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to him Jesus said, Follow me, and let the dead bury their own

dead. 23 Then having gone aboard the vessel, his disciples followed 24 him. And behold there came on a mighty tempest in the sea,

so that the vessel was covered with the waves, and he was 25 asleep. Thereupon his disciples came and awoke him, saying, 26 Master, save us! we are perishing. And he said to them, Why

are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and re27 buked the winds and the sea, and a great calm ensued. And

the men in amaze, said, What sort of a man is this, that even

the winds and the sea obey him? 28 And when he arrived at the opposite shore in the country

of the Gergesenes, there met him two demoniacs coming out

of the tombs, so furious that nobody durst pass that way. 29 And instantly they screamed, saying, What hast thou to do

with us, Jesus son of God! Art thou come hither before the 30 time to torment us. Now there was at some distance from 31 them a herd of many swine, feeding: and the demons besought

him, saying, If thou cast us out, permit us to go into that 32 herd of swine. And he said to them, Go. Thereupon they

went out and entered into the herd of swine. And instantly

the whole herd ran violently down a precipice into the sea, 33 and perished in the waters. And they who fed them fled; and

having gone to the city, they told all the circumstances, including the case of the demoniacs. And presently all the city came

out to meet Jesus, and having seen him they intreated him to IX. withdraw out of their territory. So having gone on

board the vessel, he crossed over, and came to his own city. 2 And lo! they brought to him a paralytic laid on a bed : and

Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, Take courage, 3 my son; thy sins are forgiven thee. Thereupon some of the 4. Scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. But

Jesus knowing their thoughts, said, Why do ye harbour evil 5 thoughts in your hearts? For which is easier? To say, Thy 6 sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk? But that you

may know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive

sins, Arise (saith he then to the paralytic) take up thy bed and 7 go home. Accordingly he arose and departed to his house. 8 And when the multitude saw this they expressed their admiration and glorified God who had given such power to men. 9 When Jesus was going thence he saw a man, named Mat10 thew, sitting at the custom-house; and he saith to him, Fol

low me. Whereupon he arose and followed him. And when he was at table in the house, behold many publicans and sinners

came and placed themselves at the table with Jesus and his il disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disci

ples, Why doth your teacher eat with these publicans and sin12 ners? And Jesus hearing this, said to them, They who are well 13 have no need of a physician, but they who are sick. Go then

and learn what this meaneth, “ I desire mercy rather than sacrifice;*" for I did not come to call righteous men, but sin

ners to reformation. 14 Then John's disciples, accosting him, said, Why do we and the 15 Pharisees fast frequently, but thy disciples never fast? And to

them Jesus said, Can bridemen mourn, while the bridegroom is with them? The days indeed will come, when the bride

groom shall be taken away from them and then they will fast. 16 No one mendeth an old garment with a patch of undressed

cloth; for such a patch teareth the garment and maketh a great17 er rent. Neither do men put new wine into old leathern bot

tles, otherwise the bottles burst, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles are lost. But new wine is put into new bottles, so

both are preserved. 18 While he was thus speaking to them, behold a chief came

and, making obeisance to him, said, My daughter is at the

point of death, but come and lay thy hand on her and she will 19 live. Thereupon Jesus arose and with his disciples followed 20 him. And lo! a woman who had been twelve years afflicted

with an efflux of blood, came behind and touched the tuft of 21 his mantle. For she said within herself, If I can only touch his 22 mantle, I shall be cured. And Jesus turned about and when

he saw her, said, Daughter, take courage; thy faith hath cured 23 thee. And from that instant the woman was cured. And when

Jesus came to the house of the chief and saw the minstrels

and the crowd in a bustle, he saith to them, withdraw, for the 25 damsel is not dead but asleep. Whereupon they derided him.

*Hosea 6. 6.

But when the crowd was turned out, he went in and took her 26 by the hand, and the damsel arose. And the fame of this spread

over all that country. 27 As Jesus was departing thence, two blind men followed

him, with loud outcries, saying, Son of David, take pity on us. 28 And when he went into the house, the blind men came to him.

And Jesus saith to them, Do you believe that I can do this? 29 They say to him, Yes, master. Then he touched their eyes, 30 saying, According to your belief, be it to you. Whereupon

their eyes were opened. Then Jesus restrained them, saying, 31 See that none know this. But when they went out, they spread

his fame through all that country. 32 At their going out, behold a dumb man, a demoniac, was 33 brought to him; and the demon being expelled, the dumb man

spake, and the crowds expressed their amazement, saying, No34 thing like this was ever seen in Israel. But the Pharisees said,

By the prince of the demons he expelleth the demons. 35. Then Jesus took a circuit through all the cities and villages,

teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news

of the reign, and healing every disease and every malady 36 among the people. And seeing the multitudes, he had com

passion on them, because they were fainty and forlorn, like 37 sheep without a shepherd. Then he saith to his disciples,

The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the labourers are few. 38 Supplicate therefore the Lord of the harvest to send forth la

bourers for his harvest. X. Then having called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them

power over unclean spirits, so as to cast them out; and 2 to cure diseases and maladies of every kind. Now the names

of the twelve disciples were these. First, Simon, called Peter,

and Andrew his brother, James the son of Zebedee, and John 3 his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas and Matthew

the publican, James the son of Alpheus and Lebbeus called 4. Thaddeus, Simon the Chananite and Judas Iscariot, even he 5 who delivered him up. These twelve Jesus sent forth, having

given them a charge, saying, Go not away to the Gentiles, nor enter a city of the Samaritans; but go rather to the lost sheep

of the house of Israel: and as you go proclaim, saying, The 8 reign of the heavens is at hand. Heal the sick; cleanse lepers;

raise the dead; cast out demons; freely you have received; 9 give freely. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass for

your purses; nor a scrip for the journey; nor two coats; nor

pairs of sandals; nor a staff: for the workman is worthy of his 11 sustenance. Therefore into whatever city or village you enter,

inquire who in it is worthy, and continue there till you leave 12 the place. And when you enter the house, salute the family. 13 And if the family be worthy, the peace you wish them will

come upon them; but if they be not worthy, the peace you 14 wish will rebound upon yourselves. And whosoever will

not receive you, nor hear your words, when you leave that 15 house or that city shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say

to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Go

morra in a day of judgment, than for that city. 16 Behold I send you forth like sheep in the midst of wolves;

be ye therefore wise as the serpents and harmless as the doves. 17 And be upon your guard against these men, for they will de

liver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues; 18 and you will be brought before governors and kings for my 19 sake, for a testimony to them and the nations. But when they

deliver you up, be not anxious how or what you shall speak: 20 for what you are to speak will be suggested to you at the very

instant. For it is not you who speak, but the spirit of your fa21 ther that speaketh in you. Now brother will deliver up bro

ther to death; and a father, a son; and children will rise up 22 against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will

be hated by all men on the account of my name. But he who

persevereth to the end shall be saved. 23 Now when they persecute you in one city, flee to another.

For, verily I say to you, before you shall have gone through 24 all the cities of Israel, the son of man will come. The scholar is

not greater than the teacher; nor the servant, than the master. 25 It is enough for the scholar to be as his teacher; and the ser

vant, as his master. If they have called the master of the family 26 Beelzebub, how much more, his domestics. Therefore be not

afraid of them; for there is nothing hid, which shall not be re27 vealed; nor any thing secret, which shall not be known. What

I say to you in darkness, speak-ye in the light; and what is 28 whispered in your car, proclaim on the house tops. And be

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not afraid of them who kill the body, but are not able to kill

the soul: but rather fear him, who can destroy both soul and 29 body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for an assar,* yet nei. 30 ther of them falleth to the ground without your father. Nay, 31 the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not there. 32 fore; for you are of more value than many sparrows. Whoso

ever therefore will acknowledge me before men, him I will 33 acknowledge before my father, who is in heaven: but whoso

ever shall disown me before men, him I will disown before

my father who is in heaven. 34 Do not imagine that I am come to send peace on the earth. 35 I am not come to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to

set a man at variance with his father; and a daughter with her 36 mother; and a daughter in law with her mother in law. Even

the man's own domestics will be his enemies. 37 He who loveth father or mother more than me, is not wor

thy of me. And he who loveth son or daughter more than me, 38 is not worthy of me. And he who doth not take up his cross 39 and follow me, is not worthy of me. He who hath found his

life shall lose it. But he, who shall lose his life for my sake,

shall find it. 40 He who receiveth you, receiveth me; and he who receiveth 41 me, receiveth him who sent me. He who receiveth a prophet

on the account of his being a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receiveth a righteous man on the account

of his being a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's 42 reward. And whoever shall give any one of these little ones,

were it only a cup of cold water to drink, on the account of his being a disciple, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his re

ward. XI. And when Jesus had finished his instructions to these his

twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and make proclamation in their cities.

Now John, having heard in prison of the works of the Christ, 3 sent two of his disciples with this message to him—Thou art

* A copper coin, worth about a cent.

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