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Christ healeth multitudes. 8. Matthew. Fourthousand fed.

24 But he answered, and to walk, and the blind to see; said, I am not sent but unto the and they glorified the God of lost sheep of the house of Israel." Israel.

32 | Then Jesus called his 25 Then came she and wor- disciples unto him, and said, I shipped him, saying, Lord help have compassion on the multime.

tude, because they continue 26 But he answered, and with me now three days, and said, It is not meet to take the have nothing to eat; and I will children's bread, and to cast it not send them away fasting, to dogs. e

lest they faint in the way. 27 And she said, Truth, 33 And his disciples say Lord; yet the dogs eat of the unto him, Whence should we crumbs which fall from their have so much bread in the master's table.

wilderness as to fill so great à 28 Then Jesus answered, multitude ? and said unto her, 0 woman, 34 And Jesus saith unto great is thy faith; be it unto them, How many loaves have thee even as thou wilt. And ye? And they said, Seven, her daughter was made whole and a few little fishes. from that very hour.

35 And he commanded the 29 | And Jesus departed multitude to sit down on the from thence, and came nigh ground. unto the sea of Galilee, and 36 And he took the seven went up into a mountain, and loaves and the fishes, and gave sat down there.

thanks, and brake them, and 30 And great multitudes gave to his disciples, and the came unto him, having with disciples to the multitude. them those that were lame, 37 And they did all eat, blind, dumb, maimed, and ma- and were filled; and they took ny others, and cast them down up of the broken meat that was at Jesus' feet, and he healed left seven baskets full. them;

38 And they that did eat 31 Insomuch that the mul- were four thousand men, betitude wondered, when they sides women and children. saw the dumb to speak, the 39 And he sent away the maimed to be whole, the lame multitude, and took ship, and

came into the coasts of Mage Jesus in order to exercise the dala. faith of this Gentile woman, address

CHAP. XVI. ed her, as if he were under the same À The Pharisees desire a sign. prejudice as other Jews, who regarded the Gentiles as unworthy the bles. . 6 The leaven of the Pharisees sings of God, and deserving no better , and of the Sadducees. 21 treatment than dogs:

Christ foreshoweth his death.

Christ warns his disciples. Chap. xvi. Opinions of Christ.

THE Pharisees also, with cause we have taken no bread. the Sadducees, came, and 8 Which when Jesus pertempting, desired him that he ceived, he said unto them, o would shew them a sign from ye of little faith, why reason heaven.a

ye among yourselves, because 2 He answered, and said ye have brought no bread ? unto them, When it is evening, 9 Do ye not yet understand, ye say, It will be fair weather, neither remember the five for the sky is red :

loaves of the five thousand, 3 And in the morning, It and how many baskets ye took will be foul weather to-day, up : for the sky is red and lowering. 10 Neither the seven loaves O ye hypocrites ! ye can dis- of the four thousand, and how cern the face of the sky; but many baskets ye took up? ean ye not discern the signs of 11 How is it that ye do not the times ?

understand that I spake it not 4 A wicked and adulterous to you concerning bread, that generation seeketh after a sign; ye should beware of the leaven and there shall no sign be giv- of the Pharisees, and of the en unto it, but the sign of the Sadducees ? prophet Jonas. And he left 12 Then understood they them, and departed.

how that he bade them not be5 And when his disciples ware of the leaven of bread, were come to the other side but of the doctrine of the Phathey had forgotten to take risees and of the Sadducees. bread.

13 | When Jesus came into 6 1 Then Jesus said unto the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, them, Take heed, and beware he asked his disciples, saying, of the leaven of the Pharisees, Whom do men say that I, the and of the Sadducees.

Son of man, am ? 7 And they reasoned among 14 And they said, Some say themselves, saying, It is be- that thou art John the Baptist;

some, Elias;c and others, Jea A sign from heaven, a miracle ; remias, d or one of the prothey wished to see our Saviour pro- phets duce some wonderful appearance in the heavens.

15. He saith unto them, But 6 Signs of the times ; Do you not whom say ye that I am ? perceive, by comparing the present. 16 And Simon Peter an. state of the world with prophecy, swered and said, Thou art the and by the correspondence of my Christ, the Son of the living miracles with those, which should God be performed by the Messiah, that this is the time of his coming, and that I am indeed the very person, 6. Elias, Elijah. your long expected Saviour ?

d Jeremias, Jeremiah.

Christ foreshoweth S. Matthew.

his death. 17 And Jesus answered and be killed, and be raised again said unto him, Blessed art the third day. thou, Simon Bar-jona, e for 22 Then Peter took him, flesh and blood hath not re- and began to rebuke him, sayvealed it unto thee, but my ing, Be it far from thee, Lord ; Father which is in heaven. this shall not be unto thee.

18 And I say also unto thee, 23 But he turned, and said That thou art Peter; f and unto Peter, Get thee behind upon this rock I will build my me, Satan; thou art an offence church; and the gates of hell

g unto me; for thou savouresti shall not prevail against it. not the things that be of God!,

19 And I will give unto but those that be of men. thee the keys of the kingdom • 24 | Then said Jesus unto of heaven; and whatsoever his disciples, If any man will thou shalt bind on earth shall come after me, let him deny be bound in heaven; and what- himself, j and take up his eross soever thou shalt loose on and follow me. earth shall be loosed in hea 25 For whosoever will save ven. h

his life, shall lose it;k and 20 Then charged he his whosoever will lose his life disciples, that they should tell for my sake, shall find it. no man that he was Jesus the 26 For what is a man proChrist.

fited, if he shall gain the whole 21 [ From that time forth world, and lose his own soul? began Jesus to shew unto his or, what shall a man give in disciples, how that he must exchange for his soul go unto Jerusalem, and suffer 27 For the Son of mản shall many things of the elders, and come in the glory of his Fachief priests, and scribes, and ther, with his angels; and then

he shall reward every man ace Barojona, son of Jonas.

cording to his works. f Peter, in Greek, and Cephas in · 28 Verily I say unto you, Syriac, signifies a rock or stone.

There be some standing here g Gates of bell, the powers of hell

which shall not taste of deathl and sin. b Verse 19. I will, by the assist

till they see the Son of man ance of the Holy Spirit, give you coming in his kingdom. power to preach the Gospel of my : i Savourest, approvest. kingdom with success, and commis j Let bim deny bimself temporal sion you to make the first publication care and enjoyment, bear patiently of it to the Gentiles; and whatever any hardship for my sake and the ordinances you shall by divine assist Gospel, and follow my example. ance establish for the order of the Whosoever will save and prolong church and the benefit of religion, his present life, rather than expose they shall be approved and confirmed it, if necessary, for me and my reli. by God.

gion, shall lose it forever.

| Not taste of death, shall not die.

Christ's transfiguration. Chap. xvii.

Of Elias. CHAP. XVII. - 9 And, as they came down 1 Transfiguration of Christ; from the mountain, Jesus char

14 he healeth the lunatic. ged them, saying, Tell the vi

AND after six days Jesus sion to no man, until the Son taketh Peter, James, and John of man be risen again from the his brother, and bringeth them dead. up into an high mountain 10 And his diseiples asked apart,

him, saying, Why then say the 2 And was transfigured be- scribes that Elias d must first fore them; and his face did come ? shine as the sun, and his rai- 11 And Jesus answered and ment was white as the light. said unto them, Elias truly

3 And, behold, there ap- shall first come, and restore peared unto them Moses and all things. Elias talking with him.

12 But I say unto you, 4 Then answered Peter, and That Elias is come already. said unto Jesus, Lord, it is and they knew him not; but good for us to be here; a if have done unto him whatsothou wilt, let us make here ever they listed ;e likewise three tabernacles; b one for shall also the Son of man sufthee, and one for Moses, and fer of them. one for Elias.

13 Then the disciples un. 5 While he yet spake, be- derstood that he spake unto hold, a bright cloud overshad- them of John the Baptist. owed them; and, behold, a 14 And when they were voice out of the cloud, which come to the multitude, there said, This is my beloved Son, came to him a certain man, in whom I am well pleased; kneeling down to him, and hear ye him.

saying, 6 Ånd when the disciples 15 Lord, have mercy on my heard it they fell on their fa- son; for he is lunatic, and sore ees, and were sore afraid. vexed; for oft-times he falleth

og And Jesus came and into the fire, and oft into the touched them, and said, Arise, water. and be not afraid.

16 And I brought him to 8 And when they had lift- thy diseiples, and they could ed up their eyes they saw no not cure him. man, save c Jesus only.

17 Then Jesus answered

and said, O faithless and pera It is good for us to stay or con

verse generation! how long tinue here.

6 Tabernacle, a place of public shall I be with you ? how long worship or of temporary residence; a tent.

d Elias, Elijah. c Save, except.

e Listed, pleased.

ing.

A lunatic healed. S. Matthew.. Of paying tribute. shall I suffer you ? Bring him house Jesus prevented him, hither to me.

saying, What thinkest thou, 18 And Jesus rebuked the Simon? Of whom do the kings devil, and he departed out of of the earth take custom ordet him; and the child was cured tribute ? of their own children, from that very hour.

or of strangers ? 19 Then came the disciples 26 Peter saith unto him, Of to Jesus apart, f and said, Why strangers. Jesus saith unto could not we cast him out ? him, Then are the children

20 And Jesus said unto free. ; them, because of your unbe- 27 Notwithstanding, lest we lief; for verily I say unto you, should offend them, go thou If ye have faith as a grain of to the sea, and cast an hook, mustard-seed, g ye shall say and take up the fish that first unto this mountain, Remove cometh up; and when thou hence to yonder place, and it hast opened his mouth, thou shall remove; and nothing shalt find a piece of money; shall be impossible unto you. that take, and give unto them

21 Howbeit, this kind goeth for me and thee. not out but by prayer and fast

CHAP. XVIII. 22 | And while they abode 1 Christ teacheth to be humble, in Galilee, Jesus said unto 7 Touching offences, 21 and them, The Son of man shall forgiving one another. . be betrayed into the hands of AT the same time came the men;

disciples unto Jesus, saying, 23 And they shall kill him, Who is the greatest in the and the third day he shall be kingdom of heaven? raised again. And they were 2 And Jesus called a little exceeding sorry.

child unto him and set him in 24 [ And when they were the midst of them, come to Capernaum, h they 3 And said, Verily I say unthat received tribute-money i to you, Except ye be converted, came to Peter, and said, Doth and become as little children, a not your Master pay tribute ? 25 He saith, Yes. And

; Children free. To understand

this verse and the others in conisexwhen he was come into the ion, it should be remembered, that

the tribute here exacted was for the of Apart, privately.

support of the temple, from which g If you had but a small degree of

Jesus, as being the Son of God, whose faith, no more comparatively than a house the temple was, ought to have grain of mustard-seed.

been exempted. b Capernaum, see note, Matt. iv. 13.

a As little children, humble and į Tribute, toll or fax...

teachable.

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