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John the Baptist beheaded. CHAP. VI.

Five thousand fed. 773 5 And he could there do no mighty 23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever work, save that he laid his hands upon a thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, few sick folk, and healed them...); I unto the half of my kir:gdom.'

6. And he marvelied because of their 24 And she went forth, and said unto unbelief. And he went round about the her mother, What shall I ask? and she villages teaching,

said, The head of John the Baptist. So 7 1 And he called unto him the twelve, | 25 And she came in straightway with and began to send them forth by two haste unto the king, and askerl, saying, I and two; and gave them power over will that thou give me, by and by in a unclean spirits ; .

charger, the head of John the Baptist. 8 And commanded them that they | 26° And the king was exceeding sorry ; should take nothing for their journey, yet for his oath's sake, and for their save a staff only ; no scrip, no bread, no sakes which sat with him, he would not monev in their purse :

reject her. 9 But be shod with sandals ; and not 27 And immediately the king sent an put on two coats. ..

executioner, and commanded his head to 10 And he said unto them, In what || be brought: and he went and beheaded place soever ye enter into an house, there him in the prison,', ' abide till ye depait from that place. 28 And brought his head in a charger,

11 And whosoever shall not receive and gave it to the damsel; and the damsel you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence gave it to her mother. in. shake off the dust under your feet, for a 29 And when his disciples heard of it, testimony against them. Verily I say un they came and took up his corpse, and to you, It shall be more tolerable for laid it in a tomb. . Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of 30 And the apostles gathered themjudgment, than for that city.

selves together unto Jesus, and told him 12 And they went out, and preached all things, both what they had done, and that men should repent.

1what they had taught. 13 And they cast out many devils, 31 And he said unto them, Come ye and anointed with oil many that were | yourselves apart into a desert place, and sick, and healed them.

| rest a while : for there were many com14 And king Herod heard of him ing and going, and they had no leisure so (for his name was spread abroad :) and much as to eat. he said, That John the Baptist was risen 32 And they departed into a desert from the dead, and therefore mighty place by ship privately. works do shew forth themselves in him. 33 And the people saw them departing,

15 Others said, That it is Elias. And and many knew him, and ran afoot thithothers said, That it is a prophet, or as er out of all cities, and out-went them, one of the prophets.

and came together unto him. 16 But when Herod heard thereof, he 34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw said, It is John, whom I beheaded ; he is much people, and was moved with comrisen from the dead.

passion toward them, because they were 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and as sheep not having a shepherd; and he laid hold upon John, 'and bound him in began to teach them many things. prison for Herodias' sake, his brother | 35 And when the day was now far Philip's wife: for he had married her. · spent, his disciples came unto him, and

18 For John had said unto Herod, It said, This is a desert place, and now the is not lawful for thee to have thy broth time is far passed : er's wife.

36 Send them away, that they may go 19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel | || into the country round about, and into against him, and would have killed him; the villages, and buy themselves bread: but she could not :

for they have nothing to eat. 20 For Herod feared John, knowing i 37 He answered and said unto them, that he was a just man and an holy, and Giveyethem to eat. And they say unto him, observed him: and when he heard him, he Shall we go and buy two hundred pennya did many things, and heard him gladly. worth of bread, and give them to eat?'

21 And when a convenient day was 38 He saith unto them, How many come, that Herod on his birth-day made | loaves have ye? go and sce. And when a supper to his lords, high captains, and they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. chief estates of Galilee;

39 Andhe commanded them to make all 22 And when the daughter of the said sit down by companies upon thegreengrass. Herodias came in, and danced, and pleas- | 40 And they sat down in ranks, by ed Herod, and them that sat with him, || hundreds, and by fifties. the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me 41 And when he had taken the five whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it loaves, and the two fishes, he looked up thee.

Il to heaven, and blessed, and brake the

774 Christ walketh on the sea. ST. MARK. Mleat defileth not a man. loaves, and gave them to his disciples to received to hold, as the washing of cups, set before them; and the two fishes di- || and pots and of brazen vessels, and tables. vided he among them all,

| 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked 42 And they did all eat, and were filled. him, Why walk not thy disciples accord

43 And they took up twelve baskets | ing to the tradition of the elders, but eat full of the fragments, and of the fishes. ll bread with unwashen hands

44 And they that did eat of the loaves, 6 He answered and said unto them, were about five thousand men.

Well hath Esaias prophesied of you byp45 And straightway he constrained ocrites, as it is written, This people honhis disciples to get into the ship, and to go oureth me with their lips, but their heart to the other side before unto Bethsaida, is far from me. while he sent away the people.

7 Howbeit, in vain do they worship 46 And when he had sent them away, | me, teaching for doctrines the commandhe departed into a mountain to pray. | ments of men.

47 And when even was come, the ship 8 For laying aside the commandment was in the midst of the sea, and he alone of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as on the land.

the washing of pots and cups : and many 48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; other such like things ye do. for the wind was contrary unto them : 9 And he said unto them, Full well ve and about the fourth watch of the night reject the commandment of God, that je he cometh unto them, walking upon the may keep your own tradition. sea, and would have passed by them. | 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father

49 But when they saw him walking and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth faupon the sea, they supposed it had been ther or mother, let him die the death: a spirit, and cried out.

11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his 50 (For they all saw him, and were father or mother, It is Corban, that is to troubled.) And immediately he talked say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest with them, and saith unto them, Be of be profited by me; ke shall be free good cheer: It is I ; be not afraid. | 12 And ye suffer him no more to do

51 And he went up unto them into | aught for his father or his mother; the ship; and the wind ceased : and they | 13 Making the word of God of none were sore amazed in themselves beyond effect through your tradition, which ye measure, and wondered.

have delivered ; and many such like 52 For they considered not the miracle of things do ye. the loaves ; for their heart was hardened. 14 And when he had called all the peo

53 And when they had passed over, ple unto him, he said unto them, Hearken they came into the land of Gennesaret, unto me every one of you, and understand. and drew to the shore.

15 There is nothing from without a 54. And when they were come out of man, that entering into him, can defile the ship, straightway they knew him, him: but the things which come out of

55 And ran through that whole region him, those are they that defile the man. round about, and began to carry about 16 If any man have ears to hear, let in beds those that were sick, where they | him hear. heard he was.

| 17 And when he was entered into the 56 And whithersoever he entered, into house from the people, his disciples asked villages, or cities, or country, they laid him concerning the parable. the sick in the streets, and besought him 18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so that they might touch, if it were but the without understanding also? do ye not border of his garment: and as many as perceive, that whatsoever thing from touched him, were made whole.

without entereth into the man, it cannot CHAP. VII.

clcfile him. 1 The Pharisees find fault with the dis- 19 Because it entereth not into his

ciples for eating with unwashen hands. heart, but into the belly, and goeth out 14 Meat drfileth not a man.

|| into the draught, purging all meats? THEN came together unto him the 20 And he said, That which cometh

Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, il out of the man, that defileth the man. which came from Jerusalem.

21 For from within, out of the heart 2 And when they saw some of his disci- of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, ples eat bread witli defiled (that is to say, || fornications, murders, with unwashen) hands, they found fault. 22 Therts, covetousness, wickedness,

3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blascxcept they wash their hands oft, eat not, phemy, pride, foolishness; holding the tradition of the elders.

23 All these evil things come from 4 And when they come from the market, within, and defile the man. except they wash, they eat not. And ma- 24 9 And from thence he arose, and went ny other things there be, which they have ll into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and


An unclean spirit cast forth. Chap. viii. The multitude miraculously fed. 775 entered into an house, and would have no ii 6 And he commanded the people to sit man know it : but he could not be hid. down on the ground: and he took the sev

25 For a certain woman, whose young ll en loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, (laughter had an unclean spirit, heard of and gave to his disciples toset before them; him, and came and fell at his teet:

and they did set them before the people. 26 (The woman was a Greek, a Syro 7 And they had a few small fishes: and phenician by nation,) and she besought he blessed, and commanded to set them him that he would cast forth the devil also before them. out of her daughter.

8 So they did eat, and were filled: and 27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the they took up of the broken meat that children first be filled : for it is not meet was left, seven baskets. to take the children's bread, and to cast 9 And they that had eaten were about it unto the dogs.

four thousand ; and he sent them away. 28 And she answered and said unto 10 | And straightway he entered into him, Yes, Lord : yet the dogs under the a ship with his disciples, and came into table eat of the children's crumbs. the parts of Dalmanutha.

29 And he said unto her, For this say li And the Pharisees came forth, and ing, go thy way ; the devil is gone out of began to question with him, seeking of thy daughter.

him a sign from heaven, tempting him. 30 And when she was come to her IL 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, house, she found the devil gone out, and and saith, Why doth this generation seek her daughter laid upon the bed.

after a sign? Verily I say unto you, There 31 And again, departing from the I shall no sign be given to this generation. coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto 13 And he left them, and entering into the sea of Galilee, through the midst of || the ship again, departed to the other side. the coasts of Decapolis.

14 | Now the disciples had forgotten to 32 And they bring unto him one that take bread, neither had they in the ship was deaf, and had an impediment in his with them more than one loaf. speech; and they beseech him to put his 15 And he charged them, saying, Take hand upon him.

heed, beware of the leaven of the Phar33 And he took him aside from the isees, and of the leaven of Herod. multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, 16 And they reasoned among themand he spit, and touched his tongue. selves, saying, It is because we have no

34 And looking up to heaven, he sigh bread. ed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that 17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith is, Be opened.

unto them, Why reason ye, because ye 35 And straightway his ears were o have no bread ? perceive ye not yet, neipened, and the string of his tongue was

ther understand? have ye your heart yet loosed, and he spake plain.

hardened? 36 And he charged them that they 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and havshould tell no man : but the more he ing ears, hear ye not ? and do ye not recharged them ; so much the more a great member? deal they published it ;

19 When I brake the five loaves among 37 And were beyond measure astonish- || five thousand, How many baskets full of ed, saying, He hath done all things well; fragments took ye up? They say unto he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the him, Twelve. dumb to speak.

20 And when the seven among four CHAP. VIII.

thousand, how many baskets full of frag1 Christ feedeth the people miraculously, ments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 10 and refuselh tu give a sign to the

21 And he said unto them, How is-it Pharisces.

that ye do not understand ? IN those days the multitude being very | 22 | And he cometh to Bethsaida ; and I great, and having nothing to eat, Je- they bring a blind man unto him, and sus called his disciples unto him, and besought him to touch him. saith unto them,

23 And he took the blind man by the 2 I have compassion on the multitude, || hand, and led him out of the town; and because they have now been with me |when he had spit on his eyes, and put three days, and have nothing to eat : his hands upon him, he asked him if he

3 And if I send them away fasting to saw aught. their own houses, they will faint by the 24 And he looked up, and said, I see way : for divers of them came from far. men as trees walking.

4 And his disciples answered him, 25 After that, he put his hands again From whence can a man satisfy these upon his eyes, and made him look up : men with bread here in the wilderness? and he was restored, and saw every man

5 And he asked them, How many loaves clearly. have ye? And they said, Seven.

26 And he sent him away to his house, 776. Christ transfigured. * ST. MARK. The dumb spirit casi oul. saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell, with Moses: and they were talking with it to any in the town.

Jesus. 27 | And Jesus went out, and his dis- 5 And Peter answered and said to Jeciples, into the towns of Cesarea Philippi: | sus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and by the way he asked his disciples, and let us make three tabernacles; one saying unto them, Whom do men say for thee, and one for Moses, and ane for that I am ?

Elias. 28 And they answered, John the Bap- 6 For he wist not what to say : for tist : but some say, Elias ; and others, they were sore afraid. " One of the prophets,

And there was a cloud that over29 And he saith unto them, But whom shadowed them: and a voice came out say ye that I am ? And Peter answereth of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ. | Son : hear him.

30 And he charged them that they . 8 And suddenly, when they had lookshould tell no man of him.

ed round about, they saw no man ang 31 And he began to teach them, that more, save Jesus only with themselves' the Son of man must suffer many things, . 9 And as they came down froin the and be rejected of the elders, and of the mountain, he charged them that they chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, i should tell no man what things they had and after three days rise again.

seen, till the Son of man were risen from '32 And he spake that saying openly. the dead. And Peter took him, and began to re- 1 10 And they kept that saying with thembuke him.

selves, questioning one with another what . 33 But when he had turned about, and the rising from the dead should mean. looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, 11 And they asked him, saying, Why saying, Get thee behind me, Satan : for say the scribes that Elias niust first come? thou savourest not the things that be of 12 And he answered and told them, God, but the things that he of men. Elias verily cometh first, and restoretti

34 | And when he had called the peo- all things ; and how it is written of the ple unto him with his disciples also, he Son of man, that he must suffer many said unto them, Whosoever will come things, and be set at nought. after me, let hiin deny himself, and take 13 But I say unto you, That Elias is up his cross, and follow me.

indeed come, and they have done unto *35 For whosoever will save his life, I him whatsoever they listed, as it is writshall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his ten of him. life for my sake and the gospel's, the 14 | And when he came to his discisame shall save it.

ples, he saw a great inultitude about them, 36 For what shall it profit a man, if and the scribes questioning with them. he shall gain the whole world, and lose 15 And straightway all the people, his own soul:

when they beheld him, were greatly a37 Or what shall a man give in ex- | mazed, and running to him, saluted him. change for his soul ?

16 And he asked the scribes, What · 38 Whosoever therefore shall be a-question ye with them? shamed of me, and of my words, in this 17 And one of the multitude answered adulterous and sinful generation ; of him and said, Master, I have brought unto also shall the Son of man be ashamed, thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit ; when he cometh in the glory of his Fa- || 13 And wheresoever he taketh him, he ther with the holy angels.

teareth him; and he foameth and gnashCHAP. IX.

eth with his teeth, and pineth away; and 2 Jesus transfiyured. 30 He foreteileth I spake to thy disciples that they should his death and resurrection, 33 and give | cast him out, and they could not.

eth divers instructions to his discifiles. 19 He answered him, and saith, O A ND he said unto them, Verily I say || faithless generation, how long shall I be 11 unto you, that there be some of with you ? how long shall I suffer you? them that stand here which shall not bring him unto me." taste of death, till they have seen the | 20 And they brought him unto him : kingdom of God come with power. and when he saw him, straightway the . 2 And after six days, Jesus taketh | spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, quith him Peter, and James, and John, l, and wallowed, foaming. " and leadeth them up into an high moun- 1 21 And he asked his father, How long tain apart by themselves; and he was I is it ago since this came unto him and transfigured before them.

he said, Of a child." . 3 And his raiment became shining, ex- 22 And oft-cines it hath cast him into ceeding white as snow ; so as no fuller the fire, and into the waters to destroy on earth can white them.

him: but if thou canst do any thing, have 4 And there appeared unto them Elias, compassion on us, and help us.

Christ foretelleth his death. CHAP. X. Concerning divorcement. 777

23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst | these little ones that believe in me, it is believe, all things are possible to him that better for him that a millstone were hangbelieveth.

ed about his neck, and he were cast into 24 And straightway the father of the the sea child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, 43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut I believe ; help thou mine unbelief. it off: it is better for thee to cnter into

25 When Jesus saw that the people life maimed, than having two hands to came running together, he rebuked the go into hell, into the fire that never shall foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumbbe quenched and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out 47 Where their worm dieth not, and of him, and enter no more into him. the fire is not quenched.

26 And the spirit cried, and rent him 45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it sore, and came out of him ; and he was off: it is better for thee to enter halt into as one dead ; insomuch that many said, life, than having two feet to be cast inHe is dead.

to hell, into the fire that never shall be 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, quenched : and lifted him up ; and he arose.

46 Where their worm dieth not, and 28 And when he was come into the the fire is not quenched. house, his disciples asked him privately, I 47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it Why could not we cast him out?

out : it is better for thee to enter into the 29 And he said unto them, This kind kingdom of God with one eye, than have can come forth by nothing, but by pray- ing two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire : er and fasting.

48 Where their worm dieth not, and 30 4 And they departed thence, and the fire is not quenched. passed through Galilee; and he would not 49 For every one shall be salted with that any man should know it.

fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted 31 For he taught his disciples, and said with salt. unto them, The Son of man is delivered N 50 Salt is good : but if the salt have into the hands of men, and they shall | lost his saltness, wherewith will ye seakill him ; and after that he is killed, he son it ? Have salt in yourselves, and have shall rise the third day.

peace one with another. ·32 But they understood not that say

CHAP. X. ing, and were afraid to ask him.

2 Touching divorcement. 13 Little chil33 9 And he came to Capernaum : and dren brought to Christ. 23 The dans being in the house, he asked them, What ger of riches was it that ye disputed among yourselves | A ND he arose from thence, and comby the way?

A eth into the coasts of Judea, by the 34 But they held their peace: for by further side of Jordan : and the people the way they had disputed among them | resort unto him again ; and, as he was selves, who should be the greatest. wont, he taught them again.

35 And he sat down, and called the 2 1 And the Pharisees came to him, twelve, and saith unto them, If any man and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to desire to be first, the same shall be last put away his wife ? tempting him.' of all, and servant of all..

3 And he answered and said unto them, 36 And he took a child, and set him What did Moses command you? in the midst of them; and when he had 4 And they said, Moses suffered to write taken him in his arms, he said unto them, l a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.

37 Whosoever shall receive one of such 5 And Jesus answered and said unto children in my name, receiveth me: and them, For the hardness of your heart, whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not he wrote you this precept. me, but him that sent me.

6 But from the beginning of the crea38 | And John answered him, saying, lition, God made theni male and female. Master, we saw one casting out devils in 7 For this cause shalla man leave his fathy name, and he followeth not us; and we ther and mother, and cleare to his wife; foibad him, because he followeth not us. i 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so

39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: | then they are no more twain, but one flesh. for there is no man which shall do a mir- 9 What therefore God hath joined to acle in my name, that can lightly speak gether, let not man put asunder. evil of me.

10 And in the house his disciples asked 40 For he that is not against us, is on him again of the same matter. our part.

11 And he saith unto them, Whoso 41 For whosoever shall give you a cup | ever shall put away his wife, and marry of water to drink in my name, because | another, committeth adultery against her. ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto I 12 And if a woman shall put away her you, he shall not lose his rewardl.

husband, and be inarried to another, she 42 And whosoever skall offend one of Il committeth adultery.

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