MISSION OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES. the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not : but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils : freely ye have received, freely give. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, 'save a staff only ; provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, "but be shod with sandals ; for the workman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an 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 depart out of that house or city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. "Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves :

be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the

councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues ; 18 and ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my 19 sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But

when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye

shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour 20 what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the

Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death,

and the father the child: and the children shall rise up

against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake:

but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into

i Lu. ix. 3. 3 Mk. vi. 8. - 3 Mat... 9, 10. Mk. vi. 9. Mat. x. 101.

6 Lu.ix. 5.

* Mat. x. 15-42. but go. Je, ill. 12. Ac. ill. 26; xiii. 46. Jr. i. 1. | sheep. Is. liii. 7. Ro. vili. 36. 1 Co. xv. 31. lost. Eze. xxxiv. 5, 6, 11-6; Xxxvi. Ho. xiii. 9. toolves. Zep. iii. 1-3. Mt. vii. 15. Jno. x. 12. preach, Lu.ix. 60. Ac. iv. 29,31 ; viii. 4,12; x. 42; wise. Lu. xvi. 3. Ro. xvi. 19. Ep. v. 15. xxviii. 31. Ep. vi. 19, 20. 2 Ti. iv. 2.

harmless, Mt. v. 39. Ro. xii. 17-9. Ph. ii. 15. freely. 2 Ki. v. 16. Ac. viii. 20; xx. 33–5. Ro. beware. Mk.xiii. 9-13. Ac. xvii. 5-14. Re.xi.7-10.

i. 14, 5; zii.6-8. 2 Co. viii. 9. Tit. i. 7. 1 Pe. scourge. Jno. xix.l. Ac. v. 40; xxii. 19; xxvi. 11. v.2.3 Ino. 7.

governors. Ac. iv. 5-30; v. 17-33, 41; xii. 1-4; workinan. 1 Co. ix. 3-14. Ga. vi. 6,7. 1 Ti. v.17,8. xxili-xxvi. (2 Ti. iv. 16. Paul before Nero.) worthy. G:. xviii, 1-8; xix. 1-3. Job xxxi. 32. for it. Ex. iv. 12, 5. Ac. iv. 8-14. 2 Ti. iv. 17.

Lu. xix. 5-7. Ac. xvi. 15. He, xiii. 2. (8. endureth. Mt. xxiv. 13. Lu. vi. 22, 3. Ro. ii. 7. not receive. Lu. vii. 30. Juo. xiii. 20. 1 Th. iv. Ga. vi. 9. He. ill. 14. Re. ii. 10. shake, Lu... 10-2. Ac. xiii, 51 ; xviii. 6.

Alee. Mt. ii. 13; xli, 14, 6. Ac, viii. 1 ; xiv. 6,


73 another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant 24 above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as 25 his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household ? Fear them not 26 therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell 27 you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops. And fear 28 not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul : but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a 29 farthing ? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head 30 are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore; ye are of more 31 value than many sparrows.

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him 32 will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also 33 deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not 34 that I am come to send peace on earth : I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at 35 variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He 36 that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of 37 me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and 38 followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth 39 his life shall lose it : and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth 40 me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a pro- 41 phet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's

Come, Mt. xxl. 40, 1. Lu. xiil. 7. Jno, xxi. 22. | value. Ps. cxvi, 15. Is. xliii. 4. Mal. iii. 17. disciple. Jno. zijí. 16; xv. 20. He. xii. 2-4. I confen. Jno. ix. 22. Ac. xxiv. 14. Ro. x. 9, 10, Fear. Is. li.7. Lu. xil. 32. He. xiii. 6.

before, 1 Sa. ii. 30. Mt. XXV. 34. Re. iii. 5, covered. Ec. xii. 14. Lu. viil. 17. 1 Co. iv. 5. deny. Mk, viii. 38. 2 Ti. i. 8; il. 12.2 Pe. ii. 1. preach. Pr.viii. 1-5. Ac. iy. 19, 20. Ro. x. 14-8. variance. Mi. vii. 6, 7. Lu. xii. 49-53; 21.16. not able. He. xi. 35. I Pe. iii. 14. Re. ii. 10. He. Lu. xlv. 26, 7. Ph. fil. 7-9. (Ac. xiii. 45-50. able. Ps. ix. 17. Mt. XXV. 41. 2 Th. i. 8--10. cross, Mt. v. 11. Mk. 1. 21. He. xiii. 13. one of. Job xxxviii. 41. Ps. l. 11; civ. 25-30 life. Mt. xvi. 25, 6. Jno. xii. 25. Ph. i. 20, 1. But, 2 So. xiv. 11. Lu. ul. 18. Ac. Xxvil. 34. I receiveth. Mt. xvill. 5. Jno, xili. 20. 2 Ti. 16-6. 6 Lu.ix. 9. ' 7 Mk. vi. 15–22.


DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. reward ; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name

of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little

ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple,

verily I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose his reward. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, a that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

• Lu. ix. 6. ? Mk. vi. 12, 3. And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an No. 108. end of commanding his twelve disciples, he de- 1 parted thence to teach and to preach in their cities. Capernaum.

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Section 40.-(109) The fame of Jesus reaches Herod, the tetrarch of Galilee:

particulars of the death of John the Baptist-(110) Upon the return of the apostles, they are taken by Jesus apart to the desert of Bethsaida-(111) The multitudes follow them thither; five thousand men, besides women and children, are fed with five loaves of bread and two fishes. MATT. xiv. 1-21; MARK vi. 14-44; LUKE IX. 7–17; John vi. 1–13.

No. 109. At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the mat. xiv. 1–12.

Mark vi. 14-29. fame of Jesus, ? (and) of all that was done by Man

Luke ix. 7-9. him; 3 (for his name was spread abroad :) *and he Capernaum. was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead ; and of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. And Herod said, John have I beheaded : but who is this, of whom I hear such things ? 5And (he) said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him; and he desired to see him. Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife : for he had married her. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and 1 Mat. xiv. I. 2 Lu. ix. 7. Mk. vi. 14. Lu. ix. 7–9. Mat. xiv. 2

reward. Mt. xxv. 34-40. Lu. xvi. 9. He. vi. 10. | name. Ps. lxxii. 17. Mt. ix. 31. Mk. 1. 28. repent. Mt. iii. 8. Lu. xxiv. 47. Ac. xvii. 30. Elias. Mal. iv, 5. Mt. xvii. 12. Lu. i. 17. 112. discip. Mt. x. 2. Lu. vi. 13; xxii. 14. Ac. 1. 26. feared. De.xi. 25. Mt. xiv. 5. Mk. xi. 18, 32; sil. tetrarch. See Herod, &c., p. 15.

knowing. Mt. xi. 7-11. Lu, i. 15. Jno. v. 35.

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DEATH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. observed him ; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.* And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birth-day made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee ; and when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she, being before instructed of her mother, *came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded 5John in the prison. And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel : and she brought it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb, and went and told Jesus. ? Mat. xiv. 7. 2 Mk. vi. 23, 4. 3 Mat. xiv. 8. *Mk. vi. 257. 5 Mat. xiv. 10,1.

6Ńk. vi. 29. 7 Mat. xiv. 12. No. 110. And the apostles, when they were returned, Mat. xiv. 13. Mark vi. 30.

: gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and Luke ix, 10. told him all things, both what they had done, and Capernaum.

what they had taught.

Lu. ix. 10. 2 Mk. vi. 30. No. 111. And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves Mat. xiv. 1321 Mk. vi. 31–44. "P

24. apart into a desert place, and rest awhile : for Lu, ix. 10–17. there were many coming and going, and they had John vi. l-13.

Line from no leisure so much as to eat. After these things Capernaum Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the Bethsaida sea of Tiberias, % into a desert place belonging to Decapolis. the city called Bethsaida, 4 by ship privately.t And

1 Mk. vi. 31. 3Jno. vi. 1. 3 Lu. ix. 10. Mk. vi. 32, 3. (* And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they I him as a prophet;' according to Mat. xiv.5.)

(+. Aside-privately,' Lu. ix. 10.) ard: Is. xxix, 13. Mt. xv. 7-9. Jno. v. 35. I ask of me. Est. v. 3, 6; vii. 2.

did. 1 Sa. xi.; xiil. 1-4; xv. 4-8. 1 Ch. x. 13. 2 ki, ix. ; 2, 15, 6, 29-31. Je. xli. 11- xliii. 13. wupper, Pr. xxi. 4,5. Is. v. 11, 2. Da. v.1-4.

Ho. vii. 3-5. Me. v. 18. 9. 1' Co. vi. 9, 10. pleased. Ex. woii. 6. 19. (1 Co. x.7.) Is. iii. 16,

. 111.v.6. Ja. v.5. 2 Pe. ii. 13. 1 Jno. ii. 15, 6.

sorry. Jud. xi, 30, 1, 4, 5. Da. vi. 4-9, 14-6." tent. P. X. 8. Pr. Ixviii. 16. Is. i. 21, %; lix.7.

Eze. xxii. 27. Mi, iil. Zep. iii. 1-3. Re.xxi.8. laid. 2 Ch. xxiv.16. Mt. xxvii. 57-60. Ac. viil. 2 both. Mt. v. 19. Ac. 1. 1. 1 Ti. iv. 12-6. Bethsaida- house of food;' east of the lake.

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FIVE THOUSAND the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities; and outwent them, and came together unto him, 'because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd : and he began to teach them many things ; and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing. *And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat ? And this he said to prove him : for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. And when it was evening, * * his disciples t came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed ; send them away, that they may go "into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals; and into the villages, and buy themselves bread : for they have nothing to eat : 'for we are here in a desert place. 10 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. "And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat ? He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, one of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves and two small fishes : but what are they among so many ? 13 We have no more but five loaves and two fishes ; except we should go and buy meat for all this people. For they were about five thousand men. 14 He said, Bring them hither to me. 15 And he said to his disciples, Make them $ sit down by fifties in a company, 16 upon the green grass. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men

1 Jno. vi. 2. 2 Mk. vi. 34. 3 Lu. ix. 11. 4 Jno. vi. 3-7. 6 Mat. xiv. 15. 6 Mk. vi. 35, 6. 7 Lu. ix. 12. 8 Mk. vi. 36. 9 Lu. ix. 12. 10 Mat. xiv, 16. 11 Mk. vi, 37,8. 12 Jno. vi. 8,9. 13 Lu.ix. 13, 4. 14 Mat. xiv. 18,

16 Lu. ix. 14. 16 Mk. vi. 39. 17 Jno. vi. 10. (* «When the day was far spent,' according to Mark. Began to wear away,' Luke.)

(+ The twelve, Lu. ix. 12.) o(t The multitude,' Mat. xiv. 19.)

moved. Mt. ix. 36. Ro.x.1-3. He. ii, 17; iv.15. kingdom of G. Mt. ml. 31, 43. Mk. ziv. 25. Lu.

xi. 31. 'Jno. iii. 3-5. Ro. xiv. 17. 2 Th. i.5. pasover. Ex. xii. 1 Co. v. 7. See 'passover,'

p. 13. Note, There were four passovers during

our Saviour's ministry: (1st) Jno. ii. 13; (2nd)

v.l; (3rd) vi. 4; (4th) Mt. xxvi.17-20. Jno.xii. desert. De, vili.16. Ps. lxxviii.19. 18. XXXV. ; li. 3. give. Nu. xi. 13, 21-3. 2 Ki. iv. 42-4; vii. 2, bariey. De. viii, 8. Ju. vii. 13. 2 Ki. iv. 42,

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