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5 And his disciples came to the other side, and had forgotten to take bread. 6 And Jesus said to them: Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, saying: It is because we took no bread. 8 And Jesus perceiving it, said to them: O you of little faith why are you reasoning among yourselves because you took no bread? Do you not yet understand, nor remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10 Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11 How is it that you do not understand, that I did not speak of bread when I commanded you to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12 Then they understood that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

13 When Jesus came into the regions of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying: Who do men say that I, the Son of man, am? 14 They replied: Some say that thou art John the Immerser; others, Elijah; others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15 He said to them: But who say you that I am? 16 Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said to him: Blessed are you, Simon, son of Jonah; for flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I say to you, That you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church: and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then be charged his disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

21 From that time Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly, that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be put to death, and be raised again the third day. 22 And Peter took him and began to rebuke him, saying: Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be to thee. 23 But he turned and said to Peter: Get behind me, adversary; you are a snare to me: for you are not thinking of the things of God, but of the things of men.

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any one determines to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and

follow me. 25 For whoever will save his life, shall lose it. But whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, but lose his own life? Or, what will a man give as the ransom of his life? 27 For the Son of man will come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he will reward every one according to his deeds. 28 Verily I say to you, There are some standing here that shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man com. ing in his kingdom.

XVII. 1 And after six days, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up into a high mountain apart: 2 and he was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his clothing was white as the light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 And Peter answered and said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt, let us make here three tents, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 5 While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and lo, a voice from the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I delight; hear him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were greatly afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said: Arise and be not afraid. 8 And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus.

9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no one, till the Son of man has risen from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked him, saying: Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 11 Jesus answered and said to them: Elijah, indeed, comes first, and he will restore all things. 12 But I say to you, That Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him what they wished; so also shall the Son of man suffer at their hands. 18 Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Immerser.

14 And when they had come to the multitude, there came to him a man who knelt to him, 15 and said: Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is a lunatic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water, 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to cure him. 17 Jesus answered and said: O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?

Bring him hither to me. 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and he came out of him: and the child was cured from that hour. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said: Why were we not able to cast him out? 20 And Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For verily I say to you, If you have faith like a grain of mustard-seed, you shall say to this mountain, Be removed from this place to that, and it shall be removed: and nothing shall be impossible for you. 21 But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting.

22 And as they were making their journey in Galilee, Jesus said to them: The Son of man is about to be delivered into the hands of men; 23 and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised again. And they were very sad.

24 And when they had come into Capernaum, those who collected the didrachma came to Peter, and said: Does not your teacher pay the didrachma? 25 He said: Yes. And when he had come into the house, before he had spoken, Jesus said to him: What think you, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth collect tax or tribute? From their own sons, or from the sons of others? 26 Peter said to him: From the sons of others. Jesus said to him: Then are their own sons free. 27 But that we may give them no offense, go to the sea, and throw in a hook, and take the fish that comes up first; and when you have opened his mouth, you will find a stater; take that, and give to them for me and you.

XVIII. At that hour the disciples came to Jesus, and said: Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child to him, and placed him in the midst of them, 3 and said: Verily I say to you, Unless you turn and become as little children, you can not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever, therefore, humbles himself as this little child, is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever receives one such little child on my account, receives me; but whoever ensnares one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sca.

7 Alas for the world because of snares! for it is necessary that snares come: but alas for that man by whom the snare comes ! 8 If, then, your hand or your foot ensnares you, cut it off, and throw it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, than, having two hands or two feet, to be thrown

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into the eternal fire. And if your eye ensnares you, pull it out, and throw it from you. It is better to enter into life with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be thrown into hell-fire.

10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in heaven do always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11 For the Son of man has come to save that which is lost. 12 What think you? If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them go astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine, and go into the mountains, and seek for that which has gone astray? 13 And if it so be that he find it, verily I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. 14 Even so, it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should be lost.

15 And if your brother sin against you, go and tell him of his fault between you and him alone; if he hear you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear you, take with you one or two more, that, by the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word may be established. 17 But if he refuse to hear them, tell it to the church; and if he also refuse to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily, I say to you, my disciples, Whatever you bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about any thing for which they will ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven. 20 For where there are two or three that have come together for my sake, there I am in the midst of them.

21 Then Peter came to him, and said: Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times ? 22 Jesus said to him: I say to you, Not till seven times, but till seventy times seven. 23 For this reason, the kingdom of heaven is likened to a king that wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 And when he began to make a settlement, there was brought to him one that owed him ten thousand talents. 25 But as he was not able to pay, his lord commanded him, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, to be sold, and payment to be made. 26 Therefore, the servant fell down and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, lord, and I will pay you all. 27 And the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and let him go, and forgave him the debt.

23 But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow

servants, who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hold of him, and took him by the throat, saying: Pay me what you owe. 29 Then his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay you all. 30 And he would not; but went and threw him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sad, and went and made known to their lord all that was done. 32 Then his lord called him and said to him: Wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you besought me. 33 Ought you not to have had mercy on your fellow-servant, even as I had mercy on you. 34 And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the jailers, till he should pay all that was due him. 35 So also will my heavenly Father do to you, if, from your hearts, you forgive not every one his brother's offenses.

XIX. 1And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these discourses, that he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea, beyond the Jordan. 2 And many multitudes followed him; and he cured them there.

3 And the Pharisees came to him to tempt him, and said to him: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? He answered and said to them: Have you not read that the Creator, at the beginning, created them male and female, 5 and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh? So then, they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

7 They said to him: Why, then, did Moses command us to give a bill of divorce and put her away? 8 He said to them: Moses, on account of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. 9 But I say to you, That whoever puts away his wife, unless for lewdness, and marries another, commits adultery; and he that marries her that is put away, commits adultery.

10 His disciples said to him: If the relation of man and wife be such, it is not good to marry. 11 But he said to them: All can not accept this saying; only those to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs that were born such from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs that have been made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs that have made themselves eunuchs

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