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their coming into the ship, the sing for doctrines the commandwind ceased. 33 Then those ments of men.” ” 10 And calling in the ship came and did him to him the multitude, he said to obeisance, saying, “ Truly thou them, “ Hear, and understand. art a son of God."

11 Not that which entereth 34 And having passed over, into the mouth defileth a man: they came into the land of Gen- but that which proceedeth out nesaret. 35 And the men of of the mouth, this defileth a that place knowing him again, man.” they sent into all that country 12 Then his disciples comround about, and brought to ing, they said to him, “Knowhim all the diseased; 36 and est thou that the Pharisees were they besought him that they offended on hearing the word ?" might only touch the tuft of his 13 But he answering said, “Evmartle: and as many as touch- ery plant which my heavenly ed were perfectly cured. Father hath not planted, shall

Ch. XV. 1 THEN Scribes be rooted up. 14 Regard them and Pharisees approached Je- not: they are blind leaders of sus from Jerusalem, saying, the blind : and if the blind lead “Why do thy disciples trans- the blind, both will fall into the gress the tradition of the elders? ditch.” 15 Then Peter answerfor they wash not their hands ing, said to him, “ Explain to us when they eat bread.” 3 But that saying." 16 And Jesus he answering, said to them, said, “ Are ye also still without “Why do ye also transgress the understanding? do ye not yet commandment of God by your perceive that whatsoever entertradition ? For God command- eth into the mouth goeth into ed, saying, “Honour thy father | the belly, and is cast out into and mother:' and, 'He who re the vault? 18 But those things vileth father or mother, let him which proceed out of the mouth surely die. 5 But ye say, come forth from the heart; Whosoever shall say to his fa- and they defile a man. 19 For ther or mother, That is devoted, out of the heart proceed evil whatever of mine that might thoughts, murders, adulteries, have profited thee; 6 [and] 80 fornications, thefts, false-witshall not honour his father or nesses, evil-speaking. 20 These his mother; it is well. Thus are the things which defile a ye have made the command-man : but to eat with unwashen ment of God of none effect by hands defileth not a man.”

21 Then Jesus went thence, 17 « Ye hypocrites, well hath and withdrew into the parts Isaiah prophesied of you, say about Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, ing, 8 * This people honoureth behold, a Canaanitish woman me with their lips; but their came out of those borders, and heart is far from me: 9 but in cried unto him, saying, “Have vain do they worship me, teach- pity on me Sir, thou son of Da

your tradition.

vid: my daughter is grievously fasting, lest they grow faint on afflicted by a demon.” 23 But the way." 33 And his disciples he answered her not a word. said to him, “ Whence should And his disciples approaching, we have so many loaves in the besought him, saying, “Send her desert, as to satisfy so great a away, for she crieth after us.' "multitude ?" 34 And Jesus ask24 Then he answering, said, “Ied them, “How many loaves am not sent but to the lost sheep have ye?” And they said, “ Seyof the house of Israel.” 25 Then en; and a few small fishes." she came and did him obeisance,

35 And he commanded the saying, “Sir, help me.” 26 But he answering said, “ It is

multitudes to place themselves not right to take the children's

on the ground. 36 When takbread, and cast it to dogs.” 27 ing the seven loaves and the And she said, " True, Sir: and fishes, and having given thanks, yet the dogs eat of the crumbs

he brake, and gave to his disciwhich fall from their Master's ples; and the disciples to the table." 28 Then Jesus answer

multitude. 37 And they all ing said to her, « Woman! ate, and were satisfied : and great is thy faith : be it unto they took up that which rethee as thou desirest." And her

mained of the fragments, seven

baskets full. daughter was cured from that

38 Now they that hour.

ate were four thousand men,

besides women and children. 29 And Jesus departing thence, came near the sea of

39 And he sent away the mulGalilee; and ascending a moun. I and came into the borders of

titudes, and went into a ship, tain, he sat down there. 30 And great multitudes flocked Magdala. to him, having with them the CH. XVI. 1 THE Pharisees, lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and and Sadducees, also, came; and, many others; and laid them trying Jesus, desired him to down at Jesus' feet: and he show them a sign from heaven. cured them: 31 so that the 2 And he answering said to multitudes wondered, when they them, “ When it is evening, ye perceived that the dumb spake, say, ' It will be fair weather: for the maimed were whole, the the sky is red;' 3 and in the lame walked, and the blind saw: morning, ' It will be stormy weaand they glorified the God of ther to-day, for the sky is red Israel.

and lowering.' (Hypocrites'] ye 32 Then Jesus calling to him know how to discern the face his disciples, said, “I have of the sky; but can ye not discompassion on the multitude, cern the signs of the times ? 4 because they have now continu- An evil and adulterous generaed with me three days, and tion seeketh after a sign; and a have nothing to eat: and I am sign shall not be given it, exunwilling to send them away I cept the sign of [the prophet]

Jonah." And leaving them, he God.” 17 And Jesus answering, departed.

said to him, “ Happy art thou, 5 NOW when his disciples Simon, son of Jonah: for flesh were come to the other side, and blood hath not revealed it they had forgotten to take bread. to thee, but my Father in hea6 Then Jesus said to them, ven. 18 And I also tell thee, “Take heed, and beware of the that thou art named Rock * ; and leaven of the Pharisees and upon this rock I will build my Sadducees.” 7 And they rea-church; and the gates of hades soned among themselves, say- shall not prevail against it. 19 ing, “ It is because we have And I will give to thee the keys taken no bread.” 8 But Jesus of the kingdom of heaven; and perceiving this, sạid, “() ye of whatsoever thou shalt bind on

little faith, why reason ye among earth shall be bound in heaven; į yourselves, because ye have ta- and whatsoever thou shalt loose

ken no bread ? 9 Do ye not yet on earth shall be loosed in heaperceive; nor remember the ven." 20 Then he commanded five loaves of the five thousand, his disciples to tell no one that and how many panniers ye took he was the Christ. up? 10 nor the seven loaves of 21 From that time Jesus bethe four thousand, and how gan to tell his disciples that he many baskets ye took up? 11 must go to Jerusalem, and sufHow is it that ye do not per fer many things from the elders ceive that I spake not to you and chief-priests and scribes, concerning bread, • Beware of and be killed, and be raised on the leaven of the Pharisees and the third day. 22 Then Peter Sadducees?"" 12 Then they un- taking him aside, began to rederstood that he did not bid prove him, saying, “ Be it far them eware of the leaven of from thee, Master: this shall by bread, but of the doctrine of the no means befal thee.” 23 But he Pharisees and Sadducees. turned and said to Peter, “ Get

13 NOW Jesus coming into thee hence, adversary! thou art the parts of Cesarea in the an offence to me: for thou redominion of Philip, he asked his gardest not the things of God, disciples, saying, “Whom do but the things of men.” men say that I, the Son of man, 24 Then Jesus said to his am?" 14 And they said, “Some, disciples, " If any one will come John the Baptist; some, Elijah; after me, let him deny himself, and others, Jeremiah, or one of and take up his cross, and folthe prophets.” 15 He said to low me. 25 For whosoever will them, “But whom say ye that save his life, shall lose it: and I am ?" 16 Simon Peter an- whosoever shall lose his life, for swering, said, “Thou art the my sake, shall gain it. 26 For Christ, the Son of the living what has a man profited, if he

* The meaning of the word Tergos Peter.

shall gain the whole world, and Son of man be risen again from forfeit his own life? or what the dead.” 10 And his disciwoulda man give in exchange for ples asked him, saying, “Why his life? 27 For the Son of man then say the scribes, that Elishall come, in the glory of his jah must come first?” 11 And Father, with his angels; and (Jesus) answering, said to them, then he will render to every Elijah indeed doth come man according to his deeds. 28 (first], and restore all things. Verily I tell you, There are some 12 But I tell you, that Elijah standing here, who shall not is come already; and they did taste of death, till they have not acknowledge him, but did seen the Son of man coming in to him whatsoever they pleashis reign.”

ed: thus the Son of man also is CH. XVII. 1 NOW, after six about to suffer from them.” 13 days, Jesus took Peter, and Then the disciples understood James, and John his brother, that he spake to them of John and brought them up a high the Baptist. mountain, privately; and was 14 And on their coming to transfigured before them: and the multitude, a man approachhis face shone as the sun, and ed him, kneeling down to him, his raiment became white as the and saying, 15 “Sir, have pity light. 3 And, lo! there appeared on my son; for he is a lunatic, to them Moses and Elijah, talk- and grievously suffereth : for ing with him. 4 Then Peter, often, he falleth into the fire, addressing Jesus, said, “ Mas- and often, into the water. 16 ter, it is good for us to be here : And I brought him to thy disif thou wilt, let us make here ciples, and they were not able three tabernacles; one for thee, to cure him.” 17 Then Jesus and one for Moses, and one for answering, said, “O unbelievElijah.” 5 While he yet spake, ing and perverse generation, lo! a bright cloud overshadow- how long shall I be with you ? ed them: and, lo! a voice out how long shall I endure you

? of the cloud, saying, “ This is Bring him hither to me.” 18 my beloved Son, in whom I am And Jesus rebuked him, and well pleased : hear ye him.” 6 the demon departed from him; And the disciples hearing this, and the child was cured from fell on their face, and feared that hour. greatly. 7 And Jesus ap

19 Then the disciples approaching, touched them, and proaching Jesus, privately, said, said, “ Arise, and fear not.” 8 “Why could not we cast him And lifting up their eyes, they out?” 20 And Jesus said to saw no one, except Jesus only. them, “Because of your unbe

9 And on their coming down lief: for verily I tell you, If ye from the mountain, Jesus com- have faith as a grain of mustardmanded them, saying, “ Tell seed, ye shall say to this moun. the vision to no one, until thel tain, . Remove hence, yonder,'

and it shall remove; and no- | Unless ye be changed, and be. thing shall be impossible to you. come as children, ye cannot en21 However, this kind of pow- ter into the kingdom of heaven. er goeth not forth but by pray- |4 Whosoever, therefore, shall er and fasting.”] *

humble himself as this child, 22 DURING their abode in Ga he is the greatest in the reign lilee, Jesus said to them, “ The of heaven. 5 And whosoever Son of man is about to be de- / shall receive one such child, in livered up into the hands of my name, receiveth me. 6 But men ; 23 and they will kill him, whosoever shall insnare one of and the third day he will be these little ones, who believe in raised.” And they were much me, it were better for him that grieved.

an upper mill-stone were hang24 And on their coming ed about his neck, and that he to Capernaum, those who re were drowned in the depth of ceived the didrachmat came the sea. to Peter, and said, “ Doth 7 " Alas for the world on acnot your master pay the discount of snares! for it must drachma ?” 25 He said, “ Yes.” needs be that snares come; but Being come into the house, Je- alas for that man by whom the sus spake before him, saying, snare cometh! 8 But if thy “What thinkest thou, Simon ? hand, or thy foot, insnare thee, from whom do the kings of the cut them off and cast them earth take tribute, or custom ? from thee: it is better for thee from their own sons, or from to enter into life lame, or maimstrangers ?” 26 [Peter] said to ed, than, having two hands or him, “ From strangers.” Jesus two feet, to be cast into the aiosaid to him, “Then are the sons nian fire. 9 And if thine eye infree. 27 Notwithstanding, lest snare thee, pluck it out, and we should offend them, go to cast it from thee: it is better for the sea and cast a hook, and thee to enter into life with one take the fish which first cometh eye, than, having two eyes, to up; and, when thou hast open- be cast into the burning of Geed its mouth, thou wilt find a henna. stater 1: that take, and give 10 Take heed that ye despise them for me and thee."

not one of these little ones : for CH. XVIII. 1 AT that time I tell you, that their angels in the disciples came to Jesus, say- heaven, continually behold the ing, " Who is greatest in the face of my heavenly Father. 11 reign of heaven ?" 2 Whereup- [For the Son of man is come to on Jesus calling to him a child, save that which was lost.] 12 placed him in the midst of them, What think ye? If a man have 3 and said, “ Verily I tell you, / a hundred sheep, and one of

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