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22 Then Jesus answering, are like children sitting in the said to them, “Go and tell John market-place, and calling one what things ye have seen and to another, and saying, "We heard; that the blind receive have piped to you, and ye have sight, the lame walk, the lepers not danced : we have mourned are cleansed, the deaf hear, the to you, and ye have not wept.' dead are raised, to the poor 33 “ For John the Baptist is glad tidings are proclaimed. 23 come neither eating (bread, And happy is he, who shall not nor drinking wine; and ye say, see cause of offence in me." He hath a demon. 34 The

24 And the messengers of Son of man is come eating and John having departed, Jesus be- drinking; and ye say, “Behold gan to say to the multitudes a gluttonous man, and a wine. concerning John, “ What went bibber, a friend of publicans ye out into the desert to see? and sinners.' 35 And yet wis. A reed shaken by the wind ? | dom is justified by sally her But what went ye out to see ? | children," 25 A man clothed in soft rai- 36 AND one of the Pharisees ment? Lo, those that are gor- asked him to eat with him. And

geously apparelled, and live entering into the Pharisee's a luxuriously, are in palaces. 26 house, he placed himself at

But what went ye out to see? meat. 37 And, lo, a woman in

A prophet? Yes, I tell you, the city, who had been a sinner, i and much more than a prophet. when she knew that he was at

27 This is he. of whom it is meat in the Pharisee's house, written, Behold, I send my brought an alabaster box of babe messenger before thy face; who sam, 38 and stood behind, at will prepare thy way before his feet, weeping, and began to thee.' 28 For I tell you, Among / wet his feet with tears; and she those that are born of women, wiped them with the hair of her there is no greater (prophet] head, and kissed his feet, and than John the Baptist:) but the anointed them with the balsam. least in the reign of God is 39 But the Pharisee, who had greater than he.

invited him, seeing it, spake 29. And all the people, and within himself, saying, “This the publicans, that heard him, man, if he were a prophet, acknowledged the mercy of would have known who, and God, and were baptized, with what kind of woman this is that the baptism of John. 30 But the touchethhim; for she is a sin., Pharisees and teachers of the ner." 40 Then Jesus speaking, law have rejected the council of said to him, « Simon, I have God toward them, not having somewhat to say to thee.” And been baptized by him. 31 To he said, “ Teacher, say it." 41 what therefore shall I liken the" There was a certain creditor men of this generation ? and to who had two debtors : the one what are they like? 32 They lowed five hundred denarii, and

the other fifty. 42 [And, as of God: and the twelve were they had nothing to pay, he with him ; 2 and certain women, freely forgave them both. (Tell that had been cured of evil me,] therefore, Which of them spirits and infirmities; Mary will love him most ?” 43 Then called Magdalene, out of whom Simon answering, said, “I sup- were cast seven demons;t 3 pose, that he, to whom he freely and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, forgave most.” And he said Herod's steward; and Susanna, to him, « Thou hast judged and many other women ; who rightly."

ministered to him of their sub44 And turning to the wo- stance. man, he said to Simon, “ Seest 4 AND when a great multi. thou this woman? I entered tude assembled, and inhabitants into thy house: thou gavest me, of every city came together no water for my feet : but she unto him, he spake by a parable: hath washed my feet with tears, 5 “A sower went out to sow and wiped them with her hair. his seed : and, as he sowed, 45 Thou gavest me no kiss : some seed fell by the way-side : but she, since the time she en- and it was trodden under foot, tered in, hath not ceased to kiss and the fowls of the air devourmy feet. 46 Thou didst not ed it. 6 And some fell upon a anoint my head with oil: but rock; and when it grew up, it she hath anointed [my feet] withered away, because it had with balsam. 47 Wherefore I tell not moisture. 7 And some fell thee, Her sins, which are many, / amidst thorns; and the thorns are forgiven;* for she hath loved grew up with it, and choked it. much; but he to whom little is 8 And other fell on good forgiven, loveth little.

ground, and grew up, and yield48 Then he said to her, ed fruit a hundred-fold.” As « Thy sins are forgiven.” 49 he said these things, he cried And those that were at meat out, “He that hath ears to hear, with him began to say, within let him hear." themselves, “ Who is this that 9 And his disciples asked even forgiveth sins ?” 50 And him, saying,] “What may this he said to the woman, “ Thylparable be?” 10 And he said, faith hath saved thee: go in " To you it is given to know peace.”

the mysteries of the reign of CH. VIII. 1 And it came to | God: but to others I speak in pass, afterward, that he journey-parables; so that seeing, they ed through every city and vil- see not, and hearing, they underlage, preaching and proclaim- stand not. 11 Now the parable ing the glad tidings of the reign / is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way-side stand without, desiring to see are those who hear the word :/ thee.” 21 And he answering, but then the impostor cometh, said to them, “ My mother and and taketh away the word out my brethren are those that hear of their hearts, lest they should the word of God, and obey it." believe and be saved. 13 And 22 It also came to pass, on a those on the rock are they, who, certain day, that he went into when they hear, receive the a ship with his disciples, and word with joy ; yet having no said to them, “Let us pass over root, are but temporary believe to the other side of the lake.” ers, and in time of temptation 23 And they launched forth. fall away. 14 And that which But as they sailed, he fell fell among thorns are they, who, I asleep: and a storm of wind having heard, go forth, and are came down on the lake; and choked with anxious cares, and they were filling with water, and riches, and pleasures of this life, were in danger. 24 And they and bring forth no fruit to per came, and awoke him, saying, fection. 15 But that, in the " Master, master, we perish.” good ground, are they, who, Then arising, he rebuked the having heard the word, retain wind, and the raging of the wait in an honest and good heart, ter: and they ceased, and there and bring forth fruit with per- was a calm. 25 And he said to severance.

* The remainder of this verse is omitted in the Camb. manuscript.

+ 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.

them, “Where is your faith?” 16 “ Now no one, when he And they feared and wondered, hath lighted a lamp, covereth saying one to another, “ Who is it with a vessel, or putteth it this? for he commandeth even under a couch ; but setteth it the winds and the water, and on a light-stand, that those who they obey him." enter in may see the light. 17 26 And they arrived at the For nothing is hidden, which country of the Gadarenes, which shall not be manifest: nor is is over against Galilee. 27 And any thing secret, which shall when he had gone forth on land, not be known and come abroad. there met him a certain man of 18 Take heed therefore how the city, that had demons a long ye hear: for whosoever hath time, and who wore no clothes, improved, to him shall be given; nor abode in any house, but in and whosoever hath not im- the tombs. 28 And when he saw proved from him shall be taken [Jesus,] he cried out, and fell even that which he seemeth to down before him, and said with have."

a loud voice, “ What hast thou 19 And his mother, and his to do with me, Jesus) thou son brethren came to him, and could of the most high (God]? I ennot gain access to him because treat thee, torment me not." of the crowd. 20 And it was 29 (For Jesus had commandtold him by some, who said, ed the impure spirit to come “ Thy mother and thy brethren 'out of the man. For it had often

seized him; and he was kept | 38 Now the man, out of whom bound with chains and in fetters; the demons had departed, enand he brake the bands, and treated Jesus that he might be was driven by the demon into with him. But Jesus 7 sent him desert places.)

away, saying, 39 “ Return to So And Jesus asked him, thy house, and tell how great saying “What is thy name?” | things God hath done for thee.” And he said, “ Legion:” (for And he departed, and publishmany demons had entered into ed throughout the whole city, him.) 31 And he besought him * | what great things Jesus had that he would not command done for him. them to go out into the abyss. 40 And it came to pass, that 32 Now a herd of many swine when Jesus returned, the peowas there, feeding on the moun-ple gladly received him : for tain : and they besought him they were all in expectation of that he would permit them to him. enter into them. And he per- 41 And, behold, there came mitted them.

I a man named Jairus, who was 33 Then the demons, having a ruler of the synagogue : and quitted the man, entered into he threw himself down at the swine: and the herd ran Jesus's feet, and besought him violently down a steep place that he would come into his into the lake; and were drown house ; 42 for he had an only ed. 34 And the herdsmen see- daughter, about twelve years ing this, fled, and spread the old, and she was dying. But as news in the city, and in the he went, the multitude crowded country.

upon him. 35 Then the people went out 43 And a woman, having an to see what had been done; I issue of blood twelve years, who and came to Jesus, and found had consumed all her substance the man, out of whom the de-on physicians, and could not mons had departed, sitting at be cured by any, 44 came bethe feet of Jesus, clothed, and hind, and touched the tuft of in his right mind : and they his mantle: and immediately her were afraid. 36 And those issue of blood stopped. 45 And Talso] that had seen it, told Jesus said, “Who touched them in what manner (the de. me?" And all denying, Peter, moniac] had been cured. and those with him, said,

37 Then the whole multitude - Master, the multitudes throng of the country of the Gadarenes, and press thee; (and sayest l'ound about, entreated him to thou, Who touched me] ??: 46 leave them; for they were And [Jesus] said, “Some one struck with great terror: ac. hath touched me; for I know cordingly he went into the ship, that my power hath been exand returned.

| erted." 47 And the woman seeAnd they besought him. Mss.

ing that she was not conceal- | proclaim the reign of God, and ed, came trembling, and fell to heal the sick : 3 and said to down before him ; and declared them, “ Take nothing for your

to hinz), before all the people, l journey ; neither a staff nor for what cause she touched him, bag, nor bread, nor money ; and how she was immediately nor have two coats a-piece. cured. 48 And he said to her, 4 And into whatsoever house " Take courage,] daughter; ye enter, there remain, and thy faith hath cured thee: go thence depart. 5 And wheresoin peace.”

ever they will not receive you, 49. And while he was yet go out from that city, and shake speaking, there came one from off the very dust from your feet, the ruler of the synagogue's for a testimony against them." house, saying to him, “Thy 6 And they departed, and went daughter is dead : trouble through the villages, publishing not the Teacher. 50 But Je- good tidings, and healing every sus hearing this, spake to where. him,* saying, “ Fear not: only 7 NOW Herod, the tetrarch, believe, and she shall be made heard of all that had been done well.” 51 And coming to the [by him]: and he was perplexhouse, he suffered no one to en-ed, because it was said by some, ter in, save Peter, and John, and that John was risen from the James, and the father and mo-dead; 8 and by some, that Elijah ther of the child.

had appeared ; and by others, 52 And all wept, and lament- that one of the old prophets was ed her: but he said, “Weep risen again. 9 And Herod said, not: she is not dead, but sleep- “ John I have beheaded : but eth.” 53 And they derided who is this, of whom I hear him; knowing that she was such things ?" And he desired dead. 54 But having made them to see him. all retire, and taking her by the 10 NOW the apostles havhand, he called aloud, saying, ing returned, told him all that “ Child, arise." 55 And her they had done. And taking breath came again, and she them, he withdrew privately to arose immediately: and he a desert place of (a city called] commanded to give her some- Bethsaida. 11 But when the thing to eat. 56 And her pa- multitudes knew it, they follow- ' rents were astonished: but he ed him : and having received charged them that they should them, he spake to them contell no one what had been done. cerning the reign of God, and

Ch. IX. NOW Jesus having restored those that had need of convened the twelve, gave them healing. power and authority over all the 12 Row the day began to demons, and to cure diseases. 2 decline, and the twelve coming, And he commissioned them to said to him, " Send the multi

*i.e. to Jairus,

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