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CHAP. VIII. thorns, or figs of thistles?

Christ cleanses the leper. 17 Even so every good tree bring ND when he was come down eth forth good fruit, and the evil from the mountain, great multree bringeth forth evil fruit. titudes followed him :

18 A good tree cannot bring forth 2 And behold a leper came and evil fruit, neither can an evil tree adored him, saying: Lord, if thou bring forth good fruit.

wilt, thou canst make me clean. 19 Every tree that bringeth not 3 And JEsus stretching forth his forth good fruit, shall be cut down, hand, touched him, saying: I will, and shall be cast into the fire. Be thou made clean. And forth

20 Wherefore by their fruits you with his leprosy was cleansed. shall know them.

4 And Jesus saith to him : See 21 Not every one that saith to thou tell no man: but go, shew thyme, Lord, Lord, shall enter into self to the priest, and offer the gift the kingdom of heaven: but he that which Moses commanded for a tesdoth the will of my Father, who is timony unto them. in heaven, he shall enter into the 5 And when he had entered into kingdom of heaven.

Capharnaum, there came to him a 22 Many will say to me in that centurion, beseeching him, day; Lord, Lord, have not we pro 6. And saying: Lord, my servant phesied in thy name, and cast out lieth at home sick of the palsy, and devils in thy name, and done many is grievously tormented. miracles in thy name?

7 And JESUS saith to him : 1 23 And then will I profess unto will come and heal him. them, I never knew you : depart 8 And the centurion making anfrom me you that work iniquity. swer, said : Lord, I am not worthy

24 Every one therefore that that thou shouldst enter under my heareth these my words, and doth roof : but only say the word, and them, shall be likened to a wise man my servant shall be healed. that built his house upon a rock, 9 For I also am a man subject to

25 And the rain fell, and the authority, having under me soldiers; floods came, and the winds blew, and I say to this, Go, and he and they beat upon that house, and goeth, and to another, Come, and it fell not, for it was founded on a he cometh, and to my servant, Do rock.

this, and he doeth it. 26 And every one that heareth 10 And Jesus hearing this, marthese my words, and doth them not, velled ; and said to them that folshall be like a foolish man that built lowed him : Amen I

you,

1 his house upon the sand; have not found so great faith in

27 And the rain fell, and the Israel. floods came, and the winds blew, 11 And I say unto you that and they beat upon that house, and many shall come from the East and it fell, and great was the fall there- the West, and shall sit down with of.

Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in 28 And it came to pass when the kingdom of heaven: JESUS had fully ended these words, 12 But the children of the kingthe people were in admiration at his dom shall be cast out into the exdoctrine.

terior darkness : there shall be 29 For he was teaching them as weeping and gnashing of teeth. one having power, and not as the 13 And JESUS said to the centuScribes and Pharisees.

rion : Go, and as thou hast believ

say to

ed, so be it done to thee. And the for the winds and the sea obey him? servant was healed at the same 28 And when he was come on hour.

the other side of the water, into the 14 And when JESUS was come country of the Gerasens, there met into Peter's house, he saw his wife's him two that were possessed with mother lying, and sick of a fever: devils, coming out of the sepul

15 And he touched her hand, chres, exceeding fierce, so that and the fever left her, and she arose, none could pass by that way. and ministered to them.

29 And behold they cried out, 16 And when evening was come, saying : What have we to do with they brought to him many that thee, JESUS Son of God ? art thou were possessed with devils ; and come hither to torment us before he cast out the spirits with his the time? word: and all that were sick he 30 And there was, not far from healed.

them, an herd of many swine feed17 That it might be fulfilled, ing. which was spoken by Isaias the 31 And the devils besought him, prophet, saying : He took our in- saying : If thou cast us out hence, firmities, and bore our diseases. send us into the herd of swine.

18 And Jesus seeing great mul 32 And he said to them : Go. titudes about him, gave orders to But they going out, went into the pass over the water.

swine, and behold the whole herd 19 And a certain scribe came, run violently down a steep place and said to him : Master, I will fol- into the sea : and they perished in low thee whithersoever thou shalt the waters. go.

33 And they that kept them fled : 20 And Jesus saith to him: The and coming into the city, told every foxes have holes, and the birds of thing, and concerning them that the air nests, but the Son of Man had been possessed by the devils. hath not where to lay his head. 84 And behold the whole city

21 And another of his disciples went out to meet Jesus, and when said to him : Lord, suffer me first they saw him, they besought him to go and bury my father. that he would depart from their

22 But Jesus said to him: Fol-coasts. low me, and let the dead bury

CHAP. IX. their dead.

Christ heals one sick of the palsy.

ND entering into a boat, he boat, his disciples followed him.

24 And behold a great tempest came into his own city. arose in the sea, so that the boat 2 And behold they brought to was covered with waves, but he him one sick of the palsy, lying was asleep.

in a bed. And Jesus seeing their 25 And they came to him, and faith, said to the man sick of the awaked him, saying : Lord, save palsy: Be of good heart, Son, thy us, we perish!

sins are forgiven thee. 26 And JESUS saith to them : 8 And behold some of the Scribes Why are you fearful, O ye of little said within themselves : He blasfaith? Then rising up, he com- phemeth. manded the winds, and the sea, 4 And Jesus seeing their thoughts, and there came a great calm. said : Why do you think evil in

27 But the men wondered, say- your hearts ! ing: What manner of man is thís, 5 Whether is easier to say, the

23 And when he entered into the A passed over the water, and

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sins are forgiven thee : or to say, bottles break, and the wine runneth arise and walk ?

out, and the bottles perish. But 6 But that you may know that new wine they put into new botthe son of man hath power on earth tles : and both are preserved. to forgive sins, (then said he to the 18 As he was speaking these man sick of the palsy,) Arise, take things unto them, behold a certain up thy bed, and go into thy house. ruler came up, and adored him,

7 And he arose, and went into saying : Lord, my daughter is even his house.

now dead; but come, lay thy hand 8 And the multitudes seeing it, upon her, and she shall live. feared, and glorified God that gave 19 And JEsus rising up followed such power to men.

him, with his disciples. 9 Ånd when Jesus passed on

20 And behold a woman who from thence, he saw a man sitting was troubled with an issue of blood in the custom-house, named Mat- twelve years, came behind him, thew ; and he saith to him: Fol- and touched the hem of his garlow me. And he arose up and fol- ment. lowed him.

21 For she said within herself, 10 And it came to pass as he was If I shall touch only his garment, sitting at meat in the house, behold I shall be healed. many publicans and sinners came, 22 But Jesus turning and seeand sat down with Jesus and his ing her, said: Be of good heart, disciples.

daughter, thy faith hath made thee 11 And the Pharisees seeing it, whole. And the woman was made said to his disciples : Why doth whole from that hour. your master eat with publicans and 23 And when JESUS was come sinners ?

into the house of the ruler, and saw 12 But Jesus hearing it, said : the minstrels and the multitude They that are in health need not a making a rout, physician, but they that are ill. 24 He said : Give place, for the

i3 Go then and learn what this girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And meaneth, I will have mercy, and not they laughed him to scorn. sacrifice. For I am not come to 25 And when the multitude was call the just, but sinners. put forth, he went in, and took her

14 Then came to him the disci- by the hand. And the maid arose. ples of John, saying : Why do we 26 And the fame hereof went and the Pharisees fast often, but abroad into all that country. thy disciples do not fast ?

27 And as JESUS passed from 15 And Jesus said to them: Can thence, there followed him two the children of the bridegroom blind men crying out and saying, mourn, as long as the bridegroom Have mercy on us, 0 son of Dais with them? But the days will vid. come when the bridegroom shall 28 And when he was come to be taken away from them, and then the house, the blind men came to they shall fast.

him. And JESUS saith to them, 16 And no body putteth a piece Do you believe, that I can do this of raw cloth unto an old garment. unto you? They say to him, Yea, For it taketh away the fulness Lord. thereof from the garment, and there 29 Then he touched their eyes, is made a greater rent.

saying, according to your faith, be 17 Neither do they put new wine it done unto you. into old bottles. Otherwise the 30 And their eyes were opened,

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and Jesus strictly charged them, 5 These twelve Jesus sent, saying, See that no man know this. commanding them, saying : Go ye

31 But they going out, spread his not into the way of the gentiles, fame abroad in all that country.

and into the cities of the Samaritans 32 And when they were gone enter ye not : out, behold they brought him a 6 But go ye rather to the lost dumb man, possessed with a devil. sheep of the house of Israel.

33 And after the devil was cast 7 And going, preach, saying : out, the dumb man spoke, and the The kingdom of heaven is at hand. multitudes wondered, saying, Never 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, was the like seen in Israel. cleanse the lepers, cast out devils :

34 But the Pharisees said, By freely have you received,freely give. the prince of devils he casteth out 9 Do not possess gold, nor sildevils.

ver, nor money in your purses : 35 And JESUS went about all 10 Nor scrip for your journey, the cities, and towns, teaching in nor two coats, nor shoes, nor their synagogues, and preaching staff ; for the workman is worthy the gospel of the kingilom, and of his meat. healing every disease, and every in 11 And into whatsoever city or firmity.

town you shall enter, inquire who 36 And seeing the multitudes, in it is worthy, and there abide till he had compassion on them : be- you go thence. cause they were distressed, and ly 12 And when you come into the ing like sheep that have no shep-house, salute it, saying: Peace be herd.

to this house. 37 Then he saith to his disciples, 13 And if that house be worthy, The harvest indeed is great, but your peace shall come upon it; but the labourers are few.

if it be not worthy, your peace 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord shall return to you. of the harvest, that he send forth 14 And whosoever shall not relabourers into his harvest. ceive you, nor hear your words : CHAP. X.

going forth out of that house or city Christ sends out his twelve apostles. shake off the dust from your feet. A Nis having called his twelve 15 · Amen I say to you, it shall

disciples together, he gave be more tolerable for the land of them power over unclean spirits, to Sodom and Gomorrha in the day cast them out, and to heal all man- of judgment, than for that city. ner of diseases and all manner of 16 Behold I send you as sheep infirmities.

in the midst of wolves. Be ye 2 And the names of the twelve therefore wise as serpents and simapostles are these : the first, Simon ple as doves. who is called Peter, and Andrew 17 But beware of men. For they his brother,

will deliver you up in councils, and 3 James the son of Zebedee, they will scourge you in their synaand John his brother, Philip and gogues. Bartholomew, Thomas and Mat 18 And you shall be brought bethew the publican, and James the fore governors, and before kings, son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, for my sake, for a testimony to

4 Simon the Cananean, and Ju-them and to the gentiles : das Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 19 But when they shall deliver

Ver. 16. Simple. That is, harmless, plain, sincero, without guile.

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you ap, take no thought how or confess him before my Father who what to speak : for it shall be given is in heaven. you in that hour what to speak. 33 But he that shall deny me

20 For it is not you that speak, before men, I will also deny him but the Spirit of your Father that before my Father who is in heaven. speaketh in you.

34 Do not think that I came to 21 The brother also shall deliver send peace upon earth : I came not up, the brother to death, and the to send peace, but the sword. father the son ; and the children 35 For I came to set a man shall rise up against their parents, at variance against his father, and and shall put them to death. the daughter against her mother,

22 And you shall be hated by and the daughter-in-law against her all men for my name's sake: but mother-in-law. he that shall persevere unto the 36 And a man's enemies, shall end, he shall be saved.

be they of his own household. 23 And when they shall perse

37 He that loveth father or mocute you in this city, flee into ano- ther more than me, is not worthy ther. Amen I say to you, you of me: and he that loveth son or shall not finish all the cities of Is- daughter more than me, is not worrael, till the son of man come. thy of me.

24 The disciple is not above the 38 And he that taketh not master, nor the servant above his his cross, and followeth me, is not lord.

worthy of me. 25. It is enough for the disciple 39 He that findeth his life, shall that he be as his master, and the lose it : and he that shall lose his servant as his lord. If they have life for me, shall find it. called the good man of the house 40 He that receiveth you, reBeelzebub, how much more them of ceiveth me: and he that receiveth his household ?

me, receiveth him that sent me. 26 Therefore fear them not. For 41 He that receiveth a prophet nothing is covered, that shall not in the name of a prophet, shall rebe revealed; nor hid, that shall not ceive the reward of a prophet; and be known.

he that receiveth a just man in the 27 That which I tell you in the name of a just man, shall receive dark, speak ye in the light: and the reward of a just man. that which you hear in the ear, 42 And whosoever shall give to preach ye upon the housetops. drink to one of these little ones a

28 And fear ye not them that kill cup of cold water only in the name the body, and are not able to kill the of a disciple, amen I say to you, he soul: but rather fear him that can shall not lose his reward. destroy both soul and body into

CHAP. XI. hell.

John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for A Jesus had made an end of com

, a farthing ? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without manding his twelve disciples, he

passed from thence, to teach and 30 But the very hairs of your preach in their cities. head are all numbered.

2 Now when John had heard in 31 Fear not therefore: better prison the works of Christ: sending are you than many sparrows. two of his disciples he said to him :

32 Every one, therefore, that shall 3 Art thou he that art to come, confess me before men, I will also lor look we for another?

your Father.

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