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father, and the daughter against and see: 5 the blind receive her mother, and the daughter- sight, and the lame walk; the in-law against her mother-in- lepers are cleansed, and the deaf law. 36 And a man's enemies hear; the dead are raised, and will be of his own family. 37 to the poor glad tidings are He who loveth father or mo- preached. 6 And happy is he ther more than me, is not wor- who shall not see cause of thy of me: and he who loveth offence in me.” son or daughter more than me, 7 And as these departed, Jeis not worthy of me. 38 And sus began to say to the multihe who taketh not his cross, tudes concerning John, “ What and followeth after me, is not went ye out into the desert to worthy of me. 39 He who gain- see? 8 A reed shaken by the eth his life, shall lose it : and wind? But what went ye out to he who loseth his life on my ac- see? A man clothed in soft raicount shall gain it. 40 He who ment? Lo, those that wear soft receiveth you, receiveth me; I raiment are in kings' houses. 9 and he who receiveth me, re- | But what went ye out to see ? ceiveth him that sent me. 41 | A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and He who receiveth a prophet in much more than a prophet. 10 the name of a prophet, shall re- For this is he of whom it is ceive a prophet's reward ; and written,' Behold I send my mes. he who receiveth a righteous senger before thy face, who shall man in the name of a righteous prepare thy way before thee.' man, shall receive a righteous | 11 Verily I tell you, Among man's reward. 42 And whoso | those that are born of women, ever shall give one of these there hath not risen a greater lowly ones, were it only a cup than John the Baptist ; but of cold water to drink, on the he that is least in the reign account of his being a disciple, of heaven is greater than verily I tell you, he shall by no he. 12 And from the days of means lose his reward.”
John the Baptist until now, tlie Ch. XI. 1 AND it came to kingdom of heaven suffereth vipass that, when Jesus had made olence, and the violent take it an end of commanding his by force. 13 For all the protwelve disciples, he departed phets and the law prophesied thence to teach and to preach until John. 14 And if ye be in their cities.
willing to receive it, this is Eli2 NOW John having heard jah who was to come. 15 He in prison of the works of Christ, that hath ears to hear, let him sent two of his disciples, 3 who hear. said to him, “ Art thou he that 16 « But to what shall I liken was to come, or do we look for this generation? It is like chilanother ?” 4 Then Jesus an- dren sitting in the marketswering said to them, “Go and places, and calling to their comrelate to John what ye hearpanions, 17 and saying, “We
have piped to you, and ye have to me by my Father: and no not danced; we have mourned one knoweth the Son, but the to you, and ye have not lament. Father; neither knoweth any ed. 18 For John came nei- one the Father but the Son, and ther eating nor drinking; and he to whom the Son will reveal they say, 'He hath a demon.' him. 28 Come unto me all ye 19 The Son of man came eat that are wearied and heavily ing and drinking; and they say, laden; and I will give you rest.
Behold a glutton and a wine- | 29 Take my yoke upon you, bibber, a friend of publicans and and learn from me; for I am sinners. And yet wisdom is meek and humble in heart: and justified by her children.” ye shall find rest to your souls.
20 Then he began to reprove | 30 For my yoke is easy, and the cities in which most of his my burden is light.” mighty works had been done, Ch. XII. 1 At that time, as because they repented not. 21 Jesus was walking on the sab
Alas for thee, Chorazin ! alas bath through the corn-fields, for thee, Bethsaida! For if the his disciples being hungry, bemighty works, which have been gan to pluck the ears of corn done in you, had been done in and to eat. 2 But the PhariTyre and Sidon, they would sees observing this, said to him, have repented long ago in sack-" Lo, thy disciples are doing cloth and ashes. 22 But I tell what it is not lawful to do on you, It shall be more tolerable the sabbath." 3 But he said to for Tyre and Sidon in a day of them, “ Have ye not read what judgment, than for you. 23 David did, when he hungered, And thou Capernaum, which and those with him ? 4 how he art exalted to heaven, shalt be entered into the house of God, brought down to hades : for if and ate the shew-brcad, which the mighty works, which have it was not lawful for him to eat, been done in thee, had been nor for those with him ; but done in Sodom, it might have solely for the priests? 5 Or remained until this day. 24 | have ye not read in the law, But I tell you, that it shall be that on the sabbaths the priests more tolerable for the land of in the temple profane the sabSodom in a day of judgment, bath, and yet are blameless ? 6 than for thee.”
But I tell you, that one greater 25 At that time Jesus further than the temple is here. 7 But said, “I adore thee, O Father, if ye had known what this meanLord of Heaven and earth, that eth, I will have mercy and not having hidden these things from sacrifice,' ye would not have judges and wise men, thou hast condemned the blameless. 8 revealed them to babes. 26 For the Son of man is master Yes, Father; for so it hath of the sabbath." seemed good in thy sight. 27 | 9 And passing on thence, he All things have been delivered I went into their synagogue. 10
And lo, [there was a man hav- , in his name the nations shall. ing a withered hand. And they hope.” asked him, saying, “Is it law. 22 THEN was brought to ful to heal on the sabbath ?” him a demoniac, blind and that they might accuse him. 11 dumb : and he cured him, so And he said to them, “ What that the blind and dumb both man is there, amongst you, who spake and saw. 23 And all the having one sheep, if it fall into people were astonished, and a pit on the sabbath, will not said, “Is this the son of David?” lay hold on it, and lift it out? | 24 But the Pharisees hearing 12 How much then doth a man them, said, “This man doth not excel a sheep! Wherefore it is cast out demons, but by Beellawful to do good even on the zebub prince of the demons."'* sabbath.” 13 Then said he to 25 And Jesus knowing their the man, “Stretch forth thy thoughts, said to them, “ Every hand.” And he stretched it kingdom divided against itself forth; and it was restored is brought to desolation; and sound, as the other. 14 Then every city or house divided the Pharisees went out, and against itself cannot stand. 26 took counsel against him, how And if the adversary cast out they might destroy him. the adversary, he is divided
15 But Jesus knowing it against himself: how then can withdrew from thence: and his kingdom stand ? 27 And if great multitudes followed him, I by Beelzebub cast cutdemons, and he cured them all; 16 and by whom do your sons cast strictly charged them that they them out? wherefore they shall should not make him known : be your judges. 28 But if I 17 thus was fulfilled the word by the spirit of God cast out spoken by the prophet Isaiah, demons, then the reign of God saying, 18“ Behold my ser- | hath overtaken you. vant, whom I have chosen ; my 29 “ How can any one enter beloved, in whom my soul is into a strong man's house, and well pleased : I will put my plunder his goods, unless he spirit upon him, and he shall pro- first bind the strong man? and claim judgment to the nations. I then he may plunder his house. 19 He will not strive, nor cry SO He that is not with me, is out; nor will any one hear his against me; and he that gavoice in the streets. 20 The thereth not with me, scattereth. bruised reed he will not break, 31 “ Wherefore I assure you, and the smoking taper he will All sin and blasphemy will be not quench, until he send forth forgiven to men; but the blasjudgment to victory, 21 And phemy against the spirit will not
Beelzebub, a heathen god, worshipped at Ekron. 2 Kings i. 2, the chief of possessing demons, or human ghosts : probably the same as Pluto, and a supposed human spirit. He is never called a devil, or represented as a fallen angel. Farmer on Demon. p. 30.
be forgiven to men: 32 and cause they repented at the whosoever speaketh a word preaching of Jonah ; and, beagainst the Son of man, it will hold a greater than Jonah is be forgiven him; but whoso- here. 42 The queen of the ever speaketh against the holy south will arise in the Judgment spirit, it will not be forgiven together with this generation, him, neither in this nor in the and will condemn it: for she coming age. 33 Either make came from the ends of the earth the tree good, and its fruit good; to hear the wisdom of Solomon ; or make the tree corrupt, and and, behold, a greater than Soits fruit corrupt : for the tree lomon is here. is known by the fruit.
43 “ Now when the impure 34 6 Ye brood of vipers, how spirit is gone out of a man, he can ye, being evil, speak good passeth through dry places, things ? for out of the abun- seeking rest; and findeth none. dance of the heart the mouth 44 Then he saith, “I will return speaketh. 35 A good man out into my house whence I came of his good treasure bringeth out:' and when he is come, he forth good things : and an evil findeth it empty, swept, and set man out of his evil treasure in order. 45 Then he goeth, bringeth forth evil things. 36, and taketh with him seven But I tell you, that every idle other spirits more evil than word which men shall speak, himself, and they enter in, and they shall give account of in a dwell there : and the last state day of judgment. 37 For by of that man becometh worse thy words thou shalt be justi. than the first. Thus will it be fied, and by thy words thou also to this evil generation." shalt be condemned.”
1 46 NOW while he discoursed 38 THEN some of the Scribes to the people, behold, his moand of the Pharisees interposed, ther and his bretlıren stood saying, “ Master, we desire to without, desiring to speak with see a sign from thee.” 39 But him. 47-Then one said to him, he answering said to them, “ Behold thy mother and thy “An evil and adulterous gene- brethren stand without desirration seeketh after a sign; and, ing to speak with thee." 48 a sign shall not be given it, But he answering said to him except the sign of the prophet | that told him, “Who is my mo. Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was ther? and who are my breththree days and three nights in ren ?" 49 And stretching forth the bowels of the fish, so will his hand towards his disciples, the Son of man be three days he said, “Behold my mother and three nights in the heart of and my brethren! 50 For whothe earth. 41 The men of Ni-soever shall do the will of my neveh will stand up in the judg- Father in heaven, he is my ment together with this gene- brother, and sister, and mother." ration, and will condemnit: be- Ch. XIII. 1 NOW the same day Jesus having gone out of of Isaiah, which saith, By the house, sat by the sea-side. hearing ye will hear, and will 2 And such great multitudes not understand; and seeing ye flocked about him, that he went will see, and will not perceive. into a ship, and sat : and the 15“For the heart of this people whole multitude stood on the is become gross, and their ears shore. 3 And he spake many are dull of hearing, and their things to them in parables, say- eyes they have closed; so that ing, “ Behold a sower went out they see not with their eyes, nop to sow: 4 and as he sowed, hear with their ears, nor undersome seeds fell by the way-side, stand with their heart, nor are and the birds came and de- converted, that I should heal voured them. 5 And some fell them.' 16 But happy are your on rocky places, where they eyes, for they see; and your had not much earth : and im- ears for they hear. 17 For vemediately they sprang up, be- / rily I tell you, that many procause they had no depth of phets and righteous men have earth; but when the sun was desired to see the things which risen, they were scorched; and ye behold, and have not seen because they had not root, they them; and to hear the things withered. 7 And some fell which ye hear, and have not among thorns; and the thorns heard them. grew up, and choked them. 81 18 6 Hear ye therefore the But others fell on good ground, parable of the sower. 19 When and yielded fruit, some a hun- any one heareth the doctrine of dred-fold, and some sixty, and the reign, and considereth it some thirty. 9 He that hath not, the evil one cometh, and ears to hear, let him hear." snatcheth away that which was
10 And the disciples coming sown in his heart. This is he near, said to him, " Why speak- who received seed by the way. est thou to them in parables ?" side. 20 And he who received 11 And he answering said to seed on rocky places, is he that them, “ To you it is given to heareth the word, and immeknow the mysteries of the reign i diately receiveth it with joy; 21 Çof heaven;] but to them it is yet hath not root in himself, not given. 12 For whosoever but endureth a short time: and hath improved, to him shall be when affliction or persecution given, and he shall abound : ariseth because of the word, he but whosoever hath not improv. instantly relapseth. 22 And ed, from him shall be taken he who received seed among away even that which he hath. thorns, is he that heareth the 13 I therefore speak to them word; and the anxious care of in parables, because seeing, they this age and the deceitfulness see not; and hearing, they hear of riches, choke the word, and not, nor understand. 14 And it becometh unfruitful. 23 But in them is fulfilled the prophecy lhe who received seed on the