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Speaking against ST. MATTHEW. the Holy Ghost. this meaneth, I will have mercy, 23 And all the people were and not sacrifice, ye would not amazed, and said, Is not this the have condemned the guiltless. Son ot David ?

8 For the Son of nian is Lord 21 But when the Pharisees even of the sabbath day. heard it, they said, This fellowo

9 And when he was departed doth not cast out dev !3, but by thence, he went into their syna- Beelzebub the prince of the gogue :

devils. 10 And, behold, there was a 23 And Jesus knew their man which had his hand with thoughts, and said unto them, ered. And they asked him, say. Every kingdom divided against ing, Is it lawful to heal on the itself is broucht to dosolation; sabbath days ? that they might and every city or house divided accuse him.

against itself soll nutstand: 11 And he said unto them, 26 And it Satan cact out Satan, What man skall there be among ho is divided against himself; you, that shall have one sheep, how shall then his kingdom and it it fall into a pit on the stand ? sabbath day, will he not lay hold 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast on it, and liit it out?

out devils, by whom do your 12 How much then is a man children cast them out? therebetter than a sheep? Wherefore fore 1hey shall be your judges. it is lawful to do well on the 23 Butill cast out devilsby the sabbath days.

Spirit of God, then the kingdom 13 Then saith he to the man, of God is coinc unto you. Stretch forth thine hand. And 29 Or else liow Co one enter he stretched it torth ; and it was into a strong man's house, and restored whole, like as theother. soil his goods, except he first

14 Then the Pharisees wentout, bind the stron man and then and held a council against him, he will spoil his house. how they might destroy him. 3.) He that is not with me is

15 But when Jesus knew it, he against me; and he that gathwithdrew hiinself from thence: ereth not with me scattereth and great multitudes tollowed abroad. him, and he healed them all; 31 Wherefore I say unto you,

16 And charged them that they All manner of sin and blaspheshould not make him known: my shall be forgiven unto men:

17 That it might be fulfilled but the blasphemy against the which was spoken by Esaias the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiv. prophet, saying,

en nto men. 18 Behold iny servant, whom 1 32 And whosoever speaketh & have chosen; my beloved, in word against the Son of man, it whom my soul is well pleased : shall be forgiven him: but whoI will put iny Spirit upon him, svever speaketh against the end he shall shew judgment to Holy Ghost, it shall not be forthe Gentiles.

given hin, neither in this world. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither in the world to come. neither shall any man hear bis 33 Either make the tree good, voice in the streets.

and his truit good; or else make 20 A bruised reed shall he not the tree corrupt, and his fruit break, and smoking Max shall corrupt: for the tree is known he not quench, till he send forth by his fruit. judgment unto victory.

310 generation of vipers, bow 21 And in his name shall the can ye, being evil, speak good Gentiles trust.

things for out of ihe abun22 Then was brought unto dance of the heart the mouth him one possessed with a devil, speaketh. blind, and duinb: and he healed 35 A good man out of the good him, insomuch that the blind treasure of the heart bringeth and dumb both spake and saw. forth good things: and an evil

The sign of Jonas. ST, MATTHEW. Parable of the sower. man out of the evil treasure hold, thy mother and thy brethbringeth forth evil things. ren stand without, desiring to

36 But I say unto you, That speak with thee. every idle word that men shall 48 But he answered and said speak, they shall give account unto him that told him, Who is thereof in the day of judgment. my mother? and who are my 37 For by thy words tbou shalt brethren? ke justified, and by thy, words ,49 And he stretched forth his thou shalt be condemned. hand toward his disciples, and 38 T Then certain of the scribes said, Behold my mother and and of the Pharisees answered, my brethren! saying, Master, we would see a 50 For whosoever shall do the sign from thee.

will of my Father which is in 39 But he answered and said heaven, the same is my broth. unto them, An evil and adulter- er, and sister, and mother. ons generation seeketh after a

CHAPTER XIII. sign; and there shall no sign be

Sundry parables. given to it, but the sign of the

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HE same day went Jesus prophet Jonas :

out of the house, and sat 49 For as was three da by sea side. and three nights in the whale's 2 And great multitudes were belly: so shall the Son of man gathered together unto him, 80 be three days and three nights that he went into a ship, and in the heart of the earth. sat; and the whole multitude

41 The men of Nineveh shall stood on the shore. rise in the judgment with this 3 And he spake many things ungeneration, and shall condemn to them in parables, saying, Beit: because they repented at the hold, a sower went forth to sow; preaching of Jonas; and, behold, 4 And when he sowed, some a greater than Jonas is here.

seeds fell by the way side, and 42 The queen of the south shall the fowls came and devoured rise up in the judgment with them up: this generation, and shall con 6. Some fell upon stony places, demn it: for she came from the where they

had not much earth: uttermost parts of the earth to and forthwith they sprung up, hear the wisdom of Solomon; because they had no deepness and, behold, a greater than Sol- of earth: omon is here.

6 And when the sun was up, 43 When the unclean spirit is they were scorched; and begone out of a man, he walketh cause they had no root, they through dry places, seeking rest, withered away, and findeth none,

7 And some fell among thorns; 44 Then he saith, I will return and the thorns sprung up, and into my house from whence I choked them: came out; and when he is come, 8 But others fell into good he findeth it empty, swept, and ground, and brought forth fruit, garnished.

some a hundred told, some six45 Then goeth he, and taketh tyfold, some thirtyfold. with himself seven other spirits 9 Who hath ears to hear, let more wicked than himself, and him hear. they enter in and dwell there: 10 T And the disciples came, and the last state of that man is and said

unto him, Why speak worse than the first. Even so est thou unto them in parables! shall it be also unto this wicked 11 He answered and said unto generation.

them, Because it is given unto 46 T While he yet talked to the you to know the mysteries of people, behold, his mother and the kingdom of heaven, but to his brethren stood without, de- them it is not given. siring to speak with him. 12 For whosoever hath, to hir: 47 Then one said unto him, Be- shall be given, and he shall hav)

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The parable
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of the tares. more abundance: but whoso- standeth it; which also beareth ever hath not, from him shall be fruit, and bringeth forth, some a taken away even that he hath. hundredfola, some sixty, some

13 Therefore speak I to them thirty. in parables: because they see 24 í Another parable put he ing see not; and hearing they forth unto them, saying, The hear not, neither do they un- kingdom of heaven is likened derstand.

unto a man which sowed good 14 And in them is fulfilled the seed in his field: prophecy of Esaias, which saith, 25 But while men slept, his By hearing ye shall hear, and enemy came and sowed tares shall not understand; and see- among the wheat, and went his ing ye shall see, and shall not way. perceive:

26 But when the blade was 15 For this people's heart is sprung up, and brought forth waxed gross, and their ears are fruit, then appeared the tares dull of hearing, and their eyes also. they have closed ; lest at any 27 So the servants of the housetime they should see with their holder came and said unto him, eyes, and hear with their ears, Sir, didst not thou sow good and should understand with seed in thy field 7 from whence their heart, and should be con- then hath it tares ?

313 verted, and I should heal them. 29 He said unto them, Anene16 But blessed are your eyes, myhath done this. The servants for they

see: and your ears, for said unto him, Wilt thou then they hear.

that we go and gather them up? 17 For verily I say unto you, 29 But he said, Nay; lest while That many prophets and right- ye gather up the tares, ye root eous men have desired to see up also the wheat with them. those things which ye see, and 30 Let both grow together until have not seen them; and to hear the harvest:

and in the time of those things which ye hear, and harvest I will say to the reapers, have not heard them.

Gather ye together first tho 18 1 Hear ye therefore the par- tares, and bind them in bundles able of the sower.

to burn them: but gather the 19 When any one heareth the wheat into my barn. word of the kingdom, and un 31 Another parable put he forth derstandeth it not, then cometh unto them, saying, The king. the wicked one, and catcheth dom of heaven is like to a grain away that which was sown in of mustard seed, which a man his heart. This is he which re- took, and sowed in his

field: ceived seed by the way side. 32 Which indeed is the least 20 But he that received the of all seeds: but when it is seed into stony places, the same grown, it is the greatest among is he that heareth the word,

and herbs, and becometh a tree, so anon with joy receiveth it; that the birds of the air como 21 Yet hath he not root in him- and lodge in the branches thereself, but dureth for a while : for of. when tribulation or persecu 33 Another parable spake he tion ariseth because of the unto them;The kingdom of hea. word, by and by he is offended. ven is like unto leaven, which a 22 He also that received seed woman took, and hid in three among the thorns is he that measures of meal, till the whole heareth the word ; and the care was leavened. of this world, and the deceitful-34 All these things spake Jesus ness of riches, choke the word, unto the multitude in parables; and he becometh unfruitful. and without a parable spake he 23 But he that received seed not unto them: into the good ground is he that) 35 That it might be fulfilled heareth the word, and under which was spoken by the pro

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Exposition of the ST. MATTHEW. parable of the tares. phet, saying, I will open my 49 So shall it be at the end mouth in parables; I will utter of the world : the angels shall things which have been kept come forth, and sever the wicksecret from the foundation of ed from among the just, the world.

50 And shall cast them into the 36 T Then Jesus sent the mul- furnace of fire: there shall be titude away, and went into the wailing and gnashing of teeth. honse: and his disciples came 51 Jesus saith unto them, Have unto him, saying, Declare unto ye understood all these things Y us the parable of the tares of the They say unto him, Yea, Lord. field.

52 Then said he unto them, 37 He answered and said unto Therefore every scribe, which is them, He that soweth the good instructed unto the kingdom of seed is the Son of man;

heaven, is like untoa man that is 38 The field is the world; the a householder, which bringeth good geed are the children of forth out of his treasure things the kingdom; but the tares are new and old. the children of the wicked one; 531 And it came to pass, that 39 The enemy that sowed them when Jesus had finished these is the devil; the harvest is the parables, he departed thence. end of the world; and the reap 54 And when he was come into ere are the angels.

his own country, he taught them 40 As therefore the tares are in their synagogue, insomuch gathered and burned in the fire; that they were astonished, and so shall it be in the end of this said, Whence hath this man world.

this wisdom, and these mighty 41 The Son of man shall send works? forth his angels, and they shall 55 Is not this the carpenter's gather out of his kingdom all son? is not his mother called things that offend, and them Mary? and his brethren, James, which do iniquity;

and Joses, and Simon, and Ju42 And shall cast them into a das? furnace of fire: there shall be 56 And his sisters, are they not wailing and gnashing of teeth. all with us? Whence then hath

43 Then shall the righteous this man all these things? shine forth as the sun in the 57 And they were offended in kingdom of their Father. Who him. But Jesus said unto them, hath ears to hear, let him hear. A prophet is not without hon

44 | Again, the kingdom of our, save in his own country, heaven is like unto treasure hid and in his own house. in & field; the which when a 58 And he did not many mighman hath found, he hideth, and ty works there because of their for joy thereof goeth and sell- unbeliet. eth all that he hath, and buyeth

CHAPTER XIV. that field.

Sundry miracles of Christ. 45 Again, the kingdom of hea AT that time Herod the te.

: man, seeking goodly pearls: Jesus, 46 Who, when he had found 2 And said unto

his servants, one pearl of great price, went This is John the Baptist; he is and sold all that he had, and risen from the dead; and therobought it.

fore mighty works do shew 47 Again, the kingdom of hea- forth themselves in him. ven is like unto a net, that was 3 For Herod had laid hold on cast into the sea, and gathered John, and bound him, and put of every kind :

him in prison for Herodias 48 Which, when it was full, sake, his brother Philip's wife. they drew to shore, and sat 4 For John said unto him, It down, and gathered the good into is not lawful for thee to have vessels, but cast the bad away. her.

Christ feedeth
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five thousand. 5 And when he would have put ciples, and the disciples to the him to death, he teared the mul- multitude. titude, because they counted 20 And they did all eat, and him as a prophet.

were filled and they took up 6 But when Herod's birthday of the fragments that remained was kept, the daughter of He- twelve baskets full. rodias danced before them, and 21 And they that had eaten pleased Herod.

were about five thousand men, 7 Whereupon he promised beside women and children. with an oath to give her what 22 | And straightway Jesus soever she would ask.

constrained his disciples to get 8 And she, being before in- into a ship, and to go before him structed of her mother, said, unto the other side, while he Give me here John the Bap- sent the multitudes away. tist's head in a charger,

23 And when he had sent the 9 And the king was sorry: nev- multitudes away, he went up ertheless for the oath's sake, into a mountain apart to pray : and them which sat with him and when the evening wag at meat, he commanded it to come, he was there alone. be given her.

24 But the ship was now in the 10 And he sent, and beheaded midst of the sea, tossed with John in the prison,

waves: for the wind was con11 And his head was brought intrary. a charger, and given to the dam 25 And in the fourth watch of sel: and she brought it to her the night Jesus went unto them, mother.

walking on the sea, 12 And his disciples came, and 26 And when the disciples saw took up the body, and buried it, him walking on the sea, they and went and told Jesus. were troubled, saying, It is &

13 When Jesus heard of it, spirit; and they cried out for he departed thence by ship into fear. a desert place apart: and when 27 But straightway Jesus spake the people had heard thereof, unto them, saying, Be of good they followed him on foot out cheer; it is 1; be not afraid. of the cities,

28 And Peter answered him 14 T And Jesus went forth, and and said, Lord, if it be thou, saw a great multitude, and was bid me come unto thee on the moved with compassion toward water. them, and he healed their sick. 29 And he said, Come. And

15 And when it was evening, when Peter was come down his disciples came to him, say: out of the ship, he walked on ing. This is a desert place, and the water, to go to Jesus. the time is now past; send the 30 But when he saw the wind multitude away, that they may boisterous, he was afraid; and go into the villages, and buy beginning to sink, he cried, saythemselves victuals,

ing, Lord, save me. 16 But Jesus said unto them, 31 And immediately Jesus They need not depart; give ye stretched forth his hand, and them to eat.

caught him, and said unto him, 17 And they say unto him, We O thou of little faith, wherefore have here but five loaves, and didst thou doubt? two fishes.

32 And when they were come 18 He said, Bring them hither into the ship. the wind ceased. to me.

33 Then they that were in the 19 And he commanded the mul- ship came and worshipped him. titude to sit down on the grass, saying, Of a truth thou art the and took the five loaves, and Son of God. the two fishes, and looking up to 34 And when they were gone heaven, he blessed, and brake, over, they came into the land and gave the loaves to his dis- of Genuesaret

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