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Jonah.” And leaving them, he God." 17 And Jesus answering, departed.

said to him, “ Happy art thou, 5 NOW when his disciples Simon, son of Jonah : for flesh were come to the other side, and blood hath not revealed it * they had forgotten to take bread. to thee, but my Father in hea

6 Then Jesus said to them, ven. 18 And I also tell thee, “ Take heed, and beware of the that thou art named Rock * ; and leaven of the Pharisees and upon this rock I will build my Sadducees.” 7 And they rea-church; and the gates of hades soned among themselves, say- shall not prevail against it. 19 ing, “ It is because we have And I will give to thee the keys taken no bread.” 8 But Jesus of the kingdom of heaven; and perceiving this, said, “ () ye of whatsoever thou shalt bind on little faith, why reason ye among earth shall be bound in heaven; yourselves, because ye have ta- and whatsoever thou shalt loose ken no bread ? 9 Do ye not yet on earth shall be loosed in heaperceive; nor remember the ven.” 20 Then he commanded five loaves of the five thousand, his disciples to tell no one that and how many panniers ye took he was the Christ. up? 10 nor the seven loaves of 21 From that time Jesus bethe four thousand, and how gan to tell his disciples that he many baskets ye took up ? 11 must go to Jerusalem, and sufHow is it that ye do not per fer many things from the elders ceive that I spake not to you and chief priests and scribes, concerning bread, "Beware of and be killed, and be raised on the leaven of the Pharisees and the third day, 22 Then Peter Sadducees?!" 12 Then they un- taking him aside, began to rederstood that he did not bid prove him, saying, “ Be it far them beware of the leaven of from thee, Master: this shall by bread, but of the doctrine of the no means befal thee." 23 But he Pharisees and Sadducees. turned and said to Peter, “ Get

13 NOW Jesus coming into thee hence, adversary! thou art the parts of Cesarea in the an offence to me: for thou redominion of Philip, he asked his gardest not the things of God, disciples, saying, “Whom do but the things of men.” men say that I, the Son of man, 24 Then Jesus said to his am ?" 14 And they said, “Some, disciples, “If any one will come John the Baptist; some, Elijah; after me, let him deny himself, and others, Jeremiah, or one of and take up his cross, and folthe prophets.” 15 He said to low me. 25 For whosoever will them, “ But whom say ye that save his life, shall lose it : and I am ?" 16 Simon Peter, an- whosoever shall lose his life, for swering, said, “Thou art the my sake, shall gain it. 26 For Christ, the Son of the living what has a man profited, if he

* The meaning of the word Ilergos Peter.

shall gain the whole world, and Son of man be risen again from forfeit his own life? or what the dead.” 10 And his disciwoulda man give in exchange for ples asked him, saying, “Why his life? 27 For the Son of man then say the scribes, that Elishall come, in the glory of his jah must come first ?" 11 And Father, with his angels; and Jesus answering, said to them, then he will render to every Elijah indeed doth come " man according to his deeds. 28 (first], and restore all things. Verily I tell you, There are some 12 But I tell you, that Elijah standing here, who shall notis come already; and they did taste of death, till they have not acknowledge him, but did seen the Son of man coming in to him whatsoever they pleashis reign.”

ed: thus the Son of man also is CH. XVII. 1 NOW, after six about to suffer from them.” 13 days, Jesus took Peter, and Then the disciples understood James, and John his brother, that he spake to them of John and brought them up a high / the Baptist. mountain, privately ; and was 14 And on their coming to transfigured before them: and the multitude, a man approachhis face shone as the sun, and ed him, kneeling down to him, his raiment became white as the and saying, 15 Sir, have pity light. 3 And, lo! there appeared on my son ; for he is a lunatic, to them Moses and Elijah, talk- and grievously suffereth : for ing with him. 4 Then Peter, often, ne falleth into the fire, addressing Jesus, said, “Mas- and often, into the water. 16 ter, it is good for us to be here : And I brought him to thy disif thou wilt, let us make here ciples, and they were not able three tabernacles; one for thee, i to cure him.” 17 Then Jesus and one for Moses, and one for answering, said, “O unbelievElijah.” 5 While he yet spake, / ing and perverse generation, lo! a bright cloud overshadow-| how long shall I be with you ? ed them; and, lo! a voice out how long shall I endure you? of the cloud, saying, “ This is Bring him hither to me.” 18 my beloved Son, in whom I am And Jesus rebuked him, and . well pleased: hear ye him." 6 the demon departed from him ; And the disciples hearing this, and the child was cured from * fell on their face, and feared that hour. . greatly. 7 And Jesus ap- 19 Then the disciples approaching, touched them, and proaching Jesus, privately, said, said, “ Arise, and fear not." 8 - Why could not we cast him And lifting up their eyes, they out ?'' 20 And Jesus said to saw no one, except Jesus only. them, “Because of your unbe

9 And on their coming down lief: for verily I tell you, If ye from the mountain, Jesus com- have faith as a grain of mustardmanded them, saying, “ Tell seed, ye shall say to this mounthe vision to no one, until the tain, Remove hence, yonder,

and it shall remove; and no-Unless ye be changed, and be. thing shall be impossible to you. I come as children, ye cannot en21 However, this kind of pow- ter into the kingdom of heaven. er goeth not forth but by pray-14 Whosoever, therefore, shall *er and fasting.”]*

humble himself as this child, 22 DURING their abode in Ga- | he is the greatest in the reign lilee, Jesus said to them, “ The of heaven. 5 And whosoever Son of man is about to be de- shall receive one such child, in livered up into the hands of my name, receiveth me. 6 But men ; 23 and they will kill him, whosoever shall insnare one of and the third day he will be these little ones, who believe in raised.” And they were much me, it were better for him that grieved.

an upper mill-stone were hang24 And on their coming ed about his neck, and that he to Capernaum, those who re- were drowned in the depth of ceived the didrachmat came the sea. to Peter, and said, “ Doth 7 " Alas for the world on acnot your master pay the di- count of snares! for it must drachma ?" 25 He said, “ Yes." | needs be that snares come; but Being come into the house, Je-alas for that man by whom the sus spake before him, saying, snare cometh! 8 But if thy < What thinkest thou, Simon ? hand, or thy foot, insnare thee, from whom do the kings of the cut them off and cast them earth take tribute, or custom ? from thee: it is better for thee from their own sons, or from to enter into life lame, or maimstrangers ?" 26 [Peter said to ed, than, having two hands or him, “ From strangers.” Jesus two feet, to be cast into the aiosaid to him, " Then are the sons nian fire. 9 And if thine eye infree. 27 Notwithstanding, lest snare thee, pluck it out, and we should offend them, go to cast it from thee: it is better for the sea and cast a hook, and thee to enter into life with one take the fish which first cometh eye, than, having two eyes, to up; and, when thou hast open-be cast into the burning of Geed its mouth, thou wilt find a henna. stater : that take, and give 10 Take heed that ye despise them for me and thee.”

not one of these little ones : for Ch. XVIII. 1 AT that time I tell you, that their angels in the disciples came to Jesus, say- | heaven, continually behold the ing, « Who is greatest in the face of my heavenly Father. 11 reign of heaven ?" 2 Whereup- [For the Son of man is come to on Jesus calling to him a child, save that which was lost.] 12 placed him in the midst of them, What think ye? If a man have 3 and said, “ Verily I tell you, a hundred sheep, and one of

* This verse is omitted by Wakefield. See his note

Value, half a crown.

About 28 cents.

them be gone astray, doth he and I forgive him ? till seven not leave the ninety and nine times ?” 22 Jesus said to him, on the mountains, and go and "I do not say to thee, Till seek that which is gone astray ? | seven times :' but « Till seventy 13 And if it happen that he findtimes seven.' it, verily I tell you, that he re- 23 6 Therefore the kingdom joiceth more for that sheep, than of heaven is like a king, who for the ninety and nine which chose to reckon with his serwent not astray. 14 In like vants. 24 And when he had manner, it is not the will of your begun to reckonl, one was Father in heaven, that one of brought to him, that owed him these little ones should be lost. ten thousand talents.* 25 But

15 “ Moreover, if thy broche being unable to pay, his mas. ther shall sin against thee, go ter commanded him to be sold, and reprove him, between thee and his wife and children, and and him alone : if he shall hear all that he had ; and payment thee, thou hast gained thy bro- to be made. 26 The servant ther. 16 But if he will not therefore fell down and did him hear, take with thee one or two obeisance, saying, "Sir, have more; that by the mouth of patience with me, and I will two or three witnesses every pay thee all.' 27 Then the thing may be ascertained. 17 | master of that servant was moyAnd if he shall neglect to hear | ed with compassion, and sent them, tell it to the congrega- him away, and forgave him the tion: but if he shall neglect to debt. hear the congregation also, let 28 " But that servant went out, him be unto thee as a heathen and met with one of his fellowand a publican. 18 Verily I servants, that owed him a huntell you, Whatsoever ye shall dred denarii : + and seizing hind on earth, shall be bound in him, he took him by the throat, heaven: and whatsoever ye saying, Pay [me what thou shall loose on earth, shall be owest.' 29 His fellow-servant loosed in heaven. 19 Again, I therefore falling down, betell you, that if two of you shall sought him, saying, "Have paagree, on earth, concerning any tience with me, and I will pay thing, which they shall ask, it thee [all].' 30 And he would shall be done for them, by my not: and went and cast him into Father in heaven : 20 for where prison, till he should pay the two or three are gathered to debt. 31 His fellow-servants gether, in my name, there am I seeing what was done, they were in the midst of them.”

very sorry; and came and told 21 THEN Peter approaching their master all that was done. him, said, “ Master, how often 32 “ Then his master calling shall my brother sin against me, him, said to him, “Thou wick

* About 625,000lb. of silver. + About three guineas. Campbell..

ed servant! I forgave thee all , wives : yet from the beginning that debt, because thou desir- it was not so. 9 But I tell you, edst me. 33 Oughtest not thou Whosoever shall put away his also, to have had pity on thy wife, except for whoredom, and fellow-servant, even as I had shall marry another, commitpity on thee ?' 34 And his mas- teth adultery; and he who ter was angry, and delivered marrieth her that is put away him over to the jailors, till he committeth adultery." 10 His should pay all that was due to disciples said to him, “If the him. 35 In like manner, my condition of a man be so, with heavenly Father, also, will do his wife, it is not good to marunto you, if from your hearts ry.” 11 But he said to them, ye forgive not every one his “ All men cannot receive these brother.”

words; but they only to whom Ch. XIX. 1 AND it came to it is given. 12 For there are pass, that, when Jesus had end- eunuchs, who were so from ed these words, he departed their birth; and there are eufrom Galilee, and came into nuchs, who were made eunuchs the borders of Judea, by the by men; and there are eunuchs, side of Jordan. 2 And great who have made themselves eumultitudes followed him; and nuchs for the kingdom of heahe cured them there.

| ven. Let him receive this, who 3 Then the Pharisees came can receive it. to him, trying him, and saying 13 Then were brought to

to him,] “ Is it lawful that a him little children, that he man should put away his wife might put his hands on them, for every cause ?" 4 And he and pray for them : and the disanswering, said to them, “ Have ciples rebuked those who brought ye not read, that he who made them. 14 But Jesus said, “Sufthem from the beginning, made fer the little children, and forthem a male and a feinale? 5 bid them not, to come to me: and said, “For this reason, a man for of such is the kingdom of shall leave father and mother, heaven.” 15 And he put his and adhere to his wife : and hands on them, and departed they two shall be one flesh: 6 thence. so that they are no more two; 16 AxD, lo! one approach but one flesh. What, therefore, ing, said to him, "Good) God hath joined together, let no Teacher, what good thing shall man put asunder.”

I do, that I may have aionian up They said to him, “Why | life?” 17 And he said to him, then did Moses command to " Why askest thou me concerngive a bill of divorcement, and ing good? One only is good. to put her away?" 8 He said | But if thou desire to enter into to them, “ Moses, because of life, keep the commandments." the perverseness of your hearts, 18 He said to him, “ Which ?” suffered you to put away your And Jesus said " These, Thou

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