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6 and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 7 what to say; for they were much afraid. peared, overshadowing them: and a voice came out of the 8 cloud, "This is my beloved Son: hear ye him.” And when they had quickly looked round about, they saw no man any more; but Jesus only with themselves.

And as they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, until the Son of man rose again from the 10 dead. And they kept the matter with themselves, reason

ing one with another what rising again from the dead could 11 mean. And they asked him, saying, "Why say the scribes 12 that Elijah must first come?" And he answered and said

unto them, "Elijah indeed cometh first, and restoreth all things;" and how it is written of the Son of man, that he 13 must suffer many things, and be set at nought. "But I say unto you, both that Elijah is come, and that men have done unto him whatsoever they chose; as it is written of him."

And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes disputing with them. 15 And immediately all the multitude, when they beheld him,



were greatly astonished; and, running to him, saluted him. 16 And he asked them, "About what dispute ye among your17 selves?" And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, who hath a 18 dumb spirit*; and whensoever it seizeth him, it dasheth him on the ground; and he foameth and grindeth [his] teeth, and wasteth away: and I spake to thy disciples, that they 19 might cast it out; but they could not." Then Jesus answered them3, and saith, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I endure you?

saying, R. T. 2 he asked the scribes, R. T. 3 him, R. T.

The child was subject to epileptic fits, which were supposed to be brought on by the power of demons, that is, the souls of wicked men. See Farmer on Dem. p. 107.



20 Bring him unto me." And they brought him unto Jesus: and when he saw Jesus, immediately the spirit convulsed him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed, foaming. 21 And Jesus asked his father, "How long is it since this hath 22 befallen him?" And he said, "From his childhood. And

often it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him but if thou canst do any thing, have compas23 sion on us, and help us." And Jesus said unto him, "If

thou canst believe? All things are possible to him who be24 lieveth." And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, I believe: help mine unbelief." 25 Now when Jesus saw that the multitude was running to


gether, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying unto it, “Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, Come out of him, 26 and enter no more into him." And the spirit cried out, and convulsed him much, and came out of him: and he was as 27 one dead; so that many said, "He is dead." But Jesus 28 took him by the hand and raised him up; and he arose. And

when Jesus was come into an house, his disciples asked him 29 privately, "Why could not we cast him out?" And he said unto them, "This kind can come forth + by nothing but by prayer and fasting."


And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee, 31 and he was unwilling that any man should know it. For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, "The Son of man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men; and they will kill him; and, after he is killed, he will rise again the 32 third day." But they understood not that matter; and were afraid to ask him.

Lord, or Sir, R. T.

*The word believe is wanting in the Eph. and other Mss. See N. m. and Griesbach.

+ i, e. This kind of faith can be brought into action. See Matt. xvii. 21. This kind of demons can come out, N. t.

"after three days" is the reading of the Vat. Eph. and Camb. Mss.

And he came to Capernaum: and being in an house, he asked them, "What was it about which ye disputed among 34 yourselves on the way?" But they kept silence: for on the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be 35 greatest. And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith


unto them, "If any man desire to be first, he must be last 36 of all, and a servant of all." And he took a little child and

set him in the midst of them: and, when he had taken him 37 in his arms, he said unto them, "Whosoever shall receive one of such little children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him who sent me."

Then John spake to Jesus, saying, "Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name *, and we forbad him, be39 cause he followeth not us." But Jesus said, "Forbid him


not for there is none who shall do a mighty work in my 40 name, who can soon speak evil of me. For he that is not 41 against you is for you'. For whosoever shall give you a

cup of water to drink in my name, because ye are Christ's, verily I say unto you, he shall by no means lose his reward. 42 And whosoever shall cause one of these little ones, who be

lieve in me, to offend, it is better for him that a millstone were put about his neck, and that he were cast into the sea. 43 And if thine hand cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is bet

ter for thee to enter maimed into life, than, having two 44 hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire; where 45 their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched t. And

1 against us is for us, R. T.

R. T. adds, "who followeth not us." The same words at the end of the verse are omitted by Newcome but retained by Griesbach, though with a mark of doubtful authority.

+ The allusion here is to Gehenna, the valley of Hinnom, where carcases were buried, and children sacrificed to Moloch. The worm continued to live and the fire to burn, though the carcase was devoured and the fuel consumed. Thus the pains of a future life shall continue till moral evil shall be exterminated from the works of God.

if thy foot cause thee to offend, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life lame, than, having two feet, to be cast 46 into hell, into the unquenchable fire; where their worm 47 dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye

cause thee to offend, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having 48 two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire; where their worm dieth 49 not, and the fire is not quenched *. For every one shall be salted with fire; and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltness, where

with will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves; and be at peace one with another."

CH. X. AND he arose thence, and cometh into the borders of Judea, by the further side of Jordan: and the multitudes resort to him again: and, as he was wont, he taught them 2 again. And the Pharisees came near, and asked him, "Is 3 it lawful for a man to put away his wife?" trying him. And he answered and said unto them, "What did Moses com4 mand you?" And they said, "Moses suffered us to write a 5 bill of divorcement, and to put her away." And Jesus answered and said unto them, "For the perverseness1 of your 6 heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning 7 of the creation God made them a male and a female. For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and cleave 8 to his wife; and they two will be one flesh.' So that they 9 are no more two; but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."


And in an house his disciples asked him again of the same 11 matter. And he saith unto them, "Whosoever shall put

Gr. hardness, N. m.

"These are metaphors expressing the effects of divine indignation. In the Old Testament they are used to express temporal calamities and death; Isaiah xxxiv. 2-16; xlvii. 14; Jer. vii. 20; Ezek. xx. 47,48. In the New Testament, therefore, the similar phrases must in their strongest sense be understood, of grievous suffering terminated by death, which Christ will finally abolish; which therefore will not be eternal. 1 Cor. xv. 54; 2 Tim. i, 10." Simpson's Notes, Ms.

away his wife, and shall marry another, committeth adul12 tery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and shall be married to another, she committeth adultery."

And some brought little children to him, that he might touch them and his disciples rebuked those who brought 14 them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, 1 forbid them not: for of such-like is the 15 kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall

not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he can by 16 no means enter therein.” And he took them in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.

And as he went forth into the way, one ran, and kneeled down to him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what shall 18 I do that I may inherit everlasting life?" And Jesus said unto him, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good, 19 but one, that is God. Thou knowest the commandments,

'Do not commit adultery; Do no murder; Do not steal; Do not bear false witness; Defraud not; Honour thy fa20 ther and mother."" And he answered and said unto him, "Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth." 21 Then Jesus looked on him, and loved him, and said unto

him, "One thing thou wantest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to [the] poor, and thou shalt have treasure in 22 heaven: and come, [take up the cross, and] follow me." And

he was sad at those words, and went away sorrowful: for 23 he had great possessions. And Jesus looked round about,

and saith to his disciples, "With what difficulty will those 24 that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus spake again, and saith unto them, "Children, how difficult is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of



and forbid, R. T. and N, t,

2 N. m. Master, N. t.

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