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John iv. 4–42. ye bestowed no labour: other tarry with them; and he abode men laboured, and ye are there two days. 41 And many entered into their labours. more believed because of his

39 And many of the Sama- own word; 42 and said unto ritans of that city believed on the woman, Now we believe, him, for the saying of the not because of thy saying: for woman, which testified, He we have heard him ourselves, told me all that ever I did. and know that this is indeed 40 So when the Samaritans the Christ, the Saviour of the

unto him, they world. besought him that he would

were

come

SECTION VI.

THE NOBLEMAN FROM CAPERNAUM.

49 The no

John iv. 43–54. 43 Now after two days be Judea into Galilee, he went departed thence, and went into unto him, and besought him Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself that he would come down, testified, that a prophet hath no

and heal his son : for he was honour in his own country * at the point of death. 48 Then 45 Then when he was come said Jesus unto him, Except into Galilee, the Galileans re- ye see signs and wonders, ye ceived him, having seen all will not believe. the things that he did at Jeru- bleman saith unto him, Sir, salem at the feast: for they come down ere my child die. also went unto the feast. 46 So 50 Jesus saith unto him, Go Jesus came again into Cana thy way; thy son liveth. And of Galilee, where he made the man believed the word the water wine. And there that Jesus had spoken unto

certain nobleman, him, and he went his way. whose son

was sick at Ca- 51 And as he was now going pernaum.

47 When he heard down, his servants met him, that Jesus was come out of

and told him, saying, Thy

was

a

See Vol. Nativity, p. 367.

son liveth.

John iv. 43–54.

52 Then enquired hour in the which Jesus said he of them the hour when he unto him, Thy son liveth : began to amend. And they and himself believed, and his said unto him, Yesterday at whole house.

54 This is again the seventh hour the fever the second miracle that Jesus left him. 53 So the father did when he was come out knew that it was at the same of Judea into Galilee.

SECTION VII.

THE JUBILEE ANNOUNCED AT NAZARETH.

16 And

Luke iv. 14—30. 14 And there went out a fame liverance to the captives, and of him through all the re- recovering of sight to the gion round about.

15 And he blind, to set at liberty them taught in their synagogues,

that are bruised, 19 to preach being glorified of all.

the acceptable year of the he came to Nazareth *, where Lord. 20 And he closed the he had been brought up: and, book, and he gave it again as his custom was, he went to the minister, and sat down. into the synagogue on the And the eyes of all them that sabbath-day, and stood up for were in the synagogue were to read. 17 And there was de- fastened on him. 21 And he livered unto him the book of began to say unto them, This the prophet Esaias. And when day is this scripture fulfilled he had opened the book he in your ears. 22 And all bare found the place where it was him witness, and wondered at written, 18 The Spirit of the the gracious words which proLord is upon me, because he ceeded out of his mouth. And hath anointed me to preach they said, Is not this Joseph's the gospel to the poor: he

son?

23 And he said unto hath sent me to heal the them, Ye will surely say unto broken-hearted, to preach de- me this proverb, Physician,

* See Vol. Nativity, pp. 375, 376, and Study of the Gospels, p. 327.

rily I

unto you,

Luke iv. 14–30. heal thyself: whatsoever we many lepers were in Israel have heard done in Caper

in the time of Eliseus the pronaum, do also here in thyphet; and none of them was country. 24 And he said, Ve- cleansed, saving Naaman the say

No

pro- Syrian. 28 And all they in the phet is accepted in his own synagogue, when they heard country. 25 But I tell you of

these things, were filled with a truth, many widows were in wrath, 29 And rose up, and Israel in the days of Elias, thrust him out of the city, when the heaven was shut and led him unto the brow up

and six of the hill (whereon their months, when great famine city was built), that

they was throughout all the land; might cast him down head26 but unto none of them was long. 30 But he passing through Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, the midst of them went his a city of Sidon, unto a woman way. that was

a widow.

three years

27 And

SECTION VIII.
THE CALL OF THE FOUR DISCIPLES *.
Matt. iv. 13-16.

Luke iv. 31. 13 And leaving Nazareth, he

31 And he came down to came and dwelt in Caper- Capernaum, a city of Galilee. naum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim. it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 16 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Gali

14 That

* See Vol. Nativity, pp. 394—399.

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saw

he saw

Matt. iv. 17-22.

Mark i. 14-20. 17 From that time Jesus be- 14 Preaching the gospel of the gan to preach, and to say, kingdom of God, 15 and sayRepent: for the kingdom of ing, The time is fulfilled, and heaven is at hand.

the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye and believe the

Gospel. 18 And Jesus, walking by 16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee,

the sea of Galilee, two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his Simon and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. sea: for they were fishers.

19 And he saith unto them, 17 And Jesus said unto them, Follow me, and I will

Come ye after me, and I will
make
you

to become fishers of men.

fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left 18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. their nets, and followed him.

21 And going on from thence 19 And when he had gone a he saw other two brethren, little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in and John his brother, who also a ship with Zebedee their

were in the ship father, mending their nets : mending their nets :

20 And straightway and he called them.

he called them :

make you

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Mark i. 21-28. 21 And they went into Capernaum ; and straightway on the sabbath-day he entered into the synagogue,

and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

23 And there was in their synagogue a man

taught them.

32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.

with an

unclean spirit; and

he cried out,

24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

26 And when the unclean spirit had

33 And in the synagogue there was a man

which had a spirit of an unclean

devil, and he cried out with a loud voice,

34 Saying, Let us alone ; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.

And when the devil had thrown him in the

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