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make the tree corrupt, and its fruit corrupt: for 34 the tree is known by its fruit. Ye offspring of vi

pers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for

out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speak35 eth. The good man out of his good treasure bring

eth forth good things: and the evil man out of his 36 evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. And I say

unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak,

they shall give account thereof in the day of judge37 ment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified,

and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answer

ed him, saying, 'Master, we would see a sign from 1 Or, Teacher 39 thee. But he answered and said unto them, An

evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;

and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign 40 of Jonah the prophet: for as Jonah was three days

and three nights in the belly of the whale; so shall 2 Gr. sea-monster.

the Son of man be three days and three nights in 41 the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall

stand up in the judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preach

ing of Jonah; and behold, 3a greater than Jonah is 3 Gr. more than. 42 here. The queen of the south shall rise up in the

judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the ends of the earth to hear

the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, sa greater than 43 Solomon is here. But the unclean spirit, when he 4 Or, it

is gone out of the man, passeth through waterless 44 places, seeking rest, and findeth it not. Then he

saith, I will return into my house whence I came

out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, 45 swept, and garnished. Then goeth “he, and taketh

with "himself seven other spirits more evil than 5 Or, itself
bhimself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the
last state of that man becometh worse than the first.

Even so shall it be also unto this evil generation.
46 While he was yet speaking to the multitudes, be-

hold, his mother and his brethren stood without, 47 seeking to speak to him. And one said unto him, `authorities omit

Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, 48 seeking to speak to thee. But he answered and

said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? 49 and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth

his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold, 50 my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall

do the will of my Father which is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.


6 Some


ver. 47,

1 Come ancient au


: in Mark iv. 9; Luke viii. 8.

On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat13 by the sea side. And there were gathered unto him 2 great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach. And 3 he spake to them many things in parables, saying, Behold, the sower went forth to sow; and as he 4 sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the birds came and devoured them: and others fell upon the 5 rocky places, where they had not much earth: and straightway they sprang up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was risen, 6 they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

And others fell upon the 7 thorns; and the thorns grew up, and choked them:

and others fell upon the good ground, and yielded 8

ada fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. here, and in ver. He that hath ears-, let him hear.

9 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why 10 speakest thou unto them in parables? And he an-11 swered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to 12 him shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that which he hath. Therefore speak I 13 to them in parables; because seeing they see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And unto them is fulfilled the prophecy of 14 Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise

And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise

For this people's heart is waxed gross,

And their ears are dull of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed;
Lest haply they should perceive with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And should turn again,

And I should heal them.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your 16
ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, that 17
many prophets and righteous men desired to see the
things which ye see, and saw them not; and to hear
the things which ye hear, and heard them not. Hear 18
then ye the parable of the sower. When any one 19
heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth

it not, then cometh the evil one, and snatcheth away

that which hath been sown in his heart. This is he 20 that was sown by the way side. And he that was

sown upon the rocky places, this is he that heareth 21 the word, and straightway with joy receiveth it; yet

hath he not root in himself, but endureth for a while;

and when tribulation or persecution ariseth because 22 of the word, straightway he stumbleth. And he that

was sown among the thorns, this is he that heareth
the word; and the care of the 'world, and the de- 1 0r, age

ceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he be23 cometh unfruitful. And he that was sown upon

the good ground, this is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; who verily beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some

thirty. 24 Another parable set he before them, saying, The

kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man that sowed 25 good seed in his field: but while men slept, his ene

my came and sowed tares also among the wheat, 2 Or, darnel 26 and went away. But when the blade sprang up, and

brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 And the servants of the householder came and said 3 Gr. bondservants.

unto him, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy 28 field? whence then hath it tares? And he said unto

them, “An enemy hath done this. And the ‘servants * is an enemy.

say unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather 29 them up? But he saith, Nay; lest haply while ye

gather up the tares, ye root up the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the

time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather up first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn

them: but gather the wheat into my barn. 31 Another parable set he before them, saying, The

kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard

seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 which indeed is less than all seeds; but when it is

grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and lodge

in the branches thereof. 33 Another parable spake he unto them; The king

dom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three "measures of meal, till it was

all leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus in parables unto the peck and a hall.

multitudes; and without a parable spake he noth35 ing unto them: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

6 Or, through

4 Gr. A man that

5 The word in the

Greek denotes the Hebrew seah, a measure containing nearly it


I will open my mouth in parables;

I will utter things hidden from the foundation I Many ancient an

'of the world. thorities omit of the world. Then he left the multitudes, and went into the 36

house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Explain unto us the parable of the tares of the field. And he answered and said, He that soweth the good 37 seed is the Son of man; and the field is the world; 38 and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one ; and the 39

enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest mation of the age is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.

As therefore the tares are gathered up and burned 40 with fire; so shall it be in the end of the world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they 41 shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, and shall cast 42 them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the 43 righteous shive forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears, let him hear.

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure 44

hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; 3 Or, for joy thereof and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath,

and buyeth that field.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man 45 that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls: and hav-46 ing found one pearl of great price, he went and sold

all that he had, and bought it. 4 Gr. drag-net.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a “net, 47 that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when it was filled, they drew up on 48 the beach; and they sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but the bad they cast away. So 49 shall it be in the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous, and shall cast them into the furnace of 50 fire: there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Have ye understood all these things? They say 51 unto him, Yea. And he said unto them, Therefore 52 every scribe who hath been made a disciple to the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished 53 these parables, he departed thence. And coming 54 into his own country he taught them in their syn


2 Gr. caused


agogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and

said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these 55 'mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is i Gr. powers.

not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, 56 James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas? And

his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then 57 hath this man all these things? And they were

'offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A

prophet is not without honour, save in his own 58 country, and in his own house. And he did not

many 'mighty works there because of their unbe

lief. 14 At that season Herod the tetrarch heard the re2 port concerning Jesus, and said unto his servants,

This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; 3 and therefore do these powers work in him. For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and

put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his 4 brother Philip's wife. For John said unto him, It 5 is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he

would have put him to death, he feared the multi6 tude, because they counted him as a prophet. But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of He

rodias danced in the midst, and pleased Herod. 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her 8 whatsoever she should ask. And she, being put

forward by her mother, saith, Give me here in a 9 charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was grieved; but for the sake of his oaths, and

of them which sat at meat with him, he commanded 10 it to be given; and he sent, and beheaded John in 11 the prison. And his head was brought in a charger,

and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her 12 mother. And his disciples came, and took up the

corpse, and buried him; and they went and told

Jesus. 13 Now when Jesus heard it, he withdrew from

thence in a boat, to a desert place apart: and when

the multitudes heard thereof, they followed him 'on 3 Or, by land 14 foot from the cities. And he came forth, and saw

a great multitude, and he had compassion on them, 15 and healed their sick. And when even was come,

the disciples came to him, saying, The place is desert, and the time is already past; send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages, and 16 buy themselves food. But Jesus said unto them,

They have no need to go away; give ye them to 17 eat. And they say unto him, We have here but

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