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792 The leper cleansed.


Matthew called. ners with Simon And Jesus said unto 27 [ And after these things he went Simon, Fear not: from henceforth thou forth, and saw a publican named Levi, shalt catch men.

sitting at the receipt of custom : and he 11 And when they had brought their said unto him, Follow me. ships to land, they forsook all, and fol- 28 And he left all, rose up, and folllowed him.

lowed him. 12 And it came to pass, when he was 29 And Levi made him a great feast in a certain city, behold, a man full of in his own house ; and there was a great leprosy: who seeing Jesus, fell on his company of publicans, and of others that face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if sat down with them. thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 30 But their scribes and Pharisees

13 And he put forth his hand, and murmured against his disciples, saying, touched him, saying, I will : Be thou | Why do ye eat and drink with publicans clean. And immediately the leprosy de- and sinners? parted from him.

31 And Jesus answering, said unto 14 And he charged him to tell no man: | them, They that are whole need not a but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and physician ; but they that are sick. offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses $2 I came not to call the righteous, commanded, for a testimony unto them. but sinners to repentance.

15 But so much the more went there 33 | And they said unto him, Why do a fame abroad of him: and great mul- the disciples of John fast often, and make titudes came together to hear and to be prayers, and likewise the disciples of the healed by him of their infirmities. Pharisees; but thine eat and drink?

16 And he withdrew himself into the 34 And he said unto them, Can ye make wilderness, and prayed.

the children of the bride-chamber fast, 17 And it came to pass on a certain while the bridegroom is with them? day, as he was teaching, that there were 35 But the days will come, when the Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting bridegroom shall be taken away from by, which were come out of every town | them, and then shall they fast in those of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem : | days. and the power of the Lord was present 36 | And he spake also a parable unto to heal them.

them: No man putteth a piece of a new 18 4 And behold, men brought in a garment upon an old ; if otherwise, then. bed a man which was taken with the pal- | both the new maketh a rent, and the sy: and they sought means to bring hằm | piece that was taken out of the new, ain, and to lay him before him.

greeth not with the old. 19 And when they could not find by 37 And no man putteth new wine in what way they might bring him in, be- | to old bottles; else the new wine will cause of the multitude, they went upon burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the the house-top, and let him down through bottles shall perish. the tiling with his couch, into the midst 38 But new wine must be put into new before Jesus.

bottles, and both are preserved. 20 And when he saw their faith, he said 39 Noman also having drunk old wine, unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. straightway desireth new : for he saith,

21 And the scribes and the Pharisees | The old is better. "began to reason, saying, Who is this

CHAP. VI. which speaketh blasphemies? Who can 1 Touching the ears of corn that were forgive sins but God alone?

plucked by the disciples on the sabbath 22 But when Jesus perceived their 13 Christ chooseth the twelve. thoughts, he answering, said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts ?


ND it came to pass on the second 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be through the corn-fields ; and his disciforgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and ples plucked the ears of corn, and did walk ?

eat, rubbing them in their hands. 24 But that ye may know that the Son 2 And certain of the Pharisees said unof man liath power upou earth to for- to them, Why do ye that which is not give sins, He said unto the sick of the lawful to do on the sabbath-days? palsy, I say unto thee, Arise, and take 3 And Jesus answering them, said, up thy couch, and go into thine house. Have ye not read so much as this, what

25 And immediately he arose up before David did, when himself was an hungerthem, and took up that whereon he lay, ed, and they which were with him; and departed to his own house, glorify- 4 How he went into the house of God, ing God.

and did take and eat the shew-bread, and 26 And they were all amazed, and they gave also to them that were with him, glorified God, and were filled with fear, which is not lawful to eat but for the saying, We have seen strange things to-day.." priests alone ?

The twelve apostles chosen.

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Of loving our enemies. 793 7. 5 And lie said unto them, That the 24 But woe unto you that are rich ! Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. for ye have received your consolation.

6 And it came to pass also on another 25 Woe unto you that are full! for ye sabbath, that he entered into the syna- shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh gogue, and taught ; and there was a man now! for ye shall mourn and weep. whose right hand was withered :

26 Woe unto you, when all men shall 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watch-speak well of you ! for so did their faed him, whether he would heal on the thers to the false prophets. sabbath-day; that they might find an 27 9 But I say unto you which hear, accusation against him.

Love your enemies, do good to them 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said which hate you, to the man which had the withered hand, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. for them which despitefully use you. And he arose, and stood forth.

29 And unto him that smiteth thee on 9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask the one cheek, offer also the other ; and you one thing; Is it lawful on the sab- him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid bath-days to do good, or to do evil ? to not to take thy coat also. save life, or to destroy it?

30 Give to every man that asketh of 10 And looking round about upon thee; and of him that taketh away thy them all, he said unto the man, Stretch goods, ask them not again. forth thy hand. And he did so: and 31 And as ye would that men should his hand was restored whole as the other. do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

11 And they were filled with mad- 32 For if ye love them which love you, ness; and communed one with another what thank have ye? for sinncrs also what they might do to Jesus.

love those that love them. 12 And it came to pass in those

33 And if ye do good to them which days, that he went out into a mountain do good to you, what thank have ye? to pray, and continued all night in pray- || for sinners also do even the same. er to God.

34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye 13 And when it was day, he called unto | hope to receive, what thank have ye? him his disciples : and of them he chose for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive twelve, whom also he named Apostles; as much again.

14 Simon (whom he also named Pe- 35 But love ye your enemies, and do ter) and Andrew his brother, James good, and lend, hoping for nothing again ; and John, Philip and Bartholomew, and your reward shall be great, and ye

15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son shall be the children of the Highest : for of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes, he is kind unto the unthankful and to

16 And Judas the brother of James, and the evil, Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your

17 1 And he came down with them, Father also is merciful. and stood in the plain; and the company 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: of his disciples, and a great multitude of condemn not, and ye shall not be condemnpeople out of all Judea and Jerusalem, ed : forgive, and ye shall be forgiven : and from the sea-coast of Tyre and Si- 38 Give, and it shall be given unto don, which came to hear him, and to be you; good measure, pressed down, and healed of their diseases;

shaken together, and running over, shall 18 And they that were vexed with un- men give into your bosom. For with clean spirits : and they were healed. the same measure that ye mete withal

19 And the whole multitude sought to it shall be measured to you again. touch him ; for there went virtue out of 39 And he spake a parable unto them; him, and healed them all.

Can the blind lead the blind ? shall they 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his not both fall into the ditch? disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor : 40 The disciple is not above his masfor yours is the kingdom of God. ter : but every one that is perfect, shall

21 Blessed are ye that hunger now : be as his master. for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that 41 And why beholdest thou the mote weep now: for ye shall laugh.

that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest 22 Blessed are ye when men shall hate not the beam that is in thine own eye? you, and when they shall separate you 42 Either how canst thou say to thy from their company, and shall reproach | brother, Brother, let me pull out the you, and cast out your name as evil, for mote that is in thine eye, when thou the Son of man's sake.

thyself beholdest not the beam that is in 25 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out joy: for behold, your reward is great first the beam out of thine own eye, and in heaven: for in the like manner did then shalt thou see clearly to pull out their fathers unto the prophets.

the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

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794 The centurion's faith ST. LUKE. Christ raiseth the widow's son. *

43 For a good tree bringeth not forth || and said unto the people that followed corrupt fruit ; neither doth a corrupt him, I say unto you, I have not found so tree bring forth good fruit.

great faith, no, not in Israel. 44 For every tree is known by his own 10 And they that were sent, returning fruit : for of thorns men do not gather figs, to the house, found the servant whole nor of a bramble-bush gather they grapes. that had been sick.

45 A good man out of the good treas- 11 And it came to pass the dar ure of his heart, bringeth forth that which after, that he went into a city called is good; and an evil man out of the evil Nain: and many of his disciples went treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that with him, and much people. which is evil: for of the abundance of 12 Now when he came nigh to the the heart his mouth speaketh.

gate of the city, behold, there was a 46 | And why call ye me Lord, Lord, dead man carried out, the only son of his and do not the things which I say? mother, and she was a widow : and much heareth my sayings, and doeth "thienand people of the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord saw her, he will shew you to whom he is like. had compassion on her, and said unto

48 He is like a man which built an her, Weep not. house, and digged deep, and laid the ·14 And he came and touched the bier : foundation on a rock : and when the and they that bare him stood still. And he flood arose, the stream beat vehemently said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. upon that house, and could not shake it : 15 And he that was dead sat up, and for it was founded upon a rock.

began to speak, and he delivered him 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, to his mother. is like a man that without a foundation 16 And there came a fear on all : and built an house upon the earth, against they gloritied God, saying, That a great which the stream did beat vehemently, prophet is risen op among us; and, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of That God hath visited his people. that house was great.

17 And this rumour of him went forth CHAP. VII.

throughout all Judea, and throughout 1 The centurion's faith, 11 Christ raiseth all the region round about.

the widow's son, 19 answereth John's 18 And the disciples of John shewed
messengers, 24 and giveth testimony of || him of all these things.
him. 36 Mary Magdalene anointeih 19 9 And Jolin calling unto him two of
Christ's feet.

his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Tow when he had ended all his say- || Art thou he that should come or look

we for another? he entered into Capernaum.

20 When the men were come unto 2 And a certain centurion's servant, him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us who was dear unto him, was sick, and unto thee, saying, Art thou he that ready to die.

should come? or look we for another? 3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent 21 And in that same hour he cured unto him the elders of the Jews, be many of their infirmities, and plagues, seeching him that he would come and and of evil spirits; and unto many that heal his servant.

were blind he gave sight. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they 22 Then Jesus answering, said unto besought him instantly, saying, That he | them, Go your way, and tell John what was worthy for whom he should do this: | things ye have seen and heard; how that

5 For he loveth our nation, and he the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers hath built us a synagogue.

are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are 6 Then Jesus went with them. And raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. when he was now not far from the house, 23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall the centurion sent friends to him, saying not be offended in me. unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: 24 9 And when the messengers of John for I am not worthy that thou shouldest were departed, he began to speak unto enter under my roof;

the people concerning John, What went 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself ye out into the wilderness for to see ? A worthy to come unto thee; but say in a reed shaken with the wind ? word, and my servant shall be healed. 25 But what went ye out for to see?

8 For I also am a man set under author- | A man clothed in soft raiment ? behold, ity, having under me soldiers, and I say they which are gorgeously apparelled, unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to an- and live delicately, are in kings courts, other, Come, and he cometh ; and to my 26 But what went ye out for to see? servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and 9 When Jesus heard these things, he much more than a prophet. marvelled at him, and turned hiin about 27 This is he, of whom it is written, Be

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Mary anointeth Christ's fect. CHAP. VIII. IVomen minister unto Christ. 795 hold, I send my messenger before thy face, washed my feet with tears, and wiped which shall prepare thy way before thee. them with the hairs of her head.

28 For I say unto you, Among those 45 Thou gavest me no kiss : but this that are born of women, there is not a woman, since the time I came in, hath greater prophet than John the Baptist : not ceased to kiss my feet. but he that is least in the kingdom of 46 Mine head with oil thou didst not God, is greater than he.

anoint : but this woman hath anointed 29 And all the people that heard him, my feet with ointment. and the publicans, justified God, being 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her baptized with the baptism of John. sins, which are many, are forgiven ; for

30 But the Pharisees and lawyers re- she loved much : but to whom little is jected the counsel of God against them- forgiven, the same loveth little. selves, being not baptized of him.

48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are 31 | And the Lord said, Whereunto forgiven. then shall I liken the men of this genera- 49 And they that sat at meat with tion and to what are they like? him, began to say within themselves,

32 They are like unto children sitting Who is this that forgiveth sins also? in the market-place, and calling one to

50 And he said to the woman, Thy another, and saying, We have piped unto faith hath saved thee ; go in peace. you, and ye have not danced; we have

CHAP. VII. mourned to you, and ye have not wept. 1 Women minister unto Christ. 4 The

33 For John the Baptist came neither parable of the sower, 16 and of the eating bread, nor drinking wine ; and ye candle. 26 The legion of devils. say, He hath a devil.

ND it came to pass afterward, that

and drinking ; and ye say, Behold a glutton- village, preaching and shewing the glad ous man, and a wine-bibber, a friend of tidings of the kingdom of God : and the publicans and sinners.

twelve were with him, 35 But wisdom is justified of all her 2 And certain women, which had been children.

healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary 36 1 And one of the Pharisees desired called Magdalene, out of whom went him that he would eat with him. And seven devils, he went into the Pharisee's house, and 3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Hersat down to meat.

od's steward, and Susanna, and many 37 And behold, a woman in the city, others, which ministered unto him of which was a sinner, when she knew that their substance. Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, 4 And when much people were gathbrought an alabaster-box of ointment, ered together, and were come to him out

38 And stood at his feet behind him of every city, he spake by a parable : weeping, and began to wash his feet with 5 A sower went out to sow his seed : tears, and did wipe them with the hairs and as he sowed, some fell by the way of her head, and kissed his feet, and an- | side ; and it was trodden down, and the ointed them with the ointment.

fowls of the air devoured it. 39 Now when the Pharisee which had 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as bidden him, sawit, he spake within him- soon as it was sprung up, it withered aself, saying, This man, if he were a pro- way, because it lacked moisture. phet, would have known who, and what 7 And some fell among thorns; and the manner of woman this is that toucheth thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. him : for she is a sinner.

8 And other fell on good ground, and 40 And Jesus answering, said unto him, sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredSimon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. fold. And when he had said these things, And he saith, Master, say on.

he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let 41 There was a certain creditor, which him hear. had two debtors : the one owed five 9 And his disciples asked him, saying, hundred pence, and the other fifty. Wliat might this parable be ?

42 And when they had nothing to 10 And he said, Unto you it is given pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell to know the mysteries of the kingdom of me therefore, which of them will love God: but to others in parables; that seehim most?

ing they might not see, and hearing they 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose might not understand. that he, to whom he forgave most. And he 11 Now the parable is this : The seed said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. is the word of God.

44 And he turned to the woman, and 12 Those by the way side, are they that said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? || hear ; then cometh the devil, and taketh I entered into thine house, thou gavest away the word out of their hearts, lest me no water for my feet : but she hath" they should believe and be saved.

796 The parable of the candle. ST. LUKE.

The legion of devils. 13 They on the rock are they, which, l, loud voice said, What have I to do with when they hear, receive the word with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? joy ; and these have no root, which for I beseech thee torment me not. a while believe, and in time of tempta- 29 (For he had commanded the untion fall away.

clean spirit to come out of the man. For 14 And that which fell among thorns oftentimes it had caught him, and he was are they, which, when they have heard, kept bound with chains, and in fetters : go forth, and are choked with cares and and he brake the bands, and was driven riches and pleasures of this life, and of the devil into the wilderness.) bring no fruit to perfection.

30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What 15 But that on the good ground are is thy name? And he said, Legion : bethey, which in an honest and good heart, cause many devils were entered into him. having heard the word, keep it, and 31 And they besought him, that he bring forth fruit with patience.

would not command them to go out into 16 No man, when he hath lighted a

the deep: candle, covereth it with a vessel, or put- 32 And there was there an herd of tech it under a bed ; but setteth it on a many swine feeding on the mountain : candlestick, that they which enter in and they besought him that he would may see the light.

suffer them to enter into them. And he 17 For nothing is secret, that shall not suffered them. be made manifest ; neither any thing hid, 33 Then went the devils ont of the that shall not be known,and come abroad. | man, and entered into the swine : and

18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: | the herd ran violently down a steep place for whosoever hath, to him shall be giv- into the lake, and were choked. en; and whosoever hath not, from him 34 When they that fed them saw what shall be taken even that which he seem- was done, they Hed, and went and told it eth to have.

in the city and in the country. 19 I Then came to him his mother and 35 Then they went out to see what was his brethren, and could not come at him done ; and caine to Jesus, and found the for the press

man out of whom the devils were depart20 And it was told him by certain, ed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and which said, Thy mother and thy breth-in his right mind: and they were afraid. ren stand without, desiring to see thee. 36 They also which saw it, told them

21 And he answered and said unto them, by what means he that was possessed of My mother and my brethren are these the devils was healed. which hear the word of God, and do it. 37 | Then the whole multitude of the

22 9 Now it came to pass on a certain country of the Gadarenes round about, beday, that he went into a ship with his dis- sought him to depart from them: for they ciples : and he said unto them, Let us go were taken with great fear. And he went over unto the other side of the lake. And up into the ship, and returned back again they launched forth.

38 Now the man out of whom the 23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep : | devils were departed, besought him that and there came down a storm of wind on he might be with him. But Jesus sent the lake ; and they were filled svith wa- him away, saying, ter, and were in jeopardy.

39 Return to thine own house, and shew 24 And they came to him, and awoke | how great things God hath done unto him, saying, Master, master, we perish. thee. And he went his way and publishThen he arose, and rebuked the wind, ed throughout the whole city, how great and the raging of the water : and they things Jesus had done unto him. ceased, and there was a calm.

40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus 25 And he said unto them, Where is was returned, the people gladly received your faith? And they being afraid, won- him ; for they were all waiting for him. dered, saying one to another, What 41 | And behold, there came a man manner of man is this ! for he command- named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the eth even the winds and water, and they synagogue : and he fell down at Jesus obey him.

feet, and besought him that he would 26 | And they arrived at the country come into his house : of the Gadarenes, which is over against 42 For he had one only daughter, aGalilee.

bout twelve years of age, and she lay a 27 And when he went forth to land, dying. (But as he went, the people there met him out of the city a certain thronged him. man, which had devils long time, and 43 | And a woman having an issue of ware no clothes, neither abode in any blood twelve years, which had spent all house, but in the tombs.

her living upon physicians, neither could 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, ll be healed of any, and fell down before him, and with a 44 Came behind him, and touched the

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