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des; otherwise the new wine will burst the bottles, and thus 38 the wine will be spilled, and the bottles rendered useless. But
if new wine be put into new bottles, both will be preserved. 39 Besides, a inan, after drinking old wine, calleth not immediate
ly for new; for he saith • The old is milder.' VI. ON the Sabbath called second prime, as Jesus was passing Matt. 12: 1.
Mar. 2; 23. through the corn-fields, bis disciples plucked the ears of corn, 2 and rubbed them in their hands, and ate them. And some
Pharisees said to them: Why do ye that which it is not lawful on 3 the Sabbath to do? Jesus replying, said to them : Did ye never 1 Sam. 21; 1.
read what David and his attendants did, when they were hun- Lov. 24: 5. 4 gry ; how he entered the mansion of God, and took and ate the
loaves of the presence, and gave also of this bread to his attend
ants; though it cannot be eaten lawfully by any but the priests? 5 He added: The Son of Man is master even of the Sabbath. 6 It happened also, on another Sabbath, that he went into the Matt. 12 9.
synagogue, and taught; and a man was there, whose right 7 hand was blasted. Now the Scribes and Pharisees watched to
see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might 8 find matter for accusing him. But he, knowing their thoughts,
said to the man whose hand was blasted, arise, and stand in the 9 middle. And he arose and stood. Then Jesus said to them :
I would ask you, What is it lawful to do on the Sabbath ; Good 10 or ill? To save or to destroy? And looking around on them
all, he said to the man : stretch out thy hand; and in doing 11 this his hand was rendered sound like the other. But they
were filled with madness, and consulted together what they should do to Jesus.
Mar. 3: 1.
SECTION V.-THE NOMINATION OF APOSTLES.
12 IN those days Jesus retired to a mountain to pray, and spent 13 the whole night in an oratory. When it was day, he called to Matt. 10: 2.
him his disciples and of them he chose twelve, whom he named Mar. 3: 13. 14 apostles: Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his
brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew 15 and Thomas, James son of Alpheus, Simon called the Zealous, 16 Judas brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who proved a trai- Jude, l.
tor. 17 Afterward, Jesus coming down with them, stopped in a
plain, whither a company of his disciples, with a vast multitude from all parts of Judea, Jerusalem, and the maritime country of
Tyre and Sidon, were come to hear him, and to be healed of 18 their diseases. Those who were also infested with unclean spirits, Vol. II.
Matt. 5: 8.
Isa. 65: 13,
Ro. 19 20.
19 came and were cured. And every one strove to touch him,
because a virtue came from him, which healed them all. 20 THEN lifting bis eyes on his disciples, he said : Happy ye 21 poor, for the kingdom of God is yours! Happy ye that hun
ger now, for ye shall be satisfied! Happy ye thai weep now, Isa. 61: 3. 1 Pet. 3: "14. 22 for ye shall laugh! Happy shall ye be when men shall hate
you, and separate you from their society ; yea, reproach and defame you, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice on that
day, and triumph, knowing that your reward in heaven is 24 great! for thus did their fathers treat the prophets. But wo
unto you rich; for ye have received your comforts! Wo 25 unto you that are full; for ye shall hunger! Wo unto 26 you who laugh now ; for ye shall mourn and weep! Wo unto
you, when men shall speak well of you ; for so did their fathers
of the false prophets ! Matt. 5:44. 27 But I charge you, my hearers, love your enemies, do good
28 to them who hate you, bless them who curse you, and pray for 29 them who traduce you. To him who smiteth thee on one
cheek, present the other; and from him who taketh thy manTob. 4; 16. 30 tle, withhold not thy coat. Give to every one who asketh
thee; and from him who taketh away thy goods, do not deMatt. 7; 12. 31 mand them back. And as ye would that men should do unto
32 you, do ye likewise unto them. For if ye love those only who
love you, what thanks are ye entitled to; since even sinners 33 love ihose who love them. And if ye do good to those only
who do good to you, what thanks are ye entitled to ? since even 34 sinners do the same. And if ye lend to those only from whom
ye hope to receive, what thanks are ye entitled to ? since even
sinners lend to sinners, that they may receive as much in return. 35 But love ye your enemies, do good and lend, nowise despair
ing; and your reward shall be great ; and ye shall be the sons
of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and malig
36 nant. Be therefore merciful, as your Father is merciful. Matt. 7; l. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condemn not, and ye Mar. 4: 24. shall not be condernned; release, and ye shall be released ;
38 give, and ye shall get : good measure, pressed and shaken, and
heaped, shall be poured into your lap; for with the same meas
ure wherewith ye give to others, ye yourselves shall receive. Matt. 15; 14. 39 He used also this comparison : Can the blind guide the blind ? Matt. 10: 24. 40 Will not both fall into a ditch? The disciple is not above his
teacher; but every finished disciple shall be as his teacher. Jo. 13. 16. 41 And why observest thou the mote in thy brother's eye? but Matt. 7. 3. 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 considering that there is a thorn in thine own eye? Hypocrite, first take the thorn out of thine owo eye ;
Ro. 9; 1.
Matt. 7. 18.
Matt. 7 21.
Matt. 5. 8.
then thou wilt see to take out the mote which is in thy broth43 er's eye. That is not a good tree which yieldeth bad fruit ; & 12: 33. 44 nor is that a bad tree which yieldeth good fruit : For every
tree is 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. 46 But why do ye, in addressing me, cry, Master, Master, and Ro. 2. 13. 47 obey not what I command ? Whoever cometh to me, and Ja. 1. 22.
heareth my precepts, and practiseth them, I will show you 48 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 49 could not shake it; for it was founded upon the rock. But he
who heareth, 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 heap of ruins. VII. WHEN he had finished his discourse in the audience of Matt 2 the people, be entered Capernauin. And a centurion's ser
vant, who was dear to his master, was sick, and in danger of dy3 ing. And the centurion having heard concerning Jesus, sent
to him Jewish elders, to entreat him to come and save his ser4 vant. When they came to Jesus, they earnestly besought him, 5 saying: He is worthy of this favor : for he loveth our nation; 6 and it was he who built our synagogue. Then Jesus went
with them; and when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to bim to say : Master, trouble not thyself,
for I have not deserved that thou shouldst come under my roof; 7 wherefore neither thought I myself fit to come into thy pre8 sence: say but the word, and my servant will be healed. 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 coineth; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he doeth it. 9 Jesus hearing these things, admired him, and turning, said to
the multitude which followed : I assure you I have not found so 10 great faith, even in Israel. And they who had been sent hav
ing returned to the house, found the servant well who had been
sick. 11 The day following, he went into a city called Nain, accom12 panied by his disciples and a great 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 13 the citizens were with her. When the Lord saw her, he had
Matt. 11. 7.
14 pity upon her, and said to her: Weep not. Then he advanc
ed, and touched the bier (the bearers stopping), and said : Young 15 man, arise, I command thee. Then he who had been dead sat
up, and began to speak; and Jesus delivered him to his moth
16 er. And all present were struck with awe, and glorified God, ch, 24, 19.
saying: A prophet bath arisen amongst us; and God hath
ovine. A prophet 17 visited his people. And this report concerning bim spread
throughout Judea and all the neighboring country. Matt. 11. 2. 18 NOW John's disciples having informed their master of all
19 these thinus, he called two of them, whom he sent to Jesus to
ask him : Art thou he who cometh? or must we expect anoth20 er? Being come to him, they said : John the Baptist hath
sent us to ask thee, Art thou he who cometh? or must we ex21 pect another? At that very time Jesus was delivering many
from diseases and maladies, and evil spirits, and giving sight to (n. 35. 3.
22 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; the leprous Isa. 61.1.
are cleansed, the dead are raised, glad tidings is brought to the 23 poor. And happy is he to whom I shall not prove a stumbling.
block. 24 When John's messengers were departed, Jesus said to the
multitude concerning John : What went ye out into the wilder25 ness to behold ? a reed shaken by the wind ? But what went
ye out to see? a man effeminately dressed? It is in royal pal
aces, not in deserts, that they who wear splendid apparel, and 26 live in luxury, are found. What then did ye go to see? a
prophet? yea, I tell you, and something superior to a prophet. 27 For this is he concerning whom it is written, “ Behold I send 28 mine angel before thee, who shall prepare thy way." For I
declare unto you, among those who are born of women, there
is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist ; yet the least 29 in the reign of God shall be greater than he. All the people,
even the publicans, who heard John, bave, by receiving bap30 tism from him, honored God; whereas the Pharisees and the
lawyers, in not being baptized by him, have rejected the coun
sel of God with regard to themselves. Mart. 11. 16. 31 Whereunto then shall I compare ihe men of this generation ?
32 whom are they like? They are like children in the market
place, of whom their companious complain and say, ' We bave
played to you upon the pipe, but ye have not danced; we have Mett. 3. 4. 33 sung mournful songs to you, but ye have not wept.' For John
the Baptist is come abstaining from bread and wine, and ye 34 say, 'He hath a demon:' The Son of Man is come usiog both,
and ye say, 'He is a lover of banquets and wine, an associate
Mal. 3. 1.
Mar. 1. 6.
35 of publicans and sinners.'
But wisdom is justified by all her
SECTION VI.-SIGNAL MIRACLES AND INSTRUCTIONS.
36 NOW one of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him: and
he went into the Pbarisee's house, and placed himself at table. 37 And belold a woman in the city, who was a sinner, knowing Jo. 11. 2.
that he ate at the house of the Pharisee, brought an alabaster 38 box of balsarn, and standing behind at his feet, weeping, bath
ed them with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head, 39 and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the balsam. The
Pharisee who had invited biin, observing this, said within himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who
this woman is that touched him, and of what character; for she 40 is a sioner.' Then Jesus said to him : Simon, I have some41 thing to say to thee. He answered: Say it, Rabbi. A cer
tain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii,* 42 the other fifty.t But not having wherewith to pay, be freely for
gave them both. Say, then, which of thein will love him most? 43. Simon answered: I suppose he to whom he forgave most. Je
sus replied: Thou hast judged rightly. Then turning to the woman, he said to Simon : Thou seest this woman : when I came into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet; but
she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the 45 hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, since 46 she entered, hath not ceased kissing my feet. Thou didst not
anoint my head with oil, but she hath anointed my feet with 47 balsam. Wherefore I tell thee, her sins, which are many, are
forgiven ; therefore her love is great. But he to whoin little is 48 forgiven, hath little love. Then he said to her: Thy sins are Matt. 9. 2. 49 forgiven. Those who were at table with him said within them- ch. 5. 200 50 selves, “Who is this that even forgiveth sins?' But he said to
the woman: Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. VIII. AFTERWARDS he travelled through cities and villages, 2 proclaiming the joyful tidings of the reign of God, being attend
ed by the twelve, and by certain women who had been deliv
ered froin evil spirits and distempers, Mary called Magdalene, Mar. 16. 8. 3 out of whom went seven demons, Joanna wise of Chuza, He
rod's steward, Susanna, and several others who assisted him
with their property. 4 Now when a great multitude was assembled, and the people Mart. 13. 2 were flocking to him out of the cities, he spake by a parable:
muutune was asmenn de and the people Mar. 4. 2*
* About L. 15. 125. sterling.
| About L. 1. 118. sterling.