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Christ upbraideth the cities MATTHEW, of Chorazin, Bethsaida, &e. see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto 20 Then began he to upyou, and more than a prophet. braid the cities wherein most of 10 For this is he of whom it his mighty works were done, is written, Behold, I send my because they repented not. messenger before thy face, which 21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! shall prepare thy way before wo unto thee, Bethsaida! for if thee. the mighty works which were

11 Verily, I say unto you, done in you had been done in Among them that are born of Tyre and Sidon, they would women, there hath not risen a have repented long ago in sackgreater than John the Baptist: cloth and ashes. notwithstanding, he that is least 22 But I say unto you, It shall in the kingdom of heaven, is be more tolerable for Tyre and greater than he. Sidon at the day of judgment,

12 And from the days of than for you. John the Baptist, until now, the 23 And thou, Capernaum, kingdom of heaven suffereth which art exalted unto heaven, violence, and the violent take shall be brought down to hell: it by force. for if the mighty works which

13 For all the prophets and have been done in thee, had the law prophesied until John. been done in Sodom, it would 14 And if ye will receive it, this have remained until this day. is Elias which was for to come.

24 But I say unto you, That 15 He that hath ears to hear, it shall be more tolerable for let him hear. the land of Sodom, in the day 16 But whereunto shall of judgment, than for thee. liken this generation? It is like 25 At that time Jesus anunto children sitting in the mar-swered and said, I thank thee, kets, and calling unto their fel-O Father, Lord of heaven and lows, earth, because thou hast hid 17 And saying, We have piped these things from the wise and unto you, and ye have not dan- prudent, and hast revealed them ced; We have mourned unto unto babes.

you, and ye have not lamented. 26 Even so, Father, for so it 18 For John came neither seemed good in thy sight. eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father; and no 19 The Son of man came man knoweth the Son, but the eating and drinking, and they Father; neither knoweth any say, Behold, a man gluttonous, man the Father, save the Son, and a wine-bibber, a friend of and he to whomsoever the Son publicans and sinners. But Wis- will reveal him.

dom is justified of her children. 28 ¶ Come unto me, all ye

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CHAP. XII. and healeth the withered hand.

He reproveth the Pharisees,
labour, and are heavy laden, and
I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me: for I am meek
and lowly in heart; and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and
my burden is light.


Of the Pharisees' blindness.

8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath-day.

9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue.

10 ¶ And behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-days? that they might

T that time Jesus went on accuse him.

11 And he said unto them, the corn, and his disciples What man shall there be among were a hungered, and began to you, that shall have one sheep, pluck the ears of corn, and to and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, will he not lay hold


2 But when the Pharisees on it, and lift it out? saw it, they said unto him, Be- 12 How much then is a man hold, thy disciples do that which better than a sheep? wherefore is not lawful to do upon the it is lawful to do well on the sabbath-day. sabbath-days.

3 But he said unto them, 13 Then saith he to the man, Have ye not read what David Stretch forth thy hand. And he did when he was a hungered, stretched it forth; and it was and they that were with him; restored whole, like as the 4 How he entered into the other.

house of God, and did eat the 14 Then the Pharisees went
shew-bread, which was not law-out, and held a council against
ful for him to eat, neither for him, how they might destroy
them which were with him, but him.
only for the priests?

15 But when Jesus knew 5 Or have ye not read in the it, he withdrew himself from law how that on the sabbath- thence: and great multitudes days the priests in the temple followed him, and he healed. profane the sabbath, and are them all.


16 And charged them that 6 But I say unto you, that in they should not make him this place is one greater than the known: temple.

17 That it might be fulfilled 7 But if ye had known what which was spoken by Esaias this meaneth, I will have mercy, the prophet, saying,

and not sacrifice, ye would not 18 Behold my servant, whom have condemned the guiltless. I have chosen; my beloved, in


Of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. whom my soul is well pleased: 29 Or else, how can one enter I will put my Spirit upon him, into a strong man's house, and and he shall shew judgment to spoil his goods, except he first the Gentiles. bind the strong man? and then

19 He shall not strive, nor he will spoil his house. cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

30 He that is not with me, is against me; and he that gather

20 A bruised reed shall he eth not with me, scattereth not break, and smoking flax abroad.

shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

31 ¶ Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and

21 And in his name shall the blasphemy shall be forgiven Gentiles trust. unto men: but the blasphemy

22 ¶ Then was brought unto against the Holy Ghost shall not him one possessed with a devil, be forgiven unto men. blind and dumb; and he healed 32 And whosoever speaketh him, insomuch that the blind a word against the Son of man, and dumb both spake and saw. it shall be forgiven him: but 23 And all the people were whosoever speaketh against the amazed, and said, Is not this Holy Ghost, it shall not be the son of David? forgiven him, neither in this 24 But when the Pharisees world, neither in the world to heard it, they said, This fellow come. doth not cast out devils, but by 33 Either make the tree good, Beelzebub the prince of the and his fruit good; or else make devils. the tree corrupt, and his fruit 25 And Jesus knew their corrupt: for the tree is known thoughts, and said unto them, by his fruit.

Every kingdom divided against 34 O generation of vipers, itself, is brought to desolation; how can ye, being evil, speak and every city or house divided good things? for out of the against itself, shall not stand. abundance of the heart, the 26 And if Satan cast out mouth speaketh. Satan, he is divided against 35 A good man, out of the himself; how shall then his good treasure of the heart, bringkingdom stand? eth forth good things: and an 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast evil man, out of the evil treasure, out devils, by whom do your bringeth forth evil things. children cast them out there- 36 But I say unto you, That fore they shall be your judges. every idle word that men shall

28 But if I cast out devils by speak, they shall give account the Spirit of God, then the king- thereof in the day of judgment. dom of God is come unto you. 37 For by thy words thou

The sign of Jonas. CHAP. XIII. Who are Christ's brethren. shalt be justified, and by thy self, and they enter in and dwell words thou shalt be condemned. there: and the last state of that

38 Then certain of the man is worse than the first. scribes and of the Pharisees Even so shall it be also unto answered, saying, Master, we this wicked generation.

would see a sign from thee.

46 ¶ While he yet talked to 39 But he answered and said the people, behold, his mother to them, An evil and adulterous and his brethren stood without, generation seeketh after a sign, desiring to speak with him. and there shall no sign be given 47 Then one said unto him. to it, but the sign of the prophet Behold, thy mother and thy Jonas. brethren stand without, desir

40 For as Jonas was three ing to speak with thee. days and three nights in the 48 But he answered and said whale's belly so shall the Son unto him that told him, Who of man be three days and three is my mother? and who are my nights in the heart of the earth. brethren?

41 The men of Nineveh shall 49 And he stretched forth rise in judgment with this gene- his hand toward his disciples, ration, and shall condemn it: and said, Behold my mother because they repented at the and my brethren!

preaching of Jonas; and behold, 50 For whosoever shall do a greater than Jonas is here. the will of my Father which is 42 The queen of the south in heaven, the same is my broshall rise up in the judgment ther, and sister, and mother. with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from

CHAP. XIII. Of the sower and the seed. HE same day went Jesus to hear the wisdom of Solomon; out of the house, and sat and behold, a greater than So- by the sea-side.

the uttermost parts of the earth TH

lomon is here.

2 And great multitudes were 43 When the unclean spirit gathered together unto him, so is gone out of a man, he walketh that he went into a ship, and through dry places, seeking sat; and the whole multitude rest, and findeth none.. stood on the shore.

44 Then he saith, I will re- 3 And he spake many things turn into my house from whence unto them in parables, saying, I came out; and when he is Behold, a sower went forth to come, he findeth it empty, swept, sow;

and garnished.

4 And when he sowed, some 45 Then goeth he, and ta- seeds fell by the way-side, and keth with himself seven other the fowls came and devoured spirits more wicked than him-them up :

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 side.

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.

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