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is the gate, and narrow the way, that leads to life, and few are they that find it.

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them from their fruits. Do men 17 gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? So every

good tree brings forth good fruit; but the corrupt 18 tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree can not

bring forth evil fruit, nor a corrupt tree bring forth 19 good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good 20 fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. So then, from their fruits ye shall know them.


Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth 22 the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will

say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out 23 devils, and in thy name done many miracles? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.


Therefore every one that hears these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise 25 man, that built his house on the rock. And the rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and fell upon that house; and it did not fall, 26 for it had been founded on the rock. And every one that hears these sayings of mine, and doeth them

V. 24. In some ancient copies: my sayings

not, shall be likened to a foolish man, that built his house on the sand. And the rain descended, and 27 the streams came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.

And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these 28 sayings, that the multitudes were astonished at his teaching. For he taught them as having authori- 29 ty, and not as the scribes.

VIII. WHEN he had come down from the moun- 1 tain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, 2 there came a leper and bowed down to him, saying: Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me. And he 3 put forth his hand, and touched him, saying: I will; be thou cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus says to him: See thou 4 tell no man; but go, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.

And when he had entered into Capernaum, there 5 came to him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying Lord, my servant lies at home palsied, grievous- 6 ly tormented. And Jesus says to him: I will come 7 and heal him. The centurion answered and said: 8 Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but only say in a word, and my servant will be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me, and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and


he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he 10 doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and

said to them that followed: Verily I say to you, I 11 have not found so great faith even in Israel. And I say to you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall recline at table, with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. 12 But the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness; there shall be weeping and 13 gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said to the centurion: Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, be it done to thee. And his servant was healed in that



And Jesus, having come into the house of Peter, saw his mother-in-law lying, and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her; 16 and she arose, and ministered to him. When even

ing was come, they brought to him many that were possessed with devils; and he cast out the spirits 17 with a word, and healed all that were sick. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying: Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses.

18 And Jesus, seeing great multitudes about him, 19 commanded to depart to the other side. And a

certain scribe came, and said to him: Teacher, I 20 will follow thee withersoever thou goest. And Jesus says to him: The foxes have holes and the

birds of the air nests; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. And another of his disciples 21 said to him: Lord, suffer me first to go and bury

my father. But Jesus said to him: Follow me; 22 and let the dead bury their own dead.

And when he had entered into the ship, his disci- 23 ples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great 24 tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves; but he was sleeping. And the disciples 25 came and awoke him, saying: Lord, save us; we perish. And he says to them: Why are ye fear- 26 ful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. And the men marvelled saying: What man- 27 ner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

And when he had come to the other side, into the 28 country of the Gadarenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no one was able to pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying: What have we 29 to do with thee, Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was 30 afar off from them a herd of many swine feeding. And the devils besought him, saying: If thou cast 31 us out, send us away into the herd of swine. And he 32 said to them, Go. And coming out, they went away

V. 28. In some ancient copies: Gergesenes

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. And he arose 10 and followed him. And it came to pass, as he reclined at table in the house, behold, many publicans

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