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saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went 32 into the herd of swine and behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they 33 that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing; and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. And behold, 34 the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. And he entered 9

into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

He cures a para

himself from the

v. 17.



AND behold, they brought to him a man sick of the 2 lytic, and frees palsy, lying on a bed and Jesus seeing their faith, said suspicion of impiety. unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins Mark ii. 1. Luke be forgiven thee. And behold, certain of the scribes said 3 within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus, 4 knowing their thoughts, said; Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his 7 house. But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, 8 which had given such power unto men. AND as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man 9 Matthew. Mark ii. named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom and he 13. Luke v. 27. saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, 10 many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why 11 eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard 12 that, he said unto them; They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, "I will have 13 mercy, and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Christ dines with

He answers some

THEN came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why 14 disciples of John, do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? who questioned him about fasting. Mark And Jesus said unto them; Can the children of the bride- 15 ii. 18. Luke v. 33. chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an 16 old garment for that which is put in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into 17 old bottles; else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

Jairus' daughter

v. 21. Luke viii. 40.

WHILE he spake these things unto them, behold, there 18 and the infirm wo- came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My man healed. Mark daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and fol- 19 lowed him, and so did his disciples. And behold, a woman which 20 was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. For she said within herself, If I may 21 but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, 22 and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the 23 minstrels and the people making a noise,' he said unto them, Give place: 24 for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the 25 hand and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all 26 that land.

Two blind men re

stored to sight.

AND when Jesus departed thence, two blind men fol- 27 lowed him crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men 28 came to him: And Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, 29 saying, According to your faith, be it unto you. And their eyes were 30 opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in 31 all that country.

A dumb demoniac AS THEY went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb 32 cured. man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast 33 out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils, through 34 the prince of the devils.

preach through

part of ver. 6.

Christ continues to AND Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teach- 35 Galilee. Mark vi. ing in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with 36 compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples; The har- 37 vest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore 38 the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Christ commissions AND when he had called unto him his twelve dis-10 the twelve Apostles. Mark vi. 7. Luke ciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast ix. 1. Their names. them out, and to heal all manner of sickness, and all man

Mark iii. 13. Luke

vi. 13. ner of disease. Now the names of the twelve Apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

THESE twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them,

Their instructions: saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any







city of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast 8 out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, 9 nor silver, nor brass in your purses; nor scrip for your journey, neither 10 two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who 11 in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come 12 into a house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come 13 upon it but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And who- 14 soever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily, I say unto you, 15 It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for that city. Behold, I send you forth as sheep 16 in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, 17 and they will scourge you in their synagogues: and ye shall be brought 18 before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or 19

what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father 20 which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to 21 death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated 22 of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another. 23 For verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come. The disciple is not above his master, nor 24 the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his 25 master and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 'Fear them not therefore. For there is nothing cov- 26 and encouragement. ered, that shall not be revealed: and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light and 27 what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops. And fear 28 not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not 29 two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all 30 numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many spar- 31 rows. Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I con- 32 fess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny 33 me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth; I came not to send 34 peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his 35 father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own 36 household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy 37 of me and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy


of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not 38 worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth 39 his life for my sake, shall find it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me; 40 and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth 41 a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to 42 drink unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily, I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. AND it came to pass when Jesus had made an end of commanding his 11 twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

John sends two

Christ's testimony


NOW when John had heard in the prison the works of 2 disciples to Jesus Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, 3 to John's character Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? and mission. Luke Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John 4 vii. 18. again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind 5 receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning 7 John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft rai- 8 ment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But 9 what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he of whom it is written, "Behold, I send 10


my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee." Verily, I say unto you, Among them that are born of women, there hath 11 not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. And from the days 12 of John the Baptist, until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law 13 prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias which was 14 for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 'But whereunto 15 shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, ' and saying, We have piped unto you, 17 and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He 18 hath a devil. The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, 19 Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But Wisdom is justified of her children.

Wo denounced on THEN began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of 20 the cities of Galilee. his mighty works were done, because they repented not. Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty 21 works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto 22 you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, 23 shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of 24 Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

Christ invites all to

Ar that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O 25 come to him. Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight! 'All things 26 are delivered unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Come unto me, all ye that labor, 28 and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, 29 and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 30 AT that time Jesus went on the sabbath-day through 12 Christ justifies his disciples for pluck- the corn, and his disciples were a hungered, and began to bath. Mark ii. 23. pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees

ing corn on the Sab




Luke vi. 1. saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath-day. But he said unto them; Have ye not read what David did when he was a hungered, and they that were with him? 'how he entered into the house of God, and did eat the show-bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, 5 how that on the sabbath-days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, “ I will have mercy, and not sacrifice," ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath-day.

He beals the with



AND when he was departed thence, he went into their 9 ered hand. Mark synagogue. And behold, there was a man which had his 10 iii. 1. Luke vi. 6. hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-days? that they might accuse him. And he said 11 unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on

it, and lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? where- 12 fore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath-days. Then saith he to the 13 man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. Then the Pharisees went out, and held 14

a council against him, how they might destroy him.

whose diseases he


He is followed by BUT when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from 15 great multitudes, thence and great multitudes followed him, and he healed cures. Mark iii. 7. them all. And charged them that they should not make 16 him known: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the 17 prophet, saying, '" Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, 18 in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither 19 shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not 20 break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust."

Christ cures a de

moniac. Conduct Pharisees. Mark iii.

of the scribes and

19. Luke xi. 14.


THEN was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, 22 blind and dumb; and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people 23 were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? But 24 when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, 25 and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself, shall not stand. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall 26 then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom 27 do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. But 28 if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and 29 spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. He that is not with me, is against me; and he that 30 gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad. Wherefore I say unto you, 31 All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And 32 whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation 34 of vipers! how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man, out of the 35 good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, 36 That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and 37 by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


Christ rebukes those

Either 33

THEN certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees an- 38 who desired a sign. swered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. Luke xi. 9. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adul- 39 terous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. For as Jonas was three 40 days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men 41 of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here. The queen of the south shall 42 rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it:

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