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Matt. viii, 5–13; xi, 2–6. Luke vii, 6–22.


3the centurion sent friends to him, 'there came unto him a centurion,
beseeching him, and saying unto him, "Lord, my servant lieth at home
sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I
will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, 'Lord,
trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest come,
3shouldest enter under my roof: wherefore neither thought I myself
worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, 'speak the word only,
and my servant shall be healed. For 1 also am a man set 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, 10
Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard 3these things, he mar-
velled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that
followed him, "Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith,
no, not in Israel. And I


shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, 15 in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. And they that were sent, returning to the house, 20 found the servant whole that had been sick.

3And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain ; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a 25 widow : and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier : and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 30

And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judæa, and throughout all the region round about.

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, and 35 the disciples of John shewed him of all these things, 'John calling unto him two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come ? or look we for another? And in that same hour 40 he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell, land shew John again 'what things ye have seen and heard ; how that the blind "receive their sight, and the lame walk, 'the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are 45 raised 'up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

Matt. xi, 7-26. Luke vii, 24–35.

3 And when the messengers of John were departed, land as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes, 'to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind ? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously 5 apparelled, 'they that wear soft clothing, Sand live delicately, are lin kings' houses, 'in kings' courts. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 'For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. For, 'verily 10 I

say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater 'prophet than John the Baptist : 'notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, %of God, 'is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the 15 prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not bap- 20 tized of him.

3 And the Lord said, 'but whereunto, "then shall I liken the men of this generation ? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, 'unto their fellows, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not 25 danced ; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented, 'ye have not wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine ; and ye 'and they say, He bath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye, 'and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But 30 wisdom is justified of all her children.

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and 35 Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say

It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done 40 in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the 45 wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

unto you,

Matt. xi, 27-30. Mark iii, 19-21. Luke vii, 36–50; viji, 1-3.



All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father,; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to.whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in.heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she 10 knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

3Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake 15 within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him : for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

There was a certain creditor which had two , debtors;: the one owed five hundred 20 pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this 25 woman ? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss : but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 30 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven ; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

3And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also.?

3 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

8And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God:

And the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of 40 whom went seven devils. And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

And they went into an house. And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his 45 friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him : for they said, He is beside himself.



Matt. xii, 22—55. Mark iii, 22—30. Luke xi, 14-23.

Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, 'casting out a devil, and it was dumb, 'insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake ; and the people wondered. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not 5 this the Son of David ? "But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. "But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince

of the devils. 2And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem 10 said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

"And Jesus knew their thonghts, land he called them unto him, and "knowing their thoughts, said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 'Every kingdom divided against itself is brought 15 to desolation, 'that kingdom cannot stand ; 'and every city or honse divided against itself shall not, 'cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and also be divided against himself, 'and if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand ? ?he cannot stand, but hath an end. 'Because ye say that I cast 20 out devils through Beelzebub. 'And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children, 'your sons cast them out? therefore shali they be your judges. 'But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, 3if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt 'then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods ? ?No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man ; and then he will spoil his house. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace : but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, 30 and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 'He that is not with me is against me ; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Wherefore, 'verily I say unto you, 'All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, ?unto the sons of men, and blasphemies 35 wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 'but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men, ’he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him : but whosoever speaketh against the 40 Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 2Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Either make the tree. good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

10 generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things ? 45 for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an


Matt. xii, 35–50; xiii, 1. Mark iii, 31—35; iv, 1. Luke xi, 24–32; viii, 19–21; viii, 4.

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Sevil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou

shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Then certain of the seribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, 5 Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign. And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation : they seek a sign ; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the 10 Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. 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. The men of Nineveh shall rise Sup in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; 15 and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through 20 dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 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 than the first. 25 Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it.

30 While he yet talked to the people, behold, where came then his brethren and his mother, 'and could not come at him for the press, 'and, This mother and his brethren, "standing without, sent unto him, calling him, 'desiring to speak with him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, 'then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother 35 and thy brethren without seek for thee, ?desiring to see thee, 'to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren ? ?And he looked round about on them which sat about him, 'and he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! *My mother 40 and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it, ?for whosoever shall do the will of God, 'my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side, and he began again to teach by the sea side, 'and when much 45 people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered

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