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\ ?j And when the sua was up, the)' were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered. away.

7 And some fell aaionj .thorns; and liie. thorns sprung up and choked them:

8 But other it 11 iuto „ood ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty fold, some thirty fold.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

10 And ills disciples rume, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 For whosoever hath,, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but w hosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away, even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing, see not; aud hearing, they hear not, neither do they understand. , (, ,

14 And in fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which sailh, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall sie, and shall not perceive.

16 For t'.iis people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should sec with their eves, and.hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, that many prophets aud righteous m n have desired to see those things which ve see. and have not seen tlum; and to hear those things which ye 'Lear, and have not heard them.

15 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then eomelh the wicked one, aud 'catcheih away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way-side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, tlie

same same* is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy rcceiveth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but ciureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariselh because of the word, »v and by he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns, is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 But he.that receivetli seed into the good ground, Is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bi ingtth forth, some an hundred lold, some sixty, some thirty

24 ^f Another parable puthe forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

2A But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tarts also.

27 So the servants of the housholder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field . from whence then hath it tares?

38 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind tliem in bundles to bum them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 ^f Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a gram 'of mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field:

32 Winch indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree:

so to that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

33 Another parable spake he unto them, The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

34 % All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables: and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. *

36 Then Jesus sent tlve multitude away, and went into the house: and bis disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed, is the Son of man:

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them, is, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered, and burnt in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, atrd they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity; ,

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.'

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth^ and for joy thereof gocth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 % Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:

46 Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

48 Which, wheu it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among ihe just,

50 And shall cast them into the furnace of tire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, have ye understood all these things i They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that is an housholder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had fmished these parables, he departed thence.

54 And when he was come into his own couutry, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?

55 Is not this the carpenter's son: h not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, Janies, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? whence then hath this man all these things?

57 And they were ofl'ended in him. But Jesus said unt» them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own CQun* try, and in his own house.

58 And he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

CHAP. XIV. 1 Herod's optfil* of Christ. 13 The miracle of t/if five.

loaves, 22 and of walking on the sea. AT that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the feme of


t And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist r he is risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves i,i him.

3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put hi.n in prison for Heiodius' sake, his brother Philip's wife.

4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Here dias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatsoever she would ask.

8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his bead was brought in a charger, and given to the dams 1: and she brought it to her mother.

12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

13 «] When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

Ifj But Jesus said unto them, They iued not depart, give ye them to eat.

17 And they said unto him, We have here but five Ioavrs, and two fishes.

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