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Il 9 When Jesus heard these

things, he marvelled at him, CHRIST'S TESTIMONY OF

and turned him about, and said JOHN.

unto the people that followed NOW, when he had ended all him, I say unto you, I have not his sayings in the audience of found so great faith, no, not in the people, he entered into Ca- Israel. pernaum.

10 And they that were sent, 2 And a certain centurion's returning to the house, found servant, who was dear unto him, the servant whole, that had been was sick, and ready to die. sick.

3 And, when he heard of Je- 11 And it came to pass the sus, he sent unto him the el. day after, that he went into a ci: ders of the Jews, beseeching ty called Nain; and many of him that he would come and his disciples went with him, and heal his servant.

much people. 4 And, when they came to 12 Now, when he came nigh Jesus, they besought him in to the gate of the city, behold, stantly, saying, That he was there was a dead man carried worthy for whom he should do out, the only son of his mother, this :

and she was a widow : and 5 For he loveth our nation, much people of the city was and he hath built us a syna- with her. gogue.

13 And when the Lord saw 6 Then Jesus went with them. her, he had compassion on her, And when he was now not far and said unto her, Weep not. from the house, the centurion 14 And he came, and touched sent friends to him, saying unto the bier : and they that bare him, Lord, trouble not thyself; him, stood still.

him, stood still. And he said, for I am not worthy that thou | Young man, I say unto thee, shouldest enter under my roof : Arise. 7 Wherefore neither thought

15 And he that was dead, sat I myself worthy to come unto up, and began to speak. And thee: but say in a word, and he delivered him to his momy servant shall be healed. ther.

8 For I also am a man set un- 16 And there came a fear on der authority, having under me all : and they glorified God, soldiers ; and I say unto one, saying, That a great Prophet Go, and he goeth; and to ano- is risen up among us; and, ther, Come, and he cometh ; That God hath visited his peoand to my servant, Do this, and ple. he doeth it.

17 And this rumour of him



went forth throughout all Ju- are gorgeously apparelled, and dea, and throughout all the re- live delicately, are in king's gion round about.

courts. 18 And the disciples of John 26 But what went ye out for shewed him of all these things. to see ? A prophet? Yea, I say

19 And John calling unto him unto you, and much more than two of his disciples, sent them a prophet. to Jesus, saying, Art thou he 27 This is he, of whom it is that should come? or look we written, Behold, I send my mesfor another?

senger before thy face, which 20 When the men were come shall prepare thy way before unto him, they said, John Bap- thee. tist hath sent us unto thee, say- 28 For I say unto you, A. ing, Art thou he that should mong those that are born of wo, come? or look we for another? men, there is not a greater pro.

21 And in that same hour he phet than John the Baptist : but cured many of their infirmities he that is least in the kingdom and plagues, and of evil spirits: of God, is greater than he. and unto many that were blind, 29 And all the people that he gave sight.

heard him, and the publicans, 22 Then Jesus, answering, justified God, being baptized said unto them, Go your way, with the baptism of John. and tell John what things 30 But the Pharisees and law. ye have seen and heard ; how yers rejected the counsel of that the blind see, the lame God against themselves, being walk, the lepers are cleansed, not baptized of him. the deaf hear, the dead are rais- 31 And the Lord said, Whereed, to the poor the gospel is unto then shall I liken the men preached.

of this generation ? and to what 23 And blessed is be, whoso- are they like? ever shall not be offended in 32 They are like unto chil.

dren sitting in the market-place, 24 And, when the messengers and calling one to another, and of John were departed, he be saying, We have piped unto gan to speak unto the people you, and ye have not danced ; concerning John, What went we have mourned to you, and ye out into the wilderness for ye have not wept. to see ? a reed shaken with the 33 For John the Baptist came wind?

neither eating bread, nor drink25 But what went ye out for ing wine; and ye say, He hath to see ? A man clothed in soft a devil: raiment? Behold, they which

34 The Son of man is come


eating and drinking; and ye them both. Tell me, therefore, say, Behold a gluttonous man, which of them will love him and a wine-bibber, a friend of most? publicans and sinners !

43 Simon answered, and said, 35 But Wisdom is justified I suppose that be, to whom he of all her children.

forgave most. And he said un36 And one of the Pharisees to him, Thou hast rightly judgdesired him that he would eat ed. with him. And he went into 44 And he turned to the wo. the Pharisee's house, and sat man, and said unto Simon, down to meat.

Seest thou this woman ? I en37 And, behold, a woman intered into thine house, thou the city, which was a sinner, gavest me no water for my feet : when she knew that Jesus sat but she hath washed my feet at meat in the Pharisee's house, with tears, and wiped them with brought an alabaster box of the hairs of her head. ointment,

45. Thou gavest me no kiss : 38 And stood at his feet, be. but this woman, since the time hind bim, weeping, and began I came in, hath not ceased to to wash his feet with tears, and kiss my feet. did wipe them with the hairs of 46 Mine head with oil thou her head, and kissed his feet, didst not anoint : but this woand anointed them with the man hath anointed my feet with ointment.

ointment. 39 Now, when the Pharisee 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, which had bidden him, saw it, Her sins, which are many, are he spake within himself, say- forgiven; for she loved much : ing, This man, if he were a but to whom little is forgiven, prophet, would have known the same loveth little. who and what manner of wo- 48 And he said unto her, Thy man this is that toucheth him ; sins are forgiven. for she is a sinner.

49 And they that sat at meat 40 And Jesus, answering, said with him, began to say within unto him, Simon, I have some- themselves, Who is this that what to say unto thee. And he forgiveth sins also ? saith, Master, say on.

50 And he said to the woman, 41 There was a certain cre- Thy faith hath saved thee ; go ditor, which had two debtors; in peace. the one owed five hundred pence,

CHAP. VIII. and the other fifty.

42 And when they had noth- JAIRUS'S DAUGHTER RAISED. ing to pay, he frankly forgave AND it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout of the kingdom of God; but to every city and village, preach others in parables : that seeing ing and shewing the glad ti- they might not see, and hearing dings of the kingdom of God; they might not understand. and the twelve were with him. 11 Now the parable is this :

2 And certain women, which The seed is the word of God. had been healed of evil spirits 12 Those by the way-side are and infirmities, Mary called they that hear : then cometh Magdalene, out of whom went the devil, and taketh away the seven devils,

word out of their hearts, lest 3 And Joanna the wife of they should believe, and be Chuza, Herod's steward, and saved. Susanna, and many others,

13 They on the rock are they which ministered unto him of which, when they hear, receive their substance.

the word with joy ; and these 4. And when much people have no root, which for a while were gathered together, and believe, and in time of temptawere come to him out of every tion fall away. city, he spake by a parable : 14 And that which fell among

5 A sower went out to sow his thorns are they which, when seed ; and, as he sowed, some they have heard, go forth, and fell by the way-side ; and it are choked with cares, and richwas trodden down, and the es, and pleasures of this life, fowls of the air devoured it : and bring no fruit to perfection.

6 And some fell upon a rock ; 15 But that on the good ground and, as soon as it was sprung are they which, in an honest up, it withered away, because and good heart, having heard it lacked moisture.

the word, keep it, and bring 7 And some fell among thorns; forth fruit with patience. and the thorns sprang up with 16 No man, when he hath it, and choked it:

lighted a candle, covereth it 8 And other fell on good with a vessel, or putteth it un. ground, and sprang up, and der a Led; but setteth it on a bare fruit an hundred-fold. And candlestick, that they which when he had said these things, enter in may see the light. he cried, He that hath ears to 17 For nothing is secret, that hear, let him hear.

shall not be made manifest 9 And his disciples asked him, neither any thing hid, that shall saying, What might this para- not be known, and come able be ?

broad. 10 And he said, Unto you it 18 Take heed, therefore, how is given to know the mysteries | ye hear: for whosoever hath,


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to him shall be given: and who- | country of the Gadarenes, which
soever hath not, from him shall is over against Galilee.
be taken even that which he 27 And when he went forth to
seemeth to have.

land, there met him, out of the 19 Then came to him his mo- city, a certain man, which had ther, and his brethren, and devils long time, and ware no could not come at him for the clothes, neither abode in any press.

house, but in the tombs. 20 And it was told him by 28 When he saw Jesus, he certain, which said, Thy mo. cried out, and fell down before ther and thy brethren stand him, and with a loud voice said, without, desiring to see thee. What have I to do with thee, Je

21 And he answered, and said sus, thou Son of God most high? unto them, My mother and my I beseech thee, torment me not. brethren are these, which hear 29 (For he had commanded the the word of God, and do unclean spirit to come out of the it.

man: for oftentimes it had caught 22 Now it came to pass on a him; and he was kept bound certain day, that he went into a with chains, and in fetters; and ship with his disciples : and he he brake the bands, and was said unto them, Let us go over

driven of the devil into the wilunto the other side of the lake. derness.) And they launched forth.

30 And Jesus asked him, say. 23 But as they sailed, he felling, What is thy name? And he asleep : and there came down said, Legion ; because many a storm of wind on the lake ; devils were entered into him. and they were filled with water, 31 And they besought him, and were in jeopardy.

that he would not command 24 And they came to him, and them to go out into the deep. awoke him, saying, Master, mas

32 And there was there an ter, we perish! Then he arose, herd of many swine, feeding on and rebuked the wind, and the the mountain: and they besought raging of the water : and they him, that he would suffer them ceased, and there was a calm. to enter into them: and he suf.

25 And he said unto them, fered them.
Where is your faith? And they, 33 Then went the devils out of
being afraid, wondered, saying the man, and entered into the
one to another, What manner swine : and the herd ran vio.
of man is this! for he command- lently down a steep place, into
eth even the winds and water, the lake, and were choked.
and they obey him.

34 When they that fed them, 26 And they arrived at the saw what was done, they fled,

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