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Matt. xiii, 2—19. Mark iv, 1–15. Luke viii, 5-11,


Pinto a ship, and sat in the sea ; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land, 'and the whole multitude stood on the shore.

And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow ?his seed : ?and it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way

5 3and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air 'came and devoured it up. And some fell ’on stony ground, Øupon a rock, 'where it had not much earth ; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth : but when the sun was up, Sand as soon as it was sprung up, 'it was scorched ; and because it had no root, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns 10 sprang up with it, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. But other fell into good ground, 'and sprang up, 'and brought forth, Sand bare fruit, 'and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased ; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred sfold. And 15 when he had said these things, 'he said, she cried ’unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

And when he was alone, 'the disciples came, and they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables ? And his disciples asked 29 him, saying, What might this parable be ? 'He answered and said unto them, 'Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, 'the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given, sto others, ?unto them that are without all these things are done in parables. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall 25 have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because 2that seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. And in them is fulfilled the 30 prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand ; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: for this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have ed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their 35 heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see ; and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you,

That 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.

?And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable ? and how then will ye know all parables ? 'Hear ye therefore the parable of the

*Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, 45 and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, 'Satan cometh immediately, and taketh, and catcheth away that 'the word 'which

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Matt. xiii, 19–30. Mark iv, 16-29. Luke viii, 12–18.

'was sown in 'their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. This is he which received seed by the way side. ?And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground, on the rock. 'He that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it, ’immediately receive it with gladness; 5

yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while : for when 'affliction 'tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, for the word's sake, immediately, 'by and by he is offended, for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. ?And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, 10 and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful, 'when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, 'and understandeth it, 'and 'in 15 an honest and good heart -receive it, ®keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience, ?some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed ? and not to be set on a candlestick? No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a 20 bed ; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. ?For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. *For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. 'If any man have 25 ears to hear, let him hear.

2 And he said unto them, 3Take heed therefore how ye hear, atake heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto

you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even 30 that which he hath, seven that which he seemeth to have.

2 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full 35 corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

"Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field : but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, 40 and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field ? from whence then hath it tares ? he said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that 45 we go and gather them up? but he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together

Matt. xiii, 30—50. Mark iv, 30—34.

luntil the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

"Another parable put he forth unto them, ’and he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we 5 compare it? The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustardseed, which a man took, and sowed in his field, 'which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth : but when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, 'and becometh a tree, 'and shooteth out great branches ; so that the fowls, 10 the birds of the air come and lodge ?under the shadow of it, 'in the branches thereof.

Another parable spake he unto them, The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

15 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables, Pand with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. But without a parable spake he not unto them: 'that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables ; I will utter things which have been kept 20 secret from the foundation of the world. And when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples.

Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house : and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth 25 the good seed is the Son of man ; the field is the world ; the good seed are the children of the kingdom ; but the tares are the children of the wicked one ; the enemy that sowed them is the devil ; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire ; so shall it be in the end of 30 this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall » gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him 35 hear.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field ; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking 40 goodly pearls : who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind : which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the 45 bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them

Matt. xiii, 50—53 ; viii, 18-28. Mark iv, 35–41; v, 1-2. Luke viii, 22—27.

'into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

"Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure 5 things new and old.

"And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

2 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 'Now when Jesus saw great inultitudes 10 about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And another of his disciples said unto him, 15 Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. ?And Snow it came to pass, 'when they had sent away the multitude, Sthat he went into a ship with his disciples, 'and when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him, and 'they took him even as he was in the ship: Band 20 he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And there were also with him other little ships. And they launched forth.

But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and, 'behold, there arose 'a great storm of wind, 'a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the 25 waves, and the waves beat into the shir, so that it was now full, and 3they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy: 'but he was asleep, ?he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us : we perish, Band they 'say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish ? 3Mas. 30 ter, master, we perish.__'And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith ? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea, "and the raging of the water, 'and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

And he said unto them, Where is your faith ? ?why are ye so fear- 35 ful? how is it that ye have no faith? But the men marvelled, 'and they feared exceedingly, 'and they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this ! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him, 'even the winds and the sea obey him!

And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes, 'and they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. "And when he was come to the other side, ’and when he was come out of the ship, and when he went forth to land, 'into the country of the Gergesenes, ?immediately there met him, 45 'coming 'out of the tombs, Sout of the city a certain man, 'with an unclean spirit, 'which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither


Matt. viii, 28–34. Mark v, 3—17. Luke viii, 27—37.

:abode in any house, but ’who had his dwelling among the tombs, 'exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains : because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces : neither could any man tame 5 him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran, She cried out, and fell down before him, fand worshipped him, and cried 'out ?with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? lart thou come hither to 10 torment us before the time ? ?I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not, 'I beseech thee, torment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.— For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.—*For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the 15 bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name ? land he answered, saying, My name is Legion : for we are many, because many devils were entered into him. And they besought him ’much that he would not send them away out of the country, Sthat he would not command them to go out 20 into the deep. And there was there, la good way off from them, ?nigh unto the mountains a great herd Sof many swine feeding on the mountain. And all the devils besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them, 'saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine, ?send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 25 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave, sand he suffered them, 'and he said unto them, Go.

Then went the devils out of the man, "and the unclean spirits went out, land when they were come out, they went ?and entered 'into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down 30 a steep place into the sea, Sinto the lake,(they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea, 'and perished in the waters.

When they that fed them saw what was done, "they that kept them, 2that fed the swine fled, 'went their ways into the city, 'and told it,

in the city, and in the country, and told every thing, and what was 35 befallen to the possessed of the devils.

And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus, "and they went out to see what it was that was done ; 'and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, ?and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, åsitting at the feet of Jesus, 40 clothed, and in his right mind : and they were afraid. They also which saw it, told them ?how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, sby what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed, 'and also concerning the swine.

Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round 45 about besought him, 'and they began to pray him to depart from them, 'out of their coasts ; for they were taken with great fear: and he went

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