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of the bidden treafure. CHAP. XIV. Chrift contemned, &c. that offend, and them which do in their fynagogue, infomuch that iniquity, they were aftonifhed, and faid, 42 And fhall caft them into a Whence hath this man this wif furnace of fire; there fhall be wail- dom, and thefe mighty works? ing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then fhall the righteous fhine forth as the fun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found he hideth, and, forjoy there of, goeth and felleth all that he bath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merc) t-man feeking goodly pearls:

46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and fold all that he had, and bought it.

47 Again, the kingdom of

heaven is like unto a net that was caft into the fea, and gathered of every kind:

48 Which, when it was full, they drew to fhore, and fat down, and gathered the good into veffels, but caft the bad away.

49 So fhall it be at the end of the world: the angels fhall come forth, and fever the wicked from among the juft,

so And fhall caft them into the furnace of fire; there fhall be wailing and gnathing of teeth.


51 Jefus faith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They fay unto him, Yea, Lord.

52 Thenfaid he unto them, There fore every fcribe which is inftructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

53 And it came to país, that, when Jefus had finished thefe parables, he departed thence.

$4 And when he was come into bis own country he taught then

55 Is not this the carpenters fon? is not his mother called Mary ? and his brethren, James, and Jofes, and Simon, and Judas?

56 And his fifters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?

57 And they were offended in him. But Jefus faid unto them, A prophetis not without honour, fave in his own country, and in his own houfe.

58 And he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

Herod's opinion of Chrift.
Tthat time Herodthetetrarch

heard of the fame of Jefus,

2 And faid unto his fervants, This is John the Baptift: he is rifen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do fhew forth themselves in

3¶ For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prifon for Herodias fake, his brother Philips wife.

4 For John faid unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her.

5 And when he would have put him to death he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.

6 But when Herods birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod.

7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would afk.

8 And the,being beforeinftructed of her mother, faid, Give me heie John Baptift's head in a charger,

And the king was forty: nevertheless, for the oaths fake, and


Five thousand fed.

S. MATTHEW. Chrift walketh on the fea. them which fat with him at meat, fhip, and to go before him unto he commanded it to be given br. the other fide, while he sent the And he fent, and beheaded multitudes away.

John in the prifon.

11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damfel: and the brought it to her mother. 12 And his difciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jefus.

13 When Jefus heard of it be departed thence by fhip into a defert place part: and, whenthe people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

14 And Jefus went forth, and faw a great multitude, and was moved with compaffion toward them, and he healed their fick.

15 And when it was evening his difciples came to him, faying, This is a defert place, and the time is now paft; fend the multitude away, that they niay go into the villages, and buy themfelves victuals.

16 But Jefus faid unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

17 And they fay unto him, We have here but five loaves and two fishes.

18 He faid, Bring them hither to me.

19 And he commanded the mul-titude to fit down on the grafs, and took the five loaves and the two fifhes, and, looking up to heaven, he bleffed, and brake, and gave the loaves to bis difciples, and the difciples to the multitude.

20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, befides women and children

22 And ftraightway Jefus contrained b fciples to get into a

23 And when he had fent the multitudes away he went up into a mountain apart to pray; and when the evening was come he was there alone.

24 But the fhip was now in the midft of the fea toffed with waves: for the wind was contrary.

And in the fourth watch of the night Jefus went unto them walking on the lea.

26 And when the difciples faw him walking on the fea they were troubled, faying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

27 But ftraightway Jefus fpake unto them, faying, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter anfwered him, and faid, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he faid, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the fhip, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he faw the wind boisterous he was afraid; and, beginning to fink, he cried, faying, Lord, fave me.

31 Andimmediately Jefus fuietched forth his hand, and caught him, and faid unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didft thou doubt?

32 And when they were come into the thip the wind ceafed.

33 Then they that were in the fhip came and worshipped him, faying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

34 And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennefaret.

35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they fent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased.

Of men's traditions.


36 And befought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

The feribes, &c. reproved.
THEN came to Jefus fcribes
and Pharifees, which were of
Jerufalem, faying,

2 Why do thy difciples tranfgrefs the tradition of the elders? for they wafh not their hands when they eat bread.

But he antwered, and said unto them, Why do ye alfo tranfgrefs the commandment of God by your tradition?

4 For God commanded, faying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curfeth father or mother, let him die the death.

What defileth man.

13 But he answered, and faid, Every plant which my heavenly Father hath not planted fhall be rooted up.

14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the

blind lead the blind, both fhall fall

into the ditch.

15 Then anfwered Peter, and faid unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

16 And Jefus faid, Are ye allo yet without understanding?

17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is caft out into the draught:

18 But thofe things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart, and they defile the man?

5 But ye fay, Whofoever fhall 19 For out of the heart proceed fay to his father orbis mother, It is evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, a gift, by whatsoever thou mighteft fornications, thefts, falfe witnefs, be profited by me, blafphemies;

6 And honour not his father or 20 Thefe are the things which his mother, be shall be free. Thus defile a man: but to eat with unhave ye made the commandment wäshen hands defileth not a man. of God of none effect by your 21 Then Jefus went thence, tradition. and departed into the coafts of Tyre and Sidon.

7 Te hypocrites! well did Efaias prophefy of you, faying,

8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.

9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

101 And he called the multitude, and faid unto them, Hear, and underftaud:

11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a men; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

12 Then came his difciples, and fald unto him, Knoweft thou that the Pharifees were offended after they heard this faying?

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came cut of the fame coafts, and cried unto him, faying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou fon of David; my daughter is grievouЛly vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his difciples came and befought him, faying, Send her away; for the crieth after us.

24 But he answered, and faid, I am not fent but unto the loft theep of the house of Iirael.

25 Then came fhe and worfhipped him, faying, Lord help me.

26 But he anfwered, and faid, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to call it to dogs.

Chrift bealeth multitudes: S. MATTHEW. be warneth bis difciples. 27 And thefaid, Truth, Lord: yet 38 And they that did eat were the dogs eat of the crumbs which four thousand men, besides women fall from their master's table. and children:

28 Then Jefus answered, and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

294 And Jefus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the fea of Galilee, and went up into a mountain, and fat down there.

39 And he fent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coafts of Magdala.


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Saddecees, came, and, tempting, defired him that he would fhew them a fign from heaven. » 30 And great multitudes came 2 He aufwered, and faid unto unto him, having with them thofe them, When itis evening, ye fay, that werelame, blind, dumb,maim- It will be fair weather; for the sky ed, and many others, and caft them is red: down at Jefus' feet, and he healed them;

31 Infomuch that the multitude wondered, when they faw the dumb to fpeak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to fee: and they glorified the God of Ifrael.

32 Then Jefus called his difciples unto him, and faid, I have compaffion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not fend them away fafting, left they faint in the way.

33 And his difciples fay unto him, Whence fhould we have fo much bread in the wilderness as to fill fo great a multitude?

14 And Jefus faith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they faid, Seven, and a few little fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to fit down on the ground. 36 And he took the feven loaves and the fhes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his difciples, and the difciples to the multitude.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to-day; for the sky is red and lowring. Oye hypocrites! ye can difcern. the face of the fky; but can ye not difcern the figns of the times?

4 A wicked and dulterou generation fceketh fte afign;an there fhall no fign be given unto but the fign of the pro het Jonas And he left them, and departe

5¶ And when his dilcipes were come to the other e they had forgotten to take bread.

6 Then Jefus faid unto them, Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharifees, and of the Sadducees.

7 And they reasoned among themselves, faying. It is because we have taken no bread.

8 Which when Jefus perceived, he faid unto them, O ye of little faith, why reafon ye among yourfelves, becaufe ye have brought no bread!

9 Do ye not yet underftand, nei. ther remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

10 Neither the feven loaves of the four thoufand, and how many baskets ye took up?

11 How is it that ye do not underftand that I fpake it not to you concerning

Opinions of Cbrif. CHAP. XVI, XVII. Of bearing the cross, concerning bread, that ye fhould far from thee, Lord; this fhall not beware of the leaven of the Phari- be unto thee.

fees, and of the Sadducees?

12 Then underftood they how that be bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharifees, and of the Saddu

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14 And they faid, Some fay that thou art John the Baptift; fome, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He faith unto them, But whom fay ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter anfwered and faid, Thou art the Chrift, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jefus anfwered and faid unto him, Bleffed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I fay alfo unto thee, That thou art Peter; and upon this rock

23 But he turned, and faid unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me: for thou favoureft not the things that be of God, but thofe that be of


24 Then faid Jefus unto his difciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his crofs, and follow me. 25 For whofoever will fave his life, hall lofeit; and whofoeverwilllofe his life for my fake, hall find it.

26 For what is a man profited, if he fhall gain the whole world, and lofe his own foul? or, what fhall a man give in exchange for his foul!

27 For the Son of man fall come in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

28 Verily I fay unto you, There be fome ftanding here which fhall not tafte of death till they fee the Son of man coming in his kingdom. CHA P. XVII.

The transfiguration of Chrift.
ND after fix days Jefus taketh

I will build my church; and the A Peter, James, and John his

gates of hell fhall not prevail a gainst it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou fhalt bind on earth fhall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou fhalt loofe on earth fhall be loofed in heaven.

20 Then charged he his difciples, that they fhould tell no man that he was Jefus the Chrift.

21 From that time forth began Jefus to fhew unto his difciples, how that he must go unto Jerufa lem, and suffer many things of the elders, andchiefpriefts, and fcribes, and be killed, and be raifed again the third day.

brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

2 And was transfigured before them; and his face did thine as the fun, and his raiment was white a8 the light

3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Mofes and Elias talking with him.

Then answered Peter, and faid anto Jefus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Mofes, and one for Elias.

5 While he yet fpake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, 22 Then Peter took him, and and, behold, a voice out of the began to rebuke him, faying, Be it cloud, which faid, This is my be

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