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19 næan, and Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed

him. 20 And he cometh linto a house. And the multitude 1 0r, home

cometh together again, so that they could not so 21 much as eat bread. And when his friends heard it,

they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He 22 is beside himself. And the scribes which came down

from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and, ?By 2 Or, In

the prince of the devils casteth he out the devils. 3 Gr. demons. 23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them 24 in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if

a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom 25 cannot stand. And if a house be divided against 26 itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan hath risen up against himself,

and is divided, 27 he cannot stand, but hath an end. But no one can

enter into the house of the strong man, and spoil

his goods, except he first bind the strong man; and 28 then he will spoil his house. Verily I say unto you,

All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men,

and their blasphemies wherewith soever they shall 29 blaspheme: but whosoever shall blaspheme against

the Holy Spirit hath never forgiveness, but is guilty 30 of an eternal sin: because they said, He hath an un

clean spirit. 31 And there come his mother and his brethren; and,

standing without, they sent unto him, calling him. 32 And a multitude was sitting about him; and they

say unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren 33 without seek for thee. And he answereth them, and 34 saith, Who is my mother and my brethren? And

looking round on them which sat round about him, 35 he saith, Behold, my mother and my brethren! For

whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my

brother, and sister, and mother. 4 And again he began to teach by the sea side. And

there is gathered unto him a very great multitude, so that he entered into a boat, and sat in the sea ;

and all the multitude were by the sea on the land. 2 And he taught them many things in parables, and 3 said unto them in his teaching, Hearken: Behold, 4 the sower went forth to sow: and it came to pass, as

he sowed, some seed fell by the way side, and the 5 birds came and devoured it. And other fell on the rocky ground, where it had not much earth; and

straightway it sprang up, because it had no deep6 ness of earth: and when the sun was risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered

away. And other fell among the thorns, and the 7
thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no
fruit. And others fell into the good ground, and 8
yielded fruit, growing up and increasing; and
brought forth, thirtyfold, and sixtyfold, and a hun-
dredfold. And he said, Who hath ears to hear, let 9
him hear.

And when he was alone, they that were about 10
him with the twelve asked of him the parables.
And he said unto them, Unto you is given the mys- 11
tery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that
are without, all things are done in parables: that 12
seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing
they may hear, and not understand; lest haply they
should turn again, and it should be forgiven them.
And he saith unto them, Know ye not this parable? 13
and how shall ye know all the parables? The sow-14
er soweth the word. And these are they by the way 15
side, where the word is sown; and when they have
heard, straightway cometh Satan, and taketh away
the word which hath been sown in them. And 16
these in like manner are they that are sown upon
the rocky places, who, when they have heard the
word, straightway receive it with joy; and they 17
have no root in themselves, but endure for a while;
then, when tribulation or persecution ariseth because
of the word, straightway they stumble. And others 18
are they that are sown among the thorns; these are
they that have heard the word, and the cares of the 19
lworld, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts
of other things entering in, choke the word, and it
becometh unfruitful. And those are they that were 20
sown upon the good ground; such as hear the word,
and accept it, and bear fruit, thirtyfold, and sixty-
fold, and a hundredfold.

And he said unto them, Is the lamp brought to be 21
put under the bushel, or under the bed, and not to
be put on the stand? For there is nothing hid, save 22
that it should be manifested; neither was anything
made secret, but that it should come to light. If 23
any man hath ears to hear, let him hear. And he 24
said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what
measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you: and
more shall be given unto you. For he that hath, to 25
him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him
shall be taken away even that which he hath.

And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a 26
man should cast seed upon the earth; and should 27

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sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should 28 spring up and grow, he knoweth not how. The

earth 'beareth fruit of herself; first the blade, then 1 Or, yieldeth 29 the ear, then the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit ’is ripe, straightway he putteth forth the sickle, 3 Or, sendeth furth

2 Or, allorreth because the harvest is come. 30 And he said, How shall we liken the kingdom of 31 God? or in what parable shall we set it forth? 'It 4 Gr. As unto.

is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is

sown upon the earth, though it be less than all the 32 seeds that are upon the earth, yet when it is sown,

groweth up, and becometh greater than all the herbs, and putteth out great branches; so that the birds of the heaven can lodge under the shadow

thereof. 33 And with many such parables spake he the word 34 unto them, as they were able to hear it: and without

a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to

his own disciples he expounded all things. 35 And on that day, when even was come, he saith 36 unto them, Let us go over unto the other side. And

leaving the multitude, they take him with them,

even as he was, in the boat. And other boats were 37 with him. And there ariseth a great storm of wind,

and the waves beat into the boat, insomuch that the 38 boat was now filling. And he himself was in the

stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake him,

and say unto him, 5Master, carest thou not that we 5 Or, Teachco 39 perish? And he awoke, and rebuked the wind, and

said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind 40 ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said

unto them, Why are ye fearful? have ye not yet 41 faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one

to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and

the sea obey him? 5 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the 2 country of the Gerasenes. And when he was come

out of the boat, straightway there met him out of 3 the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his

dwelling in the tombs: and no man could any more 4 bind him, no, not with a chain; because that he had

been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: and no man had strength to 5 tame him. And always, night and day, in the tombs

and in the mountains, he was crying out, and cut6 ting himself with stones. And when he saw Jesus 7 from afar, he ran and worshipped him; and crying


out with a loud voice, he saith, What have I to do
with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God?
I adjure thee by God, torment me not. For he said 8
unto him, Come forth, thou unclean spirit, out of
the man. And he asked him, What is thy name? 9
And he saith unto him, My name is Legion; for we
are many. And he besought him much that he 10
would not send them away out of the country. Now 11
there was there on the mountain side a great herd
of swine feeding. And they besought him, saying, 12
Send us into the swine, that we may enter into
them. And he gave them leave. And the unclean 13
spirits came out, and entered into the swine: and the
herd rushed down the steep into the sea, in number
about two thousand; and they were choked in the

And they that fed them fled, and told it in 14 the city, and in the country. And they came to

see what it was that had come to pass. And they 15 1 Or, the demoniac come to Jesus, and behold 'him that was possessed

with devils sitting, clothed and in his right mind, even him that had the legion: and they were afraid. And they that saw it declared unto them how it be-16 fell 'him that was possessed with devils, and concerning the swine. And they began to beseech him 17 to depart from their borders. And as he was entering 18 into the boat, he that had been possessed with 'devils besought him that he might be with him. And 19 he suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go to thy house unto thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and how he had mercy on thee. And he went his way, and began 20 to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

And when Jesus had crossed over again in the 21 boat unto the other great multitude was gathered unto him: and he was by the sea. And there 22 cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jaïrus by name; and seeing him, he falleth at his feet, and 23 beseecheth him much, saying, My little daughter is at the point of death: I pray thee, that thou come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be made whole, and live. And he went with him; and a 24 great multitude followed him, and they thronged him.

And a woman, which had an issue of blood twelve 25 years, and had suffered many things of many phy-26 sicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, having 27

2 Gr. demons.

3 Or, saved

heard the things concerning. Jesus, came_in the 28 crowd behind, and touched his garment. For she

said, If I touch but his garments, I shall be 'made 1 0r, saved 29 whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood

was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was 30 healed of her ?plague. And straightway Jesus, per- 2 Gr. scourge.

ceiving in himself that the power proceeding from

him had gone forth, turned him about in the crowd, 31 and said, Who touched my garments? And his

disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude

thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 32 And he looked round about to see her that had done 33 this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling,

knowing what had been done to her, came and fell 34 down before him, and told him all the truth. And

he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made 3 Or, saved thee thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy

?plague. 35 While he yet spake, they come from the ruler of

the synagogue's house, saying, Thy daughter is dead: 36 why troublest thou the Master any further? But 4 Or, Teacher

Jesus, 5not heeding the word spoken, saith unto the 5 Or, overhearing 37 ruler of the synagogue, Fear not, only believe. And

he suffered no man to follow with him, save Peter, 38 and James, and John the brother of James. And

they come to the house of the ruler of the synagogue;

and he beholdeth a tumult, and many weeping and 39 wailing greatly. And when he was entered in, he

saith unto them, Why make ye a tumult, and weep? 40 the child is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laugh

ed him to scorn. But he, having put them all forth, taketh the father of the child and her mother and

them that were with him, and goeth in where the 41 child was. And taking the child by the hand, he

saith unto her, Talitha cumi ; which is, being in42 terpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, Arise. And

straightway the damsel rose up, and walked ; for

she was twelve years old. And they were amazed 43 straightway with a great amazement. And he

charged them much that no man should know this: and he commanded that something should be

given her to eat. 6° And he went out from thence; and he cometh

into his own country; and his disciples follow him. 2 And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach 6 Some ancient nuin the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence hath this man these things? and, What is the wisdom that is given unto this


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