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and said to him: Teacher, I will follow thee wherever thou goest. 20 And Jesus said to him: The foxes have dens, and the birds of the air have roosts; but the Son of man has not where to lay his head. 21 And another of his disciples said to him: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead. 23 And when he had entered the ship, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there was a great tempest in the sea, so that the ship was covered by the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying: Lord, save us; we perish. 26 And he said to them: Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea: and there was a great calm. 27 But the men were astonished, and said: What man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

28 And when he had come to the opposite side, into the country of the Gadarenes, there met him two men, coming out of the tombs, possessed with demons, very fierce, so that no one could pass that way. 29 And behold, they cried out, saying: What have we to do with thee, Jesus, Son of God? Hast thou come hither to torment us before the time? 30 Now there was, at a distance from them, a herd of many swine, feeding. 31 And the demons besought him, saying: If thou cast us out, permit us to go away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said to them: Go. And when they had come out, they went away into the herd of swine. And behold, the whole herd of swine rushed down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 And those who fed them fled, and went into the city, and told every thing, and what had happened to those who had been possessed with the demons. 34 And, behold, all the city came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they besought him to depart out of their borders.

IX. 1 And he entered the ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the palsied man: Son, be of good courage; your sins are forgiven you. And behold, some of the scribes said within themselves: This man talks impiously. 4 And Jesus, perceiv ing their thoughts, said: Why do evil thoughts arise in your hearts? 5 For, which is easier, to say, Your sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that you may know that

the Son of man on earth has authority to forgive sins (then he said to the palsied man): Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. And when the multitude saw it, they were astonished, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.

9 And as Jesus passed by from that place, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the custom-house; and he said to him: Follow me. And he arose and followed him. 10 And it came to pass that, while Jesus was reclining at table in his house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and reclined at table with him and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to his disciples: Why does your teacher eat with publicans and sinners? 12 When Jesus heard it, he said to them: Those who are in health have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 18 But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For I came not to call righteous men, but sinners to repentance.

14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying: Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples fast not? 18 And Jesus said to them: Can the sons of the bride-chamber mourn while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and theu will they fast. 16 No one puts a patch of new cloth on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, takes from the garment, and a worse rent is made. 17 Nor do men put new wine into old bottles; if so, the bottles burst, and the wine runs out, and the bottles are lost. But they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. 18 While he was speaking these things to them, behold, a certain ruler came and did him homage, saying: My daughter is already dead; but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 And Jesus and his disciples arose and followed him.

20 And behold, a woman that had been diseased with an issue of blood for twelve years, came behind him, and touched the fringe of his mantle. 21 For she said within herself: If I may only touch his mantle, I shall be saved. 22 But Jesus turned, and saw her, and said: Daughter, be of good courage; your faith has saved you. And the woman was saved from that hour.

And when Jesus came into the house of the ruler, and saw the minstrels and the multitude making lamentation, 24 he said to them: Depart; for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they derided him. 25 But when the multitude had been sent out,

he went in, and took the maiden by the hand, and she arose. 26 And the fame of this went abroad in all that land.

27 And as Jesus was departing thence, two blind men followed him, crying out and saying: Son of David, have mercy on us. 28 And when he had entered the house, the blind men came to him. And Jesus said to them: Do you believe that I am able to do this? They said to him, Yes, Lord. 29 Then he touched. their eyes, and said: According to your faith, be it to you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying: See that no one know it. But they went out and spread his fame abroad in all that land.

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32 And as they were going out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a demon. 33 And after the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke. And the multitudes were astonished, and said: Never was it seen thus in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said: He casts out the demons by the prince of the demons.

35 And Jesus went through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every infirmity. 36 And when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were troubled and scattered as sheep that had no shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples: The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. 33 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.

X. 1And he called to him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, so that they might cast them out, and cure every disease and every infirmity.

2 Now these are the names of the twelve apostles: the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholo mew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphæus, and Lebbæus, who was surnamed Thaddeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth after he had charged them, saying: Go not into the road that leads to the Gentiles, and enter not a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying: The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Cure the sick, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. 9 Provide for yourselves neither gold, nor silver, nor brass to

put into your purses, 10 nor bag for your journey, nor two coats, nor sandals, nor staffs: for the laborer is worthy of his support. 11 Whatever city or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there make your home till you go away. 12 When you go into a house, salute it: 13 and if the house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it; but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you. 14 And whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words, when you go out of that house or that city, shake off the dust from your feet. 15 Verily I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for that city.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be, therefore, wise as serpents, and guileless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you to the councils, and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak; for that which you shall speak shall be given you in that hour: 20 for it is not you that speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father that speaks in you. 21 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father the child; and children will rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And you will be hated by all men on my account: but he that endures to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into another: for verily I say to you, You will not have made the circuit of the cities of Israel before the Son of man shall come. 24 The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant above his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple, that he be as his teacher; and for the servant, that he be as his master. If they call the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household? 26 Fear them not, therefore; for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hidden that shall not be made known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light: and what you hear in the ear, preach on the house-tops.

28 And fear not them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and yet not one of them shall fall upon the ground without your father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore: you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whoever, therefore, will confess me before


men, him will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever will deny me before men, him will I also deny before my father who is in heaven.

34 Think not that I have come to send peace on the earth. I have not come to send peace, but a sword. 3 For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law: 38 and a man's enemies shall be those of his own household. 37 He that loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me and he that loves son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me: 38 and whoever does not take his cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that finds his life shall lose it; and he that loses his life for my sake, shall find it. 40 He that receives you, receives me: and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. 41 He that receives a prophet because he is a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward: and he that receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whoever will give one of these little ones only a cup of cold water to drink, because he is a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.

XI. 1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.

2 Now when John had heard in the prison of the works of the Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 and said to him: Art thou be that was to come, or must we look for another? 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: Go and tell John what you hear and see. 5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear; the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them; and blessed is he that shall find in me no cause of offense.

7 As these were going away, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily, I say to you, Among those born of women,

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