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31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee ; 32 and taught them on the sabbath. And they were amazed 33 at his doctrine: for his word was with authority. And

in the synagogue was a man that had a spirit of an un34 clean demon*; and he cried out with a loud voice, say

ing, “ Ah! what have we to do with theet, thou Jesus of

Nazareth ? Art thou come to destroy us? I know who 35 thou art; the Holy One of God.” Then Jesus rebuked

him, saying, “ Be silent, and come out of him.” And

when the demon had thrown him in the midst, he came 36 out of the man, and hurt him not. And all were struck

with astonishment, and spake among themselves, saying, « What word is this? for with authority and power he

commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.” 37 And a report of him went abroad into every place of the

country round about. 38 And be arose out of the synagogue, and entered into

Simon's house. Now the mother of Simon's wife was

seized with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it

left her: and forthwith she arose and ministered to them. 40 Now when the sun was setting, all those that had any

sick with various diseases, brought them to him: and be

put his hands on every one of them, and cured them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying out, and say

ing, “ Thou art the Son of God I.” But he rebuked them, and suffered them not to say that they knew that

he was the Christ. 42 And when it was day, he went out, and departed into

a desert place; and the multitudes sought him, and came

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* He was raving mad, and fancied himself possessed by a demon; which was the currert opinion of the age. He believed, as many then did, that Jesus was the Messiah, or a great prophet; and addresses him as such: and Jesus replies to him in the popular language, in conformity to the ideas and feelings of the maniac. See Fariner on Demon. c. ii, s: ct. 1. + Or, What hast thou to do with us. # the Christ, the Son of God. R. T.

Suffered them not to speak: for &c. N See Farm. ibid. p. 249.

to him, and would have detained him, that he might not 43 depart from them. But he said unto them, “I must

preach the glad tidings of the kingdom of God to other 44 cities also : for therefore I am sent.” And he preached

in the synagogues of Galilee. CH. v. Now it came to pass that, when the multitude

pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake 2 of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake:

but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were wash3 ing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which

was Simon's, and besought him that he would launch

out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught 4 the multitudes out of the ship. And when he had ceased

speaking, he said to Simon, “ Launch out into the deep, 5 and let down your nets for a draught.” And Simon answer

ed and said unto him, “ Master, we have laboured during

all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless, at thy 6 word I will let down the net.” And when they had done

this, they enclosed a great number of fishes : and their net 7 almost brake. And they beckoned to their partners who

were in the other ship, that they might come and help

them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that 8 they almost sank. And when Simon Peter saw it, he fell

down at Jesus's knees, saying, “ Depart from me, Lord, 9 for I am a sinner." For astonishment seized him, and all

that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which 10 they had taken : and in like manner it seized James and

John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Si

mon. And Jesus said to Simon, “ Fear not; henceforth 11 thou shalt catch men.” And when they had brought

their ships to land, they left all, and followed him, 12 And it came to pass when he was near to* a certain

city, behold, a man full of leprosy: who when he saw

*in, N. but a leper might not reside within a city. Matt. viii, 2. This person met Jesus immediately after his descent from the mount.

Jesus, fell on his face, and entreated him, saying, “Sir, 13 if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." And Jesus

stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, “I

will: Be thou made clean." And immediately the le14 prosy departed from him. And Jesus con manded him

to tell no man: “but go, show thyself to the priest, and

offer for thy cleansing as Moses commanded ; for a testi15 mony unto them.” But a fame went abroad so much the

more of him : and great multitudes came together to hear 16 him; and to be cured by him of their infirmities. But

he withdrew into desert places, and prayed. 17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teach

ing, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from every town of Galilee, and from Judea, and from Jerusalem; and the power

of the Lord was present to heal those who had diseases*. 18 And, behold, men brought on a bed one that was sick

of the palsy: and they sought how to bring him in, and 19 to place him before Jesus. And when they could not

find by what way they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up to the roof, and let him

down through the tiling t, with his couch, into the midst 20 before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said,

Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.” Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, “ Who is this

that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but 22 God alone?” But wlien Jesus perceived their reasonings,

he answered and said unto them, “ Why reason ye in 23 your hearts ? Which is easier ? to say, “Thy sins are for24 given thee:” or to say, “ Arise and walk?' But that

ye may know that the Son of man haih power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said to the sick of the palsy,) ' I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go to thine

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* To cure the people, N. See Symonds's Obs. p. 24. + See Campbell. they went up to the house-top, and let him down through the tiles, N.

25 house."” And forthwith he rose up before them, and took

up that whereon he lay, and departed to his house, glori26 fying God. And amazement struck all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying,

66 We have seen strange things to-day.” 27 And after these things Jesus went forth, and saw a

publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom : 28 and he said unto him, « Follow me.” And Levi forsook

all, rose up, and followed him. 29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house :

and there was a great multitude of publicans, and of 30 others, that were at meat with them. But the scribes

and the Pharisees among them murmured against his dis

ciples, saying, “Why do ye eat and drink with the 31 publicans and sinners ?" And Jesus answered and said

unto them, “ Those that are in health need not a physi32 cian; but those that are sick. I am come, not to call

righteous men to repentance, but sinners.” 33 And some said unto him, “Why do the disciples of

John fast often, and make prayers; and in like manner

the disciples of the Pharisees: but thine eat and drink?” 34 And he said unto them, “ Can ye make the companions

of the bridegroom to fast, while the bridegroom is with 35 them? But the days will come when the bridegroom shall

be taken from them : then they will fast in those days." 36 And he spake a parable also unto them: “ No man put

teth a piece of a new garinent upon an old one : other

wise, both the new maketh a rent, and that which was 37 taken from the new agreeth not with the old. And no

man putteth new wine into old skins: otherwise, the

new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and 38 the skins will be marred. But new wine must be put 39 into new skins; and both are preserved. No man -also,

having drunk old wine, immediately desireth new: for he saith, · The old is better."

CA. VI. And it came to pass on the first sabbatli* after the se

cond day of unleavened bread, that he went through the

corn-fields : and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and 2 ate, rubbing them with their hands. But some of the

Pharisees said unto them, “Why do ye that which it is 3 not lawful to do on the sabbath ?” And Jesus answered

and said unto them, “Have ye not even read what David

did, when both he himself hungered and those that were 4 with him: How he entered into the house of God, and

took the shew-bread, and ate, and gave to those also that

were with him : which it is not lawful to eat, but for the 5 priests alone?” And he said unto them, “ The Son of

man is Lord even of the sabbath?" 6 And it came to pass on another sabbath also, that he

entered into the synagogue and taught : and a man was 7 there, whose right hand was withered : and the scribes

and the Pharisees watched him, whether he would work

a cure on the sabbath ; that they might find an accusa8 tion against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said

to the man that had the withered hand, “Rise, and stand 9 in the midst.” And he arose, and stood. Then Jesus

said unto them, “I + will ask you one thing, “Is it law

ful to do good on the sabbath, or to do evil? to save life, 10 or to killI?” And when he had looked round about on

them all, he said to the man,Stretch forth thine hand.”

And he did so: and his hand was restored $ (as the 11 other]. And they were filled with madness; and com

muned one with another what they should do to Jesus. 12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went forth to

a mountain to pray; and continued all night in prayer to 13 God. And when it was day, he called to him his disci

* On the sabbath called second-prime, Campbell. The sense of the original is very obscure. Some good copies omit the word divrigerpura. + Or, l will ask you, What is lawful on the sabbath > To do good, &c. N. or to destroy? R. T.

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