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2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I fend,my meffenger before thy face, which fhall prepare thy way before thee.

and was with the wild beafts: and the angels miniftered unto him.

14 Now, after that John was put in prison, Jefus came into Galilee, preaching the gofpel of the kingdom of God,

15 And laying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of 16 Now, as he walked by the fea of Galilee, he faw Simon, and Andrew his brother, cafting a net into the fea: (for they were fishers:)

the Lord, make his paths ftraight. 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptifm of repentance for the remiffion of fins. 5 And there went out unto him all the land of jude, and they of Jerufalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confeffing their fins.

6 And John was clothed with canels hair, and with a girdle of a fkin about his loins; and he did cat locusts and wild honey;

7 And preached, faying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whofe fhoes I am not worthy to floop down and unloofe.

8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he fhall baptize you with the Holy Ghoft.

9 And it came to pafs in thofe days that Jefus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

17 And Jefus faid unto them, Come ye her me, and I will make you to become fithers of men.

18 And ftraightway they forfook their nets and followed him.

19 And when he had gone a little farther thence he faw James the fon of Zebedee, and John his brother, who alfo were in the fhip mending their nets.

20 And ftraightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the fhip with the hired fervants, and went after him.

21 And they went into Capernaum; and ftraightway on the fabbath-day he entered into the fynagogue and taught.

22 And they were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the fcribes.

10 And Traightway, coming up out of the water, he faw the hea-23 ¶ And there was in their fyvens opened, and the Spirit, like nagogue a man with an unclean a dove, defcending upon him; fpirit; and he cried out,

II And there came a voice from 24 Saving, let us alone; what heaven, faying, Thou art my be- have we to do with thee, thou Jefus loved Son, in whom I am well of Nazareth art thou come to pleafed. deftroy us? I know thee who thou 12 And immediately the fpirit art, the holy One of God. driveth him into the wilder nefs. 25 And Je us rebuked him, fay13 And he was there in the wil- ing, Hold thy peace, and come out deracis forty daystempted ofSatan; of him.

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26 And when the unclean spirit bad tern him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.

27 And they were all amazed, infomuch that they queftioned among themfelves, faying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.

A leper cleanfed

39 And he preached in their fy nagogues throughout all Galilee, and caft out devils.

40 And there came a leper to him, befeeching him, and kneeling down to him, and faying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canit make me clean.

41 And Jefus, moved with compaffion, put forth his hand and 28 And immediately his fame touched him, and faith unto him, fpread abroad throughout all the I will be thou clean. region round about Galilee,

29 And forthwith, when they were come cut of the fynagogue, they entered into the houte of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

30 But Simon's wife's mother lay fick of a fever; and anon they tell

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42 And as foon as he had poten immediately the leprofy departed from him, and he was cleanfed.

43 And he ftraitly charged him, and forthwith fent him away;


And faith unto him, See thou fay nothing to any man: but go thy way, fhew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleanfing those things which Mofes commanded, for a teftimony unto them.


45 But he went o it, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, infomuch that Jefus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in defert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

CHA P. II. Chrift healeth of the palfy. AND again he entered into Capernaum after fome days; and it was noifed that he was in the


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S. MARK.- The difciples excufed.


3 When Jefus faw their faith, and drinketh with publicans and be faid unto the fick of the palfy, Son, thy fins be forgiven thee. 6 But there were certain of the fcribes fitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,

7 Why doth this man thus fpeak blafphemies? who can forgive fins but God only?

8 And immediately, when Jefus perceived in his fpirit that they fo reafoned within themfelves, he faid unto them, Why reafon ye these things in your hearts?

9 Whether is it easier to fay to the fick of the pally, Thy fins be forgiven thee; or to fay, Arife, and take up thy bed, and walk?

10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive fins, (he faith to the fick of the palfy,)

11 I fay unto thee, Arife, and take up thy bed, and go thy way

into thine houfe.

12 And immediately he arofe, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; infomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, faying, We never faw it on this falhion.

13 And he went forth again by the fea-fide; and all the multitude reforted unto him, and he taught them.

14 And as he paffed by he faw Levi the fan of Alpheus fitting at the receipt of cuftom, and faid unto him, Follow me And he arcfe and followed him.

15 And it came to pafs, that, as Jefus fat at meat in his houfe, many publicans and finners fat alfo together with Jefus and his difciples: for there were many, and they followed him.

16 And when the fcribes and Pharifees faw him eat with publicans and finners they faid unto his difciples, How is it that be eateth

17 When Jefus heard it he faith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the phyfician, but they that are fick: I came not to call the righteous, but finners, to repentance.

18 And the difciples of John and of the Pharifees ufed to faf: and they come and fay unto him, Why do the difciples of John and ofthe Pharifees faft, but thy difciples faft not?

19 And Jefus faid unto them, Canthe children ofthe bride-chamber faft while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot faft.

10 But the days will come when the bridegroom fhall be taken away from them, and then shall they faft in thofe days.

21 No man alfo feweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment; elfe the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse.

22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; elfe the new wine doth burft the bottles, and the wine is fpilled, and the bottles will be marred; but new wine muft be put into new bottles.


23¶ And it came to pafs, that be went through the corn-fields on the fabbath-day; and his difciples be- gan, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.

24 And the Pharifees faid unto him,Behold, why do they on the fab bath-day that which is not lawful?

25 And he faid unto them, Have ye never read what David did when he had need, aud was an hungered, he, and they that were with him,

26 How he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high prieft, and did eat the thew



Unclean pirits rebuked. 10 For he had healed many; infomuch that they preffed upon for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

Cbrif followed. CHAP. II. bread, which is not lawful to eat, but for the priests, and gave alfo to them which were with him? 27 And he faid unto them, The fabbath was made for man, and not man for the fabbath:

11And unclean fpirits, when they faw him, fell down before him, and

28 Therefore the Son of man is cried, faying, Thou art the Son of Lord alfo of the fabbath.


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The fover-parable. 26 And if Satan rife up against the fowls of the air come and dehimself, and be divided, he cannot voured it up. ftand, but hath an end.

27 No man can enter into a ftrong man's houfe, and fpoil his goods, except he will firft bind the ftrong man; and then he will pod his houfe.

28 Verily I fay unto you, All fins all be forgiven unto the fons of dblafphemies wherewith


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6 But when the fun was up it was feorched; and, becaufe it had no root it withered away.

7 And iome fell among thorne, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.

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