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While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler and did him obeisance, saying, "My daughter is by this time dead: but come and put thine hand 19 upon her, and she will live." And Jesus arose, and followed 20 him and his disciples also went. (And, behold, a woman,

who was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came 21 behind him, and touched the border of his garment: for she said within herself, "If I may but touch his garment, I shall 22 be made well." But when Jesus turned about and saw her,

he said, "Take courage, daughter; thy faith hath made thee well." And the woman was made well from that hour.) 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and perceived 24 the minstrels, and the people making a disturbance, he

saith unto them, "Depart: for the damsel is not dead, but 25 sleepeth." And they derided him. But when the multitude were sent out, he entered in, and took her by the hand, and 26 the damsel arose. And the fame of this went abroad into all that country.


And as Jesus passed by from that place, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, "Thou son of David, 28 have pity on us." And when he had entered into an house, the blind men came near to him: and Jesus saith unto them, "Believe ye that I am able to do this?" They say unto 29 him, "Yes, Master." Then he touched their eyes, saying, 30" According to your faith be it unto you." And their eyes were opened: and Jesus strictly commanded them, saying, 31 "See that no man know it." But they went out and spread abroad his fame in all that country.

32 And as they went out, behold there was brought to him 33 a dumb man who had a demon. And when the demon was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes wondered, 34 saying, "It was never seen thus in Israel." But the Pharisees said, "He casteth out demons by the prince of the demons.”


AND Jesus went about all the cities and towns, teaching

in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of his kingdom, and curing every disease and every malady'. 36 And when he saw the multitudes, he had compassion on

them, because they were wearied, and scattered abroad, 37 as sheep having no shepherd. Then he saith to his disciples, "The harvest indeed is plenteous; but the labourers are 38 few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest."

CH. X. And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and 2 to cure every disease and every malady. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of 3 Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Al4 pheus, and Lebbeus surnamed Thaddeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered Jesus up. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, "Go NOT into the way of the gentiles, and into any 6 city of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather to the And as ye go, preach, 8 saying, The kingdom of heaven draweth near.' Cure the sick, raise the dead *, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: 9 ye have received of free bounty, give of free bounty. Pro10 vide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your purses; nor


7 lost sheep of the house of Israel.

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bag for your journey, nor two vests, nor sandals, nor staff3: 11 for the labourer is worthy of his food. And into whatsoever city or town ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there 12 remain, till ye depart. And when ye enter into an house, 13 salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your wish of peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your wish of peace

1 among the people, R. T.
Margin of Common Version.

they fainted, R. T. were tired and lay down, 3 staves, R. T. and N.

This clause is wanting in many mss. and versions; it was left out by Griesbach in his first edition, but admitted into the second. It is omitted in the Primate's version.

14 return to yourselves. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye go out of that house, or city, 15 shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in a day' of judgement, than for that city.


"Behold, I send you forth as sheep amidst wolves: be 17 ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. And beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, 18 and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And ye will

be brought before governors and kings for my sake; for a 19 testimony to them and to the gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no anxious thought how or what ye shall speak for it shall be given you at the time what ye shall 20 speak. For it is not ye who speak, but the spirit of your 21 Father which speaketh in you. Now the brother will deliver

up the brother to death, and the father the child; and the children will rise up against their parents, and cause them 22 to be put to death. And ye will be hated by all men because of my name: but whosoever endureth to the end, he shall 23 be preserved. But when they persecute you in one city, flee ye into another; and if they persecute you out of this, flee ye into another. For verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have finished * the cities of Israel, till the Son of man 24 come. A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant 25 above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he be

as his teacher, and the servant as his master. If men have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more 26 will they call those of his household! Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, which shall not be revealed; and nothing hidden, which shall not be known: 27 what I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light and what ye hear in the ear, that proclaim ye upon the house tops:


1 the day, N. 2 and if they persecute, &c. This clause is wanting in R. T. 3 Nevertheless fear them not, S. 74. N. m.

*that is, converted. See Bp. Pearce.

28 and fear not those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that is able to destroy both 29 soul and body in hell*. Are not two sparrows sold for a

penny? and yet one of them falleth not [to the ground] with30 out the will' of your Father. And even the hairs of your 31 head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.


"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, I also will confess him before my Father that is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, I also will deny him before my Father that is in heaven.


"Think not that I came to bring peace on earth: I came 35 not to bring peace but a sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a man's foes will be they of his own household. He who 37 loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: 38 and he who loveth son or daughter more than me, is not wor

thy of me. And he who taketh not his cross, and followeth after 39 me, is not worthy of me. He who gaineth his life, shall lose 40 it: and he who loseth his life for my sake, shall gain it. He

who receiveth you, receiveth me; and he who receiveth me, 41 receiveth him that sent me. He who receiveth a prophet in

the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and he who receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous 42 man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give one of these little ones a cup of water only to drink, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall by no means lose his reward."

CH. XI. And it came to pass when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, that he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

1 S. 124. N. m.

*This text speaks of the power of God, but does not say that he will exert it. Sn. Simpson's Ess. i. p. 28.

2 Now when John had heard in prison of the works of 3 Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, “Art 4 thou he that was to come, or do we look for another?" Then

Jesus answered and said unto them, "Go and tell John those 5 things which ye hear and see: the blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised, and to the poor glad tidings are 6 preached. And happy is he whosoever shall not offend because of me."

7 And as these departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye out into the desert 8 to behold? A reed shaken by the wind? But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Lo, those that 9 wear soft garments are in kings' houses. But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say unto you, and much more 10 than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare 11 thy way before thee.' Verily I say unto you, Among those

that are born of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist; but the least in the kingdom of heaven is 12 greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and 13 the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the 14 law prophesied until John. And if ye be willing to receive 15 it, this is Elijah who was to come. He that hath ears to


hear, let him hear.

"But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children sitting in the market-places, and calling to their 17 companions', and saying, 'We have piped unto you, and ye

have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have 18 not lamented.' For John came neither eating nor drinking; 19 and men say, 'He hath a demon.' The Son of man came eating and drinking; and they say, 'Behold a glutton and

in the market-place calling to others, Mss, 2 i. e. He is melancholy or insane,

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