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thou art; the Holy One of God.” And Jesus rebuked it, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him.” And the unclean spirit having convulsed him, and having thrown him into the midst, and cried with a loud voice, came out of him, not having hurt him. And amazement came upon all, so that they reasoned among themselves, saying, "What is this? what new teaching is this? for with authority and power he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him, and come out." And a rumour went forth straightway concerning him into every place of the surrounding region of Galilee.

And straightway, having gone out of the synagogue, they went to the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now the mother-in-law of Simon lay sick of a great fever, and straightway they tell him, and entreated him concerning her. And he came, and stood above her, and rebuked the fever, and raised her up, taking her by the hand; 1 and straightway the fever left her; and immediately rising up she ministered unto them.

Now when evening was come, when the sun had set,2 all, as many as had any sick with divers diseases, led them unto him; and they brought unto him many demoniacs. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he cast out the spirits by a word, and they came out of many, crying out, and saying, “Thou art the Son of God.” And rebuking them, he suffered them not to speak, because they knew him to be the Christ. And he laid his hands on each of them that were sick, and healed them all. So that it was fulfilled, which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'He took away our infirmities, and bare away our diseases.'

3

2 Mk.: was set.

I Mk., combined with L. : and he touched her hand, M. ting, L.

3 Is. liii. 4.

SECT. III.

On the Day after the Sabbath, our Lord begins his First

Progress through Galilee : General Account of it. The Miraculous Draught of Fishes.

Mart. iv. 23-25. MARK I. 35—39.

LUKE iv. 42-v. 11.

And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went forth, and went away into a solitary place, and there prayed.

And Simon and they that were with him followed him. And having found him, they say unto him, “All are seeking thee.” And he saith unto them, “Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also ; for therefore I have come forth.” And the multitudes sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he might not depart from them. But he said unto them, “I must publish the glad tidings of the kingdom of God to other cities also : for therefore I have been sent forth.”

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the glad tidings of the king. dom, and healing every disease and every weakness among the people.

Now ? it came to pass, when the multitude pressed upon him to hear the word of God, that he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret; and he saw two vessels standing by the lake: but the fishermen had gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the vessels, which was Simon's, and entreated him to put forth a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the multitudes from the vessel. Now when he ceased speaking, he

1 Mk. : when it was day, L.

2 v. H. n.

said unto Simon, “Put forth into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” And Simon answering said unto him, Master, though we have toiled all the night, we have taken nothing : but at thy word I will let down the net." And having done this, they inclosed a great number of fishes: but their net was quite breaking; and they beckoned to their companions, who were in the other vessel, to come and help them. And they came, and filled both the vessels, so that they were sinking. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying, “Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For astonishment seized him, and all that were with him, at the draught of fishes which they had taken ; and in like manner also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, “Fear not; henceforth thou shalt catch men.And when they had brought their vessels to land, they left all, and followed him.

And the report of him went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto him all that were sick, persons afflicted with divers diseases and torments, and demoniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and the country beyond the Jordan.

SECT. IV.

At the close of our Lord's First Progress through Galilee, he delivers his Sermon on the Mount, near Capernaum.?

MATT. V, vi, vii. LUKE Vi, 20–49. Now seeing the multitudes, he went up the mountain :1 and having sat down, his disciples came unto him. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, “Blessed 1 are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn ; for they shall be comforted.? Blessed are the meek ; for they shall inherit the land. Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled. 3 Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.

1 V. H. n.

Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers ; for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness’ sake ; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and revile you, and persecute you, and say every evil thing against you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake, speaking falsely. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy; for, behold, your reward is great in heaven : for thus did their fathers unto 4 the prophets that were before you. But woe for you that are rich! for ye are receiving your consolation. Woe for

you

filled ! for

ye

shall hunger. Woe for you that laugh now! for ye

shall mourn and weep. Woe for you when men speak well of you! for thus did their fathers to the false prophets.

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savour, with what shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and trod upon by men. Ye are the light of the world. A city placed on a hill cannot be hid. And men do not light a lamp, 5 and put it under the measure, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house. So let your light shine before

2 M. : Blessed are ye poor ; for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed that weep now; shall laugh, L. 3 M. : Blessed are ye that hunger

shall be filled, L. L.: for so persecuted they, M. 5 See L. xi. 33. Part V. Sect. X. §. 2.

that are

10. H. n.

for

ye

are ye now; for

ye

men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Think not that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets : I have not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Until heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall by no means pass away from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven : but whosoever shall do and teach them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I

say
unto
you,

Unless your righteousness shall abound more than that of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Ye have heard from them that it was said to those of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be liable to the judgment:'l but I say unto you, Every one who is angry

with his brother without a cause shall be liable to the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his brother, ‘Raca !' vain empty fellow, shall be liable to the council : and whosoever shall say, “More!' vile worthless wretch, shall be liable to hell fire. If therefore thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remember that thy brother hath any complaint against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way ; first obtain reconciliation with thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whilst thou art in

way with him ; 3 lest the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no

2

the

2 Or, the Gehenna of fire.

3 See Luke xii. 58, 59.

1 Or, the court : v. H. n. Part V. Sect. XIV. §. 5.

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