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Christ stilleth the tempest, S. Matthew, and cureth the palsy: somuch that the ship was eov- fled, and went their ways into ered with the waves; but he the city, and told every thing; was asleep.

and what was befallen to the 25 And his disciples came possessed of the devils. . to him, and awoke him, saying, 34 And, behold, the whole Lord, save us ; we perish. city came out to meet Jesus;

26 And he saith unto them, and, when they saw him, they Why are ye fearful, 0 ye of besought him that he would little faith? Then he arose, depart out of their coasts. and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great

CHAP IX. calm.

1 Christ cureth the palsy, 9 27 But the men marvelled, calleth Matthew, 10 eateth saying, What manner of man with publicans and sinners. is this, that even the winds and AND he entered into a ship, the sea obey him!

and passed over, and came in. 28 | And when he was come to his own city. to the other side, into the coun- 2 And, behold, they brought try of the Gergesenes, there to him a man sick of the palsy, inet him two possessed with lying on a bed ; and Jesus, devils, coming out of the tombs, seeing their faith, said unto the exceeding fierce, so that no sick of the palsy, Son, be of man might pass by that way. good cheer; thy sins be for

29 And, behold, they cried given thee. out, saying, What have we to 3 And, behold, certain of do with thee, Jesus, thou Son the scribes said within them. of God ? art thou come hither selves, This man blasphe. to torment us before the time ? meth.

30 And there was a good. 4 And, Jesus, knowing their way off from them an herd of thoughts, said, Wherefore many swine feeding.

think ye evil in your hearts ? 31 So the devils besought5 For whether is it easier him, saying, If thou cast us to say, Thy sins be forgiven out, suffer us to go away into thee; or to say, Arise and the herd of swine.

walk ? 32 And he said unto them, 6 But that ye may know Go. And, when they were that the Son of man hath powcome out, they went into the er on earth to forgive sins, herd of swine; and, behold, (then saith he to the sick of the whole herd of swine ran the palsy,) Arise, take up thy violently down a steep place bed, and go unto thine house. into the sea, and perished in And he arose, and departthe waters.

ed to his house. 33 And they that kept them 8 But when the multitude

him.

Matthew called. Chap. ix. A ruler comes to Jesus. saw it, they marvelled, and long as the bridegroom is with glorified God, which had giv- them? but the days will come, en such power unto men. when the bridegroom shall be

9 1 Ānd as Jesus passed taken from them, and then shall forth from thence, he saw a they fast.c man, named Matthew, sitting 16 No man putteth a piece at the receipt of custom;a and of new cloth unto an old garhe saith unto him, Follow me. ment; for that which is put in And he arose and followed to fill it up taketh from the

garment, and the rent is made 10And it came to pass, worse. as Jesus sat at meat in the 17 Neither do men put new house, behold, many publicans wine into old bottles; else the and sinners came and sat down bottles break, and the wine with him and his disciples. - runneth out, and the bottles

11 And when the Pharisees perish; but they put new wine saw it, they said unto his dis- into new bottles, and both are ciples, Why eateth your Masó preserved. ter with publicans and sinners? 18 9 While he spake these

12 But when Jesus heard things unto them, behold, there that, he said unto them, They came a certain ruler, and that be whole need not a phy- worshipped him, saying, My sician, but they that are sick. daughter is even now dead;

13 But go ye and learn what but come and lay thy hand upthat meaneth, I will have mer- on her, and she shall live. .cy and not sacrifice; for I am 19 And Jesus arose and fol. not come to call the righteous,b but sinners to repentance.

· The meaning of the 15, 16, and 141 Then came to him the 17th verses is ; as it would be unbedisciples of John, saying, Why coming those invited to the joyful do we and the Pharisees fast ceremony of a wedding, to mourn oft, but thy disciples fast not ? and fast ; and as it would not be

15 And Jesus said unto proper to mend an old garnient with them, Can the children of

new, undressed cloth, or to put new the bride-chamber mourn as ' tles ; * so it would be equaliy impro

wine into old, decayed, leathern bot

per for my disciples to mourn and a Receipt of custom, the toll or cus- fast, while I, the great head, and as tom house.

it were, the bridegroom of the b I came not to call the righteous ; church, am present with them ; but were there any such, they would not they will have abundant cause to need the salvation I offer; and the mourn when they shall be deprived self-righteous, not realizing their of my presence. sins, will reject it; but I came to call to repentance, sinners of a hum * The bottles of the ancients were ble and teachable disposition.

made of leather,

faith he

Bloody issue healed. S. Matthew. A dumb man healed. lowed him, and so did his dis- eyes, saying, According to your eiples.

faith be it unto you. 20 T(And, behold, a wo-· 30 And their eyes were openman, which was diseased with ed; and Jesus straitly charan issue of blood twelve years, ged them, saying, See that no came behind him, and touched man know it. the hem of his garment.

31 But they, when they were 21 For she said within her- departed, spread abroad his self, If I may but touch his fame in all that country. garment I shall be whole. 32 | As they went out, be

22 But Jesus turned him a. hold, they brought to him a hout; and, when he saw her, dumb man possessed with a he said, Daughter, be of good devil. comfort; thy faith hath made 33 And when the devil was thee whole. And the woman cast out the dumb spake; and was made whole from that the multitudes marvelled, sayhour.) :

ing. It was never so seen in 23 And when Jesus came Israel. into the ruler's house, and saw 34 But the Pharisees said, the-minstrels d and the people He casteth out devils through making a noise,

the prince of devils. 24 He said unto them, Give 35 And Jesus went about place; for the maid is not all 'the eities and villages, dead, but sleepeth. And they teaching in their synagogues, laughed him to scorn. and preaching the gospel of

25 But when the people the kingdom, e and healing evwere put forth he went in, and ery sickness, and every disease, took her by the hand, and the among the people. maid arose.

36 T But when he saw the 26 And the fame hereof multitudes he was moved with went abroad into all that land. compassion on them, because

27 | And when Jesus de- they fainted, and were scatterparted thence, two blind men ed abroad, as sheep having no followed him, crying, and saya shepherd. ing, Thou son of David, have 37 Then saith he unto his mercy on us.'

disciples, The harvest truly is 28 And when he was come plenteous, f but the labourers into the house the blind men are few : came to him: and Jesus saith 38 Pray ye, therefore, the into them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said 'e Gospel of the kingdom, the Chrisunto him, Yea, Lord. I

tian religion.

of The barvest of souls to be con29 Then touched he their verted and made meet for my king..Minstrels, musicians.

dom,

The apostles sent Cháp. x.. forth to preach. Lord of the harvest, that he 10 Nor scripa for your jourwill send forth labourers g in- ney, neither two coats, neither to his harvest.

shoes, nor yet staves; for the

workman is worthy of his meat. CHAP. X.

11 And into whatsoever 1 The apostles aré sent to do city or town ye shall enter, inmiracles, 5 and to preach. quire who in it is worthy; and

AND when he had called un- there abide till ye go thence. . to him his twelve disciples, he 1 2 And when ye come into gave them power against un- an house, salute b it. clean spirits, to cast them out, 13 And if the house be worand to heal all manner of sick- thy, let your peace come upon bess, and all manner of disease. it;c but if it be not worthy, .2 Now the names of the let your peace return to you. twelve apostles are these; The 14 And whosoever shall not first, Simon, who is called Pe. receive you, nor hear your ter, and Andrew his brother; words, when ye depart out of James the son of Zebedee, and that house or city shake off John his brother; . the dust of your feet. d .

3 Philip, and Bartholomew; 15 Verily I say unto you, Thomas, and Matthew thé It shall be more tolerable for publican; James the son of the land of Sodom and GoAlpheus, and Lebbeus, whose morrahe in the day of judgsurname was Thaddeus; ment than for that city. * 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also be a Sorip, a small bag ; see i Sant. trayed him.

xvii. 40 5. These twelve Jesus sent

b Salute, to wish health and prosforth, and commanded them,

perity; to greet or kiss.

. Let your peace, &c. i e. the bles. saying, Go not into the way of sings of peace and consolation, which the Gentiles, and into any city you pronounce, shall rest on it. of the Samaritans enter ve not: d Dust of your feet. The Jews

6 But go rather to the lost thought there was so peculiar a bolisheep of the house of Israel. mess in the land of Israel, that when And, as ye go, preach,

they came from a beathen country, they

stopped at its borders, and wiped the saying, The kingdom of heaven dust from their shoes, lest it should is at hand.

pollute the Holy Land. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the e Sodom and Gomorrab were situlepers, raise the dead, cast out ated on the borders of the Dead Sea, devils; freely ye have receiv

or, as some suppose, where that sea ed, freely give.

now is. In the time of Abraham

they were notorious for their wick

U, nor . edness, which drew down the judgSilver, nor brass,in your purses; ment of Heaven in their total de

& The labourers, able and faithful struction. See Gen. xix, 24, 25. preachers.

The apostles instructed. S. Matthew. The apostles comforted.

16 9 Behold, I send you over the cities of Israel till the forth as sheep in the midst of Son of man be come. i wolves ; be ye, therefore, wise 24 The disciple is not above as serpents, and harmless as his master, nor the servant adoves.

bove his lord. 17 But beware of men; for 25 It is enough for the disthey will deliver you up to the ciple that he be as his master, councils, f and they will and the servant as his lord. If scourge g you in their syna- they have called k the master gogues :

of the house Beelzebub, how 18 And ye shall be brought much more shall they call them before governors and kings for of his household ? my sake, for a testimony h a- 26 Fear them not, theregainst them and the Gentiles. fore; for there is nothing cov:

19 But when they deliver ered, that shall not be revealyou up, take no thought howed ; and hid that shall not be or what ye shall speak; for known. it shall be given you in that 27 What I tell you in darksame hour what ye shall ness, that speak ye in light; speak.

and what ye hear in the ear,l 20 For it is not ye that that preach ye upon the housespeak, but the Spirit of your tops. Father which speaketh in 28 And fear not them which you.

kill the body, but are not able 21 And the brother shall to kill the soul; but rather deliver up the brother to death, fear him which is able to desand the father the child; and troy both soul and body in hell. the children shall rise up a. 29 Are not two sparrows gainst their parents, and cause sold for a farthing ? and one them to be put to death

of them shall not fall on the 22 And ye shall be hated ground without your Father. of all men for my name's sake; 30 But the very hairs of but he that endureth to the end your head are all numbered. shall be saved.

31 Fear ye not, therefore, 23 But when they persecute ye are of more value than mayou in this city, flee ye into my sparrows. another; for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone. i Ere the Son of man come in judge

ment upon the Jews in the destruc

tion of Jerusalem, and in their disof Councils, a court of justice. persion aniong the nations. § Scourge, to chastise or whip. k If they have called (me) the great

b Testimony, a witness to them, Head of the church Beelzebub, or the and to the Gentiles of the truth and prince of evil spirits. power of my religion.

I In the ear, in secret.

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