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Strength returned to her, and she made the fever left her : Provision for them, and they sat down and the arose and to Meat, and she served them.


unto 16. But as soon as the Evening was


16 S When the come, and the Sabbath past, the Multi

even was come, they tude gathered together again about Je- brought unto him fus, and they brought to him diseased many that were pofand possessed Persons; and he cast out sessed with devils : the evil Spirits, and healed all their Dif- and he cast out the eases with a Word.

spirits with his 17: So that not only by his fuffer- word, and healed

all that were fick: ing in our stead upon the Cross, but

17 That it might even in This Sense also, by his curing be fulfilled which Mens Diseases, was fulfilled that Pro- was spoken by Efaias phecy of Isaias : He took our infir- the prophet, saying, mities, and bare our ficknesses, Ifa. Himse!f took our

infirmities, and bare 18. ç Another time, Jesus being

our sicknesses.

18 Now when pressed with a great multitude of People, commanded his Disciples, to get titudes about him,

Jesus saw great mulready a Boat to carry him over the he gave commandLake.

ment to depart unto 19. Which while they were doing, a the other side. certain Doctor of the Law, who ima

19 And a certain gined that Jesus would shortly come to

scribe came, and said great Glory and Power, faith unto him,

unto him, Master,

I will follow thee Lord, I will be your Follower, and

whithersoever thou go along with you whithersoever you goest. go.

20 And Jesus faith 20. But Jesus answered him: If you unto him, The foxes hope to find splendid Entertainments have holes, and the with me, you are much mistaken: For birds of the air have I am so far from that, that I have not

nests; but the Son so much as a House wherein to lodge where to lay his

of Man hath not

head. 21. Another, who had already follow

21 And another ed Jesus and was his Disciple, said unto of his disciples faid him: Lord, I will continue to be your unto him, Lord, fufDisciple and Follower; only suffer me fer me first to go and to go home, and perform the last Rites bury my father. of my Father's Funeral, and set in order his Family and Estate,

my self.


22 But Jesus said 22. But Jesus answered hiin; You unto him, Follow have forsaken all your earthly Relatime, and let the dead ons and Fortunes, to become a Preachbury their dead.

er of Righteousness; and if your Heart look back to any of those temporal Things, you are not worthy of this sacred Ministry. No; Do you continue to follow me; and let others, who have not taken upon them this holy Office,

take care to bury their own Dead. 23 | And when

23. By this time the Disciples had thip, his

disciples fol. provided Jesus a Boat, and he went into lowed him.

it together with his Disciples. 24 And behold, 24. And as they were rowing over there arose a great

the Lake, a great storm of Wind atempest in the sea, rose, so that the Water grew rough, insomuch that the and the Billows beat into the Boat, ship covered But Jesus himself was asleep. with the waves: but

25. And the Disciples ran to him in he was asleep.

25 And his disci- a great Fright and waked him, saying; ples came to him, Lord, help us, we are just finking. and awoke him, say.

26. But Jesus designing to inure them ing, Lord save us : to bear all hardships couragiously and we perish.

without fear, answered: 0 ye fearful 26 And he faith and diftruftful Men! Have ye thus unto them, Why are long heard my Doctrine and seen my ye fearful, o ye of Miracles, and dare ye not yet trust your little faith? Then he felves to the Providence of God? Howarose, and rebuked the winds and the ever, he rose up, and commanded the fea, and there was

Winds to cease, and the Waters of the a great calm.

Lake to be ftill; and there was sudden

ly a very great Calm. 27 But the men 27. At which both the Men of the marvelled, saying, Boat, and the Disciples themselves were What manner of exceedingly surprized, saying, How man is this, that e the winds and the great is this Man? And how extraordifea obey him? nary

is his Power? That even the Winds

and the Waters obey him. 28 And when

28. § Now when Jesus had crossed the other side, in

the Lake, and was landed on the oto the country of ther side in the Country of the Gerge

senes, there met him two pofelled Men, which used to wander in desart Places,


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and among the Tombs, and were so the Gergesenes, there exceeding strong that they could not be

met him two pofbound with any Chains, and so fierce fessed with devils, that no Man durst pass that way for coming out of the fear of them; these Men by the espe- fierce, so that no man

exceeding cial Providence of God, met Jesus at might pass by that his landing.

way. 29. At the fight of whom, the De- 29 And behold, vils which poffefied the Men, knowing they cried out, fay

and being terrified at his Divine Power ing, What have we | and Virtue, cried out immediately ;

to do with thee, Je

sus, thou Son of Wherefore, O thou Son of the most

God? art thou come High God, art thou come to torment hither to torment us us, before the Time appointed of God before the time? for our final Judgment?

30. Now there was at a distance a 30 And there was great Herd of Swine feeding.

a good way off from them an herd of

many swine, feeding. 31. And when Jesus had commanded 31 So the devils the Devils to come out of the Men, they besought him, saybegged leave of him to enter into the ing, If thou cast us Herd of Swine.

out, suffer us to go away into the herd

of swine. 32. And he * gave them leave. And 32 And he said they came out of the Men, and entred unto them, Go. And

when they into the Swine; and all the Swine ran

come out, they went headlong immediately down a Precipice into the herd of into the Lake, and were drowned,

swine : and behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently


* Whether our Saviour permitted this, to show the great power of evil Spirits, and how terrible the effects of their Malice would be upon Men, if they were not restrained by God : Or whether it was to punith the Gergefenes for keeping these Beasts which were a Snare and Offence to the Jews, their Flesh not being permitted to be eaten : Or, for whatever other wise Reason it was: Certain it is, that this is the only Miracle our Saviour worked, whereby any Man suffered damage.


down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33 And they that

33. At which the Keepers of the kept them fled, and Swine, greatly terrified, Aed presently went their ways in

into the City, and told what misfortune to the city, and told everything; and had befel their Swine, and how the what was befallen to two possessed Men were suddenly cured the possessed of the and restored to their right Minds. devils. 34And behold, the

34. Whereupon almost all the Men whole city came out of the City came out to see Jesus. And to meet Jesus, and when they faw him, being more terrified with the Power of they besought him, Jefus, and vexed at the loss of the Swine, that he would depart than pleased with his Goodness in the out of their coasts. Preservation of the Men; they desired

him to depart out of their Country.

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A Palfie cured; and Christ's Power of remitting Sins, occa

fionally asserted, ver. 1. The calling of Matthew, and Christ's eating with Publicans and Sinners, ver. 9. The Disciples not fasting, defended, ver. 14. A Woman raised from the dead, and a Bloody-flux cured, ver. 18. Two blind Men cured, ver. 27. Å dumb Man curea, ver. 32, The want of good Ministers, ver. 35.

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AND ND he entred 1. ESUS perceiving hereby their into a fhip,

disposition of Mind, and their un. and passed over, and

preparedness to receive his Doctrine, came into his own city,

went again into the Boat, and crossed over the Lake, and returned into his

own City Capernaum. And behold 2. And while he was there, they they brought to brought to him a Man so ill of the him a man fick of Palfie, that he was forced to be carried



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upon a Bed. To whom Jesus, perceive the palfie, lying on ing both his and his Friends Faith by a bed : and Jesus seetheir Diligence to get to him through ing their faith, faid

unto the fick of the the Crowd, said ; Son, be of good Courage ; your Sins, which were the cause good cheer, thy fins

palfie, Son, be of of your Disease, are forgiven.

be forgiven thee. 3. At this Saying, many of the 3 And behold, Jewish Doctors who were present, were certain of the scribes greatly offended in their Minds, and said within themsaid within themselves ; what a Blaf- felves, This man phemer is this Man, to undertake to blasphemeth. forgive Sins, which no one but God alone has Authority to do!

4.But Jesus perceiving their Thoughts, 4And Jesus knowfaid; Why are ye thus disturbed at mying their thoughts, Words: And why do you reason thus said, Wherefore think perversely and enviously in your own yeevil in your hearts? Minds? 5. For what great Difference is there


For whether is between forgiving the Man's Sins, and easier to say, Thy healing his Disease? Or, what lefs fins be forgiven thee? Power or Authority does it require, or, to say, Arise and

walk ? to heal the Disease which is the Consequence of his Sins, than to forgive the Sins which were the Cause of his Difease ? 6. But I expressed my self thus, that

6 But that ye may ye might see that the Messiah has Pow- know that the Son

of man hath power er upon Earth to forgive Sins ; God confirming my Sentence of Absolution, lins, (then faith he

on to by the visible Miracle of healing the to the fick of the palMan's Disease. Then Jefus turning fie) Arife, take up himself to the fick Man, said ; Arise, thy bed, and go unto take up your Bed, and go home.

thine house. 7. And the Man was immediately

7 And he arose, healed, and the use of his Limbs re

and departed to his

house. turned to him entirely ; so that he took up his Bed and carried it Home.

8 But when the 8. And the Multitude being convin- multitude saw it, ced by fo undeniable a Miracle, of the they marvelled, and Divine Power residing in Chrift, glo- had given such powa

glorified God, which sified God for having sent to them a

er unto men.

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