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Christ's testimony to John. CHAP. XI. XII. The Pharisees reproved."

42 And whosoerer shall give to drink 20 Then hegan he to upbraid the unto one of these little ones a cup of cities wherein 106 of his mighty cold water only, in the name of a dis works were done, because they reciple, verily I say unto you, He shalt pented not: in no wise lose his reward.

21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo CHAP. XI.

unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the AND

ND it came to pass, when Jesus had mighty works which were done in you

made an end of commanding his had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they twelve disciples, he departed thence, would have repented long ago in sackto teach

and to preach in their cloth and ashes. cities.

22 But 1 say unto you, it shall be 2 | Now when John had heard in the more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at prison the works of Christ, he sent the day of judgment, than for you. two of his disciples,

23. And thou, Capernaum, which art 3 And said unto 'bim, Art thou he exalted unto beaven, sbalt be brought that should come, or do we look for down to hell: for if the migbty works another?

wbich have been done in thee bad 4 Jesus answered and said unto beeu done in Sodom, it would have thein, Go and shew John again those remaried until this day. things which ye do hear and see : 24 But I say unto you, That it shall

5 The blind receive their sight, and be more tolerable for the land of the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, Sodom in the day of judgment, tban and the deaf hear, the dead are raised for thee. ip, and the poor have the gospel 25 At that tinie Jesus answered and preached to them.

said, I thank thee, O father, Lord of 6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall bearen and earth, because thou hast not be offended in me.

bid these things from the wise and 7 And as they departed, Jesus began prudent, and Last revealed them unto to say unto the multitudes concerning babes. John, What went ye out into the wild 26 Ever so, Fatber; for so it seemed derness to see a reed shaken with the good in thy sight. wind?

27 All things are delivered unto me 9 But what went ye out for to see? a of my Father : and no man knoweth man clothed in soft raiment? behold, the Son but the Father; neither they that wear soft clothing are in knoweth ay man the Father, save kings' bouses.

the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son 9 But what went ye out for to see will reveal him. a prophet ? yea, 1 say unto you, and 48 Come unto me all ve that labour urore than a prophet.

and are heavy laden, and I will give 10 For this is he of whom it is writ- you rest. ten, Behold, I send my messenger 29 Take my yoke upon you, and before thy face, which shall prepare learn u nie; for I am meek and lowly thy way before thee.

in heart, and ye shall'ind rest unlo 11 Verily, I say unto you, Among your souls. them that are born of woinen there 30 For my yoke is easy, and my hath not risen a greater than John the burden is light. Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is

CHAP. XII. least in the

kingdom of heaven is AT that {ime Jesus went on the sabi 12 And from the days of John the his disciples were an hungered, and Baptist until now the kingdom of hea- began to pluck the ears of corn, and vea suffereth violence, and the violent to eat. take it by force.

2 But when the Pharisees saw it, 13 For all the prophets and the law | they said unto him, Behold, thy disciprophesied until John.

pies do that which is not lawful to da 14 And if ye will receive it, this is on the sabbath-day. Elias, which was for id conie.

3 But he said unto them, Have ye 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him not read what David did when he was bear.

an hungered, and they that were with 16 But whereunto shall I liken this him ; generation. It is like unto children 4 How he entered into the house or sitting in the inarkets, and calling unto God, and did eat the shen-bread, their fellows

which was not lawful for him to eat. 17 And saying, We have piped unto neither for them which were with him, yoa, and ye have not danced, we have but only for the priests! mourned unto you, and ye have cot 5 Or have ye not read in the law, lamented.

how that on the sabbath-days the 18 For Jobn came neither eating nor priests in the temple profane the sabdrinking; and they say, He bath a bath, and are blameless? devii.

6 But I say unto you, That in this 19 The Son of man came eating and piace is one greater than the temple. drinking; and they say, Behold a man 7 But if ye had known what this gluttonous, and a wine-bibbe , a friend meaneth, I will have mercy, and not of publicans and sinners. But Wisdom sacrifice, ye would not have conden justined of her children,

ed the guilllcae.

Withered hand healed. ST. MATTHEW. Blasph. against the Holy Ghost.

For the Son of man is Lord even mar and then he will spoil as of the sabbatb-day.

bouse. 9 And when he was departed 30 He that is not with me is agaita thence, he went into their synagogue: me; and he that gathereto not wis

10 And, behold, there was a man me scattereth abroad. which had his hand withered. And 31 Wherefore I say unto you, AL they asked bim, saying, is it lawful to manner of sin and blasphemy shall be heal on the sabbath-days! that they forgiven unto men : but the blasphen! might accuse hiin.

against the Holy Ghost sball not be 11 And he said unto them, What forgiven unto men. man shall there be among you that 32 And whosoever spenketh a word shall bave one sheep, and if it fall into against the Son of mar: it shall be foia pit on the sabbath-day, will be not given him: but whosoerer speakers lay bold on it, and lift it out

against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be 19 How much then is a man better forgiven him, neither in this world, than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawfuli neither in the world to come. to do well on the sabbath-days.

33 Either make the tree gooi, and 13 Then saitb he to the man, Stretch his fruit good, or else make the tree forth thine bar.d. And he stretched it corrupt, and his fruit corrupt : for the forth; and it was restored whole, like tree is known by his fruit. as the other.

34 O generation of vipers ! how can 14 Then the Pharisees went out, and ye, being evil, speak good things for teld a council against him, how they out of the abundance of the heart the might destroy hiin.

mouth speakerh. 15 But when Jesus knew it, he with 35 A good man, out of the good tresdrew himself from thence : and great sure of the heart, bringeth forth good multitudes followed him, and he heal-things: and an evil inan, out of the ed them all;

evil treasure, bringeth (orth evil things 16 And charged them that they 36 But I say unto you, That every should not make him known :

idle word that men shall speak, they 17 That it might be fulfilled which shall give account thereof in the day was spoken by Esaias the prophet, of judgment. saying,

37 For hy thy words thou shalt be is Beloid my servant, whom I have justified, and by thy words thou shalt chosen; my beloved in whom my soul is Be ondemned. well pleased : I will put my Spirit 38 ? Then certain of the scribes and upon

him, and be shal! shiew judgment of the Pharisees, answered, saying to the Gentiles.

Master, we would see a sign froin thee. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; nei 39 But he answered and said to eher sliall any man hear his voice in tbe them, An evil and adulterous generastreets.

tion seeketh after a sign; and there 20 A bruised reed shall be no break shall no sign be given to it, but the and smoking fax shall he not quench, sign of the prophet Jonas: tull he send forth judginent untovictory. 40 For as Jogas was tbree days and

21 And in his name shall the Gen-three nights in the whale's belly; so tiles trust.

shall the Son of man be three day, 22 | Then was brought unto him and three nights in the beart of the one possessed with a devil, blind and earth. dumb: and he healed him, insomuch 41 The men of Nineveb shall rise in that the blind and dumb bolb spake judgment with this generation, and and saw.

shal condemn it: because they re. 23 And all the people were amazed, pented at the preaching of Jonas; and, and said, is not this the son of David behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, 42 The queeu nf the south shall rese they said, This fellow doth not cast up in the judgmeut with this generaout devils, but by Beelzebub the prince tion, and shall condemn it: for she of the devils.

came from the uttermost parts of the 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and said unto them, Every kingdoin and, behold, a greater than Solomon divided against itself is brought to is here. desolation; and every city or house 43 When the unclean spirit is gone divided against itself shall not stand : out of a man, he walketh through dry 26. And

if Satan cast out Satan, he is places, seeking rest, and findeth none. divided against himself; how shall 44 Then he saith, I will return into then his kingdom stand?

my house from whence I came out ; 97 And it by Beelzebub cast out and when he is come, he findeth is devils, hy whom do your chuldren cast empty, swept, and garnished. them out therefore they shall be your 45 Then goeth be, and taketh with judges.

himself seven other spirits more wick28. But if ! cast out devils by the ed than himself, and they enter an Spirit of God, then the kingdom of and dwell there and the last state God is come unto you.

that man is worse than the first. E 29 Or else, how can one enter into so shall it be also unto this wie 2 strong man's bouse, and spoil his generation, zoods, except be first bind the strong 46 GWhile ke yet talked to the

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The parable of the sower, CHAP. XIV.

and of the tapes. behold, his mother and his brethren they see and your ears, for they stood without, desiring to speak with hear. dim.

17 For verily say unto you, That 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, many prophets and righteous men have thy mother and thy brethren stand desired to see those things which ye see, without, desiring to speak with thee. and have not seen them; and to hear

48 But he answered and said unto those things which ye hear, and have him that told him, who is my mother not heard them. and who are my brethren?

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of 49 And he stretched forth his hand the sower. Vi toward his disciples, and said, Behold 19 When any one heareth the word niy mother and iny brethren!

of the kingdom, and understanden it 50 For whosoever shall do the will not, then cometh the wicked one, and of my Father which is in heaven, the catcheth away that which was sown in same is my brother, and sister, and his heart. This is he which received 1.other..

secd by the way side. CHAP. XIII.

20 But he that received the seed THE same day went Sesus out of the into stony places, the same is he that

heareth the word, and azon with joy 2 And great multitud swere gather- receiveth it : , ed together unto him, so that he went 21 Ye: hath he dot root in himself, into a ship, and sat; and the whole but dureth for a while; for when anultitude stood on the shore.

tribulation or persecution ariseth he3 And he spake many things unto cause of the word, ty and by he is ofthem in parabies, saying, Behold, a fended. sower went forth to sow:

22 He also that received seed among 4 And when he sowed, some seeds the thorns is he that heareth the word; fell by the way side, and the fowls came and the care of this world, and the and devoured them tip.

deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, 5 Some fell upon stony places, where and he becometh unfruitful. they had not much earth; and forth 23 But he that received seed into with they sprung up, because they had the good ground is he that heareth the no deepness of earth:

word, and understandeth it; which 6 And when the sun was up, they also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, were scorched; and because they had some an hundred sonie no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; and 24 Another parable put he forth unto the thorus sprung up, and choked them, saying, The kingdom of heaver them.

is likened unto a man which sowed 8 But other fell into good ground, good seed in his field: and brought forth fruit, some an hun 25 But wbile men slept, his enemy dredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirty- came and sowed tares among the fold.

wheat, and went his way. 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him

26 But when the blade was sprung bear.

up, and brought forth fruit, then ap19 And the disciples came, and peared the tares also. said unto him, Why speakest thou un 27 So the servants of the householder to them in parables ?

came and said unto him, Sir, didst not 11 He answered and said unto them, thou sow good seed in thy field ? from Because it is given unto you to know whence then bath it tares? the mysteries of the kingdom of hea 29 He said unto them, An enemy ven, but to them it is not given. hath done this. The servants said unto

12 For whosoever hath, to him shall him, Wilt thou then that we go and be given, and he shall have more abun-gather them up? dance: but whosoever bath not, from 29 But he said, Nay ; lest while ye him shall be taken away even that he gather up the tares, ye root up also bath.

the wheat with them. 13 Therefore speak I to them in pa 30 Let both grow together until the rables : because they seeing, see not ; harvest: and in the time of harvest I and hearing, they hear not; neither will say to the reapers, Gather ye to-, do they understand.

gether first the tares, and bind thein ia 14 And in thein is fulfilled the pro-bundles burri them: but gather the phecy of Esaias, which saitb, By hear-wheat into my barn. ing ye shall hear, and shall not under 31 Another parable put he forth stand; and seeing ye shall see, and unto them, saying, The kingdom of shall not perceive :

heaven is like to a grain of inustard15 For this people's heart is waxed seed, which a man took and sowed in ing, and tueir eyes they have closed ; 32 Which indeed is the least of a's lest at any time they should see with seeds: but when it is grown, it is the their eyes, and hear with thcir ears, greatest among herbs, and becometh and should understand with their å tree, so that the birds of the air

the branches ebould hea! them. 26 But blessed are your eyes, for 33 Another parable spake he unte

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