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Matt. 9. 1.
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45 Moses, that it may be notified 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 in solitary places,

whither the people resorted to him from all parts. II. AFTER many days he returned to Capernaum ; and when 2 it was known that he was in the house, such a multitude fock

ed 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 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

5 whereon the paralytic lay. Jesus perceiving their faith, said Lu. 7: 48.

6 to the paralytic: Son, thy sins are forgiven thee. But certain

Scribes who were present, reasoned thus within themselves : 7. How doth this man speak such blasphemies? Who can for8 give sins but God? Jesus immediately knowing in himself 9 that they made these reflections, said to them, Why do ye

reason thus within yourselves? Which is easier, to say to the

paralytic, · Thy sins are forgiven,' or to say with effect, 10 . Arise, take up thy couch and walk ?' But that ye may know

that the Son of Man hath power upon the earth to forgive sins : 11 Rise (he said to the paralytic), I command thee, take up thy 12 couch and go home. Immediately he arose, took up the couch,

and walked out before them all ; insomuch that they were all annazed, and glorified God, saying : We never saw any thing

like this. Matt. 9:9. 13 Again, he went out towards the sea, and all the multitude Lu. 5:27. 14 repaired to him, and he taught them. Passing along, he saw

Levi, son of Alpheus, sitting at the toll-office, and said to him : 15 Follow me. And he arose and followed him. Now when

Jesus was eating in this man's house, several publicans and sin

ners placed themselves at table with him and his disciples : for 16 many of these people followed him. The Scribes and the

Pharisees, seeing him eat with publicans and sinners, said to his

disciples : Wherefore doth he eat and drink with publicans and 17 sinners ? Jesus hearing this, replied: The whole need not a

physician, but the sick. I came not to call the righteous, but

sinners 10 reformation. 4 18 The disciples of John, and those of the Pharisees, accustom

ed to fasting, came to him, and said: John's disciples, and

those of the Pharisees, fast; why do not thy disciples fast ? 19 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 bridegroom shall be 21 taken from them; and in those days they will fast. Nobody

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Por man o his as the priest, anda bernacle trait, whenever

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seweth a piece of undressed cloth on an old garment; otherwise the new patch teareth the old cloth, and maketh 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. 23 Once, when he was going through the corn on the Sabbath, Matt. 12: 1.

his disciples began to pluck the ears of corn, as they went. 24 The Pharisees said to him: Why do they that which, on the 1 Sam. 1: 21. 25 Sabbath, it is unlawful to do? He answered : Did ye never

read what David and his attendants did, in a strait, when they 26 were hungry; how he entered the tabernacle of God, in the

days of Abiathar the high-priest, and ate the loaves of the pre

sence, which none but the priests could lawfully eat, and gave 27 thereof also to his attendants? He added, The Sabbath was 28 made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of

Man is master even of the Sabbath. III. Another time he entered the synagogue, when a man was .6:6 2 there who had a withered hand. And they, with a design to

accuse Jesus, watched him, to see whether he would heal the 3 man on the Sabbath. Jesus said to the man who had the with4 ered 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; 5 to save, or to kill ? But 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 6 stretched out his hand, it became sound like the other. And

the Pharisees went out immediately, and conspired with the He

rodians against him to destroy him. 7 But Jesus withdrew with his disciples towards the sea,

whither a great multitude followed him from Galilee, from Ju8 dea, from Jerusalem, from Idumea,* and from the banks of the

Jordan. They also of the territories of Tyre and Sidon, having heard what wonders he had performed, flocked to him in crowds. 9 Then he ordered his disciples to get a boat to attend him, be

cause of the multitude, lest they should throng him : for he had 10 healed many, which made all who had maladies press upon him Il to touch him. And the unclean spirits, when they beheld him,

prostrated themselves before him, crying: Thou art the Son of 12 God. But he strictly charged them not to make him known.

SECTION 11.-THE NOMINATION OF APOSTLES. 13 AFTERWARDS Jesus went up a mountain, and called to Matt. 10: 1. 14 him whom he would, and they went to him. And he selected ch. 6:7.

* In the Old Testament commonly Edom. Vol. II.

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Lu. 12; 10. 1 Jo. 5:16.

twelve, that they might attend him, and that he might commis

sion them to proclaim the reign; empowering them to cure dis15 eases, and to expel demons. These were Simon, whom he sur16 named Peter, and James son of Zebedee, and John the brother 17 of James. These he surnamed Boanerges, that is, sons of thun18 der; and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew,

and Thomas, and James son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and 19 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot who betrayed him. 20 Then they went into a house, whither the people again

crowded so fast, that Jesus and his disciples could not so much

21 as eat. His kinsmen hearing this, went out to lay hold on Matt. 9: 34. 22 him, for they said : He is beside himself. But the Scribes who

came from Jerusalem said : He is confederate with Beelzebub, 23 and expelleth demons by the prince of the demons. Jesus

having called them, said to thein by similitude : How can Sa24 tan expel Satan? If a kingdom be torn by factions, that king25 dom cannot subsist : And if a family be torn by factions, that 26 family cannot subsist. Thus, if Satan fight against himself, 27 and be divided, he cannot subsist, but is near his end. No one

who entereth the strong one's house can plunder his goods,

unless he first overpower the strong one; then, indeed, he may Matt. 12: 31. 28 plunder his house. Verily I say unto you, that though all oth

er sins in the sons of men are pardonable, and whatever de29 tractions they shall utter; whosoever shall detract from the Ho

ly Spirit shall never be pardoned, but is liable to eternal pun30 ishment. He said this, because they affirmed that he was

leagued with an unclean spirit. Matt. 12: 46.31 Meanwhile came his mother and brothers, who, standing

32 without, sent for him. And the crowd who sat round him said

to him: Lo, thy mother and thy brothers are without, and 33 seek thee. He answered them, saying: Who is my mother 34 or my brothers ? And looking about on those who sat around 35 him, he said: Behold my mother and my brothers; for who

soever doth the will of God, is my brother, my sister, and

mother. Matt. 13: 1. IV. Again, he was teaching by the sea-side, when so great a

multitude gathered about him, that he was obliged to go aboard

a bark and sit there, while all the people remained on shore.

2 Theu he taught them many things by parables. Matt. 13; 4. 3 In teaching, he said to them: Attend, behold the sower

4 went out to sow. And as he sowed, part of the seed fell by

the way-side, and the birds came and picked it up; part fell upon 5 rocky ground, where it had little mould. This sprang the soon6 er, because there was no depth of soil. But after the sun had

beaten upon it, it was scorched, and having no root, it withered 7 away. Part fell amidst thorns ; and the thorns grew up and

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8 stifled it, so that it yielded nothing. Part fell into good ground,

and sprang up, and became so fruitful, that some grains produced 9 thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred. He added, Whoever

hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 When he was in private, those who were about him with the Lu.8: 9. 11 twelve asked him the meaning of the parable. He said to them:

It is your privilege to know the secrets of the reign of God, 12 but to those without every thing is veiled in parables; that lsa. 6: 9.

they may not perceive what they look at, or understand what

they hear ; lesi they should be reclaimed, and obtain forgive13 ness of their sins. He said also to them : Do ye not under

stand this parable ? How then will ye understand all my

parables. 14. The sower is he who disperseth the word. The way-side Matt. 13: 18.

on which some of the grain fell, denoteth those who have no

sooner heard the word, than Satan cometh and taketh away 16 that which was sown in their hearts. The rocky ground de

noteth those who, hearing the word, receive it at first with plea17 sure; yet not having it rooted in their minds, retain it but a

while ; for when trouble or persecution cometh because of the 18 word, they instantly relapse. The ground overrun with thorns, 19 denoteth those hearers in whom worldly cares, and delusive

riches, and the inordinate desires of other things, stifle the word 20 and render it unfruitful. The good soil on which some grains

yielded thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred, denoteth those

who hear the word and retain it, and produce the fruits thereof. 2. He said further : Is a lamp brought to be put under a corn- Matt. 5: 15. 22 measure, or under a bed ; and not to be set on a stand ? For 11:33..

there is no secret that is not to be discovered ; nor hath aught Matt. 10. 26 23 been concealed which was not to be divulged. If any man

have ears to hear, let him hear. 24 He said moreover: Consider what ye hear : with the mea- Lu. 8: 18.

sure wherewith ye give, ye shall receive; and to you who are 25 attentive, more shall be added. For to him who hath, more

shall be given ; but from him who hath not, even that which he Matt. 13: 12.

hath shall be taken. 26 He said also : The kingdom of God is like seed which a man 27 sowed in bis field. While he slept by night and waked by day, 23 the seed shot up, and grew without his minding it. For the

earth produceth of itself first the blade, then the ear, afterwards 29 the full corn. But as soon as the grain was ripe, he applied

the sickle, because it was time to reap it. 30 He said also: whereunto shall we compare the kingdom of Matt. 13: 31. 31 God, or by what similitude shall we represent it? It is like a

grain of mustard-seed, which when it is sown in the earth, is the 32 smallest of all the seeds that are there. But after it is sown, it

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springeth up, and becometh greater than any herb, and shooteth out branches so large, that under their shade the birds of the air

may find shelter. 33 And in many such similitudes he conveyed instruction to the 34 people, as he found them disposed to hear; and without a sim

ilitude he told them nothing : but he solved all to his disciples

in private. Matt. 8: 23. 35 That day, in the evening, he said to them: Let us pass to

36 the other side. And they leaving the people, but having him 37 in the bark, set sail, in company with other small barks. Then

there arose a great storm of wind, which drove the billows into 38 the bark, which was now full. Jesus being in the stern, asleep

on a pillow, they awaken him, saying : Rabbi, carest thou not 39 that we perish ? And he arose and commanded the wind, say

ing to the sea : Peace ! be still ! Immediately the wind ceased, 40 and a great calm ensued. And he said to them: Why are ye 41 so timorous ? How is it that ye have no faith? And they were

exceedingly terrified, and said one to another: Who is this V. whom even the wind and the sea obey ? They then crossed

the sea, and came into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 He was no sooner gone ashore, than there met him a man

coming from the monuments, possessed of an unclean spirit, 3 who made bis abode in the tombs; and no man could confine 4 him, not even with chains. For he had been often bound with

fetters and chains, and had wrenched off the chains, and broken 5 the setters, so that nobody was able to tame bim. He was

continually, night and day, in the mountains and in the tombs, 6 howling, and cutting himself with Aints. But when he saw

Jesus afar off, he ran, and prostrating himself before him, cried 7 out: What hast thou to do with me, Jesus, Son of the most 8 high God, I conjure thee by God not to torment me. (For

Jesus had said unto him: Come out of the man, thou unclean 9 spirit.) Jesus asked hiin, What is thy name? He answered, 10 My name is legion,* for we are many. And he earnestly en11 treated him not to drive them out of the country. Now there . 12 was a great herd of swine feeding on the mountain. And all

the fiends besought him, saying : Suffer us to go to the swine, 13 that we may enter into them. Jesus inmediately permitted

them. Then the unclean spirits being gone out, entered into

the swine; and the herd, in number about two thousand, 14 rushed down a precipice into the sea, and were choked. And

the swine-herds fled, and told it in the city and villages. And 15 the people flocked out to see what had happened. When they

came to Jesus, and saw him who had been possessed by the

* About 6000

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