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39. Christ's testimony concerning John the

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And the disciples of John shewed him of all L. 7. 18
these things. And John calling unto him two 19
of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art
thou ? he that should come? or look we for
another? When the men were come unto him, 20
they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee,
saying, Art thou he that should come? or look
we for another? And in the same hour he cured 21
many of their infirmities and plagues, and of
evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he

gave sight. Then Jesus answering said unto 22
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. And blessed is he, 23
66 4 whosoever shall not be offended in me.”

And when the messengers of John were de- 24
parted, he began to speak unto the people con-
cerning John, “What went ye out into the
“ wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with
“ the wind ? but what went ye out for to see ? 25
“ A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they
“ which are gorgeously apparelled, and live de-

licately, are in kings' courts. But what went 26

ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say

“ unto you, and much more than a prophet. • Mal. 3. 1. “ For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, M". 11.

“ I send my messenger before thy face, which 10
“ shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I 11

say unto you, Among them that are born of

women there hath not risen a greater than
“ John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is
“ least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than
“ he. And from the days of John the Baptist 12

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Christ's testimony concerning John.

55 M". 11.“ until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth A. D. 31.

violence, and the violent take it by force. 13“ € For all the prophets and the law prophesied • Mal. 4. 6. 14" until John. And if ye will receive it, this is

Elias, which was for to come. e He that a Mal. 4. 5. L. 7.“ hath ears to hear, let him hear.” And all the Rev. 2.7,

11, 17, 29. 29 people that heard him, and the publicans, justi- & 3. 6, 13,

fied God, being baptized with the baptism of 22 30 John. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected

f the counsel of God against themselves, being "Acts 20. not baptized of him.

And the Lord said, “Whereunto then shall “ I liken the men of this generation ? and to 32“ what are they like? they are like unto chil“ dren sitting in the marketplace, and calling

one to another, and saying, We have piped “ unto you, and ye have not danced; we have 33 “ mourned to you, and ye have not wept. For “ John the Baptist came neither eating bread

nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a 34 “ devil. The Son of man is come eating and

drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous “ man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans 35 “ and sinners! But wisdom is justified of all

“ her children.”

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40. Christ upbraids those who had seen his mira

cles without repentance; and invites sinners
to come to him.

M". 11. A. D. 31. Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein

most of his mighty works were done, because
they repented not: “Woe unto thee, Chorazin ! 21
“ woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty

works, which were done in you, had been done

“ in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented - Jonah 3. “ long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I

But I say 22 7,8.

“ unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre
“ and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for

you. And thou, Capernaum, which art ex- 23
“ alted unto heaven, shalt 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. But 24

I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable
“ for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment,
6 than for thee.

“At that time Jesus answered and said, I 25

“ ? thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and • See Ps. “ earth, because thou hast hid these things 1 Cor. 1.19,

“ from the wise and 3 prudent, and hast re27. & 2.8. “ vealed them unto babes. Even so, Father : 26 2 Cor.3.14.

“ for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things 27

are delivered unto me of my Father: and no “ man knoweth the Son, but the Father; nei“ther knoweth any man the Father, save the

Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will re“ veal him.

“ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are 28 * Phil,2,5. “ heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take 29 1 John 26. “ my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I * Zech.9.9. Phil.2.7,8.

am meek and 'lowly in heart : 8 and ye shall 8 Jer. 6.16. “ find rest unto your souls. "For my yoke is 30 easy, and

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burden is light." ascribe glory. D.

3 understanding. D.

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41. The woman with the alabaster box of oint

ment. L. 7.

AND one of the Pharisees desired him that A. D. 31. 36

he would eat with him. And he went into the 37 Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And,

behold, a woman in the city, which was a sin-
ner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in

the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box 38 of ointment, and stood at his feet behind him

weeping, and began to ? wash his feet with tears,
and did wipe them with the hairs of her head,

and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the 39 ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had

bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, say-
ing, This man, if he were a prophet, would have

known who and what manner of woman this is 40 that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And

Jesus answering said unto him, “Simon, I have

“ somewhat to say unto thee.” And he saith, 41 Master, say on. “ There was a certain creditor

“ which had two debtors: the one owed five 42“ hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when

they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave “ them both. Tell me therefore, which of them 43" will love him most?" Simon answered and

said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave

most. And he said unto him, “Thou hast rightly 44“ judged.” And he turned to the woman, and

said unto Simon, “Seest thou this woman? I
“ entered into thine house, thou gavest me no
“ water for my feet: but she hath washed my

“ feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs 45 of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but

“ this woman since the time I came in hath 46 not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with a Ps 23. 5.

“ oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman 47 " hath anointed my feet with ointment. "Where- Tim. 1. “ fore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many,

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A. D. 31. “ are forgiven; ? for she loved much: but to L. 7.

“ whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”
And he said unto her, “ Thy sins are forgiven.” 48
And they that sat at meat with him began to 49
say within themselves, Who is this that forgiv-
eth sins also ? And he said to the woman, “Thy 50
“ faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”
42. Healeth one possessed with a devil ; reproveth
the Pharisees for blasphemy.

M". 9.
AND Jesus went about all the cities and vil-
lages, teaching in their synagogues, and preach-
ing the gospel of the kingdom, and healing
every sickness and every disease among the
people. And the twelve were with him, and L. 8.
certain women, which had been healed of evil 1, 2
spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene,
out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna 3
the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna,
and many others, which ministered unto him of
their substance.

And they went into an house. And the mul- Mk. 3. titude cometh together again, so that they could 19, 20 not so much as eat bread. And when his friends 21 heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

Then was brought unto him one possessed M". 12.
with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed 22
him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both
spake and saw. And all the people were 23
amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David ?

But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, 24
This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by

Beelzebub the prince of the devils. And Jesus 25 * Rev.2.23. a knew their thoughts, and said unto them,

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought
“ to desolation; and every city or house divided
“ against itself shall not stand: and if Satan 26
“ cast out Satan, he is divided against himself;

therefore. D. C.

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