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The twelve apostles chosen. S. Mark. Of blasphemy, gc, *** 17 And James the son of his goods, except he will first Zebedee, and John the brother bind the strong man; and then of James ; (and he surnamed he will spoil his house. them Boanerges, which is, The 28 Verily I say unto you, sons of thunder ;)

All sins shall be forgiven unto 18 And Andrew, and Philip, the sons of men, and blaspheand Bartholomew, and Mat- mies wherewithsoever they thew, and Thomas, and James shall blaspheme : the son of Alpheus, and 'Thad- 29 But he that shall blasdeus, & Simon the Canaanite, pheme against the Holy Ghost

19 And Judas Iscariot, hath never forgivenes, but is in which also betrayed him; and danger of eternal damnation: they went into an house. 30 Because they said he

20 And the multitude hath an unclean spirit. cometh together again, so that 31 | There came then his they could not so much as eat brethren and his mother, and, bread.

standing without, sent unto 21. And when his friends him, calling him. heard of it they went out to 32 And the multitude 'sat lay hold on him; for they said, about him; and they said unto He is beside himself.

him, Behold, thy mother and 2 22 F And the scribes which thy brethren without seek for came down from Jerusalem thee. said, He hath Beelzebub, and 33 And he answered them, by the prince of the devils saying, Who is my mother, or casteth he out devils.

my brethren ? 23 And he called them unto 34 And he looked round a. him, and said unto them in bout on them which sat about parables, How can Satan cast him, and said, Behold my moout Satan?

ther and my brethren! 24 And if a kingdom be di- 35 For whosoever shall do vided against itself, that king- the will of God, the same is dom cannot stand.

my brother, and my sister, and 25 And if a house be divid- mother. ed against itself, that house cannot stand.

CHAP. IV. 26 And if Satan rise up a- 1 The parable of the sower ; 14 gainst himself, and be divid

the meaning thereof, 21 Of ed, he eannot stand, but hath the seed growing secretly, 30 an end.

and of the mustard-seed. 27 No man can enter into a AND he began again to strong man's house, and spoild teach hy the sea-side; and

there was gathered unto him a Spoil, plunder or steal. great multitude, so that he en

is sown;

The parable

Chap. iv.

of the soucou tered into a ship, and sat in the 12 That seeing they may sea; and the whole multitude see, and not perceive; and was by the sea on the land. hearing they may hear, and

2 And he taught them many not understand ; lest at any things by parables, and said time they should be converted, unto them in his doctrine, and their sins should be for

3 Hearken; Behold, there given them. went out a sower to sow :

13 And he said unto them, 4 And it came to pass, as

Know ye not this parable ? he sowed, some fell by the and how then will


know way-side, and the fowls of the all parables ? air came and devoured it up. 14 | The sower soweth tho

5 And some fell on stony word. ground, where it had not much 15 And these are they by earth; and immediately it the way-side, where the word sprang up, because it had no

but when they have depth of earth.

heard, Satan cometh immedi6 But when the sun was up ately, and taketh away the it was seorched; and, because word that was sown in their it had no root, it withered a- hearts. way.

16 And these are they likeÝ And some fell among wise which are sown on stony thorns, and the thorns grew ground; who, when they have up, and choked it, and it yield- heard the word immediately ed no fruit.

receive it with gladness; 8 And other fell on good 17 And have no root in thendground, and did yield fruit that selves, and so endure but for a sprang up, and increased, and time ; afterward, when afflicbrought forth, some thirty, and tion or persecution ariseth for some sixty, and some an hun- the word's sake, immediately dred.

they are offended. 9 And he said unto them, 18 And these are they which He that hath ears to hear, let are sown among thorns; such him hear.

as hear the word, 10 1 And when he was alone, 19 And the cares of this they that were about him, with world, and the deceitfulness of the twelve, asked of him the riches, and the lusts of other parable.

things, entering in, choke the 11 And he said nnto them, word, and it becometh unfruitUnto you it is given to know ful. the mystery of the kingdom 20 And these are they which of God; but unto them that are sown on good ground; such are without all these things are as hear the word, and receive done in parables:

it, and bring forth fruit, some The seed parable. S. Mark. The tempest stilled. thirty fold, some, sixty, and dom of God? or with what some an hundred.

comparison shall we compare 21 And he said unto them, it ? Is a candle brought to be put

31 It is like a grain of musunder a bushel, or under a bed, tard-seed, which when it is and not to be set on a candle. sown in the earth, is less than stick ?

all the seeds that be in the 22 For there is nothing hid, earth : which shall not be manifested;

32 But when it is sown it neither was any thing kept se- groweth up, and becometh cret, but that it should come greater than all herbs, and abroad.

shooteth out great branches ; 23 If any man have ears to so that the fowls of the air hear, let him hear.

may lodge under the shadow 24 And he saith unto them, of it. Take heed what ye hear. With

33 And with many such pawhat measure ye mete, a it rables spake he the word unto shall be measured to you; and them, as they were able to hear unto you that hear shall more it. be given.

34 But without a parable 25 For he that hath, to him spake he not unto them; and shall be given; and he that when they were alone he exhath not, from him shall be pounded all things to his distaken even that which he hath. ciples.

26 | And he said, So is the 35 4 And the same day, kingdom of God, as if a man

when the even was come, he should east seed into the saith unto them, Let us pass ground,

over unto the other side. 27 And should sleep and 36 And when they had sent rise night and day, and the seed away the multitude, they took should spring and grow up, he him even as he was in the ship. knoweth not how.

And there were also with him 28 For the earth bringeth other little ships. forth fruit of herself ; first the 37 And there arose a great blade, then the ear, after that storm of wind, and the wayes the full corn in the ear. beat into the ship, so that it

29 But when the fruit is was now full. brought forth, immediately he 38 And he was in the hinder putteth in the sickle, because part of the ship asleep on a The harvest is come.

pillow; and they awake him, 30 | And he said, Where- and say unto him, Master, anto shall we liken the king- carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose and rebuk. Mete, measure or give. ed the wind ; and said unto

The legion of devils Chap. v.

enter the swine. the sea, Peace, be still. And Son of the most high God? Í the wind ceased, and there was adjure thee by God that thou a great calm.

torment me not. 40 And he said unto them, 8 (For he said unto him, Why are ye so fearful ! how come out of the man thou un is it that


have no faith? elean spirit.) 44 And they feared exceed- 9 And he asked him, What ingly, and said one to another, is thy name? And he answerWhat manner of man is this, ed, saying, My name is Lethat even the wind and the sea gionga for we are many; obey him!

10 And he besought him

much that he would not send CHAP. V.

them away out of the country. 1 Christ delivereth the possess- 11 Now there was there,

ed of the legion of devils ; 13 nigh unto the mountains, a they enter into the swine. great herd of swine feeding.

AND they came over unto 12 And all the devils bethe other side of the sea, into sought him, saying, Send us the conntry of the Gadarenes. into the swine, that we may

2 And when he was come enter into them. out of the ship, immediately 13 And forthwith Jesus there met him out of the tombs gave them leave. And the una man with an unclean spirit, clean spirits went out, and en

3 Who had his dwelling a- tered into the swine; and the mong the tombs; and no mar herd ran violently down a steep could bind him, no, not with place into the sea (they were chains :

about two thousand,) and were 4 Because that he had been choked in the sea. often bound with fetters and 14 And they that fed the chains, and the chains had swine fled, and told it in the been plucked agunder by him, city, and in the country. And and the fetters broken in pie- they went out to see what it ces; neither could any man was that was done. tame him.

15 And they come to Jesus, 5 And always night and day and see him that was possessed he was in the mountains, and with the devil, and had the lein the tombs, crying, and cut- gion, sitting and clothed, and ting himself with stones. in his right mind; and they 6 But when he saw Jesus

were afraid. afar off he ran and worshipped 16 And they that saw it told him,

them how it befel to him that 7 And cried with a loud was possessed with the devil, voice, and said, What have I and also concerning the swinę. to do with thee, Jesus, thou a Legion, about 6000

A ruler cometh to Jesus. 8. Mark. Bloody issue healed.

17 And they began to pray had spent all that she had, and him to depart out of their was nothing bettered, but racoasts.

ther grew worse, 18 And when he was come 27 When she had heard of into the ship, he that had been Jesus, came in the press c bepossessed with the devil pray. hind, and touched his garment. ed him that he night be with

28 For she said, If I may him.

touch but his clothes I shall 19 Howbeit, Jesus suffered be whole. him not, but saith unto him, 29 And straightway the Go home to thy friends, and fountain of her blood was dritell them how great things the ed up; and she felt in her Lord hath done for thee, and body that she was healed of hath had compassion on thee. that plague.

20 And he departed and be- 30 And Jesus, immediately gan to publish in Decapolis b knowing in himself that virtue how great things Jesus had had gone out of him, turned done for him; and all men did him about in the press, and marvel.

said, Who touched my clothes 21 | And when Jesus was 31 And his disciples said passed over again by ship un- unto him, Thou seest the multo the other side, much people titude thrunging thee, and say. gathered unto him; and he est thou, Who touched me ? was nigh unto the sea.

32 And he looked round 22 And, behold, there com- about to see her that had done eth one of the rulers of the


this thing. nagogue, Jairus by name; and 33 But the woman, fearing when he saw him, he fell at and trembling, knowing what

was done in her, came, and fell 23 And besought him great- down before him, aud told him ly, saying, My little daughter all the truth. lieth at the point of death; I 34 And he said unto her, pray thee, come and Jay thy Daughter, thy faith hath made hands on her, that she may the whole; go in peace,

and be healed ; and she shall live. be whole of thy plague,

24 And Jesus went with 35 While he yet spake, him; and much people follow. there came from the ruler of ed him, and thronged him. the synagogue's house certain

25 And a certain woman, which said, Thy daughter is which had an issue of blood dead; why troublest thou the



further? 26 And had suffered many

36 As soon as Jesus heard things of many physicians, and the word that was spoken, be

6 Decapolis, a district of no cities. c Press, crowd.

his feet,

twelve years,

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