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cleaveth to us from your city, | wise and learned, yet thou hast we wipe off against you : not revealed them to babes : yes, withstanding, know this, that Father; for so it hath seemed the reign of God draweth near. good in thy sight. 22 All things 12 I assure you that Sodom, on have been delivered to me by my that day, shall be more tole- Father : and none knoweth who rable, than that city.

the Son is, but the Father; and 13 " Alas for thee, Chorazin ! who the Father is, but the Son, Alas for thee, Bethsaida! for if and he to whom the Son choosthe mighty works which have eth to reveal him.been done in you had been 23 And turning to his discidone in Tyre and Sidon, they ples, he said privately, “ Bleswould have repented long ago, sed are the eyes which see what sitting in sackcloth and ashes. ye see: 24 for I tell you,

that 14 Wherefore Tyre and Sidon many prophets and kings have shall be more tolerable in the desired to see the things which judgment, than you. 15 And ye see, and have not seen them; thou, Capernaum, which hast and hear the things which ye been exalted to heaven, shalt hear, and have not heard them." be brought down to hades. 25 And, behold, a certain

16«He that heareth you, hear teacher of the law rose up, tryeth me; and he that rejecteth ing him, and saying, “ Teacher, you, rejecteth me ; and he that what shall I do to inherit aioni rejecteth me, rejecteth him that an life?” 26 And Jesus said to sent me."

him, “What is written in the 17 And the seventy returned law ? how readest thou ?" 27 with joy, saying, “ Master, even And he answering, said, “ Thou the demons are subject to us, shalt love the Lord thy God through thy name.” 18 And he with all thy heart, and with all said to them, “I beheld the thy soul, and with all thy adversary fall like lightning strength, and with all thy mind: from heaven. 19 Behold, I give and thy neighbour as thyself.” you power to tread on serpents

28 Then Jesus said to him, and scorpions, and over all the “ Thou hast answered right: strength of the enemy; and do this, and thou shalt live." nothing shall by any means 29 But he, desiring to justify hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, in himself, said to Jesus, « And this rejoice not, that the spirits who is my neighbour?” are subject to you ; but rejoice 30 And Jesus replying, said, that your names are written in “A certain man

went down heaven."

from Jerusalem to Jericho, and 21 In that hour, Jesus greatly fell among robbers, who striprejoiced in spirit, and said, “Iped him of his raiment, and adore thee, Ó Father, Lord of wounded him, and departed; heaven and earth, that thou hast leaving him half dead. 31 And hidden these things from the by chance, a certain priest

came down that way; and see. Jesus answering, said to her, ing him, he passed by on the “ Martha, Martha, thou art anxother side. 32' in like manner ious, and troubled about many a Levite also, when he reach- things; 42 one indeed is useful:* ed the place, [came,] and see- but Mary hath chosen the good ing him, he passed by on the part, which shall not be taken other side. 33 But a certain from her.” Samaritan, as he journeyed, Ch. XI. 1 And it came to came where he was : and see- pass, that, as he was praying in ing him, had compassion on a certain place, when he ceas. him, 34 and going up to him, ed, one of his disciples said to bound up his wounds, pouring him, "Master, teach us to pray, in oil and wine; and set him as John also taught his disci. on his own beast, and brought ples.” 2 And he said to them, him to an inn, and took care of 6 When ye pray, say, “O Fa. him.

ther, hallowed be thy name. 35 “And on the morrow, [as Thy reign come. 3 Give us he was going,] he took out two each day our daily bread; 4 and denarii, and giving them to the forgive us our sins; for even host, he said to him, • Take we forgive all who offend us; care of him; and whatsoever and abandon us not to temptathou spendest more, on my re- tion.'" turn I will repay thee. 36 Now 5 Moreover he said to them, which of these three thinkest “ Should any one of you have thou was neighbour to him who a friend, and go to him at midfell among the robbers?” 37 night, and say to him, 'Friend, And he said, “He who showed lend me three loaves ; 6 for a pity to him.” [Then] Jesus friend (of mine] is come off his replied, “Go, and do thou in journey to see me, and I have like manner.”

nothing to set before him :' 7 38 And it came to pass, as and he answering from within, they journeyed, that he entered should say, Do not disturbi into a certain village : and a me : the door is now locked ; certain woman, named Martha, and my children, as well as I, received him into her house. are in bed; I cannot rise and 39 And she had a sister called give thee.' 8 I tell you, though Mary ; who sat also at the feet he will not rise and give him, of Jesus, and heard his words. because he is his friend, yet be. 40 But Martha, being harassed cause of his importunity, he by much attendance, came and will rise and give him as many said, “ Master, carest thou not as he needeth. that my sister hath left me to 9“I likewise tell you, Ask, attend alone? Bid her therefore, and it shall be given you; that she assist me.” 41 And seek, and ye shall find; knock,

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and it shall be opened to you. demons, then indeed the reign

10 For whosoever asketh, re- of God hath overtaken you. - ceiveth; and he that seeketh, 21 « When the strong one, findeth ; and to him that knock- armed, guardeth his palace, his eth, it shall be opened.

goods are in peace : 22 but if a 11 “Now if a son shall ask stronger than he attack and bread from any of you that is a of all his armour, in which he

overcome him, he will strip him father, will he give him a stone? or if also, he shall ask a fish, 23 He who is not for me, is

trusted, and dispose of his spoils. will he for a fish give him a ser

against me: and he who gapent? 12 or if also he shall ask

thereth not with me, scattereth. an egg, will he give him a scorpion ? 13 If ye therefore,

24 “ When the impure spirit ye are, know how to give good eth through dry places, seek

is gone out of a man, he passthings to your children, how much more will your heavenly ing rest; and, finding none, he Father give a holy spirit to house whence I came out.' 25

saith, I will return to my those that ask him ?"

And having come, he findeth it 14 And he was casting out a swept and set in order. 26 demon, and it was dumb. And Whereupon he goeth and bringit came to pass, when the de- eth seven other spirits, more mon was gone out, that the evil than himself; and they endumb spake : and the multi- ter in, and dwell there : and tudes wondered. 15 But some the latter state of that man beof them said, “ He casteth out cometh worse than the first.?* demons through Beelzebub, 27 And it came to pass, as he prince of the demons.” 16(And spake these things, that a cerothers trying him, sought of him tain woman, from amidst the a sign from heaven.) 17 But he, crowd, raising her voice, said to knowing their thoughts, said to him, “ Happy the womb which them, “Every kingdom divided bare thee, and the breasts which against itself, is brought to de- have nourished thee.” 28 But he solation; and house after house said, “Yea, rather, happy they, falleth. 18 Now if the adversary who hear the word of God and also be divided against himself, obey it." how can his kingdom stand? 29 Now the crowds being for ye say that I cast out de- collected in a body, he began mons by Beelzebub.

19 Butto say,

• This is an evil gene. if I by Beelzebub cast out de- ration: it demandeth a sign ; mons, by whom do your sons, and a sign shall not be given cast them out? Wherefore they it, except the sign of Jonah. shall be your judges. 20 But if | 30 For as Jonah was a sign to I by the finger of God cast out the Ninevites, so will the Son

A relapse into vice, like a relapse into insanity, renders the case more hopeless than


of man also, be to this genera-, outside of the cup and of the tion.

dish; but the inside of you is 31 “ The queen of the south full of rapine and maliciouscountry will rise in the judg- ness. 40 Unthinking men! did ment against the men of this not he who made the outside, generation, and will condemn make the inside also ? 41 Only them: for she came from the give in alms what ye have ; ends of the earth to hear the and, behold, all things are wisdom of Solomon; and, be- clean unto you. hold, a greater than Solomon 42 “ But alas for you, Phari. is here.

sees! for ye pay tithe of mint 32 « The men of Nineveh will and rue and every herb, and stand up in the judgment a- neglect justice and the love gainst this generation, and will of God: now these ye ought to condemn it; for they repented have done, and not to leave the at the preaching of Jonah; and, other undone. 43 Alas for you, behold, a greater than Jonah is Pharisees ! for ye love the chief here.

seats in the synagogues, and sa33 “ Now no one, having light- lutations in the market-places. ed a lamp, putteth it in a secret 44 Alas for you! for ye are like place, or under a measure, but concealed tombs, which men on a light-stand; that those walk over without knowing it." who come in may see the light. 45 Then one of the teachers 34 The lamp of the body is the of the law answering, said to eye; when [thereforej thine him, “ Master, thus saying, eye is clear, thy whole body al- thou reproachest us also." 46 so is enlightened; but when And he said, “ Alas for you, thine eye is dim, thy body also lawyers also because ye lade is in darkness. 35 Take heed men with intolerable burdens, therefore, that the light which and ye yourselves touch not is in thee be not darkness. 36 the burdens with one of your If thy whole body therefore be fingers. 47 Alas for you! be. enlightened, having no part cause ye build the tombs of the dark, the whole will be so en- prophets, and your fathers kill. lightened, as when a lamp en-ed them. 48 Ye therefore bear lighteneth thee by its bright-witness that ye consent to the

deeds of your fathers : for they 37 And as he spake, a certain indeed killed them, and ye Pharisee besought him to dine build [their tombs.] with him: and going in, he 49 “ Wherefore also the wis. placed himself at table. 38 And dom of God hath said, "I will the Pharisee was surprised to send unto them prophets and observe, that he had not first apostles; and some of them they washed before dinner. 39 Then will kill, and others they will the Lord said to him, “ Now persecute: 50 so that the blood ye Pharisees make clean the l of all the prophets which hath


been shed from the foundation power to cast into Gehenna; of the world, will be required yes, I tell you, Fear him. 6 Are of this generation : 51 from not five sparrows sold for twothe blood of Abel to the blood pence? and yet not one of them of Zachariah, who perished be- is forgotten before God : 7 but tween the altar and the temple :' even the hairs of your head are yes, I tell you, it will be re- all numbered. Fear not therequired of this generation. fore : ye are of more value than

52 “Alas for you, lawyers! for many sparrows. ye have taken away the key of 8« Moreover I say to you, knowledge: ye yourselves have Whosoever shall acknowledge not entered in, and those who me before men, him the Son of were entering in ye have hin- man also, will acknowledge bedered.”

fore the angels of God. 9 But 53 And while he said these he who denieth me before men, things to them, the scribes and shall be denied in the presence the Pharisees began to be great of the angels of God. 10 And ly incensed, and to provoke him whosoever shall speak a word to speak of many things; 54 against the Son of man, it will [laying wait for him and seek. be forgiven him ; but to him ing] to catch something out of who [blasphemeth] against the his mouth, [that they might ac- holy spirit, it will not be forcuse him.]

given. CH. XII. 1 IN the inean time, 11 “And when ye are brought when myriads of the multitude to synagogues, and to principawere gathered together, so that lities and powers, take no anxthey trod upon one another, he ious thought how or what ye began to say to his disciples, shall speak in defence, or what “ Above all things, beware of ye shall say : 12 for the holy the leaven of the Pharisees spirit shall teach you, in that which is hypocrisy. 2 For there hour, what ye ought to say." is nothing covered, which shall 13 And one of the multitude not be revealed; or hidden, said to him, “Master, speak to which shall not be known. my brother, that he divide our

3 “ Because that which ye inheritance with me.” 14 And have spoken in the dark, shall Jesus said to him, “ Man, who be heard in the light; and that made me a judge or a divider which ye have whispered in over you ?" 15 And he said to closets, shall be proclaimed up-them, “ Take heed and beware on the house-tops.

of covetousness: for a man's 4 “And I charge you, my life consisteth not in the abunfriends, Fear not them who kill dance of the things which any the body, and after that can do one possesseth.” 16 And he no more. 5 But I will warn you spake a parable to them, saying, whom ye shall fear: Fear him “There was a certain rich man, who, after he hath killed, hath whose ground brought forth

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