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daughter had an unclean spirit, hearing of him, came and threw 26 herself at his feet, (the woman was a Greek, a native of Syro
phenicia), and entreated him, that he would cast the deinon. 27 out of her daughter. Jesus answered ; Let the children first
be satisfied; for it is not seemly to take the children's bread, 28 and throw it to the dogs. She replied: True, Sir, yet éven 29 the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. He
said to her: For this answer go home; the demon is gone out 30 of thy daughter. Immediately she went home, and found her
daughter lying upon the bed, and freed from the demon. 31 Then leaving the borders of Tyre and Sidon, he returned to 32 the Sea of Galilee, through the precincts of Decapolis. And
they brought to him a deaf man, who had also an impediment
in bis speech, and entreated him to lay bis hand upon him. 33 Jesus having taken bim aside from the crowd, spat upon his
own fingers, and put them into the man's ears, and touched his 34 tongue. Then looking up to heaven, and sigbing, he said: 35 Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. Immediately his ears were 36 opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke distinctly. Jesus
charged them to tell nobody : but the more he charged them,
the more they published it, saying, with inexpressible amaze37 ment: He doth every thing well : he maketh both the deaf to
hear, and the dumb to speak. Matt. 15; 32. VIII. At that time the crowd being very numerous, and having
2 no food, Jesus called his disciples, and said to them : I have
compassion on the multitude ; for they have attended me now 3 three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them home
fasting, their strength will fail by the way ; for some of them 4 are come from afar. His disciples answered: Whence can we 5 supply these people with bread here in the desert? He asked 6 them : How many loaves have ye? They said : Seven. Then
commanding the multitude to place themselves upon the ground, he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, broke them,
and gave them to his disciples, that they might distribute them 7 to the people; and they distributed them. They had also a
few small fishes, which, after the blessing, he likewise ordered 8 to be presented. So they ate, and were satisfied; and the
fragments which remained were carried off in seven maunds. 9 Now they who had eaten were about four thousand.
10 Having dismissed them, he immediately embarked with bis Matt. 16; 1. 11 disciples, and went into the territory of Dalmanutha. Thence
some Pharisees came, who began to argue with him, and, in 12 order to prove birn, demanded of him a sign in the sky. Jesus
answered, with a deep groan: Wherefore doth this generation require a sign ? Verily I say unto you, that no sign shall be
Lu. 12, 1.
es, or do yine five allo They answsand, h
13 given to this generation. After that, leaving them, he re-im
barked and returned. 14 Now the disciples had forgotten to bring bread, having only Matt. 16; 5. 15 one loaf with them in the bark. Then Jesus gave them this
caution : Attend; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and 16 of the leaven of Herod. They, reflecting hereon, said among 17 themselves : It is because we have no bread. Jesus remarking
it, said unto them: Why make ye this reflection, that ye have
no bread ? Are ye yet so thoughtless, so inattentive? Is your 18 understanding still blinded? Have you no use of your eyes, 19 or of your ears, or do ye not remember? When I distributed
the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets
full of fragments did ye carry off? They answered : Twelve. 20 And when the seven among the four thousand, how many
maunds full of fragments did ye carry off? They said ; Seven. 21 How then is it, proceeded he, that ye do not apprehend me? 22 When Jesus came to Bethsaida, they brought to him a blind 23 man, whom they entreated him to touch. He took the blind
man by the hand, and led him out of the village. Then hav
ing put spittle on his eyes, and laid his hands upon him, he 24 asked him, whether he saw ? Having looked up, he said : I see
men whom I distinguish from trees only by their walking. 25 And Jesus laid his hands upon the man's eyes, and made bim
look again. And he was so perfectly cured, as to see every 26 object clearly. And Jesus sent him home, saying : Neither go
into the village, nor tell aught to any of the villagers.
SECTION V.-THE TRANSFIGURATION.
* Matt. 16: 13. Lu. 9; 18.
swered them, saying: Whof Mace: : 13.
27 JESUS went thence with his disciples to the villages of M
Cesarea Philippi, and by the way he asked them, saying : Who 28 do men say that I am ? They answered : “John the Baptist,'
but some say, 'Elijah ;' and others, 'One of the prophets.' 29 He said to them : But who say ye that I am ? Peter answer30 ing, said to him: Thou art the Messiah. Then he charged
them to tell nobody this concerning him. 31 And he began to inform them that the son of Man must Matt. 16:21
suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief Lu. 9; 22.
priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and that in three days 32 he must rise again. This he spoke so plainly, that Peter tak33 ing him aside, reproved him. But he turning, and looking on
his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying : Get thee hence, adversary, for thou dost not relish the things of God, but the things of
men. 34 Then having called both to the people and to his disciples, Matt. 16,
Lu. 12: 9.
Matt. 17: 1.
Lo. 9; 23.
he said: is any man willing to come under my guidance ? Jo. 12: 25.
Let him renounce himsell, and take up his cross and follow 35 me. For whosoever would save his life, shall lose it; and
whosoever will lose his life, for my sake and the gospel's, shall
36 save it. What would it profit a man, if he should gain the Matt. 10:33. 37 whole world with the forfeit of his life? or what will a man not
38 give in ransom for his life? For whosoever shall be ashamed
of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him likewise the Son of Man will be ashamed, when
he shall come in the glory of bis Father, accompanied by the IX.holy messengers. He added, Verily I say unto you, there are
some standing here, who shall not taste death until they see the
reign of God ushered in with power. Matt. 17: 1. 2 AFTER six days Jesus took Peter, and James, and John,
apart to the top of a high mountain, and was transfigured in 3 their presence. His garments became glittering, and were,
like snow, of such a whiteness as no suller on the earth could 4 imitate. There appeared to them also Elijah and Moses, who 5 were conversing with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus: Rab
bi, it is good for us to stay here : let us make three booths, 6 one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: for he 7 knew not what he said, they were so terrified. And there came
a cloud which covered them; and out of the cloud issued a 8 voice, which said : This is my beloved Son, bear ye him. And
instantly looking about, they saw nobody but Jesus and them
selves. Matt. 17: 9. 9 As they went down froin the mountain, he charged them not
to relate to any body what they had seen, until the Son of 10 Man were risen from the dead. And they took notice of that
expression, and inquired among themselves what the rising il from the dead could mean. Then they asked him, saying: 12 Why do the scribes affirm that Elijah must come first? He
answered : Elijah, lo consummate the whole, must come first,
and (as it is written of the Son of Man) rnust likewise suffer 13 many things, and be contemned. But I tell you, that Elijah
too is come, as was predicted, and they have treated him as
they pleased. Matt. 17: 14. 14 WHEN he returned to the other disciples, he saw a great
multitude about them, and some scribes disputing with them. 15 As soon as the people saw him, they were all struck with awe, 16 and ran to salute bim. And he asked the scribes : About what 17 do ye dispute with them? One of the people answering said :
Rabbi, I have brought thee my son wbo hath a dumb spirit; 18 wheresoever it seizeth him, it dasheth him on the ground,
where he continueth foaming, and grinding his teeth, till his strength is exhausted. And I spoke to thy disciples to expel
2 Pet. 1; 17. ch. 1; 11. Matt. 3: 17. Lu. 3: 22.
Lu. 9. 37.
bim both icanst do anodIf thouth. The leve'
19 the demon, but they were not able. Jesus thereupon said : 0
unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How 20 long shall I suffer you ? Bring him to me. Accordingly they
brought him : and no sooner did he see him, than the spirit
threw him into convulsions; so that he foamed and rolled upon 21 the ground. Jesus asked the father : How long is it since this 22 first befel him ? He answered: From his infancy, and often
bath it thrown bim both into the fire, and into the water, to de
stroy him : but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion 23 upon us, and help us. Jesus replied : If thou canst believe; 24 all things are practicable for him who believeth. The boy's
father, crying out immediately, said with tears : I believe ; 25 Master, supply thou the defects of my faith. When Jesus saw
that the people came crowding upon him, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him : Thou dumb and deaf spirit, come
out of him, I command thee, and enter no more into him. 26 Then the demon having cried aloud, and severely convulsed
him, came out ; and he appeared as one dead, insomuch that 27 many said: He is dead. But Jesus taking him by the hand,
raised him, and he stood up. 28 When Jesus was come into the house, his disciples asked Matt. 17: 19. 29 him privately; Why could not we expel the demon ? He an
swered, This kind cannot be dislodged unless by prayer and
fasting 30 Having left that place, they passed through Galilee, and he
was desirous that nobody should know it, for he was instructing Matt. 17: 22. 32 his disciples. And he said to them: The Son of Man will
soon be delivered into the hands of men, who will kill him ; and after he is killed, he will rise again the third day. But they understood not what he meant, and were shy to ask him.
When he was come to Capernauin, being in the house, he asked them: What were ye debating among yourselves by 34 the way? But they were silent ; for they had debated among
themselves by the way who should be greatest. Then having sat down, he called the twelve, and said to them : If any man
would be first, he shall be the last of all, and the servant of 26 all. And he took a child, and, placed it in the midst of them, 37 and holding him in his arms, said to them: Whosoever shall
receive one such child on my account, receiveth me ; and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him who sent
me. 38 Then John said to him: Rabbi, we saw one expelling de- Lu. 9: 49.
mons in thy name, who followeth not us, and we forbade him, 39 because he doth not follow us. Jesus answered: Forbid him
not; for there is none who worketh a miracle in my name, that 40 can readily speak evil of me. For whoever is not against you,
Matt. 18: ).
to But whoe, it were that he
Lu. 17: 1.
Isa. 66: 24.
Lev. 2. 13. Matt. 5;13.
Matt. 10, 42. 41 is for you. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to
drink on my account, because ye are Christ's ; verily I say un
to you, he shall not lose his reward. Matt. 186. 42 But whosoever shall ensnare any of the little ones who beMatt. 5: 29. lieve in me, it were better for him that a millstone were fasten
43 ed to his neck, and that he were thrown into the sea. Moreo
ver, if thy hand insnare thee, cut it off; it is better for thee to
enter maimed into life, than having two hands to go into hell,
7. 44 into the unquenchable fire ; where their worm dieth not, and Judith, 16: 45 their fire is not quenched. And if thy foot insnare thee,
cut it off; it is better for thee to enter lame into life, tban bay
ing two feet to be cast into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 46 where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not quenched. 47 And if thine eye ensnare thee, pull it out; it is better for thee
to enter one-eyed into the kingdom of God, than having two 48 eyes to be cast into hell-fire ; where their worm dieth not, and
13.49 their fire is not quenched : for every one shall be seasoned with Lu. 14: 34. 50 fire ; as every sacrifice is seasoned with salt. Salt is good;
but if the salt become tasteless, wherewith will ye season it ? Preserve salt in yourselves, and maintain peace with one an
other. Matt. 19; 1. X. Then he arose and came into the confines of Judea, through
the country upon the Jordan. Again multitudes resorted to
him: and again as his custom was, he taught them. Matt. 19: 3. 2 And some Pharisees came, who, to try him, asked him : Is it
3 lawful for the husband to divorce his wise ? He answering,
said to them : What precept hath Moses given you on this subDeut. 24: 1. 4 ject? They replied: Moses hath permitted us to write her a
5 bill of divorcement, and dismiss her. Jesus answering, said to
them : Because of your untractable disposition, Moses gave you 6 this permission. But from the beginning, at the creation, God
7 made them a male and a female. For this reason a man shall Eph. 5: 31. Gen. 2: 24. leave his father and mother, and shall adhere to his wife, and
8 they two shall be one flesh. They are, therefore, no longer 9 two, but one flesh. What God then hath conjoined, let not man
separate. 10 And in the house his disciples asked him anew concerning this 11 matter. He said to them : Whosoever divorceth his wife and 12 marrieth another, committeth adultery against her; and if a wo
man divorce her husband, and marry another, she committeth
adultery. Matt. 19; 1313 Then they brought children to him, that he might touch
14 them ; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Je
sus perceiving this, was offended, and said: Allow the chil
dren to come unto me, and do not hinder them : for of such Matt. 18: 1. 15 is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever will
not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall never enter it.
Gen. 1: 27.
Matt. 5; 32.