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and she immediately arose, and walked; for she was twelve years old : and he commanded that something should be given her to eat. And they were amazed with great amazement. And he enjoined them strictly to tell no one what had been done. And the fame thereof went forth into all that land. §. 4. Sight restored to two Blind Men; and the Dumb Demoniac
cured. And as Jesus was passing by from thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, and saying, “Son of David, have pity on us. Now when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, “Believe
ye that I am able to do this ?” They say unto him, “Yea, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it unto you.” And their eyes were opened ; and Jesus strictly charged them, saying, “See that no one know it.” But when they went forth, they spread abroad his fame in all that land.
Now as they were going out, behold, some brought to him a dumb man, a demoniac. And when the demon was cast out, the dumb man spake : and the multitudes wondered, saying, “It was never thus seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casteth out demons by the prince of the demons.”
SECT. X. Christ selects the Apostles, and then makes a Second Progress
through Galilee. Matr. 1, 2–4, ix. 35–38. MARK üi, 13—19. LUKE vi. 12—19, viii, 1–3.
And it came to pass in those days that he went forth, and goeth up to the mountain ? to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he summoneth to him his disciples, whom he would : and they came unto him : and from them he chose twelve, (whom he named also apostles,) that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach; and to have authority to heal diseases, and to cast out demons.
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Now the names of the twelve apostles are these : First, Simon, (and Simon, he surnamed Peter,)1 and Andrew his brother : James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, (and these he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder); Philip and Bartholemew;? Thomas, and Matthew the publican ; James the son of Alpheus, and Judas (or Lebbeus, surnamed Thaddeus,) the brother of James, and Simon called Zelotes, or Kananites, and Judas Iscariot, who also delivered him up.
And he came down with them, and stood on the plain ; ? and the multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people, from all Judea, and Jerusalem, and the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; and they that were oppressed with unclean spirits : and they were cured. And the whole multitude sought to touch him : because power went forth from him, and healed all.
And it came to pass in the course of events, that he journeyed throughout all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming and publishing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God, and healing every disease and every weakness. And the twelve were with him, and certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, from whom had gone forth seven demons, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza,
i Lit., and he put on Simon the name Peter : 0. H. n.
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Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto him from their substance.
Now when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were wearied and scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then he saith unto his disciples, “The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he may send forth other labourers into his harvest."
SECT. XI. The Apostles instructed both for their present Mission, and for their future Service, and then sent forth into various parts of Galilee.
Matt. x. 1,5-xi. 1. Mark vi. 7–13. LUKE ix. 1–6.
And having called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power and authority over all the demons, so as to cast them out, and to heal
weakness. And he sent them forth, two by two, having charged them, saying, “Depart not into the way of the Gentiles, and enter not into a city of the Samaritans; but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, make proclamation, saying, The kingdom of heaven draweth near.' Heal the infirm; raise the dead; cleanse the lepers; cast out demons; freely ye have received, freely give. Provide not gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your purses. Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor sandals,” nor have two vests apiece : for the labourer is worthy of his food.
1 M., L. : except a staff only, Mk. 2 M.: but to be shod with sandals, Mk.: [the words used by M. and Mk. for sandals are different.]
“And into whatsoever city or village ye enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and into whatsoever house ye enter, there abide, until ye go forth thence. And when ye enter into a house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye go out of the house, or of that city, shake off even the dust from your feet, for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It will 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 amidst wolves : be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and will scourge you in their synagogues; and ye will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no anxious thought how or what ye shall speak; (for it shall be given you in that same hour what shall speak;) for it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.3
“Now the brother will deliver up the brother to death ; and the father, the child : and children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye will be hated by all men for my 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; and if they persecute you out of this, flee ye into another ; for verily I say unto you, ye shall not finish the cities of Israel, until the Son of man come.
1v. H. n. 2M., L. : the earth that is under your feet, Mk. 3 Compare L. xii. 11, 12. Part V. Sect. XIV. §. 1. * [Compare Mk. xiii. 12, 13. Part VIII. Sect. VI.]
“The disciple is not above the teacher ; nor the servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his master. If they have surnamed the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they so call them of his household.
“Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, which shall not be revealed; and hidden, which shall not be known. That which I say to you in the darkness, speak ye in the light: and that which ye hear in the ear, proclaim ye upon the housetops. And fear not any thing from them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but fear him rather who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?1 and yet not one of them falleth 1 on the ground without your Father : and even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.
“Every one, therefore, who shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before
Father who is in heaven.2 “Think not that I have come to send peace on the land ; I have come not to send peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man at variance against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law : and a man's foes will be those 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 doth not take up his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me. He that
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- Compare L. xii. 2—9. Part V. Sect. XIV. §. 1.