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Matt, vi, 26-34 ; vii, 1–18.
'Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns ; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one enbit unto his stature ? And why take ye thought for raiment ? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they 5 spin : and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall ke not much more clothe
of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, 10 Wherewithal shall we be clothed ? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek ;) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
'But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought 15 for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in 20 thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull ont the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye ; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
25 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend yon.
Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; for every one that asketh receiveth ; 30 and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to 35 them that ask him!
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you,
do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 'Enter ye in at the strait gate : for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, aud
there be which go in 40 thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even so 45 every good tree bringeth forth good fruit : but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can
Matt. vii, 18-29; viii, 1-4. Mark i, 40-45; ii, 1, 2. Luke v, 12-17.
1a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
'Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is 5 in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? and then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
'Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth 10 them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock 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 upon a rock.
1And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the 15 sand and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
'And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
1When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
3And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold, there came a leper, 3a man full of leprosy who seeing Jesus, 'came to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, fell on his face, and 25 besought him, 'and worshipped him, saying unto him, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 2And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, 1and immediately his leprosy, and he was cleansed. 30 2And he straitly charged him, 'to tell no man, and forthwith sent him away. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man, 'See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things, 'the gift which Moses commanded, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. But he 35 went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places.
But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of 40 their infirmities. And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed. And they came to him from every quarter.
And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and 3on a certain day, it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive 45 them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And it came to pass, as he was teaching, that there were
'Matt. ix, 2-10. Mark ii, 3-15. Luke v, 17-29.
Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
And, behold, men brought, they came unto him, bringing 3in a bed, one sick of the palsy, 3a man which was taken with a palsy, 5 1lying on a bed, which was borne of four: 3and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, and when they could not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went upon the housetop, and uncovered the roof where he was: and when 10 they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay, 'and 'let him down through the tiling with his couch into the midst before Jesus. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, 'Son, be of good cheer; 'thy sins be forgiven thee, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
2But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blas- 20 phemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he 'knowing their thoughts, answering said unto them, 'Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? What reason ye in your hearts? Why reason ye these things in your hearts? 25 For whether is easier, 'is it easier, to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then, he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, 'thy couch, and go thy way into thine 30 house. And immediately he rose up before them, and took up 'the bed, that whereon he lay, and went forth before them all, 3and departed to his own house, glorifying God, insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion, When the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which 35 had given such power unto men. And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
And after these things he went forth, 'and as Jesus passed forth from thence, he went 'again by the sea side: and all the multitude resorted 40 unto him, and he taught them. And as he passed by, he saw 1a man, 3a publican, 'named Matthew, Levi, the son of Alphæus sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
And it came to pass, that 'Levi made him a great feast in his own 45 house and there was a great company of publicans and of others, 1and it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold many publi
Matt. ix, 10-17; xii, 1-5. Mark ii, 15-26. Luke v, 30-39; vi, 1-4.
'cans and sinners came and sat down also together with Jesus and his disciples for there were many, and they followed him.
And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that 'your Master 2eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? their scribes and 5 Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he 3answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick : 2I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 'But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have 10 mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
'Then came to him the disciples of John, and the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast and they come and say unto him, 1Why do we, the disciples of John, 'and the Pharisees fast often and 15 make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thy disciples fast not? thine eat and drink? And Jesus said unto them, "Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, 'can the children of the bridechamber mourn, while the bridegroom is with them? 2as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. But 20 the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old garment; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth 25 not with the old 'garment, and the rent is made worse. 2And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; 'else the new wine will burst the bottles, the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred, 'and the bottles perish: But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also having drunk 30 old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.
And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that 1at that time Jesus went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; 1and his disciples were an hungred, and began, 'as they went, to pluck the ears of corn, 'and to eat, rubbing them in their hands. But when 35 the Pharisees saw it, 'certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? and the Pharisees said unto him, 'Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? And Jesus answering, said unto them, Have ye never 40 read so much as this, what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, 3and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, 45 but only for the priests, alone? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath,
Matt. xii, 5-19. Mark ii, 27, 28; iii, 1-12. Luke vi, 6—11.
'and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for 5 the sabbath: therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
1And when he was departed thence, it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he went he entered again into their synagogue, and taught. 'And, behold, there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he 10 would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. Then said 15 Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 2But they held their peace. 'And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? How much 20 then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. And when he had looked round about on them, 3upon them all, with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he did so, 'he stretched it forth, he stretched it out: and his hand was restored 25 whole, like as the other.
1Then the Pharisees went out, and they were filled with madness ; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus, and straighway took counsel with the Herodians against him, 'and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But when Jesus 30 knew it, he withdrew himself from thence, Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judæa, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumæa, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto 35 him, 'great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.
And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.
2And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased : 45 I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his