Page images
PDF
EPUB

is commanded, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.'" 13 And the impostor having ended all his temptations, departed from him for a time.

[ocr errors]

"Is not this the son of Joseph?" 23 And he said to them, "Ye will surely say to me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself:' whatsoever things we have heard done in Capernaum, do here also in thine own country.”

·

14 AND Jesus returned, with the power of the spirit, into Galilee; and there went out a fame of him through all the country round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he entered into the synagogue on the sabbath; and stood up to read. 17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was delivered to him. And, having opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The spirit

24 He said also, "Verily, I tell you, No prophet is acceptable in his own country. 25 But I tell you of a truth, There were many widows in Israel, in the days of Elijah; when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout all the land; 26 but to none of them was Elijah sent, except to a widow woman at Serepta, a city of Sidon. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel, in the time of the pro

of the Lord is upon me, inas-phet Elisha; and none of them much as he hath anointed me was cleansed, except Naaman to publish glad tidings to the the Syrian." poor; he hath sent me to proclaim deliverance to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those that are bruised, 19 to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."

28 And all in the synagogue, having heard these things, were filled with wrath; 29 and rose up, and drove him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But he passed through the midst of them, and departed.

31 AND he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee; and taught them on the sabbath. 32 And they were amazed at his doctrine: for his word was with authority. 33 And there was a man in the synagogue who had a spirit of an impure demon;* 34 and he cried out with a

20 And he closed the book, and gave it again to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of all those who were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, "To-day this scripture is fulfilled in your ears. 22 And all gave him their testimony, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth, and said,

""

*He was raving mad, and fancied himself possessed by a demon; which was the current opinion of the age. He believed, as many then did, that Jesus was the Messiah, or a great prophet; and addresses him as such: and Jesus replies to him in the popular language, in conformity to the ideas and feelings of the maniac. See Farmer on Demon, c. ii, sec. 1.

Nazarene! what hast thou to do with us? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee, who thou art; the holy one of God."

loud voice, saying, "Ah! Jesus! | going out, he retired into a desert place; and the multitudes sought him and came to him, and urged him not to depart from them. 43 But he said to them, "I must publish the good tidings of the reign of God to other cities also: because for this purpose I am sent." 44 And accordingly he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

CH. V. 1. NOW it came

35 Then Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him." And the demon having thrown him in the midst, came out of him, and hurt him not. 36 And all were struck with astonishment, and spake

among themselves, saying, to pass when the multitude "What word is this? for with pressed on him to hear the word authority and power he com- of God, he stood by the lake mandeth the impure spirits, and of Gennesaret, 2 and saw two they come out." 37 And a re-ships standing by the lake: but port went abroad into every the fishermen were gone out of place of the country round them, and were washing their about.

nets.

38 AND he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house. Now the mother of Simon's wife was seized with a great fever; and they besought him for her. 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and

3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and besought him that he would launch out a little from the land. And sitting down, he taught the multitudes out of the ship. 4 And having ceased speaking, he said to Simon,

forthwith she arose and minis-"Launch out into the deep, tered to them. and let down your nets for a draught." 5 And Simon answer

:

40 Now at the setting of the sun, all those who had any sicking, said to him, "Master, we of whatsoever disease, brought have laboured during all the them to him and he laid his night, and have taken nothing: hands on every one of them, nevertheless, at thy word I will and cured them. 41 And de- let down the net." mons also came out of many, crying out, and saying, "Thou art the Son of God.” But he rebuked them, and suffered them not to say that they knew he was the Christ.

|

42 And when it was day,

6 And having done this, they enclosed such a multitude of fish, that the net began to break. 7 And they beckoned to their partners in the other ship to come and help them. And they came, and laded both the ships,

It is here said that Christ "rebuked the fever;" but no one ever supposed a fever an intelligent agent; he also " rebuked them," the demons, but, unless we include the person of the demoniac, we have no more reason to suppose them to be intelligent than the fever.

8 Now when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying, "Depart from me, Master, for I am a sinful man."

so that they were near sinking. | every village of Galilee, and from Judea, and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 And, behold, there were men bringing on a bed a man who was sick

with the palsy : and they sought how to bring him in, and to place him in his sight. 19 But finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up to the roof, and let him down through the tiling, with his couch, into the midst, before Jesus. 20 And seeing their faith, he said, "Man, thy sins are forgiven thee."

66

6

12 AND it being near one of their cities, lo, a man full of leprosy, on his seeing Jesus, fell on his face, and entreated him, saying, Master, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me." 13 And Jesus extending his hand, touched him, saying, "I will: Be thou cleansed." And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And he commanded him to tell no one: but, said he, "go and show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing as Moses commanded; for a testimony to them." 15 But the report concerning him went abroad so much the more: and great multitudes came together

21 Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone ?" 22 But when Jesus perceived their reasonings, he addressed them and said, "Why reason ye in your hearts ? 23 Which is easier? to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee?' or to say, 'Arise and walk?' 24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,)' I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go home.'” 25 And rising up instantly before them, he took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his house, glorito hear, and be cured [by him]fying God. 26 And amazement of their infirmities. 16 But he struck all, and they glorified withdrew into desert places, God, and were filled with fear, and prayed. saying, "We have seen strange things to-day."

17 AND it came to pass, on one of these days, as he was 27 AND after these things teaching, that there were Phari-Jesus went forth and saw a pubsees and teachers of the law lican, named Levi, sitting at sitting by, who had come from the toll-office: and he said to

9 For the draught of fish which they had taken, had filled him and all that were with him, with astonishment; 10 particularly James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon "Fear not; henceforth thou shalt catch men." 11 And having brought their ships to land, they left all, and followed him.

[ocr errors]

him, "Follow me." 28 And forsaking all, he rose up, and followed him.

29 And Levi made him a great feast, in his own house: and there was a great multitude of publicans, and of others, - who were at meat with them 30 But the scribes and the Pharisees among them murmured against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the publicans and sinners?" 31 And Jesus answering, said to them, "The whole need not a physician; but the sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous to a reformation, but sinners."

33 And some said to him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers; and in like manner the disciples of the Pharisees : but thine eat and drink?" 34 And he said to them, “Can ye make the companions of the bridegroom to fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them: then they will fast in those days."

ed. 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; [and both will be preserved.] 39 No one also, having drunk old wine, immediately desireth new: for he saith The old is better.'"

·

CH. VI. 1 AND it came to pass on the first sabbath* after the second day of unleavened bread, that he went through the corn-fields: and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and ate, rubbing them with their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said [to them,] "Why do ye that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath?" 3 And Jesus answering, said to them, "Have ye not even read what David did, when both he himself and those that were with him hungered: 4 How he entered into the house of God, and [took, and] ate the loaves of the presence, and gave also to those that were with him: which it is not lawful for any to eat, except the priests?" 5 And he said to them, "The Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath."

6" AND it came to pass, on

36 And he spake also a parable to them: "No one putteth | another sabbath also, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and a man was there, whose right hand was withered: 7 and the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the sabbath; that they might find an accusation against him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man that had the

a piece of a new garment upon an old one: otherwise, both the new maketh a rent, and [the piece] that was taken from the new agreeth not with the old 37 And no one putteth new wine into old leathern bottles: otherwise, the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles will be destroy

On the sabbath called second-prime, Campbell. The sense of the original is very obscure✈ Some good copies omit the word deurigongwтw first after the second.

withered hand, "Arise, and stand in the midst." And he arose, and stood.

9 Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you 'What is lawful on the sabbath? to do good or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?" 10 And having looked round about on them all, he said to him, "Stretch forth thy hand." And he did so and his hand was restored [as the other]. 11 And they were filled with madness; and consulted with one another what they should do to Jesus.

a power went out from him, and healed them all.

66

20 THEN lifting up his eyes on his disciples, he said, 21 Happy ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of God. 22 Happy ye that hunger now; for ye shall be filled. Happy ye that weep now; for ye shall laugh. Happy are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach and defame you, for the sake of the Son of man. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in like manner did their fathers treat the prophets.

24" But alas for you that are rich! for ye have received your comfort. 25 Alas for you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Alas [for you] that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Alas for you, when men shall speak well of you! for in like manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

12 AND it came to pass, in those days, that he retired to a mountain to pray; and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called to him his disciples: and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles: 14 (Simon whom he had also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; 15 Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alpheus, and Simon 27"But I say to you that called Zelotes; 16 Judas the hear; Love your enemies; do brother of James, and Judas Is- good to those that hate you, 28 cariot, who also was a traitor;) bless those that curse you, and 17 and he came down with pray for those that injuriously them, and stood in the plain; treat you. 29 To him who and there was a multitude of smiteth thee on the one cheek, his disciples, and a great num- offer the other also: and from ber of the people, from all Ju- him who taketh away thy mandea, and Jerusalem, and the tle, withhold not thy coat also. sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, 30 And give to every one who who came to hear him, and to asketh of thee; and of him that be cured of their diseases; 18 taketh away what is thine, ask and those that were troubled by it not again. 31 And as ye would impure spirits and they were that men should do to you, do healed. 19 And the whole mul-ye also to them, in like manner. titude sought to touch him: for 32 "And if ye love those.

« PreviousContinue »