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his cross,

The blind man healed. S. Mark. Patience recommended, go. said, I see men, as trees, walk- things that be of God, but the ing

things that be of men. 25 After that he put his 34 And when he had hands again upon his eyes, and called the people unto him, made him look

with his disciples also, he said restored, and saw every man unto them, Whosoever will clearly.

come after me, let him deny 26 And he sent him away himself, and take up to his house, saying, Neither and follow me.d go into the town, nor tell it to 3. For whosoever will save any in the town.

his life shall lose it; but who27 | And Jesus went out soever shall lose his life for and his disciples into the my sake and the Gospel’s, the towns of Cesarea Philippi : same shall save it. and by the way he asked his 36 For what shall it profit disciples, saying unto them, a man, if he shall gain the Whom do men say that I am ? whole world, and lose his own

28 And they answered, John soul? the Baptist: but some say,

37 Or what shall a man give lias; and others, One of the in exchange for his soul? prophets.

38 Whosoever, therefore, 29 And he saith unto them, shall be ashamed of me, and But whom say ye that I am i of my words, in this adulteAnd Peter answereth and saith rous and sinful generation, of unto him, Thou art the Christ. him also shall the Son of man

30 And he charged them be ashamed, when he cometh that they should tell no man in the glory of his Father, with of him.

the holy angels. 31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man

CHAP. IX. must suffer many things, and 1Jesus transfigured; 30 he forebe rejected of the elders, and telleth his death and resurof the chief priests & scribes, rection, 38 and giveth divers and be killed; and after three instructions to his disciples. days rise again.

AND he said unto them, 32 And he spake that say. Verily I say unto you, That ing openly. And Peter took there be some of them that him, and began to rebuke him. stand here which shall not

33 But when he had turned about, and looked on his disci

d Whosoever will be my disciple ples, he rebuked Peter, saying, pleasures of prosperity and private

must be willing Get thee behind


Satan : for thou savourest not c the to suffer all things, even death itself,

enjoyment, and must, like me, resolve ç Savourest not, regardest not.

for the sake of true religion.

part with all the


Christ transfigured. Chap. ix. He instructs his disciples. taste of death a till they have them that they should tell no seen the kingdom of God come man what things they had with power.

seen, till the Son of man were 2 | And after six days Je- risen from the dead. sus taketh with him Peter, and 10 And they kept that sayJames, and John, and leadething with themselves, questionthem

up into an high mountain ing one with another what the apart by themselves : and he rising from the dead should was transfigured b before them.

3 And his raiment became 11 And they asked him, shining, exceeding white' as saying, Why say the scribes snow; so as no fuller on earth that Elias must first come ? can white them.

12 And he answered, and 4 And there appeared unto told them, Elias verily cometh them Elias c with Moses; and first, and restoreth all things; they were talking with Jesus. and how it is written of the

5 And Peter answered, and Son of man, that he must suffer said to Jesus, Master, it is good many things, and be set at for us to be here ;d and let us nought. make three tabernacles ;e one 13 But I


That for thee, and one for Moses, Elias is indeed come, and they and one for Elias.

have done unto him whatsoev6 For he wist f not what to er they listed,g as it is written say;

for they were sore afraid of him. 7 And there was a cloud 14 4 And when he came to that overshadowed them; and his disciples he saw a great a voice came out of the cloud, multitude about them, and the saying, This is my beloved seribes questioning with them. Son; hear him.

15 And straightway all the 8 And suddenly, when they people, when they beheld him, had looked round about, they were greatly amazed, and, $aw no man any more, save running to him, saluted him. Jesus only with themselves. 16 And he asked the scribes,

9 And as they came down What question ye with them? from the mountain he charged 17 And one of the multitude

answered, and said, Master, I a Not taste of death, shall not die.

have brought unto thee my 6 Was transfigured, was changed in son, which hath a dumb spirit: his appearance.

18 And wberesoever he tak· Elias, Elijah.

eth him he teareth him; and d To be bere, to remain or tarry' he foameth, and gnasheth with here. e Tabernacle,

his teeth, and pineth away; a tent or temporary dwelling, a place for public worship. and I spake to thy disciples f Wist not, knew not.

g Listed, pleased.

A dumb spirit cast out. S. Mark. Christ's death foretold, that they should cast him out; the hand, and lifted him up; and they could not.

and he arose. 19 He answereth him, and 28 And when he was come saith, 0 faithless generation! into the house his disciples how long shall I be with you ? asked him privately, Why how long shall I suffer you ? could not we cast him out ? Bring him unto me.

29 And he said unto them, 20 And they brought him This kind can come forth by unto him; and, when he saw nothing but by prayer and fasthim, straightway the spirit ing. tare him; and he fell on the 30 And they departed ground and wallowed, foam- thence, and passed through ing

Galilee; and he would not 21 And he asked his father, that any man should know it. How long is it ago since this 31 For he taught his discicame unto him ? And he said, ples, and said unto them, The Of a child.

Son of man is delivered into 22 And oft-times it hath the hands of men, and they cast him into the fire, and into shall kill hims, and after that the waters, to destroy him ; he is killed, he shall rise the but if thou canst do any thing, third day. have compassion on us, and 32 But they understood not help us.

that saying, and were afraid 23 Jesus said unto him, If to ask him. thou canst believe, all things 33 | And he came to Caare possible to him that believ- pernaum ;h and being in the eth.

house, he asked them, What 24 And straightway the fa. was it that ye disputed among ther of the child cried out, and yourselves by the way ? said with tears, Lord, I be 34 But they held their lieve; help thou mine unbelief. peace; for by the way they

25 When Jesus saw that the had disputed among thempeople came running together selves who should be the greathe rebuked the foul spirit, say; est. ing unto him, Thou dumb and 35 And he sat down, and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come called the twelve, and saith out of him, and enter no more unto them, if any man desire into him.

to be first, the same shall be 26 And the spirit cried, and last of all, and servant of all. rent him sore,

and came out of 36 And he took a child, and him; and he was as one dead; set him in the midst of them ; insomuch that many said, He and, when he had taken him is dead.

in his arms, he said unto them, 2 But Jesus took him by

b Capernaum. See Matt. iv. 13


evil of me.

Of giving

Chap. 4.

offence, ge. 37 Whosoever shall receive for thee to enter into life maimone of such children in my ed, than having two hands to name, receiveth me; and who- go into hell, into the fire that soever shall receive

me, receiv- never shall be quenched ; eth not me, but him that sent 44 Where their worm dieth

not, and the fire is not quench38 | And John answered ed. him, saying, Master, we saw 45 And if thy foot offend one casting out devils in thy thee, cut it off; it is better for name, and he followeth not thee to enter halt into life, us ; and we forbade him, be- than having two feet to be cast cause he followeth not us. into hell, into the fire that

39 But Jesus said, Forbid never shall be quenched. him not; for there is no man 46 Where their worm dieth which shall do a miracle in my not, and the fire is not quenchname, that can lightly speak ed.

47 And if thine eye offend 40 For he that is not against thee, pluek it out; it is better us is on our part.

for thee to enter into the king41 For whosoever shall give dom of God with one


than you a cup of water to drink in

having two eyes to be cast inmy name, because ye belong to to hell-fire; Christ, verily I say unto you, 48 Where their worm dieth He shall not lose his reward., not, and the fire is not quench

42 And whosoever shall of. ed. fend one of these little ones 49 For every one shall be that believe in me, it is better salted with fire, and every sacfor him that a millstone were rifice shall be salted with salt. hanged about his neck, and he 50 Salt is good; but if the were cast into the sea.

salt have lost his saltness, 43 And if thy hand offend wherewith will ye season it ? thee, i cut it off;j it is better Have salt in yourselves, and

have peace one with another. i Offend thee, occasion to sin. ; Cut it off. Jesus did not intend

CHAP. X. we should in reality cut off our hands, fet, &c. for this would disqualify 1 Touching divorcement. 13 us for the discharge of those active

Little children brought to duties, which the Gospel every where

Christ. 23 The danger of enjoins ; but by the figurative expres

riches. sions in verses 43, 45, and 47, our AND he arose from thence, Saviour most solemnly commands

and cometh into the coasts of his disciples to abandon or forsake those darling sins, which are as dear, Judea, by the farther side of to them, and as hard to part with,

Jordans and the people resort as a right hand, a foot, or an eye, unto him again; and, as he

Of divorcement, &c. S. Mark. Young children blessed. was wont, a he taught them should touch them; and his again.

disciples rebuked those that 2 ? And the Pharisees came brought them. to him, and asked him, Is it 14 But when Jesus saw it lawful for a man to put away he was much displeased, and his wife ? tempting him. said unto them, Suffer the lit

3 And he answered, and tle children to come unto me, said unto them, What did Mo- and forbid them not; for of ses command you ?

such is the kingdom of God. 4 And they said, Moses suf 15 Verily I say unto you, fered to write a bill of divorce. Whosoever shall not receive ment, and to put her away. the kingdom of God as a little

5 And Jesus answered and child, he shall not enter theresaid unto them, For the hard- in. ness of your heart he wrote 16 And he took them up in you this precept:

his arms, put his hands upon 6 But from the beginning them, and blessed them. of the creation God made them 17 | And, when he was male and female.

gone forth into the way, there hy For this cause shall a came one running, and kneeled man leave his father and mo to him, and asked him, Good ther, and cleave to his wife; Master, what shall I do that

8 And they twain shall be I may inherit eternal life ? one flesh; so then they are no 18 And Jesus said unto more twain, but one flesh. him, Why callest thou me

9 . What, therefore, "God. good ? there is none good but hath joined together let no man

one, that is, God. put asunder.

19 Thou knowest the com10 And in the house his mandments, Do not commit disciples asked him again of adultery, Do not kill, Do not the same matter.

steal, Do not bear false wit11 And he saith unto them, ness, Defraud not, Honour thy Whosoever shall put away his father and mother. wife, and marry another, com 20 And he answered, and mitteth adultery against her. said unto him, Master, all

12 And if a woman shall these have I observed from my put away her husband, and be youth. married to another, she com 21 Then Jesus, beholding mitteth adultery.

him, loved him, and said unto 13 | And they hrought him, One thing thou lackest; young children to him, that he go thy way, sell whatsoever

thou hast, and give to the poor, @ As be was wont, as he was ac

and thou shalt have treasure customed.

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