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up: ways.

2 Gr. demons.

ye go forth.

1 Or, delivered him Iscariot, who also betrayed him. These twelve 5

Jesus sent forth, and charged them, saying,

Go not into any way of the Gentiles, and enter not into any city of the Samaritans: but go rather to the 6 lost sheep of the house of Israel.

And as ye go, 7 preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast 8

out ’devils: freely ye received, freely give. Get you 9 3 Gr. girdles. no gold, nor silver, nor brass in your spurses ; no 10

wallet for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staff: for the labourer is worthy of his food. And into whatsoever city or village ye shall enter, 11 search out who in it is worthy; and there abide till

And as ye enter into the house, salute 12 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 whosoever shall not receive you, 14 nor hear your words, as ye go forth out of that house or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily 15 I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement, than for that city.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of 16 4 Or, simple wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and “harm

less as doves. But beware of men: for they will 17
deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues
they will scourge you; yea and before governors and 18
kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testi-
mony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they 19
deliver you up, be not anxious how or what ye shall
speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what
ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the 20
Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. And 21
brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the

father his child: and children shall rise up against 5 Or, put them to

parents, and cause them to be put to death. And 22 ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, 23 flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

A disciple is not above his master, nor a 'servant 24 7 Gr. bondservant. above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he 25

be as his master, and the 'servant as his lord. If and so elsewhere 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 26


6 Or, teacher

8 Gr. Beelzebul :

covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that 27 shall not be known. What I tell you in the dark

ness, speak ye in the light: and what ye hear in the 28 ear, proclaim upon the housetops. And be not afraid

of them which kill the body, but are not able to kill

the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy 29 both soul and body in 'hell. Are not two sparrows 1 Gr. Gehenna.

sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall 30 on the ground without your Father: but the very 31 hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not there

fore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Every one therefore who shall confess ?me before 2 Gr. in me.

men, 'him will I also confess before my Father which 3 Gr. in him. 33 is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before

men, him will I also deny before my Father which

is in heaven. 34 Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: 4 Gr. cast. 35 I came not to “send peace, but a sword. For I came

to set a man at variance against his father, and the

daughter against her mother, and the daughter in 36 law against her mother in law: and a man's foes 37 shall be they of his own household. He that loveth

father or mother more than me is not worthy of me;

and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is 38 not worthy of me. And he that doth not take his 39 cross and follow after me, is not worthy of me.

He 5 Or, found that 5findeth his life* shall lose it; and he that 'los- 6 Or, soul

eth his life for my sake shall find it. 40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that 41 receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that re

ceiveth 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 42 receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever

shall give to 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. 11 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an

end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities. 2 Now when John heard in the prison the works of 3 the Christ, he sent by his disciples, and said unto

him, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for an4 other? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Go your way and tell John the things which ye do

7 Or, lost

* "life" strike out the marg. So in xvi. 25; Mark viii. 35; Luke ix. 24; xvii. 33; John xii. 25. — Am. Com.

But what went
ye out to see 1 a

3 Gr. lesser.

hear and see: the blind receive their sight, and the 5 lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf

hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have 1. Or, the gospel good tidings preached to them. And blessed is he, 6

whosoever shall find none occasion of stumbling in
me. And as these went their way, Jesus began to 7
say unto the multitudes concerning John, What
went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed

shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for 8 2 Many ancient au

to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, read they that wear soft raiment are in kings' houses.

But wherefore went ye out? to see a prophet? Yea, 9 prophet?

I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. This 10 is he, of whom it is written,

Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,

Who shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born 11 of women there hath not arisen a greater than John the Baptist. yet he that is but little 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, ad men of violence take it by force. For all the prophets and the law proph-13 esied until John. And if ye are willing to receive 14

*it, this is Elijah, which is to come. He that hath 15 thorities ornit to ears sto hear, let him hear. But whereunto shall I 16

liken this generation. It is like unto children sitting
in the marketplaces, which call unto their fellows, and 17

say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we 6 Gr. beat the breast. Wailed, and ye did not (mourn. For John came 18

neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath
a 'devil. The Son of man came eating and drink-19
ing, and they say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a

winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! And 9 Many ancient au- wisdom 'is justified by her 'works.

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most 20 of his mighty works were done, because they repented not. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto 21 thee, Bethsaida! for if the 1°mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Howbeit I say unto you, it shall be more tol- 22

erable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgement, 11 Many ancient au- than for you. And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou 23

thorities read be be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt "go down unto brought down.

Hades: for if the 1°mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in thee, it would have remained until this day. How beit I say unto you, 24

4 Or, him
5 Some ancient au-


7 Gr. demon.

8 Or, was

thorities read children: as in Luke vii. 35.

10 Gr. powers.


that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgement, than for thee.

At that season Jesus answered and said, I 'thank 1 Or, praise thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou

didst hide these things from the wise and under26 standing, and didst reveal them unto babes: yea,

Father, ?for so it was well - pleasing in thy sight. 2 Or, that 27 All things have been delivered unto me of my Fa

ther: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son,

and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him. 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy 29 laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke

upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your

souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 12 At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day

through the cornfields; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck ears of corn, and to 2 eat. But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto

him, Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not 3 lawful to do upon the sabbath. But he said unto

them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was 4 an húngred, and they that were with him; how he

entered into the house of God, and 'did eat the shew- thorities bread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither they did eat.

for them that were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sab

bath day the priests in the temple profane the sab6 bath, and are guiltless? But I say unto you, that 7 one greater than the temple is here. But if ye had 4 m, a greater known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guilt8 less. For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath. 9 And he departed thence, and went into their syna10 gogue: and beliold, a man having a withered hånd.

And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on 11 the sabbath day? that they might accuse him. And

he said unto them, What man shall there be of you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit

on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and 12 lift it out? How much then is a man of more value

than a sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good 13 on the sabbath day. Then saith he to the man,

Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth; 14 and it was restored whole, as the other. But the

Pharisees went out, and took counsel against him, 15 how they might destroy him. And Jesus perceiving

3 Some ancient au



I Or, through

2 Or, a demoniac

4 Or, in

it withdrew from thence: and many followed him;
and he healed them all, and charged them that they 16
should not make him known: that it might be ful- 17
filled which was spoken 'by Isaiah the prophet, say-

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen; 18
My beloved in whom my soul is well pleased:
I will put my Spirit upon him,
And he shall declare judgement to the Gentiles.
He shall not strive, nor cry aloud;

19 Neither shall any one hear his voice in the

A bruised reed shall he not break,

And smoking flax shall he not quench,
Till he send forth judgement unto victory.

And in his name shall the Gentiles hope. 21 Then was brought unto him 'one possessed with 22 a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the dumb man spake and saw. And all 23 the multitudes were amazed, and said, Is this the son of David*? But when the Pharisees heard it, 24 they said, This man doth not cast out ?devils, but aby Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And know- 25 ing their thoughts he 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 casteth out Satan, he is di- 26 vided against himself; how then shall his kingdom stand? And if I “by Beelzebub cast out 'devils, *by 27 whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I *by the Spirit of God 28 cast out "devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you. Or how can one enter into the house of 29 the strong man, and 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 30 he that gathereth not with me scattereth. There- 31 fore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven bunto ment; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And who-32 soever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come. Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or 33

5 Some ancient au

thorities read unto you men.

6 Or, age

* For “Is this the son of David ?'' read Can this be the son of David ?" (Comp. John iv. 29.)- Am. Co

t "unto men" strike out the marg. --Am. Com.

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