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A. D. 31.
15 Beware of false prophets, m which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are raven-m De. 13.1-3. ing n wolves. Je.23.13-16. 1Jno.4.1.
16 Ye shall know them by their o fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree p bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree| bring forth good fruit.
19 Every a tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, r shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied s in thy name? and in thy name! have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart w Ps.92.13from met ye that work iniquity.
Ps. 111.10. 119.99,130.
24 T Therefore u whosoever hear-x 1.Sa.2.30. eth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise v man, which built his house upon a rock:
Je.8.9. y ICo.3.13. Iz He.10.26,27 a Je.23.29.
He cleanseth and cureth.
and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell b no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, c for a testimony unto them.
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, d beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grieviously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy e that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only,f and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith,g no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That h many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds! blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded (CHAP. 8.) Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in upon a rock.w
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish r man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew,y and beat upon that house; and it fell and great was z the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished a at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
a Mar. 1.40. Lu.5.12.
b ch.9.30. Mar.5.43.
c Le. 14.3,&c. d Lu.7.2,&c. e Ps. 10. 17.
Lu. 15. 19,21. f ver.3.
Ps.33.9. 107.20. g ch.15.28. h Is.2.2,3.
CHAPTER VIII. 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the centurion's servant, 14 Peter's i ch.7.22,23. mother-in-law, 16 and many other k ch.13.42,50. diseased; 19 showeth how he is to Mar.1.30,31, be followed; 23 stilleth the tempest Lu.4.38,39. on the sea, &c. WHEN he was come down from m Mar.1.32. the mountain, great multi-n Is.53.4. tudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper al
the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the king. dom i shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping k and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centu
rion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.
14 T And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, I and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many m that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias n the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.
19 And a certain scribe came," and said unto him, Master, Io will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
20 And Jesus saith unto him, The
Christ cureth the palsy.
1 Christ cureth the palsy, 9 calleth Matthew, 10 eateth with publicans and sinners.
ND he entered into a ship, and
foxes have holes, and the birds of p 1Ki.19.20. A passed over, and came into his
The air hove nests; but the Son of
21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, p suffer mer Job 38.11. first to go and bury my father.
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
24 And, behold, q there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
26 And he said unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebukedr the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
28 T Ands when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
30 And there was a good way off from them, an herd of many swine feeding.
31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer t us to go away into the herd of swine.u
t Job 1.10-12.
u De.14.8. Is.65.3,4.
v Job 21.14. Lu.5.8.
2 And, a behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed and Jesus seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son,b be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.
3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts, c said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?
6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgived sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
8 But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorifiede God, Lu.5. 18,&c. which had given such power unto 9 And f as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
e Ps. 139.2. Jno.2.24,25. He.4. 12,13. Re.2.23.
33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what Re.21.2. was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? g
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, Ih will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. i
14 T Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom k is with them? but the days will
31 And, behold, the whole city 1 or, raw, or, come, when the bridegroom shall
came out to meet Jesus: and when
they saw him, they besought him that he would depart v out of their
be taken from them, and then. shall they fast.
16 No man putteth a piece of 1 new
Christ raiseth Jairus.
MATTHEW, X. cloth unto an old garment, for that p A. D. 31. which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.
m Job 32.19.
n Mar.5.22. Lu.8.41,&c. o Jno.11.22,
17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else'm the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they p Mar.5.25. put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
18 T While n he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.o
19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 And,p behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, q shall be whole.
q Ac. 19.12. r Lu.7.50. 17.19. 18.42. Ac. 14.9.
$ Jno.4.53. t Mar.5.38. Lu.8.51.
u 2Ch.35.25. Ac. 20.10.
w 2Ki.4.33. 2or, this fame. x ch.15.22. 20.30,31.
y ch. 12,16. Is.42.2. 52.13.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said z ch.12.22. Daughter, be of good comfort; thyr faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from a Is.35.6. that hour.s
23 And t when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the u minstrels and the people making a c ch.4.23. noise,
24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but, sleepeth. And they laughed him
25 But when the people were put forth, w he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid urose.
26 And 2 the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.
29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saving, See that no man know y it. 31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in
all that country.
3 or, were tired and lay down. Nu.27.17.
IKI.22.17. Eze.34.5. Zec. 10.2.
e Lu. 10.2. Jno.4.35. f Ps.68.11. (CHAP. 11.) a Mar.3. 13. 14;6,7,&c. Lu.9.1,&c. or, over. b Lu.6.13. c 2Ki. 17.24. Jno.4.5,9,20. d Ac. 13.46. e Ps. 119.176. Is.53.6. Je,50.6.17. Eze.34.5,6,8. 1Pe.2.25. fch.3.2;4.17. Lu.9.2; 10.9. or, Get. g Ac.8. 18,20.
32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him dumb man z 3 a staff. possessed with a d ch w
33 And when the in T was cast
i Lu. 10.7.
Twelve apostles sent out.
out, the dumb spake: a and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees saith, He b casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
35 And c Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they 3 fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep d having no shepherd.
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest e truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth f labourers into his harvest. CHAPTER X. The apostles are sent to do miracles, and to preach.
ND when he had called unto
A him his twelve disciples, he a
gave them power against 1 unclean spirits, to cast them out, and heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2 Now the names b of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus;
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritansc enter ye not:
6 But go d rather to the lost sheep e of the house of Israel.
7 And, as ye go, preach, saying, f The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely g ye have received, freely give.
9 2 Provide h neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your purses. 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet 3 staves; for i the workman is worthy of his meat.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
The Pharisees reproved.
MATTHEW, XII. 7 But if ve had known what this! A.D. 31. meaneth, Ik will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath-day.
9 And when he was departed thence he went into their synagogue:
10 And behold, there was a mant which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is m it law- n De.22.4. ful to heal on the sabbath-days? that they might accuse him.
1 or, took
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you that shall have one sheep, and n if it o Is.42.1. fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it p Mar.3.11. out?
Lu.11.14. 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is 2 Beelzebul. lawful to do well on the sabbathdays.
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth: and it was restored whole, like as the other.
to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
26 And if Satan, cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub r cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Thefore they shall be your judges.
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom s of God is come unto you.
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil t his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.
30 He that is not with me, is against me: u and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy q Ps. 139.2. shall be forgiven unto men: but the Jno.2.24,25. blasphemy against the Holy Ghost w shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, z it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
11 Then the Pharisees went out,"
how they might destroy him.
16 And charged them that they
18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he. not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
24 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
w He. 10.29.
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt; for y the tree is known by his fruit.
31 O generation z of vipers! how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out a of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account b thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words c thou shalt he justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign d from thee.
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous e generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jo
40 For ƒ as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise
Parable of the
sower and the seeds. were scorched; and because they had not root they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them.
MATTHEW, XIII. in judgment with this generation, A. D. 31. and shall condemn g it: because they repented at h the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
42 The i queen of the south shall i Lu.11.31, rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: k 2Ch.9.1. for she k came from the uttermost 1 Lu. 11.24. parts of the earth to hear the wis-m Job 1.7. dom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he m walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.
44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; | and when he is come, he findeth itp empty, swept, and garnished.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse n than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. 46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his o mother and his brethren p stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold mymother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will g of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Lu.8.19,&c. ch.13.55. q ch.7.20. Jno. 15.14. Ga.5.6. He.2.11. 1Jno.2.17. (CHAP. 13.) a Lu.5.3.
b Mar.4.3. Lu.8.5,&c.
Mar.4.11. 1Co.2. 10,14. Ep.1.9, 18.
g Eze. 12.2. Juo. 12.40. Ac.28.26,27.
Ro. 11.8. 2Co.3.14, 15.
i ch. 16. 17.
3 Of the sower and the seed; with other parables. 12 Why Christ taught in parables. THE same day went Jesus out. of the house, and sat by the sea-side. 2 And great multitudes were ga-k Ep.3.5,6. thered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, a and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
He.11.13. 1 Pe. 1.10,11. Mar.4.14,
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, bm ch.4.23. a sower went forth to sow; n 1Jno.2.13, 4 And when he sowed, some seeds] 14,3.12. fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up.
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of
6 And when the sun was up, they
Juo.5.35. Ga.4.15. p ch.24.10. 26.31. Ti.24. 16.
8 But others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.
9 Who c hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you tod know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For e whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away, even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, f which saith, Byg hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull h of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their cars, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 16 But i blessed are your eyes, for they see and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That k many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word m of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked n one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy o receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.p