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The parable of the

S. MATTHEW. sower and the seed be also unto this wicked generation.gross, and their ears are duil of hearing, 46 ¶ While he yet talked to the people, and their eyes they have closed; lest at behold, his mother and his brethren stood any time they should see with their eyes, without, desiring to speak with him. and hear with their ears, and should 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, understand with their heart, and should thy mother and thy brethren stand be converted, and I should heal them. without, desiring to speak with thee. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they 48 But he answered and said unto him see: and your ears, for they hear. that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

17 For, verily, I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. CHAP. XIII.

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18 ¶ Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way-side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that hear eth the word, and anon with joy receiv eth it;

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 22 He also that received sced among the thorns is he that heareth the word and the care of this world, and the de ceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred-fold, some sixty, some thirty. 24 ¶ Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy. came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

25 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while yo gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye to

-Sundry other parables.

CHAP. XIV. The reward of the

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37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

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34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: old. 35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth

his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things offend, and them which do iniquity;

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50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye un derstood all these things? They say un to him, Yea, Lord.

52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that is a householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and

54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their syns. 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, gogue, insomuch that they were astonand went into the house: and his dis-ished, and said, Whence hath this man ciples came unto him, saying, Declare this wisdom, and these mighty works? unto us the parable of the tares of the 55 Is not thi the carpenter's son? is field. not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

53 ¶ And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house

58 And he did not many mighty works
there, because of their unbelief.
CHAP. XIV.

Herod's opinion of Christ. AT that time Herod the Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

2 And said unto his servants, This is 42 And shall cast them into a furnace John the Baptist; he is risen from the of fire: there shall be wailing and gnash-dead; and therefore mighty works do ing of teeth. shew forth themselves in him.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth 3 For Herod had laid hold on John, as the sun in the kingdom of their Fa- and bound him, and put him in prison ther. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's 44 Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 ¶ Again, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant-man seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he bad, and bought it.

47 Again, The kingdom of heaven is

wife.

4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, be cause they counted him as a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever si e would ask.

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S. MATTHEW.

The pa Baptist beheaded.

e and she, being before instructed of 46r mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.

9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her. 10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.

11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.

12 And his disciples came, and took up he body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. 13 ¶ When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

Christ reproveth Peter

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

29 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesús. 30 But when he saw the wind boister ous, he was afraid; and beginning to sisk, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, of a truth thou art the Son of God.

34 ¶ And when they were gone over. they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had

15 ¶ And when it was evening, his dis-knowledge of him, they sent out into all ciples came to him, saying, This is a that country round about, and brought desert place, and the time is now past; unto him all that were diseased; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 17 And they say unto him, We have nere but five loaves, and two fishes.

CHAP. XV.
God's commandments.

THEN came to Jesus scribes and
Pharisees, which were of Jerusa-
lem, saying,

2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

18 He said, Bring them hither to me. 19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disci- 3 But he answered and said unto them, ples, and the disciples to the multitude. Why do ye also transgress the com20 And they did all eat, and were fill-mandment of God by your tradition? ed: and they took up of the fragments 4 For God commanded, saying, Honthat remained twelve baskets full. our thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to 22 ¶ And straightway Jesus constrain-his father or his mother, It is a gift, by ed his disciples to get into a ship, and to whatsoever thou mightest be profited go before him unto the other side, while by me; he sent the multitudes away.

6 And honour not his father or his 23 And when he had sent the multi-mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye tudes away, he went up into a moun-made the commandment of God of none tain apart to pray: and when the even-effect by your tradition.

ing was come, he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,

S This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is fur

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. from me. 26 And when the disciples saw him 9 But in vain they do worship me. walking on the sea, they were troubled, teaching for doctrines the cominana. saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

ments of men.

10 ¶ And he called the multitude, and

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What defilet a man.

CHAP. XVI. Christ feedeth the multitude said unto them, Hear, and understand: [lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many 11 Not that which goeth into the mouth others, and cast them down at Jesus' defileth a man; but that which cometh feet; and he healed them: out of the mouth, this defileth a man. 31 Insomuch that the multitude won 12 Then came his disciples, and said dered, when they saw the dumb to unto him, Knowest thou that the Phari-speak, the maimed to be whole, the sees were offended after they heard this lame to walk, and the blind to see: and saying? they glorified the God of Israel.

13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.

32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have noth

the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15 Then answered Peter and said unto him Declare unto us this parable. 16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leading to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

17 Do not ye yet understand, that what Boever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: 20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwasheǹ hands defileth not a man.

21 ¶ Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daugh ter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and to .cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. 29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were

34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. and a few little fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 38 And they that did eat were four thou sand men, besides women and children. 39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

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6 ¶ Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.

8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said

Christ foresheweth his death. S MATTHEW.
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have brought no bread?

Transfiguration of Christ

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25 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it. 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither re 26 For what is a man profited, if he member the five loaves of the five thou-shall gain the whole world, and lose his sand, and how many baskets ye took up? own soul? or what shall a man give in 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four exchange for his soul? thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

27 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.

11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread,that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. CHAP. XVII.

13 ¶ When Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the Son of man, am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

The transfiguration of Christ. AND after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James, John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three ta bernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord this shall not be unto thee.

5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him.

18 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.

6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

19 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 earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Je-Tell the vision to no inan, until the Son sus the Christ. of man be risen again from the dead. 10 And his disciples asked aim, saying, Why then say the scribes, that Elias must first come?

8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying,

21 ¶ From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and chief 11 And Jesus answered and said unto priests, and scribes, and be killed, and them, Elias truly shall first come, and be raised again the third day. restore all things:

12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed: likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. 24 Then said Jesus unto his disci-multitude, there came to him a certain ples, If any man will come after me, man kneeling down to him, and saying, let him deny himself, and take up his 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; for cross, and follow me. the is lunatic, and sore vexed, for oft

13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist. 14 ¶ And when they were come to the

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