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Esaias's prophecy

MATTHEW, The sign of Jons day, will he not lay hold on it, and I man? and then he will spoil bs lift it out?

house. 12 How much then is a man

30 He that is not with me, better than a sheep? Wherefore against me; and he that gathereth it is lawful to do well on the sab- not with me, scattereth abroad. bath-days.

31 Wherefore I say unto you. 13 Then saith he to the man, All manner of sin and blasphem Stretch forth thy hand. And he shall be forgiven unto men: bo stretched it forth; and it was re- the blasphemy against the Holy stored whole, like as the other. Ghost

shall not be forgiven time 14 Then the Pharisees went out, men. and held a council against him, how 32 And whosoever speaketh: they might destroy him.

word against the Son of man, 15 But when Jesus knew it, he shall be forgiven him: but whose i withdrew himself from thence: and ever speaketh against the Hot great multitudes followed him, and Ghost, it shall not be forgiven hiz he healed them all

neither in this world, neither in the 16 And charged them that they world to come. should not make him known: 33 Either make the tree good

17 That it might be fulfilled which and his fruit good; or else mate was spoken by Esaias the prophet, the tree corrupt, and his fruit cor saying,

rupt: for the tree is known by is 18 Behold my servant whom fruit. I have chosen; my beloved, in 34 O generation of vipers, bo whom my soul is well pleased can ye, being evil, speak good I will put my Spirit upon him, and things ? for out of the abundance he shall shew judgment to the of the heart, the mouth speaketa, Gentiles.

35 A good man, out of the goo! 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; treasure of the heart, bringeth forsa neither shall any man hear his good things: and an evil man, or voice in the streets.

of the evil treasure, bringeth forth 20 A bruised reed shall he not evil things. break, and smoking flax shall he 36 But I say unto you, The not quench, till he send forth judg- every idle word that men shi ment unto victory.

speak, they shall give account 21 And in his name shall the thereof in the day of judgment. Gentiles trust.

37 For by thy words thou shalt 22 11 Then was brought unto him be justified, and by thy words thou one possessed with a devil, blind shalt be condemned. and dumb; and he healed him, in 38 1 Then certain of the scribes somuch that the blind and dumb and of the Pharisees answered, both spake and saw.

saying, Master, we would see : 23 And all the people were sign from thee. amazed, and said, Is not this the 39 But he answered and said to Bon of David ?


An evil and adulterous gene 24 But when the Pharisees heard ration seeketh after a sign, and it, they said, This fellor doth not there shall no sign be given to cast out devils, but by Beelzebub it, but the sign of the prophe the prince of the devils.

Jonas. 25 And Jesus knew their 40 For as Jonas was three days and thoughts, and said unto them, three nights in the whale's belly: Every kingdom divided against shall the Son of man be three days itself, is brought to desolation; and and three nights in the heart of the every city or house divided against earth. itself, shall not stand.

41 The men of Nineveh shall 26. And if Satan cast out Satan, rise in judgment with this generahe is divided against himself; tion, and shall condemn it: because how shall then his kingdom they repented at the preaching of stand ?

Jonas; and behold, a greater 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out Jonas is here. devils, by whom do your children 42 The queen of the south shall cast them out ? therefore they shall rise up in the judgment with this be your judges.

generation, and shall condemn it: 28 But if I cast out devils by the for she came from the uttermost Spirit of God, then the kingdom of parts of the earth to hear the wis God is come unto you.

dom of Solomon; and behold, a 29 Or else, how can one enter into greater than Solomon is here. a strong man's house, and spoil his 43 When the unclean spirit is goods, except he first bind the strong gone out of a man, be walketh



rable of the


sower and the seed bugh dry places, seeking rest, 10 And the disciples came, and I findeth none.

said unto him, Why speakest thou 4 Then he saith, I will return unto them in parables? þ my house from whence I came 11 He answered and said unto Hi and when he is come, he find-them, Because it is given unto you

it empty, swept, and gar- to know the mysteries of the king hed.

dom of heaven, but to them it is 15 Then goeth he, and taketh not given. th himself seven other spirits 12 For whosoever hath, to him pre wicked than himself, and shall be given, and he shall have ey enter in and dwell there: and more abundance: but whosoever

last state of that man is worse hath not, from him shall be taken in the first. Even so shall it be away even that he hath. jo

unto this wicked genera 13 Therefore speak I to them in n.

parables: because they sceing, see 16 1 While he yet talked to the not; and hearing, they hear not; ople, behold, his mother and his neither do they understand. ethren stood without, desiring to 14 And in them is fulfilled the eak with him.

prophecy of Esaias, which saith, 47 Then one said unto him, Be-By hearing ye shall hear, and shall

thy mother and thy brethren not understand ; and seeing ye shall und without, desiring to speak see, and shall not perceive: ith thee.

15 For this people's heart is 48 But he answered and said waxed gross, and their ears are to him that told him, Who is dull of hearing, and their eyes they y mother? and who are my bre- have closed ; lest at any time they ren?

should see with their eyes, and 49 And he stretched forth his hear with their ears, and should and toward his disciples, and said, understand with their heart, and! ehold my mother and my bre- should be converted, and I should iren !

heal them. 50 For whosoever shall do the 16 But blessed are your eyes, for ill of my Father which is in hea- they see: and your ears, for they en, the game is my brother, and hear. ster, and mother.

17 For, verily, I say unto you, CHAP. XIII.

That many prophets and righteous Of the Sower and the Seed. men have desired to see those things VHE same day went Jesus out which ye see, and have not seen

of the house, and sat by the them; and to hear those things ea-side.

which ye hear, and have not heard 2 And great multitudes were them. fathered together unto him, so that 18 1 Hear ye therefore the parahe went into a ship, and sat; and ble of the sower. he whole multitude stood on the 19 When any one heareth the hore.

word of the kingdom, and under3 And he spake many things un- standeth it not, then cometh the o them in parables, saying, Be- wicked one, and catcheth away her, a sower went forth to sow; that which was sown in his heart.

4 And when he sowed, some seeds This is he which received seed by feil by the way-side, and the fowls the way-side. bame and devoured them up:

20 But he that received the seed 5 Some fell upon stony places, into stony places, the same is he where they had not much earth that heareth the word, and anon and forthwith they sprụng up, be- with joy receiveth it; cause they had not deepness of 21 Yet hath he not root in himearth:

self, but dureth for a while: for 6 And when the sun was up, when tribulation or persecution they were scorched; and because ariseth because of the word, by they had no root, they withered and by he is offended. away.

22 He also that received seed 7 And some fell among thorns; among the thorns is he that heareth and the thorns sprung up, and the word; and the care of this choked them:

world, and the deceitfulness of 8 But other fell into good ground, riches choke the word, and he beand brought forth fruit, some á cometh unfruitful. hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some 23 But he that received seeil thirty-fold.

into the good ground is he that 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him heareth the word, and under hear.

slandeth it; which also beareth


The parable of

the tares, 32 fruit, and bringeth forth, some a good seed are the children of the hundred-fold, some sixty, some kingdom; but the tares are the thirty

children of the wicked one; 24 1 Another pașable put he 39 The enemy that sowed them forth unto them, saying, The king- is the devil; the harvest is the end dom of heaven' is likened unto a of the world; and the reapers are man which sowed good seed in his the angels. field:

40 Ås therefore the tares are 25 But while men slept, his ene- gathered and burned in the fire my came and sowed tares among so shall it be in the end of this the wheat, and went his way. world. 26 But when the blade was sprung

41 The Son of man shall send up, and brought forth fruit, then forth his angels, and they shall appeared the tares also.

ther out of his kingdom all things 27 So the servants of the house that offend, and them which do in holder came and said unto him, quity; Sir, didst not thou sow good seed 42 And shall cast them into 3 in thy field ? from whence then hath furnace of fire : there shall be wait it tares?

ing and gnashing of teeth. 28 He said unto them, An enemy 43 Then shall the righteous shine hath done this. The servants said forth as the sun in the kingdom of unto him, Wilt thou then that we their Father. Who hath ears to go and gather them up ?

hear, let him hear. 29 But he said, Nay; lest while 44' | Again, The kingdom of ye gather up the tares, ye root up heaven is like unto treasure hid in also the wheat with them.

field ; the which when a man bata 30 Let both grow together until found, he hideth, and for joy there the harvest: and in the time of of goeth and selleth all that he has harvest I will say to the reapers, and buyeth that field. Gather ye together first the tares, 45 1 Again, The kingdom and bind them in bundles to burn heaven is like unto a merchant them: but gather the wheat into man seeking goodly pearls: my barn.

46 Who, when he had found on 31 1 Another parable put he pearl of great price, went and sal forth unto them, saying, The king-, all that he had,

and bought it. dom of heaven is like to a grain of 47 Again, The kingdom of het mustard-seed, which a man took, ven is like unto a net, that was cas and sowed in his field :

into the sea, and gathered of ever 32 Which indeed is the least of kind: all seeds: but when it is grown, it

48 Which, when it was full,the is the greatest among herbs, and drew to shore, and sat down, an becometh a tree, so that the birds gathered the good into vessels, but of the air come and lodge in the cast the bad away. branches thereof.

49 So shall

it be at the end of the 33 | Another parable spake he world : the angels shall come forth unto them; The kingdom of hea- and sever the wicked from among ven is like unto leaven, which a the just, woman took, and hid in three mea 50 And shall cast them into the sures of meal, till the whole was furnace of fire : there shall be war leavened.

ing and gnashing of teeth. 34 All these things spake Jesus 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have unto the multitude in parables; ye understood all these things and without a parable spake he notThey say unto him, Yea, Lord. unto them:

52 Then said he unto them,

1 35 That it might be fulfilled Therefore every scribe whick is in which was spoken by the prophet, structed unto the kingdom of her saying, I will open my mouth in ven, is like unto a man that is : parables; I will utter things which householder, which bringeth forth have been kept secret from the out of his treasure things new and foundation of the world.

old. 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude 53 1 And it came to pass, that away, and went into the house: when Jesus had finished these paand his disciples came unto him, rables, he departed thence. saying, Declare unto us the parable

54 And when he was come into of the tares of the field.

his own country, he taught thern in 37 He answered and said unto their synagogue,insomuch that they them, He that soweth the good were astonished, and said, Whence seed is the Son of man;

hath this man this wisdon, and 38 The field is the world; the these mighty works?



A that timehe prodibe Istrarch hea blessed and brukes and Fave the

Power had heard thereof, they fol- Lord, save me. ohn Baptist beheaded. CHAP. XIV. Fire thousand fed. 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? | This is a desert place, and the time

not his mother called Mary ? and is now past; send the multitude is brethren, James, and Joses, a way, that they may go into the nd Simon, and Judas ?

villages, and buy themselves vic56 And his sisters, are they not tuals. Il with us? Whence then hath 16 But Jesus said unto them, nis man all these things?

They need not depart; give ye then 57 And they were offended in to eat.

But Jesus said unto thern, A 17 And they say unto him, We rophet is not without honour, save have here but five loaves, and two n his own country, and in his own fishes. ouse.

18 He said, Bring them hither to 58 And he did not many mighty me. vorks there, because of their un 19 And he commanded the mulelief.

titude to sit down on the grass, and CHAP. XIV,

took the five loaves, and the two Herod's Opinion of Christ. fishes, and looking up to heaven, heard of the fame of

to his , the 2 And said unto his servants, ciples to the multitude. This is John the Baptist; he is 20 And they did all eat, and were isen from the dead; and therefore filled and they took up of the nighty works do shew forth them- fragments that remained twelve elves in him.

baskets full. 3 1 For Herod had laid hold on 21 And they that had eaten were John, and bound him, and put him about five thousand men, besitles n prison for Herodias' sake, his women and children. brother Philip's wife.

22 T And straightway Jesus con| 4 For John said unto him, It is strained his disciples to get into a hot lawful for thee to have her. ship, and to go before him unto the

5 And when he would have put other side, while he sent the multihim to death, he feared the multi- tudes away. ude, because they counted him as 23 And when he had sent the prophet.

multitudes away, he went up into 6 But when Herod's birth-day a mountain apart to pray: and was kept, the daughter of Hero- when the evening was come, he lias danced before them, and plea- was there alone. sed Herod.

24 But the ship was now in the 7 Whereupon he promised with midst of the sca, tossed with waves: an oath to give her whatsoever she for the wind was contrary. would ask.

25 And in the fourth watch of 8 And she, being before instruct- the night Jesus went unto them, ed of her mother, said, Give me walking on the sea. here John Baptist's head in a 26 And when the disciples saw charger.

him walking on the sea, they were 9 Ånd the king was sorry: never- troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and theless for the oath's sake, and they cried out for fear. them which sat with him at meat, 2 But straightway Jesus spakę hc commanded it to be given her. unto them, saying, Be of good

10 And he sent and beheaded cheer; it is I; be not afraid. John in the prison.

28 And Peter answered him and 11 And his head was brought in said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me a charger, and given to the damsel : come unto thee on the water. and she brought it to her mother. 29 And he said, Come. And

12 And his disciples came, and when Peter was come down out took up the body, and buried it, of the ship, he walked on the waand went and told Jesus.

ter, to go to Jesus. 13 | When Jesus heard of it, he 30 But when he saw the wind departed thence by ship into a de- boisterous, he was afraid; and beBert place apart: and when the ginning to sink, he cried, saying,

on the 31 And immediately Jesus stretchcities.

ed forth his hand, and caught him, 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw and said unto him, I thou of lita great multitude, and was moved tle faith, wherefore didst thou with compassion toward them, and doubt? he healed their sick.

32 And when they were come in15 11 And when it was evening, to the ship, the wind ceased. his disciples came to him, sayings

33 Then they that were in the 2N


Men's traditions. MATTHEW, What defileth e na ship came and worshipped him, 15 Then answered Peter and said saying, Of a truth thou art the Son unto him, Declare unto us this pa of God.

rable. 34 1 And when they were gone 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also over, they came into the land of yet without understanding? Gennesaret.

17 Do not ye yet understand, that 35 And when the men of that whatsoever entereth in at the mout place had knowledge of him, they goeth into the belly, and is cast ou sent out into all that country round into the draught? ubout, and brought unto him all 18 But those things which pro that were diseased;

ceed out of the mouth come for 36 And besought him that they from the heart; and they defile the might only touch the hem of his man. garment: and as many as touched 19 For out of the heart proceed were made perfectly whole. evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, CHAP. XV.

fornications, thefts, false witness, God's Commandments. blasphemies: came

20 are and Jerusalem, saying,

washen hands defileth not a mir. 2 Why do thy disciples transgress

21 [ Then Jesus went thence, the tradition of the elders? for they and departed into the coasts of wash not their hands when they Tyre and Sidon. eat bread.

22 And behold, a woman of Ca 3 But he answered and said unto naan came out of the same cous them, Why do ye also transgress and cried unto him, saying, Har the commandment of God by your mercy on me, O Lord,

thou sor of tradition ?

David; my daughter is grievos 4 For God commanded, saying, vexed with a devi). Honour thy father and mother: 23 But he answered her pot ? and, He that curseth father or mo- word. And his disciples came and ther, let himn die the death. besought him, saying, Send is

5 But ye say, Whosoever shall away, for she crieth after us. say to his father or his mother, It 24 But he answered and saw I is a gift, by whatsoever thou might am not sent but unto the lost sbeca est bo pronted by me;

of the house of Israel. 6 And honour not his father or 25 Then came she and per his mother, he shall be free. Thus shipped him, saying, Lord, he have ye made the commandment me. of God of none effect by your tra 26 But he answered and said, I dition.

is not meet to take the children's 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias bread and to cast it to dogs. prophesy of you, saying,

27 And she said, Trụth, Lord: 8 This people draweth nigh unto yet the dogs eat of the cruEDE me with their mouth, and honour- which fall from their masters eth me with their lips; but their table. heart is far from me.

28 Then Jesus answered and said 9 But in vain they do worship me, unto her, I woman, great is the teaching for doctrines the com- faith: be it unto thee even as thou mandments of men.

wilt. And her daughter was made 10 1 And he called the multitude, whole from that very hour. and said unto them, Hear, and un 29 And Jesus departed from derstand :

thence, and came nigh unto the sea 11 Not that which goeth into the of Galilee; and went up into a mouth defileth a man; but that mountain, and sat down there. which cometh out of the mouth, 30 And great multitudes came this defileth a man.

unto him, having with them this 12 Then came his disciples, and that were lame, blind, dumb, main said unto him, Knowest thou that ed, and many others, and cast thro the Pharisees were offended after down at Jesus' feet; and he healed they heard this saying?

them : 13 But he answered and said, 31 Ingomuch that the multitude Every plant, which my heavenly wondered, when they saw the dumb Father hath not planted, shall be to speak, the maimed to be whole, rooted up.

the lame to walk, and the blind to 14 Let them alone: they be blind see: and they glorified the God of leaders of the blind. And if the Israel. blind lead the blind, both shall fall 32 1 Then Jesus called his disciinto the ditch.

ples unto him, and said, I have com 18


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