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Christ walketh on the sea. S. Matthew. What deftleth a man.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. 27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer : it is I; be not afraid. 28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. 29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and, beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. 34 of And, when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; 36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; and as many as touched were made perfectiy whole. CHAP. X

God’s commandments. . HEN came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders 2 for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 8 Butheanswered and said unto, them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition ? 4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and th mother: and, he that .# father or mother, let him die the . death. 5 But ye say, Whosoevershall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. 7 12 hypocrites! well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 || And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man." 12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying : 13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. 14 Let them alone : they be blind leaders of the blind.

of Jerusalem, saying,

And if the blind lead the blind,

The woman of Canaan. Chap

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15 Then answered Peter and thou wilt. And her daughter was said unto him, Declare unto us|made whole from that very hour.

this parable.

29 || And Jesus departed from

16And Jesus said, Are ye also thence, and came nigh unto the

yet without understanding 2

Sea of Galilee; and went up into

17 Do not ye yet understand, a mountain, and sat down there.

that whatsoever entereth in at the

mouth goethinto the belly, and is unto him,

castout into the draught 2

30 And great multitudes came aving with them those that were lame, blind, dumb,

18 But those things which pro-maimed, and many others, and ceed out of the mouth come forth cast them down at Jesus’ feet, and from the heart; and they defile he healed them :

the man.

31 Insomuch that the multitude

19 For out of the heart proceed wondered, when they saw the evil thoughts, murders, adulte-dumb to speak, the maimed to be ries, fornications, thefts, false whole, the lame to walk, and the

witness, blasphemies.

blind to see: and they glorified

20 These are the things which the God of Israel.

defile a man; but to eat with un

32 T Then Jesus called his dis

washen hands defileth not a man.|ciples unto Aim, and said, I have

21 || Then Jesus went thence,

compassion on the multitude, be

and departed into the coasts of cause they continue with me now

Tyre and Sidon.

three days, and have nothing to

22 And, behold, a woman of eat; and I will not send them away Canaan came out of the same|fasting, lest they faint in the way.

coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me,

is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word.

33 And his disciples say unto

O Lord, him, Whence should we have so

thou son of David; my daughter|much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so greata multitude :

34 And Jesus saith unto them,

And his disciples came|How many loaves have ye? and

and besought him, saying, Send|they said, Seven, and a few little

her away; for she crieth after us. 24 But he answered and said, I

fishes.

35 Andhecommanded the mul

am not sent but unto the lost|titude to sit down on the ground.

sheep of the house of Israel.

36 And he took the seven

25. Then came she and wor-|loaves, and the fishes, and gave shipped him, saying, Lord, help thanks, and brake them, and gave Ine. to his disciples, and the disciples

26 But he answered and said, It to the multitude.

is not meet to take the childrens' bread, and to cast it to dogs.

37 And they did all eat, and

were filled : and they took up

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: of the broken meat, that was left, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs|seven baskets full.

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The Pharisees

tude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala. CHAP. XVI. The sign of jomas. HE Pharisees also, and the Sadducees came, and tempting, desired him, that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered, and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, Tolbe 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 lowering. O ye hypocrites ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times :

4. A wicked and adulterous ge

neration 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 i Andwhen 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 JWhich, when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith ! why reason ye annong yourselves, because ye have brought no bread: 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up 3 10 Neither the seven ioaves of the four thousand, and how many baskcts ye took up ; 11 How is it that ye do not understand, that I spake it not to

S. Matthew. should beware of the leaven of the

seek a sign.

Pharisees and of the Sadducees : 12 Then understood they, how

the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees. 13 || When Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom, do men say that I, the Son of man, and . - - - 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15. He saith unto them, But whom say yethat I am : 16 And Simon Peteranswered, and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered, and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and lood hath not revealed it unto

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.

the keys of the kingdom of heaven ; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shaft loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples, that they should tell no man, that he was Jesus the Christ.

gan Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go into Jerusalem, and suffer manythings of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and

you, concerning bread, that ye

be raised again the third day.

that he bade them not beware of .

thee, but my Father which is in .

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Peter reproved. Chap.

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 savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24 T Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Inê. 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 profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ? or what shall'aman give in exchange for his 58sul ? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according 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. CHAP. XVII. The transfiguration of Christ. D after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain

apart

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

3 And, behold, there appeared unto them, Moses and Elias, talking with him.

xvii. The transfiguration.

said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three taberna. cles; 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. f 6 And when the disciplesheard 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 no 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 F 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 certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oftinto the water. .

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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 hither 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 yerily I say unto you, If ye have faith, as a grain of mustard-seed, § 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, goethnot out but by prayer and fasting. 22 T 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 exceed. Ing Sorry. 24 || And when they were come to Capernaum, they that receiv. ed tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute 2 25 He saith, Yes, And when he was come into the house, Jesus Prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute 2 of their own children, or of strangers ? 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. , Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. ... 27. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to

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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. XVIII. Christ teacheth to be humble. T the same time came 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, receiveth me, 6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a milstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 T Woe unto the world because of offences ! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom 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 fire. 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and castit from thee: it is better for thee to enter into

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