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and touched him, saying, I will;

7/e passy healed. 500k all, and followed him.

12 T And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold, a man full of leprosy; who seeing Jesus, fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou Wilt, thou canst make me clean.

13 And he put forth Ais hand,

Chap. v.

Levi cod. Who is this which speaketh bias. phemies : Who can forgive sins but God alone : 22 But, when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he, answering, said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts : 23 Whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to

bethou clean. And immediately say, Rise up and walk :

the leprosy departed from him.

24 But that ye may know that

14 And he charged him to tell the Son of man hath power upon no man : but go, and shew thy-earth to forgive sins, (he said unself to the priest, and offer for to the sick of the palsy.) I say unthy cleansing, according as Mo-to thee, Arise, and take up thy ses commanded, for a testimony couch, and go unto thine house.

unto them.

25 And immediately he rose up

15 But so much the more went before them, and took up that there a same abroad of him ; and whereon he lay, and departed to great multitudes came together|his own house, glorifying God.

to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

26 And they were all amazed,

and they glorified God, and were

16's And he withdrew himself filled with fear, saying, Wehave

into the wilderness, and prayed.
17 || And it came to pass on a

seen Stränge things to-day. .

27 T. And after these things, he

Certain day, as he was teaching, went forth, and Saw a publican, thatthere were Pharisees and doc-named Levi, sitting at the receipt tors of the law sitting by, which of custom ; and he said unto him, were come out of every town of Follow me.

Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusa

28 And he left all, rose up, and

lem; and the power of the Lord sollowed him.

Was present to heal them,

39 T And Levi made him a great

18 And, behold, men brought, feast in his own house; and there in a bed, a man which was taken was a great company of publicans, with a palsy: and they sought and cf others, that sat down with licans to bring him in, and to tay them.

lim before him.

go But their scribes and Phari.

19 And, when they could not sees murmured against his disci: find by what way they mightbring|ples, saying, Why do ye eat and him in, because of the multitude, drink with publicans and sinners :

they went upon the house-top,

31 And Jesus, answering, said

and let him down through the ti-unto them, They that are whole

, with his couch, into the need not a physician; but they that are sick. *

midst before Jesus.
20 And, when he saw their

32 I came not to call the righ,

hith, he said unto him, Man, teous, but sinners to repentance.

y sins are forgiven thee.
21 And the scribes and the Pha-

33 is And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast

fices began to reason, saying, often, and maketowers, and like

The twelve wise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink : 34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them : 35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and them shall they fast in those days. 36 || And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. 37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 39 No man also, having drunk old wine, straightway desireth new : for he saith, The old is

better.
CHAP. VI.
The twelve apostles chosen.
ND it came to pass, on the
second sabbath after the
first, that he went through the
corn-fields; and his disciples
plucked the ears of corn, and
did eat, rubbing them in their
hands.
2 And certain of the Pharisees
said unto them, Why do ye that
which is not lawful to do on the
sabbath-days :
3 And Jesus answering them,
said, Have ye not read so much
as this, what David did, when
imself wasanhungered, and they
which were with him;
4 How he went into the house

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shew-bread, and gave also to them
that were with him; which is
not lawful to eat but for the priests
alone?
5 And he said unto them, That
the Son of man is Lord also of the
sabbath.
| 6 || And it came to pass also, on
another sabbath, that he entered
into the Synagogue and taught:
and there was a man whose right
hand was withered.
7 And the scribes and Pharisees
watched him, whether he would
heal on the sabbath-day; that
they might find an accusation
gainst him. -
8 But he knew their thoughts,
and said to the man which had the
withercd hand, Rise up, and stand
forth in the midst. And he arose,
and stood forth.
9 Then said Jesus unto them, I
will ask you one thing; Is it law-
ful on the Sabbath-days to do good,
or to do coil : to save life, or to
destroy it *
10 And, looking round about
upon them all, he said unto the
man, Stretch forth thy hand. And
he did so : and his hand was re-
stored whole as the other.
11 And they were filled with
madness; and communed one
with another what they might do
to Jesuis.
12 || And it came to pass in
those days, that he went out into
a mountain to pray, and continu-
ed all night in prayer to God.
13 And when it was day, he
called unto Aim his disciples; and
of them he chose twelve, whom
also he named Apostles;
14 Simon, (whom he also nam-
ed Peter,) and Andrew his bro-
ther, James and John, Philip and
Bartholomew,

of God, and did take and eat the

15 Matthew and Thomas,

Many Aealed. Chap. vi. Of loving our encinics.

James the son of Alpheus, and
Simon called Zelotes,

27 | But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good

16 And Judas the brother of to them which hate you;

James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. 17 || And he came down with them, and stood in the plain; and the company of his disciples, and Agreat multitude of people out of all.Judea and Jerusalem, and from the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; 18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude SQught to touch him: for there Went virtue out of him, and healeū them all. 20" And he listed up his eyes On his disciples, and said, Bless£d be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God, 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye laugh. 22 Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their com. pany, and shall reproach you, and

cast out your name as evil, for

the Son of man’s sake.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and
leap for joy: for, behold, your
reward is great in heaven: for in
the like manner did their fathers
unto the prophets.
, 24 But woe unto you that are
rich! for ye have received your
Consolation.
25 Woe unto you that are full !
for ye shall hunger. Woe unto
You that laugh now ! for ye shall
mourn and weep.
26 Woe unto you when all men
shall speak well of you ! for so did
their fithers to the false prophets.

28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that Smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again : and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest : for he is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evil. 36 Be ye, therefore, merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and yeshall be forgiven : 33 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. o with the same 2

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measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch 40 The disciple is not above his master : but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that isinthine own eye 42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye & Thou hypocrite cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, 43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by his own fruit: for of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble-bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abund. o of the heart his mouth speakCth. 46 s And why callye me, Lord, Lord; and do not the things which I say ? 47. Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 43 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock; and,

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when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it : for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that, without a foundation, built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. CHAP. VII. Christ raiseth the widow’s son. OW, when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And, when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4 And, when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this : 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. 6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself; for i am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: But say in a word, and my Servant shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and i say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

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Christ’s testimony

he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great fith, no, not in Israel. 10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick. 11 T And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12 Now, when he came nighto the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the Only Son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead, sat Up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 And there came a fear on all; and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. 17And this rumourof him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about, 18 || And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. 19 And John, calling unto Aim two of his disciples, sent them, to 1sus, saying, "Art shou fic that should come? or look we for another 20 When the men were come Unto him, they said, John BapHot hath sent is unto thee, saylog, Art thou he that should

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come 2 or look we for another ?
21 And in that same hour he
cured many of their infirmities
and plagues, and of evil spirits:
and unto many that were blind he
gave sight.
22 Then Jesus, answering, said
unto them, Go your way, and
tell John what things ye have seen
and heard; how that the blind
see, the lame walk, the lepers
are cleansed, the deaf hear, the
dead are raised, to the poor the
gospel is preached.
23 And blessed is he, whosoe-
vershall not be offended in me.
24. T And, when the messen-
gers of John were departed, he
began to speak unto the people
concerning John, What went ye
out into the wilderness for to see :
A reed shaken with the wind 3
25 But what wentye out for to
see? A man clothed in soft rai-
ment? Behold, they which are
gorgeously apparelled, and live
delicately, are in kings’ courts.
26 But what went ye out for to
see : A prophet? Yea, I say un-
to you, and much more than a
prophet.
27 This is he, of whom it is
written, Behold, I send my mes-
senger before thy face, which
shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 For I say unto you, Among
those that are born of women,
there is not a greater prophet than
John the Baptist: but he that is
least in the kingdom of God, is
greater than he.
29 Andall the people that heard
Aim, and the publicans, justified
&od, being baptized with the
baptism of John,
30 But the Phorisees and law-
yers rejected the counsel of God
against themselves, being not bap-
tized of him.

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