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The disciples vindicated. sitting at the receipt of custom, | wine into old bottles : else the and said unto him, Follow me. new wine doth burst the bottles, And he arose and followed him. and the wine is spilled, and the

15 And it came to pass, that, bottles will be marred: but as Jesus sat at meat in his house, new wine must be put into new many publicans and sinners sat bottles. also together with Jesus and his 23 And it came to pass, that disciples: for there were many, he went through the corn-fields and they followed him. on the sabbath-day; and his

16 And when the scribes and disciples began, as they went, Pharisees saw him eat with pub- to pluck the ears of corn. licans and sinners, they said unto 24 And the Pharisees said his disciples, How is it that he unto him, Behold, why do they eateth and drinketh with pub- on the sabbath-day that which licans and sinners ?

is not lawful? 17 When Jesus heard it, he 25 And he said unto them, saith unto them. They that are Have ye never read what David whole have no need of the phy- did, when he had need, and was sician, but they that are sick : an hungred, he, and they that I came not to call the righteous, were with him?" but sinners to repentance.

26 How he went into the 18 And the disciples of John house of God in the days of and of the Pharisees used to fast: Abiathar the high priest, and and they come and say unto did eat the shew-bread, which him, Why do the disciples of is not lawful to eat but for the John and of the Pharisees fast, priests, and gave also to them but thy disciples fast not? which were with him?

19 And Jesus said unto them, 27 And he said unto them, Can the children of the bride- The sabbath was made for man, chamber fast while the bride- and not man for the sabbath: groom is with them? as long as 28 Therefore the Son of man they have the bridegroom with is Lord also of the sabbath. them, they cannot fast.

CHAP. III. 20 But the days will come The twelve apostles chosen. when the bridegroom shall be ND taken away


and there shall they fast in those days. was a man there which had a

21 No man also seweth a piece withered hand. of new cloth on an old garment: 2 And they watched him, else the new piece that filled it whether he would heal him up taketh away from the old, on the sabbath-day ; that they and the rent is made worse. might accuse him. 22 And no man putteth new

3 And he saith unto the man


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The withered hand healed.

The apostles ordained. which had the withered hand, them that they should not make Stand forth.

him known. 4 And he saith unto them, 13 And he goeth up into a Is it lawful to do good on the mountain, and calleth unto him sabbath-days, or to do evil ? to whom he would: and they came save life, or to kill ? But they unto him. held their peace.

14 And he ordained twelve, 5 And when he had looked that they should be with him, round about on them with and that he might send them anger, being grieved for the forth to preach, hardness of their hearts, he saith 15 And to have power to heal unto the man, Stretch forth sicknesses, and to cast out devils : thine hand. And he stretched 16 And Simon he surnamed it out: and his hand was re- Peter; stored whole as the other.

17 And James the son of 6 And the Pharisees went Zebedee, and John the brother forth, and straightway took of James; and he surnamed counsel with the Herodians them Boanerges, which is, The against him, how they might sons of thunder; destroy him.

18 And Andrew, and Philip, 7 But Jesus withdrew himself and Bartholomew, and Matthew, with his disciples to the sea: and and Thomas, and James the son a great multitude from Galilee of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and followed him, and from Judea, Simon the Canaanite,

8 And from Jerusalem, and 19 And Judas Iscariot, which from Idumea, and from beyond also betrayed him : and they Jordan; and they about Tyre went into an house. and Sidon, a great multitude, 20 And the multitude comwhen they had heard what great eth together again, so that they things he did, came unto him. could not so much as eat bread.

9 And he spake to his disci- 21 And when his friends ples, that a small ship should wait heard of it, they went out to lay on him because of the multitude, hold on him: for they said, He lest they should throng him. is beside himself.

10 For he had healed many; 22 And the scribes which insomuch that they pressed came down from Jerusalem said, upon him for to touch him, as He hath Beelzebub, and by the many as had plagues.

prince of the devils casteth he 11 And unclean spirits, when out devils. they saw him, fell down before 23 And he called them unto him, and cried, saying, Thou him, and said unto them in art the Son of God.

parables, How can Satan cast 12 And he straitly charged out Satan?

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Who are Christ's relatives.

Christ teacheth in parables. 24 And if a kingdom be

CHAP. IV. divided against itself, that king

The parable of the sower, &c. dom cannot stand.

ND he began again to 25 And if a house be divided teach by the sea-side: and against itself, that house cannot there was gathered unto him a stand.

great multitude, so that he en26 And if Satan rise up against tered into a ship, and sat in the himself, and be divided, he can sea; and the whole multitude not stand, but hath an end. was by the sea on the land.

27 No man can enter into 2 Ånd he taught them many a strong man's house, and spoil things by parables, and said unto his goods, except he will first them in his doctrine, bind the strong man; and then 3 Hearken; Behold, there he will spoil his house.

went out a sower to sow: 28 Verily I say unto you, All 4 And it came to pass, as he sins shall be forgiven unto the sowed, some fell by the way-side, sons of men, and blasphemies and the fowls of the air caine and wherewith soever they shall they shall devoured it

up. blaspheme:

5 And some fell on stony 29 But he that shall blas- ground, where it had not much pheme against the Holy Ghost earth; and immediately it sprang hath never forgiveness, but is up, because it had no depth of in danger of eternal damnation : earth: 30 Because they said, He hath

6 But when the sun was up, an unclean spirit.

it was scorched ; and because it 31. There came then his had no root, it withered away. brethren and his mother, and, 7 Andsome fell among thorns; standing without, sent unto him, and the thorns grew up and calling him.

choked it, and it yielded no 32 And the multitude sat fruit. about him; and they said unto 8 And other fell on good him, Behold, thy mother and thy ground, and did yield fruit that brethren without seek for thee. sprang up and increased, and

33 And he answered them, brought forth, some thirty, and saying, Who is my mother, or some sixty, and somean hundred. my brethren?

9 And he said unto them, He 34 And he looked round that hath ears to hear, let him about on them which sat about hear. him, and said, Behold my mo

10 And when he was alone, ther and my brethren!

theythat were about him with the 35 For whosoever shall do the twelve asked of him the parable. will of God, the same is my bro- 11 And he said unto them, ther, and my sister, and inother. Unto you it is given to know the


know all para

Exposition of the

parable of the sower. mystery of the kingdom of God: it, and bring forth fruit, some but unto them that are without, thirty-fold, some sixty, and some all these things are done in pa- an hundred. rables:

21 And he said unto them, Is 12 That seeing they may see, a candle brought to be put and not perceive; and hearing under a bushel, or under a bed? they may hear, and not under and not to be set on a candlestick? stand; lest at any time they 22 For there is nothing hid, should be converted, and their which shall not be manifested ; sins should be forgiven them. neither was any thing kept se

13 And he said unto them, cret, but that it should come Know ye not this parable? and abroad. how then will ye

23 If any man hath ears to bles ?

hear, let him hear. 14 Thesower soweththe word. 24 And he said unto them,

15 And these are they by the Take heed what ye hear: with way-side, where the word is what measure ye mete, it shall sown; but when they have be measured to you; and unto heard, Satan cometh immedi- you that hear shall more be given. ately, and taketh away the word 25 For he that hath, to him that was sown in their hearts. shall be given: and he that hath

16 And these are they like- not, from him shall be taken wise which are sown on stony even that which he hath. ground; who, when they have 26 And he said, So is the kingheard the word, immediately dom of God, as if a man should receive it with gladness; cast seed into the ground;

17 And have no root in them- 27 And should sleep, and selves, and so endure but for a rise night and day, and the seed time: afterward, when affliction should spring and grow up, he or persecution ariseth for the knoweth not how. word's sake, immediately they 28 For the earth bringeth are offended.

forth fruit of herself; first the 18 And these are they which blade, then the ear, after that are sown among thorns; such as

thorns; such as the full corn in the ear, hear the word,

29 But when the fruit is 19 And the cares of this world, brought forth, immediately he and the deceitfulness of riches, putteth in the sickle, because and the lusts of other things the harvest is come, entering in, choke the word, 30 And he said, Whereunto and it becometh unfruitful. shall we liken the kingdom of

20 And these are they which God? or with what comparison are sown on good ground; such shall we compare it? as hear the word, and receive 31 It is like a grain of


Christ stilleth a tempest,

and casteth out devils. mustard-seed, which, when it is 41 And they feared exceedsown in the earth, is less than all ingly, and said one to another, the seeds that be in the earth: What manner of man is this,

32 But when it is sown, it that even the wind and the sea groweth up, and becometh obey him? greater than all herbs, and

CHAP. V. shooteth out great branches; so A legion of devils cast out.

that the fowls of the air may A other side of the sea, into

lodge under the shadow of it.


into 33 And with many such para- the country of the Gadarenes. bles spake he the word unto them, 2 And when he was come as they were able to hear it. out of the ship, immediately

34 But without a parable there met him out of the tombs spake he not unto them: and a man with an unclean spirit, when they were alone, he 3 Who had his dwelling among expounded all things to his the tombs; and no man could disciples.

bind him, no, not with chains: 35 And the same day, when 4 Because that he had been the even was come, he saith often bound with fetters and unto them, Let us pass over chains, and the chains had been unto the other side.

plucked asunder by him, and the 36 And when they had sent fetters broken in pieces: neither away the multitude, they took could any man tame him. him even as he was in the ship. 5 And always, night and day, And there were also with him he was in the mountains, and in other little ships.

the tombs, crying, and cutting 37 And there arose a great himself with stones. storm of wind, and the waves 6 But when he saw Jesus afar beat into the ship, so that it off, he ran and worshipped was now full.

him, 38 And he was in the hinder 7 And cried with a loud voice, part of the ship, asleep on a and said, What have I to do with pillow: and they awake him, and thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most say unto him, Master, carest high God? I adjure thee by thou not that we perish? God, that thou torment me not.

39 And he arose, and rebuked 8 For he said unto him, Come the wind, and said unto the sea, out of the man, thou unclean Peace, be still. And the wind spirit. ceased, and there was a great 9 And he asked him, What calm.

is thy name? And he answered, 40 And he said unto them, saying, My name is Legion: for Why are ye so fearful ? how is

we are many:
it that

have no faith?

10 And he besought him


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