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Hos. vi. 6.

9 And as Jesus passed on from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of taxes; and he saith to him, Follow me: and he arose, and followed him. 10 And it came to pass, as he sat at table in Matthew's house, that, behold, many other publicans, and sinners, came and sat down with him and his disciples: 11 and when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? 12 and he heard them, and said, They that are well have not need of a physician, but they only that are ill; 13 but, go ye and learn what that meaneth, “I will have “mercy, and not sacrifice: ” for I came not to call just persons, but sinners. 14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, Why do we, and the Pharisees, fast often, but thy disciples fast not ? 15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, so long as the bridegroom is with them? but, the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast. 16 No one putteth a piece of new cloth into an old garment; for, that which is put in to fill up the rent taketh

from the garment, and the rent is made worse: 17 neither do they put new wine into old bottles; else the bottles burst, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. 18 Whilst he spake to them these words, behold, a certain ruler of the synagogue came and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is just dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she will live: 19 and Jesus arose, and his disciples, and followed him. 20 And, behold, a woman, afflicted with an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 for she said within herself. If I can but touch his garment, I shall be healed. 22 But Jesus turning about, and beholding her, said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath healed thee: and the woman was healed from that hour. 23 And when Jesus came to the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making lamentation, 24 he said to them, Go ye away: for the maiden is not dead, but sleepeth. And they derided him. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maiden arose : 26 and the fame thereof went abroad into all that land. 27 And as Jesus passed on from thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him : and Jesus saith to them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yea, Lord : 29 then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it done to you: 30 and their eyes were opened; and Jesus charged them, saying, See that no one know it: 31 but they departed, and spread his fame in all that country. 32 And as they were departing, behold, others brought to him one who was deaf and dumb, possessed by a devil: 33 and when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel: 34 but the Pharisees said, He casteth out the devils through the prince of the devils. thence to teach and to preach in their cities. 2 But John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent two of his disciples; 3 and said to him, Art thou he that was to come, or are we to look for another? 4 Jesus answered and said to them, Go and tell John the things which ye hear and See : 5 the blind receive sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them; 6 and blessed is he, whose faith in me shall not be shaken. 7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see ? A reed shaken by the wind 2 8 But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft raiment are in kings' houses. 9 But what went ye out to see ? A prophet? yea, I tell you, and more than a prophet: 10 for, this is he of whom it is written, “ Behold, I send “my messenger before thy “face, who shall prepare thy “way before thee:” 11 verily I tell you, Of those

teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity among the people: 2 and beholding the multitudes, he was moved with compassion towards them; because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep that have no shepherd. 3 Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few ; 4 pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 5 And calling to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. 6 Now the names of the twelve apostles (or, those sent forth) are these; First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 7 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican ; James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus; 8 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas the Iscariot, who also betrayed him : 9 these twelve Jesus forth, and enjoined them,

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saying, Go not to the way of the Gentiles, and enter not into a city of the Samaritans;

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sheep of the house of Israel. 11 And as ye go, preach, saying, “The kingdom of heaven “ is at hand.” 12 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give : 13 carry neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles, 14 nor a wallet for the journey, nor change of coat or shoes, nor yet a staff; for the labourer is worthy of his food. 15 And into whatsoever city or town ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and abide there till ye go from thence: 16 and when ye come into a house, salute it : 17 and if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 18 And whosoever will not receive you, nor hear your words; when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet: 19 verily I tell you, It will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 20 Behold, I send you forth as sheep into the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise

as serpents, and guileless as doves: 21 but, beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and will scourge you in their synagogues; 22 and ye will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 23 But, when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak; for it will be given you in that hour, what ye shall speak : 24 for it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 25 And brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children will rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death: 26 and ye will be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he who patiently endureth to the end, will be saved. 27 And when they persecute you in this city, flee ye to another: for verily I tell you, Ye will not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 28 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord:

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of the house Beelzebub, how much rather will they so call them of his household? 30 Fear them not, therefore: for nothing is covered, that will not be revealed; nor hidden, that will not be known : 31 what I say to you in the darkness, that speak ye in the light: and what ye hear from me in the ear, proclaim ye on the house-tops. 32 And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but fear ye, rather, him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 33 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? yet, one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father; 34 and even the hairs of your head are all numbered : 35 fear not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. 36 Every one, therefore, who shall confess me before. men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven: 37 but, whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. 38 Think not that I am come to bring peace on the earth: I am not come to bring peace, but a sword: 39 for I am come to divide a man from his father, and a

daughter from her mother, and a daughter-in-law from her mother-in-law: 40 and a man's foes will be they of his own household. 41 He who loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he who loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: 42 and he who taketh not up his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 43 He who seeketh to find his life, will lose it: but, he who loseth his life for my sake, will find it. 44 He who receiveth you receiveth me, and he who receiveth me receiveth him who Sent me. 45 He who receiveth a prophet, in the name of a prophet, will receive a prophet's reward; and he who receiveth a just man, in the name of a just man, will receive a just man's reward : 46 and whosoever shall give to drink, to one of these little ones, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I tell you, He will not lose his reward.

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born of women, a greater hath not risen than John the Baptist: nevertheless, he who is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. 12 But, from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven is proclaimed; and the violent take it by force: 13 for, all the prophets and the law prophesied until John : 14 and, if ye will receive it,

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COme : 15 he who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 16 But, to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children who sit in the marketplaces, calling to their fellows, 17 and saying, We piped to you, yet ye danced not; we mourned, yet ye lamented In Ot. 18 For, John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil: 19 the Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber; a friend of publicans and sinners: 20 nevertheless, wisdom is justified by her works. 21 Then he began to upbraid the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they repented not: 22 Woe to thee, Chorazin' woe to thee, Bethsaida for if

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