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

And his disciples asked him, what this para

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ble was? And he said: To you it is given to 10 know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest in parables, that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of 11 God. Those by the way side are they that hear; 12 after that comes the Devil, and takes away the word from their heart, that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rock are they who, when they 13 hear, with joy receive the word; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among the thorns, 14 these are they who have heard, and going forth are choked with the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that in 15 the good ground, these are they who, in an honest and good heart, having heard hold fast the word, and bring forth fruit with patience.

No one, when he has lighted a lamp, covers it 16 with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but puts it on a lightstand, that they who enter in may behold the light. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made 17 manifest, nor hidden, that shall not be known and come abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear. 18 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, even what he seems to have shall be taken from him.

And his mother and his brothers came to him; 19 and they could not come near him on account of the

20 multitude. And it was told him, saying: Thy mother and thy brothers stand without, desiring to 21 see thee. And he answered and said to them: My mother and my brothers are these, who hear and do the word of God.

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And it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples. And he said to them, Let us go over to the other side of the lake. 23 And they launched forth. And as they sailed, he fell asleep. And there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they began to be filled, and were 24 in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying: Master, Master, we perish. And he, rising, rebuked the wind and the raging of the wa25 ter; and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said to them, Where is your faith? And they, fearing, wondered; saying one to another: Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him!

26 And they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, 27 which is over against Galilee. And when he went forth upon the land, there met him a certain man out of the city, who had devils a long time, and wore no clothing, and abode not in a house, but in the 28 tombs. And seeing Jesus, he cried out, and fell

down before him, and with a loud voice said: What have I to do with thee, Jesus, Son of the most high 29 God? I beseech thee, do not torment me. For he commanded the unclean spirit to come out from the

man. For of a long time it had seized him, and he was bound, being secured with chains and fetters; and bursting the bands, he was driven by the devil into the deserts.

And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? 30 And he said, Legion; because many devils had entered into him. And he besought him that he 31 would not command them to go away into the deep. And there was there a herd of many swine feeding 32 in the mountain; and they besought him that he would permit them to enter into them. And he permitted them. And going out of the man, the 33 devils entered into the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep into the lake, and were choked. And seeing what was done the herdsmen fled, and 34 reported it in the city and in the country. And 35 they went out to see what was done; and they came to Jesus, and found the man sitting, from whom the devils had gone out, clothed and in his right mind, at the feet of Jesus; and they were afraid. They 36 also who saw it reported to them how he that was possessed by devils was healed. And the whole mul- 37 titude of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes besought him to depart from them; for they were seized with great fear.

And he, entering into the ship, returned. And 38 the man, out of whom the devils had gone, besought him that he might be with him. But he sent him away, saying: Return to thy house, and relate how 39

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