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Parable of the sower,

35 For whosoever shall do will of God, the same is brother, and my sister, and ther.


S. Mark. and interpretation thercof. the 12 That seeing they may see, my and not perceive; and hearing mo-they may hear, and not under

The parable of the sower.
ND he began again to teach

stand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

13 And he said unto them,

A by the bean de; and there Know ye not this parable? and

was gathered unto him a great how then will ye know all paramultitude, so that he entered in-bles?

to a ship, and sat in the sea; and 14 The sower soweth the the whole multitude was by the word. sea, on the land.

15 And these are they by the 2 And he taught them many way-side, where the word is sown; things by parables, and said unto but, when they have heard, Satan them in his doctrine, cometh immediately, and taketh 3 Hearken; Behold, there went away the word that was sown in their hearts.

out a sower to sow.

4 And it came to pass, as hel 16 And these are they likewise sowed, some felt by the way-which are sown on stony ground; side, and, the fowls of the air who, when they have heard the came and devoured it up. word, immediately receive it with

5 And some fell on stony gladness; ground, where it had not much 17 And have no root in themearth; and immediately it sprang selves, and so endure but for a up, because it had no depth of time: afterward, when affliction earth: or persecution ariseth. for the 6 But when the sun was up, it word's sake, immediately they was scorched; and, because it are offended.

had no root, it withered away. 18 And these are they which

7 And some fell among thorns, are sown among thorns; such as and the thorns grew up, and hear the word,

choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 19 And the cares of this world,"

8 And other fell on good and the deceitfulness of riches, ground, and did yield fruit that and the lusts of other things, ensprang up, and increased, and tering in, choke the word, and it brought forth, some thirty, and becometh unfruitful.

some sixty, and some an hundred. 20 And these are they which 9 And he said unto them, He are sown on good ground; such that hath ears to hear, let him as hear the word and receive it, hear. and bring forth fruit, some thirty10 ¶ And when he was alone, fold, some sixty, and some an they that were about him, with the hundred.

twelve, asked of him the parable. 21 ¶ And he said unto them,

11 And he said unto them, Un-Is a candle brought to be put unto you it is given to know the der a bushel, or under a bed, mystery of the kingdom of God: and not to be set on a candlebut unto them that are without, all stick?

these things are done in parables: 22 For there is nothing hid

Parable of a grain

Chap. v.

of mustard-seed. which shall not be manifested; were alone, he expounded all neither was any thing kept secret, things to his disciples.

but that it should come abroad. 35 And the same day, when 23 If any man have ears to the even was come, he saith unto hear, let him hear. them, Let us pass over unto the

24 And he saith unto them, other side. Take heed what ye hear; with 36 And, when they had sent what measure ye mete, it shall be away the multitude, they took measured to you: and unto you him even as he was in the ship. that hear shall more be given. And there were also with him 25 For he that hath, to him other little ships.

shall be given: and he that hath 37 And there arose a great not, from him shall be taken even storm of wind, and the waves that which he hath. beat into the ship, so that it was

26 And he said, So is the now full. kingdom of God, as if a man 38 And he was in the hinder should cast seed into the ground; part of the ship, asleep on a pil27 And should sleep, and riselow: and they awake him, and night and day, and the seed should say unto him, Master, carest spring and grow up, he knoweth thou not that we perish?

not how.

39 And he arose, and rebuked 28 For the earth bringeth forth the wind; and said unto the sea, fruit of herself; first the blade, Peace, be still: and the wind then the ear, after that the full ceased, and there was a great corn in the ear. calm.

29 But when the fruit is brought 40 And he said unto them, forth, immediately he putteth in Why are ye so fearful? how is it the sickle, because the harvest is that ye have no faith?


41 And they feared exceeding30 And he said, Whereuntolly, and said one to another, shall we liken the kingdom of What manner of man is this, that God? or with what comparison even the wind and the sea obey shall we compare it? him?

31 It is like a grain of mustard-] seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth:

CHAP. V A legion of devils cast out. ND they came over unto the came other side of the sea, into 32 But when it is sown, it the country of the Gadarenes. groweth up, and becometh great- 2 And when he was come out er than all herbs, and shooteth of the ship, immediately there out great branches; so that the met him, out of the tombs, a man fowls of the air may lodge under with an unclean spirit,

the shadow of it.

3 Who had bis dwelling among

33 And with many such para-the tombs; and no man could bles spake he the word unto bind him, no, not with chains: them, as they were able to hear 4 Because that he had been of it. ten bound with fetters and chains, 34 But without a parable spake and the chains had been plucked he not unto them: and when they asunder by him, and the fetters .

Legion of devils cast out. S. Mark. broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him.

5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most

Fairus' daughter

16 And they that saw it, told them how it befel to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

18 And, when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.

19 Howbeit, Jesus suffered him

high God? I adjure thee by God, not, but saith unto him, Go home that thou torment me not.

to thy friends, and tell them how 8 (For he said unto him, Come great things the Lord hath done out of the man, thou unclean spi- for thee, and hath had compassirit.) on on thee.

9 And he asked him, What is 20 And he departed, and began thy name? And he answered, to publish in Decapolis, how great saying, My name is Legion: for things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel. 21 ¶ And when Jesus was pass

we are many.

10 And he besought him much, that he would not send them awayed over again by ship unto the out of the country. other side, much people gathered 11 Now there was there, nigh unto him; and he was nigh unto unto the mountains, a great herd the sea.

of swine feeding.

22 And, behold, there cometh 12 And all the devils besought one of the rulers of the synagogue, him, saying, Send us into the Jairus by name; and, when he swine, that we may enter into saw him, he fell at his feet,


23 And besought him greatly, 13 And forthwith Jesus gave saying, My little daughter lieth at them leave. And the unclean the point of death: I pray thee, spirits went out, and entered into come and lay thy hands on her, the swine; and the herd ran vio-that she may be healed, and she lently down a steep place into the shall live.

sea, (they were about two thou- 24 And Jesus went with him ; sand) and were choked in the and much people followed him, and thronged him.


14 And they that fed the swine 25 ¶ And a certain woman, fled, and told it in the city, and which had an issue of blood in the country. And they went twelve years, out to see what it was that was 26 And had suffered many done. things of many physicians, and 15 And they come to Jesus, had spent all that she had, and and see him that was possessed was nothing bettered, but rather with the devil, and had the legi-grew worse,

on, sitting, and clothed, and in 27 When she had heard of Jehis right mind: and they were sus, came in the press behind, afraid. nd touched his garment:


Chap. vi. Christ contemned, &c.

28 For she said, If I may but the mother of the damsel, and touch his clothes, I shall be whole. them that were with him, and 29 And straightway the foun-entereth in where the damsel was tain of her blood was dried up; lying.

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and she felt in her body that she 41 And he took the damsel by was healed of that plague. the hand, and said unto her, 30 And Jesus, immediately Talitha-cumi; which is, being knowing in himself, that virtue interpreted, Damsel, (I say unto had gone out of him, turned him thee,) arise. about in the press, and said, 42 And straightway the dam-Who touched my clothes? sel arose, and walked; for she 31 And his disciples said unto was of the age of twelve years. him, Thou seest the multitude And they were astonished with a thronging thee, and sayest thou, great astonishment.

Who touched me?

43 And he charged them strait

32 And he looked round about ly that no man should know it; to see her that had done this thing, and commanded that something 33 But the woman, fearing and should be given her to eat. trembling, knowing what was done in her, came, and fell down

Christ walketh on the sea.

before him, and told him all the Athence, and came into his

went out to his 34 And he said unto her, own country; and his disciples Daughter, thy faith hath made follow him. thee whole; go in peace, and be 2 And when the sabbath-day whole of thy plague. was come, he began to teach in 35 ¶ While he yet spake, there the synagogue: and many hearing came from the ruler of the syna-bim, were astonished, saying, gogue's house certain which said, From whence hath this man these Thy daughter is dead: why trou-things? and what wisdom is this blest thou the Master any further? which is given unto him, that 36 As soon as Jesus heard the even such mighty works are word that was spoken, he saith wrought by his hands? unto the ruler of the synagogue, 3 Is not this the carpenter, the Be not afraid, only believe. son of Mary, the brother of James 37 And he suffered no man to and Joses, and of Juda, and Sifollow him, save Peter, and James, mon? and are not his sisters and John the brother of James. here with us? And they were of 38 And he cometh to the house fended at him.

of the ruler of the synagogue, and 4 But Jesus said unto them, A seeth the tumult, and them that prophet is not without honour, wept and wailed greatly. but in his own country, and 39 And when he was come in, among his own kin, and in his he saith unto them, Why make own house.

ye this ado, and weep the dam- 5 And he could there do no sel is not dead, but sleepeth. mighty work, save that he laid 40 And they laughed him to his hands upon a few sick folk, scorn: but when he had put them and healed them.

all out, he taketh the father and 6 And he marvelled, because


The twelve called.

S. Mark.

John Baptist beheaded. of their unbelief. And he went,sake, his brother Philip's wife; round about the villages, teaching. for he had married her.

7 ¶ And he calleth unto him the 18 For John had said unto Hetwelve, and began to send them rod, It is not lawful for thee to forth by two and two; and gave have thy brother's wife. them power over unclean spirits: 19 Therefore Herodias had a 8 And commanded them that quarrel against him, and would they should take nothing for their have killed him; but she could journey, save a staff only; no not: scrip, no bread, no money in their 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man,



9 But be shod with sandals; and and an holy, and observed him not put on two coats. and when he heard him, he did 10 And he said unto them, In many things, and heard him gladwhat place soever ye enter into an ly. house, there abide till ye depart 21 And when a convenient day from that place. was come, that Herod, on his 11 And whosoever shall not re-birth-day, made a supper to his ceive you, nor hear you, when lords, high captains, and chief ye depart thence, shake off the estates of Galilee;

dust under your feet for a testimo- 22 And when the daughter of ny against them. Verily I say the said Herodias came in, and unto you, It shall be more tolera-danced, and pleased Herod, and ble for Sodom and Gomorrha, in them that sat with him, the king the day of judgment, than for that said unto the damsel, Ask of me city. whatsoever thou wilt, and I will

12 And they went out, and give it thee. preached that men should repent. 23 And he sware unto her, 13 And they cast out many de- Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, vils, and anointed with oil many I will give it thee, unto the half of that were sick, and healed them. my kingdom.


14 ¶ And king Herod heard of 24 And she went forth, and him; (for his name was spread said unto her mother, What shall abroad) and he said, That I ask? and she said, "The head of John the Baptist was risen from John the Baptist. .the dead, and therefore mighty 25 And she came in straightworks do shew forth themselves way with haste unto the king, and in him. asked, saying, I will that thou 15 Others said, That it is Eli-give me, by and by in a charger, And others said, That it is a the head of John the Baptist. prophet, or as one of the pro- 26 And the king was exceeding phets. sorry; yet for his oath's sake, 16 ¶ But when Herod heard and for their sakes which sat with thereof, he said, It is John, whom him, he would not reject her. I beheaded: he is risen from the 27 And immediately the king dead. sent an executioner, and com17 For Herod himself had sent manded his head to be brought: forth and laid hold upon John, and and he went and beheaded him in bound him in prison for Herodias' the prison;

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