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32 side. And in like manner also a Levite, arriving at the place, came and saw, and passed by on the other side.


And a certain Samaritan, as he was journeying, came where he was, and seeing him had com34 passion; and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and setting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn, and 35 took care of him. And on the morrow when be departed, he took out two denáries and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.


Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was 37 neighbor to him that fell among the robbers? And he said, He that had mercy on him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou likewise.


Now it came to pass, as they were going, that he entered into a certain village; and a certain woman 39 named Martha received him into her house.


she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the 40 feet of Jesus, and heard his word. But Martha was encumbered with much serving; and she came to him, and said: Lord, dost thou

not care that my

sister has left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore

41 that she help me. And Jesus answering said to her:

V. 35. Denáry, 74d. sterling, or fifteen cents (one third more than the daily pay of a Roman soldier).

Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things. But one thing is needful; and 42 Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

XI. AND it came to pass, that as he was pray- 1 ing in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as also John taught his disciples. And he said to 2 them, When ye pray, say: Father, hallowed be thy Thy kingdom come. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves forgive every one indebted to us. lead us not into temptation.







And he said to them: Who of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him; and he from within shall 7 answer and say, Trouble me not; the door is now shut, and my children with me are in bed; I can not rise and give thee? I say to you, though he 8 will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs. I also say to you: Ask, 9 and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every 10

V. 3. or, our needful bread


one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh find. eth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

And what father is there among you, of whom if his son ask bread, he will give him stone; or a 12 fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?


And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb man spake; and the multitudes wondered. 15 But some of them said: He casts out the devils 16 through Beelzebul the chief of the devils. And

others, tempting, sought of him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out the devils through Beelzebul. 19 And if I through Beelzebul cast out devils, through whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they 20 shall be your judges? But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come near to you.


When a strong man armed keeps his palace, his

V. 17. or, and house falls upon house

goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he 22 shall come upon him and overcome him, he takes away his whole armor, wherein he trusted, and divides his spoils.

He that is not with me is against me; and he that 23 gathers not with me scatters abroad.

When the unclean spirit is gone out from the 24 man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and not finding it, he says, I will return into my house whence I came out. And coming, he finds it swept 25 and set in order. Then goes he, and takes with him 26 seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.

And it came to pass, as he was saying these 27 things, that a certain woman lifting up her voice from the multitude, said to him: Happy the womb that bare thee, and breasts which thou hast sucked! And he said: Yea, rather, Happy they 28 that hear the word of God, and keep it!

And the multitudes gathering more and more, 29 he began to say: This generation is an evil generation. It seeks a sign; and no sign shall be given it, but the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah became a 30. sign to the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

A queen of the south shall rise up in the judg- 31 ment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn them; because she came from the utmost parts

of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, 32 behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Men of

Nineveh shall rise in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; because they repented

at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, a greater than Jonah is here.

33 No one, when he has lighted a lamp, puts it in a secret place, or under the bushel, but on the lightstand, that they who come in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is thine eye. When thine

eye is single, thy whole body also is light; but when 35 it is evil, thy body also is dark. Take heed there36 fore, lest the light that is in thee is darkness. If


therefore thy whole body is light, having no part dark, it shall be all light as when the lamp, with its bright shining, gives thee light.

And as he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; and he went in, and reclined at 38 table. And seeing it the Pharisee marvelled that he had not first immersed himself before dinner. 39 And the Lord said to him: Now ye Pharisees

cleanse the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of rapacity and wickedness. 40 Fools! did not he, who made the outside, make the 41 inside also? But give that which ye have in alms; and, behold, all things are clean to you.


But woe to you, Pharisees! because ye pay tithe V. 35. or, whether the light that is in thee is darkness V. 41. or, give that which is within

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