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HEbeginning of the preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was as it is written in the prophets: 2 “Behold, I send my mes“senger before thy face, who “shall prepare thy way:" 3 “ The voice of him who “ crieth in the wilderness, Pre“pare ye the way of the Lord, “make his paths straight.” 4 John was baptizing in the wilderness, and preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; 5 and all the land of Judea, and the dwellers in Jerusalem, went out to him, and were all baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with aleathern girdle about his loins; and he eat locusts and wild honey; 7 and he preached, saying, One mightier than I cometh after me, the latchet of whose

shoes I am not worthy to stoop

down and loose :

8 I have baptized you with water only; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus went from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized in the Jordan by John :

10 and straightway, as he

went up out of the water, John John, iss,8.

saw the heavens parted, and the Spirit descending upon him as a dove; 11 and a voice came from heaven, saying, “Thou art my “beloved Son; in thee I am “well pleased.” 12 And immediately the spirit sendeth him forth into the wilderness: 13 and he was tried by Satan in the wilderness forty days, and was among the wild beasts; and afterward the angels ministered to him. 14 But after John was committed to prison, Jesus went again into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God;

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God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel. 16 And as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers: 17 and Jesus said to them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of Inen : 18 and they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 19 And going on a little further, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in their ship, mending their nets: 20 and he straightway called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship, with the hired servants, and came after him. 21 And they went on to Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught: 22 and they were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And presently, a man came into the synagogue with an unclean spirit; and it cried out, 24 saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God: 25 and Jesus rebuked it, say

ing, Hold thy peace, and come out of him : 26 and the unclean spirit came out of him, convulsing him, and calling out with a loud voice: 27 and all were amazed ; so that they questioned among themselves, saying, What is this? that he commandeth with authority even the unclean spirits, and they obey him : 28 and his fame spread every where, through all the surrounding country of Galilee. 29 And as soon as he came out of the synagogue, he went to the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John : 30 and Simon's wife's mother lay ill of a fever, and straightway they tell him of her: 31 and he went to her and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered to them. 32 And at evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all that were diseased, and those that were possessed by devils: 33 and the whole city was gathered together at the door; and he healed many, that were ill of divers diseases: 34 and he cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ. 35 And rising early in the morning, a long time before it was day, he went out, and departed to a solitary place, and there prayed. 36 And Simon, and they that were with him, followed after him : 37 and when they had found him, they said to him, All are seeking thee: 38 and he said to them, Let us go elsewhere, to the next towns, that I may preach there also; for, to that end I came forth : 39 and he went and preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out the devils. 40 And a leper came to him, beseeching him, and saying to him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean : 41 and he was moved with compassion, and stretched out his hand, and touched him, and saith to him, I will; be thou clean : 42 and immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed : 43 and strictly charging him, he forthwith sent him away; 44 and saith to him, See thou tell nothing to any one : but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing the things which Moses commanded; for a testimony to them : 45 but he went out, and began to publish it much, and to spread the matter abroad; so

that Jesus could go no more openly into the city, but was without, in desert places: and they came to him from all parts.


UT, after some days, he went again into Capernaum; and it was told, that he was in the house: 2 and many gathered together, so that there was no space, not even at the door: and he preached the word to them. 3 And they come to him, bearing a man ill of the palsy, carried by four persons: 4 and because they could not come near to him, through the crowd, they opened the roof of the place where he was; and, breaking through it, they let down the bed on which the paralytic man lay : 5 and when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic man, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. 6 And some of the scribes were sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, saying; 7 In speaking thus, this man blasphemeth: who is able to forgive sins but one, that is, God? 8 And Jesus, immediately perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?

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9 Which is easier to say to the paralytic man, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? 10 but, that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the paralytic man), 11 I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go to thine house: 12 and he immediately arose, and took up his bed, and went out before them all; so that all were amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw any thing like this 13 And he went out again by the sea-side; and all the multitude came to him, and he taught them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt of taxes; and he said to him, Follow me: and he arose and followed him : 15 and it came to pass, as Jesus was sitting at table in Levi’s house, that many publicans and sinners also sat down with Jesus and his disciples. 16 Now, there were many of the scribes of the Pharisees that followed him; and when they saw that he eat with the publicans and sinners, they said to his disciples, He eateth with the sinners and publicans:

17 and Jesus hearing them, saith to them, They that are well have not need of a physician, but they only that are ill: I came not to call just persons, but sinners. 18 And the disciples of John, and the Pharisees, were fasting: and they come and say to him, Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but thine fast not 2 19 and Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? So long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast: 20 but, the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; and then, in those days, they will fast. 21 No one seweth a piece of new cloth to an old garment: else, the new piece that filleth up the rent taketh away from the old, and the rent is made WOI’Se : 22 and no one putteth new wine into old bottles: else, the wine bursteth the bottles, and both the wine and the bottles perish : but he putteth new wine into new bottles. 23 And it came to pass, that he was going through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began to pluck the ears of corn as they went along :

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24 and the Pharisees said to him, Behold, why do they that which is not lawful on the sabbath day? 25 and he said to them, Have ye never read what David did when he had need, and when he, and they that were with him, hungred? 26 how he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and eat the shewbread, which it is not lawful for any to eat but the priests; and gave it also to those who were with him 2 27 and he said to them, The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath: so that the Son of man is Lord, even of the Sabbath.


N D he entered again into the synagogue; and a man was there who had a withered hand: 2 and they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. 3 And he saith to the man who had the withered hand, Stand forth : 4 and he saith to them, Is it better, on the sabbath day, to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? but they were silent:

5 and looking round on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith to the man, Stretch out thine hand: and he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 And the Pharisees went out, and straightway consulted with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him : 7 but Jesus withdrew himself, with his disciples, to the sea; and a great multitude followed him from Galilee, and from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and from beyond Jordan: 8 and a great multitude, from about Tyre and Sidon, hearing what great things he did, came to him. 9 And he gave order to his disciples, that a small ship should always attend him, because of the multitude, that they might not throng him : 10 for he had healed many; so that all those that had distempers pressed on him to touch him : 11 and the unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God : 12 but he strictly charged them, that they should notmake him known. 13 And he went up to the mountain, and called to him

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