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And immediately he compelled the disciples' to get into a ship, and to go before him to the other side, until he sent 23 the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes
away, he went up a mountain apart to pray; and when even24 ing came, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the
midst of the lake, tossed by the waves: for the wind was 25 contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went 26 to them, walking on the lake. And when the disciples saw
him walking on the lake, they were troubled, saying: "It 27 is an apparition:" and they cried out through fear. But Jesus immediately spake unto them, saying, "Take cou28 rage: it is I; be not afraid." And Peter answered him and
said, "Master, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the 29 water." And he said, "Come." Then Peter went down
out of the ship, and walked on the water, that he might go 30 to Jesus. But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid; and when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, "Master, save 31 me." And Jesus immediately stretched forth his hand, and
took hold of him, and saith unto him, "O thou of little 32 faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" And when they had 33 entered into the ship, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the ship came and did him obeisance, saying, "Truly thou art a son3 of God."
And when they had passed over, they came into the land 35 of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place knew him
again, they sent into all that country round about, and 36 brought to him all who were diseased; and these besought
him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as many as touched it were perfectly cured.
CH. XV. THEN come near to Jesus scribes and Pharisees from 2 Jerusalem, saying, "Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of their forefathers? for they wash not their hands 3 when they eat bread." But he answered and said unto
1 Jesus compelled his disciples, R. T. and N. 2 Gr. sea; so ver. 25, 26, N. m. 3 the son, N. 4 Or, who were of, N. m.
them, "Why do ye also transgress the commandment of 4 God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, 'Honour thy father and mother:' and, He who revileth father 5 or mother, let him surely die.' But ye say, 'Whosoever shall say to his father or mother, It is a gift whereby thou 6 mightest be profited by me; [and] shall not honour his father or his mother; it is well.' Thus ye have made the com7 mandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hy8 pocrites, well hath Isaiah prophesied of you, saying, 'This people honoureth me with their lips'; but their heart is far 9 from me but in vain do they worship me, teaching doc10 trines which are the commandments of men.'" And he called to him the multitude, and said unto them, "Hear, and 11 understand. Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth a man: but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth a man.'
Then came his disciples, and said unto him, "Knowest thou that the Pharisees were estranged from thee2, when 13 they had heard thy discourse?" But he answered and said, "Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted, 14 shall be rooted up. Regard them not3: they are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both 15 will fall into the ditch." Then answered Peter, and said 16 unto him, “Explain to us that saying." And Jesus said, 17"Are ye also still without understanding? do ye not yet
perceive that whatsoever entereth into the mouth goeth into 18 the belly, and is cast out into the vault? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; 19 and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil
thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false20 witness, evil-speaking. These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.”
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me, &c. R. T. * Or, revolted at thee, N. m. 3 Or, Leave them to themselves, N. m. 4 Gr. this parable, N. m.
Then Jesus went thence, and withdrew into the parts 22 about Tyre and Sidon. And behold a Canaanitish woman came out of those borders, and cried unto him, saying, “Have pity on me, Sir, thou son of David: my daughter is griev23 ously afflicted by a demon." But he answered her not a
word. And his disciples came near and besought him, say24 ing, "Send her away, for she crieth after us." Then he
answered and said, "I am not sent but to the lost sheep of 25 the house of Israel." Then she came, and did him obeisance, 26 saying, “Sir, help me." But he answered and said, "It
is not right to take the children's bread, and cast it to dogs." 27 And she said, “True', Sir: and yet the dogs eat of the 28 crumbs which fall from their master's table." Then Jesus answered and said unto her, "Woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee as thou desirest." And her daughter was cured from that hour.
And Jesus departed thence, and came near the lake2 of 30 Galilee; and went up a mountain, and sat down there. And great multitudes came near to him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others; and 31 laid them down at Jesus's feet: and he cured them: so that the multitudes wondered, when they perceived that the dumb spake, the maimed were whole, the lame walked, and the blind saw: and they glorified the God of Israel.
Then Jesus called to him his disciples and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days, and have nothing to eat and I am unwilling to send them away fasting, lest they grow faint 33 on the way." And his disciples say unto him, "Whence
should we have so many loaves in the desert, as to satisfy 34 so great a multitude?" And Jesus saith unto them, "How many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven; and a 35 few small fishes." And he commanded the multitudes to
1 Truth, N. Gr. sea, N. m. 3 at his feet, Mss. 4 Gr. saw, N. m.
36 place themselves' on the ground. And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples; and the disciples gave to the multi37 tude. And they all ate, and were satisfied: and they took
up that which remained of the fragments, seven baskets full. 38 Now they that ate were four thousand men, besides women 39 and children. And he sent away the multitudes, and went into a ship, and came into the borders of Magdala. CH. XVI. Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came near, and trying Jesus, desired him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 And he answered and said unto them, "When it is evening, 3 ye say, 'It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.' And in the morning, ye say, It will be stormy weather to-day2: for the sky is red and lowering.' [Ye hypocrites!] ye know how to discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern 4 the signs of the times? An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, except the sign of the prophet Jonah." And he left them, and departed.
Now when his disciples were come to the other side, they 6 had forgotten to take bread with them. Then Jesus said unto them, "Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pha7 risees and Sadducees." And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have taken no bread with 8 us." But Jesus knew this, and said, "O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have taken no 9 bread with you? Do ye not yet perceive; nor remember
the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many panniers 10 ye took up? nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and 11 how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not perceive that I did not say unto you concerning bread, 'Beware 12 now of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?"" Then they understood that he did not bid them beware of the lea
Gr, recline, or, lie down, N. m. 2 this day, N. 3 unto them, R. T. and N.
ven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Now when Jesus came into the parts of Cesarea in the dominion of Philip, he asked his disciples, saying, "Who' 14 do men say, that I, the Son of man, am?" And they said, "Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elijah ; 15 and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." He saith 16 unto them, "But who' say ye that I am?" Then Simon Peter answered, and said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son 17 of the living God." And Jesus answered and said unto him, Happy art thou, Simon, son of Jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father that is in hea18 ven. And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, which is by interpretation, A rock; and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of death shall not prevail against 19 it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven *; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth 20 shall be loosed in heaven." Then he commanded his disciples to tell no man that he was the Christ.
From that time Jesus began to tell his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief-priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised 22 on the third day. Then Peter took him aside, and began to reprove him, saying, "Be it far from thee, Master: this 23 shall by no means befal thee." But he turned, and said to Peter, "Get thee behind me, Thou adversary: thou art a snare unto me: for thou regardest not the things of God, 1 Whom, N. See Campbell. 2 Or, of the grave. Gr. Hades, N. m. 3 that he was Jesus the Christ. R. T. 4 Gr. God be propitious to thee; or, Mercy on thee, N. m. 5 In the original, Satan.
* Gr. what thing soever, N. m. “If the expression be understood of things, the sense is, Thou shalt declare what are Christian duties and what are not: what precepts of the law are obligatory, and what are not. If of persons, the meaning will be, Thou shalt condemn men or absolve them: thou shalt inflict miraculous punishments or shalt remove them," ch. xviii. 18. N. See Bishop Pearce in loc. and Secker's Serm. vi p. 354. This power was common to all the apostles, John xx. 23. N. See Simpson's Ess. v. i. p. 282.