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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. 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 answering 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.

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And as they came down out of the mountain, Jesus 9 charged them, saying: Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is risen from the dead.

And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then 10 say the scribes that Elijah must first come? And 11 he answering said: Elijah indeed comes, and shall restore all things. But I say to you, that Elijah is 12 already come, and they knew him not, but have done with him whatever they would. So also is the Son of mán about to suffer by them.

Then the disciples understood that he spake to 13 them of John the Immerser.

And when they were come to the multitude, there 14 came to him a man, kneeling down to him, and saying: Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lu- 15 natic, and is sorely afflicted; for ofttimes he falls into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought 16 him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. And Jesus answering said: O faithless and perverse 17 generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked him; and the devil went out 18 from him, and the child was cured from that hour.

Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said: 19 Why could not we cast him out? And he said to 20 them: Because of your want of faith. For verily I say to you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard, ye shall say to this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall

21 be impossible to you. But this kind goes not forth, except by prayer and fasting.


And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man is about to be delivered into 23 the hands of men; and they will put him to death, and he will rise the third day. And they were exceeding sorry.


And when they had come to Capernaum, they that received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said: 25 Does not your teacher pay the half-shekel. He says, Yes. And when he had come into the house, Jesus anticipated him, saying: What thinkest thou, Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take customs, or 26 tribute? Of their sons, or of strangers? He says

to him: Of strangers. Jesus said to him: Then 27 are the sons free. But that we may not offend them,



go to the sea and cast a hook, and take the fish that first comes up; and opening its mouth thou wilt find a shekel; that take, and give to them for me and thee

XVIII. At that time came the disciples to Jesus, saying: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him 3 in the midst of them, and said: Verily I say to you, if ye do not turn and become as the little children,

V. 25. half-shekel; See Exodus xxx. 13, 15.

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