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CH. 16.



Some say,

13 AS Jesus was going to the district of Cesarca Phi- Mar. 8; 27

Lu. 9; 18. lippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Who do men 14 say that the Son of Man is ? They answered,

• John the Baptist,' others, · Elijah, 15 others, Jeremiah, or one of the Prophets.' But 16 who, returned he, say ye that I am ? Simon Peter

answering, said, Thou art the Messiah, the Son Jo. 6; 69. 17 of the living God. Jesus replying, sard to him,

Happy art thou Simon Barjona 20 ; for flesh and

blood hath not revealed this to thee, but my Fa18 ther who is in heaven. I tell thee likewise, Thou Jo. 1; 42.

art named Rock 21; and on this rock I will build

my church, over which the gates of hades shall 19 not prevail. Moreover I will give thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven : whatever thou shalt ch. 18; 18.

Jo. 20; 23: bind upon the earth, shall be bound in heaven;

and whatever thou shalt loose upon the earth, shall 20 be loosed in heaven. Then he forbade his dis

ciples to tell any man that he is the Messiah. 21 From that time Jesus began to discover to his ch. 17; 22

disciples, that he must go to Jerusalem, and there Mar. 8: 31suffer much from the elders, and the chief priests, Lu. 9:44.

20 Syr. son of Jonas.
21 So Peter in Greek, and Cephas in Syr, signify.



ch. 17.

and the scribes, and be killed, and that he must be 22 raised the third day. On which Peter taking him

asi'e, reproved him, saying, God forbid, Master, 23 this shall not befal thee. But he turning said to

Peter, Get thee hence, adversary, thou art an obstacle in my way, for thou relishest not the

things of God, but the things of men. ch. 10; 38. 24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will Mar. 8; 34.

come under my guidance, let him renounce himLui. 9; 23 25 self, and take up his cross and follow me. For,

whosoever would save his life, shall lose it; and Jo. 12: 25.

whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find 26 it. What is a man profited, if he should gain the

whole world, with the forfeit of his life? or what 27 will a man not give in ransom for his life? For

the Son of Man, vested with his Father's glory,

shall come hereafter with his angels, and recom28 pense every one according to his actions. Verily

I say unto you, Some of those who are present, Lu. 9; 27.

shall not taste death, until they see the Son of Man enter upon his reign.

14; 27. & 17; 33.

Ro. 2; 6.
Rev. 22; 12.
Mar. 9; 1.

Lu. 9; 28:

Mar. 9; 2 XVII. AFTER six days Jesus took Peter, and James,

and John brother of James, apart to the top of a 2 high mountain, and was transfigured in their pre

sence. His face shone as the sun; and his raiment 3 became white as the light. And presently appear

ed to them Moses and Elijah conversing with him. 2 Pet. 1; 17. 4 Peter upon this addressing Jesus, said, Master, it

is good for us to stay here ; let us make here, if thou wilt, three booths, one for thee, and one for

ch. 3; 17. Mar. 1; 11. Lu. 3; 22.


CH. 17.


5 Moses, and one for Elijah. While he was speak

ing, behold! a bright cloud covered them, and out 6 of the cloud cảme a voice which said, This is my

beloved Son in whom I delight, hear him. The

disciples hearing this, fell upon their faces, and 7 were greatly frightened. But Jesus came and 8 touched them, saying, Arise; be not afraid. Then lifting up their eyes, they saw none but Jesus.

As they went down from the mountain, Jesus Mår. 9; 9 commanded them, saying, Tell nobody what ye

have seen, until the Son of Man be risen from the 10 dead. Then the disciples asked him, saying, Why 11 say the Scribes that Elijah must come first? Jesus

answering, said to them, To consummate the 12 whole, Elijah indeed must come first. But I tell ch. 11; 14.

you, Elijah is come already, though they did not

acknowledge him, but have treated them as they 13 pleased. Thus they will treat the Son of Man also.

Then the disciples understood that he spake con

cerning John the Baptist. 14 When they were come to the multitude, a man Mar. 9; 14: 15 came to him, who kneeling, said, Sir, have pity

on my son ; for he is grievously distressed with

lunacy; often he falleth into the fire, and often in16 to the water, and I presented him to thy disciples; 17 but they could not cure him. Jesus answering,

said, O unbelieving and perverse race! How long

shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? 18 Bring him hither to me. Then Jesus rebuked the

demon, and he came out : and the lad was instantly

Lu. 9; 37


& 20; 18: Mar 9; 31. Lu. 9; 44.

CH, 18. Mar. 9; 28: 19 Hereupon the disciples came to him privately,

saying, Why could not we expel this demon ? Lu. 17; 6. 20 Jesus answered, Because of your unbelief; for ve.

rily I say unto you, if ye had faith, though but as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say to this mountain, Remove to yonder place, and it would re

move : yea nothing would be impossible to you. 21 This kind, however, is not dispossessed, unless

by prayer and fasting. ch. 16; 21. 22 While they remained in Galilee, Jesus said to

them, The Son of Man is to be delivered up to 23 men who will kill him : but the third day he shall

be raised again. And they were grieved exceed

ingly. 24 When they were come to Capernaum, the col

lectors came and asked Peter, Doth not your 25 teacher pay the didrachma ” ? He said, Yes. Be

ing come into the house, before he spoke, Jesus said to him, What is thy opinion, Simon? From whom

do the kings of the earth exact tribute or custom? 26 From their own sons, or from others? Peter an27 swered, From others. Jesus replied, The sons

then are exempted. Nevertheless, lest we should give them offence, go to the sea and throw a line, draw out the first fish that is hooked, and, having opened its mouth, thou shalt find a stater , take

that and give it them for me and thee. Mar.9; 33: XVIII. At that time the disciples came to Jesus inquirLu. 9; 46.

ing, Who shall be the greatest in the reign of hea2 ven? Jesus calling to him a'child, placed him in

22 About 1s. 3d, sterling.

23 Value, half a crown.


ch. 18.

Lu. 17; 1:

3 the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto ch. 19; 14.

you, unless ye be changed, and become as chil.

dren, ye shall never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever, therefore, shall become humble like

this child, shall be the greatest in the reign of 5 heaven. Nay, whosoever receiveth one such 6 child, in my name, receiveth me ; but whosoever Mar. 9; 42.

shall insnare any of these little ones who believe
in me, it were better for him that an upper

mill. stone were hanged about his neck, and that he

were sunk in the ocean. 7 Woe unto the world because of snares; snares

indeed there must be ; nevertheless woe to the 8 insnarer. Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot in- ch.5; 29:

Mar. 9; 43. snare thee, cut it off and throw it away; it is better for thee to enter lame or maimed into life, than

having two hands or two feet to be cast into the 9 everlasting fire. And if thine eye insnare thee,

pluck it out and throw it away ; it is better for

thee to enter one-eyed into life, than having two 10 eyes to be cast into hell-fire. Beware of con

temning any of these little ones; for I assure you

that in heaven their angels continually behold the 11 face of my heavenly Father: and the Son of Man Lu. 19; 10, 12 is come to recover the lost.

What think ye? If Lu. 15; 4. a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them have strayed, will he not leave the ninety-nine

upon the mountains, and go in quest of the stray? 13 And if he happen to find it, 'verily I say unto

you, he deriveth greater joy from it than from the 14 ninety-nine which went not astray. Thus it is

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