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Christ's yoke easy. ST. MATTHEW. About the sabbath.

25 T At that time Jesus answered meaneth, I will have mercy, and not and said, I thank thee, O Father, sacrifice, ye would not have conLord of heaven and earth, because demned the guiltless. thou hast hid these things from the 8 For the Son of man is Lord even wise and prudent, and hast revealed of the sabbath day. them unto babes.

9 And when he was departed hence, 26 Even so, Father; for so it seem- | he went into their synagogue: ed good in thy sight.

10 And, behold, there was a man 27 All things are delivered unto which had his hand withered. And me of my Father: and no man know they asked him, saying, Is it lawful eth the Son, but the Father; neither to heal on the sabbath days ? that knoweth any man the Father, save they might accuse him. the Son, and he to whomsoever the 11 And he said unto them, What Son will reveal him.

man shall there be among you, that 28 | Come unto me, all ye that shall have one sheep, and if it fall labour and are heavy laden, and I into a pit on the sabbath day, will will give you rest.

he not lay hold on it, and lift it out ? 29 Take my yoke upon you, and 12 How much then is a man better learn of me; for I am meek and low- than a sheep? Wherefore it is law. ly in heart: and ye shall find rest ful to do well on the sabbath days. unto your souls.

13 Then saith he to the man, 30 For my yoke is easy, and my Stretch forth thine hand. And he burden is light.

stretched it forth; and it was re

stored whole, like as the other. CHAPTER XII.

14 Then the Pharisees went out The disciples pluck the ears of corn on the sabbath, and held a council against him, how 10 The withered hand healed. 14 Jesus healeth many,and chargeth them not to make him known.

they might destroy him. 22 A blind and dumb man possessed with a devil 15 But when Jesus knew it, he is healed. 31 Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost. 38 The scribes and Pharisees scek a sign. 46 Je: withdrew himself from thence: and sus sheweth who are truly his nearest relatives. great multitudes followed him, and

T that time Jesus went on the he healed them all; A sabbath day through the corn; 16 And charged them that they and his disciples were ahungered, should not make him known: and began to pluck the ears of corn, 17 That it might be fulfilled which and to eat.

was spoken by Esaias the prophet, 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, saying, they said unto him, Behold, thy dis 18 Behold my servant, whom I have ciples do that which is not lawful chosen; my beloved, in whom my to do upon the sabbath day. soul is well pleased : I will put my

3 But he said unto them, Have ye Spirit upon him, and he shall shew not read what David did, when he judgment to the Gentiles. was ahungered, and they that were 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neiwith him ;

ther shall any man hear his voice in
4 How he entered into the house the streets.
of God, and did eat the shewbread, 20 A bruised reed shall he not
which was not lawful for him to eat, | break, and smoking flax shall he
neither for them which were with not quench, till he send forth judg.
him, but only for the priests ? ment unto victory.

5 Or have ye not read in the law, 21 And in his name shall the Gen-
how that on the sabbath days the tiles trust.
priests in the temple profane the 22 | Then was brought unto him
sabbath, and are blameless ? one possessed with a devil, blind,

6 But I say unto you, That in this and dumb: and he healed him, in-
place is one greater than the temple. somuch that the blind and dumb
7 But if ye had known what this both spake and saw.


Of blasphemy.

23 And all the ed, and said, Is I David?

24 But when the they said, This fe out devils, but prince of the devi

25 And Jesus kn and said unto the divided against it desolation; and e divided against itse

26 And if Satan is divided against h then his kingdom

27 And if I by B devils, by whom cast them out? the be your judges.

28 But if I cast Spirit of God, thei God is come unto

29 Or else how c a strong man's ho goods, except he fi man? and then house.

30 He that is not me; and he that me scattereth abri

31 Wherefore] manner of sin an be forgiven untor phemy against th

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32 And whosoev against the Son forgiven him : bi eth against the not be forgiven world, neither in

33 Either mak his fruit good; tree corrupt, an for the tree is k

34 O generatic ye, being evil, for out of the ab the mouth spea

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Of blasphemy.

A sign asked. 23 And all the people were amaz- ) idle word that men shall speak, they ed, and said, Is not this the Son of shall give account thereof in the day David ?

of judgment. 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, | 37 For by thy words thou shalt be they said, This fellow doth not cast justified, and by thy words thou out devils, but by Beelzebub the shalt be condemned. prince of the devils.

| 38 | Then certain of the scribes 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and of the Pharisees answered, sayand said unto them, Every kingdom ing, Master, we would see a sign divided against itself is brought to from thee. desolation; and every city or house 39 But he answered and said unto divided against itself shall not stand: them, An evil and adulterous gen

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he eration seeketh after a sign; and is divided against himself; how shall there shall no sign be given to it, then his kingdom stand ?

but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out 40 For as Jonas was three days devils, by whom do your children and three nights in the whale's bel. cast them out ? therefore they shall ly: so shall the Son of man be three be your judges.

days and three nights in the heart 28 But if I cast out devils by the of the earth. Spirit of God, then the kingdom of 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise God is come unto you.

in the judgment with this genera29 Or else how can one enter into tion, and shall condemn it: because a strong man's house, and spoil his they repented at the preaching of goods, except he first bind the strong Jonas; and, behold, a greater than man ? and then he will spoil his Jonas is here. house.

42 The queen of the south shall 30 He that is not with me is against rise up in the judgment with this me; and he that gathereth not with generation, and shall condemn it: me scattereth abroad.

for she came from the uttermost 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All parts of the earth to hear the wismanner of sin and blasphemy shall dom of Solomon; and, behold, a be forgiven unto men: but the blas greater than Solomon is here. phemy against the Holy Ghost shall 43 When the unclean spirit is gone not be forgiven unto men.

out of a man, he walketh through 32 And whosoever speaketh a word dry places, seeking rest, and findeth against the Son of man, it shall be none. forgiven him : but whosoever speak- 44 Then he saith, I will return into eth against the Holy Ghost, it shall my house from whence I came out; not be forgiven him, neither in this and when he is come, he findeth it world, neither in the world to come. empty, swept, and garnished.

33 Either make the tree good, and 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with his fruit good; or else make the himself seven other spirits more tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt : wicked than himself, and they enter for the tree is known by his fruit. in and dwell there: and the last

34 O generation of vipers, how can state of that man is worse than the ye, being evil, speak good things ? first. Even so shall it be also unto for out of the abundance of the heart this wicked generation. the mouth speaketh.

46 [ While he yet talked to the 35 A good man out of the good people, behold, his mother and his treasure of the heart bringeth forth brethren stood without, desiring to good things: and an evil man out speak with him. of the evil treasure bringeth forth 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, evil things.

thy mother and thy brethren stand 35 But I say unto you, That every without, desiring to speak with thee.


The parable

of the sower. 48 But he answered and said unto more abundance: but whosoever him that told him, Who is my moth- hath not, from him shall be taken er ? and who are my brethren ? away even that he hath.

49 And he stretched forth his hand 13 Therefore speak I to them in
toward his disciples, and said, Be- parables: because they seeing see
hold my mother and my brethren! not; and hearing they hear not, nei-

50 For whosoever shall do the will ther do they understand.
of my Father which is in heaven, 14 And in them is fulfilled the
the same is my brother, and sister, prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By
and mother.

hearing ye shall hear, and shall not

understand; and seeing ye shall see, CHAPTER XIII.

and shall not perceive: The parable of the sower, 18 and its exposition. 15 For this people's heart is waxed 24 The parable of the tares, 3) of the mustard gross, and their ears are dull of hearseed, 33 of the leaven, 44 of the hidden treasure, 45 of the pearl, 47 and of the net cast into the sea / ing, and their eyes they have closed; 53 Jesus is contemned of his own countrymen. I lest at any time they should see with THE same day went Jesus out of their eyes, and hear with their ears,

I the house, and sat by the sea and should understand with their side.

| heart, and should be converted, and 2 And great multitudes were gath- I should heal them. ered together unto him, so that he 16 But blessed are your eyes, for went into a ship, and sat; and the they see: and your ears, for they whole multitude stood on the shore. I hear.

3 And he spake many things unto 17 For verily I say unto you, That them in parables, saying, Behold, a many prophets and righteous men sower went forth to sow;

have desired to see those things 4 And when he sowed, some seeds which ye see, and have not seen fell by the way side, and the fowls them; and to hear those things came and devoured them up: which ye hear, and have not heard

5 Some fell upon stony places, them.
where they had not much earth: 18 Hear ye therefore the para-
and forthwith they sprung up, be- ble of the sower.
cause they had no deepness of earth:1 19 When any one heareth the word

6 And when the sun was up, they of the kingdom, and understandeth
were scorched; and because they it not, then cometh the wicked one,
had no root, they withered away. and catcheth away that which was

9 And some fell among thorns; sown in his heart. This is he which and the thorns sprung up, and cho- received seed by the way side. ked them:

20 But he that received the seed in8 But others fell into good ground, to stony places, the same is he that and brought forth fruit, some a hun heareth the word, and anon with dredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirty- joy receiveth it; fold.

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, 9 Who hath ears to hear, let him but dureth for a while: for when hear.

tribulation or persecution ariseth 10 And the disciples came, and because of the word, by and by he said unto him, Why speakest thou is offended. unto them in parables ?

22 He also that received seed 11 He answered and said unto among the thorns is he that heareth them, Because it is given unto you the word; and the care of this world, to know the mysteries of the king and the deceitfulness of riches, choke dom of heaven, but to them it is not the word, and he becometh unfruitgiven.

ful. 12 For whosoever hath, to him 23 But he that received seed inte shall be given, and he shall have the good ground is he that heareth

Parable the word which als eth forth, sixty, som

24 And anto them, heaven is li sowed good

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Jesus on the sea loaves to his disc ciples to the mult

20 And they did filled: and they to ments that remain full.

21 And they that about five thousa women and childre 22 And straig strained bis disci ship, and to go be! other side, while h tudes away.

23 And when he ! titudes away, he mountain apart to the evening was co alone.

24 But the ship midst of the sea, to for the wind was

25 And in the foi night Jesus went ing on the sea.

26 And when t. him walking on ti troubled, saying, I they cried out for

27 But straighty unto them, saying, it is I; be not afr:

28 And Peter a said, Lord, if it be unto thee on the

29 And he said, Peter was come ship, he walked to Jesus.

30 But when he terous, he was ning to sink, he save me

31 And immed ed forth his har and said unto I faith, wherefore

32 And when 1 the ship, the wii

33 Then they came and wors Of a truth thou

34 T And why over, they cam Gennesaret.

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