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18 He said, Bring them hither to me.

19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loavi s, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and orake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

20 Aim! they did all eat, and were tilled: and they took up of the fragments that remained, twelve baskets full.

21 And they that had eaten were about, five thousand meu, beside women and children.

22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.

23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

2j And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto than, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him, and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

20 And he said, Come. And wheu Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked 011 the w ater, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And wlien they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 Then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped kin, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

'34 And

54 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Genntsaret.

3i And when the men cf that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto hiin ali that were diseased;

3d And besought him, that they might only touch the hem of !ii3 garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

CHAP. XV. 3 God's commandments, and mot's traditions. 10 What

defileth a man. 'T'HEN came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders r for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

3 ^ But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also, transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

5 But ye s?.y, Whosoever shall say to his father or hit mother, It is a gift by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me,

6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

8 This people draweth mgh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain do they worship me, teaching fur doctrines. the commandments of men.

10 ^f And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear and understand:

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; b«t that which comelh out of the mouih, this defileth a man.

12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest

thou thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this

-paying?

13 But he answered and said, every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

1 4 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blmd- -find if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? 1 7 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in

at the mouth gotth into the belly, and is cast out into the drought?

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and they defile the man.

iy For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies;

20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands detileth not a man.

21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of lyre and Sidon.

22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O. Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil, ^

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saymg, Send her away, for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered, aud said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she snid, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table.

28 Then Jesus answered anil said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

• S9 ^f And Jesus departed from thence, and came niah unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain., and sat down there.

30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus feet, and he healed them:

3i Insomuch that the multitude wondered when the.y s&v the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.

3'2 % Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on th- multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

3o And his disciples say unto him, Whence should wc have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude '.

34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye t and they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

3G And he took the seven loaves, and the fishes, and gave thanks and brake them, and gave to his di^jples, and the disciples to the multitude.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

CHAP. XVI. 1 The sign of Jonas. 5 The leaven of the Pharisees, and

of the Sadducees. 21 Christ fureshtweth his death. T I "IIE Pharisees also, with the Sauducees, came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign iio:n heaven.

2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It trill he fair weather: for the sky is red.

3 And in the morning, It trill he foul weather to-day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign J and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them and departed.

5 % And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.

6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?

9 Do ye not understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and hoW many baskets ye took up?'

11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should'beware of the leaven, of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

12 Then understood they how that he bade them ho^'beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees.

13 ^f When Jesus Came into the coasts of Cesarea Phi* lippi, he asked his disciples, saving, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am i

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist 5 some Elias; and others Jeremias, or one of the pi o^ phets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art th« Christ, the Son of the living God.

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