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he would eat with him. And he went into

the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city, who was

a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat

in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster38 box of ointinent. And stood at his feet

behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the

hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and 39 anointed them with the ointment. Now when

the Pharisee, who had invited him, saw it, he spake within himself, saying, If this man were a prophet, he would have known who, and what

manner of woman this is that toucheth him : 40 for she is a great sinner. And Jesus answer.

ing, said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat

to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say 41 on.

There was a certain creditor who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred 42 pence, and the other fifty. And when they

had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them

both. Tell me now, which of them will love 43 him most? Simon answered and said, I con

ceive that he to whom he forgave most. And

he said unto him, Thou hast decided correctly. 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto

Simon, Seest thou this woman ? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet : but she hath washed my feet with

tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her 45 head. Thou gavest me no kiss : but this

woman, since the time I came in, hath not 46 ceased to kiss my feet. Mine head with oil

thou didst not anoint : but this woman bath

47 anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore

I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven ; for she loved much : but to

whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him, began to

say within themselves, Who is this that for50 giveth sins also ? And he said to the woman,

Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

CHAP. VIII.

1 AND it came to pass afterward, that he

went throughout every city and village preaching, and shewing the glad tidings of the king

dom of God: and the twelve were with him ; 2 and certain women, who had been healed of

evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Mag3 dalene, out of whom went seven devils, and

Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered

unto him of their substance. 4 And when much people were gathered

together, and were come to him out of every 5 city, he spake by a parable: A sower went

out to sow his seed : and as he sowed, some fell by the way-side ; and it was trodden

down, and the fowis of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock ; and as soon

as it was sprung up, it withered away, because 7 it lacked moisture. And some fell among

thorns ; and the thorns sprang up with it, 8 and choaked it. And other fell on good

ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred-fold. And when he had said these

things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let 9 him hear. And his disciples asked him, say10 ing, What may this parable be ? And he said,

Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to others in parables; *

that seeing they might not see, and hearing 11 they might not understand.t Now the para

ble is this : The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way-side, are they that hear;

then cometh the devil and taketh away the

word' out of their hearts, lest they should 13 believe, and be saved. They on the rock are

those, who when they hear, receive the word with joy ; but these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall

And that which fell among thorns are they, who, when they have heard, go forth and are choaked with cares, and riches and

pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to 15 perfection. But that on the good ground

are they, who, in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth

fruit with patience. 16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle,

covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a

bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, and they 17 who enter in may see the light. For nothing

is secret that shall not be made manifest :

14 away

* See the note on Mat. xiii. 13, &c.

† That is, though they see they may not perceive, and though they hear, they may not understand.

neither any thing hid that shall not be known, 18 and come abroad. Take heed therefore how

ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given ; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken, even that which he seemeth to

have. 19 Then came to him his mother and his

brethren, and could not come near him for the 20 crowd. And it was told him by some, who

said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand with21 out, desiring to see thee. And he answered

and said unto them, My mother and by brethren are they who hear the word of God

and do it.* 22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that

he went into a ship with his disciples : and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other

side of the lake ; and they launched forth. 23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep : and there

came down a storm of wind on the lake ; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopar

And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, Master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind, and the raging of

the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith?

And they being afraid, wondered, saying one to another, What sort of man is this? for he commandeth the winds and water even, and

they obey him. 26 And they arrived at the country of the Gada

* Christ was possessed of the tenderest affections, yet he was not to be prevented from the great business he caine to perform by any considerations of sympathy or friendship.

24 dy.

27 renes, which is over against Galilee. And

when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man who had demons*

long time, and wore no clothes, neither abode 28 in any house, but in the tombs. When he

saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the

most high God ? I beseech thee torment me 29 not. (For he had commanded the unclean

spirit to come out of the man. For often it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters : and he brake the

bands, and was driven by the demon into the 30 wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying,

What is thy name? And he said, Legion :

because many demons were entered into him. 31 And they besought him, that he would not

command them to go out into the deep. 32 And there was there an herd of many swine

feeding on the mountain: and they besought

him that he would suffer them to enter into 33 them. And he permitted them. Then the

demons went out of the man, and entered into the swine : and the herd ran violently down a

steep place into the lake, and were choaked.t 34 When they that fed them saw what was done,

they fled, and went and told it in the city and 35 in the country. Then they went out to see

* All critics agree in rendering this word demons. When the devil is meant, it is diabolos.

+ The Jews were forbidden to eat swine : yet it appears they kept them. Our Savior caused them to be destroyed as a reproof for their disobedience.

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