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- Ro, 2; 1.

do good to those [only] who do good to you,

what thanks are ye entitled to ? since even sinners 34 do the same. And if ye lend to those [only] from

whom ye hope to receive, what thanks are ve enti

tled to ? since even sinners lend to sinners, that 35 they may receive as much in return. But love ye

your enemies, do good and lend, nowise despairing; and your reward shall be great ; and

ye

shall be sons of the Most High; for he is kind to the 36 ungrateful and malignant. Be therefore merciful,

as your Father is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn Mat.7; 1. 38 not, and ye shall not be condemned; release, and Mar. 4; 24.

ye shall be released; give, and ye shall get : good measure, pressed and shaken, and heaped, shall be poured into your lap; for with the same measure wherewith ye give to others, ye yourselves

shall receive. 39 He used also this comparison : Can the blind Mat.15; 14. 40 guide the blind? Will not both fall into a ditch? Mat, 10; 24

The disciple is not above his teacher ; but every 41 finished disciple shall be as his teacher. And why Jo. 13; 16.

observest thou the mote in thy brother's eye; but 42 perceivest not the thorn in thine own eye? Or how

canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me
"take out the mote which is in thine eye,' not con-
sidering that there is a thorn in thine own eye?
Hypocrite, first take the thorn out of thine own

eye: then thou wilt see to take out the mote which 43 is in thy brother's eye. That is not a good tree Mat. 7; 18.

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which yieldeth bad fruit; nor is that a bad tree

which yieldeth good fruit. For every tree is 44 known by its own fruit. Figs are not gathered off 45 thorns ; nor grapes off a bramble-bush. The

good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth that which is good : the bad man, out of the bad treasure of his heart, bringeth that which is bad; for it is out of the fulness of his heart

that his mouth speaketh. Mat 7; 21: 46 But why do ye, in addressing me, cry, Master, Ro. 2; 13. Ja. 1; 22. 47 Master, and obey not what I command? Whoever

cometh to me, and heareth my precepts, and prac48 tiseth them, I will show you whom he resembleth:

he resembleth a man who built a house, and digging deep, laid the foundation upon the rock: and when an inundation came, the torrent broke

upon that house, but could not shake it; for it 49 was founded upon the rock. But he who hear

eth, and doth not practise, resembleth a man who, without laying a foundation, built a house upon the earth ; which, when the torrent brake against it, fell, and became a great pile of ruins.

Mat. 8; 5:

VII. WHEN he had finished his discourse in the 2 audience of the people, he entered Capernaum.

And a centurion's servant, who was dear to his 3 master, was sick, and in danger of dying. And

the centurion having heard concerning Jesus, sent

to him Jewish elders, to entreat him to come and 4 save his servant. When they came to Jesus, they

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earnestly besought him, saying, He is worthy of this 5 favour; for he loveth our nation; and it was he 6 who built our synagogue. Then Jesus went with

them ; and when he was not far from the house,
the centurion sent friends to him to say, Master,

trouble not thyself; for I have not deserved that 7 thou shouldst come under my roof; wherefore nei- .

ther thought I myself fit to come into thy presence:

say but the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For even I, who am under the authority of others,

having soldiers under me, say to one, ‘Go,' and

he goeth, to another, Come,' and he cometh, 9 and to my servant, ‘Do this,' and he doth it. Je.

sus hearing these things, admired him, and turning,
said to the multitude which followed, I assure you

I have not found so great faith, even in Israel. 10 And they who had been sent having returned to the

house, found the servant well who had been sick. 11 The day following, he went into a city called

Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a great 12 crowd. As he approached the gate of the city, the

people were carrying out a dead man, the only son

of his mother, who was a widow ; and many of the 13 citizens were with her. When the Lord saw her,

he had pity upon her, and said to her, Weep not. 14 Then he advanced, and touched the bier (the bear

ers stopping) and said, Young man, arise, I com15 mand thee. Then he who had been dead, sat up,

and began to speak, and Jesus delivered him to his 16 mother. And all present were struck with awe,

and glorified God, saying, A great Prophet hath ch.24; 19

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arisen among us; and, God hath visited his people. 17 And this report concerning him spread throughout

Judea and all the neighbouring country.

Mat. 11; 2: 18 NOW John's disciples having informed their

master of all these things, he called two of them, 19 whom he sent to Jesus to ask him, Art thou he who 20 cometh ? or must we expect another ? Being come

to him, they said, John the Baptist hath sent us to

ask thee, Art thou he who cometh ? or must we 21 expect another? At that very time Jesus was de

livering many from diseases and maladies, and evil Is. 35; 5. 22 spirits, and giving sight to many who were blind.

And he returned this answer, Go, and report to
John what

ye

have seen and heard : the blind are made to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear ; Is. 61; 1. the leprous are cleansed, the dead are raised, glad

23 tidings is brought to the poor. And happy is he

to whom I shall not prove a stumbling-block. Mat. 11; 7. 24 When John's messengers were departed, Jesus

said to the multitude concerning John, What went

yeout into the wilderness to behold ? a reed shaken 25 by the wind ? But what went ye out to see ? a

man effeminately dressed ? It is in royal palaces

[not in deserts] that they who wear splendid ap26 parel, and live in luxury, are found. What then

did ye go to see? a prophet? yea, I tell you, Mal . 3; 1. 27 and something superior to a prophet. For this

is he, concerning whom it is written, “Behold

“ I send mine angel before thee, who shall pre28 pare thy way.” For. I declare unto you,

Mar. 1; 2.

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CH, 7. among those who are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; yet the

least in the reign of God shall be greater than he. . 29 All the people, even the publicans, who heard

John, have, by receiving baptism from him, ho30 noured God; whereas the Pharisees and the law

yers, in not being baptised by him, have rejected
the counsel of God with regard to themselves.

Whereunto then shall I compare the men of Mat. 11; 16 32 this generation ? whom are they like? They are

like children in the market-place, of whom their
companions complain and say, "We have played
' to you upon the pipe, but ye have not danced ;

we have sung mournful songs to you, but ye 33 ' have not wept.' For John the Baptist is come Mat. 3; 4

Mar. 1; 6. abstaining from bread and from wine, and ye say, 34 He hath a demon.' The Son of Man is come

using both, and ye say, 'He is a lover of banquets 35 and wine, an associate of publicans and sinners.'

But wisdom is justified by all her children.

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SIGNAL MIRACLES AND INSTRUCTIONS,

36 NOW one of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him: and he went into the Pharisee's house, Jo, 11; 2.

& 12; 3. 37 and placed himself at table. And behold a woman

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