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John v. 47. p. 211.
Mat. else make the tree corrupt and his fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by his fruit. O generation 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 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, 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 by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said to them, An evil and adulterous 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 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 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 rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater than Solomon is here. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself, seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Mat. While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren
Stood without, desiring to speak with him.
Mar. And they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.
Mat. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
Mat. But he answered and said unto him that told him,
Who is my mother or my brethren?
Mar. And he looked round about on them which sat about
And said, Behold my mother and my brethren.
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Mat. And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples,
The same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Mar. For whosoever shall do the will of God,
The same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
Sect. 49. Jesus goes out to the sea of Galilee, and delivers the parabolical sermon. He begins with the parable of the sower, and explains the reason of his teaching the people by parables. He interprets the parable of the sower, and delivers that of the lighted lamp.
Mat. The same day went Jesus out of the house and sat by the sea side.
Mar. And he began again to teach by the sea-side.
Mat. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat,
And the whole multitude stood on the shore. Mar. And there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea, And the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
4 Luke And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city,
Luke He spake by a parable,
A sower went out to sow his seed. Mar. And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
Hearken, behold, there went out a sower to sow. Mat. And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying,
Behold, a sower went forth to sow.
Mat. And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side,
And the fowls of the air came and devoured it
Luke And as he sowed, some fell by the way-side,
And it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
6 Luke And some fell upon a rock.
Mar. And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth.
Mat. Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth.
Mat. And forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth.
Mar. And immediately it sprang up, because it had no
Luke And as soon as it was sprung up,
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Mar. But when the sun was up, it was scorched,
7 Luke And some fell among thorns,
It withered away.
Mat. And when the sun was up, they were scorched;
Mat. And some fell among thorns;
And the thorns sprung up, and choked them.
And the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it
And the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8 Luke And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, And bare fruit an hundred fold.
Mar. And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit
And brought forth some thirty, and some sixty,
Mat. But other fell into good ground,
And brought forth fruit some an hundred fold,
Mat. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Mar. And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear,
Lukt And when he had said these things, he cried, He that
9 Lukt And his disciples asked him, saying, What might
And he said, Unto you it is given to know the
Mar. And when he was alone, they that were about him
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to
He answered and said unto them, Because it is
Mat. But to them it is not given.
Mar. But unto them that are without, all these things are
Luke But to others in parables;
Mat. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he
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Mat. gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and hould understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
8 10 Luke That seeing they might not see,
And hearing they might not understand.
Mat. But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, that many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye şee, and have not seen them ; und to hear those things which ye hear, and have not eard them.
Mar. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
Mat. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
The seed is the word of God.
12 Luke Those by the way-side, are they that hear:
Then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their heart, lest they should believe and be saved.
Mar. And these are they by the way-side, where the word s sown; but when they have heard, (or rather, who, when they have heard, as being often put for the relarive pronoun),
Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. Mat. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not,
Then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart:
This is he which received seed by the way side.
Mat. But he that received the seed into stony places,
Mar. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony
13 Luke They on the rock, are they
Who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness.
Which when they hear, receive the word with joy.
Luk And these have no root, which for a while believe,
Mar. And have no root in themselves, and so endure but
Afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
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Mat. Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while,
that heareth the word:
And the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Mar. And these are they which are sown among thorns: such as hear the word,
And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
8 14 Luke And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth,
And are choked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
Mat. But he that received seed into the good ground,
And bringeth forth some an hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty.
Mar. And these are they which are sown on good ground, Such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit,
Some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
15 Luke But that on the good ground,
Are they, which, in an honest and good heart having heard the word keep it,
And bring forth fruit with patience.
Mar. And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel,
Or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick?
16 Luke No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it
with a vessel,
Or putteth it, under a bed: but setteth it on a candlestick.
Luke That they which enter in may see the light.
17 Luke For nothing is secret, that shall not be made mani
Neither any thing hid, that shall not be known, and come abroad.
Mar. For there is nothing hid which shall not be manifest
Neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
Mar. If any man have ears to hear let him hear.
Mar. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear. 18 Luke Take heed therefore how ye hear.
Mar. With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you and unto you that hear shall more be given.