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cleaveth to us from your city, we wipe off against you : notwithstanding, know this, that the reign of God draweth near. 12 I assure you that Sodom, on that day, shall be more tolerable, than that city. 13 “ Alas for thee, Chorazin Alas for thee, Bethsaida for if the mighty works which have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Wherefore Tyre and Sidon shall be more tolerable in the judgment, than you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which hast been exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to hades. 16 “He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that rejecteth you, rejecteth me ; and he that rejecteth me, rejecteth him that sent me.” 17 AND the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Master, even the demons are subject to us, through thy name.” 18 And he said to them, “I beheld the adversary fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the strength of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you ; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” 21 In that hour, Jesus greatly rejoiced in spirit, and said, “I adore thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the

wise and learned, yet thou hast revealed them to babes: yes, Father; for so it hath seemed good in thy sight. 22 All things have been delivered to me by my Father: and none knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son chooseth to reveal him.” 23 And turning to his disciples, he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see what ye see : 24 for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things which ye see, and have not seen them; and hear the things which ye hear, and have not heard them.” 25 AND, behold, a certain teacher of the law rose up, trying him, and saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit aionian life 26 And Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law how readest thou ?” 27 And he answering, said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.” 28 Then Jesus said to him, “Thou hast answered right: do this, and thou shalt live.” 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?” 30 And Jesus replying, said, “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed ; leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance, a certain priest came down that way; and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. 32. In like manner a Levite also, when he reached the place, [came,) and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was ; and seeing him, had compassion on him, 34 and going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 “And on the morrow, [as he was going,) he took out two denarii, and giving them to the host, he said to him, ‘Take care of him ; and whatsoever thou spendest more, on my return I will repay thee.’ 36 Now which of these three thinkest thou was neighbour to him who fell among the robbers?” 37 And he said, “He who showed pity to him.” [Then] Jesus replied, “Go, and do thou in like manner.” 38 And it came to pass, as they journeyed, that he entered into a certain village : and a certain woman, named Martha, received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary ; who sat also at the feet of Jesus, and heard his words. 40 But Martha, being harassed by much attendance, came and said, “ Master, carest thou not that my sister hath left me to attend alone : Bid her therefore, that she assist me.” 41 And

Jesus answering, said to her, “Martha, Martha, thou art anxious, and troubled about many things; 42 one indeed is useful:” but Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her.” Ch. XI. 1 AND it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, “Master, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When ye pray, say, “O Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy reign come. 3 Give us each day our daily bread; 4 and forgive us our sins; for even we forgive all who offend us; and abandon us not to temptation.” ” 5 Moreover he said to them, “Should any one of you have a friend, and go to him at midnight, and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend [of mine] is come off his journey to see me, and I have nothing to set before him :” 7 and he answering from within, should say, “Do not disturb me : the door is now locked; and my children, as well as I, are in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.” 8 I tell you, though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth. 9 “I likewise tell you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,

*See Bishop Pearce: q. d: “there is need of one dish only for me to eat of.” Some good coTies read, “there is need only of few, or even of one.”

and it shall be opened to you 10 For whosoever asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth ; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

11 “Now if a son shall ask bread from any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if also, he shall ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 or if also he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion ? 13 If ye therefore, bad as ye are, know how to give good things to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give a holy spirit to those that ask him *

14 AND he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the demon was gone out, that the dumb spake : and the multitudes wondered. 15 But some of them said, “He casteth out demons through Beelzebub, prince of the demons.” 16 (And others trying him, sought of him a sign from heaven.) 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to desolation; and house after house falleth. 18 Now if the adversary also be divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? for ye say that I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 19 But if I by Beelzebub cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out 2 Wherefore they shall be your judges. 20 But if I by the finger of God cast out

demons, then indeed the reign of God hath overtaken you. 21 “When the strong one, armed, guardeth his palace, his goods are in peace : 22 but if a stronger than he attack and overcome him, he will strip him of all his armour, in which he trusted, and dispose of his spoils. 23 He who is not for me, is against me: and he who gathereth not with me, scattereth. 24 “When the impure spirit is gone out of a man, he passeth through dry places, seeking rest; and, finding none, he saith, ‘I will return to my house whence I came out.” 25 And having come, he findeth it swept and set in order. 26 Whereupon he goeth and bringeth seven other spirits, more evil than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there : and the latter state of that man becometh worse than the first.” 27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, that a certain woman, from amidst the crowd, raising her voice, said to him, “Happy the womb which bare thee, and the breasts which have nourished thee.” 28 But he said, “Yea, rather, happy they, who hear the word of God and obey it.” 29 Now the crowds being collected in a body, he began to say, “This is an evil generation : it demandeth a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah was a sign to

the Ninevites, so will the Son

* A relapse into vice, like a relapse into insanity, renders the case more hopeless than

before,

of man also, be to this generation. 31 “The queen of the south country will rise in the judgment against the men of this generation, and will condemn them : for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon ; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 32 “The men of Nineveh will stand up in the judgment against this generation, and will condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 33 “Now no one, having lighted a lamp, putteth it in a secret filace, or under a measure, but on a light-stand ; that those who come in may see the light. 34 The lamp of the body is the eye; when [therefore] thine eye is clear, thy whole body also is enlightened; but when thine eye is dim, thy body also is in darkness. 35 Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee be not darkness. 36 If thy whole body therefore be enlightened, having no part dark, the whole will be so enlightened, as when a lamp enlighteneth thee by its brightness.” 37 AND as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him ; and going in, he placed himself at table. 38 And the Pharisee was surprised to observe, that he had not first washed before dinner. 39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now ye Pharisees make clean the

outside of the cup and of the dish; but the inside of you is full of rapine and maliciousness. 40 Unthinking men / did not he who made the outside, make the inside also 41 Only give in alms what ye have ; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. 42 “But alas for you, Pharisees for ye pay tithe of mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God: now these ye ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43 Alas for you, Pharisees for ye love the chief seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the market-places. 44 Alas for you ! for ye are like concealed tombs, which men walk over without knowing it.” 45 Then one of the teachers of the law answering, said to him, “Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also.” 46 And he said, “Alas for you, lawyers also because ye lade men with intolerable burdens, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Alas for you ! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Ye therefore bear witness that ye consent to the deeds of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build [their tombs.] 49 “ Wherefore also the wisdom of God hath said, ‘I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they will kill, and others they will persecute : 50 so that the blood of all the prophets which hath been shed from the foundation of the world, will be required of this generation : 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the temple:” yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation. 52 “Alas for you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye yourselves have not entered in, and those who were entering in ye have hindered.” 53 And while he said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to be greatly incensed, and to provoke him to speak of many things; 54 [laying wait for him and seeking] to catch something out of his mouth, [that they might accuse him. CH. XII. 1 IN the mean time, when myriads of the multitude were gathered together, so that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples, “Above all things, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, which shall not be revealed; or hidden, which shall not be known. 3 “Because that which ye have spoken in the dark, shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have whispered in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the house-tops. 4. “And I charge you, my friends, Fear not them who kill the body, and after that can do no more. 5 But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him who, after he hath killed, hath

power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, Fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for twopence 3 and yet not one of them is forgotten before God : 7 but even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore : ye are of more value than many sparrows. 8 “Moreover I say to you, Whosoever shall acknowledge me before men, him the Son of man also, will acknowledge before the angels of God. 9 But he who denieth me before men, shall be denied in the presence of the angels of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him ; but to him who [blasphemeth] against the holy spirit, it will not be forgiven. 11 “And when ye are brought to synagogues, and to principalities and powers, take no anxious thought how or what ye shall speak in defence, or what ye shall say : 12 for the holy spirit shall teach you, in that hour, what ye ought to say.” 13 AND one of the multitude said to him, “Master, speak to my brother, that he divide our inheritance with me.” 14 And Jesus said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you ?” 15 And he said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which any one possesseth.” 16 And he spake a parable to them, saying, “There was a certain rich man, whose ground brought forth

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