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42 had an only daughter, about twelve years old, who

was dying. 43 As Jesus went along, the people crowded him ; Mar. 5; 25

and a woman, who had been twelve years afflicted
with an issue of blood, and had consumed all her

living upon physicians, none of whom could cure 44 her, coming behind touched the tuft of his mantle ; 45 upon which her issue was stanched. Then Jesus

said, Who touched me? When every body denied,

Peter, and those with him, answered, Master, the 46 multitude throng and press thee, and dost thou

say, 'Who touched me ? Jesus replied, Some

body hath touched me ; for I am sensible that my 47 power was just now exerted.

Then the woman perceiving that she was discovered, came trembling, and having thrown herself prostrate, declared to him, before all the people, why she had

touched him, and how she had been immediately 48 healed: and he said to her, Daughter, take cou

rage, thy faith hath cured thee ; go in peace. 49 While he was yet speaking, one came from the Mar. 5; 35:*

house of the director of the synagogue, who said,

Thy daughter is dead, trouble not the Teacher. 50 Jesus hearing this, said to Jairus, Fear not; only 51 believe, and she shall be well. Being come to the Mar. 9; 23

house, he allowed nobody to enter with him, except

Peter and John and James, and the maiden's fa52 ther and mother. And all wept, and lamented her. 53 But he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but

asleep. And they derided him, knowing that she 54 was dead. But he, having made them all retire,

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took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maiden, 55 arise. And her spirit returned, and she arose im

mediately, and he commanded to give her food. 56 And her parents were astonished, but he charged

them not to mention to any body what had happened.

Mar. 3; 13:
Mat. 10; 7

Mat. 10; 1. IX. JESUS having convened the twelve, gave them

power and authority over all the demons, and to Mat. 6; 7

2 cure diseases, and commissioned them to proclaim 3 the reign of God, and to heal the sick. And he said

to them, Provide nothing for your journey ; nor Mat. 10; 11. 4 staves, nor bag, nor bread, nor silver, nor two

coats a-piece; and continue in whatever house ye Acts, 13; 51. 5 are received into, until ye leave the place. And

wheresoever they will not receive you, shake even

the dust off your feet, as a protestation against 6 them. They accordingly departed, and travelled

through the villages, publishing the good tidings,

and performing cures every where.

7 Now Herod the tetrarch having heard of all Mar. 6; 14:

that Jesus had done, was perplexed, because some

said, John is risen from the dead; some, Elijah 8 hath appeared ; and others, One of the ancient 9 Prophets is risen again. And Herod said, John I

beheaded : but who is this of whom I hear such

things? And he was desirous to see him. Mat. 14; 13. 10 Now the Apostles being returned, reported to

Jesus all that they had done : and he, taking them

with him, retired privately to a desert belonging to 11 the city of Bethsaida. When the multitude knew

it, they followed him; and he receiving them, spoke

Mat. 14; 1.

Mar. 6; 32:


ch. 9. to them concerning the reign of God, and healed

those who had need of healing. 12 When the day began to decline, the twelve ac- Mat. 14; 15

costing him said, Dismiss the people, that they Jo. 6 5 may go to the nearest towns and villages, and pro

vide themselves in lodging and food; for we are 13 here in a desert. He answered, Supply them your

selves with food. They replied, We have only five
loaves and two fishes; unless we go and buy vic-

tuals for all this people. For they were about five 14 thousand men. Then he said to his disciples, Make 15 them lie down in parties, fifty in a party. And 16 they did so, making them all lie down. Then he

took the five loaves and the two fishes ; and look-
ing up to heaven, he blessed and brake them, and

gave them to his disciples to set before the multi17 tude. When all had eaten, and were satisfied,

they took up twelve baskets full of fragments.



18 AFTERWARDS, Jesus, having withdrawn from Mat. 16; 13

the multitude to pray apart with his disciples, ask- Mar. 8; 27

ed them, saying, Who do people say that I am ? 19 They answered, John the Baptist ; others say,

Elijah; and others, that one of the ancient Pro.

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& 16; 24 Mur. 8; 34

20 phets is risen again. He said to them, But who

say ye that I am ? Peter answered, The Messiah 21 of God.

Then having strictly charged them, he prohibited them from telling this to any body, 22 adding, The Son of Man must suffer many things,

and be rejected by the elders, and chief priests and

scribes, and be killed, and rise again the third day. Mat. 10; 38. 23 Then he said to all the people, If any man will

come under my guidance, let him renounce himSh; 14; 27. 24 self, and take his cross daily, and follow me. For

whosoever would save his life, shall lose it ; and Mat. 10; 33.

whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall save 25 it. What will it profit a man to gain the whole 26 world, with the forfeit or ruin of himself? For

whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed,

when he shall come in his own glory, and in that 27 of the Father, and of the holy messengers. I cer

tify you, that there are some standing here, who shall not taste death until they see the reign of God.

& 17
Jo. 12; 25.

2 Tim. 2; 12.

Mat. 17; 1. 28

ABOUT eight days after this discourse, he took Mar. 9; 2

with him Peter, and John, and James, and went 29 up upon a mountain to pray. While he prayed,

the appearance of his countenance was changed,

and his raiment contracted a dazzling whiteness. 30 And behold, two men of a glorious aspect, Moses 31 and Elijah, conversed with him, and spoke of the

departure which he was to accomplish at Jerusa32 lem. Now Peter, and those that were with him,



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Mar. 9; 14:

were overpowered with sleep ; but when they

awoke, they saw his glory, and the two men who 33 stood with him. As these were removing from Je

sus, Peter said to him, not knowing what he said,
Master, it is good for us to stay here: let us, then,

make three booths, one for thee, one for Moses, and 34 one for Elijah. While he was speaking, a cloud

came and covered them, and the disciples feared. 35 when those men entered the cloud: from the cloud a voice came, which said, This is


beloved Son, 36 hear him. While the voice was uttered, Jesus was

found alone. And this they kept secret, telling no

body, in those days, aught of what they had seen. 37 The next day, when they were come down from Mat

. 17; 14 38- the mountain, a great multitude met him. And

one of the crowd cried out, saying, Rabbi, I be

seech thee, take pity on my son; for he is my only 39 child. And lo a spirit seizeth him, making him

instantly cry out, and fall into convulsions, so that

he foameth; and after he is much bruised, hardly 40 leaveth him. And I besought thy disciples to ex41 pel the demon; but they were not able. Then Je.

sus answering said, O incredulous and perverse ge-
neration; how long shall I be with you,

and suffer 42 you? Bring thy son hither. And as he was coming,

the demon dashed him down in convulsions. And

Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and having cured 43 the child, delivered him to his father. And they zvere all amazed at the great power of God.

While all were admiring every thing which Je44 sus did, he said to his disciples, Mark diligently

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