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mote which is in thine eye;’ not considering, that there is a beam in thine own eye 2 Thou hypocrite first take the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to take out the mote which is in thy brother’s eye. 43 “For there is no good tree which bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor a corrupt tree which bringeth forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit: from thorns men do not gather figs, nor from abramble-bush do they cut 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 É. of his heart, bringeth orth that which is evil : for out of the abundance of his heart [his] mouth speaketh. 46 “And why call ye me ‘Lord, Lord,” and do not the things which I say? 47 “ Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my words, and doth them, I will show you to whom he is like. 48 He is like a man who, in building a house, digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock : and when the flood rose, the stream dashed with violence upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded on a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doth not, is like a man who, without laying a foundation, built a house upon the earth; against which the stream dashed with violence, and immediately it fell ; and the ruin of that house was great.”
CH. VII. 1 NOW when he had ended all his discourses, in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to his master, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And having heard of Jesus, the cenfurion sent to him some elders of the Jews, to beseech him that he would come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they entreated him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy, for whom thou wilt 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, to say to him, “Master, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof. 7. Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee: but command by word, and my servant will be cured. 8 For even I, who am a man placed under authority, yet having soldiers under me, say to this man, * Go,” and he goeth; and to another, “Come,” and he cometh; and to my servant, “Do this,” and he doth it.” 9 And when Jesus heard these words, he wondered at him; and turning, said to the multitude that followed him, “I assure you, I have not found so great faith, even in Israel.” 10 And those who were sent, on returning to the house, found the servant who had been sick, fierfectly well. 11 AND it came to pass, on
the day after, that he went into a city called Nain ; and [many of] his disciples went with him, also a great crowd. 12 Now as he approached the gate of the city, behold, the fleofile were carrying out a dead man, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and many people of the city [were] with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, “Weep not.” 14 Then advancing, he touched the bier; (now the bearers stood still ;) and said, “Young man, I say to thee, Arise.” 15 Then he that had been dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 And fear seized on all ; and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet is risen up among us;” and, “God hath regarded his people.” 17 And this report concerning him, went forth through all Judea, and through all the country round about. 18 AND the disciples of John told him of all these things. 19 Then John called unto him two of his disciples, and sent to Jesus, saying, “Art thou he that was to come 2 or do we look for another ?” 20 And the men, coming to him, said, “John the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying, ‘Art thou he that was to come P or do we look for another ??” 21 (Now in that very hour he had cured many of diseases and grievous maladies, and of evil spirits; and to many that were blind he had given sight.) 22 Then Jesus answering, said to them, “Go and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; that the blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor glad tidings are proclaimed. 23 And happy is he, who shall not see cause of offence in me.” 24 And the messengers of John having departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, “What went ye out into the desert to see? A reed shaken by the wind 2 But what went ye out to see : 25 A man clothed in soft raiment 2 Lo, those that are gorgeously apparelled, and live luxuriously, are in palaces. 26 But what went ye out to see : A prophet 2 Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written, “Behold, I send my messenger before thy face; who will prepare thy way before thee.* 28 For I tell you, Among those that are born of women, there is no greater [prophet] than John [the Baptist:} but the least in the reign of God is greater than he. 29 “And all the people, and the publicans, that heard him, acknowledged the mercy of God, and were baptized, with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and teachers of the law have rejected the council of God toward them, not having been baptized by him. 31 To what therefore shall I liken the men of this generation ? and to what are they like : 32 They
are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, “We have piped to you, and ye have not danced ; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.” 33 “For John the Baptist is come , neither eating [bread,) nor drinking [wine; and ye say, “He hath a demon.” 34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking ; and ye say, ‘Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.’ 35 And yet wisdom, is justified by [all] her children.” 36 AND one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. And entering into the Pharisee's house, he placed himself at meat. 37 And, lo, a woman in the city, who had been a sinner, when she knew that he was at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of balsam, 38 and stood behind, at his feet, weeping, and began to wet his feet with tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the balsam. 39 But the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spake within himself, saying, “This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what kind of woman this is that toucheth him; for she is a sinner.” 40 Then Jesus speaking, said to him, “Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee.” And he said, “Teacher, say it.” 41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred denarii, and
the other fifty. 42 [And] as they had nothing to pay, he freely forgave them both. [Tell me, therefore, Which of them will love him most?” 43 Then Simon answering, said, “I sup
ose, that he, to whom he freely §: most.” And he said
to him, “Thou hast judged
rightly.” 44 And turning to the woman, he said to Simon, “Seest thou this woman : I entered into thy house: thou gavest me no water for my feet : but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss : but she, since the time she entered in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 Thou didst not anoint my head with oil: but she hath anointed [my feet with balsam.47 Wherefore I tel thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven;* for she hath loved much; but he to whom little is Jorgiven, loveth little.” o 48 Then he said to her, “Thy sins are forgiven.” 49 And those that were at meat with him began to say, within themselves, “Who is this that even forgiveth sins 2° 50 And he said to the woman, “Thy faith hath saved thee: go in peace.” CH. VIII. 1 AND it came to pass, afterward, that he journeyed through every city and village, preaching and proclaiming the glad tidings of the reign
of God: and the twelve were with him; 2 and certain women, that had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities; Mary ealled Magdalene, out of whom were cast seven demons;t 3 and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward; and Susanna, and many other women ; who ministered to him of their subStance. 4 AND when a great multitude assembled, and inhabitants of every city came together unto him, he spake by a parable: 5 “A sower went out to sow his seed : and, as he sowed, some seed fell by the way-side; and it was trodden under foot, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and when it grew up, it withered away, because it had not moisture. 7 And some fell amidst thorns; and the thorns grew up with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell on good ground, and grew up, and yielded fruit a hundred-fold.” As he said these things, he cried out, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” 9 And his disciples asked him, [saying, “What may this parable be * 10 And he said, “To you it is given to know the mysteries of the reign of God: but to others I sheak in parables; so that seeing, they see not, and hearing, they understand not. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of
* The remainder of this verse is omitted in the Camb. manuscript.
t who had been cured of raving insanity. There is no reason to believe that Mary Magdalene had ever been either a gentile, or an immoral person. Lardner, vol. xi. p. 253.
God. 12 Those by the way-side are those who hear the word: but then the impostor cometh, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 And those on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; yet having no root, are but temporary believers, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they, who, having heard, go forth, and are choked with anxious cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring forth no fruit to perfection. 15 But that, in the good ground, are they, who, having heard the word, retain it in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with perseverance, 16 “ Now no one, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a couch ; but setteth it on a light-stand, that those who enter in may see the light. 17 For nothing is hidden, which shall not be manifest: nor is any thing secret, which shall not be known and come abroad. 18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath improved, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not imfiroved from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.” 19 AND his mother, and his brethren came to him, and could not gain access to him because of the crowd. 20 And it was told him by some, who said, “Thy mother and thy brethren
stand without, desiring to see thee.” 21 And he answering, said to them, “My mother and my brethren are those that hear the word of God, and obey it.” 22 It also came to pass, on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples, and said to them, “Let us pass over to the other side of the lake.” 23 And they launched forth. But as they sailed, he fell asleep : and a storm of wind came down on the lake; and they were filling with water, and were in danger. 24 And they came, and awoke him, saying, “Master, master, we perish.” Then arising, he rebuked the wind, and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said to them, “Where is your faith ?” And they feared and wondered, saying one to another, “Who is this 2 for he commandeth even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” 26 AND they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 27 And when he had gone forth on land, there met him a certain man of the city, that had demons a long time, and who wore no clothes, nor abode in any house, but in the tombs. 28 And when he saw [Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and said with a loud voice, “What hast thou to do with me, [Jesus] thou son of the most high [God]? I entreat thee, torment me not.” 29 (For Jesus had commanded the impure spirit to come out of the man. For it had often