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CHAP. XVI. Peter's confession assion on the multitude, because the five thousand, and how many ey continue with me now three baskets ye took up ? ays, and have nothing to eat: and 10 Neither the seven loaves of will not send them away fasting, the four thousand, and how many st they faint in the way.

baskets ye took up ? 33 And his disciples say unto him, 11 How is it that ye do not un Vhence should we have so much derstand that I spake it not to you read in the wilderness, as to fill so concerning bread, that ye should reat a multitude ?

beware of the leaven of the Phari34 And Jesus saith unto them, sees and of the Sadducees? low many loaves have ye? And 12 Then understood they how hey said, Seven, and a few little that he bade them not beware of shes.

the leaven of bread, but of the doc35 And he commanded the mul- trine of the Pharisees and of the tude to sit down on the ground. Sadducees.

36 And he took the seven loaves 13 1 When Jesus came into the nd the fishes, and gave thanks, coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asknd brake them, and gave to his ed his disciples, saying, Who do isciples, and the disciples to the men say that I, the Son of man, hultitude.

am ? 37 And they did all eat, and were 14 And they said, Some say that led: and they took up of the bro- thou art John the Baptist: some, ten meat that was left seven bas- Elias; and others, Jeremias, or ono tets full.

of the prophets. 38 And they that did eat were 15 He saith unto them, But who our thousand men, besides women say ye that I am ? nd children.

16 And Simon Peter answered 39 And he sent away the multi- and said, Thou art the Christ, the ude, and took ship, and came into Son of the living God. he coasts of Magdala.

17 And Jesus answered and said CHAP. XVI.

unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon The Sign of Jonas.

Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath ducees came, and, tempting, Father which is in heaven. Jesired him that he would shew 18 And I say also unto thee, hem a sign from heaven.

That thou art Peter, and upon this 2 He answered and said unto rock I will build my church: and hom, When it is evening, ye say, the gates of hell shall not prevail It will be fair weather : for the sky against it. Is red.

19 And I will give unto thee the 3 And in the morning, Įt will be keys of the kingdom of heaven : foul weather to-day: for the sky is and whatsoever thou shalt bind on red and lowering. Oye hypo-earth, shall be bound in heaven; crites, ye can discern the face of and whatsoever thou shalt loose on the sky; but can ye not discern the earth, shall be loosed in heaven. signs of the times ?

20 Then charged he his disciples 4 A wicked and adulterous ge- that they should tell no man that he neration seeketh after a sign; and was Jesus the Christ. there shall no sign be given unto it, 21 1 From that time forth began but the sign of the prophet Jonas. Jesus to shew unto his disciples, And he left them, and depart- how that he must go unto Jerusaed.

lem, and suffer many things of tho 5 And when his disciples were elders, and chief priests, and scribes, come to the other side, they had for- and be killed, and be raised again gotten to take bread.

the third day 6 Then Jesus said unto them, 22 Then Peter took him and beTake heed and beware of the lea- gan to rebuke him, saying, Be it far ven of the Pharisees and of the from thee, Lord : this shall not be Sadducees.

unto thce. 7 And they reasoned among 23 But he turned, and said unto themselves, saying, It is because Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; we have taken no bread.

thou art an offence unto me: for 8 Which when Jesus perceived, thou savourest not the things that he said unto them, o ye of little be of God, but those that be of faith, why reason ye among your-men. selves, because ye have brought no 24 IT Then said Jesus unto his bread?

disciples, If any man will come after 9 Do ye not yet understand, nei-me, let him deny himself, and take ther remember the five loaves orl up his cross, and follow me.

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Christ transfigured. MATTHEW, He payeth tribute

25 For whosoever will save his that he spake unto them of Joka life, shall lose it: and whosoever the Baptist, will lose his life for my sake, shall

14 1 And when they were come find it.

to the multitude, there came to him 26 For what is a man profited, if a certain man kneeling down to he shall gain the whole world, and him, and saying, lose his own soul ? or what shall a 15 Lord, have mercy on my son; man give in exchange for his for he is lunatic, and sore vered, soul ?

for oft-times he falleth into the fire, 27 For the Son of man shall come and oft into the water. in the glory of his Father, with his 16 And I brought him to thy disangels; and then he shall reward ciples, and they could not cure him. every man according to his works. 17 Then Jesus answered and

28 Verily I say unto you, There said, O faithless and perverse genebe some standing here, which shall ration, how long shall I be with not taste of death, till they see the you? how long shall I suffer you? Son of man coming in his kingdom. Bring him hither to me. CHAP. XVII.

18 And Jesus rebuked the devi, The Transfiguration of Christ. and he ed out of him: ind A Nehaftete six days, Jesus far bachild was cured from that very his brother, and bringeth them up 19 Then came the disciples to into a high mountain apart, Jesus apart, and said, Why could

2 And was transfigured before we not cast him out ? them: and his face did shine as the 20 And Jesus said unto them sun, and his raiment was white as Because of your unbelief: for ver the light.

ly I say unto you, If ye have fun 3. And behold, there appeared un- as a grain of inustard-seed, ye sh2 to them Moses and Elias talking say unto this mountain, Remote with him.

hence to yonder place; and it shall 4 Then answered Peter, and said remove ; and nothing shall be in unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us possible unto you. to be here: if thou wilt, let us make 21 Howbeit, this kind goeth D here three tabernacles; one for out, but by prayer and fasting. thee, and one for Moses, and one 22 11 And while they abode in for Elias.

Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The 5 While he yet spake, behold, Son of man shall be betrayed into a bright cloud overshadowed them: thc hands of men : and behold, a voice out of the cloud, 23 And they shall kill him, and which said, This is my beloved the third day he shall be rise Son, in whom I am well pleased : again. And they were exceeding hear ye him.

sorry. 6 And when the disciples heard 24 1 And when they were come it, they fell on their face, and were to Capernaum, they that received Bore afraid.

tribute-money, came to Peter, and 7 And Jesus came and touched said, Doth not your Master pa them, and said, Arise, and be not tribute ? afraid.

25 He saith, Yes. And when be 8. And when they had lifted up was come into the house, Jesus their eyes, they saw no man, save prevented him, saying, What thinkJesus only.

est thou, Simon ? of whom do the 9 And as they came down from kings of the earth take custom or the mountain, Jesus charged them, tribute ? of their own children, at saying, Tell the vision to no man, of strangers ? until the Son of man be risen 26 Peter saith unto him, Of again from the dead.

strangers. Jesus saith unto him, 10 And his disciples asked him, Then are the children free. saying, Why then say the scribes, 27 Notwithstanding, lest we that Elias must first come ?

should offend them, go thou to the 11 And Jesus answered and said sea, and cast a hook, and take up unto them, Elias truly shall first the fish that first cometh up: and come, and restore all things: when thou hast opened his mouth,

12 But I say unto you, That thou shalt find a piece of money Elias is come already, and they that take, and give unto them for knew him not, but have done unto me and thee. him whatsoever they listed: like

CHAP. XVIII. wise ehall also the Son of man suf Christ teacheth to be humble. fer of them.

T the same time came the 13 Then the disciples understood disciples unto Jesus, saying,


bf avoiding offences, CHAP. XVIII. and forgiving one another. Who is the greatest in the kingdom 16 But if he will not hear thee, bf heaven ?

then take with thee one or two 2 And Jesus called a little child more, that in the mouth of two or into him, and set him in the midst three witnesses every word may be of them,

established. 3 And said, Verily, I say unto 17 And if he shall neglect to you, Except ye be converted, and hear them, tell it unto the church: become as little children, ye shall but if he neglect to hear the church, hot enter into the kingdom of let him be unto thee as a heathen heaven.

man and a publican. 4 Whosoever therefore shall hum 18 Verily, I say unto you, Whatble himself as this little child, the soever ye shall bind on earth, shall same is greatest in the kingdom of be bound in heaven: and whatsoheaven.

ever ye shall loose on earth, shall be 5 And whoso shall receive one loosed in heaven. such little child in my name, re 19 Again I say unto you, That if ceiveth me.

two of you shall agree on earth, as 6 But, whoso shall offend one of touching any thing that they shall these little ones which believe in ask, it shall be done for them of my me, it were better for him that a Father which is in heaven. millstone were hanged about his 20 For where two or three aro neck, and that he were drowned in gathered together in my, name, the depth of the sea.

there am I in the midst of them. 7 1 Wo unto the world because 21 Then came Peter to him, and of offences ! for it must needs be said, Lord, how oft shall my brother that offences come; but wo to sin against me, and I forgive him? that man by whoin the offence till seven times ? cometh !

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy not unto thee, Until seven times: foot offend thee, cut them off, and but, Until seventy times seven. cast them from thee; it is better for 23 i Therefore is the kingdom of thee to enter into life halt or maim- heaven likened unto a certain king ed, rather than having two hands which would take account of his or two feet, to be cast into everlast- servants. ing fire.

24 And when he had begun to 9 And if thine eye offend thee, reckon, one was brought unto hiin pluck it out, and cast it from thee: which owed him ten thousand it is better for thee to enter into talents. life with one eye, rather than ha 25 But forasmuch as he had not ving two eyes, to be cast into hell- to pay, his lord commanded him to fire.

be sold, and his wife and children, 10 Take heed that ye despise and all that he had, and payment not one of these little ones: for I to be made. say unto you, That in heaven 26 The servant therefore foll their angels do always behold the down, and worshipped him, saying, face of my Father which is in Lord, have patience with me, and heaven.

I will pay thee all. 11 For the Son of man is come to 27 'I'hen the lord of that servant gave that which was lost.

was moved with compassion, and 12 How think ye? If a man have loosed him, and forgave him the a hundred sheep, and one of them debt. be gone astray, doth he not leave 28 But the same servant went the ninety and nine, and goeth into out, and found one of his fellowthe mountains, and seeketh that servants, which owed liin a hun. which is gone astray?

dred pence: and he laid hands on
13 And if so be that he find it, him, and took him by the throat,
verily I say unto you, he re- saying, Pay me that thou owest.
joiceth more of that shoep, than of 29 And his fellow-servant fell
the ninety and nine which went not down at his feet, and besought him,

saying, Have patience with me,
14 Even so it is not the will of and I will pay thee all.
your Father which is in heaven, 30 And he would not: but went
that one of these little ones should and cast him into prison, till he

should pay the debt.
151 Moreover, if thy brother shall 31 So when his fellow-servants
respass against thee, go and tell saw what was done, they were
bim his fuult between thee and very sorry, and came and told unto
him alone: if he shall hear thee, their lord all that was done.
thou hast gained thy brother. 32 Then his lord, after that he


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Christ's entry

into Jerusala cried out, saying, Have mercy on house of prayer, but ye have made us, O Lord, thou son of David. it a den of thieves.

31 And the multitude rebuked 14 And the blind and the lama them, because they should hold came to him in the temple; and be their peace : but they cried the healed them. more, saying, Have mercy on us, 15 And when the chief priesta O Lord, thou son of David. and scribes saw the wonderful

32 And Jesus stood still, and call-things that he did, and the children ed them, and said, What will ye crying in the temple, and saying, that I shall do unto you?

Hosanna to the Son of David; thay 33 They say unto him, Lord, were sore displeased, that our eyes may be opened. 16 And said unto him, Hearest

34 So Jesus had compassion on thou what these say? And Jesus them, and touched their eyes: and saith unto them, Yea: have ye immediately their eyes received never read, Out of the mouth of sight, and they followed him. babes and sucklings thou hast per CHAP. XXI.

fected praise ? Christ's entry into Jerusalem. 17 [ And he left them, and went A into Bethany, and

Jerusalem, and were come to he lodged there. Bethphage, unto the mount of 18 Now, in the morning, as he Olives, then sent Jesus two disci- returned into the city, he hungerad. ples,

19 And when he saw a fig-tret a 2 Saying unto them, Go into the the way, he came to it, and found village over against you, and nothing, thereon, but leaves only, straightway ye shall find an ass and said unto it, Let no fruit grow tied, and a colt with her: loose on thee henceforward for ever. them, and bring them unto me. And presently the fig-tree withered

3 And if any man say aught unto away. you, ye shall say, The Lord hath 20 And when the disciples sev need of them; and straightway he it, they marvelled, saying, How will send them.

soon is the fig-tree withered 4 All this was done, that it might away! be fulfilled which was spoken by 21 Jesus answered and said unto the prophet, saying,

them, Verily, I say unto you, I'ye 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, have faith, and doubt not, yestei Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, not only do this which is done to meek, and sitting upon an ass, and the fig-tree, but also, if ye shall as a colt the foal of an ass.

unto this mountain, Be thou re6 And the disciples went, and did moved, and be thou cast into the as Jesus commanded them,

sea; it shall be done. 7 And brought the ass and the And all things whatsoever ye colt, and put on them their clothes, shall ask in prayer, believing, se and they set him thereon.

shall receive. 8 And a very great multitude

23 1 And when he was come spread their garments in the way; into the temple, the chief priests and others cut down branches from the elders of the people came unto the trees, and etrewed them in the him as he was teaching, and said, way.

By what authority doest thou these 9 And the multitudes that went things? and who gave thee this aubefore, and that followed, cried, thority ? saying, Hosanna to the Son of Da 24 And Jesus answered and said vid: Blessed is he that cometh in unto them, I also will ask you one the name of the Lord: Hosanna in thing, which if ye tell me, I in like the highest.

wise will tell you by what authori10 And when he was come into ty I do these things. Jerusalem, all the city was moved, 25 The baptism of John, whence saying, Who is this?

was it? from heaven, or of men! 11 And the multitude said, This And they reasoned themis Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of selves, saying, If we shall say, Galilee.

From heaven; he will say unto us, 12 T And Jesus went into the Why did ye not then believe temple of God, and cast out all him? them that sold and bought in the 26 But if we shall say, Of men; temple, and overthrew the tables of we fear the people: for all hold the money-changers, and the seats John as a prophet. of them that sold doves,

27 And they answered Jesus, 13 And said unto them, It is writ- and said, We cannot tell. And ten, My house shall be called the he said unto them, Neither lell I

eyes ?

The wicked husbandmen. CHAP. XXII. The marriage supper, ou by what authority I do thiese doing, and it is marvellous in our lings.

29 IT But what think ye? A cer 43 Therefore say I unto you, ain man had two sons; and he The kingdom of God shall be taken ame to the first, and said, Son, go from you, and given to a nation vork to-day in my vineyard. bringing forth the fruits thereof.

29 He answered and said, I will 44 And whosoever shall fall on lot; but afterward he repented, this stone, shall be broken: but on und went.

whomsoever it shall fall, it will 30 And he came to the second, grind him to powder. Ind said likewise. And he answer 45 And when the chief priests d and said, I go, sir: and went and Pharisees had heard his parapot.

bles, they perceived that he spake 31 Whether of them twain did of them. he will of his father? They say 46 But when they sought to lay into him, The first. Jesus saith hands

on him, they feared the mulinto them, Verily I say unto you, titude,, because they took him for That the publicans and the harlots a prophet. go into the kingdom of God before

CHAP. XXII. you.

The Marriage of the King's Son. 32 For John came unto you in A Nunt Jeroesmanswered,

andrspasso believed him not: but the publicans and said, and the harlots believed him: and 2 The kingdom of heaven is like ye, when ye had seen it, repented unto a certain king, which made a hot afterward, that ye might be- marriage for his son, lieve him.

3 And sent forth his servants to 33 1 Hear another parable ; call them that were bidden to the There was a certain householder, wedding : and they would not which planted a vineyard, and come. hedged it round about, and digged 4 Again, he sent forth other sera wine-press in it, and built a tower, vants, saying, Tell them which and let it out to 'husbandmen, and are bidden, Behold, I have prewent into a far country:

pared my dinner: my oxen and my 34 And when the time of the tatlings are killed, and all things fruit drew near, he sent his servants are ready : come unto the marto the husbandmen, that they might riage. receive the fruits of it.

5 But they made light of it, and 35 And the husbandmen took his went their ways, one to his farm, servants, and beat one, and killed another to his merchandise. another, and stoned another.

6 And the remnant took his ser36 Again he sent other servants vants, and entreated them spiteful more than the first; and they did ly, and slew them. unto them likewise.

7 But when the king, heard 37 But last of all, he sent unto thereof, he was wroth : and he sent them his son, saying, They will re-forth his armies, and destroyed verence my son.

those murderers, and burned up 38 But when the husbandmen their city. saw the son, they said among 8 Then saith he to his servants, themselves, This is the heir; come, The wedding is ready, but they let us kill him, and let us seize on which were

bidden were not his inheritance.

worthy. 39 And they caught him, and 9 Go ye therefore into the highcast him out of the vineyard, and ways, and as many as ye shall find, slew him.

bid to the marriage. 40 When the lord therefore of 10 So those servants went out the vineyard cometh, what will he into the highways, and gathered do unto those husbandmen? together all as many as they

41 They say unto him, He will found, both bad and good : and miserably destroy those wicked the wedding was furnished with men, and will let out his vineyard guests. unto other husbandmen, which 11 | And when the king came in shall render him the fruits in their to see the guests, he saw there a seasons.

man which had not on a wedding42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye garment: never read in the scriptures, The 12 And he saith unto him, stone which the builders rejected, Friend, how camest thou in hither, the same is become the head of not having a wedding-garment? the corner : this is the Lord's And he was speechless. 2N2


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