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. ch. 1. them, Come with me, and I will make you be18 come fishers of men. Immediately they left their 19 nets, and followed him. Passing on a little, and

seeing James, son of Zebedee, with John his bro20 ther, who were mending their nets in a bark; he

immediately called them : whereupon leaving their *
father Zebedee in the bark with the hired servants,

they accompanied him. 21 And they went to Capernaum ; and on the Sab- Lu. 4 ; 31.

bath, he repaired directly to the synagogue, and in-" 22 structed the people, who were astonishedat his man

ner of teaching ; for he taught as one having au

thority, and not as the Scribes. 23 Now there was in their synagogue a man possess- Lu. 4:33. 24 ed with an unclean spirit, who cried out, Ah! Je.

sus of Nazareth, what hast thou to do with us?

Art thou come to destroy us? I know who thou 25 art, the holy one of God. Jesus 'rebuking him, 26 said, Be silent, and come out of him. Then the

unclean spirit threw him into convulsions, and rais27 ing loud cries, came out of him:at which they were

all so amazed, that they asked one another, What
meaneth this? What new teaching is this? for he

commandeth with authority even the unclean 28 spirits, and they obey him. And thenceforth his

fame spread through all the region of Galilee. 29 As soon as they were come out of the synagogue, Mat. 8; 14 : they went with James and John into the house of 30 Simon and Andrew, where Simon's wife's mother

lay sick of a fever, whereof they immediately ac31 quainted Jesus. And he came, and taking her by

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SECT. I the hand, raised her ;: instantly the fever left her,

and she entertained them. 32 In the evening, after sun-set, they brought to 33 him all the sick, and the demoniacs ; the whole city 34 being assembled at the door. And he healed many

persons affected with various diseases, and expelled Lu. 4; 41. many demons, whom he permitted not to speak, be

cause they knew him. 35 On the morrow, having risen before the dawn,

he went out and retired to a solitary place, and 36 prayed there. And Simon and his company went 37 in quest of him, and having found him, said to him, 38 Every body seeketh thee. Jesus said, Let us go

to the neighbouring boroughs to proclaim (the

reign) there also; for I came out with this design. 39 Accordingly he proclaimed it in their synagogues

throughout all Galilee, and expelled demons. Mat. 8; 2.. 40 And a leper came to him, and on his knees Lu. 5; 12.

entreated him, saying, If thou wilt, thou canst 41 cleanse me. Jesus had compassion, and stretch

ed out his hand and touching him, said, I will, 42 be thou cleansed. This he had no sooner ut

tered, than the leprosy departed from the man,

43 and he was cleansed. Then Jesus strictly chargLev. 14; 2. 44 ing him, and dismissing him, said, See thou tell

nothing of this to any man ; but go, show thyself to the priest ; and offer for thy cleansing, the

things prescribed by Moses, that it may be noti45 fied to the people. But the man, as soon as he

was gone, began to blaze this story, talking openly every where, insomuch that Jesus could no longer appear publicly in the city ; but remained without

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CH. 2. in solitary places, whither the people resorted to him from all parts.

II. AFTER many days he returned to Caperna

: um ; and when it was known that he was in the 2 house, such a multitude flocked thither, that there

was no room for them, not even near the door, and

he taught them the word [of God]. 3 A paralytic was then brought, carried by four

Lu. 5; 18. 4 men, who not being able to come nigh him for the

crowd, uncovered the place where Jesus was, and

through the opening let down the couch whereon 5 the paralytic lay. Jesus perceiving their faith,

said to the paralytic, Son, thy sins are forgiven Lu. 7; 48. 6 thee. But certain Scribes who were present, rea. · soned thus within themselves : How doth this man 7 speak such blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but 8 God?' Jesus immediately knowing in himself that

they made these reflections, said to them, Why do 9 ye reason thus within yourselves ? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, “Thy sins are for

giyen,' or to say [with effect), Arise, take up 10 thy couch and walk ?' But that ye may know

that the Son of Man hath power upon the earth to 11 forgive sins; rise ( he said to the paralytic), I com12 mand thee, take up thy couch and go home. Im

mediately he arose, took up the couch, and walked
out before them all.; insomuch that they were all
amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw

any thing like this.
13 Again, he went out towards the sea, and all

Lu. 5; 33.

Ch. 2.

SECT. I. the multitude repaired to him, and he taught them. Mat. 9; 9. 14 Passing along, he saw Levi, son of Alpheus, sitLu. 5; 27.

ting at the toll-office, and said to him, Follow me. 15 And he arose and followed him. Now when Jesus

was eating in this man's house, several publicans and sinners placed themselves at table with him and

his disciples: for many of these people followed him. 16 The Scribes and the Pharisees, seeing him eat with

publicans and sinners, said to his disciples, Where17 fore doth he eat and drink with publicans and sin

ners? Jesus hearing this, replied, The whole need not a physician, but the sick. I came not to call

the righteous, but sinners, Cto reformation? Mat. 9; 14. 18 The disciples of John, and those of the Pharisees,

accustomed to fasting, came to him and said, John's

disciples, and those of the Pharisees, fast; why do 19 not thy disciples fast? Jesus answered, Do the

bridemen fast while the bridegroom is with them?

While the bridegroom is with them they do not .. 20 fast. But the days will come when the bride

groom shall be taken from them; and in those 21 days they will fast. Nobody seweth a piece of

undressed cloth on an old garment; otherwise

the new patch teareth the old cloth, and maketh 22 a worse rent. Nobody putteth new wine into

old leathern bottles; else the new wine bursteth the bottles; and thus both the wine is spilt, and the bottles are rendered useless; but new wine

must be put into new bottles. Mat. 12; 1. 23 Once, when he was going through the corn on Lu. 6; 1:

the Sabbath, his disciples began to pluck the ears of

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ch. 3. 24 corn, as they went. The Pharisees said to him,

Why do they that which, on the Sabbath, it is un. 25 lawful to do? He answered, Did ye never read 1 Sa. 21; 1 26 what David and his attendants did, in a strait,

when they were hungry, how he entered the tabernacle of God, in the days of Abiathar the high . priest, and ate the loaves of the presence, which

none but the priests could lawfully eat, and gave 27 thereof also to his attendants? He added, The

Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sab. 28 bath. Therefore the Son of Man is master even

of the Sabbath. III. Another time he entered the synagogue, when a M

Lu. 6; 6. 2 man was there who had a withered hand. And

they, with a design to accuse Jesus, watched him,

to see whether he would heal the man on the Sab3 bath. Jesus said to the man who had the withered 4 hand, Stand up in the midst. Then he said to

them, Whether is it lawful to do good on the

Sabbath, or to do evil; to save, or to kill ? But 5 they were silent. And looking round on them with

anger, being grieved for the blindness of their minds, he said to the man, Stretch out thy hand :

and as he stretched out his hand, it became sound 6 like the other. And the Pharisees went out

immediately, and conspired with the Herodians

against him, to destroy him. 7 But Jesus withdrew with his disciples towards the 8 sea, whither a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Judea, from Jerusalem, from IduVOL. III. 24

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