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a Mark 3. 13, 14.& 6. 7.

Luke 6. 13. & 9. 1.

Or, over,

b John 1. 42.

e Luke 6. 15. Acts 1. 13.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly is plenteous, but
the labourers are few;

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of
the harvest, that he will send forth
labourers into his harvest.


1 Christ sendeth out his twelve apostles,
enabling them with power to do miracles,
5 giveth them their charge, teacheth
them, lo comforteth them against perse-
cutions: 40 and promiseth a blessing to
those that receive them.

ND when he had called unto

his twelve apostles.

Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of
judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as
sheep in the midst of wolves:
ye therefore wise as serpents, and
harmless as doves.

A. D. 31.

x Luke 10. 3.

bey Rom 16 19. Eph. 5. 15.


17 But beware of men: for
will deliver you up to the councils,
and they will scourge you in their

18 And ye shall be brought before
governors and kings for my sake,
for a testimony against them and
the Gentiles.

11 Cor. 14 20. Phil. 2. 15.

Or, simple. ch. 24 9

Mark 13. 9. Luke 12. 11. & 21.12.

bActs 5. 40.
Acto 12 1.&

24 10. & 25.
7, 23.
2 Tim. 4. 16.

19 d But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye Mark 3.11. shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye speak.


20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

21 brother deliver

A him his twelve disciples, he gave up the brother to death, and the fu

them power against unclean spirits,
to cast them out, and to heal all
manner of sickness and all manner
of disease.

2 Now the names of the twelve
apostles are these: The first, Simon,
bwho is called Peter, and Andrew
his brother; James the son of Zebe-
dee, and John his brother;

3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus; 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas d Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and fSee 2 Kings into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

d John 13.26.

e ch. 4. 15.

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6 But go rather to the blost sheep of the house of Israel.

ther the child: and the children shall
rise up against their parents, and
cause them to be put to death.
22 And hye shall be hated of all
men for my name's sake: but he
that endureth to the end shall be

23 But when they persecute you
in this city, flee ye into another: for
verily I say unto you, Ye shall not
have gone over the cities of Israel,
till the Son of man be come.

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

12. 13. Luke 12. 11. & 21. 14. 15. . Ex. 4. 12.

Jer. 1.7. 12 sam. 23. 2.

Acts 4.8. & 6. 10.

2 Tim. 4. 17. g Mic. 7. 6. ver. 35, 36, Juke 21. 16.

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26 Fear them not therefore: ° for
there is nothing covered, that shall
not be revealed; and hid, that shall Mark 4. 22.
not be known.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying,
The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers,
raise the dead, cast out devils: free-27 What I tell you in darkness, that
ly ye have received, freely give. speak ye in light: and what ye hear
9Provide neither gold, nor sil-in the ear, that preach ye upon the
ver, nor "brass in your purses;
10 Nor scrip for your journey, nei-
ther two coats, neither shoes, nor yet
fstaves: for the workman is worthy
of his meat.

11 P And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

12 And when ye come into a house, salute it.

134 And if the house be worthy, let
your peace come upon it: but if it
be not worthy, let your peace return
to you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive
you, nor hear your words, when ye
depart out of that house or city,
shake off the dust of your feet.
15 Verily I say unto you, "It shall
be more tolerable for the land of

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34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to u Luke 12. 49, send peace, but a sword.

51, 52, 53.

x Mio. 7. 6.

y Ps. 41. 9. &
55. 13.
Mic. 7. 6.
John 13. 18.
z Luke 14, 28.

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

372 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his Luke 9. 23.& Cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

a ch. 16. 24. Mark 8. 31.

11. 27.

b ch. 16, 25.

39 ble that findeth his life shall Luke 17. 33. lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

John 12, 25.

c ch. 18. 5.

40 THe that receiveth you receivLuko 9.48.eth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

10. 16.

John 12. 41. & 13. 20. Gal. 4. 14. d1 Kings 17. 10. & 18. 4. 2 Kinga 4. 8.

⚫ ch. 18, 5, 6, & 25. 40. Mark 9. 41. Heb. 6. 10,

a Luke 7. 18,
19, &o.
b ch. 14. 3.

o Gen, 49, 10.
Num. 24. 17.
Dan. 9. 21.
John O. 11

d Is. 29. 18. &
35, 4, 5, 6. &
John 2.23. &
3.2.& 5 38.
& 10. 25, 38.
& 14. 11.
●P. 22. 28.
Ia. 61. 1.
Luke 4. 18.
James 2. 5.
Is. 8. 14. 15.
ch. 13. 57. &
24. 10. & 25.

Rom. 9. 32,

1 Cor. 1. 23.
& 2. 14.
Gal, 5, 11.
1 Pet. 2. 8.
Luke 7. 21
Eph. 4. 11

41 d He that receiveth a prophet in
the name of a prophet shall receive
a prophet's reward; and he that re-
ceiveth a righteous man in the name
of a righteous man shall receive a
righteous man's reward.

42 And whosoever shall give to
drink unto one of these little ones a
cup of cold water only in the name
of a disciple, verily I say unto you,
he shall in no wise lose his reward.


concerning John.

hold, they that wear soft clothing are
in kings' houses.


9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.

10 For this is he, of whom it is written, k Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thec.

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

121 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

13 For all the prophets and the
law prophesied until John.

14 And if ye will receive it, this is
"Elias, which was for to come.
15 He that hath ears to hear, let
him hear.

A. D. 31.

ich. 14. 5. & 21. 28. Luke L. 76. & 7.26.

Mal. 3. 1.

Mark 1. 2. Luke 1. 78 & 7, 27.

1Luke 16, 16. Or, u gotten by force, and they that thrust men. m Mal. 4. 6.

n Mal. 4. 5. ch. 17. 12. Luke 1. 17.

Luke & & Rev. 2 7, 11, 17, 29. & 3.6, 13, 22

16 T P But whereunto shall I liken och. 13. 9. this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, 17 And saying, We have piped unto P Luke 7. 31. you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

18 For John came neither eating
nor drinking, and they say, He hath
a devil.

19 The Son of man came eating
and drinking, and they say, Behold
a friend of publicans and sinners.
a man gluttonous, and a winebibber,
But wisdom is justified of her chil-Luke 7.35.

2 John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 7
Christ's testimony concerning John. 18
The opinion of the people, both concern.
ing John and Christ. 20 Christ upbraid
eth the unthankfulness and unrepentancer
of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum:
25 and praising his Father's wisdom in
revealing the gospel to the simple, 28 he
calleth to him all such as feel the burden
of their sins.

ND it came to pass, when Jesus
A had made an end of command-
ing his twelve disciples, he departed
thence to teach and to preach in
their cities.

2 Now when John had heard bin the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

3 And said unto him, Art thou he
that should come, or do we look for

4 Jesus answered and said unto
them, Go and shew John again those
things which ye do hear and see:
5 d The blind receive their sight,
and the lame walk, the lepers are
cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead
are raised up, and the poor have
the gospel preached to them.

6 And blessed is he, whosoever shall
not be offended in me.

7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? be

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26 Even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

1 Cor. 15. 27. d John 1. 18.

& 6. 46. & 10. 13.

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4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, d but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the Num. 28. 9. priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

d Ex. 29. 32,


Lev. 8, 31. & 24. 9.

Jolin 7, 22.

12 Chr. G. 18. Mal. 3. 1.

g Hos. 6. 6. Mie. 6. 6, 7, 8.

ch. 9. 13.

Ji Mark 3. 1. Luke 6. 6.

6 But I say unto you, That in this place is fone greater than the temple. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

9 h And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And i Luke 13. 14. they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

& 14. 3. John 9. 16.

k See Ex. 23, 4. 5. Deut. 22. 4.

11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and kif it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

12 How much then is a man better

He healeth the withered hand.
A. D. 31.

than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful
to do well on the sabbath days.

13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.


14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 15 But when Jesus knew it, withdrew himself from thence: " and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;

16 And charged them that they should not make him known:

17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

18 PBehold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.

20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

1ch, 27. 1. Mark 3. 6. Luke 6. 11. John 5. 18. & 10, 39, & 11.53.

Or. took

counod. m See ch. 10.

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22 T Then was brought unto himr See ch. 9.32. one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the Son of David?

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

ch. 9. 34.

Mark 3. 22.
Luke 11. 15.

+ Gr. Beel-
sebul: and
So ver. 27.

John 2. 25. Rev. 2, 23.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom ch. 9. divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then "the kingdom of God is come unto you.

29 Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house.

30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with

me scattereth abroad.

31 ¶ Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

32 And whosoever speaketh a word

u Dan. 2. 44. & 7. 14. Luke 1. 83. & 11. 20. & 17. 20, 21.

1. 49, 24.

Luke 11. 21, 22, 23.

Mark 8. 28.

Luke 12. 10.
Heb. 6. 4,
&c. & 10, 26,

1 John 5. 16.

Acts 7. 51. ach, 11. 19. & 13. 55. John 7. 12, 52.

e ch. 7. 17. Luko 6, 43, 41.

d ch. 3. 7. & 23. 33.

. Luke 6. 45.

fch. 16. 1. Mark 8. 11.

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against the Son of man, bit shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

34 Od generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? e for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they

shall give account thereof in the day

of judgment.

37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

38 T Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, sayLuke 11. 16, ing, Master, we would see a sign


John 2. 18.

1 Cor. 1. 22.

g Is 57.3. ch. 16. 4. Mark 8. 38. Jolin 4. 43.

1 Jonah 1. 17.

i Luke 11. 32.

from thee.

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

41 i The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Es. 16.51, 52. Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

k See Jer. 3. 11.

Rom. 2, 27.

1 Jonah 3. 5.

m 1 Kings 10.


2 Chr. 9. 1.

42 in The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this Luke 11. 31. generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

n Luke 11. 24. o Job 1. 7. 1 Pet. 5. 8.

p Heb. 6. 4. & 10. 26,

2 Pet. 2. 20,
21, 22.

q Mark 3. 31.
Luke 8. 19,
20, 21.
reh, 13, 55.

Mark G. 3.
John 2. 12.
& 7. 3, 5.
Acts 1. 14.
1 Cor. 9.5.

Gal. 1. 19.

43" When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth


44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: Pand the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

46 T While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

Parable of the sower.

stand without desiring to speak with thee.

48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.


The parable of the sower and the seed: 18 the exposition of it. 24 The parable of the tares, 31 of the mustard sced, 33 of the leaven, 44 of the hidden treasure, 45 of the pearl, 47 of the drawnet cast into the sea: 53 and how Christ is contemned of his own countrymen.

THE use, and sat by the sea side.

same day went Jesus out of the

A. D. 31.

■ See John 15. 14.

Gal. 5, 6. &
6. 15.
Col. 3. 11.
Heb. 2. 11.

Mark 4 1.

e Luke 5. 3

2 b And great multitudes were gath-b Lake & 4. ered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, d Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much carth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:

6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:

8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirty fold.

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11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to reh. 11. 25 & know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 h For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have heh. 25. 2 more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Mark 4. 25. Luko & 15 &19,25

14 And in them is fulfilled the 69. prophecy of Esaias, which saith, i By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of 47 Then one said unto him, Be-hearing, and their eyes they have hold, thy mother and thy brethren closed; lest at any time they should

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24. John 20, 29. m Heb. 11. 13. 1 Pet. 1. 10, 11.

n Mark 4. 14. Luke 8 11.

och. 4. 23.

p Is. 58. 2.

17 For verily I say unto you, "That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon P with

E. 33, 31, 32. joy receiveth it;

John 5. 36.

q ch. 11. 6. 2 Tim. 1. 15.

rch. 19. 23. Mark 10. 23. Luke 18. 24. 1 Tim. 6. 9.

21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by "he is offended.

22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, 2 Tim. 4. 10. and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Jer. 4. 3.

t ch. 3. 12. u Is. 2.2, 3. Mic. 4. 1. Mark 4. 30, &c.

23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

24 T Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye to gether first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

31 T Another parable put he forth Luke 13. 18, unto them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard


and of the hidden treasure.

seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:

32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

A. D. 31.

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Another parable spake he lake 13. 20, unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

↑ The word in the Greek is a measure containing about a peck and a half. wanting a little more than a pint. Mark 4. 83,


2 Ps. 78. 2.
a Rom. 16. 25,

1 Cor. 2. 7.
Eph. 3 9.
Col. 1. 25,

38 b The field is the world; the good beh. 24.11. & seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; d the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth

his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 b Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. i Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

28. 19.
Mark 16. 15,

Luke 24. 47.
Rom. 10. 18.
Col. 1.6.

e Gen. 3. 15.
John 8. 44.
Acts 13. 10.

1 Juba 3. 8. d Joel 3, 13. Rev. 14. 15.

ch. 19, 7.

2 Pet. 2. 1,2.

10r, scandals.

fch. 3. 12. Rev. 19. 20. & 20. 10. g ch. 8. 12. ver 60.

h Dan. 12 3. 1 Cor. 15.42 43, 68.

44 Again, the kingdom of heaven iver. 9. is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and Ibuyeth that field.

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchantman, seeking goodly pearls:

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

k Phil. 3,7,8 1 Is. 55. 1. Rev. 3. 18.

m Prov. 2. 4. & 3, 14, 15, & 8. 10, 19.

47 T Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: ach, 22, 10. 48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.

49 So shall it be at the end of the the

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