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CHAP. will be hated by all men because with her mother, and the daughter- CHAP. X.
when ye are persecuted in one city, own family:
give way of man' come.
daughter more than me, is not to our duty. 24 “A disciple is not above his worthy of me. And he who taketh 38 Persecution teacher, nor a servant above his not his * cross and followeth after to be expected. master. Suffice it for the disciple me, is not worthy of me.
He 39 to be as his teacher; and the ser- who gaineth or seeketh to prevant as his master. If men have serve his life by deserting his called the master of the house Beel-duty, shall lose it; and he who
zebub, how much more will they loseth his life for my sake shall
26 so call his family? Nevertheless gain it hereafter. 'Yet gos- fear them not, for there is nothing “ He who receiveth you, re- 40 pel must be preach
covered which shall not be reveal-ceiveth me; and he who receiveth Good men ad. ed; and nothing hidden which me, receiveth him that sent me.
spected for 27 shall not be known. What I tell He who receiveth a teacher in the God's sake.
you in darkness, that speak ye in name of, or because he is a teacher,
proclaim upon the house tops. and he who receiveth a righteous 28 " And fear not them who can man in the name of a righteous Why men kill the body, but are not able to man, shall receive a righteous
2 kill the soul; but rather fear him man's reward. And whosoever 42
who is able to destroy both soul shall give to one of these lowly
sparrows sell for three farthings ? in the name of a disciple, verily I
the ground without the will of lose his reward."
XI. 31 your head are numbered. Fear these commands to his twelve
not therefore, ye are of more value disciples, he departed thence to
teach and to preach in the cities
“ Every one who shall confess of Galilee. Now when John had 2 Our rela- me before men, I will also confess heard in prison of the works of John's tion to Christ
before my Father who is in heaven. Christ, he sent two of his disciples message to must be But whosoever shall deny me be- to say unto him, “sArt thou he
3 acknow fore men, I will also deny him be- that was to come, or should we ledged.
fore my Father who is in heaven. look for another?” Jesus answer- +
34 66 Think not that I came to ed and said unto them, “ Go tell
I came to set a man at variance walk, lepers are cleansed, and the
not to be fewed.
* To destroy the Jewish state by the arising from human folly and vice.
Is not ready to bear his cross to the
5 Probably John wondered that the Mesa 3 This was not the design or tendency, siah did not rescue his fo.erunner. but the event or consequence of the gospel,
CHAP, the poor have the gospel preached | drinking, and they say, 'He hath a CHAP. XI.
to them. And happy is he who demon. The son of man came
shall not 'offend because of me.” eating and drinking, and they say,
7 And as these departed, Jesus' Behold! a glutton and a wineCharacter said unto the multitudes concern- bibber, a friend of publicans and of John, ing John, “ What went ye out sinners.' And yet wisdom is vin
into the desert to see? A reeds dicated by her children.”
went ye out to see? A man clothed cities in which most of his mighty Impenitent
what went ye out to see? A for if the mighty works which have
had been done in 10 much more than a teacher. For Tyre and Sidon, they would have distin. this is he of whom it is written ; repented long ago in sackcloth and guished
“ Behold, I send my messenger ashes. But I say unto you, it shall 29 others, by before thy face to prepare thy way be more tolerable for * Tyre and being pre- before thee.” Verily I say unto Sidon in the day of judgment, the fores you ; Among those that have been than for you. And thou Caper- 23 runner of born of women, there hath not naum, which art exalted to the Christ, arisen a greater than John the Bap- skies by wealth and pride, shalt be
tist; but the least person employed brought down to the grave; for
in preaching the kingdom of heaven if the mighty works which have
the time of John the Baptist's done in Sodom, that city would
violent opposers labour to destroy in the day of judgment, than for
And this is the more wonder- thee.”
law were your teachers until John, glory to thee, O Father, Lord of Jesus glo14 and he, 'if ye can receive it, is heaven and earth, for showing Father.
the person meant by the Elijah these things which thou hast per15 who was to come.
Whoso hathmitted to be hidden from men of cars to ears, let him hear.
wisdoin, and understanding, to 16 “ But to what shall I liken this babes : yea, O Father! I give 26 Perverse. generation ?
It is like children glory to thee, because it thus Jews.
sitting in the street, and calling to seemeth good in thy sight. All 27 17 their companions, saying, We things relating to the salvation of piped for
danced not ; men, were delivered to me by my
ness of the
By falling off from a belief of the gospel. and xlvii. and Ezekiel, chap. xxvi. xxvii.
6 Inconsiderable and illiterate, but upright 3 He observed abstinence and austerity: and sincere men. ,4 For the judgments denounced against 7 As he did when Jesus was baptized. these cities, see in the Bible at large, 8 None but Christians entertain just apa Isaiah, chap. xxiii. Jeremiah, chap. xxv. 'prehensions of God.
CHAP, to whom the Son chooses to reveal Now how much better is a man CHAP. XII.
than a sheep? Wherefore it is law28 “.Come unto me, all ye who ful to do good on the sabbath,” Invitation labour with your heavy 'burdens, Then saith He to the man, “Stretch 13 Chilearen of and I will give you rest. Take my forth thy hand ;” and he stretched
29 yoke upon you and learn of me, for it out, and it was restored to its
I am meek and lowly in heart, and soundness like the other.
ye shall find rest to your souls. Then the Pharisees went out 14 30 For my yoke is easy and my bur- and consulted against Jesus, how Charges den light."
they might destroy him; but Jesus the multiCHAP At that time Jesus went on the knowing it, withdrew thence, and
XII. sabbath through the corn-fields, great multitudes followed him, him known Jesus vin- and his disciples being hungry be- and he cured them all, and charged to others, dicates bis
gan to pluck the ears of corn, and them not to make him known. disciples against the to eat. The Pharisees seeing this, Thus was fulfilled the word of 17 Pharisees. said unto him, “. Behold! thy dis- the prophet Isaiah, saying,
saying, “ Be- 18
said unto them, “ Have ye not read well pleased; I will put my spirit
his companions were hungry? true religion to the nations. He 19
God, and ate of the show-bread, his voice be heard in the public
him or his companions to eat, but bruised reed he will not break, and
not read in the law, that on the not quench, until he shall establish
break the sabbath and are blame-name, the nations shall hope.”.
Then a blind and dumb man, a 22 thing greater than the temple is demoniac, was brought unto him, Cures a 7 here. Now if
had known what and he cured him, so that the this meaneth, " I love mercy bet-blind and dumb man both spake ter than sacrifice, ye
would not and saw. And all the people were 23
the son of man is master even of son of David ?" But when the 24
Pharisees heard it, they said :
" This man could not cast out
there was a man with a withered zehub the prince of the demons.”
the sabbath ?” that they might ac- kingdom divided against itself must con or liste 11 čuse him.
And he said unto be brought to desolation ; and no Pharisees. them: “ What man among you, city or family divided against itself if he have a sheep, and it fall can stand. And if Satan cast out 26 into a pit on the sabbath, will not Satan, he is divided against himlay hold on it, and lift it out? self; how then can his kingdom
blind and dumb man
"Jewish rites and traditions.
• Twelve loaves placed on a table in the sanctuary, and shown to or presented as an
offering to God.
3 That is, the Messiah of whom the Jews Were then in expectation.
CHAP. stand? And, if I through Beel- thy words thou shalt be con- CHAP. Xll. zebub cast out demons, by whom demned.”
XII. sons cast them out? Then some of the scribes and 38 They therefore shall be your Pharisees spakė, saying, “ Master, Pharisees 28 judges. But if I by the power we wish to see a * sign from thee." require a
sign of God cast out demons, then But he answered, An evil and
one enter into a strong man's except the sign of the prophet
plunder his goods ? he Jonah. The men of Nineveh 41
and then he may plunder his ment with this generation, and will 30 goods. He that is not with me condemn them, for they repented
is against me, and he who gather at the preaching of Jonah, and
eth not with me scattereth abroad. behold something greater than Jo-
other kind of sin and evil speak- south will rise up in the place of
power of God will not be for- a distant part of the earth to hear
against the son of man may be behold! something greater than
be forgiven, either in this age, or gone out of a man, it passeth
make the tree good, and its fruit rest and finding none, it saith : ‘I 44
ception, swept and put in order.
“ Ye brood of vipers, how can Then it goeth and taketh with it 45 Upbraids ye who are evil speak good things ? seven other spirits more evil than the Phari- for out of the abundance of the itself, and they go in and dwell
heart the mouth speaketh. A good there : so the last state of that
treasury of his heart bringeth forth Now while he was yet speaking 46
that every wicked word, which men and his brethren stood without,
shall speak, they shall give account desiring to speak with him. Then 47
by thy words, as well as by thy mother and thy brethren are stand-
1 Your professors of the healing art, how 4 A sign from heaven, Luke xi. 16.
• Neutrality in the cause of Christ is men of no principle go on to higher degrees
of wickedness. 3 That is, there is no hope of repentance.
CHAP. to him that told him, “Who is, they see not, and hearing they hear CHAP. XIII.
XIII. my mother and who are my bre-not, nor understand. And in them
14 49 thren ? And he stretched forth is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah,
his hands towards his disciples and which saith, “ Ye will hear with Isa. vi. 6. said, “ Behold! my mother and your ears and not understand, and
brethren : for whosoever shall ye will see with your eyes, and not do the will of my Father who is perceive; for the heart of this 15 in heaven, he is my brother, and people is become gross, and their sister, and mother.
ears are dull of hearing, and their CHAP
The same day Jesus went out eyes have they closed, so that XIII.
of the house, and sat by the side they neither see with their eyes, Parable of of the lake. And great multitudes nor hear with their ears, nor the sower.
were gathered together unto him, understand with their heart, nor
sat in it, and the whole multitude them.” But happy are your eyes 16 3 stood on the shore. And he spake for they see, and your ears for they
many things unto them in para- hear, and that not only on account
bles, saying, “ Behold! a sower of your making a right use of 4 went out to sow; and as he sowed, your senses, but also because
some seeds fell by the way-side, the things which you hear and
and the birds came and devoured see are great and important; for 17
where they had not much earth, prophets and righteous men have
because they had not depth of ye see, and have not seen them,
they were scorched, and because hear, and have not heard them.
they had no root, withered away. “ Hear ye therefore the parable 18 7 And some fell among thorns, and of the sower. When any one Parable of
the thorns grew up and choked heareth the word concerning my 8 them, “But others fell on good kingdom, and considereth it not,
ground, and yielded fruit, some an the evil one cometh, and snatch
hundred fold, some sixty, some eth away that which was sown 9 thirty. He that hath ears to hear from his heart. This is he who let him hear."
received seed as the ground by the 10 And the disciples came near and way-side did. And he who re-20 Reason
said unto him, “Why speakest ceived seed on rocky places, is he that why Jesus thou to them in parables ?" He heareth the word, and immediately parables to answered, “Unto you it is given receiveth it with joy, yet hath not 21 the mul. to know the hitherto unknown root in himself, but endureth only titude.
truths of the kingdom of heaven, a short time; for when tribulation 12 but to them it is not given. For or persecution cometh because of
whosoever hath much by improv- the word, he immediately falleth ing what was given him, to him away. And he who received seed 22 will be given in abundance, but among thorns, is he that heareth whosoever bath little, from ne- the word; but the anxious care of glecting to improve what he had, this world, and the deceitfulness
shall have even that which he hath of riches choke the word, and it 13 taken away. I therefore speak to becometh unfruitful. But he who 23
them in parables, because seeing received seed on the good ground,
1 A bad disposition personised.