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CHA P. VII.
34. And looking up to hen-
35 And Atraightway his cars were opened, and che string of his tongue was loofed, and he spake plain.
36 And he charged them char chey should tell ao man: bus che more he charged then, fo much che more a great deal they published it,
97 And were beyond meafure aftonished, taying, He hach done all things well : he makech both the deaf to hear,
and che dumb-co speak. 30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and caft' them therefore stepping aside with the man, put his Fingers into his Ears, and touch'd his Tongue with Spittle, not with a designi tu cure him by that outward application, but to give as it were, according to his cuftonn, fome Emblem of the invifible Power by which he acted. Then lifting up his Eyes to Heaven, he lighd, as being fensibly touchd with the Miseries of Mankind, and faid in the Syriac Language, Be 'open'd. Which words were no sooner fpoken, but the man recover'd the perfect ufe both of his Ears and Tongue.
Now Fefus forbad the man that was cur'd, and those that brought him, to divulge the matter ; but the more he charged them, the more officious were they in publishing the Miracles of their Benefactor. Wherefore all men were I truck with the greatest admiration, and readily acknowledgʻd he had perform'd all the Miracles Iraizh had foretold thould be wrought by the Meffrab, tu chefe words: ch. 35-5. The Eyes of the Blind shall be opened, and the Ears of the Deaf Mall be unstopd; ina much as he had made the Deaf to hear, the Blind to fee, and the Dumb to ipeak. For thefe reasons abundance of People fock'd to him from all parts, and brought with them the Lame, the Blind, the Deaf and Maim'd, and many other lick per
C HA P. XV.
down at Jefus feet, and he healed them
31 Insomuch that the multitude wondred when they faw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the CH A P. VNI. God of Ifrael.
ITN those days the mulci
I rude being very great,
and having nothing to eat, 32 Then Jesus called his
Jefus called his disciples to him, and Gaid, disciples unto him, and Laich
unto chem, I have compassion 2 I have compassion on the on the multitude, because multitude, because they have they continue with me now now been with me three days,
fons who were laid at Jesus's feet, to be healed of their Infirmities, and were all cur'd by him with a word's speaking, infomuck that all men were amaz'd to bear thofe that a moment before were dumb, to speak plainly, and to fee Cripples immediately use their Limbs as freely as if they had never ail'd any thing; and they glorified God, who confer'd by the means of Jesus such great Benches on the Jewish Nation.
CH A P. XXXV. Jesus feeds four thousand men with seven Loaves and a few Files: Goes
to Dalmanutha. The Pharisees are frustrated in their expectation of Miracle from him. He returns to the other side of the Lake, and discourses concerning the Leven of the Sadduces and Pharisees. He fails to Bethsaida, where he cures a fick person. From thence he goes to the Territory of Cæfarea Philippi. He asks his Disciples os ibe Road what opinion the generality had of him, and what theirs was; and then tells them he must dis, and they suffer many things for his fake.
A Bout this time, a great Multitude being with Fofus, and his Apostles in the
Deserts near Decapoli., and unprovided of Provisions, he call'd his Apostles to him, telling 'em, he pitied the Maltitude who had for three days followed
three days, and have nothing and have nothing to eat:
houses, they will faint sby che
for divers of them
came from far. 33 And his disciples fay 4 And his disciples answered unto him, Whence should we him, From whence can a man have so much bread in the satisfy these men with bread wilderness, as co fill so great here in the wilderness ? a multitude ?
34 And Jesus faith unto 5 And he asked them, them, How many loaves have How many loaves have ye? ye? and they said, Seven, And they said, Seven.
and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the 6 And he' commanded the multitude to fit down on the people to fir down on the
ground: 36 And he took the seven
and he took the loaves and the fishes, and seven loaves, and gave thanks, gave chanks, and brake them, and brake, and gave to his and gave to his disciples, and disciples tó fer before them : the disciples to the multi- and they did see them before tude.
7 And they had a few small fishes and he blessed, and commanded to see them allo before them.
him, and were now destitute of Viduals : If, said he, we dismiss them fafting, 'tis to be fear'd, in the condition they now are, that many of 'em, who live at a great distance, will perish on the Road. The Disciples who, as we have related cook not sufficient notice of the Miracle whereby he entertained 5000 men with five Loaves and two Fishes, told him they could not find Bread fufficient in that defert Country to satisfy such a Multitude. But Jesus ask'd them how many Loaves they had for themselves; they told him, feven. After this he commanded the whole Multitude to sit down on the Ground; and having receiv'd the Loaves, he blessed them, and breaking them gave the Fragments to his Apostles to be distributed among the People.
The Apostles had a few small Fifhes besides, which he likewise commanded them to distribute among the Multitude, who made a full Meal of the Loaves and
- C H A PVHI. 37 And they did all eaty. 8. So they did eat, and were and were filled and they took filled : and they took up of up of the broken meat that the broken meat that was left, was left, seven baskers full. seven baskers.
38 And they that did eat, 9 And they that had caren were four thousand men, were about four thousand ; beside women and children. 39 And he sent away the
and he sent them away. multitude, and cook thip, 10 And straightway he enand came into the coasts of tred inco a ship with his disciMagdala.
ples, and came into the parts
11 And the Pharisees came
, to question and tempting,desired him that with him, seeking of him a he would shew chem a sign sign from heaven, cempcing
him. from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them, when it is evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. Oye hypocrites, ye can dilcern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the figns of the times ?
Fithses; and the broken pieces and scraps that were left, filld seven Baskets. Now there were about four thousand Men, besides Women and Children, who were tbus niraculously fed. Jesus therefore, that he might not be continually molested with such a Crowd, who 'twas likely followed him rather to be fed than to be instructed, went on board a little Vessel with his Apostles, and fail'd over to the Coast of Dalmanutha, not far from Magdala. Being landed there, several Sadduces and Pharisees came and disputed with him concerning his Authority, requiring some Miracle from Heaven as a demonstration of his divine Million. Jelius replied to this purpose : If the Sun sets bright, and the Sky looks red, you think it a token of fair Weather the day after, and in the morning, if the sky be red and lowering, you account it the Forerunner of a Teinpest. Ő ye Counterfeiters of Virtue, you can use your reason and experience in predicting the change of the Weather ; Why do you seem so wholly void of Reason,as not to be able to tell, whether the Signs of those times which you still expect, have not already happen'd accord.
12 And he fighed deeply
in his spirit, and faith,
given to this generation.
And he left them, and 13 And he left them,
and encring into the ship again,
departed to the other side.
they had forgotten to 14 Now the disciples had
forgotten to take bread,
neither had they in the
7 And they reasoned among 16 And they reasoned a-
8 Which when Jesus per 17 And when Jesus knew. ceived, he said unto them, it, he saich unto them, Why why reason ye
ing to the Predictions of the Prophets? In which words Fesus hinted at the Signs": of the coming of the Mefiah. Then fetching a deep sigh because of their Malice; This wicked Race, said he, whose Minds are alienated from the Service of God, expect a Miracle in confirmation of my being sent from Heaven, as if I had not perform’d any; but there hall be none granted to them for a demonstration of this Truth, except something that Mall happen to me like what befel the Prophet Jonas. Afterwards he left that Country, and failed over to the western fide of the Lake: Now the Apostles had forgot to buy Bread, and had but one. Loaf with them in the Veífel. As they were failing over, it happen'd that Jesus admonish'd . them diligently to beware of the Leven of the Pharijees, and of Herod, and the rest of the Sadduces. . The Apostles reflecting upon their not having bought Bread, thought that Jesus had upbraided them with their negligence, in obscure terms, and caution'd them against buying any for the future of those who were addided to either of the Sects mention'd.
Jesus observing their mistake, thus rebuk'd them : O you who have such mean Notions of the Goodness and Power of God, what makes you imagin that your