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12 That he shall no more be obliged to do aught 13 for his father or his mother. Thus making the word of God of no effect by the tradition ye have established. And many other such things ye do.

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And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me 15 every one of you, and understand. There is nothing from without a man that entering into him, can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the 16 man. If any man have ears to hear, let him 17 hear. And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked 18 him concerning the parable. And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it 19 cannot defile him, because it cntcreth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out 20 into the draught, purging all meats? And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that 21 defileth the man. For from within, cut of the

heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, 22 fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness,

wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, 23 blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

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And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know 25 it but he could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his

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The woman was a Gentile, a (Syrophenician by nation) and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her 27 daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled for it is not proper to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto 28 the dogs. And she answered and said unto

him, Yes, Lord yet the dogs under the table 29 eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying, go thy way; the 30 demon is gone out of thy daughter.† And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

31 And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Deca32 polis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech: and they beseech him to put his hand upon 33 him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he 34 spit, and touched his tongue, and looking

up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, 35 Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And imme

diately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. 36 And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much 37 the more a great deal they published it, and

* See Mat. xv. 28.

†This woman discovered great humility as well as

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were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

CHAP. VIII.

1 IN those days, the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his 2 disciples unto him, and saith unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have 3 nothing to eat and if I send them away fast

ing to their own houses, they will faint by the 4 way for many of them came from far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the 5 wilderness? And he asked them, And he asked them, How many 6 loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them 7 before the people. And they had a few small fishes and he blessed God, and commanded 8 to set them also before them. So they did eat,

and were filled and they took up of the 9 broken meat that was left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

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And immediately he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of 11 Dalmanutha. And the Pharisees came forth,

and began to argue with him, seeking of him 12 a sign in heaven, tempting him. And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say unto you, that there shall no sign be 13 given to this generation. And he left them, and entering into the ship again, departed to the other side.

14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them 15 more than one loaf. And he charged them,*

saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, 17 It is because we have no bread. And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your 18 hearts yet hardened? Having eyes, see ye not?

and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not 19 remember? When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, 20 Twelve. And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

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And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought 23 him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town;

* Then he gave them this caution.

and when he had spit on his

eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men like 25 walking trees. After that, he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clear26 ly. And he sent him away to his house,

saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to 27 any in the town. And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Cæsarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I 28 am? And they answered, John the Baptist : but some say, Elias; and others, One of the 29 prophets. And he saith unto them, But who

say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and 30 saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. And he

charged them that they should tell no man 31 of him. And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after 32 three days rise again. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and be33 gan to rebuke him. And when he had turned

about, and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou relishest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.t

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And when he had called the people unto

* Then Christ or Messiah, and Son of God, are synonymous. See Matt. xvi. 16.

↑ Thy ideas and affections are not spiritual, but worldly.

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