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He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather : for the sky is red.

3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowing. Oye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times ?

4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them and departed.

5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. .

6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, Oye of little faith, why reason yé among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

9 Do" ye not understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up ?

10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?'. "'. "

11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducées ?'.-,

12 Then understood they how that he bade them not be ware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pha. risees, and of the Sadducees.

13 9 When Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Phi. lippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist's some Elias; and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am ?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living Goch

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17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona : for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. . 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the 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.

20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell yo man that he was Jesus the Christ.

21 g From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord : this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan, thou art an offence unto me : for thou favourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. .. 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

25 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.

26 For what is a man protited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul : or whạt shall a man give in exchange for his soul? . 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with bis angels; and then he shall reward every man aceording to his works.

28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

, , , CH P. XVII. 1 The transfiguration of Christ. 14 He healeth a lunatick, 22 foretelleth his own passion, 24 and payeth tribute.

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AND after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John

his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them : and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

§ And behold, there appeared unto them Mogės and Elias talking with him. .

4 Then answered Peter, and said imto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here : if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. · 6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be 'not afraid.

8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw nó man, save Jesus only.

9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes, that Elias must first come?

11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

12 But I say unto you, that Elias is come already and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. · 13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

14 | And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certuin man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son ; for he is lunatick, and

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sore vexed : for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.

16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him,

17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you ? how long shall I suffer you? bring him bither to me.

.18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief : for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustardo seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting.

22 & And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men :

23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry,

24 | And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute-money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?

25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come mto the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whoin do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute ? of their own children, or of strangers ?

26 Peter saith uuto lim, Of strangers, Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. .

27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up: and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.

CHAP. CHAP. XVIII. Christ teacheth to be humble. 7 Touching offences, 21

und forgiving one another. AT the same time ca:ne the disciples unto Jesus, saying, ** Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? · 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. ·

5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name, keceiveth me. · 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

79 Wo unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but wo to that man by whoin the offence cometh! .

8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into , life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands, or two feet, to be cast into everlasting tire.

9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and east it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, iacher than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones : for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do al ways behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

12 How think ye? if a man have an hundred steep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh ihat which is fone astray? 19 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he $ 3

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