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of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? Then understood they how 12 that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

WHEN Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, 13 The opinions of the people and of the he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the Jesus. Mark vil. Son of man, am ? And they said, Some say that thou art 14

27. Luke ix. 18. John the Baptist : some, Elias : and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am ? 15 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the 16 living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, 17 Simon Bar-jona : for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, 18 and upon

this rock I will build my church : and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of 19 heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. Then 20 charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

FROM that time forth began Jesus to show unto his dis- 21 Mark viii. 31. Luke ciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer

many things of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, 22 and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord : this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, 23 Satan ; thou art an offence unto me : for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

He points out the · THEN said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will 24 disciples : Mark viii. come after me, let him deny himself, and take

34. Luke ix. 23. and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall 25 lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it : '(for 26 what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul ? or what shall å man give in exchange for his soul ?) For the Son 27 of man shall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto 28 you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

AND after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James, and 17 The transfiguration

of Christ. "Mark John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high moun1x. 2. Luke ix. 28. tain apart, ' and was transfigured before them : and his 2 face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And 3 behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be 4 here : if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright 5 cloud overshadowed them : and behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, • This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased : hear ye

him.' And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore 6 afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not 7 afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save

8 Jesus only

And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged 9 them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead. And his disciples asked him, saying, Why 10 then say the scribes, that Elias must first come? And Jesus answered and 11 said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things : ' but I 12 say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed ; likewise shall also the Son of


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H. Luke ix. 37.

30. Luke ix. 43.

man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto 13 them of John the Baptist.

AND when they were come to the multitude, there 14 moniae: Mark ix. came to him a certain man kneeling down to him, and say

ing, 'Lord, have mercy on my son ; for he is a lunatic, 15 and sore vexed; for oft-times he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. 16 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation ! how 17 long shall I be with you ? how long shall I suffer you ? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he departed out of him: and 18 the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Je- 19 sus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto 20 them, Because of your unbelief :, for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit, this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting. 21

And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, 22 He again foretells his death : Mark ir. The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men :

I and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be 23 raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

AND when they were come to Capernaum, they that 24 He pays the halfshekel for the tem- received tribute-money, came to Peter, and said, Doth not ple service.


pay tribute ? ' He saith, Yes. And when he 25 was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon ? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute ? of their own children, or of strangers ? ' Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. 26 Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest 27 we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up : and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money : that take, and give unto them for me and thee. The disciples con

AT the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, say-18 tend for superiority, ing, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven ? And 2 and commends hu-'Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the mility. Mark ix. 33. midst of them,' and said, Verily, I say unto you, Except 3 ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this 4 little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso 5 shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. But, whoso 6 shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Wo unto the world because of of. 17 sences ! for it must needs be that offences come ; but wo to that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot offend 8 thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee; it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and 9 cast it from thee : it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire. Take heed that ye 10 despise not one of these little ones : for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. · For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. | How think 11 ye? If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say 13 unto you,

he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine

which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father which 14 is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish. Moreover, 15 if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in 16 the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And 17 if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.

Verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth, shall 18 be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. Again ; I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree 19 on earth, as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are 20 gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. He commends for- THEN came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall 21

, by the parable of my brother sin against me, and I forgive him ? till seven

the two debtors. times ? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until 22 seven times ; but, until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom 23 of heaven likened unto a certain king which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him 24 which owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to 25 pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell 26 down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay

thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with com- 27 passion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant 28 went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him a hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, 29 and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay 30 the debt. So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were 31 very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then 32 his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant! I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 'shouldest 33 not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tor- 34 menters, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall 35 my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. Christ goes up to

AND it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished 19 the feast of taber. these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into

the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan.” And great multi- 2 tudes followed him, and he healed them there.

The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and 3 ing marriage and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his divorce. Mark 1. 2. wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto 4 them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female, ' and said, “ For this cause shall a man leave 5 father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife : and they twain shall be one flesh ?” Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What' 6 therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. They say 7 unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, Moses, because of the 8 hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives : but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put

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away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, com-
mitteth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth com-
mit adultery. His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so 10
with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men 11
cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are 12
some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there
are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men : and there be eu-
nuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's
sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

THEN were there brought unto him little children, that 13 children. Mark .. he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the dis

ciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, 14 and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

15 AND behold, one came and said unto him, Good Mas- 16 of the young ruler, ter, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal disciples, on the dan- life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good ? 17

there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt

enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto 18 him, Which ? Jesus said ; “ Thou shalt do no murder ;" “ Thou shalt not commit adultery ;"” “ Thou shalt not steal ;” “ Thou shalt not bear false witness ;'

;" 166 Honor thy father and thy mother,” and, « Thou shalt love 19 thy neighbour as thyself.” The young man saith unto him, All these 20 things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto 21 him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor,

and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful : for 22 he had great possessions.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily, I say unto you, That a rich 23 man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto 24 you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard 25 it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved ? But 26 Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter, and said 27 unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore ? And Jesus said unto them, Verily, I say unto you, That 28 ye which have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken 29 houses, or brethren, or sistérs, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lånds, for my name's sake, shall receive a hundred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last, and the 30

last shall be first. For the kingdom of heaven is like 20 The parable of the

unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in vineyard.

the morning to hire laborers in his vineyard. And when 2 he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others stand- 3 ing idle in the market-place,' and said unto them, Go ye also into the 4 vineyard ; and whatsoever is right, I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did like- 5 wise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others stand- 6 ing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They 7 say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard ; and whatsoever is right, that shall receive. So when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his stew. 8

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ard, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh 9 hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they 10 supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured 11 against the good man of the house, 'saying, These last have wrought but 12 one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, 13 Friend, I do thee no wrong : didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as 14 unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? is 15 thine

eye evil because I am good ? So the last shall be first, and the first 16 last : for many be called, but few chosen. Christ again pre

AND Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve dis- 17 dicts his sufferings ciples apart in the way, and said unto them, ' Behold, we 18 4. 32. Luke xviii. go up to Jerusalem ; and the Son of man shall be be

trayed unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, ' and shall deliver him to the Gentiles to 19 mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him; and the third day he shall rise again.

THEN came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, 20 sons of Zebedee with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain

thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou ? 21 She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus 22 answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. And he saith unto 23 them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with : but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of

And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indig- 24 nation against the two brethren. But Jesus called them unto him, and 25 said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall 26 not be so annong you : but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister : and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be 27 your servant : even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, 28 but to minister, and to give his lif a ransom for many.

AND as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude 29 cured at Jericho followed him. And behold, two blind men sitting by the 30

way-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David! And the multi- 31 tude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David! And 32 Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 33 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes : and imme- 34 diately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. Christ prepares to AND when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were 21 Mark xi. 1. Luke come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent

Jesus two disciples, 'saying unto them, Go into the village . % over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say aught 3 unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. (All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was

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