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Luke, x. 15.

the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented of old in sackcloth and ashes: 23 but I tell you, It will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you. 24 And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted to heaven 2 thou shalt go down to hell: for, if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day: 25 but I tell you, That it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. 26 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding, and hast revealed them to infants: 27 even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. 28 All things are delivered to me by my Father: and no one knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any one the Father, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 29 Come to me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest: 30 take my yoke upon you,

and learn of me; for I am

meek and lowly in heart: and ye will find rest for your souls: 31 for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

CHAPTER XII. *

BOUT that time, Jesus was going through the corn-fields, on the sabbath day; and his disciples hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat them. 2 And the Pharisees, seeing them, said to him, Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath day. 3 But he said to them, Have ye not read what David did, when he hungred, and they that were with him; 4 how he entered into the house of God, and eat the shewbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, nor for them that were with him; but, | for the priests only 2 loxi, 5 or, have ye not read in " the law, that, on the sabbath John, vii. 23. | days, the priests in the temple ! profane the sabbath, and are 4

Mark, ii. 23. Luke, vi. 1.

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guiltless? 6 but I tell you, That some-Malili, i. thing greater than the temple is here. 7 And if ye had known what that meaneth, “ I will have c. ix. 13. “mercy, and not sacrifice,”

ye would not have condemned the guiltless: 8 for, the Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath. 9 And proceeding from thence, he entered into their synagogue: and, behold, there was a man that had a withered hand: 10 and they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? that they might accuse him: 11 and he said to them, What man is there among you, that shall have one sheep, and, if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will not lay hold of it, and lift it out? 12 how much then is a man better than a sheep? wherefore, it is lawful to do well on the sabbath day. 13 Then he saith to the man, Stretch out thine hand : and he stretched it out; and it was rendered sound, like the other. 14 And the Pharisees went out, and held a consultation against him, how they might destroy him: but Jesus knowing it, departed from thence: 15 and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16 but he charged them, that they should not make him known: 17 so that the word was fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying,

18 “ Behold my servant, Isaiah, xiii. 1.

“whom I have chosen; my “beloved, in whom my soul “is well pleased: I will put “my spirit upon him, and he “shall declare judgment to “ the Gentiles: 19 “ he will not strive, nor “cry; neither will any one “hear his voice in the streets: 20 “a bruised reed he will “not break, and smoking flax “he will not quench, until he “bring forth judgment to “victory: 21 “ and, in his name shall “the Gentiles hope.” 22 Then was brought to him one blind and dumb, possessed by a devil; and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb both spake and saw : 23 and all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David 7 24 But when the Pharisees heard them, they said, This man casteth out devils only through Beelzebub, the prince of the devils: 25 but he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and no city or house divided against itself will stand : 26 and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand 2 27 and if I cast out devils

c. ix. 34.

c. vii. 20.

through Beelzebub, through whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges: 28 but, if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then surely the kingdom of God is come to you. 29 Or, how can any one enter into a strong man's house, and plunder his goods, unless he first bind the strong man? and then he may plunder his house. 30 He who is not with me, is against me; and he who gathereth not with me, scattereth. 31 Wherefore I tell you, Every other sin and blasphemy will be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven: 32 and whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it will be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to COrne. 33 Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad : for the tree is known by the fruit. 34 O offsprings of vipers, how can ye who are evil speak that which is good? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man, out of his

good treasure, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of his evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I tell you, That of every idle word that men shall speak, they shall render an account in the day of judgment : 37 for, by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. 38 Then some of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we wish to see Luke, xi. 29. a sign from thee: 39 but he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh for a sign; yet no sign will be given to it, except the sign of the prophet c. xv. 31. Jonah: 40 for, as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale; so will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment against this generation, and condemn it: for, they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, something more than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south will rise up in the judgment against this generation, and condemn it: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to

hear the wisdom of Solomon: and, behold, something more than Solomon is here. 43 But, when the unclean spirit is gone out of the man, it walketh through dry places, seeking rest, but findeth none: 44 then it saith, I will return to my house from whence I went out: and when it cometh, it findeth it empty, swept, and garnished: 45 then it goeth, and taketh with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first: so will it also be to this wicked generation. 46 And while he was yet speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then said one to him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren are standing without, desiring to speak with thee: 48 but he answered and said to him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 and stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, Behold my mother and my brethren 50 for, whosoever doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

CHAPTER XIII.

N the same day, Jesus went out of the house, and sat by the sea: 2 and great multitudes were gathered together to him, so that he went into a ship, and sat down; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things to them in parables; saying, Behold, a sower went forth to SOW : 4 and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them : 5 and some fell on stony places, where they had not much earth; and they forthwith sprung up, because they had no depth of earth: 6 but, when the sun was risen, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away: 7 and others fell among the thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked them: 8 but others fell on good ground, and brought forth fruit, one an hundredfold, another sixty, and another thirty: 9 he who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the disciples came, and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables? 11 He answered and said to them, Because to you is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given : 12 for, whosoever hath, to him more shall be given, and he shall abound: but, whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. 13 Therefore I speak to them in parables: because, seeing, they see not; and hearing, they hear not, neither understand : 14 and in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, “ In hearing ye will “hear, yet ye will not under“stand; and in seeing ye will “see, yet ye will not per“ ceive : 15 “ for the heart of this “people is become gross; and “with their ears they are dull “ of hearing, and their eyes “ they have closed; lest they “should see with their eyes, “ and hear with their ears, and “understand with their heart, “ and be converted, and I “should heal them.” 16 But, blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear: 17 for, verily I tell you, That many prophets and just men have desired to see the things which ye see, and have not seen them ; and to hear the things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

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18 Hear ye, therefore, the parable of the sower. 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, but understandeth it not, the wicked one cometh, and snatcheth away that which was sown on his heart : this is he who received seed by the way side: 20 and he who received the seed on stony places, is he who heareth the word, and at first receiveth it with joy: 21 yet he hath not root in himself, but lasteth only for a while ; for, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, presently he stumbleth : 22 he, also, who received seed among the thorns, is he who heareth the word; but the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful : 23 but, he who received seed on the good ground, is he who heareth the word, and understandeth it; who also beareth fruit, and yieldeth, one an hundredfold, another and another thirty. 24 Another parable he put forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but, while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the corn, and went away:

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