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Christ endeth his Sermon.

15 "I Beware of false prophets, m which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening n wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their o fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good treep bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every q tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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to me, Lord, Lord, r shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied s in thy name 1 and in thy name have cast out devils 1 and in thy name done many wonderful works! 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you : depart from me t ye that work iniquity. 24 *|| Therefore w whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise v man, which built his house upon a

rock : * 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house ; and it fell not : for it was founded upon a rock.w 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, not, shall be likened unto a foolish a man, which built his house upon the sand : 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, y and beat, upon that house ; and it fell ; and great was 2 the fall of it. w 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished a at his doctrine : 29, For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the

scribes. CHAPTER VIII. 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the centurion's servant, 14 Peter's mother-in-law, 16 and many other diseased; 19 showeth, how he is to be followed; 23 stilleth the tempest on the Sea, &c. HENhé was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And, behold there came a leper a

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and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell b no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, c for a testimony unto them. 5 *|| And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, d beseeching him, 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grieviously tormented. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy e that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, f and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me : and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he Cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, g no, not in Israel. 11 And I say unto you, That h many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. , 12 But the children of the king. dom i shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping k and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour. 14 *| And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, l and sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her : and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16's When the even was come, they brought unto him many m that were possessed with devils; and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias n the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmiies, and bare our sicknesses. 18. Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the

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IIIl. 24 And, behold, q there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26 And he said unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith ! Then he arose, and rebuked r the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey

III] . 28 of And s when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man o pass by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God 7 art thou come hither to torment us before the time ! 30 And there was a #. way off from them, an herd of many swine feeding. - w 31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer t us to go away into the herd of swine.u. 32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine : and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. 33. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. 34 And, behold, the whole city game out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him o would depart v out of their CQāSS.

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. . CHAPTER IX. 1 Christ cureth the palsy, 9 calleth Matthew, 10 eateth with publicans and Sinners. A. he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And, a behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed : and Jesus seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, b be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus knowi their thoughts, c said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts : 5. For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to Say, Arise, and walk? 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgived sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorifiede God, which had given such power unto

IIle11. 9 *s And f as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom ; and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. 10 *| And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners ? g 12. But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, Ih will have mercy, and not sacrifice : for I am not come to Call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. ? 14"| Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not 1 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom k is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shalll they fast. 16 Noman putteth a piece of 1 new Christ raiseth Jairus.

cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else m the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish : but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. 18 off While n he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead : but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.o 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 20 "I And, p behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself. If I may but touch his garment, q I shall be whole. 22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said Daughter, be of good comfort; thy r faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.s 28 And t when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the u minstrels and the people making a noise, 24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, v but, sleepeth. And they laughed him to SCOrn. 25 But when the people were put forth, w he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 26 And 2 the same hereof went abroad into all that land. 27 of And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, a have mercy on us. 28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him : and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do ; They said unto him, Yea,

Lord. 29. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. . . 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know y it. 31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. 32 of As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man z

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out, the dumb spake : a and the multitudes marvelled, saying, it was never so seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees saith, He b Casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. 35 And c Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their Synagogues, and preaching the gos. pel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36"| But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they 3 fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep d having no shep

{21 (I. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest e truly is plemteous, but the labourers are few ; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth flabourers into his harvest.

CHAPTER X. The apostles are sent to do miracles, and to preach.

ND when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he a gave them power against 1 unclean Spirits, to cast them out, and heal ăll manner of sickness and all manmer of disease. 2 Now the names b of the twelve apostles are these : The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew ; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lehj whose surname was Thadeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritansc enter ye not : 6 But go drather to the lost sheep e o o o of Israel. h ing,f nd, as ye go, preach, Saying, The o of ić. is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely g ye have received, freely

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9 2 Provide h neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, in your purses.

10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet 3 staves; for t the workman is worthy of his meat.

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Synagogues; 18 And yes shall be brought before governors, and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But t when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 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. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake; but he u that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23, But when they persecute you in this city, flee v ye into another : for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not 5 have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple w is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they a have called the master of the house 6 Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household 4 26 Fear them not therefore : for y there is nothing covered, that shall

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Blessing promised. is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a 7 farthing and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But a the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him b will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever c shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth : I d came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance e against his father, and the daughter against her mother. and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And f a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He g that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. * 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He h that findeth his life, shall lose it : and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40 *| He i that receiveth you, receiveth me ; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me... . 41. He k that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's 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 re

ward. CHAPTER XI. 2 John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 7 The testimony of Christ concerning John. 20 Christ upbraideth the unthankfulness and impenitence of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capermaum, etc. ND it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence, to teach and to preach in their cities. 2 Now a when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, 3 And said unto him, Art thou he Christ's testimony. that should come, or do we look for another 7 4 Jesus answered and said unto them,60 and show John again those things which ye do hear and see : 5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And shall not be offended b in me. 7 *s And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went c ye Out into the wilderness to see 1 a reed shaken with the wind? d 8 But what went ye out for to See ? a man clothed in soft raiment! Behold, they that wear soft clothtng are in king's houses.

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see ? a prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a Po. 10 For this is he of whom it is e written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 11 Verily I say unto you, Among f them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist : notwithstanding, he a that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven I suffereth violence, and the violent take h it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. - And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which i was for to come. 15 He k that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 16 of Butl whereunto shall I liken this generation : It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17 And saying, .We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced ; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He m hath a devil. 19. The Son of man came eating m and drinking, and they say. Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of Fo and sinners. But wiss her children. 20 * Then q began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were dome, because they repented not. 21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin' wo unto thee, Bethsaida | r for if the mighty works, which where done in you had been done in Tyre and Si

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dom, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, Its shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment,than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art t exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. 24 But I say unto you, That u it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee. 25 °s At v that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,

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from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.w 26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 27 All things a are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father ; neither knoweth y any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 28 of Come unto me, all ye that laLbour z and are heavy laden, and 1 will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn a of me; for I am meek and lowly b in heart: and ye c shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For o yoke is easy, d and my burden is light. CHAPTER XII. 1Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindmess concerning the breach of the Sabbath : 9 he healeth the withered hand, etc. A". that time a Jesus went on the sabbath-day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck b the ears of corn, and to eat. 2. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do c upon the sabbath-day. 3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did d when he was an hungered, and they that were with him; 4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the show-bread, e which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only f for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law,9 how that on the sabbath-days the priests in the temple h profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greateri than the tem.

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