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Matt. x, 15–40. Mark vi, 11. Luke ix, 5.

3timony against them. ?Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for 'the land of ?Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves : be ye

there. fore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men : for 5 they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues ; and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

"But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak : for it shall be given you in that same hour what

shall speak. 10 For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father which speak


eth in you.

And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my 15 name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another : for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord. 20 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household ?

'Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed ; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in 25 darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul : but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? and one of them 30 shall not fall on the ground withont your Father. But the very

hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me 35

him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. *Think not that I am come to send peace on earth : I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they 40 of his own household.

'He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy

He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life 45 for my sake shall find it.

'He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiv

before men,

of me.

Matt. x, 40–42; xi, 1 ; xiv, 1–9. Mark vi, 12-26. Luke ix, 6–9.

unto you,

leth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward ; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I 5 say

he shall in no wise lose his reward. And they went out, and they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where, 'and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

10 "And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence, to teach and to preach in their cities.

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 'now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him, 'and king Herod heard of him ; (for his name was spread abroad :) 'and he was perplex. 15 ed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead.

And he said 'unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead ; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 'Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets, others that one of the old prophets 20 was risen again. But when Herod heard thereof, he said, 'John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things ? 'It is John whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. 'And he desired to see him.

?For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and 25 bound him, 'and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife : ?for he had married her. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herolias had a quarrel against him, and wonld have killed him; but she could not: for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an 30 holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. 'And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. But when Herod's birthday was kept, 'and when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and 35 chief estates of Galilee; and when the danghter of the said Herodias came in, and danced 'before them, 'and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her 'with an oath,

Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of 40 my kingdom. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask ? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, 'and she, being before instructed of her mother, said, 'I will that thou give me 'here by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was ex- 45 ceeding sorry: 'nevertheless, ?for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him 'at meat, ’he would not reject her, 'he commanded

Matt. xiv, 9–16. Mark vi, 27-38. Luke ix, 10–14. John vi, 1–9

'it to be given her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought : 'and he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel : ’and the damsel brought it, 'gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up 'the body, 5 ?his

corpse, and laid it in a tomb, 'and buried it, and went and told Jesus.

When Jesus heard of it, "the apostles, 'gathered themselves together unto Jesus, 'when they were returned, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile: for there 10 were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. ?And 'after these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias, and they departed into a desert place by ship privately, 'he departed thence by 15 ship into a desert place apart. And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and when the people had heard thereof, ʼand the people, when they knew it, followed him, “a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased, ?and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, 20 and came together unto him. And Jesus went forth, and Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, 'a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: 'and he received them. “And Jesus went up into a moun. tain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of 25 the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he began to teach them many things, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.

And when the day began to wear away, ?and when the day was now 30 far spent, 'and when it was evening, then came the twelve, 'his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, ?and now the time is far passed : 'send the multitude away, ?that they may go into the towns and *country round about, and into the villages, Sand lodge, 'and buy them. selves bread, 'victuals : {for they have nothing to eat.

But Jesus 35 ’answered and said unto them, "They need not depart; give ye them to eat. ?And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat ? he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat ? and this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two 40 hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. ?He saith unto them, How many loaves have go

And when they knew, 'one of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes : but what are they among so 45 many ? 3and they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people. For they were


and see.

Matt. xiv, 17—29. Mark vi, 39–50. Luke ix, 14-17. John vi, 10—20.

:about five thousand men. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, Sand he said to his disciples, Make them the men 'sit down by fifties in a company. Now there was much grass in the place. 'And he commanded them to make 5 all sit down by companies upon the green grass. 3 And they did so,

and made them all sit down. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties, *so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took 'the five loaves, and the two fishes, and when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and 'he blessed them, and when he had given thanks, he brake the loaves, and gave 10 them to his disciples, @to set before the multitude, ‘he distributed to the disciples and the disciples to them, 'to the multitude that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would, and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they did all eat, and were all filled: and “when 15 they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten, ?and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that 20 had eaten were about five thousand inen, beside women and children.

*Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, 'straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get 25 into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, ’unto Bethsaida, 'while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he departed again into a mountain himself alone, 'apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone, and when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, and entered 30 into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. ?And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. And he saw them toiling in rowing ; for the wind was contrary unto them. “And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. But the ship 35 was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves. And about the fourth watch of the night "Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea,

and would have passed by them. “So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship : and they were afraid. But 'when the dis- 40 ciples 'saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out: for they all saw him, and were troubled, 'saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway, 'immediately, 1Jesus spake unto them, ?he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not raid. And Peter ans ed him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walk

Matt. xiv, 29–36. Mark vi, 51–56. John vi, 21-35.

led on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid ; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, ó thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? 2And he went up unto them into the ship, then they willingly received him 5 into the ship, 'and when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. ?And they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. And immediately 10 the ship was at the land whither they went.

And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him. 'And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, 15 land ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was, land brought unto him all that were diseased. ?And withersoever he entered, into villages or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border, 'the hem 20 of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

*The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone; (howbeit 25 there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks :) when the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus. And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, 30 Rabbi, when camest thou hither? Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath 35 God the Father sealed.

Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and 40 believe thee? what dost thou work ? our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from 45 heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto hiin, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread


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