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Parable of the sower,


and its exposition.

5 Some fell upon stony places, waxed gross, and their ears are where they had not much earth: dull of hearing, and their eyes and forthwith they sprung up, they have closed; lest at any because they had not deepness time they should see with their of earth: eyes, and hear with their ears, 6 And when the sun was up, and should understand with they were scorched; and be- their heart, and should be concause they had no root, they verted, and I should heal them. withered away. 16 But blessed are your eyes, 7 And some fell among thorns; for they see: and your ears, for and the thorns sprung up, and they hear.

choked them:

17 For, verily, I say unto you, 8 But other fell into good That many prophets and rightground, and brought forth fruit. eous men have desired to see some a hundred-fold, some those things which ye see, and sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. have not seen them; and to hear 9 Who hath ears to hear, let those things which ye hear, and him hear. have not heard them.

10 And the disciples came, 18 Hear ye therefore the and said unto him, Why speak-parable of the sower. est thou unto them in parables 19 When any one heareth

11 He answered and said u-the word of the kingdom, and to them, Because it is given un-understandeth it not, then comto you to know the mysteries of eth the wicked one, and catchthe kingdom of heaven, but to eth away that which was sown them it is not given. in his heart. This is he which 12 For whosoever hath, to received seed by the wayhim shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but who- 20 But he that received the soever hath not, from him shall seed into stony places, the same be taken away even that he hath. is he that heareth the word, and 13 Therefore speak I to them anon with joy receiveth it;


in parables: because they see- 21 Yet hath he not root in ing, see not; and hearing, they himself. but dureth for a while: hear not; neither do they un-for when tribulation or persecuderstand. tion ariseth because of the word, 14 And in them is fulfilled by and by he is offended. the prophecy of Esaias, which 22 He also that received seed saith, By hearing ye shall hear, among the thorus is he that and shall not understand; and heareth the word; and the care seeing ye shall see, and shall of this world, and the deceitfulnot perceive: ness of riches choke the word, 15 For this people's heart is and he becometh unfruitful.

Exposition of the


parable of the tares. 23 But he that received seed grain of mustard-seed, which a into the good ground is he that man took, and sowed in his field: heareth the word, and under- 32 Which indeed is the least standeth it; which also beareth of all seeds: but when it is grown, fruit, and bringeth forth, some it is the greatest among herbs, a hundred-fold, some sixty, some and becometh a tree, so that thirty. the birds of the air come and 24 ¶ Another parable put he lodge in the branches thereof. forth unto them, saying, The 33 Another parable spake kingdom of heaven is likened he unto them; The kingdom of unto a man which sowed good heaven is like unto leaven, seed in his field: which a woman took, and hid 25 But while men slept, his in three measures of meal, till enemy came and sowed tares the whole was leavened. among the wheat, and went his 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in pa26 But when the blade was rables; and without a parable sprung up, and brought forth spake he not unto them: fruit, then appeared the tares 35 That it, might be fulfilled also. which was spoken by the pro27 So the servants of the phet, saying, I will open my householder came and said unto mouth in parables; I will utter him, Sir, didst not thou sow things which have been kept good seed in thy field? from secret from the foundation of whence then hath it tares? the world.


28 He said unto them, An 36 Then Jesus sent the mulenemy hath done this. The titude away, and went into the servants said unto him, Wilt house and his disciples came thou then that we go and gather unto him, saying, Declare unto them up? us the pamble of the tares of 29 But he said, Nay; lest the field. while ye gather up the tares, ye 37 He answered and said unroot up also the wheat with them. to them, He that soweth the 30 Let both grow together good seed is the Son of man; until the harvest: and in the 38 The field is the world 1; time of harvest I will say to the the good seed are the children reapers, Gather ye together first of the kingdom; but the tares are the tares, and bind them in the children of the wicked one; bundles to burn them: but ga- 39 The enemy that sowed ther the wheat into my barn. them is the devil; the harvest 31 Another parable put he is the end of the world; and the forth unto them, saying, The reapers are the angels. kingdom of heaven is like to al 40 As therefore the tares


Christ contemned.

Divers parables. are gathered and burned in the the furnace of fire: there shall fire; so shall it be in the end of be wailing and gnashing of teeth. this world. 51 Jesus saith unto them, 41 The Son of man shall send Have ye understood all these forth his angels, and they shall things? They say unto him, gather out of his kingdom all Yea, Lord. things that offend, and them 52 Then said he unto them, which do iniquity; Therefore every scribe which is 42 And shall cast them into instructed unto the kingdom of a furnace of fire: there shall be heaven, is like unto a man that wailing and gnashing of teeth. is a householder, which bring

43 Then shall the righteous eth forth out of his treasure shine forth as the sun in the things new and old. kingdom of their Father. Who 53 ¶ And it came to pass, that hath ears to hear, let to hear, let him when Jesus had finished these hear. parables, he departed thence. 44 Again, The kingdom of 54 And when he was come heaven is like unto treasure into his own country, he taught hid in a field; the which when them in their synagogue, insoa man hath found, he hideth, much that they were astonished, and for joy thereof goeth and and said, Whence hath thiş selleth all that he hath, and man this wisdom, and these mighbuyeth that field. ty works?

45 Again, The kingdom of 55 Is not this the carpenter's heaven is like unto a merchant-son? is not his mother called Maman seeking goodly pearls: ry? and his brethren, James, and

46 Who, when he had found Joses, and Simon, and Judas? one pearl of great price, went 56 And his sisters, are they and sold all that he had, and not all with us? Whence then bought it. hath this man all these things? 47 Again, The kingdom of 57 And they were offended heaven is like unto a net, that in him. But Jesus said unto was cast into the sea, and ga- them, A prophet is not without thered of every kind: honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.

58 And he did not many migh

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into ty works there, because of their vessels, but cast the bad away.


49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

50 And shall cast them into Jesus,

Herod's opinion of Christ.
T that time Herod the Te-
trach heard of the fame of

John Baptist beheaded.

CHAP. XIV. The miracle of the five loaves. 2 And said unto his servants, the people had heard thereof, This is John the Baptist; he is they followed him on foot out of risen from the dead; and there- the cities. fore mighty works do shew forth ther selves in him.


14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was For Herod had laid hold moved with compassion toward on John, and bound him, and them, and he healed their put him in prison for Herodias' sick. sake, his brother Philip's wife.

15¶ And when it was evening, 4 For John said unto him, It his disciples came to him, sayis not lawful for thee to have her. ing, This is a desert place, and

5 And when he would have the time is now past; send the put him to death, he feared the multitude away, that they may multitude, because they count-go into the villages, and buy ed him as a prophet. themselves victuals.

6 But when Herod's. birth- 16 But Jesus said unto them, day was kept, the daughter, of They need not depart; give ye Herodias danced before them, them to eat.

and pleased Herod.

17 And they say unto him, 7 Whereupon he promised We have here but five loaves, with an oath to give her what- and two fishes. soever she would ask.

18 He said, Bring them hither 8 And she, being before in- to me. structed of her mother, said, 19 And he commanded the Give me here John Baptist's multitude to sit down on the head in a charger. grass, and took the five loaves, 9 And the king was sorry and the two fishes, and looking nevertheless for the oath's sake, up to heaven, he blessed, and and them which sat with him at brake, and gave the loaves to meat, he commanded it to be his disciples, and the disciples given her. to the multitude.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, 12 And his disciples came, besides women and children. and took up the body, and buri- 22 And straightway Jesus ed it, and went and told Jesus. constrained his disciples to get

13 ¶ When Jesus heard of it, into a ship, and to go before he departed thence by ship into him unto the other side, while a desert place apart: and when he sent the multitudes away.

Christ walketh on the sea.


Men's traditions.

23 And when he had sent gone over, they came into the the multitudes away, he went land of Gennesaret.

up into a mountain apart to 35 And when the men of that pray and when the evening place had knowledge of him, was come, he was there alone. they sent out into all that

24 But the ship. was now in country round about, and the midst of the sea, tossed with brought unto him all that were waves: for the wind was con- diseased;


36 And besought him that 25 And in the fourth watch they might only touch the hem of the night Jesus went unto of his garment: and as many as them, walking on the sea. touched were made perfectly

26 And when the disciples whole.
saw him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying, It

God's commandments.


for fear.

is a spirit; and they cried out THEN came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were 27 But straightway Jesus of Jerusalem, saying, spake unto them, saying, Be of 2 Why do thy disciples transgood cheer; it is I; be not afraid. gress the tradition of the elders?

28 And Peter answered him for they wash not their hands and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid when they eat bread. me come unto thee on the water. 3 But he answered and said

29 And he said, Come. And unto them, Why do ye also when Peter was come down out transgress the commandment of of the ship, he walked on the God by your tradition? water, to go to Jesus.

4 For God commanded, say30 But when he saw the wind ing, Honour thy father and moboisterous, he was afraid; and ther: and, He that curseth fabeginning to sink, he cried, say- ther or mother, let him die the ing, Lord, save me. death.

31 And immediately Jesus 5 But ye say, Whosoever stretched forth his hand, and shall say to his father or his mocaught him, and said unto him. ther, It is a gift, by whatsoever O thou of little faith, wherefore thou mightest be profited by didst thou doubt?


32 And when they were come 6 And honour not his father into the ship, the wind ceased. or his mother, he shall be free. 33 Then they that were in Thus have ye made the comthe ship came and worshipped mandment of God of none effect him, saying, Of a truth thou art by your tradition. the Son of God.

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esa34 ¶ And when they were ias prophesy of you, saying,

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