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they might set before them; lately knew him again, 55 and and the two fishes he parted ran through all the country among them all. 42 And they round about, and began to carry all ate, and were filled. 43 And about on couches those who they took up twelve panniers were diseased, to every place full of the fragments, and of the where they heard he was. 56 fishes. 44 Now those that ate of And whithersoever he entered, the loaves were five thousand | into villages, or cities, or counmen.

try, they laid the sick in the 45 And immediately, he com- market-places, and these bepelled his disciples to embark sought him that they might and pass over before, towards touch, if it were but the tuft Bethsaida, while he dismissed of his mantle : and whosoever the people. 46 And having dis- touched him was cured. missed them, he retired to a CH. VII. 1 THEN the Phari. mountain to pray. 47 And the sees, and some of the scribes, evening coming, the ship was in who had come from Jerusalem, the midst of the sea, and he resorted to him. 2 And they was alone, on the land.

saw some of his disciples eating 48 And he saw them toiling bread with defiled (that is, with at the oar; for the wind was unwashed) hands. 3 (For the against them; and about the Pharisees, and all the Jews, eat fourth watch of the night, he not until they have poured a came to them, walking on the little water on their hands; sea, and would have passed by holding the tradition of the elthem. 49 But when they saw ders. 4 And coming from the him, walking on the sea, they | market-place, unless they dip supposed it was an apparition, their hands in water they eat not. and cried out. 50 (For they all And there are many other saw him, and were troubled.) | things, which they have received And immediately, he talked with to hold, as the dipping of cups, them, and said to them, “ Take and of pots, and of brazen vescourage: it is I; be not afraid."sels, and of couches.) 5 Then 51 And he went up to them, in- | the Pharisees and the scribes to the ship : and the wind ceas- asked him, " Why walk not thy ed : and they were [greatly disciples according to the traamazed in themselves beyond | dition of the elders; but eat measure] [and wondered.] 52 bread with defiled hands ?" But they considered not the 6 And he answering, said to miracle of the loaves : for their them. “ Well hath Isaiah prohearts were hardened. 53 And phesied of you, hypocrites, as it passing over, they came to is written,' This people honourthe country of Gennesaret, and eth me with their lips, but their brought the ship to land. heart is far from me. 7 But in

54 And on their coming out vain do they worship me, teachof the ship, the people immedi-ing for doctrines the command

ments of men.' 8 For laying into the belly; and passeth out aside the commandments of into the vault, cleansing all God, ye hold the tradition of food.” 20 And he said. “ That men; as the dipping of pots which proceedeth out of a man, and of cups : and many other that defileth a man. 21 For things, similar, ye do." 9 He from within, out of the heart of said also to them, “Well do ye men, proceed evil thoughts, make void the commandment adulteries, fornications, mur. of God, that ye may keep your ders, thefts, 22 covetousness, own tradition. 10 For Moses maliciousness, deceit, impurity, said, 'Honour thy father and an evil eye, calumny, pride, folthy mother: and He who ly. 23 All these evil things come curseth father or mother, let from within, and defile a man.” him surely die.' 11 But ye say, 24 AND arising, he departed

If a man shall say to his father from thence, into the confines of or mother, It is Corban, (that Tyre [and Sidon ;] and enteris, devoted) whatever of mine ing into a house, was desirous might profit thee; it is well.' 12 that no one should know it: but And ye suffer him not thence he could not be concealed. 25 forth to do aught for his fa- For a woman, whose young ther or his mother ; 13 making daughter had an impure spirit, the word of God of none effect, beard of him, and came and fell through your tradition, which at his feet; 26 (now the woman ye deliver : and many like was a gentile, a Syrophenician things ye do."

by birth ;) and she besought 14 And when he had called him that he would cast the deto him all the multitude, he said mon out of her daughter. to them,“ Hearken to me, every 27 But Jesus said to her, one of you, and understand. 15“ Let the children be filled first: There is nothing from without for it is not right to take the a man which, entering into children's bread, and cast it to him, can defile him : but the the dogs.” 28 And she answerthings which proceed out of ing, said to him, " True, Sir: him, are they which defile a and yet the dogs, under the taman. 16 If any man have ears ble, eat of the children's to hear, let him hear."

crumbs.” 29 Then he said to 17 And having entered into a her, “ For this answer, go: the house, from the crowd, his dis- demon is gone out of thy daughciples asked him concerning ter.” 30 And having returned to this saying. 18 And he said to her house, she found the demon them, “ Are ye, also, thus with- gone out, and her daughter lyout understanding? Do ye not ing on the bed. perceive that whatsoever from 31 And he departed from the without, entereth into a man, borders of Tyre and Sidon, and cannot defile him? 19 because came again to the sea of Galilee, it entereth not into the heart, but through the borders of Decapo

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lis. 32 And they brought to him, seven loaves, and gave thanks, one that was deaf, and had and brake, and gave to his disan impediment in his speech, ciples, that they might distriand entreated him to lay his tribute; and they distributed to hand upon him. 33 And taking the multitude. 7 And they had a him aside from the crowd, he few small fishes; and he blessed put his fingers into his ears ; God,and commanded them to disand spitting, touched his tongue; tribute [those also.) 8 So they 43 and looking up to heaven, he ate, and were satisfied : and they sighed, and said to him took up the remains of the frag“ Ephphatha :' (that is, “ Be ments, seven baskets. 9 Now opened.") 35 And immediately those that had eaten were about his ears were opened, and the four thousand : and he sent string of his tongue was loosed, them away. and he spake plainly.

10 And immediately entering 36 And he charged them into a ship, with his disciples, that they should tell no one: he came into the parts of Dalbut the more he charged them, manutha. 11 And the Pharisees so much the more abundantly came forth, and began to disthey published it ; 37 and were pute with him, seeking of him beyond measure astonished, say- a sign from heaven, trying him. ing, “He doth all things well ; 12 And sighing deeply in his he maketh both the deaf to hear, spirit, he said, “Why doth this and the dumb to speak.” generation seek after a sign? · CH. VIII. 1 In those days, the verily I tell you, No sign shall multitude being very great, be given to this generation." and having nothing to eat, he 13 And leaving them, he entercalled to him This disciples, / ed again [into the ship and de. and said to them, 2“I have parted to the other side. compassion on the multitude, 14 NOW the disciples had because they have now continu- forgotten to take bread; nor ed with me three days, and have had they with them, in the ship, nothing to eat. 3 And if I more than one loaf. 15 And he send them home fasting, their charged them saying, “ Take strength will fail them by the heed and beware of the leaven way : for some of them have of the Pharisees, and the leacome from a great distance." ven of Herod.” 16 And they rea

4 And his disciples answered soned among themselves, say. him, “Whence can any one ing, “ It is because we have no satisfy these with bread here in bread." the desert ?" 5 And he asked 17 And Jesus perceiving it, them, “ How many loaves have said to them, “ Why reason ye ye?And they said, “ Seven." because ye have no bread ? per6 And he commanded the mul-ceive ye not yet, nor understand? titude to place themselves on have ye your heart (still] hardthe ground: and he took the ened ? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear yecharged them that they should not ? and do ye not remember? tell no one concerning him. 19 When I brake , the five 31 And he began to teach loaves among the five thousand, them, that the Son of man must how many panniers full of frag- suffer many things, and be rements took ye up?" They said to jected by the elders and chiefhim, “ Twelve." 20" And when priests and scribes, and be killthe seven Loaves among the ed, and within three days rise four thousand; how many base from the deed. 32 And he spoke kets filled with fragments took these words so plainly, that Peye up?" And they said, “Seven.” ter, taking him aside, reproved 21 And he said to them, “ Why him. 33 But he turned about, do ye not understand ?” . and looking on his disciples,

22 Then he came to Beth- rebuked Peter, saying, “Get saida : and they brought to him thee hence, adversary : for thou a blind man, and besought him regardest not the things of to touch him. 23 And taking God, but the things of men.” the blind man by the hand, he 34 Then calling to him the led him out of the village: then multitude, with his disciples, he spitting on his eyes, and putting said to them, “ Whosoever his hands upon him, he asked would come after me, let him him if he saw any thing. 24 And deny himself, and take up his he looking up, said, “I see cross, and follow me. 35 For men, as trees, walking." 25 whosoever would save his life, Then he put his hand again shall lose it; but whosoever upon his eyes, [and made him shall lose (his life] for my sake look up:] and he was restored, and that of the gospel, shall and saw every one distinctly. 26 save it. And Jesus sent him away to his 36 (“ For what will it profit a home, saying, “ Neither go in- man, if he shall gain the whole to the village, nor tell any one world and forfeit his own life? in the village.”

37 Or what would a man give 27 THEN Jesus and his disci- as a ransom for his life?) 38 For ci ples departed to the villages of whosoever shall be ashamed of

Cesarea, in the dominion of me, and of my words, in this Philip: and on the way, he adulterous and sinful generaasked his disciples, saying to tion; of him, also, the Son of them, " Whom do men say man will be ashamed, when he that I am ?" 28 And they an- shall come in the glory of his swered, “ John the Baptist : Father, with the holy angels." but some Elijah; others, one of Ch. IX. 1 He said, also, to the prophets." 29 Then he said them, “ Verily I tell you, There to them, “ But whom say ye are some standing here, who that I am ?" And Peter answer shall not taste of death till they ing, said to him, “Thou art the have seen the reign of God ushChrist.” 30 And he strictly ered in with power."

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2 And after six days, Jesus of man, that he must suffer took with him Peter, and James many things, and be set at and John, and brought them up nought. 13 « But I tell you, that a high mountain, privately, by indeed Elijah is come, and they themselves: and he was trans- have done to him whatsoever figured before them. 3 And his they chose; as it is written of raiment became shining, very him.” white as snow ;) such as no ful - 14 AND coming to the other ler upon earth can whiten. 4 disciples, he saw a great crowd And Elijah and Moses appear about them, and the scribes dised to them; and were talking puting with them. 15 And imwith Jesus.

mediately, all the multitude, on 5 Then Peter speaking, said seeing him, were greatly astonto Jesus, “ Master, it is good ished; and running to him, salutfor us to be here: and let us ed him. 16 And he asked them, make three tabernacles; one “About what do ye dispute afor thee, and one for Moses, and mong yourselves ?” 17 And one one for Elijah.” 6 For he knew of the multitude answering said, not what to say; for they were “ Master, I have brought to much afraid. 7 And a cloud thee my son, who hath a dumb appeared, overshadowing them : spirit *; 18 and wheresoever and a voice came out of the it seizeth him, it dasheth him on cloud, “ This is my beloved the ground; and he foameth, Son : hear ye him." 8 And in- and grindeth shis] teeth, and stantly looking about, they saw wasteth away : and I spake to no longer any one, save Jesus thy disciples, that they might only, with themselves.

cast it out; but they could not." 9 And as they were coming 19 Then Jesus answering [them,] down from the mountain, he said, “O unbelieving generacommanded them, that they tion, how long shall I be with should tell no one what things you ? how long shall I endure they had seen, till the Son of you ? Bring him to me.” man should arise from the dead. 20 And they brought him to 10 And they kept the matter Jesus : and on seeing him, the to themselves, reasoning one spirit immediately convulsed with another, what the rising him; and falling on the ground, from the dead could mean. 11 he wallowed, foaming. 21 And And they asked him, saying, Jesus asked his father, “ How " Why say the scribes that long is it since this hath befalElijah must first come ?" 12 len him?" And he said, “ From And he answering, said to them, his childhood. 22 And often it “Elijah indeed cometh first, and hath cast him into the fire, and restoreth all things :" he shewed into the waters, to destroy him : also, how it is written of the Son l but if thou canst do any thing,

• The ebild was subject to epileptic fits, which were supposed to be brought on by the powe: of demons, that is, the souls of deceased wicked men. See Farmer on Dem. p. 107.

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