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about in the crowd, and said, "Who touched my garments?" 31 And his disciples said unto him, "Thou seest the multitude thronging thee; and sayest thou, Who touched me?'" 32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this 33 thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing

what had been done in her, came and fell down before him, 34 and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee well': go in peace, and be 35 freed from thy disease." While he yet spake, messengers come from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, "Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the Teachers any 36 further?" But when Jesus heard the words which were spoken, he saith immediately to the ruler of the synagogue, 37 "Be not afraid; only believe." And he suffered no one to

follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother of 38 James. Then he cometh to the house of the ruler of the

synagogue, and perceiveth a disturbance; and those who 39 wept and wailed greatly. And when he had entered in, he saith unto them, "Why make ye a disturbance, and weep? 40 the child is not dead, but sleepeth." And they derided him :

but when he had sent them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with him, and 41 entereth in where the child was. And when he had taken

the child by the hand, he saith unto her, "Talitha cumi;' which is, being interpreted, " Damsel," (I say unto thee) 42" arise." And immediately the damsel arose, and walked,

for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were 43 amazed with great amazement. And he charged them strictly that no man should know it; and commanded that food should be given her.

CH. VI. And he went out thence, and came to Nazareth, his 2 own country; and his disciples follow him. And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many as they heard him were amazed, saying, "Whence Or, restored thee, N. m. 3 Master, N. t. 4 was laid, R. T.

2 Gr. scourge.

hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which hath been given to him; and whence' are such mighty works 3 wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of

Mary; and the brother of James, and of Joses, and of Judah, and of Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?” 4 And he was unto them a cause of offending. But Jesus said unto them, "A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and among his own kindred, and in his 5 own house." And he could not do any mighty work there, except that he put his hands upon a few sick, and cured 6 them. And he wondered because of their unbelief.


And he went round about the towns, teaching. And he calleth unto him the Twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 8 and commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a staff only; no bag, no food, no money in 9 their purse; but to be shod with sandals: " and put ye not 10 on two coats." And he said unto them, " In what place

soever ye enter into an house, there remain till ye depart 11 from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart from that place shake off the dust 12 under your feet, for a testimony unto them." And they 13 went out, and preached that men should repent: and they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and cured them.


And king Herod heard of Jesus, (for his name had become famous,) and he said, "John the Baptist is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works are wrought by him." 15 And others said, "He is Elijah." And others said, "He 16 is a prophet, even as one of the prophets." But when

' that even, R. T. Gr. they were scandalized at him, N. m. 3 would, N.m. Symonds, p. 127. and not to put on, R. T. 5 The received text adds, "Ve rily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement than for that city." These words are omitted in the Vat. Eph. and Camb. Mss., and were probably a marginal addition from Matt. x. 15, “And” is wanting in R.T. 7" He is a prophet, or, as one of the prophets," R.T.


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Herod heard of him, he said, "It is [John]' whom I be17 headed he is risen from the dead." For this Herod had sent and apprehended John, and had bound him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife: for Herod 18 had married her. For John had said to Herod, "It is not 19 lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife." Herodias there

fore was greatly incensed against him, and would have 20 killed him; but could not. For Herod reverenced John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and protected him; and did many things after having heard him, 21 and heard him gladly. And a fit day being come, when Herod on his birth-day made a supper for his great men, 22 and commanders, and chiefs of Galilee; and the daughter of this Herodias having entered in, and danced, and pleased Herod and his guests; the king said to the damsel, “Ask 23 of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee." And he sware unto her, "Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I 24 will give it thee, to the half of my kingdom." And she went out, and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And 25 she said, "The head of John the Baptist." And she immediately came in with haste to the king, and asked, saying, "I desire that thou straightway give me in a basin the head 26 of John the Baptist." And the king was much grieved; yet because of his oaths, and of his guests, he would not re27 ject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner,

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and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and 28 beheaded John in the prison, and brought his head in a basin, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to 29 her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his dead body, and laid it in a sepulchre.


THEN the apostles gather themselves together unto Jesus; and told him all things, both what they had done, and what 31 they had taught. And he said unto them, "Come ye your

1 the probable reading is, "It is the man whom I beheaded; he is risen from the dead." Griesb. 2 regarded, N. t.; preserved, N. m.

selves privately to a desert place, and rest a short time :" for many were coming and going, and they had not leisure 32 even to eat. And they departed into a desert place by ship 33 privately. And the multitudes saw them departing: and

many knew him, and ran by land out of all the cities, 1and 34 came thither. And he went out of the ship, and saw a great

multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he 35 began to teach them many things. And when the day was

now far spent, his disciples came to him, and say, "This 36 is a desert place, and the day is now far spent. Send them away, that they may go into the country and towns round about, and buy for themselves bread: for they have nothing 37 to eat." But he answered and said unto them, "Give ye them food to eat." And they say unto him, "Shall we go and buy bread for two hundred denarii, and give them to 38 eat?" Then he saith unto them, "How many loaves have

ye? go [and] see." And when they knew, they say, "Five, 39 and two fishes." And he commanded them to make all place 40 themselves in divisions upon the green grass. And they 41 placed themselves in ranges by hundreds and by fifties. And

when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples that they might set before them; 42 and the two fishes he parted among them all. And they all 43 ate, and were filled. And they took up twelve panniers full 44 of the fragments, and of the fishes. And those that ate of the loaves were five thousand men.


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And immediately he compelled his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before unto the other side toward Bethsaida, 46 while he sent away the people. And when he had dismiss47 ed them, he went up a mountain to pray. And when even

"and outwent them, and came together to him." R. T.
3 Gr. recline, or lie down, N. m. 4 were about, R. T.
farewell, N.


Jesus, R. T. and N. t.

5 bidden the people

ing was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he 48 was alone on the land. And he saw them distressed in rowing; for the wind was contrary to them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to them, walking on the sea, 49 and would have passed by them. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was an apparition, 50 and cried out. (For they all saw him, and were troubled.) And immediately he talked with them and saith unto them, 51"Take courage: It is I'; be not afraid." And he went up

to them into the ship; and the wind ceased; and they were greatly amazed in themselves beyond measure [and won52 dered]. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.


And when they had passed over, they came to the coun54 try of Gennesaret, and brought the ship to land. And when they were come out of the ship, the people immediately knew 55 him again, and ran through all the country round about,

and began to carry about on couches those who were dis56 eased, where they heard that he was. And whithersoever he entered, into towns, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market-places, and these besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched it were cured. CH. VII. THEN the Pharisees and some of the scribes, who had 2 come from Jerusalem, resort unto him. And they saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled3 (that is, with 3 unwashen) hands. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding 4 the tradition of their forefathers. And when they come from the market-place, unless they wash* their hands, they eat

1yw up, I am Jesus, i. e. himself and not an apparition. See John viii. 58. Sn. ? are gathered together, N. Sec W. 3 Gr. common. 4 R. T. adds, "they found fault." 5 Gr. with the fist.

* Gr. baptize. The mode of washing, or, as it is here expressed, baptizing the hands before dinner, was, for an attendant to pour water upon the hands

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