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CHAP. 1.

The miracles of Christ

not wrought through Beelzebub. and ye shall find; knock, and your sons cast them out ? thereit shall be opened unto you.

fore shall they be your judges. 10 For every one that asketh 20 But if I with the finger receiveth ; and he that seeketh of God cast out devils, no doubt findeth ; and to him that knock- the kingdom of God is come eth it shall be opened.

upon you. 11 If a son shall ask bread of 21 When a strong man armed any of you that is a father, will keepeth his palace, his goods he give him a stone? or if he are in peace : ask a fish, will he for a fish give 22 But when a stronger than him a serpent ?

he shall come upon him, and 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, overcome him, he taketh from will he offer him a scorpion ?

him all his armour wherein he 13 If ye then, being evil, trusted, and divideth his spoils. know how to give good gifts

23 He that is not with me is unto your children, how much against me: and he that gathermore shall your heavenly Father eth not with me, scattereth. give the Holy Spirit to them 24 When the unclean spirit that ask him?

is gone out of a man, he walketh 14 And he was casting out through dry places, seeking rest; a devil, and it was dumb. And and finding none, he saith, I it came to pass, when the devil will return

unto my house was gone out, the dumb spake; whence I came out. and the people wondered.

25 And when he cometh, he 15 But some of them said, He findeth it swept and garnished. casteth out devils through Beel- 26 Then goeth he, and taketh zebub the chief of the devils. to him seven other spirits more

16 And others, tempting him, wicked than himself; and they sought of him a sign from enter in, and dwell there: and heaven.

the last state of that man is 17 But he, knowing their worse than the first. thoughts, said unto them, Every 27 And it came to pass, as kingdom divided against itself he spake these things a certain is brought to desolation ; and woman of the company lifted up a house divided against a house, her voice, and said unto him, falleth.

Blessed is the womb that bare 18 If Satan also be divided thee, and the paps which thou against himself, how shall his hast sucked. kingdom stand ? Because ye say 28 But he said, Yea, rather that I cast out devils through blessed are they that hear the Beelzebub.

word of God, and keep it. 19 And if I by Beelzebub 29 And when the people cast out devils, by whom do were gathered thick together,


The sign of Jonas.

Christ reproveth the Pharisees, he began to say, This is an evil | shining of a candle doth give generation : they seek a sign ; thee light. and there shall no sign be given

37 And as he spake, a cerit but the sign of Jonas the tain Pharisee besought him to prophet.

dine with him: and he went in, 30 For as Jonas was a sign and sat down to meat. unto the Ninevites, so shall also 38 And when the Pharisee the Son of man be to this gene- saw it, he marvelled that he had ration.

not first washed before dinner. 31 The queen of the south 39 And the Lord said unto shall rise up in the judgement him, Now do ye Pharisees make with the men of this generation, clean the outside of the cup and and condemn them: for she the platter; but your inward part came from the utmost parts of is full of ravening and wickedness. the earth to hear the wisdom of 40 Ye fools, did not he that Solomon ; and, behold, a greater made that which is without than Solomon is here.

make that which is within also? 32 The men of Nineveh shall 41 But rather give alms of rise up in the judgement with such things as you have; and, this generation, and shall con- behold, all things are clean unto demn it: for they repented at you. the preaching of Jonas; and, 42 But woe unto


Pharibehold, a greater than Jonas sees ! for ye tithe mint and rue is here.

and all manner of herbs, and pass 33 No man, when he hath over judgement and the love of lighted a candle, putteth it in God: these ought ye to have a secret place, neither under a done, and not to leave the other bushel, but on a candlestick, undone. that they which come in may 43 Woe unto you, Pharisees ! see the light.

for ye love the uppermost seats 34 The light of the body is in the synagogues, and greetings the eye: therefore when thine in the markets. eye is single, thy whole body 44 Woe unto you, scribes and also is full of light ; but when Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are thine

eye is evil, thy body also as graves which appear not, and is full of darkness.

the men that walk over them are 35 Take heed therefore that not aware of them. the light which is in thee be not 45 Then answered one of the darkness.

lawyers, and said unto him, 36 If thy whole body there- Master, thus saying, thou refore be full of light, having no proachest us also. part dark, the whole shall be 46 And he said, Woe unto full of light, as when the bright | you also, ye lawyers ! for ye


scribes, and lawyers.

CHAP, XII. He preacheth against hypocrisy. men with burdens grievous to

CHAP. XII. be borne, and ye yourselves Of avoiding hypocrisy. touch not the burdens with one

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were gathered together an in47 Woe unto you! for ye numerable multitude of people, build the sepulchres of the pro- insomuch that they trode ono phets, and your fathers killed upon another, he began to say them.

unto his disciples first of all, 48 Truly ye bear witness that Beware ye of the leaven of the ye allow the deeds of your fa- Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. thers: for they indeed killed 2 For there is nothing covered them, and ye build their sepul- that shall not be revealed; neichres.

ther hid, that shall not be known. 49 Therefore also said the 3 Therefore whatsover ye have wisdom of God, I will send them spoken in darkness shall be heard prophets and apostles, and some in the light; and that which ye of them they shall slay and per- have spoken in the ear, in closets, secute;

shall be proclaimed upon the 50 That the blood of all the house-tops. prophets, which was shed from

4 And I say unto you, my the foundation of the world, friends, Be not afraid of them may be required of this genera- that kill the body, and after that tion;

have no more that they can do. 51 From the blood of Abel, 5 But I will forewarn you unto the blood of Zacharias, whom ye shall fear: Fear him which perished between the altar which, after he hath killed, hath and the temple: Verily I say power to cast into hell; yea, unto you, it shall be required of I say unto you, Fear him. this generation.

6 Are not five sparrows sold 52 Woe unto you, lawyers! | for two farthings? and not one for ye have taken away the key of them is forgotten before God: of knowledge: ye entered not 7 But even the very hairs of in yourselves, and them that your head are all numbered. were entering in ye hindered. Fear not, therefore: ye are of

53 And as he said these things more value than many sparrows. unto them, the scribes and the 8 Also I say unto you, WhoPharisees began to urge him soever shall confess me before vehemently, and to provoke himmen, him shall the Son of man to speak of many things;

also confess before the angels of 54 Laying wait for him, and God: seeking to catch something out 9 But he that denieth me of his mouth, that they might before men, shall be denied beaccuse him.

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To avoid covetousness,

and worldly care. 10 And whosoever shall speak | thine ease, eat, drink, and be a word against the Son of man, merry it shall be forgiven him: but 20 But. God said unto him, unto ' him that blasphemeth | Thou fool! this night thy soul against the Holy Ghost, it shall shall be required of thee: then not be forgiven.

whose shall those things be 11 And when they bring you which thou hast provided? unto the synagogues, and unto

21 So is he that layeth up magistrates and


take ye treasure for himself, and is not no thought how or what thing rich towards God. ye shall answer, or what

22 And he said unto his dissay:

ciples, Therefore I say unto you, 12 For the Holy Ghost shall | Take no thought for your life, teach

you in the same hour what what ye shall eat; neither for ye ought to say.

the body, what ye shall put on. 13 And one of the company

23 The life is more than meat, said unto him, Master, speak to and the body is more than raimy brother, that he divide the ment. inheritance with me.

24 Consider the ravens: for 14 And he said unto him, they neither sow nor reap; which Man, who made me a judge or neither have storehouse nor barn; a divider over you?

and God feedeth them. How 15 And he said unto them, much more are ye better than Take heed and beware of covet the fowls? ousness: for a man's life consist- 25 And which of you with eth not in the abundance of the taking thought can add to his things which he possesseth. stature one cubit?

16 And he spake a parable 26 If ye then be not able to unto them, saying, The ground do that thing which is least, why of a certain rich man brought take ye thought for the rest? forth plentifully:

27 Consider the lilies how they 17 And he thought within grow; they toil not, they spin himself, saying, What shall I do, not: and yet I say unto you, because I have no room where That Solomon in all his glory to bestow my fruits?

was not arrayed like one of these. 18 And he said, This will ! 28 If then God so clothe the I do: I will pull down my barns, grass, which is to-day in the and build greater; and there will field, and to-morrow is cast into I bestow all my fruits and my the oven, how much more will goods.

'he clothe you, Oye of little faith? 19 And I will say to my 29 And seek not ye what ye soul, Soul, thou hast much goods shall eat, or what ye shall drink, laid up for many years; take neither be ye of doubtful mind.


Of seeking the kingdom of God.

Parable of the steward. 30 For all these things do the 40 Be ye therefore ready nations of the world seek after: also: for the Son of man cometh and your Father knoweth that at an hour when ye think not. ye have need of these things. 41 Then Peter said unto him,

31 But rather seek ye the Lord, speakest thou this parable kingdom of God; and all these unto us, or even to all ? things shall be added unto you. 42 And the Lord said, Who

32 Fear not, little flock; for it then is that faithful and wise is your Father's good pleasure to steward, whom his lord shall give you the kingdom.

make ruler over his household, 33 Sell that ye have, and give to give them their portion of alms: provide yourselves bags meat in due season? which wax not old, a treasure

43 Blessed is that servant, in the heavens that faileth not, whom his lord, when he cometh, where no thief approacheth, shall find so doing. neither moth corrupteth.

44 Of a truth I say unto you, 34 For where your treasure is, That he will make him ruler there will

your heart be also. over all that he hath. 35 Let your loins be girded

45 But and if that servant about, and your lights burning; say in his heart, My lord delay

36 Andye yourselves like unto eth his coming; and shall begin men that wait for their lord, to beat the men-servants and when he will return from the maidens, and to eat and drink, wedding; that when he cometh and to be drunken; and knocketh they may open

46 The lord of that servant unto him immediately. will come in a day when he

37 Blessed are those servants looketh not for him, and at an whom the lord, when he cometh, hour when he is not aware, and shall find watching: verily I say will cut him in sunder, and will unto you, That he shall gird appoint him his portion with the himself, and make them to sit unbelievers. down to meat, and will come 47 And that servant, which forth and serve them.

knew his lord's will, and pre38 And if he shall come in pared not himself, neither did the second watch, or come in the according to his will, shall be third watch, and find them so, beaten with many stripes. blessed are those servants.

48 But he that knew not, and 39 And this know, that if the did commit things worthy of good man of the house had stripes, shall be beaten with few known what hour the thief stripes. For unto whomsoever would come, he would have much is given, of him shall be watched, and not have suffered much required: and to whom his house to be broken through. I men have committed much,

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