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Of hearing the word. S. Matthew. The leper cleansed. that day, Lord, Lord, have we healeth the centurion's sernot prophesied in thy name? vant, 14 Peter's mother-inand in thy name have cast out law, 16 and many other disdevils ? and in thy name done eased ; 18 sheweth how he is many wonderful works ?

to be followed ; 23 stilleth the 23 And then will I profess tempest on the sea ; 28 drivunto them, I never knew you; i eth the devils out of the two depart from me, ye that work men possessed, 31 and sufiniquity.

fereth them to go into the 24 | Therefore, whosoever swine. heareth these sayings of mine, WHEN he was come down and doeth them, I will liken from the mountain, great mulhim unto a wise man, which titudes followed him. built his house upon a rock : 2 And, behold, there came

· 25 And the rain descended, a leper, and worshipped him, and the floods came, and the saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou winds blew, and beat upon that canst make me clean. house; and it fell not; for it3 And Jesus put forth his was founded upon a rock.. hand, and touched him, saying,

26 And every one that hear. I will ; be thou clean. And eth these sayings of mine, and immediately his leprosy was doeth them not, shall be liken- cleansed. ed unto a foolish man, which . 4 And Jesus saith anto him, built his house upon the sand: See thou tell no man; but go

27 And the rain descended, thy way, shew thyself to the and the floods came, and the priest, and offer the gift that winds blew, and beat upon that Moses commanded, for a testihouse; and it fell; and great mony unto them. a was the fall of it.

; 5 And when Jesus was : 28 | And it came to pass, entered into Capernaum, there when Jesus had ended these came unto him a centurion, b sayings, the people were aston- beseeching him, ished at his doctrine ;

6 And saying, Lord, my ser29 For he taught them as vant lieth at home sick of the one having authority,j and not palsy, grievously tormented. as the scribes.k

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I will come and heal him. .
CHAP. VIII.

8 The centurion answered, 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 3 and said, Lord, I am not wor

thy that thou shouldest come i Never knew you, never acknow. ledged and approved as mine such

under my roof; but speak the negligent and slothful servants.

a For e testimony unto them, that Having authority from God. the cure is really performed.

Not as the spribes, who taught b Centurion, a Roman officer, who them only the traditions of men. commanded a hundred mene

Christ healeth many. Chap. viii. To follow Christ, kord only, and my servant - 16 | When the even was shall be healed.

come, they brought unto him 9 For I am a man under au- many that were possessed with thority, having soldiers under devils; and he cast out the me; and I say to this man, Go, spirits with his word, and healand he goeth; and to another, ed all that were sick; Come, and he cometh ; and to 17 That it might be fulfilled my servant, Do this, and he which was spoken by Esaias doeth it.

the prophet, saying, Himself 10 When Jesus heard it he took our infirmities, and bare marvelled, and said to them our sicknesses. that followed, Verily I say un 18 | Now, when Jesus saw to you, I have not found so great multitudes about him, great faith, no, not in Israel. he gave commandment to de

11 And I say unto you, That part unto the other side.e many shall come from the east 19 And a certain scribe f and west, and shall sit down came, and said unto him, Mas. with Abraham, and Isaac, and ter, I will follow thee whitherJacob, in the kingdom of soever thou goest. heaven:

20 And Jesus saith unto him, 12 But the children of the The foxes have holes, and the kingdomc shall be cast out into birds of the air have nests; but outer darkness; there shall be the Son of man hath not where weeping and gnashing of teeth. to lay his head.

13 And Jesus said unto the 21 And another of his discenturion, Go thy way; and eiples said unto him, Lord, as thou hast believed, so be it suffer me first to go and bury done unto thee. And his ser- my father. vant was healed in the self- 22 But Jesus said unto him, same hour.

Follow me; and let the dead 14 | And when Jesus was bury their dead.g come into Peter's house, he 23 1 And when he was ensaw his wife's mother laid, tered into a ship his disciples and sick of a feyer.

followed him. 15 And he touched her 24 And, behold, there arose hand, and the fever left her ; a great tempest in the sea, inand she arose and ministered d mto them.

The other side of the lake.

of Scribe. See Matt. ii. 4. g * Children of the kingdom, the Jews, who had hitherto been the favoured

§ Let the dead, &c. Let those who people of God; but now for their ob

are dead in trespasses and sins, and

are insensible to the concerns of the stinacy, unbelief and rejection of the Saviour, they themselves were about

soul and eternity, employ themselves

in burying those, who are really and to be rejected.

Ministered, waited upon or served. literally dead

Christ stilleth the tempest, S. Matthew. and cureth the palsy. somuch that the ship was cov- fled, and went their ways int ered with the waves; but he the city, and told every thing was asleep.

and what was befallen to the 25 And his disciples came possessed of the devils. to him, and awoke him, saying, 34 And, behold, the whole Lord, save us ; we perish. . city came out to meet Jesus ;

26 And he saith unto them, and, when they saw him, they Why are ye fearful, 0 ye of besought him that he would little faith? Then he arose, depart out of their coasts. and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great

CHAP IX. calm.

1 Christ cureth the palsy, 9 27 But the men marvelled, calleth Matthew, 10 eateth saying, What manner of man with publicans and sinners. is this, that even the winds and AND he entered into a ship, the sea obey him!

and passed over, and came in28 | And when he was come to his own city. to the other side, into the coun- 2 And, behold, they brought try of the Gergesenes, there to him a man sick of the palsy, met him two possessed with lying on a bed ; and Jesus, devils, coming out of the tombs, seeing their faith, said unto the exceeding fierce, so that no sick of the palsy, Son, be of unan might pass by that way. good cheer; thy sins be for

29 And, behold, they cried given thee. out, saying, What have we to3 And, behold, certain of do with thee, Jesus, thou Son the scribes said within themof God? art thou come hither selves, This man blaspheto torment us before the time ? meth.

30 And there was a good 4 And, Jesus, knowing their way off from them an herd of thoughts, said, Wherefore many swine feeding.

think ye evil in your hearts ? 31 So the devils besought5 For whether is it easier him, saying, If thou cast us to say, Thy sins be forgiven out, suffer us to go away into thee; or to say, Arise and the herd of swine.

32 And he said unto them, 6 But that ye may know Go. And, when they were that the Son of man bath powcome out, they went into the er on earth to forgive sins, herd of swine; and, behold, (then saith he to the sick of the whole herd of swine ran the palsy,) Arise, take up thy violently down a steep place bed, and go unto thine house. into the sea, and perished in And he arose, and departthe waters.

ed to his house. 33 And they that kept them 8 But when the multitude

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Matthew called.. . Chap. ix. A ruler comes to Jesus. 'saw it, they marvelled, and long as the bridegroom is with

glorified God, which had giv- them? but the days will come, en such power unto men. when the bridegroom shall be

9 I And as Jesus passed taken from them, and then shall forth from thence, he saw a they fast.c man, named Matthew, sitting16 No man putteth a piece at the receipt of custom;a and of new cloth unto an old garhe saith unto him, Follow me. ment; for that which is put in And he arose and followed to fill it up taketh from the him.

garment, and the rent is made 10 & And it came to pass, worse. as Jesus sat at meat in the 17 Neither do men put new house, behold, many publicans wine into old bottles ; else the and sinners came and sat down bottles break, and the wine with him and his disciples. runneth out, and the bottles

11 And when the Pharisees perish; but they put new wine saw it, they said unto his dis- into new bottles, and both are ciples, Why eateth your Mas. preserved. ter with publicans and sinners? 18 While he spake these

12 But when Jesus heard things unto them, behold, there that, he said unto them. They came a certain ruler, and that be whole need not a phy- worshipped him, saying, My sician, but they that are sick. daughter is even now dead;

13 But go ye and learn what but come and lay thy hand upthat meaneth, I will have mer. on her, and she shall live. ey and not sacrifice; for I am 19 And Jesus arose and fol. not come to call the righteous,b but sinners to repentance.

The meaning of the 15, 16, and 14 Then came to him the 17th verses is; as it would be unbe. disciples of John, saying, Why coming those invited to the joyful do we and the Pharisees fast ceremony of a wedding, to mourn oft, but thy disciples fast not ? and fast ; and as it would not be

15 And Jesus said unto proper to mend an old garment with them, Can the children of

new, undressed cloth, or to put new

wine into old, decayed, leathern botthe bride-chamber mourn as tles;* so it would be equally impro

per for my disciples to mourn and o Receipt of custom, the toll or cus fast, while I, the great head, and as tom house.

it were, the bridegroom of the b I came not to call the righteous ; church, am present with them ; but were there any such, they would not they will have abundant cause to need the salvation I offers and the mourn when they shall be deprived self-righteous, not realizing their of my presence. sins, will reject it ; but I came to call to repentance, sinners of a hum. * The bottles of the ancients were ble and teachable disposition.

made of leather,

Bloody issue healed. S. Matthew. A dumb man healed. lowed him, and so did his dis- eyes, saying, According to your ciples.

faith be it unto you. *20 1 (And, behold, a wo- 30 And their eyes were openman, which was diseased with ed; and Jesus straitly charan issue of blood twelve years, ged them, saying, See that no came behind him, and touched man know it. the hem of his garment.

31 But they, when they were 21 For she said within her- departed, spread abroad his self, If I may but touch his fame in all that country. garment I shall be whole. 32 4 As they went out, be

22 But Jesus turned him a- hold, they brought to him a bout; and, when he saw her, dumb man possessed with a he said, Daughter, be of good devil. comfort; thy faith hath made 33 And when the devil was thee whole. And the woman cast out the dumb spake; and was made whole from that the multitudes marvelled, say, hour.)

ing. It was never so seen in 23 And when Jesus came Israel. into the ruler's house, and saw 34 But the Pharisees said, the minstrels d and the people He casteth out devils through making a noise,

the prince of devils. 24 He said unto them, Give 35 And Jesus went about place; for the maid is not all the cities and villages, dead, but sleepeth. And they teaching in their synagogues, laughed him to scorn. and preaching the gospel of

25 But when the people the kingdom, e and healing eywere put forth he went in, and ery sickness, and every disease, took her by the hand, and the among the people. maid arose.

36 | But when he saw the 26 · And the fame hereof multitudes he was moved with went abroad into all that land, compassion on them, because

27 And when Jesus de- they fainted, and were scatterparted thence, two blind men ed abroad, as sheep having no followed him, crying, and say. shepherd.' ing, Thou son of David, have 37 Then saith he unto his mercy on us.

disciples, The harvest truly is 28 And when he was come plenteous, f but the labourers into the house the blind men are few : came to him: and Jesus saith 38 Pray ye, therefore, the unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said am able to do this? They said

e Gospel of the kingdom, the Chrisa

tian religion. unto him, Yea, Lord. 29 Then touched he their verted and made meet for my king

of The barvest of souls to be cond Minstrels, musicians,

dom.

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