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Of men's traditions. What defileth a man. 56 And whitherfoever he enter- 10 For Mofes faid, Honour th ed, into villages, or cities, or coun- father and thy mother; and, Whofe try, they laid the fick in the ftreets curfeth father or mother, let him and befought him that they might die the death: touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made wnule.

CHAP. VII. The difciples found fault with. THE THEN came together unto him the pharifees, and certain of the fcribes, which came from Jerufalem.

2 And when they faw fome of his disciples eat bread with defiled (that is to fay, with unwafhen) hands, they found fault.

3 For the Pharifees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft eat not, holding the tradition of the elders.

4 And when they come from the market, except they wash they cat not. And many other things there be which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brafen veffels, and of tables. 5 Then the Pharifees and feribes afked him, Why walk not thy difciples according the tradition of the elders, but cat bread with unwafhen hands?

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7 Howbeit, in vain do they worfhip me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

8 For laying afide the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups and many other fuch like things ye do.

11 But ye fay, If a man fhall fay to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to fay, A gift, by whatfoever thou mighteft be profited by me; be fhall be free.

12 Andyefuffer himnomore to do ought for his father or his mother

13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition which ye have delivered; and man fuch like things do ye.

14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he faid unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand.

15 There is nothing from without a man that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

16 If any man have ears to hear,, let him hear.

17 And when he was entered into the houfe from the people, his difciples asked him concerning the parable.

18 And he faith unto them, Are ye fo without understanding alfo? Doyenot perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

20 And he faid, That which co meth out of the man, that defileth the man.

21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22 Thefts, covetoufnefs, wicked 9 And he faid unto them, Full nefs, deceit, lafcivioufnefs, an evil well ye reject the commandment eye, blafphemy, pride, foolishness: of God, that ye may keep your 23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

awn tradition.

241 And

An unclean spirit cat out. CHAP. VII, VIII. Chrift refujeto a fign.

24 And from thence he arofe, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an houfe, and would have no man know it, but he could not be hid.

25 For a certain woman, whofe Young daughter had an unclean Ipirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet;

26 (The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation;) and the befought him that he would caft forth the devil out of her daughter. 27 But Jefus faid unto her, Let the children firft be filled for it is not meet to take the childrens bread, and to caft it unto the dogs,

28 And the anf red and faid upto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the childrens crumbs.

29 And he faid unto her, for this faying go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter.

30 And when he was come to her houfe the found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.

31 And again, departing from the coafts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the fea of Galilee, through the midst of the coafts of Decapolis.

32 And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his fpeech and they befeeck him to put his hand upon bin

33 And he took him afide from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he fpit and touch ed his tongue;

34 And looking up to heaven he fighed, and faith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

35 And ftraightway his ears were opened, and the fring of his tongue was loofed, and he fpake plain.

36 And he charged them that they fhould tell no man: but the more he charged them, fo much the more great deal they published it;

37 And were beyond measure a ftonished, faying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deafto hear, and the dumbto fpeak CHAP. VIII. The people miraculously fed. thofe days, the multitude being very great, and having no thing to cat, Jefus called his difci. ples unto him, and faith unto them,

2 I have compaffion on the multitude, because they have now been with me the days, and have nothing to eat;

3 And if I fend them away fafting to their own houfes they will faint by the way for diverfe of them came from far.

4 And his difciples anfwered him, From whence can a man fatisfy thefe men with bread here in the wilderness?

S And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they faid, Seven.

6 And he commanded the people to at down on the ground: and he took the feven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his difciplesto fetbefore them; and they did fet res before the people.

7 Andthey had a few small fishes; and he bleffed, and commanded to fet them also before them.

8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left feven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thoufand; and he fent them away.


10 And ftraightway he entered into a hip with his difciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

Ir And the Pharifees came forth, and began to question with him feeking of him a fign from tempting him..


12 And he fighed deeply in his fpirit, and faith, Why doth this ge neration feek after a figu? Verily


The difciples admonished. S. MARK. Patience recommended, &C.

I say unto you, There fhall no fign 26 And he fent him away to ha be given unto this generation.

13 And he left them, and, entering into the fhip again, departed to the other fide.

house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

27 And Jefus went out and his difciples into the towns of Cefarea 14 Now, the difciples had for- Philippi: and by the way he afked gotten to take bread, neither had his difciples, faying unto them, they in the thip with them more Whom do men fay that I am? than one loaf.

15 And he charged them, faying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharifees, and of the leaven of Herod,

16 And they reafoned among themfelves, faying, It is becaufe we have no bread.

17 And when Jefus knew it he faith unto them, Why realon yebecaufe ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither under and have ye your heart yet hardened?

18 Having eyes, fee ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember,

19 When I brake the five loaves anong five thoufand, how many bafkets full of fragments took ye up? They lay unto him, Twelve. 20 And when the feven among bur thoufand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they faid, Seven.

21 And he faid unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

22 And he cometh to Bethlaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and befought him to touch


23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had fpit on his eyes, and put his hands up on him, he asked him if he faw ought?

24 And he looked up, and faid, I fee men as trees walking.

After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him ok up: and he was restored, and ƒ w every man clea: ly,

28 And they answered, John the Baptift: but fome fay, Elias; and others, One of the prophets..

29 And he faith unto them, Bat when fay ye that I am? And Peter and weret handfaith unto him, Thou art the Chrift.

30 And he charged them that they fhould te no man of him.

31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man muft fuffer many things, and Le rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests and feribes, and be killed, and after three days rike again.

32 And he spake that faying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

33 But when he had turned about, and looked on his difcipies, rebuked Peter, faying, Get the bebind me, Satan. for thou favoureft not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

34 T And when he had called the people unto him, with his difciples alfo, hefaid unto them, Whofoever will come after a, let him deny himself, and take up his crofa, and follow me.

35 For whefoever will fave his life thall lofe it; but whofover thall lofe his life for my fake and the gofpel's, the fame hall fave it.

36 For what ilah it profit a man, if he fhall gain the whole world, and lofe his own foul?

37 Or what fhall a man give in exchange for his fou??

38 Whofoever, therefore, thall be afhamed of me, and of my words, in this adulterous a finful gen e

Chrift transfigured: be

CHAP. IX. inftrudeth his difciples.

Why lay the fcribes that Ellas mult first come?

ration, of him aho hall the fon of 31. 1. And they asked him, 137. man be alhamel, when he cometh, ing, in the glory of his Father, with the hol, angels.

Jefus transfigured, &c.

AND he fard to them, Verily fay use you, That there be fome of them that ftand here which thall not raite of death till they have feen the kingdom of God come with power.

21 And after fix days Jetus taketh with bim Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by them felves: and he was transfigured before them.

3 And his raiment became fhining, exceeding white as fnow; fo as no fuller on earth can white them.

4 And there appeared unto them Elias with Mofes; and they were talking with Jefus.

And Peter anfwered, and faid to Jefus, Mafter, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Mofes, and one for Elias.


6 For he wit not what to fay; they were fore afraid.


And there was a cloud that overfhadowed them and a voice came out of the cloud, faying, This is my beloved Son; hear him.

8 And fuddenly, when they had looked round about, they faw no man any more, fave Jefus only with themselves.

9 And as they came down from the mountain he charged them that they fhould tell no man what things they had feen, till the Son of man were rifen from the dead.

10. And they kept that faying with themselves, queftioning one with another what the rifing from the dead fhould mean.

12 And he anfwered, and told them, Elias verily cometh firit, and Feftoreth all things; and how it is

written of the Son of man, that he muft fuffer many things, and b. iet at nought.

13 But I fay unto you, That Elias is indeed come, and they have done upto him whatsoever they lifted, as it is written of him.

14 And when he came to his difciples he faw a great multitude about them, and the scribes que ftioning with them.

15 Andftraightway all the people, when they beheld him, weregreatly amazed, and, running to him, faluted him.

16 Andhealkedthe fcribes, What queftion ye with them?

17 And one of the multitude an fwered, and faid, Mafter, I have brought unto thee my fon, which hath a dumb fpirit:

18 And wherefoever he taketh him be teareth him; and he foameth, and gnafheth with his teeth, and pineth away and I fpake to thy difeiples that they should caft him out; and they could not.

19 He anfwereth him, and faith, faithlefs generation! how long fall I be with you? how long fhall I fuffer you? Bring him to me.

20 And they brought him unto him: and, when he faw him, ftraightway the fpirit tare him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming.

21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago face this came unto him? And he laid, Or a child.

22 And oft-timesit hath caft him into the fire, and into the witers to deftroy him: but if thou cand do any thing, have compaffion o us, and help us. C 6 23 Jah

Cbrif's death foretold.

S. MARK. of giving offence, &e. 23 Jefus faid unto him, If thou fame fhall be laft of all, and servant canft believe, all things are poffible of all. to him that believeth.

24 And ftraightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.

25 When Jefusfaw that the people came running together he rebuked the foul fpirit, laying unto him, Thou dumband deaf fpirit, I charge thee,. come out of him, and enter no more into him.

26 And the Spirit cried, and rent him fore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead: infomuch that many faid, He is dead.

27 But Jefus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arofe.

28 And when he was come into the boufe his difciples afked him privately, Why could not we caft

alm out?

19 And he faid unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing hat by prayer and fafting.

so And they departed thence, and paffed through Galilee; and he would not that any man fhould know ii.

31 For he taught his difciples, and faid unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of me, and they fhall kill him; and, atter that he is killed, be hall rif the third day.

32 But they underfood not that ying, and were afraid to ask him. 337 And becameto Capernaum: ad being in the house, he afted them, What was it that ye difputed among yourfelves by the way?

34 But they held their peace; fox by the way they bad difputed among themselves who should be the catch.

35 And he fat down, and called the twelve, and faith wato them, of any man defire to be first, the

36 And he took a child, and fet him in the midst of them: and, when he had taken him in his arms, he faid unto them,

37 Whofoever fhall receive one of fuch children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever fhall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that fent me.

38 And John anfwered him, faying, Mafter, we faw one cafting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us; and we forbade him, because he followeth not us.

391 But Jefusfaid, Forbid him not: for there is no man which thall do a miracle in my name that can lightly fpeak evil of me.

40 For he that is not against us is on our part.

41 For whofoever shall give you a eup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Chrift, verily fay unto you, He shall not lofe his reward.


42 And whafoever fhall offend one of thefe little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millftone were hanged about hi neck, and he were caft into the fea.

43 And if thy band offend thee, cut it off; it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched;

44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be caft into hell, into the fire that never fhall be quenched;

46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God

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