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- Christ reproveth the Pharisees,

the bride-chamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. 36 °s And he spake also a parable unto them: No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new, agreeth not with the old. 37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. - . 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles, and both are preserved. 39 No man also having drunk old nine, straightway desireth new : for he saith, The old is better.

CHAP. VI.

Christ reproveth the Pharisees’ blindness about the observation of the sabbath, by scripture, reason, and miracle : 13 chooseth twelve apostles ; 17 healeth the diseased: 20 preacheth to his disciples before the people of blessings and curses : 27 how we must love our enemies : 46 and join the obedience of good works to the hearing of the word: lest, in the evil day of temptation, we fall like an house built upon the face of the earth, without any foundation.

ANP it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn-fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

2 And certain of the Pharisees

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said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath-days? 3 And Jesus answering them, said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did when himself was an hungered, and

they which were with him;

4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shew-bread, and gave also to them that were with him, which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone 7 5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. 6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue, and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered: 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath-day; that they might find an accusation against him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose, and stood forth. 9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath-days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it 2 10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so : and his hand was restored whole as the other. 11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one The twelve apostles chosen.

with another what they might do to Jesus. 12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 *| And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 14 Simon (whom he also named Peter) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes, 16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. 17 *| And he came down with them, and stood in the plain; and the company of his disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear him, and to be healed of their diseases; 18 And they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch him; for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all. 20 " And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now : for ye shall be filled.

CHAP. VI.

Qf loving our enemies. Blessed are ye that weep now : for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach You, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 24 But wo unto you that are rich for ye have received your consolation. 25 Wo unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Wo unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Wo unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. 27 *| But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. 29 And unto him that Smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other ; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 For if ye love them which

love you, what thank have ye? The wisdom of

for sinners also love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and yeshall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and yeshall beforgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. 39 And he spake a parable unto them ; Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch 7 40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect, shall be as his master. 41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye 7 42 Either how canst thou say

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to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye 2 Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye. 43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. -44 For every tree is known by his own fruit: for of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble-bush gather they grapes. 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. 46 of And why call ye me Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like. 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth and doeth not, is like a man that The behturton's singular faith. without à feutidation built an

höusé upon the éâfth, against

which the stream did beat veheinently, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great. - CHAP. VII. Christ findéth 4 greater faith in the centurión a Gentile, than in any of the Jews : 10 healeth his servant being absent: 11 raiseth from jou... soft John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles ; 24 testifieth to the people what opinion he held of John : 30 inveigheth against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won; 36 and sheibeth by occasion of Mary Magdalene, how he is a friend to sinners, not to maintain them in sins, but to forgive them their sins, upon their faith and repentance. 3. NOW when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his Servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this : e 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. 6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, troublé not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof; 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto

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CHAP. V.H.

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thee; but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority, having undér me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick. 11 *| And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain : and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. 12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the ousy son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arisè. , 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. 16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God,

John sendeth to Christ.

saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. 17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about. 18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. 19 || And John, calling unto him two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come 7 or look we for another ? 20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist has sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come 7 or look we for another? 21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities, and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that mere blind he gave sight. 22 Then Jesus answering, said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. 23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. 24 *| And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What wentye out into the wilderness for to see 7 A reed shaken with the wind 7 25 But what went ye out for to sée 3:. A man clothed in soft raiment.” Behold, they which

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are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' Courts. 26 But what went ye out for to see : A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he. 29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. 31 *| And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like : 32 They are like unto children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept. 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. 34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man,

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