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Matt. xvi, 14–28; xvii, 1. Mark viii, 29—38; ix, 1, 2. Luke ix, 19–29.
the prophets, Sand others say that one of the old prophets is risen again. ?And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am ? And Simon Peter answered and said ’unto him, 'Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona : for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto 5 thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church ; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on 10 earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then he straitly charged them, and commanded them, "his disciples, %to tell no man that thing ?of him, that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, -and he began to teach them, 'how that he must go unto Jerusalem, saying, The 15 Son of man must suffer many things, 'of the elders and chief priests and scribes, ’and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again, 'be raised again the third day. ?And he spake that saying openly. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord : this 20 shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and ?when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying 'unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
2 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, 25 then said Jesus unto his disciples, 'and he said to them all, If any man 'whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, 'shall find it, ?the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, 'what 30 is a man advantaged, Zif he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul, 'and lose himself, or be cast away ? ’Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul ? For whosoever therefore 3shall be ashamed of me and of my words ?in this adulterous and sinful generation ; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, 'when he shall come in his own 35 glory, and ’in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
'For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. ?And he said unto them, 'But I tell you of a truth, 'verily I say unto you, Othere be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till 40 they see, atill they have seen the kingdom of God come with power, 'till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
And after six days, 'it came to pass, about an eight days after these sayings, Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John 'his brother, ?and leadeth them, 'and bringeth them up, Sand went up into 'an 45 high mountain apart by themselves 'to pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and he was transfigured before
Matt. xvii, 2-15. Mark ix, 2—17. Luke ix, 29—38.
2them : land his face did shine as the sun, ?and his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; "his raiment was white and glister. ing, 'white as the light, 'so as no fuller on earth can white them. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias: ?and they were talking with Jesus, 'and, behold, there talked with him two men, 5 which were Moses and Elias; who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, as they departed from him, ”Peter answered 10 and said to Jesus, 'Lord, ?Master, it is good for us to be here: lif thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias : 'not knowing what he said, ?for he wist not what to say; for they were sore afraid. "While he 'yet 'thus spake, 'behold, there came a 'bright cloud, 'and overshadowed them: and they 15 feared as they entered into the cloud : 'and behold "there came a voice out of the cloud, 'which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when the voice was past, 20 *suddenly, 'when they had lifted up their eyes, ?when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with themselves, Jesus was found alone. And as they came down from the mountain, 'Jesus 'charged them that they should tell no man 'the vision, ?what things they had seen, till the Son of man were risen from the dead. 25 And they kept "it, ?that saying close with themselves, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen, 'questioning one with another what the rising from the dead should mean.
And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come ? And Jesus 'answered and told them, Elias 30 verily cometh first, and restoreth all things ; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come 'already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed, ?as it is written of him. 35 Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
3And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him, 'and when they were come to the multitude, 'and when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude 40 about them, and the scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him. And he asked the scribes, What question ye with them ? 3And behold, 'one of the multitude, sa man of the company 'came to him, "answered and scried out, 'kneeling down to him, and 45 saying, Lord, have mercy on my son, ?Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit, 'I beseech thee, look upon my
Matt. xvii, 15—23. Mark ix, 18—31. Luke ix, 38—45.
oson : for he is mine only child, 'for he is lunatick, and sore vexed : for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water, sand lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out ; 'and wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him, 'and it teareth him that he foameth again, 'and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away, 'and bruising him hardly 5 departeth from him. 'And I brought him to thy disciples, and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out, 'I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not 'cure him. Then Jesus answered ?him, and saith, O 'faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you ? Bring thy son hither 10 Ito me.
2 And they brought him unto him, and as he was yet a coming, 'when he saw him, straightway the spirit, the devil threw him down, and tare him ; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him ? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it bath cast him into the fire, and 15 into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came run- 20 ning together, "Jesus rebuked the devil, the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, 'and he departed, ’and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and 25 lifted him up; and he arose : 'and Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father: 'and the child was cured from that very hour. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.
? And when he was come into the house, 'then came the disciples to 30 Jesus apart, and ’asked him privately, "Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove: and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth 35 not out but by prayer and fasting, ?this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
?And they departed thence, and passed through Galilee ; and he would not that any man should know it. "But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, 'and while they abode in Galilee, 40 Jesus said unto his disciples, he taught his disciples, and said unto them, 3 Let these sayings sink down into your ears : for 'the Son of man shall be betrayed, shall be delivered into the hands of men, 'the Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him ; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day, 'the third day he shall be 45 raised again. And they were exceeding sorry. "But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not,
Matt. xvii, 24—27 ; xviii, 1–6. Mark ix, 32—42. Luke ix, 45—50. John vii, 2–5.
3and they feared ?and were afraid to ask him %of that saying.
And he came to Capernaum, 'and when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your Master
tribute ? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? 5 of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute ? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt 10 find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.
3Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of thern should be greatest, 'at the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven ? and being in the house he asked them, What was it that ye disputed among yourselves by the way? 15 But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest.
3And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, 'sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. And Jesus called a little 20 child unto him, ?and he took a child, ʻand set him by him, ?in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in 25 the kingdom of heaven, and ?whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me: 3for he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.
?And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out 30 devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me.
3For he that is not against us is for us, he that is not against us is on our part. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink 35 in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
? And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, 'it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, aand he were cast into the sea, and that he were drowned in the depth 40 of the sea.
"Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
*His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judæa, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh 45 to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
*For neither did his brethren believe in him.
Luke ix, 51–62; x, 1-10. John vii, 6–10.
*Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your
time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you ; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
'Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come.
*When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
*But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent mes- 10 sengers before his face and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.
3And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and con- 15 sume them, even as Elias did ? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
And they went to another village.
3And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man 20 said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee wlithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his bead.
3And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury 25 their dead : but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.
3And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee ; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
3After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself wonld come.
3Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few : pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he 35 would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes : and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: 40 if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you : and heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God 45 is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say,