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were gone out of them, and were 11 And when they had brought washing their nets.

their ships to land, they forsook 3 And he entered into one of all, and followed him. the ships, which was Simon's, 12 And it came to pass, when and prayed him that he would he was in a certain city, behold, thrust out a little from the land. a man full of leprosy; who, And he sat down, and taught seeing Jesus, fell on his face, the people out of the ship. and besought him, saying, Lord,

4 Now, when he had left speak- if thou wilt, thou canst make ing, he said unto Simon, Launch me clean. out into the deep, and let down 13 And he put forth his hand, your nets for a draught.

and touched him, saying, I 5 And Simon, answering, said will; be thou clean. And imunto him, Master, we have mediately the leprosy departed toiled all the night, and have from him. taken nothing: nevertheless, at 14 And he charged him to tell thy word, I will let down the no man: but go, and shew thynet.

self to the priest, and offer 6 And when they had this for thy cleansing, according as done, they enclosed a great mul- | Moses commanded, for a testititude of fishes; and their net mony unto them. brake.

15 But so much the more went 7 And they beckoned unto there a fame abroad of him; their partners, which were in the and great multitudes came toother ship, that they should gether to hear, and to be healed come and help them. And they by him of their infirmities. came and filled both the ships, 16 And he withdrew himself so that they began to sink. into the wilderness, and prayed.

8 When Simon Peter saw it, 17 And it came to pass on a he fell down at Jesus' knees, certain day, as he was teaching, saying, Depart from me; for I that there were Pharisees and am a sinful man, O Lord. doctors of the law sitting by,

9 For he was astonished, and which were come out of every all that were with him, at the town of Galilee, and Judea, and draught of the fishes which they Jerusalem ; and the power of had taken:

the Lord was present to heal 10 And so was also James and them. John, the sons of Zebedee, 18 And, behold, men brought which were partners with Si- in a bed, a man which was taken mon. And Jesus said unto Si- with a palsy: and they sought mon, Fear not; from henceforth means to bring him in, and to thou shalt catch men.

lay him before him.

19 And when they could not named Levi, sitting at the refind by what way they might ceipt of custom: and he said bring him in, because of the unto him, Follow me. multitude, they went upon the

28 And he left all, rose up, house-top, and let him down and followed him. through the tiling, with his 29 And Levi made him a great couch,. into the midst before feast in his own house ; and Jesus.

there was a great company of 20 And, when he saw their publicans, and of others, that faith, he said unto him, Man, sat down with them. thy sins are forgiven thee. 30 But their scribes and Pha

21 And the scribes and the risees murmured against his Pharisees began to reason, say- disciples, saying, Why do ye ing, Who is this which speaketh eat and drink with publicans blasphemies? who can forgive and sinners. sins, but God alone?

31 And Jesus, answering, said 22 But, when Jesus perceived unto them, They that are whole, their thoughts, he answering, need not a physician; but they said unto them, What reason that are sick. ye in your hearts?

32 I came not to call the righ23 Whether is easier to say, teous, but sinners to repentThy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? 33 And they said unto him,

24 But that ye may know that Why do the disciples of John the Son of man hath power upon fast often, and make prayers, earth to forgive sins, (he said and likewise the disciples of the unto the sick of the palsy,) IPharisees; but thine eat and say unto thee, Arise, and take | drink? up thy couch, and go unto thine 34 And he said unto them, house.

Can ye make the children of the 25 And immediately he rose bride-chamber fast, while the up before them, and took up bridegroom is with them? that whereon he lay, and de- 35 But the days will come, parted to his own house, glori- when the bridegroom shall be fying God.

taken away from them, and then 26 And they were all amazed, shall they fast in those days. and they glorified God, and 36 And he spake also a parable were filled with fear, saying, unto them; No man putteth a We have seen strange things to- piece of a new garment upon an day.

old; if otherwise, then both the 27 And after these things he new maketh a rent, and the went forth, and saw a publican, | piece that was taken out of the

ance.

THE TWELVE APOSTLES

CHOSEN.

new, agreeth not with the old. || 6 And it came to pass also, on

37 And no man putteth new another sabbath, that he entered wine into old bottles: else the into the synagogue, and taught: new wine will burst the bottles, and there was a man whose right and be spilled, and the bottles hand was withered: shall perish.

7 And the scribes and Phari. 38 But new wine must be put sees watched him, whether he into new bottles, and both are would heal on the sabbath-day; preserved.

that they might find an accusa39 No man also, having drunk tion against him. old wine, straightway desireth 8 But he knew their thoughts, new : for he saith, The old is and said to the man which had better.

the withered hand, Rise up, and

stand forth in the midst. And CHAP. VI.

he arose, and stood forth.

9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing, Is it

lawful on the sabbath-days to do AND it came to pass, on the good, or to do evil? to save life, second sabbath after the first, or to destroy it? that he went through the corn- 10 And, looking round about fields; and his disciples pluck- upon them all, he said unto ed the ears of corn, and did eat, the man, Stretch forth thy hand. rubbing them in their hands. And he did so: and his hand

2 And certain of the Pharisees was restored whole as the other, said unto them, Why do ye that 11 And they were filled with which is not lawful to do on the madness; and communed one sabbath-days?

with another, what they might 3 And Jesus, answering them, do to Jesus. said, Have ye not read so much 12 And it came to pass in as this, what David did, when those days, that he went out into himself was an hungered, and a mountain to pray, and conthey which were with him ; tinued all night in prayer to

4. How he went into the house God. of God, and did take, and cat 13 And when it was day, he the shew-bread, and gave also called unto him his disciples; to them that were with him ; and of them he chose twelve, which it is not lawful to eat, but whom also he named Apostles; for the priests alone?

14 Simon, (whom he also 5 And he said unto them, named Peter) and Andrew his That the Son of man is Lord brother, James and John, Philip also of the sabbath.

and Bartholomew,

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15 Matthew and Thomas, | rich! for ye have received your
James the son of Alpheus, and consolation.
Simon called Zelotes,

25 Woe unto you that are full! 16 And Judas the brother of for ye shall hunger. Woe unto James, and Judas Iscariot, which you that laugh now! for ye shall also was the traitor.

mourn and weep. bir 17 And he came down with 26 Woe unto you, when all

them, and stood in the plain: men shall speak well of you! and the company of his disci. for so did their fathers to the

ples, and a great multitude of false prophets. s people out of all Judea and Je- 27 But I say unto you which

rusalem, and from the sca-coast hear, Love your enemies; do
of Tyre and Sidon, which came good to them which hate you;
to hear him, and to be healed of

28 Bless them that curse you : their diseases;

and pray for them which des18 And they that were vexed pitcfully use you. with unclean spirits: and they 29 And unto him that smiteth were healed.

thee on the one check, offer also E 19 And the whole multitude the other ; and him that taketh

sought to touch hin: for there away thy cloak, forbid not to
went virtue out of him, and take thy coat also.
healed them all.

30 Give to every man that 1. 20 And he lifted up his eyes asketh of thee; and of him that od on his disciples and said, Bles-taketh away thy goods, ask them

sed be ye poor: for yours is the not again. th kingdom of God.

31 And as ye would that men 21 Blessed are ye that hunger should do to you, do ye also to now: for ye shall be filled: them likewise. Blessed are ye that weep now:

32 For if ye love them which for ye shall laugh.

love you, what thank have ye? 22 Blessed are ye when men for sinncrs also love those that shall hate you, and when they love them. shall separate you from their 33 And if ye do good to them

company, and shall reproach you, which do good to you, what E and cast out your name as evil, thank have ye? for sinners also ;

for the Son of man's sake. do even the same.
23 Rejoice ye in that day, and 34 And if ye lend to them of
leap for joy: for, behold, your whom ye hope to receive, what
reward is great in heaven: for thank have ye? for sinners also
in the like manner did their lend to sinners, to receive as
fathers unto the prophets.

much again.
24 But woe unto you that are 35 But love ye your enemies,

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and do good and lend, hoping | see clearly to pull out the mote for nothing again; and your re- that is in thy brother's eye. ward shall be great, and ye shall 43 For a good tree bringeth be the children of the Highest ; not forth corrupt fruit ; neither for he is kind unto the unthank- | doth a corrupt tree bring forth ful, and to the evil.

good fruit. 36 Be ye, therefore, merciful, 44 For every tree is known by as your Father also is merci- his own fruit : for of thorns ful.

men do not gather figs, nor 37 Judge not, and ye shall not of a bramble-bush gather they Le judged: condemn not, and grapes. ye shall not be condemned : 45 A good man, out of the forgive, and ye shall be for- | good treasure of his heart, given :

bringeth forth that which is 38 Give, and it shall be given good ; and an evil man, out of unto you: good measure, press the evil treasure of his heart, ed down, and shaken together, bringeth forth that which is and running over, shall men evil : for of the abundance of give into your bosom: for with the heart his mouth speaketh. the same measure that

46 And why call ye me, Lord, withal, it shall be measured to Lord; and do not the things you again.

which I say? 39 And he spake a parable un

47 Whosoever cometh to me, to them, Can the blind lead the and heareth my sayings, and doblind ? shall they not both fall eth them, I will shew you to into the ditch ?

whom he is like : 40 The disciple is not above 48 He is like a man which his master : but every one that built an house, and digged is perfect shall be as his mas- deep, and laid the foundation ter.

on a rock; and, when the flood 41 And why beholdest thou arose, the stream beat vehethe mote that is in thy brother's mently upon that house, and eye, but perceivest not the could not shake it : for it was beam that is in thine own eye? founded upon a rock.

42 Either, how canst thou say 49 But he that heareth, and to thy brother, Brother, let me doeth not, is like a man that, pull out the mote that is in thine without a foundation, built an eye, when thou thyself behold-house upon the earth ; against est not the beam that is in thine which the stream did beat veown eye? Thou hypocrite ! cast hemently, and immediately it out first the beam out of thine fell; and the ruin of that house own eye, and then shalt thou

was great.

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