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1 Gr. powers.

2 Gr. caused

stumble.

3 Gr. power.

4 Gr. brass.

man, and what mean such 'mighty works wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of 3 Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? to And they were 'offended in him. And Jesus said 4 unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

And he could there do no 3mighty 5 work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marvelled because 6 of their unbelief.

And he went round about the villages teaching.

And he called unto him the twelve, and began to 7 send them forth by two and two; and he gave them authority over the unclean spirits; and he charged 8 them that they should take nothing for their journey,

save a staff only; no bread, no wallet, no money in 5 Gr. girdle. their spurse; but to go shod with sandals: and, said 9

he, put not on two coats. And he said unto them, 10
Wheresoever ye enter into a house, there abide till
ye depart thence. And whatsoever place shall not 11
receive you, and they hear you not, as ye go forth
thence, shake off the dust that is under your feet
for a testimony unto them. And they went out, and 12
preached that men should repent. And they cast 13
out many devils, and anointed with oil many that
were sick, and healed them.

And king Herod heard thereof; for his name had 14 they. become known: and he said, John 8the Baptist is 8 Gr.the Baptizer. risen from the dead, and therefore do these powers

work in him. But others said, It is Elijah. And 15
others said, It is a prophet, even as one of the proph-
ets. But Herod, when he heard thereof, said, John, 16
whom I beheaded, he is risen. For Herod himself 17
had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound
him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother
Philip's wife: for he had married her. For John 18
said unto Herod, It is noć lawful for thee to have
thy brother's wife. And Herodias set herself against 19

him, and desired to kill Lim ; and she could not; 9 Many ancient au- for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a 20

many things. righteous man and a holy, and kept him safe. And 10 Or, military tri- when he heard him, he 'was much perplexed; and

he heard him gladly. And when a convenient day 21 11 Some ancient au- was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supthorities read his per to his lords, and the l'high captains, and the

chief men of Galilee; and when the daughter of 22 Herodias herself came in and danced, 12she pleased

6 Gr. demons.

7 Some ancient

authorities read

thorities read did

bunes
Gr. chiliarchs.

dias. 12 Or, it

Herod and them that sat at meat with him ; and

the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatso23 ever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he

sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me,

I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. 24 And she went out, and said unto her mother, What

shall I ask ? And she said, The head of John 'the 1 Gr. the Baptizer 25 Baptist. And she came in straightway with haste

unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou

forthwith give me in a charger the head of John 26 'the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry;

but for the sake of his oaths, and of them that sat 27 at meat, he would not reject her. And straightway

the king sent forth a soldier of his guard, and com

manded to bring his head: and he went and be28 headed him in the prison, and brought his head in

a charger, and gave it to the damsel; and the dam29 sel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples

heard thereof, they came and took up his corpse,

and laid it in a tomb. 30 And the apostles gather themselves together unto

Jesus; and they told him all things, whatsoever they 31 had done, and whatsoever they had taught. And

he saith unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while. For there were

many coming and going, and they had no leisure so 32 much as to eat. And they went away in the boat to 33 a desert place apart. And the people saw them going,

and many knew them, and they ran there together

?on foot from all the cities, and outwent them. 2 Or, by land 34 And he came forth and saw a great multitude, and

he had compassion on them, because they were as

sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach 35 them many things. And when the day was now

far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said,

The place is desert, and the day is now far spent: 36 send them away, that they may go into the country

and villages round about, and buy themselves some37 what to eat. But he answered and said unto them,

Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall

we go and buy two hundred opennyworth of bread, 38 and give them to eat? And he saith unto them, How

many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they 39 knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. And he com

manded them that all should 4sit down by compa- 4 Gr. recline. 40 nies upon the green grass. And they sat down in 41 ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. And he took

the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up

3 See marginal note

on Matt. xviii. 28.

way spa

to heaven, he blessed, and brake the loaves; and
he gave to the disciples to set before them; and the
two fishes divided he among them all. And they 42
did all eat, and were filled. And they took up 43
broken pieces, twelve basketfuls, and also of the
fishes. And they that ate the loaves were five 44
thousand men.

And straightway he constrained his disciples to 45 enter into the boat, and to go before him unto the other side to Bethsaida, while he himself sendeth the multitude away. And after he had taken leave 46 of them, he departed into the mountain to pray. And when even was come, the boat was in the 47 midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And 48 seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary unto them, about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking on the sea; and he would have passed by them: but they, 49 when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was an apparition, and cried out: for they 50 all saw him, and were troubled. But he straight

with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I ; be not afraid. And he went 51 up unto them into the boat ; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves; for they 52

understood not concerning the loaves, but their i Or, crossed over heart was hardened. to the land, they

And when they had 'crossed over, they came to 53 the land unto Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. And when they were come out of the boat, straight-54 way the people knew him, and ran round about that 55 whole region, and began to carry about on their beds those that were sick, where they heard he was. And wheresoever he entered, into villages, or into 56 cities, or into the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and besought him that they might

touch if it were but the border of his garment: and 2 Or, it

as many as touched ?him were made whole.

And there are gathered together unto him the Pha- 7 risees, and certain of the scribes, which had come from Jerusalem, and had seen that some of his disci- 2

ples ate their bread with 3defiled, that is, unwashen, 1 Or, up to the sl- hands. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except 3 fist.

they wash their hands diligently, eat not, holding 5 Gr. baptize. Some the tradition of the elders: and when they come from 4 ties read sprinkle the marketplace, except they bwash* themselves,

came unto Gennesaret

3 Or, common

Grthe

themselves.

* For "wash” read - bathe” (comp. Luke xi. 38. ]— Am. Com.

thorities add and couches.

they eat not: and many other things there be, which

they have received to hold, 'washings of cups, and 1 Gr. baptizings. 5 pots, and brasen vessels?. And the Pharisees and ? Many ancient au;

the scribes ask him, Why walk not thy disciples ac

cording to the tradition of the elders, but eat their 6 bread with 3defiled hands? And he said unto them, 3 Or, common

Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,

This people honoureth me with their lips,

But their heart is far from me. 7 But in vain do they worship me,

Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men. 8 Ye leave the commandment of God, and hold fast the 9 tradition of men. And he said unto them, Full well

do ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may 10 keep your tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy

father and thy mother; and, He that speaketh evil of 11 father or mother, let him 4die the death: but ye say, 4 0r, surely die

If a man shall say to his father or his mother, That

wherewith thou mightest have been profited by me is 12 Corban, that is to say, Given to God; ye no longer

suffer him to do aught for his father or his mother; 13 making void the word of God by your tradition,

which ye have delivered: and many such like things 14 ye do. And he called to him the multitude -again,

and said unto them, Hear me all of you, and under15 stand: there is nothing from without the man, that

going into him can defile him: but the things which 5 Many ancient au

proceed out of the man are those that defile the man.5 17 And when he was entered into the house from the man hath ears to

hear, let him hear. multitude, his disciples asked of him the parable. 18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without under

standing also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever

from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile 19 him; because it goeth not into his heart, but into his

belly, and goeth out into the draught? This he said, 20 making all meats clean. And he said, That which

proceedeth out of the man, that defileth the man. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, bevil 6 Gr. thoughts that 22 thoughts proceed, fornications, thefts, murders, adul

teries, covetings, wickednesses, deceit, lascivious23 ness, an evil eye, railing, pride, foolishness: all these evil things proceed from within, and defile the man.

And from thence he arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre 'and Sidon. And he entered into a 'thorities omit anc.

house, and would have no man know it: and he could Sidon. 25 not be hid. But straightway a woman, whose little

daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of him,

thorities
Ver. 16

insert If any

24

7 Some ancient au

1 Or, Gentile 2 Gr. demon.

3 Or, loaf

came and fell down at his feet. Now the woman was 26 a 'Greek, a Syrophænician by race.

And she besought him that he would cast forth the ?devil out of her daughter. And he said unto her, Let the chil- 27 dren first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children's bread and cast it to the dogs. But she an- 28 swered and saith unto him, Yea, Lord: even the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. And he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; 29 the ?devil is gone out of thy daughter. And she 30 went away unto her house, and found the child laid upon the bed, and the 'devil gone out.

And again he went out from the borders of Tyre, 31 and came through Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis. And 32 they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to lay his hand upon him. And he took him aside from 33 the multitude privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue; and look - 34 ing up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And his ears were open-35 ed, and the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should 36 tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it. And they 37 were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

In those days, when there was again a great multi- 8 tude, and they had nothing to eat, he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, I have compassion 2 on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send 3 them away fasting to their home, they will faint in the way; and some of them are come from far. And 4 his disciples answered him, Whence shall one be able to fill these men with 4bread here in a desert place? And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And 5 they said, Seven. And he commandeth the multi- 6 tude to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he brake, and gave to his disciples, to set before them; and they set them before the multitude. And they had a few 7 small fishes: and having blessed them, he commanded to set these also before them. And they did eat, 8 and were filled: and they took up, of broken pieces that remained over, seven baskets. And they were 9

4 Gr. loaves.

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